Deshaun Watson’s ban proves NFL’s disconnect with real world

Have you heard back from human resources yet? I’m still trying to get an answer as to how many sexual-assault settlements I can make until I’m suspended. do you have Twenty? They’re still trying to figure out the penalty for Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson — he of the $230 million deal — after he recently … Read more

FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate: Why now?

A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. … Read more

Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay released Tuesday by Vogue magazine, and a post … Read more

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his way to his Rehoboth Beach, Del., home after his most recent COVID-19 isolation, Sunday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage … Read more

WWE legend Lex Luger candid about Miss Elizabeth’s drug death

Former pro wrestling star Lex Luger opened up about the drug overdose death of Miss Elizabeth, his girlfriend at the time with whom he participated in a self-destructive cycle of drugs and alcohol. Luger was the subject of the most recent documentary in A&E’s “WWE Legends” series, which airs on Sunday nights. The episode on … Read more

Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy RESIGNS after using ‘shameful’ language in film session

University of Oklahoma assistant head football coach and former Sooners quarterback Cale Gundy resigned Sunday after admitting to using ‘shameful’ language during a film session last week. Gundy, the brother of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, announced his resignation in a social media post, insisting that the offending word ‘was not malicious; it wasn’t … Read more

BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys.” The former Cardinals All-Star had explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about … Read more

Pelosi tells Taiwan US commitment to democracy is ‘ironclad’

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, speaks with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she prepares to leave Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday. Pelosi left Taiwan after a visit that heightened tensions with China, saying Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island. … Read more

Watching al-Qaida chief’s ‘pattern of life’ key to his death

As seen on a computer screen from a DVD prepared by Al-Sahab production, al-Qaida’s Ayman al-Zawahri speaks in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 20, 2006. Al-Zawahri, the top al-Qaida leader, was killed by the US over the weekend in Afghanistan. (BKBangash, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes WASHINGTON — As the sun was rising in … Read more

Ric Flair’s last match only adds to his unmatched legacy

The Post’s Joseph Staszewski brings you around the world of professional wrestling every Tuesday in his weekly column, the Post Match Angle. We will likely never again see what Ric Flair was able to accomplish with his final match. While the “Nature Boy” cheated death not once, but twice in his life – the most … Read more