AP Sources: Bosa gets $135 million extension with Chargers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a contact extension that will make him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Two people familiar with the deal said the five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102 million overall. The people spoke to […]

Reports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name Monday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL team will get rid of the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, according to multiple reports. It’s unclear when a new name will be revealed for one of the league’s oldest franchises. USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post, Washington Times and Sports Business Journal reported Sunday night that owner Dan Snyder […]

WNBA season scheduled to tip off on July 25

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is scheduled to tip off July 25 with all games that weekend dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. All 12 franchises will play the opening weekend and honor victims of police brutality and racial violence. Team uniforms will display Breonna Taylor’s name. Players will each have the […]

Ready to fight, Herring knocked out by virus again

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamel Herring was supposed to fight Tuesday night as part of a feel-good card topped by two boxers who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The virus had other ideas. And now Mikaela Mayer will go it alone. Herring tested positive Monday for COVID-19, stripping an ESPN card of a title […]

Isiah Thomas’ Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice

Isiah Thomas loved to play road games, and the ones he could have been part of in 1980 might have been unlike any other in his career. The Olympics. Inside the Soviet Union. During the Cold War. Much still gets made of how Thomas was famously left off the U.S. Olympic team — the first […]

‘Mulan’ will be available to Disney+ subscribers Sept. 4 for a fee

Disney announced Tuesday that the hit live-action adaptation “Mulan” will become available to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 on September 4. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to take the highly anticipated film off the theatrical release calendar. The news came amid an earnings call that revealed a loss of $4.84 billion for the quarter that ended […]

Reports: Text to Pac-12 players encourages possible opt-out

A text message circulating among Pac-12 football players is encouraging them to opt-out of practices and games until they can negotiate protections and benefits related to health and safety, economic rights and the fight against racial injustice. ESPN first reported the possible movement among players at multiple Pac-12 schools and The Athletic published thetext invitation. […]

AP sources: Jets LB C.J. Mosley opting out of NFL season

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has opted out of playing this season because of family health concerns, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The 28-year-old Mosley was entering his second season with New York after signing as a free agent in 2019 following five years in […]

No new positives for Marlins, Phils; 2B Isan Diaz opts out

The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, but second baseman Isan Diaz opted out of the season. The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, said Saturday they had no new positives from tests a day before. Players were permitted to access Citizens […]

AP source: MLB will play 7-inning games in doubleheaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Shortened season, shorter games. Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games, baseball’s latest radical rule change during a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached agreement Thursday on the new twinbills, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated […]

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