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Patriots sign six players to future contracts for 2022 NFL season
Patriots sign six players to future contracts for 2022 NFL season

The Patriots already are working toward building their roster for the 2022 NFL season, and one of the first steps in that process was announced Monday with six players signed to future contracts.

Summer possibility: James Harden to Philly, Ben Simmons to Brooklyn?
Summer possibility: James Harden to Philly, Ben Simmons to Brooklyn?

Winning without Simmons certainly makes it easier for Embiid to adopt that stance … and Philadelphia will be going for its 11th victory in 13 games Monday afternoon at Washington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Perhaps he has also been sold on a ...

James Harden quite open to changing teams again
James Harden quite open to changing teams again

Complicated is a polite description for such a deal, since the Sixers would be hard-capped by taking Harden in via sign-and-trade and would thus have to shed more salary than just Simmons' contract according to the league's luxury-tax rules to make ...

John Collins on Hawks:
John Collins on Hawks: 'I still would like to be a part of this team going forward'

John Collins: I'm still here, I still would like to be a part of this team going forward. And I would like to be utilized in the best way. Source: Spotify What's the buzz on Twitter? Sarah K. Spencer @ sarah_k_spence Inaugural episode of Hawks ...

Titans designate Tory Carter for return from IR
Titans designate Tory Carter for return from IR

Running back Derrick Henry is on the path back to the Titans lineup this week and the team opened the window for another player to return to action on Monday. The Titans announced that they have designated fullback Tory Carter for return. He'll be able to practice with the team this week and can be [more]

Bears interviewing Ryan Poles for GM
Bears interviewing Ryan Poles for GM

Chiefs Executive Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles is a popular man this offseason. Poles has been asked to interview for the Bears G.M. job, according to Field Yates of ESPN. That would mean all three teams with GM vacancies are interviewing Poles, as he's also a candidate for the Giants and Vikings job. The [more]

Tobias Harris with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards
Tobias Harris with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards

Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers) with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards, 01/17/2022

Joel Embiid with a dunk vs the Washington Wizards
Joel Embiid with a dunk vs the Washington Wizards

Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) with a dunk vs the Washington Wizards, 01/17/2022

Tyrese Maxey with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards
Tyrese Maxey with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards

Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers) with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards, 01/17/2022

Charles Brown Jr. with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards
Charles Brown Jr. with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards

Charles Brown Jr. (Philadelphia 76ers) with a 2-pointer vs the Washington Wizards, 01/17/2022

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Washington Wizards) with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 01/17/2022

Raul Neto with a buzzer beater vs the Philadelphia 76ers
Raul Neto with a buzzer beater vs the Philadelphia 76ers

Raul Neto (Washington Wizards) with a buzzer beater vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 01/17/2022

Bradley Beal with a 2-pointer vs the Philadelphia 76ers
Bradley Beal with a 2-pointer vs the Philadelphia 76ers

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) with a 2-pointer vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 01/17/2022

Giants wrap up first round of general manager interviews
Giants wrap up first round of general manager interviews

The New York Giants wrapped up the first leg of their general manager search having interviewed nine total candidates.

Michigan State basketball SG Max Christie named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for fifth time
Michigan State basketball SG Max Christie named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for fifth time

Michigan State guard Max Christie named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for fifth time

Bears request to interview Chiefs
Bears request to interview Chiefs' Ryan Poles for GM job

The Bears are looking to interview Chiefs executive director of player Personnel Ryan Poles for their GM vacancy.

Michigan State basketball drops four spots in latest Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll
Michigan State basketball drops four spots in latest Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

Michigan State drops four spots in latest Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

Arkansas Baseball Loaded with 2022 MLB Draft Talent
Arkansas Baseball Loaded with 2022 MLB Draft Talent

Once again the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is loaded with MLB prospects likely to be taken early in this summer's draft.

Vikings complete interview with John Spytek
Vikings complete interview with John Spytek

The Vikings completed an interview with Bucs executive John Spytek on Monday, the team announced. They also are expected to speak with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche on Monday after interviewing Titans vice president of football operations Monti Ossenfort on Sunday. Since firing G.M. Rick Spielman along with head coach Mike Zimmer on [more]

Where the Texas men
Where the Texas men's basketball team falls in the latest Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

Despite the loss to Iowa State, Texas didn't see much movement in the coaches poll this week.

