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    Let’s get this straight right off the bat: Joe Maddon will live forever in Chicago Cubs lore as the gregarious, free-thinking manager who ended the franchise’s 108-year world championship drought.

      The Iowa and Iowa State football game had two lightning delays in the first half, causing the game to last longer than six hours, Saturday, September 14, 2019, on MidAmerican Field at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The Hawkeyes finally beat the Cyclones 18-17 to win the Cy-Hawk Trophy and keep …

        You’ll probably get to hear Kirk Herbstreit talk Saturday morning about how mature Brock Purdy is for a young quarterback. You’ll most likely hear Desmond Howard extol the virtues of A.J. Epenesa.

        Quarterback Jaden Rashada will play at Arizona State, he said Wednesday, selecting his new school after plans to play at Florida ended when a reported $13 million name, image and likeness deal didn't materialize.

        The prolific pace of school-switching among college players has helped some NFL prospects have breakout seasons and demonstrate they can adapt to a new system. Players like Florida offensive tackle O'Cyrus Torrence are hoping their moves pay off in the draft. Torrence and dozens of others who played for multiple schools are trying to improve their draft stock at the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl this week. They have to answer questions about why they transferred. Some, like Torrence, Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley and Cincinnati linebacker Ivan Pace Jr., had big seasons.

        The opening of college football's traditional signing period for high school prospects brought an apparent end to two of the cycle's most notable recruitments. Blue-chip quarterback Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida in December and then asked to be released from the commitment when a name, imagine and likeness deal fell through, announced he is going to Arizona State. Also in the Pac-12, Cormani McClain, previously committed to Miami, signed with Colorado to make it two straight years that coach Deion Sanders has landed a five-star cornerback.

        Max Abmas of Oral Roberts won the NCAA scoring title as a sophomore in 2020-21 and helped his team become just the second No. 15 seed in history to reach the Sweet 16. Abmas is among the national scoring leaders again — and one of the top college players with questions to answer before an NBA future beckons. The biggest one for him and other top scorers like Jake Stephens of Chattanooga, Drew Timme of Gonzaga and Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy seems to have a familiar theme? Can they defend at the next level?

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        Tom Brady’s short, poignant retirement announcement Wednesday morning spawned a smorgasbord of trivia questions — and answers. So now that his Hall of Fame career is complete, who caught his last completion? His last interception? Against whom did he record his last 300-yard game? His last fourth-quarter comeback? We’ve tried to chronicle them all right here, with this extensive list of lasts. ...

        An Eagles offensive lineman has been indicted by a grand jury on rape and kidnapping charges, Ohio prosecutors announced Wednesday. Josh Sills, 25, was charged in Guernsey County, Ohio, after prosecutors said he forcibly restrained and raped a woman in December 2019. The incident was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a “detailed investigation,” according ...

        As he considered the endless trash talk radiating out of Cincinnati last week, Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark effectively just shrugged. Like the rest of the Chiefs almost unanimously were. At least publicly. Because the Bengals, as they’d relentlessly remind with that foolishly inflammatory “Burrowhead” stuff, had indeed upended the Chiefs three times in a row — including in last season’s ...

        BOSTON — Robert Kraft’s response to Tom Brady’s second retirement announcement was short, and to the point. The Patriots owner said there was no one like him, and that’s not about to change. “I don’t believe in the 100-year-old history of the NFL, there’s been a quarterback of Tom’s ilk,” the Patriots owner told ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “I would have trouble ever believing there would be another ...

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