Sports news 18 Feb, 2021
Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president - The Associated PressAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) — Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. She made even more history on...
Cowboys’ Jerry Jones cashing in on crippling Texas winter storm | ‘Like hitting the jackpot’ - NJ.comnj.com
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hit the jackpot as fuel prices surge in Texas following this week's crippling winter storm which has left millions without power.
Australian Open 2021 - Serena Williams' loss to Naomi Osaka sparks questions about future, but not about her legacy - ESPNESPN
Naomi Osaka spoke for so many of us when she said she wanted Serena Williams to "play forever." Forever won't happen, but there is still no doubt tennis is better because of Williams, as evidenced in part by Osaka herself.
Damian Lillard (43 PTS) Hits Game-Winner, Closes Out Zion Williamson (36 PTS) In Epic Showdown - Bleacher ReportGoogle News
Karolina Muchova vs Jennifer Brady Match Highlights (SF) | Australian Open 2021 - Australian Open TVGoogle News
Locked-in Portland Trail Blazers win behind Damian Lillard's key basket - ESPNESPN
The Trail Blazers extended their win streak to six games behind another game-sealing bucket from star Damian Lillard.
Jazz vs. Clippers - Game Recap - February 17, 2021 - ESPNESPN
Get a recap of the Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers basketball game.
Magic 107, Knicks 89: “Well that was awful” - Posting and ToastingPosting and Toasting
The trap game of trap games.
Damian Lillard ERUPTS For 43 PTS & 16 AST, Including The Game-Sealing Dime & Bucket! - NBAGoogle News
Joel Embiid matches Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain with another huge game in Sixers' win over Rockets - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Embiid joined Iverson and Chamberlain as the only Sixers to have 12 straight games with at least 25 points
At the buzzer: Indiana 82, Minnesota 72 - Inside the HallInside the Hall
Quick thoughts on an 82-72 win over Minnesota:
Hendricks' aim? 'Consistent force' for Cubs - MLB.comMLB.com
Kyle Hendricks typically takes a couple months off after a season before he picks up a baseball. There was nothing typical about last year, however, so the leader of the Cubs' rotation altered his offseason program. With less mileage on his arm during the sho…
10 observations: Lankinen, Blackhawks blank Red Wings - NBC Sports ChicagoNBCSports.com
The Blackhawks shut out the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. Here are 10 observations from the win.
Fernando Tatis Jr. signing more proof the Padres are in it to win it: Sherman - New York PostNew York Post
If you had the Padres in the pool for the first team to award two $300 million contracts, go collect. San Diego and its superstar shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., reached agreement on a 14-year, $340…
Urban Meyer Advised Trevor Lawrence On Pro Day Schedule - profootballrumors.comprofootballrumors.com
Since the Jaguars wrapped up the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, it has been a foregone conclusion …
Jacob Toppin capitalizing on "found money" debut season at Kentucky - kentuckysportsradio.comkentuckysportsradio.com
In a year where any and all production is icing on the cake for Toppin, he's now finished in double figures three times and added six or more rebounds six times
Recap: Denver Nuggets collapse and can’t complete come back, lose 128-130 to Washington Wizards - Denver StiffsDenver Stiffs
Garbage refs, garbage game
Duke Crushes Second Straight ACC Opponent On The Road - Duke Basketball ReportDuke Basketball Report
The Blue Devils seem to have found an identity
5 takeaways as Trae Young’s 40 points lift Hawks over Jayson Tatum and the Celtics - Boston.comBoston.com
Trae Young's brilliance is part of a recent trend.
Rafael Nadal discusses his incredible loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas | Wide World of Sports - Wide World of SportsGoogle News
Pirlo: Juventus were not intelligent enough to adapt - Black & White & Read All OverBlack & White & Read All Over
Coach’s comments after awful away performance in first leg of Champions League Round of 16
Tim Tebow retires from professional baseball after five years in Mets' minor-league system - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback had been part of the Mets' farm system since 2016
Dortmund's Haaland: PSG star Mbappe's hat trick vs. Barcelona motivated me - ESPNESPN
Erling Haaland said Kylian Mbappe's hat trick for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona on Tuesday gave the Borussia Dortmund striker "motivation."
Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins lead Maryland basketball past Nebraska - Testudo TimesTestudo Times
The Terps fed off of the junior duo en route to their third consecutive victory.
Live Game Thread: UNC 82, Northeastern 62; FINAL - 247Sports247Sports
Follow along with live updates of North Carolina's contest with Northeastern
Tennessee football recycles another Butch Jones assistant in Willie Martinez - All for TennesseeAllfortennessee.com
On the same day new Tennessee football head coach Josh Heupel introduced his entire offensive staff, the Vols made another move that was a nod to the Butch...
Pete Prisco Sends LB to Vikings in Latest Mock Draft - Vikings TerritoryVikings Territory
Seemingly daily, a new mock draft is released by a semi-credible source, and the Minnesota Vikings interest is piqued at the 14th position. Minnesota finished 2020 with a 7-9 record, enabling the fran
Ex-UFC fighter Bryan Caraway charged in alleged theft of Miesha Tate's ATV - ESPNESPN
Former UFC fighter Bryan Caraway has been charged with four felonies in a case that centers around the alleged 2018 theft of an ATV belonging to his ex-girlfriend, former UFC champion Miesha Tate.
Mike Tomlin among Steelers coaches, scouts sent home after positive COVID-19 tests - Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nets playmaker James Harden making MVP case - New York PostNew York Post
These MVP-level performances are why the Nets went all-in to get James Harden. The tantalizing championship-level potential they’re starting to reach is why Harden forced his way to Brooklyn. It wa…
Katharine Berkoff Opens ACCS With 4th Fastest 50 Back In History: 23.37 - SwimSwamSwimSwam
Katharine Berkoff opened up ACCs with a 23.37 backstroke leg for NC State making her the fourth fastest in the event in NCAA history.
America's Cup: How Prada Cup racing will continue under Covid-19 alert level 2 | Stuff.co.nz - StuffGoogle News
NC State hangs on to beat Pittsburgh, 74-73 - Backing The PackBacking The Pack
NC State was due to have a close game go its way after suffering several tough losses in the last month, and turns out that breakthough came against Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon. The Wolfpack...
Salary-cap uncertainty could slow NFL business to a trickle - NBC Sports - NFLNBCSports.com
As the NFL’s news cycle slows to an enlarged-prostate trickle, those of us who cover the NFL for a living will be scrounging for anything we can. Regardless of whether admitting it makes it OK (and I definitely admit it), there’s one specific type of news tha…
Falcons take QB Mac Jones in latest CBS Sports mock draft - Falcons WireUSA Today
Mock drafts projecting the Falcons to take a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick are nothing new.
Sevilla-Borussia Dortmund Champions League player ratings: Spanish side's defense crumbles against Haaland - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Erling Haaland scored twice in a 3-2 win for Borussia Dortmund away to Sevilla
Aaron Boone fired up about Yankees' key to winning World Series - New York PostNew York Post
The Yankees’ road to October started Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers reported for spring training in Tampa. After watching his team come up short in his first three years as manager, Aaron Bo…
Buster Posey back for possible final season with San Francisco Giants - ESPNESPN
Buster Posey acknowledged Wednesday that he has thought about the 2021 season possibly being his last with the Giants but said he is taking things "one day at a time" and trying "not to get too far ahead."
On Day 1 of spring training, Phillies deal with the Odubel question - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Joe Girardi has spoken to some team leaders about Odubel Herrera's second chance and their willingness to accept him back if he makes the Phillies' roster. By Jim Salisbury
Dodgers Hire Ron Roenicke As Special Assistant To GM - MLB Trade RumorsMLB Trade Rumors
The Dodgers have hired Ron Roenicke as a special assistant to the general manager, Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe …
Rumor: If No Carson Wentz, Colts Could Pursue Sam Darnold or Look to Trade Up in the NFL Draft for QB - Stampede BlueStampede Blue
According to The MMQB’s Albert Breer on 97.5 The Fanatic’s ‘The Anthony Gargano Show’, if the Indianapolis Colts do not ultimately land Carson Wentz in a deal, the franchise still has other options...
