Sports news 12 Mar, 2021
Report: Steelers and JuJu Smith-Schuster talking contract - Steelers WireUSA Today
The Steelers might be able to work out a contract with JuJu Smith-Schuster after all.
Spurs follow a familiar trend in clobbering of the Magic - Pounding The RockPounding The Rock
The Spurs started horribly but blew the Magic out in the 2nd and 4th quarters for the easy win.
College basketball scores, winners and losers: Patrick Ewing has Georgetown on doorstep of NCAA Tournament - CBS SportsCBS Sports
A couple of well-known coaches were among the big winners on Friday in college hoops
FSU basketball squeaks past North Carolina to advance to ACC Tournament Final - Tomahawk NationTomahawk Nation
‘Noles hold UNC to two points over last 3:14 to move on.
Recap: Nuggets escape Memphis with 103-102 win over Grizzlies - Denver StiffsDenver Stiffs
Jokic’s stand up defense at the end wins the game for Denver
Oklahoma State stuns Baylor, nears 'vision' of Big 12 men's tournament title - ESPNESPN
Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham had 20 of his 25 points in the second half, leading the Cowboys past top seed Baylor and into Saturday's Big 12 tournament final.
Illinois bounces Rutgers from Big Ten Tournament with early knockout | What it means for Scarlet Knights’ NCA - NJ.comnj.com
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday, March 12, 2021, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It doesn't sound like Cordarrelle Patterson is returning to the Bears - Chicago Bears WireUSA Today
Bears WR Cordarrelle Patterson seems unsure about his future with the team after tweeting: “Ready to see where I’m playing next year.”
Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star lands awkwardly on left knee, to have MRI after leaving game, per report - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Embiid appeared to hyperextend his left knee
Detroit Pistons trade Svi Mykhailiuk, pick to Oklahoma City Thunder for Hamidou Diallo - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Through 32 games, Hamidou Diallo is averaging 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He joins the Detroit Pistons after Friday's trade.
Ron Rivera admits Dwayne Haskins’ work ethic, commitment were issues - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Ron Rivera finally said what everyone always knew: Dwayne Haskins‘ work ethic and commitment were issues. Those issues factored into Haskins being benched and eventually released. In a podcast interview with Colin Cowherd, the Washington coach addressed Haski…
How Cardinals' Robert Alford made nearly $15M without playing a game - Fox BusinessFox Business
NFL teams have had to make sweeping cuts this week in order to meet this year’s salary cap of $182.5 million but for the Arizona Cardinals, it seemed like a no-brainer to release cornerback Robert Alford who managed to make nearly $15 million despite never ac…
Cade Cunningham & No. 12 Oklahoma State upset No. 2 Baylor [HIGHLIGHTS] | ESPN College Basketball - ESPNGoogle News
Matthews explains his custom skates, impact Leafs' veterans are making and the tight scoring race - TSNGoogle News
Bryson DeChambeau Keeps the Crowd Riveted at the Players Championship - The New York TimesNew York Times
The question of whether the big-hitting DeChambeau would pull out his driver seemed as compelling as the actual competition.
High school sports announcer caught calling girls' basketball team racial slur as players kneel during anthem - ABC NewsABC News
Tennessee football suspends three players after arrests related to misdemeanor drug possession - USA TODAYUSA Today
Three Tennessee football players were named in a campus police report about an incident in a dorm that occurred Tuesday night on the Knoxville campus.
Packers cut ties with Tim Boyle, gain cap space by redoing Preston Smith, Adrian Amos deals - Packers Newspackersnews.com
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst made it clear that Jordan Love will be his backup quarterback, while gaining cap space with a pair of moves.
Seton Hall likely will miss March Madness after semifinal loss to Georgetown - New York PostNew York Post
Seton Hall’s streak of NCAA Tournament appearances likely is over. Weeks ago, that was unthinkable. After Friday night, it’s hard to envision the Pirates getting selected. Georgetown and coach Patr…
Report: Maryland Alleges Juwan Howard Told Mark Turgeon 'I'll F--king Kill You' - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
Maryland has alleged that Michigan men's basketball head coach Juwan Howard threatened to kill Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon during their verbal altercation in Friday's Big Ten tournament clash...
