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    The Chicago Bears are in the market for a new general manager and head coach. So who will they hire? We have possible head coaching and general manager candidates to keep an eye on, plus the latest moves and interview requests from around the NFL. Coach interviews Matt Eberflus: What to know about the Colts defensive coordinator Brian Daboll: What to know about the Bills offensive coordinator Leslie Frazier: What to know about the Bills defensive coordinator Jim Caldwell: What to know about the former Colts and Lions coach Nathaniel Hackett: What to know about the Packers offensive coordinator Brian Flores: What to know about the former Dolphins coach Doug Pederson: What to know about the former Eagles coach GM interviews Morocco Brown: What to know about the Colts director of college scouting Eliot Wolf: What to know about the Patriots senior consultant Ed Dodds: What to know about the Colts assistant general manager Joe Schoen: What to know about the Bills assistant director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort: What to know about...
    This is where the XXV Olympic Winter Games will take place. Benvenuto in Italia. Italy was selected as the host site for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. More specifically, cities Milan and Cortina d’Ampezoo will be the site for all the festivities. The opening ceremony will take place on a field that soccer fans may be familiar with as the Winter Olympics is set to kick off at San Siro Stadium, the home for soccer clubs A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. The plan is to have the Olympic Games wrap at Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD. This will mark the first Olympic Games since 1984 where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at different venues. The timetable for Milano Cortina 2026 is for its festivities to begin on February 6 and wrap on the 22nd. The aforementioned host site will be unique as it will be the first time Milan hosted an Olympic Games. Milan-Carotina d’Amprezzo won the bid in 2019 by 47 votes to 34 votes with Stockholm-Åre (Sweden) as the runner up.Has...
    Let’s get something out of the way up front. The Chicago Bears are not playing musical chairs in their searches for a new general manager and head coach. There are enough impressive candidates available for both roles. The hunt need not be guided by suffocating deadline pressure. It’s not as if, when the NFL’s search music stops, the Bears will be left without a place to sit. So the antsiest of Bears fans can pause and take a deep breath. It’s all going to be OK. Hopefully. Maybe? If the Bears conduct a shrewd and calculated exploration of their current applicants, they have a golden opportunity to make two successful hires in the coming weeks. But first and foremost, they must know what they’re truly after, what their vision is for this latest reboot and how they can unite a new GM with a new coach in a way that propels them forward as quickly as possible. Pressure-packed chore? Absolutely. Attainable goal? Of course. As of Wednesday morning, the Bears have completed preliminary...
    (CNN)Lusia "Lucy" Harris, a star in women's collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66."We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister, mother, grandmother, Olympic medalist, The Queen of Basketball, Lusia Harris has passed away unexpectedly today in Mississippi," the statement said.Harris led Delta State to three consecutive Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championships from 1975-1977.Lusia Harris playing in a Delta State game against LSU in 1977While at Delta State, women's basketball was introduced to the Olympics in 1976. Harris was selected to the team and had the distinction of being the first woman to score a basket in the competition's first game. The US won the silver medal that year. After her collegiate career, the NBA's New Orleans Jazz, which began play in 1974 and would later move to Utah, selected her in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA draft....
    Getty MIAMI, : Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley (L) and his assistant Stan Van Gundy (R) watch during the last seconds of their NBA first-round Eastern Conference playoff game with the New York Knicks at the Miami Arena 03 May. The Knicks beat the Heat 98-81 and will play the Indiana Pacers in the next series. AFP PHOTO/Rhona WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images) The Miami Heat were a floundering franchise in the early to mid 1990s. Seven seasons after having come into the NBA, they were still a club that was floundering in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference. For many, 1995 was the most pivotal point in the history of the franchise as they acquired arguably the most important figure in their history. Pat Riley’s arrival in South Florida was analyzed by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Herring in his book “Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks” that was released on Tuesday. The New York Times published a series of excerpts from...
    LOUISVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – While fire crews battled the growing Marshal Fire, a fight behind the scenes was underway. CBS4 first reported about the struggle to get water to firefighters. “If we couldn’t keep water flowing and keep it at levels it need to be there was no fight,” Kurt Kowar, Director of Public Works for the City of Louisville, said. He and his water treatment team went into action after learning their neighbors in Superior had lost power, a backup generator burned and their access to water was dwindling. A home burns in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) “Trees down on the road on fire, buildings on fire, grass, power lines down everywhere. We are driving in ditches cutting fences to drive through the open space. It was insane to get here and of course the wind was intense,” Greg Venette, Chief Water Plant Operator, said. Venette, with his colleague Jeff Owens, went into the fire’s path to get water flowing again, a task that had to be done manually. “When we got...
