Please enable JavaScript to experience the full functionality of mail.com.

Sports in pictures

The Associated Press
A custom made football. When Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record, and those who blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process than involved the production of about 175 unique commemorative footballs and the enlisting Saints front office and public relations staff to help track down 99 receivers, 56 offensive linemen, 11 head or assistant coaches from his 18 pro seasons, as well as a few others Brees saw as instrumental in his success. (New Orleans Saints via AP)
Odell Beckham Jr., Ahkello Witherspoon The Associated Press
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., right, catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, the NFL's highest-paid receiver won't play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.
The Associated Press
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scores against the Phoenix Suns in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Phoenix.
The Associated Press
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) catches a two-point conversion for the win against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28.
The Associated Press
Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) reacts after dunking the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Houston.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Patrick Marleau The Associated Press
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) robs Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) on a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
The Associated Press
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates with running back Marlon Mack (25) after securing a win against the Houston Texans in the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. In his comeback from a 2017 season lost to a shoulder injury, Luck has been sensational, working behind an offensive line that has gone from sieve to sturdy. AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
The Associated Press
Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana (41) connects for a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, in New York. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings.
The Associated Press
Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings.
Carson Wentz, Nick Foles The Associated Press
Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, left, watches Nick Foles during practice at the NFL football team's facility, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia.
The Associated Press
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in New York. The revamped Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached a free-agent deal with the team that traded him away last summer, a person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press late Wednesday night, Dec. 12, 2018. The person spoke on condition of anonymity at the winter meetings because the team had not yet announced the move. Familia likely must pass a physical for the contract to be finalized.
The Associated Press
Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings.
Michael Jordan The Associated Press
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, center, shouts at an official in the final seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Officials ruled the Hornets had six players on the floor in the final second of the game, giving one free throw to Detroit. The Hornets won 108-107.
Jose Canseco The Associated Press
Former Oakland Athletics player Jose Canseco throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Oakland, Calif. Canseco, a former major league slugger, has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, to U.S. President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff."
The Associated Press
Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced.
The Associated Press
Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates with guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
Kawhi Leonard The Associated Press
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard huddles with teammates before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Leonard sat out Toronto’s showdown against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Dec. 12, because of a bruised right hip.
Anthony Davis The Associated Press
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
Jeremy Lamb, Kemba Walker, Willy Hernangomez, Malik Monk, Devonte' Graham The Associated Press
Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb, jumping right, celebrates with teammates Malik Monk, left, Willy Hernangomez, center and Devonte' Graham, front, as Kemba Walker (15) celebrates in background after Lamb's go-ahead and eventual game-winning basket against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Charlotte won 108-107.
Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris, John Wall The Associated Press
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots between Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), forward Markieff Morris (5), and guard John Wall (2) during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Washington. The Celtics won 130-125.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Domantas Sabonis, Tyreke Evans The Associated Press
Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) trap Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
The Associated Press
Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced.
Jabari Parker, Cristiano Felicio, Kris Dunn, Shaquille Harrison The Associated Press
Chicago Bulls Jabari Parker, from left, Cristiano Felicio, Kris Dunn and Shaquille Harrison, warm up at the start of a basketball practice at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The Bulls will face Orlando Magic Thursday in the first of two 2018 regular-season NBA games to be played in the high-altitude Mexican capital.
Carson Wentz The Associated Press
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) sits on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
Roger Goodell The Associated Press
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference after the football leagues' meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.