Lewandowski wins but FIFA
Lewandowski wins but FIFA's Best baffles; USWNT's Lloyd, Morgan tipped

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has pipped Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi to FIFA's Best Men's Player honor, going back-to-back.

Michigan State basketball drops a few spots in latest AP Poll
Michigan State basketball drops a few spots in latest AP Poll

Michigan State basketball dropped a few spots in the latest AP Top 25 poll that was released on Monday

Jags set to have among most cap space in NFL once again
Jags set to have among most cap space in NFL once again

The Jaguars are currently projected to have the third-most cash to spend in the NFL this offseason.

Under Center Podcast: JJ Stankevitz on Colts coaching/GM candidates
Under Center Podcast: JJ Stankevitz on Colts coaching/GM candidates

The Bears brass are interviewing any and everyone they can to fill their GM and head coach positions and one of the teams the Bears are looking into picking off from are the Indianapolis Colts.

Clemson and Syracuse both nearing desperation time

Syracuse and Clemson are slipping dangerously close to the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, making Tuesday's affair on the Orange's home floor a critical contest for both teams' postseason hopes. With four losses in its last five games, Syracuse (8-9, 2-4 ACC) has dropped below .500 on the season and sits in 10th place with Clemson (10-7, 2-4), which has lost three of its last four. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim bemoaned his team's usually robust defense after Saturday's 76-71 home loss to Florida State.

Alabama MBB completely falls out of latest Ferris Mowers Coaches poll
Alabama MBB completely falls out of latest Ferris Mowers Coaches poll

Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide have fallen outside of the top-25.

Eagles
Eagles' DC Jonathan Gannon reportedly a candidate for Texans' head coaching job

A third team has requested to interview Eagles' DC Jonathan Gannon for its head coaching vacancy. By Dave Zangaro

Gators make good impression on Alabama WR transfer receiver during visit
Gators make good impression on Alabama WR transfer receiver during visit

After losing two of the team's top pass-catchers to the portal, Florida is in a prime position to land this SEC transfer.

No. 24 Tennessee angles for rebound at Vanderbilt

No. 24 Tennessee has been alternating wins and losses over its last six games and hopes to get back into the Southeastern Conference win column Tuesday night in Nashville against host Vanderbilt. Santiago Vescovi's 20 points weren't enough for the Volunteers (11-5, 2-3 SEC) to come close to taking out then-No. 18 Kentucky in Saturday's 107-79 setback in Lexington. Prior to the game, the most points Tennessee had allowed in a game was 79, in a Jan. 8 loss at LSU.

These 7 players are no longer on Penn State
These 7 players are no longer on Penn State's roster for 2022

Here are the seven players who were not included on Penn State's updated roster

Cam Little became 11th Arkansas frosh All-American; who are the other 10?
Cam Little became 11th Arkansas frosh All-American; who are the other 10?

Obviously Darren McFadden, but do you remember the other Freshman All-Americans at Arkansas?

Lewandowski and Putellas win FIFA
Lewandowski and Putellas win FIFA 'Best' awards

Bayern Munich's record-setting striker Robert Lewandowski retained FIFA's top men's player title Monday at "The Best" of 2021 ceremony as Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas collected the award for best women's player.

Ole Miss, Missouri both hope to avoid third straight loss

Injury-depleted Ole Miss will look to get back on the winning track Tuesday night when the Rebels host up-and-down Missouri in a Southeastern Conference game in Oxford, Miss. The Rebels (9-7, 1-3 SEC) dropped their past two games against Texas A&M and Auburn. Likewise, the Tigers (7-9, 1-3) also have lost two in a row, but neither team has yet to lose three straight games this season.

Spezia stun AC Milan in dying seconds at San Siro
Spezia stun AC Milan in dying seconds at San Siro

Emmanuel Gyasi coolly finished a 96th minute counter-attack to give Spezia their first Serie A victory away to AC Milan, 2-1, on Monday night.

Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT
Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88 on Monday. Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummer made baskets in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime before the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) broke away. Purdue hit four straight shots to take an 89-83 lead with 1:03 left in double overtime.

Giovanni Reyna likely to miss USMNT
Giovanni Reyna likely to miss USMNT's World Cup qualifiers

Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans' opening qualifier at El Salvador on Sept. 2.

