February 3 US Paper Talk: European clubs tracking Portland Timbers forward

Jeremy Ebobisse was in demand as transfer window slammed shut; Jared Goff in the dark about trade to Detroit Lions.

SOCCER: Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse was the subject of multiple approaches as the transfer window closed.

Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht and German second division side Dusseldorf initiated negotiations, while Belgian side Zulte Waregem submitted a loan offer for the USMNT player. Beerschot inquired about him on deadline day, while clubs from England, Spain and the Netherlands are also monitoring the 23-year-old. (MLSSoccer.com)

SOCCER: Atlanta United will be the only MLS side to have a third kit for the forthcoming season. (The Athletic)

FOOTBALL: Jared Goff admits he is still unsure why LA Rams traded him to the Detroit Lions. The quarterback, who was involved in a swap that brought Matthew Stafford to the Rams, said he had yet to speak to the Rams about the decision.

"There's still some conversations to be had. Those will shed some light, obviously, and I'll be able to understand things a little bit more." (Los Angeles Times)

FOOTBALL: Betting on the Super Bowl is expected to drop 12% this year due to COVID-19. (American Gaming Association)

FOOTBALL: And for those needing a tip, Kansas City Chiefs are going to win on Sunday. That is according to Nicholas, a bottlenose dolphin from Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Nicholas is currently on a winning streak of six which began when he tipped the Chiefs to win Super Bowl LIV. (Orlando Sentinel)

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BASEBALL: LA Angels have suspended pitching coach Mickey Callaway amid allegations of sexual harassment against him by five women. (Various)

BASKETBALL: Meyers Leonard looks to have played his last game for Miami Heat. Despite undergoing successful surgery on his injured shoulder, Leonard is expected to be out for the remainder of the season. The Heat would then be able to get out of his remaining contract in the offseason. (The Athletic)

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