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NBA to tentatively restart on December 22
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Alex Cora returns to Red Sox as manager - What ...
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Jets GM Joe Douglas voices support for Gase, Da...
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Jimmy Garoppolo & George Kittle Out Multiple We...
49ers Writers David Lombardi & Matt Barrows of "Here's The Catch" podcast break down the latest news on Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle being out multiple weeks on injuries occurred in the game vs the Seahawks yesterday.
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Steve Cohen approved as new Mets owner - What d...
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Tigers close to hiring A.J. Hinch - How close i...
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Trevor Lawrence out after positive COVID-19 test
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Arizona Coyotes renounce the rights to draft pi...
Miller, a 4th round 2020 pick was charged with assault in 2016
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Breaking Podcast: Chicago White Sox Hire Tony L...
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Sixers hire Morey - Can he take team to next le...
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Wisconsin football pauses team activities, new ...
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Justin Turner Testing Positive For COVID-19 Dur...
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Odell Beckham out for the season with torn ACL
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Antonio Brown returns to the NFL with Tom Brady...
Antonio Brown has returned to the NFL, re-teaming with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The Athletic's Greg Auman brings you breaking reaction to the news.
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The fantasy football impact of Joe Mixon's abse...
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Ravens trade for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue
The Baltimore Ravens have added the long-rumored next piece to their defense by trading for DE Yannick Ngakoue. How much of an impact will he have this year and long-term? The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec reacts to the news.
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Stan Van Gundy agrees to four-year deal to coac...
The Athletic's New Orleans Pelicans reporter Will Guillory joins Mike Smeltz to discuss what Stan Van Gundy brings to the Pelicans and what it means for the team's off-season plans.
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It's Tua Tagovailoa time for the Miami Dolphins
We thought Tua Tagovailoa might eventually be the starter in Miami, but after 6 weeks and especially not with the Dolphins winning. The Athletic's Josh Tolentino of The Athletic Miami reacts to the decision.
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NASCAR reinstates Kyle Larson after racial slur
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Jumbo Joe Thornton signs with Toronto
Future hall of famer Thornton signs one year deal
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The fantasy football impact of Le'Veon Bell joi...
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Clippers hire Ty Lue as next head coach
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Daryl Morey steps down as GM of the Houston Roc...
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Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19
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The Jets release Le'Veon Bell - Is this rock bo...
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Clayton Kershaw scratched from NLCS Game 2 - Ca...
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Alex Pietrangelo signs with the Vegas Golden Kn...
The Athletic’s Scott Burnside and Jesse Granger discuss Alex Pietrangelo’s 7-year, $61.6 million deal with the Vegas Golden Knights, the salary cap issues now facing the Golden Knights, potentially moving out Marc-Andre Fleury or Nate Schmidt to get under the cap, the arms race between Vegas and Colorado heading into the 2021 season, and more.
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White Sox Part Ways with Manager Rick Renteria ...
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Lakers win NBA title; LeBron named Finals MVP
The Athletic's Bill Oram and Anthony Slater discuss the impact of the Lakers championship run and how this impacts LeBron James' legacy.
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Taylor Hall signs with the Buffalo Sabres
The Athletic’s Scott Burnside and John Vogl react to Taylor Hall’s one year, $8 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres and discuss how Hall’s arrival will help the Sabres, currently on the longest playoff drought in the NHL, whether he can regain his Hart Trophy form playing alongside Jack Eichel, and more.
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Dak Prescott hospitalized after ankle injury
The Athletic's Lindsay Jones joins Kent Garrison of the About Them Cowboys podcast to react to the devastating injury news regarding QB Dak Prescott.
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Atlanta Falcons to fire Dan Quinn
The Dan Quinn era in Atlanta appears to be over. The Athletic's Lindsay Jones is joined by Atlanta editor Daniel Shirley to react to the breaking news from The Athletic's Jeff Schultz.
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Torey Krug signs with the St. Louis Blues
The Athletic’s Scott Burnside and Jeremy Rutherford discuss the St. Louis Blues making a big splash to close the first day of NHL free agency, signing defenseman Torey Krug to a seven-year, $45.5 million contract, how Krug balances out the St. Louis blueline, what the now very likely departure of Alex Pietrangelo means for the organization, and more.
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Netminder signings dominate NHL free agency
8 goalies sign on day one of free agency, including extensions for Murray in Ottawa and Subban with Chicago.
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Henrik Lundqvist signs one year deal with Capitals
King Henrik signs a 1 year, 1.5 million dollar deal with the Caps
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Breaking Podcast: Les Miles tests positive for ...
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Alexis Lafrenière drafted 1st overall by the Ne...
The Athletic NHL’s Arthur Staple and Scott Burnside discuss the New York Rangers’ selection of Alexis Lafrenière as the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, what the former two-time QMJHL MVP adds to the Rangers lineup, whether he could be in contention for the Calder trophy next season or not, and more.
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Texans head coach/GM Bill O'Brien fired after 0...
The Athletic's Texans beat writer Aaron Reiss joins Lindsay Jones to react to Bill O'Brien's firing after the 0-4 start for the Houston Texans.
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Nick Chubb headed to IR with knee injury; What'...
The Athletic's Michael Beller and Nando Di Fino break down the fantasy value of Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson with Nick Chubb expected to be out for six weeks because of a knee injury.
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Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19 - What d...
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Sources: Philadelphia 76ers to hire Doc Rivers ...
