N.F.L. Players Aren’t Sold On Proposed 17-Game Season (New York Times) Team owners voted last week to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. But the proposal’s increase in games and cap on revenue sharing have split the players, delaying their vote.
Democratic Debate: Chaos Reigns As Shouting Match Breaks Out In South Carolina (New York Post) CBS News moderators Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell struggled to keep the unruly seven candidates in line as they rushed to attack Bernie Sanders who they now realize is on an unstoppable march to the nomination.
Cam Newton Wants Commitment, Titans And Buccaneers Leave QB Situations Wide Open (SI) Plus, Bill O’Brien gives up play-calling duties.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Aside; Bob Chapek Named New Head (Wall Street Journal) Chapek has led Disney Parks since 2015; Iger to stay on as executive chairman.
Who Has The Most To Gain At The NFL Combine? (The Ringer) The measurements and athletic drills are often overrated in importance, but a few players could boost their draft stock with the right performance. From the lower tier of quarterbacks to the speedy receiving group, here are the prospects hoping for a big week in Indianapolis.
Sanders Hits New Stratosphere Of Online Interest (Axios) For the second straight week, Bernie Sanders has hit the high watermark for online attention in the Democratic primary, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.
Tua Tagovailoa – The NFL Draft’s Most Intriguing Outlier – Clarifies His Love Of Cowboys (Yahoo! Sports) Tagovailoa arrived at the NFL scouting combine fully aware that his football acumen and temperament would be his biggest selling points throughout the week.
Democrats Needed A Good Debate, But Got A Bad One (Politico) It was a wasted couple of hours for a party and candidates who don’t have time to waste.
ESPN Cleveland Suspends Tony Grossi Over Baker Mayfield Comments [UPDATE] (The Big Lead) Grossi was recorded on a hot mic calling Baker Mayfield a “f—ing midget” in audio that was released on Twitter yesterday.
The Police Want Your Phone Data. Here’s What They Can Get — And What They Can’t. (Recode) Phones hold gigabytes of potential evidence, but the government’s ability to access them depends on a patchwork of court decisions and laws that predate the technology.
Steve Sarkisian Opted For Stability, And Ironically Enough, That’s Exactly What He’s Going To Get By Staying Alabama (Saturday Down South) Steve Sarkisian’s decision to turn down Colorado and instead return to Alabama for a 2nd season was a major victory for the Crimson Tide.
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment Seeking Big New Overall Content Deal (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) Disney Television Studios, Universal Pictures, Amazon Studios, Netflix and other companies had meetings with James and his team in recent months to discuss coming in-house to produce features, series and more in a first-look or exclusive engagement, said the insiders.