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Chicago Trade's For Jacksonville Quarterback Nick Foles

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Carmen Mandato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bears have traded a compensatory fourth round pick to the Jacksonvile Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles. 

Foles signed a four year, 91 million dollar contract, including just over 50 million guaranteed, with the Jaguars as a free agent last offseason. 

The money was the most guaranteed money in franchise history. 

Foles has already re-structured his contract with Chicago. It is now 3 years and 21 million dollars left on it, but he has the option to void it after this season or next, depending on the quality of his play. 

Last season did not go the way either the quarterback or the team wanted. Foles played just four games the entire season because of a broken collarbone he sustained on the 11th snap of the year. 

He missed the next eight games and returned in mid-November, but played poorly, throwing just two touchdowns in three games, before being benched for rookie Gardner Minshew.

In Chicago, Foles will battle with fourth year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the starting spot. 

Trubisky threw for 3,148 yards and had 17 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions last season. His stats were a step back from the previous year when he threw for just over 3,200 yards and 24 touchdowns. 

Foles was drafted by the Eagles in 2012 before being traded to the Chiefs in 2015. In 2017, he re-signed with Philadelphia and won the Super Bowl MVP after leading the team to a title over New England after starting quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in week 14.

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Kansas claims the final number one ranking of the college basketball season

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(Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)(NEW YORK) — With the NCAA Tournament cancelled, the final AP Top 25 rankings for the college basketball season were released on Tuesday.

The Big Twelve champion Kansas Jayhawks finished the year atop the poll, getting 63 out of the 65 first-place votes. The Jayhawks went 28-3 before the season abruptly ended. It is the fourth time they’ve finished the year at number one.

“Nobody in America had better season than we did,” Self said. “How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don’t know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we’ve come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve.”

The AP does not, however, declare a national champion because there is usually a tournament to determine that. The NCAA Tournament, however, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gonzaga and Dayton finished at numbers two and three, each garnering one first-place vote. Florida State and Baylor rounded out the top five.

For Dayton, that finish matches the best in program history, equaling the 1955-1956 team.

Duke finished the season at number 11, their first time ending a year outside the top-ten since 2007.

See the full rankings:

1. Kansas (63)    
2. Gonzaga (1)
3. Dayton (1)
4. Florida State
5. Baylor
6. San Diego State
7. Creighton
8. Kentucky
9. Michigan State
10. Villanova
11. Duke
12. Maryland
13. Oregon
14. Louisville
15. Seton Hall
16. Virginia
17. Wisconsin    
18. BYU    
19. Ohio State    
20. Auburn
21. Illinois
22. Houston
23. Butler
24. West Virginia    
25. Iowa

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Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod

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Jeff Manes/iStock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Thomas Waerner of Norway won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Wednesday morning, crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska after 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes, and 47 seconds.

The Iditarod is one of the few U.S. sporting events not cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After finishing the nearly 1,000 mile trek across Alaska, Waerner thanked his ten sled dogs, petting and rubbing them. He then gave each dog a snack, before telling reporters at the finish line that the win felt “awesome.”

The 47-year-old had only attempted the race once before, in 2015. He finished 17th in that race, and was named Rookie of the Year.

Fanspoured out of bars and hotels to cheer Waerner on. He will win at least $5,000 and a pickup truck.

Waerner is the third Norwegian musher to win the Iditarod, which began with 57 mushers on March 8.

Fears over the coronavirus altered this year’s race, with fans asked not to fly to Nome for the finish, as the city closed buildings to the public. In other villages along the course, official check-in points were moved outside of the community to limit contact.

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Ottawa Senators player is first known coronavirus case in the NHL

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(OTTAWA) — The Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday that one of their players has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first known case in the NHL.

The team did not identify the player, but said he is showing symptoms and is in isolation.

“The Ottawa Senators are in the process of notifying anyone who has had known close contact with the athlete and are working with our team doctors and public health officials,” the team said in a statement. “As a result of this positive case, all members of the Ottawa Senators are requested to remain isolated, to monitor their health and seek advice from our team medical staff.”

The NHL paused its season last week, as did most other American sports leagues. It initially told players to remain in their home playing cities, but has since sent a memo to players allowing them to travel anywhere, including overseas, to their home countries. Players are advised to self-quarantine when they got there.

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Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus, urges others to quarantine

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Matteo Marchi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Basketball star Kevin Durant was among four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday.

“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the Nets said in a statement. “The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.”

All four players are isolated, the team confirmed.


Following the announcement, Durant told The Athletic that he was feeling fine and urged the public to “be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”

The NBA player, who stands at 6 feet 10 inches tall, currently has a four-year contract worth up to $164 million to play for the Nets after spending the past three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning two titles and being named NBA Finals MVP twice. He didn’t play this season, though, due to rehabilitating an Achilles tendon injury.

Durant and his teammates join Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood as professional basketball players known to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
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