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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sidelines after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place nor who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. <br>Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Ben Roethlisberger out

Few scenes Sunday seemed more incongruous than Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines, watching their teams trying to score without them.

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to find for the U.S.

A shocker: France beats US 89-79 in World Cup quarters

For the first time since 2006, the U.S. sent NBA players to a major international tournament and won't win gold.

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer who says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Brown has denied the allegations.

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