Madden 21 announces franchise mode features and they’re a big letdown: ‘The EA joke continues’

EA Sports faced heavy criticism with its “Madden NFL 21” trailer. The YouTube video currently stands at 16,000 likes compared to 41,000 dislikes. If you read through the comments, most people were asking for an improved version of franchise mode. Well on Tuesday, EA Sports released its Gridirion Notes for franchise mode in Madden 21
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Odell Beckham Jr. shoots down Patriots trade speculation, reiterates he has ‘unfinished business’ with Browns

Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Newton have trained together this offseason, so Newton agreeing to a one-year contract with New England on Sunday naturally sparked speculation Beckham will want the Browns to trade him to the Patriots. Beckham, however, addressed the notion Monday night on Twitter by shooting it down twice. Comedian Bob Menery tweeted
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MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques

NEW YORK — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award. The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. “Why is it on there?” said Larkin, the Black shortstop voted National League MVP in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds. “I was always aware of his name and what that meant
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Answering 10 big questions about Cam Newton’s move: Our predictions

Three months after being released by the rebuilding Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton is headed to the New England Patriots. The 31-year-old quarterback and 2015 MVP reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Patriots, who moved on from Tom Brady this offseason. Newton, who continues to rehab from a December foot surgery, had a physical
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond rips MLB culture, shares angst about race in opt-out message

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced Monday night that he will not take part in the 2020 MLB season, an option baseball is affording players as the sport opens amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He offered multiple personal reasons in a lengthy Instagram post. A brief summary of those reasons: — The “gruesome murder” (Desmond’s words) of George Floyd
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Rockies OF Desmond opting out, citing high risk

Ian Desmond will opt out of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies’ outfielder announced Monday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking,” he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players. Desmond,
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Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman sitting out 2020 season: ‘Best decision for me and my family’

There has long been fear and trepidation among Major League Baseball players about getting back to playing in 2020. On Monday, several players including veteran infielder Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals announced that it simply isn’t worth the risk. "After a great deal of thought and given my family circumstances – three young children, including a newborn, and
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Colin Kaepernick to be subject of new six-part Netflix series

Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay have teamed up for a Netflix series exploring the American football star’s teenage years. Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when he received worldwide attention in 2016 for kneeling during the US national anthem to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. His actions sparked an intense
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Netflix to produce Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick's journey to activism will be the subject of a six-part series on Netflix, the streaming channel announced on Monday.  Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, creator and director of the Netflix series "Now They See Us," will collaborate with the former NFL quarterback for a scripted drama series, "Colin in Black & White." Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury wrote
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Richard Sherman calls Cam Newton’s contract with the Patriots ‘disgusting’

Richard Sherman has labeled Cam Newton’s reported contract with the Patriots “disgusting,” as the 2015 NFL MVP is set to earn a maximum of only $7.5 million in 2020. Reports on Sunday claimed former Panthers quarterback had agreed to terms on a one-year, incentive-laden contract with New England, a move the free agent appeared to confirm when he
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