Parents, Coaches Face Possible Charges After ‘Wild’ Brawl at Kids’ Little League Game
via Facebook A knock-down, drag-out battle royale between more than a dozen parents and coaches at a kids’ Little League game could result in criminal charges against some of those involved, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Video of the brawl in Stanton, Kentucky posted to Facebook showed at least 12 adults involved, many of them shouting obscenities.Children on the teams, ranging from 5 to 7 years old, were said to be left in tears after the violent melee derailed a planned trophy and medanews.yahoo.com
Ravens player Jimmy Smith says his family was robbed at gunpoint
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith said he and his family were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night after leaving Los Angeles International Airport. Be careful and always watch your surroundings," Smith wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. The Ravens organization has spoken with Smith and said he and his family were unharmed. "We are aware of the situation involving Jimmy Smith. Jimmy Smith in 2019.cbsnews.com
Harbaugh, Ravens happily travel road to success in playoffs
Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FIle)Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. In fact, Harbaugh has a better road record in the playoffs (8-5) than at home (2-2). For Harbaugh and the Ravens, there's nothing like a good old road trip in January. Asked to explain his ascent to the top of the list of road wins for an NFL coach, Harbaugh came up empty.
Torrid Ravens get jump on Giants, roll to easy 27-13 victory
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to throw a pass against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE – Lamar Jackson directed four scoring drives during the decisive first half, and the surging Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants 27-13 Sunday to gain control of their own fate in the AFC playoff chase. Baltimore's fourth straight victory, combined with Pittsburgh's win over Indianapolis, lifted the Ravens past the Colts in the AFC wild-card hunt. With a victory in Cincinnati next week, the Ravens (10-5) will earn a playoff berth for the third year in a row. The Giants (5-10) lost their third straight and were left with only a miniscule chance of making the postseason.
Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury. Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackon is active against Dallas after missing two months with an ankle injury. Harrison being inactive against the Rams comes as the Seahawks welcome defensive tackle Bryan Mone back from injured reserve following a lengthy stint because of an ankle injury. The Rams were without rookie running back Cam Akers, who had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Washington: QB Alex Smith, RB Lamar Miller, WR Terry McLaurin, OT David Steinmetz, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Thomas Davis.
Jackson leads surging Ravens to 40-14 rout of Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. Instead, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens enjoyed a feel-good, confidence-building blowout that boosted their chances of reaching the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Jackson threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Baltimore built a 26-point halftime lead against helpless Jacksonville in a 40-14 victory Sunday. The Ravens (9-5) have won three straight following a three-game skid and remained in the hunt to secure one of three AFC wild-card spots. The highlight of the fourth quarter was a 22-yard first-down run by Baltimore offensive lineman Tyre Phillips with a Jackson fumble.
Cowboys' Elliott inactive; Stafford will start for Lions
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is inactive against San Francisco with a calf injury the two-time rushing championship has been battling for several weeks. Safety Deon Bush (foot) is also out after being listed questionable with Johnson. Cowboys: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, CB Rashard Robinson, DE Bradlee Anae, LB Luke Gifford, DE Ron’Dell Carter. ___JACKSONVILLE AT BALTIMOREJaguars: CB Sidney Jones, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Quincy Williams, DT Daniel Ross, QB Jake Luton. Ravens: DE Calais Campbell, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Marcus Peters, RB Mark Ingram, LB Kristian Welch, DE Jihad Ward, C Trystan Colon-Castillo.
Jackson returns to save Ravens with 47-42 win over Browns
Tucker, who made 70 straight field goals inside 40 yards before he missed last week, had plenty of distance on his kick to give the Ravens (8-5) a much-needed win. It was a gut punch for the Browns (9-4), who had rallied from a 14-point deficit to take the lead while Jackson was out. He drove the Browns 75 yards, hitting running back Kareem Hunt for a 22-yard TD pass with 1:04 left. Cleveland was counting on Williams to handle the starting cornerback spot opposite Denzel Ward, who missed his third straight game with a calf injury. Browns: Make the first of two straight weekend visits to the New York area and play the Giants on Dec. 20.
Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell (24) runs away from Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker L.J. So while the Steelers stayed perfect with a disjointed 19-14 win over the undermanned Ravens in the first NFL game on a Wednesday in eight years, their play was anything but. “To be bluntly honest, I’m really disappointed in our performance tonight,” he said after Pittsburgh improved to 11-0. But the Steelers were able to drain the clock behind a third-down grab by James Washington, eliminating the Ravens from repeating as AFC North champions. “The way the game went, obviously we wanted to win,” Griffin said.
Short-handed Ravens hope for negative COVID-19 tests & depth
(AP Photo/Gail Burton)The Baltimore Ravens are considerably short-handed at practice this week after moving two starting offensive linemen to injured reserve and placing eight players on the COVID-19 reserve list. Following Humphrey's diagnosis, the Ravens put starting linebackers Patrick Queen, Matthew Judon and L.J. Fort on COVID-19 reserve, along with starting safety DeShon Elliott and reserve linebackers Malik Harrison and Tyus Bowser. “It creates opportunities for a few younger guys and for some guys to play some different spots. “We know that any given week you could be down a key player or key players,” starting strong safety Chuck Clark said.
What Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor and Tony Boselli are saying about their Hall of Fame chances
This year there are 130 players on the list, including Tony Boselli, who has been a finalist for the last three years as well as former Jaguars Jimmy Smith and Fred Taylor. But he has never been selected as one of the 25 finalists for the Hall of Fame. Then the Hall of Fame committee will choose the five individuals who will be inducted in the class of 2021. And every eligible player ahead of Taylor on the all-time rushing list is in the Hall of Fame. Boselli said in a text to News4Jax:“It’s always an honor to be nominated for the Hall of Fame.
Jackson throws 3 TD passes for Ravens in 38-6 rout of Browns
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to pass as he is pursued by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (98), during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Baltimore, MD. Facing a Cleveland secondary depleted by injuries, Jackson completed 20 of 25 passes and racked up a team-high 45 yards on the ground. A year ago, the multi-faceted star set an NFL single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback and threw 36 TD passes. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw an interception on the opening series, the first of three Browns turnovers. The Browns then withstood a 47-yard completion from Jackson to Marquise Brown by forcing a fumble by Patrick Ricard inside the 10.
Fred Taylor on All-25 ranking: 'What a joke'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fred Taylor had a pointed message for those who questioned his place in Jaguars history. Taylor teed off the voting panel on Twitter, reminding those in a not-so-subtle way what he thought of the spot. More on the Jaguars All-25 presented by Sharpie:https://t.co/RZvcgZFt80 pic.twitter.com/ukvVLnjvrr #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) July 31, 2019Rounding out the top five on the All-25: receiver Jimmy Smith, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Mark Brunell. Taylor rushed for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns in his career, his yardage total ranking 17th in NFL history. His total in Jacksonville alone ranks 21st in NFL history, right in front of O.J.
Who wore it best? Top Jaguars to don No. 76-No. 99
Jimmy Smith might be the only No. 82 in Jaguars history but that doesn't make him any less the best to wear the number. In honor of the franchise's 25th season, News4Jax picks the best to don each number for the Jaguars, from 1 to 99 -- finishing with jerseys 76-99. Hide Caption
Cole Pepper's ballot for top 50 Jaguars of all-time
One of those is the Jaguars All-25 team, a selection of the top 25 players in Jaguars history. Voters were given a list of 51 retired former Jaguars players to choose from (we could include write-ins as well). Tony Boselli - the best player in Jaguars history. Marcus Stroud-It's a close debate for the best defensive player in Jaguars history. Paul Posluszny-I've seen plenty of conversation online about Posluszny's place in Jaguars history.