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Lane Kiffin rants about transfer portal: 'They're going where they're going to get paid the most'
— Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin is done ignoring what the transfer portal has done to college football recruiting. There are plenty of players in the transfer portal because the coach who recruited them was fired or left for another job. There are no such windows for the transfer portal. Unless, of course, more Ole Miss players start putting their names in the portal. "There are just a lot of things happening from what was initially a really good idea to help the kids," Kiffin said.
Former wrestling star Jimmy Rave dead at 39 after amputations
Fromer pro wrestler Jimmy Rave Instagram/@thejimmyraveFormer professional wrestling champ Jimmy Rave, whose legs were amputated due to a MRSA infection, has died at 39, his agent said Monday. “He determined I had MRSA in both legs & they needed to be amputated immediately,” Rave tweeted. “Sorry I fell short of your expectations,” Rave tweeted. “This was the hardest thing I have ever had to type,” Rave tweeted. “The NWA is saddened to hear of the passing of former Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Rave,” the organization tweeted.
Washington left RFK Stadium for FedEx Field, and its home-field edge disappeared
The result is this: Over the existence of FedEx Field, in both the regular season and the playoffs, Washington is 95-107-1 at home, a winning percentage of .470. Only the Raiders (in both Oakland and Las Vegas), Detroit and Cleveland have worse home records over that span. According to pro-football-reference.com, all 28 remaining NFL franchises — from New England at .786 to Cincinnati at .500 — have won at least half of their home games. (Over that time, Washington ranks 24th in winning percentage on the road at .379. So relative to the league, it plays better on the road than at home.)
Kristi Noem introducing women's sports bill limiting participation based on sex on birth certificate
Kristi Noem, R-S.D., plans to introduce legislation that would limit participation in female sports – both at the collegiate and K-12 levels -- based on the sex identified on an athlete's birth certificate, Fox News has learned. Expected Tuesday, the bill would make good on a promise Noem delivered when she controversially vetoed a similar bill from the state legislature. A draft bill obtained by Fox News showed Noem restricting athletic participation based on "biological sex," which it defines in reference to that which is identified on the student's birth certificate. In rejecting the legislature's bill, Noem had argued its language would create a "litigation hazard" for the state. That timeline is important, because their working relationship far pre-dates his work for Sanford Health.
Nike buys virtual sneaker maker RTFKT in metaverse push
Nike said on Monday it had bought virtual sneaker company RTFKT for an undisclosed sum, as the sportswear giant looks to quickly expand its footprint in the fast-growing "metaverse". Last month, Nike became one of the first big brands to enter the shared virtual world that gained prominence after Facebook Inc recently rebranded itself to Meta Platforms. In such blockchain-based environments, users can buy virtual land and other digital assets such as clothing for avatars in the form of a crypto asset called a non-fungible token (NFT). Formed in 2020 by Benoit Pagotto, Chris Le and Steven Vasilev, RTFKT also makes NFT collectibles and memes, according to its website. "This acquisition is another step that accelerates Nike's digital transformation and allows us to serve athletes and creators at the intersection of sport, creativity, gaming and culture," Nike Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe said in a statement.
Belarus hands opposition leader’s husband 18 years in prison
A court in Belarus on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 sentenced the husband of the country's opposition leader to 18 years in prison, six months after the trial began behind closed doors. The charges against Siarhei Tsikhanouski included organizing mass unrest and inciting hatred and have been widely seen as politically motivated. A court in Belarus on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 sentenced the husband of the country's opposition leader to 18 years in prison, six months after the trial began behind closed doors. The charges against Siarhei Tsikhanouski included organizing mass unrest and inciting hatred and have been widely seen as politically motivated. The charges against Siarhei Tsikhanouski included organizing mass unrest and inciting hatred and have been widely seen as politically motivated.
Lane Kiffin rants about transfer portal: 'They're going where they're going to get paid the most'
— Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin is done ignoring what the transfer portal has done to college football recruiting. There are plenty of players in the transfer portal because the coach who recruited them was fired or left for another job. Unless, of course, more Ole Miss players start putting their names in the portal. "There are just a lot of things happening from what was initially a really good idea to help the kids," Kiffin said. This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Lane Kiffin rants about recruiting issues created by transfer portal
NFL Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers is Packers' star, but don't ignore coach Matt LaFleur
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have contributed to a lot of wins together. Atlanta Falcons (6-7, LW: 26)Cordarrelle Patterson started out this season as a gadget player doing a little bit of everything. Miami Dolphins (6-7, LW: 21)DeVante Parker could have a nice impact down the stretch. Washington Football Team (6-7, LW: 17)Not only did Washington lose, Taylor Heinicke was banged up and Terry McLaurin suffered a concussion. If he has to miss the game that's a big loss for the Chargers offense, which is already monitoring the health of Austin Ekeler's ankle.
Soccer newsletter: Parity helping Liga MX, but is it hurting homegrown talent?
The 20 berths in the Cup final over that time have been shared among 11 of the league’s 27 teams. “In results and performance, it is the worst year of my tenure,” national team coach Tata Martino said last week. But Flores, who made his national team debut with Mexico last year, isn’t a normal Mexican player, having been born in Canada to a father who managed the women’s national team in the Cayman Islands. More typical is the experience of veteran forward Raúl Jiménez, whose 28 goals is tied for most among active players on the national team. “It feels unbelievable to be able to call ourselves champions,” said Johnson, a 12-year MLS veteran who was playing in his first Cup final.
Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic reacts to fourth-quarter ejection vs. Wizards: “To be honest, I think I didn’t deserve it”
Nikola Jokic got fed up after multiple no-calls with six minutes left against the Wizards. “To be honest, I think I didn’t deserve it, especially an ejection,” Jokic told reporters after a 113-107 victory. “On top of that, Nikola is our best player. He’s the best player in the league. “This is the best league in the world — with probably the best players in the world and probably the best referees in the world.
Former Pinnacle QB Spencer Rattler will take his game to South Carolina
Former Phoenix Pinnacle quarterback Spencer Rattler announced on social media Monday night that his next college chapter is taking him to the University of South Carolina. Rattler simply wrote, "Excited for the next chapter!" Rattler came out of Pinnacle in 2019 as the top-rated quarterback in the nation. They play North Carolina Dec. 30 on ESPN in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. This is a big coup for South Carolina, where he is expected to be the starter from day one.
NFL power rankings: Arizona Cardinals lose game to Los Angeles Rams, respect in rankings
6 in its rankings of NFL teams after NFL Week 14. NFL Week 15 picks, predictions:Davis is not alone in dropping the Cardinals after their less-than-impressive Monday Night Football showing. More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonNew York Post: Cardinals go from No. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSporting News: Cardinals fall to No. More:NFL Week 15 picks, predictions: Who wins Week 15 NFL games?
Packers seize control of the No. 1 seed in NFC after Cardinals loss; check out the tiebreakers to know
With the Los Angeles Rams' win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, the Green Bay Packers have possession of the No. It's pretty simple: If the Packers win their last four games, they'll get the first-round bye awarded to the NFC's top team. The Packers, Cardinals and Bucs are all 10-3, so why does Green Bay have the No. Any Packers win or Vikings loss will seal it up. 4 seed but have lost only one NFC game and could easily slide past the Packers if Green Bay loses.
Without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, Heat paying the price for lack of free throws
While the free throws are down, the 3-pointers are up, with at least 40 attempts in each of the last three games. As a matter of perspective, only three teams are averaging that many attempts for the season, with the rosters of those three teams — the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves — designed to do just that.
Tuesday's Rangers-Avalanche game exclusive to ESPN+
The Rangers’ game on Tuesday night against the Avalanche – a rematch of Colorado’s 7-3 rout of the Rangers last week – will be unavailable to watch for fans who do not subscribe to ESPN+ or Hulu. This is the first of three ESPN+ /Hulu exclusives for the Rangers this season, meaning the game will not be shown on traditional television as part of the NHL’s new rights deal with ESPN. The Islanders’ first was on Nov. 16 against the Panthers and their next will be a Jan. 4 visit to expansion Seattle. Bob Wischusen will call Tuesday night’s game, with Brian Boucher and A.J, Mleczko as the analysts, the same team that worked the Islanders-Panthers game last month. Wischusen, the Jets’ radio play-by-play man, tweeted that this will be his first Rangers game call in 15 years.
Everett Silvertips at Portland Winterhawks: Preview, updates, chat, how to listen and watch the stream
What: The Portland Winterhawks (11-10-3-1) take on the Everett Silvertips (19-5-1-1) in Western Hockey League action. Watch: You can stream the game via the CHL TV pay per view (CDN$6.99 for one game). They’ve played 7 more home games than road games, and they will have to start making that up pretty soon. They could use some more out of McCleary, who was so highly rated at the start of the season but may still be recovering from whatever he missed games with earlier. Goalies 19 31-Dante Giannuzzi (51) 18 70-Lochlan Gordon (9)Giannuzzi hasn’t started four games in a row all season.
Today’s top pics: Tornado Response and more
In 1965, Chicago’s Gale Sayers scores six touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 61-20 win. The six TDs give Sayers an NFL-record 21 for the season…
Today’s top pics: Tornado Response and more
In 1940, the Chicago Bears beat Washington 73-0 for the most one-sided victory in NFL Championship play. See more sports moments from this date:
NFL Mandates Booster Shot for Coaches and Staff After Record Number of Players Test Positive for Covid
The NFL distributed a memo to all teams Monday night, announcing Tier 1 and 2 personnel are now mandated to receive a Covid booster shot by Dec. 27. The announcement comes after 37 players tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, a new record since the league implemented its testing protocols in 2020. The previous high occurred earlier this year, when 24 players tested positive on July 28. A Tier 3 staffer reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid this week. Tier 1 personnel include players, coaches, physicians, trainers and necessary personnel who require direct contact with players.
Premier League clubs to discuss growing Covid crisis amid fears over fixture congestion
Premier League clubs will discuss the growing Covid crisis at a meeting on Tuesday. The Premier League last week brought in emergency Covid measures and are hopeful that they will have an effect. What are the Premier League and English Football League doing to contain their Covid crisis? How do the Premier League decide if a game should be postponed? Premier League fixtures can, in exceptional circumstances, also be rescheduled on Uefa dates during Champions League weeks.
NFL sets single-day record with 37 new COVID cases among players as one staffer contracts Omicron
The 37 new cases of COVID-19 are the most infections the NFL has recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The league's requirement extends to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals who have previously received the vaccine. A person who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot. An individual who is in the 90-day test holiday after a confirmed positive COVID-19 test under the league protocols. The league has been conducting genetic sequencing tests on positive cases to determine exact strains of the virus.
Coroner to release CTE results of ex-NFL pro Phillip Adams who killed six then himself in April
A South Carolina coroner will today reveal whether ex-NFL pro Phillip Adams was suffering from CTE when he murdered six people and killed himself in a shooting rampage in April this year. Adams' family agreed to have his brain tested for CTE, the degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head trauma that has been found in other late NFL players and members of the military. CTE was usually associated with boxing before former NFL players began revealing their conditions. AdvertisementOne recent study found signs of the debilitating disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected. The NFL announced a $1billion fund for the families of players who died after developing CTE in 2018.
China avoids Olympic protests by banning foreign spectators
The ban does not apply to world leaders, who are invited by the host country, nor to accredited foreign media, of whom there will be plenty. But in effect the Beijing games will be a domestic—and domesticated—affair. Under the contract the host country agrees with the International Olympics Committee IOC , the environment of the games is meant to be free and open. Foreign media will focus some attention on human rights, but China is unlikely to give visas to Western reporters, other than those in the bubble covering the sports. Gady Epstein: China affairs editor, The Economist?This article appeared in the China section of the print edition of The World Ahead 2022 under the headline “Frozen”
Small Virginia high school football powerhouse has longest active U.S. winning streak
SALEM, VIRGINIA — A state championship victory Saturday was the 50th consecutive win for a tiny, rural Virginia high school, an unlikely program to take the national mantle of most wins in a row of any high school football team in America right now. Riverheads is the smallest high school of the five in Augusta County, Virginia, and has fewer than 450 students. Riverheads High School hasn't experienced a loss since Oct. 13, 2018, and hasn't failed in a playoff game since 2015. The school is three wins away from breaking the all-time record in Virginia of 52 held by Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. Could he one day become the best active high school football coach in America?
Opinion: Cardinals have lost their mojo, and time is running out to regain it
Yet, the Cardinals have morphed from great to good and seem to have lost their way. “That defensive line is tremendous, and I was proud of the way he battled.”Murray’s first interception came on the Cardinals' second possession. “It’s a touchdown,” Murray said. He’s one of the best football players in the league.”Murray’s second interception came on the Cardinals' second play of the second half. “I thought Stafford played a great game,” Kingsbury said.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan on Urban Meyer, losses and drama: 'You don't want to be impulsive'
Jaguars owner Shad Khan spent more than an hour on his yacht Monday fielding questions from reporters about his franchise and his head coach Urban Meyer. At no point did Khan say Meyer would definitely be returning next season, reiterating instead, he wants to do the right thing for the team and city. OPINION:Urban Meyer debacle is a lesson in accountability for JaguarsUnder Meyer, the Jaguars continue to be the talk of the league for all the wrong reasons. ''I think you know, we have a history of really looking at the facts and generally doing the right thing,'' Khan said. During their Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Jaguars running back James Robinson was held out for 20 plays after a fumble.
Quentin Grimes added to COVID protocols after breakout Knicks game
The Knicks now have three players in COVID-19 protocols as rookie shooting guard Quentin Grimes has been ruled out Tuesday vs. the Warriors. Grimes is coming off a breakout 27-point performance Sunday vs. Milwaukee when he hit a rookie record seven 3-pointers. Knicks power forward Obi Toppin, who previously had the hot hand, was put into protocols Saturday night and missed the game against the Bucks. The players need two negative tests in a 24-hour span to return before the ten-day maximum. The Knicks are 1-6 in that span and are 12-15 overall.
Extra practice? A line shuffle? A draft pick callup? Why a Rangers reset won’t be so simple this time
Sign up here to get Inside the Rangers delivered to your inbox each Tuesday morning. The last time things went wayward, the Rangers went through three days of remedial work on the ice and in the classroom in which they were able to reset their game and their attitude. But now the Blueshirts are going to have to find a different way out of it. Let’s return to the week of Nov. 8. The Rangers had stumbled home from a trip in which they had blown a two-goal lead in Vancouver and a three-goal lead in Edmonton to lose both games in overtime before getting blown out in Calgary.
Spencer Rattler transfers to South Carolina in surprising decision
Spencer Rattler, the former starting quarterback at Oklahoma, announced on social media Monday that he is transferring to South Carolina. For the season, Williams completed 62.5 percent of his passes with 1,670 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rattler finished at 74.9 percent for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Some speculation mounted that Rattler might end up at USC, where his former head coach, Lincoln Riley, went in a surprising move earlier this month. Oklahoma tight end Austin Stogner also announced Monday that he is transferring to South Carolina.
NFL Week 15 power rankings: Bucs surge into the top spot
It’s difficult to take the Vikings seriously as a contender for anything, even just a playoff spot, when even a 29-0 lead late in the third quarter at home isn’t particularly safe. They did hold Thursday night to beat the Steelers, but only by breaking up a pass in the end zone as time expired with an eight-point advantage. RB Dalvin Cook was unstoppable. Justin Jefferson remained productive even with the Steelers able to focus on him thanks to fellow WR Adam Thielen’s injury. But even the Vikings seem to realize they can’t keep being so inconsistent and unreliable.
Urban Meyer, Matt Nagy among NFL coaches on the hot seat
What saves him, to a degree, is that he reportedly has a huge contract, meaning it could be an expensive proposition for owner Shad Khan to move on after one season. But look at the problems ahead if he stays. What assistants will want to coach for him if the team parts ways with much of this year’s staff? What players will want to sign with the Jaguars in free agency? How can they address their lagging ticket sales if they don’t start winning?
Cryptocurrency companies take multi-million dollar step into sports
Ira L. Black - Corbis | Getty Images Sport | Getty ImagesCryptocurrency companies, eager to reach new audiences and push further into the mainstream, are quickly becoming some of the biggest advertisers and sponsors in sports. The National Women's Soccer League is the latest sports property to step into crypto, signing a multi-year deal that is described as one of the most significant partnerships the league has ever done with crypto platform Voyager Digital. "We see this as an opportunity to really engage with the NWSL player, fan and that community in a way that nobody has before," Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich said. Twice as many men as women invest in cryptocurrency, according to CNBC and Acorn's Invest in You: Next Gen Investor survey. Players will also receive financial education on crypto from Voyager.
Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium expected to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, per reports
(CNN) Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium is expected to be announced as the of host Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal and ESPN. According to the reports, an official announcement is expected on Wednesday at the National Football League (NFL) owners meeting in Dallas, Texas. SB LVIII was originally scheduled to be hosted by New Orleans, but was relocated out of the city due to game conflicting with Mardi Gras. CNN has reached out to the Las Vegas Raiders for comment. The Raiders moved to Las Vegas in 2020 after its relocation from Oakland, California.
Manchester United vs Brentford postponed as Premier League announces record-high positive Covid tests
(CNN) Tuesday's Premier League fixture between Brentford and Manchester United has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the United squad as the league grapples with a surge in cases. statement from United said that those who tested positive were isolating and that the club were in discussions with the Premier League over the continuation of the Brentford fixture. Gerrard on signing vaccinated playersThough not to the same extent as Conte, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is another Premier League boss wrestling with selection issues caused by Covid. Speaking yesterday to reporters ahead of his side's trip to Norwich tonight, Gerrard confirmed "a couple" of positive cases among players. "I am not concerned because they might cancel the Premier League, I am concerned because the virus is here and people suffer.
Ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika calls homosexuality a 'dangerous ideology' against the backdrop of the Premier League's Rainbow Laces campaign
(CNN) Former Egypt international Mohamed Aboutrika has described homosexuality as a "dangerous ideology" amid an English Premier League initiative championing LGBTQ+ inclusion. The Premier League's Rainbow Laces campaign is supported by all clubs in the league and sees rainbow-themed branding, armbands, laces and badges displayed at matches taking place between November 27 and December 2. Speaking about the campaign as a pundit on beIN Sports at the weekend, Aboutrika -- widely considered one of Egypt's greatest footballers -- said homosexuality "is not compatible with Islam." BeIN Sports, which has a large viewership across the Middle East, has a TV rights deal with the Premier League to broadcast matches. "Our role is to stand up to this phenomenon, homosexuality, because it's a dangerous ideology and it's becoming nasty and people are not ashamed of it anymore," added Aboutrika.
Week 14 games with NFC playoff implications
The Arizona Cardinals do not play in Week 14 until Monday night but there are plenty of games on the schedule that matter in the NFC playoff race. Their own game against the Los Angeles Rams has playoff implications, but which Sunday games should be of interest for Cardinals fans, either because the games impact the playoff race or because they affect the Cardinals? Cowboys at WashingtonKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Cowboys lead Washington by two games in the NFC East and Washington currently is the No. San Francisco is virtually eliminated from NFC West contention, as one Cardinals win or 49ers loss will eliminate them. This is basically a playoff game for Arizona.
Packers take over No. 1 seed, Cardinals drop to No. 3 in NFC
The Arizona Cardinals lost control of the NFC with their loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in Week 14. With their loss, there are now three teams in the NFC with a 10-3 record but the Green Bay Packers are now at the top. The Packers are 8-2 in the conference while the Bucs and Cardinals are 6-3 in NFC games. What happened in Week 14The Packers beat the Bears 45-30The Buccaneers needed overtime to beat the Bills 33-27The Cardinals lost at home on Monday night to the Rams 30-23. The Cardinals face the one-win Lions on the road.
USC coach Lincoln Riley expected to land elite recruiting class despite quiet start
During the hectic few hours that followed his unexpected hire at USC, Lincoln Riley paused to make an important call. A few days later, the Santa Ana Mater Dei all-purpose back officially flipped from Oklahoma and followed Riley to USC. The extra time can’t hurt Riley, who has had to first build his coaching staff and rebuild USC’s recruiting class on the fly ahead of the early signing period. With some prospects, like four-star Mater Dei receiver CJ Williams, he’s had to start from scratch in the final stages of their recruitment. He’s one of a few top-100 prospects, along with Branch, who could help Riley deliver a statement to start the early signing period.
49ers mailbag: How must final four games go for best playoff route?
Facing Aaron Rodgers (with more than 37 seconds left) is hazardous, even if he is 0-3 against the 49ers in the playoffs. Renewing the 49ers-Cowboys playoff rivalry is the best option, which might require the 49ers overtaking the Rams in Week 18 for the No. The 49ers certainly are positioned well ahead of all winnable games: vs. the Falcons, at the Titans, vs. the Texans, at the Rams. Related Articles 49ers on Monday: Injury situation heading into Atlanta gameMcDonald: Kittle put 49ers on his back to avoid collapse in Cincinnati. I’ve never been to a 49ers game in my life.
Steph Curry’s mindset on the cusp of making history in basketball mecca
“Because I get the record.”Curry’s pursuit of the NBA all-time 3-point record has drawn on longer than many expected. Could there be a better setting than basketball mecca, Madison Square Garden? In a career dotted with achievements and accolades, the career record from distance stands above the rest. (At 40.1% for the season, Curry is also on pace for his worst shooting percentage from beyond the arc of his career.) “It’ll be a relief for him, I think, and for our team when he does break it,” Kerr said.
For Sharks, NHL expansion draft has become more about who the Seattle Kraken didn’t select
But for the Sharks, the expansion draft later became more about who the Kraken didn’t select. But San Jose was able to fill its fourth-line center role with Jasper Weatherby, who turned pro in August. But all in all, much like the 2017 expansion draft when the Vegas Golden Knights took defenseman David Schlemko, the Sharks came out of the process relatively unscathed. Related Articles San Jose Sharks winger remains out with upper body injuryAfter busy stretch, San Jose Sharks are feeling good about their gameSharks winger injured on first shift in game vs. Dallas StarsEvander Kane plays first AHL game as Barracuda loses to AbbotsfordSorry, Sharks fans. The Sharks entered Monday one point back of a playoff spot, partly because of the guys they were able to keep in the expansion draft this summer.
Remembering Roland Hemond: Beloved executive was a friend to all in baseball — and helped save the Chicago White Sox from leaving town
Perhaps the most legendary story was the time Hemond and Veeck set up a booth in the hotel lobby at the 1975 winter meetings and put an “Open for business” sign on it. The Sox made a flurry of trades as other execs walked past shaking their heads. Winning was important to Veeck and Hemond, but having fun while doing so was also on their agenda.
Quentin Grimes is Knicks' third player in COVID-19 protocol
The Knicks took another hit Tuesday morning with a third player lost to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Quentin Grimes, who got his first career start Sunday when the Knicks were shorthanded already and responded with a 27-point performance, was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. But a vaccinated player can be in protocols for either a positive test or an inconclusive test. Last season, the Knicks had just two players — Derrick Rose and Alec Burks — sidelined by positive tests all season. The Knicks' entire team and staff has been vaccinated, although not all players have received the booster yet.
Case Western Reserve hires Ohio State's TJ Shelton as athletic director
Staff reportsOhio State senior associate athletic director TJ Shelton has been named athletic director at Case Western Reserve. Shelton has been at Ohio State since 2007 and has served as the lead administrator for several teams. He also managed athletic risk and compliance efforts, negotiated athletic equipment and apparel agreements and participated in fundraising efforts. He previously served as the assistant athletic director at Washington University in St. Louis for 15 years. “I am thrilled for TJ Shelton and for the Case Western Reserve Department of Athletics,” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement.
First look: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams odds and lines
Jess RootSportsbook WireWeek 15 brings us a big NFC West showdown between the Los Angeles Rams (9-4) and Seattle Seahawks (5-8) in Los Angeles. Below, we look at the Seahawks vs. Rams odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. The Seahawks won their second game in a row on Sunday, blowing out the Houston Texans 33-13. Money line: Seahawks +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Rams -300 (bet $300 to win $100)Seahawks +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Rams -300 (bet $300 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Seahawks +6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Rams -6.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100)Seahawks +6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Rams -6.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 47.5, O: -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | U: -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Seahawks 5-8 | Rams 9-4: Seahawks 5-8 | Rams 9-4 ATS : Seahawks 7-6 | Rams 6-7: Seahawks 7-6 | Rams 6-7 O/U : Seahawks 3-9-1 | Rams 7-5-1Seahawks at Rams head-to-headThe Seahawks lead the all-time series against the Rams 25-23, but the Rams have been very tough against them.
Why the fired Louisville cop who fatally shot Breonna Taylor says he deserves his job back
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The merit board hearing resumes Tuesday in the case of the former Louisville Metro Police detective who was fired after he fatally shot Breonna Taylor and is now trying to win his job back. Here's everything you need to know about the case and the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board hearing. What was Myle's Cosgrove's role in the Breonna Taylor shooting? In return, Mattingly fired six rounds, Cosgrove fired 16 rounds and a third detective, Brett Hankison, fired 10 rounds. More:Former LMPD detective fired for lying on Breonna Taylor search warrant sues to get rehiredWhen is the appeal?
Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy as Arteta punishes disciplinary breach
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy and will not be selected for Wednesday’s match against West Ham, throwing the striker’s future at the club into doubt. “Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s match against West Ham United,” the club said. Show Download the Guardian app from the iOS App Store on iPhones or the Google Play store on Android phones by searching for 'The Guardian'. If you already have the Guardian app, make sure you’re on the most recent version. In the Guardian app, tap the yellow button at the bottom right, then go to Settings (the gear icon), then Notifications.
Winless Bath eye departing Munster head coach Johann van Graan as answer to struggles
Van Graan will leave Munster at the end of the 2021-22 season after five years as head coach, the second-longest spell by a Munster head coach in the professional era. He initially joined Munster in 2017 to replace Rassie Erasmus, having previously worked as South Africa's forwards coach. "While I was at advanced stages in the contract process earlier this year, I took a step back and reconsidered my options, prioritising what’s best for my family, myself, and Munster Rugby," Van Graan explained. Bath had previously been linked with a move for Paul Gustard, the former Harlequins head coach now working as defence coach for Benetton in Italy. Hooper said: “We made it clear following our review outcome that we intended to bring in a specific defence coach who could add to our group immediately.
BT Sport 'failing in their duty' by not quizzing Sir Alastair Cook over racism scandal, says MP
BT Sport has been accused of “failing in their duty” to quiz Sir Alastair Cook during the first Ashes Test about the racism scandal to engulf England and Essex. BT Sport dropped Michael Vaughan from its Ashes coverage a week before the series began after he was dragged into the scandal, proclaiming that him being seen and heard by its viewers would not fit with its “values”. “And they’re failing in their duty if they’re not doing it.”Denouncing Cook’s own silence last month, Efford had said: “Silence is not a defence. It will come out eventually and it’s far better to come forward now. Let’s deal with this so that we can all start to rebuild.”BT Sport declined to comment, while a representative for Cook did not respond to requests for comment.
Aston Villa could consider transfer targets’ vaccination status in January, Steven Gerrard reveals
Steven Gerrard has revealed players' vaccination status could play a role in who Aston Villa identify as transfer targets in January. Gerrard, whose side also have had players and staff test positive this week, revealed their thorough recruitment process meant vaccine status could be considered when they speak to potential recruits. So I'm sure it will come up," Gerrard said. "But I don't think it's right for me to comment on if I would or wouldn't in that situation. Villa, who are 13th, expect their match at bottom side Norwich City later on Tuesday to go ahead despite both clubs reporting cases.
Eddie Hearn sets record straight over ‘exaggerated’ rumours that Anthony Joshua would step-aside for Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua stepping aside to let Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury slug it out in a unification fight is “virtually impossible”, says Eddie Hearn. But the British fighter himself had been reluctant to discuss such a move, while the World Boxing Council officially named Dillian Whyte as the mandatory challenger for Fury last week. Hearn says that the WBC’s decision makes it hugely improbable that any changes will be made, with Fury set to meet Whyte and the rematch between Joshua and Usyk to go ahead. “There’s been lots of talk about Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte. Rumours of a step aside offer for Joshua are exaggerated,” Hearn said in his BBC Sport column.
Lewis Hamilton deserved to win F1 title, ‘gutted’ Valtteri Bottas claims
Valtteri Bottas believes Lewis Hamilton deserved to be crowned Formula One world champion and was “gutted” his Mercedes teammate was pipped to the title by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. “It hurts that Lewis didn’t get the drivers’, I feel like I lost the championship because he lost it,” Bottas said in quotes on the official F1 website. Bottas added: “Lewis had a great race and then things change like this. I’m really, really proud and thankful what we’ve achieved together. With Lewis we’ve been the most successful team-mate pairing in the history of Formula 1, so it’s kind of sad to leave – but of course I look forward to the future.”
Leeds charged with failing to control players following late incident at Chelsea
Leeds have been charged with failing to control their players following an injury-time incident in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Chelsea. Leeds players reacted furiously when referee Chris Kavanagh awarded a late spot-kick after Mateusz Klich brought down Antonio Rudiger in the box. The FA said in a statement: “Leeds United FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 after its Premier League match against Chelsea FC on Saturday. “It is alleged that Leeds United FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion when they surrounded the match referee in the 93rd minute.”Leeds, who face Manchester City on Tuesday night, had five players booked in the fixture, which ended in a further, heated exchange between Rudiger and a number of Leeds players. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have the worst disciplinary record in the top flight with seven players heading towards the busy festive programme one more booking away from suspension.
Japan's 'Monster' Inoue defends title against Dipaen
Japan's Naoya Inoue defended his WBA and IBF bantamweight titles against Thailand's Aran Dipaen in Tokyo on TuesdayTokyo (AFP) – Japan's unbeaten "Monster" Naoya Inoue defended his WBA and IBF bantamweight titles on Tuesday with an eighth-round technical knockout win over unheralded Thai challenger Aran Dipaen in Tokyo. Advertising Read moreFighting at Ryogoku Kokugikan –- the home of sumo –- Inoue wore Dipaen down with a series of punishing shots before dispatching him with a vicious left hand. "He used to be a Muay Thai fighter and he brought that toughness," Inoue said of Dipaen, who went into the fight with a 12-2 record. "I've been placing a lot of importance on unifying the four belts, but if the individual fights don't happen, I'll start thinking about the super-bantamweight title," Inoue said. Casimero, meanwhile, pulled out of his WBO title fight against Britain's Paul Butler in Dubai on Saturday after missing the weigh-in.
Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky sentenced to 18 years in jail
A court in Belarus on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky to 18 years in prison after he galvanised an unprecedented protest movement against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko last year, state media said. Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years Today, the so-called court in Belarus will deliver the sentence to Siarhei Tsikhanouski. She quickly won recognition from Western governments as Belarus's top opposition leader and has been lobbying for change in the country ever since. In September, a Belarusian court sentenced opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova to 11 years in prison for violating national security and conspiring to seize power. In July, another opposition leader and former banker, Viktor Babaryko, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on fraud charges.
Pfizer Announces Additional Phase 2/3 Study Results Confirming Robust Efficacy of Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment Candidate in Reducing Risk of Hospitalization or Death
Treatment-emergent adverse events were comparable between PAXLOVID (23%) and placebo (24%), most of which were mild in intensity. Full study data are expected to be released later this month and submitted to a peer-reviewed publication. The key secondary endpoint showed a 70% reduction in hospitalization and no deaths in the treated population for any cause compared to placebo. Additionally, there was approximately a 10-fold, or 1 log 10 copies/mL, decrease in viral load compared to placebo, consistent with results from the Phase 2/3 EPIC-HR study. The study is now fully enrolled, and further data will be released upon analysis of the full study data expected later this month.
Profile as Kim Jong Un marks decade of NKorea rule
Profile as Kim Jong Un marks decade of NKorea ruleKim Jong Un officially debuted in 2010 as the successor to his father and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il who was frail after a stroke in 2008. The death of Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, 2011, thrust his son into power when he was still in his late 20s.
2022 NFL draft first-round order: New York Giants in position to hold two of top six picks
Here is a look at the first-round order for the 2022 NFL draft after the events of Week 14. The draft order is determined by record, and using strength of schedule as a tiebreaker (record and strength of schedule are official tiebreakers to determine the draft order). Philadelphia Eagles (from Indianapolis Colts, but contingent on Carson Wentz playing at least 75% of Colts' snaps this season)Indianapolis Colts' record: 7-6 (.467)21. Miami Dolphins (from San Francisco 49ers)San Francisco 49ers' record: 7-6 (.488)23. Detroit Lions (from Rams)Los Angeles Rams' record: 9-4 (.482)Division leaders25.
Week 15 NFL power rankings: Los Angeles surge as Rams move into Top 5, Chargers crack Top 10
NFL power rankings entering Week 15 of the 2021 season (previous rank in parentheses):1. 32 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM WEEK 15:Close calls and blowouts as playoff picture remains openNFL PLAYOFF PICTURE:Cardinals cede NFC's No. Colts (9): Out of the playoffs prior to their bye week, they're now the AFC's No. Replicate that Thursday night at home against Kansas City, and Los Angeles moves into first place in the AFC West. Texans (31): Apparently, they're considering rookie QB Davis Mills, who’s 0-7 this year, as their starter for 2022.
How 10 lousy seasons have erased the Giants’ Super Bowl magic and set up this dramatic offseason
Sign up here to get Beyond the Back Page delivered to your inbox each morning. A diehard Giants fan who I know, immediately following the team’s second Super Bowl victory over the Patriots early in 2012, essentially said he’d be perfectly OK with any bad times the franchise endured afterward. “It’s the ultimate house-money situation,” he said. That same person’s take after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers clinched the Giants’ fifth consecutive losing season and all but assured that their forgettable 2016 one-and-done will remain the franchise’s lone postseason appearance in the decade since those wholly unexpected wins over Tom Brady and Bill Belichick:
How ‘Survivor’ contestant Shantel Smith would spend a perfect day in D.C.
“I was very terrified to go into the game,” says Smith, 34. “But the very thing that I thought was going to be my Achilles’ heel was actually my superpower. When I was on the island, MS kind of drove me in a weird way. I remember thinking, ‘Shan, just keep going. You’ve got all these people back home that have MS — some of them are disabled, some of them are in wheelchairs, some of them can’t do what you’re doing right now — so just represent.’ It was them that really pushed me and propelled me forward in the game.”
Why Urban Meyer is failing with the Jacksonville Jaguars
Ever since Meyer was lured off a TV set by Jaguars owner Shad Khan, he has been spouting airy platitudes that have as much substance as a young-adult novel. He could get away with that at Ohio State and Florida, backed by administrations willing to tolerate his mismanagement-scandals, such as 31 arrests among the Gators and coddling an alleged domestic abuser on his staff with the Buckeyes. He recruited top talent, benefited from a lot of mismatches and coated it all with organizational bromides. But it’s becoming clear that he knows absolutely nothing about real-world, elite competitive character. Don’t ever forget that he ran off Joe Burrow in favor of Dwayne Haskins — and labeled Haskins the can’t-miss prospect.
Those we lost in 2021: A remembrance
On an April evening in 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s long-standing record and making a bold statement in an era of racial upheaval. Aaron died Jan. 22 at 86. It was 1973, the country remained divided along racial lines, and Aaron, a Black player for the Atlanta Braves, was closing in on Babe Ruth’s holy career record of 714 home runs. To some, it was sacrilegious that a Black man would threaten the record of the immortal Babe. AdvertisementAaron eventually tied, then surpassed Ruth’s record, finishing his remarkable 23-year career with 755 homers.
The Sports Report: Rams get important win over Arizona
AdvertisementA showdown with Cardinals – a true measuring-stick game for the Rams -- had all the makings of a Cardinals rout. But McVay guided his team to their most important victory of the season. But the Rams spoiled the party and improved to 2-2 in the division with four games left. ————Sam Farmer: In win over Cardinals, Matthew Stafford reminds everyone why Rams traded for himRams’ 30-23 road win over Arizona Cardinals by the numbersNFL requiring coaches and team staff to get COVID-19 booster shotsEnjoying this newsletter? The Steelers tie the 1973 Los Angeles Rams for the longest streak — 14 games to start a season — since the NFL merger in 1970.
New York Rangers at Colorado Avalanche odds, picks and prediction
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe New York Rangers (18-6-3) visit the Colorado Avalanche (16-7-2) Tuesday at Ball Arena. Below, we look at the Rangers vs. Avalanche odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets. Rangers at Avalanche odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Odds for a full list. Money line: Rangers +165 (bet $100 to win $165) | Avalanche -205 (bet $205 to win $100)Rangers +165 (bet $100 to win $165) | Avalanche -205 (bet $205 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Rangers +1.5 (-135) | Avalanche -1.5 (+110)Rangers +1.5 (-135) | Avalanche -1.5 (+110) Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +110 | U: -135)Watch: ESPN+ has become a must-have for hockey fans. Rangers at Avalanche odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionAvalanche 4, Rangers 2The Avalanche (-205) aren't losing this one to the struggling Rangers, but risking more than two times your potential return is just a little too steep for my liking.
Giants’ Kadarius Toney one of NFL-record 37 COVID cases Monday; boosters required for staff as Omicron pops up
Giants rookie receiver Kadarius Toney was one of 37 positive COVID-19 tests in the NFL on Monday, a league record for a single day, sources confirmed. A Washington team employee also tested positive for the Omicron variant for the virus, a source confirmed, the first known case of that variant in the league. The previous high on any day was 24 positive tests on July 28 during training camp this past summer. On Monday, five Washington Football Team players tested positive, including defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. The Giants’ Toney, 22, meanwhile, tested positive for the second time this year.
Broncos Mailbag: Would keeping Vic Fangio impact team’s pursuit of Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson?
If the Broncos finish 10-7 and make the playoffs, it would represent double the wins they had during the miserable 2020 season (5-11). I think Rodgers and Wilson would be intrigued by the Broncos if Fangio was the coach and coming off a playoff appearance. If the Broncos don’t finish the season above .500, is Vic Fangio gone? Will Fangio survive if the Broncos finish 8-9, which would mean a 1-3 finish? — David Brown, SilverthorneThe Broncos’ kind of season — win three, lose four, win two, lose one, win one, lose one, win one — is how the NFL is designed.
Left tackle? Right tackle? Matt Nagy says everything is ‘on the table’ for Chicago Bears rookie Teven Jenkins after a disastrous debut in place of Jason Peters.
Rookie Teven Jenkins replaced Peters, and it was an offensive debut to forget. It was a disaster for the second-round draft pick from Oklahoma State and for the Bears coaching staff, which tried to help Jenkins but wasn’t successful with chip blocks and situational protections. You know, you’ve got left side, you’ve got right side, you’ve got all different things that come into it, so with Jason we’ve got to be able to see where he’s at. Last week the Vikings were able to consistently scheme free runners at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Vikings have 14 players with at least one sack, and they will come at Fields from all directions and attack Jenkins from every angle — whether he’s lined up at left tackle or right tackle.
Chicago Bears QB rewind: Early fireworks. A trio of turnovers. Another patience-testing loss. Justin Fields’ rookie roller coaster continues.
Heading into Sunday night’s game at Lambeau Field, there was every reason to expect a bit of rust from the Chicago Bears rookie quarterback. With the help of a 97-yard punt-return touchdown, the Bears scored a season-high 30 points. Defining momentThe Bears took a 27-21 lead into halftime, the sixth time this season they have held the halftime lead. It became clear pretty quickly why the Bears hoped to delay that entry into game action as long as possible. Next Gen Stats technology tracked his top speed at 20.86 mph, the fastest recorded speed for a Bears player this season.
Left tackle? Right tackle? Matt Nagy says everything is ‘on the table’ for Chicago Bears rookie Teven Jenkins after a disastrous debut in place of Jason Peters.
“You definitely want to help out as much as you can,” Nagy said. And throughout the game, we had 32 dropbacks, 16 of them had chips and slams. When you do that, you eliminate receivers or tight ends because you’re saying, ‘OK, we’re going to protect.’ There’s a little risk-reward when you do that. But you’ve got to be able to help out that way. You’ve got to be able to help out in the run game too.”
Column: Desperate times? With most of the roster in quarantine, the Chicago Bulls should sign Tim Anderson and these other celebrities to 1-day contracts.
This Bulls COVID-19 outbreak is no laughing matter, of course, and it already is having an effect on their performance, as evidenced by recent losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. If the Bulls remain undermanned for the foreseeable future, it could damage their chances of finishing among the top four teams in the Eastern Conference and having home-court advantage in an opening playoff round.
Chicago Bears QB rewind: Early fireworks. A trio of turnovers. Another patience-testing loss. Justin Fields’ rookie roller coaster continues.
“They honestly trusted me right off the bat,” he said. “They just told me, ‘Hey, we have to get you in. We’re going to put you out there as soon as you get a hold of the plays.’ That’s all I needed. From any coach and any offense, I just need them to be able to trust me.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy after disciplinary breach
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following his latest disciplinary breach. Aubameyang was dropped from Mikel Arteta’s squad for Saturday’s victory over Southampton and will not be considered for selection against West Ham United on Wednesday. Aubameyang was also dropped for lateness in March, when Arsenal played north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The removal of the captaincy from Aubameyang raises serious doubts about his long-term future at the club. There are few obvious candidates to replace Aubameyang as captain, with Arsenal just months into a drastic rebuild of their squad under Arteta’s management.
Sergio Aguero set to announce retirement from football after heart issues at Barcelona
Barcelona have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will hold a press conference on Wednesday, when the forward is expected to announce his retirement from football. Aguero is expected to officially confirm his retirement, after a career spanning over 600 matches almost 400 goals with Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Man City and Barcelona. In addition, the 33-year-old won 101 caps with Argentina, the last of which came during the nation’s successful Copa America run in the summer. ‘Kun’, as he is known in Spain, netted 41 times at senior international level and had signed a two-year deal with Barcelona. Former Man City team-mate Samir Nasri has already appeared on French TV claiming Aguero told him he will ending his time as a player, with widespread reports in Spain noting the same.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy
Arsenal have stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the club captaincy over a breach of discipline. Aubameyang was dropped from the squad on the weekend as Arsenal beat Southampton 3-0 at the Emirates, and he will not be considered for their match at home against West Ham on Wednesday evening. The Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, would not be drawn on the matter after the win over Southampton, simply pointing to his pre-match comments which put the captain’s absence down to a “disciplinary breach”. We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match.”It is not the first time Aubameyang has been disciplined by the club. At the time Arteta described Aubameyang as “an important leader” but his leadership role has now gone and his future at the Emirates is left in major doubt.
Independent Scottish cricket racism review to begin next month
An independent review into racism within Scottish cricket is set to start next month with extensive “consultation and engagement” at all levels at the heart of the investigation. A full public report will then be circulated replete with recommendations to address by Cricket Scotland, which will be held to account by sportscotland. That is why it is vital a full independent investigation is carried out into racism in Scottish cricket. Sue Strachan, president of Cricket Scotland, said: “Cricket Scotland and its Regional Associations, The Cricket Scotland Match Officials and Umpires Association(CSMOA) and the Scottish Cricketers Association(SCA) are fully committed to engaging with Plan4Sport and sportscotland to assist this independent review. “We will make change where it is required in order to ensure that there is no place for racism or discrimination within cricket in Scotland.”
Belarus opposition head Tikhanovskaya condemns 'sham trial' of husband
President Lukashenko furiously criticised Germany this week for joining the Western sanctions against Belarus. On the 80th anniversary of the launch of Adolf Hitler's Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union, he said the sanctions were part of a "hybrid war" against Belarus and "we did not expect Germany's participation in this collective conspiracy".
The Ashes: Alec Stewart backs beleaguered Rory Burns to end his nightmare England start
Alec Stewart has backed Rory Burns to put his Brisbane nightmare behind him in the second Ashes Test at Adelaide – and said his golden duck at the Gabba was down to nerves. Burns was bowled round his legs by Mitchell Starc’s first ball of the series, then caught behind off Pat Cummins in England’s second innings for just 13. When you play Australia, in Australia, for the first time, the nerves are greater. ‘I’m going to back him for this next Test match, because I know him, I know how mentally strong he is. For me, as Trevor Bayliss would say, you’re better off giving someone one Test match too many, rather than one Test match too few.
The Ashes: Bruised David Warner is 'ready to go' for Australia's second Test in Adelaide
David Warner is 'ready to go' for Australia's second Ashes Test with England in Perth, says team-mate Travis Head - despite doubts over the batsman's fitness due to a rib injury. And as the Ashes moves to Adelaide this week, Head believes Warner - who also did not field for England's second innings - has no issues with his ribs as the hosts plot to take full control of the series. David Warner is 'ready to go' for Australia's second Test with England despite a rib concernWarner's team-mate Travis Head (above) claims Warner's fitness is not a concern for the hosts'I flew home with him a couple of days ago,' said Head, who made a crucial 152 in the first Test, when asked about Warner. We had good conversations with Stuart before any decisions were made, and he was 100 per cent on board. Jimmy will be fit and ready to go for the second Test, as will Stuart.'
Chelsea confirm safe-standing trial will begin with game against Liverpool on January 2
Chelsea will become the first Premier League club to trial safe standing, starting with their home game against Liverpool on January 2. Chelsea will be the first club to pilot safe standing, with Liverpool game on January 2 first upChelsea installed a safe standing section at their Stamford Bridge ground in west LondonWHAT ARE RAIL SEATS? They are widely used across Europe with almost half of clubs in the Bundesliga using rail seats, including Borussia Dortmund. The safe standing trial will end a blanket ban on standing in the top two divisions of English football brought in in 1994. The rail seating was introduced over the summer but has not been in full operational use so far this season.
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick snubs Anthony Martial's agent sending warning Mino Raiola
Ralf Rangnick has claimed he will refuse to play the media games involving player agents at Manchester United concerning their clients' futures. Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has refused to publicly negotiate with player agentsBut for now Rangnick is only willing to talk to players away from the media glare. Anthony Martial's agent Philippe Lamboley has recently spoken of his client's desire to leave Old Trafford, but Rangnick refused to discuss the agent's comments in public. 'I wouldn't say he's not worth keeping but, of course, players have to want to play and stay for a club and a big club like Manchester United,' Rangnick added. Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has previously said his client's Manchester United career was 'over'Pogba has yet to feature for United Rangnick having picked up a hamstring shortly before the arrival of the interim boss following the November sacking of his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Ashes: Joe Root says England's bowlers cannot rely on pink ball to beat Australia
Joe Root has warned his England side cannot rely on the pink ball to work miracles as they look to launch their Ashes fightback under lights at the Adelaide Oval. 'For us it's about not falling into the trap of thinking it's going to hoop round corners for five days,' said Root. 'It is about understanding the different challenges that a pink ball Test at this ground takes and having plenty of options to still find ways of taking 20 wickets. England are likely to keep faith with the top seven that largely underperformed at The Gabba, where only Joe Root and Dawid Malan made half-centuries, but will be thinking hard about the make-up of their bowling line-up. 'If you look at his performances in the last Ashes series, he put in some really fine performances and played some great knocks.
Spain's newspapers fume at UEFA 'cheating' by giving Real Madrid PSG in the Champions League last-16
Spain's top sport newspapers have hit out at 'shameful' UEFA for their controversial Champions League last-16 draw that paired Real Madrid with Paris Saint-Germain - after their farcical first attempt had given them Benfica. Barcelona did not make it through to the Champions League knockout stages but were handed their most difficult option in Monday's Europa League draw, having been paired with Serie A title challengers Napoli. Elsewhere in Spain, AS and SPORT described UEFA's controversial Champions League draw as a 'bombshell' due to the difficulty of Real Madrid's match. 'I am going to die for PSG in the game against Real Madrid,' said the former Real captain, according to Marca. You know the affection and love I have for Real Madrid.
Victor Lindelof's wife reveals Manchester United defender is wearing a heart monitor
Victor Lindelof is wearing a heart monitor and undergoing 'a lot of tests' after he was forced out of Manchester United's clash with Norwich with breathing difficulties - but there is no link to the the current Covid outbreak at Old Trafford. Lindelof is currently wearing a heart monitor at home, and has undergone several tests to determine the cause of his discomfort. Maja explained: 'It was a scary match to watch and Victor was very cut up afterwards. A statement from United backed up the positive prognosis from his other half. Cardiologists are calling for more regular screening for players, but insists the recent spate of health issues is purely coincidental.
F1: Sergio Perez sympathises with Lewis Hamilton after 'hurting' his bit for another world title
Sergio Perez has admitted that he never wanted to 'hurt' Lewis Hamilton in the shootout for the drivers' championship after he played a crucial role in helping Max Verstappen win his first ever world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. The Mexican was lauded as a 'legend' by his Red Bull team-mate after his superb defensive driving helped Verstappen get back in the race after Hamilton established an early lead. It allowed Verstappen to get within range of Hamilton and overtake him on the last lap'I am sure that Hamilton himself will understand it very well. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko heaped praise on the Mexican afterwards, insisting the brilliant defensive drive was of huge significance. 'Then Checo Perez worked phenomenally.
F1 team principals will NOT be able to speak to the race director next season
Ross Brawn, Formula 1's managing director of motorsports, has revealed they will stop team principals from being able to speak to the race director during Grands Prix next season. And Brawn has now revealed that F1 will cut off the line of communication between team managers and the race director next year. That's at the discretion of the race director.' Masi is facing further questions about his decision-making in Abu Dhabi after it was revealed that the F1 race director broke his own rules to allow a controversial finish to the race. At that race, Masi said: 'There's a requirement in the sporting regulations to wave all the lapped cars past.'
Michael Masi broke his own rules in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy
Michael Masi is facing further questions about his decision-making at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after it was revealed that the F1 race director broke his own rules to allow a controversial finish to the race. At that race, Masi said: 'There's a requirement in the sporting regulations to wave all the lapped cars past.' At the Nurburgring, all lapped cars were waved through, whereas in Abu Dhabi, only the five cars between Hamilton and Verstappen were moved out of the way, while other lapped cars were able to remain behind the leaders. At the end it was kind of weird, they said cars can't pass, the lapped cars, then some of them did, but then I wasn't allowed to. Of course, if the rules had been followed correctly, the safety car would have completed one more lap, ending the race under safety car conditions - and therefore securing Hamilton an eighth world title.
Arsenal strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of club captaincy after third disciplinary breach
Arsenal have sensationally stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the club captaincy and he will not be considered for Wednesday's match against West Ham. Arsenal said in a statement on Tuesday: 'Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday's match against West Ham United. The now former Arsenal captain was given permission to go abroad last Wednesday morning to collect his sick mum and bring her back to England. 'It's not an easy situation, a situation that we want our club captain to be in.' Arsenal didn't appear to miss Aubameyang against Southampton, sweeping the south coast club aside with goals from Lacazette, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel.
Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the club captaincyLondon (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following a breach of discipline, the club confirmed on Tuesday. "Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday's match against West Ham United," Arsenal said in a statement. "It's not an easy situation or a situation we want, to have our club captain in that situation," Arteta said on Saturday. Aubemayang was named Arsenal captain in 2019 after Granit Xhaka was also stripped of the role for his tirade towards supporters after being substituted in a Premier League match against Crystal Palace. He scored just 10 Premier League goals as Arsenal finished eighth last season and has four in 14 league appearances this campaign.
Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
The Belarus government has jailed or forced into exile all of its prominent opponentsMoscow (AFP) – A court in Belarus on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky to 18 years in prison after he galvanised an unprecedented protest movement against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko last year, state media said. Tikhanovsky planned to run against Lukashenko in the August 2020 presidential elections in Belarus but was arrested and jailed before the vote. She quickly won recognition from Western governments as Belarus's top opposition leader and has been lobbying for change in the country ever since. In September, a Belarusian court sentenced opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova to 11 years in prison for violating national security and conspiring to seize power. In July, another opposition leader and former banker, Viktor Babaryko, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on fraud charges.
What happened to Bishop Sycamore? Months later, documentaries in works, questions unanswered
For a few days in late August, it was arguably the biggest story in sports – or, at the very least, the most confounding. When Bishop Sycamore lost a nationally-televised football game to IMG Academy, 58-0, ESPN's broadcasters wondered on-air if they'd been duped by a program that claimed it had several Division I recruits. And when reporters started digging into the story, they found allegations of overage players, exaggerated rosters, dubious academics, unpaid bills, bad checks – and even simple details about the school that were difficult to verify.
'Too much of a dip': OC Kellen Moore, Dallas Cowboys diagnose where offense has slumped
“You’re going to have ups and you’re going to have downs,” the Dallas offensive coordinator said Nov. 25 after the Cowboys’ 36-33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. … If you're going to go through a little bit of a bump, you want to go through it with these type of guys.”The Cowboys’ offensive struggles are multifaceted. But his production has fallen from 86.8 yards per game before Dallas’ bye to 41.3 in seven games since. The Cowboys want to return to an attack with a punishing uphill run game. “I thought our run game had some clean stuff in there,” Moore said Monday after Dallas ran for 122 yards at Washington.
Los Angeles Rams hold off Arizona Cardinals for key playoff hunt win on Monday Night Football
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdowns and the LA defense was able to do just enough to stop the Cardinals to hold on for a 30-23 win on Monday Night Football. After the game, Stafford called Kupp "fantastic." The Rams defense was able to slow down Cards quarterback Kyler Murray and the rest of the red-hot Arizona offense. UptickIn addition to the Rams players added to the Reserve/Covid-19 list, the NFL reported an overall increase in the number of positive cases around the league. This mandate does not apply to NFL players.
2021 NFL Playoff Picture, Standings: Packers can clinch playoff berth on Sunday Night Football vs. Bears
The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers are set to face off in an NFC North matchup that has important implications on the NFL playoff picture. NBC News political correspondent Steve Kornacki makes his return to Football Night in America this week to trade election result breakdowns for NFL playoff picture scenarios. Let’s take a closer look at the NFL playoff picture in the NFC and AFC. 2021 NFC Playoff Picture:Story continuesThe NFC is a top-heavy conference and, as a result, every game has the potential to define the NFL playoff picture. 2021 NFL Playoff Picture, Standings: Packers can clinch playoff berth on Sunday Night Football vs. Bears originally appeared on NBCSports.com
Missed opportunities plague Bengals' playoff chase
49ers Bengals Football Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers' Samson Ebukam (56) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals let another opportunity slip past. The Bengals (7-6) trailed 20-6 before Ja'Marr Chase caught a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Burrow to tie the score in the fourth quarter. The Bengals led 23-20 in overtime, but Jimmy Garoppolo's 12-yard TD pass to Brandon Aiyuk won it for San Francisco. “It's just a rollercoaster of a season,” Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton said.
NFL playoff picture after Week 14: Cardinals cede NFC's No. 1 seed to Packers
Remaining schedule: vs. Packers, at Bengals, vs. Rams, vs. Steelers5. Remaining schedule: vs. Patriots, at Cardinals, vs. Remaining schedule: vs. Remaining schedule: vs. Washington, vs. Giants, at Washington, vs. Cowboys10. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL playoff picture after Week 14 2021: Who's rising in AFC, NFC?
Bucks Podcast: The Big Three are clicking, but does that mean no more roster moves?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing Giannis things, and Khris and Jrue are back contributing at a high level, putting the Bucks within striking distance of first place. Does that preclude Milwaukee from making a play for Indiana's Myles Turner (or anyone else)? Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe discuss, plus the early success of Javonte Smart and a deep dive on the former all-time shot blocker in Bucks history. Jim has very strong feelings on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.
ASK IRA: Are Heat in the process of buying time with depleted roster?
A: I assume with Caleb Martin you’re referring to his limitations on his two-way contract. To that end, it stops the clock on his 50 allowable games to be on the active roster at his current 24, now likely to miss at least four more games. But it still leaves him well short of enough allowable games to remain a nightly Heat fixture for the balance of the season when he returns. Prior to this absence, assuming he had played every game, his NBA eligibility would have run out on Jan. 31 (then either limited to G League play or inactive status, unless converted to a standard contract). Now, assuming a five-game absence (based on the need to sit 10 days or return two negative COVID tests), it will extend his calendar through Feb. 12.
Union rep: Teachers should not be crawling on ice for money
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - (AP) -- A fundraising event that featured teachers on their hands and knees fetching dollar bills between periods of a junior hockey league game in South Dakota should not have happened, the head of the state's teachers union said Monday. The so-called “Dash For Cash” event Saturday night in Sioux Falls was a competition from which 10 local teachers were selected to shovel up money for school projects they outlined before being selected to participate. They had five minutes to collect as many of the 5,000 one-dollar bills that were spread out on carpet at center ice of the home arena for the Sioux Falls Stampede. The most money gathered by a teacher was $616, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.
College athletes are cashing in, and it’s going better than many feared
The timetable for recruitment of athletes by agents has moved earlier in a dramatic way. Most marketing agents also represent professional players for contract negotiations. If an agent loses out on undergrad marketing rights as the player comes out of high school, they fear never getting a chance to represent the player at all. Parents of high school athletes will need to assume a protective role on agent selection. Finally, although there may be less chance now of under-the-table payments, booster money may yet shape college athletics in another way as wealthy alumni use their businesses to make name, image and likeness deals with certain players, giving those schools an advantage and also potentially distorting decisions by the program and the coach.
As Buckeyes take a breather, what do we know about this Ohio State team?
21 Ohio State had just defeated No. Monday, Ohio State climbed to No. When it’s Key and Young, Ohio State is plus-37 (122 points scored, 85 allowed) in 64:14. Ohio State has played Liddell, Young and Key together for 8:29 and scored 17 points while allowing 15 (plus-2). Ohio State finished 82nd in defensive efficiency, allowing teams to score 97.1 points per 100 possessions.
Jack Roslovic, Max Domi and Jakub Voracek emerging as productive trio for Blue Jackets
Though Domi's finish was as highlight-worthy as Roslovic's pass, Domi credited Roslovic for the score. Domi and Roslovic have played on a line together for at least part of 11 of the Jackets' 16 games. In the last four games, Roslovic and Domi have scored a combined five goals, and the three players have 14 points altogther. Roslovic (scored). With another four games on Columbus' longest road trip of the season, maintaining a high level of production from Roslovic, Domi and Voracek may be key to changing that.
Achievers: School for the Blind students win medals in competition
Staff reportsThe OklahomanFour Oklahoma School for the Blind students from Oklahoma City recently earned top medals in the ninth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition in Muskogee. Julio Valdez earned a gold medal, and his friend Elbin Carrillo earned a silver medal in the Trailblazers category for competitors in 10th through 12th grades. Carrillo earned silver and Valdez earned bronze in 2017. Cane Quest is a national program of the Braille Institute of America, based in Los Angeles, California. Cane Quest sponsors were Oklahoma School for the Blind, Braille Institute of America, Liberty Braille, Frank Dirksen, NanoPac, NewView Oklahoma, Oklahoma Association for Education and Rehabilitation, Oklahoma Council of the Blind and Sapulpa Lions Club.
Manual basketball's off to its best start since 2014, here's a few reasons why
We're only two weeks into a long basketball season, but the Manual Crimsons fit the criteria of a playoff contender. Led by second-year head coach Miquel Coleman, Manual's athleticism, talent and chemistry has the Crimsons sitting at 7-0. Here are four reasons why this season could be the year Manual makes it to the Sweet 16. "I think he can be one of the best players that DuPont's (Manual) ever had," Coleman said. To kick off the season, Manual took down North Oldham and Seneca on the road.
How worried should Kentucky basketball be about its 3-point shooting struggles?
After a loss at Notre Dame in which Kentucky made just 2 of 19 3-pointers, the Wildcats rank 270th nationally in 3-point shooting percentage (30.2). In the last six games, Kentucky converted just 24% of its 3-point shots. Can Kentucky salvage the 3-point shooting that was supposed to be a team strength? The group has combined for 56.4% of UK’s 3-point attempts, but that number needs to grow even higher in the coming weeks. Improvement from those shootersGrady and Mintz combined for 12 3-point attempts against Notre Dame but made just two.
Manuel Santana, Wimbledon’s first Spanish singles champion, whose charm endeared him to British crowds – obituary
Manuel Santana, who has died aged 83, became the first Spaniard to win the Wimbledon singles crown. He later became a much-loved coach, tournament director and senior circuit player who influenced a generation of Spanish stars including Rafael Nadal. Manuel Santana was born on May 10 1938 in Madrid into a dirt-poor, working-class family living in a crowded tenement. His father Braulio, an electrician, fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and was imprisoned for his anti-Fascist views during the early years of Franco’s dictatorship. Manuel, universally known as Manolo, left school aged 10 to help his mother Mercedes.
Man Utd confident Victor Lindelof's breathing difficultes not linked to Covid outbreak at club
Victor Lindelof is undergoing a series of precautionary investigations following his substitution against Norwich with breathing difficulties but Manchester United are confident the problem is not related to the Covid outbreak at the club. United said Lindelof had “recovered well” from the episode at Norwich but he remains under medical observation. In a statement on Lindelof, United said: “Victor is currently undergoing a series of precautionary investigations. All indications are that this is not linked to any Covid outbreak within the club.”Lindelof’s wife opened up about the events of the past few days in her blog for Elle and described the sight of her husband in difficulty as “incredibly uncomfortable”. In her blog, Maja wrote: “It was a scary match to watch and Victor was very cut afterwards.
Fantasy Premier League tips gameweek 17: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Rayan Ait Nouri and more
Phil FodenFoden owners can feel a little hard done by with his meagre returns, collecting just eight points over the last four. City midfielders are a must-have over this Christmas run. Bernardo is scoring points for fun but, all things being equal, we still prefer Foden. As a wing-back, he has more license to get forward than the other defensive options and the worst of Wolves’ tough run is out the way after playing Liverpool and City back-to-back. Chelsea’s schedule dips slightly from an attacking perspective over Christmas, so be aware before buying, but Mount continues to provide value for money.
What is Jack Grealish? Why Man City’s £100m player is not the player you expected him to be
Grealish has only two goals and three assists since his £100m move from Aston Villa. The reason why we finished first in the [Champions League] group stage and are there now in the Premier League, it’s his contribution. Compare that to some of his City teammates. Sterling reached a Premier League century against Wolves, having scored around once every three games during his career. That would be the key passes, which Grealish has played more of than any other Premier League player to have played a substantial number of minutes this season.
Milano-Cortina to be lowest-cost Olympics ever - Malagò - English
(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 14 - The Milano-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics will be best in Olympic history at keeping costs down, Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò said on Tuesday. "Our Olympics will be the lowest-cost ones ever," Malagò told an event on the 2026 Winter Olympics at Milan's Palazzo Lombardia. He said one of the major challenges will be to boost transport links from the big cities to the venues of the mountain events. "The big challenge at the infrastructure level of the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympics will be to make the distances between Milan and Bormio and Venice and Cortina as close as possible," he said.
Lindelof breathing difficulties not Covid related - Man Utd
Manchester United's Victor Lindelof had to be substituted at Norwich due to breathing difficultiesManchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is underdoing investigations into the cause of the breathing difficulties he suffered during Saturday's 1-0 win at Norwich, but it is not believed to be related to the coronavirus outbreak at the club. Advertising Read moreLindelof, 27, was substituted in the 74th minute at Carrow Road after struggling to catch his breath. In a statement on Tuesday, United said: "Victor is currently undergoing a series of precautionary investigations. He has recovered well from the episode he experienced in the match against Norwich. "All indications are that this is not linked to any Covid outbreak within the club."
Stade Francais lose Nayacalevu but Naivalu stays
Waisea Nayacalevu will leave Stade Francais at the end of season to join ToulonParis (AFP) – Fiji international Waisea Nayacalevu is to leave Stade Francais at the end of the season to join Top 14 rivals Toulon, the Mediterranean club announced on Tuesday. Advertising Read more"One of the greatest talents of the Fijian team and the Top 14, the three-quarter Waisea Nayacalevu, is joining Toulon for the next two seasons (+ one optional)", the club said in a statement. The versatile back joined Stade Francais in 2012, helping them to win the Top 14 in 2015 and the European Challenge Cup two years later. The 31-year-old, who has 26 Fiji caps, has played 10 matches for the Parisian club this season, scoring four tries. Sefanaia Naivalu extends (his stay) in the capital," tweeted Stade Francais.
