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    New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is strictly about business. Newton, who signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in the offseason, said that he has yet to bring his kids and family to the Boston area because he is on a “business trip.” And if things don’t work out for him, he believes this could be the end of his career. BELICHICK REACHES MILESTONE AS PATRIOTS TOP RAIDERS 36-20 “I am a person who takes everything to heart, I mean anything," Newton told WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" on Monday morning. "The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me. The fact that I don’t have none of my children here...
    It appears high school football will remain a spring sport as the pandemic continues. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that he has not been talking with the Illinois High School Association about moving football up to this fall, but it is the state public health officials who made the call, not him. “It is doctors and epidemiologists that are leading the way here,” Pritzker said. “It is what I have done all along in this pandemic. I think it’s one of the reasons we have one of the lowest positivity rates in the Midwest.” Illinois High School Association executive director Craig Anderson sent the governor’s office a letter requesting permission to allow the IHSA to govern its...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Cam Newton may be smiling from ear to ear every time he’s shown on the field during games, but make no mistake about it: the 31-year-old quarterback is all business as he engineers his personal NFL comeback. Newton, who was released by the Panthers in March and was overlooked by the rest of the NFL for three months, knows that this opportunity in New England may be his only chance to prove he’s still worthy of being a franchise cornerstone in the NFL. As such, he’s taking his job very seriously. The quarterback explained just how serious he is about it during his radio interview on Monday morning, when he shared that he doesn’t have any of his seven...
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk: A Timeline of Their Relationship Oil Dips Near $40 on Uncertain Demand With Libya Supply Rising This is why Al Michaels is not calling Sunday Night Football Those watching “Sunday Night Football” between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers noticed something immediately: Mike Tirico was on the call instead of Al Michaels. © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The NBC play-by-play voice was out on a “bye week this Sunday for Packers-Saints. So where was Michaels? The NBC play-by-play voice was out on a “bye week.” Prior to the start of the NFL season, NBC said that Michaels would miss a few weeks this season where Tirico would sub in for him. These...
    A breaking point: Americas summer of protest and pandemic The best cheap burger in every state Play-by-play announcer has perfect call on this baffling pick-six: What is he doing?! Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy helped deliver a win on Saturday on the road against TCU – but he also threw one of the worst pick-sixes you’re likely to see all season. © Provided by For The Win TCU brought a blitz on 2nd-and-5, and while Purdy was able to spin away from one defender well behind his line of scrimmage, he was wrapped up by a second blitzer for what seemed to be a huge sack. As he was being taken to the ground, though, Purdy attempted to throw...
    (CNN)It's official, all the top-tier college football conferences are now planning to play this fall.The Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Mountain West Conference (MWC) were the latest two schools this week to announce an altered season. This means that all 10 conferences in NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision -- the top tier of college football -- now plans to play football this fall.The MAC, which suspended fall sports on August 8, announced Friday its plans to start a six-game, conference-only football season on November 4. The conference said it is not planning to allow general public attendance or tailgating at football games this season. "The Conference will implement a COVID-19 testing program requiring four antigen tests per week with all positive tests...
    Justice Department asks judge to allow U.S. to bar WeChat from U.S. app stores Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. © APWF Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars with teammate quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) It doesn't matter which uniform the journeyman quarterback is wearing, either. Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 victory...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 on Thursday set a Nov. 6 start date for a six-game football regular season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic.The conference's CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. 1 moratorium on athletic competition for Pac-12 schools. The men's and women's basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, in line with the NCAA's recently announced opening date.WATCH: Should Pac-12 schools resume football? SoCal doctor urges cautionEMBED More News Videos Dr. Anthony Cardillo, CEO of Mend Urgent Care in Los Angeles, recommends colleges wait longer before resuming football. The football championship game will be held...
    (CNN)The Pac-12 Conference voted Thursday to return to play college football this fall.Beginning November 6, each team in the Pac-12 will play seven conference-only games, with the championship game scheduled for December 18.The vote marks a reversal from the conference's previous stance, as they officially voted to postpone fall sports back in August, along with the Big Ten. The Big Ten, however, reversed that decision earlier this month, announcing it would begin play in October -- leaving the Pac-12 as the only Power Five conference still postponing.Still, the conference's announcement comes less than a week after two college football games were postponed because of Covid-19 concerns on the team. Among the Power Five conferences, the ACC and Big 12 have...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 on Thursday set a Nov. 6 start date for a six-game football regular season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic.The conference's CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. 1 moratorium on athletic competition for Pac-12 schools. The men's and women's basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, in line with the NCAA's recently announced opening date.RELATED: Pac-12 football plans remain on hold despite pressure from Trump to 'open up'The football championship game will be held on Dec. 18.The Pac-12 said its decision to restart sports is subject to approval from state and local...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- ESPN is reporting that the Pac-12 will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring.According to ESPN, the Pac-12 will play a seven-game conference football season beginning Nov. 6.ESPN says on Thursday the decision to start the season was voted on by the Pac-12's CEO group. This comes after the conference announced last month that it would postpone all sports until Jan. 1, citing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.RELATED: Pac-12 football plans remain on hold despite pressure from Trump to 'open up'According to ESPN, it's unknown if a schedule will be released by a source tells them the conference championship game will be played Dec. 18.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Pac-12 Conference has decided to hold a fall football season, according to reports Thursday. Under the decision, play would begin Nov. 6 and end with a championship game on Dec. 18, according to CBS Sports. Each team would play seven games under the modified schedule. The Pac-12 had earlier suspended all fall athletics due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
    Several blockbuster matchups highlight Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season following a chaotic second week of action in which furious comebacks were combined with a slew of injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars. The NFL saved the best for last for its Week 3 slate in which the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Baltimore for Monday Night Football. Not only are these the two lead Super Bowl contenders, but it also pits the last two MVPs against one another in Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahommes. The winner will gain an early edge in earning the AFC’s only playoff bye. A pair of NFC heavyweights also face off in the Sunday Night Football game when Green Bay takes...
