Sports news 04 Mar, 2021
Thomas Davis announces retirement, homecoming - Panthers.comPanthers.com
Davis will sign a one-day contract with the Panthers on March 11.
Sam Darnold twisting in the wind after Jets' about-face - New York PostNew York Post
Once upon a time, and not that long ago, the phone would ring in the office of Jets general manager Joe Douglas, and a GM from another team might initiate a conversation that would go something lik…
NFL cuts expected to be a ‘massacre,’ ‘bloodbath’ next week - prideofdetroit.comPrideofdetroit.com
The cap casualties are coming. And there may be more than ever.
Katie Ledecky wins by 21 seconds to open first full swim meet in one year - Home of the Olympic ChannelNBCSports.com
Katie Ledecky said the one-year break between full-on swim meets didn't impact her goals for the Tokyo Olympics. She backed up that statement on Wednesday.
Five takeaways from Vikings GM Rick Spielman's press conference Wednesday - Vikings WireUSA Today
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman addressed the Danielle Hunter situation, the linebacker problem, Kirk Cousins ahead of 2021 free agency.
UFC parts ways with former champion Junior Dos Santos, perennial contender Alistair Overeem - MMA JunkieUSA Today
Two staples of the UFC’s heavyweight division are no longer on the roster.
Falcons: Trading back with the Lions for their 2022 first round pick would be a dream scenario - sportstalkatl.comsportstalkatl.com
Falcons: Trading back with the Lions for their 2022 first round pick would be a dream scenario Falcons It's no secret that I want to trade back in the 2021 NFL draft, but why? Atlanta will need their quarterback of the future eventually, and this draft is 202…
Mariners and Cubs tie 8-8 in perfect distillation of Spring Training - Lookout LandingLookout Landing
Home runs from Jarred Kelenic and Taylor Trammell rose to the top in today’s sea of mediocrity
John Calipari says Gonzaga was the non-conference team Kentucky tried to schedule - kentuckysportsradio.comkentuckysportsradio.com
John Calipari tried to fit in the nation's top team as a last-second opponent.
Source - Giants release WR Golden Tate, LB David Mayo in cost-cutting moves - ESPNESPN
Wide receiver Golden Tate has been released by the New York Giants in a cost-cutting move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Syracuse smothers Clemson with defense in key Carrier Dome win (Donna Ditota’s quick hits) - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
Syracuse played Clemson Wednesday afternoon in a rematch of a game Clemson won earlier this season in South Carolina.
Rangers analyst Steve Valiquette eviscerates 'dreadful' Sabres - New York PostNew York Post
MSG hockey analyst Steve Valiquette took several shots at the Sabres after Buffalo fell to the Rangers in a Tuesday night snoozefest. “I think the Buffalo players should be wearing ski masks …
Washington Football Team replaces cheerleaders with coed dance team - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
The move to end the NFL's longest-running cheerleading squad is part of the team's ongoing rebranding.
The Hurry-Up: Buckeyes Offer No. 1 DT James Smith, Austin Jordan Cuts List to Three, Clemson Lands Its Quarter - Eleven WarriorsEleven Warriors
Ohio State offers the nation's No. 1 DT, Austin Jordan cuts his list to three, and Clemson lands its QB, locking in Quinn Ewers' OSU commitment even more.
Penguins enjoying surplus of defensemen | TribLIVE.com - TribLIVETribLIVE
Hours before the resignation of Jim Rutherford was announced Jan. 27, the final official personnel move executed under his tenure as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager was the signing of veteran Yannick Weber. It was a necessary move for the Penguins to be a…
Lakers' Alex Caruso declined NBA slam dunk contest invite, per report, and is 'looking forward' to the break - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The fan-favorite guard said he's ready to 'just play some golf' over the All-Star break after a short offseason
Detroit Lions begin WR makeover by signing Tyrell Williams, more moves to come - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions have agreed to a deal with wide receiver Tyrell Williams on a one-year, $6.2 million deal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer echoes Gary Neville's Man Utd fears after "boring" draw at Crystal Palace - Mirror OnlineMirror Online
Manchester United were left frustrated in a goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night - and they have won only one of their last five matches in the Premier League
Saints release tight ends Jared Cook and Josh Hill, clear some cap space ahead of new league year - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Cook was the Saints' third leading receiver last season
Barcelona Stuns Sevilla With Comeback to Reach Copa Del Rey Final - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
Barcelona came back from 2-0 down on aggregate to win in extra time, with Gerard Pique forcing the added 30 minutes with a goal at the death.
Yankees’ Aaron Boone addressed team from hospital bed about heart issue - NJ.comnj.com
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke to reporters following news that manager Aaron Boone would have surgery to have a pacemaker installed Wednesday.