FIRST READING: Our Olympic boycott literally keeps a single diplomat home
Share this Story: FIRST READING: Our Olympic boycott literally keeps a single diplomat homeFIRST READING: Our Olympic boycott literally keeps a single diplomat home Canada to deny China our Minister of Sport to teach them a lesson about abusing human rights Photo by REUTERS/Blair GableArticle content First Reading is a daily newsletter keeping you posted on the travails of Canadian politicos, all curated by the National Post’s own Tristin Hopper. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content TOP STORIES We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or FIRST READING: Our Olympic boycott literally keeps a single diplomat home Back to video Last week, Canada officially joined the United States in imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Article content Photo by Handout IN OTHER NEWS A Shakespearean struggle for power is beginning to take shape in Alberta .
Belarus Opposition Leader Tikhanovsky Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison
A Belarusian court has sentenced Sergei Tikhanovsky, an opposition presidential candidate who was jailed ahead of last year’s disputed election, to 18 years in a maximum-security prison, Belarusian state media reported Tuesday. Tikhanovsky was a popular YouTube blogger who used the social platform to criticize strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko and helped galvanize protests against his rule. Following his arrest in May 2020, his wife, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, ran for president in his stead. Belarus’ opposition maintains that she is the rightful winner of the Aug. 9, 2020, election. The Gomel regional court found Tikhanovsky guilty of ??organizing of mass riots, inciting social enmity, obstructing the Central Election Commission’s work and organizing actions that grossly violate public order, the Belta news agency reported.
Washington Post Real Estate section, freelancer win awards in national journalism competition
Here’s what the panel of judges from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism wrote about The Post’s entry: “With a stable of ace reporters, The Washington Post delivers thoroughly reported real estate stories with memorable quotes like this one: ‘Banks are thrilled to lend you money when you don’t need it, but not when you do.’ It’s also hard to resist features like the ‘house of the week’ (a mere $2.7 million, 5,400-square-foot French country-style home in this issue). Post journalists ably tackle timely stories, including one on how the rental market adapted to the pandemic with video tours and online leases.”
NFL Power Rankings for Week 15: Don’t mess with the Chiefs
After all, what’s the tie between Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes? Here are The Post’s power rankings for Week 15:1. Also, when the Cardinals needed a yard – on a fourth-and-1 late in the fourth quarter – they couldn’t get it. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10-3 (5)What a way for Tom Brady to throw his 700th career touchdown pass (including the playoffs). Herbert is the first player to throw 30 touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons.
Cryptocurrency platform FTX will pay Golden State Warriors $10 million for global rights
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors brings the ball up court during the second half of a game won by the Utah Jazz 129-99 at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 30, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Golden State Warriors have agreed to an international rights sponsorship with crypto platform FTX. It's the first global deal for the $5.6 billion Golden State Warriors. It also took over naming rights to the Miami Heat arena in a deal reportedly valued at $135 million over 19 years. The NBA started to allow clubs to leverage international agreements in 2019 in an effort to expand its global footprint.
Paris 2024 organizers expect 600,000 at Seine opening ceremony
(Reuters) Paris 2024 organizers are expecting at least 600,000 to attend the Summer Olympics opening ceremony on the Seine as athletes and delegations will sail along the river to kick off the Games. "We've been working on it for the past 12 months, it's the result of a collective effort with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and all authorities. It has to be spectacular," Estanguet told Reuters in an interview. "It will be the first time people have free access to the opening ceremony, and not just in a stadium. While the lower part of the river bank will be subject to ticketing, there will be free access to the upper part with spectators able to see holograms on the water, dancers on the roofs of nearby buildings and aerial shows.
Meet the power couple taking on the world's toughest off-road race
Last month, CNN followed them on the grandaddy of them all: the Baja 1000. Typically, somebody would for this race, especially the 1,227 miles of this Baja 1000," she explains. Kristen Matlock has earned the nickname, "Iron Woman," due to her doing various iterations of the Baja 1000 solo. North America's most dangerous raceThe Baja 1000 is not known as North America's most dangerous race for nothing. But the Baja 1000 is nothing if not unforgiving, and the terrain soon begins to exact revenge on any sense of early optimism.
These new Kia and Hyundai EVs are both rated for more than 300 miles of range
On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released impressive range estimates for two closely related new electric cars from Hyundai HYMTF, -0.51% and its Kia 000270, -0.81% sister brand. Though they share dedicated EV underpinnings and electric powertrains, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 2022 Kia EV6 have been rated separately by the EPA. In this round of sibling rivalry, Kia emerges with a narrow victory. Read: More car shoppers are thinking about EVs, but still holding back
Remains Of Ex-NFL Kevin Ware’s Girlfriend Taylor Pomaski Found
On Dec 9, possible remains —which authorities say they believe belong to 29-year-old Taylor Pomaski — were discovered in northern Harris County, outside of Houston. "Identification of the remains will be carried out by the Institute of Forensic Sciences," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a statement on social media. A court judge denied his bond, pending the investigation into Pomaski’s disappearance in Harris County. "Kevin met with investigators who are investigating Ms. Pomaski’s disappearance and told them everything he knew," he said. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office refrained from issuing a statement when asked to comment on the open case this week.
Where Matthew Stafford thrived, Kliff Kingsbury and Cards crumbled under cloud of mistakes, miscommunication and odd decisions
The Los Angeles Rams, and QB Matthew Stafford, defeated the Arizona Cardinals, coached by Kliff Kingsbury on Monday, 30-23. While this was still a December regular season game in December, it might signal plenty about the January playoff ones to come. Start with Stafford, who is closing in on 50,000 career passing yards, 320 career touchdowns and $250,000,000 in career salary. In a dozen seasons in Detroit, Stafford never won a playoff game (0-3 in the wild-card round) or a division crown. “I thought Matthew Stafford was outstanding,” said Rams coach Sean McVay.
Matthew Stafford’s huge night powers Rams past Cardinals
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First look: Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions odds and lines
Below, we look at the Cardinals vs. Lions odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. The Cardinals lost 30-23 Monday night at home to the Los Angeles Rams. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesCardinals at Lions odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Cardinals -900 (bet $900 to win $100) | Lions +570 (bet $100 to win $570)Cardinals -900 (bet $900 to win $100) | Lions +570 (bet $100 to win $570) Against the spread (ATS): Cardinals -13.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Lions +13.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Cardinals -13.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Lions +13.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 47.5, O: -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | U: -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Cardinals 10-3 | Lions 1-11-1: Cardinals 10-3 | Lions 1-11-1 ATS : Cardinals 9-4 | Lions 8-5: Cardinals 9-4 | Lions 8-5 O/U : Cardinals 7-6 | Lions 5-8Cardinals at Lions head-to-headThis will be the fifth consecutive season and the ninth time in 10 seasons the two teams face one another.
Guregian: At this point, it’s AFC Championship game or bust for the Patriots
So what are the biggest keys for them to stay on point, and land in that AFC Championship game, and possibly beyond? With a defense that’s kept the score down, it takes some of the pressure off rookie quarterback Mac Jones. They’re playing together, they’re playing for each other, and I don’t think you can underestimate the importance of that,” Patriots defensive play-caller Steve Belichick said Monday. While Nick Folk has been a godsend converting field-goal chances, they’re going to need more. Along with defense, that’s how the Patriots are built, leading with the ground and pound.
Mastrodonato: Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran could struggle to find playing time in 2022
When the Red Sox left Jarren Duran off their roster this past postseason, they sent a message, intentionally or not. The 25-year-old rookie was probably the fastest Red Sox player since Jacoby Ellsbury, but his other skills were so unrefined he wasn’t deemed useful enough to carry. Bradley has a similar profile as Duran, as the two both hit left-handed, play center field and have poor contact rates. It all adds up to an unclear path for Duran, who quickly shot into the Red Sox’ top-prospects rankings and was listed as high as No. “We still feel really strongly about that upside.”It brings back memories of Dustin Pedroia jumping to the defense of Red Sox rookies in the past.
Chris Armas was a forgettable head coach in MLS. So why is he at Manchester United?
From Ryan Giggs to Michael Carrick to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have been keen to maintain the link between players and coaches. The new Manchester United was head of sport and development for Red Bull’s football operations while Armas was head coach of the New York Red Bulls between 2018 and 2020. A six-month spell as Toronto FC head coach in 2021 was even more troublesome. This is, after all, a role he performed for a number of years before becoming a head coach. The former New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty told the Athletic that: “Chris cares about people deeply.
Ben Stokes rattles Joe Root on the helmet in the nets to prove fitness ahead of second Ashes Test
Leading into the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, which will be played with a pink ball under lights, all the talk is around bowling line-ups. In the past 10 months, or the last 19 Test innings, England have scored more than 400 runs just once. England’s bowling, much as it would have been nice to have had the added raw pace of the injured Jofra Archer or Olly Stone, is not the problem. Away from home, where England’s pink-ball Test record reads played three, lost three, Root has England’s top score, of just 67, scored in the second innings of the 2017 Adelaide Test. We’re all talking about what will change with England’s bowling while England’s top seven batters, who collectively underperformed in Brisbane and throughout the English summer, will remain as is.
Premier League clubs to discuss growing Covid crisis amid fears over fixture congestion
Premier League clubs will discuss the growing Covid crisis at a meeting on Tuesday. The Premier League last week brought in emergency Covid measures and are hopeful that they will have an effect. The main topic on Tuesday's Premier League meeting will be to approve the new rules for related-party transactions – commercial deals with business or companies that have a connection to a club’s ownership. However it is expected that after that issue is dealt with the clubs will discuss how to handle the growing Covid outbreak given the speed at which the variant is spreading. The Premier League has not published data since October 19 which showed 68 per cent of players had had a second jab and 81 per cent had only one jab.
End of season F1 driver ratings: Who were the standout performers of 2021?
For Sainz to finish in fifth above team-mate Charles Leclerc in his first season at Ferrari is an outstanding achievement. Qualifying record: 9-13Total championship points: 164.5 (5th)Value added rating: -7 (16th)7. Qualifying record: 11-11Total championship points: 81 (10th)Value added rating: 44 (7th)6. Tops our value added rating. Qualifying record: 21-1Total championship points: 110 (9th)Value added rating: 111 (1st)3.
F1 to ban Toto Wolff and Christian Horner from pressuring race director during Grands Prix
F1 managing director of motor sports Ross Brawn says lined of communication between team chiefs and the race director will come to an end in 2022, after Michael Masi was increasingly put on the spot by Red Bull and Mercedes bosses. It all exerts undue influence on the race director, says Brawn, instead of leaving him free to make his own decisions on what should happen on the track. “We will stop this contact next year,” he said, per Auto Motor und Sport. “It’s unacceptable that team bosses put Michael under such pressure during the race. “Toto can’t demand there shouldn’t be a Safety Car and Christian can’t demand the cars have to un-lap.
NBA and NHL call off games due to Covid-19 protocols
Here's a look at the Covid news from the NBA, NHL and NFL:NBA postpones first gamesWith 10 players and additional staff members in the NBA's health and safety protocols, the league has postponed the Chicago Bulls' two upcoming games. This is the first time this season that NBA games have been postponed because of Covid-19 concerns. A league source told CNN last week that 97% of NBA players are vaccinated, with 60% of eligible players having received a booster shot. Later in November, the New York Islanders had two games postponed due to multiple players in Covid protocol. This mandate does not apply to NFL players.
New F1 world champion Max Verstappen 'not disappointed at all' with controversial way he won title
Some congratulated Max Verstappen following his first drivers' championship , while others complained about the ending to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "No, I'm not disappointed at all," the Red Bull driver said when asked whether the ending took the shine of his victory at all. There was controversy right from the opening lap, when Hamilton went off track and into the lead after almost colliding with Verstappen. As protests and appeals after races have happened before during this drama-filled season, the end to Sunday's race didn't take the shine off, says Verstappen. A stressful dayWith so much riding on Sunday's race, Verstappen admitted he maybe didn't sleep as well as he might have liked on Saturday evening.
Curry falls short of record, but leads Warriors past Pacers
Clearly, Curry and his teammates were pressing for the record - and the Pacers defense wanted to run the Warriors off the 3-point line every chance it could. It didn't last long in this back-and-forth game in which Indiana led most of the way. But Curry started heating up in the third quarter with his fourth 3 of the night to give Golden State a 79-78 lead. ... Golden State was 8 of 30 on 3s and had 17 turnovers. ''We'll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe,'' Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
First look: Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe Carolina Panthers (5-8) and Buffalo Bills (7-6) meet in a Week 15 game Sunday at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Below, we look at the Panthers vs. Bills odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesPanthers at Bills odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Panthers +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Bills -600 (bet $600 to win $100)Panthers +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Bills -600 (bet $600 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Panthers +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Bills -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Panthers +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Bills -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 43.5, O: -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | U: -112 (bet $112 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Panthers 5-8 | Bills 7-6: Panthers 5-8 | Bills 7-6 ATS : Panthers 5-8 | Bills 6-6-1: Panthers 5-8 | Bills 6-6-1 O/U : Panthers 6-7 | Bills 6-7Panthers at Bills head-to-headThe last time these teams faced each other, Carolina scratched out a 9-3 win at Bank of America Stadium Sept. 17, 2017. The last time they met in Buffalo was Sept. 15, 2013 with the Bills squeaking out a 24-23 victory.
Max Verstappen back behind the wheel less than 48 hours after F1 title win and all-night yacht party
Max Verstappen is back behind the wheel of his Red Bull car less than 48 hours after his dramatic F1 title triumph - and the exuberant celebrations that followed. But while the Dutchman is taking part in post-season testing for next year's new Pirelli tyres at the Yas Marina Circuit - where he clinched the title on Sunday - his rival Lewis Hamilton is absent. Most of this year’s drivers stayed in Abu Dhabi to take part, but Hamilton is missing the tests as he is due to receive his knighthood from the Queen on Wednesday. Incoming driver George Russell is taking the Mercedes spot on both days, which means Hamilton and Verstappen will not have the chance to re-enact the last-lap drama at the Abu Dhabi GP.
F1: Lewis Hamilton’s reaction to Max Verstappen’s title win revealed
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio “this has been manipulated” after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen on the final lap of Sunday’s controversial season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The message was not broadcast on the world TV feed but was audible on seven-times champion Hamilton’s onboard channel on F1TV, multiple media outlets reported. The decision gave Verstappen a clear run on Hamilton in what amounted to a last-lap sprint finish, with the Dutch driver on fresher tyres. Hamilton was gracious in defeat, congratulating Verstappen and Red Bull for their victory and admitting he had given everything possible to win his eighth world title. The Dutchman said: “Lewis is an amazing driver and an amazing competitor.
England cannot rely on pink ball miracles in Adelaide Ashes Test, Joe Root warns
Joe Root has warned his England side cannot rely on the pink ball to work miracles as they look to launch their Ashes fightback under lights at the Adelaide Oval. “For us it’s about not falling into the trap of thinking it’s going to hoop round corners for five days,” said Root. “It is about understanding the different challenges that a pink ball Test at this ground takes and having plenty of options to still find ways of taking 20 wickets. He obviously had a bit of a jar in his knee in the last game,” said Root. Pat Cummins and Joe Root will do battle for the second time as opposing captains (Jason O’Brien/PA) (PA Wire)“We obviously have big decisions to make.
Football rumours: Real Madrid favoured as Antonio Rudiger’s next destination
The paper says Real Madrid are now favourites to sign the Chelsea defender on a free in the summer. Shifting to Portugal where Braga have reportedly been contacted by a Premier League side keen on their own talented defender. Could the Premier League be calling to Sven Botman? (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Archive)The Guardian reports Sven Botman has become a priority signing for Newcastle in the January transfer window. The paper adds the club are also interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United permanently or on loan.
Lewis Hamilton decision contradicted F1 director Michael Masi’s past quotes
What was effectively a sprint finish was won by the Red Bull racer as he overtook his Mercedes rival to claim a maiden Formula One championship, but the move was hugely controversial and has left Masi under enormous pressure. Hamilton has been heard on his team radio claiming the outcome was “manipulated”, after the sudden change in directives. The alteration was all the more jarring for the Brit as the FIA race director appeared to change his mind under pressure from the Red Bull camp. Hamilton led by 11 seconds heading into the final 10 laps, but halfway through that final stretch a crash saw the safety car come into play. “There’s a requirement in the sporting regulations to wave all the lapped cars past,” he said at the time.
Is Man City vs Leeds on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture
Manchester City host Leeds United in the Premier League this evening. Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo are among those ruled out and it will take a momentous upset to derail the champions. Ferran Torres remains out injured while Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt for Man City due to a back injury. Leeds are facing a host of injury problems, with Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk and Robin Kock all ruled out. Manchester City 3-0 Leeds.
F1 news LIVE: Lewis Hamilton ‘too nice’ to beat ‘arrogant’ Max Verstappen, says former team owner
? Close Lewis Hamilton’s radio on final lap: 'This is getting manipulated man'Lewis Hamilton was “too nice” to beat the “aggressive and arrogant” Max Verstappen to the Formula 1 world title, according to former team owner Eddie Jordan. Jordan believes Hamilton has been “too nice for too long”, telling the BBC he needs to “harden himself up again”. “Yeah, I will run it,” Verstappen said. He will become the first new #1 in Formula One since Sebastian Vettel took the number following his 2014 win. I will definitely put it on the car.”Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton will receive his knighthood this Wednesday, just days after missing out on the Formula One world title.
Burnley First Division title winner Jimmy Robson dies at the age of 82
Burnley great Jimmy Robson has died at the age of 82, the Premier League club have announced. Robson, an inside forward, was part of the Clarets side that won the First Division title in 1960, while also being an FA Cup runner-up in 1962 after scoring in the final against Tottenham. Burnley posted on social media: “We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy Robson this morning. “The Clarets legend won the First Division with Burnley in 1960 and made 242 appearances. “The thoughts of everyone at Turf Moor are with Jimmy’s family and friends.”
Man City vs Leeds live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight
Manchester City welcome Leeds United to the Etihad in the Premier League this evening. City were made to work hard last time out against Wolves, though, with a second-half Raheem Sterling penalty eventually securing all three points. The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and the BT Sport App, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm. Ferran Torres remains out injured while Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt for Man City due to a back injury. Manchester City 3-0 Leeds.
Larry Nassar Survivors to Receive an Additional $380 Million Settlement After Years-Long Lawsuit Battle
USA Gymnastics also issued a statement. "Individually and collectively, survivors have stepped forward with bravery to advocate for enduring change in this sport," Leung continued. USAG Board Chair and independent director Kathryn Carson also said on the organization's official site: "Today is about the Survivors. They have used their voices to elicit meaningful change and restructuring within USA Gymnastics, and their impact extends far beyond our sport. She also joined Raisman, Maroney and many other survivors in testifying in a September Senate hearing on the FBI's handling of the Nassar investigation.
Former Pro Wrestler Jimmy Rave Dead at 39, Months After Having Both Legs Amputated
Jimmy Rave, former Impact Wrestling star, has died six months after having both of his legs amputated due to a MRSA infection. Behrens shared a statement regarding Rave's death on Twitter on Monday, adding that Rave's daughter, Kailah, had helped him write it. "James was best known as Professional Wrestler Jimmy Rave. He appeared in Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling, where he teamed with Lance (Hoyt) Rock as the 'Rock and Rave Infection.' His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm and, later, both of his legs," the statement continued.
How a TikToker traded her way from a bobby pin to her dream house
How a TikToker traded her way from a bobby pin to her dream houseAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 13 views | 0 commentsDemi Skipper, a TikToker known for her "Trade Me Project," made her 28th and final exchange in November: a solar-powered trailer for a house near Nashville.
Former pro wrestler Jimmy Rave dies after triple amputation, struggles with addiction
Added: 14.12.2021 6:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsJimmy Rave, a former professional wrestling champion who later struggled with drug addiction and lost his legs and an arm to amputation, has died, his agent
Water-loving corgi compared to a frog after demanding play time in the shower
Water-loving corgi compared to a frog after demanding play time in the showerAdded: 14.12.2021 2:16 | 34 views | 0 commentsSource: rumble.comA PLAYFUL corgi jumps for joy when it comes to any opportunity to play in water, and stands in the shower every time her owner has one. More in www.express.co.uk »
All the Harry Potter movies ranked, from Prisoner of Azkaban to Crimes of Grindelwald
All the Harry Potter movies ranked, from Prisoner of Azkaban to Crimes of GrindelwaldAdded: 13.12.2021 23:03 | 33 views | 0 commentsWhat better way to celebrate a new Harry Potter movie than by ranking all the films, from Merlin's pants to smooth as Butterbeer.
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black Sea
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black SeaAdded: 14.12.2021 7:07 | 19 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR Putin appears to have sounded off the starting gun for war, as Moscow has ordered the Russian navy to stalk a French frigate in the Black Sea.
15 Walmart deals you won't find at Amazon
Added: 14.12.2021 1:41 | 27 views | 0 commentsHere are the best deals available at Walmart that Amazon just can't beat this holiday season.
Best mirror workout 2021: Tempo, Tonal, Mirror and more
Best mirror workout 2021: Tempo, Tonal, Mirror and moreAdded: 14.12.2021 3:05 | 28 views | 0 commentsSource: wallpapersdsc.netThere are loads of tech-infused home gym systems available now. We tested some of the most popular to find the best. More in www.cnet.com »
The best e-reader for 2021
The best e-reader for 2021Added: 14.12.2021 2:00 | 24 views | 0 commentsSource: moroesports.comWhy read on your phone or tablet when there are great E Ink e-readers out there? Here are our current top picks. More in www.cnet.com »
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new data
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new dataAdded: 14.12.2021 7:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsSOUTH AFRICA'S Omicron wave may already have begun to "level off", health experts in the country have reported.
Colorado trucker in deadly pileup gets 110 years, gets emotional at sentencing
Added: 14.12.2021 8:31 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe Colorado truck driver involved in a pileup that killed four and injured six on an interstate in 2019 got emotional when he addressed the court before receiving a sentence of 110 years in prison.
Athletes Face Backlash But Refuse to Back Down
Athletes Face Backlash But Refuse to Back DownAdded: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.teenvogue.comThis past year's reaction to the 2020 upsurge reflected-and shaped-broader currents in society. More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Everton 1-1 West Ham: Toni Duggan scores as Toffees grab draw against Hammers
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Toni Duggan scores her first Women's Super Leaague goal for Everton in eight years as the Toffees claim a draw with West Ham.
Birmingham 2-3 Man City: Stanway scores stunner as Man City beat Birmingham
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Ellen White scores a late winner to earn Manchester City a valuable three points and deny Birmingham in an entertaining game at St Andrews.
MOTD2 analysis: Conor Gallagher & Jordan Ayew's ‘outstanding’ partnership for Crystal Palace
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsMatch of the Day 2’s Mark Chapman, Dion Dublin and Glenn Murray discuss the "outstanding" partnership between Conor Gallagher and Jordan Ayew during Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win against Everton.
Women's Super League: Arsenal extend lead with 4-0 win over Leicester
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the Women's Super League table with a routine victory over bottom side Leicester City.
Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick's art of 'club building' & new challenge at Old Trafford
Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick's art of 'club building' & new challenge at Old TraffordAdded: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsRalf Rangnick has made big changes at every club he's shaped. A different challenge awaits at Manchester United.
Girl sheltering with family killed in tornado
Added: 14.12.2021 2:21 | 18 views | 0 commentsTrey and Meghan Rackley and their three daughters sought shelter in a windowless bathroom in their southeast Missouri home as storms raged across the country's midsection. But their nine-year-old daughter, Annistyn, did not survive.
Larry Nassar survivors reach $380 million settlement
Added: 14.12.2021 1:56 | 22 views | 0 commentsA federal bankruptcy court confirmed a $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.
Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky Boca Raton Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 18, 2021
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will meet the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the Boca Raton Bowl. Odds for Appalachian State vs. Western KentuckyOver/Under InsightsAppalachian State has combined with its opponents to put up more than 68 points just one time this year. Saturday's total is 9.3 points lower than the two team's combined 77.3 points per game average. Mountaineers games have an average total of 56.3 points this season, 11.7 fewer than Saturday's over/under. The 68 over/under in this game is 0.5 points higher than the 67.5 average total in Hilltoppers games this season.
Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois Cure Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 17, 2021
The Cure Bowl will feature a matchup between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Northern Illinois Huskies. Odds for Coastal Carolina vs. Northern IllinoisOver/Under InsightsCoastal Carolina has combined with its opponents to put up more than 63.5 points in four of 11 games this season. In 38.5% of Northern Illinois' games this season (5/13), the teams combined to score more than Friday's total of 63.5. Chanticleers games have an average total of 58.5 points this season, 5.0 fewer than Friday's over/under. Northern Illinois' games this season have hit the over seven times in 13 opportunities (53.8%).
Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee Bahamas Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 17, 2021
The Toledo Rockets will meet the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the Bahamas Bowl. Odds for Toledo vs. Middle TennesseeOver/Under InsightsToledo and its opponents have gone over the current 51.5-point total in six of 11 games this season. Rockets games this season feature an average total of 55.0 points, a number 3.5 points higher than Friday's over/under. In 2021, games involving the Blue Raiders have averaged a total of 56.1 points, 4.6 more than the set over/under in this contest. This year the Blue Raiders have turned the ball over 20 times, three more than the Rockets' takeaways (17).
America's Next Top Center? Logan Cooley Hits Camp
The NTDP pivot is the youngest player at Team USA's world junior camp and the veterans are taking care of him already. Rena Laverty/USNTDPLast year, Team USA won gold at the world juniors in Edmonton thanks to a strong cast that included a draft-eligible center with great wheels in Matty Beniers. As the youngest player at Team USA's final camp, Cooley has been embraced by some of the veterans on the squad including Beniers and returnees such as Landon Slaggert (CHI) and Jake Sanderson (OTT). And as Cooley continues to grow his own game, he can look to a fellow center such as Beniers and pick up tips on the ice. Beniers made an impact in his first world junior tournament with Team USA last year; can Cooley do the same this time out?
Olympics Quarantine Gives Maple Leafs' Tavares Pause
Initially excited about the prospect of going to the Olympics in Beijing, Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares admits the quarantine rules make him "uneasy". "You talk about a five-week quarantine, if you've already been over there for a few weeks, that's a really long time," Maple Leafs captain John Tavares said. That's a really long time." "You talk about a five-week quarantine, if you've already been over there for a few weeks, that's a really long time," Tavares said. That's a really long time."
Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Betting Information for Arizona vs. Los AngelesFavorite Spread Total Cardinals -3 51Arizona and Los Angeles StatsThis year, the Cardinals score 6.1 more points per game (28.6) than the Rams surrender (22.5). The Cardinals collect 368.8 yards per game, 30.0 more yards than the 338.8 the Rams give up per outing. The Cardinals have turned the ball over 11 times this season, six fewer than the Rams have forced (17). The Rams rack up 68.1 more yards per game (386.9) than the Cardinals allow (318.8). The Rams have turned the ball over 14 times, nine fewer times than the Cardinals have forced turnovers (23).
Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Dec 12, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) drives to the basket around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) during the second half at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY SportsThe Dallas Mavericks (13-13) will host the Charlotte Hornets (15-13) after losing five straight home games. Key Stats for Mavericks vs. HornetsThe Mavericks record 12.5 fewer points per game (103.8) than the Hornets give up (116.3). The Hornets put up an average of 115.8 points per game, 11.0 more points than the 104.8 the Mavericks give up to opponents. Hornets Players to WatchLaMelo Ball leads the Hornets in both rebounds and assists with 7.7 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Arizona and Los Angeles StatsThis year, the Cardinals rack up 6.1 more points per game (28.6) than the Rams give up (22.5). The Cardinals rack up 30 more yards per game (368.8) than the Rams allow per matchup (338.8). This year, the Cardinals have 11 turnovers, six fewer than the Rams have takeaways (17). The Rams average 9.3 more points per game (28) than the Cardinals surrender (18.7). The Rams rack up 68.1 more yards per game (386.9) than the Cardinals give up per contest (318.8).
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Monday night brings a divisional battle in the NFC West between the Rams and the Cardinals. How to Watch Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 8 p.m. ETTV: NBCLive stream the Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Los Angeles ranks third in the NFL in passing yards per game and sixth in the NFL in total yards per game. They rank fifth in points scored; Arizona ranks third heading into Monday Night Football.
Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Washington Wizards try to break out of a slump as they travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets wouldn't be anywhere without their reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. How to Watch Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports WashingtonLive stream the Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! With that being said, the Washington Wizards could very well be in this game depending on whichever Denver team shows up tonight.
Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Flames look to snap their four-game losing streak Monday when they travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. How to Watch Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ETTV: NHL NetworkLive stream the Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The losing streak comes on the heels of the team winning seven of eight. On Monday, the Blackhawks will aim to continue that trend, as it would mean they would pick up another win.
NFL to require booster shots following wave of positive COVID-19 test results
On a day in which the league saw a reported 37 players test positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will now require all Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff members to receive booster shots by Dec. 27. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that individuals who received their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose more than six months ago should get a booster shot, with a two-month window for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Of all the positive COVID-19 tests this season involving NFL staff, 86% have originated away from team facilities, per Schefter. The new memo does not apply to players, as any changes in vaccine requirements must be negotiated with the players union, per Garafolo. More NFL Coverage:
Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
How to Watch Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds Today:Game Date: Dec. 14, 2021Game Time: 6:00 a.m. ETTV: Tennis ChannelLive Stream Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Before the semifinals, Marcondes was rolling, having won every set. In the finals, Marcondes won in three competitive sets (7-6, 3-6, 6-4) over Hugo Dellien, the No. Martin was playing great before losing in the quarterfinals last week in the Maia 1 Challenger.
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
A Western Conference showdown between the Suns and Clippers will take place in Los Angeles on Monday night. One of those games will feature the Suns traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. How to Watch Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 10:30 p.m. ETTV: NBA TVLive stream the Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Ahead of tonight's matchup against Los Angeles, the Suns have started the season with an impressive 21-4 record.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Betting Information for Hornets vs. MavericksFavorite Spread Total Mavericks -2.5 216.5 pointsKey Stats for Mavericks vs. HornetsThe 103.8 points per game the Mavericks average are 12.5 fewer points than the Hornets give up (116.3). The Hornets' 115.8 points per game are 11.0 more points than the 104.8 the Mavericks allow to opponents. The Mavericks are the 26th best rebounding team in the league, the Hornets rank 25th. The Mavericks average 9.8 offensive rebounds per game, only 0.7 fewer rebounds than the Hornets pull down per game (10.5). The Mavericks are the 22nd best rebounding team in the league, the Hornets rank ninth.
Week 4: SBLIVE/SI Power 25 National Boys Basketball Rankings
The Power 25 is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated. Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. RELATED: SI99 Recruiting Rankings 2022Find the complete breakdown of the latest Power 25 national boys basketball rankings here. Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) (0-0)16. Newton (Covington, Ga.) (9-0)Who qualifies for the Power 25?
Dan Orlovsky Says Urban Meyer Being a NFL Coach Over Jim Caldwell is a 'Joke'
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky criticized, like many others, Jaguars coach Urban Meyer on Monday. Unlike most other critics, he piled on while also praising a former NFL coach. "Urban Meyer being a Head Coach in the #NFL and Jim Caldwell not is an absolute joke," he said in a Tweet. Caldwell, a longtime NFL coach, hasn't coached in the the league since he was an assistant with the Dolphins in 2019. During his nearly 20-year NFL coaching career, Caldwell had stops with five teams.
Spencer Rattler transfer: Former Oklahoma QB heads to South Carolina
In a year where several high-profile quarterbacks have entered the transfer portal, one of the biggest names on the move has announced his new home. Former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler announced Monday night his commitment to South Carolina. Rattler, a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2020, entered this season as the favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Joining Rattler in Columbia is former Sooner tight end Austin Stogner, who logged 166 yards and three touchdowns in nine games as a junior this season. As a redshirt sophomore, Rattler completed 74.9% of his pass attempts for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in nine games.
Video: Referee Hospitalized After Wrestler Goes Too Far During Stunt
Editor's note: The video linked in this story is graphic in nature and may be difficult to watch for some viewers. Professional wrestler Devon Nicholson has been banned from World Class Pro Wrestling after an incident in which he stabbed a referee in the head this past weekend in what was apparently a stunt gone wrong. “World Class, moving forward, will not be associated with Devon Nicholson... in any way, shape, form or fashion,” Bostic said. “Someone went into business for themselves and took something too far and someone could have lost their life because of it,” Bostic said. And number two, Devon proved that he could not be trusted in that situation.”More Wrestling Coverage:
Tom Brady Roasts Tony Romo For 'Slow' Comment on CBS Broadcast
Tom Brady may be the best quarterback in NFL, but the 44-year-old still finds a way to note every slight thrown his way. Brady released a video Monday following Tampa's win over the Bills, highlighting a comment from Tony Romo on the CBS broadcast. "He's slow, right?" Romo said in reference to Brady. Brady is the MVP favorite at 44, and he very well could secure his eighth Super Bowl in February.
Aaron Rodgers belt celebration: Davante Adams roasts Bears mocking QB
One day after Aaron Rodgers threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, Packers receiver Davante Adams posed the question on every NFL fan's mind: "When has mocking the belt ever worked out well?" After sacking Rodgers on the Packers' opening drive, Quinn broke out Rodgers's trademark belt celebration, possibly unleashing the wrath of the reigning NFL MVP. Others were quick to point out that Rodgers, who already made headlines this year for screaming "I still own you!" at Bears fans, threw for 335 (of his 341) yards and four touchdowns after the mock celebration. But in the end, Packers running back Aaron Jones may have posed the most succinct answer to the original question.
Ewers to Texas, Rattler to South Carolina Resets Transfer QB Market
Texas A&M's Zach Calzada, author of college football's biggest win of 2021 over Alabama, did the same not long after. A few made decisions on colleges over the weekend and into the week, ala Ewers. Syracuse's Tommy DeVito is headed to Illinois while Utah's Charlie Brewer will follow up Malik Willis as the next transfer talent at Liberty. On Monday evening, Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler surprised some with a pledge to South Carolina and Shane Beamer. Having already played under a bevy of offensive coordinators and play-callers in college, Nix should be able to hit the ground running at his next stop as a grad-transfer.
Isaiah Thomas signs with Nuggets G League team, will play in showcase
Former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas signed a deal with the Nuggets' G League affiliate on Monday as he eyes a return to the NBA, per The Athletic's Shams Charania. Thomas will report to the Grand Rapids Gold, who are coached by former Mavericks guard Jason Terry. Thomas will play for the Gold in the upcoming G League showcase, which begins on Dec. 19. The 5'9" point guard earned All-Star appearances with the Celtics in 2015-16 and 2016-17. More NBA Coverage:• NBA Mailbag: Damian Lillard's Future With the Blazers• NBA Power Rankings: How High Can Kevin Durant Carry Nets?
Jimmy Garoppolo has given 49ers all they could have hoped for
• So we’re now 14 weeks into an 18-week season, and Jimmy Garoppolo is still leading the 49ers. And we just take it week by week. We know how this league works, we know exactly how it goes, and we enjoy everything the week that we have together. • One thing that’s sort of interesting in looking at the game of Coach of the Year footsies that Kliff Kingsbury and Bill Belichick played the last couple days? It’s something I’m planning to ask around on, because both Kingsbury and Mike Vrabel seem pretty natural running NFL programs, something that hasn’t always been the case with guys who’ve coached for Belichick.
Report: Yasiel Puig Secretly Settled With Two Sexual Assault Accusers in 2017
Editor’s note: This story contains alleged accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at www.rainn.org. Sam Greene/USA Today NetworkWithin days of the first incident, a second woman went to a police station in Southern California to report another incident she described as sexual assault. Puig denied both allegations and settled with both women for a total of $325,000, according to his attorney, Scott Lesowitz. These two incidents were previously unknown, but in 2018, another woman went public with a description of sexual assault by Puig.
Super Bowl LVIII location: Las Vegas tabbed to host 2024 game
Las Vegas will serve as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Vincent Bonsignore. Las Vegas will be the third straight Super Bowl host city in the western part of the United States. Super Bowl LVI will be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. in February 2022, and Super Bowl LVII will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Az. New Orleans will now host Super Bowl LIX in February 2025. The Raiders were approved to move to Las Vegas in 2017, with 2020 marking their first game in the city.
Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach $380 Million Settlement
USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee also agreed to implement new policies aimed at protecting athletes from future abuse. USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Monday reached a reported $380 million settlement to lawsuits filed by survivors of former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar. “This settlement is about the brave survivors who came forward, forced these organizations to listen, and demanded change,” said Michelle Simpson Tuegel, who represents more than two dozen Nassar survivors, and Tasha Schwikert Moser, cochair of the Survivors Creditors Committee, in a joint statement. Survivors have been in mediation with USA Gymnastics since the organization filed for bankruptcy in December 2018. “This settlement occurred because of a five-year, bare-knuckled legal fight the USOPC and USA Gymnastics decided to initiate against me and 500-plus sister survivors,” Klein, who served as cochair of the survivors committee, told ESPN.
NBA trade rumors: Lakers pursuing Pistons forward Jerami Grant
The Pistons reportedly have a number of suitors for forward Jerami Grant, and one championship contender appears eager to acquire the eighth-year forward. The Lakers are "among the teams pursuing" Grant, per The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Blazers are also among the teams reportedly interested in Grant. Grant is averaging 20.1 points per game in 2021-22, and he posted a career-best 22.3 points per game mark last season on 35% from three. More NBA Coverage:• NBA Mailbag: Damian Lillard's Future With the Blazers• NBA Power Rankings: How High Can Kevin Durant Carry Nets?
Larry Nassar Abuse Survivors Settle for $380 Million
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesAfter years of legal battles, over 500 gymnasts who were sexually abused by former national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. According to the New York Times, the settlement is one of the largest ever awarded in a sexual-abuse case. It also marks a pivot for USA Gymnastics, which has argued in the past that it shouldn’t be held financially responsible for Nassar’s abuse as he wasn’t an Olympic Committee employee. Nassar, a former osteopathic physician, was arrested in 2016 on charges of sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. Denhollander added that Nassar’s survivors needed help for the aftermath of their trauma, including the cost of treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Evanescence Postpone Tour Dates Due to Multiple Covid-19 Cases
Evanescence have postponed the remainder of their 2021 arena tour dates with Halestorm due to multiple Covid-19 cases within their touring party. The five dates originally scheduled for December have been moved to January. “This tour has been an unforgettable experience that we are so proud of. From the production, to our fantastic crew, to Halestorm and Lilith Czar and Plush — and most of all, to you,” she added. We love you!”Evanescence Rescheduled Tour DatesJan. 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank CenterJan. 16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T PavilionJan. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Peterson Events CenterJan. 20 – Worcester, Mass.
Emma Raducanu tests positive for COVID-19, out of exhibition event in Abu Dhabi
(Reuters) U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this week's Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, the 19-year-old Briton said on Monday. Raducanu , who became the first qualifier to win a major when she triumphed at Flushing Meadows in September, was due to face Olympics singles gold medallist Belinda Bencic at the Dec. 16-18 event. "I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for COVID-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity," Raducanu said. "I'm isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back soon." Organisers said that they are looking at "alternative top female competitors" to replace Raducanu at the event.
Colorado trucker in deadly pileup gets 110 years, gets emotional at sentencing
The Colorado truck driver involved in a pileup that killed four and injured six on an interstate in 2019 got emotional when he addressed the court before receiving a sentence of 110 years in prison. Prosecutors focused on his decision not to take any runaway truck ramps while traveling about 85 mph on Interstate 70 west of Denver. He teared up while addressing the court at sentencing and asked the families of the victims to forgive him. District Court Judge Bruce Jones imposed the sentence after finding it was the mandatory minimum term under state law, The Denver Post reported. "I will state that if I had the discretion, it would not be my sentence," the judge said.
Emma Raducanu loses to qualifier in Austria as she announces Torben Beltz as new head coach
(CNN) In the final tournament of her remarkable breakout season, Emma Raducanu lost in three sets at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz to Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu. The 18-year-old, who stunned the world of tennis by winning the US Open as a qualifier back in September, came into the tournament as the No. 1 seed and was hoping to add to her first two WTA Tour victories at last month's Transylvania Open. "I thought Xinyu played extremely well, especially in that first set," Raducanu, who suffered with an injury in the deciding set, told reporters. "Everything was going her way and she was playing extremely well, so a lot of credit to her for keeping that level out there on the court.
New guidelines, Booster Day looming as virus disrupts NBA
Just like that, the virus has disrupted the day-to-day operations of the NBA. Friday is Booster Day, when the league's most important percentage won't be of the 3-point variety. The current data from the NBA indicates more than 60% of players have gotten their booster shots. Under the new guidelines, that potentially means somewhere around 150 players would now be subject to daily testing again. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been urging players and staff to get their coronavirus booster shot for the past several weeks.
Clippers beat Suns 111-95 in rematch of 2021 West finals
“To slow him down a little bit was huge for us.”The Suns' only lead came on the game's first basket by Jae Crowder. They missed 12 of 13 shots at the start while the Clippers built a 10-point lead. The Suns missed 60 of 96 shots from the field. We just couldn’t knock down shots,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “If you're missing shots, you're playing in transition a lot.”The Clippers outscored the Suns 15-6 to start the fourth, building a 19-point lead.
'Gone': MLB umpire Tripp Gibson home in tornado-hit Mayfield
Tripp Gibson was on the treadmill at his house near Seattle, a solid workout before heading to a holiday party with his wife. To pass the time Friday afternoon, the Major League Baseball umpire was chatting on the phone with dad, just catching up on things back in his hometown. Suddenly, as his father spoke, Gibson heard a tornado warning siren go off in the background. Three hours later, Gibson got an urgent message from his sister: Tornado’s hitting, Dad’s taking cover in the bathroom. By Saturday, after a flight from Seattle to Atlanta to Nashville and a two-hour drive, Gibson was back in the town where he spent most of his life.
Ben Stokes rattles Joe Root on the helmet in the nets to prove fitness ahead of second Ashes Test
Ben Stokes proved his fitness for the second Ashes Test by peppering captain Joe Root in the Adelaide Oval nets. As long as Stokes does not report any further problems, he is poised to play the second Test as an all-rounder, giving Root the extra bowling option. We will have to manage that and see where we are at," said Root before the net session. England will not practice with the pink ball under the lights until Wednesday evening, giving Root little time to ponder his selection. "I’ve never walked into a Test series thinking I’m going to go in there and lose a game.
The five ingredients that made 2021 F1's greatest season
For most of the season it is Verstappen who has been the more aggressive, with Hamilton willing to - or having to - back down on several occasions. “I think he's certainly somebody who's pushed the envelope all season long,” former F1 driver and Sky Sports pundit Karun Chandhok tells Telegraph Sport. “Max is obviously willing to exploit every trick in the book to the nth degree. Speaking to Telegraph Sport, he said: "This isn’t go-karts. From 2014 to the end of 2020, Mercedes won 111 races (and Hamilton 73) of a possible 138.
Cricket-England skipper Root backs Leach, Burns to rebound after Gabba
MELBOURNE – England captain Joe Root has backed Rory Burns and Jack Leach to rebound from their horror shows in the series-opening defeat in Brisbane as the tourists look to square the Ashes with victory in the day-night second test at Adelaide Oval. “Rory is a very strong character, you can’t doubt that side of his game,” Root told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday, two days before the start of the pink ball test. “I’m sure he’ll want to respond and he’ll want to get back into the series and have an impact,” the England skipper said. “Whereas in England you don’t have to manage the bounce like you do in Brisbane all that often. “So when there are phases of the game that (swing and seam) comes into it, we should be ready for that.”
Curry embracing roar of crowds in record-breaking quest
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry hears the roaring crowds everywhere he travels these days. His pursuit of the NBA’s career 3-point record has created warm and fuzzy environments for the Golden State Warriors at each stop. Fans want to see history, and they want to see the 33-year-old Curry break Ray Allen’s career 3-point record in person. Allen needed 309 fewer games to pass Miller, and now Curry is on the precipice after playing 788 career games. On Wednesday, Curry was 6 of 17 on 3s in his final home game before embarking on a five-game trip.
NFL requiring coaches, team staff to get COVID-19 boosters
NFL, which reports 94.4% of players are fully vaccinated, has not yet made COVID-19 booster shots part of its protocol. NFL, which reports 94.4% of players are fully vaccinated, has not yet made COVID-19 booster shots part of its protocol. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)The NFL is requiring coaches, front-office staff and team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants. At the time, nearly 95% of NFL players were vaccinated, and almost 100% of NFL personnel were vaccinated.
New guidelines, Booster Day looming as virus disrupts NBA
Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro (35) and Jarrett Allen (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Cleveland. Friday is Booster Day, when the league’s most important percentage won’t be of the 3-point variety. ADVERTISEMENTThe current data from the NBA indicates more than 60% of players have gotten their booster shots. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been urging players and staff to get their coronavirus booster shot for the past several weeks. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Khan won't act 'helter-skelter' when deciding Meyer's fate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (AP) -- Don't expect Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan to be impulsive when deciding coach Urban Meyer's fate. “I think we have a history of looking at the facts and doing the right thing,” Khan said. The sessions were planned long before Jacksonville's latest loss and part of the 10-year anniversary of Khan buying the NFL franchise. It was impossible for Khan, however, to avoid addressing everything surrounding Meyer and the team this week and this season. It was the latest issue for Meyer, whose first NFL season has been filled with embarrassments and head-scratching decisions.
Column: Teams cautious as big names land on NFL's virus list
No, it's not a Pro Bowl ballot, just a smattering of the big names that have landed on the NFL's ever more crowded reserve/COVID-19 list this season. They also had a message for NFL players who didn't want to get vaccinated. Among those with the lowest numbers of players on their 53-man roster landing on the virus list are the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, Colts and Jaguars. The NFL announced Monday it is requiring coaches, front-office staff and team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. Though players are in the Tier 1 designation along with coaches and trainers, the mandate doesn't apply to players because discussions with the NFL Players Association are ongoing.
Rams' Donald, Beckham Jr., receivers put much pressure on Cardinals at home
Entering Monday night's Cardinals' Week 14 home matchup against the Rams, everything pointed in the Cardinals favor to not only beat L.A. but sweep their NFC West rival this season. He balled out following his quiet four-tackle performance in the Rams' 37-20 home loss to Arizona in Week 4. Donald finished the game with five tackles (three solo, two assisted), three sacks, and tackles for loss of 35 yards. “It felt great to get that win,” Beckham Jr. said. But Beckham, L.A.'s receivers and Donald put much pressure on the Cardinals at home to spoil their coronation for a playoff spot.
Zack Henry interview: 'I didn't fit at Leicester Tigers but it has helped me thrive in France'
Time has also helped him find perspective on a tough year in Tiger country after joining from Nevers in the French second division. For an idea of how raw Henry was, he had never worked with a full-time kicking coach. Having signed for a coaching set-up that was gradually dismantled and under a chief executive, Simon Cohen, who had left Leicester before Henry reached England, he stepped into an uphill battle. “When I was in Pro D2 [with Nevers], it was just ‘play what you see’ at all times,” he explains. Lasting friendships were forged at Tigers and their success this season has left him “buzzing”.
The making of Cameron Green – how Australia's giant all-rounder is the most English of adversaries
In Cameron Green, a product of Western Australia’s elite private schools, Australia have reason to think they are witnessing the early days of a totemic all-rounder of their own. Shane Watson was Australia’s leading Test all-rounder of the past 50 years, but ended up fulfilling a role almost akin to a specialist batsman. The great excitement surrounding Green is the hope that he will enable Australia’s Test team to field five potent bowlers without compromising their batting. Alongside Green, Australia’s team in the second Test will include another three privately educated players - Pat Cummins, Travis Head and either Jhye Richardson or Michael Neser. Yet Green’s emergence highlights a rarely acknowledged truth Down Under: even if less so than England, Australia’s cricketing strength is also underpinned by its private schools.
Curry 'on doorstep' of all-time three-point mark as Warriors win
Curry and the Warriors got off to a slow start, trailed for most of the game and were 55-47 behind at the half. "It was a grind-it-out kind of win," said Curry, who missed a potential record-tying three-pointer in the final seconds. The three-time NBA champion Curry admitted that the record has become a distraction for the team. Andrew Wiggins contributed 15 points for the Warriors, while Draymond Green gathered a team-high nine rebounds to go with 15 points. The Suns beat the Clippers in six games last season in the Western Conference final before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA finals.
Wes Unseld Jr.’s return to Denver quickly goes sideways as the Wizards’ skid continues
“Our offense didn’t click, I thought we were once again generating open shots, and we start the game 3 for 15 from three. That’s demoralizing," Unseld said. "It’s frustrating when you’re able to create the offense you’re looking for, and you don’t get the payoff. So there was a lot of frustration with that, and I thought it affected our efforts and energy, our focus on the other end.”
Matthew Stafford, Rams Remind Rest of the NFC They're Super Bowl Contenders
Norm Hall/Getty ImagesAs it turns out, the Los Angeles Rams were mostly dead after losing three of their last four games. Los Angeles went from the chic Super Bowl pick with Stafford being a frontrunner for MVP to a squad that lost three straight contests to playoff-caliber opponents by a combined score of 95-54. The Rams went through their funk. OBJ showed burst after initially battling through a knee injury upon his Los Angeles arrival. Los Angeles should be favored against the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens before facing the San Francisco 49ers for the second time.
Taking a look at who Knicks would have to give up for Ben Simmons
One member of a team that recently engaged with the Sixers believed the Knicks would need to be part of a multi-team deal to land Simmons. “They (the Sixers) have been consistent in wanting a top player (in return for Simmons),” the team said. But if the Sixers wait until the offseason to deal Simmons, you could argue that they’d wasted a year of Joel Embiid’s prime. To acquire Simmons in a multi-team deal, the Knicks would have to part with significant young talent and draft compensation. Would that trio get the Knicks Simmons in a multi-team deal?
Week 14 Fantasy Football Care/Don't Care: Packers offense explodes
Rodgers and the Packers offense is at the height of its powers even with the offensive line continuing to shuffle guys. The Seahawks head coach might have been referring to the fantasy leaderboards, not just his own running back rotation. Penny only played 57 percent of the snaps and didn’t play much of a role in the passing game, running a route on less than half the dropbacks. However, if there’s any hope this keeps up, it’s that this team so desperately needs an answer in the running game. Even without the wind excuse from last week, there were moments in Week 14 where the ball was just on the wrong shoulder for Diggs.
Short-handed Rams step up to beat Cardinals for most important win of the season
A showdown with the Cardinals — a true measuring-stick game for the Rams — had all the makings of a Cardinals rout. The Rams play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Stafford completed 23 of 30 passes for 287 yards and touchdown passes to receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Van Jefferson and Cooper Kupp. “We had a lot of moving parts.”The Cardinals defeated the Rams, 37-20, on Oct. 3 at SoFi Stadium. Stafford’s short touchdown pass to Beckham and two field goals helped the Rams play the Cardinals to a 13-13 tie at the end of the first half.
Clippers defeat Suns in star-scarce Western Conference finals rematch
Phoenix had made one of its first 13 shots, the Clippers three of their first nine. “We don’t have anybody else.”Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, right, knocks the ball away from Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)Clippers guard Terance Mann, top, fouls Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul in the first half. Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) battles Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee (00) and forward Jae Crowder (99) for a rebound in the first half. But in the second quarter, Paul revealed again why at 36 he remains in any discussion of the league’s best guards.
In win over Cardinals, Matthew Stafford reminds everyone why Rams traded for him
This is why the Rams traded for Matthew Stafford. They looked polished and were in third-and-manageable all night.”Matthew Stafford signals to Rams teammates at the line of scrimmage in an NFC West game against the Cardinals. The Rams’ defensive front and retooled secondary stepped up, however, hounding Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and repeatedly jarring passes from his talented collection of receivers. Twice, the Rams intercepted passes by Murray, and two more times the Cardinals turned over the ball on downs. 9 Stafford lifted his team to win No.
5 takeaways from Suns' loss to Clippers without Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton
The Suns were without Devin Booker (hamstring) for a fifth straight game while Deandre Ayton was sidelined for a second consecutive game with a non-COVID illness. The Clippers didn't have Paul George (elbow) or Nicolas Batum (ankle). Here are five takeaways from the rematch as the Suns (21-5) will play the second of a back-to-back Tuesday at Portland. It was ruled a common foul, but the Clippers went on a 6-0 spurt that led to Williams calling a timeout with Phoenix down, 85-71, with 9:30 left. The Suns needed everything to go right in the fourth to even have a chance to win.
Cardinals come up short in loss to Rams, lose out on chance to clinch playoffs early
The Cardinals lost more than a football game on Monday Night Football. Arizona’s lead in the NFC over the Rams (9-4), meanwhile, shrunk to just one game. *Though he threw for 383 yards, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was held without a touchdown and the Rams converted both of his interceptions into touchdowns. It was a two-score game, the Cardinals had two times out remaining, and one last shot. We have to play better at home and keep doing what we’ve been doing on the road.”Have an opinion on the Arizona Cardinals?
James Conner ties franchise record Monday night by scoring a TD in seven consecutive games
Cardinals running back James Conner tied a franchise record during Monday night’s game against the Rams by scoring a touchdown in his seventh consecutive game. Green hits 10,000Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Thomas honoredThree former teammates of the late Demaryius Thomas — Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and kicker Matt Prater along with Rams linebacker Von Miller — honored the former Broncos wide receiver on Monday night be wearing No.88 decals on their helmets. Denver took a delay of game penalty for not having an X wide receiver on the field. Whitworth makes historyAndrew Whitworth made history Monday night against the Cardinals, becoming the first left tackle to start an NFL game at age 40.
Cardinals have lost their mojo and time is running out to regain it
Yet, the Cardinals have morphed from great to good and seem to have lost its way. He led a gutsy comeback in the fourth quarter that wouldn’t have been needed if the Cardinals had played better earlier. “That defensive line is tremendous, and I was proud of the way he battled.”Murray’s first interception came on the Cardinals' second possession. “It’s a touchdown,” Murray said. He’s one of the best football players in the league.”Murray’s second interception came on the Cardinals' second play of the second half.
Local colleges: Gophers wrestling impresses in Iowa
Gophers wrestling finished the first half of the 2021-22 season claiming four titles with six total finalists at the UNI Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Redshirt junior Patrick McKee won the 125-pound title after defeating Iowa’s Drake Ayala in an 8-4 decision. Redshirt senior Jake Bergeland claimed his first open 141-pound title this season, defeating Northern Iowa’s Cael Happel in a 12-9 decision. Redshirt junior Michael Blockhus (149 pounds) and redshirt sophomore Cael Carlson (165 pounds) were the other two finalists for the Gophers as they each placed second. In the loss, St. Thomas outshot Lindenwood 33-31, and freshman Nicole Vallario capped off her four-point weekend with the Tommies’ lone goal Saturday, tying freshman Abby Promersberger for a team-high four goals this season.
Clippers beat Suns 111-95 in rematch of 2021 West finals
The Suns defeated the Clippers in six games last season to reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to Milwaukee. The Suns were without Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker, while Paul George and Kawhi Leonard sat out for the Clippers. Reggie Jackson added 19 points and Terance Mann had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers, who won their fourth in a row. The Clippers outscored the Suns 15-6 to start the fourth, building a 19-point lead. The Suns cut their deficit to 10 points a handful of times but trailed 79-69 going into the fourth.
Former Bengals Andrew Whitworth, A.J. Green reach milestones in Rams' win vs. Cardinals
Two long-time National Football League stars and former Cincinnati Bengals teammates - Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green - reached career milestones during the Rams' win against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. Whitworth and Green played together in Cincinnati from 2011 to 2016. Whitworth is in his fifth season with the Rams, and Green is in his first with Arizona. The second-round pick of the Bengals in the 2006 NFL Draft played in 168 games over 11 seasons in Cincinnati.
Vote: Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky high school athletes of week ballot, Dec. 13
Voting is open for the next cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week ballot, presented by Mercy Health, for the week spanning Dec. 5-12, 2021. Enquirer/Cincinnati.com readers can vote for their favorite high school athletes of the week on their desktop, the Cincinnati.com mobile web or Cincinnati.com App once per hour by scrolling down to ballots listed below. More:Here's how to nominate Greater Cincinnati high school sports athletes of the week in 2021Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. The Athlete of the Week voting occurs each week during all high school sports seasons and recognizes athletes across all sports. Readers can join the Enquirer's Preps Plus Facebook group to get into the high school sports conversation.
Stafford, Donald lead Rams to 30-23 win over Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — From the first play to the last, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams showed they're still a heavyweight in the NFC West. The six-time All-Pro finished with three sacks — the first on the initial play from scrimmage and the last as time expired — while Matthew Stafford threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rams past the Arizona Cardinals 30-23 on Monday night. They play their best when the best is required,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “We talk about competitive greatness all the time and this guy is the epitome of competitive greatness. Kyler Murray threw two interceptions that led to Rams touchdowns.
John Sillett, footballer and manager whose greatest feat was leading Coventry City to FA Cup glory – obituary
John Sillett, who has died aged 85, played for Chelsea and Coventry City, but will be chiefly remembered for his feat, in tandem with George Curtis, of steering the latter in 1987 to their only major trophy, the FA Cup. Together with his fellow Coventry stalwart Curtis, Sillett, who coached the youth side, was charged with keeping the team up. The duo succeeded when the team came back from a goal down to beat Queens Park Rangers on the final day. The pair retained their duties for the following season, with Sillett nominally coaching and Curtis overseeing day-to-day matters, though in practice they worked closely together. Sillett’s ready ebullience brought the best out of players such as Dave Bennett and Cyrille Regis and the team finished 10th in the league.
Colorado trucker who sped down interstate at 85mph and killed four is sentenced to 110 YEARS
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was sentenced on Monday to 110 consecutive years in prisonThe driver of an 18-wheeler that barreled down an interstate at 85mph, causing a huge fireball crash that killed four people was sentenced on Monday to 110 consecutive years in prison. The impact of the crash caused a giant fireball explosion that incinerated cars and trucks and killed four people. He sentenced Aguilera-Mederos to the minimum in the range available to him on all 27 criminal counts, which must be served consecutively, the Denver Channel reports. Prosecutors said he barreled eastbound down the interstate from the mountains at speeds of 85mph. Four victims were killed in the crash, including: Doyle Harrison, 61, of Hudson, Colorado; William Bailey, 67, of Arvadal; Miguel Angel Lamas Arrellano, 24, of Denver; and Staney Politano, 69, of Arvada.
Rams move step closer to knocking Cardinals off lofty perch
"Our guys answered the bell," said coach Sean McVay of the Rams, who have won two straight games for the first time since October. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has been much improved after a shaky three games during the losing skid. The Los Angeles media has been filled with reports that Stafford is playing hurt but the club has not said anything about problems with his health. Quarterback Kyler Murray was 32 of 49 for 383 yards for the Cardinals, who dropped to 10-3. The teams are now 1-1 on the season after the Cardinals beat the Rams earlier this season.
England captain Root backs Ashes flops Leach and Burns
England's Rory Burns was bowled out by Australia's Mitchell Starc in the first ball of the AshesAdelaide (Australia) (AFP) – England captain Joe Root on Tuesday backed Jack Leach and Rory Burns to bounce back from dismal Ashes performances, as star all-rounder Ben Stokes declared himself fit to carry the fight to Australia. England controversially rested veteran quicks Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad for the first Test but Root said the pair were "fit and ready to go" in Adelaide. "I'm sure he'll want to respond and he'll want to get back into the series and have an impact," the England skipper said. Root also offered support to opening batsman Burns, who fell to the first ball of the series in Brisbane and then dropped a crucial chance from David Warner. "It is an old injury that flares up every now and again, but I know how to manage it."
Los Angeles Rams pull within one game of NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. The Rams (9-4), who won their second straight and pulled within one game of the Cardinals in the NFC West, look rejuvenated following a three-game losing streak in November. Kupp had 13 catches for 123 yards, the eighth 100-yard game this season for the NFL’s receiving leader. The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. Cardinals: Arizona activated DL Rashard Lawrence (calf) and long snapper Aaron Brewer (broken arm) before the game.
Matthew Stafford’s three touchdowns power Rams past Cardinals on ‘MNF’
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the Rams’ win over the Cardinals. USA TODAY SportsThe Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. Aaron Donald sacks Kyler Murray in the second quarter. APThe Rams converted the interception into a touchdown when Stafford found Beckham for a 2-yard score.
Former pro wrestler Jimmy Rave dies after triple amputation, struggles with addiction
Jimmy Rave, a former professional wrestling champion who later struggled with drug addiction and lost his legs and an arm to amputation, has died, his agent said Monday. A cause of death for Rave, whose real name was James Michael Guffey, wasn't immediately clear. In a statement co-written with Rave's daughter, his agent, Bill Behrens, said Rave later wrestled in Japan and for S.C.U.M., a group in Ring of Honor. "James had been struggling with drug addiction for many years," the statement said, adding that those struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm and, later, his legs. Rave, who was living in Philadelphia is survived by his daughter, son and parents, the statement said.
Truck driver sentenced to 110 years for fiery Colorado crash that killed 4
By Keith CoffmanDENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge on Monday reluctantly sentenced a Texas truck driver to 110 years in prison following his conviction for vehicular homicide when his semi-trailer crashed into stopped traffic and killed four motorists along a mountain interstate. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was found guilty in October by a jury in Jefferson County, Colorado, of four homicide charges along with multiple counts of assault and reckless driving stemming from the April 2019 fiery crash. Aguilera-Mederos told investigators his brakes failed and he tried to avoid hitting other vehicles after losing control. At Monday's hearing, Megan Harrison, the daughter of one of the people killed, Doyle Harrison, told the judge "my dad was taken away from me." When he addressed the court, Aguilera-Mederos wept as he begged the victims' families for forgiveness and asked the judge for leniency.
Ex-Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler commits to South Carolina
Rattler, the former OU quarterback, announced Monday night that he is transferring to South Carolina. At South Carolina, Rattler will reunite with Shane Beamer, who was an Oklahoma assistant during Rattler’s first two seasons in Norman and is now the head coach at South Carolina. A few weeks later, he landed in a South Carolina uniform. Rattler isn’t the only player leaving Oklahoma for South Carolina. South Carolina went 6-6 this season and will face North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Dec. 30.
Warriors observations: Steph Curry one 3 behind Ray Allen after win vs. Pacers
What we learned as Steph trails Allen by one, Dubs beat Pacers originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaWith 15 seconds left in the Warriors' game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, Steph Curry had an opportunity to tie Ray Allen's 3-point record. With 2.2 seconds left, the Warriors inbounded the ball and turned it over, but the Pacers didn't have enough time to get a shot off. But against the Pacers, Golden State was just in a funk. Golden State coughed up the ball 18 times leading to 19 Indiana points. Usually, Golden State can count on a different player every night to step up in the second unit.
Jordan Poole with a dunk vs the Indiana Pacers
Hoops HypeThe New Orleans Pelicans may need an Excedrin with how many headaches they have been getting from Zion Williamson lately. Pelicans beat writer Jake Madison made troubling revelations this week about Williamson's work ethic. He said in a tweet that ...
Jordan Poole's hilarious reaction to Kevon Looney's game-winning layup
Poole's hilarious reaction to Looney's game-winning layup originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaWhen the Warriors needed a huge basket, they turned to none other than ... Kevon Looney? Beating the Indiana Pacers 102-100 Monday night at Gainbridge Farmhouse, the Warriors stole a win away from the lowly Pacers thanks to an unlikely score. A fourth-quarter Warriors comeback concluded with an offensive rebound and layup from Looney with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Warriors guard Jordan Poole had a similar reaction to Looney's basket as probably most of us watching from home. Fortunately for Golden State, Looney was in the right place at the right time.
Paul Finebaum chimes in on Bo Nix entering the transfer portal
Everyone has an opinion on quarterback Bo Nix transferring away from Auburn. Nix announced the news Sunday evening on his Instagram page. The SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum went on WJOX radio Monday morning to discuss his thoughts about Nix entering the transfer portal. I have no idea why that was the case cause I’m just telling you what was disseminated through the pipeline. ListFive quarterbacks Auburn should pursue in the transfer portalContact/Follow us @theauburnwire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Auburn news, notes, and opinion.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers now tops in TDs, wins against Bears
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ownership has its privileges. That means Rodgers has 61 career touchdown passes against the Bears, the most all-time against them and one more than his predecessor, Brett Favre. He also has 23 wins as a starter against the Bears, also tops all-time. “It does mean a lot to me,” Rodgers said. Definitely took a step back tonight.”This might be Rodgers’ last opportunity to experience the rivalry with his future in Green Bay uncertain beyond this season.