Arkansas will try to keep running against South Carolina

When Arkansas hosts South Carolina on Tuesday, the Razorbacks will be looking to continue the run they had on Saturday. With coach Eric Musselman out due to shoulder surgery, Arkansas (12-5, 2-3 SEC) finished off its game at LSU on a 17-2 run in the final nine minutes, racing away to a 65-58 upset of the then-No. 12 Tigers. Acting coach Keith Smart, who is leading the team in place of Musselman, said he had to calm down the Razorbacks after they went four minutes without a basket.

Dyche has no grudge against Wood over Newcastle move
Dyche has no grudge against Wood over Newcastle move

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has said he feels no bitterness towards Chris Wood over the New Zealand striker's move to Premier League relegation rivals Newcastle.

Florida checking in on this four-star Georgia commit
Florida checking in on this four-star Georgia commit

This four-star running back has been committed to Georgia since March but didn't sign early. Can the Gators flip him?

Henrik Stenson faces ultimatum - Swede must choose between Saudi riches and Ryder Cup captaincy
Henrik Stenson faces ultimatum - Swede must choose between Saudi riches and Ryder Cup captaincy

Henrik Stenson has been told he must choose between the Saudis' Super Golf League and the Europe Ryder Cup team if he wants to become his continent's next captain.

The American Express Preview
The American Express Preview

The PGA TOUR heads to Palm Springs for what usually turns into a low-scoring birdie-fest at PGA WEST. (Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay highlight 10 players to watch at PGA Tour
Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay highlight 10 players to watch at PGA Tour's 2022 American Express

Check out some players to watch at the American Express.

Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16
Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16

Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored his fifth goal of the Africa Cup of Nations and his already-qualified side were joined by Burkina Faso on Monday in the second round.

Texas extends an offer to 2024 four-star defensive back Tavoy Feagin
Texas extends an offer to 2024 four-star defensive back Tavoy Feagin

One of the top prospects in the state of Florida for the 2024 class.

Premier League player Power Rankings
Premier League player Power Rankings

Our latest player Power Rankings of the 2021-22 season have arrived, as plenty of new stars are rising into our top 20.

DeVonta Smith on rookie year: I
DeVonta Smith on rookie year: I'm not satisfied, feel like I can be a whole lot better

Eagles receiver DeVonta Smith set the franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie this season, but he wants to do more. Smith said today that as he looks back on his rookie year, he sees things he could have done better, and things he expects to improve upon. "There's some stuff I left out [more]

Rival teams say they think Sixers have their focus on Nets star James Harden
Rival teams say they think Sixers have their focus on Nets star James Harden

Rival teams around the league believe the Philadelphia 76ers are focused on acquiring Brooklyn Nets star James Harden.

Oklahoma Men
Oklahoma Men's Basketball lose votes in latest USA TODAY Sports Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

After a rough week in Big 12 play, the Sooners lose ground in their bid to land inside the USA TODAY Sports Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll.

Chiefs to carry over roughly $1.3 million in salary-cap space into 2022
Chiefs to carry over roughly $1.3 million in salary-cap space into 2022

The #Chiefs will carry over the majority of their unused 2021 salary-cap space into 2022.

Bears 2022 schedule: Full list of next season
Bears 2022 schedule: Full list of next season's opponents

The Chicago Bears will host four playoff teams during the 2022 NFL season, including the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.


Manchester United report: Bruno Fernandes to leave in shock exit

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes is on a much lower wage than his teammates – now reports suggest the ace could be off

Trae Young happy to play the villain, fueled by the boos

Trae Young hears the derisive chants. In fact, the Hawks' guard is happiest when playing the villain, Melissa Rohlin writes.

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators because of pandemic

Only "selected" spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.

Sunderland and Lincoln charged by FA following touchline fracas

Sunderland and Lincoln have both been charged by the FA after a fracas occurred on the touchline during their game last week.

Newcastle report: Real Madrid accept sensational £41m bid for Eden Hazard – but there is one snag

Newcastle have had a bid accepted for former Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Arsenal given permission to check on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s heart issue

Arsenal will be allowed to examine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s health by Gabon, the country’s football federation has announced.

Brentford made pre-tax losses of £8.5million during promotion season

Brentford made a pre-tax loss of £8.5million in the year to June 2021.

Midfielder Declan Rice urges West Ham to remain positive

Declan Rice has urged West Ham to stay positive despite seeing their winning run come to an end against Leeds.

