First the good - if everyone takes a second to notice, the search player function is now far improved - auto populating the name and not needing me to enter "last name first comma first name" in the year 2018.
But now the bad (i'm referring to it in computer mode rather than mobile mode) :
1) first as one guy said, or both guys said above me - way way too much "white". Way too much white space. Apparent that you are trying to push premium and your exclusive columns rather than the blurbs you're known for. Disappointing but I respect that - you need to financially grow and that's the way you're doing it. I would make the " more player news" link that you for some sad reason hide at the bottom more easily accessible at the top without having to scroll all the way down to it conveniently placed by a gigantic ad - with all white so it all kind of blends in........ sigh.
So put the More Player News link easily clickable. That More Player News page is such a vast imporvement from the current one you have - but you hide the link on the very bottom of the main page.
2) Second, on the main page for some reason the "trending" section takes up way way way too much space. Like, why? It's ridiculous and kind of comical.
3) *****Finally I'll echo what another person said as a stern reminder. I've seen a billion of your sites come and go. A billion through the years. The thing that keeps people coming back to your site after so many years still - being one of the last survivors of your kind - is your blurbs and the ease of use of your website in utilizing the blurbs.
You take that importance away to focus on the premium aspects, and "exclusive" hot take columns etc and you're just another dime a dozen sports page. And people will start to leave you because of it, because there are many dime a dozen sports pages out there. Please don't get too greedy with pushing the exclusive columns or premium aspects and stay true to what people turn to your page for.