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Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM
- January 11, 2018

Wolf's move to Cleveland comes in the wake of the Packers naming Brian Gutekunst as their next general manager to replace Ted Thompson . Gutekunst had been director of player personnel. In Green Bay, Wolf's main duties included coordinating the pro and college football departments; evaluating players in the NFL and college via film study; and managing the team's involvement in visits with college players, attendance at pro days, the annual NFL Scouting Combine, and the various college ... (more...)
Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor' Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'
- January 11, 2018

This trade increases Cole's upside in the wins department, but the move to the American League may offset those potential gains. In 5 years with the Pirates , Cole has gone 59-42 with a 3.50 ERA and 3.27 FIP in 127 career starts. He was an all-star in 2015. The Yankees now must look elsewhere to add another arm to their rotation. In contrast, the Yankees could include outfielder Clint Frazier , who is now blocked by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, or Chance Adams , who very well ... (more...)
Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC
- January 11, 2018

But after a disappointing 9-7 season in 2017 in which Seattle missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011 the Seahawks have chose to start over with their offensive coaching staff. "We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations we're going to be in. You guys can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter is that Bev's not the problem". (more...)
Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder rejects West Ham and agrees to Valencia transfer Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder rejects West Ham and agrees to Valencia transfer
- January 11, 2018

Francis Coquelin is leaving Arsenal after nearly a decade at the club following the agreement of a £12 million transfer to Valencia . Valencia are on the lookout for a midfielder with a defensive mindset and Coquelin seems to fit the bill, given his experience and age. (more...)
Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return
- January 10, 2018

Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2002 season and at the end of his first year defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl 37. That's how Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis introduced Jon Gruden on Tuesday for his second stint as the team's head coach. (more...)
Panthers coach signs extension on eve of wild card game Panthers coach signs extension on eve of wild card game
- January 09, 2018

The 11-5 Panthers are a team bouncing back from a disappointing 2016 "Super Bowl hangover" season which they went 6-10, the lowest mark since Rivera took over the team in 2011. Carolina is 64-47-1 in regular season games under Rivera, whose.576 winning percentage is the best in team history and seventh-best in the National Football League over the last seven years. (more...)
Everton Wrap Up £27m Deal To Sign Cenk Tosun From Besiktas Everton Wrap Up £27m Deal To Sign Cenk Tosun From Besiktas
- January 09, 2018

The 26-year-old, who scored 41 goals in 96 games for Besiktas since 2014, has penned a four-and-a-half year contract at Goodison Park. "It feels great to be an Everton player", he told Everton's official website . The stunner is also seen in snaps posing on beaches, by the pool and living it large at fancy restaurants and clubs. "I'm excited to play with them and to learn from them as well, players like Wayne Rooney and the very good creative players we have here, too", Tosun said in ... (more...)
Dick Vitale turns on ESPN for LaVar Ball coverage
- January 09, 2018

Lonzo said his dad "is going to say what he wants to say" while also pointing out that he can't "decide who coaches". "You can see they're not playing for Luke no more", LaVar said, via ESPN . He pulled his son, LaMelo, from his high school in Chino Hills prior to the start of the season because of problems with first-year coach Dennis Latimore. (more...)
Icy conditions possible for Monday afternoon commute Icy conditions possible for Monday afternoon commute
- January 08, 2018

The weather service said light freezing rain mixed with some sleet pellets was possible Sunday night in parts of northern Alabama. Several counties are under a winter weather advisory issued by the NWS from 1 a.m.to 11 a.m. Even with temperatures above freezing, the ground and road surfaces are still extremely cold thanks to our recent Artic blast. This should help road conditions quickly improve with temperatures going above freezing for the first time in 2018. (more...)
How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars
- January 08, 2018

This run put McCoy at 91 total yards in the game. The fourth-year veteran completed 12-of-23 passes for 87 yards. Appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 1999, Buffalo had a final chance to score with less than two minutes remaining, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor was forced to the sidelines after a hard hit by Dante Fowler Jr. (more...)
Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash
- January 07, 2018