Report: Christian Eriksen offered a sensational six-month return to the Premier League

Christian Eriksen hasn't played since Euro 2020 – but he could be set to return to the Premier League

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst suggests he is ready to wait for John Souttar arrival

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has indicated that Rangers will wait until the summer for the arrival of John Souttar.

New owners and Eddie Howe have plenty of work to do – state of play at Newcastle

Newcastle once again find themselves pitched into the thick of a battle for Premier League survival despite their new-found status as one of football’s richest clubs.

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri expects ‘big battle’ with relegation rivals Burnley

Claudio Ranieri has told his Watford players to roll up their sleeves and be prepared for a “battle” against relegation rivals Burnley.

Novak Djokovic could be barred from French Open as France pass new vaccine law

Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in the French Open as things stand now after the Sports Ministry said on Monday there would be no exemption from France's new vaccine pass law.

Australian PM Scott Morrison suggests Novak Djokovic could return to Australian Open next year 'in the right circumstances'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open for Novak Djokovic to compete at next year's Australian Open despite the tennis superstar facing an automatic three-year ban from entering the country.

Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers flex their muscles on wild-card Sunday

The Buccaneers, 49ers and Chiefs made big statements with their victories Sunday. Bucky Brooks has his wild-card takeaways.

Football rumours: Donny van de Beek turns down Newcastle loan

Donny van de Beek has rejected his reported loan deal to Newcastle from Manchester United, according to the Telegraph. The 24-year-old midfielder had been in the sights of the Magpies as they battle against relegation, but the club’s unstable position was also said to be what caused Van de Beek to turn the deal down.

Dallas Cowboys face offseason questions after playoff letdown

What's next for the Cowboys after another playoff disappointment? The first question is head coach, Matt Mosley writes.

QB Ben Roethlisberger reflects on Pittsburgh Steelers legacy, looks forward to next chapter after season ends in wild-card loss to Kansas City Chiefs

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger didn't use the word "retirement'' following Pittsburgh's season-ending wild-card loss to the Chiefs, but called his 18-year career with the franchise "an honor'' and said he's looking forward to the next chapter.

NFL playoff picks: Forecast for AFC divisional round

Geoff Schwartz breaks down the AFC divisional-round matchups of Bengals at Titans and Bills at Chiefs and offers his picks.

Dallas Cowboys' Mike McCarthy defends QB draw play: 'Shouldn't have had problem getting ball spotted'

Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott defended the decision to run a QB draw with 14 seconds left, saying they should have had a chance to run one more play before time expired.

Naomi Osaka, 'just happy to be here,' posts first-round victory at Australian Open; Coco Gauff upset by Wang Qiang

Defending champion Naomi Osaka posted a relatively trouble-free 6-3, 6-3 victory over Camila Osorio in the first round of the Australian Open, while 18th-seeded American Coco Gauff was upset by China's Wang Qiang 6-4, 6-2.

Hideki Matsuyama caps late rally with playoff eagle to win Sony Open

Hideki Matsuyama made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine and then won the Sony Open in a playoff with one of the best shots he never saw, a 3-wood into the sun to 3 feet for an eagle to beat Russell Henley on Sunday.

Cowboys doomed by penalties; playoff woes continue with latest loss

Penalties wreaked havoc in Dallas on Sunday, as the Cowboys watched their postseason struggles reach new heights.

Tom Brady's football genius on display as Bucs dump Eagles

How does Tom Brady keep winning playoff games? His sheer football knowledge remains unmatched, Charlotte Wilder writes.

Underdog San Francisco 49ers pull off stunner on road, hand mistake-prone Dallas Cowboys early playoff exit

A strong 49ers defensive effort combined with plenty of Cowboys mistakes allowed San Francisco to emerge with a 23-17 victory in the first postseason meeting between the teams since 1995.

Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield announces international retirement

Rangers and Canada midfielder Scott Arfield has announced his retirement from international football.

Serie A leaders Inter Milan march on with draw against Atalanta

Inter Milan extended their lead at the top of Serie A with a 0-0 draw at Atalanta.

Coach Zac Taylor delivers game ball from 'first of many playoff games we win' to frenzied Cincinnati Bengals fans at bar

Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor didn't just want his Bengals to celebrate in their overdue playoff victory this weekend, he went to a local bar to deliver a game ball to a more-than-welcoming crowd of fans on Saturday night.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City’s mental fortitude a key factor in title charge

Pep Guardiola has hailed the mentality and professionalism of his Manchester City players after taking a seemingly vice-like grip on the title race.

