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Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen makes track history, runs third-fastest 110m hurdles time ever
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Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen makes track history, runs third-fastest 110m hurdles time ever

Getty Images Seahawks star DK Metcalf may have his eyes on running at the Olympic Games, but a fellow NFL wide receiver has already beaten him to the punch, and not only that, but made world track history with his speed. Two-time Olympic hurdler Devon Allen, who signed with the Eagles to play receiver this April, clocked a 12.84-second finish in the 110-meter hurdles Sunday at the 2022 USA Track & Field NYC Grand Prix in New York City, the third fastest time ever recorded in the even...
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NBA Finals MVP rankings: Steph Curry could win even if Warriors lose; Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown neck and neck

With the 2022 NBA Finals tied 2-2 headed back to San Francisco for Game 5 on Monday, it's a good time to check in on the always fun Finals MVP race. If the Golden State Warriors win, Stephen Curry's a lock. As we'll discuss, he's got a strong case, so far, to win the award even should the Warriors lose the series. On the Boston Celtics' side, it's a tight call right now between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. After that, I'm not going to bother with consideration for anyone else. One of these three guys is going to win Finals MVP. Through four games, here's how I see the rankings breaking down.  ...
USFL Week 9: Birmingham Stallions’ hope of unbeaten season ends with surprising loss to Gamblers
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USFL Week 9: Birmingham Stallions’ hope of unbeaten season ends with surprising loss to Gamblers

Getty Images There is no longer an undefeated team in the USFL. It took nine weeks for the Birmingham Stallions to suffer their first loss, but it finally happened Saturday in the second-to-last week of the regular season. The Houston Gamblers upset the Stallions 17-15 as Birmingham fell to 8-1.The Stallions had already clinched a playoff spot and will be the No. 1 seed in the South when the USFL playoffs kick off on June 25 in Canton, Ohio. The top two teams from each of the two divisio...
Hornets to hire Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson as next coach, per report
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Hornets to hire Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson as next coach, per report

The Charlotte Hornets are hiring Kenny Atkinson to replace James Borrego as their head coach, according to Shams Charania. Borrego met with Hornets officials Wednesday—including owner Michael Jordan—and sealed the deal then. Former Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni was also considered a finalist for the Hornets' job. Atkinson's deal will last four years, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.Atkinson, who came up in the league under Mike Budenholzer, made his name as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets from 2016-2020. He took over a team with virtually no draf...
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Seahawks’ Noah Fant discusses trade from Broncos, Seattle QB battle and the new chip on his shoulder

The Seattle Seahawks are beginning a new chapter in 2022. This offseason, the franchise decided to ship longtime quarterback Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick to the Denver Broncos in return for three players and five draft picks. While losing the leader that led them to a Super Bowl back in 2014 is tough, the Seahawks did land one of the more intriguing tight ends in the NFL.Noah Fant is a former first-round pick who has been in the top 10 among tight ends in receptions and receiving yards for two seasons now. The former All-Big Ten player out of Iowa is an athletic receiver who likely has his best football ahead of him. He's certainly hoping this move north sparks something. The Seahawks picked up the fifth-yea...
2022 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Celtics prediction, odds, line, Game 5 picks from proven model on 88-60 run
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2022 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Celtics prediction, odds, line, Game 5 picks from proven model on 88-60 run

The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors face off in a pivotal Game 5 matchup on Monday evening. The 2022 NBA Finals could swing on the outcome, with the series knotted at 2-2. Chase Center hosts the proceedings, with the Warriors winning Game 4 in Boston behind a robust performance from Stephen Curry. Neither team has lost back-to-back games in the 2022 NBA playoffs, with Boston again trying to steal home-court advantage in the best-of-seven clash. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET in San Francisco. Caesars Sportsbook lists Golden State as the 3.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 212.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Celtics odds. Before locking in any Celtics v...
Bruce Arians: ‘I probably would still be coaching’ if Tom Brady hadn’t come out of retirement
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Bruce Arians: ‘I probably would still be coaching’ if Tom Brady hadn’t come out of retirement

USATSI The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an unusual offseason. Shortly after their playoff loss to the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams, their starting quarterback retired. Less than six weeks later, Tom Brady unretired. Two weeks after that, Bruce Arians announced he would be stepping down as head coach and transitioning to a front office role, while the Bucs named Todd Bowles their new head coach. According to Arians, he would likely not have stepped aside if Brady had not come back. "I w...
2022 NBA Finals: Bracket, games today, schedule, scores with Celtics facing Warriors for championship
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2022 NBA Finals: Bracket, games today, schedule, scores with Celtics facing Warriors for championship

Getty Images The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years. They're taking on the Boston Celtics, who earned their first Finals berth since 2010. The Warriors took Game 4 and now the series is tied 2-2 as a result. The full 2022 NBA playoff bracket and this week's Finals schedule can be found below. Every game on ABC can be streamed via fuboTV (Get access now).Upcoming Finals schedule(All times U.S./Eastern)Thursday, June 2Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108Sunday, Ju...
Odell Beckham Jr. free agency: Cooper Kupp pushing for receiver to return to the Rams
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Odell Beckham Jr. free agency: Cooper Kupp pushing for receiver to return to the Rams

© Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK After hoisting the Lombardi Trophy back in February, the Los Angeles Rams have spent the offseason largely taking care of some in-house business. They inked quarterback Matthew Stafford to a $160 million extension in March and just this week executed mega-contracts with both defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wideout Cooper Kupp. While that trio makes up the majority of L.A.'s Super Bowl-winning core, there is still another piece from t...
LeBron James names the Heat as a playoff team he’d have wanted to play for in addition to Warriors
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LeBron James names the Heat as a playoff team he’d have wanted to play for in addition to Warriors

When LeBron James left the Miami Heat in 2014, it didn't seem as though he ever planned to return. Heat president Pat Riley infamously challenged his two-time championship roster to stay together after losing the 2014 Finals, and Riley told ESPN's Wright Thompson that he "was very angry when LeBron left." While the exact state of their relationship is private, reports have suggested that it wasn't always easy.Yet in a new episode of HBO's The Shop, James added the Heat to the ever-growing list of teams that he admires. In a promo for the episode, Maver...