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Buffalo Bills can justify trading Patrick Mahomes pick by reaching Super Bowl - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN

Buffalo Bills can justify trading Patrick Mahomes pick by reaching Super Bowl - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN

Skip to navigation<>Buffalo BillsORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- How many times does a team trade away the player who is the face of its league and get away with it? Or at least, the ?In the ' case, they might have pulled off the unthinkable; they will get a chance to prove it this weekend.In Sunday's AFC Championship Game, the Bills will face the (6:40 p.m. ET, CBS) and quarterback (assuming ) -- the player the Chiefs drafted in 2017 with the No. 10 pick they received from the Bills.••It's a trade Buffalo fans have heard about ad nauseam. In coach 's first draft as coach, the Bills traded down with...

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Atlanta Dream close to being sold; Kelly Loeffler to have no association with team, sources say

Atlanta Dream close to being sold; Kelly Loeffler to have no association with team, sources say

Skip to navigation<>The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, a WNBA spokesperson confirmed to ESPN."As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized," the league said in a statement. "Once the sale negotiation is concluded, additional information will be provided."Sources told ESPN on Tuesday that up to five bidders have expressed interest in buying the team, with Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), currently a co-owner, expected to have no association with the franchise after the sale.The franchise has been at the center of turmoil since...

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Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Skip to navigation<>Don Sutton, the longtime right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday night, his son Daron .The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Don Sutton died of cancer at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 75."Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night," Daron Sutton wrote on Twitter. "He worked as hard as anyone I've ever known and he treated those he encountered with great respect...and he took me to work a lot. For all these things, I am very grateful. Rest In Peace."Saddened to share that my dad...

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Adam Silver says NBA is discussing COVID-19 vaccination of players as PSA

Adam Silver says NBA is discussing COVID-19 vaccination of players as PSA

Skip to navigation<>NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday the league has discussed having players receive COVID-19 vaccines to educate and influence the public regarding their safety and effectiveness."There have been discussions. It's something we're particularly focused on," Silver said at a virtual conference hosted by Sportico."In the African American community, there's been enormously disparate impact from COVID ... but now, somewhat perversely, there's been enormous resistance [to vaccinations] in the African American community for understandable historical reasons. ... If that...

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Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate at Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate at Super Bowl

Skip to navigation<>Sarah Thomas will next month become the first woman to officiate a , the NFL announced Tuesday. Thomas will serve as a down judge on referee Carl Cheffers' crew at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.Thomas joined the NFL in 2015 as its first female on-field official. The league assembles its Super Bowl officiating crew based on eligibility -- a minimum of five years of experience is required -- as well as in-season performance. She has worked a total of four postseason games in six seasons with the league.In a statement, NFL executive vice president of football operations...

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2020-21 NBA Standings | ESPN

2020-21 NBA Standings | ESPN

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'I believe in us' - On MLK Day, NBA players reflect on social justice and what comes next

'I believe in us' - On MLK Day, NBA players reflect on social justice and what comes next

Skip to navigation<>was conflicted.Then a member of the , he mulled for two weeks last summer whether to commit to the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida. In the midst of the , Holiday's wife, Lauren, was five months pregnant and could sense his discomfort over leaving the family.So she challenged him: Play, and donate the remainder of his 2019-20 salary to Black-owned businesses, non-profit organizations and initiatives."I felt like I kind of needed a reason to go back and play -- and my wife just said it. It kind of just hit her," Holiday said. "There were other ideas we were thinking...

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Buffalo Bills fans donate to Lamar Jackson-backed charity after victory over Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills fans donate to Lamar Jackson-backed charity after victory over Baltimore Ravens

Skip to navigation<>Thousands of fans are celebrating the ' first trip to the since the 1993 season in a unique way -- by donating tens of thousands of dollars to a charity that quarterback supported during his college career at Louisville.Shortly after Saturday night over the Ravens -- a game in which Jackson left during the second half to -- momentum was generated among Bills fans online to show support for Jackson by supporting the "Blessings in a Backpack" Louisville chapter."It started around 11:30 last night and our donation box just started flooding with donations from Bills fans for...

