Archive for December, 2016

  • Chip Kelly, Trent Baalke to be Fired Monday

    Chip Kelly, Trent Baalke to be Fired Monday

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 31, 2016 at 11:22 pm 0 comments

    The San Francisco 49ers are expected to make sweeping changes, dismissing both head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke, according to league sources. Meetings are expected to occur as early as postgame Sunday — San Francisco hosts the Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. ET — and no later than […]

     
  • Colin Kaepernick Wins Len Eshmont Award

    Colin Kaepernick Wins Len Eshmont Award

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 30, 2016 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

    In a season filled with controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial inequality in the United States, Kaepernick apparently inspired many of his teammates. When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er […]

     
  • Group of Five Teams Consider Their Own Playoff

    Group of Five Teams Consider Their Own Playoff

    College, Mike Aglialoro December 29, 2016 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier is among a growing number of Group of Five officials that favor adding a playoff specifically for those schools. “It’s time to have a realistic conversation about creating a playoff for the Group of Five,” Frazier told ESPN. “Why not?” It’s been 32 years […]

     
  • Steve Smith Likely to Retire At Season’s End

    Steve Smith Likely to Retire At Season’s End

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    Speaking like a player who is walking away from the game, an emotional Steve Smith Sr. announced Wednesday that he will probably play the final game of his decorated 16-year NFL career on Sunday. Smith, 37, will retire as one of 11 players to record more than 1,000 catches and […]

     
  • Buffalo Bills Fire Rex Ryan After Almost 2 Years

    Buffalo Bills Fire Rex Ryan After Almost 2 Years

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 27, 2016 at 11:30 pm 0 comments

    The Buffalo Bills fired coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday after almost two seasons with the team. The Bills also relieved assistant head coach Rob Ryan of his duties. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as interim coach for the Bills’ finale on Sunday against the New York Jets, and EJ […]

     
  • Cain Velasquez Not Cleared for UFC 207

    Cain Velasquez Not Cleared for UFC 207

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA, UFC December 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    A heavyweight rematch between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum scheduled for December 31st’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas has been canceled. The Nevada State Athletic Commission opted to not approve Velasquez (14-2) to compete, due to medical issues. “Based on medical records, interviews and the best judgment of Chairman […]

     
  • Packers-Lions Flexed to Sunday Night Football

    Packers-Lions Flexed to Sunday Night Football

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 25, 2016 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    If the Green Bay Packers run the table, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers suggested was possible after their 4-6 start, everyone will get the chance to see it. The Packers’ regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions on Jan. 1 has been moved into the prime-time, Sunday Night Football slot. It will […]

     
  • David Carr, Marcus Mariota’s Season’s End

    David Carr, Marcus Mariota’s Season’s End

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    The Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans both suffered huge blows to their playoff aspirations on Saturday, as both of their franchise quarterbacks suffered what could be season-ending injuries. For Oakland, who will be in the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons, David Carr suffered a broken right fibula […]

     
  • Todd Bowles Hospitalized With Illness

    Todd Bowles Hospitalized With Illness

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    New York Jets coach Todd Bowles was admitted to a hospital Friday afternoon with an undisclosed illness and didn’t travel with the team for its road game Saturday against the Patriots, the Jets announced. Bowles, 53, is in stable condition, according to the team. Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam […]

     
  • UFC Told of Doping Violation by ‘Cyborg’

    UFC Told of Doping Violation by ‘Cyborg’

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA, UFC December 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the top-ranked female featherweight, has been informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a possible doping violation, the UFC said in a statement. The promotion said it was formally notified by the USADA of the potential violation Thursday. It stems from an out-of-competition collection taken Dec. 5. […]