Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade

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Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Ian Begley: Ben Simmons says he spoke to several members of Sixers organization, including Elton Brand and Tobias Harris, toward end of his PHI tenure. When asked about it, Simmons said he hadn’t spoken to Joel Embiid.

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Ben Simmons addressed his trade demand, the deal to the Nets and much more today in his introductory presser in Brooklyn masslive.com/celtics/2022/0… – 12:09 PM Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

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Ben Simmons on validity of his mental health struggles: “They should be happy I’m smiling, honestly. I’ve had some dark times over the last 6 months. I’m just happy to be in this situation with this team. People are going to say what they want. They’ve said it the last 6 months.” pic.twitter.com/AWDvRW0TJa – 11:58 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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“They should be happy I’m just smiling, honestly. I’ve had some dark times over these last 6 months. I’m just happy to be in this situation with this team.”

-Ben Simmons thinks the skeptics who don’t buy his mental struggles should be happy he’s now smiling. pic.twitter.com/IceIxatIO1 – 11:58 AM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Phrase used the most during Ben Simmons presser: “It is what it is.” – 11:54 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons says he’s been nonstop working on his free throws during this break. I followed up and asked if he felt he improved his shooting at the line: “Definitely.” – 11:53 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Ben Simmons is still Ben Simmons. Same responses as past. Nothing has changed. Good luck, Brooklyn. – 11:51 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

That’s all for Ben Simmons. Marks and Nash didn’t get a single question. – 11:49 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“I’ve had some dark times over these last 6 months….” -Ben Simmons.

Asked about his free throws.

“Nonstop working, been in the gym, honestly.” – 11:49 AM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

“They should be happy I’m smiling. I’ve had some dark times over the last six months,” Nets forward Ben Simmons said about anyone skeptical about his mental health. – 11:48 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

“I’m a team player” – Ben Simmons. – 11:48 AM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Simmons said the trade “didn’t feel real for a few days.” Says he spoke to Sixers ownership and Doc Rivers as things were coming together — but has not spoken to Embiid. – 11:48 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons said he talked to Kevin Durant a couple hours after the trade. Said KD was very welcoming. Says if you want to be a winner you need to maximize everyone on the floor, envisions a role like he had with Marco Belinelli and JJ Redick in Philly. – 11:47 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Ben Simmons said he spoke to Elton Brand, Joshua Harris, Doc Rivers, & Tobias Harris since trade. Not Joel Embiid. – 11:47 AM Ian Begley @IanBegley

Ben Simmons says he spoke to several members of Sixers organization, including Elton Brand and Tobias Harris, toward end of his PHI tenure. When asked about it, Simmons said he hadn’t spoken to Joel Embiid. – 11:46 AM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Simmons has talked to Doc, Elton, the Sixers owner and Tobias Harris since the trade but has not talked to Embiid. – 11:46 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons said he spoke to Kevin Durant a few hours after the trade. Said KD was very welcoming to him. – 11:46 AM Trey Kerby @treykerby

Ben Simmons on the latest installment of the Saw franchise: “It’s gonna be scary.” – 11:46 AM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Ben Simmons is looking forward to the #Nets March 10 trip to the #Sixers. Spoke to a number of people on the way out of Philadelphia; Joel Embiid was not one of them. #nba #76ers – 11:45 AM Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

Ben Simmons on playing with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving: “I think it’s going to be scary having those guys running alongside me as different weapons on the floor. At the pace we want to play at, it’s going to be unreal.” pic.twitter.com/7SZk06zwod – 11:45 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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Ben Simmons: “This whole experience has been kind of surreal.” – 11:45 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons says he has not spoken to Joel Embiid, but he did connect with Tobias Harris, Josh Harris, others. Said learning of the trade was surreal. – 11:45 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons says he did not speak with Joel Embiid leading up to the trade to Brooklyn. – 11:44 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons did not speak to Joel Embiid on his way out of Philly. – 11:44 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Ben Simmons says he did not speak with Joel Embiid. – 11:44 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

“I’ve played them in the first round. I had them booing, Jared Dudley talking shit to me, and I love him for that..”

