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    New Orleans Saints rookie left tackle Trevor Penning was booted from Wednesday's practice following his third scuffle in as many days. Defensive tackle Malcolm Roach was also kicked out of practice for the fracas, after which, new Saints head coach Dennis Allen blasted his players. 'We don't have time for that,' Allen said, as quoted by ESPN. 'I sent two guys in today and we've got to get our work done. We've got to learn as a team how to compete and how to play and how to practice and push ourselves to the limit but yet not take it over the edge. '... It's not unusual for something like that to occur in training camp. It's certainly something we don't want to see happen. It'll be addressed and we'll move forward.' SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Saints offensive tackle Trevor Penning has been accused of going to hard in practice #Saints rookie 1st round pick, OL Trevor Penning, has been kicked off OTAs on Wednesday after starting a fight at practice for 3 consecutive days.pic.twitter.com/ZYj5yMJcdg— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 3,...
    Colin Kaepernick's agent is taking aim at Hall of Famer Warren Sapp's assertion that the free agent quarterback's recent workout with the Las Vegas Raiders as a 'disaster.' 'I guess Warren didn't talk to the General Manager [Dave Zieger] or the head coach [Josh McDaniels],' Kaepernick agent Jeff Nalley told Pro Football Talk. 'I spoke to the GM several times and he said they all thought Kap was in great shape and threw the ball really well and encouraged any team to call him about the workout and he would tell them the same. 'I'm surprised Warren would say that, because it's not true and you would think he would want Kap on a team.' Kaepernick worked out for the Raiders last month, but was not rewarded with a contract offer.   Sapp, who spent three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before the club moved to Las Vegas, recently told VladTV that the 34-year-old free agent struggled in his workout. 'I heard it was a disaster,' Sapp said last week. 'I heard it was one of the worst workouts ever. I'm...
    Unvaccinated New York City workers who were fired from their jobs for not getting their shots, unleashed fury on Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday after he lifted the vaccination mandate solely for professional athletes and performers. Adams held a press conference in the New York Mets' Citi Field, with representatives from the Yankees and the Mets, to announce that he was lifting the ban on unvaccinated big league jocks from competing in sports, and actors and musicians from taking the stage. The move doesn't help 9-to-5 workers across the five boroughs who either lost their jobs or can't work because of the vaccine mandate, held over from the last mayor, requiring all workers have their jabs. New York City Mayor Eric Adams (shown here at the podium) lifted a ban on unvaccinated athletes and performers being able to play Speaking from the Mets' Citi Field Thursday, former police captain Adams said he is lifting the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for pro athletes and performers effective immediately
    Getty New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh on September 26, 2021. It’s official, Joe Douglas has finally cleaned up the mess left for him by ex-GM Mike Maccagnan and while New York Jets fans are grateful for that, it now falls squarely on this regime to produce a winner. Joe Douglas has finally cleaned up the mess left by Maccagnan. It legitimately took almost 3 years to do so. #Jets https://t.co/2Av2FDgb3J — Mike Obermuller (@obermuller_nyj) March 12, 2022 There is an expression that the NFL waits for no man and it certainly won’t wait on the Jets. If this franchise wants a championship, they have to take it. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians That doesn’t mean spending wildly in free agency like Maccagnan or other failed GMs, but it does mean fielding a competitive roster and supplying head coach Robert Saleh with the talent he needs to bring this team to the next level. The best organizations build through the draft — that’s still true...
    Exactly how long Novak Djokovic's current stay in Australia will last continues to remain in doubt.  However, social media has spotted a more frivolous sideshow to fixate upon as the row rumbles on over whether the world number one should be allowed to compete in the Australian open when it begins next week - how handsome Djokovic's two little brothers are.  The appearance of Djordje Djokovic alongside his parents Srdan and Dijana at a press conference this week sparked a series of tweets not strictly relating to the tennis, with some simply tuning in to admire the 26-year-old's suave good looks.  The family answered questions from the press - with a confident Djordje telling those gathered his brother is 'only fighting for liberty of choice'. Novak's middle brother, Marko, has been equally vocal, posting on Instagram that it was 'time to speak up, and fight for our rights as a human beings.' Scroll down for video  Tennis trio: The younger Djokovic brothers have passionately defended their older sibling as it remains uncertain whether he'll be able to stay in Australia to play...
    ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit came under fire Saturday for remarks on the state of the sport amid players opting out of bowl games. Herbstreit appeared on "College Gameday" to preview New Year’s Day bowl games at the Rose Bowl when he made the remarks to former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) scrambles for yardage between Iowa defensive linemen Noah Shannon (99), Zach VanValkenburg (97) and Logan Lee (85) during the second half of the Citrus Bowl Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) "What’s the difference as a player when saying these games are ‘meaningless’ when, Des, we played in ‘meaningless’ games," Herbstreit said. "I mean I know you guys were here a lot. I just don’t understand. If you don’t make it to the playoff, how is it meaningless to play football and compete? Isn’t that what we do as football players? We compete? "I don’t know if changing it or expanding it is going to change anything....
