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Conor McGregor becomes a meme after TKO loss to Dustin Poirier

Poirier started punishing McGregor with repeated punches midway through the second round. Then he knocked McGregor to the mat and the fight was quickly waved off as a TKO victory for Poirier.

Lions hire Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator

The Lions will go with the most experienced coach in their offensive coordinator search pool. They hired Anthony Lynn to that position Saturday.

Lions reportedly plan to grant Matthew Stafford's trade request

Stafford privately conveyed to team officials that, in light of the hiring of a new regime, he felt it was an appropriate time to move on and seek a fresh start.

Five best player matchups to watch on NFL Championship Sunday

How will the Bucs O-line fare against the Packers' vaunted pass-rushers? Will the Bills defense be able to stop an injured Patrick Mahomes?

Joel Embiid raves about chemistry with Ben Simmons

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have not always fit together on the court for the Philadelphia 76ers, but something appears to have changed for the better this year.

San Antonio mayor confident city will land NFL team

San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city remains interested in an NFL team, but it is taking a more long-term approach to making itself a more attractive destination in the eyes of the league.

LaVar Ball: LaMelo not happy about playing off bench for Hornets

It's a long season, and LaMelo will eventually get his shot to be Charlotte's starter. He'll just have to remain patient. After all, he is a rookie. 

Collin Sexton becoming a star for Cavaliers despite unorthodox playing style

Through Sexton’s first two seasons, he was probably a bench scorer masquerading as a No. 1 option, because the Cavs simply needed someone to get buckets. But that might no longer be the case.

Nebraska men's basketball postpones fifth straight game due to COVID-19

Nebraska is next scheduled to play at the Michigan State Spartans on Feb. 3, but it's hardly a stretch to suggest the status of that game is in doubt for multiple reasons.

ESPN interested in adding Philip Rivers to broadcast team?

While the network initially wants to gauge Rivers’ interest in an NFL analyst role, it would be open to putting him in the broadcast booth for games if he had an interest in doing that.

Falcons undecided on futures of Matt Ryan, Julio Jones

Ryan turns 36 years old in May, and Jones turns 32 early next month.

Jets move Patrik Laine to injured reserve

After a tumultuous offseason that saw Laine’s agent suggest a trade would be best for his client, the 22-year-old forward can’t seem to get back into the lineup thanks to his somewhat mysterious injury.

Kevin Durant won't play Friday in Nets-Cavaliers game

Durant played over 50 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse but couldn't prevent Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton from catching fire and scoring 42 points to lead his team to a surprising victory. 

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes still in concussion protocol, on track to play vs. Bills

ESPN's Jeff Darlington added that the Chiefs training staff will clear Mahomes, but the 25-year-old must still receive a passing grade from the neurologist to face the Bills.  

Heat to use COVID-19 detection dogs when fans are allowed to attend games

Fans attending games at AmericanAirlines Arena are also required to wear face masks. Spectators sitting within 30 feet of the court have to undergo an on-site rapid COVID-19 test to be allowed to enter. 

Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown ruled out for NFC Championship Game

Brown avoided a major knee injury during last weekend's divisional-round matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He caught one pass for 10 yards against the Saints before exiting.

Bernie Sanders meme now a Topps baseball card

One particular image from the inauguration has blown up on social media, though. People have turned the image of Bernie Sanders bundled-up from head to toe into an incredible meme.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald announces retirement from NFL

The San Francisco 49ers drafted McDonald in 2013. He spent four seasons with the team before spending the final four years with the Steelers. 

Jazz take shots at TNT crew over Twitter following win

Despite Utah’s recent success, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and the TNT crew do not believe they’re in the same class as the Los Angeles Lakers and other top teams.

Shaquille O’Neal accepts position in suburban Atlanta sheriff’s office

O’Neal, currently a studio analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” said in 2017 that he was considering running for sheriff at some point, perhaps as soon as 2020.

San Antonio hopes to land NFL team

Currently, the Spurs stand as their only major league sports team, though the city does have minor league baseball, basketball and soccer clubs.

Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton to miss one month with fractured rib

Thornton left Toronto's matchup against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday during the third period after taking a hit along the boards from Josh Archibald. 

Lakers' Anthony Davis after win over Bucks: 'I think I suck right now'

Against the Bucks, Davis missed 10-of-18 shots and made just two-of-five free throws. Quite frankly, Davis's assessment of his play is accurate when looking at his normal output.  

The '300 passing yards in a Conference Championship game' quiz

How many of the signal-callers who topped 300 yards in either an NFC or AFC championship game can you name in five minutes?

Kevin Porter Jr. traded by Cavaliers to Rockets following outburst

Porter, 20, was the No. 30 overall pick in 2019. He averaged 10.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game as a rookie last year, but he has had numerous off-court issues.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Burnley loss a 'massive punch in the face'

2019-20 Premier League champions Liverpool suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat to relegation candidates Burnley on Thursday and had their 68-match home league unbeaten streak ended in the process.

Celtics star Jaylen Brown implores players to continue social-justice work with President Biden in office

Brown does not want NBA players to take «their foot off the gas» now that Biden is officially president.

New Jets head coach Robert Saleh does not commit to QB Sam Darnold

Saleh did speak highly of the 23-year-old signal-caller who just completed his third season.

Cubs' Kris Bryant: Trade rumors ruining enjoyment of playing baseball

The Chicago Cubs star admitted the past few years have been a particularly tough stretch, which only has been exacerbated by an inability to measure up to his incredible early-career success.

Real Madrid won't fire Zinedine Zidane after shock 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.

Eagles hire Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as new head coach

Sirianni reportedly “received a strong recommendation” from Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich, who was previously on the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII-winning staff under Sirianni’s predecessor, Doug Pederson.

NFL teams that made three straight conference championship games

The Chiefs will become the first AFC team to host three consecutive conference championship games, but several teams have moved into this round in at least three straight seasons.

Michael Porter Jr. returns to Nuggets, questionable for Friday

Porter was originally held out for seven days for contact tracing purposes, then tested positive for the coronavirus, extending his quarantine period by another two weeks.

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko hospitalized due to COVID-19

Born in Russia, Emelianenko rose to fame competing in the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championships, where he won the heavyweight title.

Steelers sign former Washington QB Dwayne Haskins to one-year deal

The Steelers met with the former first-round QB Thursday and quickly decided to bring him on board.

Several Capitals players expected to miss four games

Though there will be plenty of debate over how the players were punished for gathering in a hotel room, the fact is the Capitals will now have to navigate the next part of the schedule without several key players.

Three additional Grizzlies games postponed due to COVID-19

In total, 20 NBA games have been postponed because of COVID-19 setbacks since the season tipped off on Dec. 22.

Former Packers GM Ted Thompson dies at age 68

Thompson spent more than two decades working in Green Bay's front office, helping the team win two Super Bowls.

Browns' Kevin Stefanski named PFWA Coach of the Year

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll won 2020 NFL Assistant Coach of the Year, while Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane earned 2020 NFL Executive of the Year honors.
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