    THE 'Queen of Basketball' and first woman ever drafted by the NBA has died at age 66. Lusia Harris' death was confirmed on Tuesday by Ann Meyers Drysdale, vice president of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.  2The death of 66-year-old Lusia Harris (pictured) was announced on Tuesday 2Harris' life and accomplishments are highlighted in a short documentary titled The Queen of BasketballCredit: Getty Delta State University, where Harris won three straight national titles during college, also confirmed her passing. The cause of Harris' death was not immediately revealed. The school described Harris as “one of the greatest women’s basketball players to ever grace the court.” A native of Minter City, Mississippi, Harris still holds a plethora of Lady Statesmen basketball records, the university said. She holds another impressive distinction -- Harris was also a member of the first-ever women's silver medal Olympic team in 1976. She scored the first points ever recorded in an Olympic women's basketball game and was the team's leading scorer and rebounder, The Undefeated reported. The New Orleans Jazz selected Harris in...
    Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio talked about quarterback Deshaun Watson’s status and if he will return to the team next year after sitting out this season due to off-field legal issues. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Director of player personnel Nick Caserio of the New England Patriots walks onto the field prior to a preseason game on Aug. 25, 2017 against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. New England won 30-28. (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images) Caserio, who made an appearance on Sports Radio 610, was asked about the team hiring head coach Brian Flores and if that would give Watson a reason to stay with the team. According to the Houston Chronicle, Caserio said "that more than likely would not be the case." "I think we have to be open-minded and just take the information and process it and ultimately make the decision that we feel makes the most sense for everybody involved, whatever that looks like," Caserio said. I'LL DRINK TO THAT: BENGALS COACH ZAC TAYLOR GIFTS GAME BALL TO LOCAL...
    Chelsea drew 1-1 with Brighton this evening and in all reality I am not exaggerating when I say that the players did not turn up until the 80th minute. Despite getting the opening goal in the first half, that was totally against the run of play and Chelsea were more than lucky to be going in at half-time in front. 1Chelsea dropped more points as they were held to a 1-1 draw away at BrightonCredit: AP Brighton were the better team and really deserved their equaliser in the second half. They deserved more in fact and should have scored when they had the momentum and were all over Chelsea. But once again with Chelsea's players the same old reoccurring story pops up and that is that these set of players drop their heads and look disinterested when things go against them. Although on this occasion they looked disinterested before the game even started. Thomas Tuchel was the most frustrated I have ever seen him on the touchline and he even went and sat down and showed no emotions at all for a long period in...
    Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time! The Jamaican Bobsled Team has qualified for this year's Winter Olympics. After an over two-decadelong absence, Jamaica will be represented by a four-man bobsled team, a two-man bobsled team, and a female monobob competitor at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, according to a report. SEE IT: SNOW BLANKETS THE SAHARA DESERT IN 'STUNNING PATTERNS' It is the first time the island nation has qualified for three bobsleigh events, the report noted. Team Jamaica marked its qualification by quoting the 1993 Disney movie Cool Runnings. "It will be fire on ice," the team posted to Twitter. BREAKING:JAMAICA, WE HAVE A BOBSLED TEAM HEADING TO BEIJING! ????It will be fire on ice as #TeamJamaica ???????? secured their spot at the 2022 Beijing #WinterOlympics. This will be the 1st time JAM has qualified in 3 Olympic bobsled events: four-man, two-man and women’s monobob pic.twitter.com/hRd5h7lDlG— Team Jamaica (@TeamJA876) January 17, 2022 The movie is inspired by Team Jamaica's 1988 Olympic debut. "Jamaica,...
    Getty Amani Oruwariye playing defense for the Lions vs. the Vikings in 2021. The Detroit Lions struggled through the 2021-22 season, but even though the team finished with what many would consider an embarrassing 3-13-1 record, there were still tons of standout performances on the field. From the emergence of several rookie players to the continued development of other youngsters, there were some huge moments to celebrate on the field even in spite of all the frustrations. Players led the way and had great seasons in order to push the Lions, and should get some spoils of this as a result. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! How should things stack up for the Lions in terms of MVP candidates and who should take home the award? Here’s a look.Amon-Ra St. Brown, Wide ReceiverA big reason the Lions were able to have such a strong finish to the year? The way St. Brown performed down the stretch for the team. The rookie not...
