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Giannis Antetokounmpo Plans to Sign $228 Million Deal With Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo redoubled his commitment to the only N.B.A. franchise he has known by indicating he will accept a five-year contract extension worth an estimated $228 million from the Milwaukee Bucks. Six days before a Dec. 21 deadline to either sign the so-called supermax extension or become an unrestricted free agent after this season, Antetokounmpo …

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Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: How long will it take for Chiefs QB to reach GOAT status?

Patrick Mahomes was 5 years old when Tom Brady made his NFL debut. That hasn’t stopped the pair of all-time greats from facing off a handful of times as professional quarterbacks. Brady and Mahomes meet for the fourth time in Week 12 when the Chiefs (9-1) travel to take on the Buccaneers (7-4) in the …

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Report: Marc Colombo, Joe Judge had heated confrontation before firing

The New York Giants’ decision to make a change in the coaching ranks along the offensive line was not a ‘fire and hire’ affair as has been widely reported. Giants head coach Joe Judge reportedly brought in veteran NFL assistant Dave DeGuglielmo last week to be a consultant to line coach Marc Colombo. Colombo apparently …

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The DII Report: The preseason DII men’s basketball Power 10 drops ahead of opening weekend

The DII college basketball season is revving up. With opening tip scheduled for this week, we’ll take a look at the current slate for opening weekend and the first NCAA.com rankings of the season in the DII men’s basketball preseason Power 10. But let’s not forget, there was some football played this weekend. Despite four …

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5 NFL teams that could lure David Shaw away from Stanford

Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports Stanford football head coach David Shaw has forever been linked to NFL openings, but this year is different, the David Shaw NFL rumors aren’t going away. We’ve reached the point of the football season where NFL head coaches are either handed their pink slip or are bound to …

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Masters 2020: Dustin Johnson happy with his position at halfway stage

Dustin Johnson intends to be aggressive at Augusta over the weekend as he aims to go one better than last year’s runner-up finish at the Masters. The world No. 1 began his bid for glory at the final major of the coronavirus-impacted year with an impressive 7-under round of 65 on Thursday. He was not quite able …

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Philip and Tiffany Rivers have 9 kids … and counting? They refuse to put ‘a number on it’

Philip Rivers could nearly field a football team with his children. If you put Rivers and his wife, Tiffany, on the field, they’ve got a full 11. That said, Rivers might not be stopping at nine kids. It’s a frequent topic of conversation whenever Rivers takes the field. He married his high-school sweetheart and they’ve …

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Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86

Tom Heinsohn, the Hall of Fame forward who played on eight N.B.A. championship teams with the Boston Celtics, coached them to two titles and became their passionate broadcaster for more than 40 years, died on Monday at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 86. Jeff Twiss, a spokesman for the Celtics, confirmed the death. …

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Bills Mafia donates to local children’s hospital to honor Josh Allen’s grandmother

Josh Allen played one of the best games of his career with a heavy heart, but almost no one knew that until after the Bills quarterback had beaten the Seahawks. Allen’s grandmother died Saturday night, less than 24 hours before Buffalo hosted Seattle. Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced the news following the Bills’ 44-34 …

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Bad Coaching in the NFL: The First Annual Midseason Kotite Awards!

We’ve reached the halfway mark of the 2020 NFL season, which means it’s time for the first annual C’mon Coach Midseason Kotite Awards! As you might expect, Adam Gase and the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff are poised to clean up. But don’t be surprised if some surprise winners pull the kind of upset in the …

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Concern for Ansu Fati as Barcelona confirm potentially serious knee injury

Barcelona have this evening been dealt what could prove to be a serious blow on the injury front. Messi at the double Ronald Koeman’s men welcomed Real Betis to the Camp Nou a short time ago, for their latest La Liga outing. The Blaugrana headed into proceedings aware that they simply could not afford to …

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Herschel Walker’s unrealistic election idea gets rejected on Twitter

Herschel Walker and Donald Trump have known each other for close to 40 years, starting when now-President Trump bought the USFL team Walker was playing for, the New Jersey Generals. Walker is fiercely loyal to Trump, who as of Friday night is trailing in the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden. Walker’s …

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Raiders owner Mark Davis thinks the NFL’s COVID-19 fines are ‘draconian’

  Dec 22, 2019; Carson, California, USA; Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to head coach Jon Gruden before the Raiders play the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Deion Sanders gets commitment from his son Shedeur Sanders to play at Jackson State by John Buhler Mark …