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn saved well from Willian in one of the few clear-cut chances either side made, and bringing on Alvaro Morata from a youthful substitutes' bench did not have the desired effect for Conte's side. "We have to play another game - the schedule is busy". Norwich City are 2-2-1 in their last five home games and 2-1-2 in their last five overall. (more...)
Falcons lead Rams 13-10 at halftime of NFC wild-card game
- January 07, 2018

The Falcons also have been on this playoff stage before, while the Rams have only five players on the active roster with playoff experience (only three starters). They moved their home games to Anaheim Stadium the following season, and the franchise moved to St. Louis in 1995. Gurley II sat out the season finale against San Francisco, giving him an extra week to rest up before going up against a Falcons defense that finished ninth in the National Football League in both rushing defense and ... (more...)
Blake Griffin leaves Clippers game with concussion
- January 07, 2018

As is usually the case when Kevin Durant is on the sidelines, Curry imposed himself on the game offensively, getting so hot that noted Los Angeles fan Clipper Darrell asked Steve Kerr to take him out of the game. The five-time All-Star missed 14 games already this season because of a sprained MCL.? "When you see Blake's hand (shaking), you know it's bad", Rivers said. (more...)
Chiefs' home playoff curse continues in embarrassing loss to Titans
- January 07, 2018

The Titans needed a win in their regular-season finale and some help to earn a wild-card spot as the AFC's fifth seed. The two-point conversion attempt failed - and almost brought disaster for the Titans when Mariota was sacked, but officials ruled he was down before the ball came loose. (more...)
Chucky's Back! Raiders Officially Hire Jon Gruden as Head Coach Chucky's Back! Raiders Officially Hire Jon Gruden as Head Coach
- January 07, 2018

Unofficially, Jon Gruden has been the head coach of the Raiders since Jack Del Rio was sacked immediatley following Oakland's week 17 loss to the Chargers. Gruden's contract with the Raiders is expected to be worth $100 million over 10 years, according to ESPN. The Raiders officially announced Gruden will be their new head coach shortly after the game. (more...)
How to Watch James Madison vs North Dakota State How to Watch James Madison vs North Dakota State
- January 07, 2018

North Dakota State standout defensive tackle Nate Tanguay said his advice to his younger teammates during championship week is to "lock in" during practices and meetings but relax and enjoy the flurry of activities that includes meeting with former Bison football players and an annual bowling tournament. (more...)
Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy
- January 06, 2018

Egypt's Argentine manager Hector Cuper has been named Coach of the Year while other honours have gone to Egypt (national team), South Africa (women's national team) and Wydad Casablanca (club). "To qualify to the World Cup after 28 years and to have a great season at Roma and Liverpool were special moments in my career", he said. Egypt coach Hector Cuper , who will lead the Pharaohs at Russian Federation 2018 this summer, took home the coach of the year award, while his team also won ... (more...)
Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open
- January 06, 2018

The 23-time Grand Slam victor played her first match since giving birth at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30, losing her exhibition match to reigning French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko . Williams' absence, while disappointing for fans and officials, raises the prospect of another first-time grand slam victor making their mark in Melbourne . (more...)
Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders
- January 06, 2018

Steve Corkran of the Raiders Snake Pit was first with the news of Gruden's return. He would replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked after the team's regular season finale. His last game with Oakland was the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2002 playoffs that helped launch the Patriots dynasty. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons. (more...)
Barkley set for Chelsea medical Barkley set for Chelsea medical
- January 05, 2018

Barkley played well for the Merseysiders last season under the management of Dutch boss Koeman. The England global has now returned to training after a painstaking rehabilitation and Antonio Conte, the Chelsea head coach, wants to bolster his squad in January. (more...)
Alabama & Clemson share coaching & college football playoff history Alabama & Clemson share coaching & college football playoff history
- January 02, 2018

Just lovely. Payne's touchdown increased the Tide's lead to 17-6. The Rose Bowl starts at 5 p.m. EST on ESPN and a live stream is available on WatchESPN. Monday's game takes place in the semifinals, not the national championship game, and Deshaun Watson won't be under center for the Tigers. Alabama has been favored in 110 of its previous 111 games. (more...)
Vikings win, likely end tenure of Bears' Fox Vikings win, likely end tenure of Bears' Fox
- January 01, 2018

