Sports Quick Hits: December 3rd 2021

December 3, 2021
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⚽️NWSL: Please enjoy this live footage of us processing yesterday’s flurry of NWSL trade news. The biggest names on the move? USWNT star Julie Ertz and top defender Sarah Gorden, who were traded from the Chicago Red Stars to expansion team Angel City FC.

  • And there could be more news where that came from, with reports that the Orlando Pride’s Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger (one of soccer’s power couples) are being traded to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Chaos.

🏀NBA: Here comes the (Phoenix) Sun(s). With last night’s 114–103 win over the lowly Detroit Pistons, the Suns have now won a franchise record-setting 18 (!!!) straight games, extending their “no loss November” streak into December. Do we hear 19?

🏈NFL: Despite head coach Mike McCarthy being out due to COVID-19 protocols, the Dallas Cowboys still defeated the injury-plagued New Orleans Saints 27–17in last night’s Thursday Night Football battle.

  • Speaking of COVID-19, three players (including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown) have been suspended three games for misrepresenting their vaccination statuses. Make it stop — we can’t take anymore toes.