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Eddie Johnson, N.B.A. Star Who Fell Into Crime, Dies at 65

Eddie Johnson, who fell from N.B.A. stardom into drug abuse and a life of crime that resulted in a life sentence for sexually assaulting a young girl, died on Oct. 25 in a state prison in Milton, Fla. He was 65. The Florida Department of Corrections reported his death, at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution …

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The Sixers Need to Be Patient. For Real, This Time.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Daryl Morey seem like an ideal match. For the Sixers, who introduced Morey on Monday as president of basketball operations, he is an executive who gives their front office instant credibility. And for Morey, the job is a chance to transform a franchise with marquee players into a championship contender. But …

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Cowboys vs. Eagles live score, updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’ game

Week 8’s “Sunday Night Football” game could be pivotal in determining a winner in the awful NFC East division. The Cowboys (2-5) have a chance to jump to the top of the standings at home if they can beat the Eagles (2-4-1), who hold a half-game lead thanks to a Week 3 tie with the …

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What happened to Journey Brown? Penn State running back’s medical condition keeping him off field

Penn State will be without several weapons when it takes on No. 3 Ohio State in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. The 18th-ranked Nittany Lions will not only be without linebacker Micah Parsons, who opted out for the season, but also running backs Noah Cain and Journey Brown. Cain, a true sophomore, suffered an unspecified injury …

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John Ross made it abundantly clear he wants the Bengals to trade him

  John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals. (USA Today) Georgia football’s latest four-star commit has Dawgs primed for top-five finish by John Buhler Cowboys trade for Texans’ Eli Ankou to bolster defensive line by Alicia de Artola John Ross hopes to be traded before the 2020 NFL trade deadline out of Cincinnati. John Ross made it clear …

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‘Number of employees’ concerned after White Sox hire Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as manager?

The Chicago White Sox turned back the clock in an attempt to win their next World Series. Chicago announced on Thursday that the club hired Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as its next manager. The 76-year-old, who recently served as a senior advisor with the Los Angeles Angels, hasn’t managed in the big …

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Brett Phillips, the Rays’ thrice-traded hero

Despite the new August 31 date and all the uncertainty about how player movement would be impacted by the circumstances of the pandemic-shortened season, the lead-up to the 2020 trade deadline went more or less the same as deadlines past.  Some big names switched uniforms, non-contenders looked to dump salary and add prospects, and just …

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When is the NBA Draft in 2020? New date, time, location, mock draft & more to know

The 2020 NBA Draft was in a state of flux for months as the league attempted to navigate the problems presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now with the 2019-20 season complete, finalizing the offseason calendar will be the top priority. There are still questions about the salary cap and start of free agency, but …

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Stan Van Gundy Hired as Coach of the New Orleans Pelicans

Stan Van Gundy has been hired as the coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, he announced in a Twitter post on Wednesday. Calling the Pelicans talented, Van Gundy said, “I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started.” I’m excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team. It will be …

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VOTE NOW: Goal Ultimate 11 powered by FIFA 21 – Who is the best right back in the world?

We want to know who the best right back is in the game currently. As you are aware, our readers at Goal.com recently voted on who the best goal keeeper is as we at Goal.com team up with the gaming serires FIFA 21 to identify the top 11 players exisiting in the game today. Join us in …

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Week 7 Fantasy RB Rankings: Must starts, sleepers, potential busts at running back

Heading into Week 7, a good chunk of fantasy owners have to be ecstatic that they’re getting some of their top running backs back from byes. Alvin Kamara, Josh Jacobs, Chris Carson, Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson, and Latavius Murray were all off last week, but they’re back in our Week 7 fantasy RB rankings, adding …

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What the N.B.A.’s West Teams Need: Shooters and Shady Texts

Finally — finally — the N.B.A. off-season is here. Sure, it’s October, months removed from when the off-season would typically begin if there wasn’t a pandemic. And of course, the Los Angeles Lakers are still trying to figure out if they can throw a Zoom championship parade after conquering the Walt Disney World bubble. (They …

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Why Tyronn Lue is ready to get the most out of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers

The Clippers are coming off a tumultuous season in which their players never truly meshed despite the team racking up several wins. Tyronn Lue should feel right at home. Lue agreed to a five-year deal Thursday to become Los Angeles’ next head coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lue, who previously worked under Doc Rivers as an …