    (CNN)The Golden State Warriors have distanced themselves from comments made by Chamath Palihapitiya, a part owner who said that "nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs." Palihapitiya made the comment on the "All-in Podcast" on Saturday, after co-host Jason Calacanis brought up US President Joe Biden's "very strong" stance on the alleged human rights abuses faced by the Uyghur minority in China. "Nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs, okay? You bring it up because you really care, and I think it's nice that you care, the rest of us don't care," Palihapitiya said, while Calacanis reacted in surprise."I'm just telling you...a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things I care about, yes, it is below my line." Co-host David Sacks said the average person would care when the topic is presented to them, but Palihapitiya continued: "I care about the fact that our economy could turn on a dime if China invades Taiwan ... I care about climate change ... I care about America's crippling and decrepit health care infrastructure.Read More"But if you're asking me: 'Do...
    In the week since firing general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey has been inching his way through an interview schedule of more than two dozen candidates to replace them. As the five-person Bears search committee narrows its choices, it also will be selling what the franchise has to offer the next GM and coach. Six other teams are looking for a coach, and three others are trying to find a GM. So what exactly is the appeal of the Bears jobs, and what is the downside to what the next GM and coach will inherit? Here are four key categories to consider: the quarterback, the rest of the roster, the assets and the intangibles. The quarterback What the Bears have at quarterback is open to interpretation after Justin Fields’ rocky rookie season, in which he completed 58.9% of his passes for 1,870 yards with seven touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 73.2 passer rating. He was sacked 36 times, fumbled 12 times and rushed for 420 yards and two touchdowns....
    With the NFL’s first “Super Wild Card Weekend” in the books, only eight teams remain in the hunt for the Super Bowl title. After ranking all 32 teams throughout the 18-week regular season, The Baltimore Sun examines the top contenders heading into the divisional round: 1. Green Bay Packers Thanks to their first-round bye, the Packers (13-4) were able to give left tackle David Bakhtiari, cornerback Jaire Alexander and edge rusher Za’Darius Smith another week of rest as they work their way back from injury. Bakhtiari shook off some rust in Week 18 against the Lions, while Alexander and Smith returned to practice in recent weeks. That’s three Pro Bowl-caliber players the NFC’s No. 1 seed can drop onto its roster for the most important stretch of the season. Of course, the Packers also have the best quarterback-receiver combination in the league in Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, a strong one-two at running back in Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon and one of the most successful young coaches in NFL history in Matt LaFleur. But if there’s...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Monday night's Wild Card NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals ended with the Rams' hope for a Super Bowl appearance alive.The Rams defeated the Cardinals 34-11. They will not face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is being evaluated for a concussion after he appeared to briefly lose consciousness in a helmet-to-helmet collision late in the third quarter.Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton said Baker was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. The medical staff said Baker was alert and that he never lost feeling or movement in his extremities.Baker was taken off on a stretcher following the play. Rams running back Cam Akers lowered his shoulder as Baker went in for the tackle, but Baker still made contact with Akers' helmet. Baker immediately went down and teammates signaled for medical attention.Trainers and medical personnel put head and neck stabilizers around Baker's helmet and placed him on a backboard. The 26-year-old Baker raised his right arm while being wheeled off the field as concerned players from both teams watched.Baker...
    Mike Vorkunov/Twitter Someone at Monday’s New York Knicks game shouted an expletive at Eric Adams as he paid homage to late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that bears his name. Adams, who was sworn in on New Year’s Day, was in attendance at Madison Square Garden as the home team prepared to face off against the Charlotte Hornets. The mayor addressed a rowdy crowd before tipoff by honoring King’s legacy and connecting it to the Knicks. “When the civil rights battle was on the line, Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand, and he gave his life to ensure that our country would be a better place for all of us.” Adams told fans. One fan who was apparently ready to watch the action shouted, “Shut the fuck up!” NYC mayor Eric Adams gave speech at MSG before Knicks game. (Laughter in video after fan yelled “Shut the f— up”) Adams: “When the civil rights battle was on the line Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand and he gave his life to ensure...
    Huddled together with her family in a secret annexe, its entrance hidden behind a bookcase in an Amsterdam warehouse, 15-year-old Anne Frank confided to her diary her anxious hopes for final liberation — for future life. 'Will this year, 1944, bring us victory? We don't know yet,' she wrote after hearing the BBC announce the D-Day landings on their wireless set.  'But where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.' But it wasn't to be. Tragically, 1944 brought only capture and, a year later, death for the young Anne. While the Netherlands' liberation by Allied forces began just the following month, on August 4 the Franks — along with four other Jewish people — were discovered after having successfully hidden from the Gestapo for two years. The investigation found Amsterdam businessman Arnold van den Bergh, pictured, revealed where the teenager was hiding Anne died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in February 1945, days after the death of her sister, Margot. Their mother Edith had died that January — separated from her...