    NEW YORK (AP) — AP Sources: The Pac-12 will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    When it comes out on November 24th, Football Manager 2021 will the first entry in the popular simulation series to make its way to Xbox consoles in more than a decade. Sega plans to release the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with a single purchase getting you access to both the current and next-generation versions of the game. You’ll also have to chance to buy Football Manager 2021 on PC and Mac, where they’ll be available through Steam and the Epic Games Store.   Sega says the Xbox release of Football Manager 2021 builds on the Touch version of the series — which the company has typically released on iOS and Android devices, as...
    Later today, the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors will cast the most significant vote since conference expansion. We learned long ago not to assume anything when the CEOs convene for a decision on athletics, much less two decisions. Really, this is a two-for-one gathering. Will they play football in 2020? And if so, when will they start? Do the teams move together on Nov. 7, or will a few open on Halloween? Because of lingering issues with health restrictions in California and Oregon — despite what those governors said last week — the situation isn’t as clean as the presidents would prefer. Contingencies might be required. But that matter is secondary to the fundamental decision of whether the Pac-12 should play....
    MONUMENT, Colo. (CBS4)– School districts had until Monday morning to decide if they would play fall or spring football under new Colorado High School Activities Association-approved guidelines. The administration gave districts the choice of which season to compete in. (credit: CBS) Schools can only play in one season, and there will be champions named in each season. CHSAA released a list of all the schools in the state on Tuesday that will play this fall. Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools decided to play in the spring. “At first we didn’t really believe it,” said Luke McAllister, a senior at Palmer Ridge High School in Monument. “My first reaction was I was pumped knowing I could play this fall.”...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado High School Athletics Association announced the high school football teams that will play this fall. Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools decided to play in the spring. LINK: CHSAA 5A NORTH Fairview Fossil Ridge Horizon Legacy Poudre Rocky Mountain Prairie View JEFFCO Arvada West Columbine Lakewood Mullen Pomona Ralston Valley SOUTH Chaparral Doherty Douglas County Legend Pine Creek Regis Jesuit DOUGLAS COUNTY Castle View Highlands Ranch Mountain Vista Rock Canyon ThunderRidge Valor Christian CENTENNIAL Arapahoe Cherokee Trail Cherry Creek Eaglecrest Grandview Smoky Hill Overland 4A NORTHERN 1 Brighton Broomfield Erie Heritage Silver Creek Windsor NORTHERN 2 Greeley West Greeley Central Longmont Loveland Monarch Skyline JEFFCO Bear Creek Chatfield Dakota Ridge Golden Standley Lake Wheat Ridge...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UMass says it will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone the season until the spring. One of few independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school says it will start in mid-October. Games still need to be scheduled, which could be a challenge because most leagues are playing a limited number of nonconference games, if any. There will be no fans at any of the team’s home games in Amherst. UMass was an occasional power in Division I-AA, now known as the Football Championship Subdivision, winning it all in 1998 and returning to the title game eight...
    Members of the Colorado High School Activities Association's board of directors caved to pressure from parents, football fans and Governor Jared Polis last week, and announced that they would "provide member schools with the local option to play field hockey, football and sideline spirit during the fall (Season A) season" despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Practices are set to begin on September 24, with the first games expected to take place on October 8. What will the contests look like? A likely preview took place Saturday, September 19, at Chatfield High School, in Jefferson County. A youth football game on one of the campus's athletic fields featured large numbers of coaches, players, family members and friends crowded along opposite sidelines, where mask use...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There will be a football season at UMass after all. The university announced Monday that it intends to schedule and play a limited number of football games starting in mid-October, calling an audible on its decision to postpone the season in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes as several conferences in college football reverse their decisions to postpone the 2020-21 season until the spring. UMass reached its decision following a positive review of the football program’s stringent COVID-19 safety protocols and rigorous testing regimen, in place since players’ return to campus in June. The school is working to develop a schedule that will start in mid-October. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches...
    Last year, when LeBron James described some of President Trump’s public statements as “laughable and scary,” Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham ordered the basketball superstar to “shut up and dribble.” LeBron responded thoughtfully by saying that her comment “resonated with me, but I think it resonated with a lot of people to be able to feel like they can be more.” Those “people” have come to include most of the National Basketball Association and hundreds of other athletes in professional baseball, hockey, football, women’s basketball, and the top tiers of college sports. As for that “more” they have become? They are now active participants in the most significant and inclusive wave of the often crushed or coopted yet ever breathing “athletic revolution”...
    (CNN)The Baylor Bears and Houston Cougars will not be playing college football on Saturday due to Covid-19 concerns on Baylor's team.The postponement comes after Baylor was unable to meet the Big 12 conference Covid-19 game cancellation thresholds. The teams have agreed to honor their planned "home and home" games and will look for future scheduling opportunities."The loss of this game is a devastating blow, but in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, we believe we made the necessary decision," said Baylor Director of Athletics Mack B. Rhoades.The Baylor-Houston game is not the only game to be canceled this weekend. Florida Atlantic University and Georgia Southern University, slated to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Statesboro, Georgia,...
    Photo flashback: Bill Murrays life and career in pictures Most Educated City in Every State Big Ten shakes up College Football Playoff picture with decision to play this fall The Big Ten's regular-season reboot will reintroduce some of the best teams in the Bowl Subdivision and dramatically alter the state of the College Football Playoff, which for the first two weeks of the 2020 season seemed destined to be dominated by the ACC and SEC. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next COVID-19 in Schools in Southwest Florida WFTX Fort Myers, FL Rallies to reopen Montco...
    The 2019 national champion LSU Tigers were truly a team for the ages. Led by dead-eye Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed 76 percent of his throws for more than 5,600 yards, the Tigers steamrolled eight SEC opponents by an average of 21.6 points per game before dismantling playoff foes Oklahoma and Clemson by a combined 52 points. But that was then, and this is now. And seasons change, especially for this year’s reshuffled LSU squad. A record-tying 14 LSU players were selected in April’s NFL draft, with 10 picked in the first three rounds. Five Tigers heard their names called in the first round, and Burrow was the No. 1 overall selection by the Cincinnati Bengals....
