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    There is a chance Tom Brady is playing in the last game of his unforgettable NFL career. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggling mightily vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of their NFC Divisional Round game, this could be the last game of Tom Brady’s hall-of-fame career. Though Brady is under contract through next season and has previously expressed interest about playing until he is 45 years old, Brady remains noncommittal towards playing in the 2022 NFL season. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter have reported that this topic of Brady potentially retiring has bubbled to the surface in recent weeks within the Buccaneers organization. The expectation is for Brady to take at least a month after the season ends to see where he is at.Tom Brady retirement rumors: Is this the final game of his illustrious NFL career?Since this is the playoffs, it would be Brady’s last game of the year if the Buccaneers do lose to the visiting Rams. While he did win his seventh Super Bowl and his first in Tampa Bay uniform last year, it...
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND were plotting a January transfer swoop for Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese star, 22, arrived at Old Trafford back in 2018 on a five-year contract following a big-money move from Porto. 2Borussia Dortmund failed to sign Diogo Dalot from Man Utd last summerCredit: Getty 2The Portuguese star is now thriving under Ralf RangnickCredit: Getty However, he struggled to make an impact and soon found himself out of favour after several injury battles and due to the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The right-back has impressed for United in recent weeks, and is now the preferred choice at right-back for interim boss Ralf Rangnick. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan, and had been linked with another move away in the summer. AC Milan had been keen on taking him on loan again, but a move failed to materialise. Now Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that German giants Dortmund failed to get him at the start of the season. But the Portuguese international instead decided to stay at United and fight for his place and...
    OZARK season three indicated a potential positive beginning for Marty and Wendy Byrde in the next season. However, the official trailer of Ozark season four revealed how badly things would potentially turn out for them. 7Ozark season four begins streaming on Netflix on January 21, 2022 When is Ozark season four getting released? Ozark season four premiered in two parts. Part one began streaming on Netflix on January 21, 2022. The date for part two of Ozark has not been released but is expected to come out later this year. Part one and part two of Ozark will have seven episodes each and Netflix announced in June 2020, that this will be the show's last season. Ozark's executive producer and writer, Jason Bateman expressed his excitement when Netflix announced the last season. "A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I'm excited to end with a bang," he said. 7Laura Linney and Jason Bateman are some of the prominent faces in Ozark season fourCredit: © 2021 Netflix, Inc. What is Ozark season four about? The official trailer for...
    (CNN)After ending the third season with a bang (pun intended), "Ozark" begins its fourth and final arc with a nail-biting sense of purpose, as the Byrdes continue their dangerous dance with people who you really don't want to get on their bad sides. Increasing the kids' role without losing any of its potency, this Netflix drama remains among TV's best, unfolding with a perpetual state of dread.As in its origins, there's a strand of "Breaking Bad's" DNA running through this tale of at-first ordinary folks entering the world of drugs and money laundering, only here it's been turned into a family affair. That's especially true now that the Byrde kids are growing up and have been clued in regarding what their folks, Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), have been doing.Foremost, the bifurcated final season (seven episodes are premiering now, with more to come) centers on the Byrdes' relationship with Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), the drug kingpin who speaks softly but has already exhibited his ruthlessness.Still, even Navarro has to deal with internal politics and US drug-enforcement agencies, which...
    Deer hunters in Missouri had an above-average year. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced the preliminary results for the recent 2021-2022 deer hunting season. While the year was slightly lower than last, it was still higher than the five-year average. The Missouri Department of Conservation released the preliminary numbers for the most recent deer hunt. (iStock) According to a news release from MDC, a total of 293,670 deer were harvested during the most recent season. This is slightly lower than the 297,214 deer harvest in the 2020-2021 season. MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle said, "This year’s harvest total was slightly behind last year’s mark and about 3% above the previous five-year average. We’ve seen an increasing trend in statewide deer harvest for about the past eight years." RECENTLY DISCOVERED RECORD-BREAKING DEER SAT IN HUNTER'S GARAGE FOR DECADES This year's deer hunt in Missouri was slightly lower than last year's total. (iStock) He continued, "The deer population has continued to increase across much of southern Missouri at the same time that we’ve seen a population recovery in...
    The ultra-woke, male-bashing Y: The Last Man series was much anticipated but lasted only a single season on FX. Now, showrunner Eliza Clark is admitting defeat in finding another network to pick the show up. Clark and the producers of Y had hoped to find a new host to continue the series that imagined a world without “cisgendered” men, based on the Vertigo comic book series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra that ran from 2002 to 2008. The show was cancelled by FX On Hulu after a single, ten-episode season. And the campaign to find a new home is now over, Deadline reported. “For those of you who have been asking me: we tried really hard to get another platform to pick up season 2 of Y,” Clark wrote on Twitter. “But sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. It is always incredibly difficult to move a show, and in recent years, it has only gotten harder.” For those of you who have been asking me: we tried really hard to get another platform to pick...
