There's an update on the little Chihuahua puppy on the road to recovery after falling from a cliff in Ocean Beach Friday.
There’s been plenty of talent that has been selected during the NFL draft, but what can often be swept under the rug is how those picks come to be. The Patriots original slate of draft picks has seen tons of movement.
TMZ reported that Randy Gregory has failed another NFL drug test. When teams ignored off-field concerns and drafted a troubled player in this week’s NFL draft, they were gambling. The Dallas Cowboys gambled on defensive end Randy Gregory with a second round pick in 2015, and it appears they’ll get almost nothing out of it.
For 14 years, NASCAR's largest fan base belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now the namesake son of racing icon and seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt has announced he's retiring at the end of the season. At Richmond International Raceway - part of NASCAR's top series almost since moonshine running spawned the racing series - many Earnhardt fans are letting their reverence for the sport's history be their guide.
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
Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice. Having the four-time Derby-winning trainer without at least one horse in the race for just the second time in 11 years indicates what an unpredictable winter it's been leading to the start of the Triple Crown. Baffert's best horse, Mastery, got hurt after crossing the finish line first in the San Felipe Stakes. None of his other 3-year-olds developed into Derby material. Instead, he'll aim for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks for fillies on Derby eve. This year's road to the 143rd Derby derailed other contenders because of injuries, including now-retired Not This Time, Klimt and Syndergaard. "The amazing thing of getting a horse to
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.
LEYSIN, Switzerland (AP) — Simon Yates outlasted Richie Porte to win the Tour de Romandie's main mountain stage and earn the leader's yellow jersey on Saturday. Britain's Yates easily held off Australian Porte as both clocked the same time for the 163-kilometer (101-mile) trek to Leysin ski station. Yates, riding for the Orica-Scott team, took a 19-second lead on Porte to start Sunday's 18-kilometer (11-mile) time trial to Lausanne that ends the six-day race. Emanual Buchmann of Germany placed third, 20 seconds back, and was third overall, trailing Yates by 38 seconds. Fabio Felline of Italy fell to fourth overall, 44 seconds back, after holding the lead since Tuesday. Three-time Tour de France
Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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
Wait, what about me? The NFL draft can be a cruel taste of reality for veterans around the league as they realize their teams are loading up at positions their incumbent players thought were already filled. Former Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge learned the hard way how futures can change in one pick, as he went from an encouraging mentor to an unemployed 31-year-old after David Njoku was drafted in the first round. Here are 10 other veterans who were left shaking their heads as they watched their job security slip away during the 2017 NFL Draft. Mark Ingram, Saints Ingram played the good soldier after the Saints gave him direct competition by signing Adrian Peterson, but he must be
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has called on his former club to find a solution regarding David de Gea's future or risk encountering a "big problem" with him in the summer transfer window. De Gea has long been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Neville, who won countless honours during his time at Old Trafford, does not think the 26-year-old will be easy to replace. De Gea was not stringently tested during his side's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Thursday evening (27 April) but managed to maintain his composure and quash any attempts to breach his goal.
Yadier Molina held the ball for several seconds as Cincinnati runners made their way to each base following a two-out walk in the sixth inning Friday night. Pitcher Lance Lynn wandered toward home plate, waiting for a throw that never came. Scooter Gennett headed for the batter's box for a critical at-bat that didn't materialize. And, most important, Eugenio Suarez rounded third base and drifted dangerously away from the bag as his mind seemed to lose track of what was transpiring. In that instant, third baseman Jedd Gyorko slipped behind Suarez, Molina delivered a throw and the tag was applied before Suarez even reacted. Just like that, a bases-loaded scenario for the Reds had been defused in
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.
The PGA Tour handed out its first pace of play penalty in 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans Thursday. The team of Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were each given a bad time for taking too long to execute their shots (under the current rules of golf, players have 40 seconds). A penalty of one stroke is only given out following two bad times (the first receives a warning), but since the team is playing as one player, both Carballo and Campbell's bad times were combined, resulting in an extra stroke being assessed.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson bailed out of the first round last night, and he wants to make sure everyone knows the top pick of the second round is available. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Thompson made it clear tonight’s first choice (the 33rd overall) is very much for sale. “Oh yeah, you can put that down,” Thompson said. “That will save us a couple of phone calls. We’re taking calls.” The Packers bypassed the chance to pick 29th last night when the Browns had to have tight end David Njoku. For their troubles, they got the 33rd and 108th picks, giving Thompson the first picks tonight and tomorrow (when the fourth round begins). What he’s hoping for is a bidding war to develop today.
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.
The all-fantasy cast will delve deeper into the fantasy outlook for all the drafted and yet-to-be drafted 2017 NFL Draft prospects. Using our signature Fantasy Football Live style, we’ll project numbers of the incoming rookies as well as project where draftees still on the board could find their perfect fit. They’ll stay in touch with the fans throughout the broadcast via Facebook Live to find out what’s on the viewers minds about their favorite teams. We’ll have ears on the ground in Philadelphia for any breaking news as well as possible interviews with the drafted prospects.
Sebastian Vettel was quick to heap praise on the Ferrari Formula 1 team after taking his second pole position for the Italian marque in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday. Vettel edged teammate Kimi Raikkonen by just 0.059 seconds in the final stage of qualifying to grab his first pole position since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, heading up a Ferrari one-two, the first since France 2008. The result saw Ferrari end Mercedes’ 18-race streak of pole positions and continue its impressive start to the season that has seen Vettel win two of the first three races.
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,
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
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.
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.
The pressure is on the Los Angeles Clippers heading into a must-win Game 6 Friday night in Utah. The Clips must win to keep their season — and possibly this era of Clipper basketball — alive. So, naturally, some Clipper fans spent big to travel to Salt