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Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski resolve contract issue Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski resolve contract issue
- September 07, 2017

The Raiders front office wanted Janikowski to take a cut in his current deal, which would have paid him $4.05 million this season. The Raiders and Janikowski will go forward with an 18th season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. We had some kickers come in here to make sure we're prepared in the case that he's not able to go, that we're covered. We'll need to see how he does, how he responds. (more...)
Elliott's six-game suspension upheld, still expected to play week one Elliott's six-game suspension upheld, still expected to play week one
- September 07, 2017

Judge Amos Mazzant said he will make a decision on Elliott's temporary restraining order by 6 p.m. ET Friday. But Elliott remained eligible to play in the Cowboys' season-opening game this weekend as the focus of the case shifted to the courtroom and another legal showdown over a disciplinary measure already underway between the league and the players' union. (more...)
Lyon takes 3 wickets, Bangladesh struggles in 2nd innings Lyon takes 3 wickets, Bangladesh struggles in 2nd innings
- September 07, 2017

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon took three second-inning wickets in the first session Thursday to leave Bangladesh in serious trouble on the fourth day of the second test. Lyon has claimed 19 wickets in the series and surpassed J.J. Ferris' mark from the two-test 1887 Ashes series, when Ferris picked up 18 wickets in the first two matches of his worldwide career. (more...)
Bulldogs Ledbetter: 'punishing them guys from the start' Bulldogs Ledbetter: 'punishing them guys from the start'
- September 07, 2017

Junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush , fifth-year senior left tackle Mike McGlinchey , senior left guard Quenton Nelson , senior center Sam Mustipher and senior right guard Alex Bars played all 75 offensive snaps in the game. Per usual, both teams' quarterbacks will be a focal point in this one, albeit for different reasons. Madei Williams, a longtime personal quarterback tutor and father figure for Wimbush, sent his hyphenated exhortation at halftime of Notre Dame's season-opening, ... (more...)
Mourinho takes serious shots at Arsenal boss Wenger Mourinho takes serious shots at Arsenal boss Wenger
- September 07, 2017

However, Wenger has now revealed the midfielder will start running again today [Thursday] and is targeting a return to action in 2018. But Wenger struck a more positive note today, saying that Cazorla was on his way back to training and should be ready later this season. (more...)
Bucs opener in Miami postponed to November 19 Bucs opener in Miami postponed to November 19
- September 07, 2017

Option three is even less desirable and that is to move the game to week 11 when both the Dolphins and the Buc's have a bye week. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey forced the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys to first relocate, and then cancel their scheduled preseason National Football League game. (more...)
Hurricane to postpone Dolphins-Bucs until Nov. 19 in Miami Hurricane to postpone Dolphins-Bucs until Nov. 19 in Miami
- September 07, 2017

Fortunately, the Bucs and Fins happened to have their bye weeks at the same time, so the game has been rescheduled for November 19. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., sits in the projected path of Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 storm expected to make landfall in the early morning hours Sunday. (more...)
Leicester forward Vardy issues alert to European clubs: Come and get me! Leicester forward Vardy issues alert to European clubs: Come and get me!
- September 07, 2017

Vardy, whose contract runs out in 2020, is also open to the prospect of playing overseas should he leave Leicester in the near future: "That would be something I'd probably like to experience". Football was the main thing [reasons for not going to Arsenal], Leicester were also in the Champions League, but moving the family when I'd just bought a house would have been a laugh - not. (more...)
Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November
- September 07, 2017

This is a move that the league needed to make. Both teams do have a bye in Week 11, but ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio points out a potential pitfall with that option. A college game between Miami and Arkansas State has been canceled. The Miami Herald reported Monday that "finding a day in the next week" for the game would be the more likely option than moving the contest to the teams' shared November 18 bye week date if the game were to be postponed from its current 1 p.m. (more...)
Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to Week 11 Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to Week 11
- September 07, 2017

With just two days before the 2017 National Football League season officially kicks off, USA TODAY has released their power ranking for Week 1 . Two sources involved in the game told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler they were made aware that Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are neutral site options should the teams try to play this week, and that decision is expected to come Wednesday. (more...)
Bucs-Dolphins game will not be played in Miami on Sunday Bucs-Dolphins game will not be played in Miami on Sunday
- September 07, 2017

