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Former Washington, Chiefs, 49ers QB Alex Smith ...
Lindsay Jones, Senior NFL Writer for The Athletic, reacts to Washington Football Teamer, Kansas City Chief and San Francisco 49er Alex Smith's retirement and his place in football history. Get access to The Athletic for only $3.99 per month at theathletic.com/headlinepod
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Carlos Rodón throws the 20th no-hitter in White...
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The Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year ...
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NHL Trade Deadline 2021 Recap - Mantha to the C...
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Bruins acquire Taylor Hall from the Sabres
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Yankees acquire Rougned Odor from Rangers for t...
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Jets trade Sam Darnold to Panthers for three dr...
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MLB is moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia ...
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Roy Williams retires after 33 seasons and 903 w...
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Mets, Francisco Lindor agree on $341 million ex...
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NFL approves 17-game schedule - What does it me...
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Dolphins swap first-round picks with 49ers, the...
The Athletic's Robert Mays of The Athletic Football Show and Mike Sando of The Football GM react to the breaking NFL draft trade involving the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles.
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Shaka Smart leaving Texas for Marquette
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Nuggets acquire Aaron Gordon from Magic
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Miami acquiring Victor Oladipo from Houston
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Magic trading Nikola Vucevic to Bulls for Wende...
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Astros, Lance McCullers Jr. agree on 5-year, $8...
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Ralph Krueger fired by Buffalo Sabres, Don Gran...
Sabres next two games are vs the Boston Bruins
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49ers make Trent Williams the highest-paid offe...
Matt Barrows reacts to the news of Trent Williams' contract, the Alex Mack signing and what might still be on the 49ers' shopping list this offseason.
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Raiders release Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson
Robert Mays and Nate Tice of The Athletic Football Show ponder the release of Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson from the Las Vegas Raiders
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Patriots add Hunter Henry after a spending spre...
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Chiefs, guard Joe Thuney agree to 5-year, $80m ...
The Athletic Football Show's Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones react to Joe Thuney's deal to join the Chiefs. Did KC pay too much?
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Looking back at Drew Brees' career and forward ...
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Tom Brady, Buccaneers agree to 4-year extension
The Athletic's Greg Auman joins Lindsay Jones for his initial reaction to Tom Brady's contract extension. Is another Super Bowl in their future?
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Duke out of ACC Tournament because of COVID-19 ...
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Kansas, Les Miles mutually part ways after sexu...
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Cowboys, Dak Prescott agree to 4-year deal wort...
Kent Garrison and KT Turner of the Athletic's About Them Cowboys react to the Dak Prescott deal with Dallas.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. agrees to two-year deal with...
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Sidney Crosby placed on COVID-19 protocol list
Sidney Crosby placed on COVID-19 protocol list
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Former Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt to join Cardinals
Robert Mays of The Athletic Football Show chats with Texans beat writer Aaron Reiss to discuss J.J. Watt's decision to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Kelenic accuses Mariners of service-time manipu...
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Montreal Canadiens fire Claude Julien and Kirk ...
Dominique Ducharme elevated to interim head coach.
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Tiger Woods injured in single-car accident
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Timberwolves fire Ryan Saunders, hire Raptors' ...
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Fernando Tatis Jr. agrees to 14-year extension ...
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Eagles agree to trade Carson Wentz to Colts for...
The Athletic's Bo Wulf and Zach Berman of Birds With Friends react to the Carson Wentz trade to the Colts.
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Is Roethlisberger's future in Pittsburgh in dou...
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New York Mets most bet-on team to win World Series
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Michael McDowell wins the Daytona 500
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J.J. Watt & the Houston Texans mutually part ways
The Athletic's Texans writer Aaron Reiss joins Lindsay Jones to react to the end of the J.J. Watt era in Houston. Why did it happen? Where could he end up playing next season?
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Does the Benintendi trade make sense for Royals...
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Ron Hextall & Brian Burke announced as manageme...
The Penguins aren't ready for a rebuild just yet.
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Looking back on the career of legendary NFL coa...
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Major League Soccer avoids work stoppage as pla...
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Kansas, Duke, UNC, Kentucky, UCLA all out of AP...
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Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson...
The Athletic's Mike Sando, a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, joins Lindsay Jones to react to the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
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Trevor Bauer chooses Dodgers over Mets - What d...
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NBA, players agree to March 7 All-Star Game in ...
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Plenty of questions remain as baseball moves cl...
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Rams trade for QB Matthew Stafford, send Jared ...
