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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will make his broadcasting debut at a golf tournament in North Texas this weekend. During an award ceremony Monday night, CBS Sports producer Lance Barrow said Romo would be part of the team that covers the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Yahoo! NFL Category: NFL
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have lost 19 of their past 23 games, and aside from the emergence of rookie right fielder Aaron Altherr, they are giving Philadelphia fans very little to look forward to this summer. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
FOX NFL Category: NFL
Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated Follow on Twitter LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Stadium [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON -- One of the few Washington Nationals not performing at his 2016 level is right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark, who is slated to start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
FOX NFL Category: NFL
With the bulk of this year’s NFL offseason already in the books, here is a look at the 10 worst NFL free agency contracts of 2017. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Yahoo! NFL Category: NFL
NEW YORK -- Home runs and the Royals don't necessarily go together based on past seasons, but this season, Kansas City is putting pitches over the fence more frequently. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
FOX NFL Category: NFL
OLYMPICS [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
FOX NFL Category: NFL
Super Bowl 55 was moved from Los Angeles to Tampa by NFL team owners on Tuesday, days after developers delayed a new California stadium's projected opening by a year to 2020. In addition to shifting the 2021 Super Bowl venue to Florida, owners also awarded Los Angeles the 56th Super Bowl in 2022 [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Yahoo! NFL Category: NFL
MILWAUKEE -- It hasn't been pretty, but the Toronto Blue Jays have put themselves in a position to wrap up a long road trip on a high note Wednesday afternoon when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
FOX NFL Category: NFL
When Rob Gronkowski is healthy, he's the NFL's best tight end. With a reworked contract, the Patriots are giving him a chance to be paid like the top player at his position — as long as he can stay on the field. Gronkowski has three years left on a six-year, $54 million contract extension he [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Yahoo! NFL Category: NFL
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Los Angeles will have to wait a little bit longer to host its next Super Bowl. Due to inclement weather that has delayed the opening of the new stadium in Los Angeles, NFL owners voted unanimously Tuesday to award Tampa Bay the Super Bowl in 2021 and let Los Angeles host in 2022, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “So what we felt is the right thing, is don’t put any risk to the Super Bowl, which is an incredibly complex event,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the media, per Gonzalez. “God forbid if there’s some other natural disaster, or some other thing that might affect the schedule — which (Rams owner Stan Kroenke) does not obviously anticipate and feels comfortable with the time frame. It would put an undue risk to the Super Bowl and to our fans. So from our standpoint, we thought this was the appropriate thing to do.” The vote took place during the league’s annual one-day meeting of all 32 NFL owners in Chicago, and the compromise was based on an NFL rule that mandates a stadium must be operational for two full seasons before it can host a Super Bowl. The new stadium in Los Angeles now is slated to open in 2020. Tampa Bay bid to be a Super Bowl site when the league gave out the bids for 2019-21, but it barely missed the cut as Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles were awarded Super Bowls respectively. Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has hosted two previous Super Bowls — in 2001 and 2009 — and is set to undergo renovations that were approved in 2016 that will upgrade the locker room, sound system and install HD video boards, among other improvements. Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Joshua Schrock, NFL, Top Stories [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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Conventional wisdom suggests the Washington Redskins have a tough decision to make when it comes to quarterback Kirk Cousins after this season. Or not. Cousins wants a long-term deal and the Redskins haven’t exactly committed to him, hitting the QB with the franchise tag two years in a row. And Redskins team president Bruce Allen revealed Monday that the franchise might hit him with a third, per CSN Mid-Atlantic’s JP Finlay, via The Sports Daily. Click for more on Cousins’ contract situation >> Thumbnail photo via Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: NFL, Top Stories [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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Brandon Marshall is out of sight, but he clearly isn’t out of mind. New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson had a much-publicized rivalry with Marshall when