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49ers' Deebo Samuel created his own position: 'Wide back'

While playing receiver, running back and, occasionally, quarterback, Samuel accounted for 15 total touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-Pro honors. ... Continue Reading

Ash Barty may be world No. 1, but she's a decidedly local hero

Ash Barty is the world No.1, but doesn't carry the title as a burden. She's typically herself -- reserved and humble -- and in a sport which can demand a lot of its stars, she seems content to do it her way. ... Continue Reading

Kyrgios shows his talent and lack of interest in loss against Medvedev

Nick Krygios tried trick shots at bad times and lost to Daniil Medvedev. ... Continue Reading

Sources: MLBPA to make counteroffer Monday

The MLB Players Association is expected to make a counteroffer to the league on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Source: Dak's comments about officials yield fine

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been fined $25,000 by the league for his postgame comments related to the game officials following Sunday's loss to the 49ers, a source told ESPN on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Garoppolo, Warner good to go; Bosa on track

Neither Niners linebacker Fred Warner nor quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo appeared on Thursday's injury report, and defensive end Nick Bosa is close to being back, drawing a questionable tag as he continues to go through the concussion protocol. ... Continue Reading

Robot umpires to be used in Triple-A in 2022

Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, where it will deploy robot umpires at home plate for the 2022 season. ... Continue Reading

AB says 'nothing wrong with my mental health'

Antonio Brown says in an upcoming episode of "I Am Athlete" that his sideline outburst that resulted in his release by the Buccaneers and his previous incidents have been miscategorized as "mental health issues." ... Continue Reading

Rays owner: MLB nixing Montreal plan 'deflating'

The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball. ... Continue Reading

Arbitrator: UConn improperly fired coach Ollie

UConn improperly fired former coach Kevin Ollie and must pay him more than $11 million, an independent arbitrator ruled Thursday. Ollie was fired in 2018 after the school reported numerous NCAA violations. ... Continue Reading

Nate Diaz scolds UFC, calls for bout with Poirier

Nate Diaz took to Twitter Wednesday, imploring the UFC to book him his next fight against former lightweight interim champion Dustin Poirier. ... Continue Reading

Chiefs' Gay arrested, pleads not guilty to charge

Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay, who started 11 games in addition to last week's wild-card playoff win, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage of less than $1,000. ... Continue Reading

These former MLB players deserve more love from Hall of Fame voters

Our experts think these four stars aren't getting nearly enough respect. ... Continue Reading

KC's Mid-Major Top 10: Davidson creeps up on future Atlantic 10 foe Loyola Chicago

Bob McKillop and Davidson rise up KC's Top 10 while three new teams find their way into the rankings. ... Continue Reading

Transfer Talk: Bayern keen on Gladbach's Zakaria as Man United interest cools

Bayern Munich are set to capitalise on the contract situation of Borussia Monchengladbach's Denis Zakaria. Transfer Talk has the latest. ... Continue Reading