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As per usual we’ve been busy spending our morning trawling the deepest recesses of the web in order to get you the latest news on your beloved NBA and NFL.

We’ve put that news into an aesthetically-pleasing round-up, equipped with a video if you can’t be bothered to read. Enjoy.

Beckham Jr. and Landry make history

Once teammates and great friends at LSU, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry continue to find themselves connected in the NFL, despite the fact that Beckham plays for the New York Giants and Landry the Miami Dolphins.

The pair took part in their first NFL game on the same field last night and used the occasion to make history.

Beckham, who managed seven catches, and Landry, who got 11, are now the first and second on the all-time NFL list of catches made by players in their first two seasons in the league.

Beckham has 176 while Landry boasts 173.

Manning retains unwanted honor

Meanwhile, those hoping to see Peyton Manning reinstated as the Denver Broncos’ starting QB when he returns from injury have been given food for thought after the emergence of an alarming stat.

Despite not having taken to the field since the third quarter of the Broncos’ clash with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this term, Manning is still leading the NFL in interceptions.

The future Hall of Famer has thrown 17 altogether in 2015, more than enough to put him ahead of the rest of the pack looking likely to compete for the unwanted honor.

Kennedy reacts to Rondo rant

In the NBA, veteran referee Bill Kennedy has revealed he is gay, after apparently suffering abuse at the hands of Kings guard Rajon Rondo.

Rondo was ejected from a game against the Celtics on December 3 and directed a tirade at Kennedy. The official said in his statement that the rant had included an anti-gay slur.

Players of the week

Lastly, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Durant have been named Players of the Week for the NBA Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, having led their sides to 4-0 records.

DeRozan averaged 24 points for the Toronto Raptors and secured a game-high 28 points against the San Antonio Spurs on December 9.

Durant, meanwhile, maintained an average of 27.3 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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