the two were teammates, and he made sure the rivalry remained intact Tuesday when he took a shot at the veteran wide receiver, who signed with the New York Giants this offseason. Richardson told reporters the Jets’ locker room is “easier to get along with now,” before then elaborating that there are “15 reasons why” in an interesting exchange with members of the New York media. Marshall, of course, wore No. 15 with the Jets. : Here's Sheldon Richardson taking a not-so-subtle jab at ex-teammate Brandon Marshall (who wore No. 15) #jets pic.twitter.com/gbnY3KWKgJ — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) May 23, 2017 Word got back to Marshall, but he apparently didn’t take the bait. It sounds instead like he already is putting his two-year Jets tenure in the rearview mirror while adapting to life with the Giants. I spoke to Brandon Marshall on the a little while ago about Sheldon Richardson's comments … #jets #giants pic.twitter.com/Ellm6hrd3j — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) May 23, 2017 Richardson is no stranger to stirring the pot, so this latest episode probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Thumbnail photo via Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: New York Jets, NFL, Ricky Doyle, Top Stories [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
NESN NFL Category: NFL
One of the NFL’s most feared defensive linemen has passed away much too soon. Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy died Tuesday at age 48, the Orlando Police Department announced. Orlando police confirmed they are investigating Kennedy’s death but said there is “nothing suspicious to report” about his demise, according to ESPN. Kennedy starred at the University of Miami before going third overall to Seattle in the 1990 NFL Draft. He played his entire 11-year career with the Seahawks, earning eight Pro Bowl nods while racking up 58 career sacks and serving as an elite run-stopper. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and selected to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team. Kennedy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 and had his No. 96 retired by Seattle in the same year. The Seahawks released a statement on social media shortly after Kennedy’s passing. Our statement on the passing of Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/yVtBfMdyp5 — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 23, 2017 Several current and former NFL players also took to social media to pay their respects to Kennedy, including Houston Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who called him a “mentor” and “close friend.” This is one of my saddest days in my life to hear this news about Cortez Kennedy. He was my mentor and close friend and today is a struggle — Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) May 23, 2017 Gentle Giant who embraced & loved his teammates, even undeserving rookies. Love you Tez pic.twitter.com/3yVCI34RUe — Brock Huard (@BrockESPN) May 23, 2017 Wow I can't believe Cortez is gone at 48. I can say that he was one of the nicest professional… https://t.co/pQun9j1YGZ — The Enforcer (@Kam_Chancellor) May 23, 2017 R.I.P Cortez Kennedy… Gone way too early. Thanks for always sharing knowledge to a young buck like me… #TheU — Reggie Wayne (@ReggieWayne_17) May 23, 2017 Shocked [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
NESN NFL Category: NFL
The NFL finally is changing its overtime format — although it’s not exactly a massive overhaul. The league on Tuesday passed a rule change that will shorten regular-season overtimes from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported, citing a league official. @RapSheet @NFL There have been 83 overtime games in the last 5 seasons 22 of them lasted at least 10 minutes into OT (26.5 percent) — NFL Research (@NFLResearch) May 23, 2017 The minor tweak should carry some significance, as four games were decided in the final five minutes of overtime in the last season alone. And as Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt pointed out, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, not the Detroit Lions, would have made the playoffs last year had this rule been in effect. (The Bucs lost to the Oakland Raiders in the final minutes of overtime.) But shorter overtimes also could lead to more ties, which isn’t great for anyone. So, why the change? According to NFL Media’s Judy Battista, the tweak is being deemed a “player safety issue” brought about by “concerns about the number of additional plays if teams play a full 15-minute overtime.” If that explanation seems like a stretch, that’s because it is. As ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported Tuesday, there were 32,732 total plays during last year’s NFL regular season, and just 60 of them came in the final five minutes of overtime. In short: Lopping a few minutes off the end of rarely-played overtimes won’t help preserve player safety as much as, say, eliminating Thursday night games or cutting down on preseason contests. Still, owners are expected to pass the new overtime rule Tuesday at the NFL Spring Meeting in Chicago, along with a few other notable changes. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce more relaxed celebration rules, as well as two other [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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