'Mary Poppins Returns' Exclusive
'Mary Poppins Returns' Exclusive
The Cowboys attempted a fake punt when they were down four in the fourth quarter of their Thanksgiving game against Washington, and it COMPLETELY blew up in their faces.
Scott Turner has been getting creative in recent weeks, but this second quarter play he called during his teams Thanksgiving matchup in Dallas was NEXT. LEVEL.
The Lions showed the national audience just how low Matt Patricia's coaching can sink them
The Ravens have disciplined the coach whom they believe may be the source of the rash of COVID-positive cases.
The final moments of Asif Kapadia’s magnificent film Diego Maradona are almost too painful to watch. To a soundtrack of an interview conducted when he was at the peak of his powers in Napoli, when he talks of the football pitch being a refuge, a sanctuary, a place of freedom where he could express himself without fear, we see Maradona in his late fifties attempting to play five-a-side with his friends. The juxtaposition of the glorious athlete of our collective memory and the hobbling, pot-bellied, arthritic shadow he became is a telling reflection of his decline. So precipitous was his fall, it almost appeared to be the consequence of a Faustian pact, an agreement to become the most influential footballer in the world in exchange for a sporting afterlife of misery and self-loathing. The sadness is that any evaluation of his genius cannot but take account of what happened next. It had been long coming, but we were given first indication of his unravelling at the 1994 World Cup. The man who had dragged his country to victory in 1986, then almost repeated the trick in 1990, was by now a drug-addled parody of his glory days. His goggle-eyed celebration when he scored his last ever goal for his country in the game against Greece was a symptom of his personal nightmare: the man was wired beyond repair. Banned, traduced and shamed, his playing career was over. But back in his homeland he was still revered. And no wonder, given what he had delivered. He parlayed his celebrity into a lucrative turn as a chat show host, before his inability to control his appetites compromised his facility to frame a question. Still, he knew about football, so in 2005 he was offered a role as sporting director at Boca Juniors, his old club in Buenos Aires’s most roughhouse neighbourhood. In a stadium that, 25 years after he last kicked a ball there, remains a shrine to his brilliance, his very presence was an inspiration; Boca won four trophies in two seasons with him watching enthusiastically from his private box. In a manner that was to become a pattern, though, it did not last. He fell out with the club president and was gone.
The Ravens situation has gotten so bad it could force the NFL to act on this Sunday's Steelers game.
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford knelt during the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day. In September, he explained why he chose to join teammates.
Gordon Hayward reportedly wanted to join the Pacers.
The draft bust admitted he wasted two years of Browns great Joe Thomas' career.
Washington easily put together its best performance of the year, and it leaves us with a number of takeaways that have us feeling a semblance of hope for the future.
FiveThirtyEight has the Chiefs and Saints and the clear favorites to meet in the Super Bowl, but 11 other teams still have a shot at the title.
The biggest deals of NBA free agency are done and training camp is right around the corner. You know what that means: Time for a fresh batch of NBA Power Rankings.
Ravens head coach Harbaugh got into it with Titans players and head coach Mike Vrabel before Sunday's kickoff.
Peyton Manning heckled Phil Mickelson and called out Tom Brady ahead of The Match: Champions for Change.
With more than 100 players already agreeing to deals this offseason, the shelves are getting pretty bare for NBA teams still shopping for free agents to round out their roster. Still, there are some solid rotation players who can fill a role for teams out there — and one superstar (but there's no suspense with
The Lakers don't gain flexibility with the salary cap, luxury tax and hard cap.
Archie Mair is getting the best of both worlds. During the week he trains at Norwich City then he plays his games at King’s Lynn, who have matched their best FA Cup run and have another giant-killing in their sights this weekend against Portsmouth. Mair, 19, is treading the same path as Carrow Road legend Bryan Gunn, who he spoke to before moving from Aberdeen at the start of last season before moving away from home for the first time. Instead of playing Academy football, Mair took the decision to play in the National League and under another former Canary Ian Culverhouse. The teenager was man-of-the-match against Port Vale in the first round of the Cup and is now relishing facing the 2008 winners during his unique loan arrangement. “I knew I needed to go out and get games playing men’s football so I’ve got the best of both worlds, really,” he said. “Norwich are flying this season and training with them every day prepares you for getting read on players who are at a very high level. “On a Thursday night I train with King’s Lynn and we’ll go through shape and everything else, then play the games. It’s a good arrangement between the clubs and myself. You speak to everybody, especially goalkeepers, and they say that at some point you need to go out and play.” Gunn, who was in goal on Norwich’s famous European nights in the 1990s, told Mair to take the opportunity when the club moved for him in 2019. There are reminders of Gunn are around Carrow Road with a lounge named after him. “He said you won’t regret moving down here, so go and grab it with both hands,” Mair said. It meant a flat-share with Aidan Fitzpatrick, who moved from Partick Thistle at the same time, and a few room-mate arguments over who does the dishes. Fitzpatrick went to Queen of the South on loan this season and Mair wanted men’s football himself to experience the dark arts of men’s football. “The place you notice it is the set-plays with the ruthlessness of the players in the league,” he said. “I’m still getting challenged by it but feel I adapted. It makes you grow up quickly and you’ve got no excuses. Trying to to put you off, get a niggle at you. If you come for a cross they’re not leaving you alone even if you call for it, someone will hit you after you take it. It makes you more streetwise. “When I was 15 or 16 I was playing reserve football back in Scotland so I was still coming up against older players and that was physical so it prepared me for it a bit but it was a big change.” After training at King’s Lynn two weeks ago he got home to watch Scotland reach the European Championships with their penalty shootout win against Serbia, with David Marshall the hero and an inspiration for Mair, who is with the Under-19s. “It breeds confidence in the younger teams to think ‘why can’t we be the next generation to go and do that?’” said Mair. “Kenny McLean took one of the penalties. He is still on a high but unfortunately picked up an injury. “It makes you proud being Scottish, watching them do that and gives you inspiration for your own future.” Mair has also taken heart from young players at Carrow Road either playing under Daniel Farke or earning moves back to the Premier League like Jamal Lewis or Ben Godfrey. He is hoping his spell in non-league football will see him playing in the EFL soon. With King’s Lynn, he has started nine successive games since making his debut and keeping the No1 jersey. That included the Cup win at Vale Park and now Mair can catch the eye at Fratton Park in the second round. “You can see the pathway with Max Aarons playing every week, Ben and Jamal, and you know if you are doing well the boss isn’t going to be afraid to chuck you in. It’s about taking your opportunity when it comes,” said Mair.
New Lakers center Marc Gasol talks about why he's a good fit with LeBron James and the Lakers. It's his defense, passing and high IQ for starters.
Dwight Howard apparently thought that he had a deal to return to the Lakers, and even tweeted out that he was staying put before landing in Philadelphia.
The jockeying for position begins in earnest now that the first College Football Playoff rankings are out. Among the four teams at the top, only Notre Dame (No. 2 CFP) is expected to face a strong challenge this week. Alabama (No. 1) hosts Auburn in the Iron Bowl rivalry, Clemson (No. 3) is at home against Pittsburgh and Ohio State (No. 4) visits Illinois.