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Canada will drop COVID-19 vaccinate mandate for visitors, including professional athletes, in October
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Canada will drop COVID-19 vaccinate mandate for visitors, including professional athletes, in October

Getty Images The Canadian government announced Monday that visitors entering the country, including professional athletes, will no longer have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new policy is scheduled to go into effect beginning in October.Previously, athletes were included in the general group of people not permitted to cross the border and travel into Canada without being vaccinated against COVID-19The announcement greatly affects MLB players, as well as NBA and NHL athletes. MLB ...
Daniel Jones 0-8 in NFL prime time games: How bad has Giants QB truly been in national spotlight?
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Daniel Jones 0-8 in NFL prime time games: How bad has Giants QB truly been in national spotlight?

If the New York Giants are going to make a statement in the NFC East Monday night, Daniel Jones is going to have to break his dubious streak of being winless in prime time starts. The Giants have been a laughingstock around the NFL over the past five seasons, as their 22-51 record since the start of the 2017 season is tied with the New York Jets for the worst in the league. New York has been a comedy act in primetime, going 0-10 in prime time games since 2019 -- with their last prime time victory coming in Week 10 of the 2018 season against the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants are 0-15 in games that start at 4:25 p.m. ET for later since 2019 -- with their last victory also being that 49ers game. New York is 1-19 in 4:2...
Warriors Media Day: Title defense marked by rare continuity that potential free agency threatens to disrupt
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Warriors Media Day: Title defense marked by rare continuity that potential free agency threatens to disrupt

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two days into training camp, one thing is already apparent: The Golden State Warriors aren't playing around.For each of the opening two practices, the starting unit that's become familiar to anyone who watched last spring's playoffs -- Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney -- have gone against the reserve unit during every scrimmage.Horror fans rejoice ... it's been a bloodbath."It's supposed to be like that," Curry said of the lopsided practices. "We know what we're doing. We have good chemistry. We're just coming off playing in the Finals three months ago, and also setting the tone of what it means to play for this team, the way that we do."Warriors first-roun...
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Biggest storylines to watch in the trilogy fight from Las Vegas
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Biggest storylines to watch in the trilogy fight from Las Vegas

Four years after their controversial rematch, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin are set to conclude their trilogy on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Unlike the prior two meetings, Alvarez will enter the fight as a sizable favorite.Since losing the rematch by decision, Golovkin has won four straight fights, including capturing the IBF middleweight world title. Alvarez followed up his last fight with Golovkin by unifying all four world titles at super middleweight as well as winning one world title at light heavyweight. In his most recent outing, Alvarez lost a decision to Dmitry Bivol in another light heavyweight title bid.Alvarez's undisputed super middleweight titles will be on the line on Saturday as Golovkin...
Vikings’ Dalvin Cook ruled out for remainder of Week 3 matchup with Lions due to shoulder injury
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Vikings’ Dalvin Cook ruled out for remainder of Week 3 matchup with Lions due to shoulder injury

Jeffrey Becker / USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder late in the third quarter during Minnesota's Week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions, and he has now officially been ruled out, per the team. Cook was injured during a first-and-10 rush near midfield, and he fumbled away possession on the play.Here is the play where Cook was hurt: The Pro Bowl running back had rushed for 96 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries be...
Dean Wade agrees to three-year, $18.5 million extension with Cavs, per report
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Dean Wade agrees to three-year, $18.5 million extension with Cavs, per report

USA TODAY The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Dean Wade, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wade has become one of the NBA's great recent developmental stories. Undrafted out of Kansas State in 2019, Wade signed a two-way deal with the Cavs and proved he belonged in the NBA. He has grown into a steady contributor at both forward spots for Cleveland over the past two seasons, starting a combined 47 games for the Cavs. Given the m...
Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao fight predictions, odds, card, preview, start time, TV channel, date
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Shakur Stevenson vs. Robson Conceicao fight predictions, odds, card, preview, start time, TV channel, date

In an era with a wealth of young, exciting talent, Shakur Stevenson may have the highest ceiling. On Friday night, Stevenson will be looking to continue the unbeaten run to his career when battles against Robson Conceicao (ESPN and fuboTV -- 10 p.m. ET).Stevenson (18-0, 9 KO) could be wrapping up his campaign at 130 pounds with this fight. After winning the WBO featherweight title with an October 2019 win over Joet Gonzalez, Stevenson made the move to junior lightweight. Four fights later, Stevenson put on one of his more impressive showings when he stopped Jamel Herring in 10 rounds to win the WBO title. In April, Stevenson won the WBC belt with a decision over Oscar Valdez, becoming a unified champion at just 24 yea...
Broncos bring in help for Nathaniel Hackett, hire Jerry Rosburg to assist first-year head coach during games
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Broncos bring in help for Nathaniel Hackett, hire Jerry Rosburg to assist first-year head coach during games

USATSI The Denver Broncos have hired Jerry Rosburg as senior assistant, and will be tasked with advising head coach Nathaniel Hackett on game-management operations, per 9NEWS in Denver. The addition of Rosburg comes after criticism over how Hackett has coached in his first two games this season.The hiring was official late Friday after Rosburg spent time with the team in practice. His first game with Denver will come on Sunday night when the Broncos face the San Francisco 49ers. Rosburg ...
C.J. McCollum agrees to two-year, $64 million extension with Pelicans
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C.J. McCollum agrees to two-year, $64 million extension with Pelicans

Getty Images C.J. McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, CBS Sports' Bill Reiter confirmed. McCollum had two years and roughly $69 million left on the deal he originally signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, so adding this extension takes his total contract up to $133 million over the next four seasons. Notably, the $64 million price tag means that McCollum's cap number will have to go down when the extension kicks in. That shou...
Shakur Stevenson batters Robson Conceicao en route to decision win in junior lightweight finale
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Shakur Stevenson batters Robson Conceicao en route to decision win in junior lightweight finale

Shakur Stevenson may have lost his WBO and WBC junior lightweight titles on the scales when he missed weight for his fight with Robson Conceicao, but he dominated the action in the ring The Newark, New Jersey native ended his junior lightweight career with a dominant decision victory in front of his hometown. Stevenson was forced to vacate the titles after failing to make weight on Thursday and immediately made it clear he would be moving up to lightweight. Having maybe lost some points with the boxing public for his failed cut, Stevenson made sure to turn in a gem of a performance as he outlanded Conceicao by nearly 140 total punches.Stevenson was more aggressive early than in some past fights, which got him labeled ...