    16 and Pregnant Star Jordan Cashmyer Dead at 26 British national ID’d as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue Rafael Benitez was fired by Everton on Sunday, a day after a 2-1 loss to Norwich City that was the team's ninth league loss in its last 13. © Graham Wilson/Action Plus/Icon Sportswire The team announced the firing in a brief, three-sentence press release. In a statement of his own, Benitez blamed "the financial situation and then the injuries that followed" for the team's lack of success during his tenure. He wrote that Everton would've seen improvement "once the injured players were back and with the arrival of the new signings." Everton is 16th in the Premier League table, two spots ahead of relegation. Norwich City is 18th, but scored twice in the first 18 minutes Saturday en route to its win against Everton. The last Premier League victory for Everton was a 2-1 win against Arsenal in December. The team has had several poor performances, including a 5-2 loss to Watford and a 1-0 loss to Brentford. Benitez was hired in June...
    The last time the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game, they beat a team that longer exists. For the first time in six seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals are playing in the AFC playoffs. Cincinnati surprisingly won the AFC North this year. While the Bengals regularly made the AFC playoffs during the lengthy Marvin Lewis era of Cincinnati football, they went 0-7 under his watch in the postseason. Ultimately, this led to his dismissal as the team’s head coach after the 2018 NFL season. Maybe his successor Zac Taylor can do what his predecessor never could in January? We know it has been a long time since the Bengals won a playoff game, but how long has it been?Cincinnati Bengals: When was the last time they won a playoff game?As sad as it is, the Bengals have the longest active playoff win drought in football. They have not won a playoff game since the 1990 AFC Wild Card Game vs. the then-Houston Oilers. Boomer Esiason was two years removed from his NFL MVP campaign. The late Sam Wyche was their head coach. Superstar...
    The last time the Las Vegas Raiders won a playoff game, they played in Oakland and Rich Gannon was the NFL MVP. Against all odds, the Las Vegas Raiders somehow made it into the AFC playoffs this season. The 2021 Raiders overcame so much to even get to this point. Their former head coach Jon Gruden resigned in disgrace earlier in the season. Former first-round pick Henry Ruggs III was involved in a terrifying drunk-driving accident that led to his dismissal from the team. Add in injuries and playing in a very difficult AFC West, the Raiders defied all logic to make the dance. So now that the Raiders are in the playoffs, when was the last time they won a playoff game?Las Vegas Raiders: When was the last time they won a playoff game?The last time the Raiders won a playoff game, they beat the Tennessee Titans in Oakland in the 2002 AFC Championship Game. Rich Gannon was the Raiders’ MVP quarterback. Bill Callahan was the team’s head coach. The Raiders went 11-5 that season and won the AFC...
    An extra week of games, close finishes and a non-election year helped propel the NFL to its highest regular-season ratings in six years. The 272 regular-season games averaged 17.1 million viewers across television and digital platforms, that is a 10% increase over 2020 and is the league’s highest average since 2015. It was expected that the audience would increase after the 2020 season was played in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, with empty stadiums presenting a strange viewing dynamic, and many people’s viewing habits changing. The first half of that season also occurred in the midst of a presidential campaign, when many were watching cable news channels. This was also the first season when the league played 17 regular-season games. Despite the extra games, there were not many blowouts. According to the league, 64% of all games this season were within one score in the fourth quarter. NFL games ranked in the top 16 and 91 of the top 100 telecasts on television during the season, according to Nielsen. The Dallas Cowboys were involved in five of the 10...
    Georgia football fans are hoping their long national championship drought is coming to an end. Though the Georgia football program is one of the very best in the country, it has been well over a generation since the Dawgs last won a national title. On Monday night, Kirby Smart and the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs will face the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide for all the marbles. This is the second meeting between these two SEC powers this season, as well as the second time these two rivals will meet for a national title in the College Football Playoff era. Georgia had its heart broken by Alabama on 2nd-and-26 in January 2018. So how long has it been since Georgia last won a national championship in college football?Georgia football: When was the last time the Dawgs won a national title?Not since Herschel Walker was a freshman have the Dawgs won a national championship. This was the last time Georgia navigated a season to perfection. Though they had close calls vs. Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida, Georgia was able to secure its second...
    Before Sunday, the 18th and final day of the regular season, three tickets must be picked up for the NFL play-offs. At the National Conference (NFC), the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints competed, while at the United States Conference (AFC), the Indianapolis Golds competed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens, the Las Vegas Riders and the Los Angeles Chargers. Race, to two places. Upon arrival, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas acquired the rights to continue their season. Socks record for DJ Watt Indianapolis were the first team to go on vacation, having been unexpectedly beaten by the weakest team of the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars (26-11). The Florida defense was tough, with Colts quarterback Carson Vents dismissing him six times. After this defeat, Indianapolis could still expect playoffs, but its hopes were dashed when Pittsburgh won at Baltimore (16-13 AD). In that game, DJ Watt raised his sock count to 22.5 this season, equaling the record set by former New York Giants star Michael Strahan. However, after this victory, Pittsburgh...