    BERKELEY — Cal will say goodbye to 28 seniors prior to Saturday night’s season finale against USC at Memorial Stadium. Fans probably haven’t seen the last of all of them. The Bears and Trojans bring identical records into their first season-ending matchup since 1918: 4-7 overall, 3-5 in Pac-12. Neither team will play in a bowl game. USC will return next season with a new coach when Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley takes the reins. Who comes back to Berkeley is a question focusing on players who still can utilize the extra season of eligibility the NCAA gave to all athletes impacted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those with the option are some significant players, starting with quarterback Chase Garbers, who will start for the 34th time in his career Saturday and has an 18-11 record when he plays more than half the game. Other seniors eligible to return include running back Christopher Brooks, wide receiver Nikko Remigio, safety Daniel Scott and outside linebacker Kuony Deng, who will miss his 10th straight game with...
    WAYNE ROONEY slammed Manchester United’s flops for getting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the sack. Solskjaer was finally dismissed as Red Devils boss yesterday morning less than 24 hours after the 4-1 thrashing by Watford. 2Wayne Rooney has slammed Man Utd's players for getting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sackedCredit: Rex 2Solskjaer was shown the door on Sunday, less than 24 hours after losing 4-1 at WatfordCredit: EPA Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers is United’s No1 choice to replace club legend Solskjaer in the Old Trafford hotseat but angry Rooney launched a scathing attack on the club’s players for a lack of effort in recent weeks. The Red Devils’ record goal scorer Rooney fumed: “I was so disappointed watching that game on Saturday. “As a manager, you know you can set the team up, prepare, shape them but there is no excuse for some of those performances. None at all. “I saw players waving their arms around, giving the ball away, blaming other people. It’s not acceptable. I’d be very angry if that was my team doing that if it was my players. “When you look...
    Jon Gosselin visits the Pennsylvania home he used to share with Kate What is Indigenous Peoples Day? Does it replace Columbus Day? Everything you need to know © Provided by CBS Sports James Ennis III worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. He has that in common with a number of other well-known players, who, like him, are not currently members of the Los Angeles Lakers. Isaiah Thomas came in, worked out and left. So did Darren Collison and Mike James and, in all likelihood, a number of other veterans whose auditions went unreported. It's standard offseason practice. Most of these workouts don't lead to job offers. Players typically move on and await another opportunity.  But give Ennis credit: He is persistent. Or perhaps a tad stalker-ish. The Ventura California native will not leave the Lakers alone this offseason. In August, he liked a number of tweets suggesting that he would land with the Lakers. Now, four games into a winless preseason in which the Lakers have allowed an average of 121 points per game, Ennis has taken...
    Unvaccinated NBA players won’t take the shot, but they’re taking their lumps this week, with the masses teaming up to poke holes in their anti-vax logic. Thursday night, Daily Show contributor Roy Wood Jr. reminded NBA players that the league forces them to do things much more challenging than taking a needle to the arm. “I think the NBA should mandate that players get vaccinated,” the comedian claimed. “I mean, they already make a bunch of Black men live in Utah! We’re pretending a vaccine is worse than that?” Utah is one of the United States lesser progressive areas, so much so that its biggest city, Salt Lake City, declared “racism a public health crisis” earlier this year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2019 only 1.5% of the state’s population is Black. Salt Lake City is similarly uniform, with 2.6% of its population being Black while 72.8% is White. After roasting Utah, Wood went on to rip Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal for his stance against taking the vaccine. Beal made headlines earlier this week after attempting...
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz voiced his support for unvaccinated NBA players, and called superstar player LeBron James 'courageous' for declining to use his influence to force others to get a COVID-19 shot. 'I stand with Kyrie Irving. I stand with Andrew Wiggins. I stand with Bradley Beal. I stand with Jonathan Isaac,' Cruz tweeted Wednesday afternoon, naming players believed to be unvaccinated with the hashtag #YourBodyYourChoice.  Cruz went on to praise James after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar confirmed to reporters Tuesday that while he had gotten vaccinated after some initial skepticism, he respected those who opt not to get inoculated. 'We're talking about people's bodies and well-being, so I don't think that I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods,' James said. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted his support for NBA players unvaccinated against the coronavirus, saying that it was a personal choice  The Texas senator also voice his support for LeBron James, who on Tuesday said that while he had gotten vaccinated, he would not use his influence...
