Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
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Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection

WATCH: Danica Patrick rude to fan during autograph signing

Before her final race in the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Danica Patrick signed autographs for fans. One encounter left a fan with a bad impression of her...

WATCH: Danny Farquhar throws out first pitch at White Sox game

Six weeks after he stepped off the mound and only moments later was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm,...

WATCH: Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie competes in celebrity home-run derby

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hosted several teammates and members from the organization on hand for the inaugural Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game on Friday...

Top trade fits for each contending MLB team

As the calendar approaches June, the balance of power starts to shake out in MLB's standings. Both teams expected to contend and those we expected little from...

NBA releases official two-minute report following Game 1

Following one of the most controversial calls in recent NBA Finals history, the NBA released its official two-minute report for Game 1 of the Finals on Friday. https://twitter.com/Rachel__Nichols/status/1002674442139418624 In...

Report: Peyton Manning was the source in Al Jazeera HGH story

More than two years after Al Jazeera reported quarterback Peyton Manning was one of many athletes who used performance-enhancing drugs, unsealed court records in the case against...

Duke favored to win basketball title next season

After signing the three highest-rated recruits out of high school, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national championship in men's collegiate basketball in...

Hanley Ramirez officially released by the Boston Red Sox

One week after the Boston Red Sox designated him for assignment, first baseman Hanley Ramirez has now been released by the organization and is free to sign...

Russell Wilson and Ciara join efforts to bring MLB team to Portland

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara have teamed up with the Portland Diamond Group's campaign to bring a MLB team to Portland. https://twitter.com/BizballMaury/status/1002575472801136641 The Portland Diamond Group,...

Mike Martz returns to coaching in Alliance of American Football League

Mike Martz, who spent five seasons as the St. Louis Rams head, will return to the coaching ranks in a familiar setting in 2019.  The 67-year-old will...
Mets fan

Mets make history by hiring female PA announcer

In a season that already saw Jenny Cavnar become the first woman since 1993 to do play-by-play for a MLB telecast, the New York Mets have now...
Antonio Gates

Philip Rivers wants Antonio Gates to return to Chargers

In the aftermath of the Los Angeles Chargers losing tight end Hunter Henry to a torn ACL, speculation about a potential reunion between the team and Antonio...
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold receives first-team reps

On a depth chart loaded with experience, New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold received his first taste of first-team reps on Monday https://twitter.com/eallenjets/status/1001525899190263813 The No. 3 overall pick...

Does Joe Maddon teach his players to slide dirty?

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is renowned as one of the best in the sport. He is highly regarded for his hilarious quotes about his own players,...

Report: Cubs and Indians favorites to land Manny Machado

As each day passes, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado appears to draw closer to being traded. Meanwhile, a clearer picture begins to emerge for who might be...

Clayton Kershaw ‘should be’ ready to pitch in five days

The Los Angeles Dodgers could soon welcome back the most necessary piece to their ball club if they want to turn their season around. According to Bill Plunkett...

Rockets raise $100K for Santa Fe Memorial Fund

As the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, a watch party will be held at the Toyota...
Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco

WATCH: Carlos Santana narrowly averts disaster and somehow still gets runner out

The Philadelphia Phillies were able to share a laugh after a scare in the second inning of Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. On a groundball hit...

Report: Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers

Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn't start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won't have to wait for long to see Ohtani...

10 MLB hitters that strike fear into opposing pitchers

When some MLB hitters step into the batter's box, pitchers take careful notice. They are the rare players who can live inside a pitcher's head and leave...

15 most impressive breakout MLB players in 2018

The 2018 season has provided fans with many great things. No-hitters, record-setting paces, some great baseball and, of course, breakout MLB players. It happens every year. Several players...
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge

WATCH: Aaron Judge nails runner at home with 100-mph laser

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is largely known for his massive power, which pitchers rightly fear. On Friday, the 26-year-old showed base runners a reason...

WATCH: Teammates save Tyler Austin from landing on head after dive over railings

As a player, it's nice to have teammates who are there for you when you need them. For New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin, that meant...
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill

Rich Hill says blister almost healed, will throw to hitters Saturday

The drastic (and gross) measures to heal a persistent blister issue seem to have worked for Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill. According to Ken Gurnick of...