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Golden Richards, Super Bowl champion and former Cowboys star, dead at 73

Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver known for his famous Super Bowl XII catch against the Denver Broncos, died on Friday, his family said. He was 73. In a Facebook post, Richards’ nephew Lance Richards said the former NFL player died of congestive heart failure at his home in Murray, Utah. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “My uncle Golden passed…

Steve Kerr agrees to record-breaking contract extension with Warriors: report

Steve Kerr is staying in Bay Area for just a bit longer. The Golden State Warriors have reportedly agreed to a record-breaking two-year, $35 million extension with their head coach. Kerr’s deal would go into effect next season, as his current contract was set to expire following this season, reports ESPN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM His $17.5 million annual value will…

4 players ejected after melee in Pelicans-Heat game; Jimmy Butler has hand placed on his throat

Emotions came to a head on Friday night in New Orleans, as four players were ejected. The Pelicans and Miami Heat got into a big scrap in the fourth quarter after a hard foul on Zion Williamson. Williamson went for a layup after getting a steal, and Kevin Love tried everything in his power to stop a bucket. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON…

Former college basketball coach Seth Greenberg on distractions today’s players face, Final Four favorites

Top-ranked UConn suffered a shocking upset loss to Creighton on Tuesday. The 85-66 loss marked just the second defeat for the defending national champion Huskies. As February itches toward a close, March Madness comes into focus. Aside from UConn, other highly-ranked teams, such as Houston, Purdue and Arizona, appear to be virtual locks for the upcoming Selection Sunday event.  The NCAA Division I men’s basketball…

MLB executives defend new jerseys after backlash: ‘Everything was performance-driven’

Major League Baseball’s new jerseys are not getting a warm welcome. Nike’s new on-field Vapor Premier uniforms for the 2024 MLB season were recently revealed as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. While some players have given mixed reviews on the jerseys, highlighting that they do feel better, fans have ripped Nike for their looks. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Pitchers…

Jason Kelce teammate dishes on Eagles star’s disastrous 1st date with now wife: ‘Little bit sideways’

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce famously told the disastrous first date he had with his now wife, Kylie, in September on one of the episodes of his podcast. Kelce, who met Kylie on Tinder, admitted to drinking too much and getting a “little too inebriated” – so much so that his then-teammate Beau Allen had to carry him back to his apartment.  CLICK HERE FOR…

Angels’ Anthony Rendon saying baseball was not a top priority was ‘tone-deaf,’ Craig Carton says

Anthony Rendon told members of the media earlier this week that baseball has “never been a top priority” throughout his career. The Los Angeles Angels third baseman even admitted he was contemplating getting out of baseball in 2014, his second season in the majors. “This is a job,” Rendon said. “I do this to make a living. My faith, my family comes first before this…

Red Sox star Rafael Devers takes jab at front office after lackluster offseason: ‘They know what we need’

The Boston Red Sox went into the offseason looking to make big changes — at least that’s what fans believed.  Instead, new GM Craig Breslow has been conservative with his additions to the 2024 season roster, and it’s not just fans that seemed displeased.  It’s the players, too.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Red Sox All-Star Rafael Devers spoke to reporters down…

Trans swimmer breaking women’s collegiate record is ‘taking away opportunities’ from biological females

Conservative radio host Jason Rants said Title IX means nothing after a transgender college athlete that obliterated the women’s record this past weekend during the New Jersey Athletic Conference. “Now tell me again the strides women have made when society applauds a man for pushing us off our own podium,” guest-host Sandra Smith said on ‘The Faulkner Focus.’ “I do think the Democrats are doing…

NASCAR star Corey LaJoie talks ‘wild experience’ of racing at Daytona 500

NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie is only a few days away from starting his engine at the Daytona 500 for the eighth time in his Cup Series career. Daytona International Speedway is a legendary racetrack. The banking on the turns is 31 degrees and 18 degrees on the tri-oval. Fans watching the race see the cars zoom by as if it is natural to be racing…

NASCAR shifts Xfinity Daytona race amid hampering wet weather

NASCAR fans are hoping the rain will stay away Monday evening into the night as the stock-car organization was forced to move its Xfinity Series Daytona race back even further. The morning’s wet weather delayed the drying process of Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR announced the United Rentals 300 will take place at 9 p.m. ET. The race had initially been postponed until 11 a.m….

