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Saints sign former Falcons Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman as backfield depth

It appears Devonta Freeman’s “visit” with the Saints was just a formality. Less than an hour after reporting Freeman was in the building, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted an update Saturday afternoon, announcing the former Falcons workhorse was signing a one-year deal with New Orleans. A two-time Pro Bowler in Atlanta,...
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Broadway will require audiences wear masks, show vaccination proof

NEW YORK (WBS 880) — The Broadway League announced Friday that audience members attending productions at all 41 theaters in New York City will need to provide proof of vaccination through October. This mandate will also be applied to performers, crew members and theater staff. Masks will also be required...
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49ers to try former Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews at tight end

Hoping to extend his career, NFL veteran Jordan Matthews is plotting a position change. Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the former Eagles and Bills receiver is joining the 49ers with the team planning to employ him as a tight end. This transition has quietly been in the works for months....
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic loses cool in Olympic meltdown, leaves Tokyo without medaling

With a record 20 majors including a victory at Wimbledon (his sixth) earlier this month, Novak Djokovic may already be the greatest tennis player of all-time. But he didn’t look like it in Tokyo with Saturday’s loss to Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta marking the 34-year-old’s third defeat in two days. Still reeling from his semifinals loss to Alexander Zverev of Germany 24 hours earlier, Djokovic couldn’t mask his frustration, smashing his racket in anger (he also hurled it into the crowd at one point) as Carreno Busta bested him to finish third in this year’s Olympic singles competition.
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Kendrick Perkins had an incredibly hard time saying Moses Moody’s name

Lost in the anarchy of baseball’s trade deadline was Thursday night’s NBA Draft, staged in July for the first time. Compared to past years, the 2021 Draft was a relatively ho-hum affair with little in the way of drama (the Lakers trading for Russell Westbrook was probably the night’s biggest plot twist) and only one prospect who would truly qualify as a generational talent (top pick Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons).
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Kevin Durant passes Carmelo Anthony for most points in US Olympic history

Nothing has come easy for Team USA in Tokyo, but thanks to a bounce-back performance from Kevin Durant, the Americans are headed to next week’s Olympic quarterfinals after routing the Czech Republic 119-84 in Saturday’s Group A finale. Not only did Durant (23 points on 8-of-11 shooting) enjoy his best...
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Disney requires employees nationwide to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Walt Disney Company notified workers it would require all salaried and hourly non-union employees at any of its locations in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Union employees covered by collective bargaining agreements may also be required to inoculate, and the Burbank, Calif.-based company said it has...
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Anthony Rizzo blasts towering 449-foot homer in Yankees debut

The Anthony Rizzo era is off to a smashing start in the Bronx. Rizzo, who hit 14 homers in 92 games with the Cubs before joining the Yankees, smacked his first in pinstripes Friday night, driving a blast into the second deck in right field at Marlins Park in the sixth inning off Zach Thompson.
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Former Cavs, Celtics center Tristan Thompson traded twice in 24 hours

The Celtics have made a trade a day after the NBA Draft. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have traded Tristan Thompson to the Hawks in exchange for Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second-round pick. Dunn played in college at Providence and has bounced around the league...
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'Waterworld' TV sequel is officially in the works

It’s time to hit the open seas once again. A follow-up TV series to the 1995 film “Waterworld" is officially in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet confirmed the project, which was first revealed by the film’s original producers, John Davis and John Fox, during an interview with Collider.
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Target announces $200 bonuses for frontline workers

Target announced this week it would spend $75 million to give each of its front-line workers a $200 bonus. “Our team members continue to deliver each and every day for our guests and one another,” said Melissa Kremer, Target’s chief human resources officer, in a statement Thursday. “Our culture, strategy and success would not be possible without our incredible team at the center of it all.”