The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s

Costco generates nearly one-third of its sales from its Kirkland Signature label. As prices surge, store brands — also known as private labels, white labels or generic brands — have become an even more attractive option for inflation-fatigued shoppers who are looking to switch from pricier name brands. (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg/Getty Images) Estimated reading … Read more

Richie James could make Darius Slayton a Giants salary cap cut

It stands out the way aberrations are wont to do. What the heck got into Richie James the night of Nov. 5, 2020, when the nondescript third-year 49ers wide receiver erupted for nine catches for 184 yards and one touchdown in a loss to the Packers? Before that, James had just 15 career NFL receptions. … Read more

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with a slap on the wrist

After Donald Sterling’s racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the guys with the biggest checkbooks. Then … Read more

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women’s refs

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines various disparities across men’s and women’s sports, pressure is … Read more

Three fights in three days got a Saints rookie removed from practice

Trevor PenningPhoto: AP I know football is a physical sport, but when it’s your first time at OTAs, and you’re trying to make an impression that will keep you on an NFL roster for years to come, getting in fights with your teammates doesn’t seem like the best course of action. One fight? Okay, maybe … Read more

Utah researchers find patients with specific cancer at higher risk for mental health issues

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — New research out of Huntsman Cancer Institute reveals that Hodgkin lymphoma patients and survivors are more likely to suffer from mental health and substance abuse disorders than the general population. The lead researcher sees this as a call to action for mental health support. Researchers at … Read more

Phil Mickelson and 10 Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against PGA Tour

Eleven golfers on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit—including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau—filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour Wednesday challenging their suspensions, the opening salvo in a legal fight that could reverberate across professional sports. The group includes three players—Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones—who are seeking a temporary restraining order that … Read more

Braxton Berrios gushes over Jets’ rookie class: ‘Impact players’

He is the do-everything everyman and fan favorite, even before he has rallied the blondes-have-more-fun crowd to his side. “It’s fun being embraced by this fan base, honestly one of the premier fan bases in the NFL — not even close, truly,” Braxton Berrios said. “They’re diehards.” And on the sun-splashed day when Berrios was … Read more

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

Image: : Mojang / Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up … Read more