Robert Kraft tells CNN he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and retire as a New England Patriot

CNN — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told CNN on Thursday that he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Patriot. “Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,” Kraft said. “To us, he is always has been and always will be a Patriot. … Read more

Tom Brady’s broadcasting future presents new challenge for the ultimate champion

CNN — Tom Brady was the ultimate winner on the field but that success does not guarantee the seven-time Super Bowl champion will make a seamless transition when he steps into the TV booth to begin his new role as a lead NFL analyst. The 45-year-old Brady, who retired from the National Football League earlier … Read more

Why the Super Bowl is ‘a big moment for a lot of Black, young quarterbacks coming up’

CNN — For Doug Williams, the first Black quarterback to start and win the Super Bowl, watching the NFL Conference Championship games on Sunday was an emotional moment. Almost exactly 35 years after he won the Super Bowl with the then-Washington Redskins, Williams happily watched on as Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts led the Kansas … Read more

Kansas City Chiefs to face Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

CNN — The Kansas City Chiefs are advancing to Super Bowl LVII following a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. After suffering a high ankle sprain last week in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Patrick Mahomes led … Read more

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championships Preview

CNN — The race for the NFL’s coveted Lombardi trophy has narrowed to just four teams. The playoff excitement continues on Sunday with the Conference Championships. First up, Brock Purdy and the 49ers will face Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. Later that evening, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will take on Patrick Mahomes … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers furious after missed foul in loss to Boston Celtics

CNN — LeBron James was left hunched on the court in frustration after referees missed a foul on his attempted game-winning layup, and the Los Angeles Lakers succumbed to a 125-121 overtime loss against the Boston Celtics. With the game tied at 105 and less than three seconds on the clock, James drove in for … Read more

Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open title

CNN — The result was familiar, the ease with which it was achieved somewhat of a surprise. The historic implications of this match certainly did not shackle Novak Djokovic as the Serb beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win a 10th Australian Open title and a record-equaling 22nd grand slam. After securing the 6-3 … Read more

Damar Hamlin: NFL player thanks first responders and fans

CNN — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin spoke publicly on Saturday for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest on the field earlier this month in a video posted on social media. In the video posted on Twitter by the Bills, Hamlin said he decided to wait and speak publicly at the right time … Read more

Patrick Mahomes will start AFC Championship game despite ankle sprain

CNN — Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes will start for the Kansas City Chiefs when they face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, despite suffering a high ankle sprain last week. The 27-year-old had been expected to play after he was listed as a full participant in practices all week but his … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with fan wearing pro-Russia ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it has “briefed and reminded” players and their entourages about the tournament’s “policy regarding flags and symbols” on Thursday after video emerged on Wednesday of Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, pictured at a demonstration with fans holding Russian flags, voicing his support for Russia. In a video posted on … Read more