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Patriots, Chiefs will face frigid temperatures in AFC title game in Kansas City

Patriots, Chiefs will face frigid temperatures in AFC title game in Kansas City

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Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, left, of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots will face each other in Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City. The winning team wil advance to the Super Bowl. (Associated Press) When the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs step onto the field for Sunday night's AFC Championship Game, temperatures at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium are expected to be in the 20s.It will be just the most recent in a string of very wintery days in the Kansas City area, which has seen plenty of snow and frigid temperatures lately, according to reports.NFL PLAYOFFS WILL SEE RIVALRIES AND A POSSIBLE GENERATIONAL TORCH PASSA winter storm was expected to enter the area Friday, bringing rain at first and between 3 and ...
Eagles receiver surprises schoolkids who wrote to him after crushing NFL playoff loss

Eagles receiver surprises schoolkids who wrote to him after crushing NFL playoff loss

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) lies on the turf in front of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) after the Saints intercepted a pass in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The Saints won 20-14.(Associated Press) Alshon Jeffery, a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, took the blame for a crushing NFL playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. But after some second-graders sent him letters of encouragement this week, it was Jeffery's turn to lift the kids' spirits.Jeffery made a surprise visit to their West Chester, Pa., school on Thursday.One letter to Jeffery, written by Abigail Johnson, 8, had gone viral on social media. The girl described her reaction after a p...
Bull that killed professional rider Mason Lowe will remain on PBR circuit, CEO says

Bull that killed professional rider Mason Lowe will remain on PBR circuit, CEO says

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closeVideoProfessional bull rider Mason Lowe dies after fall during competitionThe bull that killed professional rider Mason Lowe during an event in Colorado on Tuesday night will continue to be used on the riding circuit, an official said.The bull, named Hard Times, bucked the beloved 25-year-old star off its back and stomped on his chest, killing him during the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Chute Out event at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDER, 25, DIES AFTER BEING INJURED AT COLORADO EVENT“The bull absolutely unintentionally injured and killed Mason,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason told the Denver Post. “… In this particular case, he had no idea that Mason had been sucked underneath him. The bull did not do this with any mal-intent.” Mason Lowe died Tuesday nigh
Tim Tebow invited to major-league training with New York Mets

Tim Tebow invited to major-league training with New York Mets

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closeVideoTim Tebow Discusses Faith, Sports Career on 'Fox & Friends'Tim Tebow is back in orange and blue.The New York Mets have again invited Tebow, 31, to join them in Port St. Lucie for major league spring training. This will be his third season with the Amazins as he comes off an All-Star selection last season with the Mets' Double-A affiliate, though his year was cut short after he broke the hamate bone in his right hand. He batted .273 with a .336 on-base percentage, slugging six homers and adding 36 RBIs.TIM TEBOW LIKELY DONE FOR SEASON AFTER FREAK INJURY WITH METS MINOR LEAGUE TEAM, REPORT SAYSThe two-time college football national champion and 2007 Heisman Award winner -- who was drafted by the Denver Broncos and won a playoff game as the team's startin...
Baseball players linked to PEDs ‘disgraced the integrity of the game,’ don’t belong in Hall of Fame, MLB star says

Baseball players linked to PEDs ‘disgraced the integrity of the game,’ don’t belong in Hall of Fame, MLB star says

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Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers a pitch in the first inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park on September 19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)Pittsburgh Pirates star Chris Archer drew his line in the sand Thursday when it comes to players who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs who are also vying for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.Archer, a right-handed pitcher who previously played for the Rays and is entering his first full season with the Pirates, offered his opinion on the Hall of Fame on Twitter.TIM TEBOW INVITED TO MAJOR-LEAGUE TRAINING WITH NEW YORK METS“If you ever failed a test, got suspended, or admitted to using performance enhancers you should NOT be in the hall of f
Los Angeles Lakers’ Michael Beasley attempts to enter game with wrong shorts

Los Angeles Lakers’ Michael Beasley attempts to enter game with wrong shorts

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Michael Beasley attempted to enter a game Thursday with the wrong shorts on. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley doesn't spend a lot of time in games for the Lakers. He'll spend even less time on the floor if he keeps showing up with the wrong clothes, as he did Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Beasley, who is averaging under 10 minutes per game this season, went to the scorers’ table to enter the game in the first quarter, but soon realized he was wearing his practice shorts.CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE NBA COVERAGEThe 11-year veteran played it cool and jogged back to the locker room to retrieve his playing shorts. He ended up playing 8:37, scoring five points, grabbing two rebounds and adding two assists.L
Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey sending two Army veterans to Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey sending two Army veterans to Super Bowl