– Ben Simmons on Nets/fans – 11:44 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“No because I can’t tell somebody that’s how they feel.”

-Ben Simmons explains why he doesn’t take offense to people doubting his mental struggles are real. – 11:43 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

“I hope so.” – Ben Simmons asked if he’ll be ready to face Sixers 3/10. – 11:43 AM Ian Begley @IanBegley

Ben Simmons is asked if he plans to be on the court when Nets face Sixers in Philly next month: “I hope so.” No specific timetable for Simmons’ return to the court. – 11:43 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons says he remembers Jared Dudley talking shit to him in the playoffs. – 11:43 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons said he enjoyed Jared Dudley talking shit to him in the first round of the 2019 playoffs. “I love Jared for that.” – 11:43 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“We’d be here for awhile if that’s the case,” Ben Simmons was asked if there were any specific reports he’d like to clear up. Adds over the last 6 months everyone had an opinion but not everyone knew what was going on.

Hopes he’s mentally and physically ready for Sixers game. – 11:43 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons on whether he’ll be ready to play on March 10 in Philadelphia against the 76ers: “I hope so.” – 11:42 AM Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

Ben Simmons says “I hope so” when asked if he thinks he’ll be able to play by the time the Brooklyn Nets come to Philadelphia for a game on March 10. – 11:42 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Ben Simmons on wanting out of Philly. – “Just a lot of things internally that happened over time, and it just got to the point I didn’t think it was good for me.”

“A lot of things happened over the summer”

“Wasn’t a player, or a coach” – 11:41 AM Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

Ben Simmons: “Wasn’t a personal thing about any owner, player or coach or anything like that.” – 11:40 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons on playing with Kyrie and KD: “It’s going to be scary.” Later calls it “unreal.” – 11:40 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“If I knew I’d tell you everything… it just got to a place where I didn’t think it was good for me mentally.”

– Ben Simmons asked for some more specifics about what didn’t work out in Philly. – 11:40 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons on how he fits in with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving: “I think it’s gonna be scary.” – 11:40 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Ben Simmons on playing alongside KD and Kyrie: “It’s gonna be scary.” – 11:39 AM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

“Wasn’t any personal thing about any owner, player or coach,” Nets forward Ben Simmons said. – 11:39 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons says he’s been lifting and doing some Pilates, some 2’s and 3’s pickup. Adds lot of things happened over summer where he didn’t feel like he was getting the help he needed. Adds it wasn’t personal towards anyone with Sixers. – 11:39 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Ben Simmons doesn’t have a date for his return. – 11:38 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons says he’s played pickup, lifted and done pilates (is that how you word it) to stay in shape. – 11:38 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons says things piled up over the years, wasn’t one thing. He knew he needed a change to be happy and take care of himself. Wasn’t about the basketball or the money it was about being himself. “I need to get to a good place mentally,” was what he felt after game 7. – 11:36 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

What made Ben Simmons snap?

“It was piled up. A bunch of things that were going on over the years, I wasn’t myself. Being happy, taking care of my well-being. It wasn’t about the basketball, it wasn’t about the money.” – 11:36 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons has no hard date for his Nets debut. – 11:35 AM David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc

Ben Simmons says “it was a personal thing with me” that made him unwilling to play in Philly before the trade to Brooklyn – not fan, team or media comments during or after playoffs. Says his issues preceded the playoffs. Says he’s not yet ready to play but is ramping up. – 11:35 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons says this wasn’t about the fans, the players, or the coaches. It was a mental health struggle he had before the season ended and one he continues to work on. – 11:35 AM Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney

Ben Simmons says his issues and desire to leave Philadelphia pre-dated the end of last season. – 11:35 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Ben Simmons: “The mental health (issues) have nothing to do with the trade.” – 11:34 AM Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Ben Simmons: “No date yet but I’m definitely starting to ramp it up” pic.twitter.com/q4wLhcJGIB – 11:34 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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When asked about making his debut for the Nets, Ben Simmons says “I don’ have a date yet, but I’m starting to ramp it up” – 11:34 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Ben Simmons on whether he would’ve returned to Philly: “It was about making sure mentally I was right. It wasn’t about the coaches or fans…” – 11:34 AM Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck

Ben Simmons: “I don’t have a date yet” for when he’s ramping up for a return to the court – 11:33 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons said he’s known Patty Mills since he was “really young.” His father coached against Mills and he likes having him in Brooklyn as someone to help him on and off the floor. – 11:33 AM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Ben Simmons says there is no date for his return. – 11:33 AM Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

Ben Simmons says “No date,” but he’s “starting to ramp it up.” – 11:33 AM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Ben Simmons has arrived. pic.twitter.com/Kugc6etwBv – 11:32 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Dave Early @DavidEarly

The remote audio doesn’t seem to be working for Ben Simmons Nets media availability – 11:32 AM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Ben Simmons press conference begins. Simmons opens by saying thanks to Nets and Sixers. pic.twitter.com/bn0afyVZzb – 11:32 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons starts off by thanking the 76ers organization, fans and everyone who supported him there. – 11:31 AM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons is meeting with the media for the first time in some time shortly. Updates to follow. – 11:25 AM Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

James Harden and Ben Simmons are about to be introduced by their new teams. ICYMI last Friday, here’s ⁦@Adrian Wojnarowski⁩ and I on how the Sixers and Nets finally got the deal done. espn.com/nba/insider/in… – 11:15 AM Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

Embiid with the shot pic.twitter.com/10SfP3PmVC – 11:07 AM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell

Yesterday, James Harden was doing his post-practice work with Tyrese Maxey. Today? Joel Embiid. The art of the step-back. pic.twitter.com/QBQv2qcLhw – 10:59 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

Sixers center Joel Embiid trying to James Harden’s trademark step-back move. Assistant coach Sam Cassell keeps saying Embiid is taking four steps, tho. Harden shows him how to do it with two steps. pic.twitter.com/f5l9Vq8gyn – 10:56 AM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann

James Harden, Joel Embiid and Sam Cassell discussing the finer points of the step-back jumper. pic.twitter.com/STghwzoE7I – 10:55 AM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_

Joel Embiid and James Harden doing some post Shootaround work. Harden gets officially introduced with a presser in an hour #Sixers pic.twitter.com/cAhTjp1zGi – 10:52 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin

Joel Embiid is trying to impersonate James Harden’s step back triple shot at shootaround this morning #Sixers pic.twitter.com/tHSFyECwlL – 10:52 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

As we get let into shootaround this morning, James Harden and Joel Embiid are shooting together at one basket. pic.twitter.com/bHH3KuxXAQ – 10:52 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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RPR MVP Predictor:

1. Nikola Jokic: 17.65

2. Joel Embiid: 16.07

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15.52

4. DeMar DeRozan: 14.64

5. LeBron James: 14.6

6. Trae Young: 13.79

7. Stephen Curry: 13.77

8. Luka Doncic: 13.6

9. Ja Morant: 13.45

10. Chris Paul: 13.14

https://t.co/onGqrEd9sz pic.twitter.com/XCdhyEW5oA – 10:35 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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From last night;: The losing streak is over, the new guys are in, some of the reserves are back, and according to Bruce Brown, “everybody likes everybody.” On the new-look Nets, the new guys and the vision you saw cracks of when KD and Ben Simmons play: theathletic.com/3130296/2022/0… – 9:27 AM Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Key potential dates for Nets and Sixers:

2/24 — KD and/or Ben Simmons could return/debut for Nets vs. Celtics

2/25 – Harden could debut for Sixers vs. Wolves

3/10 – Nets visit Sixers in last regular-season meeting this year pic.twitter.com/QCGWkcfC3q – 7:47 AM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

Give ‘Em To Me! I want your predictions for tonight’s #Sixers vs. #bostonceltics game. I want the winner, final score and point totals for Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum. #NBA  #PhilaUnite #76ers #Philly #BleedGreen #Celtics #NBA75 – 7:09 AM Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip

Ben Simmons at 11:30

James Harden at 12

What a Tuesday! – 7:07 AM Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

‘Dissecting two weekend wins for the Philadelphia 76ers, a deep dive on Joel Embiid, and the addition of Paul Millsap’ by Locked On 76ers – Daily Podcast On The Philadelphia Sixers megaphone.link/LKN1003526092 – 6:45 AM Ric Bucher @RicBucher

The Difference Between Ben Simmons and James Harden shows.acast.com/bucher-and-fri… via @acast – 2:20 AM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Ben Simmons media availability tomorrow am via #Nets – 11:51 PM Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef

DeMar DeRozan now has three 40-point games without a 3-point make this season. Joel Embiid is the only other player to do that, and he’s done it once

DeRozan, including tonight, also has the only two games this season with 40+ points and zero 3-point *attempts* – 10:38 PM Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar

Luka Dončić

Ben Simmons

Josh Giddey

The only rookies in the last 20 years to record three or more triple doubles.

Giddey still has 25 games to go. – 10:22 PM Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles

Giddey joins Luka Dončić and Ben Simmons to become one of three rookies in the last 20 years to record three or more triple-doubles – 10:04 PM Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles

Josh Giddey became the 7th rookie in NBA history to record back-to-back triple-doubles and the first since Ben Simmons (March of 2018). – 10:03 PM Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin

Former Sixers alert:

Seth Curry 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Andre Drummond 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists in their Nets debuts

Ben Simmons was with the team on the bench

Nets win 109-85 to snap their 11-game skid – 9:53 PM James Boyd @RomeovilleKid

Lol one of the craziest things about sports is that people can’t keep it at that. Ben Simmons demands a trade and claims that it’s in part due to mental health — I’m not in his head so I’d never judge — and instead of going “Oh, he hoops for a different team.” Folks are mad. 💀 – 8:56 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

That figure in the white sweater is Ben Simmons high-fiving teammates as they head into the locker room. Kevin Durant is in front of him. pic.twitter.com/6NKNtB4VM6 – 8:36 PM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
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Ben Simmons is watching from Brooklyn’s bench tonight. pic.twitter.com/257qhcF0jY – 8:11 PM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Ben Simmons on the Nets bench pic.twitter.com/eZLUpHQOUM – 8:09 PM

Ben Simmons didn't speak with Joel Embiid after the trade
© Provided by HoopsHype Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Nets start hot hitting four of their first seven shots. Seth Curry has hit his first two shots in Brooklyn. Kevin Durant is on the sidelines cheering. My eyes are still looking for Ben Simmons. – 7:47 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons has joined the Nets’ hype video along with Seth Curry and Andre Drummond. – 7:36 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“…I think he’s in a pretty good place mentally. If we work with him- in conjunction with his physical ramp up to make sure he’s comfortable on and off the floor I think he’ll be ready to play mentally when he’s physically ready.” 

-Steve Nash on Ben Simmons’ mental health pic.twitter.com/fQDoYFUXqB – 6:54 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Now on @ForbesSports

Brooklyn Nets Coach Steve Nash Says It Will Be ‘Fun Putting Ben Simmons In Our Program And Finding His Best Level”

forbes.com/sites/adamzago… – 6:43 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“That’s on the performance team, they’re gonna walk through an assessment and his return to play & ramp up & all that. It’s been a long period of non-NBA activity, so we’ll see how they put his program together & how long it takes.” 

-Steve Nash on Ben Simmons timetable to play – 6:21 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“We haven’t really seen him we just got in the gym this morning and he was more doing his assessments and stuff so haven’t seen him working out yet.”

– Steve Nash on Ben Simmons joining Nets. Adds it’ll be a joint effort with Ben and performance staff to prep for return. – 6:11 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“Ben is such a unique talent. His brilliance is that he does so many things well on the basketball floor.”