    Jamaica's bobsleigh team have qualified for the Beijing Winter Olympics next month - making it the first time in 24 years the country's four-man team will participate. The much-anticipated games will mark the first time that Jamaica has qualified for three different bobsleigh events, securing their place in the four-man, two-man sled and women’s monobob categories.  Their four-man team took the final spot in the 28-sled field in qualification, which is the first time since 1998 that the event will have Jamaican representation in the category.   However, they missed out on a two-woman place after losing a tiebreaker - but could still make it to China as first alternate if one of the qualified nations give up a spot.  Jamaica's bobsleigh team have qualified for the Beijing Winter Olympics next month - making it the first time in 24 years the country's four-man team will participate The much-anticipated games will mark the first time that Jamaica has qualified for three different bobsleigh events, securing their place in the four-man, two-man sled and women’s monobob categories The last time Jamaica had a four-man...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes beginning around the league. A week later, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches and the Bears, Vikings, Giants and Las Vegas Raiders were searching for new general managers. The Bears had requested interviews with at least 15 GM candidates and 10 coaching candidates. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Monday The Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock, the team announced. The scoop: Mayock was the Raiders GM for three seasons, and his teams went 25-24, including 10-7 in 2021. The decision comes a day after a 26-19 playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Raiders’ only postseason appearance in Mayock’s tenure. Mayock previously was a draft analyst with NFL Network and a TV announcer. Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned in October after...
    Prince Charles has invited Prince Harry and his family to stay with him in the UK in the hope of meeting Lilibet for the first time, it emerged tonight. The Prince of Wales is yet to see his granddaughter face-to-face, after she was born in California in June last year. The offer, which would be the first time the family have fully come together since Harry and Meghan decided to quit as working royals, was made just before Christmas, according to the Mirror. However, his son's refusal to return without a substantial level of security from the Met Police is said to have put the reunion in doubt. In recent months, the family have communicated via a series of 'good natured' calls, sources told the paper. The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet was released in a Christmas card last month The Prince of Wales (centre), during his visit to Haddo Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire last week RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Princess Anne doesn't get full-time security and her......
    Addressing Knicks fans on MLK Day, New York City mayor Eric Adams made a correlation between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and basketball, which didn’t work.  On MLK Day, many sports figures and organizations honor Dr. King’s legacy by sharing one of his many inspirational messages. NYC mayor Eric Adams decided to draw his own parallels between Dr. King’s life and that of the game of basketball, but it didn’t go over well with NYC basketball fans. Even though Mayor Adams has only been in office for two weeks, New Yorkers were already welcoming his presence with loud boos. “When the civil rights battle was on the line, Dr. King wanted the ball in his hands,” Adams told the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Today, we are honored to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alongside our @NYCMayor, Eric Adams. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/HnTB0Mh76S — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 17, 2022 "When the civil rights game was on the line, Dr. King wanted the ball in his hands," Mayor Eric Adams said before tipoff of todays Knicks-Hornets...
    Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) girls athlete of the week poll. For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner. This week, we consider performances from Jan. 10-16. Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Vote as many times as you’d like until then. Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com. We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps by coaches/team statisticians. On to the nominees: Morgan Cheli, Mitty basketball: The 6-2 sophomore guard had 37 points, 19 rebounds in three double-digit wins over WCAL opponents.Had double-double (18 points, 11 boards) vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral. Has offer from Cal. Rated one of top five soph recruits in Bay Area by NorCalPreps.   Ally Co, Notre Dame-Belmont basketball: Junior transfer from Half Moon Bay totaled 27 points including five 3-pointers in two WBAL Foothill wins. Had 13 points and four assists...
    "But if you're asking me do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us," Palihapitiya explained, adding that "every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I'm really just lying if I don't really care. And so I'd rather not lie to you and tell you the truth. It's not a priority for me." When Calacanis argued it's a "sad state of affairs" when human rights as a global concept "falls beneath tactical and strategic issues," Palihapitiya replied that such a stance is a "luxury belief." The Warriors' exec and part owner added that "we don't do enough domestically to actually express that view in real, tangible ways. So until we actually clean up our own house, the idea that we step outside of our borders ... with us sort of like morally virtual signaling about somebody else's human rights track record is deplorable." E63: Insurrection indictments, human rights in the...
    If Brian Flores and Deshaun Watson indeed want to team up somewhere, could the New York Giants pull it off and set the franchise on a better track? The surprise move of the NFL’s “Black Monday” was the Miami Dolphins firing of head coach Brian Flores. He immediately became a top candidate on the market, with the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears interviewing him for their job openings. The Dolphins were legitimately interested in Deshaun Watson, and by all indications if his legal situation had been resolved a deal would have been done at the trade deadline. But he remains a Houston Texan, with trade rumors sure to reignite as the offseason gets rolling. According to NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, Flores and Watson want to team up and are trying to “navigate a scenario” where they go to the same team. The obvious one would be the Texans, but it’s clear the issues Watson had with his current team go beyond any coaching staff or general manager Nick Caserio. Could the New York Giants swoop in and team Brian Flores...