    More than half the tennis players at the US Open are unvaccinated, according to Andy Murray, despite the US Tennis Association's (USTA) announcement on Friday that spectators will have to show proof of vaccination if they want to watch the tournament live. Former first seed Victoria Azarenka drew attention to the double standard between players and spectators, and said: 'It's bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not.' The 32-year-old pro from Belarus told press after her win against Italian Jasmine Paolini on Wednesday that she didn't see the point of stalling Covid mandates, as reported by ESPN.  'In my opinion it’s inevitable that it will be mandated at some point like other leagues are doing. We all want to be safe, we all want to continue doing our jobs,' the vaccinated tennis star added. Murray, who won the US Open in 2012, has been vaccinated after contracting the virus earlier this year but many of his Grand Slam rivals are not so quick to get the shot. While the exact number of unvaccinated players has not been...
    Fifteen worlds of jogging Top 14: Ranking of Best Attempt Scores This was the result expected by many rugby players, including players. The “Blues” are allowed to play in the top 14 from the first day of the championship, not even playing a minute in Australia Southwest. They were nine of the 42 Frenchmen selected With Fabian Kaltik this summer. However, their clubs have to offer them an extra weekend off by November, the regional daily states. So all nine players will be back on track on September 4th. An agreement involving Clovis Le Bale, Jervice Courtin, Alveretti Raga, Danny Wiley, Romain Bureau, Patrick Sobela, Florent Vanverberg, Etienne Forgate and Joris Seconds. Goal scorer for the state franchise A few days ago, he told us of his desire to run again soon. France’s XV players who played against Australia will have to wait before finding the top 14 spots. Expected recovery Nine players selected by Fabian Celtic this summer, who have not played a single minute against Australia, have finally reduced their vacation and will be able to play...
    Just a few minutes after the celebration of the quarter-final draw that has paired Spain with the United States, Jorge Garbajosa valued the rival of Sergio Scariolo’s team and what it means for national aspirations: “He is the rival to beat in the championship. Without a doubt. We knew that losing was very likely to happen. We already said it before we came, that he was the great candidate for gold, but I am convinced that for them it will not be easy. We know the rules of the draw. Now the only thing is. What we can hope for is for the game to be as late as possible to be able to recover a little more. With all the ambition and desire in the world. We know that the rival is complicated, but the challenge deserves a gigantic effort and the team is going to do it “ The president of the Spanish Federation did not want to make excuses for the little rest time that the team will have and was convinced of the possibilities of Spain:...
    Former president Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the organizers of the British Open which is being hosted at the Royal St. George's in Kent in the southeast of England instead of at Trump's own golf course resort in Scotland.  'I have spent some time watching The Open Championship (formerly known as The British Open), and it is terrific! But as almost all of the great players, sportscasters, and golf aficionados know, the greatest site and course of all for The Open is Turnberry, in Scotland,' Trump said in an email on Saturday. 'It is truly a magical place, the players want to be there, and at some point in time the players will be there,' he added in the message sent from his official post-presidential email account.  'It is a shame that the phenomenal Turnberry Golf links, the best in the World, sits empty during Open Championships, while far lesser courses are on display. Oh well, life proceeds forward! Someday The Open will be back at Turnberry,' Trump continued. ormer President Trump released a statement on Saturday saying...
    Germany's Olympic football team have walked off the pitch during a friendly against Honduras after alleged racial abuse directed at their player Jordan Torunarigha. With the score at 1-1 in the Tokyo Olympics warm-up match against the central American team in Wakayama, the Germany players left the field together five minutes after defender Torunarigha was reported to have been racially insulted. German football journalist Kerry Hau has indicated the insult came from a Honduras player. A tweet from Germany's official Twitter read: 'The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.'  Coach Stefan Kuntz meanwhile added: 'When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.' Germany's players have walked off of the pitch during an Olympic warm-up match against Hoduras after alleged racial abuse aimed at defender Jordan Torunarigha ℹ️ The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.#WirfuerD #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/D85Q63Ynr9— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 17, 2021...
    Welcome to the Monday episode of “The David Hookstead Show.” On today’s episode, I talk about the NFL’s insane rules for unvaccinated players, Cole Beasley’s reaction, not everyone is pumped about the College Football Playoff expanding, Charlie Strong gives an update on Tim Tebow, Logan Paul discusses potentially fighting Mike Tyson, Matthew McConaughey steals the show during a soccer game, David Harbour talks season four of “Stranger Things” and sports fans are fighting again. Let’s jump right in! TOPICS: The NFL Releases Incredibly Strict Rules For Unvaccinated Players. Do They Make Sense At All? NFL Player Rips The League’s Insanely Strict Rules For Unvaccinated Players. Does He Raise Some Good Points? Some Coaches Aren’t Happy With The College Football Playoff Expanding. Here Are There Concerns Jaguars Coach Gives A Big Update On Tim Tebow. Will He Make The Team? Logan Paul Seems To Think He Can Beat Mike Tyson In A Boxing Match. Is He Delusional? Matthew McConaughey Steals The Show During A Soccer Game. The...
