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Bruce Arians Retiring, Sudden Death Gone, Dalton Signed, NFL Minority Hire Rules, Laser Pointers, Men Qualify For World Cup

FOOTBALL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce Arians is retiring and will join the front office. Todd Bowles will replace him. Tom Brady reacted on Instagram by stating, “Thank you, BA for all that you have done for me and our team. You are an incredible man and coach, and it was a privilege to play for you. You are a true NFL legend and pioneer for all the work you have done to make the league more diverse and inclusive.”

The NFL is getting rid of sudden-death overtime in the playoffs. The League approved an overtime rule ensuring both teams get at least one overtime possession.

In NFL player news, the New Orleans Saints signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year $6 million deal. Dalton will likely be the backup to Jameis Winston who re-signed for $28 million.

The NFL is now requiring all 32 teams to hire a “female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority” as an offensive assistant for the 2022 season (for a one-year deal paid by the league).

SOCCER

Egypt was eliminated by Senegal from the World Cup after fans shined green laser pointers at one of the best players, Mo Salah, during a penalty kick causing him to miss.

The U.S. men qualified for the National Team at the World Cup in Qatar after failing to do so in 2018,

 

 

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Curry’s Sprain, Kentucky Upset, Hoosier Cheerleaders, Chelsea Franchise For Sale, Davante Traded, Mayfield Wants Out

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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry sprained a ligament in his foot during the Boston Celtics 110-88 win over the Warriors on Wednesday. No reports on how long he’ll be out.

March Madness is underway, and already we have the first big upset. Number 15 seed Saint Peters upset #2 seed Kentucky. The Wildcats became only the 10th #2 seed in history to ever lose to a #15 seed in the first round.

Indiana lost their matchup against St. Mary’s 82-53, but the Hoosiers cheerleaders made headlines when one of the members of the team jumped up on her teammate’s shoulders and flawlessly recovered a ball stuck behind the backboard.

SOCCER

Bids are due to purchase the lucrative Chelsea franchise from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. According to the Wall Street Journal, bids are expected to be in the range of $2.5-3.5 billion. Abramovich won’t be able to make a profit on the sale (proceeds expected to go to charity).

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers lost his favorite target when on Thursday the Green Bay Packers traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams to the Los Angeles Raiders for two 2022 draft picks.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield has officially asked Cleveland for a trade, so he can make a fresh start somewhere else. According to reports, the Browns aren’t convinced he needs to go and might not honor his request.

 

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Harden Scores 26 In Home Debut, Abramovich Selling Stake In Chelsea, IPC Banning Russian Athletes

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MLB Delaying Spring Training, Roy Kent Hangs W/Oscar The Grouch, NFL Hires Lynch In Discrimination Lawsuit

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BASEBALL

Major League Baseball will delay the start of spring training while it’s continuing to speak with the owners and players union on labor talks. The lockout began in December and opening day is still set for March 31st.

SOCCER

Ted Lasso’s Roy Kent (played by Brett Goldstein) will appear on Sesame Street and hang out with his fellow grump Oscar the Grouch.

FOOTBALL

The NFL hired former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to defend the organization in the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Brian Flores.

 

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Saints Hire Dennis Allen, Texans Hire Lovie, Kamara Under Investigation, Murray Scrubs Social Media, Reynaldo 400 Mill Followers, Team USA Wins 1st Gold

FOOTBALL

The last two head coaching positions have been filled. The New Orleans Saints hired their defensive coordinator for the last six years, Dennis Allen. Prior to the Saints, Allen worked as a head coach from 2012-2014 for the Raiders. Finally, the Houston Texans hired Lovie Smith.

In other NFL news, the Saints running back Alvin Kamara is under investigation for beating up a man outside an elevator at the Cromwell Casino in Las Vegas after the Pro Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray scrubbed his social media of Arizona associations in anticipation of his upcoming negotiations with the team now that he’s in the final year of his rookie contract.

SOCCER

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first person to amass 400 million followers on Instagram

OLYMPICS

Lindsey Jacobellis won gold in the snowboardcross competition, giving Team USA its first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

 

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Curry Best Shooter Ever, $380 Mill Settlement By Olympic Committee, No Boycott From S.Korea, Nike Signs First-Ever Student Endorsement

BASKETBALL

At only 33 years old, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry is now the best shooter to ever play in the NBA. On Tuesday night against the Knicks, Curry secured his place in history with his 2,974th 3-pointer, leaping over Ray Allen’s previous record. Allen was in attendance at the Garden to cheer on Curry and see his record eclipsed.