    It’s fitting that the last true remaining iconic player of this series led the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory Sunday. Love him or hate him, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a Ravens killer. All the other top cast members have retired, such as Pittsburgh’s Plaxico Burress, Jerome Bettis, Joey Porter and Baltimore’s favorite No. 1 villain, Hines Ward. Gone on the Ravens’ side are Shannon Sharpe, Bart Scott, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs. Big Ben is still around. I know what you’re thinking. Why couldn’t he have left with the rest of the characters? At age 38, Roethlisberger has been chastised so much this season for being too old and having lost his arm strength. Years ago, the Steelers went to a quick-strike offense so he didn’t have to take any additional punishment. It didn’t appear Pittsburgh would be a playoff-caliber team until Roethlisberger retired. Even if they get into the postseason, Pittsburgh isn’t going far. But guess who got eliminated Sunday? Big Ben strikes again. Including the playoffs, Roethlisberger is...
    The wait is nearly over for Klay Thompson as well as Warriors fans. Sunday, Thompson will return to the court for the first time since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, when he tore the ACL in his left knee. What was hoped to be just one season away has agonizingly stretched to nearly two and a half for the 31-year-old Thompson. The absence was prolonged by an Achilles tendon injury he suffered during a pickup game shortly before training camp was set to open in November 2020. Now there finally is a finish line to that long, tortuous road for Thompson and his legion of fans. Sunday. At home. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It will have been 941 days since Thompson suffered his knee injury during the third quarter of the deciding game against the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019. Nobody had even heard of the coronavirus that day. Donald Trump was president. What else has happened (or was happening) in the world since Thompson’s last game? Here’s a sampling: ...
    When Matt Nagy coaches the Chicago Bears in their season finale Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, it will be four years to the day since general manager Ryan Pace introduced him at Halas Hall as the team’s new coach. “Matt’s a proven leader,” Pace said then of Andy Reid’s former assistant coach and coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. “He’s a winner. He’s intelligent. He’s innovative. He has strong character. He has a great family, and he shares the same passion for the game that I have.” Some of those statements have proved to be true over the last four years. One of them, about winning, has not been true enough. Nagy enters what is likely his last game as Bears coach Sunday with a 34-30 record, plus two playoff losses. No matter the outcome of the game, which has no playoff implications for either team, the Bears will finish with a losing record for the first time in his tenure. Nagy has had one winning season — the 12-4 run to the NFC North title...
    In a record-setting season for last-play wins, no team has sweated it out more than the Las Vegas Raiders. After game-winning field goals on the final play this week by Cincinnati’s Evan McPherson and Las Vegas’ Daniel Carlson, there have been 32 games decided by a winning score on the final play, the most in NFL history. Carlson has provided four of those wins himself, making overtime field goals to beat Miami in Week 3 and Dallas on Thanksgiving, along with kicks at the end of regulation against Cleveland in Week 15 and Indianapolis last week. The Raiders also won on a walk-off overtime TD pass from Derek Carr to Zay Jones in the opener against Baltimore, becoming the first team in NFL history to win five games in a season with a score on the final play, according to Sportradar. There have been 46 games this season with the game-winning score coming in the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the fifth-most in NFL history. Only 2013 (49), 2015 (49), 2003 (48) and 2002 (47) had more. DIVISION...
    As Oakland’s Amy Schneider continues to realize her dream of being a record-breaking “Jeopardy!” champion, she revealed Monday that she was also dealing with the nightmare of being robbed of personal items, including her phone and her ID. “Hi all! So, first off: I’m fine,” Schneiter, 42, tweeted Monday. “But I got robbed yesterday, lost my ID, credit cards, and phone. I then couldn’t really sleep last night, and have been dragging myself around all day trying to replace everything.” Schneider didn’t offer more details about when and how the robbery took place. In a second tweet, Schneider noted she’d likely be unable to “start writing tonight’s game thread” because of the robbery. “And if I keep winning, it may take a bit for me to get caught up,” she added. “Thanks for your patience!” Schneider was referring to her popular practice of summarizing the highs and lows of each game via a Twitter thread, but she said the robbery would probably keep her from finishing a recap of Monday night’s game when she scored her 24th victory and brought...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has been flirting with the idea of retirement for years. This time, however, feels different. For the first time in his nearly two-decade career, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback did more than just hint that the end is near. It may finally be at hand. “I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it,” Roethlisberger said in the run-up to Monday night’s game against Cleveland at Heinz Field. READ MORE: How Do Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 Programs Work?The 39-year-old offered no guarantees. Guarantees aren’t really his thing. Yet the signs have been there for most of his 18th season. The two-time Super Bowl winner has spoken wistfully at times, solemnly at others during a wildly uneven season for both himself and the franchise he has long defined. He’s made it a point to attempt to stay in the moment, but with Pittsburgh at 7-7-1 and its playoff chances iffy at best, Roethlisberger will stand in the tunnel and jog out onto the Heinz Field as the starter for the home team for the...
    Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy would like to start quarterback Justin Fields in the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium, provided the rookie has recovered enough from an ankle injury that kept him out the last two games. Nagy said last week Fields was getting closer to a return, but was limited by pain while doing football movements — and the Bears wanted him to be as close to 100% as possible before he played. Fields injured his ankle in the Week 15 loss to the Vikings, and Nagy originally was hopeful Fields wouldn’t miss time. But the Bears turned to Nick Foles and Andy Dalton over the next two weeks — two victories — over the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants. The Bears will evaluate where Fields is at the next two days as they return to practices Wednesday. “It’s always going to come down to his health,” Nagy said. “It’s always going to come down to medically where he’s at and where we feel he’s at.” The Bears...
    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Tuesday: FRANCE The day’s only action sees Lens facing Lille in a local derby with the winner earning the last place in the last 16 of the French Cup. They are closely matched in the league table with Lille in eighth place and Lens one point behind in ninth at the halfway stage of the season. When they met back in September their league game was interrupted for about 30 minutes when fans from the northern rivals clashed at halftime. A large group of Lens supporters ran to the away section where they fought with Lille fans in one of several violent incidents to mar French soccer this season. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions could reportedly be the last time fans see Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll on the same sideline at Lumen Field.  Sources told ESPN that the general feeling is that the famed duo, which saw two Super Bowl appearances and one championship, will not return for the 2022 season.  RUSSELL WILSON CLAIMS THERE’S UNCERTAINTY IN HIS RETURN TO THE SEAHAWKS NEXT SEASON Trade talks are reportedly expected to begin again in the offseason, ESPN reported. Coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on alongside Russell Wilson before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Lumen Field on Oct. 25, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Rumors that this could be Wilson’s last season in Seattle were reignited on Thursday when the veteran quarterback hinted at the possibility that Sunday’s home game could potentially be his last.  "I know for me, I hope it’s not my last game [in Seattle]," Wilson said. "But at the same time, I know it won’t be my last game in the NFL." CLICK...
    Ben Roethlisberger has been flirting with the idea of retirement for years. This time, however, feels different. For the first time in his nearly two-decade career, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback did more than just hint that the end is near. It may finally be at hand. "I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it," Roethlisberger said in the run-up to Monday night's game against Cleveland at Heinz Field. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The 39-year-old offered no guarantees. Guarantees aren't really his thing. Yet the signs have been there for most of his 18th season. The two-time Super Bowl winner has spoken wistfully at times, solemnly at others during a wildly uneven season for both himself and the franchise he has long defined. He's made it a point to attempt to stay in the moment, but with Pittsburgh at 7-7-1 and its playoff chances iffy at best, Roethlisberger will stand in the tunnel and jog out onto the Heinz Field as the starter for the home team for the 135th and perhaps...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has been flirting with the idea of retirement for years. This time, however, feels different. For the first time in his nearly two-decade career, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback did more than just hint that the end is near. It may finally be at hand. “I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it,” Roethlisberger said in the run-up to Monday night’s game against Cleveland at Heinz Field. The 39-year-old offered no guarantees. Guarantees aren’t really his thing. Yet the signs have been there for most of his 18th season. The two-time Super Bowl winner has spoken wistfully at times, solemnly at others during a wildly uneven season for both himself and the franchise he has long defined. He’s made it a point to attempt to stay in the moment, but with Pittsburgh at 7-7-1 and its playoff chances iffy at best, Roethlisberger will stand in the tunnel and jog out onto the Heinz Field as the starter for the home team for the 135th and perhaps final time. The...
    CLEVELAND (7-8) at PITTSBURGH (7-7-1) Monday, 8:`15 p.m. ET, ESPN BETTING LINE: Browns by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 7-8; Steelers 6-9. SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 77-62-1. LAST MEETING: Steelers beat Browns 15-10 on Oct. 31 in Cleveland. LAST WEEK: Browns lost to Packers 24-22; Steelers lost to Chiefs 36-10. BROWNS OFFENSE: OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (27), SCORING (19). BROWNS DEFENSE: OVERALL (7), RUSH (10), PASS (8), SCORING (17). STEELERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (15), PASS (29), SCORING (22). STEELERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (26), RUSH (32), PASS (13), SCORING (22). TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Browns 0; Steelers minus-1. BROWNS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Baker Mayfield has a chance to erase so much of what has gone wrong for him this season by playing well in Cleveland’s last two games — at Pittsburgh, and home against Cincinnati. Mayfield’s dealt with injuries that have affected his performance, making it tricky for the Browns to assess his long-term future. STEELERS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Ben Roethlisberger will likely be making his last start at Heinz Field against a...
    California begins the new year in much better shape for escaping its drought thanks to a massive October atmospheric river and wet December that delivered more rain and snow so far than the state saw in all of its last paltry precipitation season. But this season’s hardly over, and California needs the skies to keep delivering. According to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, 33.9 trillion gallons of water have fallen on California in the current “water year,” the period running from Oct. 1 through the following September. That’s more than the 33.6 trillion gallons that fell during all of the previous water year. To put it in perspective, the weather service added that the entire volume of Lake Tahoe is 40 trillion gallons. “This means that the state has received more precip than last year,” the weather service said in a New Year’s Day tweet. The Water Year (WY) is off to a great start! Digging into the state data????Current WY volume ~33.9 trillion gallonsLast WY ~33.6 trillion gallons This means that the state has received more precip than...