    For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs will face a team that they clashed with during the regular season as they host the Buffalo Bills. That 3-4 start by the reigning AFC champions this season is certainly a distant memory. Including Sunday night’s 42-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Kansas City Chiefs have now won 10 of their last 11 games. They spotted Mike Tomlin’s club a 7-0 lead thanks to the Pittsburgh defense. Then quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid’s offense warmed up quickly. Before you could say Ben Roethlisberger, the Chiefs owned a 21-7 lead at intermission and had rolled up 300 yards of total offense.Who do the Chiefs play next week?So the conference’s second seed now takes on the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills on Sunday night at 6:30 pm ET. Divisional Playoffs Schedule Announced: https://t.co/Se2tdeO5jV pic.twitter.com/KIf4TuH2Y1 — NFL345 (@NFL345) January 17, 2022 It’s the last of the four games this weekend in terms of the NFL Divisional Playoffs. And it will be the fourth meeting between these franchises in two seasons. A...
    While the long-delayed return of Zion Williamson will help the Pelicans, his injury has revealed that their problems are much deeper than his absence. The New Orleans Pelicans season has been haunted by the absence of Zion Williamson. On media day, it was announced that he had suffered a foot injury but that the team expected him to be back by the regular season. However, the season is now halfway through and Zion has yet to appear in a game and no concrete timeline has been set for his return. With the underperforming Pelicans currently only 1.5 games out of the play-in picture, his presence could make a huge difference, but if one thing has become clear this season for New Orleans, it is that their issues go far beyond Zion’s injury troubles. The New Orleans Pelicans are currently 15-26 and it’s hard to find reasons for optimism. They are 25th in both offensive and defensive efficiency and are still in the playoff picture more because other teams have underperformed than because of anything they have done themselves. They have...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I started a new job, and I am having a bit of difficulty acclimating to working remotely in this new position. Harriette Cole  For starters, my company is midsized, but it seems huge when I am meeting people via Zoom. It is hard to remember who is who and to build a rapport with people when everything is formal and distant. I was thinking it could be a good idea to organize a virtual cocktail hour after work one day to get to know each other. I don’t want to be presumptuous, though, as the “new kid.” How should I handle this? Social Organizer DEAR SOCIAL ORGANIZER: I like your idea. Take it to your boss and inquire as to whether they like it, too — as a team event. It could play out in different ways. Inviting the whole team that you work with directly could work, or perhaps a subset. If you choose a small group and build from there, you may not even need to involve your boss. The other thing you can do is...
    Anne Frank may have been betrayed by a Jewish notary who became an informant for Nazi occupiers in order to save his own family's lives.   It has long been theorized that the young Jewish diarist and her family were discovered by Gestapo officers in 1944 after a tip-off from an unknown informant but now a retired FBI agent believes he has come up with the name of the man who revealed where the Franks were hiding:  Arnold van den Bergh.   For the last six years, Vince Pankoke, who worked for the FBI for 30 years targeting Colombian drug cartels, has worked with a team of investigators and attempted to try to crack the case using modern crime-solving techniques.  Alongside various investigative strategies, Pankoke and his team used artificial intelligence to sort through reams of data and original documents in an attempt to discover who betrayed the Frank family ultimately leading a search team to their secret annex hidden behind a bookcase. The investigation found Amsterdam businessman Arnold van den Bergh, pictured, revealed where the teenager was hiding Vince Pankoke believes he has...
    The 49ers held on to upset the Cowboys 23-17 on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium and earn a spot in the NFC divisional round. San Francisco controlled much of the game’s first half, holding the NFL’s No. 1 offense scoreless for the game’s first 24 minutes while building a 13-0 lead. Deebo Samuel’s third-quarter rushing touchdown stretched the lead to 23-7, but two quick Dallas scores sandwiched around a Jimmy Garoppolo interception brought the Cowboys within six points with eight minutes remaining. Both teams made late-game mistakes, with the final one coming on the game’s last play as Dak Prescott scrambled and time expired before Dallas was able to snap the ball again. Here’s what the Niners said of the win, which set them up for a game next weekend in Green Bay: KYLE SHANAHAN On defense holding together: I think it says so much about our guys all year. I mean, to lose two of our best players, or captains, you now, be able to protect a lead like that, too. I...
