Mother of two Keira D’Amato becomes fastest American woman to run a marathon
A 37-year-old mother of two has become the fastest American woman to run a marathon. Keira D’Amato, who previously took seven years off from running to get married and have kids, won the Houston Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 19 minutes and 12 seconds — breaking the previous U.S. record by 12 seconds.news.yahoo.com
WorldView: Coach acquitted in assault of French judo champion
A court acquitted a coach accused of domestic violence against Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot, sparking outrage in France. Pinot had accused her partner and trainer Alain Schmitt of punching and attempting to strangle her during an altercation over the weekend. Ian Lee reports from London on this and other international stories making headlines.news.yahoo.com
Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)Bill Belichick never was one to spent wildly in free agency. Whether by trade, free agency or re-signings, the group brings a good mix of offense, defense and special teams. In addition to keeping Von Miller, Justin Simmons and Shelby Harris, Paton filled his biggest defensive pothole by signing free agent cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONSThe Lions didn’t do much in free agency but nobody in Detroit should be bothered. The Lions are focused on rebuilding through the draft after sending QB Matthew Stafford to the Rams and then letting star wide receiver Kenny Golladay walk in free agency.
AFC champion Chiefs arrive in Tampa day before Super Bowl
TAMPA, Fla. – Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have touched down at the Super Bowl. The AFC champions arrived in Tampa on Saturday, flying into town a day before they defend their title against the hometown Buccaneers. After spending the week at home, they’ll stay Saturday night at the team hotel — as they usually do for home games. The team had no further comment Saturday after releasing a statement Friday night saying it was in the information-gathering process. Ad“We’re going to be ready to roll come Super Bowl day,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said.
Tampa ramps up COVID-19 protocols for Super Bowl LV
Tampa ramps up COVID-19 protocols for Super Bowl LV The city of Tampa, Florida is getting ready to host Super Bowl LV when the hometown Buccaneers square off against the reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Both the city and the NFL have made several changes due to the pandemic to ensure the safety of those in attendance. Josh Sidorowicz, a reporter from CBS News' Tampa/St. Petersburg affiliate WTSP, speaks to CBSN's Lana Zak about the preparations ahead of the big game.cbsnews.com
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski's relationship through the years
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski's relationship through the years Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will play in the Super Bowl together again on Sunday. The ex-Patriots reunited this season on the Buccaneers, bringing the Tampa Bay team to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Mark Strassmann took a look at their relationship on and off the field.cbsnews.com
Bucs, Browns, Bills out to follow footsteps of champ Chiefs
Aside from winning the final Super Bowl before the merger in 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest claim to fame for over half a century was team founder Lamar Hunt coining the phrase Super Bowl. Three long-downtrodden teams — the Browns, Bills and Buccaneers — have made it to the divisional round this weekend and are certain they have as good a chance as the Chiefs, Packers, Saints, Ravens or Rams of winning Super Bowl 55. That’s heady stuff for a franchise that has never made it to the Super Bowl. I think Bills fans, including myself, didn’t think he was going to be this good this good this early. And he has proved a lot of people wrong.”No, there’s no comparing this Bills team to those of his playing days, Thomas said.
The Latest: Browns open 28-0 lead over Steelers
The Browns have raced to a 28-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns’ 28 points are the most by any team in the first quarter of a playoff game since the 1970 merger. So, this will be the first NFL playoff game ever pitting two quadragenarian quarterbacks. Drew Brees is trying to join Brett Favre and Tom Brady as quarterbacks to win a playoff game after turning 40. That was his third career playoff game with 150 or more rushing yards, one game shy of Hall of Famer Terrell Davis’ record.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
News4Jax Super 10: Fletcher moves back in as most teams hold steady
(2) Bartram Trail, (7-1), Class 8ALast week: d. Sandalwood, 28-13. (3) Trinity Christian (6-1), Class 3ALast week: d. Raines, 21-0. (NR) Fletcher (5-1), Class 7ALast week: d. First Coast, 42-6 (Monday). Region 1-3A, Play-in game, Round 1: Episcopal (4-2) at Wolfson (0-7), 6 p.m. Region 1-2A, Play-in game, Round 1: Quincy Munroe (8-0) at University Christian (3-4), 7:30 p.m.
AP source: Raiders get 4 linemen back for game vs. Bucs
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Raiders will be able to play four of their starting offensive linemen Sunday against Tampa Bay after they got one more day of negative tests for COVID-19. A person familiar with the results says Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson all tested negative in results gotten back Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the results haven’t been released. The four players have tested negative every day since they had a “high risk” close contact Monday with teammate Trent Brown before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Safety Johnathan Abram, who last had contact with Brown on Tuesday, must wait one more day before he can be cleared to return and will miss the game.
Raiders place 5 more players on COVID-19 list
The Raiders held practice on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 without their starting five as they prepare for Sundays home game against Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)The Las Vegas Raiders placed four starting offensive linemen and safety Johnathan Abram on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were determined to be close contacts with a teammate who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The person said video shows the starting offensive linemen were not following the protocols. If not, we have to have somebody step up in his place and play at a high level.”The Raiders have now had eight players placed on the COVID-19 list since the start of the season, including the seven currently on the list. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was put on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago before being activated on Monday.
Tampa Bay's Godwin, Green Bay's Adams return from injuries
___GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAYPackers: RB Tyler Ervin, CB Kevin King, QB Jordan Love. ___NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMIJets: QB James Morgan, QB Sam Darnold, CB Quincy Wilson, LB Jordan Willis, T Mekhi Becton, DL Nathan Shepherd. Dolphins: B/WR Malcolm Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Jason Strowbridge. ___HOUSTON AT TENNESSEETexans: WR Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, ILB Peter Kalambayi, OT Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins. ___ATLANTA AT MINNESOTAFalcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, RT John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley.
Super 6 boys basketball: Paxon on top as season begins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax boys basketball Super 6 poll will be published each Friday through the end of the regular season. Paxon (3-0), Class 4ANotable wins: Lee, WhiteIt’s been the Isaiah Adams show for the Golden Eagles, state semifinalists a season ago. Providence (2-0), Class 3ANotable wins: Atlantic Coast, North Florida EducationalA tough 49-47 win over NFEI started the season for the Stallions. Things get rolling on Friday night again with a game against Seffner Christian, the Class 4A state runner-up a season ago. Others: Bishop Kenny (2-1, Class 4A), Bishop Snyder (2-2, Class 3A), Bolles (2-0, Class 4A), Hilliard (2-0, Class 1A), Impact Christian (2-2, Class 2A), Lee (4-1, Class 5A), Nease (3-1, Class 7A), Orange Park (2-0, Class 5A), Palatka (1-0, Class 4A), St. Augustine (3-0, Class 5A), Westside (1-1, Class 5A), West Nassau (0-1, Class 4A), White (2-1, Class 4A).