-Steve Nash discusses Ben Simmons well-rounded game and different ways the Nets can deploy him. pic.twitter.com/XpzI45b5pd – 6:05 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly

“…I think [Ben Simmons] is in a pretty good place mentally. And if we work with him… in conjunction with his physical ramp up to make sure he’s comfortable on and off the floor I think he’ll be ready to play mentally when he’s physically ready.

-Steve Nash on Ben Simmons – 5:57 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Steve Nash thinks Ben Simmons is in a “really good place” mentally. Thinks once Simmons reaches the physical expectations of the performance staff he’ll be ready to go. – 5:53 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Steve Nash said it will be a joint decision whenever Ben Simmons plays between him, the performance team and staff. – 5:48 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Steve Nash says the decision for Ben Simmons to return is on the Nets performance team. Nash adds that it’s a “joint decision” between Simmons and the team before he’s available to go. – 5:48 PM Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Steve Nash says the Nets’ Performance team will decide a timetable on when Ben Simmons will debut. Said it will be “a joint decision” between Simmons and the Nets.

Again, there has been speculation he could debut 2/24 vs. Boston. – 5:48 PM James Ham @James_HamNBA

Jeremy Lamb is questionable with left ankle soreness tonight against the Nets. Terence Davis is out.

For Brooklyn, Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris are out. James Johnson is questionable. – 5:25 PM Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Anyone who listened to my Greenroom chats last year (got to get those going again) knows I’m a big fan of Ben Simmons game. Think it’s a good fit for Brooklyn, but also mix is combustible. Going to be an interesting remainder of the season. – 1:36 PM Ian Begley @IanBegley

From earlier: Sean Marks ‘thrilled’ to land Ben Simmons, says BKN is ‘here to support him from a physical standpoint, from a mental standpoint’, welcoming him with ‘arms wide open.’; a factor between PHI & BKN that may lessen the likelihood of tampering: sny.tv/articles/nba-s… – 1:30 PM Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

No All-Star Game for James Harden and his Sixers debut remains TBD. Formal Harden introductory press conference with the Sixers’ brain trust has been scheduled for Tuesday.

Full Harden-for-Ben Simmons trade breakdown: marcstein.substack.com/p/the-flop-of-… – 12:34 PM

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A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: ___ PITCHING IN Cleveland pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the team’s acting manager when the coronavirus-hampered Guardians start ... Read more »

Conte takes aim at Arteta to spice up Arsenal-Spurs rivalry

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Antonio Conte spiced up his team’s fight with Arsenal for a top-four finish in the Premier League by taking aim at counterpart Mikel Arteta. “He ... Read more »

New Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson returning to Seattle for Week 1 'Monday Night Football' matchup vs. Seahawks

Russell Wilson is not going to have to wait long to return to Seattle. The star quarterback is opening his 11th NFL season – but first with the Denver Broncos ... Read more »

Buffalo Bills at Super Bowl champion L.A. Rams will kick off NFL's 2022 season

The NFL’s 103rd season will kick off at the same place where the last season ended – SoFi Stadium – with the Los Angeles Rams beginning defense of their Super ... Read more »

Shinkwin shares lead at Soudal Open despite injury

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — English golfer Callum Shinkwin claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the Soudal Open on Thursday despite almost pulling out of the ... Read more »

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, ... Read more »

Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy arrested in domestic-violence case

DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence-related charge in suburban Denver and was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail, which is ... Read more »

Benzema draws level with Raúl as Madrid's 2nd-highest scorer

MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema continues to add his name to Real Madrid’s record books, scoring his 323rd goal on Thursday to draw level with Raúl González as the club’s ... Read more »

Sebastian Munoz becomes first PGA Tour player to shoot 60 or better twice in a season

McKINNEY, Texas — Much of the talk around the AT&T Byron Nelson focused on the local golf triumvirate of Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, three players who honed ... Read more »

Steve Stricker opens with 65 to take Regions Tradition lead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Wes Short Jr. after the opening round of ... Read more »

Bannon singles on 1st big league pitch, O's top Cards 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rylan Bannon became just the third Baltimore player since 2000 to get a hit on the first pitch of his big league career, Jorge Mateo and ... Read more »

Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches ... Read more »

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will ... Read more »