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Clippers Are Hiring Tyronn Lue as Their New Coach

The Los Angeles Clippers are hiring Tyronn Lue as their new head coach, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. The Clippers on Wednesday were finalizing a five-year contract with Lue to install him as the successor to Doc Rivers, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly. …

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Giants Coordinator Corner: Evan Engram’s role and creating pressure on defense

The New York Giants (0-5) host the Washington Football Team (1-4) this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a matchup that in normal years would be for last place in the NFC East. But this is no normal NFL season, especially in the NFC East. Dallas is leading the division with a 2-3 record followed by …

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Who’s the Jets starting RB? Fantasy outlooks for Frank Gore, La’Mical Perine after Le’Veon Bell’s release

Le’Veon Bell was considered one of the best backs in the NFL after the 2017 season. but after sitting out ’18, signing a big contract with the Jets, and disappointing in ’19, Bell is now looking for a new team. New York released Bell on Tuesday night, one week after he returned from a three-game …

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13 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week

The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of …

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This Miami Heat Player Rained 3-Pointers on the Lakers’ Parade

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Duncan Robinson was struggling with his 3-point shot in the N.B.A. finals, and that was a problem because shooting 3-pointers is the one thing he does exceptionally well. Jimmy Butler, his teammate on the Miami Heat, invited him to his hotel room for a late-night chat. It was a pep …

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New York Yankees legend, Hall of Famer Whitey Ford dies at 91

New York Yankees legend and Hall of Fame lefty Whitey Ford has died, the Bronx Bombers announced on Friday. He was to turn 92 years old on Oct. 21. Ford, affectionately known as the “Chairman of the Board,” debuted in 1950 and pitched all 16 of his seasons with the Yankees. He notched 236 career …

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The Aces Got to the W.N.B.A. Finals With Physical Play. What Happened?

The Las Vegas Aces battled and bruised other teams en route to the top seed this W.N.B.A. season. A’ja Wilson dominated the block on both sides of the court, and Angel McCoughtry sliced through defenders with ease. Driving to the basket, getting to the foul line and pushing the pace were what made the Aces …

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Fantasy Football Buy-Low, Sell-High Stock Watch: Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among trade candidates heading into Week 5

It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost a third of the way through the fantasy football regular season. It’s not necessarily time to panic if you’re 1-3 (though it’s definitely time to panic if you’re 0-4), but with byes officially kicking in, injuries piling up, and COVID-19 rearing its ugly head around the league, things …

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Brett Rypien’s latest dime has the best QB’s in the NFL impressed

Brett Rypien is the Denver Broncos’ third-string quarterback, and he’s impressing some of the best passers in the league with his dimes. Prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season, many were picking the Denver Broncos to be a playoff contender, based off their talent on the offensive side of the ball. But, they’ve …

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Eagles announcer sounds ready to cry during overtime disaster (Video)

Nobody captured the Eagles overtime meltdown better than play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese.  Please get the Philadelphia Eagles off of our television. Get them out of print, block them on social media, and put them in an indefinite timeout. Few supposedly good teams have exposed themselves as actually bad more prominently than the Eagles, and Sunday’s …

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LeBron James and Anthony Davis Fulfill Lakers’ Finals Promise

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Purple-and-gold confetti fell on LeBron James late Saturday night as he sat on the court in a largely empty arena and digested the fresh reality that he was headed to his ninth N.B.A. finals in 10 seasons. One of the first people he thought about was Anthony Davis, his teammate …

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Patrick Mahomes was in a glass case of emotions during Texas Tech-Texas overtime thriller

Texas Tech alum Patrick Mahomes was an emotional wreck watching his alma mater try to upset Texas before falling just short in overtime. This week of college football has been completely bonkers. On Saturday, the shorthanded Kansas State Wildcats managed to come back from a 35-14 deficit to defeat the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners 38-35. …

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Lakers’ Game 4 win over Nuggets came down to Denver failing in one key area

There was LeBron James and Anthony Davis giving the Lakers 60 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists combined. There was Nikola Jokic going scoreless in the fourth quarter. And yes, there was debate as to whether the Nuggets should have gotten a better whistle, particularly on late possessions when James defended Jamal Murray. Despite all of those …

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Forceful Jaylen Brown sets tone for Celtics in Game 3 win over Heat

