Photos from the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.
Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in round 11 of one of the best heavyweight fights in ages in front of a record crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium. IBF world champion Joshua looked to have the edge in the first four rounds before scoring a knockdown in the fifth which brought the entire stadium to its feet. Klitschko actually finished the round strong enough to potentially cancel out the 10-8 score a knockdown usually brings, before dropping the champ himself in the sixth – the first time Joshua had been put on the canvas.
Rickie Fowler missed the cut at the Zurich Classic as a pair with Jason Day in the team event, but not all was lost for Fowler or us this week. After what Cody Gribble did at the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this season , Fowler showed the proper way to punt an alligator off the course you're trying to play. Day and Fowler missed the cut by two strokes but still relished the experience. "We had a really good time out there. It was a really fun format," said Fowler of the alternate shot in Round 1 and best ball in Round 2. "It really wasn't playing easy out there today. There were definitely some low scores this morning, and some guys played well this afternoon. Of course I couldn't get
Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird stepped down Friday, but according to Sam Amick of USA Today, the move hasn’t changed Paul George’s thoughts on free agency (h/t Dan Duangdao of Lakers Index). Amick reported Saturday that George “is still hell-bent on joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Maybe now more than ever.” However, that may not have a whole lot to do with Bird’s departure, with Amick writing that “by all accounts, Bird’s decision to step aside has no impact on how George sees the Pacers situation. He has the utmost respect for Larry Legend,” and that George has similar regard for new decision maker Kevin Pritchard. So reading between the lines, if Bird stepping down had “no impact” on George’s
The New England Patriots have moved on from the 2017 NFL Draft and have already started to sign undrafted free agent rookies. Some additions, like BYU LB Harvey Langi and Northwestern WR Austin Carr, were expected, but a pair of signings caught my eye because they shared the same name. One Google search later, and the signings were even better- the Patriots had signed a set of twins. The Patriots signed Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister and Arkansas WR Cody Hollister as undrafted free agents and aren’t they just the most adorable? The two brothers started their college careers at the University of Nevada before transferring to Arizona Western Community College. The two brothers started their college
The Cowboys had nine undrafted free agents on their roster starting at least one game in 2016: Ronald Leary, Barry Church, Benson Mayowa, Cole Beasley, La'el Collins, David Irving, Lucky Whitehead, Keith Smith, and Emmett Cleary all went undrafted and took a sometimes circuitous route to the NFL. Add veterans Tony Romo, Cedric Thornton, Jeff Heath, and Lance Dunbar, along with special teamers Dan Bailey, Chris Jones, and L.P. Ladouceur, and you begin to understand the importance undrafted free agents (UDFAs) have for the Cowboys, who have been quite successful in bringing in UDFAs over the years. And one of the reasons for the Cowboys' success with UDFAs is that Chris Hall, director of college
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.
When it comes to the ongoing debate about what makes a NASCAR short-track race great, let’s concede the obvious. “A driver is going to like whatever he’s best at,” Brad Keselowski told a small group of reporters Friday at Richmond International Raceway.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pittsburgh Penguins took a commanding 2 game lead against the Capitals in the second round of the NHL playoffs on Saturday night. The Penguins faithful gathered outside the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, which is opposite of the Verizon Center, to celebrate the win and trolled the Capitals with an absolutely savage banner. Brutal. The Capitals haven’t made it past the second round of the NHL playoffs since 1998, a fact that they’re very well aware of. The Capitals and Penguins meet again in Game 3 on Monday night.
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
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.
Grading an NFL Draft immediately after it occurs is akin to giving your compliments to the chef based on the menu. It will take at least three years before we can truly assess how the 32 NFL teams fared over the weekend. But waiting is no fun. As such, let's take a take at which AFC North teams appear to have done the best job of filling needs and building for the future via the seven rounds of the 2017 draft. Baltimore Ravens The Baltimore Ravens ' draft will be panned by some hoping for the club to add some skill-position talent, but this is another solid class by Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta. At just 20 years old, first-round pick Marlon Humphrey should continue to improve, as should second-round
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.
