Thomas, Revis, Freeney headline 1st time Hall candidates
Six-time All-Pro offensive lineman Joe Thomas, shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis and speedy pass rusher Dwight Freeney headline the list of nine first-year eligible players picked among the 129 nominees for the 2023 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Dr. Dre poses with ‘Divorced AF’ balloons as divorce is reportedly finalized
Rap mogul Dr. Dre appears to have finalized his divorce from his now-former wife of 25 years, according to a […] The post Dr. Dre poses with ‘Divorced AF’ balloons as divorce is reportedly finalized appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Cavs buy out Drummond, center eyes signing with contender
FILE - In this Feb 5, 2021, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond drives the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cleveland. Drummond is now a free agent and can sign with a contending team after reaching a buyout with the Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND – Center Andre Drummond is now a free agent and can sign with a contending team after reaching a buyout with the Cavaliers. The agreement ends a partnership that became awkward when the Cavs benched Drummond to give young center Jarrett Allen more playing time. Despite losing his role with the team, Drummond, a two-time All-Star with Detroit before coming to Cleveland last year, stayed engaged with his teammates and didn't become a distraction.
Man City moves closer to title; Chelsea held in top-4 bid
(Adam Davy/Pool via AP)LONDON – Manchester City only needs to win five of its remaining eight games to secure the Premier League trophy. Sergio Aguero then fired the ball into the corner of the goal for his first Premier League goal in 14 months. "We want to still fight for the position in Europe.”TUCHEL UNBEATENChelsea extended its unbeaten start under Thomas Tuchel to 10 Premier League games with the draw at Leeds. ZAHA STANCEWilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player not to take a knee before his Crystal Palace team beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0. Zaha had already indicated that he thought taking a knee has lost meaning after being brought in by the Premier League in June as an anti-racism message when football resumed.
Union County grad CJ Spiller among 13 headed to College Football Hall of Fame
Spiller of the Clemson Tigers runs the ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2009 ACC Football Championship game at Raymond James Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)Union County High School graduate CJ Spiller, Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday. Spiller rushed for 5,511 yards and scored 93 touchdowns at Lake Butler before going on to Clemson. He is the sixth Oklahoma coach to be inducted into the Atlanta-based Hall of Fame, including Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer.
Carson Palmer, Bob Stoops lead college Hall of Fame class
FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. He is the sixth Oklahoma coach to be inducted into the Atlanta-based Hall of Fame, including Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer.
She scores! Fuller kicks 2 extra points for Vandy, Vols win
Fuller cleanly converted both of her kicks, to the cheers of her teammates and family. After the game, Fuller said the Vanderbilt football staff has judged her on ability throughout her short tenure with the team. “This whole time has been if I can do it, if I’m good enough to do it,” Fuller said. They also won their second straight loss to Vanderbilt for the first time since 2014-15. ... Bailey started his second straight game and completed his first 13 passes, which included Tennessee's first TD on a 6-yarder to Princeton Fant.
Here’s what you may have missed over the long Thanksgiving weekend
For all their deprivations and frustrations, these locked-down days and nights have given some people the time and opportunity to fulfill their dreams and desires. Months ago, when all this began, a 57-year-old man named Andre was laid off from the job at a downtown hotel. He decided to tackle something that had been troubling him since he was a small child. “I wanted to learn to read,” he said. “I want to be able to read a book before I die.” Read the full story.chicagotribune.com
Camp injuries, virus protocols had some NFL teams scrambling
I think theres a lot of teams in the league right now that are dealing with all kinds of injuries.He's right. Teams all over the league were sent scrambling during camp. Certainly not during training camp when players are going hard to make the roster as the start of the regular season rolls closer. It's the soft tissue injuries and those things that you are trying to prevent with the ramp-up period," Bitonio said. That will certainly be something to monitor as the regular season begins and teams deal with injuries and potential replacements.
Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
The Emmys Mistook Composer Leonard Slatkin for the Late Andr Previn in the In Memoriam
The 2019 Emmys honored stars like Valerie Harper, Luke Perry, Carol Channing and more in its "In Memoriam" segment on Sunday night -- but its tribute to the late Andre Previn is making headlines. While Previn's name was displayed across the screen, a photo of another composer, the very much alive Leonard Slatkin, appeared alongside. "I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me 'In Memoriam' rather than the intended Andre Previn," he tweeted. I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me "In Memoriam" rather than the intended Andre Previn. pic.twitter.com/MDVX6H0igb Leonard Slatkin (@LeonardSlatkin) September 23, 2019Halsey provided the music for this year's "In Memoriam" segment, as she gave an emotional rendition of the iconic Cyndi Lauper tune "Time After Time."
Former pro basketball player Andre Emmett is found shot and killed
DALLAS (CNN) - Former pro basketball player Andre Emmett, 37, was shot and killed early Monday morning in Dallas. Early Monday morning, Emmett was approached by two men as he sat in his car in front of his home in Dallas, police said. An altercation followed and Emmett was shot as he ran away, they said. "The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face.