prevailing against favoured opponents all year. Henry and Co. now face a Colts team who stand in their way of capturing the AFC South.
prevailing against favoured opponents all year. Henry and Co. now face a Colts team who stand in their way of capturing the AFC South.
Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson were once the most polarizing players of the 2018 Draft. Now, they're looking to lead the Bills and Ravens to the Super Bowl.
Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't closed the door on his fighting career just yet.
Deshaun Watson is reportedly upset at the hiring mess. Jack Easterby, in the center of it, is lashing out at others.
The Space Jam sequel is coming out on July 16, and you won't even have to leave home to see it.
Bianca Andreescu's coach is one of the three positive tests, putting the former U.S. Open winner in a strict quarantine.
Max Holloway put on the performance of a lifetime on Saturday.
The NHL team did not provide further details and said information regarding their schedule for Sunday will come at a later time.
The Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman has been working at a long-term care facility during the pandemic.
Flyers forward Jakub Voracek obliterated a Flyers reporter on live TV while teammate Travis Konecny looked on in horror and despair.
In a season unlike any other, it's important to be proactive and get aggressive on the waiver wire.
LeVert will have to wait to make his Pacers debut.
LEICESTER, England — Leicester climbed to second place in the English Premier League by beating Southampton 2-0, with James Maddison marking his opening goal with a humorous solo celebration to follow new pandemic protocols urging players to stop hugging and kissing. After running onto Youri Tielemans' pass and smashing home a rising shot into the roof of the net in the 37th minute, Maddison turned to face his approaching teammates and — with a broad smile on his face — waved them away before applauding himself repeatedly. “If little things like that are what we need to keep football going, then so be it,” Maddison said. "We have been told to stop gatherings of people and I tried to make it light-hearted. “Footballers, we get a lot of stick and it’s nice to put a lighter note on it." Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in England because of a new variant, the Premier League has warned clubs that punishments will be handed out for flouting the rules when it comes to celebrations. Some have questioned whether football should continue to be played in the circumstances. Harvey Barnes netted the second goal in the fifth and final minute of second-half stoppage time at King Power Stadium, running in behind Southampton's defence to slot home a finish at the end of a counterattack. Leicester's joint-best 11th victory of the campaign meant Brendan Rodgers' team split leader Manchester United and champion Liverpool ahead of their much-anticipated match at Anfield on Sunday. Leicester again looks like challenging for the Champions League qualification spots like last year when the team fell short in the final weeks after looking like a lock in the top four. “It’s nice to be second in the table," Maddison said, "but last year we petered off in the new year so the next few months will be tough.” Southampton lacked a cutting edge without star striker Danny Ings, who missed the game after only recently returning to training after contracting the coronavirus. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
NEW YORK — James Harden will start Saturday night in his Brooklyn Nets debut against the Orlando Magic. The three-time NBA scoring champion became available to play earlier in the day after all the players in the blockbuster trade that sent him from Houston to Brooklyn completed their physicals. Nets coach Steve Nash immediately put Harden into the starting lineup. He said he would determine as the game goes along whether he needed to limit the All-Star guard's minutes, saying the Nets “don’t want to run the batteries down on our new Christmas present this early.” Harden has not practiced with the Nets and Nash said the team would try to keep things simple Saturday, though expected Harden to catch on quickly. “James is a brilliant basketball player, so he’s going to figure out how to make problems for the defence no matter what we do just being on the floor,” Nash said. Harden had been listed as questionable to play before the Nets upgraded him to available about two hours before the game. It was around the same time that the Indiana Pacers announced they had acquired Caris LeVert, the Nets guard who was part of the deal that also included Cleveland. The Nets remained without Kyrie Irving for a sixth straight game after he left the team for personal reasons. Nash said Irving was hopefully close to returning, but the Nets wanted to make sure he ramped up accordingly after his layoff. Their next game is Monday against Milwaukee. Whenever he does return, the Nets will be able to put their three superstars onto the floor. That will require another adjustment for Harden, especially because the team is practicing so infrequently in this season's condensed schedule. “Tonight is a first step, having him play a real game with us after not really any preparation time,” Nash said. “This is a moving target that we have try to incorporate him as we go here and learn on the fly.” ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press
PARIS — Defender Layvin Kurzawa's goal was just enough as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain earned a scrappy 1-0 win at Angers to go top of the French league on Saturday. But title challenger Lyon can restore its one-point lead by beating mid-table Metz at home on Sunday. PSG was without coach Mauricio Pochettino after he tested positive for the coronavirus, and his two assistants took charge. However, it was an uninspiring performance PSG fans watching at home will quickly forget. Kurzawa volleyed in neatly from just inside the penalty area with 20 minutes left, but his goal had a touch of fortune as a cross from the right hit an Angers defender and looped up invitingly. Angers contained PSG comfortably in midfield but lacked a cutting edge going forward. “We weren't far off,” Angers defender Romain Thomas said. “We prepared for the game very well and it's a pity we couldn't open the scoring.” Earlier, winger Florian Thauvin fluffed a penalty and Marseille paid the price as it was stunned at home by struggling Nimes 2-1. Thauvin sent goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet the wrong way from the spot but his shot went over the crossbar in the 35th minute. Moments later, Reynet saved striker Dario Benedetto’s tame shot from close range with his foot. Sixth-placed Marseille was punished for those misses when Swedish midfielder Niclas Eliasson struck twice in quick succession early in the second half for Nimes to move off the bottom and into 18th place. Benedetto pulled a goal back with five minutes left. Right back Pol Lirola started his first game for Marseille since joining on loan from Italian side Fiorentina but the home side's defence looked shaky without injured goalie Steve Mandanda. “First of all we need to apologize to the fans,” Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas said. “We didn’t play well and didn’t show a good team spirit. I’m not happy about the lack of commitment.” Marseille central defender Alvaro Gonzalez used an expletive to describe his team's sloppy performance. “We have to respect the jersey, we lacked strength and combativeness. We did nothing,” Gonzalez said. “When we lose, people talk about the coach or something else, but it's not true. It's down to us. When you are rubbish, you lose." ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press
MILAN — Bologna earned its first win since November by beating Hellas Verona 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday. Bologna's winless run included three defeats and five draws. Riccardo Orsolini scored from the penalty spot in the first half in Bologna after Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri brought down Roberto Soriano. Bologna eased its fears of being dragged into a relegation battle as it moved eight points above the bottom three. Verona remained ninth, four points below the Europa League qualifying spots. NUMERICAL DISADVANTAGE Relegation-threatened Torino could manage only 0-0 at home to promoted Spezia, despite its opponent playing most of the match with 10 men. Spezia midfielder Luca Vignali was initially shown only a yellow card for his sliding challenge on Nicola Murru but that was upgraded to a red on video review as the tackle was also studs-up and high. That happened in the eighth minute but Spezia nevertheless outplayed Torino comfortably. Torino had barely a sight of the target although it did have two goals ruled out -- one for offside and another for a foul on the Spezia goalkeeper -- and Cristian Ansaldi hit the post as the home side upped the pressure in the final 10 minutes. Torino remained a point below safety and five points below Spezia. SAMP PREVAILS Sampdoria came from behind to beat relegation-threatened Udinese 2-1 and move into the top half of the table. Udinese remained three points above the drop zone. Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul hit the crossbar for Udinese before firing his side in front 10 minutes into the second half when he was parried by goalkeeper Emil Audero but fired in the rebound. Antonio Candreva levelled in the 67th with a cheeky chipped penalty after being unintentionally kicked by Rolando Mandragora. Substitute Ernesto Torregrossa headed in what was to prove the winner nine minutes from time. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Daniella Matar, The Associated Press
The former Houston Rockets star could get his first minutes for Brooklyn.
