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Reed pulls plug on NFL career marked by tantalizing talent and endless injuries

Washington tight end Jordan Reed lost lost helmet and suffered a concussion on this hit by Atlanta strong safety Keanu Neal in the third exhibition game of the 2019 preseason. The ex-New London High great missed the entire 2019 regular season, but after spending the 2020 season with the San Francisco 49ers, Reed announced his retirement on Tuesday. (Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton)

In walking away from the sport at age 30, Jordan Reed cited the "lingering effects" of his brain injuries.

Knicks beat Hawks 122-119, win streak at NBA-best eight games

Knicks forward Julius Randle drives against Atlanta forward John Collins during the third quarter of Wednesday's game at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won in overtime, 137-127. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Raptors ride strong third quarter to 114-103 win over Nets

Toronto's Kyle Lowry passes around Brooklyn's Jeff Green during the second half of Wednesday's game in Tampa, Fla. Toronto won, 114-103. (Mike Carlson/AP Photo)

Pascal Siakam had 27 points and nine rebounds, OG Anunoby scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors ran away from the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter, winning their fourth straight game 114-103

NBA roundup

Phoenix's Devin Booker goes up for a shot between the 76ers' Mike Scott, left, and Tyrese Maxey during the first half of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. The Suns won, 116-113. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Chris Paul scored 28 points, Devin Booker had 19 and Mikal Bridges 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 116-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night

Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, and Javier Baez celebrate scoring against the Mets during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game in Chicago. The Cubs won, 16-4. (Mark Black/AP Photo)

Javier Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of a season-high four errors by the New York Mets in a 16-4 romp on a chilly night at Wrigley Field

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The Athletics' Ramon Laureano, center, celebrates with teammates after two runs scored on a throwing error by Minnesota third baseman Luis Arraez during the 10th inning of Wednesday's game to give them a 13-12 win in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to 11, rallying from a two-run deficit to beat the Twins 13-12  when Luis Arraez threw away Ramón Laureano’s grounder for Minnesota’s second error of the 10th inning

Opt-out decisions throw wrench into NFL draft options

Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley, right, intercepts a pass intended for Miami wide receiver Dee Wiggins during the first half of an Oct. 5, 2019 game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Caleb Farley was the first top prospect to make the decision that has added a whole new layer of uncertainty to the annual crapshoot that is the NFL draft

NHL roundup

Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) scores on San Jose goaltender Josef Korenar during the first period of Wednesday's game in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 5-2. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Brandon Hagel scored 3:00 into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4

Dent in the pipeline: NHL draft-eligible players take a hit

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' William Cyr, center, celebrates with teammates after a win over the Halifax Mooseheads to win the Memorial Cup on May 26, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup championship was canceled for a second consecutive year because of the pandemic. The Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday abandoned its plans to hold a season, a move that complicates the evaluation of many players eligible for the 2021 NHL draft. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Several North Amercian hockey leagues were unable to hold full seasons or play at all because of the coronavirus pandemic

Super League backer says breakaway competition is on standby

Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez gives a speech on June 13, 2019 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (Manu Fernandez/AP Photo)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez says the Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition even though they had to abandon the project just a few days after it was announced

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Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, and Javier Baez celebrate scoring against the Mets during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game in Chicago. The Cubs won, 16-4. (Mark Black/AP Photo)

Javier Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of a season-high four errors by the New York Mets in a 16-4 romp on a chilly night at Wrigley Field

MLB roundup

The Athletics' Ramon Laureano, center, celebrates with teammates after two runs scored on a throwing error by Minnesota third baseman Luis Arraez during the 10th inning of Wednesday's game to give them a 13-12 win in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to 11, rallying from a two-run deficit to beat the Twins 13-12  when Luis Arraez threw away Ramón Laureano’s grounder for Minnesota’s second error of the 10th inning

Blue Jays shake up lineup, beat Red Sox 6-3 at Fenway

Boston starter Garrett Richards pitches during the first inning of Wednesday night's game against Toronto at Fenway Park. Toronto won, 6-3. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Looking to spark a scuffling offense, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo shook up his lineup and the Blue Jays responded in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox

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Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Then-Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton watch from the bench during the second half of an Dec. 2, 2019 game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Brissett signed with Miami last month and embraced a No. 2 role behind Tua Tagovailoa, who is being groomed as a potential franchise quarterback. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers

Patriots Edelman retires after failed physical

In this July 31, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman greets fans as he steps on the field before a training camp practice in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Patriots have terminated the contract of Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman after the receiver failed a physical

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

In a June 20, 2016 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is shown. (AP Photo)

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash that critically injured a young girl

Darnold excited to be where he's 'wanted' in Carolina

Then-Jets quarterback Sam Darnold rolls out to pass against New England in the first half of a Jan. 3 game in Foxborough, Mass. The Jets traded Darnold to Carolina on April 5, ending a stint that was marked by a few flashes of brilliance, inconsistent play, and unfortunate injuries. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

When Sam Darnold came to the Jets as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft his goal was to spend the next 20 years in New York and win a lot of Super Bowls

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Knicks beat Hawks 122-119, win streak at NBA-best eight games

Knicks forward Julius Randle drives against Atlanta forward John Collins during the third quarter of Wednesday's game at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won in overtime, 137-127. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Raptors ride strong third quarter to 114-103 win over Nets

Toronto's Kyle Lowry passes around Brooklyn's Jeff Green during the second half of Wednesday's game in Tampa, Fla. Toronto won, 114-103. (Mike Carlson/AP Photo)