On the Celtics’ second possession of Saturday’s Game 3 against the Heat, Boston forward Jaylen Brown caught the ball near the basket off a pick-and-roll, and he had Kemba Walker open for a 3-pointer in the near corner. Kicking out to Walker wouldn’t have been a bad choice. Walker shot 38.1 percent from beyond the arc this season. …

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Second M.V.P. Award

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks star, won his second straight Most Valuable Player Award, after another stellar regular season, the N.B.A. announced Friday. He became the first repeat winner of the N.B.A.’s top individual honor since the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in 2015 and 2016. At 25 years old, Antetokounmpo is the first back-to-back …

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Nuggets vs. Lakers predictions, picks, schedule for 2020 Western Conference finals

What to know about Nuggets vs. Lakers So that “Battle for Los Angeles” many assumed would happen once the 2020 NBA playoffs reached the Western Conference finals? Well, maybe next year. The top-seeded Lakers have lived up to expectations through two rounds, easily dispatching both the Trail Blazers and Rockets in five games. LeBron James (26.6 points, 10.3 …

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Giants will continue to use Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram in pass protection

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram are both dynamic play-makers with elite athleticism, but they also share something else in common: struggles in pass protection. In a Week 1 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers, both Barkley and Engram missed key blocks that led to pressure on second-year quarterback Daniel …

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Giants’ Joe Judge on Tiki Barber’s criticism of Saquon Barkley: ‘I respect Tiki’

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who holds the team’s all-time record for rushing yards, spoke critically of the Giants’ current running back, Saquon Barkley, on Wednesday. While taking nothing away from Barkley as a rusher or a receiver, Barber openly questioned the former first-round pick’s value as an every-down back due to …

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Will Seattle Seahawks offense let Russell Wilson cook this season?

Should we expect more performances like this out of Russell Wilson in 2020? Though they weren’t perfect, the Seattle Seahawks asserted their dominance over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Even with three of the four NFC West teams getting Week 1 wins, Seattle was the most impressive of the …

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Is Jarvis Landry playing Thursday night? Fantasy injury updates for Bengals-Browns

Jarvis Landry has been remarkably consistent over the past several years. He doesn’t catch a lot of TDs, but the Browns receiver has always been a reliable PPR threat. He has recorded at least 81 catches in each of his six seasons, and he looked good last week, grabbing five passes for 61 yards. However, there …

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Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

[Marc Stein is on a brief hiatus after spending 54 days inside the bubble. Shauntel Lowe, N.B.A. editor for The New York Times, is filling in this week. Sign up to receive his newsletter each week by clicking here.] Taylor Rooks has been praised by her industry peers and sports fans alike for conducting some …

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Steelers vs. Giants score, results: Ben Roethlisberger carves up New York in NFL return

The Steelers opted not to sign or draft a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger this past offseason, banking on their 38-year-old quarterback to be healthy and effective over the next couple of years. Roethlisberger delivered a standout performance Monday night in his 2020 debut against the Giants following an injury-riddled 2019. His three touchdown passes (with no …

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A Young Core Carries the Celtics Past the Raptors. But There’s More Work to Do.

The last time Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart were in a Game 7, they were up-and-coming youngsters on a 2018 Boston Celtics team that was full of potential going up against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tatum even famously dunked on James in the fourth quarter of a losing effort — a …

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Rockets’ Danuel House Leaves N.B.A. Bubble After Violation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The N.B.A. announced Friday that Danuel House Jr., a reserve forward for the Houston Rockets, had breached the league’s health and safety protocols by inviting an unauthorized guest to his hotel room and that he would be leaving the Walt Disney World campus, where the league has made a major …

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Rockets’ ‘Microball’ Puts P.J. Tucker at the Center of Chaos

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The joke doesn’t have quite the same bite now that the N.B.A. is playing all of its games in a so-called bubble, but it elicited a hearty laugh from P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets regardless. Have you heard the one about how the only center in Houston is the …

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Browns’ Myles Garrett wants one-on-one talk with Steelers’ Mason Rudolph over helmet incident

Browns pass-rusher rretMyles Gat says he wants to “clear the air” with Steelers backup quarterback Mason Rudolph “man-to-man” after what happened between them last November.  Garrett told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot on Monday that he has been thinking for months about requesting a one-on-one meeting to try to get beyond the incident. Garrett tore Rudolph’s helmet off …

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SEC leads all conferences with players on Week 1 NFL rosters

