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Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in ’20

Monday, December 30th, 2019

That's right, plural, because it was a good year to be named Josh Allen in the NFL. The Josh Allen who's a quarterback in Buffalo led the Bills into the playoffs after throwing for 3,089 yards. The Josh Allen who's a rookie pass rusher in Jacksonville finished with 10 1/2 sacks.

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in ’20

Monday, December 30th, 2019

That's right, plural, because it was a good year to be named Josh Allen in the NFL. The Josh Allen who's a quarterback in Buffalo led the Bills into the playoffs after throwing for 3,089 yards. The Josh Allen who's a rookie pass rusher in Jacksonville finished with 10 1/2 sacks.

Daughter-in-law of LSU coach killed in Louisiana plane crash

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of Louisiana State University offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Louisiana on Saturday. McCord and several others were headed to Atlanta to watch LSU take on Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl when the plane went down, her husband told The Associated Press. McCord, 30, started out as a sports reporter in Cleveland where she worked for the Cleveland Browns and CBS Radio Cleveland.

Thursday Sports in Brief

Friday, December 13th, 2019

NFL BALTIMORE (AP) - Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes, scurried into the NFL record book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Baltimore (12-2) took control with touchdowns on its first three possessions and Jackson made it 28-7 in the third quarter with a 24-yard scoring pass to rookie Marquise Brown following a turnover by New York (5-9). That was enough to assure the Ravens another division title after they clinched a playoff berth four days earlier in Buffalo.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA notebook: Pelicans staff adds WNBA legend Weatherspoon The New Orleans Pelicans hired WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as a two-way player development coach, the team announced Thursday. Weatherspoon, 53, most recently served as director of player and franchise development for the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA notebook: Pelicans staff adds WNBA legend Weatherspoon The New Orleans Pelicans hired WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as a two-way player development coach, the team announced Thursday. Weatherspoon, 53, most recently served as director of player and franchise development for the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Sean Payton could find many roles for Zion Williamson

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

If Saints coach Sean Payton had regular access to the former Duke star, he'd rather pass him the football. Williamson has been a visitor at Saints camp a few days, and Payton can only imagine what the 6-7, 285-pound Williamson could do. .” Payton said on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, via ESPN.com.

Zion Williamson teases football fans, plays catch with Drew Brees at Saints camp

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Zion Williamson is a talent unlike any ever seen on an NBA court. A 6-7, 285-pound athlete who can run with players 100 pounds lighter and leap out of the gym, Williamson has left football fans wondering what if. For the betterment of basketball, the NBA — not the NFL — will be the beneficiary of his gifts.

Pelicans take issue with Panthers tweet to Zion: ‘Ya know you guys have an NBA team in your city?’

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Everybody wants a piece of Zion Williamson. Fortunately for the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA lottery balls bounced their way, and they officially have the rights to the former Duke phenom after Thursday's draft. Panthers take their shot at Zion's attention Despite the fact that he's leaving the state of North Carolina, the Carolina Panthers took the opportunity to congratulate Williamson while grabbing a piece of the Zion hype on Twitter.

Julian Edelman seems to think Sean Payton stole his Zion Williamson joke

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Julian Edelman seems to think Sean Payton stole his Zion Williamson joke originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Zion Williamson looks like a football player. At 6-foot-7, 284 pounds, he's certainly built like one. So, after the New Orleans Pelicans won Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery and the rights to select the Duke superstar, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton chimed in with what he thought was a clever joke.