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Oakland Raider's recycling program: Jon Gruden returns as head coach

It had been reported from a number of media outlets that Gruden would return as coach and receive a formal introduction Tuesday during a news conference. Late owner Al Davis hired Art Shell in 2006, 11 years after firing him the first time. When Jon Gruden returns to the Raiders as head coach, he will be bringing along Greg Olson as his offensive coordinator. Read More »

TWITTER REACTS: Norwich's FA Cup draw with Chelsea

It is a fourth unbeaten game in a row for Daniel Farke's Canaries, who impressed at in defence but were shot shy in the final third, Caballero rarely tested despite a string of free-kicks in unsafe positions. The hosts looked comfortable in defence and also created opportunities, with Josh Murphy dragging a shot wide from inside the box and James Maddison firing over the bar late in the half. Read More »

Dimitrov and Svitolina advance in Brisbane


The two squared off previous year in Washington where the world No. 3 earned a hard fought three-set victory over the British No. 2. "I thought I was out - he pushed me to the limit, " Dimitrov said . On a day when Johanna Konta withdrew from her quarter-final with injury and Andy Murray announced he would not be able to play the Australian Open , Edmund gave British tennis something to cheer about with his win over Chung. Read More »

Now, Serena Williams pulled out her name from Australian Open 2018


The tennis star, who was eight weeks pregnant with daughter Olympia when she won her seventh Australian Open title a year ago, confirmed that she would not be returning to the court as she "needs more time". "We are fully aware that some players are going through a hard period with injuries and that they have done everything possible to prepare for the Australian summer", Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said while talking to The Dependent. Read More »

First returns of NBA All-Star voting by the fans released


Kevin Durant is the conference's top vote getter, accruing more than 767,000 votes. Although the early returns for starters had Simmons on the outside looking in, teammate Joel Embiid sits in the third and final spot among forwards, more than 70,000 votes ahead of the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis . Read More »

Marleau, Leafs win rematch with Sharks in shootout


Joe Thornton's pre-playoff beard delivered bad karma halfway through the regular season. "We want to push the pace in this game", Leafs winger Matt Martin said at the morning skate, where the Leafs talked about their season-long inconsistencies with their starts to games. Read More »

Man Utd's Young, Naughton charged with violent conduct


A Football Association spokesperson said: " Ashley Young will be suspended for Manchester United's next three matches. I can fall down but it was really unusual because I didn't expect that from him". I can fall down but it was really unusual because I didn't expect that from him'. 'OK, if you want to push it's different, but an elbow is different'. Read More »

Harry Kane doubtful for Tottenham's trip to Swansea


Alan Shearer , whose calendar year record of 36 Premier League goals that Kane broke against Southampton en route to taking his tally with a hat-trick to 39, warned that Kane's heroics would only heighten the interest of giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona . Read More »

Bills end 17-year playoff drought with win and help


Bills running back LeSean McCoy was carted off the field with an ankle injury and is out for the remainder of the game, the team announced . In six games against Miami, he has 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions. -Kyle Williams scored his first career touchdown, when while lined up as a fullback on first-and-goal from the one, took the hand-off for a one-yard plunge into the end zone to make it 19-0 midway through the third quarter. Read More »

Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale

TAMPA — After four straight one-score losses, the Bucs finally got the close win theyve been waiting for. The Bucs (5-11) got 363 passing yards from Winston, who was able to overcome three interceptions with one drive to finish a frustrating season on a high note. Read More »

Jack Del Rio fired by Oakland Raiders after 6-10 season


The foundation, apparently, crumbled in a matter of months. "He told me he loved me and appreciated all I did to get this program going in the right direction, but that he felt the need to change", Del Rio said. Carr wasn't great. Derek Carr is the highest paid quarterback in the National Football League, and with 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack rushing the passer, they have some great pieces to build with. Read More »

Dirk Koetter will be Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in 2018


Despite a nine-year layoff, Gruden has been putting together a staff behind the scenes and is serious about making a return. It's well known that when this team is clicking on both sides of the ball they are a threat to any organization, but the victory against the Bucs showed that they can get a victory in the close and ugly games when it counts. Read More »