GYMNASTICS

USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee agreed to a $380 million settlement for failing to protect athletes from sexual predators such as those abused by Larry Nassar, the gymnast’s former team doctor. The settlement is one of the largest sex abuse settlements in history.

OLYMPICS

Many countries (including the U.S.) have announced diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing Winter Olympics, but South Korea has refused to join the other countries claiming they don’t want to jeopardize “their strategic ties to China.”

SOCCER

Nike signed UCLA women’s soccer star Reilyn Turner to its first-ever endorsement contract. The deal comes after NCAA recently changed the rules to allow student-athletes to profit from their names and likeness.

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Dolphins Pull Out Win Thanks To Tua, Odell Signs W/Rams, Newton Signs W/Panthers, Soccer Scandal

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Jacoby Brissett started at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, but was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa (who had a fractured finger). Tua scored late in the game to give the team a 22-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

In other NFL news, Odell Beckham Jr., who was released by the Cleveland Browns, has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. And, quarterback Cam Newton, who was cut by the New England Patriots in August, is returning to Charlotte for a one year deal. Cam won the NFL MVP award in 2015 and led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50 but then struggled with injuries the last few years.

SOCCER

In an odd story out of the soccer world, a Paris St-Germain player was arrested for potential foul play in an attack on her teammate by masked men. According to reports, Aminata Diallo was giving her teammate Kheira Hamraoui (who has replaced her as a starter on the team), a ride home from a team dinner when masked men pulled Hamraoui from the car and beat her up. The investigation is ongoing.

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MLDS Begins, Kyrie Refuses Vaccination, Greenberg To Host “NBA Countdown”, NWSL Resumes Play

BASEBALL

In the Wild Card matchups, the Boston Red Sox advance to the Division Series after beating the NY Yankees 6-2. The Los Angeles Dodgers also advance, thanks to Chris Taylor’s two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against  the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Major League Division Series begins Thursday night. The Houston Astros will host the Chicago White Sox,  Later in the evening, the Boston Red Sox will take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Friday, the Dodgers will face their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, and the Milwaukee Brewers will play the Atlanta Braves.

BASKETBALL

The New Jersey Nets Kyrie Irving still refuses to get vaccinated, which means he might not be able to participate in home games and practices.

ESPN reported that Mike Greenberg will replace Maria Taylor as the host of “NBA Countdown.”

SOCCER

The National Women’s Soccer League resumed games on Wednesday after pausing play over the weekend due to reports of emotional and sexual abuse from a now-former league coach. For more on this story, click here.

 

 

 

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Raiders Lose To Chargers, Bubba Wallace Wins Talladega, Spoiler Alert For “Ted Lasso”

FOOTBALL

After the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 28-14 on Monday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals are the only undefeated team left in the NFL.

NASCAR

Bubba Wallace became only the second Black driver to win NASCAR’s Cup Series race since 1963. The big win came at Talladega, where Wallace found a noose hanging in his garage stall last season. No hate crime was recorded, as it was determined that the noose wasn’t directed at him, but Wallace still thinks it was fitting that his big win came at the same track where a noose was found in general.

SOCCER

Warning, this could be a potential spoiler alert for the season finale of Season 2 “Ted Lasso”….the hit TV show has secured a licensing deal with the Premier League to use team logos, club kits, and the league trophy in Season 3.

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Panthers Beat Texans, McCaffrey Injured, Manning Bros Show 1.9 Mill Views, Ryder Cup Wknd, “Operation Soccer Balls” Success

FOOTBALL

The Carolina Panthers beat the Houston Texans on Thursday night, but their star running back Christian McCaffrey left during the second quarter due to a strained hamstring. It’s unclear when he’ll be back. Panthers’ quarterback Sam Darnold had a solid night completing 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and two running touchdowns in the 24-9 win.

The Manning brothers’ Monday Night Football show seems to be taking off. Their viewership jumped from 800,000 in week one to 1.9 million in week two.

GOLF

The Ryder Cup weekend is here. The three-day tournament features the U.S. against Europe with 12 golfers per team. The U.S. team has been split into “pods” where four-man units have to do everything together in order to create a sense of unity and team spirit. The last time the U.S. used the four-man pod system was in 2008 when the Americans won.

SOCCER

The international mission named “Operation Soccer Balls” was a success. The 80 members of the Afghanistan girls soccer team (adults and children) escaped the country and have been granted asylum in Portugal.

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