    ARSENAL centre-back Gabriel was sent off against Manchester City in almost identical fashion to his red card in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last season. The Brazilian defender was given his marching orders in the 2-1 defeat against the Citizens after receiving two quick bookable offences. 2Gabriel was sent off against Manchester City after hauling down Gabriel JesusCredit: BT Sport 2Arsenal defender Gabriel was also shown a red card against Southampton last season in similar fashionCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail Gabriel received his first caution after making a comment to referee Stuart Attwell after Bernardo Silva won a controversial penalty. He was then shown his second yellow card just two minutes later after bringing down Gabriel Jesus on the halfway line just before the hour mark. His needless foul infuriated BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand who labelled the 24-year-old as 'stupid, immature and petulant'. Former Citizens star Joleon Lescott stated he wasn't surprised by his early bath having declared he has seen him lose his head previously. In December 2020, the ex-Lille ace was sent off against the Saints at...
    ARSENAL centre-back Gabriel was sent off against Manchester City in almost identical fashion to his red card in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last season. The Brazilian defender was given his marching orders in the 2-1 defeat against the Citizens after receiving two quick bookable offences. BT Sport 2 Gabriel was sent off against Manchester City after hauling down Gabriel Jesus Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail 2 Arsenal defender Gabriel was also shown a red card against Southampton last season in similar fashion Gabriel received his first caution after making a comment to referee Stuart Attwell after Bernardo Silva won a controversial penalty. He was then shown his second yellow card just two minutes later after bringing down Gabriel Jesus on the halfway line just before the hour mark. His needless foul infuriated BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand who labelled the 24-year-old as ‘stupid, immature and petulant’. Former Citizens star Joleon Lescott stated he wasn’t surprised by his early bath having declared he has seen him lose his head previously. In December 2020, the ex-Lille ace was sent off...
    The most memorable moment of the last decade for the New York Giants came on an off day for players after the 2016 regular season and before a wild-card playoff game when Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and others appeared in the infamous boat photo in Miami. When that is the lasting image over a 10-year period that includes no postseason victories and only two winning seasons, it’s reflective of what a mess the franchise has been. In that regard, the Giants and Chicago Bears are not dissimilar. While the Giants have a .384 winning percentage since the start of the 2012 season — the year after capturing a second Lombardi Trophy in a five-year span — the Bears aren’t much better at .440. The Bears also have only two winning seasons in the span and are winless in two playoff appearances. The Bears’ continued demise this season only benefits the Giants , who have 2022 first- and fourth-round picks as final payment for the trade up to draft quarterback Justin Fields. New York general manager...
    (CNN)Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has said that Monday Night Football's crucial game against the Cleveland Browns could be his last at Heinz Field. Nearing the end of his 18th season in Pittsburgh, the 39-year-old has the fifth most passing yards in NFL history -- his 63,721 yards putting him second only to all-time leader Tom Brady among active players and over twice as many as any other previous Steelers quarterback.Yet any hopes of catching Brett Favre in fourth look set to be dashed, with Roethlisberger indicating that -- while he doesn't speak in "definites" or "guarantees" -- Monday will be his last regular season outing in Pittsburgh. "Looking at the bigger picture, I would say all signs are pointing to this could be it -- regular season, that is," Roethlisberger told reporters on Thursday. "I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen. But, in the grand scheme of things -- in terms of regular seasons -- signs...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers fans say it has been an emotional rollercoaster since Ben Roethlisberger said Monday’s game is likely his last at Heinz Field. Fans said for the rest of the season, it’s not out with the old, in with the new. It is more about appreciating the now. READ MORE: Man, 78, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy, 12, In Washington County“It’s been great,” said Ken Kniess. “It’s been a real good experience watching Ben.” “It’s sad,” said Lisa DeVita. “But I think he’s had a good run.” After 18 seasons, two Super Bowl titles and six Pro Bowls, it sounds like Roethlisberger’s Hall of Fame career is coming to a close. “It’s going to be hard for whoever quarterback we have,” Aiden Nowark said. Fans said next season will be an odd change of scenery if No. 7 does not take the field. They added that Roethlisberger exemplifies what it means to be a winner in Pittsburgh. READ MORE: Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022: Guide To First Night Pittsburgh“Ben did bring us two Super Bowls and led...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns could be his last at Heinz Field. “I don’t ever speak in definites or guarantees,” Roethlisberger said on Thursday. “That’s just not what I’ve ever done, or who I am. But looking at the bigger picture, I would say that all signs are pointing that this could be it.” The 39-year-old insisted that he won’t make any final decisions until after the season, and Roethlisberger noted that his team remains in the playoff hunt. But for now, the veteran quarterback publicly acknowledged for the first time that he could play his final home game on Monday. “I’ll address the definite answer at some point down the road,” Roethlisberger said. “My focus is on winning this game. If it is indeed my last regular-season game (at Heinz Field), it’s going to be one of the most important games of my career.” Roethlisberger, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2004 draft, is the franchise leader in just about every major statistical passing category. He...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared to be coming to grips with the future of his NFL career as the team gets set to play its final home game of the 2021 season on Monday night. Roethlisberger on Thursday was asked whether the Steelers’ game against the AFC North rival Cleveland Browns could be his final regular-season game at Heinz Field. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reacts to a penalty call during the second half of an NFL football game at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) "I don’t ever speak in definites or guarantees that’s just not what I ever done or who I am. But looking at the bigger picture, I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it. Regular season that is. I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen but in the grand...
