Inside John Fanta’s unlikely rise to the top of college hoops media

John Fanta, the ebullient rising Fox Sports college basketball personality, spent the summer between his junior and senior years at Seton Hall sharing a room in a hostel in Los Angeles with a 60-year-old immigrant from Africa. The Cleveland native had dreamed of being the soundtrack to sports since listening to — and mimicking — … Read more

Aaron Rodgers was most prepared to replace Alex Trebek, fired ‘Jeopardy!’ host says

Maybe he really is a game manager! New York Jets star quarterback Rodgers was actually “the most prepared” amongst a pool of other big-time celebrities to succeed the late great Alex Trebek, a fired “Jeopardy!” host claimed. Mike Richards, 48, the former “Jeopardy!” producer who hosted the show for one day after Trebek’s death, revealed … Read more

Saquon Barkley’s 5-year-old daughter roasts Giants after Eagles signing: ‘We’re going to win now?’

Saquon Barkley’s family is starting to embrace being on the other side of the Giants-Eagles rivalry. In a new video shared Wednesday by Philadelphia’s social media team, Barkley — who agreed to a three-year deal worth up to $37.75 million with the Giants’ loathed foe in free agency this month — recalled the moment he … Read more

Angel Reese confirms split from Florida State guard Cam’Ron Fletcher ahead of March Madness

Angel Reese confirmed rumors that she is single as LSU seeks to repeat as champions in the upcoming women’s NCAA Tournament. Reese broke the news to her followers on an Instagram Live Q&A on Tuesday. “Yeah, I’m single,” she said, as covered by TMZ. Angel Reese and Cam’Ron Fletcher, pictured on vacation together in Jamaica … Read more

Wives of Bengals teammates Evan McPherson, Logan Wilson give birth to daughters on same day at same hospital

It’s team bonding at a whole different level. Bengals kicker Evan McPherson and his teammate, Cincinnati linebacker Logan Wilson, welcomed daughters with their wives on March 15 at the same hospital, according to the NFL, which posted a photo of the players and their spouses, Gracie McPherson and Morgan Wilson, respectively, and the new additions. … Read more

Meet South Korean actress Jeon Jong-seo, who became the Dodgers’ first-pitch sensation

The Dodgers made headlines in March 2024 before the MLB season began. Members of the team watched in awe on March 17, 2024, when South Korean actress Jeon Jong-seo threw out the first pitch before the start of the Dodgers’ Seoul Series game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome. The 29-year-old sported a … Read more

Travis Kelce uses Taylor Swift to describe bitter ending between Steelers, Kenny Pickett

Travis Kelce channeled one of his girlfriend’s biggest songs to describe the Kenny Pickett-Steelers divorce that resulted in the quarterback being traded to the Eagles. During the latest installment of his and Jason Kelce’s “New Heights” podcast, the brothers broke down the moves so far in NFL free agency and Travis suggested that Pickett and … Read more

Even CBS announcers incensed by ‘unwatchable’ Virginia in March Madness: ‘Big mistake’

The general public knew better than the selection committee. And everyone suffered. Virginia validated all the criticism levied against the selection committee for its tournament inclusion with its pathetic, embarrassing, humiliating — pretty much any negative adjective applies here — performance in a 67-42 loss to Colorado State in the First Four on Tuesday night. … Read more

NFL Network has stopped airing ‘Total Access’ for one week

A show in NFL Network’s daily lineup abruptly stopped airing this week. “NFL Total Access,” which normally airs at 7:00 p.m. ET, is dark this week, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio observed. Florio cited a “source with knowledge of the network’s current dynamics” as indicating that “it’s just another effort to cut costs at a time when … Read more

Ex-Patriots safety Devin McCourty says he got ‘duped’ taking part in ‘The Dynasty’ docuseries

Former Patriots safeties Devin McCourty and Rodney Harrison weren’t pleased with Apple TV+’s “The Dynasty: New England Patriots” documentary, which delved into the past 20 years of the franchise that included six Super Bowl titles. McCourty — who spent his entire 13-season career in New England and won three Super Bowls with now-retired quarterback Tom … Read more

Travis Kelce in talks to host ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ reboot

Travis Kelce could be adding another endeavor to his off-field résumé. The star Chiefs tight end is in talks to host a reboot of the game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” that would be “celebrity-focused” at Amazon Prime Video, Variety reported Tuesday citing “two people familiar with the matter.” The report comes … Read more

Brock Purdy’s wife, Jenna, shares new honeymoon pics with 49ers QB

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and his wife, Jenna Purdy, are honeymooning in paradise. The college sweethearts traveled to the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos for their honeymoon, according to photos Jenna shared Monday on Instagram, less than two weeks after tying the knot in Des Moines, Iowa. Purdy, 24, was seen … Read more