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Sep 16, 2021 | NBC
Who Are The Fastest Players In The NFL?
Tyreek Hill, Raheem Mostert and Melvin Gordon are some of the NFLs quickest ball carriers. Which player takes the title for fastest in the league?
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Bieniemy says focus on Chiefs, not USC opening
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy would not say whether he would have an interest in the vacant head-coaching position at USC."I am where my feet are,'' Bieniemy said Thursday as the Chiefs continued their preparation for Sunday night's game at the Baltimore Ravens. "When it's all said and done, I am focused on the task at hand. I'm not worried about anything, where my name is being mentioned. My job right now is to make sure that we're preparing for this weekend's opponent."If USC reached out to me right now, my answer would be 'I am preparing for this team to play against the Baltimore Ravens.' That's how I roll ... My job is to make sure that we're ready to play a complete, sound, 60-minute football game so that we can come out and win the game.''
25 minutes ago | ESPN
Higgins to swap number: I'm not 'Ochocinco 2.0'
CINCINNATI -- Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins has made up his mind: This will be the last season he wears No. 85.Initially, Higgins told Pro Football Focus' "Fantasy Football Podcast" that he would switch to No. 5, his college number, if he scored 10 touchdowns this season. However, he removed that qualifier Thursday and said the change will happen in large part because of another No. 85 who used to play for the Bengals: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson."I keep seeing on Twitter, 'Ochocinco 2.0,'" Higgins said. "I don't want to be a 2.0. No disrespect to Chad. He's a great receiver, this and that. I just don't want to be a 2.0 for myself, man. I want to be Tee Higgins, 1.0, No. 5."Johnson was one of the most colorful and prolific players in team history. In addition to legally changing his last name to Ochocinco at one point and being known for his touchdown celebrations, he also leads the franchise in several career categories, including receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.
25 minutes ago | ESPN
Ohtani could be sidelined for season as pitcher
CHICAGO -- Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won't pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season."If there's any kind of lingering soreness, you may not see him pitch," Angels manager Joe Maddon said before Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox.Ohtani (9-2, 3.36 ERA) felt soreness while playing catch Wednesday. Maddon said he raised the possibility of the likely American League MVP being shut down on the mound for the rest of the season during a meeting.Maddon said there were no plans for Ohtani to be examined by a doctor, nor has it been determined when he would try to resume playing catch.Ohtani, 27, hasn't pitched since Sept. 10, when he was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 3⅓ innings in a loss at Houston.
52 minutes ago | NBC
USWNT Players Association Calls USSF's Identical Deals Proposal a ‘PR Stunt'
The United States Women’s National Team Players Association called out the U.S. Soccer Federation’s offer for identical contracts for men’s and women’s players on Wednesday as a “PR stunt.” The USSF announced its proposal on Tuesday with the hopes of getting USMNT and USWNT players under the same collective bargaining agreement.  The USSF later countered the USWNTPA’s statement, saying that…
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Tyreek Hill vs. Marlon Humphrey leads top NFL Week 2 matchups | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
Mike Florio and Chris Simms pick the biggest battles they're looking forward to in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL
1 hour ago | NBC
'Like a pit crew': Jack Coan relives game-winning drive vs. Toledo | ND on NBC Podcast | NBC Sports
Jac Collinsworth sits down with Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan to talk his decision to transfer from Wisconsin, being a leader and just what happened to his finger on the final drive against Toledo. #NBCSports #NotreDame #CollegeFootball
1 hour ago | ESPN
Sharks' Kane thinks he'll be cleared by NHL
San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane says he believes he'll be cleared in the NHL's investigation into accusations from his estranged wife that he wagered on his own games and threw games for gambling purposes."Obviously [the accusations are] incredibly false. It's unfortunate that transpired, and it's unfortunate that those false allegations were made," Kane told ESPN's Linda Cohn, in an interview that aired Thursday on Outside the Lines on SportsCenter. "I understood the magnitude of them immediately. I know [they're] not true. I know none of what she was saying was true. I was very confident, comfortable with knowing that I was going to be exonerated and am going to be exonerated of those allegations."
1 hour ago | ESPN
Britt Reid's felony DWI trial set to start April 18
The trial of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, who is facing a felony driving while intoxicated charge, is scheduled for April 18.The date was set Thursday morning at a virtual hearing. Reid and his attorney, J.R. Hobbs, participated by videoconference.The charge stems from a Feb. 4 incident. Reid is alleged to have been driving drunk when he hit two cars that were stopped on the side of an entrance ramp to Interstate 435. The wreck left a 5-year-old girl with a traumatic brain injury, and injured another child.If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid, 36, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. He is a son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who hired him to coach linebackers.