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Former IOC exec Kevan Gosper suggests United Nations could rule on fate of Tokyo Games

Former IOC exec Kevan Gosper suggests United Nations could rule on fate of Tokyo Games

Skip to navigation<>SYDNEY -- Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic.The Olympics are to open on July 23 but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe.Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under emergency orders with about 4,200 deaths in the country attributed to COVID-19.Gosper, still an honorary IOC member, made the suggestion to Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corp."If...

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New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu finalizing six-year, $90M contract, sources say

New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu finalizing six-year, $90M contract, sources say

Skip to navigation<>Second baseman and the are finalizing a six-year, $90 million contract, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN's Jeff Passan.LeMahieu finished third in the American League MVP voting after winning the AL batting title with an MLB-leading .364 average during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, becoming just the fourth player in Yankees history to lead the majors in that category, along with Mickey Mantle (.353 in 1956), Joe DiMaggio (.381 in 1939) and Lou Gehrig (.363 in 1934).It was the second career batting title for the 32-year-old LeMahieu, who won the National...

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Fired Los Angeles Angels clubhouse attendant names pitchers in ball-doctoring case

Fired Los Angeles Angels clubhouse attendant names pitchers in ball-doctoring case

Skip to navigation<>A revealing text message from star pitcher has been submitted as evidence in Brian Harkins' quest to prove he was unfairly made a scapegoat when the fired him as their clubhouse attendant for supplying ball-doctoring substances to pitchers.The message -- dated Jan. 17, 2019 -- was filed in Orange County (California) Superior Court on Thursday as opposition to a request to dismiss the original lawsuit submitted by Harkins' attorneys in August."Hey Bubba, it's Gerrit Cole," the text reads. "I was wondering if you could help me out with this sticky situation [winky face...

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Ex-U.S. Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller released from federal custody

Ex-U.S. Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller released from federal custody

Skip to navigation<>DENVER -- A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C., until after next week's inauguration.Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief hearing in Denver federal court following his arrest on charges brought by prosecutors in Washington. At the insistence of prosecutors, Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty said Keller could not travel to Washington before Jan. 21. After that, Keller is allowed to travel to...

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Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as coach

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as coach

Skip to navigation<>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The have hired Urban Meyer as their new head coach, turning to one of the most successful college coaches in NCAA history to help spur a turnaround of one of the NFL's worst franchises."This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everywhere," team owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "Urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and champion who demands excellence and produces results. While Urban already enjoys a legacy in the game of football that few will ever match, his passion for the opportunity in front of him here in...

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores reaffirms support for Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores reaffirms support for Tua Tagovailoa

Skip to navigation<>DAVIE, Fla. -- The quarterback situation has been at the center of the news cycle early in the offseason, but when asked about it Thursday coach Brian Flores reaffirmed his support for quarterback and expressed excitement for his development going into Year 2."A lot of attention gets paid to Tua, but I thought he made a lot of improvement over the course of the season. I'm excited about the future with him," Flores told ESPN. "He's a young player, talented player, bounced back from the hip. I think this is a big offseason for him. That Year 1 to Year 2 jump will be...

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Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open

Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open

Skip to navigation<>Former world No. 1 has tested positive for COVID-19 but is hopeful he can still compete in the Australian Open next month, organisers announced on Thursday.Murray, 33, was awarded a wildcard by organisers to play in the main draw of the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne."Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK," Tennis Australia said in a ."Unfortunately this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the...

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Ex-Olympic swimmer Klete Keller faces 3 federal charges for participation in U.S. Capitol riots

Ex-Olympic swimmer Klete Keller faces 3 federal charges for participation in U.S. Capitol riots

Skip to navigation<>Klete Keller, a two-time U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist, was charged Wednesday for allegedly participating in last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.According to court records, Keller was charged with obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct. All are federal crimes.It wasn't clear if he had been taken into custody.Messages seeking comment left by The Associated Press with Keller and his sister, former Olympic swimmer Kalyn...

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MLB suspends all political contributions in wake of Washington, D.C., invasion

MLB suspends all political contributions in wake of Washington, D.C., invasion

Skip to navigation<>NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob loyal to President Donald Trump, joining a wave of major corporations rethinking their efforts to lobby Washington."In light of the unprecedented events last week at the U.S. Capitol, MLB is suspending contributions from its Political Action Committee pending a review of our political contribution policy going forward," the league said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday.The NFL said it will reconsider its donations...