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closeVideoChristian McCaffrey is sending an Army veteran and his wife to the Super BowlCarolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey said Wednesday he is partnering with USAA and the Wounded Warriors Project to help two Army veterans go to the Super Bowl.Former Army Sgt. Alex Somerson and his wife Shawna, who is also an Army veteran, will attend Super Bowl LIII, which is set to take place Feb. 3 in Atlanta. The Panthers running back made the announcement on Twitter.CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SUPER BOWL COVERAGESomerson, who lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, served in the Army from 2004 to 2009. He was a member of the 1/327 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division and was deployed twice to Iraq, according to WCNC-TV. He also earned the Combat Infantry Badge.Upon his return home, Somerson was diagnos...
Connecticut, Tulsa men’s basketball coaches ejected after handshake at midcourt

Connecticut, Tulsa men’s basketball coaches ejected after handshake at midcourt

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closeVideoConnecticut, Tulsa men’s basketball coaches ejected from gameThe head coaches for the Connecticut and Tulsa men’s basketball teams were ejected from the game. Both coaches received two technical fouls for arguing with the referees and with each other.Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley and Tulsa Golden Hurricane men’s basketball coach Frank Haith were both ejected from Wednesday night’s game after a bizarre interaction on the court.In the middle of the second half with the Golden Hurricane on top 61-47, both Hurley and Haith were given technical fouls for yelling at the referees. Hurley and Haith then started to yell back-and-forth at each other drawing another technical foul and earning an ejection.CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGEThe second technical fou
Kyrie Irving called LeBron James to apologize: ‘I wanted to be the guy who led us to a championship’

Kyrie Irving called LeBron James to apologize: ‘I wanted to be the guy who led us to a championship’

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Kyrie Irving [left] said he called LeBron James [right] to apologize. (Getty Images)Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize to him for criticizing his leadership while they were teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers.Irving, 26, said he called the NBA superstar after the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. At the time of the call, James, 34, was out to dinner with former teammate Kevin Love, The Athletic reported. James, Irving and Love were part of the trio that led the Cavaliers to their first NBA Championship in 2016.Irving and James have not spoken much since he was traded from the Cavaliers to the Celtics in 2017, according to the Boston Herald.CELTICS STAR KYRIE IRVING APOLOGIZES FOR SAYING 'F--- THANKSGIVING&#
Two fans fight over tennis star Aryna Sabalenka’s sweaty headband following match

Two fans fight over tennis star Aryna Sabalenka’s sweaty headband following match

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closeVideoTwo fans fight over tennis star Aryna Sabalenka’s headbandTwo fans fought over tennis star Aryna Sanalenka’s sweaty headband following her match against Katie Boulter.A tug-of-war seemed to be the main event at a tennis match.Two Australian Open fans were seen battling it out Wednesday over Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka’s sweaty headband.Sabalenka, 20, had just beaten her opponent, British tennis player Katie Boulter, in straight sets in the Melbourne Arena when she celebrated her victory by flinging her headband into the crowd.SERENA WILLIAMS, MARIA SHARAPOVA OFFER DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO EMOTIONAL OPPONENTS AFTER THEIR MATCHESHowever, two spectators caught the headband at the same time and spent the next few minutes tugging at the headpiece. However, neither of them wer
Enes Kanter’s concerns about potential assassination over political views taken ‘very seriously’ by NBA

Enes Kanter’s concerns about potential assassination over political views taken ‘very seriously’ by NBA

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closeVideoBasketball star declared 'enemy of the state' by Turkey, misses NBA in game in LondonNBA Commissioner Adam Silver is standing by New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter and his decision not to travel to London for an international game over fears for the player's own safety.Talking to reporters ahead of Thursday’s matchup against the Washington Wizards, Silver said he was taking every threat against Kanter seriously and that his main concern was “the safety and security of our players.”“There are significant issues that he is dealing with, and I recognize that for the NBA, by virtue of the fact that we’re a global business, we have to pay a lot of attention to those issues as well,” he said. "I will say there’s nothing more important to me, as the commissioner of
Atlanta Falcons player Takkarist McKinley undergoes mental evaluation after hotel ‘incident’: report

Atlanta Falcons player Takkarist McKinley undergoes mental evaluation after hotel ‘incident’: report