Stafford, Rams beat Cardinals through air in 30-23 victory
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a diving Kupp for a 4-yard touchdown and the Rams led 27-13. The Rams converted the interception into a touchdown when Stafford found Beckham for a 2-yard score. Cardinals: Arizona activated DL Rashard Lawrence (calf) and long snapper Aaron Brewer (broken arm) before the game.
‘Passive will not exist in our system’: Dan Lanning outlines his vision for Oregon Ducks football program
EUGENE — Dan Lanning has been planning for this day for a long time. Maybe not for the Oregon job specifically and definitely not under the exact circumstances, but when Lanning set out on a path to becoming a college football coach, the destination was always to become a head coach.
Cardinals stumble at home again in 30-23 loss to Rams
Maybe the Arizona Cardinals should have stayed on the road. Undefeated on the road, the Cardinals returned home the first time in a month and fell flat again Monday night, losing 30-23 to the Los Angeles Rams to tighten the NFC West race. The Cardinals had an NFL-best 10-2 record after beating Chicago last Sunday, their seventh road win including a 37-20 victory over the Rams on Oct. 3. The home-field disadvantage reared its head again Monday night, allowing the Rams (9-4) to pull within a game of Arizona's division lead. “We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot.”The good news: The Cardinals are on the road next week, at woeful Detroit.
Stafford, Rams beat Cardinals through air in 30-23 victory
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a diving Kupp for a 4-yard touchdown and the Rams led 27-13. The Rams converted the interception into a touchdown when Stafford found Beckham for a 2-yard score. Cardinals: Arizona activated DL Rashard Lawrence (calf) and long snapper Aaron Brewer (broken arm) before the game.
Meet the 2021-22 Arizona men's basketball team
Highlight of your offseason: "I went and saw LeBron James play the Suns in Game 3 at the Staples Center, and that was the day before my birthday so it was pretty fun. I saved up some money, bought a ticket, sat pretty close and saw LeBron James live." One thing about you others don’t know: "When I moved to Redlands, I took on snowboarding and a lot more outdoor activities. I don’t know if there’s much snow coming down in Tucson." I took on a lot of stuff to take care of myself."
Nearly 69,000 affected in San Juan Regional data breach
FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center has been hit with a class action lawsuit over its 2020 data breach. The hospital in June told The Daily Times that more than 500 people were affected by the data breach. San Juan Regional Medical Center did not answer a question from The Daily Times as to why the number of people affected ballooned to nearly 69,000 people. Henderson was notified of the data breach and that his private information was compromised in the letter dated Sept. 13, according to the lawsuit. The complaint alleges Henderson has experienced a substantial increase in suspicious scam and spam phone calls and text messages as a result of the data breach.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Night' game
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Night" game were:7-3-7-2, FB: 2(seven, three, seven, two; FB: two)
Stafford, Rams beat Cardinals through air in 30-23 victory
A few plays later, Murray was picked off for the second time by Leonard Floyd, who tipped the ball into the air, caught it and then rumbled downfield to the Arizona 19. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a diving Kupp for a 4-yard touchdown and the Rams led 27-13. James Conner bulldozed through the Rams' defense for an 8-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 27-20. Murray finished with 383 yards passing as the Cardinals tried to catch up late. The six-play, 35-second drive ended a back-and-forth first half that saw both teams take the lead and then lose it.
Stafford and Kupp shine as Rams beat Cardinals in NFC West battle
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. The Rams (9-4), who won their second straight and pulled within one game of the Cardinals in the NFC West, look rejuvenated following a three-game losing streak in November. Kupp had 13 catches for 123 yards, the eighth 100-yard game this season for the NFL’s receiving leader. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a diving Kupp for a four-yard touchdown and the Rams led 27-13. The Rams converted the interception into a touchdown when Stafford found Beckham for a two-yard score.
Houston Cougars basketball player picks up trash on floor after teammate spills garbage can over
A University of Houston basketball player has been praised for cleaning up after his teammates after one angrily kicked over a trash can on his way off court following the team's loss to Alabama on Saturday. Senior and power forward Reggie Chaney is also seen knocking a garbage can onto the floor on his way to the locker room. 'Shoutout Jamal Shead for picking up the trash,' Rader tweeted. Following the video's increase in popularity, more players and staff on the University of Houston team came out to apologize for their post-game behavior. Thanks Coach Sampson for reaching out,' University of Alabama's director of athletics, Greg Byrne, tweeted.
Curry keys Warriors win, comes up short of record
Advertising Read moreCurry came into the game needing seven threes to break the milestone. Curry and the Warriors got off to a slow start Monday, and Golden State trailed for most of the game. The three-time NBA champion Curry admitted after Monday's game that the record has become a distraction for the team. Curry doesn't have to wait long to get his next shot at the record, as the Warriors play the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Curry made some clutch baskets down the stretch, scoring five of the Warriors' final seven points, including his fifth and final three-pointer.
Former Ireland boss Schmidt appointed All Blacks selector
Joe Schmidt was in charge of Ireland until the end of the 2019 World Cup in JapanWellington (AFP) – Joe Schmidt was named as an All Blacks selector Tuesday, but will not take up the role until after his former team Ireland tour New Zealand next year. Advertising Read moreThe New Zealander will replace Grant Fox on the All Blacks selection panel from August 2022, a month after Ireland's three-Test tour. In addition to the selection role, Schmidt will also work as a part-time assistant coach with Super Rugby's Auckland Blues next year. All Blacks coach Ian Foster said Schmidt's years coaching in the northern hemisphere since 2007 with Clermont, Leinster and Ireland, gave him a different perspective to his New Zealand-based counterparts. Schmidt is hugely respected in New Zealand rugby circles and was approached about becoming an All Blacks assistant coach in 2017 but opted to remain with Ireland.
Singapore sporting dreams collide with national service
Advertising Read moreBut then came national service. But he has no doubt that national service brought his sporting career to a premature end. Facing jailCheng did not apply to postpone his national service because such requests are very rarely granted. More commonly, authorities allow Singaporeans to delay or interrupt their national service for educational reasons. For Derek Wong, signing up for national service in the police in 2007 did not signal the end of his badminton career, and he managed to continue training.
Campaign Season; A Familiar Name at an Unfamiliar Game
On his campaign stationery, David Scott, the Democratic nominee in Georgia's 13th District, lists Hank Aaron as his campaign treasurer. He is the real McCoy, the Hank Aaron who holds the major league record for career home runs. Mr. Scott is married to Mr. Aaron's sister Alfredia.
Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Humphreys Talks About Campaign
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Steph Curry falls short of breaking three-point record but leads Warriors past Pacers
It didn't last long in this back-and-forth game in which Indiana led most of the way. But Curry started heating up in the third quarter with his fourth 3 of the night to give Golden State a 79-78 lead. ... Curry also had six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists. ... Golden State was 8 of 30 on 3s and had 17 turnovers. “We'll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
Semyon Varlamov may be losing his standing in Islanders’ goalie rotation
Since returning from injury in early November, it’s evident that Semyon Varlamov hasn’t been quite the same. He’s right — the Islanders are in no position to go away from what works. At 7-11-5 and just now starting to win games after a disastrous month, the Islanders will need a serious run of winning to make it back to the postseason. “I’ve gotta give him enough games so he can get in a rotation, so he’s feeling good about his game. “If that’s totally accurate, that’s probably on me,” Trotz said, noting how well Wahlstrom had played in a two-assist performance.
Fantasy football: Possible fill-ins if Aaron Rodgers misses time
As we head into NFL Week 15 and the fantasy football playoffs, the struggles with injuries and positive COVID tests continue to haunt us. This is exactly what those who have ridden to the playoffs on the coattails of Aaron Rodgers are thinking right now. Still, should he need to take a few games off to rest before the NFL playoffs, fantasy owners are going to have to scramble for a replacement. You’re never going to actually replace Aaron Rodgers, but you need to find the best possible candidate with the highest floor out there. Follow him on Twitter @rotobuzzguy and catch him on the award-winning “Fantasy Alarm Radio Show” on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel weekdays from 6-8 p.m. Go to FantasyAlarm.com for all your fantasy football advice.
Undermanned Rams come up huge in win over division-leading Cardinals
Stafford has had issues with interceptions at times this season after being obtained in an offseason trade with the Detroit Lions. But he was very good Monday night. He completed 23 of 30 passes for 287 yards and threw touchdown passes to Beckham and fellow wideouts Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson. Kupp had 13 catches for 123 yards. Beckham had six catches for 77 yards.
Georgia Southern Routs Carver College 133-15; 2nd-Largest Win in D-1 WCBB History
Elsa/Getty ImagesGeorgia Southern fell 11 points of making history Monday. The Eagles' women's basketball team beat Carver College 133-15 at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Georgia, recording the second-biggest margin of victory in Division I history. "Hats off to Carver, this is one of our non-DI opponents," head coach Anita Howard said of the performance. Three of those players outscored Carver on their own. Nobody from the Eagles' starting five logged more than 15 minutes, which allowed for the bench to combine for 88 points.
Stafford, Rams beat Cardinals through air in 30-23 victory
The Cardinals (10-3) will have to wait at least one more week before clinching their first playoff spot since 2015. The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a diving Kupp for a 4-yard touchdown and the Rams led 27-13. The Rams converted the interception into a touchdown when Stafford found Beckham for a 2-yard score. Cardinals: Arizona activated DL Rashard Lawrence (calf) and long snapper Aaron Brewer (broken arm) before the game.
Ex-Oklahoma QB Rattler commits to South Carolina, Beamer
Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler looks to throw down field against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Highly touted quarterback Spencer Rattler will try to restart his college career with South Carolina in a major acquisition for Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer. Rattler played in nine games this season, completing 140 of 187 passes for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25
Cardinals-Rams Monday night live scoring updates, highlights, injuries, news
The Arizona Cardinals are on the big stage in prime time as they face the Los Angeles Rams with a playoff berth on the line. They are a relatively healthy team against a Rams squad recently decimated by COVID-19. Kyler Murray and the gang seek their second straight win over the Rams after a 37-20 Week 4 win on the road. With a win, they punch their ticket to the playoffs, virtually lock up the NFC West and maintain the No. We will give live updates throughout the game.
Curry still two 3-pointers short of record but leads Warriors past Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry finished one 3-pointer shy of the NBA career record on Monday night, making five 3-pointers and scoring 26 points to help the Golden State Warriors rally late for a 102-100 win over the Indiana Pacers. Clearly, Curry and his teammates were pressing for the record — and the Pacers defense wanted to run the Warriors off the 3-point line every chance it could. But Curry started heating up in the third quarter with his fourth 3 of the night to give Golden State a 79-78 lead. “We’ll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. Curry still two 3-pointers short of record but leads Warriors past Pacers originally appeared on NBCSports.com
Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll: Jerry Carino's ballot
Texas Tech (7-1)23. 20; Providence, which has wins over Texas Tech, Northwestern and Wisconsin, at No. Texas Tech at No. COACHES POLL: Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll from USA TODAY SportsJerry Carino has covered the New Jersey sports scene since 1996 and the college basketball beat since 2003. This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll: Jerry Carino's ballot
Cardinals tie Rams 13-13 on final play of first half
Kickers Matt Gay and Matt Prater have combined for four field goals, three from beyond 50 yards. The Cardinals tied the Rams on the final play of the first half on a 53-yard kick by Prater after Murray had a 16-yard scramble before going out of bounds with one second left. Beckham scored the Rams’ touchdown on a 2-yard pass from Matthew Stafford, the third consecutive game he has scored a touchdown. Stafford is 12-of-17 for 118 yards and a touchdown, with Beckham catching four passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. Cardinals tie Rams 13-13 on final play of first half originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
Two big INTs by Kyler Murray help Rams to big win as Cardinals lose grip on No. 1 seed
That's all it took to change the Arizona Cardinals' footing in the NFC, and maybe the NFC West too. The game flipped on two bad plays Murray would surely like to have back. But the Rams pushed the lead to 14 after Murray tried to float a pass over Leonard Floyd. Murray made plenty of great plays too. Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Greg Gaines of the Los Angeles Rams.
NFL requiring coaches and team staff to get COVID-19 booster shots
The NFL is requiring coaches, front-office staff and team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. Though players are in the Tier 1 designation along with coaches and trainers, the mandate doesn’t apply to players because discussions with the NFL Players Assn. A person who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot. Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants. At the time, nearly 95% of NFL players were vaccinated, and almost 100% of NFL personnel were vaccinated.
NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals passed by Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are also both 10-3. Green Bay holds a tie breaker over Arizona and Tampa Bay based on best win percentage in conference games. More:Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals score picks, predictions for Monday Night FootballNFC playoff picture after Week 14:No. 5 RamsNotes: The Packers win a tie breaker over the Buccaneers and Cardinals on win percentage in NFC games. Last week:NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals keep hold of No.
Two sentenced to prison for human smuggling in boat death off San Diego
The simple fishing boat was overloaded with migrants trying to cross into the U.S., and the engine was no good. There, the passengers were dropped off and told to wait in a cave while Soto took the boat away for repairs. Soto reversed the boat to rescue Perez, who was then pulled into the boat. “A wave literally took him away from me, and he died,” Geraldo told the judge. Both Soto and Geraldo issued apologies to the judge and Perez’s family, expressing deep remorse for their role in the death.
Cardinals-Rams rewind: L.A. hands Arizona its third home loss this season
Conner's second TD cuts L.A.'s lead to 7The Cardinals entered the final period with possession but down 27-13. L.A. takes control with 2 TD passesThe Rams didn't waste time taking control of the game early in the second half. The Cardinals' second scoring play occurred at 3:21 left in the first half. On the first play of the game, Donald sacked Murray at Arizona's own 25 for a loss of six yards. 5 L.A. players on COVID-19 list, Cardinals-Rams inactives,The Rams have several players absent from tonight's game because of COVID-19.
Aaron Gordon hammers monster windmill dunk in Nuggets’ victory over Wizards
Nuggets coach Michael Malone is not surprised that Aaron Gordon’s back is hurting. On Monday night, Gordon still put on a show at Ball Arena in a 113-107 victory over the Washington Wizards. He received a second-quarter pass from teammate Facu Campazzo in transition for a thunderous windmill dunk that brought the home crowd to its feet. Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic posted a team-high 28 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists. The Wizards are led by Wes Unseld Jr., a longtime Nuggets assistant (2016-21), getting his first opportunity to be an NBA head coach.
Brooks, Jackson lead Grizzlies in 126-91 blowout of 76ers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - (AP) -- Dillon Brooks scored 23 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies shot better than 50% to dominate the Philadelphia 76ers for a 126-91 victory Monday night. De'Anthony Melton finished with 15 points and Tyus Jones scored 13 for Memphis, making all but one of his seven shots. Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 23 points, and Charles Bassey added 13. Memphis led by 12 points at the half and stretched the advantage to 82-60 with a 14-4 run to open the third quarter. Both teams shot well in the first half, the Sixers at a 53% clip and Memphis just under 57%.
Rhode Island 82, UWM 58: Home-court advantage has been nearly non-existent so far for the Panthers
DeAndre Gholston scored 16 points and Donovan Newby 12 as UWM (2-8) was manhandled in almost every category by a Rams team picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic 10 in the preseason. Gholston had 11 points for UWM, which was bested by Rhode Island in most every statistical category aside from turnovers (nine to eight). But the Rams made more of the Panthers' miscues, turning them into eight points compared to only two for UWM. "They're a very good defensive team," Baldwin said. UWM was also hit with another technical foul as the frustrations boiled over and Rhode Island began repeatedly carving up the Panthers' defense for point-blank shots.
D’Angelo Russell effect is obvious for Timberwolves
The Timberwolves are 12-10 with their starting point guard this season, and 0-5 without him. “He managed the end of the game (Sunday) really, really well,” Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said. “Defensively we were locked in and he has really good defensive instincts, particularly when he’s off the ball. He’s needed out there, for sure.”Edwards himself had been struggling more offensively of late without Russell on the floor. Jordan McLaughlin and Leandro Bolmaro have flashed their limitations this season while serving as Beverley’s backups when Russell is out.
Porzingis leads Luka-less Mavs to 120-96 rout of Hornets
Porzingis led the Mavericks (14-13) to a 70-43 halftime lead, securing his sixth double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds before the break. The Hornets (15-14), who opened a six-game road trip, their longest of the season, were led by Terry Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr. with 20 points each. Charlotte played its fifth straight game without guard LaMelo Ball, who is still in the league's health and safety protocol. The Mavericks led by 30 in the closing seconds of the first half (70-40). … Doncic will be re-evaluated before the team's next game, Wednesday at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ex-Oklahoma QB Rattler commits to South Carolina, Beamer
COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) -- Highly touted quarterback Spencer Rattler will try to restart his college career with South Carolina in a major acquisition for Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer. The post showed Rattler in a South Carolina uniform with the Gamecocks' logo in the background with the words, “COMMITTED." “Excited for the next chapter,” Rattler's post said. South Carolina went 6-6 this year, its first season under Beamer, who spent three years at Oklahoma under former coach Lincoln Riley as assistant head coach for offense. One of Rattler's targets at Oklahoma, tight end Austin Stogner, also tweeted he was heading to South Carolina.
Sydney Parrish, Kylee Watson lead Oregon women’s basketball in rout of McNeese State
EUGENE — The Oregon women’s basketball team packed the stat sheet against a vastly overmatched McNeese State. Sydney Parrish had 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kylee Watson added 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Ducks to a 109-38 blowout over the Cowgirls Monday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Parrish scored 15 of her points in the first quarter for the Ducks, (6-3) who built a 32-7 first-quarter lead and then continued to pour it on. Oregon took a 54-14 lead at halftime and opened the third quarter with 18 consecutive points. Le’Shenae Stubblefield scored eight points to lead all players for McNeese State (3-7), which shot just 21.3% from the floor.
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The addition of baseball to USJ, which became a fully coeducational institution in the fall of 2018, will be the seventh men’s program added, joining cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming & diving, lacrosse, and tennis. Men’s tennis was most recently added at the club level for the 2021-22 academic year and is set to kick off its inaugural varsity season in the spring of 2023.
Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky high school sports scores, Dec. 13-19
Harrison County (1-5): Hines 2 5 9, K. Hudgins 1 0 2, Custard 2 0 4, Hatterick 4 6 15, McNees 1 0 2, Vanhook 2 0 4, Hudgins 2 0 4. Totals: 14 11 40. Middletown 67, Cincinnati Christian 6Cincinnati Christian (1-7): Fuller 2 0 4, Woods 1 0 2. Totals: 11 12 39. Totals: 17 7 44.
Monday's high school basketball: Country Day avoids collapse, beats Lutheran North
Jonathan SzczepaniakSpecial to The Detroit NewsDetroit Country Day avoided a collapse against Macomb Lutheran North in high school girls basketball on Monday. Leading 41-19 at the end of the first half, Country Day (1-1) held off Lutheran North's comeback in the second half for a 63-53 victory. Country Day coach Mark Bray said the early offensive success with nine three-pointers was attributed to an even more dominant defensive performance. Sheneice Halmon had 11 points for Rouge (0-2). Taylor Trillium 101, Oakland International 36: Antwuan Davis-Teague had 40 points and 10 rebounds, Corbin Lamphear had 20 and 10, Decarlo Smith had 11 points, Keymaryon Fishburn had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight steals for Trillium (2-0).
Albany hands Boston College first home loss in stunning upset
Albany continued the trend with a stunning 61-57 upset over Boston College on Monday night at Conte Forum. Guard Jaeden Zackery led the Eagles with 15 while Quinten Post netted 13 off the bench. De’Vondre Perry led the Danes with 16 while Matt Cerruti netted 14. Zackery countered with a layup off the glass and fade from downtown to cut the Danes lead to 15-14 into the second media timeout. BC took a 22-20 lead on a pair from the line by Post with 6:34 to play.
Tatum and Celtics beat Bucks 117-103
BOSTON MA - December 13: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks passes away from Dennis Schroder #71 of the Boston Celtics and Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics during the first half of the NBA game at the TD Garden on December 13, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
OSU vs. Cleveland State men's basketball: Three takeaways from the Cowboys' win against Vikings
OSU, as a result, came away with a big 98-93 escape victory over Cleveland State on Monday inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. And super-senior Bryce Williams added a career-best 29 points, making a career-high five 3-pointers. OSU faced little zone from Cleveland State, though when the zone was shown the Cowboys showed improvements. OSU entered holding opponents to 36.7% shooting overall, but Cleveland State shot 50.7% overall. The Vikings out-rebounded OSU 39-36 and out-scored the Cowboys 52-48 inside the paint.
Prep basketball notes: New Atrisco Heritage coach unlikely to fix what’s not broken
Monday was the first day under new leadership for the Atrisco Heritage boys basketball program. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy, having taken Atrisco Heritage to a pair of state titles, plus one state runner-up finish. Assistant coach Steve Heredia, 45, a past state champion himself with Centennial (2015) is taking over the team for the rest of the season. “It’s just one of those things, man,” Eagles coach Joe Carpenter said. Hobbs was the 5A state champ in 2018 and 2020.
First look: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos odds and lines
Skip SnowSportsbook WireThe Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) and Denver Broncos (7-6) battle in a Week 15 contest on Sunday. Below, we look at the Bengals vs. Broncos odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesBengals at Broncos odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Bengals +102 (bet $100 to win $102) | Broncos -125 (bet $125 to win $100)Bengals +102 (bet $100 to win $102) | Broncos -125 (bet $125 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Bengals +1.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Broncos -1.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100)Bengals +1.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Broncos -1.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 43.5, O: -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | U: -108 (bet $108 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Bengals 7-6 | Broncos 7-6: Bengals 7-6 | Broncos 7-6 ATS : Bengals 6-7 | Broncos 7-6: Bengals 6-7 | Broncos 7-6 O/U : Bengals 6-7 | Broncos 3-10WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
Motor racing-Hamilton told team on radio race was 'manipulated'
– Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio, “This has been manipulated,” after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen on the final lap of Sunday’s controversial season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The message was not broadcast on the world TV feed but was audible on seven-times champion Hamilton’s onboard channel on F1TV, multiple media outlets reported. Reuters has requested comment from Mercedes and the governing FIA. The decision gave Verstappen a clear run on Hamilton in what amounted to a last-lap sprint finish, with the Dutch driver on fresher tyres. Hamilton was gracious in defeat, congratulating Verstappen and Red Bull for their victory.
Wounded England face pink-ball challenge in second Ashes Test
Australia take a 1-0 lead into the second Test in AdelaideAdelaide (Australia) (AFP) – England head into the day-night second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Thursday under pressure and facing an ominous task against an Australian team who have won all of their eight pink-ball matches. "Jimmy will be fit and ready to go for the second Test, as will Stuart," he told British media. It is a big blow with the fast bowler boasting a pink-ball record of 32 wickets at just 19.90. He has been nursing bruised ribs and didn't bat in Australia's second innings when just 20 runs were needed to win. Despite this, Cummins is confident of his team taking a 2-0 Ashes lead given Australia's unblemished pink-ball record at Adelaide and the thumping they handed England last week.
Truck driver sentenced to 110 years in Colorado wreck that killed 4
The driver of a semi who crashed into stopped traffic on a Colorado interstate two years ago, killing four people and injuring others, was sentenced to 110 years in prison Monday. Judge A. Bruce Jones said his hands were tied by a law passed by state lawmakers that required him to sentence truck driver Aguilera-Mederos to consecutive sentences, meaning they are served back-to-back. “If I had the discretion, if I thought I had the discretion, I would not run those sentences consecutively,” Jones said. Four Coloradans — Doyle Harrison, 61; William Bailey, 67; Stanley Politano, 69; and Miguel Lamas Arrellano, 24 — died in the crash. Prosecutors argued that Aguilera-Mederos acted recklessly and made a series of poor decisions before the deadly wreck, including failing to use a runaway truck ramp on the side of the highway, NBC affiliate KUSA of Denver reported during the trial.
Two cyclists hit and killed by motorists in Houston over the weekend
Metro VideoTwo cyclists were killed by drivers within 24 hours of one another in separate collisions across Greater Houston over the weekend. In one of the cases, investigators are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene. The first incident occurred shortly after noon Friday when the driver of a Freightliner semi truck collided with 65-year-old Anthony Williams near the 200 block of East Little York Road off Northline Drive, according to the Houston Police Department. The truck driver was turning onto East Little York from Northline when they struck Williams, who was pedaling south across East Little York, police said.
Oklahoma transfer pair QB Spencer Rattler, TE Austin Stogner commit to South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina arguably made its biggest splash in the transfer portal era of college football Monday night. A pair of big-name Oklahoma transfers, quarterback Spencer Rattler and tight end Austin Stogner, both announced their commitments to join the Gamecocks via their Twitter pages. Monday just so happened to be the first day of South Carolina's bowl practice for the Duke's Mayo Bowl Dec. 30 in Charlotte. Rattler, an Arizona native, was the nation's highest-rated pro-style quarterback coming out of high school in 2019. Rattler and Stogner have been highly sought-after transfers since deciding to leave the Sooners following the conclusion of the 2021 regular season in late November.
Grabbing Seahawks’ Rashaad Penny worth the fantasy football risk
There was Alex Collins, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer, Deejay Dallas. Rashaad Penny Getty ImagesThis stretch also included an injury to Russell Wilson. Considering the lack of consistency in the Seattle running game this season, is it safe to trust Penny after just one strong outing? And Cordarrelle Patterson is still the gadget that propels this running game. Courtland Sutton WR, BroncosGood news: After starting the season in feast/famine mode, he has been consistent since Jerry Jeudy’s return.
Rest of Jets season is all about seeing what Zach Wilson can do
Wilson has had two duds (Texans, Saints) and one of his better games (Eagles) since he came back. This portion of the 3-10 Jets season is all about seeing what Wilson can do in the team’s final stretch. Zach Wilson Robert Sabo/New York Post“Zach is the future of this organization,” Saleh said Monday. Wilson does not give the Jets the best chance to win Sunday in Miami. But Wilson gives the Jets the best chance to win in 2022 and beyond.
Road warrior Nets have opportunity to start building home advantage
The Nets sit atop the Eastern Conference thanks to the best road record in the league. But to get where they want to go this season, they have to start building a home-court advantage. The Nets (19-8) can start that in earnest Tuesday night when they tip off a trap-filled homestand against Toronto at Barclays Center. We get James [Harden] back next game, get Paul [Millsap] back and just keep plugging away,” Kevin Durant said. “We want to start building that advantage for ourselves.
Bill Simmons has a wild conspiracy theory for Michele Tafoya’s Sunday Night Football absence
Bill Simmons isn’t reflexively buying NBC’s explanation for Michele Tafoya’s three-week absence from “Sunday Night Football.”An NBC spokesperson told The Post’s Andrew Marchand that Tafoya will be back next week. The titular host of “The Bill Simmons Podcast” thought there might be something more going on than just standard time off. Do you need three weeks off during a 17-week season?”Bill Simmons is tracing Michele Tafoya’s ‘SNF’ absence back to her appearance on ‘The View.’ ScreengrabKathryn Tappen has been filling in for Tafoya. Michele Tafoya has been absent from the Sunday Night Football broadcast for three weeks now. “If I’m Michele Tafoya, aren’t you protecting your seat?” Simmons asked.
Clemson’s down year helped Tony Elliott become Virginia’s new coach
“It happened so fast, and very rarely do you have an opportunity to get to know the people you’re getting ready to hitch your saddle to,” Elliott said. “So this year, this cycle allowed me to explore more options because we weren’t in the [College Football Playoff]. We had a chance. If we would have figured out a way, I might not be here.”
Raptors use 70-point first half to rout Kings 124-101
Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, scores on Sacramento Kings' Marvin Bagley III during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Chris Boucher matched his season high with 17 points, Yuta Watanabe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, and the Toronto Raptors used a 70-point first half to rout the Sacramento Kings 124-101 on Monday night. The Raptors set season highs for bench points (51) and points in the paint (68). The Raptors extended their lead by connecting on 18 of 27 field goal attempts in the second, one more than the Kings had in the entire first half. The Raptors scored 67 points in the second half of a Nov. 24 game at Memphis.
Curry falls short of record, but leads Warriors past Pacers
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up on the court before an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Curry is seven three-point baskets away from an NBA record. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up on the court before an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Curry is seven three-point baskets away from an NBA record. “We’ll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
Tatum scores 42, carries Celtics past Bucks 117-103
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, drives to the basket past Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, drives to the basket past Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-103 on Monday night. Grant Williams had 17 points, and Robert Williams III and Al Horford each scored 10. Jrue Holiday also had 20 points for the Bucks, who lost for just the third time in 15 games.
USA Gymnastics and Olympic committee reach $380 million settlement with Larry Nassar victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the court. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it had begun against USA Gymnastics.
76ers delay Curry's 3-point record bid, beat Warriors 102-93
Stifled by Thybulle, Curry's chase for the NBA 3-point mark goes on. Joel Embiid had 26 points and nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers delayed Curry's bid to break Ray Allen’s career 3-point record in a 102-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Curry scored 18 points and shot 3 of 14 from 3-point range to move within six of matching Allen’s record. Thybulle was the first player to block multiple 3-point attempts by Curry in a single game in his NBA career. Seth Curry scored 10 points and had the basket that made it 93-83.
Curry falls short of record, but leads Warriors past Pacers
Clearly, Curry and his teammates were pressing for the record — and the Pacers defense wanted to run the Warriors off the 3-point line every chance it could. It didn't last long in this back-and-forth game in which Indiana led most of the way. But Curry started heating up in the third quarter with his fourth 3 of the night to give Golden State a 79-78 lead. ... Golden State was 8 of 30 on 3s and had 17 turnovers. “We'll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
Steph Curry comes up short of 3-point record but clutch when it counts in dramatic win vs. Pacers
On the following possession, Curry converted a wild drive to the rim that tied the game at 100. It looked like Curry might tie the record while giving Golden State the lead. We hung in there.”The pursuit of the 3-point record now heads to Madison Square Garden with Curry (2,972) only two away from overtaking Allen (2,973). After the first quarter, the Warriors had more technical fouls called against them (2) than they had made 3-pointers (0). Before the game, Curry said his feelings toward the record chase were “somewhere in the middle” of stressed out and the joy for which he’s come to be known.
The NFC East race is over. Now the race is underway to fix Cowboys offense before playoffs
Now, the race is underway to fix Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense before the playoffs begin. How long they hang around in the postseason could well depend on getting this offense back on track. Prescott has finished with a quarterback rating below 59 just five times in his 81-game NFL career. The first time, by the way, the Cowboys have won a game when Prescott has fallen below that rating. After carrying a 24-0 lead into the third quarter of Sunday’s game, the Cowboys offense finished the game -- we use the term loosely -- with a total of 61 yards on their final seven possessions.
Keeler: If Broncos finish 9-8 and Vic Fangio is coming back, Pat Shurmur, Tom McMahon better not be.
For the Broncos, a 9-8 record would signify real, tangible progress, a glass half-full. It would be the largest one-season upgrade by a Broncos coach coming off a losing campaign since Mike Shanahan rebounded to 11-5 in 2000 following the 6-10, post-Elway mess of 1999. “You know, I think we could’ve had a better record,” coach Vic Fangio said Monday. Progress, yes. What Paton does if he’s faced with no-man’s land, a 9-8 record that’s technically progress and technically historical and also terribly, terribly ‘meh’ … that’s going to be fascinating.
Gordon, Augustin rally Rockets to 132-126 win over Hawks
ATLANTA - (AP) -- Eric Gordon scored 32 points, D.J. Augustin added 22 and the Houston Rockets handed the Atlanta Hawks their fifth straight home loss, rallying from 19 points down for a 132-126 victory Monday night. After Clint Capela missed a pair of free throws, Gordon scored on a drive to the basket. The Hawks scored a season-high 69 points in the first half, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Rockets. Hawks: G Bogdan Bogdanovic missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle.
Love scores 23 in second half, Cavaliers beat Heat 105-94
CLEVELAND - (AP) -- Kevin Love made five 3-pointers and scored all 23 of his points in the second half, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth straight win, 105-94 over the Miami Heat on Monday night. “We're living in the moment, but our big-picture goals are toward the end of the year,” Love said. Tucker had a season-high 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, and Tyler Herro had 12 points for the Heat. Neither team led by more than six until an Allen dunk put the Cavaliers up 46-38 with 2:51 remaining in the second. Positive test results in the NBA and NHL are beginning to affect both leagues' schedules, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn't panicking.
Curry falls short of record, but leads Warriors past Pacers
Clearly, Curry and his teammates were pressing for the record -- and the Pacers defense wanted to run the Warriors off the 3-point line every chance it could. It didn't last long in this back-and-forth game in which Indiana led most of the way. But Curry started heating up in the third quarter with his fourth 3 of the night to give Golden State a 79-78 lead. ... Golden State was 8 of 30 on 3s and had 17 turnovers. “We'll address the team about that and make sure everybody is doing their best to stay safe," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
Raptors use 70-point first half to rout Kings 124-101
TORONTO - (AP) -- Chris Boucher matched his season high with 17 points, Yuta Watanabe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, and the Toronto Raptors used a 70-point first half to rout the Sacramento Kings 124-101 on Monday night. The Raptors set season highs for bench points (51) and points in the paint (68). Malachi Flynn scored 14 points, Svi Mykhailiuk had 11 and Justin Champagnie finished with 10 for the Raptors, who wrapped up a 4-3 homestand -- their longest of the season. The Raptors extended their lead by connecting on 18 of 27 field goal attempts in the second, one more than the Kings had in the entire first half. The Raptors scored 67 points in the second half of a Nov. 24 game at Memphis.
Tatum scores 42, carries Celtics past Bucks, 117-103
Bucks: Middleton went to the floor awkwardly late in the third period, limped to the locker room and didn’t return. He scored only four points, ending his string of seven straight games with at least 20. … The Bucks were shooting over 60 percent a few minutes into the second quarter but missed 12 of their final 15 shots in the first half. … Antetokounmpo didn’t get his first basket until scoring on a drive early in the second quarter. … Milwaukee is in a stretch of five games in seven days.
Oregon Ducks running back/receiver Seven McGee to enter transfer portal
EUGENE — Oregon is losing a second player to transfer in the last week. Freshman running back/receiver Seven McGee announced Monday night that he would be entering the transfer portal, a decision he had hinted at since Mario Cristobal left for Miami a week ago. A 5-foot-9, 181-pound freshman, McGee came to Oregon from Rochester, New York by way of Harbor City, Calif. The former four-star prospect originally committed to the Ducks in April 2018 and later re-committed in Nov. 2018. Freshman Byron Cardwell Jr. has 55 carries for 400 yards and three touchdowns and second-year freshman Trey Benson ah six carries for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Intermountain Conference girls soccer: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular soccer season. Here are the all-5A Intermountain Conference teams for girls soccer:Player of the Year: Reilly Lovercheck, PendletonCoach of the Year: Kiana Rickman, PendletonFirst teamReese Wedding, RedmondLauren Harding, RidgeviewDagne Harris, RedmondSelena Gallacher, RidgeviewKelsey Lovercheck, PendletonEmily Adams, The DallesAmelia Huxtable, Hood RiverVivian Harrah, The DallesKathryne Biever, RidgeviewTrue Becker, Hood RiverAlyssa Martinez, Hood River, GKSecond teamGrace Stott, RedmondHadley Brown, PendletonMonica Rojas Soto, The DallesHaile Schmidt, PendletonMadeline Schumacher, PendletonBrooklyn Homan, RidgeviewLauren Papke, Crook CountySutton Le Fevre, Hood River ValleyAlison Spratling, PendletonAlyssa McConnell, RedmondKore Median, RedmondMiranda Medrano, Pendleton, GKHonorable mentionBrielle Youncs, PendletonGabby Nakamura, RidgeviewAshtyn Larsen, PendletonAna Ruby Juarez, Hood River ValleyHope Orlando-Williams, RidgeviewTienna Quinn, Crook CountyMarisa Rojas-Soto, The DallesEmma Underwood, RedmondAzlynn Larsen, RedmondSarah Mata-Marquez, Hood River ValleyKensey Gault, RidgeviewSyndey Cassaro, RidgeviewAmyrah Hill, The DallesMakenna Duran, Crook CountyAzlynn Ure, RedmondLily Gallentine, RidgeviewPaige Stuart, Crook CountyMatasha Muzchenko, The Dalles-- Nik Streng, nstreng@oregonian.com, @NikStreng
A trauma surgeon speaks: 'Bullets destroy not just what's in its path but everything surrounding it'
Dr. Victor Garcia is a pediatric surgeon and the founding director of trauma services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. One out of three children know somebody who's been killed, has seen somebody killed or has heard gunshots growing up. That’s right. But if they come up with signs of life, then you're going to do what's called a resuscitated thoracotomy right there in the emergency room. And if that's where your bullet goes, then the likelihood is you're going to have a wound to the heart.
OU football: Spencer Rattler, Austin Stogner reunite with Shane Beamer, transfer to South Carolina
The Oklahoma duo of quarterback Spencer Rattler and tight end Austin Stogner is heading to South Carolina. After entering the transfer portal last month following Lincoln Riley's departure to Southern Cal, Rattler and Stogner simultaneously announced their decisions to transfer to South Carolina on Monday night via Twitter. The duo will be reunited with Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer, who served as OU's assistant head coach/tight ends coach from 2018-20. He finished his three-year OU career with 4,595 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. South Carolina took a step in the right direction this season.
Tatum scores season-high 42 as Celtics knock off Bucks
Tatum had 26 points, Brown 19, and Williams 12 on 4-for-5 3-point shooting heading into the fourth, with the Celtics holding an 85-74 lead. The Celtics opened further space with an 8-1 run that started on five straight Tatum points and ended on Williams’ fifth bomb of the night for a 103-87 lead. Tatum then put the night away with his sixth and seventh 3-pointers of the night, the latter for a 114-96 lead with 2:16 left. With the aid of a Romeo Langford 3-pointer and a pair of Tatum drives, the Celtics carried an 85-74 lead into the fourth quarter. And though Brown, especially early, had some explosive moments on the way to a 12-point first half, only Tatum (15 points) was on the same plane.
UPDATES: Tucson-area coronavirus developments, Dec. 14: What we know
Though the award-winning University of Arizona marching band has resumed practices, it won't be in the stadium when the Wildcats start their football season on Nov. 6. This will be the first time since 1922 that the Pride has not performed at UA football games.
Richmond City Council delays vote to fund George Wythe High School construction project
Stoney during his reelection campaign last year said Wythe remained a priority. A few months after he was elected to a second term, a slim majority of five School Board members passed a resolution wresting control of school construction projects from his administration, noting its failure to rebuild Wythe and other school projects that exceeded earlier cost estimates. "They don't even know what they are doing," Robin Mines, a 1976 graduate of Wythe and president of the Swansboro Civic Association, said of the School Board members who voted for the so-called Schools Building Schools resolution. "They're showing total incompetence and disrespect for the mayor's office and the school superintendent." While Superintendent Jason Kamras pushed back against the resolution with concerns about construction being delayed, saying that the school division would need new professional staff to manage school construction projects, division staff started soliciting bids for design work this fall.
Soccer: Premier League has record 42 positive COVID-19 cases in past week
– The Premier League found a record 42 cases of COVID-19 among players and staff at various clubs over the past week, it said on Monday just hours after Manchester United’s fixture against Brentford was thrown into doubt due to an outbreak at the club. United said they had closed down their training complex following positive COVID-19 tests in the first team. United are scheduled to play at Brentford on Tuesday but the club said they had approached the Premier League to discuss whether the match should go ahead. The Old Trafford club did not say how many individuals had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “Individuals who tested positive are isolating per Premier League protocols,” the club said in a statement.
Larry Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million settlement
The approval means that USA Gymnastics should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the year. Because of the Nassar case, sports organizations became aware of their culpability when athletes are abused on their watch. It was believed to be the largest settlement reached in a sexual abuse case involving a U.S. university. The $380 million settlement now will help the federation emerge from bankruptcy after years of uncertainty. Another provision would be that there would be an independent accounting of what went wrong in the Nassar case and how it went wrong, Denhollander said.
No regrets in awarding Olympic Games to China, IOC's Dick Pound says
International Olympic Committee senior member Dick Pound said he had no regrets about China being selected to host the 2022 Winter Games despite the international backlash over the country’s human rights record. “It’s a very good and very organized country.”Pound reiterated the IOC’s stance that it has no role to play in bringing about political change in any country. “When we award the Games to a country, we don’t do it as an indication that we support the political objectives of that country. “The organizing committee has given that guarantee that there will be freedom of speech for athletes,” added Pound. Athletes will still have to abide by an IOC rule that says they cannot protest during sporting events or medal ceremonies.
Larry Nassar survivors reach $380 million settlement
Larry Nassar survivors reach $380 million settlementA federal bankruptcy court confirmed a $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.
Visit from powerhouse Warriors coming at tough time for scuffling Knicks
When the Knicks host the powerhouse Warriors on Tuesday night at the Garden, it will feature two of the NBA’s big brands — and two teams headed in opposite directions. The timing of the Warriors’ annual visit to New York City is unfortunate for the scuffling Knicks. Steph Curry and the Warriors visit Julius Randle’s Knicks on Tuesday. Our margin of error is real small right now.”The Knicks will get guard Burks back. Jordan Poole, a 2019 late first-round pick, has emerged as a key player and previously underwhelming overall No.
NFL requiring COVID-19 booster shots
The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. An individual that received the Johnson and Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot. The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. AFP via Getty Images• An individual who is in the 90-day test holiday after a confirmed positive COVID-19 test under the league protocols. Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants.
Jets holding virtual meetings amid league-wide COVID spike
The Jets are going back to the virtual this week. The Jets have had multiple players miss time this season after testing positive for COVID-19, but they have been able to avoid any outbreaks. The league had 37 positive COVID-19 tests on Monday alone, ESPN reported. Getty ImagesFor a team that has been ravaged by injuries this season, the Jets finally had some positive news on the injury front Monday. Kroft last played in Week 9 and would bring a much-needed reinforcement to the Jets’ thin tight end group.
Quinnen Williams’ ‘old-school’ attitude an example for Jets teammates
When Quinnen Williams stayed down on the turf at MetLife Stadium after the first play of the second half Sunday, he looked like a player who had taken his last snap of the game. “It doesn’t surprise me that Quinnen did [play through it],” coach Robert Saleh said. “I look at Quinnen as an old-school type player in terms of just the grind and the importance and the desire to be on the football field, not only for himself but for his teammates. Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich acknowledged that with the Jets’ situation, many veteran or established players in Williams’ situation would have taken the opportunity to protect themselves. “We just gotta continue to be consistent and execute every single play,” Williams said.
Mark Teixeira calls Buck Showalter the ‘smartest man in baseball’
The former All-Star first baseman began his career with Texas, just as Buck Showalter had arrived on the scene as manager. Teixeira concluded his career with the Yankees, with Joe Espada as the team’s third-base coach for his final two seasons. Showalter and Espada are two of the three finalists, along with Matt Quatraro, in the search for Luis Rojas’ replacement. “I think Buck Showalter is the smartest man in baseball, and that is not hyperbole,” Teixeira told The Post on Monday. “We always had a veteran team with the Yankees and we all loved [Espada],” Teixeira said.
Islanders lineup hurting with top defenseman Ryan Pulock still out
Pelech and Pulock played 770.6 minutes together last regular season, with a 62.7 expected goals percentage, per MoneyPuck. Ryan Pulock Getty Images“A lot,” Andy Greene said when asked how much the Islanders were missing Pulock. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock watches the team practice for the first time at UBS Arena on Nov. 18, 2021. “He’s played more assertive, he’s way more aggressive than it translates,” Greene said of Dobson. “You can’t replace Ryan Pulock,” Trotz said.
Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons' confidence reaches new heights: 'I don’t really think the NFL is hard'
After his dominating performance against Washington on Sunday, Parsons’ confidence reached a new level while talking to reporters after the game. DEZ-APPOINTED: FORMER COWBOYS WR CALLS OUT DALLAS OFFENSE"I don’t really think the NFL is hard," Parsons said, via Sports Illustrated . Against Washington, Parsons had five tackles with one sack and five quarterback hits. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I think they got some really great players around here," Parsons said. "But I just think it’s a bunch of players that work really hard, and I think it rubs off whenever you play guys like La’el [Collins in practice].
NFL requiring COVID-19 booster shots by Dec. 27
The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. An individual that received the Johnson and Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot. The following do not have to meet the requirement:— An individual who is not eligible for a booster pursuant to the CDC definition. — An individual who is in the 90-day test holiday after a confirmed positive COVID-19 test under the league protocols. Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants.
Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium Reportedly Will Host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024
AP Photo/David BeckerAllegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will host Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11, 2024, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Vincent Bonsignore. Super Bowl LVIII was originally slated for New Orleans but was moved out of the city due to the game overlapping with Mardi Gras. If confirmed, Monday's news will cement the next four Super Bowl sites:Super Bowl LVI (Feb. 13, 2022): SoFi Stadium; Inglewood, CaliforniaSuper Bowl LVII (Feb. 12, 2023): State Farm Stadium; Glendale, California*Super Bowl LVIII (Feb. 11, 2024): Allegiant Stadium; Las VegasSuper Bowl LIX (Feb. 9, 2025): Caesars Superdome; New OrleansOnce Allegiant Stadium was constructed in July 2020, Super Bowl hosting duties were inevitable. Beyond the amenities and experience Allegiant Stadium can provide, Las Vegas is no stranger to staging major events, so the wider logistics are already in place. Las Vegas sits at 6-7 and has lost five of six games since its Week 8 bye.
USWNT, US Soccer Agree to End NWSL Allocation System for National Team Players
Howard Smith/ISI Photos/Getty ImagesU.S. Soccer and the players association for the women's national team announced an agreement to dissolve the allocation system for the NWSL. Starting in 2022, members of the USWNT will be free to sign directly with NWSL clubs, and their salaries will be paid by the clubs themselves rather than the federation:This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
Reports: Las Vegas Raiders to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 at Allegiant Stadium
The Super Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium is expected to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, according to both the Las Vegas Review-Journal and ESPN. The Raiders moved to Las Vegas in 2020 and started playing at Allegiant Stadium, the brand new $2 billion venue located adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip. The NFL wants Super Bowl venues to be able to hold at least 70,000 fans. The New Orleans Saints will then host the Super Bowl in 2025 at the Caesars Superdome following the three-year stint on the west coast.
Urban Meyer's latest gaffe? Saying Jaguars safety who played zero snaps Sunday is 'playing a little bit more'
Urban Meyer has struggled adapting to NFL life, and the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach especially has been at odds with his new city's motto: "It's easier here." Not realizing that safety Andre Cisco (whom Meyer had a hand in drafting) hadn't played on defense in Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans when asked about him. #Jaguars HC Urban Meyer was asked about Andre Cisco playing more (again). He said “Cisco is playing a little bit more, I believe, I don’t have his numbers in front of me”Cisco played 0 defensive snaps yesterday. — Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 13, 2021This has sort of been par for the course for Meyer in his maiden NFL voyage.
Former Ohio State football quarterback Quinn Ewers announces he is heading to Texas
Quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) played just two snaps this year, handing off twice at the end of a 56-7 win over Michigan State. Former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers is transferring to Texas. Quarterback Quinn Ewers played just two snaps this year, handing off twice at the end of a 56-7 win over Michigan State. Quarterback Quinn Ewers played just two snaps this year, handing off twice at the end of a 56-7 win over Michigan State. Get more Ohio State football news by listening to our podcastsThis article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Quarterback Quinn Ewers is headed from Ohio State to Texas
New Texas commit Quinn Ewers is a Kardashian, cashing in while doing nothing | Opinion
Former Southlake Carroll and Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers has pledged his commitment to play for Steve Sarkisian at the University of Texas. Ewers’ college resume is two snaps for the Buckeyes, and the success-starved UT faithful are only too sure they have their next Vince Young or, at worst, Colt McCoy. His value went to Mars because he was associated with one of the biggest brands in college football. Even if he’s an ish college quarterback, he’s made enough money to supplement his life for a long time. Because Quinn Ewers is only 18, expectations should be grounded but this is college football, where logic and reason have no place.
Dianne Feinstein urges CHRB to conduct thorough Medina Spirit death investigation
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) formally injected her office into the investigation into the death of Medina Spirit on Monday by sending a letter to Scott Chaney, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, calling for transparency and updates as things move forward. The fatality was initially categorized as a “sudden death,” which is often associated with cardiac events. Advertisement“Medina Spirit is one of 71 racehorses who have died at California racing facilities thus far in 2021,” Feinstein wrote. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has yet to set a hearing date or officially charge the colt’s trainer, Bob Baffert. The CHRB plans to use outside laboratories to add an additional set of eyes to the findings of the Maddy Lab at UC Davis.
Suns bigs Deandre Ayton, Jalen Smith out for Monday's game at Clippers with non-COVID illness
LOS ANGELES — Deandre Ayton remains out for Monday's road game against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing Friday's win over Boston with a non-COVID illness. Ayton participated in the team's Monday morning shootaround, but Suns coach Monty Williams said in pregame availability his starting center will be out. Backup big Jalen Smith, who scored seven points in the 111-90 victory over the Celtics, is also ruled out of Monday's game with a non-COVID illness. Phoenix (21-4) is also without Devin Booker (hamstring), Abdel Nader (knee) and Frank Kaminsky (knee). Monday's game is the first one between the Suns and Clippers since Game 6 of last season's Western Conference finals Phoenix won in Los Angeles in advancing to the NBA finals.
Oak Creek starts an investigation after the N-word is found written in a locker room
Calling the situation wrong and totally unacceptable, Oak Creek superintendent Dan Unertl said Monday his district is working to find out who is responsible for writing a racial slur inside a locker room at the high school. The slur was discovered Friday afternoon inside the locker room the school provides for visiting basketball teams. The Bradford players immediately informed their coach, who called his school’s athletic director who then contacted Oak Creek’s administration. The locker room is used by students taking gym class during the school day. A staff office adjoins the locker room.
Cavaliers again a problem, as shorthanded Heat fall 105-94
Setting tone: Against the length the Cavaliers brought with their starting lineup, the Heat early power play was paced by Tucker, who closed the first period with eight points and six rebounds and was up to 14 points by the intermission and kept going from there.
Winderman’s view: Heat still lacking, plus other thoughts on Heat-Cavaliers
-- “They’ve built an identity,” Heat coach Spoelstra said. “And I think Kobe’s done a really good job of putting together a group that brings out the best in each other. JB has done a tremendous job coaching this team to a specific identity. And they make it tough.”
Rio favela seeks to improve kids' lives through golf
RIO DE JANEIRO - (AP) -- Saturday is not a school day, so kids in Rio de Janeiro's City of God favela fill the dirt roads playing soccer or pretending to be cops and robbers around dangerous alleys. And so have these kids.”Modesto saw golf as a good idea for City of God kids from his own introduction. Teixeira played rounds at the Olympic course on Monday, and was suitably dressed in khaki shorts, white shirt and black sneakers. Golf is my joy now.”The Olympic course has seen little action since the 2016 Games, at high risk of becoming a white elephant. But none of that matters much to Leijane Silva, 50, who is also a volunteer with the City of God golf project.
Oregon Ducks fans ready to ‘run through a wall’ for Dan Lanning after introductory press conference
It hasn’t even been a week and new Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning has fans excited for what the future may hold. #GoDucks — Mighty Oregon (@MightyOregon) December 13, 2021I’m feeling very hopeful and encouraged after the press conference with @CoachDanLanning #GoDucks ????? — Julie Hodge ???????? ?? (@goducksgirl) December 13, 2021FWIW:I think Dan Lanning absolutely aced the introductory press conference for as little as that means. — LaMike Black (@LaMikeBlack) December 13, 2021After that Dan Lanning press conference, I don't feel any passion drop off from MC at all. — Mike Arnett (@mwarnett1) December 13, 2021Dan Lanning 1Press conference 0 — Tangawizi (@Fecta23) December 13, 2021Loving @CoachDanLanning in this intro press conference, so excited for his tenure! @CoachDanLanning — BIG DUCK (@DucksLegacy) December 13, 2021Ready to run through a wall coach @CoachDanLanning, just say the word — A-Rich ? (@GETRICH22) December 13, 2021-- Aron Yohannesayohannes@oregonian.com; @aronyohannes
Dan Lanning: ‘Right is more important than fast’ in hiring Oregon Ducks’ assistant coaches
EUGENE — Dan Lanning has thought about hiring a coaching staff for nearly a decade. As a graduate assistant at Arizona State in 2012, Lanning started assembling a list of names in the Notes app on his iPhone. He’s added and removed names along the way, but he’ll surely be picking from it to hire 10 full-time assistants at Oregon. That process is completed at a typical pace, particularly after National Signing Day as the recruiting dead period, bowl practices and games make for slightly less urgency and lead to greater movement as more teams end their seasons.
Live updates: Oregon women’s basketball vs. McNeese State
EUGENE — We are live from Matthew Knight Arena as Oregon hosts McNeese State Monday night. The Ducks (5-3) are without Nyara Sabally, Endyia Rogers and Te-Hina Paopao again. Refresh this page to follow live updates from tonight’s game (6 p.m.). 2nd QUARTER: OREGON 32, McNEESE STATE 7 - 10:00--End 1st QUARTER: OREGON 32, McNEESE STATE 7-- Oregon scoring: Parrish 15, Prince and Watson 6 each, Hurst 3, Kyei 2-- Oregon dominating in every statistic. -- Sydney Parrish 6/8 FG, 3/4 from 3-- Ducks open on 6-0 run, 3/4 FG-- Oregon starters: Hurst Scherr, Parrish, Watson and Prince
Oxford High bowling teams resume play, honor late co-captain Justin Shilling
Bowling was back Monday night in Oxford, where 32 students from Oxford High School's varsity and junior varsity bowling teams made their return to competition with their coaches and parents looking on at Collier Lanes. The 17-year old was among four teens killed inside Oxford High in the Nov. 30 attack by a student who is now an accused gunman. Tony DeMare, Oxford High School athletic director, said the match was an opportunity for student-athletes and the Oxford community to be together through healthy and safe competition. Bowling coach JR Lafnear said the game was an opportunity for the students to be themselves, relax and do what they love. Other upcoming sporting events for Oxford Community Schools include wrestling, cheerleading, basketball, skiing, and swimming and diving, according to a district news release.
Celtics Notebook: Bermuda golfer lives his Celtics dream
As evidenced by the shamrock tattoo on the right side of his neck, Brian Morris has the Celtics infused into his being. The seahorse tattoo on the left side of his neck signifies the 53-year-old professional golfer’s home, Bermuda. Morris has attended Celtics games for years, at least since Game 7 of the Celtics’ win over Philadelphia in the 2012 conference semifinals. Steve Bulpett, the Herald’s longtime NBA columnist and Celtics beat reporter, somehow spotted the tattoo, and promptly emailed Morris’ club with the intent of inviting the golfer to a Celtics game. Bulpett put Morris in touch with Twiss, who on Monday night greeted Morris with a left handed Celtics putter and three monogrammed golf balls.
Tornado victims include infant girl, longtime florist, judge
All of seven of the inmates in Daniel's care survived, Workman said, with two of them suffering broken legs. A cousin, Mark Saxton Sr., said Daniel was a native of the Mayfield area that was devastated by the storm. He’s the type of person you want to be associated with.”Brian Crick, a judge for two western Kentucky counties, was known for his sound judgment when it came to solving problems, a fellow judge said. Crick, 43, was a district judge for Muhlenberg and McLean counties who handled criminal misdemeanor cases, traffic court and juvenile cases, said Circuit Judge Brian W. Wiggins. Wiggins said he has known his fellow judge since 2005, when Crick was a public defender.
Covid news live: US coronavirus cases surpass 50m, China reports first Omicron case
01:52Some distressing news for football fans has just come in, as Covid continues to wreck havoc on sporting matches and events. England’s Manchester United game has been called off as the Premier League is hit by a record 42 Covid cases. “Our Premier League fixture at Brentford on Tuesday 14 December has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course,” a club statement said. Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT Covid-19 tests among the first-team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance. The Premier League board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.”
NFL mandates COVID boosters as one-day case count hits record
Multiple outlets released the contents of the memo, which coincided with a noticeable uptick in reported positive tests around the league. Thirty-six players were placed on the reserve/COVID list Monday, all of whom tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the NFL transaction wire. A 37th tested positive after the daily wire was published. The Los Angeles Rams placed two starters, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee, on the reserve/COVID list Monday mere hours before their game against the Arizona Cardinals. NFL Network and The Washington Post also reported that a Tier 3 staffer in Washington tested positive for the Omicron variant of the virus, the first known occurrence of the new variant appearing in the league.
Common sense fail! Woke California school boards BAN teachers from giving D and F grades
High school students studying in some of California's largest school districts will no longer be given a D or F grade for poor work, and will instead be allowed to take the tests or complete the work again. A student is seen on March 24 taking her exam at St Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, California. Ed Source reported that some teachers confessed to rarely giving D and F grades, while others used the low marks as useful tools. Schools from grade eight upwards could choose to keep traditional letter grades or use the city's new grading policy for students. Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake released a YouTube video detailing its new grading system which it said, in part, helps fight systemic racism.
Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever
Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever Nicholas Latifi's crash in the final laps fuelled a thrilling and controversial finish to the championship, and denied Lewis Hamilton's title as the best racer ever Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty ImagesArticle content Formula One’s World Championship race had a drama-fuelled end to a drama-filled season on the weekend, and a Canadian driver was at the centre of it all. Try refreshing your browser, or Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever Back to video Schumacher, who won seven championship titles, suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013. His son, Mick, is also a Formula One racer and played a role, alongside Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi, in one of the most controversial championship finishes ever in Formula One history. At the point of the crash, Hamilton was leading the second-place driver, Max Verstappen, by 11 seconds and was well on his way to Formula One history. Latifi, the Canadian driver, has apologized, saying he had no intention of playing such a major role in the outcome of the championship race.
Tennessee Titans' Derrick Henry to return this season? 'He's working at it.'
Henry is working on being available for the Titans for the final stretch, the source said. “He’s working at it.”Henry has been on injured reserve since Nov. 1 with a foot injury he suffered against the Colts on Oct. 31. Publicly, the Titans haven’t put a timeline on Henry’s return. But in his news conference following Henry's injury, Vrabel never ruled out Henry for the season. “There is absolutely a chance,” Vrabel said Nov. 1 of a potential Henry return in 2021.
NFL requiring Tier 1 and 2 employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccine boosters
On the heels of a record 37 players testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, the NFL will require certain previously vaccinated staff members to receive boosters before the end of the month. If they do not receive the booster, those employees will lose this vaccination status, which is a requirement from the league for employees of the Tier 1 and 2 designation. General managers, front office members and other football operations staffers are Tier 2 employees. Players also are Tier 1 employees, but the NFLPA previously negotiated protocols that allow them to decline the vaccine. The league was bracing for a spike in COVID cases after Thanksgiving and increased the frequency of testing for vaccinated employees as they returned to work following the holiday.
Knicks’ Alec Burks returning with RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin out versus Warriors
The Knicks will remain shorthanded on Tuesday when they welcome Steph Curry and the Warriors to the Garden. But they will get one important player back who missed Sunday’s loss to the Bucks. While RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin have been ruled out as they remain in the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol, Alec Burks was not listed on the injury report after missing Sunday’s game due to the birth of his child. Alec Burks Robert Sabo/New York PostRJ Barrett and Obi Toppin still are in the NBA’s COVID protocol. I’m excited for him.”The Knicks will be looking to snap a four-game home losing streak.
Rangers must break out of rough patch ahead of upcoming tests
DENVER — The Rangers are in the midst of a rough patch, having lost two of their last three in regulation for the first time this season. Over the last few games, there have been moments where we’ve gotten away from that entirely.”Chris Kreider skates during the Rangers’ 1-0 loss to the Predators. Tuesday’s game is the last time the Rangers are scheduled to play the Avalanche during the regular season. The Rangers, who are 12-0-1 so far against teams under .500, need a statement win to continue building off their successful start. Considering the Rangers have gone 6-6-2 against teams with winning records, a victory over the Avalanche would surely echo around the NHL.
ESPN New York’s ownership change will be hard to notice as decisions lie ahead
ESPN New York’s ownership is changing hands, but a listener probably won’t notice much. When the FCC approves the deal early next year, Good Karma Brands will take over the ESPN New York 98.7 FM signal, while assuming ownership of 1050 AM in New York, as well as ESPN LA (710 AM) and ESPN Chicago (1000 AM). Now, Good Karma Brands will handle the advertising and marketing sides of the business, according to sources. Good Karma is expected to add sales people in New York. While Good Karma doesn’t subscribe to Nielsen Audio in some markets — like Cleveland — it tends to in bigger markets, such as Chicago.
Live updates Rams face the Cardinals on ‘Monday Night Football’
It is the second game back in the Cardinals’ lineup for quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after each missed three games, Murray with a sprained ankle and Hopkins with a hamstring injury. The Cardinals went 2-1 in their absence, with Colt McCoy filling in at quarterback. Murray had two touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns in his return last week in a triumph at Chicago. Hopkins had only two catches for 32 yards in that game.
How a TikToker traded her way from a bobby pin to her dream house
It was all part of the 30-year-old TikToker's "Trade Me Project," which ultimately led to trading her way into a new home. Is this actually my house?’”Skipper’s mission was modeled after Kyle MacDonald, who in 2006 traded a red paperclip all the way to a house. During her last exchange before the house, Skipper drew criticism from her followers for trading three tractors for a Chipotle celebrity card. A year and a half of trading a single bobby pin until I get a house, and I've done it." "I want to donate the next house I trade to a person who needs it, no mortgage, no rental," she said.
NFL requiring COVID-19 booster shots by Dec. 27
The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. The CDC recommends an individual who received a second Pfizer or Moderna shot to complete the primary vaccine series more than six months earlier should receive a booster shot. An individual that received the Johnson and Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot. ADVERTISEMENT—An individual who is in the 90-day test holiday after a confirmed positive COVID-19 testunder the league protocols. Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants.
What Larry Nassar stole from the survivors of his abuse is worth far more than Monday's settlement
Michigan State, where he was also employed, had previously entered into a $500 million agreement to settle more than 300 claims. What Larry Nassar stole from gymnasts like Aly Raisman (left), Maggie Nichols (center) and McKayla Maroney can't be quantified by a dollar figure. USAG and Michigan State kept him on staff for decades. No amount can return what Larry Nassar took from them, what USAG and Michigan State allowed him to continue to do. Far more than Michigan State believed them to be.
Isaiah Thomas signs deal with Nuggets' G League team, eyeing return to NBA
Thomas signed a deal with the Denver Nuggets’ G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Gold, on Monday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Isaiah Thomas has signed with the Denver Nuggets’ NBA G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Gold, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Jason Terry, who is close with Thomas, is head coach of Grand Rapids and will coach IT in the G League Showcase beginning Sunday. https://t.co/CtQ0FIRq2Z — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 13, 2021Thomas is set to compete in the G League Showcase in Las Vegas starting on Sunday. The event is a single-elimination tournament designed to give G League players a chance to play in front of NBA scouts at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Rams vs. Cardinals: Arizona takes early lead on long Matt Prater field goal
The Rams, of course, were drubbed by the Titans, fell to 7-2 and have beaten only the two-win Jacksonville Jaguars since. In an LA Times Sports meeting this morning, one staffer pointed out that, outside of next Sunday’s home game against the Seahawks, the schedule is savage. In any case, we are underway at State Farm Stadium. The Rams have won the toss and elected to defer. Follow here on the Live Blog, as well as onsite staffers Gary Klein and Sam Farmer, for all the details.