Former SEC football stars continue to dominate NFL rosters professionally. Yes, NFL players with SEC football roots make up just over one-fifth of active rosters. On this graphic from The SEC Network, the SEC accounts for 21 percent of all NFL Week 1 rosters. That’s 356 players, the most of any conference in the league …

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Mariners trade veteran SP Taijuan Walker to Blue Jays for player to be named later

The Blue Jays have grabbed the first notable starting pitcher of deadline season, acquiring righty Taijuan Walker from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later. Both clubs have announced the trade. The player heading back to Seattle, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link), is someone not currently in Toronto’s 60-man …

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Damian Lillard Out for Game 5 of Lakers-Blazers Series

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, one of the standout performers of the N.B.A. restart at Walt Disney World, will sit out Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers because of a sprained right …

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Toronto Raptors’ Nick Nurse Named N.B.A. Coach of the Year

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nick Nurse was announced as the winner of the N.B.A. Coach of the Year Award on Saturday after leading the defending champion Toronto Raptors to another 50-win season, this time without Kawhi Leonard. Nurse, who has the Raptors on the verge of the second round of the playoffs, was a …

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MLB considering playing postseason, World Series in a bubble?

Major League Baseball has already experienced two COVID-19 outbreaks just a few weeks into the 2020 MLB season. After seeing the success the NBA and NHL have had with a bubble, MLB could now look to follow the formula for the postseason and World Series. The NBA and NHL have been rewarded for using a …

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Knicks Among 8 N.B.A. Teams Allowed to Create Home City Bubbles

The eight N.B.A. teams that did not qualify for the season’s restart at Walt Disney World in Florida can create bubbles and hold voluntary group workouts at their team facilities beginning in mid-September, the league and its players’ union announced on Tuesday. The provision applies to teams like the Knicks and the Golden State Warriors, …

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Dani Carvajal: Real Madrid’s Model of Consistency Who Owes Much to Bayer Leverkusen

Dani Carvajal has been a model of consistency at Real Madrid | Tal Gilad/Minute Media Between 2016 and 2018 Real Madrid did the unthinkable, winning the Champions League three years in a row. While most of the architects of this remarkable run have received their due respect, one member of the squad’s contribution has been …

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Borussia Dortmund Expect Jadon Sancho Transfer Agreement With Manchester United

The Jadon Sancho transfer saga appears to be reaching its end | TF-Images/Getty Images Jadon Sancho has been told by Borussia Dortmund that they soon expect to reach a transfer agreement with Manchester United. United identified the England international, formerly of rivals Manchester City, as their primary transfer target for the 2020 window close to …

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‘The Better I Got in Sports, the Worse the Racism Got’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There were a few must-pack accessories for Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs for his stay at Walt Disney World. Mills brought a stack of books on Black history in the United States and his native Australia. He made sure to carefully transport his favorite flat-brimmed hat, which bears …

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Michael Zorc Provides Jadon Sancho Update as Borussia Dortmund Eye Replacement

Borussia Dortmund remain hopeful Jadon Sancho will stay at the club despite Man Utd interest | Lars Baron/Getty Images The Manchester United-Jadon Sancho saga continues, as sporting director Michael Zorc remains publicly hopeful of the England international staying put. Reports in Germany, meanwhile, suggest that BVB are already lining up a replacement…in the form of …

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Antonio Conte Responds to Rumours Linking Lionel Messi With Inter Switch

Lionel Messi has been linked with a move to Inter in recent days | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images Inter coach Antonio Conte has categorically put an end to any ties linking Barcelona star Lionel Messi with a move to San Siro this summer, describing the rumours as ‘absolutely fake’. The Barça legend has grown frustrated at …

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Breanna Stewart Is Ready for Her Old Normal: Winning Championships

Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year. Read Stewart’s previous installments here and here. At long last, Breanna Stewart’s W.N.B.A. comeback was set …

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W.N.B.A. Preview: With Sabrina Ionescu, the Liberty Hit Refresh

The W.N.B.A. season begins Saturday with everything a basketball fan could want, from a wave of intriguing rookies to a slate of superstar veterans ready to win another championship. Below, our reporters tell you what to expect this season in the W.N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference. (And click here for our preview of the race in the …

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Winners and losers from MLB Opening Night

It wasn’t exactly what we expected during Opening Night of the MLB season. Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer struggled in a rain-shortened 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. In Southern California, an under-the-radar infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers made the biggest impact in a win over the San Francisco Giants. Meanwhile, the Giants’ …

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AC Milan Complete Ralf Rangnick U-Turn – And Hand Stefano Pioli New 2-Year Deal

Stefano Pioli had looked likely to be replaced as Milan boss. | Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Stefano Pioli has signed a new two-year contract at AC Milan, bringing to an end speculation linking Ralf Rangnick with the managerial role. The 54-year-old had looked certain to depart San Siro earlier in the year, with inconsistent form dogging …

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Who Is Behind Those N.B.A. ‘Bubble Life’ Tweets?

