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Pro Bowl QB Kirk Cousins Signs With Falcons on a 4-Year, $180 Million Contract

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in December 2022
Free agent Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins has agreed to a four-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. The deal is reportedly worth $180 million and comes with $100 million in guarantees. The news about Cousins’ agreement with the Falcons was confirmed by the player’s agent, Mike McCartney, on social media. https://twitter.com/MikeMcCartney7/status/1767255685094318334 Cousins spent the last six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, signing...

Timbers Nearing a Transfer for Uruguayan Forward Jonathan Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez during the game between Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe and Rapid Bucharest in Round 4 of the Liga 1 Romania Play Off in April 2023
The Portland Timbers are looking to further strengthen their roster after a promising start to the 2024 MLS season. According to The Athletic’s Tom Bogert, Timbers are close to completing a transfer for Uruguayan forward Jonathan Rodriguez. Rodriguez, also known under the nickname Cabecita, is currently playing for Liga MX side Club America. Timbers and America reportedly agreed to major...

Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Francis Ngannou in the Second Round

Anthony Joshua at the weigh in ahead of his fight against Oleksandr Usyk in 2021
The highly-anticipated boxing match between former heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and ex-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on Friday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, didn’t produce as much action as expected. Joshua ended the fight with a second-round knock-out, recording his fourth straight win. Ngannou entered the match on the back of a surprisingly good performance against WBC champion Tyson...

Manchester United Are Considering Roberto De Zerbi and Gareth Southgate for Managerial Position

Shakhtar Donetsk manager coach Roberto De Zerbi at the press conference at Metalist stadium in August 2021.
Premier League powerhouse Manchester United appears to be preparing for a potential managerial change. According to a recent report by ESPN, Man Utd has already drafted a list of candidates who could replace current manager Erik Ten Hag if he ends up leaving in the summer. Reportedly, Manchester United identified Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi, Brentford’s Thomas Frank, and England national...

Broncos Cut QB Russell Wilson Despite $85 Million Dead Money Hit

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson in October 2022
The Denver Broncos released veteran quarterback Russell Wilson and paid a hefty price to do it. By cutting Wilson, the Broncos will take an $85 million dead cap hit, which stands as an NFL record. “Of behalf of the Broncos, we thank Russell for his contributions and dedication to our team and community while wishing him the best as he...

LeBron James Reaches 40K Career Points in NBA

LeBron James at the "Hustle" film premiere, in June 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James added another massive achievement to his resume. In a 124-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets over the weekend, James became the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career points. James, who became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer last season, reached the 40K mark early in the second quarter by driving to...

Ex-Newcastle Midfielder Matty Longstaff Joins Toronto FC

Newly-signed Toronto FC midfielder Matty Longstaff in March 2024
Toronto FC announced the signing of former Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff. The two sides agreed to a two-year deal with an option for 2026. Longstaff became a free agent after being released by Newcastle this past summer. He hasn’t played competitively since late 2022, suffering an ACL injury while on loan with EFL League Two side Colchester United. https://twitter.com/TorontoFC/status/1763246394729525358 “I’m thrilled to...

Chiefs Cut Veteran WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling with the Green Bay Packers in 2020
In need of salary cap flexibility, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly releasing veteran wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The move, reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, will save the Chiefs around $12 million in salary cap alongside $2 million in dead money. The Chiefs will use the savings to try to retain some of their key free agents, including star defensive tackle...

Buccaneers to Release Pro Bowl OLB Shaquil Barrett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker Shaquil Barrett in October 2019
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning to release two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett. Reportedly, the move was prompted by the fact that Barrett was in line for a $15.04 million bonus next month. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1762453226933088689 After years of dealing with a tight cap situation, the Buccaneers are entering the 2024 offseason with more than $40 million in cap space. However, they...

USMNT’s Weston McKennie Suffers Shoulder Injury in Juve’s 3-2 Win Over Frosinone

Weston McKennie with USA in 2018
A 3-2 win over Frosinone on Sunday helped Juventus remain in the hunt for Seria A title. However, the game didn’t go entirely as Juve wanted, considering that U.S. international midfielder Weston McKennie suffered a shoulder injury. McKennie delivered a great performance against Frosinone, recording two assists. Unfortunately, wasn’t able to finish the match, being taken off in later stages...

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