Cardinals-Rams live updates: Prater's 53-yard FG puts Arizona ahead early in 1st quarter
Check back here for live updates on scores, highlights, items trending on social media, and everything involving tonight's game. Hopkins, Prater honor ex-late teammate Thomas in Cardinals-Rams gameCardinals' wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and kicker Matt Prater are paying their respects to their former teammate Demaryius Thomas, who passed away on Thursday. 88 decal on the back of their helmets during the Cardinals-Rams game. Hopkins played with Thomas on the Houston Texans in 2018, and Prater was Thomas' teammate on the Denver Broncos from 2010 to 2013. 5 L.A. players on COVID-19 list, Cardinals-Rams inactives,The Rams have several players absent from tonight's game because of COVID-19.
Cardinals-Rams live updates: Hopkins, Prater honor late Demaryius Thomas on their helmets
Check back here for live updates on scores, highlights, items trending on social media, and everything involving tonight's game. Hopkins, Prater honor ex-late teammate Thomas in Cardinals-Rams gameCardinals' wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and kicker Matt Prater are paying their respects to their former teammate Demaryius Thomas, who passed away on Thursday. 88 decal on the back of their helmets during the Cardinals-Rams game. Hopkins played with Thomas on the Houston Texans in 2018, and Prater was Thomas' teammate on the Denver Broncos from 2010 to 2013. 5 L.A. players on COVID-19 list, Cardinals-Rams inactives,The Rams have several players absent from tonight's game because of COVID-19.
ASU basketball team takes momentum into road game at Creighton
The Arizona State men's basketball team finally has something to feel good about, back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Sun Devils hope that will translate into a good showing in yet another tough game, this one a 6 p.m. game at Creighton (8-2) which will air on FS1. Maybe after a difficult start, the Sun Devils are starting to turn the corner. “We got confidence as a team,” senior forward Kimani Lawrence said. “We got a lot of good things from that game and worked on the things we need to work on,” he said.
Rapids name protected players ahead of Tuesday’s expansion draft
The Colorado Rapids released its list of unprotected players ahead of Tuesday’s expansion draft for Charlotte FC, the league’s 28th team, which is set to kick off in 2022. But, with Colorado’s rise to the top of the Western Conference, Charlotte FC will definitely have an eye on the Rapids unprotected players. According to the MLS Player’s Association, which releases player salaries, his guaranteed salary was just shy of $630,000. The expansion draft will start at 5 p.m. MST. The two Rapids players who are eligible are Kelly and Namli.
Bisaccia says frustration not an option for reeling Raiders
Interim coach Rich Bisaccia isn’t about to tell his players how they should feel, but there is one feeling he wants them to avoid. “I think it’s a wasted emotion.”The 6-7 Raiders don’t have time to waste. Bisaccia indicated after Sunday’s game he would evaluate the players and coaching staff as the Raiders prepare to finish out the final four games on the schedule. “That’s kind of what happens, so I don’t think that will change this week. “I think when you do that you kind of dull your senses a little bit to as what’s going on,” Bisaccia said.
Bears’ Mario Edwards one of 37 NFL players to test positive for coronavirus
The NFL had 37 players test positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Edwards is unvaccinated, meaning that he must sit for 10 days — and miss Monday night’s game against the Vikings. More players tested positive Monday than tested positive between Nov. 14-27. According to NFL test result and vaccination data, 29 players tested positive during that two-week span. As of Dec. 2, 94.4 percent of all NFL players — and nearly 100 percent of coaches and staff members — were vaccinated.
Packers planning 'all hands on deck' approach to improving on special teams
GREEN BAY - In the wake of “a lot of critical mistakes” for the Green Bay Packers special teams units against the Chicago Bears, Matt LaFleur gave his hardest charge for improvement yet Monday. Traditionally, NFL teams stock their special teams with bottom-of-the-roster players. That philosophy could be changing for a Packers special teams unit that has been abysmal much of this season. “I think we’re getting to that point where it’s all hands on deck,” LaFleur said, essentially describing the need for special-teams improvement as mission critical. Douglas made one of the game’s biggest plays Sunday when he intercepted Bears quarterback Justin Fields and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Live coverage: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics at TD Garden
The Bucks complete a four-game road trip in Boston tonight. Get live updates from TD Garden. RELATED: Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo expected to return WednesdayRELATED: Bucks 112, Knicks 97: Khris Middleton leads balanced scoring
Mid-Willamette Conference boys soccer: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular soccer season. Here are the all-5A Mid-Willamette Conference teams for boys soccer:Player of the Year: Jesus Pulido, CorvallisCoach of the Year: Salvador Maciel, North SalemFirst teamKellen Filker, Corvallis, seniorRyan John, Corvallis, sophomoreJesus Pulido, Corvallis, seniorCaleb Christner, Lebanon, seniorManuel Barocio, North Salem, seniorNoah Jacobo, North Salem, seniorAnthony Casillas Pena, North Salem, seniorSolomon Moore, Silverton, seniorBrian Sanchez, South Albany, seniorChris Monroy, South Albany, seniorJairo Perez, Woodburn, juniorBryan Hernandez, Woodburn, seniorRoyce Lavier, Dallas, senior, GKSecond teamAndy Rincon, Central, seniorGus Lerczak, Corvallis, juniorPeter Conrad, Corvallis, sophomoreJuan Rangel Salas, North Salem, juniorSamuel Dreyer, North Salem, juniorDominic Doyle, Silverton, seniorSergio Lara, South Albany, seniorJeremy Geno, West Albany, seniorSpencer Karsseboom, Woodburn, juniorJose Guzman, Woodburn, sophomoreVictor Barajas, Woodburn, seniorSaul Esquivel, Central, senior, GKHonorable mentionKaleb McArthur, Central, seniorEdwin Parroguin, Central , juniorAnson Shimeall, Corvallis, juniorSeth Hannigan-Downs, Corvallis, juniorJulian Swensen, Crescent Valley, seniorJacob Smith, Crescent Valley, seniorIsaac Jones, Dallas, juniorBrian Sheldon, Dallas, juniorCarlo Periera, Lebanon, seniorJackson Parrish, Lebanon, juniorAngel Rivera, North Salem, sophomoreJoshua Vargas Escalona, North Salem, sophomoreCarlos Flores, Silverton, juniorVictor Cortes, Silverton, seniorColeman King, South Albany, seniorGamael Lopez -Hernandez, South Albany, sophomoreIsaac Marteeny, West Albany, seniorDemetry Arellano, West Albany, seniorNoe Gonzalez, Woodburn, seniorJesus Corona, Woodburn, senior-- Nik Streng, nstreng@oregonian.com, @NikStreng
Midwestern League boys soccer: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular soccer season. Here are the all-5A Midwestern League teams for boys soccer:Player of the Year: Ariel Carlos De Dios Cruz, WillametteCoach of the Year: Jason Burke, WillametteFirst teamNoah Cox, Willamette, junior, GKAriel Carlos De Dios Cruz, Willamette, sophomoreHector Fandino, Willamette, seniorKayden Sandow, Willamette, seniorDavidson Graham, Ashland, seniorLucas Poarero Davidson, Ashland, seniorMathew Angel, Eagle Point, seniorKyle Babcock, Springfield, seniorJacobo Contreras Benitez, Springfield, juniorAnthony Mambira, Churchill, juniorOwen Parker, North Eugene, seniorSecond teamMina Schepemann, Ashland, senior, GKPapa Yansane, Willamette, juniorVictor Castaneda, Willamette, seniorRoy Arroyo, Willamette, freshmanEmi Rojo, Willamette, sophomoreCedric Houston, Ashland, seniorMario Jacobson, Ashland, juniorBrennen Neyt, Eagle Point, seniorAlejandro Redondo, Eagle Point, seniorEduardo Mendoza Beltran, Springfield, juniorAri Walling, Churchill, sophomoreCooper Hopkins, Crater, juniorJohn Efraimson, North Bend, seniorHonorable mentionDiego Estrada, Crater, junior, GKLuis Benitez Carlos, Springfield, junior, GKLuis Padilla, Willamette, seniorPedro Guimaraes, Ashland, seniorEdgar Lopez, Eagle Point, juniorBraiden Tester, Crater, juniorFinn Dumars, Thurston, junior-- Nik Streng, nstreng@oregonian.com, @NikStreng
Free-falling Portland Trail Blazers need Damian Lillard healthy and elite to reverse losing trend: ‘That starts with me’
The NBA season is roughly a third of the way through for the Portland Trail Blazers and the losses are piling up. But that all changes on Jan. 13, when the Blazers will play 10 of 12 on the road. Sill, on the season, Lillard is averaging just 21.6 points and shooting 39.2% from the field, including 29.6% from three-point range. “It’s a situation that we have to make better,” Lillard said of the team’s place in the standings. It’s just the better teams in the league or in these situations.
Northwest Oregon Conference boys soccer: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular soccer season. Here are the all-5A Northwest Oregon Conference teams for boys soccer:Player of the Year: Joseph Freidman, WilsonvilleCoach of the Year: David Strohl, Putnam, and Ian Reschke, WilsonvilleFirst teamLuke Mallet, Putnam, FJohannes Gikas, La Salle, FMizael Harris, La Salle, FQuentin Strange, La Salle, MMustafa Daggig, Parkrose, MCameron Little, Wilsonville, MBriggs Priem, Putnam, MKevin Serrano-Maldonado, La Salle, MNelson Brown, Parkrose, DJeffrey Richter, La Salle, DJoseph Freidman, Wilsonville, DAidan O’Brien, La Salle, DParker English, La Salle, GKSecond teamYahir Ibanez, Parkrose, FAlex Aguiar, Wilsonville, FGreg Keswick, Wilsonville, FGerardo Contreras, Hillsboro, MAlan Alvarado, Parkrose, MAndrew Darco, Scappoose, MVictor Hernandez, Hillsboro, MToshi Kondo, Wilsonville, MMason Pyne, Wilsonville, DDylan Lee, Wilsonville, DDevlin Reberry, Hillsboro, DMason Earl, Scappoose, DChase Nelson, Wilsonville, GKHonorable mentionAimar Cancinos, Scappoose, FVance Sheffield, La Salle, FBlake Swenson, Putnam, FDaniel Cortez-Pineda, Wilsonville, FPreston Cooper, Scappoose, MJared Armenta, Parkrose, MGerardo Jaimes, Parkrose, MAdam Sanchez, Putnam, MDevean Zavala, Hillsboro, MNoe Barahona, Parkrose, DMason Reyes, Hillsboro, DEli Mireles, Putnam, DMitchell Gogas, Putnam, DNick Reggiani, Putnam, DDaniel Page, Wilsonville, DFinbar O’Brien, La Salle, DDonovan Meyer, Parkrose, GKJed Barnaby, Scappoose, GKElliott Reynolds, La Salle, GKSoren Storfjell, Parkrose, GK-- Nik Streng, nstreng@oregonian.com, @NikStreng
Canzano: Dan Lanning doesn’t have to stay at Oregon forever -- but he must be the antidote to USC’s Lincoln Riley
I felt like I was actually watching the guy grow-up as a head coach. But there was something endearing about listening to a 35-year old first-time head coach wrestle with his first public appearance. You may be scared to lose another head football coach to a more established program, but I’m not. I’m fine with the Ducks losing a head coach, as long as it’s a great head coach we’re talking about. The new coach cut off the question and announced he’d, in fact, been a head coach once before.
First look: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts odds and lines
Andrew ReidSportsbook WireThe New England Patriots (9-4) and Indianapolis Colts (7-6) meet Saturday in Week 15 with both sides fresh off a bye week. Below, we look at the Patriots vs. Colts odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Money line: Patriots +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Colts -130 (bet $130 to win $100)Patriots +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Colts -130 (bet $130 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Patriots +2.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Colts -2.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100)Patriots +2.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Colts -2.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 45.5, O: -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | U: -108 (bet $108 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Patriots 9-4 | Colts 7-6: Patriots 9-4 | Colts 7-6 ATS : Patriots 9-4 | Colts 8-5: Patriots 9-4 | Colts 8-5 O/U : Patriots 6-7 | Colts 8-5WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Patriots at Colts head-to-headThe Patriots hold a 52-29 edge in the all-time series that dates back to 1970.
'I don't have an agent': OSU coach Mike Gundy refutes report representative contacted Florida
STILLWATER — More than a month ago, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy said he did not have an agent. If the email was valid, it wouldn’t be the first time Gundy has flirted with Florida. In September, Sports Illustrated reported that Gundy expressed interest in the Gators’ opening in 2017 and spoke twice with Stricklin. Backup running back Dominic Richardson was also injured late in the game, but Gundy said Richardson will play in Phoenix. “Everybody’s practicing.”So far, only one OSU player has announced his intention to transfer — offensive lineman Hunter Anthony, a former Tuttle star.
Oklahoma State vs. Cleveland State men's basketball: How to watch, what to know, live updates
? OSU and Cleveland State have met just once — a 92-66 Cowboys win in 1981. Cleveland State is OSU’s second non-conference opponent coming off a run into the NCAA Tournament. Cleveland State won the Horizon League Conference Tournament last season. — 6-4 — Sr. — 4.8 — 3.2*G — Torrey Patton — 6-5 — Sr — 12.1 — 6.7G — D’Moi Hodge — 6-4 — Sr. — 12.9 — 2.8F — Deante Johnson — 6-9 — Sr. — 8.5 — 6.0Oklahoma State (6-3)Pos. — 6.4 — 6.2* — assistsJacob Unruh, Staff writerOSU vs. Cleveland State live updates
Manchester United’s Covid outbreak postpones Premier League fixture at Brentford
Brentford’s Premier League clash with Manchester United has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Old Trafford club. The Tuesday night fixture at the Brentford Community Stadium will be rescheduled by Premier League chiefs. “Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course,” read a United statement. “The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors. “Following medical guidance, the Premier League Board have postponed Tuesday night’s match against Manchester United due to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak within the Manchester United squad,” read a Brentford statement.
Hannah Mills, Giles Scott and Stuart Bithell call time on Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Hannah Mills Giles Scott and Stuart Bithell have announced their decisions to retire from Olympic sailing. Mills became the most successful female Olympic sailor of all time when she successfully defended her 470 title alongside her new team-mate Eilidh McIntyre. Double Olympic champion Giles Scott is stepping away from Olympic competition (PA Wire) (PA Wire)Mills said: “It was a difficult decision and yet also an easy one – what made it hard was how incredible the Olympic Games is – it’s like nothing else on earth. Fellow Tokyo sailing team members Luke Patience, Alison Young Charlotte Dobson and Chris Grube are also retiring. “I feel very proud to have led a team full of such great athletes, and those retiring will be sorely missed.”
Brentford vs Manchester United postponed after Covid-19 outbreak
Manchester United’s Premier League trip to Brentford has been postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak among the Old Trafford club’s first team squad. A United statement said: “Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT Covid-19 tests among the first team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance. Club sources claim it is too early to say whether United’s following Premier League fixture at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday will be affected. On the Brentford postponement, the Premier League said: “The decision was taken following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within Manchester United’s squad. “The league wishes a quick recovery to those players and staff with COVID-19.
Sergio Aguero 'set to announce his retirement from football in a special ceremony on Wednesday'
Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from football in a 'special ceremony on Wednesday' after struggling with heart problems. Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after experiencing chest pains 41 minutes into his first start for Barcelona last month. Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement in a 'special ceremony on Wednesday'Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after he left the pitch 41 minutes into his first start for Barca last month. As a result, Aguero will reportedly announce his retirement from football at a special ceremony at the club on Wednesday. Speaking after the incident took place, Aguero thanked the Barcelona supporters for the messages of support he had received.
Soccer-Man United's league game at Brentford postponed due to COVID-19
MANCHESTER, England -Manchester United’s Premier League match at Brentford on Tuesday has been postponed due to a number of COVID-19 cases at the Old Trafford club, the league announced on Monday. “The decision (to postpone the Brentford-United game) was taken following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within Manchester United’s squad,” the league said in a statement. The Premier League found a record 42 cases of COVID-19 among players and staff at various clubs over the past week. “We respect the Premier League’s decision and acknowledge that the health and safety of both clubs’ players and staff must always come first. “We wish everyone affected a speedy recovery and look forward to hosting Manchester United at the Brentford Community Stadium in the new year.”
Pep Guardiola urges Man City stars to get booster jabs with clubs braced for daily Covid tests
Premier League clubs are braced to be asked to perform daily Covid tests on their players after the checks were upped to three times a week as Pep Guardiola urged his stars to get their booster jabs. From this week, the top-flight have increased the number of rounds of tests clubs have to carry out as standard following a rise in cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant. The league hope the stricter measure will help them get a grip in the escalating crisis that has gripped the division. While the twice-weekly order was in place, some clubs were already performing more tests than required as a precaution, responding to any signs of Covid symptoms by conducting additional checks. Aston Villa cancelled a training session on Sunday after a player and number of staff members tested positive.
Tyson Fury deserves his place on SPOTY shortlist 'whether he likes it or not' says Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan has said it's not up to Tyson Fury whether he makes the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, after the heavyweight champion threatened to take legal action. The Gypsy King has been named on the shortlist despite threatening to sue the BBC if he was included. Some call it the best heavyweight fight of all time so for that reason he deserves his place on the list whether he likes it or not.' US Open tennis champion Emma Raducanu is the overwhelming favourite to become the first female SPOTY winner since Zara Phillips in 2006. Tokyo 2020 heroes Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Dame Sarah Storey, as well as England footballer Raheem Sterling, make up the shortlist.
Premier League fear rise in Covid-19 cases could force top-flight into another lockdown
Premier League clubs fear this season could be shut down due to the rapid spread of Omicron and slow vaccination rates among players. Manchester United's match against Brentford on Tuesday was called off at midnight - just 19-and-a-half hours before kick-off - due to Covid cases in the United camp, as the Premier League announced a record single-week tally of 42 positives, among at least five clubs. The Premier League's vaccine data is a closely guarded secret, but the last information they published on October 19 stated that 68 per cent of players were fully vaccinated. Six Premier League games were postponed during the second wave last Christmas without a shutdown, though, and league officials will do everything they can to prevent a suspension of the season. Even a brief pause would be disastrous, as it would lead to broadcasters demanding rebates and a huge fixture backlog.
Man United's clash at Brentford POSTPONED due to Covid outbreak
Manchester United's game at Brentford on Tuesday night has been called off following a Covid outbreak in their squad. Confirmation of the Premier League Board's decision came just before midnight after United requested a postponement amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant. A Premier League statement read: 'The Premier League Board has decided to postpone Brentford FC's home fixture against Manchester United, due to be played tomorrow. The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors. 'It is a very tricky situation and it is very important that the Premier League and all of us follow the normal society rules and restrictions,' Frank said.
Who is Michael Masi, the F1 race director being accused of 'stealing' the title from Lewis Hamilton
But who is race director Masi and what happened that was so contentious? Until the latter stages of the race, Masi and his team at the FIA will have been happy with how the race was unfolding. Put plainly, he is the FIA Formula One race director - the man who makes the decisions on raceday, and ensures everything runs smoothly. Masi is from Sydney in Australia and has been the FIA Formula One race director since 2019How long has he had this job? At the same time, he was deputy to F1 race director Charlie Whiting.
Arsenal: Aubameyang's latest disciplinary breach has compounded concerns about making him captain
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's latest disciplinary breach has compounded long-standing concerns about his suitability as club captain from senior coaching staff. And Sportsmail has learned the controversy has amplified pre-existing reservations from figures inside the club's training ground about Aubameyang's position as skipper. There is an understanding that any move to strip the 32-year-old of the armband could cause major disruption within the squad, particularly given Aubameyang's influence in the dressing room. But Aubameyang's latest issue will only serve to bolster the unease over the striker's position as team figurehead given his already lengthy crime sheet. The Arsenal striker took to social media this week to explain the reason for his absence
Formula One bosses hope to save under-fire race director Michael Masi from the AXE
Max Verstappen spent his first night as world champion among friends on the top deck of the Red Bull yacht at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina. But behind the scenes, away from the boats and fun and endless champagne at berth 46, the FIA were looking to see how they could protect race director Michael Masi from the chop. The Australian had just overseen perhaps the most contentious Formula One finale in history on Sunday. It has since emerged that Hamilton said over his radio: 'This has been manipulated,' to his team on the pit wall. Verstappen was joined on the celebratory boat by Horner and his wife Geri, guru car designer Adrian Newey and his whole Red Bull team.
Lewis Hamilton appeal setback - Mercedes CAN'T take claim to Court of Arbitration for Sport
Mercedes will get one shot at overturning the race result and Max Verstappen's drivers' championship title - and will not be able to take their claim to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Mercedes are yet to confirm their appeal, although the presence of a leading QC in Abu Dhabi suggests they will go ahead. On that occasion, in adverse weather conditions, Masi allowed two laps behind a safety car with no overtaking, before Verstappen was awarded 12.5 points to Lewis Hamilton's five. Masi ordered some, but not all to do this, with Mercedes believing his only intention was to put Verstappen against Hamilton head-to-head. Another point of contention concerns the exit of the safety car after the unlapping.
MARTIN SAMUEL: F1 is at a crossroads ahead of Mercedes' appeal
So you won't hear Netflix complaining about the travesty masquerading as the climax to the F1 season. And as sports lovers no doubt include every last soul who has ever driven an F1 car, or held a position of significance at a motor racing company, the FIA should be worried, too. And, of course, if Hamilton had collected his eighth championship in a procession behind a safety car it would have been deeply unsatisfactory. The crash brought out the safety car and gave an advantage to Piquet's team-mate, Fernando Alonso, who had made an early pitstop. Given what happened on Sunday, with maverick calls made around safety car deployment, it is fair to say Briatore was not a cheat, just years ahead of his time.
NFL reports 37 Covid positives in single day: ESPN
The NFL reported 37 positive Covid-19 cases across the league on MondayLos Angeles (AFP) – The NFL reported 37 positive Covid-19 tests across the league on Monday, ESPN reported, the largest single-day number of positive cases since the pandemic began. Other players who have tested positive include Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and Kansas City Chiefs receiver Josh Gordon. In a separate development, the NFL Network reported that an employee with the Washington Football Team had tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. As of November 17, more than 94% of NFL players have been vaccinated, while nearly 100% of NFL personnel have also been vaccinated. Under NFL rules, unvaccinated individuals who test positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 10 days away from the club facility.
Man Utd's clash at Brentford postponed after Covid outbreak
The Premier League reported 42 new Covid-19 cases on Monday -- a record since testing figures started being released in May 2020. Aston Villa and Brighton also revealed positive tests on Monday as the virus threatened to wreak havoc on the midweek fixture list. "Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT Covid-19 tests among the first-team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance. "The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors. The Premier League wrote to all top-flight clubs last Thursday instructing them to reinstate Covid-19 emergency measures, including a return to social distancing and mask wearing.
Kentucky residents search rubble after tornado
Kentucky residents search rubble after tornadoFriends, family and strangers are pitching in to help clean up the giant mess left behind by a deady tornado that ripped through western Kentucky.
Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: Taysom Hill now more of a weapon than gimmick
RB Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks: With the Seahawks looking to ride the hot hand, Penny exploded for 137 rushing yards and two scores against Houston. With the Bears and Lions to come in the two final fantasy playoff weeks, Penny could help his fantasy teams win much more. Although both had good games Sunday, Gordon had the upper hand with 111 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns. FIZZLERSRB James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville has hit rock bottom, setting a franchise record for fewest rushing yards in a game (8). The two wideouts combined for three receptions, 33 yards and no touchdowns, despite the Bears putting up 30 points in Green Bay.
Hugs and Checkered Flags in a Race to Salute British Vets
“Getting the chance to take part in a race, not just a regular track day, was an amazing experience,” said Mr. Binns, a 58-year-old retiree who lives in the Cotswolds of England. On the first day for qualifying, conditions were greasy and damp, and as I felt my way around the first few laps, the car was fast and lively. Within five laps I was facing the wrong way and sliding off the track at about 85 m.p.h., grass and mud flying into the cabin. I waddled back onto the track and did a few more sheepish laps before pitting. Mr. O’Conner, the team leader, had raced plenty of times before and had notched a 1:48 lap.
Promotion Sends Teachers Scrambling to Scoop Up Cash. Critics Give It an F.
As an entire hockey arena of spectators watched, the competitors jostled at center ice, not for the puck but for dollar bills — 5,000 of them to be exact. Ten teachers were selected for a Dash for Cash giveaway at a junior hockey league game on Saturday night in Sioux Falls, S.D., enticed by the opportunity to make extra money for classroom improvements. At the signal, the educators got down on their knees and frantically scooped up as much currency as they could. They stuffed the bills into their shirts as the crowd murmured. The giveaway — organized by the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, in conjunction with CU Mortgage Direct, a local lending company — was swiftly and widely criticized as being demeaning to teachers.
Rest of Giants’ season a waste if they can’t evaluate Daniel Jones
The only thing worse than watching the Giants nowadays is watching the Giants without Daniel Jones starting at quarterback. The only thing worse than watching the Giants lose week after week, including the 37-21 rout Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., was watching the Giants go down without Jones. Daniel Jones must prove that he deserves to keep the starting QB job next season. Charles Wenzelberg/New York PostHow much these final four games mean to Joe Judge is unknown to anyone but Giants ownership. There is this guarantee, though: The longer the Giants go without him, the more of a waste this next month will be.
Jacob Trouba’s booming hits have reached game-changing level for Rangers
DENVER — Jacob Trouba wouldn’t say he’s consciously thinking about landing hits before a game even starts, but the way the Rangers’ defenseman has been playing surely has opponents thinking about it. When the physicality is there, it’s there.”Trouba has always been a physical competitor, but it’s reached a game-changing level in recent matchups. Despite sitting with the fifth-most hits in the NHL with 705, the Rangers were out-hit 39-22 by the Predators on Sunday. Kreider and Ryan Strome recorded two hits apiece, while Ryan Reaves and Ryan Lindgren were credited with just one each. The Rangers enter Tuesday’s game with wins in four straight road games and five of their last six.
NFL Week 14 schedule, scores, updates and more
The New England Patriots are sitting on top of the AFC after a big win over the Buffalo Bills last week and in Week 14 will get to see how the rest of the teams below them shake out because of their bye. The Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs, who are sitting directly behind the Patriots in the AFC standings, are all in action. In the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals appear to be at full health after an 11-point victory over the Chicago Bears with Kyler Murray leading the charge. Week 14 starts out with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMHere’s what else is on the docket.
There is 'renewed optimism' Kyrie Irving will rejoin Nets this season: report
Kyrie Irving could make his return to Brooklyn soon. The Nets superstar has refused to cooperate with New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates; however, The Athletic reported on Monday that Irving could return at some point this season. As of Monday, the Nets sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 19-8 record. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game so far this season. Irving, 29, has yet to receive the vaccine, which made him ineligible to play home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Report: Washington Football Team Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Omicron Variant
AP Photo/Mark TenallyA Tier 3 employee of the Washington Football Team reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the employee "had limited contact with other members of the organization" and is not a player or member of the football operations group. A Football Team member confirmed Washington followed the NFL's protocols in place for receiving a positive test. Pelissero also reported this is the first known case of the Omicron variant in the NFL, although a record 36 players went on the COVID-19 list Monday because of positive tests. The Football Team is 6-7 following Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case
A notice sent out Monday by the court's electronic filing system shows a hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his not guilty plea. Story continuesBy claiming responsibility, Chauvin can reduce his federal sentence. But the federal system has no parole, so even with a reduced federal sentence, Chauvin could spend more time behind bars. But the guidelines are not mandatory, and Osler estimated Chauvin would be sentenced toward the lower end of the range. It was not immediately clear if Chauvin plans to plead guilty to all or some of the federal charges against him in Floyd's death.
Conor McGregor said he gained 34 lbs of muscle in 6 months, but experts say that’s nearly impossible
ReutersPro fighter Conor McGregor said on social media he's packed on muscle after an injury in July. After six months of free weights and a strict diet, McGregor said he now weighs 190 pounds. Experts say a slow and steady approach is a better bet for maximum muscle gains. It is possible to see results of muscle-building efforts within a few months, according to research. You can see muscle gains in as few as 10 sets of exercise per body part per week, according to research.
Shams: ‘Rival teams expect the Celtics to be open to talks around guard Dennis Schroder’
The Boston Celtics are expected to listen to offers for veteran point guard Dennis Schroder according to new reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. RelatedWATCH: Is this the right core for the Boston Celtics' title designs? Celtics president Brad Stevens spotted in Europe checking up on Yam Madar WATCH: Do the Boston Celtics need to make a trade? WATCH: Celtics legend Kevin McHale looks to Red Auerbach to fix Boston's recent ill fortuneList
NBA Rumors: Celtics expected to be open to Dennis Schroder trade talks
Could C's trade Schroder before deadline? Latest on potential deal originally appeared on NBC Sports BostonDennis Schroder is enjoying a resurgent season in Boston -- and therein lies the Celtics' dilemma. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday that "rival teams" expect Boston to be "open" to trade discussions involving Schroder. The NBA trade deadline is set for Feb. 10, but most players can be traded beginning this Wednesday, Dec. 15. So, expect the trade chatter to pick up as Stevens navigates his first trade season in Boston.
Four potential Boston Celtics targets as the 2021-22 trade market begins to heat up
With December 15th just around the corner and many if not most teams in the league interested as the Boston Celtics likely are in making moves on the trade market to improve their fortunes in the 2021-22 season and beyond, trade rumors are beginning to percolate. On Monday, The Athletic’s NBA Insider Shams Charania reported on the state of the trade market ahead of Wednesday’s trade restriction expiry date, and a handful of potential trade targets who might be a good fit for what the Celtics need stood out. Let’s take a look at some of the better options for the Celtics discussed by Charania. If Boston wanted to gamble on upside for something in the range of a second-round pick, Knox might make sense. Grant would be an excellent third option, and the Celtics aren’t the only team who might think so.
Report: NFL records highest number of single-day positive COVID-19 tests since pandemic began
There were 36 players and one staff member across the league that tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, the most ever in a single day since the pandemic began in 2020, according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The 36 players who went on the COVID list today because of positive tests was the highest number since that list was created in 2020. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2021The staff member reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant, which marks the first known case of that variant in the league. Chargers tackle Rashawn Slater tests positiveThe Los Angeles Chargers placed left tackle Rashawn Slater on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti. #Chargers HC Brandon Staley says Rashawn Slater tested positive.
Talen Horton-Tucker delivers big performance the Lakers were waiting to see
Before Sunday, the best way to watch Talen Horton-Tucker play this season was with your eyes closed. That way, you could see what the Lakers and coach Frank Vogel had since their season in the NBA bubble. On Sunday, though, in a win over Orlando, Horton-Tucker delivered the kind of performance that should make eyes open wide. “I’m just feeling comfortable now, just trying to settle down into the role that I’m gonna have to play for this team,” Horton-Tucker said. “It was a hell of a play,” James said.
UConn women slide to No. 7 in Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll
7 in the Associated Press women’s basketball Top 25 poll, its lowest ranking in 14 years after losing its first game against an unranked team since 2012. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett made the second team and fellow Heisman finalist C.J. Boston College was represented on the first team by senior guard Zion Johnson and the second team by senior center Alec Lindstrom. As part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women’s Soccer League. The allocation system of national team players had been in place since the league started play in 2013.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380m settlement with victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the court. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Ravens planning on injured Lamar Jackson playing Sunday against the Packers
Harbaugh said he’s planning for Jackson to play Sunday against the Packers, but it’s too early to tell. It was Baltimore’s second consecutive loss, but the Ravens (8-5) remained in sole possession of first place in the AFC North. The Ravens lead the division by one game over Cincinnati (7-6) and Cleveland (7-6), and even last-place Pittsburgh (6-6-1) isn’t far behind. Washington (6-7) now has nine players in the COVID-19 protocols, all of whom were added in the past week. “I wouldn’t say it’s insurmountable,” coach Ron Rivera said Monday in a conference call with reporters before the team announced four more players were added to the COVID-19 list.
Celtics turn to the tape to try to identify source of recent defensive struggles
Boston started its trip with a top-five defense but was gashed for at least 111 points in each of the five games. So it’s getting back to who we are defensively.”Brown makes returnCeltics forward Jaylen Brown returned Monday night against the Bucks after missing five games because of a sore hamstring. Smart said Brown has shown a return to form in recent practices. He returned for five games before missing the recent trip with lingering soreness. “I know Jaylen has definitely missed us and wanted to get out there and go to war with us,” Smart said.
With four games to play, Justin Fields focuses on future
Until then, Fields plans to keep his teammates engaged during the last four games of the season. Damiere Byrd’s 54-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the second quarter came on a Fields pass that flew five yards in the air. Fields bruised his left, non-throwing hand Sunday night — Nagy said Fields should be fine to play against the Vikings — and said his cracked ribs felt about 90 percent. That’s going to be a big weapon for him.”Whether Nagy’s here to see it is a different question. But it’s clear Fields is starting to think about next year — and the springboard the next four games can be toward it.
Reid Cornelius named Rockies’ new bullpen coach
Reid Cornelius is the new man charged with helping fix the Rockies’ bullpen. Cornelius, 51, was officially named the club’s new bullpen coach on Monday. Pilittere were named assistant hitting coaches and Darryl Scott was named the head pitching coach. “I’m also excited for Darryl’s transition to pitching coach, having witnessed firsthand his work with our bullpen and his long-term success as a minor league pitching coach and coordinator. Pilittere served as the hitting coach at four different levels in the Yankees organization over five years, from 2013-17.
Broncos Fifth Quarter: Manageable third downs allowed offense to control clock
The Broncos’ offense allowed a season-low four pass-rush disruptions (two knockdowns and one sack/pressure apiece). The Lions ran 16 plays to cover 71 plays, but failed on a fourth-down play from the Broncos’ 4 when Goff threw incomplete to the end zone. The margin of victory allowed the Broncos to play their defensive back-ups in the fourth quarter; only S Justin Simmons played all 63 snaps. He had completions of six, seven, seven, four, eight and seven yards and two incompletions. Bridgewater threw seven yards to Jeudy over the middle and the ball was placed in time for a spike to stop the clock at two seconds.
Chiefs consensus Super Bowl favorites at sportsbooks
The two-time defending AFC champions are the 5-1 favorites at Circa Sports, +450 favorites at the Westgate SuperBook and the South Point, and the 4-1 favorites at Boyd Gaming. But after Kansas City crushed the Raiders 48-9 on Sunday for its sixth straight win and fourth consecutive cover, the Chiefs are the consensus Super Bowl favorites at Las Vegas sportsbooks. The two-time defending AFC champions are the 5-1 favorites at Circa Sports, +450 favorites at the Westgate SuperBook and the South Point, and the 4-1 favorites at Boyd Gaming. But right now they are a dominant defense.”Bucs would cost BetMGM big bucksDefending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay is the +425 favorite at BetMGM, followed by Kansas City at +550. “Their secondary looks bad at times.”Tampa Bay and Kansas City are 4-1 co-favorites at Station Casinos.
Lawsuit targets federal wildlife-killing program on Nevada public lands
Two conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging how the federal government culls and controls predatory wildlife on Nevada’s public lands. The lawsuit faults Wildlife Services and other federal land management agencies for not seeking non-lethal ways to manage wildlife. A call seeking comment from Wildlife Services was not immediately returned Monday. Neither the Bureau of Land Management nor the U.S. Forest Service, also named in the lawsuit, provide frameworks for managing wildlife-livestock conflicts. Nor do they weigh the “negative ecological consequences” of killing wildlife to protect livestock, the groups said.
Raiders report: Bisaccia ready to move on after ugly loss
The interim coach believes he has said all that needed to be said about the 48-9 drubbing the Raiders took in Kansas City on Sunday and is ready to focus on Cleveland. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @HeidiFangRaiders reportScheduleAll practices at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless noted:Tuesday — Walkthrough, 11 a.m.Wednesday — Practice, 11 a.mThursday — Practice, 11 a.mFriday — OffSaturday— at Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium, 10 a.m.Sunday — OffMonday — Rich Bisaccia news conference, 1 p.m.Quote of the dayInterim coach Rich Bisaccia is ready to turn the page. After several questions in his weekly Monday afternoon news conference focused on Sunday’s ugly blowout loss to Kansas City, he made it clear he was done talking about it. Linebacker Denzel Perryman, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, remains questionable. Carr still has the keysBisaccia did not make the move to put backup quarterback Marcus Mariota into Sunday’s game despite the one-sided score.
Roland Hemond, a decorated baseball executive who was the GM of the 1983 Chicago White Sox, dies at 92
“The entire baseball world is saddened by the news of Roland Hemond’s passing after a long and incredibly impactful life,” Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. “Roland began his career in baseball in 1951, and there is not a person in this game over the past 70 years who has not benefited from his judgment, friendship, mentorship and his many creative ideas that forever changed the game of baseball on the field and in the front office. Baseball owes Roland an immense debt of gratitude and its heartfelt thanks.
Gophers’ emphasis on toughness paying off in hot start
Gopher’s men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson was dripping wet after his players doused him in the immediate wake of a 75-65 win at Michigan on Saturday. Johnson knows his team has thin margin for error, and toughness can be an intangible that puts them over the top. Johnson said he put an emphasis on “competitive toughness” when assembling his nearly completely remade roster through the NCAA transfer portal. I’m just a firm believer that (it) helps win. “I think if you look at the successful teams, especially in our league, there is a big toughness factor to them.
Vikings put RB Alexander Mattison on COVID list, will miss Chicago game
The Vikings on Monday placed backup running back Alexander Mattison on the COVID-19 reserve list after he tested positive, and he will miss next Monday’s game at Chicago. After learning about Mattison, the Vikings claimed running back Wayne Gallman off waivers from Atlanta, and he could be in uniform against the Bears. The Vikings also put wide receiver Dan Chisena on the COVID list, linebacker Ryan Connelly on injured reserve, guard Kyle Hinton on the practice squad COVID list and moved wide receiver Bisi Johnson from the COVID injured reserve list back to injured reserve. A source said Mattison, who has rushed for 432 yards this season, is generally feeling fine. By being off a COVID list, he can return to the TCO Performance Center for rehab work.
'Just stick to the script': Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy moving forward without a defensive coordinator
Gundy’s program is without a defensive coordinator, following the departure of Jim Knowles to Ohio State last week. When they get to Arizona for game week, Gundy will make a determination on who will be the defensive play-caller for the Fiesta Bowl. “I’m watching everything. I’m watching everybody do their job. “We’re just gonna keep the same game plan, the same schemes we’ve been doing all year.
Triple-A WooSox name Chad Tracy as new manager
The WooSox have named former Angels minor league coordinator Chad Tracy as their new manager as the Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate set its coaching staff for the 2022 season on Monday. The 36-year-old Tracy will replace Billy McMillon, who was let go as Worcester’s manager after the 2021 season. Tracy spent the last seven seasons with the Angels, first as a minor league manager at Low-A and High-A before becoming their minor league coordinator. His father, Jim, spent 11 seasons as a major league manager, including a stint with the Dodgers from 2001-05, when he managed Alex Cora. He was the Cubs’ minor league coordinator from 2013-17.
First look: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe Tennessee Titans (9-4) travel to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1) for a Week 15 matchup Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Below, we look at the Titans vs. Steelers odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see: All Week 15 odds and linesTitans at Steelers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Titans -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Steelers +105 (bet $100 to win $105)Titans -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Steelers +105 (bet $100 to win $105) Against the spread (ATS): Titans -2.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Steelers +2.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100)Titans -2.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Steelers +2.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 41.5, O: -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | U: -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Titans 9-4 | Steelers 6-6-1: Titans 9-4 | Steelers 6-6-1 ATS : Titans 8-5 | Steelers 5-8: Titans 8-5 | Steelers 5-8 O/U : Titans 7-6 | Steelers 5-8WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
‘Dystopian’ video shows teachers scrambling to snatch dollar bills to fund classrooms
Teachers in South Dakota at the bizarre ‘Dash for Cash’ event (Twitter/ Annie Todd)Teachers in South Dakota competed in a bizarre "Dash for Cash" event to grab as many one dollar bills as possible to fund improvements in their schools. Prior to the teachers getting ready for the event, organisers dropped three bags full of one-dollar bills and spread them on a big mat. Barry Longden, teacher at the Harrisburg High School teacher, told the newspaper that he was planning to use the money to purchase equipment for the school's e-sports club. https://t.co/KPtx35RZIy — Eric Garcia for Congress (@EricG1247) December 12, 2021Teachers in South Dakota were paid an average salary of $49,220 during the 2019-2020 school year. In August this year, education leaders in South Dakota said that every school district in the state was dealing with staffing shortages for the upcoming school year.
First look: Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe Washington Football Team (6-7) travel to meet the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) for a Week 15 matchup Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Below, we look at the Washington vs. Eagles odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Money line: Washington +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | Eagles -230 (bet $230 to win $100)Washington +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | Eagles -230 (bet $230 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Washington +4.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Eagles -4.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Washington +4.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Eagles -4.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 43.5, O: -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | U: -112 (bet $112 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Washington 6-7 | Eagles 6-7: Washington 6-7 | Eagles 6-7 ATS : Washington 5-8 | Eagles 7-6: Washington 5-8 | Eagles 7-6 O/U : Washington 5-8 | Eagles 7-6WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Washington at Eagles head-to-headWashington swept this season series in 2020, including a 20-14 win at Philadelphia in a regular-season finale to clinch the NFC East crown.
Ros Atkins on... the Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen F1 title drama
On Sunday, Max Verstappen won his first Formula 1 World Championship. The Dutchman called his victory ''the ultimate dream'', but what came next was controversy, bemusement - and anger. The BBC's Ros Atkins looks at what’s going on.
Paris 2024 floats openness after two closed-door Olympics
Beijing hosted the Summer Games in 2008 and has invested billions to host the 2022 Winter Games after several European candidates dropped out of the competition. For the IOC, the Beijing Games will be the second Olympics in seven months to be marred by calls for the competition not to take place. Estanguet and other Paris organizers are pitching a different Olympic story. He spoke of staging the most accessible Olympics ever in 2024, with a half-million people able to watch the boat parade during the opening ceremony. Also, competitions will take place throughout Paris at some of the city’s landmarks.
Nevada Athletic Commission passes law in wake of UNLV student's death after fraternity boxing event
In the wake of the tragic death of UNLV student Nathan Valencia at a fraternity's charity boxing event, the Nevada Athletic Commission has unanimously passed what it's calling "Nathan's Law." Valencia, 20, died after the Nov. 19 boxing event sponsored by UNLV's Kappa Sigma chapter. NAC chairman Stephen Cloobeck said during Monday's monthly meeting that Nevada law did not allow the commission to regulate the event because it was organized by a university organization. "As a result, the fraternity event took place without any oversight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission," Cloobeck said. "Simply because the Athletic Commission did not have regulatory authority over Kappa Sigma Fight Night does not mean that UNLV, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, or the Sahara Event Center are absolved from responsibility to host a safe event.
Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney went from foes to friends after legendary fight
Nearly 40 years ago, Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney battled in one of the most anticipated heavyweight title fights, a meeting that divided fans across racial lines. ASSOCIATED PRESSHeavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney shown at a news conference in Las Vegas after he lost to Larry Holmes in the 13th round on June 11, 1982. “[He hit] behind the head, side of the head, below the belt,” Holmes said, poking fun at the “Gentleman’ Gerry Cooney nickname. “He turned out to be a nice guy.”Gerry Cooney with two of Larry Holmes’ grandchildren, Chace and Kade Marinelli. Former heavyweight title contender Renaldo Snipes with Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes.
Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians rips Tom Brady scramble: ‘Enough of that s–t’
Bruce Arians does not want to imagine life coaching the Buccaneers without Tom Brady at quarterback. Bruce Arians does not want Tom Brady taking contact on scrambles. Tom Brady scrambles for a first down against the Bills. For his part, Brady used Sunday’s scrambles as an opportunity to jokingly lobby “Madden” video game producers to up his speed rating. It would be an overreaction to see any turmoil between Arians and Brady from this press conference.
Leonard Williams’ elbow injury could be a season-ender
The Giants’ rash of injuries is so contagious that it has taken down Leonard Williams. One of the NFL’s most durable players, Williams suffered a serious elbow injury that likely will keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, a source told The Post. Leonard Williams’ consecutive games streak will come to an end on Sunday. Jon SooHoo/UPI/ShutterstockWilliams left Sunday’s loss to the Chargers with the injury. So, now Williams’ streak of 108 consecutive games played (100 starts) to begin his seven-year career is all but over.
Kelly Piquet gushes over boyfriend Max Verstappen after wild F1 win
Max Verstappen’s girlfriend Kelly Piquet was overcome with emotions after his thrilling F1 win at Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Max Verstappen kisses girlfriend Kelly Piquet after winning the Formula 1 world championship on Dec. 12, 2021. Max Vertstappen and Kelly Piquet hug after Verstappen beat out Lewis Hamilton for the Formula 1 world title on Dec. 12, 2021. Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet celebrate with the Formula 1 championship trophy on Dec. 12, 2021. Kelly Piquet shared a snap of her and boyfriend Max Verstappen on her Instagram story.
NFL registers 37 positive COVID-19 tests in one day as concern grows
The league saw 37 positive tests on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, with the Rams and Washington Football Team getting hit hard, and the Jets moving to all virtual meetings. For the Rams, who play on Monday night, Jalen Ramsey was the biggest name to go on the COVID list. Jonathan Allen and David Mayo went on the COVID list for Washington, along with two practice squad players. Additionally, Chargers tackle Rashawn Slater was put on the COVID list, among others around the league. Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 13, there were 81 positive tests between players and staff, the most of any two-week period, making 37 in a single day cause for alarm.
After ‘another really good day,’ Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom could be nearing a return
“Just got to refresh my memory,” he said. “… It’s going to be different [playing games]. But at the same time, I think, yeah, we’ll see how it goes when I start playing and how I’m going to react to everything. In practice right now I’m feeling good, so hopefully that stays the same during the game.”
Dez-Appointed: Former Cowboys WR calls out Dallas offense
Specifically, Bryant’s asking for more fireworks from an offense that seems to have more American weapons than the Taliban. "I think highly of Dallas offense and what they can be… I truly believe they have one of the best set ups on o around the league. Dallas’ offense entered Sunday first in the NFL in yards per game and second in points. Dallas’ D had given up the 10th most yards per game prior to their win over Washington. In Dez’s defense, maybe church ran long Sunday morning, and he couldn’t tune in until the second half.
Baylor becomes fourth No. 1 in last 4 weeks in AP Top 25
1," Baylor coach Scott Drew said, "but I will tell you that it always means something. The Bears also had wins over Stanford, Arizona State and Michigan State to start this season before suffocating then-No. The Crimson Tide led the second five in the AP poll Monday, climbing three spots after beating then-No. We have those kinds of visions, too," Colorado State coach Nico Medved said after a win over the Bulldogs. 22 last week but lost to Ohio State and was first outside the Top 25 receiving votes this week.
Meyer's tenure with Jaguars nears new low amid more turmoil
Urban Meyer’s tenure in Jacksonville is nearing a new low, and no one could have thought that was possible 2 1/2 months ago. The Jaguars have failed to top 200 total yards in three games, including in back-to-back weeks, and now have two five-game skids. Meyer’s first year with the Jaguars will be remembered for public embarrassments and weekly confusion about what’s happening in games and seemingly inside the locker room. Khan and Meyer talk regularly, but this one probably had a different tone. NEXT STEPSThe Jaguars have a chance to end three losing streaks: a five-game skid overall, seven straight to Houston and an eight-game slide in the AFC South.
$380M settlement reached with victims of U.S. gymnastics scandal
Over 90% of the victims, who number more than 500, voted in favor of the tentative agreement reached in September. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. “It’s about an accurate assessment of what went wrong so that it is safer for the next generation.”Denhollander has been one of the most outspoken Nassar victims from the outset of the scandal. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics, hundreds of sex abuse survivors reach $380M deal in Nassar case
USA Gymnastics says it has reached a $380 million settlement with the sexual abuse survivors of former national team doctor and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization Dec. 5 "to pave the way toward a settlement with survivors," administrators said. Survivors and USA Gymnastics this summer proposed a $425 million settlement contingent on insurers' approval. A trust fund for survivors will be covered by insurers, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, the administrators said. Kathryn Carson, USA Gymnastics' board chair, said in the administrators' statement that survivors have "used their voices to elicit meaningful change and restructuring within USA Gymnastics, and their impact extends far beyond our sport."
This isn’t ‘Squid Game’ — it’s South Dakota teachers actually crawling on ice to grab money for their schools
What looks and sounds like a scene out of dystopian stories like “Squid Game” or “The Hunger Games” was actually a fundraiser set during a junior hockey game last weekend. And a clip of the episode has gone viral, with many critics condemning it for dehumanizing and demeaning the people involved — who were public school teachers looking to raise money for their schools. And U.S. public school teachers have been historically overworked and underpaid. South Dakotan teachers earned $49,000 on average in 2020, making it the state with the second lowest-paid teachers in the country. “South Dakota has a history of ranking last, or near the bottom, for teacher pay.
Aaron Rodgers rolls against Bears
Associated PressAs they close in on a third straight outright division title and chase the top seed in the NFC playoffs, the Green Bay Packers still have causes for concern. There’s the depth of an offensive line that took one more hit as right tackle Billy Turner suffered a knee injury Sunday. The Packers (11-3) beat the Bears (4-9) despite allowing Jakeem Grant to score on a 97-yard punt return and deliver a 34-yard return that set up a field goal. “When you’re playing an explosive returner like that, you need everybody to be perfect,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Monday.
Josh Allen — seen in walking boot — suffered foot sprain vs. Bucs
Head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Monday that Allen had been diagnosed with a foot sprain and is considered day-to-day. The prognosis leaves the door open for Allen to play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Walking boot raised concernsThe Bills' Pro Bowl quarterback showed up to his postgame news conference on Sunday wearing a walking boot on his left foot and without a long-term prognosis. Josh Allen entering his postgame press conference in a walking boot. Currently in a walking boot on the L side.
Packers backup QB dressed for his first game in 4 years and Aaron Rodgers had him take the final snaps of the win
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that Aaron Rodgers asked him to put Benkert in the game. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers took care of business on Sunday night, taking down the Chicago Bears 45-30. After a somewhat slow start to the game, Rodgers and the Packers offense took over in the second half, outscoring the Bears 24-3 to secure the win. After the game, Benkert shared a photo of the chalk from the field still on his knee. Story continues—Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 13, 2021Benkert clearly appreciated the gesture.
Chargers place starting left tackle Rashawn Slater on COVID-19 reserve list
The Chargers announced Monday that they are placing Rashawn Slater on the COVID-19 reserve list. If Slater is unable to play Thursday night against Kansas City, the Chargers will have a major void to fill at left tackle." The rookie has been a standout all season, teaming with veteran Matt Feiler to give the Chargers a strong left side of their offensive line. 13 overall pick in the draft, Slater has played every offensive snap for the Chargers this season. The winner Thursday night at SoFi Stadium will be in first place in the AFC West.
U.S. gymnastics, Olympics groups reach $380-million settlement with sex abuse victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the court. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Vote now: Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week
Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) girls athlete of the week poll. On to the nominees:Mia Colombini, Campolindo soccer: Senior forward scored three goals and added an assist in wins over West County-Sebastopol (formerly Analy) and Casa Grande-Petaluma. Abby Lu, Los Altos basketball: Senior shooting guard helped Eagles improve to 5-0 with 32 points in three wins last week. Madison Thomas, Moreau Catholic basketball: Junior averaged a double-double in a 2-1 week, scoring 56 points and pulling down 36 rebounds. Leads team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals.
Suns All-Star Devin Booker working way back from hamstring injury with help from LightStim
LOS ANGELES — Devin Booker has many reasons to smile right now even though he'll miss his fifth consecutive game Monday night. "Hammy feels good, man," said Booker, who strained his hamstring in the first half of a Nov. 30 win over the Golden State Warriors. Suns coach Monty Williams likes for players to get 5-on-5 action before putting them back on the floor. However, the Suns have a pretty packed schedule the rest of this month that will cut down on practice time. "If I'm not in the shooting game, I'm right behind them on the bench.
Trucker sentenced to 110 years in prison for fiery I-70 crash that killed 4
The truck driver who killed four people when he drove his out-of-control semitrailer into stopped traffic on Interstate 70 in Lakewood nearly three years ago was sentenced Monday to 110 years in prison. “I will state that if I had the discretion, it would not be my sentence,” the judge said. Those killed were: Miguel Angel Lamas Arellano, 24, William Bailey, 67, Doyle Harrison, 61, and Stanley Politano, 69. He asked Jones to sentence Aguilera-Mederos to at least 20 years in prison, though he said he did not personally seek a life sentence for Aguilera-Mederos. Most of the family members of the people who died in the crash asked that Aguilera-Mederos face prison time.
AP men’s college basketball poll: CSU Rams crack Top 25, Baylor becomes fourth No. 1 in last 4 weeks
Baylor took advantage of Purdue’s last-second loss to Rutgers last week to become the fourth different team at No. The Bears also had wins over Stanford, Arizona State and Michigan State to start this season before suffocating then-No. RISING AND FALLINGMichigan State and Seton Hall made the biggest moves this week, the Spartans climbing seven spots to No. We have those kinds of visions, too,” Colorado State coach Nico Medved said after a win over the Bulldogs. 22 last week but lost to Ohio State and was first outside the Top 25 receiving votes this week.
Bears film study: Disastrous 3rd quarter ends any hope of upsetting Packers
By the end of the third quarter, the Bears were down 11 and bracing for Rodgers to hammer them. The Bears knew it would take 40-plus points to contend with him and for a spell looked capable of it. They had no first downs, no points and one turnover as the Packers flipped the game with a 17-0 run. Jenkins only played because Peters exited with an injured right ankle after 13 plays, leaving Jenkins the other 49. If Peters is out, he is considering moving right tackle Larry Borom to left tackle and playing Jenkins on the right side.
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst plans to have a new recruiting staff in place sometime in February
MADISON – Paul Chryst’s goal is to have a new recruiting staff in place sometime in February. Saeed Khalif, Wisconsin’s director of player personnel, and Jensen Gebhardt, UW’s player personnel coordinator, took jobs at Michigan State last June. They are: Whitefish Bay offensive lineman Joe Brunner, Stoughton offensive lineman Barrett Nelson, Franklin quarterback Myles Burkett and Monroe tight end JT Seagraves. UW pursued Fond du Lac offensive lineman Billy Schrauth, but the standout recently committed to Notre Dame. Those players include cornerback Faion Hicks, safety Scott Nelson, nose tackle Bryson Williams, offensive lineman Josh Seltzner and punter Andy Vujnovich.
Ejected from Wisconsin's regular-season finale, senior safety Collin Wilder will miss the Las Vegas Bowl too
Wilder was ejected for targeting on the first play from scrimmage, watched UW suffer a 23-13 loss and on Monday announced he will miss the Las Vega Bowl because of an injury. But I just want to take this time to thank Wisconsin for taking in a transfer. I just want to thank Wisconsin for embracing a guy who had no idea what was in store, moving from Houston, Texas, to Madison. With Wilder out, UW’s top three safeties for the bowl game should be Scott Nelson, John Torchio and Travian Blaylock. “He is a guy that loves playing,” UW coach Paul Chryst said.
Las Vegas to host Super Bowl in 2024, sources say
Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 will be held at Allegiant Stadium, according to sources familiar with the process. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_VerduzcoDALLAS — Las Vegas has been chosen as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 pending final approval from owners, the Review-Journal has learned, according to sources familiar with the process. The original hosting duties for Super Bowl LVIII were awarded to New Orleans. New Orleans surrendered Super Bowl LVIII in favor of assuming the assignment for Super Bowl LIX in 2025, when Super Bowl Sunday would be Feb. 9 and not be in conflict with Mardi Gras. In addition to Super Bowl LVIII, Las Vegas is also scheduled to host the Pro Bowl on Feb. 6 and the NFL draft April 28-30.
Nets' Kevin Durant emerging as leader in NBA MVP race
The Nets are just a third of the way through the season, but there is no doubt Kevin Durant is the leader to win the NBA MVP award. Durant scored nine of those points and assisted on two other baskets, but he also picked up his fifth foul. Nash said he considered taking Durant out with the Nets clinging to a five-point lead at that time. "Defense wins games and gives you a little more of a leash on the offensive side," Durant said. No one in the NBA has done a better job than Kevin Durant so far this season.
Loons leaves former MLS All-Star Romain Metanire unprotected in expansion draft
Minnesota United left former MLS All-Star fullback Romain Metanire unprotected for the MLS expansion draft on Tuesday. Metanire has been a regular starter at right back for three seasons for the Loons, but the club might be counting on the Madagascar international’s age (31) and salary ($699,250 in 2021) as deterrents for Charlotte to pick him. The Loons protected 12 players from being taken by MLS’ newest team, Charlotte FC, on Monday. Homegrown players — Patrick Weah, Aziel Jackson and Fred Emmings for Minnesota — are automatically protected by MLS rules. Minnesota left seven other players under contract for 2022 unprotected: Thomas Chacon, Niko Hansen, Nabi Kibunguchy, Justin McMaster, Callum Montgomery, Joseph Rosales and D.J.
Energy executives approach winter with fear as energy prices climb and climate change brings extreme weather
“I think you know what the end of this is. I think New England is the next region of the country that can have issues with having adequate supply of electricity,” Morgan said. “I’m not trying to scare people. I’m just telling you this is where this is headed.”
Vikings place Alexander Mattison on COVID list
Gallman might be needed in next Monday’s game at Chicago because the Vikings placed running back Alexander Mattion on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday. The team also put wide receiver Dan Chisena on the COVID list, linebacker Ryan Connelly on injured reserve, guard Kyle Hinton on the practice squad COVID list and moved wide receiver Bisi Johnson from the COVID injured reserve list to injured reserve. In the Vikings’ 36-28 victory over Pittsburgh last Thursday, Cook rushed for 205 yards on 27 carries, Mattison for 27 yards on six attempts and Nwangwu didn’t have a carry. Mattison has rushed for 432 yards this season, 30 shy of his career-high of 462 as a rookie in 2019. By being off a COVID list, he can return to the TCO Performance Center for rehab work.
University of Saint Joseph announces addition of baseball program
“We know that there are a lot of high school students who want the type of education they will get at USJ — rigorous training to prepare for professions; internships and clinical experiences with nearby major employers; the personal attention of a small college environment — and who also want to keep playing the sport that they love,” said Saint Joseph president Dr. Rhona Free, according to the release. “There are more than 500,000 high school students who play baseball in this country each year, many of whom aspire to play in college. USJ can offer some of them the perfect opportunity for success.”
Here's who FC Cincinnati protected, left unprotected for the MLS expansion draft
FC Cincinnati's roster construction for the 2022 Major League Soccer season could be interrupted by Charlotte FC's selections Tuesday's expansion draft. FC Cincinnati revealed its list of protected players Monday, and it includes includes Luciano Acosta, Isaac Atanga, Álvaro Barreal, Tyler Blackett, Brenner Souza da Silva, Geoff Cameron, Nick Hagglund, Ronald Matarrita, Haris Medunjanin, Kyle Scott, Gustavo Vallecilla, and Brandon Vázquez. Medunjanin's contract ran out at the end of the 2021 season, and Hagglund's contract option was declined by the club. Their status on the protected list might or might not indicate the club has interest in bringing them back. Also, FC Cincinnati's Zico Bailey (Homegrown), Calvin Harris (Generation adidas), Ben Mines (Homegrown), Arquimides ‘Quimi’ Ordonez (Homegrown) and Beckham Sunderland (Homegrown) are protected in the draft.
Colts LB: We want to make Patriots one-dimensional, make Mac Jones beat us
“We’re really going to try to make the game one-dimensional and see what (Mac Jones) can do,” Okereke said. Like the Patriots, the Colts will be fresh off their bye and primed for a battle in the trenches. Indianapolis’ run defense currently ranks fourth by Football Outsiders’ opponent-and-situation-adjusted metric, DVOA. “They figured out that’s a big strength for them,” Okereke said of the Patriots’ running game. Jones’ performance put Patriots over the top on a day when their running game stalled out.
Dolphins’ COVID-19 count up to four players — three of them running backs
Two more Miami Dolphins were placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list after running backs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed had already tested positive over a weekend off for the team. Fellow running back Phillip Lindsay and rookie safety Jevon Holland were also placed on the team’s COVID list, the Dolphins announced Monday afternoon. The Dolphins also brought in former Dolphins running back Lamar Miller for a workout on Monday, but the team will not move forward in signing Miller, according to a report by WSVN, citing agent Drew Rosenhaus. Wide receiver Will Fuller, even after the bye week, is still not expected to return to practice this week, Flores said Monday. The top wild card is Los Angeles at 8-5, but then five 7-6 teams follow for spots 6 through 10, two of which qualify for the postseason.
UMass forecasts increase in enrollment
University of Massachusetts officials are forecasting enrollment increases in the next five fiscal years, but as higher education continues to face the challenges of COVID-19 and pre-pandemic demographic shifts, UMass President Marty Meehan cautioned that those numbers aren’t a sure thing. The forecast, presented at a virtual meeting of the trustees’ Administration and Finance Committee, projects enrollment growing from 64,768 full-time equivalent students in fiscal 2022 to 69,129 in fiscal 2027. “While the forecasts indicate systemwide enrollment increasing over the next five years, we all know that that is not guaranteed, and in all honesty may not even be realistic,” Meehan said. “In fact, if there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the past couple of years, nothing is guaranteed, so we need more clarity regarding campus strategies for achieving the projected growth.”Because tuition makes up a significant portion of university budgets, enrollment figures are a key factor in budgeting. In fiscal 2022, tuition and fees are projected to generate 24% of the UMass system’s revenue, or $907 million.
Tramel's ScissorTales: Are the Arkansas Razorbacks an SEC ready-made rival for Oklahoma Sooners?
Porter Moser could tell something was different Saturday about the OU-Arkansas basketball game even when the Sooner bus pulled close to the BOK Center in Tulsa. In football, OU still will have Texas, which is headed to the SEC, too, but the Bedlam Series could be imperiled. Of course, the basketball rivalry between the Sooners and Razorbacks dwarfs the football history. And SEC basketball scheduling models are not a big priority. Edward: “Based on results so far, over/under Big 12 finish for OU basketball?
Chris Smalling scores as Roma return to winning ways against Spezia
Roma returned to winning ways in Serie A after back-to-back losses with a routine 2-0 victory over struggling Spezia at the Stadio Olimpico. Setbacks against Bologna and title-chasing Inter Milan this month had left Roma 11 points adrift of the top four, with Jose Mourinho facing the first mini-crisis of his reign, having taken charge in the summer. A backpedalling Abraham headed Jordan Veretout’s corner back towards goal, allowing an unmarked Smalling to nod beyond Spezia goalkeeper Ivan Provedel. Spezia were undone from another set-piece 11 minutes after the restart when Ibanez headed home from a corner, with the visitors never really threatening an upset as they remain 17th, two points above the drop zone. There was also late drama in LaLiga at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla in Cadiz, who had substitute Salvi sent off late on after being pegged back in a 1-1 draw against Granada.
Pep Guardiola not taking any credit for Raheem Sterling’s return to form
Pep Guardiola insists Raheem Sterling alone deserves the credit for his return to form. This could be presented as an example of good man-management by Guardiola but the City boss has been keen to play down his role. The day we played Aston Villa, the day before we had 12 players and he was not selected. Guardiola takes no credit for Sterling’s return to form (Richard Sellers/PA) (PA Wire)“But the day of the game (Ilkay) Gundogan had a pain in his back and could not travel, and Raheem played. “He struggled in the beginning of the season when he played and when he started to be who he is he got the Covid.
Baja California leads medal count at 2021 wines and spirits awards
Baja California was the most successful state at a national wine and spirits competition held earlier this month, winning a total of 67 medals. Twenty-four wines were awarded the competition’s top prize – the grand gold medal – and nine spirits received the same accolade. The grand gold medal winning wines and spirits, their vintages, the states where they were produced and their makers are listed below. WinesLa Santísima Trinidad Blanco 2020 Guanajuato La Santisima Trinidad Anónimo Riesling 2019 Aguascalientes Pablo Alonzo Perez Gonzalez Viña Secreta Syrah 2020 Aguascalientes Vinicola El Secreto S.p.r. De C.v. Santo Tomás Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Baja California Bodegas de Santo Tomas Sa de Cv Redes 2018 Baja California Casa Zamora Bodega de Vino Chateau Camou Chardonnay 2020 Baja California Château Camou Hilo Negro Alta Costura Tinto 2017 Baja California Compañía Agroindustrial Vinicola Viñedos Melchum Tempranillo 2018 Baja California Hacienda Guadalupe Procyon Tinto 2015 Baja California Hoteles y Viñedos del Valle de Guadalupe SA de CV Caipirinha Tinto 2017 Baja California Hoteles y Viñedos del Valle de Guadalupe SA de CV Monte Xanic Edición Limitada Cabernet Franc 2019 Baja California Monte Xanic Teziano Nebbiolo 2017 Baja California Tintos del Norte 32, S.A de C.V. Tres Rios Malbec 2020 Chihuahua Vereda de Plata S.p.r.