    Both LSU and Oklahoma are the only two teams to post seasons above .500 for the past 20 consecutive years and that’s a remarkable stat. Two of the best college football programs over the years have no question been the Oklahoma Sooners and LSU Tigers. Entering the 2020 campaign, both programs have high expectations, and LSU is fresh off its perfect 15-0 season. Things ended for the Tigers with their National Championship win over Clemson. But, just how good have the two teams been over the past 20 years? Believe it or not, they’re the only two programs that have finished above .500 for at least the past 20 campaigns. That stat is head-turning. ???? Only @OU_Football and @LSUfootball have...
    Football : In search of a reinforcement in attack, the management of Olympique de Marseille can now strike the name of the Ivorian, El Bilal Touré, from its list. Courted by Marseille officials for several weeks, El Bilal Touré will play for the Stade de Reims this season according to its president, Jean-Pierre Caillot. At the microphone of RMC Sport, the Reims boss first confirmed that he had been approached by the leaders of Olympique de Marseille during the last days. “It is logical that this boy who is just 18 years old and who panics the radars all over Europe makes that we are contacted. We were contacted in France, especially by Olympique...
    Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season might not have the sexiest slate of games, but there are a couple of cross-conference and divisional matchups worth tuning in for regardless of who you might have on your fantasy football team. The highlight matchup of Week 2 is Seahawks vs. Patriots on Sunday night; not only is it a famous Super Bowl rematch from a few years ago, but it also combines two of the most fun quarterbacks in the league in Russell Wilson and Cam Newton. There are also chances for teams that disappointed last year to prove they’re legitimate this season. The Raiders, for instance, could gain credibility if they improve to 2-0 with an upset of the Saints on...
    2020 ACM Awards: See the celebs on the carpet Why Nows a Good Time to Invest in Apartment Complexes -- in the Suburbs Decision by Big Ten to play football this fall might be catalyst for Pac-12 doing the same In the world of major college football, the Pac-12 appears to be on its own island. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Rootstown High football coach resigns after board shortens player’s punishment for alleged slur WEWS Cleveland, OH Lake Oswego family narrowly escapes Holiday Farm Fire KGW-TV Portland Jefferson Parish welcomes...
    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has reiterated his disgust over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, telling them if they don’t like the U.S.A., they should “go to another country.” In an interview on Newsmax TV on Monday, the Hall of Fame coach once again wagged his finger at the “privileged” players who have become incredibly wealthy playing football. “Football’s football. It’s not a complicated thing. You’re playing the game, you’re enjoying the game. You don’t like the game, get out of it,” Ditka told host Shaun Kraisman. NFL ????: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if they cant respect this country, get the hell out of it. [with Newsmax TVs @ShaunKraisman https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO] pic.twitter.com/E3jPCBrMdt —...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis announced on Wednesday that the state will conditionally approve the Colorado High School Activities Association’s (CHSAA) request to make certain outdoor sports available this fall. Those sports would then be played in the “A” season should the CHSAA board and local communities choose to move forward. (credit: CBS) These outdoor sports include football, field hockey, cheer, and dance. Schools will still have the choice to offer these sports in the “C” season if they prefer. However, if a community falls out of compliance and more coronavirus cases are documented to escalate to Level 3 in the “Safer at Home Public Health Order 20-35,” the approval will be re-evaluated. It may even be rescinded in that...
    WHEATON (WLS) -- Even after the Big Ten announced Thursday that it will resume football, Governor JB Pritzker stood firm on his decision to ban contact sports this fall for schools across the state.Pritzker's decision dashed the hopes of many student athletes and frustrated some parentsThere was some hope that with other states moving to allow fall sports that Illinois might follow suit. Instead, the governor shut the door on that Wednesday and said it's just not safe.Eddie Robinson was a running back for Wheaton Warrenville South High School. He was counting on this season to showcase his talents, now like many others he remains sidelined and frustrated.RELATED: Big Ten football, including Northwestern and Illinois, to return next month"Yeah, it's...
    (CNN)Student groups and state politicians are criticizing the University of Georgia for not allowing in-person voting on campus this fall.Meanwhile, thousands of fans are expected to attend UGA's first home football game on October 3. The university was unable to find a suitable location to host early voting on campus, according to an announcement Wednesday by the non-partisan student-run voter registration group UGAVotes. The group had hoped that in-person voting could occur at the university's large basketball arena to avoid long lines and crowded conditions, but the university did not believe it had the resources to clean the coliseum at night, according to Marshall Berton, a junior and UGAVotes' executive director.In August, the university unveiled a plan to allow up...
    Joe Jonas Celebrates Legend Nicks 28th Birthday with Throwback Photos: Love You Bro! Some of Glacier National Parks glaciers have lost as much as 80% of their size in the last 50 years Still Thinking About This Guy Been trying to write something coherent on the complex moral and ethical entanglements that come with the news that the Big Ten will attempt to play football this fall but haven't been able to do it. It's a tricky, personal topic and quite honestly, it's tough to write with humility and exasperation for the future without opening up one's self to criticism that you're rooting against football or players who really want to do the thing they love. Because that's not...
    Big Ten logo. Joe Robbins/Getty Images The Big Ten reversed course on its canceled football season on Wednesday, announcing that games would begin the weekend of October 24. Big Ten teams will play in an eight-game, intra-conference regular season, with every team playing an additionally ninth game at the end of the season based on their conference ranking. The schedule lines up to allow Big Ten teams to be considered for the College Football Playoff. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Just four weeks after announcing the suspension of its season, Big Ten football is back. On Wednesday, the Big Ten announced that football was back on, setting a start date of October 24 for an eight-game...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says there are currently no coronavirus restrictions in place that would prohibit USC and other Pac-12 schools from participating in conference athletics. During a press briefing Wednesday, Newsom addressed a plea from USC football players calling on the governor to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions to allow for play to resume this fall. When asked about the letter, Newsom said there is “nothing in the state guidelines that denies the Pac-12 from having conference games.” “Nothing in the state guidelines deny the ability for the Pac-12 to resume,” he said. “Quite the contrary, uh, that has been a misrepresentation of the facts.” The Big 10 conference announced earlier Wednesday that rapid testing protocols would...
