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Marshawn Lynch chose not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before Saturday’s preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals, and his coach had no problem with that.Lynch, who sat on a cooler while the “Star-Spangled Banner” was being played, apparently told Del Rio that he is not trying to start a movement like the one Colin Kaepernick started last year and has i (read more)


Gareth Bale was on target as Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo la Coruna. Gareth Bale rubber-stamped his return to the Real Madrid fold with two goals in a 7-1 trouncing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday evening. (read more)

Chelsea are considering a shock move for West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic as they look to land a new striker before the transfer (read more)

Bayern's Jupp Heynckes emphasises that the club has had 'no contact' with Chelsea over a possible move for Arturo Vidal. Arturo Vidal will not leave Bayern Munich in the winter transfer window despite speculation that Chelsea want to sign him. (read more)

Mario Balotelli scored two second-half goals to give the visitors the lead over Monaco in the Côte d'Azur derby. Mario Balotelli showed his generous side to help his side to a win. (read more)

A recent team meeting by the slumping Washington Wizards may have actually created more problems than it solved.In a feature by the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner that ran on Sunday, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was critical of a players-only meeting that the team held not too long ago. (read more)

Since the days of Meadowlark Lemon and “Curly” Neal, the Harlem Globetrotters have been dazzling on the basketball court.Of course, it helps when your opponent has to concede over a dozen fancy, crowd-pleasing buckets per game. (read more)

Could you make a half court shot for $100,000? Los Angeles Lakers fan Suni Strong was given that very task during Sunday’s game. He stepped up and buried the shot like it was nothing. (read more)

David Blatt took a funny shot at his former team before coaching Team Europe in the Turkish BSL All-Star Game.Blatt was interviewed before the game and said he hoped his team didn’t give up as many points as the Cleveland Cavaliers did against the Oklahoma City Thunder — which was 148. (read more)

Clippers guard Lou Williams has led the NBA in scoring since December 22, helping his team stay in playoff contention. As coaches decide on reserves for the All-Star game rosters, Williams feels his recent play has earned him a spot, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times writes. (read more)

Health concerns regarding Rudy Gobert will remain with the Jazz for the rest of the season, writes Brad Rock of The Deseret News. Gobert, who has missed 26 games this season, returned to the lineup with 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks Friday against the Knicks and followed that with 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks Saturday against the Clippers. (read more)

Tempers flared during Saturday’s game between the Blazers and Mavericks, leading to one player reportedly threatening to go to the other team’s locker room.During the fourth quarter, Salah Mejri and Jusuf Nurkić got tangled up, which resulted in pushing and some acting by Mejri. (read more)

The Houston Rockets defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors at the Toyota Center in a hypothetical preview of an almost preordained Western Conference Finals. Daryl Morey, certainly the only General Manager in the league currently producing a musical, took to Twitter to salute his team, no doubt experiencing the intoxicating pride of a long-suffering parent finally seeing all the money they su (read more)

Trey Burke‘s performance in the two games since signing with the Knicks has given the team a “puzzle” at point guard, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Burke has exhibited instant chemistry with former college teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. (read more)

The scene on Broad St. resembled a war zone after the Eagles destroyed the Vikings 38-7 in Sunday’s NFC Championship game. (read more)

Neither the Jets nor the Giants managed to clinch a playoff berth, and with the Bills having been eliminated in the Wild Card Round, there was no chance of New York sports fans having a local team to root for in the Super Bowl.That didn’t stop the Empire State Building from lighting up in the spirit of the Eagles and Patriots, who are set to square off in Super Bowl LII in two weeks’ time. (read more)

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