The Rams and Lions made headlines over the weekend by swapping QBs - Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff and some picks. The Athletic's Rams writers Rich Hammond and Jourdan Rodrigue react.
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The Phillies agree on 2-year deal with Gregoriu...
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Josh Heupel appointed as Tennessee Volunteers' ...
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Jim Rutherford resigns as GM of the Pittsburgh ...
Penguins begin the immediate search for a replacement
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No players elected to Cooperstown - What does i...
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Phillies and J.T. Realmuto agree on 5-year, $11...
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NHL Blockbuster: Blue Jackets send Dubois and p...
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Remembering baseball legend Hank Aaron
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George Springer agrees to 6-year deal with Blue...
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QB Philip Rivers retires after 17 seasons
The Athletic's Stephen Holder and Zak Keefer react to Colts QB Philip Rivers calling it quits after a 17-year career.
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Lions & Chargers find their head coaches in Dan...
Mike Sando and Randy Mueller of The Athletic's Football GM podcast discuss the hires of Dan Campbell and Brandon Staley by the Lions and Chargers.
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Yankees bringing back DJ LeMahieu on 6-year, $9...
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Jets agreed to deal to make Saleh next head coach
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Urban Meyer joins NFL's ranks, appointed as Jac...
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Rockets send James Harden to Nets, get Victor O...
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Alabama ousts Ohio State, claims 2021 College F...
Andy Staples and Ari Wasserman react to Alabama winning the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship.
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Eagles fire Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman stays ...
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Jim Harbaugh signs 5-year extension with Michigan
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Hall Of Fame LA Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda D...
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Mets acquire Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco
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Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins Heisman Trophy
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The Chargers & Jaguars fire head coaches Anthon...
The Football GM podcast with The Athletic's Mike Sando and former exec of the year Randy Mueller weigh-in on the head coach firings from Monday around the NFL.
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The Jets fire Adam Gase after 2-14 season - Who...
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Alabama & Ohio State advance to National Champi...
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Zdeno Chara bids farewell to Boston, joins Wash...
Chara leaves the Bruins after 14 seasons and one Stanley Cup
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Cubs, Padres finalizing Yu Darvish trade - Is t...
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QB Dwayne Haskins released by Washington Footba...
The Washington Football Team has released their starting QB with the division title still in play. The Athletic's Ben Standig reacts to the breaking news.
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With Blake Snell reportedly heading to Padres, ...
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Florida hit with recruiting violations
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NFL announces Pro Bowl roster, game will not be...
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Hall of Fame pass rusher Kevin Greene dies at a...
The football world was shocked on Monday to hear of the passing of former NFL great Kevin Greene at age 58. The Athletic Senior NFL Writer Mike Sando is joined by long time Steelers writer Ed Bouchette to react to the news.
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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame sel...
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NHL season start date set
The Athletic’s Scott Burnside and Michael Russo discuss the NHL and NHL Players Association reaching an agreement on a 56-game season, beginning January 13, what the divisional alignment could look like, scheduling possibilities, taxi squads, protocols, and more.
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Start or sit Drew Brees now that he's back unde...
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Henrik Lundqvist’s playing future in doubt, won...
The Athletic’s Scott Burnside, Tarik El-Bashir, and Rick Carpiniello discuss Henrik Lundqvist’s shocking news that a heart condition will prevent him from taking the ice for the Washington Capitals this season, what the Caps might do to replace the future Hall of Famer behind Ilya Samsonov, and if The King could return to the New York Rangers organization in some capacity in the future.
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COVID-19 vaccines will likely not impact 2020 N...
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Top teams dominate National Signing Day
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks agree to contract ...
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Auburn fires Gus Malzahn
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Phillies close to hiring Dave Dombrowski as Pre...
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The Royals sign Carlos Santana to a two-year deal
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Michigan-Ohio State canceled
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The White Sox get Lance Lynn from Rangers for t...
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The Jets fire defensive coordinator Gregg Willi...
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Chris Young named Texas Rangers general manager
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NBA Schedule Released for 2020-2021 Season
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NHL season start date pushed to mid-January
The Athletic’s own Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss the NHL’s decision to push the season start date back to mid-January, aiming for a 56 game schedule, divisional realignment, possible multiple outdoor games, whether this news is cause for optimism or not, and much more.
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Anthony Davis Finalizing Max Contract With The ...
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Russell Westbrook traded for John Wall
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Cubs non-tender Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora
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LeBron James signs a 2 year extension with the ...
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