Golden State Warriors , Honor Kamala Harris , With Moving Video for 'MVP'. Vice President Harris is from Oakland, California. She's also a well-known Warriors fan. The team released a video to celebrate her groundbreaking place in history. It begins with a young Black girl named Stella wearing a Warriors jersey. I like that Kamala is from Oakland, too. I love that Kamala looks like me, and I can do anything, Stella, via Warriors video. The video ends with Harris holding the same jersey as Stephen Curry, who honors her virtually while "MVP" chants are heard in the background. According to Harris, she will hang the jersey in her new office
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was cleared Friday from the league’s concussion protocol after his third consecutive day of practice and will be under center when Kansas City plays the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game
Aaron Rodgers Named 2020 NFL MVP by PFWA. On Wednesday, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced it had selected Rodgers as NFL MVP for the 2020 season. It is the third time the Green Bay Packers quarterback has earned the honor. He was also named MVP in 2011 and 2014. During the 2020 season, Rodgers completed 372 of 526 passes for 4,299 yards. He led the league and set a club record with 48 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. Rodgers is the 31st quarterback to win the award. He will lead the Packers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for the NFC Championship Game
New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter Over Unsolicited, Explicit Texts. On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced the official firing of their general manager, Jared Porter. Mets president Sandy Alderson released a statement, saying Porter’s termination was “effective immediately.” . The New York Mets have terminated General Manager Jared Porter, effective immediately. Jared's actions, as reflected by events disclosed last night, failed to meet the Mets' standards for professionalism and personal conduct, Sandy Alderson, via 'CNN'. Mets owner Steven Cohen also spoke about the decision on Twitter, saying there should be “zero tolerance” for what Porter did. We have terminated Jared Porter this morning. In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior, Steven Cohen, via 'CNN'. The Mets' decision is due to a recent report by 'ESPN' that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts to an unnamed female reporter. The alleged sexual harassment occurred in 2016, when Porter worked for the Chicago Cubs. . According to 'ESPN,' Porter and the female reporter had a casual texting relationship before he began to harass her. . Although she stopped responding, Porter continued to send her messages and eventually sent an explicit photo of his naked genitalia. . Porter has since acknowledged to 'ESPN' that the texting took place, saying the “explicit ones” were “joke-stock images.”
The Washington Football Team has hired Martin Mayhew as its general manager and Marty Hurney as executive vice president of football and player personnel
Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First Muslim Head Coach in the NFL. The New York Jets have officially signed a five-year deal with Robert Saleh to be their new head coach. . The team made the announcement on Thursday. Saleh, the former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the NFL’s first-ever Muslim head coach. He will also be the third Arab American to coach in the league. . Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Saleh’s hiring was a sign of “increasing inclusion.”. We welcome this development as another sign of the increasing inclusion and recognition of American Muslims in our diverse society, Ibrahim Hooper, via Complex. The Jet’s previous head coach, Adam Gase, was fired on January 3 after a two-year run with the team. . The Jets went 2-14 this past season, making his overall win-loss ratio as their coach 9-23.
Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protégé trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat
James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster Deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania, the trade is part of a four-team deal. Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs will head to Houston. The Rockets will also acquire four first-round picks and four first-round pick swaps. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will leave the Brooklyn Nets for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers will get Caris LeVert and a second-round pick in exchange for Oladipo. The deal comes as Harden recently called the Rockets "just not good enough.". We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games, James Harden, via statement. In Brooklyn, Harden will be reunited with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant