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Baker Mayfield re-injured his non-throwing shoulder in Sunday's loss to J.J. Watt and the Cardinals.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield expects to play again with shoulder injury

Mayfield's shoulder has worsened since he hurt it a month ago while trying to make a tackle.

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Ben Simmons will not play Wednesday in New Orleans and it seems inconceivable he will suit up for Friday’s home opener.

76ers boot insubordinate Ben Simmons from practice, suspend him one game

Simmons refused to play as a full participant at Tuesday’s practice.

sports betting
FanDuel is partnering with Mohegan Sun — where the Connecticut Sun play — to host online sports betting, and DraftKings is teaming up with Foxwoods.

Online sports betting has launched in Connecticut as of Tuesday

Connecticut joins Rhode Island and New Hampshire as New England states that allow sports betting.

Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, Chief Medical Officer at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee looks on during the USOPC Leadership Conference at Tokyo Big Sight ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

‘A very small minority’ of US Olympians has objected to vaccine mandate for Beijing

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s top doctor said Monday that some American athletes have complained about the organization's new requirement that everyone using its facilities or participating in an event, including the Beijing Winter Olympics, must be vaccinated.

A member of security walks in the stadium behind the Chinese, Olympic and Greek flag prior to the Olympic flame handover ceremony at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Feb. 4-20, 2022 Winter Olympics.

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing ‘genocide’ Olympics

Activist groups, which also disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece on Monday, accused the International Olympic Committee of granting legitimacy to rights abuses in China by allowing the Winter Games to go ahead in Beijing.

Titans 34, Bills 31
Bills quarterback Josh Allen (middle) was stuffed at the goal line with seconds left.

Titans stuff Josh Allen on fourth-down QB sneak near goal line and hang on to stop Bills

The Bills went for the win in the final seconds instead of a chip-shot field goal to tie.

The Dodgers were an MLB-best 58-23 at home in the regular season, then won the Wild Card Game over the Cardinals and split two with the Giants at home in the Division Series.

Dodgers love LA, and aim to get back in NLCS vs. Atlanta with return to Dodger Stadium

After a pair of walk-off losses in Atlanta, the Dodgers turn to Walker Buehler on Tuesday, with Charlie Morton the scheduled starter for the Braves in the first of potentially three games in Los Angeles.

Cam Newton was cut by the Patriots before the season began.

Cam Newton says he’s vaccinated and ready for NFL return

Now all the former Patriots quarterback needs is a team to call him.