    Getty Nemanja Bjelica #8 of the Golden State Warriors is congratulated by Draymond Green #23 after scoring against Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. While there was of course more to it than just this, one statistic goes quite some way to illustrating what made the championship Golden State Warriors into the offensive powerhouse that they were. Compare simply the final season of the Mark Jackson era, when the Warriors were good, to the first year of Steve Kerr’s tenure, when they were great. In the 2013/14 season under Jackson, the Warriors were last in the NBA in passes per game, and last by quite some way, almost 100 behind the league-leading San Antonio Spurs. Yet just one season later, under Kerr, they moved all the way up to ninth, a trend which continued the following season, the 73-9 season, when they finished fifth. Passing for passing’s sake is not a virtue, and the link between the amount of them a team throws and the amount...
    Rich Bisaccia steadied the Las Vegas Raiders after taking over during a tumultuous regular season, guided them to the playoffs for the second time in 19 seasons and earned the support of his players. The first question facing the Raiders this offseason after a 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in a wild-card game Saturday will be whether that’s enough to remove the interim tag and make Bisaccia the full-time coach. “I think we can all think that he’s the right guy,” quarterback Derek Carr said after the game. “He’s proven that people listen to him. Not just people but our team listens to him. I love him so much, I’m thankful for him. All those things will be decisions that I don’t make, I don’t get to make. I just play quarterback and do my best to complete every pass. But with everything that went on, if you really look at what happened, all the pieces missing, everything that changed. He held it together.” Bisaccia took over after Week 5 for his first stint as a head coach in...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes beginning around the league. As of Thursday, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches and the Bears, Vikings and Giants were searching for new general managers. The Bears had requested interviews with at least 11 GM candidates and nine coaching candidates. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Thursday The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley after one season. The scoop: The Texans finished 4-13 in the only season under Culley, 66, a longtime NFL assistant in his first job as a head coach. The Texans were playing without Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault against the quarterback. Week 1 starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor played in only six games because of injury, and the Texans turned to rookie Davis Mills to start 11 games. ...
    SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – As the Panthers begin a new week, it’s the same old story. The Cats are the best team in hockey. And the team doesn’t just beat opponents, they dominate. Florida is on the best offensive run over the last eight games the NHL has seen in more than a quarter century. READ MORE: Study Finds Face Masks Cut Distance Airborne Pathogens Can Travel In HalfOverall, the Panthers are 8-0-1 in their last nine games and are outscoring opponents by more than double. Now, the Cats hit the road. We Want 10 If you have been to a Panthers game the last few weeks, you heard the chant. If you watched games, you heard it on the broadcast. The franchise record for goals in a game is 10, set back in 1997 at Miami Arena. This year’s team is scoring so many goals that the fans are pushing for a new record. During this nine-game point streak, the Panthers have come close, scoring nine goals twice. They scored 16 goals on consecutive days the past two games....
    Forget finding a coach. Find the Miami Dolphins’ real problem through the lost years. When Steve Ross bought the team in 2009, incoming team president Mike Dee, a marketing guy, told football people previously reporting to vice president of football Bill Parcells to report to him. That caused “communication and collaboration” problems to cite a recent phrase. Parcells left the team. When Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland secretly interviewed Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, that ended the communication and collaboration between Ireland and coach Tony Sparano. Even their wives quit talking. Sparano was later fired. Ireland soon had communication and collaboration problems with new coach Joe Philbin. As did Philbin and new football overseer Dawn Aponte with general manager Dennis Hickey. As did Philbin with his full team leading to Bullygate. Everyone was still communicating and collaborating so poorly by 2016 Chris Grier said upon being promoted to general manager to start another new era, “The talk of dysfunction within the organization is over.” It wasn’t over. They didn’t address the real problem. It continued...
    The Chicago Bears are in the market for a new general manager and head coach. While the move to fire coach Matt Nagy was expected as the losses piled up in his fourth season, GM Ryan Pace’s fate after seven years in his role seemed less clear over the last month. Ultimately after the 6-11 season, Bears Chairman George McCaskey also cut ties with Pace, whose teams posted a 48-65 record, qualified for the postseason twice and failed to record a playoff victory. So who will the Bears hire? We’ve got possible head coaching and general manager candidates to keep an eye one, plus the latest moves and interview requests from around the NFL. Coach interviews Jim Caldwell: What to know about the former Colts and Lions head coach Nathaniel Hackett: What to know about the Packers offensive coordinator Brian Flores: What to know about the former Dolphins coach Doug Pederson: What to know about the former Eagles coach GM interviews Monti Ossenfort: What to know about the Titans director of...