That date was previously a bye week for both teams, meaning after taking Week 1 off, they'll play 16 straight regular season games. Orlando and Jacksonville would be available as neutral sites to host the game this weekend if it were deemed unsafe to keep any major event in Miami with a major storm approaching. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. says don't count him out for season opener Odell Beckham Jr. says don't count him out for season opener
- September 07, 2017

The Giants had one of the stingiest run defenses in the National Football League last season . "I wouldn't count it out, " Beckham said Wednesday. But he still laments that the Browns' Briean Boddy-Calhoun went low on the unsafe hit that caused the injury, even if he doesn't blame the defensive back completely. (more...)
Del Potro eyeing another Rafa-Roger double in NY Del Potro eyeing another Rafa-Roger double in NY
- September 07, 2017

Williams, who revealed in 2011 she had been diagnosed with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease, is the oldest women's semifinalist at any Grand Slam tournament since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994. "It's pretty awesome where I am now", Kanepi said, "compared to where I was few months ago". Then I did well. Fans' favourite Federer will kick off the evening session on Ashe and will try to sustain the momentum he built up in his straight-sets win over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in ... (more...)
Del Potro becomes Thor in US Open classic Del Potro becomes Thor in US Open classic
- September 07, 2017

The 24th seed, cheered on by a large Argentine contingent on the Grandstand court, won 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. He broke serve six times and needed just 1 hour, 41 minutes to finish off his unseeded opponent and set up a matchup against either No. (more...)
Philadelphia or Pittsburgh could host Dolphins-Buccaneers game Philadelphia or Pittsburgh could host Dolphins-Buccaneers game
- September 07, 2017

Florida Atlantic's trip to No. 9 Wisconsin for a Saturday game is on - but there are contingencies for the team to stay longer if the Owls can't get home Saturday night as scheduled. They agreed to move their October 1 game against New Orleans to London as to fulfill a requirement for getting Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Coach Adam Gase and $10 million coaxed inconsistent Cutler out of retirement after QB Ryan Tannehill suffered knee injury that will sideline him for entire season. (more...)
Death toll of Hurricane Harvey over 60 Death toll of Hurricane Harvey over 60
- September 07, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has delivered disastrous flooding and historical rainfall to the city of Houston , causing a slew of athletes and entertainers to assist their civilian counterparts with both time and money. In Crosby, outside of Houston, authorities continued to monitor the Arkema plant where three trailers of highly unstable compounds ignited in recent days, sending thick black smoke and tall flames into the air. (more...)
Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Buys Houston Rockets For $2.2B Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Buys Houston Rockets For $2.2B
- September 07, 2017

And now, that dream has come true. While terms of the sale were not disclosed, sources tell ESPN that Fertitta acquired the team from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for an National Basketball Association franchise. (more...)
Patriots take on Chiefs to open the National Football League season Patriots take on Chiefs to open the National Football League season
- September 07, 2017

Since that night, New England has won 43 of 52 games, including a playoff win over the Chiefs that same season, and two Super Bowls . Their most recent preseason game was a win. Brady hasn't missed a regular-season game because of injury since tearing a ligament in his left knee in the season opener in 2008. "They are all solid players so you have to keep that in mind and just trust that every play you could be the guy that is getting the shot". (more...)
National Football League files lawsuit against NFLPA, Ezekiel Elliott in New York Federal Court National Football League files lawsuit against NFLPA, Ezekiel Elliott in New York Federal Court
- September 07, 2017

Elliott's attorneys said in a written statement they were "extremely disappointed" in the ruling. But with the arbitrator's ruling now public it's possible this case could be tied up in court, long enough for Elliott to play the entire season while the suspension is pending. (more...)
Blue Jays beat up on Porcello, Red Sox Blue Jays beat up on Porcello, Red Sox
- September 07, 2017

With the loss, the Red Sox (77-61) saw their American League East lead slip to 2 1/2 games over the New York Yankees, winners over the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day. Morales followed Bautista's double with one of his own to score him, and Kevin Pillar brought Morales home with a wall-ball single for the Blue Jays' 10th run. (more...)

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