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: Mets’ Pete Alonso ties NL rookie HR record with a splash

In a season filled with amazing moments for New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso, he added to it in style on Thursday with a historic...

Report: ‘Guarded optimism’ Andrew Luck ready for Week 1

After general manager expressed concern for Andrew Luck's availability for Week 1 with a high-ankle issue, it now appears the Indianapolis Colts have a little...

Eagles’ QB Cody Kessler leaves game with head injury

As if the backup situation behind Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz couldn't get worse, the team suffered another blow during Thursday's game against the Jacksonville...

Mets’ Mickey Callaway’s stance on analytics exposes team’s odd strategy

At a time when most teams across professional sports are embracing analytics, New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway made it clear that much of his...

WATCH: Footage shows scary wreckage of plane crash Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has walked away from some scary crashes during his career, but the plane crash he and his family survived...

Diamondbacks place All-Star SP Robbie Ray on injured list

A back injury that forced Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher Robbie Ray to leave Wednesday's start will now land him on the 10-day injured list.

Cardinals’ top prospect Dylan Carlson promoted to Triple-A

A breakout season for one of the St. Louis Cardinals top prospects paid off on Thursday when the organization promoted outfielder Dylan Carlson to Triple-A...

Yankees’ All-Stars Dellin Betances, Luis Severino throw off mound on Thursday

While the New York Yankees didn't add pitching help at MLB's trade deadline, All-Star reinforcements for their rotation and bullpen could be looming in the...

The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

At a time when two of the NFL's best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the...
DeMarcus Cousins injury

Report: Lakers’ All-Star C DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL

The Los Angeles Lakers might have suffered an enormous blow for the 2019-'20 season after All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins reportedly suffered a torn ACL during...

Former All-Star CP Huston Street joins Texas Longhorns coaching staff

More than two years after he last stepped foot onto an MLB field, former All-Star closer Huston Street will be making his return to baseball...

Clemson’s recruiting budget has skyrocketed under Dabo Swinney

In the decade since Dabo Swinney became head coach of the Clemson Tigers football team, the entire program has skyrocketed in many ways. Among the...

Astros’ All-Star SP Gerrit Cole expected to rejoin rotation next week

After being scratched minutes before taking the mound on Tuesday with a hamstring injury, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole could now return to the...

Twins’ SP Michael Pineda activated off injured list

As the Minnesota Twins continue to try and end a skid that has seen them fall to second place in the AL Central, the club...

Dodgers’ top prospect Gavin Lux ‘on the radar’ for a call-up

As the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to roll through the National League, manager Dave Roberts indicated the team could eventually receive a boost with the...

WATCH: Mike Trout launches HR out of Fenway Park

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout always finds a way to show his greatness every night and he did that once again on Saturday with...

Bills lose starting CB E.J. Gaines to injured reserve

A reunion that both sides hoped would lead to success suffered a massive setback on Saturday when the Buffalo Bills placed cornerback E.J. Gaines on...

Packers’ RB Aaron Jones returns to practice after hamstring injury

As the Green Bay Packers continue to acclimate to head coach Matt LaFleur's new offense in training camp, they'll welcome back one of their most...

Report: Nationals’ star 3B Anthony Rendon likely headed for FA

As the Washington Nationals continue to excel after losing star outfielder Bryce Harper to free agency last offseason, the team could reportedly lose another star...

Yankees activate All-Star C Gary Sanchez off IL

The New York Yankees will welcome back All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez on Saturday from the injured list after he missed more than two weeks with...

Report: Finger injury ends Tim Tebow’s minor-league season

In a season marked by disappointment for New York Mets minor-league outfielder Tim Tebow, his 2019 season is reportedly now over after a slow recovery...

Lions active DE Trey Flowers off PUP list

A few weeks after placing prized free agent Trey Flowers on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the Detroit Lions activated Flowers from the...

Winners, losers from Friday’s preseason Week 1 NFL action

After a packed slate of preseason action on Thursday, the NFL delivered for fans once again on Friday with two exciting games that featured plenty...

WATCH: Vikings’ WR Adam Thielen makes absurd catch at one-yard line

Just when you think you've seen everything from Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Adam Thielen, he finds a way to leave you speechless with another...