SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Before his Bellator debut this Saturday night, Fedor Emelianenko worked out in front of the fans and the media Wednesday afternoon at AKA.
A Louisiana high school coach who did not allow Alabama to recruit at his school has been fired. On Wednesday, David Feaster, the head coach at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, said in a radio interview that he does not allow Alabama to recruit his players on the school’s campus because of the way the Tide coaching staff treated one of his players, ex-LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, during the recruiting process. On Friday, Feaster was relieved of his duties by school principal Waylon Bates.
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The best free agent quarterback available allegedly does not want to play for the Washington Redskins. ESPN's Jason Reid reported Thursday that Kirk Cousins "doesn't want to be in Ashburn." He also said Cousins wants the franchise tag for 2017. "For the past couple of years, former Redskins officials who know Cousins have said he really doesn't want to be in Ashburn," Reid reported. "He wants tag." Reid also reported that: "at this point, it makes sense for everyone to move on." Cousins, 28, has developed into a prolific passer under Jay Gruden. The Pro Bowl selection passed for a career-high 4,917 yards last season while throwing 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2015,
It’s been about a week since Chris Long announced he would not be going to the Trump White House with his New England Patriots teammates to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, which is plenty of time for the haters to come out of the woodwork. But it also has given Long more than enough time to come up with rebuttals to every one of their arguments, which he did via Twitter on Thursday night. “Heard it all this week…if you don’t want to hear about the dumb s — t I’ve heard…mute away, but it’s good,” he tweeted to kick things off. What then followed was a takedown more glorious that any tackle the defensive end ever has made in his nine-year NFL career. According to the Patriots’ website, Long
There are odds now posted by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook for a potential Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match, and, well, Mayweather is the obvious heavy favorite: In all candor, and with due respect to McGregor as a mixed martial artist, these odds are frankly generous to Conor. If odds were about properly handicapping a bout instead of just taking money from reckless rubes, Mayweather would be a -10000 favorite in this thing, at least. You know, because he’s the greatest boxer of his generation, while Conor McGregor is not a boxer. Mayweather opened at -4000, which is significantly bigger than -2500, to face actual professional boxer Andre Berto — who would also smoke McGregor
Tell me, why are you going to win Survivor: Game Changers?CIRIE FIELDS: I will win Survivor: Game Changers because good isn’t good enough. What the hell are you doing out here again?I have not closed the loop on my Survivor experience.
The durfy sound guy throwing BP got Kris Bryant out with this one weird trick (being Greg Maddux). In this Red Bull-sponsored video, sponsored by Red Bull, Kris Bryant is unaware that the sound guy is actually Greg Maddux. For about two minutes, it’s mostly a missed opportunity to drive Bryant up the wall for our amusement.
When the Oilers traded Taylor Hall for defensive help, then drafted Jesse Puljujarvi and signed Milan Lucic, there was a feeling that Hall’s lost offense would be replaced by committee. Adam Larsson has fewer points than Zack Kassian, Puljujarvi couldn’t get reliable ice time and got sent to the AHL (frankly it’s for the best), and Milan Lucic is having something of a nightmarish campaign. Lucic currently sits at just 11 goals and 31 points despite spending a huge chunk of his 5-on-5 minutes with Connor McDavid and getting nearly three minutes of power play time per game (third-most among Edmonton forwards).
At 31, Michael Phelps has been to five Olympic games. At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Phelps has a physique that is naturally predisposed to race through water, but he still had to learn how to optimize his body. Early on in his career, Phelps learned that to be able to swim seven days a week , covering between 70,000 and 100,000 yards each week, he had to get a lot of shut-eye.
Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is constantly on TV selling stuff, but Wednesday night he was on TV just for fun. Peyton was on Modern Family as Coach Gary, who was teaching Jay and Gloria’s kid, Joe, how to throw a baseball. Jay was shocked to find Gary in his kitchen fixing a drawer, and when Gary admitted that he also cleaned the gutters, he added, “It really wasn’t a problem.
