Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has not played or practiced since suffering a dislocated left knee and torn ACL more than 13 months ago, was cleared to return to practice, according to multiple reports Monday. Bridgewater was cleared by the doctor who performed the surgery last year, a source with direct knowledge of the exam… Continue reading “Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Dale Earnhardt Jr Amy Earnhardt As the wife of a NASCAR superstar in the midst of his last season before retirement, Amy Earnhardt gets a number of cool opportunities to do some really cool things. But this cool thing — well, it just might be the most exciting yet. “I just found out that I get… Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”

Chaos strikes college football as No. 2 Clemson falls on Friday night

This could prove to be one of the biggest results this season in college football. No. 2 Clemson fell on the road on Friday night, as the Tigers were upset at Syracuse by a 27-24 score. Clemson had the ball late with a chance to tie or take the lead, and a questionable decision will come… Continue reading “Chaos strikes college football as No. 2 Clemson falls on Friday night”

Red Wings: Man not banned for hurling octopus in Little Caesars Arena

A Detroit Red Wings spokesman said Wednesday that no lifetime bans were issued as a result of anyone tossing an octopus on the ice during the first hockey game at Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 5. Multiple news outlets have reported that the Wings gave a lifetime ban to a Windsor man for tossing the first… Continue reading “Red Wings: Man not banned for hurling octopus in Little Caesars Arena”

Michael Wilbon compares Jerry Jones to a slave owner

On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner. Mr. Wilbon, co-host of “Pardon the Interruption,” took issue with Mr. Jones’ stance that players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games… Continue reading “Michael Wilbon compares Jerry Jones to a slave owner”

Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem

President Trump ramped up Tuesday his criticism of the NFL by calling for eliminating the league’s “massive tax breaks” as team owners scramble to stop players from protesting during the national anthem. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?” said Mr. Trump in an… Continue reading “Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem”

Mike Ditka: ‘No oppression in last 100 years’

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Bears star and coach Mike Ditka, an adamant critic of National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination, said Monday in a national radio interview that this country has been free of oppression for at least a century. “All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal… Continue reading “Mike Ditka: ‘No oppression in last 100 years’”

Red Wings open new arena with 4-2 win over Wild

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg whipped a wrist shot through the pads of Devan Dubynk midway through the third period, snapping a 2-2 tie and rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in the opening game at Little Caesars Arena. The Detroit captain gathered up a loose puck… Continue reading “Red Wings open new arena with 4-2 win over Wild”

MLB bombshell: Red Sox illegally stole signs from Yankees using Apple device

Now this should add a twist to the best rivalry in baseball. According to a report from The New York Times, the Boston Red Sox have been found to steal signs from the Yankees and other teams in baseball, with an Apple Watch at the forefront of the heist. Investigators for Major League Baseball have determined… Continue reading “MLB bombshell: Red Sox illegally stole signs from Yankees using Apple device”

Report: Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski balks at reworking contract

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Sebastian Janikowski, who hasn’t seen the field since the Raiders’ second exhibition game, is at an impasse with the Raiders over his contract, according to an ESPN report Monday. Janikowski, 39, is in the last year of a contract in which he is scheduled to make $4,050,000, making him the fourth highest paid… Continue reading “Report: Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski balks at reworking contract”

USA determined ahead of World Cup qualifying showdown

United States coach Bruce Arena faces the most demanding test of his second spell in charge on Tuesday as his chastened team heads to Honduras for a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier. Humbled 2-0 by Costa Rica in New Jersey on Friday, the United States face a resurgent Honduras in San Pedro Sula with their hopes… Continue reading “USA determined ahead of World Cup qualifying showdown”

Meet the hot new racer with NASCAR in her sights

julia landauer race As NASCAR continues to go through quite the identity crisis at the moment, the popular racing series is experimenting with rule changes, track changes and changes to the philosophy that made it one of the country’s most watched sports. RELATED: Blake Shelton calls out NASCAR driver for trying to get him fired But… Continue reading “Meet the hot new racer with NASCAR in her sights”

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy cited for DUI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was cited Sunday in Overland Park for driving under the influence, police said Tuesday. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at a Burger King near 137th Street and Metcalf Avenue. Overland Park police officer and spokesman Brian Payne said he could not release further details until the police… Continue reading “Royals pitcher Danny Duffy cited for DUI”

Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled, team returning to Houston

The Dallas Cowboys confirmed that Thursday’s preseason finale with the Houston Texans has been canceled. The Texans had an opportunity to go home and tend to their families, so that’s what they did. The game had been moved from Houston’s NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium in Arlington because of Hurricane Harvey. “There’s more important things than… Continue reading “Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled, team returning to Houston”

