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.
New boost for minority businesses in underserved communities
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is providing up to $130 million to the endeavor, which will be available to clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is providing up to $130 million to the endeavor, which will be available to clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. AdIt’s estimated that well over 100,000 small U.S. businesses have failed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with underserved communities struck especially hard. AdParticipating small business owners can access capital provided by Goldman and take online classes offered through Goldman's 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. A June study by University of California, Santa Cruz economist Robert Fairlie showed that while 22% of businesses nationwide closed in the immediate onslaught of the pandemic, the situation was far worse for minority-owned businesses: 41% of Black-owned businesses and 32% of Latino-owned businesses closed.
Henry passes 2K, Titans beat Texans 41-38 on late field goal
Tennessee Titans kicker Sam Sloman (2) kicks a 37-yard game-winning field goal against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. But it was a lucky bounce that gave the Tennessee Titans a win over Houston Texans and their first AFC South title since 2008. Henry ran for a career-high 250 yards to surpass 2,000 yards rushing and rookie Sam Sloman’s 37-yard field goal bounced off the upright and through for the 41-38 victory. Henry had touchdown runs of 52 and 6 yards in his third straight 200-yard rushing game against the Texans. The Titans then capped a long drive with a 5-yard TD run by Tannehill with less than two minutes remaining.
High school football 2020: Five games to watch in Week 5
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s Week 5 of the high school football season and there are some excellent matchups on deck. Five to watch in Week 5Baker County (3-0) at Westside (2-1), 6 p.m.: In a normal season, this game would likely determine the district champion. Westside QB DJ Otis (468 passing yards, 5 TDs) has found his stride, and a new favorite target in TE Chris Johnson (162 yards, 2 TDs receiving). Unbeaten Ponte Vedra is next up for the BearsUniversity Christian (1-2) at Baldwin (3-0), 6 p.m.: Another solid matchup in Week 5. GEORGIAFriday, Oct. 2Bainbridge (1-2) at Ware County (3-0), 7:30 p.m.Camden County (3-1) at Oakleaf (2-1), 7 p.m.Charlton County (2-1) at Tift Area Academy (2-1), 7:30 p.m.Clinch County (1-1)at Pierce County (3-0), 7:30 p.m.Glynn Academy (2-1) at Coffee (3-1), 7:30Off: Brunswick.