    Powerhouse college football programs such as at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University will resume this season after their governing body, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, reversed course Wednesday.  The Big Ten Conference said its fall football season will resume October 23 under a new set of health safety screenings for athletes, coaches and trainers. Under the screenings plan, anyone participating in games or practice must be tested on-site for COVID-19, and the test results must be completed before stepping onto the field. Any student-athlete that tests positive cannot return to Big Ten athletics for at least 21 days.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The health procedures in place are groundbreaking and...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship. The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3...
    (AP) – Looks like Michigan, Michigan State, and the rest of the Big Ten will play football this fall. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship. The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3 to...
    (CNN)Game on.The Big Ten Conference will play football this fall after all. On Wednesday, the conference reversed its postponement decision made last month, saying play would start the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.The Big Ten decision came after months of pressure from coaches, parents, players, politicians, and even the President of the United States, who called on the conference to reopen both on Twitter and at rallies.President Donald Trump welcomed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying, "Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!"The conference will require student-athletes, coaches, trainers and...
    EFL clubs will welcome up to 10,000 fans across the country this weekend as the League steps up its Covid-19 pilot programme. League chiefs have agreed with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that matches with up to 1,000 supporters will be staged at 10 venues across the three divisions. 1Football fans will finally return to grounds this weekend across the EFLCredit: Action Images In the Championship, Luton’s game with Derby, Preston’s visit to Norwich and the clash between Middlesbrough and Bournemouth will see the turnstiles partially opened for the first time since March. The League One games featuring Charlton against Doncaster, Blackpool versus Swindon, Northampton’s trip to Shrewsbury and Hull’s match with Crewe are on the approved list. And in League...
    Back in 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick started protesting racial inequality during the national anthem, Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka said he should “get the hell out” of the country because he thought that it was a form of disrespect. Just a few short months ago when George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were both victims of police brutality, Ditka once again reiterated in July that athletes who are protesting the anthem should “get the hell out” of the United States. And following this week’s NFL games, for a third time Ditka spoke out on the players who knelt during the anthem. STEELERS PLAYERS STAND FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM, HOLD BANNER BEFORE GAME VS. GIANTS ERIC REID DESCRIBES NFL'S SOCIAL JUSTICE PUSH...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- While speaking about potential budget cuts and a new round of small business grants Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker held little back when asked if Illinois high school sports, particularly contact sports, could be moved back to a fall start.Contact sports had been pushed back to the spring in Illinois over fears of the potential for a COVID-19 outbreak.The Illinois High School Association sent a letter to the governor to reconsider, and students and parents have rallied in the suburbs to demand the return of fall sports, since neighboring states are playing.Illinois high school athletes, parents hold rally demanding return of fall sports seasonWhen pushed on the matter, Pritzker held little back."Look at the states that you're talking...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO’s Mike Max confirms that the Minnesota State High School League will meet this Friday to discuss whether to bring football and volleyball back this fall. The MSHSL canceled all spring sports and activities in late April following Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to keep schools closed for the rest of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a developing story. Check back for further details.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Every state that borders Illinois is allowing football to be played this fall. But the Friday night lights remain off in our state. On Tuesday, the governor weighed in on whether there is any wiggle room on this.  CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports from Simeon High School on the Chicago’s South Side. Practices and instra-squad football camps are OK. But pushing start on a season just is not something Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is willing to budge on, despite that the volume of angry students and parents is getting louder. For Crystal Lake Central senior Connor Bartesch, football training continues, as does his dream to play college football. “This is squashing his dream right now,” said his...
    Despite every bordering state deciding differently, Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker doubled down on his decision not to allow high school football in the state this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. What are the details?According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ptitzker's stance on the issue has not changed at all since he announced restrictions to high school sports in late July, even as parents and students around the state have engaged in protests and rallies demanding a return to the fall sports season. The rallies were to no avail, however, as during a news conference Tuesday, the governor handed down his ruling. "I'm not willing to sacrifice people's lives or their health, neither the children nor their parents who...
    The Air Force Falcons will play two football games this season against fellow service academies Army and Navy. The Falcons’ abbreviated schedule includes hosting Navy on Oct. 3 and a trip to West Point, New York, to face Army on Nov. 7. The military academies compete annually for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy with the best record in the round-robin competition. The school announced Monday that only Air Force Academy cadets would be permitted to attend the game at Falcon Stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will social distance and wear masks. The base remains closed to the public. “It’s certainly going to be a different game. It’s not going to look the same. It’s not...
    The Air Force Falcons are planning to play two football games this season against fellow service academies Army and Navy. The Falcons’ abbreviated schedule will include hosting Navy on Oct. 3 at the Air Force Academy and a trip to West Point, New York, to face Army on Nov. 7. The military schools annually take part in competing for the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy with the best record in the round-robin competition. Navy currently has possession of the trophy after beating both schools last season. Air Force was in a holding pattern after its conference, the Mountain West, decided in August to postpone fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has been practicing since...
    (WJZ)- The Baltimore Ravens season could not have gotten off to a much better start. The team dominated their AFC North rival, the Cleveland Browns, 38-6 on Sunday with quarterback Lamar Jackson looking every bit the reigning MVP in throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns. But, despite the convincing win, some parts of the fan base had a bone to pick with Harbaugh for his decision to leave Jackson in the game late into the fourth quarter despite being up by 30-plus points. Jackson avoided any serious harm and eventually came out of the game to be replaced by backup Robert Griffin III, but a few hits he took late did have fans wondering why the coach left his...