Brady on losing Edelman: ‘We have to find a different way’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday “we have to find a different way” to replace injured wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is lost for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Edelman was injured in Friday night’s 30-28 win on the road against the Detroit Lions. The Patriots did not disclose… Continue reading “Brady on losing Edelman: ‘We have to find a different way’”

The Latest on the Celtics-Cavs Trade

The trade that shook the landscape of the NBA—the deal that, for the first time in the history of the league, saw conference finals opponents swap players in the off-season immediately after facing one another—might not happen. We’re of course discussing star Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving being sent to the Boston Celtics for star… Continue reading “The Latest on the Celtics-Cavs Trade”

MRI reveals torn ACL for Bears WR Cameron Meredith

Bears receiver Cameron Meredith will indeed be lost for the season. A source confirmed that an MRI on Meredith’s injured left knee Monday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, as was feared after the third-year receiver left Sunday’s exhibition game against the Titans on a cart. Meredith, who led the Bears with 66 catches for 888… Continue reading “MRI reveals torn ACL for Bears WR Cameron Meredith”

Premier League: Arsenal Defeat Left Neville Disgusted

For the neutral, Liverpool’s demolition of Arsenal on Sunday at Anfield was sadly free of much drama. Sure, there was enjoyment to be had in Liverpool’s blistering attack, somewhere in the hinterland between a saber and a sledgehammer, some diversion in the interplay between Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and new signing Mohamed Salah, in the artful… Continue reading “Premier League: Arsenal Defeat Left Neville Disgusted”

If you missed the fight, here’s Ozzy Man with an expletive-loaded play-by-play

Saturday night’s fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was one of the sporting events of the decade. Unfortunately, it played at around midnight on the east coast, which means that a lot of people were already asleep by the time the two fighters squared off in the ring. Thankfully, Ozzy Man wasn’t passed out when… Continue reading “If you missed the fight, here’s Ozzy Man with an expletive-loaded play-by-play”

Stetson DB Blakely dies after collapsing during practice

Stetson sophomore defensive back Nicholas Blakely died after collapsing during practice on Monday evening, the school announced. An official cause of death has not been released for the 19-year-old. “(Blakely) was on the sidelines shortly after practice began … when he complained of not feeling well and collapsed,” Stetson president Wendy B. Libby said in a… Continue reading “Stetson DB Blakely dies after collapsing during practice”

Rookie Park rallies to win CP Women’s Open

Sung Hyun Park claimed the second victory during her rookie year on the LPGA Tour, winning the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open title on Sunday in Ottawa. The U.S. Women’s Open winner closed the tournament with a birdie on the 18th hole to cap a 7-under-par 64 that left her with a two-stroke victory over South Korean… Continue reading “Rookie Park rallies to win CP Women’s Open”

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Red Sox

BOSTON — Wade Miley’s effective start and timely hits by Adam Jones and Trey Mancini helped the Baltimore Orioles complete a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 2-1 win Sunday at Fenway Park. Miley (8-10) worked five innings plus one batter, surrendering one run on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts.… Continue reading “Orioles complete three-game sweep of Red Sox”

Rockies blank Braves behind Gray

ATLANTA — Right-hander Jon Gray continued his mastery of Atlanta Braves on Sunday, working six scoreless innings in the Colorado Rockies’ 3-0 win at SunTrust Park. Gray (6-3) allowed five hits, two walks and struck out seven, one short of his season high, and ended a three-game losing streak on the road. He improved to 3-0… Continue reading “Rockies blank Braves behind Gray”

Bucs offense failing to score touchdowns

TAMPA — For all the good things quarterback Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has done this preseason, scoring touchdowns is not one of them. Tampa Bay has had 14 possessions under Winston and the first-team offense this preseason and it produced a total of one touchdown and five field goals. Winston completed 17… Continue reading “Bucs offense failing to score touchdowns”

Snyder has the reins as No. 20 Kansas State opens

MANHATTAN, Kan. — No. 20 Kansas State opens the season Saturday night with questions surrounding the program. Coach Bill Snyder enters his 26th season at the helm, but unlike when he first arrived in 1989, the questions during this offseason were mostly focused on how long he’ll continue to coach. The 78-year-old Snyder endured treatment for… Continue reading “Snyder has the reins as No. 20 Kansas State opens”

Pagano says he’s happy with team

INDIANAPOLIS — After struggling in their first two preseason games, the Indianapolis Colts will be a more confident football team heading into Thursday night’s preseason finale against Cincinnati. Indianapolis registered a 19-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Saturday night and had its best overall performance of the preseason. The Colts played with a spark that… Continue reading “Pagano says he’s happy with team”