Each of his three seasons with the Bears will be among the worst four seasons of his National Football League head coaching career, making them the anomaly of his career . Diggs became the fastest player in Vikings history to reach 200 receptions, in 40 games. Keenum hit Stefon Diggs in the back of the end zone on Minnesota's final play of the third quarter for a 15-yard touchdown and a 23-7 lead. (more...)
Guardiola won't rule out Sanchez move after Jesus injured in Palace stalemate Guardiola won't rule out Sanchez move after Jesus injured in Palace stalemate
- January 01, 2018

There is also concern over Kevin De Bruyne after he was stretchered off in the closing moments following a rash challenge from Jason Puncheon , and Guardiola said he is a doubt for the clash with Watford in two days time. "Not just the best players [need protecting], all the best players". "With five or six minutes to go I was thinking more in terms of making sure we didn't lose our point than going on to win it", said the 70-year-old. (more...)
TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win
- December 31, 2017

Louisville quarterback and former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson is likely to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Three of those INTs were by Mark McLaurin. Louisville: Jackson needed more help - from his running backs, his receivers and his defense. The maroon and white have plenty of momentum entering 2018 under new head coach Joe Moorhead. (more...)
Sam Allardyce says Cenk Tosun among many strikers he is interested in Sam Allardyce says Cenk Tosun among many strikers he is interested in
- December 30, 2017

British media reports say that Everton have agreed a 25 million pounds ($33.73 million) deal to sign Besiktas striker Tosun on a four-and-half-year contract when the transfer window opens on January 1. We are hoping other players will see him as an example in the future". " It is still one of the major problems that we have ". " It'll be tough. It'll be an interesting game down there and for me, it's about my team and what I've got available to select to compete against them and ... (more...)
Dana White Says He Has Meeting to Discuss Floyd Mayweather Joining UFC Dana White Says He Has Meeting to Discuss Floyd Mayweather Joining UFC
- December 29, 2017

White was wearing Zuffa Boxing shirts on the press tour for the McGregor and Mayweather showdown and conducted numerous interviews regarding his intention to have the UFC and their parent company branch out to boxing. - Right. So when I was- you know, he had come out earlier and said that so people were asking me about it. With regards to a potential opponent for McGregor, who hasn't fought in the UFC since November 2016, White insisted that the Irishman would have to defend his 155lbs ... (more...)
Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence
- December 28, 2017

What did we learn from the Seminoles' final game of the season before the start of the Taggart era. The post LOOK: Florida State fan does hilarious dance on field in Independence Bowl appeared first on Diehards . The 1989 campaign was the senior season for Haggins, who was a standout defensive lineman. But there are strong and athletic wide receivers at the heart of the Southern Miss passing attack, led by big-play wideout Korey Robertson and the team's WR2 in Allenzae Staggers. (more...)
Manchester United fans slam Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance vs Burnley Manchester United fans slam Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance vs Burnley
- December 28, 2017

The Portuguese was named our early loser , but averted complete disaster with substitute Jesse Lingard scoring twice late on. Lingard came off the bench to flick home and give his side a lifeline, and Burnley were denied a first away league win over United since September 1962 when the England global fired home in second-half injury-time. (more...)
Moyes fuming after late Bournemouth equaliser Moyes fuming after late Bournemouth equaliser
- December 28, 2017

With the scoreline at 2-1, Begovic slipped upon clearing the ball, which unfortunately ended in a Marko Arnautovic goal. I think Madley was trying to be too clever by ignoring his assistant and he has to show trust in his colleague. During West Ham's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth , Arnautovic's first goal levelled the scoreline after the Hammers initially took the lead through James Collins. (more...)
National Football League draft shake-up: 5 groups that would shock with daring strikes
- December 28, 2017

The Browns, who are now 0-15 and have locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, were probably a little happier with Darnold's remarks. The NFL has so much power in terms of controlling player movement and decision making with collectively bargained rookie contracts, the franchise and transition tags, that any time a player gets a chance to decide what they want to do and choose to exercise it, more power to them. (more...)
Van Dijk can leave Southampton: Manchester City ahead of Liverpool Van Dijk can leave Southampton: Manchester City ahead of Liverpool
- December 27, 2017