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was detained by police and underwent a mental evaluation on Tuesday following an incident at a hotel, TMZ reported.McKinley, 23, was with a friend at the Los Angeles hotel around noon when an unknown incident caused concern for the athlete’s well-being, the report said. The unidentified friend contacted the authorities for help.SUPER BOWL LIII PLANNERS IN ATLANTA: THIS SHUTDOWN MEANS 'UNCHARTED TERRITORY'After speaking with police, McKinley reportedly agreed that it was in his best interest to get help and left with police.McKinley was not arrested or booked for any crime, according to TMZ Sports.Following the incident, Falcons head c
Ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Jalen Hurts answers questions during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma.Hurts made the announcement Wednesday in a story in the Players' Tribune. He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer.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.Tua Tagovailoa replaced Hurts at halftime against Georgia in the national title game after the 2017 season, then beat him out for the starting job heading into this past season and finished second in the Heis...
NFL, NBA and MLB come around to sports betting after realizing it could be a cash cow

NFL, NBA and MLB come around to sports betting after realizing it could be a cash cow

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closeVideoStates take gamble with sports bettingProfessional sports leagues show stronger interest in getting on board with statesNEW ORLEANS – As more than 70,000 people gear up to pack Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium for the National Football League’s Super Bowl LIII, it’s almost a sure bet that fans around the country will wager cash on the annual spectacle.In fact, millions of people in nine states will be able to legally wager bets on games offered by the United States’ four major sports leagues: the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League.It’s a first since the United States Supreme Court’s decision last year that made way for states outside of Nevada to legalize sports betting. Since then, eight states have
Muhammad Ali to have airport in Kentucky hometown renamed in his honor

Muhammad Ali to have airport in Kentucky hometown renamed in his honor

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closeVideoLife and times of Muhammad AliThe Kentucky hometown of late heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali plans to rename its airport in his honor, officials said Wednesday.Louisville International Airport will soon be Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority announced one day before what would have been Ali's 77th birthday."Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville," Mayor Greg Fischer said at a news conference. "Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people.”TRUMP FLOATS POSSIBILITY OF PARDONING MUHAMMAD ALIAli's wido
Ex-NFLer Richie Incognito went into hiding after online ‘threat’ by teammate he allegedly bullied, report says

Ex-NFLer Richie Incognito went into hiding after online ‘threat’ by teammate he allegedly bullied, report says

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closeVideoWas Jonathan Martin innocent party in NFL bullying scandal?A judge ruled Wednesday that former NFL player Jonathan Martin must stand trial on charges of criminal threats over an Instagram photo he posted last year of a shotgun with references to a high school he attended in Los Angeles and a former teammate accused of bullying him.The photo contained enough evidence to have Martin “answer” for three felony charges, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Shellie Samuels said.Martin, 29, allegedly threatened former Miami Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito and two former classmates at Harvard-Westlake High School in the February 2018 post, the New York Daily News reported. The photo tagged their social media handles and showed a 12-gauge shotgun and 19 shells on a motel bed.ATLANTA
John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, allegedly forced young relative to perform sex act on him, police say

John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, allegedly forced young relative to perform sex act on him, police say

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closeVideoJohn Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse chargeFormer MLB closer and 1996 World Series MVP, John Wetteland, allegedly sexually assaulted a young relative three times over a two-year period, police said.Wetteland, 52, was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge, authorities said. He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from jail the same day he was arrested, according to the Dallas Morning-News.JOHN WETTELAND, FORMER WORLD SERIES MVP, ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX ABUSE CHARGE, OFFICIALS SAYHe is accused of forcing a relative to perform a sex act on him beginning in 2004 when the child was 4 years old, the Morning News reported, citing an arrest affidavit. The accuser told police the abuse happened two more times over a two year period.The victim claimed ...
Miami Dolphins beat writer dismisses Colin Kaepernick, says Satan would be better quarterback

Miami Dolphins beat writer dismisses Colin Kaepernick, says Satan would be better quarterback

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closeVideoIs Nike's gamble on Kaepernick paying off?Nike is a business, and their decision to make Colin Kaepernick the star of their new ad campaign wasn't just a political move, it was a business move. But is it paying off? Sales surged in the days immediately after the campaign's announcement, but Nike stock is still down from where it was at the beginning of the week. #TuckerTalk about a hot take.A Miami Dolphins beat writer was slammed on social media Tuesday for saying he'd rather have Satan as the next Dolphins quarterback instead of free agent Colin Kaepernick. Armando Salguero, who writes for the Miami Herald, made the remark after he was asked whether Kaepernick would be a good “stop-gap” option before next year’s draft class. Salguero’s tweet drew heavy criti
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence says White House quote is fake: ‘I never said this, by the way’

