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Bucs head coach Arians taking NFL’s most diverse staff to Super Bowl

February 1, 2021 By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – With a commitment to both gender and racial quality, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has assembled the NFL’s most diverse coaching staff which will be on full display when his team takes the field in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Under Arians, who has long advocated for greater diversity in NFL hiring practices, the Bucs are the only NFL ...

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Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia announces retirement

February 1, 2021 Boston Red Sox star second baseman Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement from baseball Monday after playing just nine games over the past three seasons. Pedroia, 37, spent his entire 17-year career (14 in the majors) with the Red Sox, playing in 1,512 Major League games and earning Most Valuable Player (2008) and Rookie of the Year (2007) honors along the way. “Dustin is so much more than his American League ...

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NFL: After Bucs’ ups and downs, Evans savors ‘unbelievable’ run to Super Bowl

February 1, 2021 By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans knows how to play the waiting game. Drafted by the Bucs in the first round in 2014, Evans endured losing seasons for five of his seven years in the league despite putting up 1,000 or more receiving yards every season. Now, with a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy with a win over the ...

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Magic aim to avenge defeat in rematch with Raptors

February 1, 2021 The Orlando Magic know they will need to get off to a better start Tuesday night if they are going to defeat the visiting Toronto Raptors. The Magic trailed 27-15 after shooting 27.8 percent from the field in the first quarter on the way to a 115-102 loss to the Raptors Sunday night at Tampa. “Getting off to a bad start made it more difficult,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. ...

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Mets acquire RHP Jordan Yamamoto from Marlins

February 1, 2021 The New York Mets acquired right-hander Jordan Yamamoto from the Miami Marlins on Monday in exchange for minor league infielder Federico Polanco. Yamamoto, 24, posted a 4-5 record with a 4.46 ERA in 15 appearances — all starts — in 2019 before losing his lone decision with an 18.26 ERA in four appearances (three starts) in 2020. Yamamoto was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week. He initially was ...

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NFL: Ageless Brady would ‘definitely’ consider playing beyond 45

February 1, 2021 By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – Tom Brady has previously mentioned a desire to compete in the NFL until he’s 45 and on Monday, as he prepares to make a 10th Super Bowl appearance, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said he would consider playing even longer. The 43-year-old Brady, who on Sunday will seek a record-extending seventh Super Bowl championship, did not hesitate when asked during a ...

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WTA roundup: Serena Williams breezes in Melbourne

February 1, 2021 Serena Williams breezed to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Australian Daria Gavrilova on Monday in the second round of the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne, Australia. The fifth-seeded Williams needed just 1 hour, 34 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova. Also advancing were third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, 11th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and 13th-seeded Danielle Collins. Pliskova breezed to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elisabetta Cocciaretto of Italy, Pavlyuchenkova ...

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Jason Witten named head coach at Texas high school

February 1, 2021 Former Dallas Cowboys great Jason Witten on Monday was named the head football coach at the high school his kids attend in Texas, one week after retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons. The 38-year-old former tight end is now calling the shots at Liberty Christian in Argyle, Texas. “Faith. Family. Football,” Witten said in a statement released by the school. “In this next chapter, it is important to me ...

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