Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he needs two more eye surgeries

Mike Zimmer suffered a detached retina last Halloween and needed emergency surgery on his right eye a month later. The Vikings coach, who has had four surgeries on his compromised eye so far, told reporters Thursday he will need two more procedures that will hopefully correct the issue for good. Zimmer had surgery on Nov. …

Bill Belichick says less is more regarding coaches; but is it?

In an effort to eliminate confusion within the New England Patriots organization, coach Bill Belichick selects a smaller coaching staff compared to the rest of the NFL. During an interview on Paul Rabil’s podcast, Belichick said he prefers having fewer coaches on staff and only surrounds himself with people he knows can handle his demands. …

Matt Harvey’s fastball was kind of slow on Sunday

In his first outing since he had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last July, Matt Harvey’s fastball topped out at 94 mph and sat in the 92-93 range for most of Sunday’s spring training against the Cardinals. With his velocity modest, Harvey got knocked around by St. Louis in the 1 2/3 innings he lasted. …

Seattle startup’s ‘breakthrough’ helmet to get NFL tryout this year

Seattle-based startup Vicis’ “breakthrough” football helmet, designed in an effort to reduce head trauma, will get a tryout this season in the NFL, according to Inc.com. The Zero1 helmet — officially approved late last year by the national committee that judges equipment safety, paving the way for its use in the NFL and NCAA — …

Watch: Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon on the rain delay from heaven

ubs president Theo Epstein trusted manager Joe Maddon during last fall’s epic World Series. Not that Epstein always agreed with what his skipper was doing. Suffice it to say things turned out better than OK, but also know that the two have a unique relationship. As the two appear on Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant …

MLB, HBO enter cross-promotion deal around Game of Thrones

If you go to a baseball game this summer, you may come away with some Game of Thrones merchandise. That’s because MLB and HBO have entered into an agreement whereby the hit show will be promoted at ballparks. Nineteen MLB teams are participating with more expected to sign on, SportsBusiness Daily reports. Details in terms …

For Terrelle Pryor, Washington is the best place to have a quick exit plan

Terrelle Pryor played this right, even though he didn’t really get what he likely thought he’d get. No, that’s not necessarily because his likely starting quarterback for next season took the minimum-sized steps legally required for a walk-back from reports of a trade demand Tuesday morning. If you’re absolutely clear on whether Kirk Cousins ever …

Rangers reliever Jake Diekman has colon removed

The great Lone Star nightmare is over, exactly one year after it began. Houston had a QB problem; it was handcuffed by the salary of a free-agent bust it no longer wanted. There came Cheap Flag Football Jerseys Cleveland to the rescue, buying a second-round pick with Osweiler as a likely throwaway. It doesn’t matter …

Stafford might seem like a success considering he’s still “the guy” in Detroit.

Cap space. This is not something the Coyotes have to worry about. According to capfriendly.com the cap-space facing them next year is over $26 million. The major players they have to re-sign under that space? Anthony Duclair, Alex Burmistrov, Teemu Pulkkinen. Players like Zbynek Michalek, Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata come in that group too, …

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I’m of two minds. The first one is logical and reasonable. The Mets have been bitten by the injury bug early and often, yes, because that’s the chair that is pulled out from under baseball teams when the music stops. It doesn’t have to mean anything. They might be weird when it comes to playing …