The defender has fallen out of favour with current boss Mauricio Pellegrino due to his alleged lack of commitment to the club. "We have to wait until January". Liverpool and Chelsea have also shown interest in signing Van Dijk but the Reds withdrew their pursuit of the player after being reported to the FA for tapping up. (more...)
Serena Williams to Make Comeback in Abu Dhabi Exhibition Match Serena Williams to Make Comeback in Abu Dhabi Exhibition Match
- December 25, 2017

Australian Open director Craig Tilley has said Williams is "very likely" to defend her title at the 2018 tournament, which starts on 15 January. Ostapenko broke through with a stunning French Open title, and the 20-year-old will take on Serena for the first time. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era. (more...)
Ryan Giggs Claims He Told United to Buy Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe Ryan Giggs Claims He Told United to Buy Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe
- December 24, 2017

And Giggs, who watched Brazilian striker Jesus and France forward Mbappe with a scout during that time, believes the club's recruitment "could have been better". "It's disgusting to say this, but you look at City and [David] Silva, [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Leroy] Sane, [Raheem] Sterling, [Gabriel] Jesus... they're brilliant to watch". (more...)
How to Watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool How to Watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool
- December 23, 2017

But three Arsenal goals from Alexis Sanchez , Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil sent the Arsenal fans into pandemonium and Twitter into meltdown. The visitors went two goals ahead - courtesy of Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah - in their game against Arsenal on Friday night only to be pegged back over a mad five minutes. (more...)
Carabao Cup semi-final: Chelsea faces Arsenal Carabao Cup semi-final: Chelsea faces Arsenal
- December 23, 2017

The only non-Premier League side in the quarter-finals, they snuck through with a stoppage time victor by Korey Smith to stun the Red Devils and knock the reigning Carabao Cup champions out of the competition. 'We have played Arsenal many times and we know what to expect. Arsenal have got the better of Chelsea in the last three matches between the two sides, including victories in the FA Cup final and Community Shield. (more...)
'Play with the field', says Rohit Sharma post victory 'Play with the field', says Rohit Sharma post victory
- December 23, 2017

Please Wait while comments are loading. Riding on Rohit Sharma's 118 run knock India posted a target of 260 runs for the Lankans to chase in 20 overs. The elegant opening batsman took just 35 balls to reach three figures for the second time in the shortest format at worldwide level, matching a record set by South Africa's David Miller against Bangladesh in October. (more...)
5-star Pennsylvania recruit Micah Parsons signs with Penn State 5-star Pennsylvania recruit Micah Parsons signs with Penn State
- December 21, 2017

He also took pictures with Eddie George, the former Ohio State running back, and others on ESPN's College GameDay set. The 247Sports Composite Rankings list him as the No. Regardless of the reason, there was a falling out between the Buckeyes and Parsons following the visit. Can the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Parsons fit the bill? Parsons wasn't the only big signing from a player that wasn't already committed, as four-star wide receiver Jahan Dotson announced he was decommitting from UCLA ... (more...)
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are no longer dating Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are no longer dating
- December 20, 2017

Her initial talks with Chip Ganassi Racing about racing for them in the two races recently stalled, leaving Patrick without any obvious ride. At times, the NASCAR Cup Series has seen some odd bedfellows, both on and off the track. Stenhouse made the NASCAR playoffs for the first time in 2017 and will continue racing for Roush Fenway Racing next season. Her full-time career ended at the end of the 2017 season after she parted ways with Stewart-Haas Racing. (more...)
Boca Raton Bowl 2017: Florida Atlantic vs Boca Raton Bowl 2017: Florida Atlantic vs
- December 20, 2017

Kiffin previously served as head coach at the University of Tennessee (7-6 in one season) and USC (28-15 in three-plus seasons) at the collegiate level. So, given the success the program saw this past year under Kiffin, it made all the sense in the world to tack some years on a new deal to try and keep him around for the foreseeable future. (more...)
Islanders' arena bid picked for Belmont Park Islanders' arena bid picked for Belmont Park
- December 20, 2017

