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Eagles’ player who dropped pass thanks second-grader for letter

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter. Read More

Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died today. He was 93. Read More

Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought this weekend

It’s easy to understand why the Kansas City Chiefs’ chairman would have tears in the corners of his eyes at the thought of holding the AFC championship trophy for the first time this weekend. The Chiefs haven’t been to the Super Bowl in nearly 50 years. Read More

Yankees reportedly agree to 3-year, $27M deal with Adam Ottavino

The Yankees are building one heck of a bullpen with the addition of a top-notch reliever — and a big mouth — to the mix. Adam Ottavino has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $27 million free-agent deal. Read More

UK soccer manager admits to watching all opponents’ training sessions

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to watching all of his opponents’ training sessions before their matches this season in a remarkable hour-long news conference in which the enigmatic Argentine coach disclosed the extent of his research and planning. Read More

Tiger Woods to start his year at Torrey Pines again

Tiger Woods announced he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008. Read More

Alabama back-up quarterback Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Hurts was a two-year starter who led Alabama to a pair of national championship games and was Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year as a freshman. Read More

Manny Pacquiao readies himself for Broner, possible Mayweather rematch

Filipino senator, philanthropist and boxer Manny Pacquiao is in the winter of his athletic career. But his fight this weekend with Adrien Broner isn’t it — Pacquiao trains with the knowledge that a rematch with Floyd Mayweather could possibly be just months away if all goes well. Read More

Serena Williams returns to Australian Open with emphatic win

Serena Williams jumped straight back in where she left off at the Australian Open, returning for the first time since winning the title in 2017 when she was pregnant with her first child. Read More

Trump fetes national champion Clemson with burgers, fries

The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House today as President Donald Trump saluted college football’s Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship. Read More

Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ ace during lean years, dies at 77

Mel Stottlemyre, the New York Yankees’ pitching ace in their lean years of the late 1960s and early ’70s and later the longtime pitching coach for New York Mets and Yankees teams that won the World Series, died Sunday in a Seattle hospital. He was 77. Read More


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