Ravens add year to coach John Harbaugh’s contract, extending him through 2019

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti added another year to coach John Harbaugh’s contract Monday, extending him through the 2019 season. The team announced the extension Monday. Neither Bisciotti nor Harbaugh was immediately available to comment. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Harbaugh had been signed for two more years before Bisciotti added a year to his… Continue reading “Ravens add year to coach John Harbaugh’s contract, extending him through 2019”

No. 10 Oklahoma State’s offense ready to roll

STILLWATER, Okla. — By most descriptions, Oklahoma State-Tulsa looks like a serious rivalry. Two FBS schools, residing in the same state, separated by 69 miles of turnpike. The Cowboys and Golden Hurricanes have squared off 71 times, with Oklahoma State holding a 39-27-5 edge in what shapes up as a competitive series. And yet, there’s little… Continue reading “No. 10 Oklahoma State’s offense ready to roll”

WWE Raw results: New champ crowned, Cena-Reigns shoot promo, battle royal

Monday Night Raw broadcast live from Memphis, Tennessee, at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network. Monday Night Raw Main Event — Raw Women’s Championship match: Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks (c) by pinfall Bliss rolled Banks up three times to start the bout looking for a quick pin. Bliss landed a brutal backbreaker across her knee… Continue reading “WWE Raw results: New champ crowned, Cena-Reigns shoot promo, battle royal”

Chargers’ stars probably won’t play against 49ers

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers will put a bow on their preseason on Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers. We’re not sure about Los Angeles leaving its heart in San Francisco, or even Santa Clara, for that matter. We do know the Chargers won’t leave behind a chance for a rebound season. That’s… Continue reading “Chargers’ stars probably won’t play against 49ers”

Royals’ scoreless drought hits 43 innings in 12-0 loss to the Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the zeroes piled up and a historic drought dragged on, as a baseball season teetered on the brink, Kauffman Stadium turned quiet Monday night. There had been sounds, of course. A cascade of boos after another woeful start from Ian Kennedy. An overenthusiastic cheer when Lorenzo Cain reached third base following… Continue reading “Royals’ scoreless drought hits 43 innings in 12-0 loss to the Rays”

There are some entertaining — and possibly NSFW — ways NASCAR can improve its TV ratings

NASCAR’s TV ratings haven’t been exactly promising, and it could get worse after Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires. Forbes columnist Dave Caldwell presented 10 different ways the sport can increase viewership, and some of the changes could take place in the near future. The first recommendation from Caldwell is to shorten the season to 24-30 races. This… Continue reading “There are some entertaining — and possibly NSFW — ways NASCAR can improve its TV ratings”

No. 25 Tennessee, Georgia Tech debut new QBs in opener

ATLANTA — The stadium is brand new, but the rivalry between Georgia Tech and No. 25 Tennessee is decades old. The two old Southeastern Conference members will meet on Labor Day in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, the second college football game to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night. Tennessee leads the all-time… Continue reading “No. 25 Tennessee, Georgia Tech debut new QBs in opener”

No. 15 Georgia wary of Appalachian State

ATHENS, Ga. — When Appalachian State shocked the college football word by knocking off Michigan 10 years ago in Ann Arbor, it forever changed the way opponents thought about the Mountaineers. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart remembers it well. “I remember the game. I remember the blocked kick. No. 1, it helped them recruit probably a… Continue reading “No. 15 Georgia wary of Appalachian State”

Dave Roberts and Adrian Gonzalez are close friends, and it benefits Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — In the fall of 2015, as the Los Angles Dodgers searched for a new manager, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman consulted with a handful of veterans about the candidates. Adrian Gonzalez started to rave when Friedman mentioned Dave Roberts. The praise came with a caveat. “Dave would be great, but I can’t… Continue reading “Dave Roberts and Adrian Gonzalez are close friends, and it benefits Dodgers”

Patriots acquire LB Flowers from Bengals

The New England Patriots acquired linebacker Marquis Flowers from the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. Flowers has played primarily on special teams for Cincinnati since being selected out of Arizona with a sixth-round draft pick in 2014. The 25-year-old recorded seven tackles last season and 15 total in 32 games… Continue reading “Patriots acquire LB Flowers from Bengals”

Mets’ Cespedes (hamstring) out for season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of a right hamstring strain, the team announced Monday. Cespedes was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, and he had an MRI exam on Monday that confirmed the extent of the injury. Cespedes should be recovered in about… Continue reading “Mets’ Cespedes (hamstring) out for season”

No. 9 Wisconsin thinner at linebacker before opener

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s resiliency has been tested before the opening kickoff, as the team deals with season-ending injuries at linebacker. Despite that challenge, the No. 9 Badgers boast strength on offense and veteran leadership in key positions as they prepare for their season opener Friday at 9 p.m. ET against Utah State at Camp Randall… Continue reading “No. 9 Wisconsin thinner at linebacker before opener”