The Nuggets might need to give up Jamal Murray to keep Nikola Jokic happy - Paul Pierce | The Jump - ESPNGoogle News
UT-Austin football players say donor anger led to "Eyes of Texas" mandate - The Texas TribuneThe Texas Tribune
The football players said the athletics officials, in a meeting with the players after the Oklahoma game, referenced emails from donors who said the protests could impact their job prospects after graduating.
Browns’ Andrew Berry expects Baker Mayfield to have a ‘fantastic 2021 season’; doesn’t view Carson Wentz trad - cleveland.comcleveland.com
Berry addressed a wide range of Browns topics in a press conference on Wednesday.
Joe Montana's advice to Tom Brady after latest Super Bowl victory: 'Play as long as you can' - Fox NewsFox News
Long before Tom Brady won a combined seven Super Bowl titles for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana was widely regarded as the greatest quarterback to walk the face of the Earth.
NBA: Glenn Robinson III could be the help the Wizards need - Bullets ForeverBullets Forever
Scott Brooks needs veteran assistance on the wing. Robinson could provide that for D.C.
Suns G Devin Booker ‘couldn’t believe’ Tuesday’s ejection vs. Lakers - Arizona SportsArizona Sports
Suns guard Devin Booker shared his two cents on the double-technical that resulted in his ejection against the Lakers following Wednesday's practice.
Bucks grab Myles Powell from Knicks - Empire Sports MediaEmpire Sports Media
The New York Knicks lost former Seton Hall star Myles Powell to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks plan to sign Powell to a two-way contract after an impressive stint with the Westchester Knicks in the G League Orlando bubble. Shams Charania of The Athletic first…
L.A. County sheriff obtains search warrant in Tiger Woods crash, seeking SUV data - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
In Tiger Woods' crash, the L.A. County sheriff gets a search warrant for his SUV's computer systems.
Raiders GM Mike Mayock endorses Derek Carr, calls him 'one of the top QBs in the NFL' - ESPNESPN
Derek Carr received a ringing endorsement on Wednesday from Raiders GM Mike Mayock, who called him "one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL."
Bears re-sign 5 exclusive rights free agents - Windy City GridironWindy City Gridiron
On Wednesday the Chicago Bears announced that they have re-signed five of their six exclusive rights free agents; running back Ryan Nall, offensive lineman Alex Bars, tight end J.P. Holtz, inside...
Cardinals GM Steve Keim: No looming deadline for Larry Fitzgerald to make decision on his future - NFL.comNFL News
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said the start of the league year is not a deadline for Larry Fitzgerald to decide on whether he'll return, adding the venerated pass-catcher deserves to make the call on his own time, Omar Ruiz reports.
Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise scratched for Vegas Golden Knights rematch - The AthleticThe Athletic
Zach Parise, on the ice during an overextended shift when Vegas tied Monday’s game, will not play in Wednesday’s rematch.
Greg McDermott offered to resign, but that's not what Creighton's players wanted - Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald
“If they would have chosen to have me walk away, I would have walked away," Greg McDermott said during an interview played Wednesday on 1620 The Zone. "But that is
Blachowicz? Jones? Nah, Aleksandar Rakic will be the one to ruin legacy of Israel Adesanya - MMA ManiaMMA Mania
UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic wants to be the fighter to beat UFC 259 headliner Israel Adesanya and capture the “Stylebender” legacy.
MMQB’s Albert Breer: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson clearly at odds over their visions for Seahawks - 710 ESPN SeattleMyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are at a crossroads in their relationship. MMQB's Albert Breer explains the frustration on both sides.
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II gets 14 years for rapes - The Associated PressAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including...
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 3/3/21 - numberFirenumberFire
Dennis Schroder is a core play tonight with LeBron James and Anthony Davis out for the Lakers. Who else should we target on Wednesday?
Brandon Graham believes Carson Wentz trade was “good for both parties” - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Who would have thought Brandon Graham would outlast Carson Wentz in Philadelphia? Graham, drafted in 2010, remains on the roster and wants “to see it through” with the Eagles. The Eagles agreed to trade Wentz to the Colts, with the deal becoming official in t…
Source - Buffalo Bills propose delaying NFL hiring process - ESPNESPN
The Bills have proposed delaying the coaching hiring process to limit distractions during the playoffs, a source told ESPN.
Bengals re-sign Jalen Davis - Cincy JungleCincy Jungle
Davis joined the Bengals midway through the 2020 season.
Michigan football gets commitment from Eastpointe 2022 receiver Tay'Shawn Trent - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Eastpointe receiver Tay'Shawn Trent committed to Michigan football on Wednesday afternoon, announcing his decision via Twitter.
