Archive for December, 2017

  • Chuck Pagano, Jack Del Rio First Head Coaches to be Fired as NFL Season Ends

    Chuck Pagano, Jack Del Rio First Head Coaches to be Fired as NFL Season Ends

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 31, 2017 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

    Rather than wait for ‘Black Monday’ to begin their coaching search, the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders got a jump on the rest of the league, firing head coaches Chuck Pagano and Jack Del Rio mere moments after their respective games ended in loses. Both moves were widely expected, with […]

     
  • Oakland Raiders Reportedly Preparing Pursuit of Jon Gruden

    Oakland Raiders Reportedly Preparing Pursuit of Jon Gruden

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 30, 2017 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

    The Oakland Raiders are preparing to pursue ESPN analyst Jon Gruden with an offer so strong it could even include an ownership stake in the team, according to league sources. Gruden will be tempted to accept it, according to sources, but would prefer not to make any decisions until the […]

     
  • Colorado Rockies Sign Closer Wade Davis to Three-Year Deal

    Colorado Rockies Sign Closer Wade Davis to Three-Year Deal

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 29, 2017 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

    Right-handed reliever Wade Davis, who saved 32 games for the Chicago Cubs last season, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, the team announced Friday. Davis’ agreement is for $52 million, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The contract includes a vesting player option that can increase […]

     
  • Dave Gettleman Named New York Giants General Manager

    Dave Gettleman Named New York Giants General Manager

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 28, 2017 at 11:12 pm 0 comments

    The New York Giants hired a familiar face in Dave Gettleman as their new general manager. Gettleman, 66, spent four seasons as the Carolina Panthers general manager after 15 years with the Giants. He served primarily as their director of pro personnel before joining the Panthers. The Giants fired general […]

     
  • Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald Headline Rams Starters Sitting vs. 49ers

    Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald Headline Rams Starters Sitting vs. 49ers

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

    Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald, both of whom are serious contenders for major awards, will not play in Sunday’s regular-season finale, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed after Wednesday’s walk-through. Gurley leads the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,093) and touchdowns (19) and is seemingly competing against Tom Brady for […]

     
  • James Harrison Signs With Patriots After Release From Steelers

    James Harrison Signs With Patriots After Release From Steelers

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm 0 comments

    The New England Patriots signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison to a one-year deal Tuesday. The Patriots released linebacker Trevor Reilly to create a roster spot for Harrison. Harrison, 39, visited the Patriots on Tuesday after clearing waivers on Monday to become a free agent. He posted a photo […]

     
  • Texans OL David Quessenberry Makes NFL Debut After Surviving Cancer

    Texans OL David Quessenberry Makes NFL Debut After Surviving Cancer

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

    It took a little longer than he expected, but Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry made his NFL debut in Monday’s 34-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quessenberry was diagnosed with cancer (non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma) in 2014, just a year after he was drafted by the Texans. He had been on […]

     
  • NFL Week 17 Schedule Finalized With No Sunday Night Game

    NFL Week 17 Schedule Finalized With No Sunday Night Game

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 24, 2017 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

    The NFL has finalized its schedule for Week 17, eliminating the Sunday night game so as to ensure that all matchups with playoff implications that affect one another will be played at the same time. The last time the NFL regular season didn’t end with a night game, either on […]

     
  • James Harrison Released by Steelers

    James Harrison Released by Steelers

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

    In an unexpected move, the Steelers on Saturday released franchise sack leader James Harrison to make room for right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who returns from suspension. Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, said the parting is amicable, but Harrison was frustrated with a lesser role in the defense and wants to continue […]

     
  • Average MLB Salary Tops Record $4 Million at End of 2017

    Average MLB Salary Tops Record $4 Million at End of 2017

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm 0 comments

    Major league baseball’s end-of-season average salary topped $4 million for the first time, according to final calculations released by the players’ association. The union said Friday that the average finished at $4,097,122. That marked a 3.3 percent increase from last year, when the average rose just 0.35 percent to $3,966,020, […]