Denny Hamlin talks Daytona 500 strategy ahead of ‘The Great American Race’

Denny Hamlin will go into the Daytona 500 on Monday looking for his fourth victory in the event dubbed “The Great American Race.” The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry talked about his plan for the race and his winning at all cost mindset to kick off the NASCAR season. Hamlin talked about his strategy on the track on “FOX RaceDay” as the…

East All-Stars make NBA history with over 200-point performance to beat West in Indianapolis

Scoring an NBA-record 211 points, the Eastern Conference All-Stars took down the Western Conference in the 2024 All-Star Game in Indianapolis on Sunday night.  The final score of 211-186 is also the most total points scored in an All-Star Game.  Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard was named the game’s MVP in his first All-Star appearance in the East after starring for the Portland Trail Blazers. …

Rangers honor FDNY, NYPD with jerseys while arriving in firetrucks, police cars before Stadium Series game

The New York Rangers decided to arrive in New York style at MetLife Stadium ahead of their Stadium Series game against the New York Islanders on Sunday afternoon. The Rangers arrived in East Rutherford, New Jersey, accompanied by members of the FDNY and NYPD while wearing jerseys for each first responders’ hockey clubs. Each player walking into the arena was next to either an NYPD…

Bruins, Celtics’ home arena faces outrage over new bag policy

TD Garden, the home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and the NHL’s Boston Bruins, faced backlash over the weekend as its new bag policy went into effect. The policy began Saturday as the Bruins hosted the Los Angeles Kings. It barred fans from bringing in bags larger than 6 inches by 4 inches by 1.5 inches into the arena. All backpacks are also banned from…

Mac McClung, who has only played in 4 NBA games, wins second Slam Dunk Contest title

Mac McClung entered NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis with only four games under his belt at the highest level of basketball as he’s spent most of his career in the G League. But it hasn’t stopped him from showcasing his dunking abilities on one of the biggest stages the league has to offer. On Saturday, he showed out again in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest,…

Hall of Famer Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael undergoes blood transfusion after developing infections

Steve “Mongo” McMichael underwent a blood transfusion this week after developing MRSA and a urinary tract infection. One of the newest football Hall of Famers was admitted into intensive care Thursday for the UTI, which the family initially thought was pneumonia.  The family announced his transfusion Saturday. “We are asking for your prayers to get Steve through this difficult time,” the family said. “Steve and…

Chris Brown says he was uninvited from NBA celebrity all-star game

The 2024 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game featured some of the biggest names outside the basketball world. However, one of music’s most prestigious artists apparently had his invite rescinded. Friday’s game featured NFL stars Micah Parsons, Puka Nacua, C.J. Stroud and Super Bowl hero Mecole Hardman, as well as music artists Jennifer Hudson, Walker Hayes and Adam Blackstone. Lil’ Wayne and 50 Cent also featured as…

Ex-NBA veteran Scot Pollard receives heart transplant: ‘Perfect fit!’

Eleven-year NBA veteran Scot Pollard has had a heart transplant, his wife posted to social media on Friday.  Pollard, 49, who played for five teams in his career, required a heart transplant due to a genetic condition that was likely triggered by a virus he contracted in 2021. The condition causes his heart to beat an extra 10,000 times a day. His father, who passed…

Pac-12, George Kliavkoff agree to part ways months after collapse of conference

After a tumultuous year, the Pac-12 Conference will have a new leader.  The Pac-12 Board of Directors on Friday announced that they and commissioner George Kliavkoff had mutually agreed to part ways, effective Feb. 29.  “More details about new leadership of the Pac-12 will be announced next week,” the conference said in a press release.  FORMER PAC-12 STAR DEFENDS DISMANTLING OF CONFERENCE, REALIGNMENT: ‘IT’S TIME’…

