Category Archives: Local Sports

Chiefs’ Mahomes cleared to play in AFC championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was cleared Friday from the league’s concussion protocol after his third consecutive day of practice and will be under center when Kansas City plays the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game. Mahomes was hurt in the third quarter of the Chiefs’ divisional-round win over Cleveland.…read more »

Cubs, C Romine agree to $1.5 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine. The Cubs had been looking for a backup catcher since they traded Victor Caratini to San Diego last month. Miguel Amaya…read more »

NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month’s Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said in a news release Friday that attendance at the Feb. 7 game would be limited to those…read more »

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.…read more »

Eagles Plan to Hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Sirianni was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts the past three seasons. He worked under coach Frank Reich, who was offensive coordinator in Philadelphia when the Eagles…read more »

Bills head to Kansas City for first AFC title game since ’94

The Bills will be making their first AFC championship game appearance since a 30-13 home win over Kansas City on Jan. 23, 1994. But unlike that game in Buffalo, the Bills will be the visitors for the first time in three postseason games against the Chiefs. Kansas City is only the second team in NFL…read more »

Shades of ’88? Bruce Smith sees same potential in 2020 Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith envisions a bright future for the Buffalo Bills no matter how they fare against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game this weekend. The NFL’s all-time leader in sacks sees comparisons between the potential today’s Bills are showing to…read more »

Carolina-Nashville 1st NHL Postponement of Season

NASHVILLE(AP) – The NHL has postponed its first game since the league’s season began. Carolina’s game in Nashville was called off after the Hurricanes won the opener of a two-game visit. The NHL did not specify which team prompted the postponement. The NHL already postponed the start of Dallas’ season due to COVID-19 tests results.…read more »

Sean Johnson, Jordan Morris leave US training camp

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sean Johnson has left the U.S. national soccer team’s training camp because of a knee strain the staff described as minor and will miss a Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida. Matt Turner is the only senior goalkeeper training with the team. Three players are with the…read more »

Wade Davis returns to Royals, gets minor league contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major league roster.…read more »

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