Get rid of auto-play videos
Give viewers the option to click play. Forcing us to click pause every time we want to read a box score or recap is infuriating. Why would I continue to visit a site that infuriates me? In the long run, you need to decide whether it's worth it to pander to advertisers (while antagonizing readers). You're going to find it hard to sell ads with no readers, especially considering there are more reader-friendly options, like ESPN.