Sports news 07 Mar, 2021
CONFIRMED lineups: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga - Managing MadridManaging Madrid
All set for a decisive Madrid Derby.
Mel Kiper's highest-graded quarterbacks ever for the NFL draft: John Elway ranks first since 1979, Trevor Lawrence makes the top 10 - ESPNESPN
Our NFL draft analyst has been evaluating prospects for four decades. Who makes his all-time quarterback ranking?
Creighton players respond to coach Greg McDermott's 'plantation' comments - KETV OmahaKETV Omaha
At least five Creighton men's basketball players explained the hurt they felt from head coach Greg McDermott's words.
"Miracle on Ice" team star Mark Pavelich found dead at age 63 - CBS NewsCBS News
Pavelich assisted on Mike Eruzione's winning goal against the heavily favored Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics.
What to expect with Odell Beckham, David Njoku, Rashard Higgins, Lavonte David, Marshon Lattimore, others dur - cleveland.comcleveland.com
Here's the latest on players such as Odell Beckham Jr., Rashard Higgins and Lavonte David as the Browns head into free agency March 17th.
Golden Nuggets: Bedard says 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is “far and away” the Patriots Plan A at QB for ‘21 - Niners NationNiners Nation
Your daily Golden Nuggets for Sunday, March 7, 2021
Strade Bianche: What the stars said after showdown in Siena – VeloNews.com - VeloNewsVeloNews
Julian Alaphilippe, Elisa Longo Borghini, Egan Bernal and more key players gnash teeth or secretly smile after spectacular racing Saturday.
UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz Post-fight Press Conference - UFC - Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipGoogle News
Carlo released from hospital; Wilson suspended 7 games - Fox NewsFox News
Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was released from the hospital Saturday after spending the night following a head hit from Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, who was suspended seven games.
Steelers fill needs on both sides of the ball in new mock draft - Steelers WireUSA Today
Let’s break down the picks for the Steelers in this new mock draft.
Aljamain Sterling wins UFC bantamweight title after Petr Yan disqualified for illegal knee - ESPNESPN
Aljamain Sterling was crowned the new UFC bantamweight champion after Petr Yan was disqualified for landing an illegal knee in the fourth round Saturday night at UFC 259.
Obi Toppin's streetball legend father is his dunking inspiration - New York PostNew York Post
Obi Toppin’s first dunk contest was as a senior at Ossining High, facing off against three other high school seniors of Section 1 (Westchester schools). “He took off from inside the foul line and f…
Nittany Lion Wrestlers Send Four to Big Ten Finals - Penn State University Athletics - GoPSUsports.comGopsusports.com
The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0, 6-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, have advanced four individuals to the Big Ten finals set for tomorrow afternoon in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lions, under the guidance of head coach Ca…
Yankees' Clint Frazier belts first homer this spring training - New York PostNew York Post
Observations from the Yankees’ spring training game on Saturday: Ginger snap Clint Frazier went deep for the first time this spring, crushing a long home run to left field in his final at-bat of th…
UNC-Duke: Roy Williams Postgame - 247Sports247Sports
Watch and read everything Roy Williams had to say following the 91-73 win over Duke
Barcelona's Ilaix Moriba scores first goal, Alba and Messi 8/10 in win vs. Osasuna - ESPNESPN
Barcelona got great performances from Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi vs. Osasuna, though 18-year-old Ilaix stole the show with his first goal.
'We believe we're Big Ten champions': Illini make case for conference crown - 247Sports247Sports
Illinois on Saturday clinched the most wins in the Big Ten this season. But during this unprecedented year, that didn’t clinch a conference championship. Following
Andre Smith signs two-year deal with Bills - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
The Bills signed linebacker Andre Smith to a two-year deal Saturday, the team announced. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the deal is worth up to $3 million. Smith, 23, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent later this month. The Bills traded with t…
UFC 259 results: Dominick Cruz bounces back with split-decision win in back-and-forth battle against Casey Ke… - MMA FightingMMA Fighting
Dominick Cruz didn’t have an easy night at the office but the former bantamweight champion got back in the win column with a hard fought split decision over Casey Kenney in the featured prelim at UFC 259.