    Oregon replaces state fire marshal; wildfire death toll grows to 22 on West Coast This Peanut Sauce Is Being Recalled in Texas Grocery Stores What made Tom Brady tweet This is why we love football? Tom Brady isn’t easily impressed. So, it takes a lot for the Tampa Bay Bucs’ QB to be wowed. And that is what he was when he saw the incredible way an Alabama high school game ended Friday. © Provided by Touchdown Wire After watching Hillcrest’s nine-lateral, three-fumble miracle touchdown that defeated Wetumpka, 34-30, Brady weighed in via social media. “This is why we love football!!!” Brady tweeted Saturday afternoon. And here is what inspired the tweet: This is why we love football!!!— Tom Brady...
    The Sun Belt truly has been the Fun Belt in the first two weeks of the college football season. There may not be Pac-12 After Dark or MACtion, but the Sun Belt is making up for it by delivering Fun Belt excitement. Even last week the Sun Belt proved formidable. South Alabama snapped a 15-game losing streak on the road by upsetting Southern Mississippi on the road, 32-21. Though they lost in Week 1, Texas State and Arkansas State played SMU and Memphis tough. It’s the Sun Belt’s world, we’re just living in it. Next: CFB150: 150 most iconic moments of all time For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College...
    The NFL is back. The 2020 season kicked off on Thursday with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs knocking off the Texans, but there’s still plenty of Week 1 action to watch — and an abundance of ways to catch it all. Sunday game duties are shared by CBS and Fox during the afternoon slate, with NBC handling the primetime “Sunday Night Football” and ESPN delivering a doubleheader on “Monday Night Football.” For those no longer rely on cable or an antenna — the internet has options abound to stream NFL games this weekend. Here’s how to watch them: CBS All Access | FuboTV | Sling | Hulu Live TV | NFL Game Pass | AT&T TV Now | YouTube TV Here’s the...
    Against the odds and all doubts, the NFL opened its season Thursday in style as the Chiefs and Texans battled it out in front of a little more than 15,000 rabid fans. Though football fans rejoiced, fantasy football owners officially began their quest for a championship. Of course, this wouldn’t be 2020 without a few bumps in the road, and those bumps come in the form of a rash of wide receiver injuries. Not just any receivers, though, high-end wideouts like Courtland Sutton, Mike Evans, Kenny Golladay and Diontae Johnson. Three of the four receivers — Evans, Golladay and Johnson — still have a chance to play in Week 1, but many coaches have discussed limiting some of...
    Against the odds and all doubts, the NFL opened its season Thursday in style as the Chiefs and Texans battled it out in front of a little more than 15,000 rabid fans. Though football fans rejoiced, fantasy football owners officially began their quest for a championship. Of course, this wouldn’t be 2020 without a few bumps in the road, and those bumps come in the form of a rash of wide receiver injuries. Not just any receivers, though, high-end wideouts like Courtland Sutton, Mike Evans, Kenny Golladay and Diontae Johnson. Three of the four receivers — Evans, Golladay and Johnson — still have a chance to play in Week 1, but many coaches have discussed limiting some of their...
    (CBS4) — Hours after high school athletes gathered for a protest in Highlands Ranch, Gov. Jared Polis announced he was working with the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) to allow football and field hockey in the fall. “We are currently working with @CHSAA to approve variances for football and field hockey, and we will work together to develop guidelines or variances for additional sports at a later date and indoor sports when they can safely be played,” Gov. Polis tweeted Friday evening. During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Polis said “the window is still open” to allow high school football and field hockey for women in the fall. After the protest was announced, CHSAA released a statement saying commissioner...
    College football will be without more than the Big Ten and the Pac-12. In addition to the absence of some of the country’s best teams this fall, the sport will also be short some of its top talent, with roughly 100 players opting out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns and/or preparation for the NFL draft. Here are the most notable players sitting out this season: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU The defending national champions will have a tough time repeating without the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner — given to the nation’s top wide receiver. Even if Heisman winner Joe Burrow were back, Chase would have struggled to surpass his sensational sophomore season, when he made 84 receptions for 1,780...
    The first week of the 2020 NFL season is finally here, and it’s crammed full of storylines and enticing matchups, made more intriguing due to the lack of preseason games after the COVID-19 pandemic. That starts with the first episode of “Thursday Night Football,” which pits the Texans against the Super Bowl champion Chiefs. The quarterback duel between Houston’s Deshaun Watson and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, both of whom scored serious paydays over the offseason, promises to be among the best of the NFL’s opening week of play — and potentially the season. MORE: Watch NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Thursday is just the beginning of the fun, however. The best game of the opening slate...
    Leeds has not yet released an official announcement confirming Pizza’s comments Last Updated: 10/09/20 2:26 pm Leeds head coach Marcelo Pilsa says he has “everything sorted out” to be in charge of the club this season. Pizza ended Leeds’ top-level deportation Championship title July – The club’s first silverware since 1992. Upon joining the club in the summer of 2018, Pizza signed a two-year contract with Elland Road, with the intention of extending the contract for another season. Liverpool vs Leeds September 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Long live Pizza did not want to comment on his future during the championship victory celebrations, but has now confirmed he will stay in the club’s first season in the...
    Baker Mayfield. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports NFL football is back. The Chiefs and Texans kick off the action in Kansas City on Thursday night, followed up by a full slate of games on Sunday. Once again, we're picking every game of the week against the spread with the hopes of making a little money. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After what will likely go down as the strangest offseason in NFL history, football is officially back. The Chiefs and Texans kick off the action in Kansas City on Thursday night, followed up by a full slate of games on Sunday. To celebrate, we're once again picking every game on the schedule against the spread, with the...
    Football fans are sure to be missing attending games live and in person this season, and everything — the sights, the sounds, the smells — that come with it. So Babe Wine and Ryan Porter’s Candier brand have teamed up on a line of limited-edition candles that smell like some iconic football scents. The three stadium-scented candles are on sale now for $29 each and include 'Hashtag Field Goals,' '$18 Nachos,' and — really — 'Jockstrap'. NFL season! Babe Wine and Ryan Porter’s Candier brand have teamed up on a line of limited-edition candles that smell like some iconic football scents Interesting... The Jockstrap candle has notes of musk and male deodorant: 'While we can’t physically witness hot sweaty football daddies...