    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon slammed the NFL and NFLPA’s updated COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, arguing that the new policy does not accurately represent the desires of players.  The league released a memo to all 32 clubs this week informing them of the updated procedures for vaccinated players, essentially lifting all COVID restrictions.  BRETT FAVRE ON AARON RODGERS SKIPPING PACKERS CAMP: ‘NO ONE SHOULD BE SURPRISED’  For unvaccinated players, they will still be required to test every day, wear masks and observe proper social distancing while also being prohibited from social, media, marketing and sponsorship activities, among other limitations.  Mixon, 24, slammed the news on his Twitter saying: "The @NFLPA is not for the players." "They act like they represent us and they clearly show us different time & time again," he continued.  "I thought Football was a team sport and it’s clearly being individualized by beliefs…," he said in a separate tweet.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Mixon argued that his issue was not about players being vaccinated or not but rather having the ability...
    Epic Games The new season of Fortnite has only just started and there’s already a lot of controversy surrounding some of the new additions. Mainly, it seems like fans have honed in on the new UFOs and their ability to lay waste to the competition with ease. The UFOs have actually already been nerfed once, but they can still be very powerful in the right hands. As time goes on, more and more players are finding out new ways to use the UFO, and some of them don’t even involve using the weapons. The strength of these UFOs has the community split with some of them feeling it’s fine because of their low health but others feeling the opposite because fighting a flying ship just isn’t very fun to them. If you’re an Arena player, it’s looking like you won’t have to be dealing with UFOs anymore, but it’s not for the reason you’d think it is.Epic Disables UFOs in Arena In an effort to address server performance in high-level matches, we have removed Saucers from competitive playlists...
    Welcome into the final episode of “The David Hookstead Show” this week, and I think I have a very fun one for everyone. Today we cover the reaction to Sam Darnold not being vaccinated, LeBron James‘ lies and exaggerations being exposed in a great Twitter thread, Virginia Tech player Isi Etute allegedly murders a man after being catfished, Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul sell a lot of PPVs, Jordan Love is improving for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers gets a porn offer, and Netflix’s upcoming “Fear Street” trilogy looks outstanding. Let’s dive into the final episode of the week! TOPICS: NFL QB Gets Destroyed For Admitting He’s Not Vaccinated. Do People Need To Calm Down? Incredible Twitter Thread Exposes LeBron James’ Wild Lies And Exaggerations College Football Player Allegedly Murders A Man After Being Catfished. The Details Are Insane Floyd Mayweather Fighting Logan Paul Sold A Ton Of PPVs. The Numbers Are Huge Aaron Rodgers’ Replacement Is Now Dominating Minicamp. How Will Packers Fans React? Aaron Rodgers Receives...
    GARETH SOUTHGATE has named his England Euro 2020 squad and there's no room for Jesse Lingard. But that does not mean this is the end for the West Ham loanee as far as international football this summer is concerned. 2Jesse Lingard is not in the England Euro 2020 squad, but Gareth Southgate has said he will start against AustriaCredit: Getty For a start, Gareth Southgate has stated that Lingard will START in the pre-tournament friendly against Austria at the Riverside. Why is Jesse Lingard set to start for England against Austria? While Jesse Lingard is not in the England Euro 2020 squad, the Three Lions have a number of players out for the game against Austria. Additionally, new Covid rules mean he is not ruled out of the Euros entirely. Uefa regulations state that while the 26-man squads had to be announced by June 21, changes can be made right up to the opening game of Euro 2020. And that means there could yet be a logic in giving Lingard another chance to show what he can do. Three Lions...
      CHELSEA players must "look at themselves" after shining for Thomas Tuchel but not Frank Lampard, says former Blues defender Glen Johnson. Tuchel is unbeaten in 11 games since succeeding axed Lampard on January 26, taking Chelsea from ninth to fourth. 4Thomas Tuchel is enjoying an extended honeymoon period as Chelsea boss with midfielder Jorginho and CoCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Frank Lampard saw Chelsea fall away to ninth in the Premier League at the end of his 18-month reign in January after a promising first seasonCredit: Reuters The newly-solid Blues have kept nine clean sheets since the ex-PSG manage's arrival. And rejuvenated defenders Marcos Alonso and Andreas Christensen again stood out in Monday's 2-0 home win over Everton. But Lampard's ex-club and country team-mate Johnson, 36, questioned why such a star-studded squad spluttered so badly towards the end of his 18-month reign. 4 Johnson told CheltenhamGuides.com: "When Tuchel first came in, Chelsea were beating teams that they should have been beating. "But now they’ve shown they can beat Tottenham, Everton and got a good result against Manchester United.  "I think that...
    STEVE McNamara admits Catalans Dragons will be not be fully battle hardened by the start of the Super League season. Restrictions in France meant the Perpignan-based side was only able to hold its first full training session on Monday. 4 Steve McNamara admits Catalans will not have had the required amount of contact training before the start of the seasonCredit: CATALANS DRAGONS And boss McNamara concedes there is not enough time to get as much contact training in before their first match against Hull KR on March 27. He said: “Contact is probably the one area where we’re behind. Clubs have had a lot of sessions and it’s a different fatigue. “You can run all day long to a certain extent but once you start providing that with contact, it’s different. “I’d say a month is the minimum time it takes for players to get adjusted but we’ll be fine, we’re confident we’ll be as ready as we can be for round one. “We’ve had to prioritise things and the players are as ready as they can be in the physical...
    (CNN)Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, referring to the coronavirus pandemic, is urging fans not to throng to Atlanta for the NBA All-Star Game."Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star game, but this is not a typical year," Bottoms tweeted Tuesday."I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We are in agreement that this is a made-for-TV event only, and people should not travel to Atlanta to party."There has been no official announcement from the NBA whether the game will be played or whether fans could attend. CNN previously reported the league reversed its decision to not hold the game, citing The Athletic.It is expected the league will make an announcement regarding the annual showcase in the coming days.Read MoreNBA players have mixed feelings on the gameThe March 7 showdown is already a controversial topic for players. LeBron James earlier this month called the game a "slap in the face" for himself and fellow competitors."I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star...
    The 2021 NBA All-Star game is just a month away. The NBA and the NBPA confirmed recently that Atlanta will play host to this year’s edition, which will be on March 7. But not everyone is happy about this, and this list includes Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James. Unsurprisingly, he is leading the Western Conference votes in the first ballot for All-Star. He was asked about his interest levels for the game following the announcement about the date and venue. “I have zero energy and zero excitement for an All-Star Game,” he said, after the Lakers vs Nuggets game. LeBron added he fails to understand the need for an All-Star game this season. He said, “We were told that we would not have an All-Star game, so we had a nice little break of five days. … A slap in the face and we’re also still dealing with the pandemic. We’re bringing the whole league into one city that’s open. It’s out of my hands. I’ll be there if I’m selected but I’ll be there physically but not...
    American Tennys Sandgren has had a meltdown over a quarantine clause that Australian Open players were told about before they went into lockdown last month. Sandgren mocked Tennis Australia in a selfie video over being told he cannot leave his hotel room until midnight at the end of his 14 day hard lockdown - then proceeded to argue with users on Twitter. 'I just found out we're not going to be able to leave the room until midnight tomorrow,' Sandgren, the world no.50 player, said. 'That will put us at close to 15 days in this room. It's also another day we can't practice.'  American Tennys Sandgren has had a meltdown over a quarantine clause that Australian Open players were told about before they went into lockdown last month. Australian Open tennis organisers have gone to meticulous lengths in order to stage the tournament from strict quarantines for anyone who travelled to Melbourne through to wiping down everything that is touched on court 'We play Saturday, Sunday, Monday, play a match on Tuesday. A match. A competitive tennis...
    New York : The situation of Real Madrid at present is little more than unsustainable by the standards of the most winning club in history and that is why Zinedine Zidane is seriously reeling from her post. The embarrassing elimination against Alcoyano de Segunda B in the Copa del Rey has brought out too many things from La Luz that have to do with it.The poor performance of the merengue team, but could also be uncovering a sewer that has been clogged in the White House for a long time. #Real Madrid ⚪ ???? How much does it cost to fire Zidane? https://t.co/eY5CpIJeLG – SPORT newspaper (@sport) January 21, 2021 José Félix Díaz, one of the program’s collaborators The beach bar, revealed in the program a hard fact about it: “A Real Madrid player told me on Monday that Zidane has not spoken to some of them for months.” It is no secret to anyone that once Zidane becomes disenchanted with a player, puts him directly in the “freezer” until its future ends resolved by exit, sale or...
    GUTLESS with no desire – Chelsea players are not playing for Frank Lampard with his job hanging by a thread.  It looked like another nail in the coffin of Lampard’s Chelsea managerial career on a wet Tuesday night in Leicester.  6Frank Lampard is fighting for his job after this latest lossCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail 6Leicester cruised past Chelsea as they went top on TuesdayCredit: Reuters The home side are certainly no slouches, but the midfield legend's side quite simply lacked urgency, desire, and were totally gutless as they were left playing with fear in the 2-0 defeat.  Players were happy to do the basics and that is about it. Happy to run but not at an urgent pace, happy to play football but not win the match. But the bottom line is, they are not happy at all.  The players simply did not look like they were playing for a manager who is under extreme pressure, all bar a few of them.  Mason Mount was the only one out there tonight looking like he actually cared whether they...
    Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski. AP Photo/David Richard The Cleveland Browns announced that five players and coaches, including head coach Kyle Stefanski, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Stefanski will be unable to coach the team on Sunday against the Steelers when the Browns will compete in their first playoff game in nearly two decades. While several games earlier in the season were delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks within a locker room, Sunday's game is unlikely to be moved, barring more positive tests. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Days after winning their way into the postseason for the first time in 18 years, the Cleveland Browns are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. On Tuesday, the Browns announced that head coach Kyle Stefanski and two other coaching staff members, and two players, had tested positive for COVID-19. Two days earlier, the Browns had played their regular-season finale against the Steelers without six starters due to positive tests. As of Tuesday, the Browns had 10 players on the COVID-19 Reserve list.—Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2021  Cleveland...