Mayweather Won't Fight in MMA or Box Again — Showtime's Espinoza


We asked White if he's the guy who can get an Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder fight done - he didn't say no. White called the situation a "mess" and said a fight on Saturday between Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC ) and Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC ) at UFC 219 will begin to clear the blockage at the top of the lightweight division. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC


First-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes II will make his National Football League debut at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs when they play an otherwise meaningless game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Smith doesn't appear to be in danger of being benched, especially since the Chiefs have broken out of their midseason funk and won three games in a row. Read More »

Ex-Steelers star Harrison expected to sign with Patriots


New Patriots linebacker James Harrison and Tom Brady have already bonded. The Steelers parted ways with Harrison to make room for tackle Marcus Gilbert . New England owns the tiebreaker by virtue of its 27-24 win at Pittsburgh on December 17. The Patriots and Steelers are now vying for the top seed in the AFC, while the Ravens now sit in one of the AFC's Wild Card spot heading into Week 17. Read More »

3 keys for Raiders offense vs. Eagles Week 16


The Philadelphia Eagles are now 13-2 after they won 19-10 in extraordinarily ugly fashion over the Oakland Raiders on Christmas night. Nick Foles can use all the reps he can get with the first team offense before the postseason begins. Read More »

Here's what we know about the 5 Christmas Eve plane crash victims


Heavy fog was reported at the time, officials said. After taking off, the plane came down on the airport's east runway in what Judd described as a "horrific" crash. They were married in June, and her father's Facebook profile photo shows him with his daughters at her wedding. John Shannon was still practicing law, and had also embraced two other passions: politics and planes. Read More »

Serena Williams playing first match since giving birth


In September , Serena had revealed that she had set an "outrageous" goal of making a comeback at the Australian Open , something which will push her Grand Slam total to an all-time record-tying 24 titles. Williams' sister Venus served as a bridesmaid during the ceremony. Williams , who hasn't played competitive tennis since the birth of her daughter, will face off against reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday. Read More »

Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong


Pittsburgh was never seriously challenged by the 4-11 Texans in a game they led 10-0 after eight minutes and 20-0 at halftime. One was offensive lineman David Quessenberry playing his first regular season game after spending three years battling lymphoma and the other was wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins' remarkable juggling catch while getting his feet down in the end zone for the only Houston points of the day. Read More »

Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Dies At 82

The breadth of his coverage and the length of his career are notable in and of themselves, but to focus on those features alone is to overlook what a simple joy it was to listen to Enberg: a broadcaster who never seemed to feel that he had to talk for talking's own sake, who was maybe best captured in the clarity and straightforwardness of his signature call of "oh my". Read More »

Harry Kane hopes to beat Alan Shearer goals record


Tough game, we knew it'd be tough. Burnley have been doing great this season so we didn't want to give them any incentive. "We can not dwell on the City game too much. Deep into the first half, and with Burnley trailing 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Harry Kane , Wood looked to pounce on a loose back pass from Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, before keeper Lloris darted off his line. Read More »

CEO, More Resign Amid Ongoing Miss America Scandal


In its own statement Thursday night, the Miss America Organization said that Haskell, who earns $500,000 a year as CEO, had apologized to the board for his comments. Dan Meyers, who had been vice chairman of the board, was named interim chairman. The scandal began Thursday, when the Huffington Post published leaked emails showing pageant officials ridiculing past Miss Americas, including crass and sometimes vulgar comments about them. Read More »

Birmingham Bowl score: Quinton Flowers ends career in style with another thriller


Texas Tech and South Florida kick off the Birmingham Bowl at noon ET on December 23 in a meeting of teams from the Big 12 and American Athletic Conference. Shimonek threw for 416 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, but USF was unable to convert either of those turnovers into points. After quarterback Quinton Flowers connected on a 64-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, South Florida looked to be in control by taking its first lead of the contest at 31-27 with ... Read More »