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January 28, 2022

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Wordle: Sports teams take on the ‘not wordle’ meme on Twitter

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Troy Aikman says NFC Championship game could be his last with Fox

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Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman has been contemplating offers to return to Fox, making a move to Amazon Prime or potentially combining the two jobs, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported. “Those conversations are happening now,” Aikman said. “And I’m really being as honest as I can be about it. I really don’t know what......

76ers Should Be Careful Not to Waste Joel Embiid’s Brilliance

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Joel Embiid is having an MVP-caliber season. Are the Sixers really going risk wasting it? On a night he was named an All-Star starter for the fifth straight season, Embiid went out and showed why. He scored 26......

Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement: Antonio Brown congratulates veteran QB

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Alphonso Davies has great Twitch goal calls in Canada win (VIDEO)

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Alphonso Davies may be out for Canada during the current World Cup qualifying window, but he’s still making his presence felt as he watches his teammates continue their quest to end the men’s national team’s World Cup drought. Davies, the Bayern Munich left back sensation who is recovering from myocarditis......

A’ja Wilson free agency: Aces star close to finalizing deal to return to Las Vegas

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While Not an Offensive Coach, Eberflus Was the Bears’ Best Fit

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Conor Orr In hiring Matt Eberflus on Thursday, the Chicago Bears did something both simple and profound; a course correction we won’t pay that much attention to during the flurry of news this coaching cycle but should. Eberflus is not......

NBA All-Star Starters: Ja Morant makes Grizzlies history as starters revealed

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Ravens congratulate Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his NFL retirement

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When it comes to NFL football, Baltimore and Pittsburgh have a love-hate relationship as longtime AFC North rivals. Throughout the years, one grew to expect physical games between two teams that would often decide the winner of the division. Since 2011, there have been eight times in which either the......

Bengals practice with fake crowd noise to prepare for Arrowhead Stadium (video)

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No home field advantage? No problem. At least, that seems to be the Bengals’ mentality as they practice to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday’s AFC Championship.  The sounds of a normal game day echoed throughout Cincinnati, Ohio, the cheers so loud that a Bengals security guard apologized......

Cowboys tell Mike McCarthy he will remain as head coach for 2022 season

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The Cowboys have told Mike McCarthy he will stay as head coach heading for the 2022 season, according to USA TODAY Sports. McCarthy’s name has been in a whirlwind of rumors concerning his job security after Dallas’s loss......

Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons excited for Dan Quinn’s return in 2022

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Mike McDaniel Former Falcons head coach and current Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was a hot name this offseason for teams looking for a new head coach. After receiving interviews from six teams regarding head coaching vacancies, Quinn confirmed today......

Raiders request interview with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels

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USA vs El Salvador LIVE: Ferreira starts over Pepi; full lineup

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The U.S. men’s national team is hitting the home stretch of World Cup qualifying, with the road to Qatar going through Columbus, Ohio, yet again in Thursday’s Concacaf Octagonal bout vs. El Salvador. Columbus has long been a spiritual home for the U.S. men, and its Lower.com Field served as......

Nathaniel Hackett is a great hire even if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t come with him

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Conor Orr Nathaniel Hackett will become the next head coach of the Broncos at some point this week, and become the next person to hold that office in the NFL who has to answer daily questions about Aaron Rodgers’s offseason......

Ben Roethlisberger retirement: Tom Brady reacts with funny tweet

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Thursday following a storied career that spanned 18 seasons and yielded six Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl titles. Roethlisberger will be always be remembered for his toughness on the field and ability to play through injuries......

Carlos Beltrán’s Hall of Fame case could be hurt by sign stealing

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Olympic athletes allowed to remove masks while receiving medals

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Olympic athletes at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Games will be allowed to remove face masks worn as a COVID-19 precaution when receiving their medals.  The new policy was announced on Wednesday, with the Olympics saying it will “allow......

Matt Turner transfer news: Arsenal to sign Revolution, USMNT GK

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Jeff Fisher to USFL: Michigan Panthers hire former NFL coach

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Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher was announced as coach of the USFL’s Michigan Panthers on Thursday.  Fisher, 63, served as an advisor at Tennessee State in 2021. His most recent coaching experience came during a five-year stint with the Rams from 2012–16. “I’ve been out of coaching for a few......

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