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Falcons to start QB Desmond Ridder, bench Marcus Mariota: Source

Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder will start for the Atlanta Falcons when the team returns from their bye week to face the Saints in New Orleans, according to a league source. Here’s what you need to know: Atlanta drafted Ridder in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Ridder helped guide Cincinnati to an appearance …

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MLB’s new rules for teams technique of putting mud on baseballs

Muddying has transformed into a multibillion-dollar business as teams continue the league-wide practice. LEBRECHT MEDIA MLB is continuing to tighten the protocols of rubbing baseballs with mud before games to reduce the slickness of the leather, according to a source familiar with the regulations. The changes began midway through last season and resulted in more …

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James van Riemsdyk returns from injury; Flyers to likely send Egor Zamula to Phantoms

VOORHEES, NJ — The Flyers are coming off of their best offensive performance since Nov. 8 and they’ll try to build on it with the return of James van Riemsdyk. The 33-year-old winger will be back in the lineup Wednesday when the Flyers finish a five-game homestand with a matchup against the Capitals (7 pm …

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Louisville hires Jeff Brohm: Former Cardinals QB, assistant returns to alma mater after six years at Purdue

Louisville has hired Jeff Brohm as its next coach, the university announced Thursday. Brohm, a native of Louisville who also quarterbacked the Cardinals in the 1990s, leaves Purdue after six successful seasons to return to his alma mater. The Louisville board of trustees formally approved Brohm’s contract in a meeting on Thursday. Brohm led the …

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Obi Toppin out several weeks in Knicks injury blow

The rotation-crunched Knicks will be without Obi Toppin for at least the next few weeks. The reserve power forward suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula during the second quarter of Wednesday’s win over the Hawks at the Garden. The 24-year-old Toppin will be reevaluated in 2-to-3 weeks, the team said Thursday. Toppin, the …

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