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Disgruntled Harden Traded To Nets, Jags In Talks W/Urban Meyer, $5.2 Mill For Mickey Mantle Card

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The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster multi-team deal. Harden will join former teammate Kevin Durant on the Nets, and the Rockets will acquire Victor Oladipo plus four first-round picks and a bunch of pick swaps.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly in advanced talks to hire former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

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A 1952 Mickey Mantle trading card sold for a record $5.2 million, breaking the previous record of $3.4 million paid for a Mike Trout rookie card.

 

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NHL Season Begins, 27 Players Already Test Positive, Harden’s Disappointment In Rockets

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The NHL is back tonight with a condensed 56-game season. The NHL plans to squeeze a total of 868 games into 116 nights. Unfortunately, the League is already off to a rough start with 27 confirmed players from nine different teams (17 from the Dallas Stars) testing positive for COVID-19.

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James Harden did not shy away from airing his disappointment in his team, the Houston Rockets, on Tuesday night. After a decisive loss to the LA Lakers, Harden said in his postgame press conference, “We’re just not good enough. Chemistry, talent-wise, everything. It’s clear … I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation … it’s crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.” He then abruptly left. His teammates were not happy. John Wall said, “When you have certain guys in the mix that don’t want to buy in as one, it’s gonna be hard to do anything special as a basketball team … It hurts. If we can all get on the same page, we can be something good here. We can’t dwell down on it because it’s only been nine games. Come on, man. You’re going to jump off the cliff off of nine games? There’s a lot of basketball still to be played.”

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76ers In Quarantine, Harbaugh Signs $4Mill Deal, Mets Blockbuster Trade

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry found out he tested positive for coronavirus during the beginning of the Sixers matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. With contact tracing protocols in place, the entire team will quarantine in New York. The Sixers game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday in Philly could be rescheduled.

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Fifty-seven-year-old Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is close to signing a five-year deal with a base salary of $4 million and incentives up to $8 million.

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The New York Mets made a splash yesterday with a blockbuster trade. The Mets got all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians for Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario, and some prospects.

 

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Lynn/Marrone Fired, Heisman Ceremony Tonight, Prater Wins Free Bud Light For Detroit, March Madness Returns

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There were two more NFL head coaches fired yesterday. The Los Angeles Chargers fired Anthony Lynn and the Jacksonville Jaguars got rid of Doug Marrone.

The Heisman Trophy ceremony will be held virtually tonight at 7:30 pm ET. The finalists are: Devonta Smith (WR, Alabama), Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson), Mac Jones (QB, Alabama), and Kyle Trask (QB, Florida). Smith is considered the odds on favorite to win.

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater won free beer for the people in Detroit. Bud Light created a competition between Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus and Prater to see who could kick the longest field goal during the season, with Bud Light promising free beer to the winning city. Prater kicked a 59-yard field goal back in Week 9 against the Washington Football Team, while McManus’s longest kick was a 58-yarder against the New Orleans Saints.

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The 2020 NCAA tournament was one of the first sporting events to shut down due to the pandemic. As of now, March Madness is set to return for 2021. The tournament is scheduled to begin in late March and last for a condensed two-week period with all 68 teams playing in six venues in the Indianapolis area. If all goes well, the National Championship will be held on April 5th.

 

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Alabama Vs Ohio State In College Football Championship, 14 Teams In Playoffs, Browns/Buccs End Drought, Jets Fire Gase, Curry’s Career-High

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Alabama and Ohio State have advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Crimson Tide easily cruised past Notre Dame 31-14 in the Rose Bowl, while the Buckeyes destroyed Clemson 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl. For Alabama, Heisman Trophy favorite DeVonta Smith ran for 130 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was on a tear passing for six touchdowns and 385 yards.

The NFL regular season is over, and for the first time ever, 14 teams will be heading to the playoffs. Two teams are even ending long postseason droughts. The Cleveland Browns are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, and thanks in part to Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to their first postseason since 2007. Here is the Wild Card Weekend Lineup:

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9

Colts at Bills, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
Rams at Seahawks, 4:40 p.m. ET (Fox)
Buccaneers at Washington, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

Sunday, January 10
Ravens at Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (ABC)
Bears at Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime)
Browns at Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

In other NFL news, the New York Jets fired head coach Adam Gase.

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The Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry had a slow start to the season but made a big statement last night with a career-high 62 points in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

 

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Nets Destroy Warriors, Clippers Edge Lakers, Lakers’ GM Learned From Queen’s Gambit, Auburn Hires Harsin

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The Brooklyn Nets, led by Kevin Durant (22 points) and Kyrie Irving (26 points), dominated the Golden State Warriors giving Steve Nash his first win as an NBA head coach. Nets 125, Warriors 99

In the battle of LA, the Clippers took down the reigning champion Lakers 116-109.

In other Laker news, their general manager Rob Pelinka said he watched “The Queen’s Gambit” recently, and ”he discovered the show taught him more than just how to master chess. It symbolized how to master both the free agency sweepstakes and the NBA’s upcoming season.” He stated, “You see the ins and outs of chess and how to study the board. But you don’t know until you play the game and how it’s going to go.”

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Boise State’s Bryan Harsin will take over as Auburn’s next head football coach.

 

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Steelers Lose Again-Browns One Game Behind, Pro Bowl Selections, NBA Season Begins Tonight

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With a win on Monday Night Football, the Cincinnati Bengals handed the Pittsburgh Steelers its third straight loss and the possibility of losing the AFC North division title to the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot, but the Browns are now only one game behind Pittsburgh in the standings.

The NFL Pro Bowl will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event will be held virtually and played on “Madden NFL 21“.  There were some very familiar names chosen (Mahomes, Rodgers, Wilson, Allen, Watson, and Kyler Murray), but many felt some prime-time players were overlooked. The Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, and Seattle Seahawks had seven selections apiece, while the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets, and Carolina Panthers had no players selected. For a full list, click here.

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The NBA season kicks off tonight. The condensed season will take place outside of a bubble, so plan on some twists and turns over the next few months.

 

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Antetokounmpo Signs Historic Extension, CBS & Nickelodeon Broadcasting Playoff Game, Alabama Wins Recruiting Day

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Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a maximum contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks for $228.2 million over five years.  The defending NBA MVP is now the highest-paid athlete in North American team sports.

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CBS Sports and Nickelodeon will be working together to broadcast one of the NFL’s Wild Card Playoff games on January 10th. The deal will feature kid-driven content during the game and a special kid-centric halftime show. The play-by-play announcers will feature Noah Eagles, Nate Burleson, and Nickelodeon personality Gabrielle Nevaeh Green.  Nickelodeon will also broadcast “The Spongebob SportsPants Countdown Special” with an appearance by Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, and CBS announcers Jim Nantz and Tony Romo.

According to ViacomCBS Kids and Family President, “Our game plan is to make sure the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon definitely lives up to its name by infusing the telecast with Nick’s sensibility of surprise and fun at almost every turn. We’re incredibly proud to team up with CBS Sports and the NFL to elevate the thrill of this game for kids and families to enjoy together.”

Alabama had a big recruiting day signing six five-star and 13 four-star recruits and stealing two four-star prospects from rival LSU. Georgia, LSU, Clemson, and Oregon also had solid days.

 

 

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Donovan Mitchell Donates Record $12 Mill To Greenwich School, Pats Fall To Rams And Break Impressive Streak

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Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell pledged $12 million to help low-income students afford to go to the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT. Mitchell graduated from the ninth grade at GCDS in 2012. According to GCDS, the gift is the largest donation in school history and will  help the school “remain a leader in providing need-based aid for students.”

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The New England Patriots fell to the Los Angeles Rams 24-3 on Thursday Night Football. The loss snapped one of the most impressive win streaks in NFL history. The Pats had boasted a run of 17 consecutive 10-win seasons. After their loss Thursday night, they can only win a maximum of nine games this season.

 

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Steelers Finally Lose, Alex Smith Inspirational, Bills Beat 49ers, Obama’s Bball Jersey Breaks Record

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Dolphin fans celebrated last night watching the Washington Football Team beat the previously undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. The 1972 Dolphins continue to remain the only team in the NFL to have a perfect season. For Washington, quarterback Alex Smith continues to inspire with a 23-17 win.

In the second game on Monday night, the Buffalo Bills beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-24 thanks to Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen who completed 32 of 40 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns.

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Former President Barack Obama’s basketball jersey from his 1978 season at Hawaii’s Punahou School sold for $192,00 breaking the record for the most expensive high school basketball jersey sold at auction. The previous record was $187,500 for LeBron James’ jersey worn on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2002.

 

 

 

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