    Houston Texans star J.J. Watt didn’t hold back after losing 37-31 to the Bengals Sunday. In a video tweeted by Joe Gleason after the game, Watt went on a passionate rant about players not being invested enough while fans are still spending their time and money cheering for the Texans. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “That’s who I feel the most bad for is our fans,” Watt said with a disappointed and defeated look on his face. You can watch his full comments below. THIS is why we love @JJWatt ????: Houston Texans pic.twitter.com/lXQzowheFq — Joe Gleason (@joeagleason) December 27, 2020 Good for J.J. Watt for not holding back at all. Good for him for keeping it real and 100 while ripping the lack of effort from some in the locker room. The reality is that fans spend a lot of time and money supporting their respective teams. It’s not cheap to go to a football game.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Houston Texans (@houstontexans) ...
    The NFL is forcing players to wear masks if they’re not wearing a helmet. According to Tom Pelissero, the NFL sent a memo around the league mandating masks for any player on the sideline who isn’t entering the game or wearing a helmet. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full memo below. The NFL just sent a memo to clubs with major COVID-19 protocol updates, including a sideline mask mandate for players not entering the game or wearing a helmet — with violators subject to discipline. pic.twitter.com/PozpkSG6Vi — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 23, 2020 I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again for everyone. I’m not on some weird anti-mask crusade during the coronavirus pandemic, but these rules make no sense. I see no reason why a player must wear a mask while on the sidelines if he’s not immediately entering the game or wearing his helmet.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Detroit Lions (@detroitlionsnfl) These players are around each other...
    The RFEF has opened a file against Móstoles, of the Madrid Third Division, for playing with players who should save forty after a positive. The match against Villaverde de San Andrés began this morning at the El Soto stadium, but was suspended at half-time when the result was 1-0. The local club alleged the following in a statement hours later: “Before starting the game, the Móstoles CF Protocol Compliance Delegate, communicated this situation to the party’s referee, who was not aware of any postponement of the game and proceeded to dispute it.” Móstoles CF holds the RFFM or RFEF responsible for the situation: “Any type of responsibility derived from the suspension of the meeting is attributable to the Royal Football Federation of Madrid or the Royal Spanish Football Federation, in any case, Móstoles CF has acted in good faith and scrupulously complying with the protocol of action for the return of official competitions at the state level and non-professional of the RFEF “. COMMUNICATION | We want to announce to our fans and supporters the...
    The socially distanced, mask-wearing field of competitors at the U.S. Class Championships, in Dulles, Virginia, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (WTOP/Rick Massimo) When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., some of the earliest high-profile changes in American life came in the realm of sports: In quick succession in March, the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons, while MLB delayed the start of their year, eventually playing a severely truncated season. Though chess isn’t as high in the American consciousness as those sports, the pandemic shut the game down even more completely. With rooms full of people sitting and playing, opponents and neighboring games a couple feet from each other, for hours, it was obvious that tournament chess couldn’t continue. It still mostly doesn’t, but last month, in Dulles, Virginia, the first face-to-face tournament in the D.C. area since March was played, as about 130 players competed in the U.S. Class Championship. Organizer Anand Dommalpati told WTOP that the field was about half what the U.S. Class generally draws, but that “I didn’t even expect this much, considering the scary...
    "I don't think we should get the same money as NBA players," Sue Bird said. "People think we think that when we say things like 'We want equality.'" Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Sue Bird clarified that she doesn't think WNBA players "should get the same money as NBA players" in an interview with Adam Ray on his "About Last Night Podcast." The WNBA legend said people "think we think that when we say things like 'We want equality,'" but that, in actuality, she and her colleagues want "the same media coverage and the corporate sponsor looks." "So we can build the business, and then when it's really good like the NBA is, then we can get that money," Bird said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sue Bird is one of the greatest players in WNBA history, but that doesn't mean she thinks she and her colleagues in the W should be paid the same as their male counterparts. At least not yet. Sue Bird and her WNBA colleagues want "the same media coverage and the...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Napoli is not to traveling to Turin for its scheduled match against Juventus later Sunday after local health authorities ordered the squad into quarantine. However, league authorities and Juventus have indicated the game should go ahead, raising the prospect of Napoli being handed a 3-0 loss by the league judge for failing to show. Two Napoli players have tested positive for the coronavirus and the entire team has been tested constantly after Napoli played Genoa last weekend. More than 20 Genoa players and staff members have tested positive. Genoa’s match at Torino on Saturday was postponed. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Napoli is not to traveling to Turin for its scheduled match against Juventus later Sunday after local health authorities ordered the squad into quarantine. However, league authorities and Juventus have indicated the game should go ahead, raising the prospect of Napoli being handed a 3-0 loss by the league judge for failing to show. Two Napoli players have tested positive for the coronavirus and the entire team has been tested constantly after Napoli played Genoa last weekend. More than 20 Genoa players and staff members have tested positive. Genoa’s match at Torino on Saturday was postponed. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    As careful as the NFL has been about preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league, one thing it can’t control is a rash of major on-field injuries. And that’s what it got Sunday. Injuries often are the great equalizer in a collision sport like football. It’s particularly upending when they come in bunches at the same position. Or when it comes in bunches everywhere on the roster. San Francisco, which also saw quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined for the second half with a right ankle problem, might have been hit the hardest — and didn’t have All-Pro tight end George Kittle or standout cornerback Richard Sherman to begin with. Two starters on the defensive line damaged their knees: Nick Bosa, the 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Solomon Thomas. Neither situation looks good. Top running back Raheem Mostert, who opened the game with an 80-yard touchdown run, hurt his knee, too, and his backup Tevin Coleman, left the win at the Jets. With San Francisco scheduled back at the Meadowlands next Sunday against the Giants, coach Kyle...
