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Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for picks

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(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Caroina Panthers for a sixth round pick in this year’s NFL draft and a second and fourth round pick next year. 



In a statement, New York general manager Joe Douglas said this was in the best interests of both the team and Darnold. 

“I want to publicly acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and professionalism Sam displayed while with the Jets. He is a tough-minded, talented football player whose NFL story has not been written yet,” said Jets GM Joe Douglas. “While all these things are true, this move is in the short- and long-term best interests for both this team and him. We thank Sam for all of his work on behalf of this organization and wish him well as he continues his career.”

The Jets drafted Darnold with the third pick in the 2018 NFL draft out of the University of Southern California. In his three seasons with the team, he threw for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns. He went 13-25 as a starter.

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Arizona coach reportedly pumped breast milk during halftime of NCAA women's championship game

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Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesBy Katie Kindelan, ABC News

(INDIANAPOLIS) — University of Arizona coach Adia Barnes showed firsthand all that goes into be a working mother at Sunday night’s NCAA women’s basketball championship game.

Barnes, who gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Capri, six months ago, took time during halftime of the game to pump breast milk for her daughter, according to ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe.

Rowe reported that Barnes came back onto the court after halftime a few minutes after her team because she was pumping breast milk.

“She is doing it all,” Rowe said. “And for those who think this is too much information, I’m just going to tell you this. Let’s normalize working mothers and all that they have to do to make it all happen.”

Barnes, whose daughter Capri is 6 months old, spoke herself after Sunday night’s game in San Antonio about what it has been like for her to balance being a mom to a newborn and a head basketball coach.

“I had a baby right when season started and took like a week off. It says I took a month off but I did not,” she said. “I was on Zoom calls four days after having a C-section so it was hard, but my team loved on me. I missed a couple of weeks, I got a little sick, they fought for me. I came back. They were patient. I’m happy.”

Barnes went on to talk about how she leans on “a village” to help her balance motherhood and career.

“I represented moms, I have a baby here. I hear her crying ready to feed,” she said. “I represent moms, you can be a coach, you can do it at an elite level. You just have to have a village like I do. I represent Black females, don’t get here too often and don’t get opportunities. But I had an opportunity today on the biggest stage and represented a lot.”

Last week, Barnes made history as one of two Black head coaches in the women’s Final Four.

Barnes’ team, the Arizona Wildcats, lost in the championship game Sunday to Stanford, 53-54.

The head coach though received praise on social media for being outspoken about the realities of being a working mom.

Barnes played college basketball for the University of Arizona Wildcats and then went on to a career in the WNBA. She became Arizona’s head coach in 2016.

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Texas Rangers to reopen stadium at full capacity despite COVID-19 case numbers

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33ft/iStockBy Ivan Pereira, ABC News

(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers are scheduled to make a bold move for their home opener Monday that has some medical experts and President Joe Biden concerned.

Globe Life Field in Arlington will be the first Major League Baseball stadium to reopen at full capacity — roughly 40,000 seats — since the pandemic began. The move comes a month after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ended the state’s mask mandate and asked businesses to reopen fully, citing declining COVID-19 cases and vaccination numbers.

In a statement released on March 10, Neil Leibman, the team’s president of business operations, said the Rangers were encouraged by the governor’s orders and were taking measures to ensure fans were safe, including requiring masks, except for while eating.

Following Monday’s home opener, the stadium will have sections that allow fans to watch with “distanced seating.”

“We will continue to monitor developments and implement the necessary public health measures,” Leibman said in a statement.

The Houston Astros, Texas’ other MLB team, will only be operating at 50% of Minute Maid Park’s roughly 41,000 seat capacity for April. The stadium will also require masks for fans when they’re not eating.

Dr. Emily Landon, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, told ABC News last month that baseball and other outdoor sports provide better protection for crowds than indoor arenas, since it’s harder for air particles to linger.

