Giants’ pick of Jones ‘blows my mind’

Include Baker Mayfield as another person surprised by the New York Giants‘ decision to draft quarterback Daniel Jones earlier this year. “Blows my mind,” the Cleveland Browns quarterback told GQ in a wide-ranging interview released Tuesday. “Some people overthink it. That’s where people go wrong. They forget you’ve gotta win.” Jones finished with a 17-19…

Giants’ Shepard will be OK for Week 1

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard should be ready to play Week 1, coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday. Shepard, who suffered a fractured left thumb last month, is no longer in a no-contact jersey at practice, a fact that was noticed by reporters Sunday. After the practice, Shurmur was asked if Shepard would definitely…

Giants QB Jones faced with fumbles, ‘adversity’

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Daniel Jones‘ second preseason game had its ups and downs. It began with two fumbles in the first three possessions before finishing with a touchdown pass. By the time Jones’ evening ended in the New York Giants‘ 32-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears, he had gone 11-of-14 passing for 161…

Judge drops complaint against Giants’ Moore

A judge ordered on Wednesday that the domestic violence complaint against suspended New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore be dismissed and the temporary restraining order vacated. Records show that the court determined the allegations made against Moore were not substantiated. Lawyers James A. Abate and Alex Spiro represented Moore in the matter, and Spiro told…

Giants WR Tate’s appeal of 4-game ban denied

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost his appeal of his four-game suspension, leaving his new team without a key acquisition for the first quarter of the season. Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication. His appeal was heard Aug. 6 by an arbiter in…

Media giants Viacom and CBS to merge in latest mega-deal

Image copyright Reuters Entertainment giants CBS and Viacom are to merge in the latest media mega-deal as broadcasters adapt to changing consumer demands. The new company will have more than $28bn in revenue and comprise brands like MTV, Comedy Central and Showtime. The deal would reunite the two firms, which were previously under the same…

Coleman tears ACL; Giants hurting for receivers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are already down two wide receivers in training camp after Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season, the team announced Friday. Coleman and Sterling Shepard were both injured Thursday during the team’s first training camp practice. Shepard, who is expected to play…

Will the US break up the tech giants?

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice has announced what many consider to be a long-overdue investigation into the tech giants. But should the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook be worried? The decision to probe whether tech firms are competing properly follows heightened scrutiny of the companies in Washington. And it comes…

Technology giants’ power to be probed in US

Image copyright Getty Images The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition. The DoJ did not name any firms, but companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are likely to be scrutinised in the wide-ranging probe. It was sparked by “widespread concerns” about…

Giants sign first-round pick Jones to rookie deal

New York Giants first-round pick Daniel Jones officially signed his rookie contract Monday night. The No. 6 overall pick was slotted for a four-year deal worth $25.7 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million. The Giants’ rookies reported to training camp on Monday afternoon. Rookies and select veterans (including fellow quarterback…