October 31, 2012 |
Wide receiver Mike Thomas was traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft pick on Tuesday -- and guess which two teams are playing each other on Sunday? You think things might get a little uncomfortable in Jacksonville this weekend? After all, it couldn't have been the most pleasant of breakups. Thomas had recently been passed by a rookie and a second-year player on the Jaguars' depth chart and also lost his job as the team's primary punt returner.
May 21, 2013 |
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will miss the Cowboys' off-season workouts during the next three weeks after having what he called a "nagging" cyst removed from his back before the NFL draft last month, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. Romo could be back in time for the team's mandatory minicamp beginning June 11 and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July. "If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could," Romo said Monday. “This is just about being smart.
October 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: Rihanna is named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine, for which the singer posed nude. ( Esquire ) Chaz Bono dances to the "Rocky" theme while mama Cher weeps on "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Amy Winehouse's father says he will write a heartfelt memoir about the singer, and proceeds are to go to help disadvantaged kids. ( NME ) More theaters join Cinemark in threatening not to show the Eddie Murphy film "Tower Heist" if Universal Pictures allows it to go to on-demand just three weeks after opening.
May 21, 2013 |
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Assn. approved a rule Tuesday that outlaws the "anchor putting stroke" that was used by four of the last six major champions. The new rule goes into effect in 2016. "We strongly believe that this rule is for the betterment of the game," USGA President Glen Nager said. "Rule 14-1b protects one of the important challenges in the game - the free swing of the entire club. " Golfers will still be able to use long putters, they just won't be able to anchor the club against their body, creating a hinge effect.
January 9, 2007 |
USC assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian interviewed Monday for the Oakland Raiders' head coaching job. "I thought it went extremely well; I'm anticipating more interviews," said Sarkisian, who coaches USC's quarterbacks and was the Raiders' quarterbacks coach in 2004. Sarkisian, 32, said he interviewed for about six hours with team owner Al Davis in Oakland. "You cover issues from A to Z about what you think a coach in the National Football League needs to know," Sarkisian said.
September 22, 2006 |
Receiver Calvin Johnson's left leg was hurting. He wasn't sure if he'd be able to play until he went out for warmups. Then he went out and had the best game of his Georgia Tech career. Shaking off a sore quadriceps, Johnson caught touchdown passes of 66 and 58 yards on the way to piling up 165 receiving yards, leading the Yellow Jackets past feeble Virginia, 24-7, Thursday night at Atlanta.
November 10, 2009 |
A common postgame response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: :: Jim Schwartz, Detroit coach, on a rumored rift between Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson partly based on TV shots from the sideline: "Good gracious, if there was a camera on every single person on every single play, you could read...
December 22, 2004 |
Maybe Georgia Tech Coach Chan Gailey will ease up on Reggie Ball now. Ball threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Yellow Jackets to a 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night. Gailey has been critical of his sophomore quarterback all season, and he reiterated this week that Ball will have to win the starting job again next spring. Ball certainly stated his case against the Orange, completing 12 of 19 passes for 207 yards with an interception.