Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills’ growing fandom shows how more people are rooting for players over teams

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills’ growing fandom shows how more people are rooting for players over teams

But an analysis of recent online search trends indicates that team loyalty like mine may not be as widespread in the age of free agency and social media. Plenty of sports fans are more interested in individual players than teams. This is seen throughout football, the sports industry and even across continents — with Allen…

Winter Olympics: What you need to know ahead of Beijing 2022

Winter Olympics: What you need to know ahead of Beijing 2022

Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games following its Olympic debut in 2008, and last month, organizers said preparation was “very much on track” for the Games to be delivered as planned. But it hasn’t been straightforward. As with last year’s Summer Olympics, a raft of Covid-19 countermeasures…

Yao Ming: Chinese basketball legend says Peng Shuai in ‘pretty good condition’ during December meeting

Yao Ming: Chinese basketball legend says Peng Shuai in ‘pretty good condition’ during December meeting

Peng’s well-being has become a global concern after she made allegations of sexual assault against a former national leader. “I’ve known Peng Shuai for almost 20 years,” Yao said Monday in Beijing at a press briefing about the 2022 Winter Olympics. “She’s a bit younger but we belong to the same generation of athletes.” “We…

Cowboys vs 49ers: Dallas fans throw trash at the refs after heartbreaking NFL playoff loss; Dak Prescott says ‘credit to them’

Cowboys vs 49ers: Dallas fans throw trash at the refs after heartbreaking NFL playoff loss; Dak Prescott says ‘credit to them’

Shortly after the Cowboys’ 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card game, video captured fans throwing trash at players and referees as they ran off the AT&T Stadium field. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence could be seen batting away an object that was about to hit him, although…

Beijing Olympics tickets will not be sold to general public due to Covid-19, China says

Beijing Olympics tickets will not be sold to general public due to Covid-19, China says

“In terms of the grim and complex situation of epidemic prevention and control [and] in order to protect the health and safety of Olympic personnel and spectators, we have decided to change the original plan of public ticket sales,” the committee said. Groups of spectators will be invited on site throughout the Games and will…

Travis Kelce’s mom surprises him with question at postgame press conference after epic journey

Travis Kelce’s mom surprises him with question at postgame press conference after epic journey

With both of her sons, Travis and Jason Kelce, playing in the two separate NFL playoff games on the same day, Donna somehow managed to attend both. She started in Florida to watch Jason and the Philadelphia Eagles lose 31-15 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before flying to Missouri to see Travis and the Kansas…

Grizzlies vs Wolves: Memphis downs Minnesota 116-108 for 11th straight win

Grizzlies vs Wolves: Memphis downs Minnesota 116-108 for 11th straight win

The Grizzlies won their 11th straight game on Thursday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves at home, 116-108. Desmond Bane scored 21 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 20 points and had five blocks, while John Konchar had a big double-double off the bench with 15 points and 17 rebounds. The win extends Memphis’ franchise-best winning…

David Culley: NFL down to one Black head coach as Houston Texans fire head coach after just one season

David Culley: NFL down to one Black head coach as Houston Texans fire head coach after just one season

“Earlier today, I met with David Culley and Tim Kelly to inform them we will be moving in a different direction at the head coach and offensive coordinator positions,” Texans general manager Nick Caserio said. “I came to this difficult but necessary decision after reviewing our football operation. While a change after one season is…

From robot soccer to speedgate, these sports of the future already exist

From robot soccer to speedgate, these sports of the future already exist

Thanks to artificial intelligence, robotics and other technological innovations, new high-tech sports are kicking off around the world. From robots taking the field to play soccer, to pilot-controlled drones racing one another, like humans, machines are proving to have their own competitive streak. AI can now even create new sports, from the strategy and rules…

Ukraine: Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kiev says ‘we prepare for any case’ over Russia tension

Ukraine: Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kiev says ‘we prepare for any case’ over Russia tension

“If escalation goes up … We have to be ready to defend our independence and integrity of our country — and civil defense also have [sic] to be prepared,” Klitschko told CNN’s Lynda Kinkade on “Connect the World” Wednesday. “We hope this never happens, this [is] worst case, but we have to be prepared,” the…