Morning sports update: NFL signs deal with Pizza Hut after cutting ties with Papa John’s

Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell in 2017. –AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File

The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes in overtime on Tuesday night, 4-3. Charlie McAvoy scored the winning goal on a two-on-one breakaway:

Here’s a look at a few other stories:

Pizza Hut pounces after NFL splits with Papa John’s: Following the announcement that the NFL had cut ties with Papa John’s in the wake of the CEO John Schnatter’s public criticism of the league in 2017, Pizza Hut was quickly announced as the new official pizza of the NFL:

The NFL rookie combine gets underway: One of the staples of the NFL offseason is the annual rookie combine in Indianapolis. The Patriots will be busy, though Josh McDaniels is not expected to be on hand at the site of his recent Colts controversy. (Boston Globe)


North American 2026 World Cup bid in trouble: Despite partnering with Canada and Mexico for a joint bid, the latest attempt to bring the World Cup back to the United States is in jeopardy. ESPN’s Sam Borden reported that the Moroccan bid for the ’26 World Cup may actually have more votes lined up than its competition. (ESPN)

Danny Amendola rebuffs reports of dissension among Patriots’ leading trio: Danny Amendola spoke at Bryant University on Tuesday night, covering (among other topics) his impending free agency and the reports about the Patriots’ hierarchy. (

Daily highlight: Miami basketball defeated North Carolina at the buzzer when Ja’Quan Newton nailed a running three-pointer to win, 91-88: