Sam Amico

Prior to joining OutKick, Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com. A native of Akron, Ohio, his career began in Wyoming, where he wrote about everything from college football to rodeos to sled-dog racing. He also spent some time in West Virginia and insists he is the only sportswriter in history to cover "the two least-populated states that start with W" for a combined decade.

Sam Amico

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Sam Amico

Tom Brady. Super Bowl. Again. And Minus Bill Belichick To Boot

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going home. Not Brady’s normal home — his new home, and he’s led his new team there in their first year together. Anyone else wondering how Bill Belichik is feeling today? One former member of the New England Patriots did mention Brady to Belichick after Brady’s hot

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Sam Amico

Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey Likely To Retire

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey — whose first snap of this year’s AFC playoffs went over the head of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — is expected to retire after 11 seasons. Per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey has already informed teammates that he intends to walk away. “Barring a change of heart, (Pouncey) could

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Sam Amico

Turf Toe Not Likely To Slow Banged-Up Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a go for Sunday night’s AFC Championship game vs. the Buffalo Bills. As relayed by OutKick’s Clint Lamb, Mahomes’ concussion is not expected to keep him from playing, nor be an issue. But that’s not to say Mahomes will be in perfect health. It appears the Super Bowl-winning

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Sam Amico

Lions Expected To Hire John Dorsey As Senior Executive

It appears John Dorsey will soon be officially back in a high-ranking position with an NFL team. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Detroit Lions are expected to hire Dorsey as a senior personnel executive. Dorsey, 60, was fired as GM of the Cleveland Browns after a 6-10 finish in 2019. With the Lions,

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NFL
Sam Amico

Report: Buccaneers Hoping Injured Antonio Brown Will Return

Veteran wide receiver Antonio Brown is out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game vs. the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, a knee injury cited as the reason. But he may not have played his last game in Tampa Bay. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Buccaneers want Brown back next season.

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NCAAB
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Michigan Puts Sports On Hold For At Least Two Weeks

Michigan is pausing all athletics for at least 14 days following a recommendation from the state health department, according to an exclusive report from Ethan Sears of The Michigan Daily. Sears added that a Michigan spokesperson confirmed the report, and that all Wolverines sports are indeed on pause. “Canceling competitions is never something we want

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Media News
Sam Amico

NBC Sports Network ‘To Wind Down Completely’

The NBC Sports Network, once touted as a potential challenger to ESPN, is shutting down at the end of year. NBC Sports Network has mostly made a name for itself via the NHL and English Premier League soccer. Now, it’s going to make a name for itself by becoming the first major sports network to

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