Sports news 23 Feb, 2021
Sam Darnold's close friend, Mark Sanchez sound off on delicate Jets situation - New York PostNew York Post
LOS ANGELES — Speculation swirls every day about what’s going to happen with Sam Darnold. Will he still be playing with the Jets in 2021? Will he be traded? Everyone wants to know. Meanwhile, the s…
Franmil Reyes’ tender right ankle and 5 things we learned Monday from Cleveland Indians spring training - cleveland.comcleveland.com
How much time can we expect to see Reyes log in the outfield during spring training for the Indians?
Tom Brady speaks out on Lombardi Trophy toss for first time - Fox NewsFox News
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady commented for the first time on his legendary Lombardi Trophy toss to tight end Cameron Brate during the team’s Super Bowl LV boat parade.
Minnesota Timberwolves' front office was drawn to experience of new coach Chris Finch, feels it will help team 'on both sides of the floor' - ESPNESPN
Chris Finch, introduced as the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, is inheriting a four-game losing streak and a last-place standing in the NBA at 7-24.
Jaguars hire Amy Palcic to lead communications - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
The Texans fired Amy Palcic as vice president of communications in November, creating something of a firestorm at least among national media. The Jaguars now have hired Palcic to lead their communications team. New coach Urban Meyer announced the hiring Monda…
Artemi Panarin is paying the price — fishy allegations be damned - New York PostNew York Post
The intent of the assault allegations levied against Artemi Panarin without a shred of supporting evidence or corroborating witnesses by his former KHL coach, Andrei Nazarov, in an interview with a…
Lions have lost the most player value this offseason so far - Lions WireUSA Today
The wins-above-replacement gap between Stafford and Goff is huge
Pac-12 announces adjustments for remainder of men's basketball regular-season schedule - Pac-12.comPac-12.com
The Pac-12 has made the below adjustments to its remaining men’s basketball regular-season schedule.
It Might Take a 7-for-1 Deal to Pry Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans - bleachernation.combleachernation.com
Teams wanting Deshaun Watson might need to pay up with the most bonkers trade proposals ever.
Report: Jaguars decline team option on Tyler Eifert, making him a free agent - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Tight end Tyler Eifert is about to become an unrestricted free agent. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Jaguars are declining the 2021 team option on Eifert’s contract. It will save the team $5.2 million in cap space. The move is not a surprise despite th…
Brighton v. Crystal Palace | PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS | 2/22/2021 | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith questions Brad Stevens over Celtics’ struggles with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown - Boston.comBoston.com
"You should not be a .500 team with two studs like that."
Ronaldo showing he's more than a goalscorer & McKennie's spot is nailed on - Marcotti | ESPN FC - ESPN UKGoogle News
Mike Tomlin: Luckily I have had minimal symptoms, thankful to be in good health - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
A report emerged earlier on Monday that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was diagnosed with COVID-19. While the organization did not initially confirm that news, Tomlin did himself in a statement released to social media on Monday afternoon. “I want to thank e…
Fernando Tatis Jr. cites legacy as reason for 14-year deal with San Diego Padres - ESPNESPN
Fernando Tatis Jr. said he wants to be the kind of player who stays with one team and ends their career with a statue outside of the ballpark.
Falcons trade back and take Kyle Pitts in latest CBS mock draft - sportstalkatl.comsportstalkatl.com
Falcons trade back and take Kyle Pitts in latest CBS mock draft Falcons In Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft for CBS Sports, the Falcons trade down with the Panthers -- who snag their next franchise quarterback -- and take the falcons, Kyle Pitts, mock draft
Texas Tech football lands former Oregon starting quarterback Tyler Shough as a graduate transfer - ESPNESPN
Former Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough, who started all seven games in 2020 for the Ducks, will transfer to Texas Tech and have three years of eligibility remaining with the Red Raiders.
Report: Tottenham to target Nagelsmann if Jose Mourinho fired - Cartilage Free CaptainSB Nation
How the 2021 NFL QB draft class stacks up, and where Zach Wilson fits in - Deseret NewsDeseret News
ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Jeff Legwold break down the different groups of quarterbacks in this year’s draft class, and where former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, a Utah-born prospect, fits into it.
Seahawks got calls about Russell Wilson from one-third of NFL teams, some clubs predict QB's price, per report - CBS SportsCBS Sports
This is what it may take to pry Wilson away from the Seahawks
Monday Round-Up: Guard Mike Iupati Announces Retirement - Seahawks.comSeahawks.com
Veteran Guard Mike Iupati, who spent the past two seasons with the Seahawks, announced his retirement in an interview with the Spokesman Review.