The Gymnasts Who Survived Larry Nassar’s Abuse Have Finally Reached a Settlement
After decades of sexual abuse at the hands of former U.S. women’s national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, more than 500 survivors will finally be compensated by U.S.A. The settlement, which was reached on Monday during U.S.A. Gymnastics’ bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, is among the largest ever of its kind. “But at some point, the negotiations have to end because these women need help—and they need it right now.” Insurers of U.S.A. will pay the bulk of the $380 million settlement, but the U.S.O.P.C. will pay roughly $34 million of its own money to Nassar’s survivors.
Timeline: Colleen DeCourcy's Rise to Global Creative Icon
Known as much for her frank perspectives as for her creative accomplishments, Colleen DeCourcy has had a long, eventful and often high-profile career.
Colleen DeCourcy, Wieden+Kennedy's President, Will Retire
Colleen DeCourcy, the creative trailblazer who has led Wieden+Kennedy through one of its most successful eras, announced today she is stepping down from her role at the agency and will retire from the advertising industry.
Video of teachers scrambling for dollar bills on ice at hockey rink draws criticism
A video of teachers scooping dollar bills into their shirts on the ice at a hockey rink during a Saturday event has gone viral, with critics on social media calling the contest cruel and dystopian. The event, dubbed Dash for Cash, involved 10 teachers in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, area scrambling to collect single dollar bills from a pile of $5,000. The money, which was donated by South Dakota business CU Mortgage Direct, was meant to go toward the teachers’ classrooms or schools, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported. The contest took place during a Sioux Falls Stampede hockey game on Saturday. One clip shared by Annie Todd, a reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, has racked up nearly 15 million views as of Monday afternoon.
Roland Hemond, former White Sox, Orioles general manager and longtime MLB executive, dies at 92
Roland Hemond, a longtime MLB executive who served as general manager of the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, has died at the age of 92. After working for the Milwaukee Braves and Los Angeles Angels, Hemond was hired as the White Sox GM in 1973 and was named MLB's Executive of the Year twice. He left the White Sox in 1985, resurfacing three years later as GM of the Orioles — a position he held for seven years. Hemond served in a front-office capacity when the Arizona Diamondbacks were first forming their expansion team, but he left before Arizona won the World Series in 2001 to return to the White Sox. He was part of the front office staff when the White Sox won the 2005 World Series, before returning to the Diamondbacks in 2007 as a special assistant to the CEO.
Alex Morgan heads home to California with NWSL's expansion San Diego Wave
Morgan is joining the San Diego Wave, which will begin play in the National Women's Soccer League next season. “I see myself being in San Diego through my playing career. Former Manchester United coach Casey Stoney will lead San Diego in its inaugural year. “This is an incredibly special moment for our club, our fans, and our community to welcome Alex and her family to San Diego. Morgan said a good start would be reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the NWSL Players' Association.
Rams place CB Jalen Ramsey, TE Tyler Higbee on COVID-19 list hours ahead Cardinals game
In their huge Week 14 matchup against the NFC's currently No. 1-seeded Arizona Cardinals, the Los Angeles Rams continue to deal with COVID-19 issues and will be without two more key players. Hours before Monday night's game against the Cardinals, the team announced that all-pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end and starting tight end Tyler Higbee were also placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. NFL WEEK 14 WINNERS, LOSERS:Tom Brady is still setting records. Conversely, if L.A. can pull off the upset, it would move to within a game of Arizona in the division.
Opinion: Watch out, NFL. Chiefs look like they've regained their dominant form.
As they throttled the AFC West rival Las Vegas Raiders for the second time this season, winning 48-9 on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs delivered their highest point total of the year, most lopsided victory of the year and largest point differential in the rivalry's history. But more importantly, the defending AFC champs extended their win streak to six games and appear to have taken additional strides back toward top form.
Bill Belichick reacts to Kingsbury’s praise, says Cardinals coach ‘should be the Coach of the Year’
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury have engaged in a few pleasantries through the media within five days. During Belichick’s guest appearance on Boston sports radio station WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show on Monday morning, he was asked about Kingsbury’s praise from Thursday that Belichick deserves to win NFL Coach of the Year not only this year, but every year until he retires. The six-time Super Bowl champion head coach and three-time Coach of the Year winner appreciated Kingsbury giving him his flowers, but said Kingsbury deserves this year’s top coach award, not himself. “Kliff has done a great job and should be the Coach of the Year." The Patriots are currently the AFC East’s leader at 9-4 and are on a seven-game win streak through their bye on Sunday.
Debate Teaches Kids How to Think - The New York Times
But I was exposed to debate only because I had the good fortune to attend a well-funded public high school that had a successful team. The public schools that excel in debate are often in wealthy suburbs of Boston, Chicago and New York City. The first UDL was founded in the Atlanta Public Schools district in 1985 with the help of debaters at Emory University. With the pandemic, participation in high school speech and debate has dropped at least 25 percent, Scott Wunn, the executive director of the National Speech and Debate Association, told me. The challenges faced by schools that have UDL teams do not differ from those faced by other public schools across the country.
Jaguars sticking with Trevor Lawrence after nearly benching him
Despite throwing four interceptions in a woeful performance against the Titans, Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Trevor Lawrence’s starting job is safe. “I think this is a learning experience for Trevor,” Meyer told reporters. “There was some conversation about what would be best for Trevor at this point,” Meyer said. “We’re just not playing well,” Lawrence told reporters after the loss. Meyer told reporters that he addressed the story with the team because of how big it became.
‘Gang’s All Here’ Episode 91: Zach Wilson Regresses in Ugly Loss feat. Leger Douzable
Former Jets DE, SNY pre and postgame analyst and friend of the program Leger Douzable joins us to discuss Wilson’s regression. Gang’s All Here Podcast with Jake & Coz:WOEFUL WILSON: Zach was inaccurate with his passes, throwing balls behind guys and it was ugly across the board. SALEH’S MESSAGE: We played Saleh’s message to the fans in his postgame presser. Leger Douzable Interview:Former Jets DE, SNY Jets pre and postgame analystWILSON’S REGRESSION: Felt like regression and his performance was concerning. SUBSCRIBE ON:Catch up on all episodes of “Gang’s All Here,” a New York Jets podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mac Jones, girlfriend Sophie Scott enjoyed ‘much-needed’ Patriots bye week
Mac Jones used the Patriots’ bye week for some R&R with his biggest supporter, girlfriend Sophie Scott. Sophie Scott reveals she and quarterback Mac Jones enjoyed a “staycation” during the Patriots’ bye week. Sophie Scott posted a photo from her “staycation” with Mac Jones on Instagram. Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and girlfriend Sophie Scott. Patriots quarterback Mac Jones on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.
NBA postpones two Bulls games with 10 players in covid-19 protocols
The Bulls’ scheduled home game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and their road game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday have both been postponed, marking the first time that the NBA’s schedule has been disrupted by the coronavirus since February. After shortening its schedules for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons because of the pandemic, the NBA played the entire 2021 playoffs and nearly two months of the 2021-22 season without any covid-related postponements. Last year, the NBA was forced to postpone more than 30 regular season games.
PM Update: Seasonably chilly tonight ahead of another mild day tomorrow
Our average highs are now into the 40s, so a day with sunshine and highs in the low and mid-50s is pretty sweet. It started with a crisp morning that included some frosty spots. It will be another mild day tomorrow. No real winter to be found around here, yet.
Washington adds four more to covid-19 list, including Jonathan Allen, as injuries mount
“Well, I think because the depth we have is pretty good,” Rivera said. “I think the coaches have done a nice job with our guys. I think they’ve been working with them really well. This past week was tough. I love the energy in which they played the fourth quarter, giving themselves a chance to win.”
Women's team players, US Soccer extend labor deal 3 months
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMAs part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women's Soccer League. The allocation system of national team players had been in place since the league started play in 2013. The extension gives more time for negotiations during the leadup to regional qualifying for the 2023 Women's World Cup, scheduled for July 4-20. "The Equal Pay Act asks whether the rate of pay -- not the total compensation -- is equal. Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the players, said "despite much lip service to equal pay, USSF and its leaders ... did not and have not offered to pay women players equally."
Panthers' Cam Newton on poor performance: 'I'm just so disappointed in myself'
The Cam Newton reunion in Carolina (5-8) has been anything but a repeat of the glory days. And a lot of guys around this team hold me to a high standard too. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I tried to hand it off, should have just ate it, and yeah, once again, it comes down to protecting the football," Newton said. Rec ball, high school, college and professional. I hold myself to a high standard to do those things, and when it doesn’t happen, it’s just inexcusable."
Falcons finally finding some success with running game
First-year coach Arthur Smith has been adamant that the Atlanta Falcons can run the ball effectively no matter the opponent. Certainly at times you want things sooner rather than later, but that’s why we didn’t panic and give up on the run game. Smith, a former offensive coordinator at Tennessee, knew he wouldn’t have an easy time implementing a powerful running game without a star back like Derrick Henry. He’s pleased now that the run game is trending in the right direction. NEXT STEPSKeep harping on the running game and get ready to visit San Francisco.
Cowboys' Mike McCarthy on La’el Collins protecting Dak Prescott: 'Exactly what you're supposed to do there'
McCarthy told reporters after the game that he believed Collins responded correctly in sticking up for quarterback Dak Prescott . COWBOYS-WASHINGTON RIVALRY: DALLAS FLIES IN ITS OWN SIDELINE BENCHES TO FEDEX FIELD"LC did exactly what you're supposed to do there," McCarthy said, via NFL.com . "We all understand the challenges of officiating, whatever you thought of the play all the way around. After that occurred, both Collins and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott confronted the rookie linebacker, with Collins eventually throwing a punch. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMMcCarthy clarified that he wasn’t aware of the punch but supported Collins in backing up his quarterback.
Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case
The information sent out Monday gives no indication that the other officers intend to plead guilty. According to evidence in the state case against Chauvin, Kueng and Lane helped restrain the 46-year-old Floyd as he was on the ground — Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back and Lane held down Floyd’s legs. A count against Chauvin alleged he violated Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and from unreasonable force by a police officer. Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by not intervening to stop Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting.
Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million deal with USA Gymnastics, Olympic committee
Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million deal with USA Gymnastics, Olympic committeeUSA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have agreed to pay a $380 million settlement to hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. The deal grew out of a bankruptcy filing by USA Gymnastics in 2018, with a federal judge in Indiana approving the settlement Monday afternoon. "USA Gymnastics is deeply sorry for the trauma and pain that Survivors have endured as a result of this organization's actions and inactions," Li Li Leung, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, said in a statement. Nassar was the the team doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and for years worked at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where he later admitted to abusing multiple women and girls in a scandal that rocked the world of competitive gymnastics. Top athletes from Simone Biles to Aly Raisman to McKayla Maroney have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of the disgraced doctor.
Derek Chauvin is expected to change his plea to guilty in Floyd civil rights case
Derek Chauvin is expected to change his plea to guilty in Floyd civil rights caseEnlarge this image toggle caption Court TV/AP Court TV/APMINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd 's civil rights, according to a notice sent out Monday by the court's electronic filing system. The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea in the case. Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd's neck as the Black man said he couldn't breathe during a May 25, 2020 arrest. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd's neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting. Information from the court gave no indication that Chauvin would be changing his plea in that case.
3 trade packages Knicks could offer 76ers for Ben Simmons
And per SNY’s Ian Begley, Ben Simmons -- the 25-year-old three-time All-Star who has yet to play this season for the Philadelphia 76ers -- is on New York's radar. Still, it’s worth exploring what a Simmons package would look like if the Knicks wanted to go this route. Dec 8, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) shoots the ball while Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) defends in the first quarter at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Nov 17, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks the ball as Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (4) defends during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Dec 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett (9) tries to work the ball past Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) in the first half at Scotiabank Arena.
NFL betting: 3 prime-time props for Rams at Cardinals
The Los Angeles Rams travel to Arizona (-2.5) to face the Cardinals in a rematch of their 37-20 loss back in Week 4. Instead, I’ll look at his receiving yards because in six games with the Cardinals, Ertz has hit the OVER on this total in four. Prop: Zach Ertz anytime touchdown +240Ertz has just three scores in his six games played with the Cardinals and the Rams have allowed a touchdown to a TE on just four occasions. However, three of those scores have come against the last four tight ends, including San Francisco’s George Kittle (50 receiving yards, one touchdown, five receptions). Green longest reception OVER 20.5The Cardinals WR has a solid matchup against a Rams defense that has allowed 167 receiving yards per game.
Why Chiefs coaches Andy Reid, Eric Bieniemy didn’t go home after KC’s win vs. Raiders
As the Arrowhead Stadium stands emptied Sunday afternoon and eventually Chiefs players also headed home, coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy traveled all of a half a mile across the parking lot. The Chiefs travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers on Thursday Night Football this week with a one-game lead in the division standings. That offered Reid and Bieniemy little time to enjoy the outcome of one game before moving on to the next. The Chargers beat the Chiefs 30-24 in Week 3 in Kansas City. “You have guys working ahead, and then we got a good jump on them last night,” Bieniemy said.
Lakers’ LeBron James is chosen Western Conference player of the week
Good news has been hard to come by for the Lakers this season, so Monday’s announcement that LeBron James has been named Western Conference player of the week certainly qualifies. James shot 60.8% from the field and 41.7% from three-point range on his way to 28.3 points per game leading the Lakers to a 3-1 record last week. “I feel like I’m getting better and better each and every day,” James said after leading the Lakers to a win against Orlando on Sunday. “I’m getting healthier and healthier, and just resolved into me being in the right place at the right time.”In his last eight games, James is averaging nearly 30 points. AdvertisementIndiana’s Domantas Sabonis is the Eastern Conference player of the week.
UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia to declare for NFL draft, likely sit out bowl game
Top UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia announced Monday on Twitter that he would forgo his final season of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, potentially leaving a big hole for the team during the Holiday Bowl game later this month. A senior with one extra season of eligibility remaining because of the COVID-19 extensions granted to every player, Ogbonnia did not specifically mention the bowl game but intimated that he would sit out to “focus on my rehab for an injury that I’ve played with most of the season and begin my draft preparation. He was also the top chef on the team who routinely cooked a smorgasbord of delicacies for his fellow out-of-state teammates during Thanksgiving week. AdvertisementOgbonnia is the first UCLA player eligible for the NFL draft to announce his intentions for next season. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, running back Zach Charbonnet, tight end Greg Dulcich, left tackle Sean Rhyan and safety Quentin Lake are among the others who have remaining eligibility but could opt for the NFL.
EMass boys’ basketball: Malden Catholic’s Tony Felder Jr. headlines Players to Watch
David Brown Jr., St. Mary’s — A three-year starter for his father, David, the junior point guard eclipsed the 30-point barrier five times last season. He averaged 17.8 points per game and made 32 3-pointers last season for the 13-0 Panthers. AdvertisementTony Felder Jr., Malden Catholic — The dynamic senior point guard returns after leading the Lancers to the Catholic Conference title last year with averages of 21.2 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.5 steals per game. The 6-foot guard averaged 32.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a junior, highlighted by a career-best 57-point performance against Sturgis West. Kemar Morgan, New Mission — The high-flying forward posted a breakout campaign last winter, leading the Titans to the City League title game with averages of 13.1 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game.
Anchors away? City launches bidding process for popular spot on Charlestown waterfront
You name it, he’s hosted it at The Anchor, the beer-garden-and-beyond that his 35-person events business, The Anthem Group, has run in the Navy Yard since launching in 2019. Chris Sinclair has drawn hundreds of people on nice days to an oft-overlooked spot on the Charlestown waterfront. “This is really about an arts and events space for the community.”The entrance to The Anchor at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Jim Davis/Globe StaffThe Anchor was birthed out of a broader BPDA effort in 2018 to find creative uses to activate various sections of the Navy Yard. It’s a beautiful outdoor gathering place.”Igloos for patrons at the Anchor at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Tiffany Ortiz announces she and David Ortiz are splitting up
In 2013, David Ortiz filed for divorce, but the two later reconciled. “Over the past 25 years, David and I have shared a beautiful adventure in love and partnership,” the post read. “We have made the decision to go into a new phase of our life journey together, not as a couple, but as friends and co-parents to our amazing children.”Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and wife Tiffany Ortiz are splitting up, according to a post on Tiffany Ortiz’s verified Instagram account. In 2017 he lived in Miami with Tiffany, and two of their three children, and also had a home in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz played 20 seasons in the majors, hitting .286 with 541 home runs and 1,768 RBIs.
Vote now: Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week
Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) boys athlete of the week poll. For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner. This week, we consider performances between Dec. 6 to Dec. 12. Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com. 1 team in the country for the Open Division state championship in Mission Viejo, the senior carried 25 times for 116 yards and also caught five passes for 15 yards.
Suns super fan Mr. ORNG 'blessed' for role in 'Family Dinner on NBA Lane' promo of Christmas games
Battillo, aka Mr. ORNG, represented his Phoenix Suns in the "Family Dinner on NBA Lane" video promoting the five NBA games on Christmas Day. The Suns super fan is dressed in his full orange ensemble as Mr. ORNG in the video. Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns (3 p.m., ABC). Suns:: Mr. ORNG (Phoenix Suns superfan). In the middle, the Sun super fan pointed inside the bowl.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (ankle) ruled out vs. Giants; Cedrick Wilson tests positive for COVID-19
Left tackle Tyron Smith, who exited Sunday’s win with a left ankle injury, will miss the Cowboys’ division showdown against the Giants, head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. In addition to Smith, wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list by the Cowboys after testing positive for the virus Monday morning, ruling him out for Sunday’s game. Against Washington, Smith aggravated the same left ankle that kept him out for three games this season. McCarthy said he doesn’t think Smith’s ankle is a “surgical situation.”Cowboys LT Tyron Smith aggravated the left ankle injury that sidelined him three games this season. In 12 games this season, Wilson has 32 catches for 438 yards and three touchdowns.
Rams place Jalen Ramsey, Tyler Higbee on Reserve/COVID-19 list, Cardinals activate two
The Los Angeles Rams have placed starting cornerback Jalen Ramsey and starting tight end Tyler Higbee on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, further weakening their roster ahead of tonight’s game in Glendale against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. He twice has been named first-team All-Pro and has been named to the Pro Bowl on four occasions. He was expected to cover Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in tonight’s game. The Cardinals, meanwhile, announced they have activated long snapper Aaron Brewer (arm) and defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence (calf) from the injured reserve/designated for return list. Kickoff for tonight’s game at State Farm Stadium is 6:15 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
5 takeaways from Arizona high school boys basketball week, Hoophall West
Here are 5 takeaways from last week's Arizona high school boys action:1. But then guard Andrew Camacho went off in the first half against Paradise Honors, scoring 30 of his 40 points. In the two wins, Camacho averaged 35 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals. Senior Calvin Windley averaged 13 points and nine rebounds, and senior Chanti Blommer averaged 18 points and five boards. Senior Garrison Sherman is averaging close to 18 points, and junior Michael Fan 15 points and six assists.
NCAA Division II football championship weekend has tacos, beer, fanfest in McKinney
Football fans will get a serving of tacos, beer and fun alongside this weekend’s NCAA Division II national championship game in McKinney. McKinney ISD Stadium will host the Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.) Bulldogs against the Valdosta State University (Valdosta, Ga.) Blaze in a matchup that will determine the national Division II champion on Saturday night at 8 p.m.Tickets are on sale now. But before that, a fanfest is scheduled at TUPPS Brewery on Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, restaurants throughout McKinney will participate in Tacos, Tequila & Cerveza, with special drink and taco menu items on tap. This is the third year for the championship to be held in McKinney, which also hosted in 2018 and 2019.
Broncos can run football, are improved in red zone, but do they have enough of a passing game?
And when they reached the red zone, they scored exclusively touchdowns. “When you hand it off 39 times like we did (Sunday), you’re not going to have passing game numbers that make everybody happy. The Broncos, though, do have two things going in their favor: Gordon/Williams and the improved red zone efficiency. In their last two home games, the Broncos are a combined 8 of 8 in the red zone. Against Detroit, the Broncos rushed 11 times for 48 yards and passed three for 22 yards in the red zone.
Matt Nagy: ‘Damn, that would have been the time to do that.’
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense was rolling, with three touchdowns and a field goal on its previous five possessions. Nagy was given a chance to double down on that decision Monday. “They did the same thing [in the second half] they did in the first half,” Nagy said. “Regardless of what Jaylon or anybody else says for us, you go through and look at, ‘Why did things happen?’ “Nagy said. “I felt like it was more of the [Packers’] run game, the power runs they did that was different.”Still, Nagy acknowledge the Packers just outplayed the Bears when it mattered most.
Grading Golden Knights through ‘1st period’ of season
The beginning of this Golden Knights season has been unlike any the team has experienced. Center Brett Howden — He’s been decent in the 18 games he’s played with five points. Nic Hague — He’s played alongside Pietrangelo most of the season and largely held his own. Daniil Miromanov — The onetime forward in junior continued an impressive rise by playing his first three NHL games. The Knights’ six short-handed goals, tied for the most in the NHL, mean they’re minus-11 on the PK.
USA Gymnastics, abuse survivors have deal for $380 million in 'full settlement'
It also will loan USA Gymnastics $6.15 million, interest-free, to help the federation cover its portion of the settlement. But it is the resolution of lawsuits by more than 500 abuse survivors that is most critical. “The funding provided by this plan will help these folks.”For many of the survivors, USA Gymnastics’ promises of reforms were as important as the monetary settlements. Going forward, at least one seat on the USA Gymnastics board will be held by a survivor. While the settlement ends the survivors' lawsuits against USA Gymnastics, it does not end legal issues related to the case.
Brett Connolly ready to seize long-awaited opportunity with Blackhawks
Brett Connolly, who was recalled by the Blackhawks on Sunday, was previously an out-of-place man in the AHL. After all, just one year prior, he scored 19 goals and 33 points in 69 NHL games while averaging 14:30 of ice time. The NHL opportunity the call-up provides is one Connolly has awaited for a while now. But he does believe he can capitalize on this chance to impact the Hawks at long last. “[I’ve] been playing 20-24 minutes every single night, so my conditioning has never been better,” he said.
Sharp bettors on side, total in Rams-Cardinals ‘MNF’ matchup
Caesars took sharp bets on under 52 early in the week and Circa took a sharp bet Monday morning on under 51½. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)The Cardinals crushed the Rams 37-20 on Oct. 3 in Los Angeles. In the rematch on “Monday Night Football,” sharp bettors are banking on the Rams to avenge that loss and the game to go under the total. Circa Sports and Caesars Sportsbook took sharp action on the Rams on the money line (+115) early in the week and the South Point took sharp bets on the Rams +3 when the line opened. Caesars took sharp bets on under 52 early in the week and Circa took a sharp bet Monday morning on under 51½.
Bears to monitor Roquan Smith’s reinjured hamstring
Bears inside linebacker aggravated the same hamstring injury Sunday that took him out of the Lions game on Thanksgiving, coach Matt Nagy said Monday. Playing 72 percent of the Bears’ defensive snaps, he tied for the team lead with nine tackles before leaving Sunday’s game. “We’ll just continue to monitor throughout this week and see where he’s at with the swelling and pain,” Nagy said. Edwards is unvaccinated, meaning that he must sit for 10 days if he’s infected or five days if he’s a close contact of someone who is. Hicks closerDespite Akiem Hicks saying his plan was to try to play Sunday against the Packers, the Bears ruled out the defensive tackle Saturday afternoon.
3 things we heard from the Chicago Bears, including the status of Justin Fields’ hand injury and rethinking the decision to punt on fourth-and-1
“You definitely want to help out as much as you can,” Nagy said. “And even with the sack-fumble, the strip-sack, there was a chip (from Jimmy Graham) on that play. … Now, when you do that, you eliminate receivers or tight ends because you’re saying, OK, we’re going to protect. So there’s a little risk-reward when you do that. But you’ve got to be able to help out that way.”
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he worked for Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, and a Michigan gym that's a USA Gymnastics member. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
COVID issues prompt NBA to postpone Bulls' next 2 games
CHICAGO - (AP) -- The NBA postponed the Chicago Bulls' next two games on Monday, with 10 of the team's players in the league's health and safety protocols. The Bulls were scheduled to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and visit the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Bulls' next game is now scheduled for Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at home. That left the Bulls with the eight available players, the league minimum to field a team. Players in the health and safety protocols must be sidelined at least 10 days or record two negative COVID-19 tests in a 24-hour period before they can resume basketball activities.
Gophers find ‘seamless’ transition back to Kirk Ciarrocca
Fleck and Kirk Ciarrocca have picked up right where they left off two years ago. He was fired after one season and spent 2021 as an analyst at West Virginia, the Gophers’ opponent in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Dec. 29. Fleck and Mountaineers coach Neal Brown agreed that Ciarrocca wouldn’t coach in the bowl game. It’s been seamless.”NO OPT-OUTSThe Gophers are not anticipating any players to opt out of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs. West Virginia on Dec. 28, Fleck said Monday. “They’ve all told me they are playing.”There have been at least three presumed candidates to forego the bowl game: right tackle Daniel Faalele and defensive ends Esezi Otomewo and Boye Mafe.
USA Gymnastics reaches $380 million settlement with abuse victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the courts. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Wild aim to nip losing streak in the bud
All of a sudden, that winning streak feels like a lifetime ago. Despite the back-to-back losses, the Wild (19-8-1, 39 points) woke up on Monday morning as the best team in the Western Conference. That said, it would behoove the Wild to stop this brief losing streak in its tracks. Nobody is resting the laurels of the recent eight-game winning streak. Thus, if the Wild are able to score a win in Tuesday’s game, maybe it signals the start of another winning streak.
COVID issues prompt NBA to postpone Chicago Bulls’ next 2 games
The NBA postponed the Chicago Bulls’ next two games on Monday, with 10 of the team’s players in the league’s health and safety protocols. The Bulls were scheduled to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and visit the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Bulls’ next game is now scheduled for Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at home. That left the Bulls with the eight available players, the league minimum to field a team. Players in the health and safety protocols must be sidelined at least 10 days or record two negative COVID-19 tests in a 24-hour period before they can resume basketball activities.
NFL fans rip NBC’s Cris Collinsworth for praising honesty of Aaron Rodgers, who misled public about vaccine status
And many of them called out Collinsworth about it:Did Cris Collinsworth just call Aaron Rodgers honest? — Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) December 13, 2021Cris Collinsworth hypes up Aaron Rodgers for his honesty, after Rodgers told the biggest lie of all about his vaccine status. — James Neveau (@JamesNeveau) December 13, 2021I don’t think anyone could love anyone as much as Cris Collinsworth loves Aaron Rodgers. — Jim Souhan (@SouhanStrib) December 13, 2021Did Cris Collinsworth just say that Aaron Rodgers has been very honest all season long? — Courtney Finnicum (@courtney883) December 13, 2021Did Cris Collinsworth just call Aaron Rodgers “honest”?
Intermountain Conference volleyball: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular volleyball season. Here are the all-5A Intermountain Conference teams for volleyball:Player of the Year: McKenzie Jonas, Crook CountyCoach of the Year: Katie KarcherFirst teamJacee Villastrigo, Crook County, LJenny McKinnon, Crook County, SJenna Albrecht, Ridgeview, HAspen Bradley, Redmond, HJosie Kasberger, Crook County, HMadie Vaughn, Ridgeview, HEllie Owen, Ridgeview, HSecond teamNora Yoshioka, Pendleton, LRachel Lester, Ridgeview, SKendall Maykut, Crook County, HSauren Garton, Pendleton, HRilea Mills, Redmond, HKennedy Abbas, The Dalles, HJayden Gustaveson, Redmond, HHonorable mentionKayla Sheasby, Hood River, LKiyarah Hicks, Redmond, LKylee Rost, Ridgeview, LHayden Hamilton, Ridgeview, SJeilane Stewart, The Dalles, SPaige Capitani, Ridgeview, HAshtyn Brown, Pendleton, HReese Leblein, Hood River, HZoe Lebreton, The Dalles, HZoe Dunn, The Dalles, H
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the court. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Live updates: Dan Lanning introduced as head coach of Oregon Ducks
EUGENE — Dan Lanning is Oregon’s new head football coach. Refresh this page to follow live updates of today’s press conference. DAN LANNING“Man it feels great to be a Duck.”“It feels like a perfect fit” with Rob Mullens and their shared visions. -- Position coaches will be first line of support for players and in recruiting-- “Don’t be afraid to chase your dream. Says the drive that Lanning showed in landing GA job at Pittsburgh speaks volumes.
Windsor auction includes artworks by Sargent, Dufy, Christo
A full-length portrait of woman in a black and red dress by legendary portraitist Sargent (1856-1925) is estimated at $40,000 to $80,000. A gouache winter landscape, “Le Lapin Agile Sous La Neige Montmartre,” by Utrillo is estimated at $25,000 to $35,000. Peterson’s oil on canvas “Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester” is estimated at $40,000 to $80,000. A signed, three-dimensional 1971 work by Christo & Jeanne-Claude, “Package on Carozza, Project for A Chile Berdinger, Taranto, Italy,” is estimated at $40,000 to 80,000.
Where the Bengals sit in the AFC playoff picture following Week 14 loss to 49ers
The Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) fell to the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) on Sunday and with four games to play in the regular season have put themselves in a tight situation. For the Bengals to make the playoffs, they likely can't afford to lose more than one more game. The two most important games for Cincinnati to win are against the Ravens and Browns. If the Bengals win both games, they can win the AFC North which would guarantee them a spot in the postseason. Doc:The Bengals have been given every chance, have yet to follow throughAnalysis:What we learned from Cincinnati Bengals' overtime loss to San Francisco 49ersBengals vs. 49ers:How Cincinnati got into an emergency situation at punt returnerPrior to Sunday's loss to the 49ers, the Bengals were the No.
First look: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens odds and lines
Below, we look at the Packers vs. Ravens odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Packers at Ravens odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Packers -280 (bet $280 to win $100) | Ravens +220 (bet $100 to win $220)Packers -280 (bet $280 to win $100) | Ravens +220 (bet $100 to win $220) Against the spread (ATS): Packers -6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Ravens +6.5, +115 (bet $115 to win $100)Packers -6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Ravens +6.5, +115 (bet $115 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 43.5, O: -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | U: -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Packers 10-3 | Ravens 8-5: Packers 10-3 | Ravens 8-5 ATS : Packers 11-2 | Ravens 6-7: Packers 11-2 | Ravens 6-7 O/U : Packers 5-8 | Ravens 6-7WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Packers at Ravens head-to-headThe Packers and Ravens have met six times, with Green Bay winning four and Baltimore winning two.
Columbus Crew leave Kevin Molino, Josh Williams, others exposed in 2021 MLS Expansion Draft
The Crew left 13 players from the 2021 season roster exposed for the 28th franchise in MLS, Charlotte FC, to potentially pick in the MLS Expansion Draft. The biggest names that the Crew could potentially lose are winger Kevin Molino and center back Josh Williams. The other two players currently under contract with the Crew who could be taken are midfielders Marlon Hairston and Perry Kitchen. Because the Crew had a player taken in the 2019 MLS expansion draft by Inter Miami, they were exempt from the 2020 expansion draft when Austin FC entered the league. The Crew are now eligible again because it did not have a player taken in 2020.
Cashion's Ben Harman named Player of the Year of District A-3 football awards
Cashion senior quarterback Ben Harman was named Player of the Year in the District A-3 awards, which were announced Monday. Cashion, which won the Class A state championship Saturday, had numerous other honorees as well, including Offensive Player of the Year Landon Lagasse and Co- Defensive Player of the Year Nick Nabavi. Tonkawa's Noah Campbell was the other Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Here's a look at all of the honorees from District A-3. Support Cameron’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at subscribe.oklahoman.com or by using the link at the top of this page.
Steve Hewitt’s college hoops Top 25: Providence deserving after impressive start
Editor’s note: Herald sports reporter Steve Hewitt is a voter in the Associated Press college basketball Top 25 poll. Providence wasn’t ranked in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, but the Friars certainly would have been deserving if they had been. There’s no perfect formula when it comes to ranking teams — each voter has a different system and values different things. 25 this week, and a road win at Wisconsin, which had the highest receiving votes this week. Link to Associated Press Top 25 for Dec. 6, 2021Steve Hewitt’s Top 25 ballot, Dec. 6, 20211.
First look: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe New Orleans Saints (6-7) travel to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3) for Sunday Night Football in Week 15 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Buccaneers odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesSaints at Buccaneers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Saints +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Buccaneers -600 (bet $600 to win $100)Saints +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Buccaneers -600 (bet $600 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Saints +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Buccaneers -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Saints +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Buccaneers -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 46.5, O: -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | U: -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 10-3: Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 10-3 ATS : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6: Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6 O/U : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
BC’s Johnson, Lindstrom named to AP All-America teams
Boston College guard Zion Johnson and center Alex Lindstrom were named to Associated Press All-America teams on Monday. Johnson was named to the first team while Lindstrom was placed on the second team. Johnson is the first BC player to be named first team by the AP since running back Andre Williams in 2013 and first offensive lineman since Josh Beekman in 2006. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (2010-2011) was the only BC player to be named first team twice. Johnson has made the grade with six different All-America teams and is projected to be the first guard taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s Todd McShay.
$380M sexual abuse settlement caps biggest scandal in U.S. Olympic history
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. A federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday confirmed a $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the hundreds of victims, ending one aspect of the fallout of the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the U.S. Olympic movement. Over 90% of the victims, who number more than 500, voted in favor of the tentative agreement reached in September. That agreement called for $425 million in damages, but a modified settlement of $380 million was conditionally approved by the courts. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity.
First look: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe Houston Texans (2-11) travel to meet the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) for a Week 15 matchup Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Below, we look at the Texans vs. Jaguars odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesHouston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Texans +130 (bet $100 to win $130) | Jaguars -160 (bet $160 to win $100)Texans +130 (bet $100 to win $130) | Jaguars -160 (bet $160 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Texans +3.5, -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Jaguars -3.5, +105 (bet $100 to win $105)Texans +3.5, -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Jaguars -3.5, +105 (bet $100 to win $105) Over/Under (O/U): 40.5, O: -117 (bet $117 to win $100) | U: -103 (bet $103 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Texans 2-11 | Jaguars 2-11: Texans 2-11 | Jaguars 2-11 ATS : Texans 5-8 | Jaguars 4-9: Texans 5-8 | Jaguars 4-9 O/U : Texans 5-8 | Jaguars 2-11WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
Mayfield community Crosstown unites
Mayfield community Crosstown unitesCrosstown, a neighborhood in Mayfield, rallies together in the aftermath of the Kentucky tornadoes.
Here's what Josh Heird must do to turn interim athletic director tag into a permanent one
He is an interim athletic director, after all, an executive placeholder until the University of Louisville anoints a permanent AD. In the meantime, Heird must not defer the difficult decisions that await him or squander advantageous opportunities. More:'Scott Satterfield is our coach' Interim AD Josh Heird confident in U of L football coachHeird needs to pursue an agenda more specific than the single item he articulated Monday morning: to make people proud of the program. Related:Josh Heird says becoming U of L's interim athletic director was an "easy decision"If Heird can handle all of that, or at least most of it, he will have earned strong consideration to have his position made permanent. If he is to make his interim position permanent, Josh Heird will want to prove that to Louisville fans.
Inside Max Verstappen's F1 title party: Champagne with Ginger Spice, a 6.30am swim and a 'regrettable' last drink
It was a slightly bleary-eyed Max Verstappen who sat down to face the media on Monday for the first time as the official F1 world champion. “It was a late night and I’m still, of course, not feeling 100 per cent,” the 24-year-old said, smiling. Despite the keyboard warriors who have labelled him a disgrace, Verstappen did absolutely nothing wrong on Sunday night. While out in the paddock television crews mingled with celebrities including former Netherlands stars Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert, in town to support their compatriot, Verstappen remained hunkered down with his dad Jos. “Talking to people, family, people in the team, just going over things in general about the car throughout the whole season.
Glasgow urge Exeter fans not to wear Native American-style headdresses to match
Glasgow Warriors have asked Exeter fans not to wear Native American-style headdresses at their Heineken Champions Cup match at Scotstoun. Warriors bosses have also urged Exeter supporters not to sing their trademark “Tomahawk Chop” chant at the European clash on Saturday. “Today, Glasgow Warriors are asking visiting fans from Exeter Chiefs not to attend the game on Saturday with faux Native American headdresses or chant the ‘Tomahawk Chop’ during the match. “It is also important to acknowledge the branding journey that Exeter Chiefs themselves are on following their recent AGM, and for us to be considerate of that. “The club has informed Exeter Chiefs and European Professional Club Rugby of our request and has the full support of Scottish Rugby on taking this position.”
Howe can Eddie turn things around at Newcastle?
Eddie Howe has been tasked with keeping Newcastle in the Premier League but a crushing 4-0 defeat to Leicester and an unenviable festive fixture list has piled on the pressure. Eddie Howe replaced Steve Bruce, pictured, as Newcastle boss (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)Cutting out individual errors would be a start, with Newcastle repeatedly the architects of their own downfall. Jesse Lingard has been touted with a move to Newcastle (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)It looks unlikely in the short-term. But taking on Liverpool and Manchester City before Christmas are hospital passes for Howe. A marquee signing could be high on the agenda for the Saudi-led consortium that took over Newcastle earlier this year.
Derek Chauvin set to plead GUILTY to federal civil rights charges over killing of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin is expected to plead guilty to federal civil rights charges over the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was filmed by a bystander pinning his knee against Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as the man said he could not breathe. A count against Chauvin alleged he violated Floyd's right to be free from unreasonable seizure and from unreasonable force by a police officer. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd's neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting. It was not immediately clear if Chauvin plans to plead guilty to all or some of the federal charges against him in connection with Floyd's death.
Roma halt mini-slump with Spezia win
Roger Ibanez's header made sure of the three points for Roma against SpeziaRome (AFP) – Roma put an end to their worrying recent run of form in Serie A by beating Spezia 2-0 on Monday and gaining ground in the race for European football. However they are some way from their true objective of Champions League football, as they sit eight points behind fourth-placed Napoli. An 11th defeat for Spezia leaves Thiago Motta's team just two points and one place above the relegation zone, despite a spirited display which probably deserved at least a goal. And after Rui Patricio stopped Arkadiusz Reca from drawing the away side level Abraham was denied his fifth league goal of the season by the bar in first-half stoppage time. However Roma did have their second 10 minutes after the break, following a brief burst of Spezia dominance, when Ibanez met Veretout's corner with a thumping header amid more sloppy set-piece defending from Spezia.
Teachers in South Dakota scrambled to pick up $1 bills in a hockey game sideshow
Teachers in South Dakota scrambled to pick up $1 bills in a hockey game sideshowSchoolteachers grabbed at dollar bills in a "dash for cash" during intermission at a hockey game in South Dakota, sparking controversy for turning teachers' need to pay for classroom supplies into a public spectacle. South Dakota ranks toward the bottom in terms of spending on education. South Dakota is looking to boost teacher payLast week, Gov. Kristi Noem proposed a 6% increase in state aid for public education, a move that the state's teachers union welcomed. But the South Dakota Education Association also notes that if state lawmakers approve the increase in their upcoming session, it will still be up to school districts to choose where and how to use the additional funds.
Chris Wallace Ecstatic About Never Riding Elevator with Tucker Carlson Again
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In his weekly appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace told his viewers that he was “ecstatic” about never having to ride an elevator with Tucker Carlson again. “After eighteen years at Fox, I’m excited about my next chapter,” a visibly giddy Wallace said. “And that’s because I’ll never again share an elevator with that unhinged sociopath Tucker Carlson.”Wallace revealed that for years he “dreaded” stepping into an elevator at Fox for fear of an unwanted encounter with the execrable Carlson. “On the occasions when I found myself in the same elevator as that bastard, I’d stare at my shoes and pray he wouldn’t strike up a conversation,” Wallace said. Stressing that his decision to leave Fox “wasn’t about money,” Wallace said, “At CNN+, I’ll never have to ride an elevator with Tucker Carlson, and you can’t put a price tag on that.”
With Paige Bueckers Injured, UConn Faces a Tough Few Months
NEWARK — When ESPN announced last month that ABC would televise a regular-season women’s college basketball game for the first time, a matchup featuring U.C.L.A. and Connecticut, the network assumed that Paige Bueckers, the UConn sophomore guard and reigning national player of the year, would be starring on the court. But an hour before tip-off on Saturday, Bueckers was on the Prudential Center floor wearing a blue, gray and white UConn sweatsuit and a black brace that extended from her left thigh to her foot. Bueckers had sustained a tibial plateau fracture in her left knee with less than a minute remaining in a Dec. 5 home game against Notre Dame. She is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a timeline that would allow her to return in time to play in the Big East and N.C.A.A.
Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young Wins 2021 Heisman Award
Young's win is the second consecutive Heisman trophy for a University of Alabama player after wide receiver DeVonta Smith took home the honor in 2020The Crimson Tide's Bryce Young has taken home college football's highest honor. On Saturday night, the University of Alabama quarterback was named the 2021 Heisman Memorial Trophy recipient — the first quarterback from the school to do so. A 20-year-old sophomore from Santa Ana, California, Young is the 18th quarterback among the last 21 Heisman winners. As the fourth Alabama player to win the Heisman in 13 years, he currently holds the school's single-game passing record with 559 yards tossed in Nov. 20's face-off against the Arkansas Razorbacks. He continued, "It was big for me understanding the quarterback tradition and the standard that was being a quarterback at the University of Alabama.
Peyton Manning Opens Up About Demaryius Thomas's Death: 'It's Been Really Tough'
Denver, CO 1/24/2016Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (18) with Demaryius Thomas (88) after winning game vs New Engalnd Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver, CO 1/24/2016Peyton Manning is paying tribute his late Denver Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas. Manning, who played with the Indianapolis Colts for 13 years before signing with the Broncos as a free agent, acknowledged that the days since Thomas's death have "been really tough. "Preliminary information is that his death stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise," Lupo said in a statement. Following the news of Thomas' death, the Broncos released a statement sending condolences to his family that began, "We are devastated and completely heartbroken."
TikTok User Successfully Trades Bobby Pin All the Way to Her Very Own House
TikTok user Demi Skipper said she began with a single bobby pin, and after a series of trades, she secured a home in TennesseeTikTok User Successfully Trades Bobby Pin All the Way to Her Very Own HouseAfter a series of trades, one TikTok user said she went from the owner of a single bobby pin to the owner of an entire home. Skipper, who began her quest in May 2020, finally received a fixer-upper house in Tennessee after 28 trades, according to The Guardian. I traded this from a bobby pin!" Trade Me Project I'm trading a bobby pin up until I get a house - Demi Skipper Credit: Trade Me Project/YoutubeThe trailer got her all the way to her new home. Despite the year-and-a-half journey to secure her house, Skipper told the outlet she would happily do it once more, but would give the next home to a person in need.
1 Dead, 13 Wounded After Shooting at Texas Vigil
One person was killed and 13 were injured in a shooting in Baytown, Texas, when a suspect or suspects opened fire on a crowd gathered at an outdoor vigilOne person is dead and 13 have been injured after a shooting near Houston, Texas. Mass Shooting Near Houston, Baytown, Texas Credit: Harris County Sheriff TwitterThe Harris County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. The sheriff told reporters Sunday that one of the individuals injured in the shooting was "possibly...a young child," per ABC 13. Campbell told ABC 13 that the Sunday vigil was organized by a mother whose son was recently killed at home. Sidney Williams, who witnessed the Sunday shooting, told ABC 13 that the scene erupted in chaos.
Simone Biles Calls Boyfriend Jonathan Owens '#1 in My Heart' Ahead of Texans Game
Simone Biles is the GGFOAT — Greatest Girlfriend of All Time — to Jonathan Owens! The four-time Olympic gold medalist was in the crowd at NRG Stadium on Sunday as the Houston Texans faced off against the Seattle Seahawks. In the photos, she is wearing Owens' jersey number on a fitted, light red, spaghetti-strap crop top. She coordinated the tank with white sunglasses, a plaid button down patched with a Texans emblem, skinny black pants and black biker boots. Biles also shared a cuddly Boomerang on her Instagram Story featuring Owens in an orange sweatshirt draping his arm around her as she wears a cozy blue coat.
Michigan shooting suspect to appear in court
Added: 13.12.2021 14:57 | 31 views | 0 commentsEthan Crumbley, the teen suspect charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Michigan high school last month, is expected to appear at a probable cause hearing Monday afternoon.
Carl Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ community
Carl Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ communityAdded: 13.12.2021 18:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsLas Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who became the first openly gay active NFL player in June, helped design custom, rainbow cleats to raise awareness
The best video you'll see of a Walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week
Added: 08.10.2020 11:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsDancing like Michael Jackson requires that certain something. 300lbs and flippers aren't features that I'd usually think would qualify, but there's always a first time. We're not sure where this footage was shot, but it is without doubt the best video you'll see of a walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week.
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live Without
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live WithoutAdded: 16.08.2021 13:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsWe interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... We interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... More in www.eonline.com » Celebrity Tags: SPA
EU divisions erupt as Poland issues stern warning to Berlin over Russia energy supplies
EU divisions erupt as Poland issues stern warning to Berlin over Russia energy suppliesAdded: 13.12.2021 14:16 | 31 views | 0 commentsEU DIVISION erupted over the weekend as Germany and Poland clashed over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany.
French crews plot to block Christmas shipments to UK
Added: 13.12.2021 9:39 | 36 views | 0 commentsFrench fishermen were last night blasted as "unreasonable" for planning to ruin Christmas for millions by shutting down key ports.
Pay more than we receive! 'Absent' EU blasted as French MEP points to UK vaccine success
Pay more than we receive! 'Absent' EU blasted as French MEP points to UK vaccine successAdded: 13.12.2021 17:56 | 9 views | 0 commentsA FRENCH MEP has blasted the European Union, claiming the work it does is not worth the money France pays in, saying: "France pays much more money than it receives".
Macron ‘failure’ leaves French fishermen ‘exasperated’
Added: 13.12.2021 14:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsEMMANUEL MACRON is facing huge discontent from French fishermen over the ongoing licence dispute with the UK, with one regional association saying it was disappointed with the President's "failure".
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus Rules
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus RulesAdded: 21.08.2020 10:16 | 17 views | 0 commentsN.C. State will shift instruction online, and other universities cautioned young people as they returned to class.
The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medal
The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medalAdded: 13.12.2021 17:25 | 27 views | 0 commentsHow a former World War Two pilot came second in a cycling competition for older people.
The best home exercise equipment to buy in 2021
The best home exercise equipment to buy in 2021Added: 13.12.2021 20:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsEverything you need to bring the gym home.
Older people who get cataracts removed have lower dementia risk
Added: 13.12.2021 17:19 | 18 views | 0 commentsPeople who have cataracts can reduce their risk of developing dementia by about 30 per cent by undergoing surgery to restore their sight, although it’s not clear why
Spectrum Internet customers get 3 free months of Peacock Premium
Added: 13.12.2021 20:38 | 17 views | 0 commentsNew offer kicks off Monday and it's for current and new customers.
The Doobie Brothers add Las Vegas dates to anniversary tour: 'We don't take it for granted'
The Doobie Brothers add Las Vegas dates to anniversary tour: 'We don't take it for granted'Added: 13.12.2021 15:00 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe Doobie Brothers add a series of Las Vegas concerts to their 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald that resumes in 2022.
The Doobie Brothers add Las Vegas dates to anniversary tour: 'We don't take it for granted'
The Doobie Brothers add Las Vegas dates to anniversary tour: 'We don't take it for granted'Added: 13.12.2021 15:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe Doobie Brothers add a series of Las Vegas concerts to their 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald that resumes in 2022.
Liberal New York Times columnist claims US 'edging closer' to another civil war
Liberal New York Times columnist claims US 'edging closer' to another civil warAdded: 13.12.2021 20:49 | 5 views | 0 commentsLiberal New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow claimed the U.S. was "edging closer" to another civil war.
Bucs' Bruce Arians wasn't happy with this Tom Brady play in win over Bills: 'That’s enough of that s---'
Bucs' Bruce Arians wasn't happy with this Tom Brady play in win over Bills: 'That’s enough of that s---'Added: 13.12.2021 20:49 | 7 views | 0 commentsThere was one play Tom Brady pulled off during Sunday’s 33-27 win over the Buffalo Bills that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t want to see again.
Kim Kardashian passes the baby bar exam
Added: 13.12.2021 20:48 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe exam is also known as the First-Year Law Students’ Examination.
Highlights: Barcelona concede late equaliser at Osasuna
Added: 13.12.2021 20:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Barcelona concede a late equaliser at Osasuna in La Liga, leaving Xavi's side eighth in the table.
Larry Nassar abuse victims to receive $380m settlement
Added: 13.12.2021 20:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsHundreds of women abused by the ex-US gymnastics team doctor reach a settlement with USA Gymnastics.
Premier League reports 42 positive Covid-19 results in past week
Added: 13.12.2021 19:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsForty-two Premier League players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week - the most results ever recorded in the league over a seven-day period.
Premier League predictions: Lawro v Sea Power guitarist & Man Utd fan Martin Noble
Added: 13.12.2021 17:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsMark Lawrenson takes on Sea Power guitarist & Man Utd fan Martin Noble to make predictions for this week's midweek Premier League games.
Falklands fury as Argentina insists on sending flights to islands despite UK objections
Falklands fury as Argentina insists on sending flights to islands despite UK objectionsAdded: 13.12.2021 18:29 | 16 views | 0 commentsTHE FALKLAND Islands have re-emerged as a bone of contention between the UK and Argentina after Buenos Aires pressed for flights from the islands to arrive via Chile.
Djokovic says important all players free to travel to U.S. Open
Added: 18.06.2020 16:22 | 20 views | 0 commentsWorld number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the U.S. Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete.
Alcott slams U.S. Open 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission
Added: 18.06.2020 15:10 | 16 views | 0 commentsAustralian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination".
On this day: Born June 19, 1978
Added: 18.06.2020 12:59 | 17 views | 0 commentsDallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league's Most Valuable Player award (MVP) in 2007 before he led the franchise to a maiden championship in 2011.
Queen's Gambit: Meet the real Beth Harmon
Queen's Gambit: Meet the real Beth HarmonAdded: 13.12.2021 10:17 | 37 views | 0 commentsSource: www.themoviebuff.netLászló Polgár is an educational psychologist who believes a child can excel at anything if pushed. More in www.cnn.com »
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayed
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayedAdded: 18.06.2020 19:42 | 14 views | 0 commentsSome NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.
Golf: Poulter, Hubbard share early lead at RBC Heritage
Added: 18.06.2020 19:37 | 18 views | 0 commentsBritain's Ian Poulter capped an error-free opening round with a birdie-birdie finish to grab a share of the early lead with American Mark Hubbard at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina on Thursday.
Horse racing: Stradivarius takes third successive Ascot Gold Cup
Added: 18.06.2020 19:33 | 16 views | 0 commentsStradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, blew away the field to land a third successive Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday in a race run without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golf: Spieth uses birdie blitz to climb Harbour Town leaderboard
Added: 18.06.2020 18:52 | 20 views | 0 commentsJordan Spieth recovered from a poor start with a stunning run of birdies to tie the lowest nine-hole score of his career in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.
Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced
Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 21 views | 0 commentsLawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client's innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.
Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Added: 18.06.2020 18:44 | 19 views | 0 commentsFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
'You get the stereotype that you're going to turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger with a wig,' says female powerlifter
'You get the stereotype that you're going to turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger with a wig,' says female powerlifterAdded: 13.12.2021 16:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsKarenjeet Kaur Bains started her sporting life as a sprinter, but when she took up powerlifting at the age of 17 -- initially to get faster and more explosive for athletics -- her focus soon changed.
Real Madrid breezes past fierce rival Atlético Madrid 2-0 to extend winning run
Added: 13.12.2021 14:17 | 13 views | 0 commentsReal Madrid has now won its last 10 games in all competitions after victory against local rival Atlético Madrid on Sunday.
Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson get two-shot penalties after tee shots from wrong hole
Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson get two-shot penalties after tee shots from wrong holeAdded: 13.12.2021 14:17 | 26 views | 0 commentsWhen Henrik Stenson pointed out to Jordan Spieth that his tee was slightly ahead of the marker, the American thought he must've narrowly avoided disaster.
Ronaldo to face Messi in Champions League round of 16
Ronaldo to face Messi in Champions League round of 16Added: 13.12.2021 12:58 | 33 views | 0 commentsManchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo will face Paris-Saint Germain's Lionel Messi in the Champions League round of 16 after the draw was made on Monday.
Questionable calls at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix do little to stifle the celebrations of Verstappen's orange army
Questionable calls at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix do little to stifle the celebrations of Verstappen's orange armyAdded: 13.12.2021 12:26 | 34 views | 0 commentsThe mood among an army of orange clad fans in the north grandstand is sombre. With four laps to go, seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton is cruising to another victory, leaving a frustrated Max Verstappen in his wake.
Kevin Durant drops NBA-high 51 points in Brooklyn Nets win over Detroit Pistons
Added: 13.12.2021 12:06 | 34 views | 0 commentsKevin Durant scored an NBA season high 51 points on Sunday night to help the Brooklyn Nets to a 116-104 win against the Detroit Pistons.
Tom Brady creates even more history in dramatic 33-27 overtime Bucs victory over Bills
Added: 13.12.2021 10:59 | 34 views | 0 commentsBefore Sunday, Tom Brady had almost every all-time NFL quarterback record to his name -- and at the end of the day, he set another two milestone achievements.
Stars Place Goaltender Khudobin on Waivers
The Dallas Stars placed goaltender Anton Khudobin on waivers following a slow start to the season. Sergei Belski-USA TODAY SportsThe Dallas Stars seem to be cutting bait with their Bubble MVP. The Stars placed goaltender Anton Khudobin on waivers Monday afternoon in a surprising move, potentially ending the veteran's tenure in the Lone Star State after four seasons. After a mediocre 2021 campaign, during which Khudobin mustered a .905 save percentage in 32 games, the Stars likely view Khudobin at the beginning of his inevitable decline. Khudobin may very well go unclaimed, leading the Stars to make a decision as to what to do with him for this year and beyond.
Hendrix Lapierre Missed Team Canada, But Don't Fret, Capitals Fans
The Washington Capitals prospect is a rare case of a teenager getting into NHL action and not making their country out of world junior selection camp. Hendrix Lapierre Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsIt's not every day a teenager plays a handful of NHL games and somehow doesn't make their World Junior Championship team. Despite playing the first six games of the season with the Washington Capitals, Lapierre failed to make Canada's World Junior Championship roster that was officially named on Sunday evening. In 2019, Lapierre had 11 points in five games at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup for Canada, second only to Cole Perfetti. Lapierre won't have another chance to play at the World Junior Championship, but that won't define him as a prospect.
Three Things We Learned in Week 9 of the NHL Season
Lengthy quarantines could be a part of the Beijing Olympics, the Oilers have to solve their slide and a couple of Ducks go viral. Avry Lewis-McDougall takes a look at three big talking points from the past week. It's Monday, so let's get into three big talking points from the past week:The Beijing Winter Olympics May Not Be a Slam DunkNumerous NHL players still have their eyes set on representing their countries at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Word came down last week that any athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 could be facing a very lengthy quarantine period in China. With games in North America also being postponed due to COVID positive tests, the idea of the world's best going over to Asia for February could be further thrown into doubt.
NHL Postpones Flames' Games Through Dec 16
The NHL announced that all Calgary Flames games have been postponed through Dec. 16 due to COVID-19 concerns. Sergei Belski-USA TODAY SportsThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the NHL season. On Monday morning, the league announced that they have postponed all Calgary Flames games scheduled between now and Dec. 16 in response to a reported six players and one staff member entering COVID-19 protocols within a 24-hour period. The Flames are now the third team to have their games postponed this season due to virus-related concerns, after the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders were paused in November, bringing the total number of re-scheduled games to eight, at the moment. The deadline for the NHL to make a decision on whether it will send its players to Beijing is on Jan. 10.
Ben Bishop's Hockey Career is Over, Stars GM Says
After spending the past 14 months rehabbing a knee injury, Ben Bishop's NHL career has come to a close. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsAfter playing in his first professional hockey game in over 14 months on Thursday, Ben Bishop's career has come to a close. Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill told media on Saturday that Bishop will not return to the NHL after spending over a year rehabbing a torn meniscus in his right knee. Bishop allowed eight goals for the AHL's Texas Stars in a conditioning stint two nights ago, his first game action since allowing five goals in a 2020 NHL playoff game. Prior to Saturday's announcement, only Jonathan Quick (342) and Craig Anderson (295) had more wins among active American NHL goaltenders.
Should the Boston Bruins Move On from Patrice Bergeron?
Now in his 18th NHL season, Patrice Bergeron is still performing at an elite level – and it would be strange to see him leave his only NHL home. Nevertheless, one hockey pundit believes it's time for the Boston Bruins to move on from their captain. Bob Frid-USA TODAY SportsNow in his 18th NHL season, Patrice Bergeron is still performing at an elite level. Nevertheless, one observer believes it's time for the Boston Bruins to move on from their captain. Bergeron and Marchand would draw considerable interest if the Bruins shopped one or both at the March trade deadline.
Stephenson’s Season-Long Resiliency Peaks During Big Night
RamirezLAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson was without injured linemates Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty for nearly a month. Considering his resiliency throughout the season, it came as no surprise Stephenson registered a career-high four assists after missing Friday so he could attend his grandmother’s funeral. Since arriving in Vegas, Stephenson is sixth on the team with 52 assists, tied with William Karlsson with 31 goals, and ranks seventh with 83 points. “Just a special night; I lost my grandma,” said an emotional Stephenson, who leads the team with 26 points. Zach Whitecloud pinched in unannounced behind the defenders, took the feed from Pacioretty, and promptly gave Vegas a 1-0 lead.
Cardinals Continue Push for No. 1 Seed Against Rams
No NHL games tonight, no college football until Friday and a light week in college hoops because of final exams means we zoom in on the NBA tonight. MUST WATCHLos Angeles Rams at Arizona CardinalsJohn W. McDonough/Sports IllustratedThe race for the No. 1 seed has extra meaning starting this year with the expanded playoffs since only the top team in each conference gets a bye. The Cardinals are well positioned to claim that crown, but the Bucs and Packers are right on their tail. They feel vulnerable in this spot, though, with Devin Booker out and Deandre Ayton questionable to play tonight.
AS Roma vs. Spezia Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Roma looks to break a two-match losing streak as it faces Spezia on Monday in Serie A action. AS Roma, eighth in Serie A with 25 points through 16 matches, will face Spezia, 17th with 12 points, on Monday. How to Watch AS Roma vs Spezia Today:Match Date: Dec. 13, 2021Match Time: 2:35 p.m. ETTV: fubo Sports Network 4 (Canada)Live Stream AS Roma vs Spezia on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! These sides drew 22 when they last met in May, while the January meeting ended in a 4-3 Roma victory.
College Football Bowl Games Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The 2021-22 bowl season is just around the corner. Here's how to watch every game. With the college football regular season over, it's time to turn our attention to the upcoming bowl games, which will begin on Friday, Dec. 17 with a pair of games. You can stream all the bowl games on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! All times are EasternFriday, Dec. 17Bahamas BowlMiddle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5): 12 p.m.ESPNTailgreeter Cure BowlNorthern Illinois (9-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-2): 6 p.m.ESPN2Saturday, Dec. 18.RoofClaim.com Boca Raton BowlWestern Kentucky (8-5) vs. Appalachian State (10-3): 11 a.mESPNPUBG Mobile New Mexico BowlUTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3): 2:15 p.m.ESPNRadiance Technologies Independence BowlBYU (10-2) vs. UAB (8-4): 3:30 p.m.ABCLendingTree BowlEastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5): 5:45 p.m.ESPNJimmy Kimmel LA Bowl presented by StifelUtah State (10-3) vs. Oregon State (7-5): 7:30 p.m.ABCR+L Carriers New Orleans BowlMarshall (7-5) vs. Louisiana (12-1): 9:15 p.m.ESPNMonday, Dec. 20Myrtle Beach Bowl Presented by TaxActTulsa (6-6) vs. Old Dominion (6-6): 2:30 p.m.ESPNTuesday, Dec. 21Famous Idaho Potato BowlKent State (7-6) vs. Wyoming (6-6): 3:30 p.m.ESPNTropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco BowlUTSA (12-1) vs. San Diego State (11-2): 7:30 p.m.ESPNWednesday, Dec. 22Lockheed Martin Armed Forces BowlArmy (8-3) vs. Missouri (6-6): 8:00 p.m.ESPNThursday, Dec. 23Frisco Football ClassicMiami (OH) (6-6) vs. North Texas (6-6): 3:30 p.m.ESPNUnion Home Mortage Gasparilla BowlFlorida (6-6) vs. UCF (8-4): 7:30 p.m.ABCFriday, Dec. 24EasyPost Hawai'i BowlMemphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7): 8:00 p.m.ESPNSaturday, Dec. 25TaxAct Camellia BowlBall State (6-6) vs. Georgia State (7-5): 2:30 p.m.ESPNMonday, Dec. 27Quick Lane BowlWestern Michigan (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4): 11:00 a.m.ESPNMilitary Bowl presented by PeratonEast Carolina (7-5) vs. Boston College (6-6): 2:30 p.m.ESPNTuesday, Dec. 28TicketSmarter Birmingham BowlHouston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6): 12:00 p.m.ESPNSE
Gaziantepspor vs. Fenerbahce Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Two clubs at opposite ends of the Turkish Süper Lig standings face off Monday. Fenerbahce, currently fifth in the Turkish Süper Lig with 27 points through 15 matches, will take on Gaziantepspor on Monday. How to Watch Gaziantepspor vs. Fenerbahce Today:Match Date: Dec. 13, 2021Match Time: 12:25 a.m. ETTV: beIN SPORTS (Canada)Live Stream Gaziantepspor vs. Fenerbahce on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The last meeting of these teams was in April, with Fenerbahce coming away with a 3–1 win at home.
ATP Challenger Tour: Rio de Janeiro and Maia, Early Rounds Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Rio de Janeiro event on the ATP Challenger Tour opens up in Brazil with 32 singles competitors and 16 doubles teams. The ATP Challenger Tour has been in South America for the past few weeks with several local talents taking center stage to showcase what they bring to the court. How to Watch Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 8 a.m. ETTV: Tennis ChannelLive Stream Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger, Early Rounds on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Igor Marcondes went from qualifier to champion last week at the Florianópolis ATP Challenger event and continues on this week in Rio.
Week 14 Monday Night Football Betting Preview
The Rams travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. Sports Illustrated's Bill Enright joins Robin Lundberg to break down the betting numbers. Which players does Bill expect to find the endzone?
Aaron Rodgers provides health update about his toe injury after Bears win
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he believes he might suffered a setback to his toe injury during Green Bay's 45–30 win over Chicago. "It feels worse," Rodgers said. On Sunday, ESPN reported that Rodgers's toe injury was expected to linger throughout the remainder of the season. In late November, during the team's bye week, Rodgers gathered information regarding a possible surgery on the toe, but, in the end, chose not to get it. Rodgers completed 29 of his 37 pass attempts for 341 yards and four touchdowns against the Bears.
Josh Allen injury: Bills QB seen in walking boot after loss to Bucs
The Bills are waiting to discover the extent of quarterback Josh Allen's injury after he was seen wearing a walking boot after Sunday's game. Incredible, incredible amount of heart and guts that they showed, Josh included, but all of them. They made one more play than we did, but I love how the team fought.”When asked about the timeframe of the injury, McDermott responded, "I don’t know, really. At 7–6, the Bills currently sit in second in the AFC East, two games behind the Patriots. More NFL Coverage:For more coverage of the Buffalo Bills, head to Bills Central.