    (CNN)As Americans bring back unwanted holiday gifts, those returns will cost retailers upwards of 50% more than they did last year. Retailers are already dealing with elevated costs thanks to the supply chain crunch and a tight labor market. Now, returns processor Optoro estimates that returns this year will cost retailers $33 of the price of a $50 item to process -- up 59% from 2020. Costs are rising due to those supply chain issues, like higher transportation costs, as well as discounting and liquidation losses. Inflation be damned: Heres why Americans spent a ton for the holidaysReturns are the norm after the holidays -- especially following this year's surge in online shopping. In fact, Optoro says two out of three shoppers will likely return at least one gift during the 2021 holiday season. In all, Optoro predicts that $120B billion in goods will be returned between Thanksgiving and end of January 2022. But despite supply chain issues and inflation, it didn't stop Americans from shopping this year. U.S. retail sales rose 8.5% year-over-year between Nov. 1 and Dec....
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge had better hope New York Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch have decided to bring him back as coach for a third season. If they haven’t, the way the Giants (4-11) are playing since quarterback Daniel Jones was hurt late last month is not going to help his cause. He has a 10-21 record with two games left this season. The team is riding a four-game losing streak without Jones and the losses have gotten uglier and uglier. The worst was the 34-10 setback at Philadelphia on Sunday. The Giants were competitive on one side of the ball for a half because Pat Graham’s unit held the Eagles to three points. The second half was a blowout, thanks in part to mistakes by the offense and special teams, and failures by the tired defense. It’s hard to say whether Judge deserves a third year. Like most coaches he works very hard. He has added good people on the roster and eliminated issues within the locker room. He just hasn’t won enough. Injuries...
    SEATTLE (AP) — After the final kneel down, the few remaining snowballs being tossed from the stands were no longer only directed toward officials or the Chicago Bears. Some were being flung toward the home sideline and tunnel as the Seattle Seahawks left the field. What was already a lost season for the Seahawks hit a new low Sunday, when they blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in a 25-24 loss to the Chicago Bears that eliminated Seattle from playoff contention in the NFC. The crash has been swift and painful for a team that a year ago won 12 games and was NFC West champions. Seattle (5-10) already was assured of finishing with a losing record, but clung to the slimmest of playoff hopes entering the week. Now, they’re guaranteed the worst season of Pete Carroll’s tenure with the Seahawks — and his first 10-loss season since his first season as an NFL head coach in 1994 with the New York Jets. Seattle will finish in last place in the NFC West for the first time since...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jalen Hurts threw a touchdown to lineman Lane Johnson, linebacker Alex Singleton returned an interception for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles continued their late-season playoff push with a 34-10 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. The Eagles (8-7) have won six of eight after opening the season losing five of seven and moved into the seventh playoff spot in the NFC. They could clinch a playoff berth with a win and some help next week. READ MORE: Giants Commit 4 Turnovers, Fall To Prescott, CowboysThe Eagles can only hope they don’t have to play the final two games without running back Miles Sanders after he left the game with an unspecified hand injury. Hurts shook off a dismal first half and threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns to push the Eagles over .500 for the first time since they won the season opener. The Eagles scored 31 points in the second half, none quite as cool as the 4-yard pass from Hurts to Johnson early in the fourth that made it 27-3. Johnson,...
    Matt Ryan threw a tiebreaking, 12-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst early in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons held on late to beat the Detroit Lions 20-16 on Sunday to preserve their slim playoff hopes. Foye Oluokun's interception of Lions fill-in quarterback Tim Boyle's pass at the Atlanta 1 with 33 seconds remaining preserved the win. It was the first interception of the game for Boyle, who made his second career start as Jared Goff remained on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Atlanta wide receiver Russell Gage's lost fumble with 2:18 remaining set up the Lions' last possession at the Atlanta 37. The fumble was forced by Jalen Reeves-Maybin and recovered by Dean Marlowe. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Falcons (7-8) began the day knowing they had to win their final three regular-season games to protect hopes of making the playoffs. Ryan's 19-yard pass to rookie Kyle Pitts set up the go-ahead touchdown. Hurst beat linebacker Charles Harris, who spent the 2020 season with the Falcons, to snap a 13-13 tie. The Lions answered with a...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan threw a tie-breaking, 12-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst early in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons held on late to beat the Detroit Lions 20-16 on Sunday to preserve their slim playoff hopes. Foye Oluokun’s interception of Lions fill-in quarterback Tim Boyle’s pass at the Atlanta 1 with 33 seconds remaining preserved the win. It was the first interception of the game for Boyle, who made his second career start as Jared Goff remained on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Atlanta wide receiver Russell Gage’s lost fumble with 2:18 remaining set up the Lions’ last possession at the Atlanta 37. The fumble was forced by Jalen Reeves-Maybin and recovered by Dean Marlowe. The Falcons (7-8) began the day knowing they had to win their final three regular-season games to protect hopes of making the playoffs. Ryan’s 19-yard pass to rookie Kyle Pitts set up the go-ahead touchdown. Hurst beat linebacker Charles Harris, who spent the 2020 season with the Falcons, to snap a 13-13 tie. The Lions answered with a 17-play drive that consumed 10...
