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New Jersey high school football teams play with shooting death of 10-year-old on mind

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- A traumatic week for the Pleasantville, New Jersey, community turned tragic on Wednesday when it was revealed that the 10-year-old boy, Micah Tennant, who had been shot in the neck during Friday night's playoff game against Camden had died."We found out about it this morning," Pleasantville linebacker and running back Ernest Howard, who wore No. 10 in Tennant's honor as the game resumed at Lincoln Financial Field
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Memphis’ James Wiseman must sit additional 10 games as part of suspension

[ad_1] Memphis freshman James Wiseman has been suspended 12 games by the NCAA and will be eligible to play on Jan. 12 against South Florida. He has another 10 games of the suspension to serve after sitting out for Wednesday's win over Little Rock and Saturday's win over Alcorn State.Memphis announced that it will appeal the NCAA's decision based on "case precedent, the circumstances of this case and other mitigating
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Lakers, Bucks, 76ers, Kings among teams who unveiled new City jerseys Wednesday

[ad_1] When Nike took over as the NBA's official jersey manufacturer three seasons ago, the company introduced the concept of "City" jerseys, new looks for each team that tied in to the local community in some way. Those jerseys have been refreshed every season (though there have been a couple exceptions), and this season's batch has slowly made its way into the public eye and onto the court. On Wednesday,
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Safety Eric Weddle says he won’t share Ravens intel with Rams

[ad_1] 9:56 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. It's a critical game for the 6-4 Rams, who desperately need a win to remain in the playoff hunt, only a season after appearing in Super Bowl
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Bye-bye, ‘Baby Shark’ — Nationals fans salute Gerardo Parra and his walk-up song

[ad_1] "Baby Shark," the walk-up song that may have changed the course of the 2019 MLB season, is swimming off into the sunset -- or more accurately, the Land of the Rising Sun. Free agent Gerardo Parra has signed to play in Japan.In June, the Washington Nationals outfielder switched his walk-up song to a little YouTube ditty that kids, including his 2-year-old daughter, loved (and many parents found rather annoying).
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Here’s why the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock now, and what happens next

[ad_1] The Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday after a 9-10-4 start to the 2019-20 season. It marks the third time since the start of the 2011-12 season that the Leafs have made an in-season coaching change, this one coming amid a five-game losing streak.Babcock was a splashy hire in 2015 and helped the Maple Leafs to three 40-win and playoff seasons in four full campaigns.
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Yankees release Jacoby Ellsbury, DFA Greg Bird

[ad_1] The Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird eras in New York are officially over.The Yankees on Wednesday gave up on Ellsbury, cutting the oft-injured outfielder with more than $26 million left in his $153 million, seven-year contract.Ellsbury, who has not played since 2017, was released to clear a 40-man roster spot as New York added seven players to protect them from next month's Rule 5 draft.Ellsbury is owed $26,285,714 by
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Antonio Brown countersuing Britney Taylor for defamation

[ad_1] Antonio Brown is countersuing Britney Taylor for defamation and interference with his NFL contracts and endorsements, according to documents obtained by ESPN.Brown, the subject of an NFL investigation over Taylor's claims of rape and sexual assault, is denying the accusations against him and requesting a jury trial.Taylor had served Brown with a lawsuit in Broward (Fla.) County and gave him 45 days to respond.In that response, Brown claimed his
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Tom Brady jokes he has disliked Cowboys ‘since coming out of the womb’

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The 9-1 New England Patriots host the 6-4 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a matchup of two of the NFL's marquee franchises, and quarterback Tom Brady had something to get off his chest."I've really not liked the Cowboys since coming out of the womb," he said Wednesday with a touch of humor.Brady, a native of San Mateo, California, who grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan,
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Lamar Jackson leads Patrick Mahomes in Pro Bowl voting

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson leads the initial fan voting for the 2020 Pro Bowl, yet another accolade in what is becoming a historic season.Jackson received 146,171 votes in the first week of balloting, which is nearly 30,000 more than anyone else in the NFL. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is second with 116,325 votes.Voting ends Dec. 12, and Pro Bowl rosters will be