For nearly two weeks, the Twitter accounts @NBABubbleLife and @WNBABubbleLife have anonymously chronicled the world’s best basketball players shotgunning beers, dancing with their teammates, failing at fishing and going about everyday activities, like getting haircuts and eating pancakes. The posts — a curated series of videos, photos and musings pulled from players’ social media accounts …

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Watford Eye Slaviša Jokanović as Potential Nigel Pearson Replacement

Watford are considering turning to Slavisa Jokanovic in their search for a new manager | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images Exclusive – Watford are looking for a new manager to replace Nigel Pearson, and one man on their wish list is former boss Slaviša Jokanović. Despite leading Watford away from the foot of the …

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Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal Have Been Talking. They’re Starting a Sports Agency.

Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal were high-profile teenagers who shared the same agent and sneaker brand in January 1998, when a mutual acquaintance suggested that they meet for a meal. They went to an Applebee’s restaurant in Portland, Ore. O’Neal was in his second season there with the Trail Blazers, who had selected him out …

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The Chelsea Lineup That Should Start Against Manchester United

,Olivier Giroud has been in fine goalscoring form | Marc Atkins/Getty Images As Chelsea get to ready to face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday, manager Frank Lampard will not need reminding of the fact that his side have already lost three times to United this season. That being said, the Blues have …

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Matisse Thybulle Is the Breakout (Mini-Movie) Star of the N.B.A. Bubble

Not long after the N.B.A. suspended its season in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Matisse Thybulle began looking for ways to occupy his time. He read books. He worked out. He also discovered TikTok, the video-sharing platform that seemed a natural fit for an avid photographer like himself. He filmed himself dribbling around his …

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Southampton 1-1 Brighton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Danny Ings Nets 20th Goal of the Season

Danny Ings netted his 20th goal of the season in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Brighton | Pool/Getty Images Brighton held on to see out a 1-1 draw away to Southampton on Thursday evening, all but mathematically securing Premier League survival for Graham Potter’s side with just two games to play. Neal Maupay opened the scoring …

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Parenting Inside Sports’ Bubble: ‘This Is Mom’s Job. Work With Me.’

When her soccer team returned to the field in June, Amy Rodriguez had a familiar problem. Alone in Utah with her two sons, she needed to get back to work but had no way to hire child care help because of the pandemic. So Rodriguez did what only felt normal after years of balancing her …

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The 6 Players Manchester United Are Looking to Sell This Summer

Jesse Lingard is among 6 players Man Utd want to sell | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images Manchester United will seek to boost their summer transfer budget by trying to sell six first-team players over the coming weeks and months, including Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Alexis Sanchez. United are hoping to continue the ongoing …

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Manchester City vs Bournemouth Preview: How to Watch on TV, Kick Off Time & Team News

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City – Premier League | Michael Steele/Getty Images Bournemouth continue their fight for Premier League survival this week when they head to the home of deposed champions Manchester City on Wednesday. The Cherries sit 18th in the table after their dramatic win over Leicester on Sunday night, three points behind Watford …

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Dream Owner Kelly Loeffler Faces Backlash for Protest Opposition

On Monday, the W.N.B.A. announced that its upcoming season would be “dedicated to social justice with games honoring the Black Lives Matter movement.” It did not seem to be a relatively controversial or surprising message, considering how engaged W.N.B.A. players have been in the movement, which has also drawn support from a wide range of …

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Everton 1-1 Southampton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Saints Left Rue Missed Penalty in Drab Draw

James Ward-Prowse missed a penalty as Southampton played out a 1-1 draw with Everton. | Michael Regan/Getty Images OTC Brands, Inc. Instructions to merchant You haven’t entered any instructions. Shipping address missed a penalty as Everton and Southampton played out a drab 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Thursday; a result that leaves both sides …

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