‘We just need our whole squad’ – Thomas Tuchel not desperate for new signings

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel would settle for players returning from injury and illness ahead of new signings this month.

Buccaneers defense hits stride against Hurts, Eagles

The defending champions put on a scary defensive display in Sunday's thumping of Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.

NFL odds: The Bucs' late fourth-down play call was bigger than you think

The Buccaneers declining to kick a chip-shot, fourth-down field goal played a decisive role in the total over/under.

Kirk Ferentz disbands diversity group, says decision unrelated to leader's suggestion to move on from Iowa coach

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an advisory committee that was created following evidence of racial bias in his program, with a report saying the group's leader had suggested it was time for the school to part ways with Ferentz.

Last-gasp header from Kate Longhurst earns West Ham draw with Tottenham

Kate Longhurst’s last-gasp looping header earned West Ham a fighting draw with Tottenham to prevent their London rivals from moving up to second in the Women’s Super League.

Kevin Durant injured - How the Brooklyn Nets star's knee sprain impacts the Eastern Conference playoff chase

The Nets expect Kevin Durant to miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL. What is Brooklyn's place in the East race now?

Novak Djokovic deported, out of Australian Open

The world's No. 1 player will miss the chance to defend his Australian Open title after he was deported on Sunday.

Wild Card Weekend Top Plays: Eagles-Bucs, 49ers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs

Super Wild Card Weekend continues Sunday with Eagles-Buccaneers on FOX, followed by 49ers-Cowboys. Here are the top plays!

Wayne Rooney linked with Everton job after Rafael Benitez sacked

Wayne Rooney has emerged among the early favourites to replace Rafael Benitez at Everton after the Spaniard was sacked on Sunday.

Ex-Sunderland star Kevin Phillips handed first managerial role by South Shields

Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has been appointed the new manager of Northern Premier League club South Shields.

Marcelo Bielsa praises desire of Leeds players after win at West Ham

Marcelo Bielsa saluted the desire of his Leeds players after Jack Harrison’s stunning hat-trick fired them to a 3-2 win at West Ham.

Jurgen Klopp hopes abnormal season gives Liverpool chance to challenge at top

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes the fact this season is far from normal will give his side a chance of reeling in Premier League defending champions Manchester City at the top of table.

Novak Djokovic 'disappointed' as court dismisses deportation appeal in Australia

Tennis star Novak Djokovic said he was "extremely disappointed" after a court dismissed his appeal against a deportation order Sunday.

Los Angeles Lakers' Russell Westbrook says no reaction after Magic Johnson rips team's effort

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook said Magic Johnson was "entitled to his opinion" after the former Lakers great was critical of the team's effort following a 37-point loss to Denver on Saturday night.

Joe Burrow, Josh Allen win the day on wild-card Saturday

Franchise quarterbacks and star power made all the difference in Saturday's NFL wild-card games, Bucky Brooks writes.

Bills rout Patriots: Key numbers to know from Buffalo's historic win

The Bills dominated the Patriots in historic fashion in their AFC wild-card game on Saturday. Here are the numbers to know.

Buffalo Bills make playoff history with 7 touchdown drives in blowout win vs. New England Patriots

The Bills became the first team in the Super Bowl era to score a TD on each of their first seven drives of a playoff game in Saturday's 47-17 win over the Patriots.

Federal court expected to deliver verdict in Novak Djokovic's deportation case in Australia

A court hearing for tennis star Novak Djokovic's appeal against deportation in Australia ended Sunday and a verdict was expected within hours.

Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby want Rich Bisaccia back as Las Vegas Raiders' head coach - 'He held it together'

Raiders QB Derek Carr and Pro Bowl DE Maxx Crosby voiced support for acting head coach Rich Bisaccia having the interim tag removed after he led a resurgent Las Vegas team to 10 wins and a competitive playoff matchup with the Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals' Zac Taylor rewards team's patience with first playoff win in 31 years

After Saturday's playoff win, Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said no other team would have stuck with him following two seasons that produced just six wins.

Calvin Kattar shuts out Giga Chikadze in unanimous-decision win at UFC Fight Night

Calvin Kattar, coming off a devastating loss to Max Holloway last year, dominated Giga Chikadze in a five-round unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC Fight Night.

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