    A mother has penned an emotional letter to the organ donor who gave her 'the best gift ever' of a heart transplant just days before Christmas 2020 - to enable her to enjoy her first festivities with her new baby this year. Nicolette Somers, 30, from Detroit, Michigan, was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) - a rare form of congestive heart failure associated with pregnancy - in October 2020, three months after her son Beckett, now one, was born. Although doctors initially hoped they'd be able to treat Nicolette for the condition, she was eventually told she would need a heart transplant - or she would risk missing her newborn son grow up. She was told the wait for a new heart could take up to 11 months - but received a call nine days later to say there was a donor heart ready for her and underwent the life-saving transplant on December 20 2020, before spending the next three weeks in recovery. The mother-of-one missed her son's first Christmas while in hospital but says that videos of him opening his...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Last-minute Christmas shopping meant an in-person sprint to the finish for thousands of Chicagoans Friday.The bags were out, and people were caffeinated and ready to go. Chicago on Christmas Eve is packed with last-minute presents aplenty, whether you're on State Street in the Loop, at Chriskindlemarket, on the Mag Mile, or out in the neighborhoods at local small businesses."Heating blankets, because I know the cold is coming, so yeah, my mom wanted that so I'm excited," shopper Monique Martin said she was buying."This is like the first year I think in two years I've actually, on Christmas Eve even, just running around in person, and getting into those stores is kind of a nice feeling," said shopper Margaret Suszka. "Even though it's still a little chaotic, it's nice to be in person.""We're still seeing the store pretty busy," said Scott Friedland, owner of Timeless Toys in Lincoln Quare. "We're a little bit slower than usual Christmas Eve, actually, but we had a lot of shoppers come really early in the season this year due to all the...
    With COVID threatening to derail college basketball, the Pac-12 announced Wednesday a series of policies for the remainder of the 2021-22 season that are based on the procedures used last year. As always, local public health requirements have priority. Key tenants, which apply to the men and women for round-robin league play, include: — Player and coach thresholds. Teams must be available to compete if they have at least seven available scholarship players and one available coach. If there are fewer than seven scholarship players, teams have the option to play. If they decide not to compete, the participants and conference office will work to reschedule. — No contests/forfeitures. Games that cannot be played will either be rescheduled — “while being mindful of student-athlete health and safety considerations,” according to the conference — or declared no contests. There will be no forfeitures, except for one situation: “The Conference office shall have the option to levy a forfeit in the event the Conference standards of sportsmanship are not met in the process of attempting to reschedule a contest.” The UCLA-Washington game...
    BACHELORETTE Michelle Young and the winner of her season, Nayte Olukoya, are still happily engaged months after filming wrapped, but her friends fear the “romance won’t last,” The Sun can report.  Following an emotional season, Nayte got down on one knee and popped the question to the Minnesota school teacher on this week's explosive finale.  6Bachelorette Michelle Young is still 'happily engaged' to Nayte- but friends 'don't think it will last long'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Brandon Jones was Michelle's runner-upCredit: ABC 6Nayte Olukoya also made it to the final episode where Michelle is expected to get engagedCredit: ABC While Michelle, 28, and Nayte are “still together and happy,” a source exclusively told The Sun her friends believe it is an “act” and even her family “doesn’t believe it will last.” “They have an undeniable connection, no one is questioning that,” the insider said of the winner from her season, Nayte Olukoya. “But it’s like they’re in a constant honeymoon phase they can’t really get out of. Their relationship doesn’t really seem like an adult relationship. “They’re like two teenagers...
    MICHELLE Young and her season winner Nayte Olukoya have assured fans that they will spend their lives together despite doubts from family and friends. The Bachelorette star picked the Account Executive over contestant Brandon Jones during the tearful Tuesday finale. 5Michelle and Nate plan to be together 'forever'Credit: Good Morning America 5The Account Executive popped the question during the season 18 finaleCredit: Getty Images - Getty Michelle, 28, and her fiancé Nayte, 27, have insisted that their love is forever while appearing on Good Morning America on Wednesday. The season lead told viewers: "We're still kind of on an emotional high and excited and everything but this has been crazy." "I never thought I'd be in a situation where I'd be in love with two different people but this position that you put yourself in, that's something that's very likely to happen. "With Nate, he's the person I could not imagine living without, and the way we connected on so many different levels, it's where my heart was guiding me and I definitely made the right choice," she explained. After...
