Sports news 09 Mar, 2021
Washington Football Team places franchise tag on Brandon Scherff - ESPNESPN
RG Brandon Scherff will receive $18.03 million in the 2021 season -- a 20% increase over last season -- unless he and Washington work out a long-term deal by July 15.
The Bears' odds of landing Russell Wilson just got better - Chicago Bears WireUSA Today
The Cowboys signed QB Dak Prescott to a contract extension, which narrowed the race for Russell Wilson to the Bears and two other teams.
Titans reportedly trade former first-round tackle Isaiah Wilson to the Dolphins - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Tennessee has washed its hands clean of the former first-round pick
Former Red Sox pitcher Rheal Cormier dies of cancer at age 53 - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
Rheal Cormier, a 16-year MLB veteran, was a key player on two Red Sox teams that made the postseason.
Las Vegas Raiders being linked to Vikings’ pass-rusher Danielle Hunter - Silver And Black PrideSilver And Black Pride
Raiders badly need to improve their pass rush production but Minnesota’s defensive end will not be cheap
Jets franchise tag Marcus Maye amid agent tension - New York PostNew York Post
The Jets never had any intention of seeing Marcus Maye play for anyone else this season and took a strong step Monday to keep Maye on board, placing the franchise tag on their talented safety, The …
NBA rumors: Warriors would trade James Wiseman, T-Wolves pick in one scenario - NBC Sports Bay AreaNBCSports.com
Acquiring someone like Embiid or Antetokounmpo would check every box, but neither of those All-NBA players are going to be available in a trade anytime soon.
Los Angeles Dodgers' David Price open to any role in 2021 -- Whatever makes us better - ESPNESPN
David Price said he's open to play any role for the Dodgers, who boast a lineup with seven bona-fide starting pitchers.
QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys reach four-year, $160 million deal, source says - ESPNESPN
The Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract that includes $126 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Monster Energy responds to Dominick Cruz allegations against Hans Molenkamp - MMA FightingMMA Fighting
The blue chip UFC sponsor is looking into Dominick Cruz’s claims that the rep abused his position.
Blake Griffin on whether he’ll be catching lobs now that he’s joined the Nets: ‘We’ll see’ - NetsDailyNetsDaily
Blake Griffin sounded excited Monday talking about his decision to join the Nets, responding to fans questions an AMA with Bleacher Report . In responses to fans, the 12-year veteran praised the...
Notes: Fast start for Votto; Castillo throws BP - MLB.comMLB.com
Former Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hasn’t been away from the team very long since signing with the Giants during the offseason, but he saw something from former teammate Joey Votto on Sunday that he hadn’t seen in previous Spring Trainings. Votto, Cincinn…
West Ham v. Leeds United | PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS | 3/8/2021 | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
Power Rankings: THE PLAYERS Championship - pgatour.compgatour.com
When it was decided that THE PLAYERS Championship would be canceled after one round last year, it guaranteed that THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass wouldn’t prevail for once.
Heat express ‘significant interest’ in Vucevic - Hot Hot HoopsHothothoops.com
With two more years left on his contract, is a deal possible?
Francisco Lindor gets his first two hits as a Met vs Nationals | New York Mets Highlights | SNY - SNYGoogle News
Clayton: How the Seahawks can get Carlos Dunlap back after his release - 710 ESPN SeattleMyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks released Carlos Dunlap, but they very much want him back. John Clayton explains what he expects they'll do to try to re-sign him.
Tuchel explains 'unfair' decision to keep Pulisic on Chelsea bench - Goal.comSporting News
Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the European Clubs Association, says that he wants to see changes made to the transfer market, including a potential rule that would prevent Champions League clubs from buying and selling to one another.
Stephen Curry Caught Luka Doncic Off Guard In The 2021 NBA All-Star Game Intros - Bleacher ReportGoogle News
Ricky Williams, who shocked the NFL with his 2004 retirement, has just one regret from his playing career - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Williams finished just short of becoming the Dolphins' career rushing leader
When Magic Johnson is criticizing the Dunk Contest, you have a problem - Rachel Nichols | The Jump - ESPNGoogle News
Men's Basketball All-Big 12 Awards Announced - Big12Sports.comBig12sports.com
Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham became just the fourth freshman in Conference history to earn Player of the Year while Baylor’s Scott Drew picked up Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in the 2020-21 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 men’s basketball aw…
Tua Tagovailoa To Patriots? PFF Gets Weird With 2021 NFL Mock Draft - NESN.comNESN
Could the Miami Dolphins' pursuit of Deshaun Watson open the door for the New England Patriots to acquire quarterback Tua Tagovailoa?
