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New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter…

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.”

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes…

Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn, playing for the first time in 10 days, routed Butler 103-35 in a tuneup before traveling to face Tennessee

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LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting…

Caris LeVert says he's waiting for more test results on his left kidney before establishing a timeline for his debut with the Indiana Pacers

Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First…

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.

Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets, says he 'just needed a…

Kyrie Irving has rejoined the Brooklyn Nets

The Latest: ACC postpones two women's basketball…

The Atlantic Coast Conference says this week’s women’s basketball games with No. 2 North Carolina State visiting Florida State and Clemson visiting Boston College have been postponed

James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in…

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

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Warriors rally from 14 down in 4th, beat Lakers…

Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 23 and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113

Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No…

Jared Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as No. 2 Baylor remained undefeated with a 77-69 victory over No. 9 Kansas

James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good…

James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good Enough'. Following the team's 117-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden issued a statement. We're not even close, honestly, to that team -- obviously the defending champions -- and all the other elite teams out there. , James Harden, via statement. We're just not good enough -- chemistry, talentwise, just everything. And it was clear these last two games, James Harden, via statement. According to sources, Harden made his desire to be traded to a better team clear to owner Tilman Fertitta before the start of the season. I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can, James Harden, via statement. I mean, this situation is crazy. It's something that I don't think can be fixed, James Harden, via statement. The Rockets are reportedly seeking talented rookies in exchange for Harden

Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks 125-123

Kevin Durant made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123

UConn's Auriemma: Schools need NCAA Tournament…

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says playing the NCAA Tournament this year is a fiscal necessity for most schools

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Olympian Klete Keller Identified Among US Capitol…

Olympian Klete Keller Identified Among U.S. Capitol Rioters. According to ‘The New York Times,’ the gold medalist was identified by former teammates and coaches via a video circulating on Twitter. . The video showed a man, believed to be Keller, among a crowd of rioters being ushered out of the Capitol building by law enforcement. . He was not filmed committing any violent acts. . Keller was reportedly easy to identify because he was sporting his U.S. Olympic team jacket. He was also not wearing a face mask. Neither Keller nor his family has commented on his involvement in what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called a "failed insurrection.”. The FBI is currently tracking down and charging all rioters who entered the U.S. Capitol building. . Regardless of if it was just a trespass in the Capitol or if someone planted a pipe bomb, you will be charged and you will be found, Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for D.C., via ‘People’

St. John's upsets No. 23 UConn 74-70 as teams…

Posh Alexander scored 18 points to lead five St. John’s players in double figures and the Red Storm came from behind to upset No. 23 UConn 74-70

Wizards see a 5th consecutive game postponed by…

Washington's game at Charlotte on Wednesday has been postponed, the 14th such move by the NBA since Jan. 10