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Will Ronda Rousey return, won't she return? Has been question widely discussed since the California native's brutal knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes at Las Vegas in December last year. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title fight against Nunes was Rousey's second consecutive loss with the previous one coming 13-months before when she surrendered the same title to Holly Holm.
FRISCO -- The needs of the Cowboys were obvious in the 2017 NFL draft -- specifically an edge rusher, a cover corner or two and a playmaking safety. But in general terms, their real need this draft was to get younger, cheaper and better on defense. The Cowboys filled their specific needs and accomplished their general objective this weekend. Defense has been holding this team back from Super Bowl contention. The Cowboys have long struggled to pressure quarterbacks. They ranked 26th in the NFL in pass defense a year ago and again finished near the bottom of the league in takeaways. The Cowboys found their edge rusher in the first round (Taco Charlton), their cornerbacks in the second (Chidobe
Former Michigan running back De’Veon Smith reportedly signed with the Dolphins. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images This is an updating list of available free agents after the NFL draft. The NFL draft is over, which means the rush to sign
Turns out the months-long melodrama of Ian Poulter’s unsuccessful attempt to hang onto his PGA Tour card was all for naught: Poulter is now fully exempt for the remainder of the season, all thanks to Brian Gay’s balky thumb and a rare bit of common sense by Tour bureaucrats. Gay gave the Knockdown an exclusive peek at how the story played out over the last two days. Gay is a four-time Tour winner who in recent years has suffered a run of bad health.
UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (right) shakes hands with his father, LaVar Ball, after a March 4, 2017, game between UCLA and Washington State. (AP) After a standout freshman season at UCLA, Lonzo Ball is widely expected to be one of the first players selected
WWE Payback 2017 may end up being all about Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton and the company’s established main eventers. But it shouldn’t be. WWE got a new start just a few weeks ago when the “Superstar Shakeup” reshuffled the rosters and positioned numerous rising stars as future World title contenders. What made SmackDown so great in 2016 was its choice to push new talents, like AJ Styles and The Miz, to new heights while also utilizing big names, like John Cena, the way they should be. Raw has had a tougher time doing that, often relying on part-time talent to spike ratings and generate interest. But Payback is shaping up to be one of those pay-per-views where WWE has the chance to
Not even a late-April tournament date could spare the Pac-12 Championship from some typical Colorado weather. The second round of Pac-12s at Boulder Country Club was suspended Saturday because of, yep, snow. There was a 30-minute snow delay on Friday before most teams were able to finish their second rounds. Scores reflected the difficult conditions, as players wrapped up Friday in 25-degree temperatures with a snow/sleet mix. Only two players are under par – Oregon’s Wyndham Clark and Washington’s Carl Yuan, with two holes to play in their second round – and the defending champion Ducks lead the way at 16 over par. Top-ranked USC is 31 over after two rounds of the play-six, count-five format.
A few weeks before the 2017 NFL Draft, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made it known that his team was " open for business " when it came to trading down. His work this weekend shows that Maccagnan was not lying. The Jets have been the most active team in trades, making five swaps that helped turn four picks into seven. Here's a list of the deals: Jets No. 70 to Vikings and No. 79 and No. 160 Jets No. 107 to Buccaneers and No. 125 and No. 204 Jets No. 125 to Rams and No. 141 and No. 197 Jets No. 160 and No. 224 to Browns and No. 181 and No. 188 Jets No. 191 to Cowboys and 2018 5th-round pick Because the Jets received and then traded No. 125 and No. 160 in separate deals, their total
Jean-Gabriel Pegeau put the Ottawa Senators on his back, and led them to a 6-5 double overtime victory over the New York Rangers with a four score performance in Game 2.
Dennis Schroder is averaging 24.4 points and 7.2 assists this postseason. Dennis Schroder was back home in Germany, riding around in his car last summer when his cellphone started ringing incessantly and the text messages flooded in at such an alarming rate that he had to pull over. Schroder checked his Instagram account and immediately understood the hysteria: The Atlanta Hawks were dealing Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers, meaning that the starting point-guard spot that Schoder so desired, and shamelessly declared should be his, was suddenly going to belong to him.
JOE WILLIAMS Position: Running back College: Utah Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 Selection: Fourth round, No. 121 overall SANTA CLARA – The 49ers traded up in the fourth round to select Utah running back Joe Williams. The 49ers traded up to No. 121 overall in general manager John Lynch’s sixth trade of the draft. Just minutes earlier, the 49ers acquired Kapri Bibbs in a trade with the Denver Broncos. The 49ers traded up in the fourth round with Indianapolis to select Williams. The 49ers dealt No. 143 in the fourth round and No. 161 of the fifth round to the Colts to complete the trade. Williams, who ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, rushed for 1,407 yards and 10 touchdowns on 210 rushing attempts in
"Bye, Felicia" is just a tremendous dismissal of anyone for any reason, basically. The actress paying Felicia* in that scene is Angela Means Kaaya, mother of former four-star Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback Brad Kaaya, of West Hills, Calif. College football fans who know how frequently these bio tidbits get mentioned by announcers during games can prepare to hear her name a few times this season. "I feel blessed," Means Kaaya said with both hands on her heart.