St. John's digs out of 18-0 hole to thump Seton Hall - New York PostNew York Post
At this point, it isn’t about whether St. John’s can pick itself off the mat. It has proven to have a rubber jaw. It’s about how much ferocity the Red Storm will have when they bounce back up. The …
Masked man Ayo Dosunmu has Illinois playing with a chip on its shoulder and as well as any team in the nation - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Dosunmu's return to the court Saturday led to yet another late-game Illinois win. He's the best closer in college hoops.
Buffalo Sabres "Wide Open" For Business - prohockeyrumors.comprohockeyrumors.com
The Buffalo Sabres have not had a good season. The trade smoke began to pour out of the windows KeyBank …
Julius Randle's an All-Star due to leadership, Kobe Bryant-like work ethic - New York PostNew York Post
There’s a difference between being a leading scorer and being an actual leader. That Julius Randle has grown from the former to the latter at the age of 26 is the reason why he will play in his fir…
‘I BELIEVE’ helps push Jackson State to end Grambling’s 16-game winning streak - The UndefeatedThe Undefeated
GRAMBLING, La. – The celebration began with about 38 seconds left as Jackson State’s players – waving towels and dancing – saluted their fans who made the two-h…
How the WCC Tournament is being held under much different circumstances - Deseret NewsDeseret News
Little did anyone know during last year’s WCC Tournament in Las Vegas that just days later, college basketball, the NCAA Tournament — and seemingly the world — would shut down due to the pandemic.
Bracket Set for 2021 New York Life ACC Tournament - The ACCThe ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 68th annual New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday (March 9-13) at Greensboro Coliseum.
Robert Lewandowski reminds Erling Haaland of the Bundesliga pecking order - ESPNESPN
Saturday's Klassiker was a tale of two strikers as Robert Lewandowski inspired Bayern to a 4-2 win over BVB after Erling Haaland's early brace.
Georgia Tech earns double-bye, sets path for ACC tournament - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution
Beavers Sweep BYU On A Walkoff - OSU BeaversOsubeavers.com
<strong>CORVALLIS, Ore. –</strong> <dfn><a href="/roster.aspx?rp_id=8097" rel="smarttag" rev="8097">Jacob Melton's</a></dfn> walkoff single sent the Oregon State baseball team to a 4-3 win and sweep of BYU Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Bryson, Spieth and Westwood provide fans a thrill Saturday at Bay Hill - Golf ChannelGolf Channel
For fans on hand and those watching on TV, Saturday was quite the thrill ride at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
College basketball winners and losers: Oklahoma State, Virginia surging; Villanova, Florida State falter - USA TODAYUSA Today
Loyola-Chicago, Alabama also notch important victories a week out from Selection Sunday. Florida State loses outright ACC regular-season title.
Dodgers' Trevor Bauer pitches with eye shut in spring loss - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Trevor Bauer, who threw some of his pitches with an eye shut, tossed three scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 2-1 spring training loss to San Diego.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on LeBron James' All-Star Game criticism, vaccines and returning to normal - USA TODAYUSA Today
During his All-Star Game news conference, Adam Silver talked about criticism of the All-Star Game, diversity issues, vaccines and returning to normal.
Alabama Crimson Tide Basketball Finishes Strong Over the UGA Bulldogs - Roll Bama RollRoll Bama Roll
The Tide struggled out of the gate, but played a fantastic second half to defeat Georgia 89-79 on Saturday.
Jacob deGrom makes spring debut, Pete Alonso and company keep raking | New York Mets Highlight | SNY - SNYGoogle News
Tom Brady working with Buccaneers to extend contract, create cap space ahead of 2021 free agency - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The 43-year-old quarterback's current deal expires in 2022
Jennifer Kupcho eagles 18th to cut Austin Ernst's LPGA Tour lead to a stroke - ESPNESPN
Jennifer Kupcho made a 12-foot eagle putt on the final hole to cut Austin Ernst's lead to a stroke Saturday in the LPGA Tour's Drive On Championship.
Let’s Give Archie Miller a Contract Extension! - Hammer and RailsHammer and Rails
We can reward excellence for a very good cause.
Georgia women's basketball advances to SEC tourney title game, beats No. 2 Texas A&M - DawgNationDawgNation
ATHENS — Georgia fought its way into the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game for the first time since 2004 with a win over No. 2-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday....
Blake Griffin is free agent, but probably not returning to LA Clippers - Clips NationClips Nation
Sounds like he’s Brooklyn-bound.