Rams at Cardinals: Jalen Ramsey on COVID-19/Reserve List
The Rams will be without star cornerback Jalen Ramsey as well as tight end Tyler Higbee for their NFC West duel with the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The two players have been added to the franchise's growing COVID-19/Reserve List, just hours ahead of the pivotal game. Los Angeles will look to make up ground against Arizona, which has the NFL's best record at 10–2 and is gunning for the top seed in the NFC. Arizona landed a statement victory in Los Angeles earlier in the season, picking up a 37–20 Week 4 win. More NFL Coverage:For more news on the Los Angeles Rams, head over to Ram Digest.
Betting Roundtable: Rams-Cardinals Monday Night Football Best Bets
With Arizona only a 2.5-point spread for Arizona at home, to quote Dumb and Dumber, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance….”Check the Cardinals-Rams odds at SI SportsbookMoneyline: Los Angeles (+110) | Arizona (-133)Los Angeles (+110) | Arizona (-133) Spread: Los Angeles +2.5 (-110) | Arizona -2.5 (-110)Los Angeles +2.5 (-110) | Arizona -2.5 (-110) Total: 51 -Over (-110) | Under (-110)51 -Over (-110) | Under (-110) Game Info: Dec. 13, 2021 | 8:15 p.m. They've allowed only 103 rushing yards per game across the past three contests, while they have been middle of the pack in passing yards by allowing 207 passing yards per game. I like the under on Kyler Murray's line of 262.5 passing yards and the over on Matt Stafford at 280.5. BEST BET: Over 5.5 touchdowns (+110)MMQB's Gary Gramling:These teams are pretty close to a coin-flip matchup. BEST BET: Under 51 (-110)Check the Latest Odds from SI SportsbookGet fantasy and betting analysis in your inbox by signing up for the Winners Club newsletter.
Urban Meyer Is Taking The Heat Off Trevor Lawrence: Unchecked
The Jaguars better hope their problems are on Urban Meyer, because with the focus on the coach it seems most haven’t said much about the struggles of No pick Trevor Lawrence. Which only makes me believe the issues in Jacksonville go far beyond what any one change can solve. And though he is sure to improve, I can’t imagine most fans thought Lawrence would be a downgrade from what they were getting from Gardner Minshew. Perhaps firing Meyer would help fix many of these issues. However, if we’re being real about it, with the way he was talked about coming into the NFL...I have to believe most thought Trevor Lawrence would be better than this.
Quilmes vs. Ferro Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
How to Watch Quilmes vs. Ferro Today:Match Date: Dec. 13, 2021Match Time: 7 p.m. ETTV: TyC SportsLive Stream Quilmes vs. Ferro on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The Primera Nacional is the second tier of Argentine football, below the Primera División. It's won the Primera División twice, in 1912 and 1978. Ferro has also won the Primera División twice, taking it in 1982 and 1984.
Boxing pound-for-pound rankings: Canelo Álvarez collects super middleweight titles
In stopping Caleb Plant and dominating three undefeated fighters, Álvarez became the first undisputed champion in the four-belt era. Meanwhile Terence Crawford made his first statement at welterweight and an old lion reclaimed his place on the pound-for-pound list. At 31, Álvarez is at the peak of his powers, a rare blend of speed, power and skill, coupled with the best résumé in boxing. For his next trick: Álvarez is eyeballing a move up to cruiserweight in an attempt to become a five-division world champion. Tyson FuryRecord: 31-0-1Last Month: 6Last Fight: KO win Deontay WilderNext Fight: TBDRarely do heavyweights appear on pound-for-pound lists, but Fury, 33, blends impressive boxing skills with a strong résumé.
Champions League draw mistake forces UEFA to redo
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA will have to redo the Champions League draw for the round of 16 after mistakingly placing Manchester United’s name into the wrong pot. UEFA voided the initial results of Monday’s draw, which had created another matchup between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after Manchester United was paired with Paris Saint-Germain. However, United had initially been paired with Villarreal even though the English club’s name should not have been in that pot since the two advanced from the same group. A new draw was set to take place at 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT). After United’s name was initially pulled out, Manchester City was then drawn to play Villarreal instead.
US Soccer extends USWNT's no-strike terms, ends NWSL allocation
As part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women’s Soccer League. The allocation system of national team players had been in place since the league started play in 2013. The extension gives more time for negotiations during the leadup to regional qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, scheduled for July 4-20. “The Equal Pay Act asks whether the rate of pay—not the total compensation—is equal. FIFA awarded $400 million in prize money for the 32 teams at the 2018 men’s World Cup, including $38 million to champion France.
Alex Morgan trade: San Diego Wave FC deals for USWNT star
Morgan is joining the San Diego Wave, which will begin play in the National Women’s Soccer League next season. “I see myself being in San Diego through my playing career. Former Manchester United coach Casey Stoney will lead San Diego in its inaugural year. “This is an incredibly special moment for our club, our fans, and our community to welcome Alex and her family to San Diego. Morgan said a good start would be reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the NWSL Players’ Association.
Kelvin Sampson apologizes to Alabama for Saturday incident
On Sunday night, Tide athletic director Greg Byrne confirmed that Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson called to apologize for an ugly post-game scene. It was not called, though, and the officials did not review the play, sealing a win for Alabama. Byrne said that he and Oats both received calls from Sampson, who apologized for what went down at the end of the game. Kellen Sampson took to Twitter to apologize for his role in the situation:”At the conclusion of yesterday’s game, I allowed my emotions to bubble over,” the younger Sampson said. More College Basketball Coverage:For more news on the Alabama Crimson Tide, head over to Bama Central.
Notebook: Texas, OU Win Final Recruiting Weekend of the Year
After a wild final college football recruiting weekend for the year, and the last ahead of Wednesday's National Signing Day, prospects and coaches have to stay put. Former Southlake (Texas) Carroll star quarterback and Ohio State freshman Quinn Ewers made his transfer to Texas public. Kelvin Banks, SI99 offensive line recruit from Humble (Texas) Summer Creek, announced his pledge to UT on Saturday. USC Gets Top Targets Back to L.A.Lincoln Riley and USC put together their first major recruiting weekend on campus and as one may expect, plenty of local and semi-local talent showed up. Allen is a former Penn State defensive back pledge while Ibieta is one of the top pass catchers in the state and is currently committed to Miami.
Quinn Ewers transfer: Former OSU five-star recruit heading to Texas
Former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers is transferring to Texas, he announced on Sunday night. Ewers, a five-star recruit coming out of Southlake, Texas, spent one season with the Buckeyes and has four years of eligibility remaining. Ewers, who was initially the top-ranked signal caller in the class of 2022, did not throw a pass with Ohio State this season. He is expected to compete for the starting job at Texas next season. The Longhorns finished coach Steve Sarkisian's debut season 5–7, seventh in the Big 12.
Desmond Howard criticized for Ohio State dig during Heisman ceremony
Desmond Howard was one of the most-talked-about figures on the Heisman stage for all the wrong reasons Saturday, and the ESPN personality doubled down on his viral moment over the weekend. Howard responded with a dig at Ohio State that was met with an awkward reaction from the Heisman ceremony crowd, saying, "Better than his [Stroud's] offensive linemen." Later that night, the 1991 Heisman winner offered multiple tongue-in-cheek apologies via Twitter. The former Michigan receiver continued to respond to replies from Twitter users regarding his Heisman ceremony comment. Overall, it made for one awkward moment after another both on and off the Heisman stage for all involved.
Old Urban Meyer Graphic About 'Criteria for Struggling Teams' Goes Viral
The video was filmed after the Jaguars' loss at the Bengals when Meyer skipped the team flight back to Florida to attend the event. Last week, reports emerged that Meyer blew up at his assistant coaches, calling them "losers" and "forcing them to defend their résumés." “Every time I've had a team struggle, it's fallen into one of three categories,” Meyer said on Fox in November 2020. The players don't trust the coach, the coach don't trust the players or awful when the players don't trust each other. Number two: It's called a dysfunctional work environment where the expectations are very high, but we don't work hard.
Fantasy Playoff Strength of Schedule Watch List
Before we start talking about fantasy playoff strength of schedule, let’s get one thing clear: If you’re fortunate enough to reach the fantasy playoffs, you’re ridin’ the horses that got you here. Waddle could be the most dangerous WR in the fantasy playoffs with this schedule. After Atlanta, the 49ers play Tennessee and Houston, so it’s possible that all their key offensive weapons will have value during the fantasy playoffs. During the fantasy playoffs, they’ve got two games against Washington (third-most FPPG to wide receivers) sandwiched around the Giants (eighth-most). If Washington’s Logan Thomas hadn’t suffered a season-ending injury last week, he could have been a major player during the fantasy playoffs.
Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Report
IDP WAIVER WIRE REPORTDefensive LinemenDE Dre’Mont Jones, Denver BroncosFeatured in the Week 14 IDP waiver wire report, we’re going back to the well with Jones. Alexander followed up his Week 14 IDP waiver wire report mention with four solos, one TFL and two sacks vs. the Jets on Sunday. Rashaan Evans, Tennessee TitansEvans made his return in Week 14, after missing Tennessee’s previous five games. After the Colts’ Week 14 bye, I’m expecting low S1 point totals from him for the rest of the season. S Brandon Jones, Miami Dolphins**I expect Jones to be back in Week 15 after not playing since Week 11 and the Dolphins’ Week 14 bye.
USC Quarterback Kedon Slovis Enters Transfer Portal
USC quarterback Kedon Slovis has entered the transfer portal. Slovis recently completed his junior season with the Trojans, where he threw for 2,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. Slovis took over abruptly as the team's starter in 2019 and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in his first season. Freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart instead appeared to supplant him as the starter. Before this season, Slovis was viewed by some as a potential first-round draft pick and Heisman candidate, and he could still ultimately enter the draft if he so chooses.
Alabama QB Bryce Young leads AP All-American team
The Crimson Tide will bring five players who received AP All-American honors into their College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against Cincinnati on Dec. 31. The AP All-America team presented by Regions Bank, selected by a panel of Top 25 college football poll voters, was released Monday. Fellow Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant made the second team. Michigan linebacker David Ojabo was chosen for the second team and running back Hassan Haskins was a third-team selection. Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green each were first-team selections this season after making the second team in 2020.
SI99 Hoops: Breaking Down the Top Five Centers
Now that we’ve officially launched the SI99 Hoops rankings for 2022, we’ve begun to take a deeper dive into the prospects at each position. College: DukeWhat Makes Him Special: At 7-feet tall, Lively is a human shot eraser/changer on the defensive end. This past summer in Nike EYBL play, Filipowski averaged 13 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists, while shooting 58.3 percent from the field. This summer, Bona averaged 11.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks while running with Team WhyNot in the Nike EYBL. College: MichiganWhat Makes Him Special: Reed is a versatile big with the ability to impact the game on the offensive at all three levels.
Boclair: Is Path to Playoffs Too Easy?
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans made it look easy Sunday in their 20-0 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I think we've kind of got back to our brand of football a little bit,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. Collectively, it creates little to no concern about whether the Titans will be in the playoffs and at home for their first game. The primary task, in fact, seems to be for this team to use the time to try to get healthy. But a similar start to the playoffs will be the end.
Miami Heat's Duncan Robinson Continues to Bounce Back After Recent Slump
A few weeks ago, Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson was receiving plenty criticism because of his shooting struggles. Robinson had a season-high 26 points in the Heat's 118-92 victory against the Chicago Bulls Sunday at FTX Arena. “The noise and the narratives can get so loud that it can get you off task," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. That’s a hard thing for everybody to manage, but he’s been plugging away and really putting together productive plays. He’s really improved as a passer.
Penn State Coach James Franklin Signals His Vision for the 2022 Football Seaon
Penn State makes a statement by hiring Manny DiazIn November, Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced not only Franklin's new 10-year contract but also a shared commitment to funding the future. We want to make sure we're doing everything we can from a Penn State perspective," Barbour said in an interview with Penn State's communications staff. "This is about Penn State, and what we have to do to be successful and chase that national championship that we all want." If he's successful, though, that will signal to other high-profile coaches that Penn State offers the resources and platform to win. Penn State made some bold moves this weekend toward reshaping the 2022 football team.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Men's Golf Gifts
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What is the Lost Art of the Short Game?
The first of an eight-part series, excerpted from "The Lost Art of the Short Game" written by Gary Nicol and Karl Morris, explores how golfers have gradually lost sight of what really matters most when playing. Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from "The Lost Art of the Short Game", written by instructors Gary Nicol and Karl Morris. Or was the reality of your disappointing score a direct result of an embarrassingly poor short game? We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that a player with a razor-sharp short game is a fearsome opponent. Is it possible that you could develop the short game skills to rival the very best players in the world?
Ring of Honor: Jonathan Gresham wins title at Final Battle 2021
Jonathan Gresham is the new, and perhaps last, Ring of Honor world champion. Until then, I’ll take on all challengers for the Ring of Honor title. “I had this dream to be part of Ring of Honor,” Gresham says. “I want the Ring of Honor title to be strong, and the only way to do that is by having a Pure professional wrestler hold the Ring of Honor championship. I will ensure that Pure wrestling stays alive.”More Wrestling Coverage:Justin Barrasso can be reached at JBarrasso@gmail.com.
Champions League draw redo: PSG vs Real Madrid; full results
The Champions League draw for the round of 16 is confirmed—for real, this time—with Atlético Madrid likely feeling a bit better about its prospects of reaching the quarterfinals, while Real Madrid and Liverpool are not going to be too thrilled with how the redo broke. The original pairings were: Benfica vs. Real Madrid, Villarreal vs. Man City, Atlético Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, Salzburg vs. Liverpool, Inter Milan vs. Ajax, Sporting CP vs. Juventus, Chelsea vs. Lille and PSG vs. Manchester United, with the last one seemingly setting up another Champions League showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The other seven are: Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich, Sporting vs. Man City, Benfica vs. Ajax, Atlético Madrid vs. Manchester United, Villarreal vs. Juventus, Inter Milan vs. Liverpool and PSG vs. Real Madrid. That means Real Madrid went from potentially facing Benfica to drawing the star-powered juggernaut of PSG in a tie that is laced with subplots. And there's the Super League backdrop, with PSG resisting the efforts spearheaded by Real Madrid president Floréntino Perez to join the (ultimately failed) breakaway effort and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi rising to greater power within the European Club Association.
Joe Judge Reveals Why Giants Have a Solid Foundation in Place
But head coach Joe Judge disagrees, and he explained why in detail he views the team as heading in the right direction. Giants head coach Joe Judge knows that the football program he's running has to produce results. But Judge, who is finishing up his second season as an NFL head coach, doubled down on his postgame response after the Giants' 37-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers about building a solid foundation, his responses. As far as Judge is concerned, there's a right way to practice, which the Giants had to learn. More from Giants CountryJoin the Giants Country Community
Lakers: Was This Magic Win A Turning Point?
to seal their second straight victory tonight, a 106-94 margin at the Staples Center against the visiting Orlando Magic. With the win, the Lakers saw their record rise to 15-13 on the 2021-22 NBA season. Could the Lakers finally be building some momentum with tonight's victory over the Magic, LA's second straight win and third in their last four contests? The rest of December could mark a terrific opportunity for the Lakers to finally capitalize on some winnable games. 11 of the Lakers' next 15 contests will be played against teams at or below .500 records.
Champions League draw: Last 16 predictions and redo's impact
After avoidable draw chaos, the first knockout round is set, with PSG–Real Madrid among the eight, procedure-compliant pairings. “This is impossible.” Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA's vice general secretary, knew that Villarreal couldn’t play Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16, as they had been in the same group. So an extra layer of intrigue and drama was added to what had already been a more engaging Champions League group stage than has been the case recently. But Benfica eliminated Barcelona and kept four clean sheets in six games in the group stage, even briefly troubling Bayern away. Atlético Madrid vs. Manchester UnitedBoth sides, if they’re being honest with themselves, may wonder how they got to this stage.
Arizona, Iowa State basketball lead first-year coaching standouts
T.J. Otzelberger, Iowa StateThrough just over a month, the clear favorite for National Coach of the Year honors should be Otzelberger. Offensively, newcomers Izaiah Brockington and Tyrese Hunter have given life to a group that lost its top five scorers from a season ago. But what has really allowed the Cyclones to surprise under Otzelberger has been the team’s remarkable defensive turnaround. Now, it should be noted that Lloyd inherited a far better situation than the others on this list did. More College Basketball Coverage:• NCAA Drops the Ball With Auburn's Sanctions• Mailbag: Curbelo/Illinois; NET Rankings Debut• Keegan Murray's Breakout at Iowa Is Here
Shay Murphy is forging new ground with Lakers: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports
Courtesy of Shay MurphySports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Now, the 36-year-old is concerned about the next generation of Black women stepping into, dominating and rebuilding spaces that weren’t built for them. “I think for Black women it’s really about empowerment. We are the table, and you can come to meet us.”Her solution to the misconceptions Black women working in basketball face daily? Naya Samuel is a contributor for Empower Onyx, a diverse multi-channel platform celebrating the stories and transformative power of sports for Black women and girls.
Cris Collinsworth: ‘Have You Seen a Guy Be More Honest Than Aaron Rodgers?’
It’s totally understandable that NFL commentators would fawn over Aaron Rodgers while calling one his games. NBC’s Cris Collinsworth, however, decided to heap praise on Rodgers last night for something that had nothing to do with the quarterback’s on-the-field play. Have you seen a guy, and in particular, this year, be more honest about everything? You can also watch the SI Media Podcast on YouTube. Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher.
Chiefs-Raiders: Las Vegas stands on logo, gets blown out 48–9
In Monday’s Hot Clicks: Las Vegas’s posturing backfires spectacularly, Justin Herbert makes perhaps the best throw of the year and more. Stick a fork in the RaidersThe reeling Raiders desperately needed a win Sunday in Kansas City. The Kansas City fans already in their seats responded with a shower of boos. Kansas City raced out to a 35–0 first-half lead, and the Vegas offense sputtered. “I’m just trying to stay humble.”A bunch of Chiefs players sounded off about it on Twitter after the game, too.
Two upcoming Bulls games postponed due to COVID-19 cases (REPORT)
The Bulls' upcoming contests vs. the Pistons on Tuesday and vs. the Raptors on Thursday have been postponed, the NBA announced Monday. On Monday, Bulls forward Alize Johnson became the 10th Bulls player to be placed on the league's health and safety protocols. Bulls broadcasters Stacey King and Bill Wennington are additionally at home in isolation due to the league's protocols, per ESPN's Jamal Collier. The Bulls have added at least one player to health and safety protocols for three consecutive days. Because the team has had positive COVID-19 cases, their players are required to test every day.
NBA Power Rankings: How High Can Kevin Durant Carry Nets?
(Note: SI’s NBA staff is ranking every team from best to worst all season long, taking into account how each squad is currently playing.) Golden State WarriorsCurrent record: 21–5Previous ranking: 2Andrew Wiggins is playing the best basketball of his career through 26 contests. Rudy Gobert is in the midst of his most efficient offensive season (73.8% on two-pointers!). Milwaukee BucksCurrent record: 18–10Previous ranking: 3Don’t discount Giannis Antetokounmpo in the MVP race despite Steph Curry’s early lead. Brooklyn NetsCurrent record: 19–8Previous ranking: 6It’s unlikely we see the Nets atop the Eastern Conference standings without Patty Mills’s production thus far.
NFL Week 14 Bad Beats and Big Payouts: Favorites Dominated on Sunday
Let's get to the good, the bad and the ugly from Week 14 betting. He also cashed his anytime touchdown prop at +750 and cleared his passing yards, combined yards and completions props, and did not throw an interception. Just Made ItWe always love the props that just clear, and Cordarrelle Patterson just cleared his rushing yards prop Sunday. He also cashed his anytime TD prop at -110 odds. Washington also burned prop bettors who took Antonio Gibson to top his rushing yards prop, and Terry McLaurin to top his receptions and receiving yards prop.
No. 1 Changes Again as Baylor Moves Atop Men's AP Poll
The reigning national champs are back in a familiar spot: atop men's college basketball. On Monday, Baylor became the fourth different team to lead the men's AP top 25 in 2021–22, taking over the top spot and receiving all 61 first-place votes after Sunday's dominant win over Villanova. The Boilermakers nearly went 0–2 last week, but rallied to beat NC State in overtime in Brooklyn on Sunday. The Blue Devils have been idle for two weeks but get back in action on Tuesday vs. South Carolina State. 24 after a loss to Oklahoma, and Florida dropped out after a stunning loss to Texas Southern and a neutral-site defeat to Maryland.
Rookie Micah Parsons is the key to a transformed Cowboys defense
As Parsons approached, Heinicke turned, and Parsons swatted the ball loose by swinging his arm like a sledgehammer at it. “Just his aggressive nature, and how he played the game,” Parsons said, “he was something to watch.”Forty years later, Parsons is, too. “He was really, really smart. But I think he’s playing at an exceptional level, a Pro Bowl level, and playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Now, if the powers that be think that’s the case as well, then I agree with them wholeheartedly.
Panthers' Cam Newton after loss: 'I'm so disappointed in myself'
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton addressed his struggles following Carolina's 29–21 loss to the Falcons. Newton finished the loss completing 15 of his 23 pass attempts for 178 yards. He added 47 rushing yards and one rushing touchdowns. It also marked the 11th straight start Newton has lost for the Panthers, dating back to the 2019 season and his first go-around in Charlotte. More NFL Coverage:For more news on the Carolina Panthers, head over to All Panthers.
Women's basketball rankings: UConn falls in AP top 25
7 in the women’s AP top 25 released Monday, its lowest ranking in 14 years after losing its first game against an unranked team since 2012. UConn coach Geno Auriemma David Butler II/USA TODAY SportsNC State was again second in the poll, followed by Stanford, Arizona and Baylor. 6, just ahead of UConn, and the two teams will play Sunday in the Hall of Fame Showcase. Despite their loss to Georgia Tech, the Huskies kept alive their incredible streak of not losing consecutive games dating to 1993 by rallying to beat UCLA over the weekend. Georgia Tech returned to the poll at No.
Urban Meyer met with Jags owner Shad Khan after loss to Titans
A rough first NFL season for Urban Meyer hit a new low on Sunday with the Jaguars' 20–0 loss to the Titans. The game marked the fifth-straight loss for the team and the third in four weeks by at least 20 points. The loss drops Meyer to 2–11 on the season, two more losses than he suffered in seven seasons at Ohio State. I still think there’s good pieces.”The Titans loss was not the only bit of embarrassment for the team this week. I also really believe that we have plenty of good enough players to go win games.
Ben Simmons rumors: Lakers, Knicks among teams interested 76ers guard
The Knicks and Lakers are among the teams interested in a possible deal for 76ers guard Ben Simmons, according to The Athletic's Shams C.On Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe first reported that more teams were engaged in trade talks related a possible agreement involving Simmons. The Athletic confirmed Monday that teams were ramping up their efforts to acquire Simmons in a multiteam trade. In addition to New York and Los Angeles, the Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, Kings, Pacers and Cavaliers are all among the teams interested in Simmons, per The Athletic. Simmons has sought to work with a personal mental health specialist and gave the 76ers’ team therapist permission to speak with his own therapist, per The Athletic. More NBA Coverage:• NBA Mailbag: Damian Lillard's Future With the Blazers• NBA Power Rankings: Bucks, Bulls Rise in the East• NBA Trade Ideas: Can the Warriors Land Sabonis?
Cowboys star rookie Micah Parsons doesn't 'really think the NFL is hard'
Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons has quickly established himself not only as one of the NFL's best rookie defensive players but one of the league's best defensive players, more broadly. Parsons told The MMQB's Albert Breer afterward that his transition to the professional ranks hasn't been overly difficult for him. “I don’t really think the NFL is hard,” Parsons said. But I just think it’s a bunch of players that work really hard, and I think it rubs off whenever you play guys like La’el [Collins in practice]. I don’t really believe in wasting opportunities, so I’m a guy that just wants to be out there.
Lamar Jackson injury update: Plan is for Ravens QB is to play against Packers
Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that quarterback Lamar Jackson has an ankle sprain and he plans to play him this Sunday. Jackson was carted off the field during the team's eventual 24–22 loss against the Browns this past weekend. “The plans are, right now, in my mind, for Lamar to be out there,” Harbaugh said on Sunday's matchup. Jackson suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Browns when linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah went low for a tackle. The Ravens are scheduled to play the Packers this Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
Nic Cage plays 'Nick Cage' in first look at 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'
Nic Cage plays 'Nick Cage' in first look at comedy-thriller The Unbearable Weight of Massive TalentIn the comedy-thriller The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (out April 22) Nicolas Cage plays "Nick Cage." "['Nick Cage'] is an invented version of Nic Cage," says the Oscar winner, 58. The film's Nick Cage accepts a million dollars to attend the birthday party of a crime boss and Cage superfan named Javi (Pedro Pascal). The teaser trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent drops tomorrow. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Nicolas Cage in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' | Credit: Katalin VermesThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Credit: Katalin VermesThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Credit: Katalin VermesThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Credit: Katalin VermesThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Credit: Katalin VermesThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Credit: Katalin Vermes
Most of the Chicago Bulls Are in Quarantine
DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine (left and center) are both in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Photo: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty ImagesIn a remarkably quick turnaround, the Chicago Bulls picked up several All-Star caliber players and transformed from playoff bystanders to conference contenders in less than a year. The Bulls aren’t the only team currently facing some pandemic challenges — five Charlotte Hornets are quarantined ahead of the Monday night game against the Dallas Mavericks — but the shutdown in Chicago does represent the largest pandemic challenge faced during what is somehow now the league’s third pandemic season. While the NBA and other pro leagues faced frequent COVID postponements last season, the Bulls’ rescheduling marks the first time it has occurred since the vaccine has become widely available. Despite some notable holdouts, 95 percent of players had taken at least one vaccine dose as of late September.
NFL Brands Report: Unlock the World’s Most Valuable Sports Audience
Know every fanOur new report, Unlock the world’s biggest sports audience (read it here: https://bit.ly/3G5uzgf), profiles trends in NFL fan engagement and the world of sports marketing. This requires a deep understanding that’s only possible with first-party audience data and contextual sports data. Many brands garner audience data via their own channels, but in our case, it stems from 20 years’ campaign experience and direct, exclusive partnerships with sports leagues and publishers. We have access to unique audience data from hundreds of these organizations to power your campaigns. You can read our latest report, Unlock the world’s biggest sports audience, here: https://bit.ly/3G5uzgf
One Degree Hotter: How Megan Thee Stallion Made Good on Her Promise to Graduate College
“Leave me alone right quick, y’all!” Megan Thee Stallion says playfully to her glam team. Around the time when Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, came onto the scene, she was still an undergraduate at Prairie View A&M University, just outside of Houston. Grammy-winning artists Megan Thee Stallion received her bachelor's degree in health administration from Texas Southern University on Saturday. I definitely feel super relieved because I feel like I’ve been at school for so long. I definitely feel like it taught me focus.
Report: Yasiel Puig confidentially settled claims of sexual assault in 2017
Former major league All-Star Yasiel Puig confidentially settled two claims accusing him of sexual assault in January 2017, according to a published report. Yet Puig, according to a Washington Post report, also settled, for $325,000, two other claims of sexual assault that occurred before the 2017 season. Major League Baseball investigators had a non-disclosure agreement with the women lifted, the Post reported, but it is unclear if the women ever spoke to MLB investigators. Puig was investigated but not disciplined by MLB after a 2015 incident at a Miami club during which he allegedly pushed his sister. The Dodgers demoted him to the minors in 2016, but he returned to play key roles on their pennant-winning clubs in 2017 and 2018.
All the reasons why Buck Showalter is the right manager for these Mets
After more than 35 years of covering baseball, I am not sure of the right way to go about hiring a manager. Twenty-five years ago, Joe Torre was pretty much an afterthought in the Yankees’ process. But at that point, Torre was generally viewed as a failure, having not had great success guiding the Mets, Braves and Cardinals, the three teams for which he had played. The hiring of Torre a few weeks later was hurried and unsophisticated. It was met by the media and fans as if the Yankees had decided to employ one of the biggest losers in sports.
Urban Meyer meets with Jaguars owner Shad Khan as pressure grows
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, for whom embattled might be an understated adjective, met with owner Shad Khan following his team’s 20-0 loss to the Titans, which moved them to 2-11. “I assured him that I still believe in my heart that we will [turn this around],” Meyer told reporters. … I think there’s good pieces.”Against the Titans, the Jaguars failed to score a point and looked undisciplined and hapless on offense. Urban Meyer during the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans. Shad Khan met with Urban Meyer Getty Images“It hasn’t exactly materialized the way I expected it to have, the experience of winning games,” Meyer said.
Oklahoma St. vs. Cleveland St. odds, prediction: Points will be scarce
The Cleveland State Vikings enter Monday’s clash with Oklahoma State on a six-game winning streak and will look to keep their offense clicking in Stillwater. Oklahoma State has been even more foul at the line this season, ranking 303rd in the country in free-throw shooting percentage at 65.5 while making 28.8 percent of their 3-point attempts, which rates 305th. Neither team features a player averaging more than 12.9 points per game, and each defense is good at generating turnovers, with Cleveland State 40th in the country in steals on a per-possession basis and Oklahoma seventh in turnovers forced per possession. With Oklahoma State ranking 10th in the country in points allowed on a per-possession basis and Cleveland State outside the top 200 in total possessions per game, points will be at a premium in Stillwater on Monday. The Play: Cleveland State-Oklahoma State total, Under 132.5 points.
Patrick Ewing is the greatest Knick of all time
RSVP now to join Post columnist Mike Vaccaro as he breaks down his list of the 75 greatest Knicks of all time, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Ask Mike your questions about the making of the list (or share your objections) and anything else that's on your mind about the Knicks and New York basketball. Ewing sat in the basketball office at Georgetown University and pointed to a replica plaque on one of the walls. “The O’Brien trophy is a nicer trophy,” Ewing said, referring to the gold basketball awarded the winner of the NBA championship. “I would give anything — anything — to have been a part of the team that brought that trophy to New York.
Former Barcelona youth coach accused by 60 witnesses of sexually abusing children
Albert Benaiges, former director of Barcelona’s youth teams, has been accused by more than 60 witnesses of sexually abusing former students he taught at a public school in Barcelona, according to the Catalan newspaper ARA, via The Guardian. “Barcelona completely support the possible victims that have suffered these reprehensible acts that have been reported at [a school in] Barcelona,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Sunday in a statement, according to ESPN. Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club is collaborating with police investigating sexual abuse claims against Albert Benaiges. Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández said he is “surprised and stunned” over the allegations against his former coach. I have spoken with the coaching staff because we love Albert Benaiges very much.
Camille Kostek celebrates Buccaneers win with Rob Gronkowski’s family
It was a Gronkowski-filled day at the Buccaneers game for Camille Kostek. Camille Kostek celebrates the Buccaneers’ win on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. InstagramDuring the game, however, Kostek moved to a suite and celebrated after the Buccaneers captured the victory in overtime. “OT GAME BUCS WITH THE WIN WOOO,” Kostek exclaimed in an Instagram Story. Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski in November 2021.
Bowl game matchups, betting lines, picks against the spread
Only four teams averaged more yards per play than the Hilltoppers, who advanced the ball 6.8 yards on average with every snap, and only Virginia had more scrimmage plays gain at least 20 yards than Western Kentucky’s 90. But the Mountaineers ranked eighth nationally in defensive success rate and gave up only 11 points per game over their past five games, holding three of those opponents to single digits. They also held Coastal Carolina to 27 points, tying its season low, and a below-average 6.7 yards per play in a three-point win Oct. 20. Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Zach Kittley has accepted the same position at Texas Tech, but Coach Tyson Helton said he expects Kittley to call plays for the Hilltoppers one last time in the bowl game.
Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $25,000 for ‘motherf–ker’ remark
Kevin Durant has been fined $25,000 for directing obscene language toward a fan during the Nets’ 113-105 win over the Hawks on Friday. “Shut yo ass up, motherf—er,” Durant said after he passed the ball to James Harden and ran down the court. The pair met face to face, before they shared a hug. “I was a little too physical there on that action and I kind of pushed him a bit,” Durant said after the game. It’s just all competition.”Durant finished the Nets’ win 31 points, six assists, five rebounds and three blocks.
Ten teams to watch as NBA trade season opens
Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown’s eventual return from a hamstring injury won’t cure all that ails the Celtics (13-14), who looked like zombies while losing four of five games during their recent West coast swing. Thanks to a brutal schedule stretch from now until year’s end, things will probably get worse before they get better. “It’s frustrating,” Jayson Tatum said after a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. “The easy answer is we’ve got to be better at that [defensive] end. It’s one thing to say it and know it, and it’s a difference in going out there and doing it.”
Gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar reach $380 million settlement with Olympic organizations
But it comes at an emotional cost for those who said they were abused while being treated by Nassar, many of whom had to reveal the details of that abuse publicly, including gold medalists Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman. It also comes after the leadership of USA Gymnastics and the USOPC were assailed by gymnasts for turning a blind eye to Nassar, who is serving what is essentially a life sentence in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting children and possessing child pornography.
Bucs' Bruce Arians wasn't happy with this Tom Brady play in win over Bills: 'That’s enough of that s---'
It’s hard to believe there’s any part of Tom Brady’s game that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians isn’t happy with, but there was one play the veteran quarterback pulled off during Sunday’s 33-27 win over the Buffalo Bills that Arians doesn’t want to see again. With just a minute left in the first quarter, Brady took a hit while running the ball on 3rd and 2 to give the Bucs a first down. The decision to fight for every yard while up 7-0 was an indication of Brady’s anticipation that the game would come down to just a few points, but Arians certainly wasn’t pleased. BUCS’ TOM BRADY SETS ANOTHER NFL RECORD VS BILLS"That’s enough of that s---," Arains said when asked by reporters about the play. Coincidentally, Bills quarterback Josh Allen injured his foot while running for a 23-yard gain before being tackled by Bucs linebacker Devin White.
Bulls' Games vs. Pistons, Raptors Postponed amid Chicago's COVID-19 Outbreak
Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesThe NBA has postponed the Chicago Bulls' next two games amid the team's COVID-19 outbreak. The Bulls currently have 10 players in the health and safety protocols. The team previously used hardship exemptions to sign Stanley Johnson and Alfonso McKinnie, with the former also landing in health and safety protocols. These are the first two games postponed because of a COVID outbreak during the 2021-22 season. The CDC is recommending people who took a two-shot vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) shot receive a booster six months after vaccination and those who received Johnson & Johnson undergo a booster two months after their initial shot.
Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case
Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights. The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea in the case. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting. Information from the court gave no indication that Chauvin would be changing his plea in that case.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. “Individually and collectively, survivors have stepped forward with bravery to advocate for enduring change in this sport,” USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung said in a statement after the settlement was approved. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights, according to a notice sent out Monday by the court’s electronic filing system. Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe during a May 25, 2020 arrest. A count against Chauvin alleged he violated Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and from unreasonable force by a police officer. Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by not intervening to stop Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting.
Lamar Jackson has right ankle sprain, Ravens plan for him to play vs. Packers
Every football fan held their breath on Sunday when Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was carted off with an ankle injury. Head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that Jackson has a right ankle sprain. Because it's not a high ankle sprain, which needs much more time to heal. Coach Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson: pic.twitter.com/RntbLwGIKw — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 13, 2021"Lamar has an ankle sprain. It's not a high ankle sprain, which is good news.
Rams Jalen Ramsey, Tyler Higbee placed on COVID list, out vs. Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams' Jalen Ramsey before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Rams placed cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. The transactions are a tough blow for an 8-4 Rams team looking to get back on track against the first-place Cardinals after dropping three of their last four games. 1 tight end and is third on the team behind wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods with 44 receptions. The Rams activated defensive backs Kareem Orr and Grant Haley and tight end Jared Pinkney among others from their practice squad in corresponding moves on Monday. The Cardinals beat the Rams, 37-20 in their previous matchup and enter Monday's game with a two-game lead on their NFC West rivals at 10-2.
Longtime USC quarterback Kedon Slovis enters NCAA transfer portal
Slovis officially entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, a decision that seemed assured since the sudden arrival this fall of freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart. Early on, it seemed Slovis was a diamond in the rough uncovered by USC and suddenly destined for stardom. The two passers eventually found themselves in a convoluted quarterback rotation, until Slovis suffered a lower-leg injury late in the season. It was down the stretch of that 2019 season that Slovis really found his stride at USC. Slovis is just the latest in a parade of Trojans to enter the portal since the hire of new coach Lincoln Riley.
Rams’ Jalen Ramsey and Tyler Higbee placed on reserve/COVID list, won’t play tonight
Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee will not be available for Monday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals because they have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Ramsey and Higbee are the fourth and fifth players to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the last few days, joining running back Darrell Henderson, starting right tackle Rob Havenstein and rotational cornerback Donte Deayon. The loss of Ramsey and Higbee further handicaps a Rams team (8-4) that is trying to catch the Cardinals (10-2) in the NFC West. Ramsey has lined up all over the field for the Rams and is a candidate for defensive player of the year. Higbee is among quarterback Matthew Stafford’s top targets.
San Jose Sharks winger remains out with upper body injury
SAN JOSE — Sharks winger Kevin Labanc is out for an indefinite period after he suffered an upper-body injury over the weekend, coach Bob Boughner said Monday. Boughner said the Sharks will know more after the MRI that Labanc was slated to have Monday. Labanc was hurt on his first shift in Saturday’s game with the Dallas Stars on a hit by defenseman Jani Hakanpaa. Boughner said after the Sharks’ 2-1 win over the Stars it was an upper-body injury. With Labanc unavailable, the Sharks recalled winger Jayden Halbgewachs from the Barracuda.
Sang-Moon Bae on first career PGA win
Sang-Moon Bae finished 13 under to win his first PGA Tour event, the Byron Nelson Championship, on Sunday. The 26-year-old Korean spoke about his accomplishment and holding off Keegan Bradley to win. Sang-Moon Bae finished 13 under to win his first PGA Tour event, the Byron Nelson Championship, on Sunday. The 26-year-old Korean spoke about his accomplishment and holding off Keegan Bradley to win.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 2:25 p.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonSportsnaut: Rams 38, Seahawks 21The site predicts an easy victory for Los Angeles in Week 15 against Seattle. They will get their chance to try and make a big stride taking on the Rams in Week 15. 1 seed in NFCFiveThirtyEight.com: Rams have a 65% win probabilityThe site gives the Seahawks a 35% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Bill Belichick reacts to Kingsbury’s praise, says Cards coach ‘should be the Coach of the Year’
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury have engaged in a ‘You’re the man ... No, you’re the man’ style of pleasantries through the media within five days. During Belichick’s guest appearance on Boston sports radio station WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show on Monday morning, he was asked about Kingsbury’s praise from Thursday that Belichick deserves to win NFL Coach of the Year not only this year, but every year until he retires. The six-time Super Bowl champion head coach and three-time Coach of the Year winner appreciated Kingsbury giving him his flowers, but said Kingsbury deserves this year’s top coach award, not himself. “Kliff has done a great job and should be the Coach of the Year." The Patriots are currently the AFC East’s leader at 9-4, and are on a seven-game win streak through their bye on Sunday.
Longtime baseball executive Roland Hemond dies at 92
Roland Hemond, a longtime Diamondbacks executive who spent 23 years as a general manager for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, died on Sunday. Hemond spent 70 years working in baseball, most recently in an advisory capacity for the Diamondbacks. He also hired Tony La Russa and Dave Dombrowski during his time with the White Sox. He left after the 1970 season to take on GM duties with the White Sox. After another prolonged stint with the White Sox, Hemond came back to the Diamondbacks in 2007 to become a special assistant to CEO Derrick Hall.
NFL Week 15 picks, predictions: Who wins Week 15 NFL games?
Which teams will help their cause in NFL Week 15 and make a statement? Thursday Night FootballKansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 6:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network, AmazonThe Chiefs have won six straight games. They will make it seven in a thriller at Los Angeles in Week 15. Prediction: Chiefs 31, Chargers 28More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSaturday gamesLas Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns, 2:30 p.m., NFL NetworkBoth of these teams really need a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. Prediction: Patriots 27, Colts 24More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonSunday early gamesDallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 11 a.m., FoxThe Cowboys are close to wrapping up the NFC East.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Cardinals 38, Rams 17The site predicts that Arizona will rout Detroit in the Week 15 NFL matchup. Sportsnaut: Cardinals 35, Lions 13The site predicts that Arizona will have few difficulties with Detroit in the Week 15 NFL game. FiveThirtyEight.com: Cardinals have an 86% win probabilityThe site gives the Lions a 14% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball rankings for Dec. 12, 2021 Bloom is back and in the top 10, and two teams make their season debuts in the rankings.
Joint committee approves sports betting in Chicago
After furious lobbying behind the scenes and a clash of the titans in public, a joint City Council committee agreed Monday to lift the Chicago ban on sports betting to allow sportsbooks in and around five stadiums. The City Council’s Committee on Zoning and License advanced the stalled sports betting ordinance to the City Council floor after the addition of a clause without real teeth aimed at appeasing the Black Caucus. With those changes, the joint committee approved the mayor’s ordinance by a vote of 19 to 7. What is perplexing is that Neil Bluhm, who does not want our buildings to have sportsbooks, met with us on several occasions seeking to operate sportsbooks in our buildings. And that was long after the casino was approved for Chicago,” Reinsdorf said.
Beloved White Sox executive Roland Hemond dies at 92
Roland Hemond, a beloved baseball executive who served as White Sox general manager from 1970-85, died in his sleep Sunday night, according to multiple reports. Hemond, who gave Tony La Russa his first manager’s job, was a special advisor to Sox GM Ken Williams during the Sox’ 2005 World Series championship season. “Roland Hemond is, and always will be respected in the sport of baseball,” the Major League Baseball Players Association tweeted Monday. Hemond served in executive offices for seven teams. In addition to his 1972 Executive of the Year Award, Hemond claimed the the same honor from United Press International as White Sox GM in 1983, as well as the Sporting News honor with the Orioles in 1989.
Man gets 32 years to life for slaying Las Vegas woman after burglary
Sheri Aoyagi was killed in 2018 so the 17-year-old who robbed her home would “leave no witnesses behind,” District Judge Tierra Jones said Monday. Tyran Mollett, one of two teens charged in the murder of a 60-year-old woman, appears in court via videoconferencing during his sentencing at the Regional Justice Center on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. Mollette was found guilty to robbery and murder charges in the shooting death of a 60-year-old Las Vegas woman who police say arrived home with her husband to find the teens burglarizing their house. Mollett shot and killed Sheri Aoyagi in front of her husband, and fired toward Stanley Aoyagi. Sheri Aoyagi’s husband and sister described her as a kind, hard-working woman.
2021 Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team
Here is the 2021 Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team. Silverado's Andy Ostolaza is the Coach of the Year on the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team. Shadow Ridge's JaQuieze Holland is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team. Bishop Gorman's Fabian Ross is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team. Green Valley's Harrison Nielson is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada football team.
Injury-hit UConn down to No. 7, lowest Top 25 spot since '07
7 in the women's AP Top 25 released Monday, its lowest ranking in 14 years after losing its first game against an unranked team since 2012. 25 North Carolina (9-0) entered the poll this week for the first time since the preseason poll in 2015. They have been blowing past many of their opponents, although they haven't faced a Top 25 team yet. North Carolina edged Colorado and Oklahoma by one point to secure the final spot in the Top 25 this week. Stanford, which will also play at South Carolina three days later, has already played four games against ranked teams.
New ad campaign pushing Vegas as the ‘Greatest Arena on Earth’
Behind the scenes shot at Allegiant Stadium of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors latest commercial shoot, "Sidelines," part of their "Greatest Arena on Earth" ad campaign. Behind the scenes shot at UFC headquarters of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors latest commercial shoot, "Sidelines," part of their "Greatest Arena on Earth" ad campaign. “The energy and excitement of sporting events in Las Vegas is incomparable. “With the second phase of the ‘Greatest Arena on Earth’ campaign, we continue to celebrate the thrilling versatility that makes Las Vegas the ultimate sports destination. “It’s like one massive tailgate for the entire weekend,” said James Griffith of Delaware, who attended the Raiders-Eagles game at Allegiant Stadium in October.
Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty in George Floyd civil rights case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd ‘s civil rights, according to a notice sent out Monday by the court’s electronic filing system. The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea in the case. Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe during a May 25, 2020 arrest. Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by not intervening to stop Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting.
US Soccer, Women’s team players, extend labor deal 3 months
As part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women’s Soccer League. The allocation system of national team players had been in place since the league started play in 2013. The extension gives more time for negotiations during the leadup to regional qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, scheduled for July 4-20. “The Equal Pay Act asks whether the rate of pay -- not the total compensation -- is equal. Soccer remains committed to equal pay for our senior national team players and ensuring that they remain among the highest-paid in the world,” the federation said in a statement.
COVID-19 boosters on backburner for most pro sports leagues
The push to get vaccine booster shots is not an immediate priority in most of the top sports leagues in North America even with delta and omicron variants spreading. The NHL has 99.9% of players on active rosters vaccinated and is recommending but not requiring boosters. “We had no pushback on any of our recommendations with the vaccination, whatever it might have been — whether it was Pfizer, whether it was Moderna, whether it was Johnson & Johnson. Daly said a “relatively small minority” of NHL players received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and not the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna shots. Ray said protection against infection, especially against newer variants, has waned more significantly with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Preview: Bearcats look to bounce back against FAMU following Crosstown Shootout loss
After his team's blowout loss to crosstown rival Xavier on Saturday, first-year University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Wes Miller said repeatedly he needs to improve. "But again, you can't take away how well Xavier played, because I think they played tremendous." The 83-63 loss was a humbling introduction for Miller to the Crosstown Shootout rivalry. More:Takeaways: Cincinnati Bearcats look overwhelmed in Wes Miller's first Crosstown ShootoutThe bad news for Miller is it will go down as one of worst losses in the history of the rivalry. RANKINGSKenPom.com: Florida A&M (296); Cincinnati (75)NET: Florida A&M (321); Cincinnati (48)RPI: Florida A&M (324); Cincinnati (80)
Defense: Crumbley not a threat to other teens, should move to juvenile facility
Defense: Crumbley not a threat to other teens, should move to juvenile facilityEthan Crumbley's guardian and defense attorney argued Monday to move him from an adult jail to a juvenile facility, saying he's not a threat.
Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs to miss rest of season with ACL injury
One of the good stories to the Lions’ season has come to an abrupt end. Starting cornerback Jerry Jacobs will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury that coach Dan Campbell said could take nine months to recover from. Jacobs, who was just one of two healthy cornerbacks the Lions had on the roster entering Sunday’s game, confirmed his own injury in a Twitter post on Monday. However, the setback puts Jacobs’ status in question and is the latest blow to Lions’ collection of young cornerbacks. “That's not ideal, but I think that certainly you love what you saw out of Jerry,” Campbell said.
State hoops: Oxford tragedy hits close to home for Oakland's Trey Townsend
"Definitely," said Townsend, 19, one of five children of Skip Townsend and Nicole Leigh, themselves both ex-Oakland basketball players. Michigan welcomed players from the Oxford girls basketball teams to the game, just as Michigan State welcomed Oxford athletes to its win over Penn State on Saturday. Michigan State already was without two starters from last year, senior guard/forward Tory Ozment and junior guard Julie Ayrault, lost to season-ending injuries before the season even began. Michigan State (9-2)2. Michigan State (7-4)3.
Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks odds, picks and prediction
ET game against the Dallas Mavericks (13-13). Below, we look at the Hornets vs. Mavericks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. Hornets at Mavericks odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Hornets +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Mavericks -140 (bet $140 to win $100)Hornets +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Mavericks -140 (bet $140 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Hornets +2.5 (-107) | Mavericks -2.5 (-115)Hornets +2.5 (-107) | Mavericks -2.5 (-115) Over/Under (O/U): 216.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)PLAY:Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
OU football: Four-star quarterback Nick Evers pledges to Sooners' 2022 recruiting class
The Sooners picked up a commitment from four-star quarterback Nick Evers on Monday morning, after a weekend visit to Norman. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the 2022 class, according to Rivals. Under Lincoln Riley, the Sooners didn't have a 2022 quarterback commitment. It didn't take long for OU to narrow in on Evers, who had been recruited by Jeff Lebby when Lebby was at Ole Miss. Evers' and McKinzie's commitments give the Sooners 14 commits in the 2022 class, which can begin signing Wednesday.
Dolphins bring back one of their former star running backs for a workout
With the Miami Dolphins having placed their top two running backs on the COVID-19 list over the weekend, they are turning to one of their former star players as a possible reinforcement. He also had 117 catches for 887 yards and three touchdowns for his hometown Dolphins. Myles Gaskin, the Dolphins’ leading rusher, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 reserve list Friday. The Dolphins also have ex-Hurricanes star Duke Johnson and former Cincinnati Bearcats standout Gerrid Doaks on the practice squad. Miller, a former Miami Hurricanes star, signed a four-year, $26 million free-agent contract ($14 million guaranteed) with the Houston Texans in 2016.
Patriots OC Josh McDaniels defends unconventional approach used to beat Buffalo
Speaking Monday for the first time since that game, the Patriots offensive coordinator explained the need for the unconventional approach, pointing to the extreme wind conditions. McDaniels basically chalked up the disparity to simply doing what was necessary to win. I just know that I’m keenly aware after 18 years of doing this of how the game is kind of taking form,” he said. “I think that’s why you have a lot of people feel the way they do about him as a person, as a young guy on our team. “Certainly, the most important thing was that we were able to win the game.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. More than 300 victims were abused by Nassar, with the remaining victims abused by individuals affiliated with USA Gymnastics in some capacity. A series of nonmonetary provisions will make the victims stakeholders at USA Gymnastics going forward. “Individually and collectively, survivors have stepped forward with bravery to advocate for enduring change in this sport,” USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung said in a statement after the settlement was approved. The move also forced the USOPC to halt the decertification process it began against USA Gymnastics.
Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case
The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea in the case. Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe during a May 25, 2020 arrest. The information sent out Monday gives no indication that the other officers intend to plead guilty. According to evidence in the state case against Chauvin, Kueng and Lane helped restrain the 46-year-old Floyd as he was on the ground — Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back and Lane held down Floyd’s legs. Specifically, the indictment says Chauvin kept his left knee on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting.
Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and prediction
USA Today SportsbookwireThe Washington Wizards (15-12) travel to the Mile High City Monday to play the Denver Nuggets (13-13) at Ball Arena. Below, we look at the Wizards vs. Nuggets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. Wizards at Nuggets odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Wizards +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Nuggets -170 (bet $170 to win $100)Wizards +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Nuggets -170 (bet $170 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Wizards +3.5 (-107) | Nuggets -3.5 (-115)Wizards +3.5 (-107) | Nuggets -3.5 (-115) Over/Under (O/U): 216.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)PLAY:Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
Louisville interim athletic director Josh Heird: 'Scott Satterfield is our football coach'
Louisville interim athletic director Josh Heird: 'Scott Satterfield is our football coach'Louisville's new interim athletic director Josh Heird clears up any rumors on football coach Scott Satterfield's job status and the goals moving forward.
Josh Heird says becoming U of L's interim athletic director was an "easy decision"
Josh Heird says becoming U of L's interim athletic director was an "easy decision"Josh Heird talks with the media on the day he was named Louisville's interim athletic director.
'Scott Satterfield is our coach' Interim AD Josh Heird confident in U of L football coach
In his first press conference as interim athletic director, Josh Heird, took a strong stance regarding the future of the football program. "Scott Satterfield is our football coach and we are happy he's our football coach," Heird said. It's one of the programs he oversees as an administrator and he knows Satterfield and his staff well. Also:What to know about Louisville's interim athletic director Josh HeirdAnother piece was player development. Satterfield knows it too, he said, and he's confident Satterfield can be the one to get the program to where it needs to be.
Louisville basketball hosts Southeastern Louisiana with an eye on Western Kentucky tragedy
The Cardinals (6-3) host Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday at the KFC Yum! But you can understand Mack’s mind wandering to Saturday’s game at Western Kentucky – less for basketball reasons than for emotional ones. Fans attending Tuesday’s game against Southeastern Louisiana will find toy drops at the entrances to the Yum! You may like:In loss to DePaul, Louisville basketball again has a hard time getting easy basketsThat was exceptionally poor offense, but not entirely an outlier. '”The defense might be enough to get a win Tuesday against Southeastern Louisiana (4-6), but Western Kentucky figures to pose a stiffer challenge this weekend.
First look: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds and lines
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe New Orleans Saints (6-7) travel to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3) for Sunday Night Football in Week 15 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Buccaneers odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Also see:All Week 15 odds and linesNew Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Saints +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Buccaneers -600 (bet $600 to win $100)Saints +420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Buccaneers -600 (bet $600 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Saints +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Buccaneers -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Saints +10.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Buccaneers -10.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 46.5, O: -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | U: -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 10-3: Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 10-3 ATS : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6: Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6 O/U : Saints 6-7 | Buccaneers 7-6WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
First look: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens odds and lines
Skip SnowSportsbook WireThe Green Bay Packers (10-3) and Baltimore Ravens (8-5) tangle Sunday afternoon in a Week 15 battle. Below, we look at the Packers vs. Ravens odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Money line: Packers -280 (bet $280 to win $100) | Ravens +220 (bet $100 to win $220)Packers -280 (bet $280 to win $100) | Ravens +220 (bet $100 to win $220) Against the spread (ATS): Packers -6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Ravens +6.5, +115 (bet $115 to win $100)Packers -6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Ravens +6.5, +115 (bet $115 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 43.5, O: -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | U: -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Packers 10-3 | Ravens 8-5: Packers 10-3 | Ravens 8-5 ATS : Packers 11-2 | Ravens 6-7: Packers 11-2 | Ravens 6-7 O/U : Packers 5-8 | Ravens 6-7WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Packers at Ravens head-to-headThe Packers and Ravens have met six times, with Green Bay winning four and Baltimore winning two.
Louisville basketball hosts Southeastern Louisiana with an eye on Western Kentucky tragedy
Louisville basketball hosts Southeastern Louisiana with an eye on Western Kentucky tragedyLouisville basketball coach Chris Mack offers condolences to the victims of the Western Kentucky tornado.
Barcelona’s Sergio Agüero to announce retirement with heart condition
Sergio Agüero is due to announce his retirement from football on Wednesday because of a heart condition, six months after Manchester City’s record scorer joined Barcelona as a free agent. The 33-year-old experienced chest problems and breathing difficulties during the first half of Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alavés on 30 October. A decade at the club ended with him on a record 260 goals in 390 appearances, with 184 goals scored in the Premier League, a record for one team. His final City appearance ended in the heartbreak of a Champions League final defeat by Chelsea, with another low point being the 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany. In five matches for Barcelona Agüero scored once.
Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis and verdicts after redraw
Predicted winner Manchester CitySébastien Haller (bottom) has scored 10 Champions League goals already this season. They kept four clean sheets in the group stage, beat Barcelona comprehensively at home and were good enough on the break to score twice away to Bayern. Predicted winner Manchester UnitedVillarreal v JuventusFor Juventus, this perhaps is recompense for drawing the defending champions, Chelsea, in the first round. Liverpool won both legs in their only other meeting, the last 16 in 2007-08. Predicted winner PSG
Straight-A USC student, 21, is killed by Los Angeles street racer driving Dodge Challenger Hellcat
A 21-year-old computer science student at USC was fatally struck on a Los Angeles crosswalk by a speeding Dodge Charger Hellcat driver involved in a street race. Both racers were booked on murder chargers, and Aguilar is being held on $2 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Both drivers belonged to local car clubs known for street racing, and both of their cars were outfitted for street racing - Moreno told NBC Los Angeles that the Hellcat was 'pretty souped up. Childhood friend, Eric Gray, told CBS Los Angeles that Rahbar had moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams at college. As of November 20, Los Angeles recorded 257 traffic-related fatalities - 22 percent more than the same time in 2020.
Rohr frustrated at Nigeria sacking before Africa Cup of Nations
German coach Gernot Rohr spent over five years in charge of Nigeria. Paris (AFP) – Gernot Rohr said on Monday he felt "huge frustration" following his sacking as Nigeria coach weeks ahead of the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. "It's a huge frustration, but I don't want to argue, it's not my style," Rohr told AFP. German Rohr, Super Eagles coach since August 2016, had a contract with Nigeria until December 2022. The 68-year-old led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and guided the team to third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
NBA postpones Bulls fixtures over Covid outbreak
Two Chicago Bulls games have been called off as the franchise battles a Covid-19 outbreakNew York (AFP) – Two upcoming Chicago Bulls fixtures became the first games of the NBA season to be postponed due to Covid-19 on Monday as the franchise battles a coronavirus outbreak. Advertising Read moreThe NBA said in a statement Chicago's game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Thursday's clash with the Toronto Raptors, had both been called off due to Covid-19. The league said 10 Bulls players were currently unavailable after entering Covid-19 health and safety protocols, while "additional staff members" were also unavailable. The NBA postponed 31 games due to Covid-19 last season, but Monday's annoucement marks the first time games have been called off in the 2021-2022 campaign. The Bulls, who are among several NBA teams to have a fully vaccinated roster, are third in the Eastern Conference standings with a 17-10 record this year.
[Trudy Rubin] US boycott shows Beijing’s demeaning of sports world
In the end, however, the games went on, with Black US track star Jesse Owens winning four gold medals. Thus, the 1936 games dealt a blow to Nazi claims of “Aryan” racial supremacy.Fast forward to the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The White House has announced a diplomatic boycott of the games due to massive Chinese human rights violations. Rather than change Chinese behavior, it would probably have led to a tit-for-tat Chinese boycott of future games in the United States.Yet, there was no way these Olympics could have been treated as normal. The world has still not seen her in person, except in two obviously staged video calls in the company of party minders.
UN demands investigation into whereabouts of missing tennis star Peng Shuai
The United Nations on Friday demanded proof of Peng Shuai's whereabouts and well-being as international concern mounted for the tennis star, missing since alleging she was sexually exploited by a former vice-premier of China. Tennis stars, sports bodies and governments and human rights defenders also spoke up for Peng, 35, and demanded information. The WTA, the top world body for women's tennis, has called for proof that Peng is safe. "Given that it also has a zero-tolerance approach to criticism, it is deeply concerning that Peng Shuai appears to be missing," she said. In the email, Peng claims that her earlier accusations are "not true" and says she is "resting at home and everything is fine".
NBA power rankings: Utah Jazz back in Top 5; Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors still 1-2
LOS ANGELES — Phoenix continues to win without its top two scorers. The Suns are 3-1 without Devin Booker, who has been sidelined their last four games with a left hamstring strain, and are coming off an 111-90 win over Boston minus their two-time All-Star and starting center Deandre Ayton, who missed Friday's game with an non-COVID illness.
Opening ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympics will take place on River Seine, with free spectator access
The opening ceremony for Paris Olympics will be unlike any other. Not only will the opening ceremony for the 2024 Olympics be held outside a stadium for the first time in the history of the Games, it will take place on the Seine River, organizers said Monday. And unlike most opening ceremonies, where a high-priced ticket is required for fans, spectators can watch for free on the quays along the Seine. “The entire city has been turned into a vast Olympic stadium,” said Tony Estanguet, president of Paris 2024. By staging the Opening Ceremony on the Seine, organizers expect at least 600,000 people will be able to watch in person – 10 times more than could be accommodated at the Stade de France.
Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi: 'Sucks missing games,' but he still won't get COVID-19 vaccine
Saying that “it sucks missing games,” Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi remained unrepentant about hisdecision to forgo the COVID-19 vaccine after enduring a bout with the virus. Bertuzzi, the NHL’s only unvaccinated player, has missed eight games — five during this stretch and three because of Canadian border restrictions — and six more games in Canada are on the Red Wings’ schedule. "I pretty much walked every day with my dog to the park and I tried to stay as active as I possibly could.”He also watched the Red Wings drop to 2-6 without him in the lineup. He had nine goals and six assists in his first games 10 games, but had produced just three assists in 10 games before he entered protocol Dec. 1. Bertuzzi may not be up to speed as soon as Tuesday, but when he is back at full strength, the Red Wings need to see him at his most effective.
Baker Mayfield’s wife Emily ‘hot’ for Browns QB ahead of win
No one was more excited to see Baker Mayfield in action on Sunday than his wife Emily. Emily Mayfield swoons over husband Baker Mayfield ahead of the Browns-Ravens game on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. Emily Mayfield, the wife of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. “We did enough to win the game, so check that box off, but got conservative,” Mayfield said after the game, with the Browns improving to 7-6. So we just need to play better in those situations to put the game away.”Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on Nov. 28, 2021.
Raiders’ cocky taunt toward Chiefs backfired in a huge way
The Raiders held a pregame meeting on the Chiefs’ logo, and it backfired in a big way. Las Vegas defensive end Yannick Ngakoue gave a pregame speech at midfield at the end of warmups, and Kansas City players repaid their foes with a 48-9 blowout. The perceived disrespect added enough Chiefs motivation that even Raiders linebacker K.J. DeAndre Baker tweeted a video of the incident, captioning: “All that to get beat by 39 … be humble.”“I don’t think champions really act in that manner,” Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu said. Chiefs players leap onto a pile in the end zone to celebrate a 51-yard touchdown run by running back Derrick Gore.
‘Blue Rush’ Podcast Episode 92: Joe Judge’s Seat Keeps Getting Hotter feat. Terrell Thomas
To talk about Sunday’s loss and the direction of the team, we bring you a new episode of the “Blue Rush” podcast with Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz. Blue Rush Podcast with Paul, Lawrence & Jake:EMBARRASSING LOSS: Giants went away from the run too early. Giants went away from the run too early. SUBSCRIBE ON:Catch up on all episodes of “Blue Rush,” a New York Giants podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Lawrence Tynes, Paul Schwartz and Jake Brown on Twitter @lt4kicks, @NYPost_Schwartz and @JakeBrownRadio.
Horses euthanized, jockeys hospitalized after horrific Hong Kong racetrack crash
Three jockeys were hospitalized and two horses euthanized due to injuries suffered on the track after an accident at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. During the race, jockey Lyle Hewitson’s horse, Amazing Star, lost its footing and fell. According to TMZ, Hong Kong Jockey Club executive director Andrew Harding said three men were treated at the hospital with multiple injuries. Australia’s Blake Shinn won the race, which was the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint, riding Sky Field. Horses and jockeys hit the ground in an accident during the Longines Hong Kong Sprint AP“I have mixed emotions for winning this race today,” Shinn said, per TMZ.
Nassar victims reach $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics
Victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and their insurers after a five-year legal battle, an attorney for some of his victims said on Monday. As part of the settlement, USA Gymnastics (USAG) and the Olympic Committee also agreed to designate some of their board seats to survivors and to implement other new policies aimed at protecting athletes from future abuse. At the hearing, they blasted USA Gymnastics and Olympic officials for failing to stop Nassar, and they took the FBI to task over its botched investigation into Nassar's actions. The settlement was reached after TIG Insurance agreed to pay a large portion of the money, the Wall Street Journal reported. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018, after Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher had filed a lawsuit and additional claims were filed on behalf of a growing number of Nassar's victims.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC to Pay $380M to Larry Nassar Survivors After Settling Lawsuit
USA Today's Nancy Armour reported USA Gymnastics and the USOPC will also meet "several other nonmonetary provisions" to settle the suit. Member clubs will also be required to post information in their gyms on how to report sexual abuse and have staff undergo Safe Sport training. The number of victims is at least 265 women, many of whom were minors at the time of Nassar's abuse. Per Murphy and Barr, "Multiple investigations found that officials from USA Gymnastics, the USOPC and Michigan State University failed to stop Nassar's abuse despite years of complaints and warning signs." "This settlement occurred because of a five-year, bare knuckled legal fight the USOPC and USA Gymnastics decided to initiate against me and 500-plus sister survivors.
