New York Mets to wrap up spring training in Carrier Dome
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Mets will finish spring training with a workout inside Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.
The team announced Tuesday the practice on March 26 will be held...
Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.
Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field.
Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player.
On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback was reflecting on last year, when he injured his ankle stepping on a sprinkler head at the beginning of camp.
Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star.
AP source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick
A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league.
But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks.
Broncos turn over coach/quarterback duo again
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.
This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league's new year begins.
QB Brock Purdy looking to be Iowa State’s Tim Tebow
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy grew up idolizing Tim Tebow.
After a phenomenal freshman season, perhaps it was more than serendipity that the Cyclones awarded Purdy No. 15, which Tebow wore at Florida, when he first arrived on campus.
Purdy, who rose from the third string to lead Iowa State to seven wins in nine games in 2018, met with reporters for the first time on Friday. Iowa State doesn't allow freshmen to speak with reporters.
Tim Tebow announces engagement to former Miss Universe
MIAMI (AP) — Tim Tebow is engaged.
The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe.
The 31-year-old Tebow posted photos of himself down on one knee and 23-year-old Nel-Peters wearing an engagement ring.
Bulldogs face Iowa with shot at biggest bowl win in 8 years
Outback Bowl: Iowa (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4), Tuesday, noon, Eastern (ESPN2)
Driskel gets long-awaited chance when Bengals host Broncos
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier.
Until last Sunday, he'd never gotten into a game because of an injury. He's practicing with the Bengals' starting offense this week for the first time all season.
Mets’ Tim Tebow adds offseason TV hosting job
New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will host "Million Dollar Mile," a 10-episode high-stakes physical competition show on CBS.
Contestants will have a chance to win $1 million every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. In their way stands a challenging course and a group of elite athletes who are out to stop the contestants from winning the money at all cost.
Van Wagenen: Tebow earned promotion to Triple-A with Mets
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has earned a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback hit .273 with six homers and 36 RBIs in 84 games this year for Double-A Binghamton. His season was cut short by a broken hamate bone in his right hand, which required surgery July 24.
Trickery, defense help No. 22 Florida edge No. 5 LSU 27-19
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Krull grew up idolizing Tim Tebow, a left-handed quarterback big enough to play tight end.
So imagine how wide-eyed Krull was when Tebow spoke in the locker room before Florida's game against LSU. Krull was even more star-struck when Tebow congratulated him afterward.
Another ring for Tebow: QB gets Florida’s top football honor
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has a bronze statue outside Florida Field and his most memorable quote emblazoned on a plaque a couple hundred feet away. His All-American brick rests nearby, too.
On Saturday, the Gators will honor their most famous quarterback one more time.
Florida will induct Tebow into the program's Ring of Honor, making him the sixth player with his name prominently and permanently displayed inside the Swamp.
Tebow ready to end rehab, eager to resume baseball workouts
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow is anxious to return to full baseball workouts once he completes rehab on a broken bone in his right hand that cut short an All-Star season.
Tebow, 31, played his second season in the New York Mets organization. He batted .273 and had six homers and 36 RBIs with Binghamton in the Class Double A Eastern League before his injury in mid-July. Tebow played in the league's All-Star Game.
Feleipe Franks catches up on jump pass history at Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks finally got to see how a jump pass is supposed to look.
Franks scrolled through his phone after the team's season opener, a 53-6 win against overmatched Charleston Southern on Saturday night, and realized he needed to check out two of Tim Tebow's most memorable passes.
Mets’ Tebow having hand surgery, likely out for year
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow is set for hand surgery Tuesday, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year.
The 30-year-old outfielder will have surgery in New York to remove his broken right hamate bone, an injury that occurred Thursday while swinging a bat for Binghamton against Trenton in the Double-A Eastern League.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be inducted into Florida's ring of honor, becoming the sixth player to receive the honor.
The school announced Wednesday that Tebow will be recognized during the LSU-Florida game on Oct. 6. His name will be unveiled on a wall inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Tim Tebow holding his own in NY Mets farm system
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is holding his own as he tries to make his way up the minor league ladder in the New York Mets farm system.
He went 2 for 15 to start the season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Double-A Eastern League. But Tebow has raised his batting average to .244 with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 12 RBIs in 26 games.
He hit .303 over a 10-game span with a five-game hitting streak. Last week, the lefty hit his first home run since opening night.
Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future.
Guess what? Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes yes.
"Somebody asked me if thought he'd be a major league player at some point. I think he will play in the major leagues. That's my guess," Alderson said.
Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player, brought his blend of sports and Christian fellowship to an appreciative crowd at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night.
HUNTINGTON - Preparations are underway across the area to give those with special needs "Night to Shine," a unique prom event that continues to grow as it enters its fourth year.
Friday nights Rolling Stone magazine party at International Market Square was one of those Super Bowl week shindigs where the crowd spent more time looking around the room than it did watching the performances. Too bad, because the live sets by hip-hop stars Migos and T-Pain both were rock-solid, while the celebrity spotting wasnt exactly super-exciting.
McDaniels capitalizes on second stint with Brady, Belichick
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Josh McDaniels didn't know what he didn't know.
In 2009, he was the baby-faced 32-year-old prodigy plucked out of Bill Belichick's roost and Tom Brady's shadow to serve as Mike Shanahan's replacement in Denver, holding down two jobs he'd never had: head coach and de facto general manager.
Heisman winner Mayfield’s Senior Bowl arrival delayed
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield's arrival at the Senior Bowl has been delayed.
Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Monday the quarterback went home to Austin, Texas for a "personal family matter".
Mayfield was scheduled to arrive in Mobile Sunday afternoon. Savage says he's expected to make it to town in time for Tuesday's North practice to begin the weeklong audition for NFL teams.
Backup Clemson quarterback Tucker Israel to transfer
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is losing another backup quarterback with Tucker Israel's decision to leave the program.
Israel said on the team's Twitter feed Monday he will graduate from Clemson and then seek to play elsewhere. Earlier this month, reserve quarterback Zerrick Cooper also announced he was leaving the Tigers.
Israel is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound quarterback from Orlando, Florida who at Lake Nona High School surpassed Tim Tebow's Florida prep record with 56 passing touchdowns in a season.
Peyton Manning? Tim Tebow? Who should replace Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football?
Peyton Manning? Tim Tebow? Who should replace Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If the rumors turn out to be true, ESPN will be looking for someone to replace Jon Gruden on "Monday Night Football."
Florida coach Dan Mullen gets dual-threat QB on signing day
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Dan Mullen has his dual-threat quarterback of the future, maybe even the now.
Emory Jones, of Franklin, Georgia, signed a national letter of intent with the Gators on Wednesday. He chose Florida over Florida State and Ohio State. He expects to enroll in school next month and compete for the starting job in spring practice.
New York — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.
Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins in landslide
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.
The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most lopsided votes in the 83-year history of the award.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield competes journey from walk-on to Heisman winner
NEW YORK - Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.
The Houston area will have seven representatives on the West roster for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Florida hires Mississippi State’s Mullen as football coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen spent the last 13 years in the Southeastern Conference. He cultivated offenses. He developed quarterbacks. He celebrated two national championships. He turned former league laughing stock Mississippi State into a title contender.
He probably should have been Florida's top target from the start.
Instead, it took Chip Kelly spurning the Gators for athletic director Scott Stricklin to turn to his close friend and former Starkville, Mississippi, neighbor.
Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow's goal going forward is simple: Play ball!
Professional baseball, to be more specific.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback said Friday that he spends three-to-five days each week training for baseball, getting himself ready for Year 2 of his pro career in the New York Mets organization.
As has become common, a "controversy" has arisen inviting us all to "pick a side" and insist the "other side" is (choose one) unpatriotic, bigoted or just plain stupid.
Pigskin Picks: Kelly Bryant fever; Gamecocks bounce back; split on Duke-UNC, MSU-UGA
CLEMSON – It’s way, way too early to anoint Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Let’s wait at least eight more days for that.
Noteworthy performances from minor leaguers with South Carolina ties
South Carolina’s stake in minor league baseball this year began with news that Tim Tebow would be joining the Columbia Fireflies, the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets.
When Caleb Biggs heard that "SEC Nation" was coming to Columbia for Missouri's Saturday matchup against South Carolina, he thought there was no way he'd meet Tim Tebow, an analyst on the show.
Francis Quadrangle prepares for ESPN’s ‘SEC Nation’
A bus and six semi trucks descended on MU’s Francis Quadrangle this morning to prepare for the airing of ESPN’s SEC Nation college football preview show.
The show is broadcast each week from a different Southeastern Conference campus. This week it’s MU’s turn.
Tebow plans to play in Mets’ system in ’18, callup uncertain
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow plans to return to the New York Mets' organization next season. But first, what will he do when the St. Lucie Mets' minor league season ends Sunday? Is there any chance of more baseball in the Arizona Fall League or somewhere else for the rookie outfielder?
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.
Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has developed a reputation as a quarterback whisperer during his coaching career.
The veteran coach has helped produce several star QBs as an assistant and a head coach, including Alex Smith (Utah), Tim Tebow (Florida) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State).
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything.
Given his numbers, that's obvious.
If he's the world's most popular minor league .220 hitter, that's just fine with the new left fielder for the St. Lucie Mets. Called up to the New York Mets' advanced Class A affiliate in the Florida State League earlier this week, Tebow was supposed to bat eighth and debut with his new club Tuesday.
Tim Tebow, the popular outfielder for the Columbia Fireflies, finally is coming to Charleston. And Dave Echols, president of the Charleston RiverDogs, couldn't be happier.
“It’s a unique situation we have because Tebow is clearly helping us sell out these games in advance,” Echols said this week.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow gets weary of the long bus rides and laughs at his teammates' incessant superstitions. The grind to get better? That's what fuels Tebow's drive to pro baseball success even when the ball does not bounce his way.
‘Like a Seinfeld episode:’ Tim Tebow’s errant throw hits N.J. man in the crotch
Tim Tebow is improving at the plate, but his throwing accuracy still needs a bit of work.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow drove in his first runs in nearly a month with two RBIs in the Columbia Fireflies' road-win against the Delmarva (Maryland) Shorebirds.
The former NFL quarterback has 11 RBIs on the season with the New York Mets Single A affiliate, but also has struck out 31 times. Weather wreaked havoc during the Fireflies road trip this week with games cancelled or postponed at Delmarva and at the Lakewood (New Jersey) BlueClaws.
Tim Tebow signs contract extension with ESPN to continue work on SEC Network
Tim Tebow will still have a job in the offseason when he puts down his baseball bat.
The SEC Network announced Monday that Tebow, an outfielder for the Columbia Fireflies, has signed a multi-year contract extension with ESPN.