    BACHELORETTE Michelle Young and the winner of her season are still “happily engaged” but her friends feel the “romance won’t last,” The Sun can reveal.  Following an emotional season, the last man standing will get down on one knee and pop the question to the Minnesota school teacher on tonight’s explosive finale.  6Bachelorette Michelle Young is still 'happily engaged' to her season winner - but friends 'don't think it will last long'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Brandon Jones is one of Michelle's final two suitorsCredit: ABC 6Nayte Olukoya also made it to the final episode where Michelle is expected to get engagedCredit: ABC While Michelle, 28, and her suitor are “still together and happy,” a source exclusively told The Sun her friends believe it is an “act” and even her family “doesn’t believe it will last.” WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!  “They have an undeniable connection, no one is questioning that,” the insider said of the winner from her season, Nayte Olukoya. “But it’s like they’re in a constant honeymoon phase they can’t really get out of. Their relationship doesn’t really seem...
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Jets are finishing in last place. Again. It’s now official: New York will end the season alone at the bottom of the AFC East. The Jets were locked into that spot Sunday, their 31-24 loss to Miami sending them to 3-11 on the season and four games behind the Dolphins in the standings with only three contests remaining. This will be the fifth time in the last six seasons that the Jets finish last in their division. The only other team on such a dismal pace is Jacksonville, which lost to Houston on Sunday to fall to 2-12 and into last place in the AFC South, now well on its way to a fifth last-place finish in that six-year span. “I thought we had some good opportunities there for plays,” Jets quarterback Zach Wilson said. They did, just not enough. The Jets’ last offensive play of the game was a microcosm of the season: They needed 10 yards to keep the drive alive, and got 9. A couple kneel-downs by Miami later, it was...
    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday: SPAIN Levante has one last chance to avoid finishing the year as the only team yet to win a game this season in the Spanish league. Last-place Levante hosts rival Valencia in a derby, the last game for both teams before a winter break. Levante has eight draws and nine losses from its 17 league games played this campaign. Its only win of the entire season came against a lower-division side in the Copa del Rey, only to be eliminated by another lower-division side in the next round. Alessio Lisci is Levante’s third coach this season. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Reaction to Pac-12 developments on and off the field … 1. The Jimmy Cruddy Bowl Let’s begin at the end of the week, with an abysmal performance by Oregon State in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. The Beavers were favored by a touchdown over Utah State, scored on their first possession and caught an early break when the Aggies’ starting quarterback, Logan Bonner, left with an injury. His replacement, Cooper Legas, was the third stringer for most of the season and had never attempted a pass, so things were looking quite favorable for the favorites. But then Legas dropped back and let fly his first throw as a collegian. The 62-yard touchdown strike tied the score, changed the game and sent the Beavers on their way to an awful loss. Oregon State’s offensive line, one of the best in the Pac-12 all season, couldn’t handle the Utah State defensive front. Oregon State’s defense was a tick better than it has been in previous games away from Corvallis, but it wasn’t nearly good enough. Also, the Beavers committed 13 penalties and...
    ATLANTA (6-7) at SAN FRANCISCO (7-6) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: 49ers by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Atlanta 6-7; San Francisco 6-7. SERIES RECORD: 49ers lead 47-32-1. LAST MEETING: Falcons beat 49ers 29-22, Dec. 15, 2019 at Santa Clara, California. LAST WEEK: Falcons beat Panthers 29-21; 49ers beat Bengals 26-23, OT. FALCONS OFFENSE: OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (17), SCORING (26). FALCONS DEFENSE: OVERALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (21), SCORING (28). 49ERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (12), RUSH (8), PASS (14), SCORING (13). 49ERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (8), RUSH (18), PASS (6), SCORING (20). TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Falcons plus-6; 49ers minus-2. FALCONS PLAYER TO WATCH: RB Cordarrelle Patterson ran for his fifth TD of the season last week and became the first player in franchise history to have at least five TD catches and five TD runs in the same season. Patterson has 547 yards rushing and 519 yards receiving, joining Austin Ekeler of the Chargers as the only players to top 500 in both categories. 49ERS PLAYER TO WATCH: TE George Kittle had 13 catches for...
    CBS The contestants of "Survivor: Winners at War" (2020). Fans of “Survivor” know that the current season, season 41, is the first new season fans have got to see in almost a year and a half. Given that season 40, “Winners at War,” was shot in the summer of 2019 and released in early to mid-2020, CBS never got a chance to produce another season of “Survivor” until the following summer, due to COVID restrictions both in Fiji, where the show is shot, and in the States. Nonetheless, production was able to keep the show alive, and both “Survivor 41” and “Survivor 42” were shot in the summer of 2021, albeit with fewer days in the game. “Survivor 41” is an all-newbies season, so fans who have never seen the show before could have tuned in for the first time and been on more or less the same page as the most hardcore fans. However, incoming fans might wonder what happened last season, and who won the show’s famous all-winners season. Here’s everything you need to know about...