Cardinals' JJ Watt reveals the 'one thing' he wants for Texans' Deshaun Watson - Fox NewsFox News
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt wants nothing but the best for his former teammate Deshaun Watson, even if that means not playing for the Houston Texans.
No. 1 prospect Wander Franco makes powerful impression with homer as Rays top Pirates - TribLIVETribLIVE
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays used their Grapefruit League game to showcase two of baseball’s top shortstop prospects, and Wander Franco hit a blast for the deciding edge over Oneil Cruz. Franco, the consensus No. 1 overall prospect, made a …
As public frustration mounts over Britt Reid crash, here's why he hasn't been charged yet - Yahoo SportsYahoo Entertainment
Reid's statements at the scene, along with the seeming permanent brain damage his crash inflicted on 5-year-old Ariel Young, has people calling for police...
Stephen Curry Fires a Warning Shot to the Rest of the NBA - SportscastingSportscasting
As Warriors star guard Stephen Curry continues his torrid offensive tear this season, he has sent a scary message to the rest of the league.
Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic doubtful vs. OKC, expected to play in ASG, source says - ESPNESPN
Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic is doubtful to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City due to low back tightness, but he is still expected to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta, a source tells ESPN.
The Lakers (and LeBron) Have Nothing to Worry About Yet - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
The Lakers have struggled in recent games, but here is why no one should panic just yet.
Execs Believe Lakers Could Target Andre Drummond, Hassan Whiteside, JaVale McGee - Lakers NationGoogle News
Is Kyle Trask the perfect fit for the Steelers as a mid-round option? - Behind the Steel CurtainBehind the Steel Curtain
For teams who are looking for a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, is Kyle Trask an attractive option on Day 2?
Reports of Kemba Walker’s demise have been greatly exaggerated - DeadspinDeadspin
Depending on who you ask, Kemba Walker might be anywhere from overly washed to overly joyous.
Ex-Broncos QB Chad Kelly: 'I just want to play ball!' - Broncos WireUSA Today
Is that too much to ask?
Derrick Rose could play in Knicks' next game after COVID-19 scare - New York PostNew York Post
Derrick Rose could be back in the Knicks’ lineup Thursday night after missing Tuesday’s loss in San Antonio due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Rose was forced to sit out Tuesday’s game b…
Valtteri Filppula latest veteran Red Wing waived for roster flexibility - MLive.commlive.com
Longtime center/wing can be assigned to the taxi squad if he clears on Thursday.
PhinSLIDER show notes: Instant reaction to the Miami Dolphins releasing Kyle Van Noy - The PhinsiderThe Phinsider
Can you imagine news breaking in the middle of a show?
2021 NFL Draft: Ten prospects who could use a pro day boost - NFL.comNFL News
With the COVID-19 pandemic eliminating workouts from the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days are taking center stage in the pre-draft process. Lance Zierlein spotlights 10 prospects who could use a pro day boost.
Report: Free-agent tight end Kyle Rudolph interested in joining Patriots - Pats PulpitPats Pulpit
The Vikings released the 31-year-old Notre Dame product on Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs Are Making Their Most Persuasive Stanley Cup Case In Years - FiveThirtyEightFiveThirtyEight
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Toronto Maple Leafs are finally, finally starting to realize their full potential. After defeating the Edmonton Oil…
Bucs Fan Wanted By Cops Over Alleged Robbery & Shooting After Super Bowl Party - TMZTMZ
Cops are on the hunt for a Buccaneers fan who they say robbed and shot a man during a "night of terror" shortly after a Super Bowl party in Tampa last month.
Nick Faldo takes 'commercial' dig as Rickie Fowler hits rock bottom - New York PostNew York Post
Rickie Fowler heads into this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational seeking a long-awaited return to form that would do wonders for his bid to extend a streak of 41 consecutive major appeara…
Mark Madden: Kasperi Kapanen's effort, scoring a welcome sight in Penguins victory - TribLIVETribLIVE
When Sidney Crosby got put on the NHL’s covid list Tuesday with Philadelphia arriving in Pittsburgh for a three-game series, things looked ominous for the Penguins. A shaky season seemed teetering on the brink despite an 11-8-1 record that was more fluk…
Five takeaways from Indiana's loss to Michigan State - Inside the HallInside the Hall
Indiana's path to make the NCAA tournament has essentially evaporated as the Hoosiers fell to Michigan State 64-58 Tuesday night at the Breslin Student Events Center.
Update: Illini basketball bracketology résumé, projections - 247Sports247Sports
The latest metrics and projections for Illinois basketball heading into March Madness