Monday , 23 October 2017

National Sports

Aaron Rodgers on IR after collarbone surgery

The Packers placed Rodgers on injured reserve but could bring him back after eight weeks. They are holding out hope that Rodgers could return for the Dec. 17 game at Carolina, according to a source. That’s the soonest he would be eligible to come off IR. “We’re actually discussing all the long-term options at this point,” coach Mike McCarthy said. ... Read More »

Roger Goodell says players should stand, but league focus on underlying issues

Goodell noted that only six or seven players are currently protesting during the national anthem and said the league is going to work to make that number zero by addressing the underlying issues of those protests. He said owners expressed support for the efforts that players have identified and recognize these are important issues in our communities. “We want to ... Read More »

Fournette out for Jaguars vs. Colts, Packers shuffle O line

Leonard Fournette, the NFL’s second-leading rusher, will not play for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Fournette did not practice this week with a sprained right ankle, and Chris Ivory starts in Fournette’s place. Fournette has rushed for 596 yards, second to Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt (630), and nobody has scored more rushing touchdowns than Fournette’s six. ... Read More »

Jags RB Leonard Fournette inactive vs. Colts with foot injury

Fournette did not practice all week but said Thursday that he believed he would be able to play. He is second in the league in rushing (596 yards) and carries (130) and also has 15 catches for 136 yards. He accounts for 36 percent of the Jaguars’ total offensive yardage. Chris Ivory, who has 162 yards on 40 carries and ... Read More »

Joe Girardi mum on future as Yankees manager, says there are 'no guarantees'

“There’s no guarantees for me,” Girardi said after his team lost Game 7 of the ALCS 4-0 to the Houston Astros. Girardi’s four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of this season. Girardi has not definitively said that he wants to return, nor have the Yankees said they want him back. When Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was ... Read More »

Penn State pay back: No. 2 Nittany Lions beat Michigan 42-13

The whiteout at Penn State is one of the most mesmerizing scenes in college football. With more than 100,000 fans dressed in white, Beaver Stadium virtually glows as night falls in Happy Valley. Penn State coach James Franklin tells his players to drink in the spectacle when they take the field. “Run out of that tunnel. Look around for 30 ... Read More »

NBA upgrades call against Bucks' Greg Monroe to flagrant 1

Rose suffered a sprained left ankle after Monroe hit him during the Cavaliers’ 116-97 win over Milwaukee on Friday. The Cavs ruled Rose out for the end of their back-to-back Saturday at home against the Orlando Magic. The former MVP attempted a reverse layup early in the fourth quarter that Monroe contested, catching Rose around the neck and head with ... Read More »

Hill, No. 4 TCU roll 43-0 as Kansas ties NCAA road loss mark

FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU’s KaVontae Turpin went backward to set up a dazzling 90-yard punt return for a touchdown. The Kansas offense just mostly went backward. Kenny Hill matched his career high with five touchdown passes, Turpin’s return after backtracking to the 3 capped the scoring in the third quarter and the TCU defense dominated the overmatched Jayhawks in ... Read More »

Creque's late field goal lifts Louisville over Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Blanton Creque’s first game-winning field goal at any level of football came at the opportune time for Louisville. The sophomore’s 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to an emotional 31-28 win over Florida State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-3, 2/3 ACC) took over on their own 24 with 2:05 remaining after Henry Famurewa ... Read More »

Marc Gasol dominates, Warriors drop to 1-2

The Memphis Grizzlies took down the reigning defending champs, 111-101. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 34 points and 14 rebounds. Entering the game, the Warriors had won six consecutive regular-season road games. This was Golden State’s second game in as many nights. Routinely, the Warriors allowed players to get behind their defense for easy transition baskets. There were several ... Read More »