Pascal Siakam had 27 points and nine rebounds, OG Anunoby scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors ran away from the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter, winning their fourth straight game 114-103

NBA roundup

Phoenix's Devin Booker goes up for a shot between the 76ers' Mike Scott, left, and Tyrese Maxey during the first half of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. The Suns won, 116-113. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Chris Paul scored 28 points, Devin Booker had 19 and Mikal Bridges 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 116-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night

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NHL roundup

Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) scores on San Jose goaltender Josef Korenar during the first period of Wednesday's game in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 5-2. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Brandon Hagel scored 3:00 into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4

Dent in the pipeline: NHL draft-eligible players take a hit

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' William Cyr, center, celebrates with teammates after a win over the Halifax Mooseheads to win the Memorial Cup on May 26, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup championship was canceled for a second consecutive year because of the pandemic. The Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday abandoned its plans to hold a season, a move that complicates the evaluation of many players eligible for the 2021 NHL draft. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Several North Amercian hockey leagues were unable to hold full seasons or play at all because of the coronavirus pandemic

Bruins blank Sabres 2-0 for 5th consecutive victory

Boston Bruins forward Connor Clifton (75) carries the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Tuukka Rask recorded his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres

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Mohegan Sun names Jennifer Rizzotti president of Connecticut Sun

In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Former UConn great, and George Washington University coach, Jennifer Rizzotti, center, talks with Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault, left, before the Mystics play the Connecticut Sun in a WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Rizzotti will be responsible for the overall business operations and marketing strategies of the Mohegan Tribe owned WNBA franchise that plays its home games in Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sun draft three guards in WNBA Draft, including Baylor's Carrington

Baylor's DiJonai Carrington blocks a shot by UConn's Christyn Williams during the an NCAA Elite Eight game on March 29 in San Antonio. Carrington was selected by the Connecticut Sun with the No. 20 overall pick in Thursday's WNBA Draft.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Connecticut Sun drafted Baylor's DiJonai Carrington, Central Michigan's Micaela Kelly and Aleah Goodman of Oregon State in Thursday night's WNBA Draft.

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Dent in the pipeline: NHL draft-eligible players take a hit

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' William Cyr, center, celebrates with teammates after a win over the Halifax Mooseheads to win the Memorial Cup on May 26, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup championship was canceled for a second consecutive year because of the pandemic. The Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday abandoned its plans to hold a season, a move that complicates the evaluation of many players eligible for the 2021 NHL draft. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Several North Amercian hockey leagues were unable to hold full seasons or play at all because of the coronavirus pandemic

Super League backer says breakaway competition is on standby

Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez gives a speech on June 13, 2019 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (Manu Fernandez/AP Photo)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez says the Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition even though they had to abandon the project just a few days after it was announced

Players "letting it rip" in team event at Zurich Classic

Tony Finau tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Masters on April 11 in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Tony Finau is among the PGA Tour players pros primed to take unusual risks and big swings this week

Indy 500 to host 135,000 in largest sports event in pandemic

Simon Pagenaud leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 will be the largest sporting event since the start of the pandemic with 135,000 spectators permitted to attend

The Indianapolis 500 plans to host 135,000 spectators next month, which would make it the largest sporting event in the world since the pandemic

After Super League climbdown, City and Spurs win in Premier League

Manchester City's Rodrigo, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during Wednesday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa in an English Premier League match in Birmingham, England. (Carl Recine/Pool via AP)

A tough week for Manchester City and Tottenham, two of the rebel clubs in the dramatically aborted Super League project, got even more difficult when they fell behind on their return to Premier League action

Blue Jays shake up lineup, beat Red Sox 6-3 at Fenway

Boston starter Garrett Richards pitches during the first inning of Wednesday night's game against Toronto at Fenway Park. Toronto won, 6-3. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Looking to spark a scuffling offense, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo shook up his lineup and the Blue Jays responded in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox

Anderson, Braves slip by slumping Yanks with four hits, win 4-1

The Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after flying out during the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta at Yankee Stadium. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Ian Anderson took a shutout into the seventh inning, Austin Riley homered and the Atlanta Braves scraped by with just four hits to beat punchless New York Yankees 4-1

English clubs apologize for Super League mutiny to placate fans

Tottenham fans stage a protest against the Board over the planned creation of a European Super League outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday in London. (Clive Rose/Pool via AP)

After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry is attempting to regain the trust of fans with an apology video

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Baseball

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds.

6 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics.

7 p.m., TNT — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks.

Boxing

9 p.m., NBCSN — Jelena Mrdjenovich vs. Erika Cruz in a featherweight bout from West Point, N.Y.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Lopesan Open from Gran Canaria, Spain.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: LA Open from Los Angeles.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers.

7 p.m., NESN Plus — NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres.

7 p.m., MSG Plus — NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

Lacrosse

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Boston College at Syracuse.

Rugby

5:30 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Newcastle Knights at Penrith Panthers.

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Bromwich Albion at Leicester City.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Barcelona Open from Spain; WTA Porsche Grand Prix from Stuttgart, Germany; ATP Serbia Open from Belgrade; WTA BNP Paribas Championship from Istanbul, Turkey.

Volleyball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Washington vs. Kentucky in Division I tournament semifinal from Omaha, Neb.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Texas vs. Wisconsin in Division I tournament semifinal from Omaha, Neb.