Washington swept their three-game set with the New York Mets last weekend in Citi Field, but Nationals skipper Dusty Baker knew theyd be in for a fight this weekend in D.C. The Mets, expected to be the Nats main competition in the division, lost 9 of 10 over that same stretch, including three-straight to the Nationals in Citi Field last weekend.
The end of the NFL draft is far from the end of the work for the Dallas Cowboys' front office. With the draft barely over, the Cowboys were already making moves to sign undrafted free agents. Here's a look at who's been picked up so far. Temple RB Jahad Thomas: Thomas was the first UDFA name to be tied to the Cowboys. Thomas (5-10, 190 pounds) ran for 2,599 in his career at Temple. His best rushing total came as a junior with 1,262 yards and 17 touchdowns. As a senior, he racked up 953 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also flashed some catching ability with the Owls, picking up more than 20 catches each of the last two seasons. Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush: In the Cowboys' post-draft news conference,
The Pearsons got the perfect gift from their favorite football team. This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia made a special appearance at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to help announce the team’s day three NFL draft picks. Since the Steelers are the Pearsons’ team and have been getting all this free promotion on the NBC hit series, the team gifted the actors custom-made jerseys with their character names printed on the back.
Rickie Fowler appeared from out of the TPC Louisiana clubhouse and quickly zeroed in on his target. “Jor-dan!” Fowler playfully called out. “Jor-dan!” Jordan Spieth was concentrating so hard he didn’t seem to hear, autographing the countless items thrust at him by spectators at the Zurich Classic: hats and flags, giant volleyball-sized golf balls and some sort of platter with a picture of him holding up the 2015 U.S. Open trophy. So Fowler went up and tickled him, just to make sure Spieth knew he was there. It’s a safe bet to say the Zurich Classic tournament organizers know Spieth is there, and are mighty glad of it. This year’s new two-man team format is as big a hit as some of the headliners
SOCHI, Russia (AP) For the last three years, Mercedes was the undisputed top dog in Formula One. Ferrari has come roaring back into contention this year, as Sebastian Vettel won two of the first three races to take the standings lead ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The Italian team proved it has the speed Saturday, as Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen snatched a one-two in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.
Kristina Mladenovic recovered from a set and a break down to halt Maria Sharapova's comeback on the WTA Tour in the Stuttgart Open semi-finals. Mladenovic remained unbowed, however, and fought back admirably to level before both women appeared beset by nerves towards the end of the decider. The Frenchwoman was broken when serving for the match at 5-3, but hit back immediately to end Sharapova's return and leave the Russian relying on another wildcard if she is to compete at the French Open next month.
This was as confusing a draft class as any team put together this year, even more so because it started off so dang well with S Jamal Adams at No. 6-he can be a focal point of the Jets’ defense for years to come. Second-round safety Marcus Maye (No. 39
Larry Bird resigned as Pacers president. Not just today, but also in 2012. A year later, he was again running a front office (Indiana’s). Could he make an even quicker leap back into NBA team presidency – with the Magic? Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo
LOS ANGELES Aaron Nola is eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday, but that's not going to happen. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin on Saturday indicated that the pitcher's recovery from a lower back strain was not going as smoothly as hoped.
Trying to sort through some Halas Hall draft mysteries…. well, one big one, anyway. Now that it’s all done: Were GM Ryan Pace and the personnel staff really in phase with John Fox and the coaching staff? Because that really is the franchise-grade question and one with the broadest possible ramifications. The gut feeling is, yes. That’s really based just on watching the two of them together Saturday during the post-draft debriefing. If there was tension, frustration or a fracture in the relationship, the two were as good at masking it as they were concealing their draft plans. Which they could be. Maybe reading John Fox’s face is no easier than Jay Cutler’s. They wouldn’t be the first to put up
NBC analyst Mike Milbury called P.K. Subban a clown for dancing during warmups. NBC analyst Mike Milbury used the word “clown” on multiple occasions in his predictable criticism of Subban’s dancing and general contentment in warmups prior to Game 2 between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
If you’ve been watching football for a while, as I’d presume if you’re reading this, you have had, you’ve no doubt seen many free kicks taken, and a few even scored from. You might recall perfect left-footed curlers from Marcos Alonso. You might recall perfect right-footed curlers from Willian. You might recall knuckle-ballers from the likes of David Luiz or Didier Drogba or Cristiano Ronaldo. You might even recall other famous free kicks and free kick-takers from down the years. Whenever I’m asked about free kicks, for example, I invariably end up talking at least briefly about Thomas Häßler, who was famously tiny and had even tinier feet, which as my anecdote goes, allowed him to put the most