The NFL tried to add a lot of words in its announcement to soften the real news: The Pro Bowl has been canceled this season.
After exploring trade talks that never came to fruition, the Jets decided to release running back Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday night. The announcement sent shockwaves throughout the league, as the 28-year-old and two-time All-Pro selection is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team. Here's a quick look at how the NFL world, including some of Bell's former teammates, reacted to the move ...
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West Ham have stressed their “zero-tolerance” approach to discrimination after a man was handed a three-year football banning order for directing racial abuse at a player during January's Premier League clash with Liverpool at the London Stadium. Bradley Thumwood, 48, from Bexleyheath, appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated Section 5 public order offence, the Metropolitan Police said. He was issued with a three-year football banning order, fined £400 and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting to £125.
On Wednesday morning, reports surfaced that Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kamalei Correa had requested a trade — and now that has been confirmed by head coach Mike Vrabel. Correa was inactive for the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills just hours after he was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. When speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Vrabel admitted that the two sides were going to move on, and that Correa would be released if the Titans couldn't find a suitor.
Tomase: Preparing to say goodbye to these important Sox figures originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston If Chaim Bloom's Red Sox tenure unfolds as planned, someday we'll marvel at how far the organization came on his watch. His inaugural roster just delivered a last-place finish and the fourth-worst record in baseball, so when it comes to players who could depart this winter, the short answer is pretty much all of them. Outside of third baseman Rafael Devers, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, and right fielder Alex Verdugo, the Red Sox are depressingly short on building blocks, though they hope that starts to change this offseason.
Having come out ahead in a down-to-the-wire prime time game with the Los Angeles Chargers, they should have cruised smoothly into their bye week to regroup and prepare for the long haul. The Athletic's Jeff Duncan reports that while Thomas was suspended for the Chargers game after a fight with safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson in practice, the bigger issue was Thomas mouthing off to coaches after he and Gardner-Johnson were separated.
The first thing Jeanie Buss felt when Game 6 of the NBA Finals neared its close was overwhelmed. “I'm not a good public speaker, so I was worried I was gonna have a horrible case of stage fright and not find the words,” Buss said a day later. “Watching them celebrate together, that team is as close as any team I've ever seen.”
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler is used to getting out of tight spots. Just don't ask him about his tight pants. After he'd allowed just one run over five innings to open the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers bullpen imploded late in a 5-1 defeat to the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
NBA offseason predictions: 10 potential FA signings, trades originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston NBA free agency won't coincide with actual fireworks this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic bumped the start of the new league year from July to a to-be-determined time in November. But what about theoretical fireworks? While this year's free agent class isn't as strong as others, several marquee names could be on the move.
Before the season began, the Los Angeles Rams released a schedule to let fans know when they would wear each of their new uniforms. It was an even split of eight games with royal jerseys and eight with the new “bone” color, but the 49ers are forcing the Rams to make a wardrobe change in Week 6. The Rams had previously said they would wear their bone uniforms against San Francisco this week, but the 49ers aren't going to let that happen, apparently.
The US Women's National Team released its latest roster, and some big names were not included for October training camp. US Soccer opted not to bring the stars currently playing abroad — including Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, and Emily Sonnett — back to the states amid the pandemic. Morgan told Insider that it was "the right decision" and that head coach Vlatko Andonovski called each player to assure them that the move was "not performance-driven in any way."
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Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt remembers 'God's gift to baseball' originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Joe Morgan's eye-popping Hall of Fame ledger does not include any saves, but he did earn one in his career. Morgan, who died at 77 on Sunday, spent the 1983 season with the Phillies and helped the club win the National League pennant. In May of that season, Mike Schmidt was in the throes of a hellacious slump.
The Atlanta Falcons offense as a whole has been shockingly disappointing the past few weeks, and Calvin Ridley has suffered under that, as well, putting up a goose egg in Week 4. He bounced back in Week 5 with a huge yardage total, but he still hasn't reached the end zone since Week 2. Week 6 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] He'll have a chance to get back to his scoring ways in Week 6 when Ridley and the Falcons take on the Minnesota Vikings, who just let DK Metcalf light them up for 93 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lakers said Avery Bradley would get a ring if they won a championship. But Bradley – who sat out the NBA restart – expressed uncertainty about accepting it. Now that the Lakers have won the title, how does he feel?
Le'Veon Bell may have been a bust for the Jets, but he's going to be a bargain for somebody else. Of course the Patriots are a possibility. Quarterback Cam Newton (149 yards) has a lot to do with that and their leading rusher (Sony Michel) has only 173 yards and is currently on injured reserve.
The Yankees know that they have to mull over their catching situation this offseason after what transpired during the shortened 2020 season. In the postseason, it wasn't Gary Sanchez situated behind the plate like in years past. Kyle Higashioka earned the starting role with his defensive skills, and to everyone's surprise, his good at-bats as well.
There are five open coaching jobs around the NBA. The big names here are Tyronn Lue and Jeff Van Gundy, both of whom interviewed with the Rockets this week, and both of who also are in the mix for the Clippers job, creating a potential bidding war.
The timing for a Jimmy Garoppolo reunion is lining up for the New England Patriots if they found they wanted to purse their old backup quarterback. It doesn't make perfect sense, but the there is a scenario where the Patriots might be interested in trading for Garoppolo — or even signing him, if the 49ers were to cut him. San Francisco benched Garoppolo on Sunday, but for now, let's avoid viewing the move as a death knell for his tenure with the 49ers.