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Jahmyr Gibbs' breakout performance leads Lions past Raiders

Jahmyr Gibbs' breakout performance leads Lions past Raiders

Jahmyr Gibbs' breakout performance leads Lions past RaidersDetroit Lions Best and worst of NFL Week 8: Lions bounce back, Broncos stun Chiefs, and what's wrong with the 49ers? Arizona Cardinals Dolphins' Jalen Ramsey ready to build on hot start Miami Dolphins Jaguars share top seed in AFC heading into bye week, but the real test looms Jacksonville JaguarsIn first win, Bryce Young shows why Panthers took him No. 1 Walker's late turnover highlights Browns' need for Watson return C.J. Stroud, Texans offense look to bounce back after worst performance What Kendrick Bourne's injury means for Mac...

Oct 31
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How the NBA picked the barbers for the bubble

How the NBA picked the barbers for the bubble

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>BLADE IN HAND, Mohashie "Mo" Rodriguez carefully guided a straight-edge razor across a customer's cheek, completing his first pass. It was midday on July 2 at The Cut Stop Barbershop in Miami's Palmetto Bay neighborhood, and people had been pouring into Rodriguez's barbershop since the city eased its lockdown rules. As Rodriguez prepared for his second pass, he heard his nearby cellphone ring and spotted the caller ID: Will Rondo, the 39-year-old brother of point guard .Normally, Rodriguez doesn't let calls interrupt his work, but he knew this...

July 9, 2020
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Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to win back-to-back MVPs, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says

Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to win back-to-back MVPs, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>In coach 's mind, the pick for NBA MVP is an easy choice: .When the league told teams on Friday that the races for MVP and other regular-season individual awards are over -- ahead of the in Orlando, Florida -- the decision came as news to Budenholzer."I had no idea that that was the case, but it makes sense. I think it was 64, 65, 66 games for different teams, so that's certainly a significant body of work, and more importantly, certainly, Giannis, in our minds, has done more than enough to deserve a back-to-back MVP," Budenholzer said. "What he...

July 18, 2020
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Giannis Antetokounmpo on 'Last Dance' - Chasing greatness a life mission

Giannis Antetokounmpo on 'Last Dance' - Chasing greatness a life mission

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Reigning NBA MVP was up until the wee hours Wednesday night asking his Twitter followers, "What was your biggest takeaway from the Jordan Documentary thus far?"After receiving around 4,000 comments on the post, the superstar shared his response on Friday morning."My MJ takeaway from the Last Dance documentary is that chasing greatness is a life mission," he tweeted.Antetokounmpo hasn't been shy in his pursuit of greatness. In fact, during Milwaukee's Nov. 18 win at Chicago, with Jordan's No. 23 and 's 33 dangling from the rafters of the United...

May 1, 2020
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Bucks veteran guard Kyle Korver seeking change more than elusive championship

Bucks veteran guard Kyle Korver seeking change more than elusive championship

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>'s 17-year NBA journey has moved him from very white communities to primarily black locker rooms across the league.Still, in the wake of George Floyd's death and the , the sharpshooter says he has a lot to learn about racial injustice. So, he says he supports whatever NBA players want to do before the league's restart in Orlando, Florida."If my black teammates and friends and brothers feel like the best way to go about real change is to not play, I stand with them. I'm OK with that. If we think that is the best way for change, I care more about...

June 17, 2020
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Detroit Lions open to trading No. 7 pick in NFL draft

Detroit Lions open to trading No. 7 pick in NFL draft

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>With the 2021 NFL draft less than a week away, new general manager Brad Holmes says the franchise is open to trading its No. 7 overall pick."Yeah, there has been discussion with other teams," Holmes said during Friday's pre-draft news conference. "I will keep those in-house, but there has been discussions."Holmes noted that nothing is set in stone at this point.After a 5-11 finish to the 2020 season, in which Detroit ranked last in overall team defense, the Lions have entered a complete rebuild.2 RelatedBeyond Holmes, the pre-draft process has...

April 23, 2021
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo calls Utah Jazz 'best team in the West'

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo calls Utah Jazz 'best team in the West'

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>star certainly didn't enjoy suffering a to the at Vivint Arena on Friday night, but he couldn't help but admire how "simple" the game looked to them.More important, the Jazz earned his respect: Antetokounmpo said they're the "best team in the West."Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, finished with 29 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, after being held to two first-half points -- his fewest in any half this season.And after witnessing the Jazz have four 25-point scorers for the first time in franchise history, Antetokounmpo felt a personal...

February 13, 2021
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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell receiving NBA Cares award for social justice efforts

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell receiving NBA Cares award for social justice efforts

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>star refused to remain silent on social justice issues off the court, becoming a go-to guy in NBA circles.His commitment to advance social justice coupled with his passion for education earned him the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award.The award honors Mitchell's efforts between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, including a $12 million pledge to Greenwich Country Day School, which he and his sister, Jordan, attended and where his mother, Nicole, taught for over 10 years.1 RelatedIt was the largest single donation in school history."I'm...

January 29, 2021
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks reach five-year, $228M supermax extension

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks reach five-year, $228M supermax extension

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>, the NBA's reigning two-time Most Valuable Player, has signed a multiyear extension with the , the team announced.Antetokounmpo's agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that it will be for the full five-year, $228 million supermax, including an opt-out after the fourth year."This is my home, this is my city," and Instagram on Tuesday. "I'm blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let's make these years count. The show goes on, let's get it."This is my home, this is my city.. I'm blessed to be...

December 15, 2020
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Billy Donovan excited to try to build back up 'iconic' Chicago Bulls

Billy Donovan excited to try to build back up 'iconic' Chicago Bulls

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>An unlikely candidate emerged in the midst of the ' coaching search, and the revamped front office didn't want to drop the ball on this opportunity.Once coach Billy Donovan and the mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons, Chicago's Arturas Karnisovas immediately reached out."Once he became available, we were relentless in terms of trying to find ways to continue communication and kind of to prove to Billy that we are the spot for him, a landing spot next," said Karnisovas, the Bulls' executive vice president of basketball operations....

September 24, 2020
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