Sports news 19 Feb, 2021
LeBron James Throws Down Monster Dunk and Hits Incredible One-Foot Fadeaway Shot - Bleacher ReportGoogle News
Lakers vs. Nets takeaways: James Harden provides spark as Brooklyn shoots past L.A. for fifth straight win - CBSSports.comCBS Sports
The Nets take another step towards the championship team they're hoping to build
NFL increased salary cap floor good news for 49ers - Niners WireUSA Today
The San Francisco 49ers aren’t working with a ton of salary cap space, but the NFL increased the floor which is good news.
Colin Cowherd says the Steelers 'sold their soul' for Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers WireUSA Today
Have the Steelers catered to Ben Roethlisberger too much to the detriment of the team?
Michigan basketball takes care of Rutgers ahead of top-5 showdown - MLive.commlive.com
Next up for the Wolverines: No. 4 Ohio State.
'Exactly what I envisioned': Lohner's career high leads BYU to rout of Pacific - KSL.comKSL.com
The freshman from Wasatch Academy scored a career-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to go along with nine rebounds in 28 minutes as BYU rolled to an 80-52 win at Pacific in the Cougars' first game in nearly two weeks Thursday night at the Alex G. Spa…
Report: Vincent Jackson Believed to Be Dead in Hotel Room for 3 Days - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
Hotel staff went into Jackson's room on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 and believed him to be asleep on the couch, then grew concerned when he was still there on Feb. 15.
Ohio State Beats Penn State, 92-82, in High-Scoring Affair to Extend Winning Streak to Seven | Eleven Warriors - Eleven WarriorsEleven Warriors
Ohio State extends its winning streak to seven games by beating Penn State, 92-82, in a game with no shortage of points.
NBA DFS, 2021: Top FanDuel, DraftKings tournament picks, advice for Feb. 18 from a daily Fantasy pro - SportsLine.com - SportsLineSportsLine
Before setting your NBA DFS lineups on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel for Thursday, Feb. 18, you NEED to see what Mike McClure has to say.&...
Caps beat Sabres 3-1… but still no shutout for Vanecek - Russian Machine Never BreaksRussian Machine Never Breaks
The Washington Capitals kept to their winning ways with a convincing yet sloppy victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. After Alex Ovechkin took a couple swings against Buffalo goalie Linus Ullmark, Nicklas Backstrom said "bro i got this"...
Stephen A. - 'If anybody can fix Carson Wentz, it's Frank Reich' | Stephen A's World - ESPNGoogle News
No. 14 Iowa 77, No. 21 Wisconsin 62: Here's what we learned - Hawk CentralHawk Central
Hawkeyes build a big lead, watch it erode, then respond late to dump the Badgers for most impressive win of the season.
Why Houston Texans continue to balk at trading Deshaun Watson | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
Spring Training Miscellany: Arrieta Back in Blue and Schooling Alzolay, Lester Now in Red, Careful on Velocity, More - bleachernation.combleachernation.com
It's just nice for baseball activities to be a thing again.
Snitker mulling closer role, batting order - MLB.comMLB.com
Those worried about the Braves entering Spring Training without defining who their closer will be are likely forgetting that the 2018 and '19 seasons began with Arodys Vizcaíno in that role. Each of those years concluded with Atlanta winning a National League…
Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard snubbed; Luka Doncic earns starting spot in NBA All-Star Game by tiebr - OregonLiveOregonLive
Lillard and Doncic tied for the final starting All-Star spot in the West, but Doncic won the tiebreaker because he received more fan votes.
Sixers’ Joel Embiid named 2021 NBA All-Star starter - Liberty BallersLibertyballers.com
Joel Embiid has officially been named as an Eastern Conference starter for the NBA’s 2021 All-Star game. This is Embiid’s fourth straight selection as an All-Star starter, and it’s safe to safe...
Former NFL coach believes Mac Jones is the best QB in the 2021 draft class - Roll Tide WireUSA Today
The 2021 NFL draft class is loaded with quarterbacking talent, ranging from various systems, play styles and abilities. For quite some time, it has been unanimously agreed upon that former Clemson …
Brewers submit plan for ballpark occupancy - MLB.comMLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- Christian Yelich lunched with Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio last week in Los Angeles and asked his boss at least four times whether there would be fans in the stands on Opening Day. The Brewers took a significant step this week toward pr…
Fernando Tatis Jr. wont be seeing all of that $340 million, thanks to a deal he made as a minor leaguer - Yahoo SportsYahoo Entertainment
More than a year before his MLB debut, Tatis signed away a portion of his career earnings.
A-10 changes dates of tournaments, moves men’s championship game to UD Arena - Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News
Life after Lindor and 5 things we learned about the Indians first spring-training workout - cleveland.comcleveland.com
The trade that sent Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the Met left a mark on the Indians, but it's not like it hasn't happened before.
New Ohio State in-state offer ‘speechless’ after talking to the Buckeyes - 247Sports247Sports
The Buckeyes have offered a talented in-state lineman.
Grading the Bucs' 2020 NFL draft class after rookie season - Bucs WireUSA Today
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers achieved the ultimate goal in the NFL this season, winning the Super Bowl and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy (and in their home stadium, no less). While most of the pieces we…
What Andrea Pirlo got so wrong with Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Porto | UEFA Champions League - ESPN UKGoogle News
James Paxton 2.0 is here to help young Mariners learn how to win (and do some winning himself) - Lookout LandingLookout Landing
Welcome home Big(ger) Maple
Ayo Dosunmu's Moment Is Now - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
College basketball's best closer is ready for what he hopes is his greatest final act of all in March Madness.