While she said the decision by MLB teams to reopen their games to fans was safe, she warned that the Rangers’ full capacity reopening was riskier, due to the sheer number of people crowded together.

The country is still seeing thousands of cases a day, particularly from the virus variants, Landon noted.

“You don’t know who is going to come in with COVID-19,” she told ABC News.

Biden weighed in on the Rangers’ plans during an interview with ESPN last week, calling the move “not responsible.”

“They should listen to Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, the scientists and the experts. But I think it’s not responsible,” the president said.

Biden warned about potential surges, citing the jumps in European nations that have reopened, and reiterated that vaccinations need to increase before businesses can reopen fully.

“We have to get to the point where enough people have taken the vaccinel, so we diminish the possibility for it to spread,” he said.

The seven-day average of new daily cases in Texas has decreased from 7,693 to 3,667 between March 1 and April 1, according to the state’s health department. As of Sunday, 28% of Texas residents have received one vaccine dose, and 16% are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nationally, about 32% of adults have received one shot, and roughly 18% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

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Scoreboard roundup — 04/04/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:


Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 2

Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1
Cleveland 9, Detroit 3
Baltimore 1,1 Boston 3
Texas 7, Kansas City 3
Houston 9, Oakland 2
L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 4

Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 12, St. Louis 1
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3
L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2
Arizona 3, San Diego 1
N-Y Mets at Washington 1:05 p.m. (Postponed)

Chicago 115, Brooklyn 107
L.A. Clippers 104, L.A. Lakers 86
Boston 116, Charlotte 86
Memphis 116, Philadelphia 100
Atlanta 117, Golden State 111
New Orleans 122, Houston 115
Denver 119, Orlando 109


Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 1
Washington 5, New Jersey 4
Florida 3, Columbus 0
Carolina 1, Dallas 0
Toronto 4, Calgary 2
Arizona 3, Anaheim 2 — OT
Vancouver at Winnipeg 9 p.m. (Postponed)

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/4/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from yesterday’s games:


 Final  Miami      12  Tampa Bay       7

 Final  Minnesota   2  Milwaukee       0

 Final  Seattle     4  San Francisco   0



 Final  Baltimore      4  Boston              2

 Final  Detroit        5  Cleveland           2

 Final  N.Y. Yankees   5  Toronto             3

 Final  Kansas City   11  Texas               4

 Final  Houston        9  Oakland             1

 Final  L.A. Angels    5  Chicago White Sox   3



 Final  Chicago Cubs   5  Pittsburgh   1

 Final  Philadelphia   4  Atlanta      0

 Final  Cincinnati     9  St. Louis    6

 Final  San Diego      7  Arizona      0

 Final  L.A. Dodgers   6  Colorado     5

  N-Y Mets  at  Washington  4:05 p.m.  (Postponed)



 Final  Dallas        109  Washington     87

 Final  New York      125  Detroit        81

 Final  Miami         115  Cleveland      101

 Final  Philadelphia  122  Minnesota      113

 Final  Utah          137  Orlando        91

  Final OT  Indiana       139  San Antonio    133

 Final  Portland      133  Oklahoma City  85

 Final  Milwaukee     129  Sacramento     128



 Final  Tampa Bay       2  Detroit        1

 Final  Boston          7  Pittsburgh     5

 Final  Nashville       3  Chicago        0

 Final  Dallas          3  Carolina       2

 Final  Florida         5  Columbus       2

  Final SO  N-Y Islanders   3  Philadelphia   2

  Final SO  Buffalo         3  N-Y Rangers    2

 Final  Ottawa          6  Montreal       3

 Final  Minnesota       2  Vegas          1

 Final  Colorado        2  St. Louis      1

 Final  San Jose        3  Los Angeles    2

  Vancouver  at  Edmonton  10 p.m.  (Postponed)



 Final  (1)Gonzaga  93  UCLA        90

 Final  (3)Baylor   78  (6)Houston  59

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