The Champions League continues Wednesday on Paramount+.
AC Milan @ Atlético Madrid
What to Know
We’re heading into Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage, and AC Milan will be playing Atletico Madrid at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. AC Milan tied Porto 1-1 in their previous leg to earn one point. Atletico Madrid is coming off of a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. Right now, AC Milan (one point) is last in Group B, while Atletico Madrid (four points) is in third place in the group. Recall that only the top two teams in the group will advance to the knockout phase. The teams both need a win to help get themselves out of the bottom half of the group. Keep up with this and all the UEFA Champions League action on CBSSports.com.
It wasn’t all that long ago that the Brooklyn Nets were considered an NBA superpower, with three of the best players in the league sharing the floor at the same time.
The three-headed monster of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving was about as intimidating as it gets to opposing teams, but it wasn’t meant to last, with Harden asking out, resulting in Ben Simmons coming to Brooklyn from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Now, Simmons is the last man standing in Brooklyn, with Durant and Irving playing elsewhere after asking out themselves.
However, the defensive-minded Simmons is headed into an uncertain future after being shut down for the season.
Nets announcer Ian Eagles believes Simmons’ future with the team is a mystery.
Few NBA stars with Simmons’ ability have fallen off as he has in such a small window of time.
The former No. 1 overall pick was once considered one of the best defenders in the league and a valuable asset for any NBA team with him on their roster.
After a disastrous end to his stint playing alongside Joel Embiid in Philadelphia and how things have turned out in Brooklyn, Simmons’ time in the NBA may soon end even though he still has an enormous contract.
Simmons is currently the highest-paid player on the Nets at $35.4 million and will be paid $37.8 million next season and $40.3 million the year after.
This is somewhat of a disaster for the Nets, as he’s not worth these numbers anymore, but he’ll also be impossible to trade, which puts Brooklyn in a difficult position.
The buzz around the New York Jets surrounds their attempt to land future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is currently under contract with the Green Bay Packers.
New York has an interesting young team that features ample talent, especially on the defensive side of the football.
However, the team has been a laughingstock for a long time, and now owns a mark of futility that no one wants, as they have the longest playoff drought in any of our nation’s four major pro sports leagues.
With the Sacramento Kings snapping theirs, the Jets (12 seasons) now have the longest active playoff drought out of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. pic.twitter.com/DesZrTlL50
The last time the Jets reached the NFL playoffs was the 2010 season, when they reached the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row.
But since then, they have mustered just one season with a winning record.
In some markets, perhaps such a long streak of futility would be a little more tolerable, but not in the Tri-state area, where everyone demands greatness from their teams.
The Jets have won only one Super Bowl in their history, which came in Super Bowl III where QB Joe Namath famously guaranteed a win over the favored Baltimore Colts, then delivered just that.
The current iteration of the Jets features the Defensive Rookie of the Year in cornerback Sauce Gardner, wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who is the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, and one of Rodgers’ favorite wideouts in Allen Lazard, who spent the last five seasons with the Packers.
The bad news for New York is that even a bounce-back year from Rodgers may mean, at best, a third-place finish in the AFC East, but at least his impending arrival would mean a great shot at returning to the postseason.
The Texans submitted a proposal to have failed fourth-down plays reviewed automatically in the same way that every touchdown is reviewed immediately after a team scores to see if it is legitimate or not.
According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 News, the Texans were successful in their attempt to get the new review procedure approved by the NFL.