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#US sports

# us-sports - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning announces retirement

‘For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant.’

# us-sports - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Lamar Jackson has been the NFL's best player this season. Now it's his time to shine

Lamar Jackson has been the NFL's best player this season. Now it's his time to shine

Then there were 8. Paul Hosford previews this weekend’s NFL divisional round.

# us-sports - Saturday 28 December, 2019

'My Irish heritage is something I boast about' - the Dublin-born kicker chasing NFL dreams

James McCourt moved to Florida when he was eight and he’s enjoyed a remarkable season at the University of Illinois.

# us-sports - Sunday 15 December, 2019

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow scoops record 95% of the vote in landslide Heisman win

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was a distant second.

# us-sports - Sunday 1 December, 2019

James Harden scores 60 points - and then sits out the entire fourth quarter

Only Kobe Bryant (six) and Wilt Chamberlain (32) have more 60-point games than Harden now.

# us-sports - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Five-star Lamar runs riot as Ravens thrash the Rams

‘We’re chasing something right now — Super Bowl,’ Jackson said.

# us-sports - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

That's all of 'em: Triple-double history for LeBron, Warriors end losing streak NBA

That's all of 'em: Triple-double history for LeBron, Warriors end losing streak

Meanwhile, ‘Melo returned to basketball with a loss to the Pelicans.

# us-sports - Friday 15 November, 2019

Helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win over Steelers Weaponised This post contains videos

Helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win over Steelers

Myles Garrett says he’s not that type of player after wielding Mason Rudolph’s helmet.

# us-sports - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Second-string QB Mason Rudolph leads Steelers to their first win

Pittsburgh beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday Night Football.

# us-sports - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

NFL star Antonio Brown accused of rape in federal lawsuit

Patriots wide receiver denies all of the allegations.

# us-sports - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Last-gasp 58-yard kick gives Saints dramatic win over Texans Walk Off This post contains videos

Last-gasp 58-yard kick gives Saints dramatic win over Texans

On a Monday Night Football double header, the Raiders made life difficult for Broncos debutant Joe Flacco.

# us-sports - Saturday 7 September, 2019

As sure as night follows day, Antonio Brown is signing for the Patriots Patriot Games This post contains videos

As sure as night follows day, Antonio Brown is signing for the Patriots

Star wide receiver agrees a one-year deal with the Pats worth up to $15m

Antonio Brown released as Raiders void $30m contract ahead of season opener NFL This post contains videos

# us-sports - Friday 6 September, 2019

Packers defence stands firm to edge opening night win in Chicago Shutdown In Soldier Field This post contains videos

Packers defence stands firm to edge opening night win in Chicago

The first game of the new NFL season was graced by a single touchdown.

# us-sports - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Ezekiel Elliott signs six-year Cowboys deal worth $90m to end 40-day holdout

The bumper contract makes the 24-year-old the NFL’s highest-paid running back.

# us-sports - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

World Cup winner Carli Lloyd invited to kick in NFL preseason game Crossover This post contains videos

World Cup winner Carli Lloyd invited to kick in NFL preseason game

The US star was filmed drilling a 55-yard field goal at Philadelphia Eagles practice last week.

# us-sports - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27 RIP

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27

Major League Baseball player was found dead in a Texas hotel room on Monday.

# us-sports - Friday 14 June, 2019

Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 - and still came back out to shoot two free throws Never Give Up This post contains videos

Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 - and still came back out to shoot two free throws

Thompson told coach Steve Kerr he just needed ‘two minutes’ as he hobbled off to have his injury assessed.

# us-sports - Friday 7 June, 2019

Golden State blow as Durant ruled out of NBA Finals Game 4 tonight KD

Golden State blow as Durant ruled out of NBA Finals Game 4 tonight

Warriors coach Steve Kerr hopes to have Durant back before the end of the series.

# us-sports - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Golden State win OT thriller to complete series sweep without Kevin Durant

Warriors reach NBA finals for fifth straight season.

# us-sports - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Knicks and Cavs set to miss out on college superstar Zion as Pelicans win NBA lottery

The Knicks, Cavs and Suns each had a 14% chance of landing the number one selection but missed out.

# us-sports - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Warriors struggle from range as Harden helps Rockets level series Hardball This post contains videos

Warriors struggle from range as Harden helps Rockets level series

Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo ensured the Bucks took control of their series against the Celtics.

# us-sports - Friday 3 May, 2019

Joel Embiid puts up another double-double as 76ers stun Raptors

Game four will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.

# us-sports - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'I had to come out and redeem myself': Butler puts up 30 as 76ers tie Raptors series

Elsewhere, the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-113 in their Western Conference tie.

# us-sports - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Kaepernick's NFL settlement less than $10 million -- report

Many commentators felt the former quarterback was in line for much more after alleging collusion between team owners.

# us-sports - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

US baseball star set to sign €379m deal - the most lucrative sports contract ever

Mike Trout, 27, has agreed an eye-watering 12-year extension with the LA Angels.

# us-sports - Sunday 10 March, 2019

NFL star Antonio Brown set to join the Oakland Raiders in reported $50m deal

Raiders to give up third- and fifth-round picks in this year’s draft to snag Brown.

# us-sports - Thursday 28 February, 2019

A feint, a block and the win: Warriors beaten by incredible buzzer-beating three from Dwyane Wade Timeless This post contains videos

A feint, a block and the win: Warriors beaten by incredible buzzer-beating three from Dwyane Wade

‘A one-legged flick from my chest. It’s crazy.’

# us-sports - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Cleveland Browns sign Kareem Hunt following assault investigation NFL

Cleveland Browns sign Kareem Hunt following assault investigation

The running back was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November.

Russell Westbrook broke a 51-year-old Wilt Chamberlain record last night West Is Best This post contains videos

Russell Westbrook broke a 51-year-old Wilt Chamberlain record last night

OKC star recorded a triple-double for the 10th straight game.

# us-sports - Monday 4 February, 2019

Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL Column This post contains videos

Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL

It was a special teams and defensive masterclass from New England, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# us-sports - Friday 1 February, 2019

Complex simplicity: How Sean McVay became the most exciting coach in the NFL

The youngest coach in Super Bowl history always seemed destined for success, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# us-sports - Friday 25 January, 2019

NBA All-Star teams are unveiled, while Warriors pay visit to Obama

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named All-Star captains.

# us-sports - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Madison Square Harden: Rockets star shoots incredible 61 points in New York Fear The Beard This post contains videos

Madison Square Harden: Rockets star shoots incredible 61 points in New York

‘Every time I come to the Garden I got to put on a show.’

# us-sports - Friday 18 January, 2019

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and your NFL Championship Sunday preview

This weekend pits the young pretenders against the old guard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# us-sports - Friday 11 January, 2019

Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview

It’s not how you finish December, it’s how you start February, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# us-sports - Monday 31 December, 2018

Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season

Few could have predicted the 12 teams that make up the playoffs, writes Steve O’Rourke.

LeBron James calls himself the 'greatest player of all time'

LeBron led his home town Cavaliers to the NBA title in 2015/16.

Mahomes throws 50th TD of the season as Chiefs clinch AFC top seed

The Wild Card Weekend lineup is finally set.

# us-sports - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Security tackle fans as Raiders beat Broncos on possible farewell to Oakland Monday Night Football This post contains videos

Security tackle fans as Raiders beat Broncos on possible farewell to Oakland

The Raiders gave themselves something to celebrate on Christmas Eve in the Bay Area.

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