COVID issues prompt NBA to postpone Bulls’ next 2 games
Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Lauri Markkanen (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Lauri Markkanen (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA postponed the Chicago Bulls’ next two games on Monday, with 10 of the team’s players in the league’s health and safety protocols. The Bulls’ next game is now scheduled for Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at home. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
NBA postpones Chicago Bulls' next two games amid COVID-19 outbreak
Bulls coach Billy Donovan's roster gets a reprieve from the NBA during their COVID-19 outbreak. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Following a COVID-19 outbreak on the Chicago Bulls, the NBA announced on Monday it has postponed the team's next two games against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Alize Johnson's positive case on Monday made him Chicago's 10th player to enter COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Players must spend a minimum of 10 days in health and safety protocols or submit two negative tests prior to returning to the court. The NBA did not announce dates for Chicago's rescheduled games against Detroit and Toronto.
Browns quick hits: Myles Garrett delivers as Cleveland keeps playoff hopes alive with dramatic win over Ravens
With their playoff hopes at stake, the Browns triumphed 24-22 over the Ravens in a pressure-packed game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns went ahead 24-3 courtesy of Garrett, and held on for the dramatic victory despite the Ravens relentlessly charging until the end. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett delivers defensive touchdown at key momentThe Ravens turned cornerback Anthony Averett's interception of a Mayfield pass into their first points of the game. This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Cleveland Browns' playoff hopes alive with dramatic win over Ravens
Report: Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics
USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have reportedly agreed to a $380 million payout to settle the lawsuit between them and the 500-plus survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. The settlement was originally revealed during a USA Gymnastics bankruptcy hearing, but has not yet been formally announced. Exact settlement details not yet knownThe settlement, one of the largest ever awarded to sexual abuse victims, marks the end of a five-year legal battle that pit many of Nassar's 500-plus victims against USA Gymnastics. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (then operating as the US Olympic Committee) also knew about several Nassar sexual abuse complaints early on and also ignored them. USAG will also require local clubs to put up posters with information about how to recognize and report sexual abuse.
Browns hang on to defeat Ravens 24-22
And cornerback Denzel Ward tackled receiver Rashod Bateman well short of the sticks on fourth down to effectively end the game, giving the Browns a 24-22 win. Jackson left the game with an ankle injury at the start of the second quarter and was unable to return. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett strip-sacked him deep in Baltimore territory and returned the ball 15 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. If the Bengals beat the 49ers, the Ravens will end Sunday in second place in the AFC North. Browns hang on to defeat Ravens 24-22 originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
Report: Knicks, Lakers interested in Ben Simmons trade
As the 76ers and Ben Simmons continue their standoff, focus has turned to Simmons’ mental health – not a trade. But that doesn’t work as well with the same stale usual-suspect potential trade partners who’ve gone months without completing a deal. Enter the Knicks and Lakers. And why wouldn’t that team just trade for Simmons itself? Three things to know: Stephen Curry closes in on history with six 3-pointersReport: Knicks, Lakers interested in Ben Simmons trade originally appeared on NBCSports.com
Videos: Refs blow call on onside kick, fail to flag Ravens versus the Browns
The Cleveland Browns made their victory of the Baltimore Ravens much more difficult than it seemed like it had to be. The Browns had a commanding lead at halftime but took their foot off the gas and allowed undrafted rookie Tyler Huntley to lead the Ravens comeback attempt. For most Cleveland fans, the outcome of the game was decided when Baltimore recovered the onside kick. 4 Baltimore players were illegal before the ball was kicked. The failure to flag players despite obviously noticing is even more of a transgression.
Lakers among 7 teams who have interest in Sixers star Ben Simmons
The Philadelphia 76ers are believed to have begun gaining traction on a possible Ben Simmons deal in the coming weeks. The Sixers have maintained that they have a high asking price for Simmons and they have not backed down from that at all. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and The Stadium, there are seven teams who are interested in Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers are one of them. Per Charania:The 76ers are ramping up their efforts to spark multi-team trade scenarios to move Simmons, sources said, and a fresh pool of teams has emerged as potential destinations. The Sixers will have to find an end to the Simmons saga sooner rather than later.
Fantasy Football: Early Week 15 waiver wire pickups
Unfortunately, injuries have completely derailed his career, but Week 14 showed that a healthy Penny still has some juice. Outside of that wild game at Buffalo, Bourne had delivered six straight four-plus target games and caught at least four balls in five of those. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)The Patriots will take on Indianapolis in Week 15 and Buffalo again in Week 16, two of their biggest rivals in the AFC. They've scored double-digit fantasy points in three of their last five games, including a monstrous 23-point outing against Carolina. [So many reasons to play Yahoo DFS: Learn more now and get in on the fun]It's on bye in Week 14, but Miami will return to take on the hapless Jets in Week 15 and the Taysom Hill-led Saints in Week 15.
Lakers among teams interested in trading for Sixers’ Ben Simmons
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-13 to start the year, which is clearly not where the team hoped to be before the season started. But could the Lakers, a team with very scarce trade assets, make a move for the disgruntled star? Simmons, 25, is making an average of $35,448,672 a year, which the Lakers don’t have enough salaries to attach in a trade. The Lakers aren’t trading James or Davis, but a Westbrook-Simmons swap could be an intriguing move for both sides. But would the spotlight in L.A. help Simmons, a three-time All-Star, find his form again?
The Daily Sweat: Cardinals beat up the Rams once, can they do it again?
The Arizona Cardinals got on the map this season in their first meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. The first Rams game was the moment in which it became clear the Cardinals would be a factor this season. The Cardinals have been the best team in the NFL to this point in the season. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray avoids the rush of Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in the first meeting between the teams. In what should be a competitive game (or a Cardinals win in which the Rams need to keep throwing it), Kupp should be fine.
Brady vs. Belichick? Nope, that's the wrong question
Even before they split up after 20 years in New England, the debate concerning Bill Belichick and Tom Brady was which one was more instrumental in the Patriots' success? The ultimate result would be a New England-Tampa Bay Super Bowl match-up, which is certainly possible. Consider that just in the last week — just six nights apart — they took turns haunting preseason Super Bowl contender Buffalo via brains (Belichick) and skill (Brady). Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are on a collision course that could end up with a meeting at the Super Bowl. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)A year ago Brady answered the question of whether he needed Belichick to be successful when he stepped in and led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl.
After dominating the Ivy League, Andover native and Brown QB E.J. Perry hopes to make his mark in the NFL
Perry IV, a former star at Andover High who transferred from Boston College to Brown in 2019 and dominated the Ivy League for two years. “We had 31 of 32 teams come through, and a bunch of them came through multiple times,” said Brown coach James Perry, E.J.’s uncle. “I’ve coached other kids who had stints in the NFL, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”AdvertisementThe Ivy League is known more for producing baseball general managers than NFL quarterbacks. Perry, who signed with Salem-based NFL agent Sean Stellato, is hopeful to get an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in March. But his uncle, James, got the Brown job in 2019, and Perry could transfer there and play right away.
Worcester Red Sox announce hiring of Chad Tracy as next manager
The Worcester Red Sox announced the hire of Chad Tracy – a 36-year-old who has spent the last seven years as a minor league manager and field coordinator in the Angels system – as their manager for 2022. He is the son of former Dodgers, Pirates, and Rockies manager Jim Tracy (a Dodgers bench coach and then manager when Alex Cora played for Los Angeles). Flores played in the minors for five years in the Astros system from 1990-94. Rich Gedman will be back for his eighth year as the Red Sox’ Triple-A hitting coach and his 12th year coaching in the Red Sox system. Mike Montville, a Portsmouth, N.H., native who worked as a WooSox coach last year, has been named the team’s assistant hitting coach.
CIF state championship football rewind: Wilcox coach impressed by Saddleback College’s stadium for upper-division games
When Wilcox won a state title in 2018, the Chargers played the championship game on its home field. Of course, Marin Catholic also won a state championship on Saturday. Against Birmingham in the CIF State final Saturday, he threw for three touchdowns and added a 7-yard TD run. The Gators were fresh off five Central Coast Section titles in six years, plus two runner-up appearances in state championship games. It wouldn’t be, but that’s just a cherry on top.” Related Articles Monday Morning Lights: Behind the scenes with Patrick Walsh’s Serra Padres before state championship gameBay Area high school football photos: CIF state championship gamesCIF football: McClymonds captures 3-A state title for grieving coachSacred Heart Cathedral wins first CIF state football championship in school historyCIF football: Serra overpowered by Mater Dei in Open Division state title gameThe Gators believe actions speak louder than words after a backlash on social media regarding their merit in the postseason.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 2:05 p.m. MST time on CBS. More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonSportsnaut: Bengals 31, Broncos 17The site predicts that Cincinnati will easily beat Denver on the road in its NFL Week 15 game. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesFansided: Bengals 27, Broncos 21Leigh Oleszczak writes: "These teams are eerily similar so it’s a difficult game to predict. FiveThirtyEight.com: Broncos have a 59% win probabilityThe site gives the Bengals a 41% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 2:05 p.m. MST time on CBS. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: 49ers 31, Falcons 23The site predicts that San Francisco will come away with the victory at home in the Week 15 NFL contest. Falcons in Week 15Teddy Ricketson writes: "Don’t let the Falcons win fool you, they aren’t that good. FiveThirtyEight.com: 49ers have a 76% win probabilityThe site gives the Falcons a 24% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 2:25 p.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Packers 27, Ravens 24The site predicts a close game between Green Bay and Baltimore in Baltimore in Week 15. FiveThirtyEight.com: Packers have a 57% win probabilityThe site gives the Ravens a 43% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game. More:NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers in battle for top NFC seedReach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com.
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 6:20 p.m. MST time on NBC. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Buccaneers 34, Saints 21The site likes Tampa Bay to get the victory over New Orleans in Week 15 of the NFL season. Sportsnaut: Buccaneers 28, Saints 17The site predicts that the Buccaneers will defeat the Saints and cover the spread in their NFL Week 15 matchup in Tampa Bay. More:NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers in fight for top NFC seedReach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com.
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers odds, picks and prediction
USA Today SportsbookwireThe Los Angeles Clippers (15-12) host the Phoenix Suns (21-4) Monday in a rematch of last season's Western Conference Finals. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Clippers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. Money line: Suns -160 (bet $160 to win $100) | Clippers +130 (bet $100 to win $130)Suns -160 (bet $160 to win $100) | Clippers +130 (bet $100 to win $130) Against the spread (ATS): Suns -3.5 (-110) | Clippers +3.5 (-110)Suns -3.5 (-110) | Clippers +3.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 211.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)PLAY:Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Perhaps this is a trap game, but more often than not the SUNS -3.5 (-110) ticket cashes in this spot. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
Kiszla vs. O’Halloran: How many victories do Broncos need to make playoffs?
Yes, as I’ve been trying to tell naysayers for weeks, your Broncos have a shot at the playoffs. But yes, I agree — the Broncos need a minimum of 10 wins to win a wild card spot. O’Halloran: The Broncos need the Colts to lose to New England and Arizona because Indianapolis finishes home against Las Vegas and at Jacksonville. Helping the Broncos is the difficult paths left for the Bengals (at Broncos, vs. Baltimore, vs. Kansas City and at Cleveland) and the Browns (vs. Las Vegas, but then vs. Green Bay, at Pittsburgh and vs. Cincinnati). So here’s my fearless prediction: If the Broncos beat the Bengals, they will find a way to get to 10 victories and make the playoffs.
Panthers claims Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson off waivers, per report
The Avalanche’s goaltending depth took a hit Monday after Jonas Johansson was claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers, according to capfriendly.com. The Avs placed him on waivers Sunday in order to send him to the Colorado Eagles, the team’s AHL affiliate. The move weakens the team’s depth at the position as Pavel Francouz and Darcy Kuemper have histories with injuries. Johansson began the season as Kuemper’s backup after Francouz suffered an injury in the preseason. Francouz, 31, didn’t play last season after undergoing double hip surgeries.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears play Monday (Dec. 20) in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 6:15 p.m. MST time on ESPN. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Bears 24, Vikings 16The site predicts that Chicago will get the victory at home over Minnesota in Week 15. FiveThirtyEight.com: Vikings have a 59% win probabilityThe site gives the Bears a 41% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game. ESPN: Vikings have a 63.3% chance to winThe site's Football Power Index gives the Bears a 36.4% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 15 NFL game.
Michael Jordan Wheaties box continues cereal maker’s 100th anniversary celebration
Wheaties is celebrating its 100th anniversary with nod to Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan. The cereal maker on Monday announced the release of a limited-edition Wheaties box featuring Jordan and his signature on the cover — the 19th time for the NBA basketball legend. “We are so proud to launch the next box in our anniversary series honoring one of the greatest sports stars and most-decorated Wheaties athlete in history.”The Michael Jordan Wheaties Century Box, is currently available at national grocery retailers ($4.99 suggested retail price). Fans can also purchase a limited-edition Michael Jordan Gold Foil Box for $25 at www.Shop.Wheaties.com beginning at 11 a.m. (Chicago time) on Dec. 14. The century box series kicked off earlier this year with a Muhammad Ali edition.
College basketball Top 25: Baylor rides killer ‘D’ back into No. 1 spot; plus, my ballot
I would’ve made the same joke had they been lined up to play Boondocks A&M, Bumble Fudge Tech or the College of Automation. Texas Tech. Texas Tech, 25. • It came down to Wisconsin, Texas Tech, LSU and Loyola for the last three spots on my ballot. • My ballot crashers: Seton Hall, Texas Tech and LSU.
Looks like COVID-19 strikes third Dolphins running back upon return from bye week
The Dolphins have veteran Duke Johnson available to be called up on the practice squad, as well rookie Gerrid Doaks. Johnson has been elevated once this season — the first game against the Jets — and the team is allowed one more before it has to sign him to the active roster to keep him around. Doaks, the seventh-round pick out of Cincinnati, has not been elevated.
AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers
Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green each were first-team selections this season after making the second team in 2020. Add in Alabama's Williams, an Ohio State transfer, and four receivers who played for the Buckeyes in 2020 made the AP All-America teams. Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego State, Utah - 1. Running backs -- Kenneth Walker III, junior, Michigan State; Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State. Receivers -- Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky.
NBA postpones the Chicago Bulls’ next 2 games due to the team’s COVID-19 outbreak, which stands at 10 players in the last 2 weeks
The entire Bulls roster received both doses of the vaccine earlier this year, and Vu?evi? confirmed Saturday that most of his teammates received booster shots when they were made available this month. But these teamwide efforts haven’t protected the Bulls from the largest outbreak of the NBA season.
Falcons finally finding some success with running game
ATLANTA - (AP) -- First-year coach Arthur Smith has been adamant that the Atlanta Falcons can run the ball effectively no matter the opponent. Certainly at times you want things sooner rather than later, but that's why we didn't panic and give up on the run game. He's pleased now that the run game is trending in the right direction. INJUREDSafety Erik Harris left the game with a pectoral injury on the first defensive series and did not return. NEXT STEPSKeep harping on the running game and get ready to visit San Francisco.
Women's team players, US Soccer extend labor deal 3 months
As part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women's Soccer League. The allocation system of national team players had been in place since the league started play in 2013. “USWNT players will have no restrictions as to the league in which they play club soccer,” the union for the women's national team said in a statement Monday. The extension gives more time for negotiations during the leadup to regional qualifying for the 2023 Women's World Cup, scheduled for July 4-20. “The Equal Pay Act asks whether the rate of pay -- not the total compensation -- is equal.
Northwest Oregon Conference volleyball: Player, coach of the year and all-league teams
Just months after competing in their spring 2021 season, high school athletes in Oregon returned to some normalcy in the fall and completed a regular volleyball season. Here are the all-5A Northwest Conference teams for volleyball:Player of the Year: Ashli Edmiston, WilsonvilleCoach of the Year: Anna Dillard, La SalleFirst teamAshli Edmiston, Wilsonville, seniorOlivia Maulding, La Salle, juniorMakenna Wiepert, Wilsonville, juniorMia McCaffrey, La Salle, seniorJaydn Puncochar, Hillsboro, sophomoreKarlee Webster, St. Helens, seniorHailey Heytvelt, La Salle, sophomoreKhalia Jabbie, Parkrose, juniorSecond teamIzabella Sathrum, Parkrose, seniorTatum Lubisich, Wilsonville, seniorRylee Lemen, Putnam, sophomoreKaleah Webb, Hillsboro, seniorEllie Austin, St. Helens, juniorAlisha Sharp, Putnam, juniorMallorie Taylor, La Salle, juniorKayanna Lazenby, Parkrose, sophomoreSophia Kleckner, Wilsonville, seniorHonorable mentionSkylar Rissel, Hillsboro, seniorAmanda Rivera, La Salle, seniorAda Bondo, Milwaukie, seniorAlyssa Bastidas, Milwaukie, seniorKate Barrett, Putnam, juniorPeyton Travis, Scappoose, sophomoreDylan Mann, Scappoose, juniorOlivia Miller, Scappoose, seniorAva Eib, St. Helens, sophomoreSydney Bowen, Wilsonville, seniorMadison Blackburn, St. Helens, junior-- Nik Streng, nstreng@oregonian.com, @NikStreng
Hero Kanu heads international class of college FB signings
Hero Kanu realized this college football thing was serious when Penn State offered him a scholarship before he had ever played a snap. So we looked for a high school,” Kanu told The Associated Press. “The transfer portal is the biggest monster out there for all high school kids,” Adamson said. Just like every other high school kid in America, European kids are dealing with that plus the stigma of being international. It's gotten way more difficult.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Shorthanded UConn men’s basketball team falls to No. 20 in latest AP Top 25 poll
“Every coach tells you that the goal is at the end of the year to be No. 1,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said, “but I will tell you that it always means something. It means something to your fans. It means something to your coaches, your players and everybody. It’s a great sign of respect for other people that have come before you, the work they put in.”
UConn football lands three more Class of 2022 commitments
Hicks and Murawski are expected to sign letters of intent on Wednesday. Victor Rosa, the quarterback from Bristol Central, will sign with UConn in a ceremony at his high school, and Derek Spearman, a cornerback from Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, will sign in a ceremony there. UConn has 10 players committed from the Class of 2022, including five from Connecticut high schools or prep schools.
Tyler Bertuzzi returns for Red Wings, but vaccination stance remains unchanged
"Natural immunity, now," said Bertuzzi, who is expected to play Tuesday when the Red Wings host the New York Islanders. His unvaccinated status means Bertuzzi can't travel to Canada, and he missed all three games the Wings have played there (all losses). "Obviously it sucks missing games," Bertuzzi said, "but it is what it is." Bert, when he left, was playing good hockey and hopefully he can come back to speed as quick as possible." "I watched them all (games); there's a few that were real good and some that were not so good," Bertuzzi said.
UM's Hutchinson, Moody; MSU's Walker first-team AP All-Americans
Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green each were first-team selections this season after making the second team in 2020. Running backs — Kenneth Walker III, junior, Michigan State; Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State. Tackles — Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Nicholas Petit-Frere, junior, Ohio State. Receivers — Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky. Linemen — Devonte Wyatt, senior, Georgia; Haskell Garrett, senior, Ohio State.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with those abused by Nassar
The settlement comes almost three years to the day that USA Gymnastics, facing decertification proceedings by the USOPC and hundreds of lawsuits from victims, filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana. USA Gymnastics and the USOPC have also agreed to designate board seats to survivors and Safe Sport policies designed to provide greater protections for athletes. But the agreement and new measures did not silence the growing demand among victims and their supporters for Congress to remove the current USOPC board and strip USA Gymnastics of it's national governing body status. Instead, USA Gymnastics employees prior to 2015 were told to forward sexual misconduct complaints to attorneys representing the organization — first Jack Swarbrick, and later Scott Himsel, Jamison said. The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General recently determined that Abbott lied to DOJ investigators about applying for the USOPC post.
Bruins notebook: Bruce Cassidy returns from COVID protocol
The specter of COVID is hovering around the National Hockey League yet again and the Bruins have not been untouched by it. “But I never had a fever, so I always thought that that’s a good sign. Obviously, Tampa found a way two years in a row to come out on top through COVID times. I don’t really get to go against Forsberg, obviously, so I have to hit another star, maybe a (Roman) Josi. “You don’t want to lose two points, but then again, it’s Bergie so you have to stick up for him.
Philadelphia 76ers at Memphis Grizzlies odds, picks and prediction
USA Today SportsbookwireThe Memphis Grizzlies (16-11) host the Philadelphia 76ers (15-12) Monday for an 8 p.m. Below, we look at the 76ers vs. Grizzlies odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. 76ers at Grizzlies odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: 76ers -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Grizzlies +125 (bet $100 to win $125)76ers -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Grizzlies +125 (bet $100 to win $125) Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -3.5 (-108) | Grizzlies +3.5 (-112)76ers -3.5 (-108) | Grizzlies +3.5 (-112) Over/Under (O/U): 210.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)PLAY:Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
Ireland women request government help after losing 'all trust and confidence' in IRFU
Sixty-two current and former Ireland women's rugby internationals have written to the Irish government saying that they have lost "lost all trust and confidence" in the country's governing body and that the women's game is in "disarray" in the country. Gloucester-Hartpury’s Anna Caplice, Lauren Delaney and Leah Lyons of Sale Sharks, as well as the recently retired Ireland captain Ciara Griffin, have all put their name to a letter that berates the lack of leadership shown by the Union in progressing the women's game. Ireland won the Six Nations for the first time with a Grand Slam in 2013 followed by a second title in 2015, while they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2014 beating New Zealand en route. Despite hosting the 2017 World Cup on the back of these successes, Ireland crashed out and have struggled since with the failure to qualify for next year’s rescheduled World Cup and its aftermath seeming to be the tipping point. Fiona Coghlan, who captained Ireland to the 2013 Grand Slam, and Lynne Cantwell, another veteran of the 2013 success who is now the women’s high performance manager for South Africa, were among some of the retired players to put their name on the letter.
Government urged to change football banning order laws to protect women's game
A group of women MPs have called for an “immediate change to the law” after it emerged that women’s football matches in the UK are not covered under football banning order legislation like men's league matches. “Women’s football is growing and growing, and with attendances going up, this situation becomes more and more important to solve as time goes on. Their co-signed letter adds: “As co-captains, co-chairs, members and players of the Women’s Parliamentary Football Team and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Football, we were shocked to learn that women’s football is not included within the definition of the Football (Offences) (Designation of Football Matches) Order 2004. A designated match is an association football match in competition for the Football Association Cup (other than in a preliminary or qualifying round). "Following the incident, the club has reviewed procedures for future Women’s matches and has introduced further precautionary safety measures to mitigate risk and protect our players.
NHL postpones three Flames games due to COVID-19 outbreak
The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames' next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league's COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. Postponed games include Monday night's game at Chicago, Tuesday's game at Nashville and Thursday's home game against Toronto. Calgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed. Andrew Mangiapane tested positive for COVID or was a close contact of someone who hasThe NHL postponed 51 games for virus reasons during its last regular season.
Gymnasts abused by team doctor Nassar reach $380 mln settlement
The deal means some $880 million in settlements have now been reached following an earlier $500 million settlement from MSU in 2018. Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to go public with allegations against Nassar in 2016, welcomed Monday's settlement. FBI targetedUSA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018 after a tidal wave of allegations against Nassar swamped the organization. The deal includes a $34 million payment directly from the USOPC, as well as a $6 million loan from the USOPC to USA Gymnastics. As part of the agreement, a victim of abuse will be put on the board of directors of USA Gymnastics.
French swimming star Agnel admits to sex with minor: prosecutor
Mulhouse (AFP) – French swimmer Yannick Agnel, who won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, has admitted to having sex with a minor -- one of his coach's daughters, a prosecutor said on Monday. Agnel "recognises the substance of the allegations against him," Mulhouse public prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot told a press conference, adding the swimmer did not "sense that there was coercion". The girl was 13 in 2016 when Agnel -- who was 24 at the time -- is alleged to have had sex with her, the prosecutor said. Meanwhile, the French Swimming Federation (FFN) announced on Monday it would launch a civil action in the case. Agnel came to international prominence at the 2010 European championships winning 400-metre freestyle gold and setting a new French and championships record.
Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever
Share this Story: Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships everCrash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever Nicholas Latifi's crash in the final laps fuelled a thrilling and controversial finish to the championship, and denied Lewis Hamilton's title as the best racer ever Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty ImagesArticle content Formula One’s World Championship race had a drama-fuelled end to a drama-filled season on the weekend, and a Canadian driver was at the centre of it all. Try refreshing your browser, or Crash by Canadian driver results in one of the most controversial Formula 1 championships ever Back to video Schumacher, who won seven championship titles, suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013. His son, Mick, is also a Formula One racer and played a role, alongside Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi, in one of the most controversial championship finishes ever in Formula One history. Latifi, the Canadian driver, has apologized, saying he had no intention of playing such a major role in the outcome of the championship race. Share this article in your social networkAdvertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Larry Nassar sex abuse victims reach $380M US settlement with USA Gymnastics
Victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380-million US settlement with USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and their insurers after a five-year legal battle, a lawyer for some of his victims said on Monday. As part of the settlement, USA Gymnastics (USAG) and the Olympic Committee also agreed to designate some of their board seats to survivors and to implement other new policies aimed at protecting athletes from future abuse. He had worked for Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Over 260 women and girls say they were assaulted by Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018, after Olympic bronze medallist Jamie Dantzscher had filed a lawsuit and additional claims were filed on behalf of a growing number of Nassar's victims.
The Year in Sports: Athletes Face Backlash but Refuse to Back Down
Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! For more from The Nation, check out our latest issueSubscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! During that year of pandemic and protest, athletes found their voices like at no time since the 1970s, if not ever. We saw the International Olympic Committee hold its infamous Rule 50 over the heads of athletes in Tokyo to threaten them for speaking out. The job of the rest of us is to build social movements of significance, whether athletes are part of it or not.
See Simone Biles on the Cover of Time Magazine, Named 2021 Athlete of the Year
A gorgeous profile photo of the GOAT, Simone Biles, is on the cover of Time magazine, naming her Time's 2021 Athlete of the Year! With that, she made history, joining Shannon Miller as the most decorated American in the history of Olympic gymnastics. But we're also excited that she was chosen since Biles has become a powerful voice for making mental health and self-care a priority. Check out this inspiring video from Time about why Biles was chosen as Athlete of the Year (as if we need convincing! Biles is one of the greatest athletes of all time, and this is a well-deserved honor.
Jordan Chiles's First Practice as a UCLA Gymnast Did Not Disappoint — See For Yourself
Image Source: Courtesy of Liza David / UCLA AthleticsOlympic team silver medalist Jordan Chiles, who just returned from a successful nationwide tour, is finally stepping into her next chapter as a freshman with UCLA gymnastics. Chiles told POPSUGAR in previous interviews that she may be incorporating the superhero themes she's known for, as well as some popular music, into her floor routine. Watch Jordan Chiles's First UCLA Gymnastics PracticeIn UCLA gymnastics' video above, you'll see bits and pieces of what's to come from Chiles: a double back layout on floor, a cool beam mount that showcases her strength and flexibility, some release moves on bars (a piked Tkatchev directly into a Pak, to be exact), and a Yurchenko double full vault. Chiles joins the likes of standout gymnasts Margzetta Frazier (senior), Chae Campbell (sophomore), Sekai Wright (senior), Canadian Olympian Brooklyn Moors (freshman), US Olympic team alternate Emma Malabuyo (freshman), and more. You can watch Chiles and her UCLA teammates debut their routines at the Meet the Bruins event on Dec. 17 at 7 pm PST.
NBA postpones Chicago Bulls' next two games due to 10 players in COVID protocols
The NBA has postponed the Chicago Bulls’ next two games — Tuesday against Detroit and Thursday against Toronto — due to 10 Bulls players in the league’s COVID health and safety protocols. The Bulls have a reached a unique point where two players recently signed to accommodate for injuries and players in the health and safety protocols are now in the health and safety protocols: Johnson and Stanley Johnson. Making the situation more tenuous, the Bull’s G League team, the Windy City Bulls, had their past two games postponed because of COVID-related issues. The league postponed 32 games due to COVID-related issues last season had not postponed any games this season until Monday. “That's obviously a good thing, too, because I think when guys have gone through a real difficulty of getting really, really sick, it's really made it a lot harder for them coming back.”
Miami Dolphins thin at RB after three players at position test positive for COVID-19, per reports
All three of the running backs on the Dolphins' active roster have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Myles Gaskin (154 attempts) and Salvon Ahmed (54 attempts) were each placed on Miami's COVID-19 list during the bye week after testing positive, per multiple reports. Miami planned to work out Lamar Miller, 30, who averaged 4.6 yards per carry for the Dolphins from 2012-15. Miller hasn't had an NFL carry since 2018. "He's not going to be at practice," Flores said.
Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson apologizes to Alabama for team's postgame conduct
13 Houston's loss Saturday at No.9 Alabama basketball, coaches Kelvin and Kellen Sampson have apologized to Alabama. Kelvin Sampson is Houston's head coach. Houston players and coaches followed officials as they left the court to make their case for a review. One of the staff members seen on video was assistant coach Kellen Sampson. Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne posted a Tweet on Sunday saying Kelvin Sampson called and apologized to himself and Alabama coach Nate Oats.
Mike Leach: Maybe Texas Tech will 'deliver the check' he feels he's owed after 2009 firing
Mike Leach hasn’t forgotten about the money he feels Texas Tech still owes him. If he had remained at Texas Tech on Dec. 31, 2009 — a day after Leach was fired — he would have received an $800,000 bonus. All these years later, as Leach prepares Mississippi State to play Texas Tech in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 28, Leach is still waiting for a check. Still, Leach said there’s no extra motivation for Mississippi State (7-5) to win the game just because Texas Tech (6-6) is the opponent. And the matchup should have intrigue for both fanbases, he said, even as Leach plays down the personal significance of facing Texas Tech.
Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach a $380 Million Settlement
Hundreds of female gymnasts who were sexually abused by Lawrence G. Nassar, the former team doctor of the national gymnastics team, have agreed to a $380 million settlement with U.S.A. Gymnastics and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, ending the latest dark chapter in one of the biggest molestation cases in sports history. The settlement, announced on Monday during U.S.A. Gymnastics’ bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, is among the largest ever for a sexual abuse case. “No amount of money will ever repair the damage that has been done and what these women have been through,” said Rachael Denhollander, a Nassar survivor and member of a survivors’ committee involved in the settlement negotiations. Gymnasts have battled anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and some girls and women have attempted suicide because of Nassar’s abuse, which he perpetrated under the guise of medical treatment.
Brian Kelly’s cringey dancing video with LSU recruit goes viral
Twitter threw a Brian Kelly roast on Sunday after the new LSU coach showed off his questionable dance moves in a viral video. Quarterback Walker Howard, a five-star recruit out of St. Thomas More High (La.) and an LSU commit, tweeted a video with Kelly, writing, “Got my coach! Brian Kelly dances with quarterback Walker Howard in a now-viral LSU video. New LSU coach Brian Kelly showing off his moves with quarterback Walker Howard.
Larry Nassar victims to receive $380 million in sex abuse settlement
USA Gymnastics and the US Olympics committee agreed Monday to give $380 million to victims of Larry Nassar’s sex abuse, the Wall Street Journal reported. Nassar, 58, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, has been accused of sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment by more than 260 women. Ending a five-year legal battle, the agreement is the largest ever for sex abuse victims, according to the WSJ, which said TIG Insurance Company will pay a majority of the sum. Larry Nassar was accused of sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment by more than 260 women. Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via APIn an emotional September Senate hearing, high-profile victims of Nassar spoke about the way their abuse was ignored.
AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers
With more receiver spots to fill, Ohio State became the first school to have three wideouts earn All-America honors in the same season. Add in Alabama's Williams, an Ohio State transfer, and four receivers who played for the Buckeyes in 2020 made the AP All-America teams. Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego State, Utah - 1. Running backs — Kenneth Walker III, junior, Michigan State; Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State. Receivers — Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky.
Analysis: Bad NFL teams getting blown out is a common theme
New York will miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year and has had only one winning season in that span. The dysfunctional Jaguars lost 20-0 at Tennessee following a report that rookie coach Urban Meyer and his staff aren’t getting along. Jacksonville has just one winning season in the last 14 years yet has suffered more embarrassment under Meyer in only 13 games. They can’t win with him getting paid to sit out games this season. He could’ve been speaking on behalf of many players on the bad teams that were blown out.
Injury-hit UConn down to No. 7, lowest Top 25 spot since '07
7 in the women's AP Top 25 released Monday, its lowest ranking in 14 years after losing its first game against an unranked team since 2012. 25 North Carolina (9-0) entered the poll this week for the first time since the preseason poll in 2015. They have been blowing past many of their opponents, although they haven't faced a Top 25 team yet. North Carolina edged Colorado and Oklahoma by one point to secure the final spot in the Top 25 this week. Stanford, which will also play at South Carolina three days later, has already played four games against ranked teams.
Olympic swimming champion Agnel denies coercion in rape case
Two-time Olympic swimming champion Yannick Agnel has admitted to having a relationship with an underage girl but denied coercion, the prosecutor in the Frenchman’s rape case said Monday. Prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot said Agnel "recognizes the materiality of the alleged facts" but she said he did not have "the feeling that there was coercion." Agnel was 24 when the alleged rape took place. Roux-Morizot also said the events took place in 2016 in several locations, including Spain, Thailand and Brazil. Agnel won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, in the 200-meter freestyle and the 4x100 free relay.
NHL postpones 3 Flames games due to COVID-19 outbreak
The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames’ next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMPostponed games include Monday night’s game at Chicago, Tuesday’s game at Nashville and Thursday’s home game against Toronto. The Flames’ training facilities were closed until further notice. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCalgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed.
Penn swimmer latest example of trans athlete dominating female sports
Thomas' success on the women’s team has renewed criticism over allowing transgender women to compete against biological females. NCAA rules state that a trans woman can't compete with women until after undergoing testosterone suppression treatment for a year. But Thomas is far from the first athlete to dominate female sports after transitioning from male to female. Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport." Advocates like the American Civil Liberties Union have similarly argued that "[t]rans athletes do not have an unfair advantage in sports."
January is one of the best times of the year to look for a job. Here’s how to prepare
Milos Dimic | E+ | Getty ImagesIf a new job is what you want in the new year, you may want to start preparing now. That's because January and February are the best times of year to look for a job, since companies that have a calendar-year budget tend to post new positions during that time. "This is an opportunity to use December as the runway to the job you desire," said workplace strategist Holland Haiis. "The fact that so many people are looking for jobs is sort of muddying the waters if you are looking for a job," she said. Here's what you can do now so you are ready to jump into your job hunt and stand out among the competition in January.
U.S. Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Takes $100 Million Stake in Australian Soccer
SYDNEY--U.S. private-equity firm Silver Lake has paid about $100 million for about a third of the organization that runs professional soccer in Australia. Australian Professional Leagues, which operates, commercializes and markets soccer in Australia, said it will use Silver Lake's cash to further its digital-led attempt to build the profile of the sport. Silver Lake Managing Director Stephen Evans, who will join the APL board, said he hoped to support long-term sustainable growth. The investment is the latest foray into sports by tech-focused Silver Lake, which holds a 34% stake in UFC operator Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. He said Silver Lake is a long-term partner and hasn't discussed an exit strategy.
Trump and Bill O’Reilly Tour Kicks Off With Many Empty Seats
Ray Stubblebine/ReutersDespite a Saturday evening statement promising “big crowds,” the first date of ex-President Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly’s joint speaking tour seemingly failed to draw any such thing. On Sunday afternoon, the duo’s second gathering at The Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, home to the Orlando Magic basketball team, similarly did not sell out. Read more at The Daily Beast. Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you.
Pitch invader decked by Sam Kerr can't be arrested because it was a women's match
No arrest for fan decked by Sam KerrA young fan walked onto the pitch during a women's Champions League match between Chelsea and Juventus on Wednesday. When he sauntered back toward the players still taking a video of himself, Kerr dropped a shoulder and decked him. Therefore, the fan who walked onto the pitch is not in violation of the law and did not commit an arrestable offense. A pitch invader is grounded courtesy of Chelsea's Sam Kerr during the UEFA Women's Champions League Group A match at Kingsmeadow, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)Women athletes' safety takes backseatThe women's Champion League was founded in 2001 as the UEFA Women's Cup.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh gives injury update on QB Lamar Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Browns in Week 14 of the 2021 season, losing 24-22. However, the game isn’t all they lost, as quarterback Lamar Jackson left the contest early in the second quarter with an ankle injury. After the game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh gave an update on the severity of Jackson’s injury. Huntley filled in well for Jackson after he took over for the rest of the Cleveland game. pic.twitter.com/iM3f86k8Qe — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 12, 2021The team will certainly be cautious when it comes to bringing Jackson back from his ailment, as he is the most important player on the team.
Former NFL star Michael Strahan and others go to space on Blue Origin flight
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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson carted off vs. Browns
Associated PressMyles Garrett wasn't going to let this season escape his grasp — or get away from the Browns. Displeased with an overall lack of focus during practice last week, Cleveland's star defensive end spoke up and challenged his teammates, urging them to do more, pushing them to be better. Garrett stripped Ravens backup QB Tyler Huntley, scooped up the fumble and rambled 15 yards for a TD in the first half as the Browns (7-6) built a 24-3 lead and held off the injury-riddled Ravens (8-5).
Bengals S Vonn Bell hit with taunting penalty after pointing at 49ers lineman
Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell was hit with a taunting penalty on Sunday afternoon after he pointed at a San Francisco 49ers lineman. As he jogged by 49ers center Alex Mack, who appeared to be joking with him, Bell pointed right in Mack’s face. So after what would’ve forced San Francisco to kick a field goal, the penalty gave the 49ers a new set of downs and led them to a touchdown right away. THE BURROW-CHASE CONNECTION ???TIE GAME ??pic.twitter.com/o8gSBomPOi — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 13, 2021That touchdown, thanks to a missed 49ers field goal, sent the game into overtime. San Francisco then rallied after giving up a field goal early to take the win on a wild 12-yard touchdown grab by Brandon Aiyuk.
Vonn Bell's taunting penalty extends San Francisco 49ers' scoring drive against Bengals
Green Bay Packers defeated Cincinnati Bengals 25-22 in overtime. Bengals defensive back Vonn Bell picked up a ball that came out of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's hand and ran with it, appearing to point at a defender. It drew a taunting penalty to extend the Niners' drive, and they scored on the following play on George Kittle's 14-yard touchdown catch. Social media reactions:The ensuing play after the Vonn Bell penalty, the 49ers score a touchdown to go up 16-6. [ Subscribe now for unlimited access to Cincinnati.com ]This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Vonn Bell's taunting penalty extends Niners' scoring drive vs. Bengals
Here’s what Vonn Bell said to 49ers player on controversial taunting flag
During his team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers over the weekend, Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell got hit with a taunting penalty on a critical third down. Bell, after helping put an end to the 49ers’ drive, pointed at a 49ers player and instantly earned a flag. Reader himself, all Bell said was “You almost hit me.”On one hand, Bell has to know better than to point at another player. And there were several instances of 49ers players “taunting” later in the game that should have earned flags if the crew called things consistently. Either way, there’s not much anyone can do about the silly taunting emphasis until the offseason.
Larry Nassar victims reach $380 million settlement
USA Gymnastics , U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their insurers have agreed to fund a $380 million settlement with victims of longtime national team physician Larry Nassar, drawing to a close a five-year legal battle that has upended American Olympic sports governance. The settlement also includes a direct contribution from the USOPC of around $34 million and a $6 million loan from the USOPC to USA Gymnastics to contribute, as well. NCAA CHAMP KELSEY TURNBOW TURNS RESTFUL SLEEP INTO SUCCESSFUL FALL SEASON THANKS TO BED-COOLING PRODUCTIt also contains nonmonetary provisions, including requirements for self-identified survivors of abuse in gymnastics to have official roles in USA Gymnastics. A lawsuit against USA Gymnastics and the USOPC over Nassar was filed in September 2016 by 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher. As additional legal claims poured in, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in late 2018 .
Brandon Walter was a 26th-round draft pick. So how did he become one of the Red Sox’ top pitching prospects?
The Red Sox had taken him out of the University of Delaware after his redshirt junior season in the 26th round of the 2019 draft. Nothing on his résumé suggested the emergence of a top pitching prospect in the Red Sox system. Walter now ranks among the top handful of pitching prospects in the Red Sox system. So where did he come from, how did he end up in the Red Sox system, and how did he make his leap forward in 2021? Some evaluators consider him one of the top 10 Red Sox prospects heading into 2022.
Nassar sexual abuse victims reach $380M settlement
By Sarah N. Lynch | ReutersWASHINGTON, Dec 13 – Victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and their insurers after a five-year legal battle, an attorney for some of his victims said on Monday. As part of the settlement, USA Gymnastics (USAG) and the Olympic Committee also agreed to designate some of their board seats to survivors and to implement other new policies aimed at protecting athletes from future abuse. At the hearing, they blasted USA Gymnastics and Olympic officials for failing to stop Nassar, and they took the FBI to task over its botched investigation into Nassar’s actions. The settlement was reached after TIG Insurance agreed to pay a large portion of the money, the Wall Street Journal reported. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018, after Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher had filed a lawsuit and additional claims were filed on behalf of a growing number of Nassar’s victims.
Steph Curry will play vs. Pacers, and Steve Kerr says Warriors never considered any other option
INDIANAPOLIS — The only surprise on the Golden State Warriors’ injury report heading into their game Monday against the Pacers was Andre Iguodala. The notable absence from the list was Steph Curry, whom the Warriors reportedly considered resting while he continues his pursuit of the all-time 3-point record. But before tipoff Monday, Kerr refuted the notion that it was ever a consideration. “I don’t know who said he wouldn’t play,” Kerr said. With 2,964 for his career, Curry is seven away from passing Ray Allen for the most in NBA history.
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on CBS. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Dolphins 27, Jets 17The site predicts that the Dolphins will beat the Jets in their NFL Week 15 matchup, and cover the spread. More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonSportsbook Wire: Dolphins have fared well against the spread vs. FiveThirtyEight.com: Dolphins have an 88% win probabilityThe site gives the Jets a 12% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Washington vs. Philadelphia Eagles picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Washington Football team and Philadelphia Eagles play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Washington 17, Eagles 13The site predicts a low-scoring affair, with the Washington Football Team doing just enough to pull off the victory. Sportsnaut: Eagles 20, Washington 14The site predicts that the Eagles will get a victory over the Washington Football Team in their NFL Week 15 game. FiveThirtyEight.com: Eagles have a 66% win probabilityThe site gives Washington a 34% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Carolina Panthers vs. Buffalo Bills picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Bills 45, Panthers 21The site predicts that the Bills will end their slide in a big way with an easy win over the Panthers in Week 15. Sportsnaut: Bills 38, Panthers 17The site likes the Bills to easily defeat the Panthers in their NFL Week 15 game in Buffalo. FiveThirtyEight.com: Bills have a 78% win probabilityThe site gives the Panthers a 22% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Open future: What we learned from Arizona high school football championships
The final weekend of the Arizona Interscholastic Association high school football season won't soon be forgotten. Let's break it down and look ahead in The Arizona Republic's final high school football rewind:Biggest takeawayAIA Executive Director David Hines said that the Open isn't going away as long as these elite programs, such as Scottsdale Saguaro, Chandler and Chandler Hamilton exist. "The Open won't go away as long as we have those elite schools," AIA Executive Director David Hines said Monday. "Obviously, I would like to see more people watch high school football," Hines said. Led by senior quarterback Angel Flores' tremendous final game, Casa Grande overcame Poston Butte 33-28.
Houston Rockets at Atlanta Hawks odds, picks and predictions
Below, we look at the Rockets vs. Hawks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets. Rockets at Hawks odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Rockets +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Hawks -650 (bet $650 to win $100)Rockets +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Hawks -650 (bet $650 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Rockets +9.5 (-107) | Hawks -9.5 (-115)Rockets +9.5 (-107) | Hawks -9.5 (-115) Over/Under (O/U): 226.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Rockets at Hawks key injuriesRocketsG Jalen Green (hamstring) out(hamstring) out G Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) outHawksF Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) out(ankle) out F De'Andre Hunter (wrist) outRockets at Hawks odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionHawks 115, Rockets 110PASS. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
15-year-old UNLV grad exits with diploma and honors in hand
He began taking classes at UNLV when he was just 13 years old. Fifteen-year-old Jack Rico, at UNLV Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, is graduating magna cum laude this month. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoFifteen-year-old Jack Rico, at UNLV Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, is graduating magna cum laude this month. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoFifteen-year-old Jack Rico, at UNLV Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, is graduating magna cum laude this month. He began taking college classes when he was 11, starting with one class the first semester and gradually worked his way up to a full course load.
‘Nathan’s Law:’ Commission passes emergency boxing regulations
The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously passed emergency regulations for amateur boxing events like the one that led to the death of UNLV student Nathan Valencia. Nathan Valencia (courtesy)The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously passed what it called “Nathan’s Law” on Monday, putting forth emergency regulations for amateur boxing events like the one that led to the death of UNLV student Nathan Valencia. In response, the commission on Monday passed what it described as emergency safety requirements required for amateur boxing matches and unarmed combat. Cloobeck called the measure “Nathan’s law.” Violators of the new regulations, to be overseen by the commission, could be criminally prosecuted. Cloobeck, however, expressed shock that “no on-site emergency personnel” were present at the contest involving Valencia.
These Packers opponents mocked the Aaron Rodgers 'belt' celebration. It didn't go well for most of them
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Nassau AA-1 boys basketball team-by-team preview
; Jashaun Jones, 6-0, G, Fr. ; Marcus Rhymes, 5-9, G, Jr.; Jaden Thrat, 5-10, G, Jr.ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: Freeport doesn’t have a single player back with varsity experience. MASSAPEQUALast season: 3-3Coach: Chris CafieroKEY PLAYERS: Andrew Cacciatore, 5-9, G, Sr.; Ryan Fountain, 5-10, G, Jr.; Ryan Heidrich, 6-4, F, Sr.; Brian Kopp, 5-9, G, So. ; Alec Solik, 6-2, F, Sr.ABOUT MASSAPEQUA: Cafiero is hoping for daily improvement and a shot at making the playoffs. ; Alex Argyros, 5-10, G, Sr.; Max Garmisa, 5-10, G, Sr.; Christian Kitsantas, 6-0, F, Sr.; Ben Krefetz, 6-0, F, Sr..ABOUT THE VIKINGS: Port Washington, which has moved up from AA-II, definitely has a shot at being in the playoffs, according to Dooley.
Meyer's tenure with Jaguars nears new low amid more turmoil
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (AP) -- Urban Meyer's tenure in Jacksonville is nearing a new low, and no one could have thought that was possible 2 1/2 months ago. The Jaguars have failed to top 200 total yards in three games, including in back-to-back weeks, and now have two five-game skids. Meyer's first year with the Jaguars will be remembered for public embarrassments and weekly confusion about what's happening in games and seemingly inside the locker room. Khan and Meyer talk regularly, but this one probably had a different tone. NEXT STEPSThe Jaguars have a chance to end three losing streaks: a five-game skid overall, seven straight to Houston and an eight-game slide in the AFC South.
Erik Spoelstra calls Victor Oladipo being on Heat trip an ‘emotional and mental boost’
“He was so excited to come on this trip and continue his routine,” Spoelstra said, with the Heat declining to initially make Oladipo available for interview. “But at least it gets him around the guys. You see how he is on the bench during home games. He loves it.
Nassau AA-2 girls basketball team-by-team preview
Last season: 5-2Coach: Pete OlenikKEY PLAYERSEmily Forrler, 5-8, F, Jr.; Isabella Pota, 5-8, F, Jr.; Lindsay Solenski, 5-5, G, Sr.; Charlotte Viola, G, 5-6, Soph. ; Brooke Vislocky, 5-6, G, Soph. HICKSVILLE COMETSLast season: 0-4Coach: Ron ModikKEY PLAYERSNalaya Estrada-Crum, 5-11, C, Jr.; Nathaly Hernandez, 5-3, G, Sr.; Olivia Hoffman, 5-5, G, Soph. VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL EAGLESLast season: 1-6Coach: Malyssa ThorngrenKEY PLAYERSAriana Haughton, 5-6, G, Sr.; Faizah Munawar, 5-8, F, Jr.; Alyssa Santiago, 5-7, G, Soph. ; Faizat Shekoni, 5-7, F, Soph.
Suffolk I boys basketball team-by-team preview
BRENTWOODLast season: 5-1Coach: Anthony JimenezKEY PLAYERSMarquese Dennis, 6-4, G, Soph. ; Jayden Lucate, 6-0, G, Sr.; Aaron Nyantakyi, 6-3, G, Jr.; John Phelps, 6-0, C/F, Sr.; Zatai Townsend, 6-2, G, Sr.ABOUT BRENTWOOD: An even more balanced and quicker team this season. ; Joey McLaurin, 5-8, G, Soph. ; Shawn Piazza, 6-1, G, Sr.; Jawuan Smith, 6-4, G/F, Fr. LONGWOOD LIONSLast season: 1-7Coach: John FordKEY PLAYERSTommie Braxton, 6-0, G, Jr.; Na’Trel Howell, 5-10, G, Soph.
Nassau AA-1 girls basketball team-by-team preview
FARMINGDALE DALERSLast season: 4-3Coach: Dave SteinKEY PLAYERSAlena Godas, 5-6, G, Jr.; Erin Hickey, 5-5, G, Sr.; Emily Markovina, 5-10, G/F, Soph. Last season: 4-4Coach: Meredith JonesKEY PLAYERSAnia Crocker, 5-7, G, Soph. ; Windney Destin, 5-7, F, Sr.; Ancksu Dixon, 5-4, G, Sr.; Staraisa Gaines, 5-5, G, Soph. PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGSLast season: 3-2Coach: Michael KilloranKEY PLAYERSEmily Bersin, 5-7, G/F, Jr.; Natalie DeMeo, 5-8, G, Jr.; Angelina Galais, 5-5, G, Jr.; Ella Kane, 5-5, G, Soph. SYOSSETLast season: 6-0Coach: Michael FerreiraKEY PLAYERSVictoria Costa, 5-7, F, Jr.; Casey Ghamar, 5-11, F, Jr.; Carly Greenbaum, 5-7, G, Soph.
UConn women fall to No. 7 in rankings after Georgia Tech loss, lowest Top 25 spot since ‘07
UConn coach Geno Auriemma implied that Mühl, Fudd and Griffin may wait until after the Louisville game to return to action, as it would give them more recovery time with the Huskies not playing again after that until Dec. 29. Griffin has dressed and warmed up with the team the last two games, so her return shouldn’t be that far off.
Winds, power outage deflate Lexus Velodrome in Detroit
The Detroit NewsDetroit — High winds and a power outage teamed up to burst the Lexus Velodrome's bubble and inflatable dome over the weekend, officials said Monday. Hughes said the velodrome lost power after strong winds tore through the area Friday and Saturday. "And the backup generator didn't come on like it was supposed to and tested to do," he said. The velodrome, which has a bicycle track, walking and running track and weight-training area, opened in 2018. Lexus, the global luxury brand of Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corp., landed the naming rights in 2017.cramirez@detroitnews.comTwitter: @CharlesERamirez
MSU football notes: Walker, Pickett still mulling if they'll play in Peach Bowl
10 Michigan State (10-2) takes on No. If projected go in the first two days, he could choose not to play in the bowl game. “I haven't heard anything from any of the healthy guys yet in terms of they're not gonna play,” Tucker said. After leading Michigan State to a win over Penn State in the final game, he said he planned to play in the bowl game. It was disappointing to Tucker that his star running back wasn’t in the mix, but he said none of it changes what Tucker did for Michigan State.
Ohio State's E.J. Liddell named co-Big Ten player of the week
After watching another dominant performance from his third-year forward, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann offered E.J. 15 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll and also landed Liddell his first-ever Big Ten player of the week honor. Liddell push Ohio State past WisconsinOSU coach's radio show:Chris Holtmann talks E.J. All are improvements from a season ago, when Liddell averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 29 games. He’s the first Ohio State player to bring home the honor since Duane Washington Jr. was recognized by the Big Ten on Feb. 22, 2021.
Justin Fields’ rookie season: Tracking the progress of the Chicago Bears QB in 2021
Justin Fields is the Chicago Bears franchise quarterback — or at least the hope is he will be once he is named the starter. Bears QB rewind: Why a small taste of Justin Fields should lead to more opportunities for the rookieWeek 2: Bears 20, Bengals 17On third-and-9 with the Bears clinging to a three-point lead at Soldier Field, Justin Fields saw “a big, wide hole” open to his left. Bears QB rewind: Rookie Justin Fields provided splashes of ‘special’ within another demoralizing loss to the Green Bay PackersWeek 7: Buccaneers 38, Bears 3Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields threw three interceptions and committed five turnovers in a disastrous 38-3 loss to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. I’m going to stop playing.’ Or you can go the other route and say, ‘I’m going to keep working.’ And I know me, myself, no matter how many picks I throw, no matter how many L’s we take, I’m going to keep going. Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the RavensBears QB rewind: Justin Fields’ development has been temporarily interrupted.
Dolphins bringing back one of their former star running backs for a workout
With the Miami Dolphins having placed their top two running backs on the COVID-19 list over the weekend, they are turning to one of their former star players as a possible reinforcement. According to Lamar Miller’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, via WSVN sports anchor Josh Moser, the Dolphins are bringing in the veteran running back, 30, for a workout today. The former Miami Hurricanes star signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Texans in 2016 (four years, $26 million with $14 million guaranteed). Myles Gaskin, the Dolphins’ leading rusher, was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Friday. The Dolphins recently acquired Phillip Lindsay, a former Pro Bowl running back who was claimed off waivers in late November.
Ohio State's E.J. Liddell named co-Big Ten player of the week
After watching another dominant performance from his third-year forward, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann offered E.J. He’s always been that way.”Saturday, Liddell rolled out of bed and put up 28 points in a 73-55 win against No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll and also landed Liddell his first-ever Big Ten player of the week honor. In wins against Towson and Wisconsin, Liddell averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 14-of-22 from the floor. All are improvements from a season ago, when Liddell averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 29 games.
Eight Buckeyes, including an unprecedented three receivers, earn AP All-America honors
Ohio State led all programs by having eight players earn Associated Press All-America honors, though no Buckeyes made the AP first-team. OSU had six second-team All-Americans — left tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, left guard Thayer Munford, wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, and kicker Noah Ruggles. It is the first time that a team has had three receivers earn AP All-American recognition in the same season. Olave, a senior, has caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 scores. Bill Rabinowitz covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch.
Cleveland Cavaliers score 81 first-half points, rout Sacramento Kings
Brian DulikThe Associated PressCLEVELAND — Rookie Evan Mobley had 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers matched their team record with 81 first-half points in a 117-103 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Isaac Okoro scored 20 points, Jarrett Allen had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Darius Garland had 16 points and a career-best 13 assists for the Cavaliers. Okoro had 15 points, while Garland and Mobley scored 12 apiece. Their most in any half is 83 in the second half at Indiana on Jan. 15, 1993. De’Aaron Fox added 13 points, and Harrison Barnes had 12 points as the Kings lost their second straight.
2021 AP All-America Team, List
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Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers odds, picks and prediction
USA Today SportsbookwireThe Golden State Warriors (21-5) cruise over to Gainbridge Fieldhouse Monday for a 7 p.m. Below, we look at the Warriors vs. Pacers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. "LEAN" to the PACERS +3.5 (-108) because this line feels suspiciously low considering the difference between these two teams' records. Indiana beat Golden State last season and the Pacers' loss in the other game ended in a four-point final scoring margin, and both Steph Curry and Draymond Green played in Indiana's victory against Golden State last season. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
USA Gymnastics and USOPC reach $380m settlement with Nassar abuse survivors
Survivors of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380m settlement with USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their insurers after a five-year legal battle. At the hearing, they attacked USA Gymnastics and Olympic officials for failing to stop Nassar, and they took the FBI to task over its botched investigation into Nassar‘s actions. However, Denhollander added that the settlement would not completely heal the wounds of the women Nassar abused. Under those terms, survivors will have a significant say in how USA Gymnastics deals with future allegations of sexual abuse. In 2018, Michigan State University, where Nassar taught and practiced medicine from 1997 until 2016 and where much of the abuse took place, reached a settlement of $500m with survivors of his abuse.
Larry Nassar abuse survivors reach $380m settlement with USA Gymnastics and USOPC
Hundreds of gymnasts sexually abused by disgraced doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), ending a five-year legal battle. The decision draws a line under all civil claims related to Nassar's abuse, and is believed to be one of the largest financial settlements ever awarded to survivors of sexual abuse. Biles, Raisman and Maroney are included in the settlement, as are other survivors of Nassar's abuse and other gymnasts who sued USAG after suffering abuse by coaches. “This chapter is finally closed,” Rachael Denhollander, the first whistleblower to publicly accuse Nassar of abuse in 2016, said. In 2018 USAG filed for bankruptcy, when its legal costs spiralled after dozens of claims were made against the organisation for its handling of reports of Nassar's abuse.
The Golden Globes’ bid for respectability has failed
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English men’s game ‘long way off’ from having openly gay player – Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans hopes English football will soon have an equivalent of Josh Cavallo but fears it “could still be a long way off yet”. Adelaide United midfielder Cavallo said publicly in October he was gay, becoming the only known current male top-flight footballer to be out. While a number of players at clubs in English women’s football are publicly out, there are none across the country’s top four divisions in the men’s game. But I think it could still be a long way off yet unfortunately. But there’s still a long, long way to go yet and we just need to see what happens in the future.”Evans joined West Ham on loan for the 2021-22 season in August.
Shambolic draw adds drama to Champions League knockout stages
Before Uefa had declared the first Champions League draw null and void, Real Madrid had lobbied that it should only be redone from the point of the technical error, thereby leaving their tie against Benfica intact. There is the potential for a lot of theatrics here, to go with the usual knockout drama. The “shambles” of the situation notwithstanding - to quote one source - it’s actually hard not to conclude that the redraw has drastically improved the Champions League last-16. The French club are still involved in the tie of the round, which is now that narrative-rich meeting with Real Madrid. There won’t be too many satisfied, even though the second draw has proved better - and obviously fairer - for this Champions League season.
Toto Wolff sent congratulatory text after my F1 title triumph – Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen has revealed that Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff sent a congratulatory text message after the Red Bull driver’s dramatic Formula One title victory. Verstappen overtook Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton on a controversial last-lap shoot-out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday to claim his maiden F1 crown. “Toto sent me a text saying ‘congratulations on the season’ and that I deserved to win it,” said Verstappen. Max Verstappen on Lewis HamiltonPraising Hamilton’s response, Verstappen continued: “Lewis is a great sportsman in general. Max Verstappen celebrated with his team (PA Wire) (PA Wire)“We have been pushing each other to the limit all season.
Patson Daka takes confidence from goal in Leicester’s thrashing of Newcastle
Patson Daka believes marking his full home Premier League debut for Leicester City with a goal and an assist was good for his confidence and the team. The Zambia striker starred as he made his first full top-flight appearance at the King Power Stadium in the 4-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday. “Every player looks forward to starting, but it’s also about what the coach thinks about the tactics going into that game,” Daka told Leicester’s official club website. “It’s since I was a kid, I was doing it for fun,” said Daka. “We had a good result at the weekend and a first win of the season,” said Wilson on the club website.
James Bracey delighted to finish ‘up-and-down’ year with century in Australia
“In a year with a lots of ups and downs I’ve really backed myself technique-wise. I had a bad couple of games in the two games where I wouldn’t have wanted to. I’m really pleased with how it’s gone and really happy with where my head is at currently. “I had a really bad couple of games, that’s how I’m seeing it. “But I had a bad couple of games in the two games where I wouldn’t have wanted to, you know?
Ben Stokes signs three-year contract extension with Durham
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has signed a three-year contract extension with Durham which commits him to the county until at least the end of the 2024 season. “I am delighted to commit to a further three years with Durham,” he said. “We are extremely happy that Ben has agreed his future to Durham for a further three years,” North said. “While we may not see him as much as we would like his influence around the club remains huge. It’s fantastic to see Ben back fit and well following his time away from the game and now back playing for England in the Ashes.”
UFC 269: Five fights to make after Dustin Poirier falls at final hurdle and Julianna Pena stuns Amanda Nunes
Charles Oliveira vs Justin GaethjeThis one is pretty obvious. When Gaethje vs Michael Chandler took place in November, it was widely agreed that the winner would challenge the victor of Poirier vs Oliveira. Justin Gaethje (right) outpointed Michael Chandler in November (Getty Images)Dustin Poirier vs Michael ChandlerWhile Oliveira’s next move is straightforward, Poirier’s is not. Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2This is another straightforward choice. Dominick Cruz vs Rob FontAt 36 years old, Dominick Cruz is still getting it done at a very high level – if with a little difficulty.
F1 finale fallout and Champions League draw chaos – Monday’s sporting social
Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 13. Congratulations continued to come in for new world champion Max Verstappen. Pundit and former driver Karun Chandhok had his say on a controversial end to the season. FootballThe draw for the Champions League round of 16 had to be remade.
Larry Nassar victims settle legal battle for $380m
The victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and their insurers for $380m. The women who accused Nassar of sexual abuse - including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney - have been fighting their legal battle against the doctor for five years. During the trial, the gymnasts who were assaulted recounted their experiences and also criticised USA Gymnastics and Olympic officials for their failure to stop Nassar's abuse. The power of their story eventually won the day," John Manly, the attorney representing more than 180 survivors of Nassar's abuse, said. "The restorative justice process that's part of this plan, you can't buy that," he said.
Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims reach $380 million deal with USA Gymnastics, US IOPC
The victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reportedly reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their insurers after a five-year legal battle. In total, hundreds of victims are included in the agreement, which is among the largest ever recorded for victims of sexual abuse, according to the Journal. The plaintiffs accused USA Gymnastics of pressuring athletes to be complaint, which created an environment where a predator such as Nassar could go on without facing any accountability. It has since taken more than three years to reach the settlement, which includes requirement stating that self-identified survivors of abuse in gymnastics will have official roles in USA Gymnastics going forward. When the settlement is finalized, USA Gymnastics will likely restaff its governing body with new leaders, according to the Journal.
Paris 2024 opening ceremony to be held on River Seine
"Today is a stand-out moment," said Tony Estanguet, a three-time Olympic canoe C1 gold medallist who heads up the Paris 2024 organising committee. The opening ceremony is by far the biggest of markers." Paris 2024 organisers are expecting crowds of 600,000 people for what they call the largest-ever Olympic ceremony. Castex said he wanted proposals "by the end of the year for the opening ceremony and June 2022 at the latest for all sites and events". "That desire to take sport out of the stadiums to make it more accessible to the biggest number of people is really the DNA of Paris 2024," Estanguet said.
Larry Nassar sex abuse victims reach $380M US settlement with USA Gymnastics
Victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their insurers after a five-year legal battle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The settlement was confirmed during a hearing in a federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday, the newspaper said. He had worked for Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. The settlement was reached after TIG Insurance agreed to pay a large portion of the money, the Journal said. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018, after Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher had filed a lawsuit and additional claims were filed on behalf of a growing number of Nassar's victims.
Stephen Curry once used 3-pointer as a weapon. Now the shot has 'revolutionized' the NBA.
As a boy – not yet even 10 years old – Steph Curry recognized the importance of the 3-point shot. “I was undersized and playing with older kids,” Curry once told USA TODAY Sports. “The reason I was on the team that young was because I could shoot 3-pointers and be a weapon. It takes a lot of skill, repetition and practice to be good at it and consistent. But as young as 9, 10, I noticed that was a weapon.”
Southern California QB Kedon Slovis enters NCAA transfer portal, per reports
The first quarterback Lincoln Riley will develop as the head coach at Southern California won't be Kedon Slovis. The junior signal-caller, who started games in three seasons with the Trojans, entered the transfer portal Monday, according to multiple reports. Slovis quickly took over the starting quarterback role for the Trojans in his freshman season (2019), entering in the second half of the season opener and missing one game due to a concussion. In 2020, he started all six of Southern California's games in the pandemic-shortened season. Slovis returned as the Trojans starter this season but the program was headed for change with coach Clay Helton being fired after two games.