Henry Cejudo issues apology to Aljamain Sterling after criticisms over post-fight behavior following win at U… - MMA FightingMMA Fighting
Former two-division king Henry Cejudo issued an apology to Aljamain Sterling after criticizing the new bantamweight champion after he was unable to continue following an illegal knee in his fight against Petr Yan at UFC 259.
Is a trade for Sam Darnold still in play for the Bears? - Windy City GridironWindy City Gridiron
At this point most Chicago Bears fans are in full on Russell Wilson Watch mode, but swinging a deal for a for a quarterback in his prime is difficult to say the least, so the Bears may be forced to...
NBA Rumors: 3 under-the-radar trade targets for the Boston Celtics - NBA Analysis NetworkNbaanalysis.net
Looking ahead to the upcoming NBA trade deadline, here are three under-the-radar trade targets for the Boston Celtics to consider.
Creighton's McDermott reinstated after 'plantation' remark - Fox NewsFox News
Creighton announced Monday it has lifted Greg McDermott's suspension for making racially insensitive remarks to his players after a game last week.
How to watch the Thomas Davis, Greg Olsen retirement event - Panthers.comPanthers.com
The Panthers' digital platforms will carry the event live on Thursday, March 11 at 11 a.m.
Kenny Golladay turned down massive deal in 2020, could avoid franchise tag in 2021 - prideofdetroit.comPrideofdetroit.com
The Lions star WR turned down huge money in 2020, but he may avoid getting the franchise tag this year.
Raiders to release defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and clear cap space, per report - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The move will save the Raiders over $11 million in cap space
Ranking 49ers' biggest offseason needs one week before NFL free agency - NBC Sports Bay AreaNBCSports.com
Matt Maiocco pinpoints the 49ers' five biggest needs headed into a pivotal offseason.
Longtime Eagles OT Jason Peters on QB Carson Wentz Landing in Indy: ‘He’s going to get back to his MVP calibe… - Stampede BlueStampede Blue
According to longtime Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, his former teammate, quarterback Carson Wentz, landed with an ideal new team, the Indianapolis Colts—reuniting with...
Kasperi Kapanen quietly leading Penguins in even-strength offensive categories - TribLIVETribLIVE
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ leader in even-strength points isn’t Sidney Crosby or Jake Guentzel. The Penguins player who has been on the ice for the most 5-on-5 goals by his team this season isn’t Evgeni Malkin or Kris Letang. Instead, it&rsquo…
Top Penn State RB target Nick Singleton schedules official visit - 247Sports247Sports
Penn State has been recruiting him for nearly two years.
Is There a Trade Market for Preston Smith? - Zone CoverageZonecoverage.com
It was just last week that general manager Brian Gutekunst said the Green Bay Packers "certainly expect" to have Preston Smith back for the 2021 season.
Detroit Lions release Christian Jones, have major work to do at LB in free agency - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Detroit Lions LBs Jarrad Davis, Reggie Ragland, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Miles Killebrew will be free agents next week
DeChambeau blasts longest ever Bay Hill drive on 6, Spieth's ace, Day in a birds nest - PGA TOURGoogle News
Daryl Morey says Joel Embiid is most unstoppable thing he's ever seen - Sixers WireUSA Today
Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey is impressed by star big man Joel Embiid.
UNC Basketball: Bracketology going into ACC Tournament - Keeping It HeelKeeping It Heel
The 2020-21 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season is wrapped up and it ended with the UNC Basketball program beating Duke for the second time this seaso...
Michigan State and Purdue Earn Final Weekly Men's Basketball Honors - Big Ten ConferenceBigten.org
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Projected contracts for the top 4 Saints extension candidates - Saints WireUSA Today
The biggest dominoes of the Saints offseason are about to fall with contract extensions for candidates like Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk
Steelers sign center J.C. Hassenauer to 1-year contract - TribLIVETribLIVE
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed one of their three remaining exclusive rights free agents Monday when they retained center J.C. Hassenauer on a one-year contract. Hassenauer made his NFL debut with the Steelers in 2020 and played in 15 games, starting three at…
MVP Watch: Damian Lillard Trails LeBron & Embiid in Tight Awards Race - Blazer's EdgeBlazer's Edge
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes placed Damian Lillard near the top of his list of MVP hopefuls at the midpoint of the 2020-21 season.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie wants team to build around QB Jalen Hurts for 2021 season - ESPNESPN
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has instructed his team to prioritize making quarterback Jalen Hurts successful in 2021 as opposed to creating a true competition, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
New Bengals jersey appears to have leaked and Tom Brady could get a surprisingly long contract extension - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for March 8
Stone of Golden Knights, Nevada doctor NHL First Stars of Week - NHL.comNHL News
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Dr. Claudia Mejia have been named the NHL's "First Stars" for the week ending March 7.
