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
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price

Dodgers’ star David Price opts out of 2020 MLB season

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price announced he is opting out of the 2020 season, become the latest MLB player to give up playing...
Pac 12 Conference logo on football field

Pac-12 commish: College football season ‘a lot more perilous’ due to COVID-19 spike

When the NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary workouts and student-athletes started returning to campus in June, things looked promising for the college football season....
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

WATCH: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka drilled in head by line drive during BP

The New York Yankees experienced a frightening moment on Saturday during live batting practice when starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was drilled in the head by...
NFL logo during a game between the Bears and Panthers

NFL submits COVID-19 protocols for training camp, preseason

As players make their final preparations before arriving for training camp, the NFL submitted its COVID-19 protocols for the summer and preseason to all 32...
New England Patriots helmet

New England Patriots rookie Justin Rohrwasser gets controversial tattoo removed

When the New England Patriots selected kicker Justin Rohrwasser in the 2020 NFL Draft, the rookie kicker was met by a wave of criticism for...
Oklahoma Sooners football coach Lincoln Riley

Lincoln Riley: College football in the spring ‘very doable’

As more student-athletes test positive for COVID-19, great uncertainty hangs over the upcoming college football season. While playing football in the fall remains everyone's dream...
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez

Kansas City Royals’ All-Star Salvador Perez tests positive for COVID-19

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez became the latest MLB player to test positive for COVID-19, joining a growing list of names before the MLB...
Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet

Report: Clippers’ Landry Shamet tests positive for COVID-19

As the Los Angeles Clippers prepare for the NBA's season to resume in Orlando, they'll now have to do it without one of their key...
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman slides

Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman, three teammates test positive for COVID-19

As players begin to report for summer camp in preparation for the 2020 season, MLB revealed that only 31 players tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately,...
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Predicting NFL stat leaders for 2020 season

The countdown to the 2020 NFL season is on with players just weeks away from reporting for training camp. As the days tick down until...
NFL football on field

Report: NFLPA reps unanimously recommend NFL cancel entire preseason

The NFL already made a significant change to the 2020 schedule by eliminating two preseason games. Now, amid growing concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
Kansas Jayhawks football helmet

Kansas suspends workouts after 12 football players test positive for COVID-19

As the fate of the 2020 college football season looms amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas Jayhawks are suspending voluntary workouts following a breakout...
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout

MLB star Mike Trout expresses uncertainty about playing this season

MLB is just a few weeks away from Opening Day with baseball scheduled to return amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the list of players opting...
2020 MLB All-Star Game logo in Los Angeles

Major League Baseball cancels 2020 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball is moving forward with its plan for the 2020 season, but there will not be an All-Star Game this season following an...
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder

Washington Redskins will conduct formal review for possible name change

Following intense pressure from NFL fans, FedEx and Nike to change the team's name, the Washington Redskins announced on Friday that they will formally review a possible name...
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones leaps at Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers warn games could be played without fans, masks will be required

The Green Bay Packers are preparing for the 2020 NFL season and it will prove to be very different for fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
NFL players huddle during game

NFL players must decide on sitting out 2020 season before training camp?

The countdown is on for NFL training camp with teams just weeks away from reporting to facilities. However, with the clock winding down and the...
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder

Report: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has ‘no official plans’ to change team name

The calls for the Washington Redskins to change their team name are getting louder. As pressure mounts on team owner Daniel Snyder from NFL fans,...
NCAA basketball before March Madness

Five-star CBB recruit Makur Maker commits to Howard over Kentucky, UCLA

Five-star center Makur Maker, one of the top college basketball recruits in the 2020 class, made history on Friday by committing to Howard University.
NFL logo at midfield at MetLife Stadium

NFL owners fear 2020 season could be canceled by worsening COVID-19 pandemic?

Just weeks before NFL players are set to report for training camp, the NFL Players Association is warning them that the 2020 season could be...
New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow

Report: Tim Tebow ‘still in consideration’ for spot on Mets’ roster

Tim Tebow might still have a chance of making his MLB debut this season with the New York Mets. If the upcoming 2020 MLB season...
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

WATCH: Kyler Murray defies NFLPA, works out with Cardinals’ teammates

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ignored the NFL Players Association's insistence on ending group workouts. Now with Brady going against the league, Arizona Cardinals...
Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman, SP Joe Ross to sit out 2020 season

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and starting pitcher Joe Ross will join a growing list of players who will sit out the 2020 season...
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Mike Leake

Diamondbacks’ SP Mike Leake becomes first MLB player to opt out of 2020 season

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Leake announced on Monday he will sit out the 2020 MLB season, becoming the first known player to voluntarily sit...