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Wide receiver Adam Thielen's $5.85 million salary for 2019 puts him among the lowest-paid No. 1 receivers on any team. And with two years left on the four-year, $19.25 million contract he signed in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings might consider trying to extend the contract of the productive 28-year-old wideout. Or they could wait. His agent, Blake Baratz, told SKOR North radio in the Twin Cities on Tuesday that Thielen will not hold out to force the Vikings to the negotiating table.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --Kevin Durant scored 31 points and won MVP honors after outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo to lift Team LeBron to a 178-164 win Sunday night, Feb. 17, in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. In the "First in Flight" city, players showed up Sunday ready to launch. Team LeBron attempted 90 3-pointers (hitting 35), and the teams combined for 168 tries from deep. Durant helped put the game away for Team LeBron with a 3-pointer with two minutes left for a 171-160 lead. Kyrie Irving made a leaning floater and Durant hit 15-footer from the wing to seal it.
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- J.B. Holmes erased a 4-shot deficit going into the final round Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Genesis Open, taking advantage of Justin Thomas' pratfall to earn his fifth career PGA Tour victory. Holmes carded a 1-under-par 70 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, closing the round with seven straight pars and taking the lead for good at 13 when Thomas four-putted for a double bogey. Holmes two-putted from about 70 feet out on 18, cozying the birdie putt within about 2 feet. He finished the event at 14-under 270.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The 2018 season marked the first time in Denny Hamlin's 13-year career as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver that he failed to win a race. On Sunday, Feb. 17, Hamlin made sure the 2019 season would not end up the same way as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the 61st running of the Daytona 500. The victory was Hamlin's second in NASCAR's most prestigious race as he won the February race at Daytona International Speedway's 2.5-mile oval in 2016. His last victory overall had come 25 races into the 2017 season. And it was an emotional win.
ST. PAUL -- Nico Hischier scored with 1:41 left in overtime Friday night, Feb. 15, to cap a big comeback by the New Jersey Devils, who scored the final four goals to stun the host Minnesota Wild 5-4. The Devils, who trailed 4-1 with fewer than two minutes left in the second period, salvaged the finale of a three-game Western Conference road trip by winning for just the second time in the last seven games (2-4-1).
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have decided to settle their collusion grievances with the NFL, according to a joint statement released by their attorneys and the league on Friday. "For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," the statement reads. "As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — A weather delay at the Genesis Open prompted the PGA Tour to make the rare move of wiping out players' scores, and the first round of action wound up being suspended due to darkness Thursday, Feb. 14. The first 23 golfers completed one hole or two holes at Riviera Country Club before a rain delay began. During the seven-hour delay, the PGA Tour ruled that all first-round scores would be reset. The tour hadn't made such a decision since the third round of the 2013 Dell Technologies Championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jeff Teague produced a double-double while Karl-Anthony Towns led a dominant performance in the paint by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who used a balanced scoring attack to thwart James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Rookie guard Josh Okogie provided a spark with 16 points and played energetic defense on Harden, but Harden still extended his streak of 30-point games to 31 with 42 points, matching Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in NBA history. Harden has recorded 22 40-point games this season.
Tuning in to Chicago Cubs baseball will be simplified by this time next year. The team announced at the outset of spring training the launch of a regional sports TV channel, Marquee Sports Network, beginning in 2020. According to the team, the channel is set to become the exclusive home of Cubs games, which are currently broadcast on WGN-TV and NBC Sports Chicago.
The Baltimore Ravens agreed in principle to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. Flacco, 34, was the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and was the Ravens' starter since 2008 until a hip injury in 2018 sent Flacco to the sidelines after Week 9. Rookie first-round pick Lamar Jackson took over for Flacco and didn't relinquish the starting role.