Over the years, the Cowboys have done an outstanding job in the second phase of the draft prospect. Once all 256 picks are made, spread across seven rounds, the race to secure prospects who weren’t selected begins. The undrafted free agents (UDFAs) can often times take a draft from mediocre to good or from good to outstanding. Dallas has had their share of UDFA success stories, with of course the most famous being Eastern Illinois’ Tony Romo in 2003. Upon his retirement this year, Romo essentially holds every major Cowboys passing record. On the current roster, stars such as Slot WR Cole Beasley (led team in targets and catches in 2016) and K Dan “Split’Em” Bailey (third all-time in Cowboys scoring)
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.
Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti has revealed he has Stage 4 colon cancer. Indianapolis TV reporter Dave Calabro discussed Andretti’s battle in a video on the WTHR web site. Calabro said he recently spent two days in Charlotte with Andretti
Tests showed no trace of synthetic marijuana or "K2" or any illegal drugs in Aaron Hernandez's system at the time of his death, WCVB-TV in Boston reported. Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder, hanged himself in his jail cell and was found dead April 19 at a Massachusetts prison. He had been acquitted on a double-murder in Boston days earlier. Newsweek had reported that an autopsy showed K2, a form of synthetic marijuana, in Hernandez's system. Sources told the WCVB that Hernandez used his own blood to draw a pyramid image, similar to the "all-seeing eye of God" that's on the back of US currency, on the walls of his cell. Hernandez also wrote the
Dominic Thiem upset top-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after the fourth-seeded Thiem dispatched with Murray in windy conditions at the Real Club de Tenis. Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round in Monte Carlo.
FRISCO -- Another draft is in the books for the Cowboys. The early reviews are favorable. None of the players selected carried a first-round grade. But the first three picks all had second-round grades, and the franchise ended up with five of the top 68 players on its board. "You've got to give yourself an opportunity to have a great draft," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "That was a big deal for us to get that many players in our top 70." It's an even bigger deal when you consider it came on the heels of last year's transformative acquisition of talent. "If you put last year's draft with this draft, I mean you've got ... there's been some serious changes in scenery in a couple
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
"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.
If there’s one thing that’s been in short order for the Bulls over the last year or so, clarity would be first on the list. The Bulls’ front office signed players like Wade and Rajon Rondo last summer for the “now”, and then traded dependable veteran Taj Gibson for the “future”, along with management’s repeated flirtations with the prospect of trading Jimmy Butler for the last two years. The only thing consistent about the Bulls’ front office strategy has been the inconsistency and their desire to have flexibility in the future. For the now, they’ve positioned themselves to have flexibility to go in one direction or the other, to be contenders or hit the button on a rebuild that could take years to recover from.
With the No. 126 pick overall in the fourth round, the Cleveland Browns drafted a top-level corner back from Houston in Howard Wilson. The Browns felt this cover guy was so talented they had to trade up for him and I agree that Wilson is a steal. Wilson stands at 6-1 and weighs 184 pounds and has the potential to be a very good starter in the NFL for a long time. He has the desired length to match up with larger receivers and effectively shed blockers when moving towards the ball. He also has the requisite agility and speed to hang with receivers and outstanding explosiveness, which allows him to break on the ball more successfully than not. The biggest knock on Wilson’s game is that he has a
He could have walked back his words, laughed off an offseason tweet as a fanciful lark and echoed the keeping-my-head-down generics that so many have refined. But Tyler Wade, a top Yankees prospect with aspirations much higher than that billing, doesn’t regret a word. Four months ago, the Yankees’ ostensible Triple-A shortstop declared that a World Series ring is the goal for this season — “Big things on my mind for 2017” he wrote with a picture of a ring, not the wedding variety. This week Wade expressed the same kind of confidence, saying the target hasn’t changed for 2017. “Absolutely,” Wade said over the phone. “That’s always the goal, getting that ring. That was kind of an excitement thing,