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Gamblers bet on new U.S. football league despite no history

Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Read More

Bauer, Cole, Wood win in MLB arbitration; players ahead 6-3

Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood won their salary arbitration cases Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 advantage over teams to ensure a winning record in consecutive years for the first time since 1989-90. Read More

Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens, source says

A person with knowledge of the deal tells the Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. Read More

Golf Channel adding live college event, looking for more

Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more could be on the way. Read More

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

The supreme feat of athleticism and agility on soccer’s biggest stage became widely acclaimed as the save of the century. When Gordon Banks died today at age 81, this was the viral moment from an analogue age racking up millions of views across social media. Read More

Jeremy Lin gets bought out, plans to sign with Raptors

Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors. Read More

Browns sign troubled former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt

He was in his second season with Kansas City and was one of the team’s best players. He led the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2017. Read More

NBA All-Star Game arrives after ‘bathroom bill’ changes

The NBA All-Star Game is set for North Carolina after the league delayed Charlotte hosting the event for two years because of the state’s “bathroom bill,” which singled out transgender people. Read More

Joel Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120

Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential. Read More

Jimmie Johnson triggers wreck, then wins Clash at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson’s youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. Read More

Lindsey Vonn earns bronze in final race of career

Five days after crashing in super-G and three months after tearing a ligament in her left knee, Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in the world championship downhill in the final race of her career. Read More

For Chloe Kim, another title, and taste of things to come

18-year-old Chloe Kim added a world championship to her overflowing collection of halfpipe titles, outdistancing second-place finisher Xuetong Cam of China by 9.5 points on a frigid afternoon in Park City, Utah. Read More

Sixers unveil Moses Malone sculpture, to retire No. 2 jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to the late Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, with a sculpture and a jersey retirement ceremony. Read More



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