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Aaron Rodgers Named 2020 NFL MVP by PFWA

Aaron Rodgers Named 2020 NFL MVP by PFWA. On Wednesday, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced it had selected Rodgers as NFL MVP for the 2020 season. It is the third time the Green Bay Packers quarterback has earned the honor. He was also named MVP in 2011 and 2014. During the 2020 season, Rodgers completed 372 of 526 passes for 4,299 yards. He led the league and set a club record with 48 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. Rodgers is the 31st quarterback to win the award. He will lead the Packers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for the NFC Championship Game

Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes…

Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols

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NBA giving Wizards more time to prepare after…

Washington got back on the practice court Wednesday for the first time in more than a week, and Bradley Beal wondered if the Wizards need more time there before returning to game mode

New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter…

New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter Over Unsolicited, Explicit Texts. On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced the official firing of their general manager, Jared Porter. Mets president Sandy Alderson released a statement, saying Porter’s termination was “effective immediately.” . The New York Mets have terminated General Manager Jared Porter, effective immediately. Jared's actions, as reflected by events disclosed last night, failed to meet the Mets' standards for professionalism and personal conduct, Sandy Alderson, via 'CNN'. Mets owner Steven Cohen also spoke about the decision on Twitter, saying there should be “zero tolerance” for what Porter did. We have terminated Jared Porter this morning. In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior, Steven Cohen, via 'CNN'. The Mets' decision is due to a recent report by 'ESPN' that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts to an unnamed female reporter. The alleged sexual harassment occurred in 2016, when Porter worked for the Chicago Cubs. . According to 'ESPN,' Porter and the female reporter had a casual texting relationship before he began to harass her. . Although she stopped responding, Porter continued to send her messages and eventually sent an explicit photo of his naked genitalia. . Porter has since acknowledged to 'ESPN' that the texting took place, saying the “explicit ones” were “joke-stock images.”

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of…

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner

Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First…

Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First Muslim Head Coach in the NFL. The New York Jets have officially signed a five-year deal with Robert Saleh to be their new head coach. . The team made the announcement on Thursday. Saleh, the former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the NFL’s first-ever Muslim head coach. He will also be the third Arab American to coach in the league. . Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Saleh’s hiring was a sign of “increasing inclusion.”. We welcome this development as another sign of the increasing inclusion and recognition of American Muslims in our diverse society, Ibrahim Hooper, via Complex. The Jet’s previous head coach, Adam Gase, was fired on January 3 after a two-year run with the team. . The Jets went 2-14 this past season, making his overall win-loss ratio as their coach 9-23.

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No. 3 Villanova edges Seton Hall in return from…

Cole Swider hit the winning free throw with 1.9 seconds left and Collin Gillespie scored 22 points to help No. 3 Villanova win its first game in 27 days, 76-74 over Seton Hall

Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Pelicans 118-102

Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 for their sixth straight victory

James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in…

James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster Deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania, the trade is part of a four-team deal. Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs will head to Houston. The Rockets will also acquire four first-round picks and four first-round pick swaps. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will leave the Brooklyn Nets for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers will get Caris LeVert and a second-round pick in exchange for Oladipo. The deal comes as Harden recently called the Rockets "just not good enough.". We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games, James Harden, via statement. In Brooklyn, Harden will be reunited with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes…

Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn, playing for the first time in 10 days, routed Butler 103-35 in a tuneup before traveling to face Tennessee

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James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good…

James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good Enough'. Following the team's 117-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden issued a statement. We're not even close, honestly, to that team -- obviously the defending champions -- and all the other elite teams out there. , James Harden, via statement. We're just not good enough -- chemistry, talentwise, just everything. And it was clear these last two games, James Harden, via statement. According to sources, Harden made his desire to be traded to a better team clear to owner Tilman Fertitta before the start of the season. I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can, James Harden, via statement. I mean, this situation is crazy. It's something that I don't think can be fixed, James Harden, via statement. The Rockets are reportedly seeking talented rookies in exchange for Harden

LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting…

Caris LeVert says he's waiting for more test results on his left kidney before establishing a timeline for his debut with the Indiana Pacers

Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets, says he 'just needed a…

Kyrie Irving has rejoined the Brooklyn Nets