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence says White House quote is fake: ‘I never said this, by the way’

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closeVideoClemson defeats No. 1 Alabama, wins national titleClemson crushed college football’s no. 1 dynasty in the College Football Playoff national championship game, becoming the first perfect playoff champion.Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence cleared the air Tuesday after several posts circulated around social media attributing to him a quote he claims he never said during his White House visit Monday.The quote he denied saying was: "President Trump got all our favorite foods. It was the best meal we ever had. Then we go and see the coastal elite media trashing it for not being organic vegan. We’re football players, not bloggers. This was a perfect blue-collar party.” President Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP)Lawrence, 19, t
Ex-NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver details past relationship with Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez

Ex-NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver details past relationship with Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez

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closeVideoLauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos’ reported new girlfriend, says she 'loved being on camera' in resurfaced interviewLauren Sanchez, who’s reportedly dating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, took flight after her stint on 'Extra' and became a helicopter pilot, according to an interview she previously did with her former employer.The former fiancée of Jeff Bezos’ current flame, Lauren Sanchez, shared insight Sunday into their relationship -- and offered a few words of warning for the Amazon CEO.Anthony Miller, a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who spent 10 years in the NFL, told the Daily Mail on Sunday that Sanchez was cheating on him and he couldn’t really trust her. Miller said he and Sanchez were together for four years and engaged for more than two.AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS AND
Knicks’ Enes Kanter subject of Turkey international arrest warrant request

Knicks’ Enes Kanter subject of Turkey international arrest warrant request

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closeVideoKnicks’ Turkish star Enes Kanter skipping London tripNew York Knicks’ star Enes Kanter says he will skip the upcoming trip to London to play against the Washington Wizards. Kanter says, ‘There’s a chance I can get killed out there.’Turkey is seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror organization.Istanbul’s chief prosecutor’s office has also prepared an extradition request for Kanter, according to Turkey’s Sabah newspaper. Prosecutors were seeking an Interpol “Red Notice” citing Kanter’s ties to exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric, who lives in a secluded compound in Pennsylvania, has been blamed for a failed coup in Turkey in 2016.FORMER TURKISH NBA PLAYER SLAMS KNICKS' ENES KANTER
UCLA gymnast dazzles in perfect floor routine

UCLA gymnast dazzles in perfect floor routine

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closeVideoWatch: UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 floor routineUCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi danced her way to a perfect score of 10 this past weekend and the video has since gone viral.UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s floor routine stunned judges and spectators alike at a meet Saturday. Days later, it's continuing to earn her accolades.Ohashi performed to the tune of several Michael Jackson songs while she flipped and danced her way to a perfect score of 10. The video of her performance quickly went viral.OLYMPIC GYMNAST ALY RAISMAN BREAKS ELBOW AFTER FALL ON STAIRS“Her whole floor routine is ridiculously hard,” UCLA Women’s Gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field told the Daily Bruin. “Every single thing about it, including the backward split that she does after her leap pass
New York Jets’ Adam Gase’s intense look goes viral during introductory press conference

New York Jets’ Adam Gase’s intense look goes viral during introductory press conference

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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)New York Jets head coach Adam Gase claimed he didn’t know what a meme was after his introductory press conference Monday. If he didn’t know then he definitely knows now.Gase’s eyes drew the attention of social media users during the press conference. The coach's intense gaze while talking with reporters captured more attention than anything he said to reassure Jets fans.PHILADELPHIA EAGLES' MICHAEL BENNETT CONFRONTS CAMERAMAN AFTER LOSSA Twitter account mocking Gase’s gaze was quickly created. The account’s first tweet to the masses was, “just keeping my eyes on the prize, guys.”Gase then joined “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York af
John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse charge, officials say

John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse charge, officials say

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closeVideoJohn Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse chargeFormer MLB closer and 1996 World Series MVP John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge, authorities said.Wetteland, 52, is accused of continually abusing a child under the age of 14, according to Denton County Jail records. He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from jail the same day he was arrested. John Wetteland posted bail the same day he was arrested. (Denton County Sheriff's Office)The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services contacted the Bartonville Police Department last week, officials said. An arrest warrant was issued for Wetteland, who lives in the Dallas-area suburb of Trophy Club, following an investigation.According to a consolidated complaint an...