Broncos GM George Paton aims for shrewd second wave signings - The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel
Denver not looking to set market in early days of free agency
Fastbreak: Huskers embracing 'clean slate' at Big Ten tourney - Rivals.com - NebraskaRivals.com
Nebraska is preparing for one last opportunity to make a run at this week's Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
Oregon men’s basketball finishes outside AP top 25 despite winning 10 of last 11 to repeat as Pac-12 regular - OregonLiveOregonLive
Despite winning 10 of its their 11 games to repeat as Pac-12 regular season champs, the Ducks (19-5, 14-4 Pac-12) received 67 points and are 27th overall in the AP poll
How Manchester United earned their big derby win | Premier League Tactics Session | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
Student protesters gather outside LSU Athletics offices Monday amid fallout from Title IX report - WBRZWBRZ
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of students, upset with how LSU handed out discipline after a third party review of its Title IX policies, demonstrated outside the university's football offices Monday.
Tom Brady calls niece, UCLA softball player Maya Brady 'most dominant athlete' in family - USA TODAYUSA Today
Maya Brady, a redshirt freshman softball player at UCLA, got some social media support from her uncle, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
College basketball rankings: Illinois is top team in Big Ten, jumps Michigan for No. 3 in Top 25 And 1 - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The Illini closed the season more impressively than the Wolverines and moved ahead of them in the CBS Sports rankings
LeBron James offers a glowing review of playing with Warriors' Stephen Curry in NBA All-Star Game - SF GateSFGate
Somehow, James and Curry had never teamed up before.
Kyle Larson dominates in the Las Vegas Desert | Race Rewind | NASCAR in 15 minutes - NASCARGoogle News
Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga College Basketball Odds & Pick: Back a Low-Scoring WCC Tournament Game with Gaels’ Slow Tempo (March 8) - The Action NetworkThe Action Network
Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Odds Saint Mary’s Odds +18 Gonzaga Odds -18 Moneyline +900 / -1800 Over/Under 143.5 Time | TV Monday, 9 p.m. ET
White Sox, Cubs can have fans attend games, mayor says - Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes.com
Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave both teams the go-ahead to sell 20% of the seats at Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field citing the “remarkable” progress Chicago has made toward containing the coronavirus and vaccinating its residents.
50 years ago today, Ali and Frazier stepped into the ring and delivered a divided nation its greatest sporting - DeadspinDeadspin
Professional boxing had come a long way in the half-century that preceded March 8, 1971, the night Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali stepped into the Madison Square Garden ring for what remains history’s greatest heavyweight championship fight.
Novak Djokovic Breaks Roger Federer's Record for Most Weeks as ATP No. 1 - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
Novak Djokovic is the No. 1 player in tennis for the 311th week, officially surpassing Roger Federer for the most weeks atop the rankings in ATP Tour history...
Report: Jaguars could explore trading guard Andrew Norwell - Big Cat CountryBig Cat Country
The Jaguars could be looking for further assistance on its offensive line, potentially trading veteran Andrew Norwell.
NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons beats Knicks' Obi Toppin to claim 2021 title - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The judges picked Simons by a 3-2 vote in the final round
Cardinals Molina dares Astros rookie to steal second base; throws him out by a mile - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
Molina is the active leader in runners caught stealing, and Astros pinch-runner Jose Siri probably should have known that before wagging his finger.
2021 Big Ten tournament bracket set, Indiana to face Rutgers - Inside the HallInside the Hall
Indiana will open the 2021 Big Ten tournament on Thursday against Rutgers at Lucas Oil Stadium.
UFC Real or not - The Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya window is closed; Petr Yan will regain his title - ESPNESPN
The fallout from UFC 259 leaves plenty of lingering questions -- so what's real, and what's not?
Laporta's Barcelona election win and what it means for Messi, Koeman and transfers - The AthleticThe Athletic
Shock at the club’s situation has brought back Joan Laporta from the wilderness. Now Barca's 'JFK' has some miracles to work