With Paige Bueckers Injured, UConn Faces a Tough Few Months
NEWARK — When ESPN announced last month that ABC would televise a regular-season women’s college basketball game for the first time, a matchup featuring U.C.L.A. 3 Connecticut, the network assumed that Paige Bueckers, the UConn sophomore guard and reigning national player of the year, would be starring on the court. But an hour before tip-off on Saturday, Bueckers was on the Prudential Center floor wearing a blue, gray and white UConn sweatsuit and a black brace that extended from her left thigh to her foot. Bueckers had sustained a tibial plateau fracture in her left knee with less than a minute remaining in a Dec. 5 home game against Notre Dame. She is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a timeline that would allow her to return in time to play in the Big East and N.C.A.A.
Baylor becomes fourth No. 1 team in Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll this season
1 team in the Ferris Mowers Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll. Baylor takes over the top spot for the first time this season, a position it held in the final poll of last season. Baylor received 30 of 32 first-place votes this week on the heels of Sunday’s smothering victory against Villanova. TOP 25:Complete Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches PollArizona climbs two positions to No. 7, just a single poll point ahead of Alabama, though the Crimson Tide claimed the remaining first-place nod.
The Seattle Seahawks’ Boom Is Busted
All the shouting in the world can’t resurrect the 2010s era’s vibrancy, of which Carroll, linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterback Russell Wilson are the last three culture carriers. Wilson, long obsessed with winning the Super Bowl, could demand a trade if he feels his window for a title in Seattle has passed. General Manager John Schneider, who in his nine seasons in Seattle built these Seahawks, is rumored to be on the hot seat. These Seahawks, same as every Seattle squad since that last Super Bowl appearance on Feb. 1, 2015, live in the formidable shadow cast by an era now long gone. “There was never any kind of backing down for those Seahawks,” says Louis Moore, a professor of history at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
NYCFC championship ceremony to be held at City Hall Tuesday
New York City FC and fans will celebrate winning their MLS championship — the Big Apple’s first pro sports title since 2012 — during a ceremony Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. “That team just showed so much determination, so much fight, and we are going to celebrate this amazing team, we’re going to celebrate all they mean to New York City,” de Blasio said. “These champions really epitomized the best of New York City.”During a morning virtual press briefing, de Blasio donned a black New York City FC hat and orange team scarf while announcing the celebration, slated for 12 p.m. at City Hall’s steps. Mayor Bill de Blasio donned a black New York City FC hat and orange team scarf while announcing the celebration NYC Mayor's OfficeNYCFC defender James Sands joined the mayor’s online news conference. NYC Mayor's Office“It’s such a special feeling for me being a local New Yorker, just to bring a trophy back to the city.
Julianna Pena caught Zac Efron staring at her before UFC shocker
Julianna Pena had fun with a photo of Zac Efron gazing at her moments before her historic upset of Amanda Nunes at UFC 269. Pena snapped Nunes’ 12-fight winning streak after Caesars Sportsbook listed the 32-year-old as a +650 underdog in the bout. Zac Efron at UFC 269 in Las Vegas on Dec. 11, 2021. Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesFollowing the fight, UFC president Dana White said Nunes is deserving of a rematch against Pena. Julianna Pena (l.) punching Amanda Nunes (r.) during their UFC 269 fight on Dec. 11, 2021.
There is sudden hope for a Kyrie Irving Nets return
Brooklyn is perched atop the Eastern Conference despite not having gotten a single second on the court from Kyrie Irving. “If we get the gift of his return, we’ll be ecstatic, but we can’t count on it,” Steve Nash said recently about an Irving return. There is renewed hope that Kyrie Irving (#11) will return to the Nets this season. The third option is the Nets relenting and allowing Irving to indeed be a part-time player, practicing and playing only road games. Kevin Durant (l.) and Kyrie Irving (r.) during a Nets practice in October.
Buccaneers didn’t let Tom Brady’s historic touchdown ball get away this time
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers avoided another ball debacle during Sunday’s win over the Bills. After Brady threw his 700th career touchdown pass — a walk-off 58-yard catch by Breshad Perriman in the 33-27 overtime win — a Bucs staffer scrambled through the end zone to the retrieve the ball. The viral moment reminded fans of the ball blunder in Week 7, when Bucs receiver Mike Evans unknowingly gave away Brady’s 600th regular season touchdown pass ball to a fan after he scored in a win over the Bears. At the time, the Buccaneers staff acted quickly to track down the fan, offering him elite prizes in exchange for the ball. Next week we’re playing for a division championship and that’s pretty exciting.”The Buccaneers host the Saints on Sunday.
Joe Judge outrage is a warning sign for Jets’ Robert Saleh
Jets coach Robert Saleh repeated his message of hope for the Jets fan base after the game. Jets coach Robert Saleh can’t end up like Giants coach Joe Judge next season. The Jets are 3-10, going nowhere this season and were losing the game to the Saints. I still think the Jets need some convincing he should be the starter next year but a strong finish would do it. Another player I don’t think the Jets will want starting to open the season but could stick around as a depth player.
MTA ‘tap-and-go’ fares will upgrade to weekly passes after 12 trips
Subway and bus riders who use the MTA’s OMNY “tap-and-go” payment system for more than 12 single-fare trips in a seven-day period will be automatically upgraded to an unlimited weekly pass, transit officials said. As a result of the policy, riders who take 13 or more trips using OMNY between midnight Monday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday will be charged $33 flat for those fares, the MTA said. Transit advocates have argued for years that OMNY’s technology should allow the MTA to get creative with how it charges riders for fares. The fare-capping policy is intended to help encourage ridership, which is still below pre-pandemic levels. Testifying before the state Assembly on Nov. 23, acting MTA Chairman Janno Lieber suggested creative approaches to fares could be an “incentive” for riders to return.
Washington Football Team highlights and lowlights from loss to Cowboys
It was BYOB on the sideline for the Cowboys, who arranged for four heated benches to be delivered to FedEx Field for Sunday’s game. ESPN reported that Dallas partnered with Cleveland-based Dragon Seats to provide the benches, which featured the Cowboys’ name and logo, after the Seattle Seahawks alerted them that the heated benches on the visitor’s sideline at FedEx Field malfunctioned during their “Monday Night Football” game in Landover last month. It was good initiative, even if it wasn’t especially cold, and it added some propane-fueled heat to an already spicy showdown.
Mercedes set to appeal Formula One championship result after controversial finale
The race ended in a one-lap shootout between leader Lewis Hamilton and eventual winner and 2021 champion Max Verstappen following a safety car period that ended under controversial circumstances. As they approached the checkered flag, Hamilton could be heard over the radio telling his team, "this has been manipulated, man," The Guardian reported. Mercedes filed two protests regarding the decision immediately after the race, claiming the regulations for ending a safety period weren't properly followed, but they were denied. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to The Times of London, Mercedes has until Thursday to file a new protest before the champion is officially declared. However, the newspaper reports that there is some hesitation on the part of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, who is concerned about "the further damage it could cause to Formula One," if the team continues its challenge.
Jaguars' Urban Meyers threatens to fire source of leaks after reports of in-house drama: 'That's garbage'
Instead of answering the question directly, the first-year head coach wanted to address recent reports of in-house drama. URBAN MEYER HAS STRAINED RELATIONSHIP WITH JAGUARS PLAYERS COACHES: BOMBSHELL REPORT"What's the answer? And if there is a source, that source is unemployed. I mean, within seconds, if there's some source that's doing that." Jacksonville has just one winning season in the last 14 years, which could spell trouble for Meyer.
Carl Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ community
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who became the first openly gay active NFL player in June, helped design custom, rainbow cleats to raise awareness and money for the LGBTQ community. Cyd Zeigler, LGBTQ advocate and co-founder of the LGBTQ sports site Outsports.com, celebrated Nassib's support, conceding that visible support for the LGBTQ community is a rarity among NFL players. Before this year, Miami Dolphins receiver Preston Williams was the only NFL player out of hundreds to highlight LGBTQ causes. But Nassib was not the only player to support LGBTQ causes this year. "This is a historic year for LGBTQ athletes because of the LGBTQ athletes — not because of the allies, not because of the people standing beside us," Zeigler said.
Verstappen wins 1st F1 title with last lap pass of Hamilton
I think it also sums up a little bit the season,” Verstappen said hours earlier as the FIA heard Mercedes’ two protests. It made for a bitter feud between Mercedes and Red Bull that intensified this high-stakes and sometimes chaotic title fight. Masi controversially settled to resume racing with one final lap — the only chance for Red Bull, which lobbied to go back to green. Verstappen chased Hamilton through the first four turns, made his pass in five and at last achieved his childhood dream. Mission accomplished and Red Bull celebrated by playing “We are the Champions” in its garage.
Analysis: Bad NFL teams getting blown out is a common theme
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones (7) fumble as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton (27) defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones (7) fumble as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton (27) defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City won this one 48-9 . He could’ve been speaking on behalf of many players on the bad teams that were blown out. ___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter at https://twitter.com/robmaaddi and his work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/robmaaddi___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers
Michigan linebacker David Ojabo was chosen for the second team and running back Hassan Haskins was a third-team selection. Defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and freshman tight end Brock Bowers made the second team and safety Lewis Cine was a third-team choice. ADVERTISEMENTWith more receiver spots to fill, Ohio State became the first school to have three wideouts earn All-America honors in the same season. Tackles — Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Nicholas Petit-Frere, junior, Ohio State. Receivers — Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky.
Injury-hit UConn down to No. 7, lowest Top 25 spot since ’07
Despite their loss to Georgia Tech, the Huskies kept alive their incredible streak of not losing consecutive games dating to 1993 by rallying to beat UCLA over the weekend. 25 North Carolina (9-0) entered the poll this week for the first time since the preseason poll in 2015. North Carolina edged Colorado and Oklahoma by one point to secure the final spot in the Top 25 this week. Stanford, which will also play at South Carolina three days later, has already played four games against ranked teams. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
John Harbaugh offers the best explanation for going for 2 after others disagreed with him
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn't care if you criticized him for his decision to go for two on Sunday. That "keep the game going" line of thinking is hard to shake, and that's why Harbaugh had to explain his decision from the Ravens' 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Ravens go for twoHere was the scenario: Late in the game, the Ravens scored to cut the Browns' lead to 24-15. Story continuesCoach Harbaugh on the decision to go for two: pic.twitter.com/KWJPoAhldW — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 12, 2021It's hard for many to embrace that thinking because of what happened to the Ravens on Sunday. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh explained a debatable decision to go for two against the Browns.
Report: 'Renewed optimism' Kyrie Irving could rejoin Brooklyn Nets this season
There is "renewed optimism" that All-NBA guard Kyrie Irving could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets in some capacity at some point this season, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Because the organization opted against him playing half the regular season, Irving is still being paid almost half of his $34.9 million salary. That means proof of two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If Irving chose to abandon his anti-vaccination stance today, he could rejoin his teammates two weeks after receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine or a month following his first Pfizer or Moderna shot. That would make Irving available mid-January for Brooklyn's final 41 regular season games — exactly half the season.
Pac-12 rewind: Oregon’s new coach, Wilcox’s decision, travel trouble for UCLA and Arizona, Heisman voting, USC’s move and more
Story of the week III: Heisman TrophyAlabama quarterback Bryce Young, who attended Mater Dei High School, won the award Saturday night in decisive fashion. In fourth place: Ohio State quarterback C.J. (The last time: Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in 2018.) 42 Washington State could be viewed as a bubble team based on its current NET placement. *** Send suggestions, comments and tips (confidentiality guaranteed) to pac12hotline@bayareanewsgroup.com or call 408-920-5716*** Follow me on Twitter: @WilnerHotline*** Pac-12 Hotline is not endorsed or sponsored by the Pac-12 Conference, and the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Conference.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on CBS. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Jaguars 31, Texans 24The site is going with the home team getting the victory in this Week 15 NFL game in Jacksonville. Sportsnaut: Jaguars will beat Texans in NFL Week 15 gameThe site has the Jaguars winning by a touchdown in the game against the Texans. 1 NFL seedFiveThirtyEight.com: Jaguars have a 56% win probabilityThe site gives the Texans a 44% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on CBS. More:NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of seasonSportsnaut: Steelers 24, Titans 21The site like's Pittsburgh's chances to pull off the upset at home in the Week 15 game against Tennessee. Sportsnaut: Titans 34, Steelers 27The site likes Tennessee to beat Pittsburgh in a high-scoring NFL Week 15 game. FiveThirtyEight.com: Titans have a 55% win probabilityThe site gives the Steelers a 45% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
AP All-America team: CSU Rams’ Trey McBride, 3 Alabama players among those named to first team
Colorado State senior tight end Trey McBride, who went to Fort Morgan High School, was named to the first team. Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego State, Utah – 1. Running backs — Kenneth Walker III, junior, Michigan State; Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State. Tackles — Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Nicholas Petit-Frere, junior, Ohio State. Receivers — Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky.
New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts play Saturday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 6:15 p.m. MST time on NFL Network. Sportsnaut: Patriots 23, Colts 20The site predicts a close game between the Patriots and Colts in their NFL Week 15 game in Indianapolis. Sportsnaut: Colts 20, Patriots 17The site predicts that the Colts will get a close victory over the Patriots in their Week 15 NFL game in Indianapolis. ESPN: Patriots have a 53.6% chance to winThe site's Football Power Index gives the Colts a 46% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 15 NFL game.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants play Sunday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 11 a.m. MST time on Fox. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Cowboys 17, Giants 0The site predicts that the Cowboys will shut out the Giants in their NFL Week 15 game. Sportsnaut: Cowboys 31, Giants 14The site predicts that the Cowboys will have few difficulties in beating the Giants in their NFL Week 15 game. FiveThirtyEight.com: Cowboys have a 62% win probabilityThe site gives the Giants a 38% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers play Thursday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 6:20 p.m. MST time on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon. Sportsnaut: Chargers 28, Chiefs 24The site predicts that the Chargers will be able to defeat the Chiefs on the Thursday Night Football game in Week 15 of the NFL season. Sportsnaut: Chargers 34, Chiefs 31The site likes the Chargers' chances of pulling off the upset in Week 15 o0f the NFL season on Thursday Night Football. 1 entering NFL Week 15?
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 15 game?
The Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns play Saturday in a Week 15 NFL game. Check out these NFL Week 15 picks and predictions for the matchup, which can be seen at 2:30 p.m. MST time on NFL Network. More:NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL gamesSportsnaut: Browns 35, Raiders 24The site predicts that the Browns will top the Raiders in Week 15 of the NFL season. Raiders 28The site has the Browns winning, and covering against the Raiders in Week 15 of the NFL season. FiveThirtyEight.com: Browns have a 72% win probabilityThe site gives the Raiders a 28% win probability in the NFL Week 15 game.
Longtime Heat broadcaster Jason Jackson joins forward Caleb Martin in NBA protocols
The Heat have not reported any players other than Martin entering protocols, although testing will continue on the trip beyond Monday night’s game against the Cavaliers, with the trip continuing with games against the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons.
AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers
Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green each were first-team selections this season after making the second team in 2020. Add in Alabama's Williams, an Ohio State transfer, and four receivers who played for the Buckeyes in 2020 made the AP All-America teams. Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego State, Utah - 1. Running backs -- Kenneth Walker III, junior, Michigan State; Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State. Receivers -- Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; Jerreth Sterns, junior, Western Kentucky.
Paris to stage 2024 Olympics opening ceremony on River Seine
Thousands of Olympic athletes on boats cruising along the River Seine toward the sun setting like a giant gold medal behind the Eiffel Tower. The 2024 Paris Games opening ceremony vision was unveiled on Monday as an event organizers hope will be unique in Olympic history and free for hundreds of thousands to watch on the riverside. For starters, the water-borne opening ceremony will innovate by having the parade of athletes from more than 200 teams begin the evening instead of end it. His understanding of demands made on Olympic athletes has helped shape what he hopes will be a better experience for most of about 10,000 athletes in Paris. Gone should be the typical opening ceremony experience of standing around outside a stadium, marching into it, then more standing until about midnight.
Gophers all-conference center John Michael Schmitz to return for 2022
Gophers center John Michael Schmitz announced Monday he will return to Minnesota for a sixth season in 2022. Schmitz was named to all-Big Ten second team in 2021 by the conference’s media and he was on the third team by the coaches. Schmitz, of Flossmoor, Ill., played in all 12 games last season and was one of the highest-graded players in the country, according to Pro Football Focus. Schmitz joins fellow 2017 classmates Tanner Morgan, Chris Autman-Bell and Mohamed Ibrahim in announcing they will be back for next season. It’s unclear if guard Blaise Andries will also return for next season.
UConn women’s basketball’s Mir McLean enters transfer portal
“Mir can offensive rebound and defensive rebound,” coach Geno Auriemma said after the Huskies beat Seton Hall last week, while also adding he’d like to see more physical and mental toughness from her. “So if we can get Mir to do more of that, otherwise, we’re playing five on four on offense. So we need to figure out a way to get Mir to do more than just be someone who goes to go rebound. Believe me, there’s a place for that. I’ve got to find a way to get her a little more versatile.”
Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux earns consensus All-American distinction
EUGENE — Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is a consensus All-American. Thibodeaux and Verone McKinley III were named first team All-Americans by the Associated Press on Monday. The players were previously named first team Walter Camp All-Americans, and Thibodeaux was a first-team pick and McKinley was a second-team selection by the FWAA. Thibodeaux had 49 tackles with 12 for loss, including seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup in 11 games this season. McKinley had 71 tackles, a nation-leading six interceptions, six pass breakups and one forced fumble.
NHL postpones 3 Flames games due to COVID-19 outbreak
Associated PressNew York — The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames’ next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. Postponed games include Monday night’s game at Chicago, Tuesday’s game at Nashville and Thursday’s home game against Toronto. The Flames’ training facilities were closed until further notice. Calgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed.
Michigan State rockets up Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll
Detroit News staff and wiresThe Michigan State men's basketball team's climb continues. Michigan State (9-2, 2-0 Big Ten) opened Big Ten play last week with a pair of victories, defeating Minnesota on the road, 75-67, and cruising past Penn State in East Lansing, 80-64. 1 in this week's poll. The Bears also had wins over Stanford, Arizona State and Michigan State to start this season before suffocating then-No. They were followed by Michigan State, Auburn, Houston and Ohio State with Seton Hall, Texas, Tennessee, LSU and UConn in the top 20.
Who was the best high school athlete in Greater Columbus last week? Your votes decide
Dispatch.com readers can now vote for their favorite high school athletes of the week on their desktop, the Dispatch.com mobile web or Dispatch app once per hour by scrolling down to ballots listed below. High school sports:Here's how to nominate Columbus area athletes of the week in 2021-22The Athlete of the Week voting occurs each week during high school sports competition and recognizes athletes across all sports. Athletes are on this week's ballot based on information made available to The Dispatch, and nominations made over the past week. Once athletes win during the regular season, they're not eligible to be back on the ballot until the postseason. Last week's winner:Gahanna's Deke Travers named Columbus area high school athlete of the weekThe Dispatch staff reserves the right to remove ballots or athletes from the ballot where voting irregularities have occurred.
Chris Holtmann talks E.J. Liddell's last year, early Big Ten games and more on radio show
Buckeyes basketball:Ohio State's Gene Smith praises Chris Holtmann in 2020-21 review while looking for more“This was a busy stretch here,” Holtmann said. “The consistency of your older guys is really, really important,” Holtmann said. The Penn State game, he gave us a huge lift coming in and making shots. “For Cedric, he’s got to come with the right approach every game,” Holtmann said. “I didn’t think he was great against Towson in the minutes he was given, but he was really, really good in some other games.
Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and predictions
Nathan BeighleSportsbook WireThe Sacramento Kings (11-16) travel to Scotiabank Arena Monday to take on the Toronto Raptors (12-14). Below, we look at the Kings at Raptors odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets. Kings at Raptors odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Kings +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Raptors -190 (bet $190 to win $100)Kings +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Raptors -190 (bet $190 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Kings +4.5 (-107) | Raptors -4.5 (-115)Kings +4.5 (-107) | Raptors -4.5 (-115) Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers
Michigan linebacker David Ojabo was chosen for the second team and running back Hassan Haskins was a third-team selection. Defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and freshman tight end Brock Bowers made the second team and safety Lewis Cine was a third-team choice. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett made the second team and fellow Heisman finalist C.J. Iowa State running back Breece Hall is the only player to repeat as a first-team AP All-American this season. Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green each were first-team selections this season after making the second team in 2020.
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics odds, picks and prediction
Below, we look at the Bucks vs. Celtics odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets. Bucks at Celtics odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Bucks -120 (bet $120 to win $100) | Celtics +100 (bet $100 to win $100)Bucks -120 (bet $120 to win $100) | Celtics +100 (bet $100 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Bucks -1.5 (-110) | Celtics +1.5 (-110)Bucks -1.5 (-110) | Celtics +1.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 220.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)PLAY:Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Bucks at Celtics key injuriesBucksNoneCelticsPG Marcus Smart (illness) probable(illness) probable SG Josh Richardson (health and safety protocols) outBucks at Celtics odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionCeltics 115, Bucks 109"LEAN" to the CELTICS (-120) only because they have struggled when playing tougher competition. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
How to donate to UK athletics department's telethon to support tornado relief efforts
LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky athletics department will host a telethon to raise money for Western Kentucky tornado relief efforts Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Viewers may donate to “Kentucky United for Tornado Relief” in these ways:Call in to the telethon (833-510-0030) Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made now at RedCross.org/donate/cm/wlextv-pub.html/Mail a check to: American Red Cross, Attn: Kentucky Tornadoes, 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511Four tornadoes devastated parts of Kentucky overnight Friday into Saturday morning. We really wanted to give BBN, especially in Western Kentucky, something to smile about this weekend. In 2010, Calipari's team raised money for victims of a massive earthquake in Haiti.
FIA indecision brings a confusing end for F1 fans who deserve better
Perhaps most jarring of all was this very fervour to ensure one final racing lap took place. With five laps remaining the under safety car and the stricken Williams of Nicholas Latifi taking several laps to remove, the expectation was that the race would conclude behind the safety car. It is hard not to imagine that with the new Netflix generation of F1 fans it was deemed unacceptable to have the championship decided behind the safety car. In rejecting the Mercedes’ appeal Masi’s “overriding authority” over the safety car use was cited. But F1 and its fans also deserved to have had their winner crowned in far more edifying circumstances.
Man Utd close training ground amid Covid outbreak with game against Brentford in doubt
Manchester United’s Premier League game against Brentford is in doubt after the club opted to close the training ground in the wake of a Covid outbreak. United said they were in discussions with the Premier League about whether it is safe to play Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Tuesday night. The squad travelling to London has been put on hold while they await the outcome of talks with the Premier League. Nonetheless, the situation is considered serious enough to close the training ground and put the Brentford match in doubt. They are the latest Premier League side to be hit after the outbreak at Tottenham last week which forced the cancellation of their Europa Conference League fixture against Rennes and trip to Brighton in the Premier League.
The British car experience that makes the perfect travel gift
A 60th anniversary is always something to celebrate – and especially so when that sexagenarian is a classic of British design. I'm talking about the Jaguar E-type: launched in 1961 as a sports car for the road, not the circuit. Six decades later, the appeal of shiny things that go very fast remains undimmed, which is how I found myself renting an E-type from Great Driving Days' classic car fleet. Great Driving Days' car – a Series 2 E-type coupe dating from 1970 – may be getting on in years, but she's very much a head-turner. But what the car lacked in safety features she made up for in sheer style.
Love Island’s Millie Court launches first ASOS edit
This year’s Love Island winner, Millie Court has just revealed her first ASOS edit. Taking to Instagram to celebrate the edit’s launch, Court said announcing the edit felt “surreal” and she told fans to “spoil” themselves. “I can’t believe this day is finally here, my edit with @asos, yes ASOS… is live!! !”Before appearing on Love Island, Court worked as a buyers administrator at the fashion giant for three years. Fellow Love Island stars were quick to comment on the launch, with Chloe Burrows saying: “So proud of you Mills!!
Ralph Hasenhuttl calls on Southampton to get nasty as winless run continues
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to see his side showing they are “nasty to play against” when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Saints, currently 16th in the Premier League and winless in their last five matches, face a Palace outfit four places and three points better off on Wednesday evening. “On Wednesday we have to show them we are also nasty to play against, because this is what we have shown in the past. Hasenhuttl said: “Against Leicester and Brighton I think we played good games but the problem is we didn’t take the points we should. We know we can play much better, and we have to because now it becomes a very intense time.
Max Verstappen reveals text message from Toto Wolff in wake of F1 title win
Max Verstappen has revealed he received a congratulatory text message from Toto Wolff in the wake of his dramatic Formula 1 title win in Abu Dhabi. The Dutchman passed Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the season to leapfrog his Mercedes rival and win a first drivers' crown. An incensed Wolff called the call “unacceptable” over team radio but struck a more conciliatory tone later on. "Toto sent me a text - congratulations on the season and that I deserve to win it," Verstappen said. But after finally securing the title Verstappen now feels ready to ease the tension between himself and Hamilton.
Ukrainians sign up for military training as Russia tensions ratchet up
The organisation, Total Resistance, organises this training for those who want to learn to defend themselves in case of a Russian invasion. Tensions between Moscow and Kyiv have been growing in recent weeks, amid claims Russia has put 92,000 troops near Ukraine's border. It means training sessions like the one run by Total Resistance have become more frequent and more accessible. “We want to help Ukrainians to be prepared to protect themselves," Andrei Rekun, the leader of Total Resistance, tells Euronews. Its leader Bohdan Khodakovsky says that they also have training and that Ukraine need groups like his to protect itself if Russia invades.
Rumble in the jungle! Brazilian politicians fight each other in three-round MMA brawl
A Brazilian mayor decided to try and settle his political differences with a councillor through an MMA fight - and was pronounced the winner despite being taken down. Footage of the fight shows the two men sparring as the roaring live crowd cheers on from the sides. The mayor emerged victorious after three rounds although Mirico stunned at the beginning with a flurry of impressive kicks. The mayor then shared yet another clip of him preparing for the fight, showing off a series of high kicks and punches. At the end of the fight Peixoto reportedly said that he had accepted the 'challenge' from his main rival so as to encourage people to take up sports in the city.
Hamilton fuelled to make history in 2022
And yet it looks certain that Hamilton will return next season more determined than ever to claim that eighth title. Verstappen said he had "felt" for Hamilton. "He showed why he is a seven-time world champion," he told BBC Radio. Schumacher, like Hamilton, was 36 and a seven-time champion. That, of course, and another chance to make history.
Nassar abuse victims to receive $380 mln settlement: report
Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to go public with allegations against Nassar in 2016, welcomed news of Monday's settlement. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018 after a tidal wave of allegations against Nassar swamped the organisation. The Journal reported that Monday's settlement was reached after the TIG Insurance Company agreed to pay a "substantial share" of the settlement. The deal includes a $34 million payment directly from the USOPC, as well as a $6 million loan from the USOPC to USA Gymnastics. As part of the agreement, a victim of abuse will be put on the board of directors of USA Gymnastics.
Champions League last 16 draw at a glance
Kylian Mbappe (C) and Lionel Messi (R) will be key to PSG's hopes against Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16Paris (AFP) – Real Madrid play Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool take on Inter Milan, and Manchester United face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16. Sporting Lisbon (POR) v Manchester City (ENG)Last season's Champions League runners-up go up against the Portuguese champions in a tie where Pep Guardiola's City will be heavily favoured. The four-time European champions face Benfica, winners of the European Cup in 1961 and 1962. Villarreal qualified for the Champions League by virtue of winning the Europa League, their first major trophy. Otherwise this tie sees the French league leaders, with their superstar attack of Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, continue their bid to win a first Champions League crown against the record 13-time champions Real, winners when the teams met in the 2018 last 16.
NFL fans unhappy with Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels over comments in Bears-Packers broadcast
Alyssa BarbieriBears WireIt was an entertaining first half between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, where both teams combined for 48 first-half points and some thrilling touchdowns. But things quickly changed in the second half, where we got to a point in the game where we knew exactly what was going to happen and the Packers cruised to an easy 45-30 win. While Chicago was absolutely brutal in the second half, there were many who found the broadcast team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth even more unbearable. Packers continue to own the Bears. 32 THINGS WE LEARNED:Close calls and blowouts as playoff picture remains open
NHL postpones three Calgary Flames games over COVID-19 protocols
Associated PressNEW YORK – The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames’ next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. The postponed games include Monday night’s game at the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday’s game at the Nashville Predators and Thursday’s home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. WHAT WE KNOW:How COVID-19 is affecting NHL teams and the 2022 Winter OlympicsThe Flames’ training facilities were closed until further notice. Calgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed.
Opinion: Urban Meyer debacle is a lesson in accountability for Jaguars
Accountability starts at the top. That’s a theme Jaguars owner Shad Khad needs to trumpet and embrace now, if he happens to wonder why the wheels seem to be falling off so fast as his team limps along with another big L.Khan hired Urban Meyer for the job of injecting life into one of the league’s worst franchises, and the decision is backfiring to major proportions. Not only was Jacksonville crushed again on Sunday, falling to 2-11 after losing 20-0 at Tennessee, but the optics are even worse after an NFL Network report over the weekend tore a bit more into Meyer and portrayed him as a loose cannon who’s in over his head.
USA Gymnastics, abuse survivors have deal for $380 million in 'full settlement'
The Section 8 complaint and lawsuits by survivors were put on hold when USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in December 2018. But it is the resolution of lawsuits by more than 500 abuse survivors that is most critical. “The funding provided by this plan will help these folks.”But for many of the survivors, USA Gymnastics’ promises of reforms were as important as the monetary settlements. Every club also would be required to have a "Safety Champion," who would inform USA Gymnastics of the club's compliance with the rules. “This settlement occurred because of a five-year fight the USOPC and USA Gymnastics decided to initiate against the 500-plus Nassar survivors.
Daniel Jones dilemma just adds to all this Giants misery
The only thing worse than watching the Giants nowadays is watching the Giants without Daniel Jones starting at quarterback. The only thing worse than watching the Giants lose week after week, including the 37-21 rout this past Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., was watching the Giants do down without Jones. Daniel Jones with Giants assistant GM Kevin Abrams during the loss to the Chargers. Jones has not been able to avoid missing starts because of injury in any of his three years with the Giants. Facing the Chargers, the Giants were not going to win with the slop they served no matter who was at quarterback.
Rex Ryan’s ‘toe expert’ joke causes ‘Get Up’ cast to completely lose it
Rex Ryan certainly knows his toes, err roles. “I’m a toe expert,” Ryan said, which prompted his co-hosts to erupt with laughter and even led to Ryan Clark walking away from the table. Ryan Clark walks away after Rex Ryan’s “toe expert” comment on Monday’s episode of “Get Up.” Twitter“This is a personal matter and I’m not going to discuss it,” Ryan said. Dan Orlovsky reacts to Rex Ryan’s toe joke. “But definitely took a step back tonight.”Sources told ESPN on Sunday that Rodgers’ toe injury is expected to linger for the remainder of the season.
NBC’s Cris Collinsworth slammed for applauding Aaron Rodgers' honesty during Packers-Bears broadcast
NBC’s Cris Collinsworth has come under fire after applauding Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for his honesty amid off-field drama surrounding his vaccine status. TONY ROMO UNDER FIRE FOR AARON RODGERS COMMENTS DURING PACKERS-SEAHAWKS BROADCAST"He doesn't care. Collinsworth could also have been referring to Rodgers’ unforgettable attempt to dispel rumors of "COVID toe" when he showed his foot on camera during a press conference last month. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPViewers on social media fired back, slamming Collinsworth for his comments. Tony Romo faced similar pushback last month after commending Rodgers for taking "responsibility" over "misleading" fans about his vaccine status during CBS’ broadcast of the Packers-Seahawks game.
How Tokyo pulled off the Olympics in the midst of a pandemic – and the legacy it leaves behind
Tokyo 2020 was an Olympic Games like no other, though likely not in the way its organizers had originally planned. With the Covid-19 pandemic underway and thousands of athletes' Olympic dreams hanging in the balance, the show had to go on — and it did, eventually. In late March 2020, the Summer Games were officially postponed. What is the Games' legacy now that Tokyo's Olympic flame has gone out? Watch the video above to find out.
Kyrie Irving Rumors: 'Renewed Optimism' Nets Star Will Return This Season
Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesThere is reportedly "renewed optimism" within the Brooklyn Nets that Kyrie Irving will join the team at some point this season. New York City requires any person entering an indoor building like an arena to have at least one vaccination shot. While Irving is eligible for most road games, the Nets chose not to allow him to be a part-time player before the 2021-22 season began. "But we have to make a team decision. New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams says he has no plans on changing the city's vaccine mandate.
Cowboys' Micah Parsons Says 'I Don’t Really Think the NFL Is Hard' After Win vs. WFT
AP Photo/Mark TenallyDallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is just 13 games into his professional career, but he is already one of the top defensive players in the league. "I don’t really think the NFL is hard," Parsons said, per Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. His impact plays make him not only a Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite, but also a contender for Defensive Player of the Year. When I’m going against La’el and I’m challenging him every down, saying, 'What could I do there? Or I’m going against Zack [Martin], and I’m just getting those opportunities, it really just makes those guys [on other teams] not look as good."
Champions League Draw 2021-22: Round-of-16 Schedule Confirmed After Voided Fixtures
Alex Pantling/Getty ImagesAfter some controversy during the first attempt at making the UEFA Champions League last-16 draw, the fixtures are now set. Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain highlights the games, which will feature two-legged ties for spots in the quarterfinals. Manchester United finished first in Group F, while Villarreal earned second place. Though UEFA correctly redrew when Manchester United came up as an opponent, the team wasn't added to the pot for the next draw. Coincidentally, the second draw set up a tie between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.
Raducanu positive for COVID; US Open champ out of exhibition
Britain's Emma Raducanu returns a shot to Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse during their exhibition tennis match at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (Zac Goodwin/PA via AP)Britain's Emma Raducanu returns a shot to Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse during their exhibition tennis match at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (Zac Goodwin/PA via AP)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive for COVID-19 and pulled out of an exhibition match in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. A replacement for Raducanu is being sought to fill in and play Belinda Bencic in Abu Dhabi. Raducanu won the U.S. Open in September to become the first qualifier to claim a Grand Slam singles title.
Baylor becomes fourth No. 1 in last 4 weeks in AP Top 25
Baylor took advantage of Purdue’s last-second loss to Rutgers last week to become the fourth different team at No. 1,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said, “but I will tell you that it always means something. The Bears also had wins over Stanford, Arizona State and Michigan State to start this season before suffocating then-No. We have those kinds of visions, too,” Colorado State coach Nico Medved said after a win over the Bulldogs. 22 last week but lost to Ohio State and was first outside the Top 25 receiving votes this week.
Teachers in South Dakota scrambled to pick up $1 bills in a hockey game sideshow
Teachers in South Dakota scrambled to pick up $1 bills in a hockey game sideshowSchool teachers grabbed at dollar bills in a "dash for cash" during intermission at a hockey game in South Dakota, sparking controversy for turning teachers' need to pay for classroom supplies into a public spectacle. South Dakota ranks toward the bottom in terms of spending on education. South Dakota is looking to boost teacher payLast week, Gov. Kristi Noem proposed a 6% increase in state aid for public education, a move that the state's teachers' union welcomed. But the South Dakota Education Association also notes that if state lawmakers approve the increase in their upcoming session, it will still be up to school districts to choose where and how to use the additional funds.
Bruce Arians is done with Tom Brady running the ball: 'That's enough of that s***'
Tom Brady may seem like an age-defying super human, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians knows his 44-year-old quarterback isn't actually Captain America. Brady's never been much of a rushing quarterback, but he put his body on the line to get a first down in the first quarter. Not enough people are talking about Tom Brady over 1.5 rushing yards being 9-4 on the season ?(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/FWcOrhBwBE — br_betting (@br_betting) December 12, 2021Not bad for an old-timer who rarely uses his legs! Brady's decision to run helped the Bucs win a tight game, but Arians doesn't want that to continue. "That's enough of that s***," Arians said after he was asked about Brady running to get a first down.
Over/Under Week 14 - Taysom Hill
Associated PressTo stir things up, Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went with a new flavor of milkshake the night before the game. Turns out, there was something even sweeter: The tailback tandem of Melvin Gordon & rookie Javonte Williams. Gordon and Williams each scored two touchdowns as the Broncos remained in the thick of the playoff chase with a 38-10 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. It's the third time in Broncos history a pair of running backs scored multiple TDs from scrimmage in the same game.
Watch: Taysom Hill ices Saints’ win vs. Jets with 44-yard TD run
Whew: Taysom Hill chose to leave no doubt in the New Orleans Saints’ Week 14 win against the New York Jets, following his blockers into the open field so that he could streak towards the end zone. He cruised through Jets territory and celebrated with teammates, with the kicking unit stepping up to secure the win. It was Hill’s second touchdown run of the day, having previously angled in from two yards out without being touched by a single New York defender. Those two scores helped lift New Orleans to a 30-9 win on the road and snapped their five-game losing streak, the longest of the Sean Payton era. Maybe he should have slid to make sure the Saints could run out the clock (that was Alvin Kamara’s takeaway).
Metcalfe: Pac-12’s toughest foe might be the standard it set last season; UCLA falls short vs. UConn; Van Hyfte’s return and more
1 and UCLA, Oregon and Arizona were also among the top 11 in the Associated Press rankings. 6 Wildcats or another conference team (Oregon or UCLA, if fully healthy?) UConn too much for UCLAThe Pac-12 game of the week was in Newark, N.J., where No. Van Hyfte missed all but one game last season, when she would have been ASU’s only returning starter from 2019-20. — Freshman of the Week nominees:Jayda Curry, California; Kiki Iriafen, Stanford; Jenna Johnson, Utah; Greta Kampschroeder, Oregon State; Kindyll Wetta, Colorado.
NFL Week 15 schedule, television information: Several must-see games in Week 15 of season
NFL Week 15 has some very intriguing games. New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 11 a.m., CBSThe Dolphins are 6-7, but they have won five straight games to get in the AFC playoff race. Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers, 2:05 p.m., CBSThese two NFC teams are battling for a playoff spot. Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 2:25 p.m., FoxHard to believe, but the Seahawks are still in the NFC playoff race. Monday Night FootballMinnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 6:15 p.m., ESPNThe Vikings are in the thick of the NFC playoff race, but can't afford to slip up against the Bears.
NFL Week 15 odds: Money lines, point spreads, over/unders for Week 15 NFL games
NFL Week 15 is here and it has some very intriguing games. Who is favored in each game? Take a look at the odds for all 16 Week 15 NFL games, courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Tipico has no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. Dan Orlovsky take riles up Arizona Cardinals, NFL fansReach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com.
Johnson falsely says unvaccinated people around the world are being put into 'internment camps'
But that’s far different from internment camps throughout history, which housed people deemed political prisoners or enemies for years at a time. Around the world, they’re putting them basically into internment camps," Johnson said. The unvaccinated being sent to internment camps? But the statement did nothing to support his claim that unvaccinated people were being sent to internment camps. Our rulingJohnson claimed that "around the world," people who refused to get vaccinated were being placed "basically into internment camps."
First look: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers odds and lines
Andrew ReidSportsbook WireThe Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) and Los Angeles Chargers (8-5) meet for an AFC West showdown on Thursday Night Football. Below, we look at the Chiefs vs. Chargers odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Chiefs at Chargers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Chiefs -190 (bet $190 to win $100) | Chargers +155 (bet $100 to win $155)Chiefs -190 (bet $190 to win $100) | Chargers +155 (bet $100 to win $155) Against the spread (ATS): Chiefs -3.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Chargers +3.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100)Chiefs -3.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Chargers +3.5, -110 (bet $110 to win $100) Over/Under (O/U): 50.5, O: -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | U: -105 (bet $105 to win $100)Also see:Betting 101PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. 2021 betting stats:ML : Chiefs 9-4 | Chargers 8-5: Chiefs 9-4 | Chargers 8-5 ATS : Chiefs 6-7 | Chargers 7-6: Chiefs 6-7 | Chargers 7-6 O/U : Chiefs 6-7 | Chargers 6-7WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
Kurt Benkert's celebratory tweet after Packers' win was perfect
Packers backup quarterback Kurt Benkert may have just made an unceremonious NFL debut, but he's already in the social media Hall of Fame. Benkert, who suited up for Green Bay's 45-30 win over the Chicago Bears with regular No. 2 quarterback Jordan Love on the reserve/COVID-19 list, checked into his first NFL game for the final two snaps, kneeling both times. Benkert has been taking first-team reps in practice with Love sidelined and Aaron Rodgers missing practices because of a toe injury. More:Packers third-string QB Kurt Benkert sees benefits in being at the bottom of the depth chartMore:Silverstein: Packers keep overcoming obstacles thanks to their playmakersJR Radcliffe can be reached at (262) 361-9141 or jradcliffe@gannett.com.
A local man known for his smile had his bike stolen, so South Milwaukee secret Santas bought him a new one
On this day, he either forgot or lost his bike lock key so he left his ride behind the South Milwaukee Little Caesars, 3109 S. Chicago Ave., where he is employed. “He thought it’d be OK because he only worked a few hours,” Alice Cox-Lynch, Jeremy’s mother, said. “I don’t see it as just a job, I see it as a way to make people smile,” Cox said. An anonymous Santa in South MilwaukeeSomeone, possibly one of those customers, returned the favor and made Cox smile. South Milwaukee Police Captain Chad Milow said some local residents learned of the theft via a post on the South Milwaukee Town Hall Facebook page.
New York set to celebrate NYCFC's MLS Cup title on Tuesday at City Hall
New York City FC won’t take a full trip down the Canyon of Heroes following the area’s first MLS Cup title, but a ceremony will be held in the team’s honor at noon on Tuesday at City Hall. "We are going to celebrate this amazing team and we're going to celebrate all they mean to New York City in this year when we fought back against COVID, when New York City came back," de Blasio said. "These champions really epitomize the best of New York City." City claimed MLS Cup on the road against the Portland Timbers, winning a penalty-kick shootout, 4-2, following a dramatic 1-1 draw. Two were thrown in honor of the U.S. women’s national team following its World Cup victories in 2015 and 2019.
How the Bengals got into an emergency situation at punt returner against the 49ers
After Cincinnati Bengals punt returner Darius Phillips got benched in the second half on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd returned the second punt of his six-year career. Before Sunday’s 26-23 loss, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor made a change at punt returner. Phillips replaced Irwin on the gameday roster and was the only experienced punt returner the Bengals had available. Between 2016 and 2020, the Bengals had wide receiver Alex Erickson as their punt returner. Since the Bengals didn’t add another punt returner to the 53-man before the season started, Phillips won the competition by default.
Pistons game Tuesday could be in jeopardy as Bulls navigate COVID concerns
Detroit — Tuesday’s matchup between the Pistons and Chicago Bulls looks to be in jeopardy. The Bulls are dealing with COVID concerns on their roster, and if they can’t field a team with a minimum of eight available players, the game could be postponed. The Bulls have 10 players in health and safety protocols, after Zach LaVine and Troy Brown Jr. were added to the COVID list on Sunday and on Monday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Alize Johnson tested positive and entered health and safety protocols. McKinnie joined the roster as a hardship exception because of the spate of cases in the past week. Caruso also isn’t completely healthy, so if he were deemed unable to play, the game could be postponed.
Video: Justin Rogers, John Niyo analyze Lions' loss to Broncos
Video: Justin Rogers, John Niyo analyze Lions' loss to BroncosLions beat writer Justin Rogers and columnist John Niyo discuss the Lions' 38-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Winnipeg beats Hamilton, repeats as CFL's Grey Cup champs
Associated PressHamilton, Ontario — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-25 in overtime on Sunday night to repeat as Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup champions. Zach Collaros threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Darvin Adams for Winnipeg in overtime. Hamilton forced overtime when Michael Domagala kicked a 13-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Winnipeg becomes the first CFL team to win consecutive Grey Cups since the Montreal Alouettes (2009-10). The Bombers also recorded consecutive Grey Cups victories for the third time, but first since 1961-62.
Birdies galore for Kokrak and Na, LPGA awards 46 tour cards
And then it was Kokrak’s turn down the stretch, and he finished off the one-shot victory with a 6-foot birdie putt. Lexi Thompson, the only LPGA Tour player in the field, who also played Tiburon Golf Club last month in the LPGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, teamed with Bubba Watson and had to settle for a 68. LPGA Q-SERIESDothan, Ala. — Na Rin An of South Korea closed with a 6-under 66 for a one-shot victory in the eight-round LPGA Q-Series that awarded 46 players LPGA Tour status. An is a two-time winner on the Korean LPGA Tour. The top 70 and ties advanced to the second week in Dothan, with the top 45 and ties earning LPGA status for next year.
Doc's Morning Line: 10 things from Bengals' overtime loss to 49ers.
The Bengals have four games left, the AFC playoff picture is shape-shifting confusion, so maybe they make the dance, anyway. With what’s at stake and how hard they’ve worked to make December matter, how could that possibly be the case? As of today, the Bengals have one win over an opponent with a winning record, the reeling Ravens. From PKing:“I don’t know when exactly it happened, but eventually it became a goal of mine, to play at a good level at 40,” he said. ''If there is a source, that source is unemployed,'' Meyer said.
The world's best lightweight? No one can claim it without defeating Lomachenko
Lomachenko said Saturday he’d be pleased to board the long flight to Australia to fight Kambosos on his native soil. Of course, World Boxing Council lightweight champion Devin Haney said the same thing Dec. 4 after retaining his belt with a unanimous-decision victory over former super-featherweight champion Joseph Diaz Jr. Lomachenko said earlier in the week he holds out hope the others will give him a shot to pursue his dream as undisputed lightweight champion. “Lomachenko fight like the genius he is,” DiBella said. Only then, can one of them rightfully claim the lightweight palace where the rebuilt and rededicated Lomachenko resides today.
First look: Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns odds and lines
Andrew ReidSportsbook WireThe Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) are on the road for a Week 15 tilt with the Cleveland Browns (7-6) Saturday. Below, we look at the Raiders vs. Browns odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions. Raiders at Browns odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. 2021 betting stats:ML : Raiders 6-7 | Browns 7-6: Raiders 6-7 | Browns 7-6 ATS : Raiders 5-8 | Browns 5-8: Raiders 5-8 | Browns 5-8 O/U : Raiders 7-6 | Browns 7-6WIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Raiders at Browns head-to-headThe Raiders lead the all-time series that dates to 1970 by a 16-10 mark, including 2-0 in postseason play.
Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers odds, picks and predictions
Below, we look at the Heat vs. Cavaliers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets. Heat at Cavaliers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Heat +170 (bet $100 to win $170) | Cavaliers -210 (bet $210 to win $100)Heat +170 (bet $100 to win $170) | Cavaliers -210 (bet $210 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Heat +5.5 (-115) | Cavaliers -5.5 (-107)Heat +5.5 (-115) | Cavaliers -5.5 (-107) Over/Under (O/U): 207.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Heat at Cavaliers key injuriesHeatC Bam Adebayo (thumb) out(thumb) out F Jimmy Butler (tailbone) out(tailbone) out F Caleb Martin (health and safety protocols) outCavaliersG Collin Sexton (knee) outHeat at Cavaliers odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionCavaliers 108, Heat 102PASS. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype | Celtics Wire | LeBron Wire | Lonzo Wire | Nets Wire | Rockets Wire | Sixers Wire | Thunder Wire | Warriors Wire | Rookie Wire | List WireGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
Nearly half of ‘outstanding’ schools downgraded by Ofsted this term, figures show
Nearly half of “outstanding” schools reviewed by Ofsted this term have been downgraded, figures show. The Ofsted data shows that, during the three months up to the end of November, 47 per cent of schools previously judged as “outstanding” have been stripped of their top rating following inspections this term. In October last year, the Department for Education (DfE) backed removing the exemption from inspection for “outstanding” schools and colleges, which was first introduced in 2012. Last week, the DfE announced that Ofsted inspections will not go ahead this week to ensure schools can plan for omicron contingency measures. But several unions have called for Ofsted inspections to be paused until after the February half-term.
Traffic and public transport usage plunge as working from home returns
Rush-hour traffic and public transport use declined on Monday morning as commuters chose to stay at home after Boris Johnson's reintroduction of work from home guidance. Data provided by TomTom, a location technology firm, showed traffic congestion in some parts of England had fallen by up to half. In Leicester, congestion levels fell from 98 per cent two weeks ago to 51 per cent on Monday. Similar drops were found in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, London and Manchester over the same time. Last week Mr Johnson announced the introduction of "Plan B" restrictions, making mask-wearing mandatory in most indoor venues and advising the public to work from home where possible.
Ralf Rangnick tells Anthony Martial to speak to him if he wants to leave Manchester United
Ralf Rangnick will be without injured Anthony Martial for Manchester United’s Premier League trip to Brentford if the match goes ahead, amid reports he wants to leave the club. The Red Devils were hit by a “small number” of positive Covid-19 lateral flow tests results on Sunday and the clash in west London is at risk of postponement. One player definitely not expected to be involved is France striker Martial, who continues to struggle with a knee injury. But Rangnick said: “If he has a wish to go to another club, it should be the player who informs either the board or myself. They are in talks with the league over whether it is now safe for them to travel to the Brentford Community Stadium on Tuesday night.
Thomas Frank wants clarity over rules regarding Covid-19 postponements
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has called for more clarity over rules regarding Covid-19 postponements with question marks growing over Tuesday’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United. Speaking before United’s statement on Monday afternoon, Frank said: “We are planning to play the game. “I think it’s very important the Premier League and all of us are following normal society rules and restrictions. But Frank expressed confidence the Premier League would not face a stoppage as he revealed he expected his squad to receive their booster jabs soon as the rollout is accelerated. “I am 100 per cent sure the Premier League will continue through the winter,” Frank said.
Watch back: AIBA president announces boxing association to change name and constitution
‘Partner Content’ is used to describe brand content that is paid for and controlled by the advertiser rather than the Euronews editorial team. This content is produced by commercial departments and does not involve Euronews editorial staff or news journalists. The funding partner has control of the topics, content and final approval in collaboration with Euronews’ commercial production department. During its Congress on December 12, the International Boxing Association voted in favour of amending its constitution and changing its acronym from AIBA to IBA. IBA President Umar Kremlev addressed the international media to speak about crucial changes for the boxing governing body.
Video: Geri Horner gushes over husband Christian after dramatic F1 win
Video: Lewis fights on: Mercedes may go to COURT to appeal Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result after Max Verstappen controversially snatched F1 World Championship title from Hamilton on the final lapGeri Horner gushed over husband and Red Bull team principal Christian in a F1 post race interview, following a pulsating end to the season saw Max Verstappen snatch the World Championship from Lewis Hamilton on the...
Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy
Paris (AFP) – Newly-crowned Formula One world champion Max Verstappen insisted Monday that the controversy over his last-gasp triumph over Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi had "not at all" spoiled the party as he thanked his rival for a thrilling season. So I never really said to myself "Okay, this is it, I'm gonna become the champion. Verstappen and Hamilton, who began the race level on points, started that lap wheel to wheel but the 24-year-old Red Bull driver pulled away to take the chequered flag. Congratulated by Hamilton on the podium, Verstappen said he was "thankful" to his rival for the rollercoaster season. "I think it's also a bit different (for Hamilton) as he has won already seven (world titles)," said the Belgium-born driver.
Barcelona to play Napoli in Europa League knockout play-offs
Barcelona coach Xavi has set his team the target of winning the Europa LeagueParis (AFP) – Barcelona will face Napoli in the Europa League knockout round play-off stage after the Catalan giants crashed out in the Champions League group stage for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Napoli and Barca met in the last 16 of the 2019/20 Champions League, with Barca advancing 4-2 on aggregate. "I'd say that our glass is completely full: Barcelona v Napoli and then Napoli v Barcelona will be two great matches at Champions League level!" The draw for the play-off round, introduced this season as part of a slimmed-down Europa League format, includes the eight runners-up from the group stage and the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage. The eight Europa League group winners qualified directly for the round of 16.
Hundreds of would-be Santa Claus run down Athens to raise money
This year's Santa Run was the first since 2019 after the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'Technical problem' forces redraw of Champions League Round of 16 matchups
Holding its Champions League Round of 16 draw on Monday, UEFA voided the initial matchups due to technical difficulties. Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid were slated to play one another based on the first draw. Instead, Atletico Madrid will face Manchester United, while PSG will play Real Madrid. The other Round of 16 matchups are:Salzburg vs. Bayern MunichBenfica vs. AjaxSporting CP vs. Manchester CityChelsea vs. LilleInter Milan vs. LiverpoolJuventus vs. VillarealReal Madrid had initially been paired with Benfica, and will now face a much tougher task in PSG. For unknow reasons, The Athletic said, Manchester United wasn't placed in the pool of potential opponents for Atletico Madrid, who instead got Bayern Munich.
Champions League Repeats Its Draw After a ‘Technical Problem’
They drew the Champions League round of 16 on Monday, and set up a mouthwatering match between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. A “technical problem” meant that the Champions League was redrawn, leading to mostly new matchups — easier for some, harder for others — and shattering fans’ dreams of Paris St.-Germain vs. Manchester United. After the initial draw, fans and teams began posting on social media hyping the matchups. In the initial draw, Manchester United was first matched with Villarreal. But those teams had met in the group stage, so a new name was pulled, giving Villarreal a match against Manchester City instead.
The Jaguars might have a Trevor Lawrence problem, too
Lawrence, 22, threw four interceptions against the Titans on Sunday, a 20-0 shutout loss on the road against a division rival. The Clemson product is now tied with Joe Burrow for the NFL lead with 14 picks on the season, and the Jaguars fell to 2-11. Trevor Lawrence gets tripped up against the Titans. Trevor Lawrence reacts during the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans. Trevor Lawrence during the second half against the Titans Getty ImagesStill, Lawrence has not lived up to his billing as the next “can’t miss” quarterback prospect to enter the NFL.
‘Conference specialization’ approach the way to go with college hoops betting
It is especially important to talk about this subject now that college football is down to bowl games. For one thing, sharp money is more defined. In marquee matchups, sharp action gets a little bit muddled. Games featuring marquee teams such as Duke and Ohio State may not offer the best betting value. We’ve all heard that time is money and that is true of the time and resources you dedicate to betting.
Aaron Rodgers’ doppelgänger mesmerizes fans during Packers game
No, your eyes don’t deceive you: Aaron Rodgers’ apparent double was in Green Bay on Sunday night. “Sunday Night Football” viewers got a glimpse of a Packers fan who could pass for Aaron Rodgers’ twin. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. Getty Images“110% convinced that this is Aaron Rodgers long lost identical twin,” one fan tweeted, while another viewer quipped, “The guy in the stands is Aaron Rodgers. Those Rodgers boys!”With two more home games left in the Packers’ regular season, perhaps Rodgers’ clone will make another appearance and stun the internet once again.
How A.I. helped the Japanese softball team win Olympic gold
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailHow A.I. helped the Japanese softball team win Olympic goldWith travel bans impacting many sports throughout the pandemic, an AI-powered pitching machine created by data company NTT's Kashino Diverse Brain Research Laboratory allowed the Japanese women's softball team to clone — and train against — its competition.
Lewis Hamilton says he's 'not comfortable' racing in Saudi Arabia
(CNN) Lewis Hamilton has said he is "not comfortable" racing in Saudi Arabia ahead of the penultimate race of the Formula One season, which takes place in Jeddah on Sunday. "Do I feel comfortable here? I wouldn't say I do," Hamilton told reporters on Thursday. It's the first time F1 has staged a race in Saudi Arabia. But Saudi Arabia's human rights record has been repeatedly criticized, and activists have accused the kingdom of "sportswashing" -- a phenomenon whereby corrupt or autocratic regimes invest in sports events to whitewash their international reputation.
After suffering lung problem due to Covid, Joshua Kimmich says he should have been vaccinated
(CNN) Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says he should have been vaccinated sooner after suffering a lung problem due to Covid-19. Kimmich had previously expressed a reluctance to get vaccinated due to "fears and concerns" about the vaccine, but says doctors found liquid in his lung which will now keep him out of action until 2022. Kimmich says he was told intense activity could lead to heart problems and long-term effects. "For several reasons, it would have been better to have gotten an earlier vaccination," Kimmich told German outlet ZDF . "In general, it was difficult for me to cope with my fears and concerns.
Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting test positive for Covid-19 as club grapples with virus
(CNN) Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have tested positive for Covid-19, the German club said on Wednesday. Later on Wednesday, Bayern confirmed that Kimmich had also tested posted and was self-isolating at home. Kimmich was "doing well," according to the Bundesliga club. The Bayern duo's positive results comes as the club grapples with a number of players quarantining due to coronavirus amid Germany's deteriorating Covid-19 situation. Choupo-Moting, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, and Michael Cuisance entered quarantine after a contact person tested positive for Covid-19, according to Bayern on Sunday.
'It's going to get better': Mayfield residents survey tornado wreckage
Residents of Mayfield, Kentucky, spoke of their losses and hopes for the future after Friday night's tornado struck their small town.Dec.
NHL postpones 3 Flames games due to COVID-19 outbreak
Boston Bruins' John Moore, left, battles with Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames’ next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. Postponed games include Monday night’s game at Chicago, Tuesday’s game at Nashville and Thursday’s home game against Toronto. Calgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed.
Some potential landing spots for Bo Nix
Three-year starter Bo Nix has decided to move on from Auburn. Here are some potential landing spots for Bo Nix. UCFMike Watters-USA TODAY SportsBo Nix may elect to reunite with former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn down in Orlando. Ole Miss RebelsJohn Reed-USA TODAY SportsBo Nix in a Lane Kiffin offense seems like a very interesting match. LSUStephen Lew-USA TODAY SportsA Bo Nix vs Walker Howard QB battle could be interesting.
UEFA Champions League last 16 draw: Schedule after ‘void’ draw
The initial UEFA Champions League draw for the last 16 has been declared void, as a technical issue caused chaos as European soccer’s governing body performed the draw in Switzerland. Story continuesAs for the officially official draw, all four Premier League teams will be very happy with their Round of 16 ties. Below are details for the Champions League draw, with the full schedule, dates, how to watch, latest odds and more. Latest UEFA Champions League newsVIDEO: PST – Champions League; Rangnick rule; Gerrard’s Anfield return Ralf Rangnick praises ‘massive talent’ Mason Greenwood after... UEFA Champions League: How to watch, scores, TV, odds, schedule, predictionsHow to watch UEFA Champions League live, stream and start timeKick off: Last 16 games take place Feb. 15 to Mar. UEFA Champions League last 16 draw: Schedule after ‘void’ draw originally appeared on NBCSports.com
LeBron James goes nuclear: Five takeaways from Lakers’ win over Magic
James went nuclear in the third quarter and pushed the Lakers out way in front, giving them more than enough cushion to survive a clunker in the fourth. The effort that he’s playing with, he’s inspiring our whole group. He was terrific again tonight.”Lakers LeBron James flexes life into Lakers with scoring burst in win over Magic LeBron James scores 14 of his 30 points in a big third quarter as the Lakers rally from a halftime deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic 106-94. “You know it’s easy to just say, ‘Hey, you guys are not playing hard enough,’ you know? “… The way he’s defending right now, the way he’s shooting it and shooting threes and the way he’s always a threat to knife through the defense and get a layup ... those are attributes that we did see in him and why we invested in him and the role that we thought we would have for him.”
McDonald: Kittle put 49ers on his back to avoid collapse in Cincinnati. How long can he keep it up?
The 49ers are going as far as George Kittle can take them. Kittle, who is playing tight end at a level perhaps never seen before in the NFL, caught 13 passes for 151 yards. It wasn’t that long ago that Kittle, because of various injuries, hadn’t scored in a calendar year. The running game was contained for the second week in a row and Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow was able to riddle a 49ers secondary short on corners. The good news is that health permitting, Kittle will be there too, and it’s always worth looking forward to what he’ll do next.
NFL power rankings: Arizona Cardinals face Los Angeles Rams in Monday Night Football test
The Arizona Cardinals have a lot on the line in their game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. More:Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals score picks, predictions for Monday Night FootballMore:NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals chased by Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay BuccaneersSporting News: Cardinals ranked No. More:Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams: What to know before going to NFL Week 14 gamePro Football Network: Cardinals still ranked No. Dan Orlovsky take riles up Arizona Cardinals, NFL fansNBC Sports: Cardinals remain No. 1 ranking into Monday Night FootballPete Prisco writes: "Kyler Murray came back from injury and played well against the Bears.
NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals chased by Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the AFC, the New England Patriots currently hold the top spot thanks to a tie tie breaker over the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs. More:Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals score picks, predictions for Monday Night FootballNFC playoff picture after Week 14:No. Washington takes the same tie breaker over the Falcons and Vikings after a division tie breaker eliminated the Eagles and Saints. More:NFL power rankings: Arizona Cardinals face Los Angeles Rams in Monday Night Football testMore:Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams: What to know before going to NFL Week 14 gameAFC playoff picture after Week 14:No. Last week:NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals keep hold of No.
Blackhawks’ Monday game postponed due to Flames’ COVID-19 outbreak
The Blackhawks’ homestand won’t begin Monday after all. The Hawks’ scheduled game against the Flames at the United Center was postponed by the NHL on Monday morning due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Flames. The Flames’ games Tuesday against the Predators in Nashville and Thursday against the Maple Leafs in Calgary were also postponed. The Hawks will return to action Wednesday against the Capitals at the United Center, and the team’s ceremony to honor Marc-Andre Fleury’s 500th career win last week will happen then. A makeup date for the Flames game wasn’t immediately announced.
Bulls reach 10 players in protocol after Alize Johnson tests positive
The Bulls continue watching players march into the league’s coronavirus health and safety protocols, as reserve forward/center Alize Johnson became the 10th member of the roster to be shut down on Monday morning. The Bulls currently have eight eligible players for Tuesday’s game with Detroit, but Coby White started the cardio scanning on Sunday – the final hump before a return – and Javonte Green could also be ready for the Pistons game. The league minimum for a game to be postponed is eight. White was the first one in this current group of 10 to test positive, followed by Green and then a list that included DeMar DeRozan, Matt Thomas, Derrick Jones Jr., Stanley Johnson, Ayo Dosunmu, Troy Brown Jr., Zach LaVine, and now Johnson. Broadcasters Stacey King and Bill Wennington are also in the protocol.
Bulls coach Billy Donovan takes rare look at the big postseason picture
So what does Donovan feel he has with this current Bulls roster? The 2021-22 Bulls play defense, and they definitely wear that disrespect chip well. But I do think this group can sustain our edge.’’Donovan doesn’t like talking about big picture very often. The coach admitted that he hasn’t loved the minutes LaVine and Ball have been forced to play throughout November. According to Donovan, players like Nikola Vucevic missing seven games last month, and however many games DeRozan and LaVine have to miss, “could pay dividends’’ come postseason.
Dolphins bringing back one of their former star running backs for a workout
The former Miami Hurricanes star then spent three years with the Houston Texans before suffering a torn ACL in 2018. After sitting out the 2019 season while rehabbing his knee, he played in only one game for the Chicago Bears in 2020. He was briefly on the Washington Football Team’s training camp roster this offseason before joining the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. He was released last month.
Tonight’s Chicago Blackhawks home game is postponed after 6 Calgary Flames players and 1 staff member enter COVID protocol
The league has postponed the Flames’ schedule games through at least Thursday, which also includes a road game against the Nashville Predators and a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NHL postpones 3 Flames games due to COVID-19 outbreak
NEW YORK - (AP) -- The NHL has postponed the Calgary Flames' next three games after six players and a staff member entered the league's COVID-19 protocol over a 24-hour period. Postponed games include Monday night's game at Chicago, Tuesday's game at Nashville and Thursday's home game against Toronto. Calgary is the third NHL team this season to have games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, the Ottawa Senators had three games postponed and the New York Islanders had two games postponed. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Heisman 2022: Who stands between Bryce Young and 2nd trophy?
Young can already claim one victory against Stroud, winning the Heisman on Saturday night over his fellow finalist. Young is the fifth sophomore to win the Heisman and sixth player in his second year of college. Back then the Heisman was dominated by seniors, so it was rare to have a returning winner in college football. All the others played just one more year of college football and none came particularly close to winning another Heisman. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.appodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Sam Mason, 3-star athlete, commits to Oregon State Beavers
247Sports three-star athlete Sam Ma