The Best Players Russell Wilson's 4 Preferred Trade Destinations Can Offer Seahawks - SeahawkMavenSports Illustrated
Though Russell Wilson hasn't formally requested a trade out of Seattle, he's made it clear which teams he would be willing to relocate to this offseason. The kind of draft capital it would take for the Seahawks to consider a trade is relatively easy to projec…
Virginia foils Louisville yet again, 68-58 - Card ChronicleCard Chronicle
The Cards now must prepare for a hugely important Wednesday night ACC tournament game.
Kentucky will take on Mississippi State on Thursday in the SEC Tournament - kentuckysportsradio.comkentuckysportsradio.com
Kentucky basketball's first opponent in the SEC Tournament next week is official
Charley Walters: Plenty of candidates for Gophers job, with Richard Pitino on the way out - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Word in college basketball circles is that a decision that Richard Pitino wouldn’t be returning as University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach was made 10 days ago. There have been more than a d…
Les Miles’ lawyer: KU had ‘significant information’ about LSU report ahead of release - Kansas City StarGoogle News
Noie: That Notre Dame win over No. 11 Florida State sure was nice - and needed - Notre Dame InsiderNotre Dame Insider
Irish snap streak of 28 straight losses to ranked teams
Villanova's Justin Moore suffers sprained ankle vs. Providence - ESPNESPN
No. 10 Villanova, which lost guard Collin Gillespie for the season earlier this week, had guard Justin Moore suffer a "pretty severe" ankle sprain against Providence on Saturday.
Way-too-early predictions of Oregon’s 2021 football schedule - 247Sports247Sports
Here are my early predictions of how Oregon's 2021 football season will play out.
Police probe more shootings in Atlanta after responding to 5 in 6 hours - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution
Michigan Wolverines Basketball: MSU's Tom Izzo Readies For 'Chess Match' - Rivals.com - MichiganRivals.com
Michigan clinched an outright Big Ten championship Thursday in blowing out Michigan State, 69-50. Sunday’s the rematch..
Rangers vs. Devils: Rangers Sweep Weekend Series Against New Jersey - Blueshirt BanterBlueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers picked up their second straight win of the weekend as they swept the two-game set against the New Jersey Devils. It also marks the second consecutive game where the Rangers put...
Second-half surge sparks Tigers as Pearl earns 600th career win - 247Sports247Sports
A report on the Auburn basketball team's season finale is featured.
Sixers' Joel Embiid Remains on Top of NBA's MVP Rankings - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
Sixers center Joel Embiid didn't see any change in his status as the league's MVP favorite this week, according to NBA.com.
Jeff Capel rants about 'double standard' against Pitt after Clemson loss - TribLIVETribLIVE
Pitt coach Jeff Capel sounded off for nearly three minutes Saturday on a “double standard” he said exists with regard to how officials call his team’s games. In Pitt’s 77-62 loss at Clemson on Saturday, Justin Champagnie, the second-le…
Blackhawks Banter: Kane, Trade Deadline & Playoff Push - The Hockey WritersThe Hockey Writers
Just how many goals will Patrick Kane score? What should Stan Bowman do at the trade deadline? Where will the Blackhawks be after March?
NASCAR's Bristol Dirt Race Is Going To Be Absurdly Complicated - JalopnikJalopnik
I was under the impression that NASCAR brought back a dirt track race in an effort to return to the glory days where racing was just a matter of showing up at the track and being quick, but it appears that I have misunderstood. The format for the dirt race at…
UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers only freshman on Wooden Award top-15 list for women's college basketball - ESPNESPN
UConn's Paige Bueckers is the only freshman among the 15 women's college basketball players on the Wooden Award national ballot, which was released Saturday.
2021 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament: Session I Open Thread + Results | Go Iowa Awesome - Go Iowa AwesomeGo Iowa Awesome
Open thread and results for Session I of the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament.
Broncos free agency: 4 positions George Paton should target - Broncos WireUSA Today
What positions should the Broncos upgrade during free agency?
Mikaela Shiffrin smokes run 2, overtakes archrival Vlhova to win World Cup slalom | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
Getting active in the trade market and more takeaways from Browns GM Andrew Berry - cleveland.comcleveland.com
Andrew Berry spoke earlier this week and here are a few takeaways.
NBA Rumors: Execs believe the Bulls will try to make an impact trade - NBA Analysis NetworkNbaanalysis.net
The Chicago Bulls could look to make a trade at the deadline and many execs believe they will try to make an impact trade.