The most exciting part of any NBA Draft is trying to project how successful a player will be at the next level. While it’s almost impossible, analysts do their best to assess a prospect’s strengths and weaknesses, usually finding an existing NBA player who is a good comparison. A lot of times, as we all know, the assessments made on draft day end up being way, way off. Some kind soul on Twitter decided to make some revisionist history of their own by altering a screen shot of Kobe’s draft day profile to make it a little more ... well ... honest. See for yourself. The Photoshop work is exquisite -- it really passes for the real thing. But, alas, the idea of Kobe coming into the NBA known as a
The internet is replete with “Team A should do X and Y in free agency” takes, and we at Acme Packing Company are no exception. However, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell — one of the NFL writers I respect most for his in-depth statistical analysis — recently published a list of five moves each NFC North team should make this year, and I have some disputes with a few of these. We’ll look at each of these potential decisions in turn, and let us know which you agree with and which you don’t. It’s tough to argue too much with this choice. Cook had a massive impact on the Packers’ offense, even if — as friend of the APC Podcast Ben Fennell notes — his once-elite speed has left him. He is still a deep threat, though
Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will start recruiting other players to join the team in March. Almost immediately upon being signed as a free agent in the 2016 offseason, and perhaps even before he officially signed, Bruce Irvin wasted no time recruiting other players to join the Oakland Raiders. He started with Donald Penn, who at the time remained unsigned. Next, Irvin turned his attention to Eric Weddle. There were a few other tweets, but it looks like they were deleted. There was one about Aldon Smith, for sure, and possibly others. Irvin adopted the nickname “Baby Reggie” as a result of his recruiting efforts, and the moniker quickly picked up traction amongst Raider Nation.
Andrew McCutchen did a lot of reflection in the offseason. This offseason, there were a lot of questions about Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen knows, because he’s been asking himself those same questions.
After a 2015 MVP campaign in which he transformed into one of the scariest hitters in baseball, Bryce Harper struggled in 2016. In the four-game series, Harper was walked 13 times, reaching bases an MLB record seven times without recording an official at-bat. The MLB world immediately wondered if this would have an effect on Harper, particularly if other teams began using the same strategy.
Want to be an NFL head coach, Vance Joseph? Good luck. Your Denver Broncos will face the most difficult schedule in the entire league in 2017, according to CBS Sports. Now, it’s not Joseph’s fault the Broncos’ AFC West has improved greatly, with both the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs making the playoffs last year. Heck, even the Los Angeles Chargers, with a long list of injuries, still nearly pulled off some upsets before losing games late in contests. It’s no surprise Denver plays the Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers twice each, which has been the case since divisional realignment in 2002. This year, however, the Broncos also have to compete against the NFC East, which rivaled the AFC West
It turns out the guy who won a Super Bowl bet with tennis star Genie Bouchard and went on a date with her is normal...and he will be getting a second date.
At some point, we have to be honest about just how bad things are for Tiger Woods. Maybe now is that time. On Wednesday, I opined about his career and his future, and now his agent Mark Steinberg is delivering more bad news. “He flew out here (to California) and got to see one of his doctors,” Steinberg told the Associated Press. “Based on the work they did the last couple of days, they advised he just stay horizontal. It’s best to listen to the doctors. The ultimate goal is to get out and play.” They advised he just stay horizontal does not sound very good. In fact, it sounds quite bad for someone who has had three back surgeries in the last three years. Then there was this sourced nugget from
(Jan. 20): B+ None Milwaukee's rebuilding program has yielded a very strong farm system, albeit one whose full impact won’t be felt for awhile. The Brewers made interesting, low-cost bets on pitcher Neftali Feliz and outfielder Eric Thames. The question is how much longer they can wait on trading former NL MVP Ryan Braun—and absorbing a significant chunk of his remaining contract, which has four guaranteed years and $72 million left on it entering this season—before age and injuries catch up to him.
Glen Davis always had a fiery relationship with former coach Doc Rivers, and some time apart doesn’t seem to have dampened those flames. In a lengthy rant during a radio interview with FOX Sports’ Chris Broussard, Davis went off on Rivers for the way the Clippers coach misused his roster, mistreated Davis and took credit for accomplishments with which he had little to do. “When you win a championship with somebody, you don’t treat nobody like that, no matter if it’s a business or not, because it’s bigger than basketball between us, Doc,” Davis said on the show, directly addressing Rivers, with whom he won an NBA title in 2008 with the Celtics. “I’ve never left you at the altar. I’ve never left
Gonzaga cruised to another victory late Thursday, beating San Francisco 96-61 to improve to 27-0 with 24 double-digit wins. Nigel Williams-Goss, a legitimate National Player of the Year candidate, finished with 30 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. So that’s one step closer to a perfect regular season — one that KenPom (and anybody with eyeballs) is projecting to happen. The Zags will likely be at least 20-point favorites in each of their three remaining regular-season games, then big favorites in every WCC Tournament game. So a 33-0 record on Selection Sunday is a probable scenario, at this point. Gonzaga remains No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one). The complete Top 25 (and one)