    Kansas City Chiefs great Nick Lowery said the “booing” from fans during the season opener was for the Texans players and not the “show of unity” on the field. The comments came Friday during the Chiefs Hall-of-Famer’s appearance with Harris Faulkner on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” when she said athletes have “always used their platform” to talk about social justice issues and asked, “What makes 2020 different?” (RELATED: Houston Texans Stay In The Locker Room For The National Anthem, Kansas City Chiefs Mostly Stand) WATCH: “Well, 2020 is different because we have been cooped inside for all these months and so the level of emotion and isolation, frustration is at an all-time high,” Lowery explained. “People want to do something with this energy.” (RELATED: POLL: 86.7% Of People Won’t Watch The NFL If Players Kneel During The National Anthem) “I have to say that Patrick Mahomes’ leadership not only on the field but off the field, doing something where virtually the entire team stood during the national anthem and then locked arms with coach Andy Reid with the Texans...
    75 years later, Japanese man recalls bitter internment in U.S. 52 former McDonalds franchisees sue chain for racial discrimination Jimmy Butlers reason for not wanting his family in the NBA bubble is too good This is the online version of our daily newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. © Provided by For The Win NBA players whose teams are still alive in the playoffs were finally allowed to have family members come visit them on Monday after being quarantined before their reunions in Orlando. That has to be really nice for a lot of players who have been away from their loved ones the past few months while competing in the NBA bubble. Jimmy Butler, however, doesn’t want any part of that and his reason for not having his family come visit him is classic Jimmy Butler and so, so good. TNT reported during the Heat-Bucks game on Monday night that Butler passed on having anyone come visit him. Here’s what he said: “This is a business trip for...
    An ESPN hockey reporter issued a public condemnation of the National Hockey League on Wednesday, expressing her disappointment that the league did not cancel its games for the evening as some other sports teams and players did out of protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. What are the details? "Disappointed, but not surprised the NHL is the only pro sport continuing to play tonight," ESPN's Emily Kaplan tweeted. "Hockey has a chance to join a statement for social change. Instead, once again, the NHL is just looking the other way." She added, "I understand there are some MLB and MLS games going on. But I know hockey and I don't think there was any serious consideration about postponing games tonight. By the players or the league." I understand there are some MLB and MLS games going on. But I know hockey and I don’t think there was any serious c… https://t.co/hmUtrTHsRC — Emily Kaplan (@Emily Kaplan)1598489582.0 Kaplan posted her opinion online after NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly addressed the topic, saying, "I don't expect...
    Kenny Smith walked off the set of Inside the NBA earlier tonight in solidarity with protesting NBA players. Games today have been postponed after players decided to strike in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin this week. “Right now, my head is, like, ready to explode,” Smith said on the show as they were discussing the strike. “I don’t know if I’m even appropriate enough to say it, what the players are feeling and how they’re feeling.” “And for me, I think the biggest thing now is to kind of,” he continued, “as a black man, as a former player, I think it’s best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight.” And with that, he took off his mic and walked off the set. You can watch above, via TNT. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    The Field of Dreams game scheduled for August 13 in Iowa has been postponed until 2021. The contest was to feature the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at a newly constructed 8,000-seat ballpark in Dyersville, Iowa, at the cornfield adjacent to where the 1989 movie of the same name was filmed. The movie, which included Kevin Costner as one of the stars, was highly popular among baseball fans as well as the general audience. Just a few weeks ago, MLB tweeted that its Field Of Dreams in Iowa was 'looking like heaven' The game was to be held at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie and had been scheduled for August 13 in Dyersville, Iowa Drone footage from May captures the start of construction on the new Field of Dreams Construction of a temporary 8,000-seat stadium, about 200 miles west of Chicago, adjacent to where the movie was filmed on a diamond in a cornfield began last winter Work on the ground is well...
