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Tom Brady expresses gratitude for Buccaneers fans, players amid uncertain future

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson There’s been consistent chatter around the league regarding the future of Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady following his loss to the Rams in the NFC divisional round.  The seven-time Super Bowl champion wrote a post on Instagram on......

32 NFL teams, 32 big free-agent decisions: Which players will return to their 2021 team?

ESPN
7:00 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL playoffs are down to just four teams, which means the 28 others are giving a hard look at their rosters and planning to make some decisions regarding free agents in 2022. It may seem like the regular season just finished, but we are......

Which players could move before the January window closes?

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The transfer window closes on Jan. 31 (find out when it closes in Europe’s other top leagues here) and the final week of business is likely to prove significant to a number of leading players and clubs. 2 Related While some big deals have already been done — Barcelona signed......

Two players are looking to continue Chile’s dominance at the Latin America Amateur Championship

ESPN
4:06 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic – On Saturday, after Gabriel Morgan Birke shot 2-under 70 to enter the final day of the Latin America Amateur Championship tied for sixth and three shots off the lead, the 24-year-old Chilean wasn’t ready to go to the beach at......

Penny Hardaway apologizes to players, fans for expletive-filled rant in Tigers’ loss

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4MTk2NzQ0MDkyODU0MTQ1/penny-hardaway-comments-james-wiseman.jpg Wilton Jackson A day after Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway sounded off on the media with an expletive-filled rant following the Tigers’ 70–62 loss to SMU, he issued an apology to his players, the fans and the university. “Memphis … Tiger Nation, I love you,” Hardaway said. “I let......

NFL stops daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The NFL and the NFL players association agreed to cease daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, allowing them to follow the protocols that were issued for vaccinated players and coaches in December.  The league sent a memo to......

‘She will not be outworked’: Vanessa Nygaard brings player’s mentality to Phoenix Mercury

ESPN
8:40 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. When Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer got word Friday afternoon that Vanessa Nygaard is expected to be......

NFL halts COVID testing for unvaccinated players

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The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to halt daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, aligning them with protocols developed last month for vaccinated players and coaches. In a memo sent Friday afternoon to teams, the league said it would add unvaccinated players to its existing symptom screening and......

NWSL players won’t report to clubs without CBA agreed upon

Sports Illustrated
The National Women’s Soccer League players will not report to their respective clubs on the first day of the 2022 preseason unless a collective bargaining agreement has been put in place, according to multiple sources. The Athletic’s Meg Linehan was the first to report. The NWSL Players Association and the league’s......

After snow storm, high school coach cancels workout and tells players to shovel driveways of elderly and disabled neighbors

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A western Pennsylvania high school football team is getting praised after their coach canceled a weightlifting session and told them to shovel driveways for those in need following a snow storm last weekend, CBS station KDKA-TV reports.  Bethel Park High......

These former MLB players deserve more love from Hall of Fame voters

ESPN
Who will make this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class? We don’t quite know that yet (results will be announced Tuesday), but there are a number of players who we’re pretty sure won’t make it. Either they’re not getting enough support on public ballots or they’re staring at a too-significant......

Kliff Kingsbury has Cardinals players’ support after NFL playoffs loss

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Arizona Republic Following the playoff exit on Monday night, several Arizona Cardinals players defended their coach Kliff Kingsbury to reporters on Tuesday.   Kingsbury has been a target among NFL fans on social media and writers after Arizona dropped five of its final six games, including its season-ending......

Breakout USA hockey star Abby Roque hopes to inspire other Indigenous players

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In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, just across the river from the Canadian border, sits Sault Ste. Marie. That’s where Abby Roque grew up. “It’s a small community, but a big hockey town,” she said. “That’s the sport to play in the Sault.” Roque is a member of the Wahnapitae......

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