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Mike Smith, fired by Bucs this season, doesn’t plan to coach again

Mike Smith, fired by Bucs this season, doesn’t plan to coach again

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer TAMPA, Fla. — Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who was fired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ defensive coordinator in 2018, says he won’t pursue any more coaching opportunities. Appearing Tuesday on “The Opening Drive” on SiriusXM, Smith expressed his desire to turn the page after 35 seasons of…More

Former major leaguer John Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

Former major leaguer John Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

DENTON, Texas (AP) — John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Wetteland, 52, was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond, according to Denton County jail records. Wetteland lives in the Dallas-area suburb of Trophy Club. Bartonville Police…More

Atlanta Falcons DE Tak McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

Atlanta Falcons DE Tak McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley was undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles. TMZ Sports reported that a friend became concerned for McKinley’s well-being and summoned police. The Falcons acknowledged the incident in a statement from coach Dan Quinn, who says the team will…More

Young wins point guard battle, Hawks top Thunder 142-126

Young wins point guard battle, Hawks top Thunder 142-126

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Just when it seemed Dennis Schroder would enjoy a triumphant return to Atlanta, his successor as the Hawks’ starting point guard had a winning answer. Trae Young had 24 points and 11 assists to win the showdown of current and past Atlanta point guards, leading the Hawks over the…More

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

By CLIFF BRUNT Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What’s next for the Murray is not yet known. The Oakland Athletics made the…More

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

By REGINA GARCIA CANO LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses…More

Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns

Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns

By DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid sat inside an opulent suite high above the field in Arrowhead Stadium six years ago, a sparkle in his eyes and a broad smile hiding underneath his bushy, red mustache. He had just been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after a mostly successful 14-year run…More

Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT after Jones’ injury

Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT after Jones’ injury

By JOEDY McCREARY DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line. Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn’t do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn’t pressure the Orange, either. Tyus Battle…More

Risk-taking Saints advance to host Rams for NFC title

Risk-taking Saints advance to host Rams for NFC title

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coach Sean Payton the New Orleans Saints are anything but risk averse. After all, Payton’s Saints won a Super Bowl with the help of a surprise onside kick nine years ago, and now New Orleans is one home victory away from its first Super Bowl since then —…More

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coach Sean Payton the New Orleans Saints are anything but risk averse. After all, Payton’s Saints won a Super Bowl with the help of a surprise onside kick nine years ago, and now New Orleans is one home victory away from its first Super Bowl since then —…More

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