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NFL replaces Pro Bowl with ‘The Pro Bowl Games’ featuring weeklong skills competitions, flag football game

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, the league announced Monday. The new event will replace the full-contact showcase started in 1951. It will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers LT Rashawn Slater expected to miss rest of season with torn biceps

1:05 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater is expected to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left biceps tendon in … Read more

Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart hopeful WRs AD Mitchell, Arian Smith can play Saturday

No. 1 Georgia could welcome back a pair of receivers and see more of its star defensive lineman during Saturday’s game against Missouri. Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart told reporters on Monday that he’s “hopeful” receivers AD Mitchell and Arian Smith will be available after missing last weekend’s game against Kent State because of injuries. Smart … Read more

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, 47, retiring from full-time racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that schedule will look like. Johnson told The Associated Press … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert ‘didn’t want to quit on the team’ in 38-10 home loss

10:27 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It was an embarrassing loss for the Los Angeles Chargers, made spectacular only by one incredibly befuddling decision. With 4:54 remaining in a 38-10 … Read more

OC Ken Dorsey slams headset, tablet after Buffalo Bills drop first game

7:12 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN MIAMI — The Bills‘ first loss of the season featured many twists and turns, and ultimately, Buffalo fell to the division rival Dolphins despite finishing with 90 offensive plays and more than doubling Miami’s time of possession (40:40 to 19:20). With the Bills’ final drive falling short as time expired … Read more

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says Stephen Curry is NBA’s best player after leading Golden State Warriors to title

6:28 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN MILWAUKEE – For Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the debate about the best player in the NBA is simple. He doesn’t consider himself the current best player in the league because his team fell short of winning the championship last season. So, he was ready to cede that accolade to Golden … Read more

New Orleans Saints not considering change at QB despite 1-2 start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen said the team is not considering a quarterback change despite its offensive struggles and inconsistency. Quarterback Jameis Winston is dealing with a back injury that he described as a “transverse fracture” to the Fox game broadcast. Winston said he was in pain and wearing four layers … Read more

Source — New England Patriots’ Mac Jones set for MRI; initial belief is that QB has high ankle sprain

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday during the closing stages of the 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The second-year quarterback will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis and determine its severity, the … Read more

U.S. women’s basketball team scores 145 points in rout of South Korea, breaking FIBA World Cup record

SYDNEY — Brionna Jones scored 24 points, A’ja Wilson added 20 and the U.S. used a dominant inside effort for a record performance in a 145-69 win over South Korea on Monday in the World Cup. It broke the highest scoring game in World Cup history, surpassing the 143 points Brazil had in 1990. It … Read more