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief gives an honest assessment on a disappointing goodbye season

This has been a lost season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He should have had more, gone out on a higher note. Coming into his final season — and coming back from a concussion that ruined his 2017 campaign — the 42-year-old driver of the No. 88 for Hendrick Motorsports is in grave danger of missing the… Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief gives an honest assessment on a disappointing goodbye season”

No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Florida State meet in massive opener

ATLANTA – The College Football Playoff will be decided this season at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the first college game at the $1.5 billion replacement for the Georgia Dome will likely help determine who is playing on Jan. 8. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 3 Florida in the Chick-fil-A Classic on Saturday night in what… Continue reading “No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Florida State meet in massive opener”

Rockets owner donates $4 million to hurricane fund

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donated $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, the team announced Monday. “Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “… Please stay safe, Houston.” Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul… Continue reading “Rockets owner donates $4 million to hurricane fund”

Bills trade LB Ragland to Chiefs

The Buffalo Bills continued making trades this preseason, sending linebacker Reggie Ragland to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick. The Bills used a second-round draft pick in 2016 on Ragland, who was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at Alabama. He is the fourth draft selection of… Continue reading “Bills trade LB Ragland to Chiefs”

Eagles trade LS Dorenbos to Saints

The Philadelphia Eagles traded long snapper Jon Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints on Monday for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Dorenbos joined the Eagles in 2006 after playing for the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans during his first three years in the league. The 15-year veteran played in a franchise-record 162… Continue reading “Eagles trade LS Dorenbos to Saints”

Lions, Matthew Stafford agree to 5-year contract extension; $27 million a year

Matthew Stafford’s deal is done, and the Detroit Lions quarterback is — for now, at least — the highest paid player in NFL history. Stafford and the Lions agreed to a five-year contract extension on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told the Free Press. The person requested anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced… Continue reading “Lions, Matthew Stafford agree to 5-year contract extension; $27 million a year”

Giants’ Samardzija shuts out Padres

SAN DIEGO — Jeff Samardzija threw his fourth career shutout and first since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Monday. Samardzija (9-12) was sensational, allowing only three singles and striking out five. He didn’t issue a walk. After Wil Myers’ infield hit… Continue reading “Giants’ Samardzija shuts out Padres”

Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott has taken a hard stance on national anthem protests

National anthem protests continue in the NFL and, more and more, players around the league are being asked about their feelings when colleagues engage. This week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was prompted on his thoughts about national anthem protests and whether he would consider participating in them when it comes to taking a knee or… Continue reading “Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott has taken a hard stance on national anthem protests”

After months of anticipation, it’s almost showtime for Tom Herman and his Texas Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas — After all the buildup and culture building and countless media interviews and a questionable Top 25 ranking, people will see what Tom Herman has brought to Texas. Herman is just as anxious to raise the curtain. “We talked Saturday,” Herman said of his team. “We’re a week away from showing the world what… Continue reading “After months of anticipation, it’s almost showtime for Tom Herman and his Texas Longhorns”

Rams will sign Hall of Fame player Eric Dickerson to one-day contract so he can retire as a Ram

LOS ANGELES — Eric Dickerson last played in the NFL in 1993, the final season of a Hall of Fame career that began with the Los Angeles Rams. On Tuesday, the Rams will sign Dickerson to a one-day contract so that he can officially retire with the organization, the Rams announced. “While Eric has always been… Continue reading “Rams will sign Hall of Fame player Eric Dickerson to one-day contract so he can retire as a Ram”

Matt Stafford’s new contract puts Redskins offer to Kirk Cousins in context

Matthew Stafford is a good, productive quarterback who has never won a playoff game. The Detroit Lions, because or in spite of this, locked up their signal caller through 2022 with a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $135 million with $92 million guaranteed Monday night. Next year, this will be good news for Kirk Cousins as… Continue reading “Matt Stafford’s new contract puts Redskins offer to Kirk Cousins in context”

Transfer News: Man United Eyes Massive Late Deal

The most dramatic and expensive transfer window in Premier League history has just three days remaining, and there may yet be a few more twists. Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all on the hunt to considerably strengthen their squads before the August 31 deadline. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors that… Continue reading “Transfer News: Man United Eyes Massive Late Deal”

From obscurity to superstar status, Coutinho’s rise is complete

When Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2013, the Brazil forward was so lightly regarded that his signing was overshadowed by the arrival of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield earlier that month. But five years later, Coutinho has become such a formidable force that his departure will be mourned by Liverpool fans around the world if Barcelona complete… Continue reading “From obscurity to superstar status, Coutinho’s rise is complete”

