Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among finalists for Pro Football HOF

Just a year after the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 included three enshrinees who had been eligible for the first time, the Class of ’19 could turn the trick again. Former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed and former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez were named among the 15 modern era finalists announced Thursday night for the Hall of Fame. The finalists are headlined by first-time nominees Champ Bailey and Tony Gonzalez and game-changing coaches Tom Flores…

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Live Cricket Score: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 2

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Fri, 04 Jan, 2019, 06:19 AM Live Score Updates India 380/5 (115.0 Ovs) Pujara  175 (325) Day 2: 1st Session – India opt to bat Pujara scored his third hundred of the series on Day 1. © Getty Tweet to @prat1204 to participate in the live blog Australia out of reviews Some turn for Lyon and Pant’s on-the-up drive was in a mess. Tim Paine was convinced that there was an edge, reviewed, and the snicko returned a flat line. Australia…

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DeChambeau’s flagstick-in experiment a success so far at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Maybe this will become a trend. Optics and an avalanche of opinions aside, Bryson DeChambeau declared his flagstick experiment an early success on Thursday at Kapalua. He opened his week at the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions with a 4-under 69, but the bigger takeaway was his performance on the Plantation Course’s greens. Taking full advantage of a new rule, implemented at the start of the new year, that allows players to play shots from the putting surface with the flagstick still in the hole, DeChambeau needed…

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Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia Live Score Online: Pujara, Vihari aim to make hosts toil harder

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Streaming: Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 18th Test ton in Sydney. (Source AP) Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Online, India vs Australia Test Live Cricket Score Streaming: India have the early advantage in the fourth and final Test of the series with an imposing 303/4 at the end of day one. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari are unbeaten at the crease and will be looking to put the match firmly beyond Australia’s grasp when they come…

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Shaquill Griffin of Seattle Seahawks likely to play despite ankle sprain

6:08 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks expect cornerback Shaquill Griffin to play Saturday despite a sprained ankle that had his status in some question for their wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys. Despite some long lists of players who didn’t practice this week, the Seahawks’ injury situation heading into Dallas is so clean that coach Pete Carroll volunteered the updates at his final press conference Thursday instead of waiting for reporters to inquire like he usually does. Left guard J.R. Sweezy (foot) is questionable and…

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Top Qatari Soccer Official Barred From Tournament in U.A.E.

LONDON — The diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbors spilled into the sports world once again Thursday as a Qatari vice president of Asia’s soccer confederation was barred from traveling to the United Arab Emirates ahead of the region’s top tournament. Saoud al-Mohannadi, vice president of the Asian Football Confederation, was denied permission to travel from Oman to the U.A.E. after airport officials said he wouldn’t be let into the country. The U.A.E., with Saudi Arabia and a handful of other Mideast countries, broke diplomatic relations and severed…

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Phillies Sign David Robertson, Adding to Off-Season Spending

David Robertson made his first major league appearance on June 29, 2008, the earliest Yankees debut of anyone on last year’s team. He went on to pitch in 500 more regular-season games for the Yankees. Only two pitchers — Mariano Rivera and Dave Righetti — have made more appearances for the team. Robertson, 33, will now pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies, who signed him to a two-year, $23 million contract on Thursday. It was the second time the Yankees let Robertson go as a free agent; he signed with the…

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McIlroy weighs in on Bjorn’s Ryder Cup tattoo, wanted to see something bigger

KAPALUA, Hawaii – In the twilight of another European victory at last year’s Ryder Cup, team captain Thomas Bjorn revealed that he’d offered a unique challenge to his team earlier in the week. Bjorn told his team that if Europe won the event he’d get a tattoo of the winning score in a place “that only Grace [Bjorn’s partner] will see.” Bjorn kept his promise and posted a video of the moment on Twitter on Dec. 24. “I told you I would do it. Merry Christmas,” Bjorn said in the video.…

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Memphis Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace apologizes for postgame altercation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has apologized to Memphis’ fans for an apparent altercation following the team’s latest loss. Wallace said Thursday that the Grizzlies had an “emotionally-charged” meeting Wednesday night after a 101-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons. It was Memphis’ 10th loss in 13 games. “When losing happens, obviously emotions get frayed and we’re very passionate and competitive people in this game,” Wallace said. “Unfortunately, we had an incident.” Sources told ESPN that Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi got into a physical altercation during the…

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Nick Schmaltz of Arizona Coyotes placed on injured reserve

Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced Thursday. Schmaltz is considered week-to-week, the Coyotes said. The 22-year-old was scratched from Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers with the injury. It was his first missed game since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 25. Schmaltz has five goals and nine assists for Arizona since the trade. Source link

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