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Former Raiders president Dan Ventrelle says he was fired for reporting hostile work environment claims to NFL
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Former Raiders president Dan Ventrelle says he was fired for reporting hostile work environment claims to NFL

USATSI The Las Vegas Raiders parted ways with team president Dan Ventrelle on Friday, posting a brief statement on social media saying that he was gone and that they would have no further comment at this time. Later Friday, Ventrelle gave his side of the story.Ventrelle told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was fired in response to his reporting to the NFL that team owner Mark Davis was ignoring concerns about a hostile work environment. Ventrelle said he confronted Davis about these issues, but when D...
NBA picks, best bets: Warriors and Grizzlies will heat up, but Jaylen Brown will cool down in Celtics-Buck
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NBA picks, best bets: Warriors and Grizzlies will heat up, but Jaylen Brown will cool down in Celtics-Buck

Getty Images With the 2021-22 NBA regular season now in the books, the basketball betting market is hotter than ever. CBS Sports will be providing daily picks for the duration of the postseason. Sam Quinn will make at least one pick for every game between now and the NBA Finals. All lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Featured Game | Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics ...
Royal Rumble 2022: Ronda Rousey returns from three-year WWE absence, wins women’s Rumble match
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Royal Rumble 2022: Ronda Rousey returns from three-year WWE absence, wins women’s Rumble match

WWE Ronda Rousey is headed to WrestleMania three years after her last WWE match at the same event. Rousey made a surprise, but rumored, entrance at the 2022 Royal Rumble at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She entered the women's Royal Rumble match as the 28th of 30 participants. Rousey, sporting new ring gear, received the loudest ovation of the match on Saturday night. The former UFC women's bantamweight and Raw Women's champion added Royal Rumble winner to her list...
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Could Rob Gronkowski be following in Larry Fitzgerald’s footsteps? Measuring Gronk’s greatness if TE retires

While Tom Brady pulled a "Brett Favre," retiring and un-retiring in the same offseason, his favorite target, tight end Rob Gronkowski, could be following a different path this year, one that was laid out last year by another all-time great, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The NFL's No. 2 player on the all-time receptions and receiving yards lists saw his contract with the Arizona Cardinals expire at the start of free agency in 2021, and he didn't do anything. No filing of retirement, coming back to the Cardinals, or joining another team.On his SirusXM show with Jim Gray, "Let's Go," Fitzgerald said he didn't "have the urge to play" in August of 2021 and that he would think about it as the fall progressed. Those feelin...
76ers fined $50,000 after Joel Embiid’s return for violating NBA’s injury reporting rules
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76ers fined $50,000 after Joel Embiid’s return for violating NBA’s injury reporting rules

The Philadelphia 76ers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's injury reporting rules, the league announced Saturday. The fine was issued in regards to the return of Joel Embiid, whose status the NBA claims Philadelphia failed to disclose in an accurate and timely manner leading up to the game. Philadelphia won that game, 99-79 and came within one game of tying their second-round series with the Heat thanks in large part to Embiid's return.Embiid missed the first two games of the series while recovering from a concussion and a fractured orbital...
Shane McMahon released by WWE days after Royal Rumble appearance, per reports
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Shane McMahon released by WWE days after Royal Rumble appearance, per reports

WWE Shane McMahon, son of WWE CEO and wrestling industry legend, Vince McMahon, has been released from WWE, per multiple reports. The news comes in the wake of rumors of dissent in the locker room following McMahon's position as a producer in the Royal Rumble match on Jan. 29. The news was initially reported by Ringside News.McMahon, 52, appeared in the Rumble match, making it to the final three. It was his first in-ring appearance since WrestleMania 37 in April 2021 where he faced off a...
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol fight start time: Live stream, PPV price, how to watch, TV channel, undercard
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol fight start time: Live stream, PPV price, how to watch, TV channel, undercard

Getty Images Boxing's biggest star returns to the ring on Saturday night when Canelo Alvarez chases another bit of history. The Mexican superstar once again moves up to the light heavyweight division to take on a dangerous foe. Alvarez will face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena (8 p.m. ET, DAZN PPV-- subscribe and buy now).Alvarez has only fought one time at light heavyweight, a November 2019 bout with Sergey Kovalev where Alvarez scored one of the...
First-round draft picks contract tracker: Jets sign CB Sauce Gardner, No. 4 overall pick, to rookie deal
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First-round draft picks contract tracker: Jets sign CB Sauce Gardner, No. 4 overall pick, to rookie deal

Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone. Now that teams have claims on players they've selected throughout the three-day spectacle in Las Vegas, they'll now head to the negotiating table to hammer out their rookie contracts. Of course, these negotiations are unlike those from over a decade ago when Sam Bradford was inking a $78 million deal with $50 million guaranteed after being the first overall pick. Now, thanks to a new CBA, rookie co...
2022 NBA playoffs: Results, scores, schedule, TV channel, dates, times as Bucks take 2-1 lead vs. Celtics
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2022 NBA playoffs: Results, scores, schedule, TV channel, dates, times as Bucks take 2-1 lead vs. Celtics

Getty Images The 2022 NBA playoffs are heating up as the second round continues Saturday night. The Warriors welcome the Grizzlies for Game 3 in San Francisco to close out Saturday's action. The Bucks held off the Celtics earlier in the afternoon. The 76ers and Mavericks won on Friday night to cut their series deficits to 2-1.The 2022 NBA playoff schedule for the second round can be found below and we'll update the dates and start times as announced. Every game on NBATV, ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC can be streamed ...
Super Bowl 2022: Watch Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hype up crowd, introduce Bengals and Rams in Los Angeles
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Super Bowl 2022: Watch Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hype up crowd, introduce Bengals and Rams in Los Angeles

Getty Images If you were not already hyped for the Super Bowl, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made sure every fan was ready to run through a brick wall. The actor, businessman, former wrestler and jack of all trades introduced Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals."The Rock" was on the field at SoFi Stadium to kick off the game. He first introduced the champions of the NFC, the Rams. He talked about their unrelenting defense and their explosive offense, describing...