    When the Chicago Bears lowered the lid on another disappointing season, it was easy to view them as an NFL franchise in disarray. The head coach hadn’t panned out, the general manager was a flop and the news conference put on Monday by Chairman George McCaskey and CEO Ted Phillips got the worst reviews since “Police Academy 4.” But when you look at things another way, the Bears are doing just fine. Every home game was a sellout, or close to it. TV ratings remained high. And when Forbes released its annual list of estimated team values, the Bears had shot up 16% year-over-year, to $4.1 billion. Only six NFL teams are worth more. That’s not even counting the new stadium the Bears appear ready to build in Arlington Heights. Sports economists say those results show that in the NFL, a bad season on the field is usually belied by a good one at the bank. No matter how poorly they play, teams get a share of the ocean of revenue generated by TV deals and...
    JADON SANCHO is just a 'shadow' of himself and is showing a worrying lack of pace, says Jamie Redknapp. The pundit believes the winger is low on confidence and has a massive challenge to get back into the Manchester United team. 1Jadon Sancho failed to make an impact off the bench against Aston VillaCredit: Getty Sancho, 21, has scored just twice and failed to produce a single assist since his £73million summer move to Old Trafford. Against Aston Villa on Saturday he was named on the bench with academy product Anthony Elanga starting ahead of him. And although Sancho came on with 15 minutes to go he did not have a positive influence on United - it was Villa instead who scored twice to claw level. Redknapp said on Sky Sports' coverage of the match: "Sancho has a massive challenge on. "He made an impact today when he came onto the pitch. When you come on, you hope to make a bit of magic but in this case, he's come on and the team has drawn 2-2 when he's supposed...
    The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 13 general manager and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the process, we’re looking at each of the prospects. Champ Kelly interviewed for the general manager position Thursday, the team announced. Champ Kelly Age: 42 Title: Assistant director of player personnel Experience Having spent the past seven seasons within the Bears organization, Kelly certainly has plenty of institutional knowledge with a firm understanding of how the machine works. He was hired by then-GM Ryan Pace in 2015 to become the team’s director of pro scouting and was promoted to his current role two years later. Before coming to Chicago, Kelly was with the Denver Broncos for eight seasons, starting as a scout and working his way up to become the assistant director of pro personnel in his final five seasons. You should know During Kelly’s final four seasons in Denver and under the oversight of John Elway, the Broncos won four consecutive AFC West championships and advanced to Super Bowl...
    The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 13 general manager and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the process, we’re looking at each of the prospects. Jeff Ireland interviewed for the general manager position Friday, the team announced.. Jeff Ireland Title: New Orleans Saints assistant general manager – college personnel Age: 51 Experience Ireland join the Saints in 2015, effectively replacing Ryan Pace after he left New Orleans to become the Bears GM. Ireland has been in the GM chair before, holding the title with the Miami Dolphins from 2008-13. He inherited a 1-15 team that made an immediate and remarkable turnaround with an 11-5 record and AFC East title. Eight players Ireland acquired earned 14 Pro Bowl selections during his tenure. In the season between being in Miami and landing in New Orleans, he was a consultant for the Seattle Seahawks. He spent seven years (2001-07) with the Dallas Cowboys, beginning as a national scout and becoming a vice president of college and pro scouting. ...
    Getty New England Patriots After an embarrassingly lopsided 47-17 loss in Wildcard Weekend to the rival Buffalo Bills on Saturday night, the New England Patriots organization and several players have some decisions to make. The Patriots will have to decide if they will extend or offer contracts to some players who are at a decision point with their deals. Some of the older players have to decide if they will continue playing for the Patriots or in the NFL at all. ALL the latest Patriots news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Patriots newsletter here! Join Heavy on Patriots! Patriots legend Matthew Slater is a part of the latter group. The 26-year-old Patriot legend just made his 10th Pro Bowl and finished second team All-Pro this season. Slater has won 3 Super Bowls over the course of his career–all of which has been spent with the Patriots and playing special teams. ALL the latest Patriots news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Patriots newsletter here! Join Heavy on Patriots! Slater...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Things change quickly in the NFL. But not like this. When the Patriots visited the Bills a little over a month ago, they bullied the home team so badly that local reporters were left to ask veteran defensive leaders if they were embarrassed by what had just happened. This time around, the story was flipped completely. Only this time, the Patriots didn’t face any questions about being embarrassed. Because it didn’t need to be asked. Longtime captain and three-time Super Bowl champion Devin McCourty volunteered that description on his own. Devin McCourty: “Embarrassing.” pic.twitter.com/vW01J1dQ0j — Andrew Callahan (@_AndrewCallahan) January 16, 2022 This was an absolute, no-doubt-about-it, thorough drubbing at the hands of the opponent. The Bills showed no mercy while aggressively and ruthlessly delivering knockout blow after knockout blow in every way imaginable. The Bills played against the Patriots as if they had zero respect for their divisional opponent — because they probably had zero respect for their divisional opponent. From Josh Allen’s nonchalant flick of the wrist for the opening touchdown, to...
    Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills just crushed the New England Patriots. Are the Bills the AFC team to beat this season? The Buffalo Bills absolutely thrashed the New England Patriots, beating Bill Belichick and company seemingly with ease. Buffalo looked unstoppable as it faced off against New England and now it appears as if the Bills are going to be tough to stop. Is there anyone in the AFC that could really surpass Buffalo right now? The Bills, when they’re playing like this, are tough to rival. Buffalo isn’t perfect, as was noticed in the regular season, but this team has an absurdly high ceiling. This sort of dominant win isn’t irregular for the Bills. During the regular season, Buffalo would regularly dismantle teams and win by large margins fairly often. The Bills outscored their regular-season foes by 194 points, the largest net point differential in the NFL this season. The Bills are really, really good. And that begs the question, can anyone keep up with Buffalo in the playoffs this year?NFL Playoffs: Can anyone in the AFC stop...
    The Chicago Bears are in the market for a new general manager and head coach. While the move to fire coach Matt Nagy was expected as the losses piled up in his fourth season, GM Ryan Pace’s fate after seven years in his role seemed less clear over the last month. Ultimately after the 6-11 season, Bears Chairman George McCaskey also cut ties with Pace, whose teams posted a 48-65 record, qualified for the postseason twice and failed to record a playoff victory. So who will the Bears hire? We’ve got possible head coaching and general manager candidates to keep an eye one, plus the latest moves and interview requests from around the NFL. The Bears interviewed Nathaniel Hackett for their coaching vacancy. Here’s what to know about the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator. The Bears interviewed Brian Flores for their coaching vacancy. Here’s what to know about the former Miami Dolphins coach. The Bears interviewed Jeff Ireland for their GM vacancy. Here’s what to know about the New Orleans Saints assistant general manager. The...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Atlanta Falcons need to get out ahead of this and trade Calvin Ridley this offseason. After four years with the Dirty Birds, it certainly feels like wide receiver Calvin Ridley has played his final game in an Atlanta Falcons uniform. The former first-round pick out of Alabama only played in five games with the Falcons this past season. He cited mental health issues as the reason he has not suited up for the Falcons since Oct. 24. Because Atlanta did extend him the fifth-year option, he will be under contract for the 2022 NFL season for whatever team he ends up playing for. Ridley will hit free agency in winter 2023. Because he is younger, Atlanta should be able to get more than what it got for Julio Jones in the high-profile trade last spring with the Tennessee Titans.Calvin Ridley trade rumors: 3 teams who should call the Atlanta Falcons now 3 Indianapolis Colts AFC South The Indianapolis Colts need a boost at receiver, but what do they have to give...
    Lawyers for Novak Djokovic will make a last-ditch bid for the world No. 1 to stay in Australia by hitting Immigration Minister Alex Hawke with a new argument when the blockbuster case goes before the Federal Court on Sunday. A final ruling on whether the unvaccinated tennis star can play in Monday's Australian Open is almost certain to be made by the court, after the Serbian had his visa cancelled for a second time on the grounds his participation in the tournament would 'foster anti-vaccination sentiment'. But the 34-year-old's crack legal team have a plan to demolish Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's decision by arguing there is no legal basis for the Minister to determine if Djokovic has a 'well-known stance on vaccination'. They say Mr Hawke's ruling was made based on comments the 20-time Grand Slam winner made in 2020 and that there was no attempt by the government to seek his current views on Covid vaccinations. Top Silk Nicholas Wood SC will also make the case that the government has 'cited no evidence' that Djokovic will rile up the...
    (CNN)The Buffalo Bills, led by quarterback Josh Allen, will take part in this weekend's NFL's opening playoff round. As a huge Bills fan, I'm rooting for Allen to do well. But an analysis of recent online search trends indicates that team loyalty like mine may not be as widespread in the age of free agency and social media. Plenty of sports fans are more interested in individual players than teams.This is seen throughout football, the sports industry and even across continents -- with Allen and the Bills proving a fascinating example of this growing phenomenon.The Bills have historically not been a team with national appeal. Based in the second smallest metropolitan area in the US for a pro football team -- according to the 2020 US Census, Buffalo had a population of 1.17 million compared to New York City's 20.14 million -- their games are rarely shown nationally often. Allen on the field before a game against the Atlanta Falcons. However, I noticed something while reviewing which local television markets were broadcasting which games this season. All Bills games weren't...