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Reports - San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane files for bankruptcy, might not play

Reports - San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane files for bankruptcy, might not play

Skip to navigation<>forward has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Northern District of California, according to multiple reports.The 29-year-old lists assets of about $10 million, mostly in real estate, and liabilities of almost $27 million.As part of last week's filing, Kane says that he might not even play this season, eliminating his income."Debtor may terminate his contract and he may opt out of the season, as allowed under current rules, because of health concerns given the recent birth of his first child," his bankruptcy petition said. "Should he terminate his contract or opt out...

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Dennis Rodman's daughter Trinity registers for NWSL draft

Dennis Rodman's daughter Trinity registers for NWSL draft

Skip to navigation<>Washington State freshman forward Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, is among players available for selection in Wednesday's NWSL draft.Rodman, 18, has long been a standout for U.S. youth national teams, dazzling observers with her speed and finishing ability. She scored eight goals and six assists for the team that won the 2020 CONCACAF under-20 women's championship last March.- Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 women's collegiate soccer season was postponed until the spring of 2021, meaning Rodman was never able to suit up for...

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NBA star Patty Mills helps establish Indigenous Community Basketball League

NBA star Patty Mills helps establish Indigenous Community Basketball League

Skip to navigation<>' commitment to boosting educational, cultural and sporting pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders has continued, with the star founding the inaugural season of the Indigenous Community Basketball League.The competition, run by Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) and set to begin in February, will offer Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders under 14 years of age a basketball participation pathway.Round 1 of the six-week regular season begins on February 7 and will be staged in eight locations, including Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait. Two weeks...

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Expecting billions in losses during short season, NHL's Gary Bettman says 'it would be cheaper for us to shut the doors and not play'

Expecting billions in losses during short season, NHL's Gary Bettman says 'it would be cheaper for us to shut the doors and not play'

Skip to navigation<>NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league and its clubs will lose billions of dollars to stage an abridged 2021 season largely without fans, but he felt it was critical to play through the pandemic anyway."Let me make something really clear: We're coming back to play this season because we think it's important for the game, because our fans and our players want us to, and it may give people -- particularly in isolation, or where there are curfews -- a sense of normalcy and something to do," Bettman told reporters in a video call on Monday. "It would be cheaper for us...

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Justin Thomas apologizes for uttering anti-gay slur at Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas apologizes for uttering anti-gay slur at Tournament of Champions

Skip to navigation<>KAPALUA, Hawaii -- apologized Saturday afternoon for uttering an anti-gay slur under his breath when he missed a 5-foot par putt on the fourth hole of the Sentry Tournament of Champions."It's inexcusable," Thomas said. "First off, I just apologize. I'm an adult. I'm a grown man; there's absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that. It's terrible. I'm extremely embarrassed. It's not who I am; it's not the kind of person that I am or anything that I do."Unfortunately, I did it, and I have to own up to it, and I'm very apologetic."Thomas said he wasn't aware that...

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Houston Texans ignored search firm in hiring of GM Nick Caserio, sources say

Houston Texans ignored search firm in hiring of GM Nick Caserio, sources say

Skip to navigation<>Had Houston stayed the course and followed the recommendation of the search firm Korn Ferry, the likely would have hired vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan as their next general manager, league sources told ESPN.Khan and ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick were the two finalists before Texans owner Cal McNair changed his mind, ignored the recommendation of the search firm he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do weeks of work and hired former director of player personnel Nick Caserio, sources said.Multiple people in the...

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Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Skip to navigation<>LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93.The Dodgers said Friday that he suffered heart failure at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.Lasorda had a history of heart problems, including a heart attack in 1996 that ended his managerial career and another in 2012 that required him to...

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The rise and fall of Earl Thomas - A Hall of Fame career interrupted

The rise and fall of Earl Thomas - A Hall of Fame career interrupted

Skip to navigation<>EXCLUSIVE CONTENTwanted to show an old friend how far he had come.It was 2013, and a then-24-year-old Thomas patrolled the ' Legion of Boom secondary. The franchise was just weeks from its first Super Bowl championship, and Thomas had flown his high school coach, Texas state Hall of Famer Dan Hooks, and his wife to see the Seahawks' regular-season finale against the .After the Seahawks breezed past the Rams, Hooks found himself at Thomas' house for dinner, surrounded by luxury. He overlooked lake waters as Nina Thomas, Earl's future wife, prepared a tender steak. After...

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