Jon Gruden reportedly already has part of his new staff in place for the Raiders

Jon Gruden is reportedly finalizing his deal to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders and may have already decided on several members of his coaching staff. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Gruden has three key hires in place — Los Angeles Raiders QB coach Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals defensive… Continue reading “Jon Gruden reportedly already has part of his new staff in place for the Raiders”

Bradie Tennell wins her first US women’s figure skating title; Mirai Nagasu is 2nd

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bradie Tennell won her first U.S. women’s figure skating championship Friday night, using her remarkable consistency to produce a flawless performance that is all but certain to earn her a berth on the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. The three women who will compete in the singles event at next month’s… Continue reading “Bradie Tennell wins her first US women’s figure skating title; Mirai Nagasu is 2nd”

Michigan reportedly hiring former rival assistant, SEC coordinator

Michigan has lost a couple of assistant coaches to other schools this offseason like Greg Frey reportedly heading to Florida State. It looks like now they are doing some of their own hiring, at least according to college football insider Bruce Feldman. SOURCE: #Michigan is hiring former #Arkansas OC Dan Enos, a former #MichiganState asst and… Continue reading “Michigan reportedly hiring former rival assistant, SEC coordinator”

Bills RB McCoy sheds boot, is questionable for playoff game

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was listed as questionable for Sunday’s playoff game at the Jacksonville Jaguars. McCoy practiced on a limited basis Friday after sitting out practice the previous two days due to an ankle injury suffered in the regular-season finale against Miami. “We’ll see. We’ll see,” McCoy told reporters, per the NFL Network.… Continue reading “Bills RB McCoy sheds boot, is questionable for playoff game”

Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Bills at Jaguars

BUFFALO BILLS (9-7) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (10-6) GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, EverBank Field. TV: CBS, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter), Jay Feely (field reporter). SERIES HISTORY: 16th all-time meeting. Bills lead series, 8-7. Last year, the Bills defeated the Jaguars 28-21; the year before, Buffalo lost 34-31 at Wembley Stadium… Continue reading “Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Bills at Jaguars”

US Figure Skating announces the three women who will participate at Winter Olympics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Avoiding controversy, U.S. Figure Skating on Saturday announced that it had nominated Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen for the three women’s singles berths on the U.S team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. The three women finished in that order at the U.S. figure skating championships, but the selection committee empaneled by… Continue reading “US Figure Skating announces the three women who will participate at Winter Olympics”

Bills rusher McCoy ‘questionable’ for playoff game

Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy returned to limited practice on Friday and was listed as questionable for the Bills NFL playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. McCoy, who has carried 287 times for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns this season, suffered an ankle injury in the Bills’ regular-season finale against Miami. He shed his… Continue reading “Bills rusher McCoy ‘questionable’ for playoff game”

Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Titans at Chiefs

TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-6) GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, Arrowhead Stadium. TV: ESPN/ABC, Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter), Adam Schefter (field reporter). SERIES HISTORY: 52nd all-time meeting. Chiefs lead series, 29-22, including two wins in as many playoff meetings over the Oilers/Titans franchise. The first playoff meeting… Continue reading “Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Titans at Chiefs”

US figure skater Wagner fails to make Pyeongchang Olympic team

US Figure Skating champion Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen are headed to the Pyeongchang Olympics selectors said Saturday as world silver medallist Ashley Wagner failed to make the team. USA Figure Skating’s selection committee announced the three women that would compete at next month’s Winter Games on Saturday morning in the wake of their… Continue reading “US figure skater Wagner fails to make Pyeongchang Olympic team”

Eagles first No. 1 seed to begin as underdog

The Philadelphia Eagles are the first No. 1 seed in the NFL playoffs to begin as an underdog. The Atlanta Falcons opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Eagles in Saturday’s divisional round game in Philadelphia. Since 1975, when the NFL began basing home-field advantage on teams’ regular-season winning percentage, no No. 1 seed has ever been… Continue reading “Eagles first No. 1 seed to begin as underdog”

Tennell wins US skating title, homes in on Olympic berth

Bradie Tennell won her first US ladies’ figure skating title on Friday with a near-flawless performance that is all but sure to earn her a trip to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month. Tennell, skating a free program to “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” electrified the crowd at the SAP Center in San… Continue reading “Tennell wins US skating title, homes in on Olympic berth”

CFB notebook: Mchigan State defensive coordinator heading to Florida State

Michigan State defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett reportedly is leaving the school to take the same job at Florida State. Barnett, who just completed his 11th season at the Michigan State, fills a key position on the staff of new Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart, according to a report by Bruce Feldman. The Spartans finished 8-5 this… Continue reading “CFB notebook: Mchigan State defensive coordinator heading to Florida State”

Arsenal: Most valuable fixed-assets in world football and 2nd richest club in Europe

