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Report: Jimmy Graham unlikely to return to Seattle Seahawks

Jan. 2 (UPI) — Star tight end Jimmy Graham is unlikely to return to the Seattle Seahawks next season, the Seattle Times reported. The newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying that Graham is “generally considered unlikely to be back in Seattle.” Graham, 31, was playing on the final year of a four-year, $40 million contract. He signed that deal ...

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Bruce Arians reportedly will resign from Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is expected to resign after the season, ESPN reported Saturday night. Arians, 65, will finish up his fifth season with the team on Sunday when the Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks. Arians coached the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2014 and 2015, and reached the 2015 NFC Championship Game before losing to the Carolina Panthers. ...

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Serena Williams returns to court for first time since having baby

Dec. 30 (UPI) — Tennis superstar Serena Williams lost to Jelena Ostapenko in her first match since January and the birth of daughter Alexis Olympia. The 36-year-old took the court for an exhibition match against the Latvian in Abu Dhabi. Williams, who hadn’t played since the 2017 Australian Open, lost 6-2, 3-6, 10-5. She took the court to a chorus ...

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T.J. Yates: Houston Texans QB believes he will be better this week

HOUSTON — Under heavy siege against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars as he took a beating from pass rushers, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates has been unable to recapture the spark he displayed in relief against the San Francisco 49ers. Since throwing two touchdowns against the 49ers and posting a 100.6 passer rating in relief of a concussed Tom ...

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Ben Roethlisberger: No hard feelings for James Harrison

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters on Wednesday that he has no ill will toward James Harrison after the linebacker signed with the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger, in fact, said that he wished the best for Harrison. “James has to do what James has to do. It’s not like he called and asked me if he should or not,” ...

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Reports: Minnesota Twins agree to one-year deal with Zach Duke

The Minnesota Twins reportedly have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran left-handed reliever Zach Duke. Duke, 34, went 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 27 appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals last season after returning midway through the campaign from Tommy John surgery. The former 2009 All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing for his eighth different team ...

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