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The NBA has fired its latest salvo in a brewing Cold War with its longtime partner in TNT. On Wednesday, the NBA said that TNT “did not match the terms” of Amazon’s rights bid and that Amazon will be a new streaming partner for the league. Earlier this week, TNT, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and an NBA partner since 1989, announced it had matched a competing bid to remain rights partners with the league. While TNT did not name the company’s bid that it was matched, sources confirmed to The Post that it was Amazon. From left:…

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On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings substantially invested in keeping rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy upright, signing offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw to a mammoth contract extension.Darrisaw has rapidly ascended to the top of the blindside protector ranks in football since Minnesota spent a first-round pick on him in 2021. He will have a salary that reflects his efforts in light of recent reporting.Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network broke the news, including the details of the multi-year pact.Vikings, LT Christian Darrisaw agree to terms on 4-year, $113M extension including $77M guaranteed. (via @TomPelissero, @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/7r4GFQ0XIe— NFL (@NFL) July 23, 2024Below,…

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Kawhi Leonard knew the dynamics of Paul George’s contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Clippers, so he wasn’t taken by surprise when George decided to leave in free agency, he told reporters in Las Vegas on Tuesday.”We knew what it was before the season,” Leonard said. “We knew what it was going to come down to, so we talked the whole way through. It’s no surprise.” Asked about the burden he’d have to carry without George, he said, “How much will be on me to lead the team? The same like it was last year. It don’t change.”Leonard, who officially…

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Daniel Sprong and Elias PetterssonBob Frid-USA TODAY Sports When the Vancouver Canucks signed Daniel Sprong to a one-year deal at under $1 million on Sunday, GM Patrik Allvin repeated a party trick that paid off well for him last summer — snagging a quality forward at a good price, well after the dust had settled on free agency. Last year, Allvin scooped up versatile Pius Suter on Aug. 11 on a two-year deal at $1.6 million per season. Moving as needed between the center and the wing, top six and bottom six, Suter filled roster holes seamlessly. Sometimes, he was under…

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Xander Schauffele has just been crowned champion at The Open – but he could have been a soccer superstar.The American golfer stormed to victory at the Royal Troon last week at The Open, following up his remarkable PGA Championship victory to take home two of the four Majors.3Schauffele could have been America’s next big soccer starCredit: GettyBut had it not been for an argument with his football coach, he might have been nowhere near a golf course with Schauffele rushing off to tell his dad Stefan about his decision.The 30-year-old was tipped for a big future in football but after…

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Manchester United have named their squad for their pre-season tour of the United States.New signing Leny Yoro is among those included, alongside Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Hojlund and Scott McTominay after they returned to Carrington over the last week following their involvement at the European Championship.Jadon Sancho is also travelling after Erik ten Hag said the pair had “drawn a line” under their differences. Harry Maguire is included after being left out of Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad having missed the end of last season through injury, and is among a number of senior players in the squad alongside Marcus Rashford…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took on two reclamation projects at quarterback this offseason. Just days after signing quarterback Russell Wilson in free agency, Steelers general manager Omar Khan acquired quarterback Justin Fields in a trade with the Chicago Bears.Neither quarterback is flawless, of course, or they wouldn’t have been available. Wilson and Fields have some glaring differences. Wilson is a proven veteran with nine Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl championship, but he has struggled in the latter portion of his career. Fields is raw and physically gifted, but he hasn’t shown the consistency or ability to lead a professional offense.Ultimately,…

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It’s safe to say the New York Giants’ offseason has been a tad disappointing. Daniel Jones is still the unencumbered starting quarterback and, despite Malik Nabers’ undeniable talent at WR, it’s hard to feel confident about New York accomplishing anything in a crowded NFC East. No offseason transaction was more painful to a specific fanbase than Saquon Barkley’s decision to leave the Giants for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only did the franchise cornerstone bow out of New York. He left for a division rival. The Giants are now fated to battle Barkley twice per season for the next two years…

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Copa America is under way in the United States with some of the world’s biggest teams and biggest stars in action over the next three weeks.Lionel Messi’s Argentina are defending champions, having lifted the title for a record-equalling 15th time last time out in Brazil in 2021.Uruguay share that record with the reigning world champions and under Marcelo Bielsa are beginning a new era while Brazil, with stars like Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Alisson, are always likely contenders.The USMNT has high hopes on home soil and want to make their mark ahead of hosting the World Cup in 2026, while…

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Yaroslav Askaraov Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports The Nashville Predators’ NHL prospect pool overview is up next.Tony Ferrari examines the Predators’ strengths and weaknesses, gives a quick overview of their latest draft class, shows their positional depth chart and examines who could be next in line for an NHL chance.A player who no longer holds rookie eligibility in the NHL is considered graduated and no longer considered a prospect for these exercises, except in very specific cases.First ThoughtsThe Nashville Predators have entered a new era. They have been arguably the NHL’s most aggressive team in free agency, bringing in Steven Stamkos and…

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