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No. 7 Syracuse holds off Providence 72-66

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No. 7 Syracuse holds off Providence 72-66

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) C.J. Fair scored 23 with 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 with six assists on Wednesday night as No. 7 Syracuse rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat Providence 72-66.

Rakeem Christmas scored 15 with eight rebounds for the Orange (15-1, 3-0 Big East), who won their fifth consecutive game since a Dec. 22 loss to Temple at Madison Square Garden that is their only defeat of the season.

Bryce Cotton scored 24 for Providence (8-7, 0-3), which lost its fifth in a row.

Syracuse made just 3 of 21 attempts from 3-point range, while Providence was 9 of 18.

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning to announce his retirement from NFL on Friday

Giants quarterback Eli Manning to announce his retirement from NFL on Friday

After 16 seasons with the New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning has announced he will be retiring from the NFL.

Manning, who was drafted first overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 draft and then traded to the Giants on draft day, spent all 16 years of his NFL career with Big Blue. The team will hold a news conference on Friday.

The 39-year-old is one of the most accomplished players in Giants history. He's a two-time Super Bowl champion (and two-time Super Bowl MVP), four-time Pro Bowler, and started a franchise-record 236 games at quarterback for New York. 

"It was an honor and privilege to coach Eli, and to go through the wonderful and magnificent moments that he and his teammates provided for all of us in the world championship '07-'08 and '11-'12 seasons," Tom Coughlin, Manning's longtime head coach, told Giants.com. "I and my coaching staff and our teams from 2004 right through 2015, for me at least, my part, hold Eli in the highest respect and congratulate him and his family, and his mom and dad, for all of the wonderful, wonderful experiences he's had, and the happiness and pride that he has brought to the entire Giants family, the fanfare, the fans, the family and everyone that's taken so much pride from his performances and for what he's meant."

Based on their record against Manning, Redskins fans will be happy to see Manning go. In 27 starts against Washington, Manning was victorious in 18 of them. The longtime signal-caller has more wins against the Redskins than he does any other NFL opponent.

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Kobe Bryant claims Elena Delle Donne, other WNBA stars could play in NBA

Kobe Bryant claims Elena Delle Donne, other WNBA stars could play in NBA

When Kobe Bryant talks people tend to listen whether they love him or hate him. 

And when a basketball player of his caliber claims that a number of players from the WNBA could play right now in the NBA, it elicits quite the reaction. 

In an interview with CNN, Bryant explained how he feels stars like Elena Delle Donne, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore could all keep up with current NBA players. 

"I think there are a couple of players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly," Bryant said. "Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne. There's a lot of great players out there, so they could certainly keep up with them."

Delle Donne is coming off a monster season with the Mystics. She secured her second MVP award in 2019 and won her first championship with Washington after beating the Connecticut Sun in five games. 

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