GameCenter live: Miami at No. 2 UND - Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks Herald
NCHC quarterfinal game in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Weighing all factors in Joe Douglas' 'enormous' Jets QB call - New York PostNew York Post
Joe Douglas can borrow the title for this Jets offseason from NBA superstar LeBron James. This is The Decision for Douglas. The 44-year-old general manager won’t be making his announcement on a pri…
Nolan Jones will carry the weight and 3 other things about the Cleveland Indians - cleveland.comcleveland.com
Top prospect Nolan Jones tells manager Terry Francona that bouncing between third and the outfield isn't a burden.
Cleveland Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr. back vs. New Orleans Pelicans - ESPNESPN
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said he was happy to be back after a "mentally taxing" extended absence due to a calf injury.
Patriots' Julian Edelman Ready To 'Run It Back' With Cam Newton - NESN.comNESN
A slew of Patriots of players are excited for Cam Newton's reported return to New England, and Julian Edelman is one of them.
Report: Chargers tender Tyree St. Louis - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
The Chargers released offensive guard Trai Turner, clearing $11.5 million in cap space. They have work to do in rebuilding their offensive line to protect Justin Herbert. Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com reports the Chargers have tendered offensive lineman Tyree…
Kyle Young's hot start ends in disappointment with head injury - 247Sports247Sports
The Buckeye forward started hot, got hurt and is a question mark heading into the Big Ten Tournament semifinal.
Stephen Curry's sideline outburst toward Warriors teammates stresses urgency to get him help at trade deadline - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The usually mild-mannered Curry let his frustrations boil over in a 26-point loss to the Clippers
Cleveland still on track to host the NFL Draft April 29-May 1 despite coronavirus restrictions, league spokes - cleveland.comcleveland.com
The NFL fully expects the draft to be held live in Cleveland April 29-May 1 despite coronavirus restrictions.
John Fulkerson doubtful to play for Tennessee basketball vs. Alabama after 'dirty play' - Knoxville News SentinelKnoxville News Sentinel
John Fulkerson was taken to the hospital after he left Tennessee basketball's win against Florida in the SEC Tournament.
Sam Darnold trade makes sense as 49ers backup QB until cost considered - NBC Sports Bay AreaNBCSports.com
A Sam Darnold trade to the 49ers makes sense on paper, but is trickier once you dive deeper.
Is This Year's Salary Cap the Beginning of the End for Spielman and Zimmer? - Zone CoverageZonecoverage.com
When the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins in free agency, the conventional wisdom was that the Vikings couldn’t keep their young nucleus in place.
BlueAndGold - Four-Star ATH Jaden Mangham Dishes On New Notre Dame Offer - Irish IllustratedRivals.com
The Irish recently offered one of the best defensive back prospects from the Midwest.
Michigan State Spartans will not be changing their name to include Rocket Mortgage sponsorship - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The "considerable branding" increase will still happen throughout the arena, benches and clipboards
Eric Gordon of Houston Rockets out 4-6 weeks with groin strain - ESPNESPN
Rockets guard Eric Gordon has a moderate groin strain and is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Is Dolphins' Van Noy move more about Van Ginkel or free agency? - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
These teams with Top 10 picks could make a trade with the Miami Dolphins for the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft in late April
AD Bill Moos affirms NU's intention to play OU this fall after reports the Huskers attempted to back out - Lincoln Journal StarLincoln Journal Star
"The University of Nebraska is looking forward to playing Oklahoma in Norman on (Sept. 18),” Moos said in a statement.
New York Islanders Lose Anders Lee Indefinitely. What Now? - The Hockey WritersThe Hockey Writers
With the loss of captain Anders Lee, the New York Islanders have plenty of options in regards to filling Lee's spot in the lineup.
'I love Buffalo, I want to be in Buffalo' | Matt Milano on his decision to stay with the Bills - BuffaloBills.comBuffaloBills.com
Linebacker Matt Milano explains why he chose to stay with Buffalo instead of entering free agency.
Here's A Look Back At Decades Of Huskies In The Alaskan Iditarod - BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed News
As the 2021 race, which goes through more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan wilderness, continues, here's a look back.
49ers sign Emmanuel Moseley to two-year contract - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley was set for restricted free agency this offseason, but the 49ers have signed him to a contract that will tie him to the team beyond the 2021 season. According to multiple reports that PFT has confirmed, the team has signed Moseley …
Get an in depth look at everything you need to know before the start of 2021 free agency - Colts.comColts.com
There’s a lot more that goes into NFL free agency than just signing players. We break down nine terms you need to know with a busy week ahead.
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 3/12/21 - numberFirenumberFire
Jimmy Butler should be a key play with Bam Adebayo out. Who else should we look to target on Friday's seven-game slate?
Timberwolves’ Flash of Excellence a Welcome Sight - Canis HoopusCanis Hoopus
Blowing the Pelicans out on the road was unexpected and unlikely to change the trajectory of the season, but seeing the Timberwolves competitive was refreshing.
Mark Madden: Here's what has to happen for the Penguins to be legit contenders - TribLIVETribLIVE
The Penguins are 16-9-1 and have won four in a row. Can they yet be more than a borderline playoff team? Can they win a playoff series? Can they be a legit Stanley Cup contender? Hey, why not? If Steelers fans can fool themselves, so can Penguins fans. But he…
Trail Blazers Among Oddsmaker Favorites to Land LaMarcus Aldridge - Blazer's EdgeBlazer's Edge
Portland is given the best chance of any team save one to claim the aging center.
Report: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to restructure contract, create $17M in cap space - Chiefs WireUSA Today
Mahomes is freeing up a lot of needed cap space for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Why James Wiseman starting for Warriors moving forward seems likely - NBC Sports Bay AreaNBCSports.com
James Wiseman started the Warriors' first 16 games ...
Alabama dominates Mississippi State in SEC Tournament's quarterfinals - 247Sports247Sports
The Crimson Tide won its fourth game in a row and third game over the Bulldogs as it advanced to the semifinals in Nashville.
Tom Brady signs contract extension: What's next for the Buccaneers and what it means for the QB's legacy - The AthleticThe Athletic
Tom Brady continues to facilitate his team's success by taking less, allowing the Bucs to re-sign more Super Bowl teammates.
Dak Prescott megadeal with Cowboys: Agent Todd France has sharp message for agent of Russell Wilson - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Dak Prescott megadeal: Agent for Cowboys QB has sharp message for Russell Wilson representation
Atlantic Notes: Griffin, Knicks, Celtics, Raptors - hoopsrumors.comhoopsrumors.com
Blake Griffin came into the NBA as the high-flying athletic forward from Oklahoma who became a fan-favorite for his never-before-seen …
Top-Seeded COVID-19 Looking to Topple the Field at March Madness - SlateSlate Magazine
To be clear, this is bonkers.
Free agency preview: Detroit Lions next kicker might already be on their roster - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Detroit Lions are high on Matthew Wright, who made all four of his field goal attempts last season in limited action with the Pittsburgh Steelers
Hudson-Odoi Shows Off Pinpoint Accuracy Emerson Nutmegs Ziyech!? | Chelsea Unseen - Chelsea Football ClubGoogle News
Virginia coronavirus case is from player who played against Syracuse (report) - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
It's unclear what impact the positive test will have on the Syracuse basketball team.
Virginia, defending NCAA men's basketball champs, out of ACC tournament over positive COVID-19 test - Fox NewsFox News
The Virginia Cavaliers, the defending NCAA men’s basketball national champions, were forced to bow out of the ACC tournament on Friday due to a coronavirus issue.