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Kyrie Irving addresses basketball future, not considering retirement

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Biles, Raisman, Maroney, Nichols ask Congress to dissolve USOPC board

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Pool/Sipa USA Olympic champions Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman and World champion Maggie Nichols called on Wednesday for Congress to dissolve the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s board of directors in a letter to Sen. Richard......

Adam Schefter: ESPN reporter addresses emails to Bruce Allen

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson ESPN’s Adam Schefter issued a statement on Wednesday addressing his emails sent to then-Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen during the 2011 NFL lockout. According to the Los Angeles Times, Schefter sent a complete draft of an ESPN......

Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: “I love the man, I hate the sin … no one’s perfect”

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Colin Kaepernick still trains to quarterback NFL team to Super Bowl

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FIFA president Infantino compares biennial World Cup to Super Bowl

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino likened the proposal of staging the World Cup every two years to the Super Bowl and Wimbledon, saying on Tuesday that such a plan would not take away from the event’s “magic.”    Under Infantino’s guidance, FIFA has been pushing a campaign with former players and......

Carl Nassib takes personal day amid Jon Gruden emails fallout

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Auditor demands Brett Favre returns almost $1M connected to welfare scheme

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Mississippi State auditor Shad White is demanding for Brett Favre to return $828,000 in “illegally spent welfare funds” that he promised to pay back or he could face civil legal action. The Hall of Fame quarterback received more than $1 million in funds from nonprofits, whose founder has since been......

Oklahoma cancels media availability as student paper reports on QB reps

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BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN via Imagn Content Services, LLC Lincoln Riley has a difficult decision to make regarding Oklahoma’s starting quarterback ahead of Saturday’s matchup with TCU, but it appears freshman Caleb Williams has the edge. Riley opted against naming a starter during Tuesday’s press conference, noting “we’ll see how it......

Agnes Tirop found dead, police stay husband is a suspect in stabbing

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Kenyan distance runner and Olympian Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home in western Kenya on Wednesday. Tirop was a two-time world championship bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters and finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the Tokyo......

Aaron Rodgers: Jon Gruden’s views ‘don’t have a place’ in NFL

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers discussed Jon Gruden’s decision to resign from the Raiders on Tuesday, saying Gruden’s offensive comments “don’t have a place in the game.” Gruden resigned as Las Vegas’s coach on Tuesday night after the release......

ESPN to air Monday night wild card game, Manning Cast will air on ESPN2

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Braves-Brewers: Freddie Freeman’s homer sends Atlanta back to NLCS

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe With the home crowd behind them and facing the nearly impossible task of trying to score off Milwaukee’s Josh Hader, the Braves sent to the plate just the man for the job: reigning MVP Freddie Freeman. Freeman connected......

Carlos Correa: Astros shortstop dismisses White Sox’s sign-stealing allegations

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe In cruising to a 10-1 victory over the White Sox in Tuesday’s Game 4, the Astros secured their fifth straight ALCS appearance, capping off a dominant performance in which they outscored Chicago 31-18 in the series. While their......

Kyrie Irving: Nets guard explains his COVID-19 vaccination stance

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Kirk Ferentz defends Iowa fans booing Penn State players going down

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Jon Gruden email scandal: Buccaneers remove ex-head coach from Ring of Honor

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The Buccaneers are removing Jon Gruden from the team’s Ring of Honor, Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for purposeful change in the areas of race relations, gender equality, diversity and inclusion for many......

Denmark qualifies for 2022 World Cup in Qatar with win vs Austria

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Jorge Soler tests positive for COVID-19, replaced on Braves roster

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Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has been taken off Atlanta’s NLDS roster after testing positive for COVID-19. Outfielder Christian Pache will replace Soler on the team’s roster for Game 4 on Tuesday and a potential Game 5 on Wednesday if necessary.  Soler, 29, was traded to Atlanta from Kansas City in......

Keyshawn Johnson calls Jon Gruden a ‘fraud’ and ‘used-car salesman’

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