SEATTLE (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday afternoon. Payton said he has no timetable for Brees’ return, but said he has no immediate plans to put Brees on injured reserve. He declined to name a starter for the Saints game …

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Football fashion plate Odell Beckham Jr. has switched watches. The Browns polarizing wide receiver has partnered with Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, which introduced him Wednesday as “one of our new icons.” Beckham caused a minor uproar last week by wearing a nearly $200,000 Richard Mille watch during Cleveland’s home opener. The NFL told Beckham not …

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According to Stephen Curry, he’s in. It sounds like Draymond Green is, too. Others will surely follow. That opportunity will come next summer at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the U.S. will go in as an overwhelming favorite to reverse the disappointment of last week’s seventh-place finish at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The …

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed quarterback Trevor Siemian on injured reserve and signed quarterback David Fales. Siemian injured ligaments in his left ankle during the second quarter of the Jets’ 23-3 loss to Cleveland on Monday night. He’ll need surgery and is out for the season. Siemian was starting …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton was a no-show at practice for the second straight day, increasing the likelihood that Kyle Allen will start at quarterback for the Panthers when they visit Arizona. Newton reaggravated a mid-foot sprain during Thursday night’s loss to the Buccaneers and has not practiced since. He remains in a walking …

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and …

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The Jalen Ramsey chronicles continued Wednesday with a new report on the Pro Bowl cornerback. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars star is unlikely to be traded before Jacksonville’s “Thursday Night Football” matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Ramsey reportedly requested to be traded following Sunday’s outburst on the sideline with Jaguars head coach …

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Jamie Collins had himself an afternoon Sunday in South Beach. Collins was one of the stars in the Patriots’ Week 2 demolition of the Miami Dolphins. The veteran linebacker racked up three tackles, including 1/2 a sack, as well as two interceptions, the latter of which solidified New England’s shutout of its division rival. The …

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Jayson Tatum’s ankle injury wasn’t serious enough to worry his NBA team but it ultimately doomed his national team. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix on Tuesday the U.S. “would have won” the 2019 FIBA World Cup had Boston Celtics forward and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma not suffered …

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PARIS (AP) — The French soccer league says it’s ending the League Cup competition after this season’s edition. The decision comes as the European Club Association pushes for cuts in national fixture schedules to create more space for an expanded Champions League in 2024. The French league cites commercial reasons and says the competition could …

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