Mets not ready to commit to J.D. Davis at third base - New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News
As spring training gets underway in Port St. Lucie, there is still a lingering question mark left over from the offseason that the Mets haven’t really addressed. Who’s on third?
Atlanta mayor urges people not to travel to town for NBA All-Star Game - WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is asking people not to flock to the city to stop the weekend event from becoming a super spreader event.
What AJ Hinch wants to see in the Detroit Tigers' young catchers - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner aimed to make strides offensively this winter, and he hopes his work pays off in a race for the backup job.
Marc Gasol wants to make things ‘easier’ for Lakers while Anthony Davis is out - Silver Screen and RollSilver Screen and Roll
Gasol made the most of minutes against the Timberwolves.
Penn State tight end Zack Kuntz enters NCAA Transfer Portal - 247Sports247Sports
Penn State tight end Zack Kuntz has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, 247Sports has learned.
Packers, not Steelers, emerging as favorites to sign J.J. Watt? - FanSidedFanSided
There appears to be growing momentum in favor of the Green Bay Packers to end up signing star defensive end J.J. Watt. From the moment it was announced tha...
Kevin Love nears return, participates in Cleveland Cavaliers' practice - ESPNESPN
Kevin Love, who has not played since aggravating a calf strain on Dec. 27, participated in practice with the Cavaliers, doing "quite a bit of the live stuff," coach J.B. Bickerstaff said.
Steve Atwater still not sold on the ‘cost’ to bring Deshaun Watson to Denver - Mile High ReportMile High Report
But the Hall-of-Fame safety told Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright he still wants Broncos to explore the possibility.
Sheriff says alcoholism and CTE may have led to ex-NFL star Jackson's death - The GuardianThe Guardian
Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson struggled with alcoholism and other health issues before he was found dead this week, the sheriff’s office said
Florida State basketball vs. VT postponed, ‘Noles to play at Pitt on Saturday - Tomahawk NationTomahawk Nation
Three ACC programs on pause due to Covid-19.
NFL free agency rumors: J.J. Watt, Buffalo Bills have ‘mutual interest’ in a deal (Report) - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
Watt was released by the Houston Texans last week.
Knicks Fans Want Someone to Love. Julius Randle May Be Their Guy. - The New York TimesNew York Times
Randle is playing the best basketball of his career in his second season with the Knicks, and he wants to be here. “A picture perfect thing for me,” he said.
Which positions do Chiefs need to address in free agency, 2021 NFL draft? - Chiefs WireUSA Today
A breakdown of where the Chiefs roster stands in terms of position quantities and the context that will help influence roster decisions.
After rain delay, this year's Daytona 500 was the least viewed in the race's history - CNBCCNBC
The nearly six-hour rain delay impacted Sunday's Daytona 500 which resulted in the lowest viewed event in the race's history.
Tom Brady took a Super Bowl victory lap on Twitter with a montage of bad takes - For The WinUSA Today
He kept the receipts.
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 2/17/21 - numberFirenumberFire
Jayson Tatum is a worthwhile target on tonight's 10-game slate. Who else should we look to roster?
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim reacts to postponed Louisville game, talks about possible make-up games - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
The SU coach thinks the team might add a game or two.
9 storylines that will define the 2021 MLB season - Yahoo SportsYahoo Entertainment
Baseball is back. These are the plot lines that could define the sport's precarious 2021 season.
Mississippi State at Auburn basketball game postponed again - 247Sports247Sports
Bruce Pearl's Auburn basketball Tigers will not play Mississippi State Thursday due to weather concerns and the AU women's game at Mississippi State has also been postponed.
2021 Genesis Invitational Betting Picks: Our Favorite Outrights, Longshots, Matchups and Prop Bets at Riviera - The Action NetworkThe Action Network
The 2021 Genesis Invitational is absolutely loaded with starpower. Twelve of the top 15 golfers in the world have made the trip to Riviera, meaning we’ve basically got