Kyler Murray Knows His Options. That’s Why This Isn’t Simple. (New York Times) “I’ve always felt like I could play in the N.F.L.,” Murray said last month. “I’m a confident guy.”
Lovin’ It: Trump Fetes Champion Clemson With Burgers, Fries (CNBC) “We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.”
Mahomes Vs. Belichick, Round II: What The Patriots Should Do Differently (SI) Tom Brady might be The Greatest of All Time (The GOAT), but Patrick Mahomes is The Greatest of Right Now (The GORN?).
Big 12 in Market For Media Rights to Football Championship Game (Sports Business Journal) Potential bad sign for Big 12 when TV deal comes back up, Fox has chosen not to carry its title game:
James Harden Scores 57 Against Grizzlies, Sets NBA Record For Most Consecutive 30-point Games (Sporting News) Harden is on an impressive tear and broke one of Kobe’s NBA records Monday.
NBCUniversal to Launch Own Streaming Service (Wall Street Journal) The ad-supported service would be offered free to 52 million pay-TV subscribers.
Carson Wentz Over Nick Foles Shouldn’t Be An Automatic Choice For The Eagles (Washington Post) Should Foles’s tenure with the Eagles be at its end? Maybe the Eagles should rethink allowing him to leave.
NBA, Take-Two Ink Licensing Deal of Up to $1.1 Billion (Wall Street Journal) Agreement is more than double the value of the partners’ previous licensing deal for sports games
Eagles’ Michael Bennett Confronts Cameraman On Field After Playoff Loss To Saints (CBS Sports) No one seems to know why Bennett yelled at a cameraman after his team’s loss in New Orleans.
Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules (Forbes) A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger.
Jerry Rice: Antonio Brown “Really Badly” Wants To Play For 49ers (NBC Sports) Brown may never reach Jerry Rice’s level of accomplishments. But according to Rice, he wants to wear the same uniform.
Justice Department Opinion Could Threaten Online Gambling (AP) The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting.
Tee Martin Agrees To Join UT Vols Football Staff, Per Report (Knoxville News Sentinel) It was 20 years ago this month that Martin quarterbacked Tennessee to a win over Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl to secure a national championship for the Vols.
Facebook Is Committing Hundreds Of Millions To Local News (Axios) Facebook says it’s granting a total of $300 million to news programs, partnerships and content over the next three years.