Here’s some news that Gooners everywhere will be positively thrilled to hear: Arsenal are basically the second-richest club in Europe and have the most fixed-assets of any club in the world. That’s right. According to the Soccerex Football Finance 100, which ranks teams from all over the world on their money in the bank, playing and… Continue reading “Arsenal: Most valuable fixed-assets in world football and 2nd richest club in Europe”

Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Panthers at Saints

CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-5) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-5) GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. TV: FOX, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Chris Myers (field reporter). SERIES HISTORY: 47th all-time meeting. Panthers lead series, 24-22, going 12-11 both at home and on the road. The Saints defeated the Panthers 34-13 in… Continue reading “Wild-Card Playoff Round Game Scout: Panthers at Saints”

Messi marks new milestone in Barcelona victory

Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win over Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight came inside 12 minutes, with Luis Suarez adding the second before the interval and Paulinho completing the victory late on as… Continue reading “Messi marks new milestone in Barcelona victory”

Zielinski screamer as Mertens-inspired Napoli win again

Piotr Zielinski hit a second-half screamer as Dries Mertens inspired Napoli to a 3-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday, while newcomers SPAL claimed their first goals and first win since coming up to Serie A. Looking to keep pace with six-time champions Juventus after a Paulo Dybala hat-trick pushed the Turin giants to a 4-2 comeback… Continue reading “Zielinski screamer as Mertens-inspired Napoli win again”

Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh won’t reveal starting quarterback

Jim Harbaugh and Jim McElwain are going to find out what each other’s team looks like Saturday afternoon in Texas. Speaking with reporters in Ann Arbor on Monday, Michigan’s head coach said he has no plans to announce his starting quarterback for Saturday’s season-opener against the Gators (3:30 p.m., ABC). Why? Because he doesn’t have to.… Continue reading “Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh won’t reveal starting quarterback”

After troubling Isaiah Thomas physical, here’s what the Cavs will reportedly ask for next

Koby Altman has a brand new job, serving as the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And how did he try to make a splash? By seeking a career-defining transaction when the Cavaliers agreed to ship star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for another star point guard, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,… Continue reading “After troubling Isaiah Thomas physical, here’s what the Cavs will reportedly ask for next”

James Ragland: NFL bent on teaching Kaepernick his place

It’s strange to kick off a conversation on football by talking about justice, racism and the price of freedom. In this case, they’re all intertwined, a sport laced with virtuous American ideals coming apart at the seams. But before we get into how the NFL is treating quarterback Colin Kaepernick, let’s take a look at the… Continue reading “James Ragland: NFL bent on teaching Kaepernick his place”

Charlotte NBA player Anthony Morrow says he was pulled over unjustly in Georgia

Charlottean Anthony Morrow says he was racially profiled and mistreated in Commerce, Ga., during a police stop along Interstate 85 Thursday evening. Morrow, who has played NBA basketball each of the past nine seasons and is currently a free agent, told the Observer on Sunday night he planned to file a complaint Monday against the two… Continue reading “Charlotte NBA player Anthony Morrow says he was pulled over unjustly in Georgia”

Bengals’ Burfict faces five-game suspension for this hit on a Chiefs player

In a vacuum, a five-game suspension may seem excessive for this hit. But the offending player — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict — has been disciplined many times in the past. He was suspended last year for three games because of “repeated violations of player safety rules.” And CBS Sports noted last October that Burfict had been… Continue reading “Bengals’ Burfict faces five-game suspension for this hit on a Chiefs player”

FC Barcelona signs frenchman Dembele for record 105m Euros

Barcelona has signed its most expensive player to date – this man Ousmane Dembele. The 20-year-old signed the five year deal for an initial fee worth 105 million Euros. That could rise to 145m (euros) with add-ons, which would nearly double the club’s previous club-record transfer, the €80m paid to Liverpool for Luis Suarez in 2014.… Continue reading “FC Barcelona signs frenchman Dembele for record 105m Euros”

Michigan football to wear maize alternate uniform for 2017 opener vs. Florida

The wait is over. For the first time in the Jim Harbaugh era — and for the first time at Michigan since the 2014 season — the Wolverines will wear alternate uniforms. And they’ll be rather bright. Michigan unveiled an all-maize uniform scheme Monday afternoon, the plan is to wear the new look Saturday during the… Continue reading “Michigan football to wear maize alternate uniform for 2017 opener vs. Florida”

DeRozan catches fire as Raptors sweep 76ers

DeMar DeRozan carried Toronto on his back for the second straight game as the red-hot Raptors continued their dominance over the Philadelphia 76ers with a 102-86 win on Saturday. DeRozan, who scored a career-high 45 points Thursday against Philadelphia, came back with 29 points Saturday as the Raptors easily won the rematch. Thanks to DeRozan’s heroics,… Continue reading “DeRozan catches fire as Raptors sweep 76ers”