Panthers re-sign wide receivers Brandon Zylstra, Keith Kirkwood - Panthers.comPanthers.com
Brandon Zylstra and Keith Kirkwood were both scheduled to be restricted free agents.
Report: Eagles to release Alshon Jeffery - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
The Eagles receiving corps is continuing to undergo a makeover this offseason. Philadelphia will release Alshon Jeffery when the new league year begins next month, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Jeffery was a key part of the Eagles team that won Super…
Oklahoma WR gets ass kicked, nearly loses eye in bathroom brawl - DeadspinDeadspin
I have a serious question: Is this typical of what goes on in men’s bathrooms at bars? My only experience is with women’s bathrooms in bars and clubs, which are, after a certain point in the night, havens of shared lip gloss, generous compliments, and declara…
Las Vegas Raiders CB Kemah Siverand arrested after street racing incident - ESPNESPN
Raiders cornerback Kemah Siverand was arrested early Saturday after a street racing incident in Houston.
Report: Steelers, Roethlisberger Now Engaged In 'Really Big Game Of Chicken'; No Team Consensus On What To Do - Steelers DepotSteelers Depot
What’s going to happen between the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the next three weeks? While nobody really knows for sure right now, there certainly isn’t a lack of speculation as to what might happen and especially on the heels of…
Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns following controversial comments - USA TODAYUSA Today
Mather resigned as Seattle's CEO and president after he made comments admitting to service-time manipulation and disparaging a player's English skills.
Saben Lee has the three most vicious (missed) dunks of the NBA this season - Detroit Bad BoysDetroitbadboys.com
It’s only a matter of time until he puts someone on a poster
NBA DFS, 2021: Top FanDuel, DraftKings tournament picks, advice for Feb. 22 from a daily Fantasy pro - SportsLine.com - SportsLineSportsLine
Before setting your NBA DFS lineups on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel for Monday, Feb. 22, you NEED to see what Mike McClure has to say.&nb...
FSU is paying former football coach Willie Taggart about $290,000 per month in severance - Rivals.com - Florida StateRivals.com
Details revealed for how FSU is paying severance to former head football coach Willie Taggart.
Stop hating on James Harden for a second - DeadspinDeadspin
There’s no debate that James Harden’s departure from Houston was less than ideal. He threw a tantrum similar to that of a three-year-old toddler in a grocery store before he was traded to Brooklyn.
Red Sox Claim Joel Payamps, Place Franchy Cordero On COVID Injured List - MLB Trade RumorsMLB Trade Rumors
The Red Sox have claimed right-hander Joel Payamps off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to Boston's Twitter feed. To …
Jeff McNeil is already working hard to 'get in sync' with SS Francisco Lindor | New York Mets | SNY - SNYGoogle News
Basketball ignored Rick Pitino’s plea for a delayed season, and now his team is paying the price - DeadspinDeadspin
Nothing is more infuriating than being ignored, only to be proven right.
Jamaal Williams free agency: Green Bay running back says he'd 'love to just be a Packer all my life' - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Williams doesn't want to leave Lambeau Field
What Jimmy G's no-trade clause means for future with 49ers - NBC Sports Bay AreaNBCSports.com
Matt Maiocco breaks down what's important, and what's not, about Jimmy Garoppolo's no-trade clause.
4 hours ago Patriots Calling On Every QB, Newton Wants To Return - profootballrumors.comprofootballrumors.com
The quarterback carousel has already seen some crazy shuffling, and we're only just getting started on this offseason. There are …
3 takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s win over Rutgers, including Terps’ path to NCAA tournament - Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun
After Maryland lost to Ohio State for a second straight defeat, coach Mark Turgeon told his players, "The best is yet to come." After Maryland’s fourth straight victory in eight days, Turgeon’s declaration may be correct.
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. says he won't give up No. 11 to Carson Wentz - ESPNESPN
Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. told TMZ Sports that he's not giving up his No. 11 to Carson Wentz and has spoken with his new quarterback about his plans.
Lions’ Dan Campbell doesn’t care who thinks he’s a meathead - MLive.commlive.com
Dan Campbell created a bit of a stir with his introductory press conference.
Red Wings’ top prospects: Lucas Raymond out, Moritz Seider having ‘great year’ - MLive.commlive.com
General manager Steve Yzerman provided an update on the club's most recent top picks.
Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors - Big Ten ConferenceBigten.org
Co-Player of the Week
JWill on James Harden, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, LeBron James and Anthony Edwards | KJZ - ESPNGoogle News
Notre Dame Opts Out of New NCAA Football Video Game, Says Athletes Should Get Paid - TMZTMZ
The Fighting Irish was announced it will NOT be a part of the new EA Sports NCAA college football video game ... saying they won't give the green light until it's clear how players will be compensated.
Alabama Is Looking Like An SEC Powerhouse … In Basketball - FiveThirtyEightFiveThirtyEight
The all-consuming wave of the Alabama Crimson Tide was supposed to dissipate in January after Nick Saban claimed his seventh national title. Instead, it appears…
Explaining how Cam Newton and a high schooler started feuding at the QB's teen football camp - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Here's what happened between the QB and a kid at his camp
NBA Power Rankings: Nets on Jazz's heels for top spot; Lakers keep dropping; surging Raptors make big jump - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Brooklyn sent a message to the league this week despite being without Kevin Durant
Louisville lands former Nebraska QB Luke McCaffrey - The AthleticThe Athletic
McCaffrey played in seven games in 2020 as a redshirt freshman, starting two. He passed for 466 yards, one touchdown and six interceptions.
2021 WGC-Workday Championship Odds: Dustin Johnson the Favorite at The Concession - The Action NetworkThe Action Network
It isn’t every week that you get the top-15 players in the world in one field, but that’s what we’re dealing with for the
Draymond is going to get the Warriors in trouble - Stephen A. reacts to the ejection | First Take - ESPNGoogle News
NBA coaching hot seat: Luke Walton, Scott Brooks among head coaches who could be next out the door - CBS SportsCBS Sports
These coaches haven't quite lived up to expectations, while one of them might need a Finals berth to stick around
Unbeaten Gonzaga Bulldogs, Baylor Bears remain atop AP Top 25 - ESPNESPN
Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop the Associated Press men's college basketball poll in a week of little change.
Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum Question Timberwolves’ Coaching Hire - Blazer's EdgeBlazer's Edge
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum questioned the Timberwolves’ decision to hire Chris Finch over former Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool.
Mark Madden: Penguins shouldn't extend contract of struggling Evgeni Malkin - TribLIVETribLIVE
During an accomplishment-saturated 15-year career with the Penguins, Evgeni Malkin has earned the benefit of almost every doubt. You can’t scratch him. You can’t bench him. You can’t demote him. You can’t berate him. Malkin has to rema…
Dallas Cowboys Should Not Entertain a Michael Gallup Trade - Inside The StarInside The Star
It's a Cowboys Thing
Stephen A. on Deion Sanders saying items were stolen during his Jackson State debut | First Take - ESPNGoogle News
Sounders, USMNT winger Jordan Morris suffers ACL injury - The AthleticThe Athletic
Seattle Sounders and United States men's national team winger Jordan Morris has been ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The...
Free agent DL J.J. Watt in no rush to pick next team - Packers WireUSA Today
J.J. Watt, a free agent target of the Packers, remains in no hurry to pick his next team. “Give me a second…” Watt wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, fiancée Brittany Matthews announce birth of their daughter - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Mahomes is a girl dad
NCAA Confirms Dramatic Changes to D1 Swimming & Diving Championships for 2021 - SwimSwamSwimSwam
With timed finals relays only, 4 relays per heat, no spectators, and quick exits, this year's NCAA Championship meet will feel much different.
@nascarcasm: Fake group text with Christopher Bell - NASCARNASCAR
@nascarcasm imagines fake texts to winner of the Daytona Road Course, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver Christopher Bell.
What Lance Lynn — aka 'Tonka Truck' — brings to White Sox staff this spring - Yahoo SportsYahoo Entertainment
Lance Lynn has a new nickname. Dallas Keuchel's calling him "Tonka Truck." At the same time, the White Sox have another ace in their pitching hand, someone...
What we learned from the Flyers’ blowout loss at Lake Tahoe - Broad Street HockeyBroad Street Hockey
Some observations for your morning...
Tennessee names to know in the 247Sports transfer rankings - 247Sports247Sports
Past, present and potential Vols included in the 247Sports transfer rankings.
The 2-4-7: LSU Spring Football - 247Sports247Sports
Here's an in-depth preview of LSU's spring football with the latest 2-4-7.