Alabama Head Basketball Coach Nate Oats Agrees to Contract Extension Through 2027 - University of Alabama Athletics - rolltide.comRolltide.com
<p><strong>TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – </strong>University of Alabama Director of Athletics <dfn><a href="/staff.aspx?staff=519" rel="smarttag" rev="519">Greg Byrne</a></dfn> announced Thursday that head men's basketball <dfn><a href="/coaches.aspx?rc=971" rel="smartt…
What the Carson Wentz deal means for the Dallas Cowboys - The Landry HatThe Landry Hat
The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2020 season with a disappointing 6-10 record and finished in third place in the dreadful NFC East. The only team that fared...
Billiards legend Jeanette Lee diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer - TODAYTODAY
Billiards legend Jeanette Lee, known as "The Black Widow," has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, according to the American Poolplayers Association.
What’s being said nationally about Michigan QB Joe Milton entering transfer portal - MLive.commlive.com
Milton becomes the sixth Michigan scholarship quarterback to transfer under Harbaugh.
Oakland A’s sign Trevor Rosenthal to one-year, $11 million contract - Athletics NationAthletics Nation
Oakland paid for a new closer after all
Broncos now odds-on favorite to land Deshaun Watson according to FanDuel - Mile High SportsMile High Sports
In this article, Zach Segars analyzes what Vegas' updated odds mean for the Broncos' chances of landing young superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Brad Stevens responds to talk of Celtics players tuning him out - YardbarkerLarry Brown Sports
The Boston Celtics have played some of their worst basketball in years over the past few weeks, and naturally reporters have asked Brad Stevens if he has any answers. One line of thinking is that players have begun tuning Stevens out, but the head coach does …
Katie Nolan hopes Serena Williams realizes the impact she's had on tennis | Highly Questionable - ESPNGoogle News
NASCAR tweaks Daytona Road Course’s bus stop chicane - NASCARNASCAR
Sanctioning body adds rumble strips in Turns 9 and 10 to prevent dirt from spraying up on the track during competition.
John Schreiber becomes fifth Tiger claimed off waivers this winter - mlive.commlive.com
The Detroit-area native was claimed by the Boston Red Sox.
New Auburn coach Bryan Harsin works on his vision for the program while keeping an eye on the 'team up north' - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Harsin is getting used to life in the football-crazed SEC including dealing with in-state rival Alabama
COVID-19 vaccinations at California hospital lead to 95% decline in sick employees - CBS NewsCBS News
UC Davis Medical Center says it has reached herd immunity from COVID-19 among staff through vaccinations. "CBS This Morning" lead national correspondent David Begnaud spoke with one nurse initially hesitant to get vaccinated. Now, she explains why she thinks …
Bruno Brilliant, Rashford Delivers, Diallo Debut! | Real Sociedad 0-4 Man United - UnitedPeoplesTVGoogle News
Packers want 'better production' out of inside linebacker group - Packers WireUSA Today
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst: “I do think we need better production out of our inside linebacker group.”
WATCH: Jerry Stackhouse not happy with John Calipari following Kentucky-Vanderbilt - 247Sports247Sports
No Ivy League spring play due to COVID-19 issues - ESPNESPN
The Ivy League will not hold league competition in the spring due to COVID issues.
NBA Rumors: This Knicks-Timberwolves trade features Malik Beasley - NBA Analysis NetworkNbaanalysis.net
The New York Knicks could use another helpful addition at the NBA trade deadline. Could Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley be an option?
Before posting crazy statline vs. Heat, Warriors' Steph Curry mimicked a famous Baron Davis dunk - SF GateSFGate
It was missing a Utah Jazz player to jump over, but a solid effort nonetheless.
JT Realmuto Suffers Fractured Thumb - MLB Trade RumorsMLB Trade Rumors
Star Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto recently sustained a broken thumb and is now questionable for Opening Day. Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.
Falcons release Ricardo Allen, Allen Bailey and waive Kurt Benkert - AtlantaFalcons.comAtlantaFalcons.com
The Falcons made three roster moves on Thursday
Win totals, World Series, pennant and division odds for all 30 MLB teams - ESPNESPN
The Dodgers and Yankees are typical favorites, but some new teams join them near the top of World Series odds. Here are win total projections and odds for all 30 teams.
Court Report: Selection committee chair Mitch Barnhart explains new NCAA Tournament bracketing process - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Matt Norlander's weekly college hoops notebook also details Belmont's at-large case and Gonzaga's push for a wire-to-wire honor
Vols Football: OC Alex Golesh offers thoughts on Tennessee’s QB battle - Rocky Top TalkRockytoptalk.com
Josh Heupel has finalized his offensive staff in Knoxville, set to transform that side of the ball into his fast-paced, spread-iso attack. The system has been compared to the old Baylor offense,...
I’ve Got Some Things to Say - The Players' TribuneThe Players' Tribune
I don’t think I’m bragging or exaggerating or whatever in saying that I was dealing in that game.
Tim Tebow went from All-American to America’s Biggest Bust — twice over - DeadspinDeadspin
Tim Tebow’s career was a bust.
Tokyo Olympics: Japan names female ex-athlete as new chief after sexism storm - NBC NewsNBC News
Female ex-athlete Seiko Hashimoto has been chosen as president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee, replacing Yoshiro Mori who made sexist remarks.