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San Francisco 49ers give Jimmy Garoppolo's agents permission to seek trade, sources say

San Francisco 49ers give Jimmy Garoppolo’s agents permission to seek trade, sources say

The San Francisco 49ers have given Jimmy Garoppolo’s agents permission to seek a trade involving the veteran quarterback, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Garoppolo, who is recovering from offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder, has been cleared to start practicing as the Niners prepare for the start of training camp next week, a team source …

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Sean O'Malley to face former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi

Sean O’Malley to face former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi

Sean O’Malley is taking a major step up in his next fight, announcing to ESPN’s Ryan Clark on Wednesday that he’ll be facing former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. O’Malley (15-1 1 NC), one of the sport’s most talented prospects, fought to a no …

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Hornets F Miles Bridges charged with felony domestic violence, child abuse

Hornets F Miles Bridges charged with felony domestic violence, child abuse

Miles Bridges. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Warning: The following article contains graphic allegations of domestic violence. Miles Bridges faces multiple felony counts of domestic violence and child abuse stemming from an alleged attack that took place in June in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced the charges against the Charlotte …

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Matthew Tkachuk tells Flames he won't re-sign long-term;  trade likely: Sources

Matthew Tkachuk tells Flames he won’t re-sign long-term; trade likely: Sources

Matthew Tkachuk has told the Calgary Flames that he won’t be re-signing with the club, multiple sources tell The Athleticmaking a trade of the 24-year-old All-Star forward likely to happen soon. Tkachuk has not officially asked for a trade, but the fact that the restricted free agent is unwilling to make a long-term commitment to …

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Trade Rumors: Durant, Mitchell, Irving, Westbrook, Conley

Trade Rumors: Durant, Mitchell, Irving, Westbrook, Conley

With the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League in the books and training camps not scheduled to open for more than two months, many NBA executives are preparing to take vacations, which may delay resolution for the league’s top trade candidates, including net star Kevin Durant. “From what I understand, the trade talks involving Kevin Durant …

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Magnus Carlsen will not defend his World Chess Championship title in 2023 | Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen says he will not defend his World Chess Championship title in 2023 against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi. The five-times winner is not retiring but promising “to be the best in the world” even if that means taking no part in chess’s showpiece event. China’s world No 2, Ding Liren, will now step up and …

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Tennis star Daria Kasatkina says Ukraine war must end, comes out as gay

Tennis star Daria Kasatkina says Ukraine war must end, comes out as gay

Comment on this story How Daria Kasatkina, Russia’s highest-ranked female tennis player, has come out as gay and criticized the war in Ukraine in an unusually candid interview that highlighted the difficulties top athletes face in navigating the repercussions of the conflict — both at home and abroad. Kasatkina, 25, touched on two of the …

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Texas A&M Aggies football player Ainias Smith arrested on DWI, weapon, marijuana charges

Texas A&M Aggies football player Ainias Smith arrested on DWI, weapon, marijuana charges

Texas A&M senior wide receiver Ainias Smith, who had been scheduled to appear at SEC media days Thursday, was arrested early Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawfully carrying of a weapon and marijuana possession (less than 2 ounces). Smith, 21, was booked early Wednesday in the Brazos County Jail after his arrest by …

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