    (CNN)A former football player turned doctor said he remains concerned about the safety of organized sports as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage in the US.Dr. Myron Rolle, a third year neurosurgeon resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and former NFL safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, told CNN's Anderson Cooper during Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night that more time is needed before for players, teams or fans to return to stadiums.Sports teams and athletes have been grappling with how to safely start their seasons during a pandemic that has infected more than 4.3 million and killed nearly 150,000 nationwide. Rolle suggests that the sport either postpone or cancel the season to allow health professionals and officials to get a handle on the situation before people start playing in or going to games again. NFL cancels preseason games ahead of 2020 season, commissioner says "I do not think it's safe to return right now," Rolle said. "I think the NFL should delay the sport or cancel it this year to allow the wonderful women and men on the front...
    Dominic Thiem has been quite active since the Pandemic eased in Europe. He participated in various tournaments across Europe. He won the Adria Tour in Serbia and played two matches in Patrick Mouratoglou’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown. But the Austrian is unsure about the revised calendar. He doubts he will be able to compete in both the Grand Slams. Thiem reached the Finals of last year’s French Open and generally does well on the clay courts. But still, official confirmation from him is yet to come. “We will miss tournaments as we knew them for a long time” – Dominic Thiem In an interview with Krone, he talked about resuming tennis and the future. He was asked whether we can reach the old normal. Thiem straight away disagreed and said that our old lifestyle will be gone for years. “No! When the tour returns, the games will be completely normal. We will miss tournaments as we knew them for a long time. In New York, Paris or Melbourne there are 60,000, 70,000 people a day on the facility – this...
    NBA players have given fans a stark insight into life inside the Disney World 'bubble' as they prepare for the season's restart on July 30. Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels and Chris Chiozza of the Brooklyn Nets both shared pictures of their league-approved dinners on their first night in team hotels, with both clubs among the first to decamp to Orlando. But fans were left less than impressed with the food on offer, questioning whether superstars like LeBron James were really going to be subjected to the same fare when they join the Florida base. All 22 of the 30 teams invited are due to arrive in Orlando between Tuesday and Friday. NBA player Troy Daniels gave fans an insight to the food he's been served in the NBA 'bubble' He also showed the menu on offer which included a tomato and mozzarella caprese salad Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza took a more light-hearted approach to the menu on offer Daniels (pictured last month) arrived in Orlando on Tuesday with the Denver Nuggets squad The...
    Hospitals in at least two Texas counties at full capacity amid statewide spike in coronavirus cases Fourth of July barbecue food safety: Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you this Independence Day Freddie Freeman among the Braves players to test positive for coronavirus, is not feeling great One of the Atlanta Braves’ best players has tested positive for coronavirus. First baseman Freddie Freeman is among the players on the roster to reveal a positive test, manager Brian Snitker said Saturday. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Freddie Freeman tested positive for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) Freeman, 30, is one of the players dealing with symptoms. Snitker said Freeman was “not feeling great,” and added that it could be a while before Freeman is able to return. Snitker said that Freeman is “not feeling great” and that “it will be a while until we can get him back"— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) July 4, 2020 Other players on the team who have tested positive include Pete Kozma, Will Smith and Touki Toussaint. Snitker said all four players gave the team clearance...
    LONDON (AP) — The soccer players’ union in England believes racial bias is evident during broadcasts of matches based on the language used by commentators in European leagues. The study conducted by Danish research firm RunRepeat in association with the Professional Footballers’ Association found 63% of praise regarding a player’s intelligence was aimed at those with lighter skin, while 63% of criticism for a player’s intelligence was aimed at those with darker skin tones. The findings also show that 60% of praise for work rate was directed at lighter-skinned players. The study looked at 80 matches in the Premier League as well as the top divisions in Italy, Spain and France this season. They analysed 2,073 statements made by broadcasters speaking in English working for media outlets in Britain, the United States and Canada. It also said commentators were about seven times more likely to talk about a darker-skinned player in reference to power, and three times more likely to talk about darker-skinned players in reference to speed. “To address the real impact of structural racism, we have...
    Tom Brady and Russell Wilson were among the players who were admonished for holding private workouts in the face of the NFL Players Association advisory against doing so. Both players have held private workouts with their teammates as the coronavirus has seen a resurgence in some states. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smtih told USA Today on Sunday that the private workouts may have a direct impact on the season going forward. INSIDE NFL’S RELUCTANCE TO HIRE EX-AGENTS TO RUN TEAMS “Those practices are not in the best interest of player safety, they aren't in the best interest of protecting our players heading into training camp and I don't think they are in the best interest of us getting through an entire season. I certainly understand how competitive our players are and I get that, but at the same time we are in the process of trying to negotiate -- we have to negotiate with the league about what happens to a player if they test positive during the season. Does that player go on injured reserve? Do they go on...
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