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Maple Leafs legend George Armstrong dies at 90

Over a 75-year career as a Maple Leaf, Armstrong played the role of player, captain, coach, assistant general manager, scout, community ambassador and alumnus.

Patriots were finalists for Stefon Diggs before trade to Bills?

The Bills offered the Vikings 2020 their first-, fifth- and sixth-round picks and a 2021 fourth-round pick for Diggs. Belichick did not have a counteroffer, making Diggs a Bill. 

Report: Buccaneers want Antonio Brown back for 2021 season

In eight games this season, Brown had 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He instantly became one of Brady's top targets alongside Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski. 

Five best landing spots for Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford wants a trade away from the Lions, and Detroit reportedly plans to grant him his wishes. As a soon-to-be 33-year-old franchise quarterback, Stafford should have no shortage of teams interested in him.

Report: Deshaun Watson prefers trade to Jets over Dolphins

Watson reportedly told people this week the Jets are his top choice because of the recent hiring of Robert Saleh as the franchise's next head coach. 

Chiefs CB Bashaud Breeland clears concussion protocol, will play against Bills

Breeland suffered the concussion during last weekend's divisional-round matchup against the Cleveland Browns. He had six tackles and one pass defended before exiting. 

Report: Mets increasing focus on signing Trevor Bauer

The Mets have added several big-name players this offseason, including Carlos Carrasco, Francisco Lindor and James McCann. Signing Bauer would be the icing on the cake. 

Report: Blue Jackets to trade Pierre-Luc Dubois to Jets for Patrik Laine

The Jackets are trading Dubois to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. The Jets will also acquire a third-round pick from Columbus. 

Steve Nash after Nets' back-to-back losses: We're not a 'defensive roster'

In both losses to Cleveland, the Nets gave up a combined 134 points in the paint.

Blue Jackets reportedly closing in on Pierre-Luc Dubois trade

It appears that Pierre-Luc Dubois could be getting his trade request granted in the very near future.

NBA rescinds second technical foul on Draymond Green vs. Knicks

While presumably of little solace to Green, it’s encouraging that the NBA owned up and admitted the second technical called on the Warriors star Thursday night was a mistake.

The greatest QB rivalries in NFL history

Here are the best QB series NFL has seen thus far.

Patrick Mahomes clears concussion protocol, will play in AFC Championship Game

After Patrick Mahomes suffered a concussion during Kansas City's divisional-round matchup against the Cleveland Browns last weekend, Chiefs fans began to worry. They don't have to worry any longer.

Ottman Azaitar cut before UFC 257 due to bizarre violation of COVID-19 protocols

UFC undefeated lightweight Ottman Azaitar (13-0-0) began the week with an opportunity to further make a name for himself against Matt Frevola (8-1-1) at Saturday's UFC 257 show held at the Fight Island site.

Andy Murray out of Australian Open after positive COVID-19 test

Murray is a five-time Australian Open finalist but missed last year's tournament because of injury. He had been granted a wild-card entry for the 2021 event. 

Pierre-Luc Dubois' benching raising eyebrows across NHL

The simple fact is that something has turned rotten between player and organization, leading to a midseason trade seeming like an inevitability at this point.

Patrick Mahomes remains on track to play in AFC Championship Game

Mahomes took part in practice on Friday for the third consecutive day. Footage showed him on the field jogging around in his helmet.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is experiencing a week he'd likely prefer to forget.

Former teammate Alex Smith hopes Dwayne Haskins turns his career around with Steelers

Smith obviously spent a lot of time with Haskins this past season, and the veteran signal-caller believes the 23-year-old quarterback needs to learn how to focus on football and shut out all the outside noise if he hopes to succeed in the NFL.

Donovan Mitchell unfazed by Shaq's criticism following win over Pelicans

Mitchell was further asked about O'Neal's comments after the game and tried to push the conversation toward the team's efforts. 

Braves legend, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron dies at 86

Aaron spent 21 of his 23 MLB seasons with the Braves franchise, which began in Milwaukee, and is most remembered for finishing with a then-record 755 home runs, which has since been surpassed by Barry Bonds.

Charles Barkley reflects on Kobe Bryant's death one year later

We'll see many more tributes to Bryant in the coming days, though many of them will come in the form of social media posts on Jan. 26. 

Report: Chargers, Seahawks want to interview Joe Lombardi for OC position

Lombardi is in his 12th season as a member of the Saints coaching staff and his second stint in New Orleans. He previously served as an offensive assistant from 2007-08 and quarterback's coach from 2009-13.

NFL announces Super Bowl LV will host 22,000 fans, 7,500 healthcare workers

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently surprised healthcare workers at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida with tickets to the game via Zoom. More healthcare workers in the Tampa Bay area will also be surprised.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman unable to provide clarity for 2021 plans

Edelman has spent his entire career in New England, winning three Super Bowls alongside Tom Brady. In 137 regular-season games, he has 620 catches for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Bill O'Brien officially joins Alabama as offensive coordinator

The long-rumored move is a great get for Alabama considering O’Brien’s credentials. He went 52-48 as coach of the Texans with four playoff appearances.

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak retires again

The Minnesota Vikings announced on Thursday that offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is retiring after 25 seasons of coaching in the NFL.

Duquesne women's basketball pauses, postpones two games due to COVID-19

As a result of the pause, Friday's game against the George Mason Patriots and Sunday's contest at the Fordham Rams are postponed.

Paula Badosa tests positive for COVID-19 during Australian Open quarantine

Spain's Paula Badosa has become the first tennis player to test positive for COVID-19 during the mandated quarantine in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open that begins Feb. 8.

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, three others out at least four games due to COVID-19

The players were in contact with an infected individual, but coach Peter Laviolette didn't say if any of the four have yet tested positive for COVID-19. 

James Harden, Kevin Durant and the pursuit of what was lost

It has been nine years since Kevin Durant and James Harden shared an NBA team. Respectively 23 and 22 when they led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals, the two are now in their 30s and reunited with the Nets.

Real Madrid won't fire Zinedine Zidane after shocking Copa del Rey exit?

Zidane has been widely criticized not only because of the team's results, but also because he has largely relied on veteran players over younger talents.

Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. questionable to play vs. Suns

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is as close to playing as he's been since the night of Dec. 29.

Old Dominion men's, women's basketball teams pause due to COVID-19

As a result, the men's and women's Old Dominion teams won't play scheduled games against the North Texas Mean Green on Friday and Saturday.

NFL Championship Weekend: Picks and preview

Kansas City Chiefs fans can breathe a sigh of relief – for now. Minus Patrick Mahomes for much of the second half, the Chiefs held off a game challenge by Baker Mayfield and the Browns, and as a result will host their third straight AFC Championship Game,

Eagles hire Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as head coach

Sirianni is a logical candidate for the Eagles, who are looking to get Carson Wentz get back on track.

Blue Jays may play home games at spring training stadium in Florida

Currently, teams based in Canada have been forced to relocate due to the ongoing pandemic, as the Canadian government does not want players constantly traveling back and forth from the U.S.

NBA postpones Grizzlies' next three games

While the NBA’s contact tracing protocols have affected more players since Monday, it doesn’t sound as if those players have been asked to complete week-long quarantine periods yet.

Four Tennessee players enter transfer portal after Jeremy Pruitt firing

Earlier this week, Pruitt and several members of his staff were fired after lengthy interviews and it now appears that players may be attempting to leave the program.
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