The Athletic's 76ers reporters Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss why Doc Rivers was chosen as the next 76ers head coach.
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MLB will allow fans at games for NLCS and World...
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King Henrik to be bought out by New York Rangers
Lundqvist leaves the Rangers after 15 seasons as the all time leader in wins
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What will the NFL do next after the Titans shut...
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Tampa Bay wins the 2020 Stanley Cup
Victor Hedman named Conn Smythe Trophy Winner
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Doc Rivers and Los Angeles Clippers agree to pa...
The Athletic's Mike Smeltz is joined by The Athletic's Clippers reporter Johan Buha to discuss why Doc Rivers is out as Clippers coach and who may be the next head coach.
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Sources: Angels fire Billy Eppler. Will Mike T...
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Ron Roenicke won't return to Red Sox, will Alex...
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Pac-12 will return to play on November 6th
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DAZN Offers Canelo Alvarez Deal Worth Upward of...
Mike Coppinger and Lance Pugmire react to breaking news of DAZN offering Canelo Alvarez upwards of $20 million per fight.
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Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers passes away at...
Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns of The Athletic's Hoge and Jahns podcast react to the news of Chicago Bears legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers passing away at age 77.
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Billy Donovan named Head Coach of the Chicago B...
Andrew Schlecht and Darnell Mayberry discuss the Chicago Bulls hiring Billy Donovan and if he is the missing piece to get them back in the post season.
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Michael Jordan becoming a NASCAR team owner
The Athletic's motorsports writers Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi react to the news of Michael Jordan teaming up with three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin to own a NASCAR team. And their driver? Bubba Wallace. Topics include what this means for the sport and whether the new team can be successful.
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Bryson DeChambeau wins the 120th U.S. Open Cham...
The Athletic's John Hayes & Brendan Quinn react to Bryson DeChambeau's dominant performance at Winged Foot Golf Club. DeChambeau is the only player to finish the week under par on a course that proved to be a true test for the best players in the world.
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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second consec...
The Athletic's Mike Smeltz is joined by Eric Nehm, who covers the Bucks for The Athletic, and Seth Partnow, an NBA Analyst for The Athletic and former Director of Baskerball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks, to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo winning his second MVP award. What made him special this season, where can he improve as a player and what the Bucks may look like next season as they compete for a championship.
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Big Ten Football is Back
The Athletic's Andy Staples & Nicole Auerbach discuss the breaking news that Big Ten football is back and will start on October 23rd-24th.
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Denver Nuggets Advance to Western Conference Fi...
Dave DuFour and Kendra Andrews react to the Denver Nuggets climbing back from a three-to-one deficit against the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Semifinals to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
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Peter Laviolette joins the Washington Capitals ...
The Athletic's Scott Burnside and Tarik El-Bashir discuss Peter Laviolette, signing a three year deal to coach the Washington Capitals.
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Steve Cohen agrees to deal to buy Mets
The Athletic's Tim Britton and Pete McCarthy discuss Steve Cohen’s deal to buy the New York Mets.
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Alec Mills throws the 16th no-hitter in Cubs hi...
The Athletic’s Cubs reporters Sahadev Sharma and Patrick Mooney react to Sunday’s unlikely no-hitter by Alec Mills. What does it means for Mills’ career and what does it means for the Cubs as they head towards the postseason?
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Mike D'Antoni Leaving the Rockets
Kelly Iko and Mo Dakhil give an instant reaction to the news that Mike D'Antoni is leaving the Rockets. Why is he leaving? Who could replace him? and more.
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The Celtics Advance to the East Finals
Sam Packard and Jay King discuss the Celtics moving on to the East Finals after defeating the Raptors in Game 7.
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Ohio State star lineman Wyatt Davis opts out
The Athletic's Ohio State beat writer Bill Landis & The Athletic's National Recruiting Analyst Ari Wasserman discuss Wyatt Davis' decision to opt out the day after Ryan Day made a public plea to the Big Ten to play football this fall.
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ACC coaches propose all Division I teams make 2...
The Athletic's Andy Bitter reacts to the proposal from ACC basketball coaches that says all Division I programs should make the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
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Broncos pass rusher Von Miller sustains devasta...
The Athletic's Mike Sando is joined by former NFL GM Randy Mueller to bring instant reaction to Von Miller's potentially season-ending injury.
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Rams make Jalen Ramsey the highest-paid CB in N...
The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue and Rich Hammond of the '11 Personnel' podcast react to the record-breaking contract extension for CB Jalen Ramsey.
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Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder Mut...
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Thunder and Billy Donovan parting ways. What is next for Donovan? Where to the Thunder go from here? All that and more on this Breaking News short.
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Padres acquire Mitch Moreland from Red Sox for ...
Dennis Lin and Chad Jenning join Tim McMaster to break down the deadline deal between the Padres and Red Sox. San Diego acquired first baseman Mitch Moreland for prospects Hundson Potts and Jeisson Rosario.
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Maple Leafs send Kasperi Kapenen to Penguins
The Athletic's Scott Burnside and Josh Yohe react to the trade between Pittsburgh and Toronto, involving the Pens 2020 first round pick, and Toronto winger Kasperi Kapenen.
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Washington Football Team hires NFL's first Blac...
Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic DC joins Lindsay Jones to react to the news that Jason Wright will become the team's new president in a historic move making him the first Black team president in the NFL.
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