NFL team blaming no-shows in the stands on national anthem protests

For much of the 2017 season, the Baltimore Ravens were difficult to watch. The team put forth a strong defensive effort on most weeks but, on the other side of the ball, Joe Flacco and company struggled to produce traction on a consistent basis. Still, John Harbaugh’s team is in decent position when it comes to… Continue reading “NFL team blaming no-shows in the stands on national anthem protests”

Bob Stoops speaks out on which team “deserved” the final spot in the College Football Playoff

The battle between Alabama and Ohio State for the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff was an interesting one and, in short, the reaction to the committee’s choice to roll with the Crimson Tide was mixed to say the least. With that said, we can add a supporter to what the committee came to… Continue reading “Bob Stoops speaks out on which team “deserved” the final spot in the College Football Playoff”

Woods splits with swing coach Como

Tiger Woods will press on with his comeback in 2018 without the aid of a swing coach, announcing on Twitter on Friday that he is splitting with Chris Como. Woods says he has no immediate plans to replace Como, who began working with the 14-time major champion in November of 2014. “Since my fusion surgery, I… Continue reading “Woods splits with swing coach Como”

Starc out, Bird in for Boxing Day Test against England

Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was on Sunday ruled out of fourth Ashes Test with a heel injury and will be replaced by Jackson Bird. Starc, who is Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, bruised his heel bowling in Australia’s series-clinching third Test win in Perth last week. There wasn’t enough time for Starc… Continue reading “Starc out, Bird in for Boxing Day Test against England”

Moon denies allegations in harassment lawsuit

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied allegations of sexual harassment and sexual battery by an assistant for his sports marketing firm and said that he had “witnesses that would testify” to their inaccuracy. Speaking to Seattle’s KIRO Radio 97.3 FM on Thursday, Moon said that Wendy Haskell’s allegations were “totally untrue” that he… Continue reading “Moon denies allegations in harassment lawsuit”

UCLA knocks off No. 7 Kentucky

NEW ORLEANS — Aaron Holiday and Kris Wilkes scored 20 points each as UCLA upset No. 7 Kentucky 83-75 in the second game of the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday in the Smoothie King Center. Jaylen Hands added 14 points, Thomas Welsh had 13 and Prince Ali scored 12 for the Bruins (9-3). Hamidou Diallo led… Continue reading “UCLA knocks off No. 7 Kentucky”

Jones earns 100th career win as Sharks top Kings

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones earned his 100th career win against his former-team as the San Jose Sharks put together their best performance sans top scorer Logan Couture in a win over their division rival. The Sharks (19-11-4) limped into the NHL’s three-day Christmas break Saturday clinging to third place in the Pacific Division, picking… Continue reading “Jones earns 100th career win as Sharks top Kings”

Giants ‘hopeful’ Beckham will play in season opener

The New York Giants received positive news on the ailing wide receiving corps Monday. Standout Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered an ankle injury one week ago in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, is responding well to treatment, Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters. While there has been little clarity on the nature of Beckham’s… Continue reading “Giants ‘hopeful’ Beckham will play in season opener”

Rams’ Goff is living up to promise and potential

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A year ago on Christmas Eve, Jared Goff stood at the Coliseum podium after another wrenching loss and made a pledge. The Los Angeles Rams had just been beaten by the San Francisco 49ers to fall to 4-11, and their then-rookie quarterback told reporters that he needed to be better because, ultimately, “it… Continue reading “Rams’ Goff is living up to promise and potential”

UCLA suspends Jalen Hill and Cody Riley for rest of season

NEW ORLEANS — More than six weeks after an international shoplifting incident left their careers in limbo, UCLA freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley on Friday learned the unambiguous terms of their suspensions. Hill and Riley will be required to sit out the entire season as punishment for stealing from three stores inside an upscale mall… Continue reading “UCLA suspends Jalen Hill and Cody Riley for rest of season”

Chelsea frustrated in Everton stalemate

Chelsea wasted a chance to move level on points with second placed Manchester United as Everton maintained their improvement under Sam Allardyce in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday. It marked a sixth game unbeaten for Everton under former England boss Allardyce, but Chelsea’s failure to convert possession into goals will not have pleased… Continue reading “Chelsea frustrated in Everton stalemate”

Afghan spinner Rashid man of the match in BBL debut

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has made a stunning debut in Australia’s Big Bash League, winning man-of-the-match honours for the Adelaide Strikers. Rashid, the first Afghan to play in the BBL Twenty20 competition, starred in the Strikers’ 53-run win over Sydney Thunder in Adelaide late Friday. Rashid, 19, captured two for 22 from four overs, highlighted by… Continue reading “Afghan spinner Rashid man of the match in BBL debut”