LSU running back Trey Holly in custody on attempted murder charge

LSU running back Trey Holly turned himself in to police Thursday and has been charged with second-degree murder. Holly was one of three suspects arrested in a Feb. 9 shooting at an apartment complex in Union Parish, La. Holly has also been charged with aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon, according to ESPN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON…

Chiefs, 49ers girlfriends trade barbs over Super Bowl TikTok video: ‘Be original’

After the Kansas City Chiefs won their second straight Super Bowl, girlfriends of members of the team hopped on a popular TikTok trend. Family and friends of the Chiefs were on the field to celebrate their 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers, and Rashee Rice’s girlfriend, Dacoda Nichole, wanted to make the most of it. Nichole and other girlfriends were featured in the…

Columbus Blue Jackets fire GM Kekalainen during his 11th season

The Columbus Blue Jackets fired general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on Thursday, ending his time on the job after more than a decade. President of hockey operations John Davidson made the call midway through Kekalainen’s 11th full season on the job and three weeks before the trade deadline. Kekalainen was the third-longest tenured GM in the NHL. Davidson and the hockey operations team will assume GM…

Kansas City teen comforted by Chiefs coach Andy Reid amid chaos of deadly shooting: report

Amid the chaos that ensued after gunfire erupted at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, one teen said he was comforted by head coach Andy Reid as he feared the worst of his friend who he was separated from as they tried to run for safety.  Gabe Wallace, a high school sophomore, had attended the victory celebration with his friend, and they…

Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly suspended 5 games for cross-checking Senators player in face after empty-net goal

The NHL suspended Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly for five games after a nasty cross-check on Ottawa Senators forward Ridly Greig following his empty-net goal on Saturday night.  With a few seconds left in the game, the Senators smelled victory when Greig had a breakaway toward an empty net with 5.1 seconds remaining in the game.  Greig decided to take a slap shot right…

Police announce arrest in theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue; additional arrests likely

Law enforcement in Wichita, Kansas announced the arrest of a suspect connected to the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue.  The statue was stolen from a public park and was later found dismantled and burned. On Tuesday, Wichita police said Ricky Alderete, 45, was taken into custody earlier this month due to his connection to an unrelated case. He has a criminal record that…

Miles Bridges has charges dropped in domestic violence case: report

Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges reportedly had three criminal charges against him dropped on Wednesday, stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident. Bridges was charged with a domestic violence protective order violation, misdemeanor child abuse, and injury to personal property, all of which were dropped, says ESPN. Prosecutors say there was a “lack of sufficient evidence” against Bridges. Bridges pleaded no contest back in Nov. 2022…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson slams reporter over framing of Maui relief efforts: ‘False clickbait garbage’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took issue with a recent report that touched on his financial commitment to Maui in the wake of last year’s devastating wildfires. Johnson described the report from Nick Sortor as “toxic, false clickbait garbage.” Johnson pushed back against the way the report framed his recent appearance at a WWE press conference in Las Vegas. A video from the event in question…

Ex-NFL star JJ Watt faces hard truth about changing hairstyle after Super Bowl LVIII mocking

J.J. Watt, the former NFL star turned CBS broadcaster, offered a reminder to fans or anyone who may have been watching his coverage of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night. Watt went on television with a different hairstyle, and it perplexed many NFL fans. He was compared to Jason Bateman’s character, Pepper Brooks, from “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” as well as someone who was…

Chiefs’ Andy Reid downplays Travis Kelce tantrum: ‘They’re passionate players’

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s tantrum on the sidelines and bump against head coach Andy Reid drew reactions from his NFL colleagues on Sunday night during Super Bowl LVIII. Kelce appeared to be upset about not being in the game when running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled following a long pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman. His tensions boiled over and landed in…

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