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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.”

The Latest: Canadian women’s hockey team opens…

The Canadian women’s hockey team has opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary bubble

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Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3…

Jake Guentzel beat Ilya Samsonov in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Washington

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.

The Latest: Memphis women's basketball cancels…

The Memphis women’s basketball game against USF scheduled for Sunday has been canceled

Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins…

Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk, Nolan Patrick and Joel Farabee all scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first game of the NHL season

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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Sharks look to make most of extended road trip

A disappointing 2019-20 season kept the San Jose Sharks out of the NHL bubble when the season restarted following the long break for the coronavirus

Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker…

The Boston Bruins say they will retire the jersey of Willie O’Ree, who broke the NHL’s color barrier

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

Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with…

Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton has agreed to a two-year contract extension on the eve of his third season with the team

The Latest: Nebraska-Maryland basketball game…

The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ program

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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’

NHL offseason moves influenced by coronavirus…

The NHL prepares to open its coronavirus pandemic-shortened season with numerous familiar faces in new places

Milbury out, Babcock in for NHL broadcasts on NBC

Mike Milbury is no longer a presence on NBC Sports’ NHL coverage in the aftermath of a comment he made last summer that drew widespread criticism