1 hour ago | ESPN
NHL expects 98% of players to be vaccinated
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the NHL expects 98% of players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season.The league projects that only between 10 and 15 of roughly 700 players will not be vaccinated by the time the season begins Oct. 12. The league and NHL Players' Association did not impose a vaccine mandate on players, but restrictions -- including the potential of not being able to cross the border from the U.S. into Canada without a lengthy quarantine -- contributed to the number."We weren't really trying to convince each other one way or the other," Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty said. "But then I think when the NHL released that statement that you lose pay and stuff like that, that kind of changed some guys' minds."
1 hour ago | ESPN
Source: Ravens add Westry to growing injury list
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The injuries continue to relentlessly pile up for the Baltimore Ravens just two weeks into the regular season.Ravens backup cornerback Chris Westry is expected to miss at least a month with a torn lateral meniscus, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Thursday. Westry was third among the team's cornerbacks with 33 snaps played in Monday's loss to Las Vegas.The Ravens lost Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to a season-ending knee injury last week.If Westry is placed on injured reserve, he would become the 15th player to go on IR this year for Baltimore -- and the ninth player over the past 24 days.The Ravens worked out four cornerbacks Tuesday, including veteran Buster Skrine. The cornerbacks on the active roster are Marlon Humphrey, Anthony Averett, Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young. Smith (ankle) didn't play in the opener and has been limited in practice this week.
1 hour ago | ESPN
Sources: Giants to start Price at center vs. WFT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants offense and quarterback Daniel Jones will be working with a new center on Thursday night against the Washington Football Team with the plan being for recently-acquired Billy Price to get the start while Nick Gates slides over to left guard, according to multiple sources.Gates started all 16 games last season and Week 1 this year at center. He has started one game in the NFL at guard, Week 15 of the 2019 season in a 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in the last start Eli Manning's career. Running back Saquon Barkley rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns in that contest.The shifting on the Giants' offensive line is a result of starting left guard Shane Lemieux being sidelined by a knee injury. Lemieux tried to play through the injury in the opener but failed to make it through the first half. His season is now in jeopardy.
1 hour ago | ESPN
Giannis' mom, brother get Greek citizenship
ATHENS, Greece -- NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country's prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother, Veronica, and younger brother Alex.Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.Antetokounmpo, 26, was born in Athens, the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was granted Greek citizenship in 2013, allowing him to travel to the United States and join the Bucks later that year."We always felt Greek, but now we have an official stamp and we are happy," Antetokounmpo told reporters after the ceremony. "Alex and my mom are Greek citizens now."
1 hour ago | ESPN
Kendrick Perkins: Joel Embiid should win MVP next season! | The Jump
Kendrick Perkins: Joel Embiid should win MVP next season! | The Jump Kendrick Perkins and Clinton Yates join The Jump to discuss who they believe should win MVP next season. #TheJump #NBA
1 hour ago | NBC
Lamar Jackson needs agent ASAP if he wants max pay day from Ravens | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
Lamar Jackson has made it this far in the NFL without an agent, but his physical style of play makes it crucial for him to get paid in case he gets injured—and that might not happen without an agent. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL
2 hours ago | ESPN
How Alabama has become a dominant team in college football | This Just In
How Alabama has become a dominant team in college football | This Just In Max Kellerman previews the upcoming matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators and weighs in on how the Crimson Tide have become such a dominant team in college football. #ThisJustIn #CollegeFootball
2 hours ago | BuzzFeed
Simone Biles Opened Up About Her "Challenging" Olympics After She Made Time Magazine's List Of Most Influential People
"For my professional career, I've only ever been congratulated for winning. Now it's like, for being a human, for being vulnerable."
