Transfer Deadline Day Live: Breaking down all the major deals, rumors

Transfer deadline day is in full swing. We’re providing live, quick-hit analysis of the biggest deals – and rumors – until tonight’s 6 p.m. ET deadline. DONE DEAL: Bayern add Cancelo ? Details: Loan with reported €70M purchase option (Read more) This one came out of left field. A testy disagreement with Pep Guardiola over […]

Five storylines for the second week of the Australian Open | Opinion

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Reid confirms Mahomes will start vs. Bengals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid on Friday said Patrick Mahomes will start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium, confirming what seemed to be a foregone conclusion as the week moved along. “He’s moving around [well],” Reid said. “He can go out […]

Bucs fire OC Leftwich amid overhaul by Bowles

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as part of an overhaul that includes eight other coaches leaving the staff, it was announced Thursday. The decision to fire Leftwich after four seasons as the team’s offensive playcaller was part of the first major personnel moves made by Todd Bowles […]

Herbert is flipping the script on franchise quarterbacking

THE FOOTBALL LEAVES Justin Herbert’s hand and appears to travel downhill, nose down, a plane forever on approach. It rotates through the air roughly 12½ times per second, the laces spinning vertiginously into a white fuzz. A football released by Herbert’s right hand and powered by his right arm has always been more than a […]

Source: Ravens, LB Smith agree to extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Pro Bowl middle linebacker Roquan Smith is set to remain the centerpiece of the Baltimore Ravens’ defense beyond half a season. Smith reached an agreement on a five-year extension on Tuesday, a team source confirmed. The NFL Network is reporting the deal is worth $100 million, which would make him the […]

Saturday: Thibodeaux's sack celebration 'trash'

2:30 PM ET Stephen HolderESPN One day after Colts quarterback Nick Foles was injured in Sunday’s loss, Indianapolis interim coach Jeff Saturday strongly criticized New York Giants defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux’s snow angel sack celebration, calling it “tasteless” and “trash.” Foles was injured in the second quarter of the Giants’ 38-10 win at MetLife Stadium […]