J.J. Watt agrees to two-year contract with Arizona Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. — Free-agent pass-rusher J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the deal is worth $31 million and includes $23 million guaranteed.

Before the Cardinals announced the agreement, Watt broke the news by sharing a photo on Twitter:

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Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With Abuse Dies By Suicide

Updated at 4:44 p.m. ET

A former USA Gymnastics coach charged Thursday morning with two dozen criminal charges died by suicide hours later, Michigan’s state attorney general has confirmed.

John Geddert, 63, was accused of human trafficking, forced labor and sexual misconduct, among other crimes.

In a statement Thursday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said: “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life.

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Gunman shoots Lady Gaga’s dogwalker, steals pop star’s bulldogs; $500,000 reward offered

Two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen Wednesday night in Los Angeles, according to reports. The pop star’s dog walker was shot with a semi-automatic handgun during the robbery.

The dog walker is “recovering well,” a source told CNN.

Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of the dogs, Koji and Gustav — with “no questions asked.”

The news no doubt has shocked both the 34-year-old Gaga and her millions of fans.

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Mendy saves Real Madrid from embarrassing draw at 10-man Atalanta with late winner in 8/10 showing

Ferland Mendy scored late on as Real Madrid beat 10-man Atalanta 1-0 in Bergamo on Wednesday to take the advantage in their Champions League round-of-16 tie.

Midfielder Remo Freuler was sent off by referee Tobias Stieler with just 17 minutes played for a foul on Mendy. Madrid found it difficult to capitalise in the first half, though, as Isco, Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior all shot off target. Their best chance came as Toni Kroos’

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Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney out at least two weeks with sprained ankle

SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors big man Kevon Looney will be out at least the next two weeks as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle, the team announced Wednesday.

Looney suffered the injury late in the first half of Tuesday’s 111-107 loss to the Boston Celtics and had an MRI late Tuesday night that confirmed the sprain. He will be reevaluated in two weeks as he continues rehab.

“This was a fluke,”

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Warriors’ stars blast Pistons ‘tough guy’ Rodney McGruder after incident as game ended

It has been a few years since the Golden State Warriors were dominating the NBA, but Saturday night, they reminded the league of just how ruthless they are.

Injured guard Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green both had criticism for Detroit Pistons guard Rodney McGruder following the Warriors’ 118-91 win after McGruder seemed agitated as the game ended and exchanged words with the Warriors’ bench.

With Thompson out for the year with an Achilles injury,

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Longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron dies at 86

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, the Hall of Fame slugger whose 755 career home runs long stood as baseball’s golden mark, has died. He was 86.

“Our family is heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron’s passing,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement on behalf of the Aaron family. “Hank Aaron was an American icon and one of Georgia’s greatest legends. His life and career made history, and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports,

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Philadelphia Eagles hiring Nick Sirianni as head coach

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their next head coach, executive vice president Howie Roseman told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Thursday.

Sirianni, 39, had an extensive interview for the head-coaching job that started Tuesday and reportedly spilled over to the next day.

There was a sense in league circles that the race had narrowed to two candidates — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Sirianni,

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Sources: Cleveland Cavaliers look to trade or waive Kevin Porter Jr. after outburst

The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to trade or waive 2019 first-round pick Kevin Porter Jr., sources confirmed to ESPN.

Porter hasn’t played and has largely been away from the team this season for what has been termed personal reasons. He was working his way back and attended his first game Friday night when the Cavs beat the New York Knicks.

That night, however, he had a screaming match with team officials after his locker was moved to an auxiliary area to accommodate new teammate Taurean Prince,

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Brooklyn Nets Are Seeing The Risk With Kyrie Irving

The Brooklyn Nets took a risk when they signed Kyrie Irving to a maximum contract in 2019. The six-time All-Star feuded with younger teammates on his way out of Boston and was blamed for torpedoing its season. Irving is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but his mercurial attitude makes him difficult to depend on.

But like most teams in the league, the Nets focused on the talent. They inked Irving to a four-year,

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