    Football : Didier Deschamps opted for a new system, abandoning the 2018 World Cup pattern for three matches. But this 3-5-2 (which is actually a 3-4-1-2) is it suited to the qualities of players available to the coach? Central Defenders: A Tank to Use This is one of the posts where the tricolor pool is the richest. Didier Deschamps regularly convenes Raphael Varane, Clement Lenglet, Kurt Zouma and Presnel Kimpembe since the World Cup, when we must not bury Samuel umtiti. Dayot Upamecano took advantage of this gathering and this new system to celebrate his first two selections in A, and Lucas Hernandez was used in the axis. By adding Aymeric Laporte,...
    It was raining on Labor Day, and before it did anything else, Hudson’s football team had to go through the tedious process of handing out equipment for the season. That’s never exactly fun, but in the era of COVID-19, when a player tries on a helmet and it doesn’t fit, that helmet must be thoroughly cleaned before another player attempts to wear it, adding another major step to an already headache-inducing process. Raiders coach Adam Kowles didn’t care. He was just thrilled to be at the field. “I told the guys, ‘This is one of my most enjoyable days in the last six months,’ ” Kowles said on the first day of high school football practice in...
    There's a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof), and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash. In a year in which the pandemic has upended every major sport, the arrival of NFL and college football brings unique challenges. In stadiums without fans, does a home-field advantage even exist? And if not, is it worth laying three points for? CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Will the lack of a preseason benefit offenses or defenses — or could both be equally rusty in the early going? Does that makeovers or unders the...
    By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof) and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash. In a year in which the pandemic has upended every major sport, the arrival of NFL and college football brings unique challenges. In stadiums without fans, does a home-field advantage even exist? And if not, is it worth laying three points for? Will the lack of a preseason benefit offenses or defenses — or could both be equally rusty in the early going? Does that make overs...
    Minnesota Legislative leaders Kurt Daudt and Paul Gazelka have signed a letter asking Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren to reconsider the decision to cancel the fall sports seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic. The letter is signed by 10 politicians in six Midwest states with Big Ten schools: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was sent by Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, but supported by Daudt, a Republican from Crown, Minnesota’s House minority leader, and Gazelka, a Republican from Nisswa, the state’s Senate majority leader. The Big Ten called off its fall sports seasons due to health and safety concerns for its student-athletes on Aug. 11. The PAC-12 joined the Big Ten in forgoing the fall seasons, while other major...
    The classroom and COVID: Teachers say they want to be ‘treated like real people’ Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic The one certainty in college football this year: Financial carnage will save coaching jobs As college football has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry and head coaching salaries have rocketed into the orbit of $10 million per year, the sport’s annual job market has become its own sport. A teeming industry has emerged the past two decades around the hiring of football coaches, with large-scale agencies developing divisions dedicated to college coaching. There’s rigorous competition among search firms competing to help out athletic departments. There are sub-industries tied to coach hiring dedicated to everything from social media consulting...
    Football : Very interested in the profile of Luis Suarez, Juventus Turin would have been cooled by the complications in this case. Undesirable at FC Barcelona, ​​Luis Suarez was very close to joining the Old Lady in the last days. In search of a reinforcement of choice in attack, Andrea Pirlo, the new coach of the Bianconeri, made the Uruguayan goleador one of his summer priorities. However, a last minute obstacle seriously complicates the arrival of the 33-year-old center-forward in Piedmont. Andrea Pirlo doesn’t want to wait Under contract with the Catalans until 2021, Luis Suarez was to join Juventus in Turin free. According to the Spanish newspaper AS, the negotiations between the player’s...
    Portland police arrested 27 protesters You can be both social and safe during the pandemic Potential impact transfers this season arent limited to QBs While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This Nov. 7, 2019, file photo shows Temple defensive end Quincy Roche trying to sack South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other...
    13 Emmy-nominated shows you might have missed, but should definitely watch Stocks Slide but Off Lows, Nasdaq Slumps 2.6% as Tech Tumbles Lionel Messi says he is staying with Barcelona this season © APWF FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during a Champions League Group F soccer match against Slavia Praha at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one...
    Football : Very interested in the profile of Yann M’Vila, the management of Olympiakos should soon make an offer to AS Saint-Etienne. One month from the end of the summer transfer window, the Stéphanois could finally complete a first start. Yann M’Vila has already found a contractual agreement with the officials of Olympiakos. The Red and Whites are expected to make an official offer soon, according to Sport Time at the Forez club. The Greek champion will offer 5 million euros, including 2 million euros payable next season, as well as a resale percentage of 50%. The Stéphane “purge” far from over The coach of the Greens, Claude Puel, has said on several...
    Football : While waiting to complete its first big starts, Marseille has decided to extend several frames. Next one should be Jordan Amavi. Arrived in Marseille in July 2018, Jordan Amavi has become an important part of the Marseille workforce. The signing of Yuto Nagatomo in the last few days has not pushed the French defender towards the exit. Quite the contrary. According to the information of the Team, the leaders of Olympique de Marseille have started discussions with the representatives of the 26-year-old left-back for the signing of a new lease. Amavi will remain number 1 Under contract with the Southern club until June 2021, Jordan Amavi should extend his adventure for...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – University of Texas leaders unveiled updated guidelines regarding home football games. The changes are meant to keep people safe from catching and spreading COVID-19. In addition to only 25% seating capacity at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, the University decided to cancel tailgating in and around the UT campus for the entire 2020 season, which includes UT sponsored pregame and postgame fan events like Bevo Blvd. and Longhorn City Limits. Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in 2019 (credit: Mark Schnyder) During games, the Longhorn Band will not perform for the Week 1 non-conference game against UTEP. The band’s participation in other home games has not yet been determined, as health professionals continue...
    The 25 best rock n roll anthems What is an easement on a property? Al Michaels will take some weeks off of NBC’s Sunday Night Football this season, with Mike Tirico filling in for him Mike Tirico joined NBC back in 2016, and has unofficially been considered the heir apparent to Al Michaels at the network since then. While the torch hasn’t been passed yet, and Tirico’s role at the network hasn’t expanded to Sunday Night Football, NBC may be taking steps in that direction this fall. © Provided by Awful Announcing On Thursday’s conference call with media prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season, Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli noted that Michaels would be taking...