2 hours ago | NBC
Analyzing Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson before Chiefs-Ravens | Chris Simms Unbuttoned | NBC Sports
Chris Simms goes inside the numbers to break down what to expect when Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson go head-to-head in the Chiefs and Ravens' Week 2 matchup. #NBCSports #ChrisSimmsUnbuttoned #PatrickMahomes #LamarJackson
2 hours ago | NBC
How long can Zeke Elliott continue to be physical RB for Cowboys? | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
Running back is a demanding position, and Zeke Elliott hasn't been excused from the effects of time as Mike Florio and Chris Simms wonder how long he can continue to bowl through defenses. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL
2 hours ago | SkySports
Knight leads England to victory over NZ in first ODI
Heather Knight made 89 as England claimed a 30-run win over New Zealand in the first ODI of the five-match series at Bristol.The England captain put on 65 with Tammy Beaumont (44) before a middle-order collapse saw the hosts slip from 109-1 to 140-5, but a stand of 88 with Katherine Brunt (43) rescued the innings and meant New Zealand were left chasing 242 for victory.Early wickets from Nat Sciver and Kate Cross reduced the White Ferns to 31-3 in reply and when the latter dismissed Sophie Devine (34) to end a 78-run partnership with Amy Satterthwaite (79no), the tourists quickly faded.New Zealand were given some hope when Lea Tahuhu came in at No 10 and thumped 25 from 14 balls and a last-wicket stand between Satterthwaite and Leigh Kasperek (15) might just have had England a little concerned before the No 11 was run out with the visitors still 30 short of their target.
2 hours ago | NBC
NFL Week 2 preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens | Chris Simms Unbuttoned | NBC Sports
Chris Simms believes the Ravens' lack of creativity and versatility could be Baltimore's downfall as they face their self-proclaimed kryptonite: the Chiefs. #NBCSports #ChrisSimmsUnbuttoned #ChiefsvsRavens
2 hours ago | MSN
Tom Brady Learns the Media Game Ain’t Easy, Takes Shot at ESPN: TRAINA THOUGHTS
If you’re going to use a Tom Brady quote, you better credit him properly.1. As we have noted many times in Traina Thoughts and on the SI Media Podcast in recent months, the Tampa Bay version of Tom Brady has been willing to show us more of his personality than he ever did in New England, and it’s been downright delightful.Several weeks ago, we told you about Brady “finding his voice.” Earlier this week, we praised Brady’s hilariously absurd Subway commercials. And now we have Brady endearing himself to everyone in the content game.The future Hall of Famer appears on the weekly SiriusXM radio show Let’s Go with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald, and ESPN’s SportsCenter Twitter account, which has 38 million followers, pulled and promoted a Brady quote from the show. While they did credit the show at the bottom of the graphic, there was no link back to the show in the tweet.
2 hours ago | MSN
Watch The Washington Football Team vs. Giants: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday's NFL game
Who's PlayingNew York @ WashingtonCurrent Records: New York 0-1; Washington 0-1Last Season Records: Washington 7-9; New York 6-10What to KnowThe Washington Football Team haven't won a matchup against the New York Giants since Oct. 28 of 2018, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. Washington and New York will face off in an NFC East battle at 8:20 p.m. ET at FedEx Field. Washington has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. Washington didn't finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 20-16 to the Los Angeles Chargers this past Sunday. No one had a standout game offensively for Washington, but they got scores from TE Logan Thomas and QB Taylor Heinicke. Heinicke ended up with a passer rating of 163.70.
2 hours ago | MSN
Detroit Lions CB Jeff Okudah out for season with torn Achilles tendon, per report
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Jeff Okudah's season is over, and the No. 3 pick of last year's NFL draft has another major obstacle to overcome if he ever is going to live up to his lofty expectations.Okudah suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the Detroit Lions' season-opening 41-33 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, NFL Network reported.Lions coach Dan Campbell said that diagnosis was a possibility after Okudah was hurt with just over 10 minutes left in Sunday's fourth quarter, on a play that happened away from the ball.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.32 THINGS WE LEARNED: From Week 1 of the 2021 NFL seasonJEFF SEIDEL: Jared Goff was bad and good, which isn't good enough for Lions
2 hours ago | MSN
Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick won't have surgery on hip
Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will not undergo surgery after suffering a hip subluxation in the team's season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The 38-year-old will instead rehab his injury through other methods with hopes of returning to the field this season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Fitzpatrick is expected to miss at least eight weeks, Rapoport adds. If the rehab route does not work out, surgery could ultimately be Fitzpatrick's only way to return to full health. A procedure would surely shake up his return timeline. Fitzpatrick signed a one-year, $10 million deal with Washington during the offseason after two years with the Miami Dolphins. He attempted just six passes against the Chargers before exiting and being replaced by Taylor Heinicke. 
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