It will include a 18,000-seat, year-round arena along with 435,000 square feet for retail, a hotel and what's being called an "innovation center". In July, the agency announced another request for proposal process for the site, saying a successful bidder will have to show its plans will "maximize" economic benefits to the state, create "premier destinations" for entertainment, retail and sports "with uses that are complementary to the existing Belmont Park racetrack". (more...)
Celtics Win on Terry Rozier's Clutch Steal and Dunk Celtics Win on Terry Rozier's Clutch Steal and Dunk
- December 19, 2017

Kyrie Irving led Boston with 20 points and scored 25 in a 108-98 win at in last month, the Celtics' fourth straight victory in the all-time series. Offensively, the Celtics are averaging 103.6 points, 44.3 rebounds and 22.3 assists per game. Irving drilled two contested 3-pointers in the next 20 seconds to cut the lead to 110-109 with 9.3 seconds left. (more...)
Falcons hold off Buccaneers on MNF Falcons hold off Buccaneers on MNF
- December 19, 2017

Following their 24-21win against the Buccaneers on Monday night, the Falcons need just one more victory to earn a playoff berth for the second straight season. Howard (ankle), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle), and wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle) in the first half. Safety Justin Evans (ankle) is among those questionable to return. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Top three performers in win over Houston Texans Jacksonville Jaguars: Top three performers in win over Houston Texans
- December 19, 2017

Offense, defense, and special teams all played a part in the emphatic victory. With Robinson (knee) on injured reserve, Hurns (ankle) inactive and Lee (ankle) in the locker room, Mickens and rookie Keelan Cole stepped up. Since Shad Khan bought the team in November 2011, the Jaguars had never won more than five games. Bortles has owned December thus far, and that was evident again on Sunday. (more...)
Carolina Panthers up for sale at end of season
- December 19, 2017

The swift downfall of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson continued on Monday as the team announced that the 81-year-old will no longer be in charge of Carolina's day-to-day operations. I hope everyone in this organization, both on and off the field, will be firmly focused on just one mission: "to play and win the Super Bowl". Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry tweeted, "I want in!" shortly after Diddy posted the video. (more...)
Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends
- December 18, 2017

The Edinburgh fixture always promised to be a tricky one for Brendan Rodgers' tired side, yet first-half goals from Harry Cochrane , who became the club's youngest ever league scorer, and Kyle Lafferty set the platform for the hosts to run out comfortable winners. (more...)
Hue Jackson top choice to succeed Marvin Lewis Hue Jackson top choice to succeed Marvin Lewis
- December 18, 2017

The Bengals are 5-8 heading into Sunday's game against the Vikings in Minneapolis. Finally, Zimmer was hired in Minnesota in 2014. For the first time in 15 years, the Bengals are going to have to conduct a coaching search, which is always an adventure in Cincinnati and that's mainly because of the way the team's ownership is structured under Mike Brown. (more...)
Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson won't travel with team to face Saints Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson won't travel with team to face Saints
- December 17, 2017

Quarterback Bryce Petty will make his first start of the season , but Morton won't change the system for the third-year signal caller. Wilkerson was benched for most of the first quarter on December 3 against the Chiefs, after being late to a team meeting, according to a source . (more...)
Former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Arrested for his Murder Former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Arrested for his Murder
- December 17, 2017

Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested in California more than seven years after her husband's body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb. That's when his body was found in a field by Callis Cutoff Road near Hacks Cross and Winchester in southeast Memphis. (more...)
Wenger not blaming Sanchez for Arsenal's goal woes Wenger not blaming Sanchez for Arsenal's goal woes
- December 15, 2017

Past year we got done here by the so-called bigger teams by three or four so to keep two clean sheets [and get] four points is a great reward. "I want our football to be better, I want us to create better chances, but it's one step at a time ". (more...)
Twitter reacts to Patriots signing Kenny Britt Twitter reacts to Patriots signing Kenny Britt
- December 14, 2017

From playing with a winless Cleveland Browns to this year's reigning Super Bowl champions, wide receiver Kenny Britt has been signed by the New England Patriots . Britt has had several run-ins with law enforcement since being drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2009, including multiple traffic violations, suspicion of possession of marijuana, theft, and assault. (more...)