    EFEMADRID Updated: 08/31/2020 10:25 AM Save Related News The uncertainty that reigns this course by COVID-19 also extends to extracurricular classes, which are not only a fun activity for students, but also a essential conciliation resource for families, but about which there are doubts about how they will be carried out. And it is that to begin with, not all communities will celebrate such as, for example, in Asturias or Navarre, where the course will begin without extracurricular activities while in Cantabria or in Aragon the decision will be made later based on how the coronavirus health crisis progresses. The Government indicates that Students will only attend extracurricular activities if security measures can be...
    Election 2020: Officials turn pizzerias into polling places as retirement homes, schools bow out Wingstop CEO sticks by plans for new stores, hires as industry struggles Opinion: There is no such thing as a coaches hot seat in college football this season As the Football Bowl Subdivision begins playing Thursday night in all its weirdness and resilience, the college football world we are used to is going to look very different. In many places across the six conferences trying to play this fall, there will be no fans, no bands and no tailgates. It’s going to be strange.  Does a college football playoff without the BIG 10 and PAC 12 give other conferences hope? LSU Tigers Wire See more...
    Les Miles has officially joined Cameo, and we could not be more excited.Cameo got better today, strictly because Les Miles is now a user of the video platform. “The Mad Hatter” is now in his second year leading his third Power 5 team in the lowly Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12. KU may not win more than two games this year, but you better believe Miles is going to win every press conference and every time he expresses his thoughts on Cameo. Whether he’s chewing grass or congratulating you on getting married, we are all winners here. I am partnering with @BookCameo in an effort to help raise funds to promote change in our community. I will be able...
    Keanu Reeves Best Onscreen Romances: Winona Ryder, Diane Keaton and More Google proposes new town-like tech hub in Mountain View Booger McFarland is returning to ABC’s college football studio coverage this fall It’s funny how life works sometimes. Two years ago, Booger McFarland left ABC’s college football studio show for the analyst job on Monday Night Football. His replacement was Jonathan Vilma. This summer, Vilma left ESPN for an NFL game analyst role with Fox Sports, and his replacement on ABC’s college football studio show is…Booger McFarland. © Provided by Awful Announcing ESPN announced the move in its college football studio release today. McFarland will work with Kevin Negandhi and Mark Sanchez, who replaced Mack Brown last summer. The...
    Senior linebacker Zane Zandier— also known as “ZZ STOP”—he led the team with 108 tackles last fall and has been the lynchpin of a defense that’s improved each of the last three years. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff) We never learned what would have happened if Captain Ahab had caught that white whale. Much like Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride,” when you spend so much energy and focus on a goal, one wonders what is next? For 15 years, the Cavaliers chased the white whale that was Virginia Tech; the losses to their in-state foe ranged from embarrassing blowouts (five by 29+ points) to heartbreaking defeats (five by less than a TD), from deficient defense (allowing 35+ points five times) to...
    Mack Brown dropped some big news during a conference call on Monday that ACC football teams can pump in fake crowd noise in light of limited or zero fans at games this season. The ACC football season kicks off in a little over a week from now. While every program in the conference will participate, their environments will be entirely different due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Notre Dame and Miami will have a limited capacity of fans allowed in stadiums, programs like the North Carolina Tar Heels won’t have any through the month of September. But, those teams will be allowed to compensate for the lack of fans. During a conference call on Monday, Tar Heels head coach Mack...
    Ted Wheeler: Understanding the battle between Trump and Portlands mayor Who Was Edna Lewis? 6 Things To Know About The Grande Dame Of Southern Cuisine Freshmen receivers get chance with Tennessee this season The Tennessee Volunteers have to replace their top two wide receivers, and a group of freshmen will get the opportunity to help fill the void left by the loss of Jajuan Jennings and Marquez Callaway. © APWF FILE - Tennessee wide receiver Josh Palmer pulls down a reception during the first quarter of the teams NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Tennessee has to fill the void left by the loss of Jajuan Jennings and Marquez Callaway. (AP Photo/L.G....
    (CBS4) – “I was disappointed. I was angry too.”  It was supposed to be a storybook ending.  Tim Jenkins of Jenkins Elite with Palmer Ridge High School senior quarterback Luke McAllister (credit: CBS) Palmer Ridge High School senior quarterback Luke McAllister was supposed to lead his school to their fourth-straight state title in 2020.  But now that there’s no football this fall, McAllister is instead making the most of his dream-turned-nightmare. 
 “Our team has a group chat, and the first thing everyone said was, ‘I’m sorry.’ This is what we’ve been grinding for. These guys are my day-ones,” McCallister said.  
 “We made the most of what we could and if we can’t play this year, it is what it...
    Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) Big 12 football season preview looking at the biggest games, best players, predicted order of finish and whether this is the year Texas is finally back. Last season, the Oklahoma Sooners replaced a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the second-straight season to win the Big 12 for the fifth-straight season. Jalen Hurts led them to yet another title and College Football Playoff berth en route to his journey to the NFL. Now, the Sooners are a little more in flux than they have been in the past. The Baylor Bears came seemingly out of nowhere to make an attempt to wrestle the Big 12 Title away from Oklahoma,...
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Arizona linebacker Colin Schooler will be eligible to play immediately this fall at Texas Tech after leaving the Pac-12 team for which he started the past three seasons. The Pac-12 has opted against playing football this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Big 12 plans to play a reduced 10-game schedule that starts Sept. 12. Coach Matt Wells said Sunday that Schooler, a graduate transfer, joined the Red Raiders last week. Schooler had 318 tackles in 37 games at Arizona, and goes into his final season with 46 tackles for loss, the most among any active FBS player. Texas Tech is scheduled to open the season at home against Houston Baptist....