Kerr says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to play Curry on Christmas

Golden State coach Steve Kerr won’t let the hype surrounding the Warriors’ Christmas Day clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers influence a decision on whether injured guard Stephen Curry is ready to return. “The guy hasn’t even had a three-on-three game, right?” Kerr told reporters on Saturday as the reigning NBA champion Warriors prepared to face the… Continue reading “Kerr says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to play Curry on Christmas”

Martin Truex Jr., Dale Jr., among those with “best moments” on NASCAR.com

The team at NASCAR.com is front and center for all the great action during the year, so it’s appropriate to pay homage to their picks for best moments of 2017. The ‘no-brainer’ awards go to the Furniture Row Racing team in a few different categories. They were voted as Team of the Year, but that should… Continue reading “Martin Truex Jr., Dale Jr., among those with “best moments” on NASCAR.com”

NFL player rides stationary bike during national anthem

Last season, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters stood with a raised fist in an act of protest during the national anthem. On Friday, he took a different approach during the Chiefs’ game against the Seattle Seahawks. Peters was shown riding a stationary bike on the Chiefs’ sideline during CBS’ live broadcast of the game during… Continue reading “NFL player rides stationary bike during national anthem”

McIntosh bounces back in Northwestern’s rout of Lewis

Senior point guard Bryant McIntosh drilled a career-high six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead Northwestern to an 85-48 victory over Division II Lewis University on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. McIntosh shrugged off a 2-of-17 shooting performance Saturday against DePaul as he canned 8 of 14 from the field and… Continue reading “McIntosh bounces back in Northwestern’s rout of Lewis”

Bruins shut out skidding Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Anton Khudobin made 36 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. It was Khudobin’s first shutout of the season and the sixth of his career. Jake DeBrusk, Tim Schaller and David Backes scored for Boston (17-10-5). Khudobin had several impressive saves throughout the… Continue reading “Bruins shut out skidding Sabres”

Burakovsky’s OT goal gives Caps victory over Stars

DALLAS — Andre Burakovsky capped a three-point night with his second goal at 1:51 of overtime as the Washington Capitals defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Tuesday at American Airlines Center. Brett Connolly, who also had an assist, and Dmitry Orlov, scored for Washington (22-12-1). Burakovsky beat Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop, who stopped 24 shots, far… Continue reading “Burakovsky’s OT goal gives Caps victory over Stars”

Arkansas defeats Oral Roberts for 4th straight win

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior guard Jaylen Barford scored 18 points, leading six Arkansas players in double figures, as the Razorbacks defeated Oral Roberts 104-69 Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Sophomore guard C.J. Jones came off the bench to make five 3-pointers and score 15 points for Arkansas (9-2), which shot 59.4 percent from the… Continue reading “Arkansas defeats Oral Roberts for 4th straight win”

Five-star and No. 2 DE Eyabi Anoma makes a big commitment

Five-star defensive end Eyabi Anoma (6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Baltimore, MD) is one of the fastest rising recruits in the country, and he has made his college decision. On Wednesday, Anoma announced his commitment to Alabama, picking the Crimson Tide over Michigan and Maryland. Anoma is an interesting prospect, because he had been mostly playing basketball until… Continue reading “Five-star and No. 2 DE Eyabi Anoma makes a big commitment”

No. 21 Texas Tech pulls away from Florida Atlantic

Texas Tech wore down Florida Atlantic and stretched out its lead in the second half on the way to a 90-54 victory on Tuesday night at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. The No. 21 Red Raiders opened the second half with a 20-7 run to build a 20-point lead and never allowed the Owls to… Continue reading “No. 21 Texas Tech pulls away from Florida Atlantic”

Defense helps LSU roll past Sam Houston State

Skylar Mays scored 13 points and LSU’s defense shut down Sam Houston State as the Tigers rolled to an 80-58 non-conference victory Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers (7-3) held the Bearkats (6-6) to 11 points during a nearly 20-minute stretch from the middle of the first half to the middle of the second… Continue reading “Defense helps LSU roll past Sam Houston State”

Milwaukee bucks choking trend to outlast Cleveland

Giannis-inspired hosts hold nerve for once to fend off late fightback MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks have blown big fourth-quarter leads far too many times this season, leading to disheartening losses. The Bucks wasted another sizeable advantage in the final period on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but fought back this time to capture a… Continue reading “Milwaukee bucks choking trend to outlast Cleveland”

Lakers C Lopez out at least three weeks

Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez has a moderate right ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in three weeks, the team announced on Tuesday. Lopez rolled his ankle while contesting a shot from behind in the second quarter of Monday’s 116-114 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors. X-rays were negative and an MRI exam confirmed… Continue reading “Lakers C Lopez out at least three weeks”