NEWARK, N.J. — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wood also scored for the second consecutive game for New Jersey. Boston's Patrice Bergeron scored and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves, including two critical stops in the final minutes of the third period to force the extra session. Devils defenceman Damon Severson made a nifty backhand pass at the edge of the offensive zone to set up the 22-year-old Sharangovich with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime. Bergeron evened the score with a shorthanded goal at 17:16 of the second period. Brad Marchand won a puck battle against Devils forward Kyle Palmieri before setting up the new captain of the Bruins. Boston appeared to tie the game shortly before Bergeron’s strike, but the game officials ruled Blackwood was unable to make a save due to incidental contact. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy unsuccessfully challenged the play, which led to the bench minor. Wood opened the scoring with a redirection at 16:15 of the first period. Jack Hughes maintained possession of the puck while the rest of his teammates completed a change before Ty Smith’s shot from the point was tipped past Halak. Wood netted his first of the season in a shootout loss Thursday. He was also penalized twice for goaltender interference in the contest, which preceded a fight with Bruins defenceman Kevin Miller 19 seconds into the game on Saturday. Craig Smith made his debut with Boston after signing a three-year, $9.3 million contract this off-season. He missed the opener due to a lower-body injury. The 31-year-old forward played the prior nine seasons with the Nashville Predators HELMET DECALS The Bruins are honouring the life and legacy of Travis Roy with a commemorative TR 24 emblem on their helmets this season. Roy was paralyzed from the neck down 11 seconds into his first shift with Boston University in 1995 and created the Travis Roy Foundation to support spinal cord injury survivors in 2012. Roy passed away in October at the age of 45. SMITH EXTENDS POINT STREAK Rookie defenceman Ty Smith recorded his first NHL assist on Wood’s goal in the first period. The first-round pick from the 2018 NHL draft also notched his first goal in the Devils' season-opening loss. HISCHIER SIDELINED Nico Hischier missed his second straight game with a leg injury. The 22-year-old centre sustained the injury while training in Switzerland in December but did not require surgery. The Devils selected Hischier with the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. MATINEE GAMES Saturday marked the first of 11 afternoon games for the Devils this season, seven of which are scheduled to be played at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. UP NEXT Devils: Visit New York Rangers Tuesday Bruins: Conclude three-game road trip Monday against the New York Islanders ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Los Angeles Rams won’t have leading receiver Cooper Kupp available for their NFC divisional playoff game against the top-seeded Green Bay Packers. Kupp headlines the Rams’ list of inactive players for Saturday’s game. He had been listed as questionable with a knee injury. Kupp had 92 catches for 974 yards in the regular season to lead the Rams in both categories, and three of his receptions went for touchdowns. He followed that up by catching four passes for 78 yards in a 30-20 playoff victory at Seattle last week. The Rams also will be missing starting left guard David Edwards, who had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. The Rams’ other inactive players are quarterbacks Bryce Perkins and John Wolford, outside linebacker Terrell Lewis, offensive lineman Brian Allen plus wide receiver Trishton Jackson. Rams coach Sean McVay already had announced Thursday that Wolford wouldn’t be available. Wolford started against Seattle but left early in the game with a neck stinger. The Packers will be playing without defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, who had a pair of two-sack games during the regular season. Keke hadn’t practiced this week as he recovers from a concussion that also prevented him from playing in the Packers’ regular-season finale — a 35-16 victory at Chicago. Green Bay’s other inactive players are quarterback Jordan Love, cornerbacks Ka’Dar Hollman and Josh Jackson, outside linebacker Jonathan Garvin and tight end Jace Sternberger. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Steve Megargee, The Associated Press
The Big Ten will take center stage on Monday, though its in-state rivalry was postponed.
NASCAR rules prohibit drivers from having their phones in their cars on track. Will it penalize Taylor Gray for filming himself in an ARCA test session?