1:12 PM ET The NFL acknowledged Friday that concussions rose significantly during the 2022 regular season, a sobering outcome that aligned with a season-long public conversation about head injuries. According to data released by the league, there were 149 concussions suffered over 271 games this season. That’s an 18% jump from 2021 (126) and 14%
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1:59 PM ET Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has told the franchise that he wants to be traded ahead of Thursday’s deadline, a source told ESPN. Irving had previously requested to be sign-and-traded ahead of the season, sources said, before deciding to opt into the final year of his four-year max contract. He was suspended
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1:43 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Ball State has hired Southern Miss deputy director of athletics Jeff Mitchell to be the school’s new athletic director, it was announced Friday. Mitchell is a respected veteran administrator who spent the past five years in Hattiesburg, where he managed the daily operations of the Southern Miss athletic department. While
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1:43 PM ET Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has agreed to a new six-year, $30 million contract amid the program’s best regular season in decades. Oats will average $5 million plus incentives over the deal running through the 2028-29 season under a deal approved Friday by the University of
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12:27 PM ET Associated Press Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko‘s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 months as part of an agreement with the International Tennis Federation after she appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The settlement agreement was signed
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12:16 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Jesús Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million on Friday. Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals finalized Zack Greinke‘s $8.5 million contract for the upcoming season on Friday, bringing back a well-known and veteran arm to their otherwise young starting rotation. The deal for the 39-year-old right-hander includes up to $7.5 million in performance bonuses. He made $13
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11:18 AM ET Associated Press Inspired by the lifesaving medical attention Damar Hamlin received on the field during a game last month, the NFL and the American Heart Association will provide free CPR education in Arizona throughout Super Bowl week as part of the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Hamlin, the 24-year-old Buffalo
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8:30 AM ET Matthew Hoppe came to the U.S.’ January camp in Southern California before securing a loan move from Middlesbrough to Hibernian. Omar Vega/Getty Images CARSON, Calif. — Matthew Hoppe stood in the postgame mixed zone following the U.S. men’s national team‘s 0-0 draw with Colombia, soaking in what had transpired over the previous two
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8:00 AM ET This weekend’s slate of basketball games features matchups that will have implications in conference races and NCAA tournament seedings on Selection Sunday. But North Carolina and Duke, the highlight clash of the weekend, boast the premier rivalry in men’s college basketball. Their initial meeting of the 2022-23 season will be the first
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