    Football : Juve are considering reuniting Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. With more resources, PSG could have the same idea, adding Pep Guardiola. This is the thesis that Fabrice Pancrate defends this Saturday. What if PSG offered Lionel Messi, and followed suit with Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola? Juventus, in terms of the two prodigies of the round ball, are working on it. And Paris, at best, is currently only targeting the Argentinian phenomenon of Barça. Still, the club of the capital, with its pharaonic means, can not help dreaming bigger according to Fabrice Pancrate, a former member of the red and blue house. “I’ll tell you what I think,” he whispered to the...
    Football : In the grip of financial difficulties for a few months, ASSE could soon recover a first check with the departure of Yann M’Vila. One of the solutions chosen by the Saint-Etienne management in order to face the crisis is the sale of several executives during this summer transfer window. Yann M’Vila, who would be one of Claude Puel’s undesirables, would be followed in Turkey by the Galatasaray. According to information from local media Haberler, the coach of the Istanbul club, Fatih Terim, has clearly validated the track of the former French international. M’Vila will finance part of the recruitment After having suffered a setback in the case of Mario Lemina, the...
    Cornhusker players file lawsuit against Big Ten in hopes of reinstating season.  When the Big Ten announced that it would cancel fall sports for this year, along with college football, it was met with massive backlash from players, parents, coaches, and fans. Various head coaches expressed their disappointment with the decision, including Ohio State coach Ryan Day and Nebraska coach Scott Frost who both mentioned the possibility of their teams moving to another conference in order to salvage the season. Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren quickly shut down that idea, but the Cornhuskers are still fighting against the conference’s decision to cancel football for this upcoming fall. Eight members of the Nebraska football team filed a lawsuit against the Big...
    (CBS Local/CBSLA)- The college football season, if there is one, will look wildly different this year. With the Big Ten and Pac-12 deciding not to play in the fall, 53 of the 130 schools in Division I have decided not to play football this fall due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term effects for players. But, the changes in the sport are likely to be wider ranging and more far reaching than just not having football this fall. That change is due to the growing push from players within the Power 5 and the American Athletic Conference in the #WeAreUnited and #WeWantToPlay movements. While the two movements started from different places, we saw them come together over...
    Will we see college football games in 2020?   The college football season is scheduled to start next week, and 76 FBS schools are set to participate through the next 14 weeks.   MORE: Comparing the preseason AP, Coaches polls The schedule has a much different feel to it with the absence of 54 FBS schools because of COVID-19 concerns — including teams from the Big Ten, Pac-12, MAC and Mountain West — but the season is on for now.   Each week of the schedule features a handful of big games — and a reason to circle the calendar.     Best college games of 2020 by week Week 1: BYU at Navy (Sept. 7)  This weekend is generally jam-packed with fantastic nonconference matchups, but the first weekend...
    ALVARADO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – In Alvarado, you don’t have to ask them more than once if they are ready for the high school football season to start. “Very excited!” senior fullback Jacob Wall exclaimed. “It’s been way to long.” The longer than usual offseason will end on Friday, when Alvarado opens their season by hosting Graham. Dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic has been challenging. Cancelling offseason workouts. Delaying the strength and conditioning program. And once practices were allowed to start, making sure the players and staff followed health and safety protocols, which includes wearing masks on the practice field. Adding to the challenges, Alvarado experienced quite a turnover following the graduation of last season’s talented senior class. Not to mention,...
    Fantasy football managers willing to give Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew a starring role on their teams will have a chance to score some free beer this season, courtesy of Bud Light. Anyone who drafts Minshew in the first round of their fantasy draft can enter to win a free case of Bud Light, the company announced on Tuesday. Managers who draft Minshew in the first round and go on to win their fantasy football championships can enter to win a season’s supply of free beer. WWE TO BAN VIRTUAL FAN WHO SHARED KKK VIDEO ON LIVE TV “Last year, Gardner Minshew II was the unexpected hero of the NFL,” said Joe Barnes, director of Bud Light sports marketing. “Now...
    Massive demonstration begins in Louisville over death of Breonna Taylor Fast-food giants like Dunkin and Chipotle are using the restaurant apocalypse as a chance to swallow up independent restaurants that are struggling to survive the pandemic “This kid was destined to play pro football”: Hard Knocks sees Brett Favre talk with Rams’ LB Clay Johnston, who he held as a baby Like many other sports leagues, the NFL has a lot of players and coaches with long-time family connections to the league, and that can sometimes make for cool stories. HBO/NFL Films’ Hard Knocks has shown quite a few of those over the years, and they have a good one in Tuesday night’s episode of this year’s Hard Knocks: Los...
    Kirk Herbstreit revealed on a radio show on Tuesday that College GameDay will return this season, but there will be no fans on hand.  College football just isn’t the same without College GameDay taking place at the crack of dawn every Saturday morning. Fortunately for fans out there, Kirk Herbstreit announced during a radio show on Tuesday morning that the popular program will be returning for the 2020 campaign. There is a catch, though. While we’ve all become so used to seeing fans pack around the set to provide an incredible experience, that won’t be the case this season due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.No fans will be allowed to attend College GameDay this football season“I was...
    The 2020 preseason AP All-American teams are full of players who won’t play. In a normal year, the release of the preseason AP All-American teams would be yet another exciting signal for the return of college football. But 2020 is not a normal year and this time it’s just a reminder of all the talent who won’t be taking the field. A total of 23 players out of 50 selected for the first and second teams will not play in the fall. There are 16 from conferences who have canceled their fall season. The remaining seven have opted out for health reasons or a desire to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. The list includes first-teamers like dominant Oregon tackle...
    Kenosha is the hub of nationwide protests after police shoot Black man in front of his children Papa Johns growth streak continues into August as it sees North America same-store sales up more than 24.2% Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney to take $687,500 pay cut this year due to pandemic Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney’s salary will be reduced by $687,500 as the result of cost-cutting measures announced Monday by the university due to the ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. © Ken Ruinard / staff Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney All athletic department employees who make more than $400,000 annually, including nine of Swinney's assistant coaches, have voluntarily accepted at least a 10 percent reduction in compensation, Clemson...