Archive for the ‘Sports/Football’ Category

XFL reaches multi-year agreement with ESPN, Fox

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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The XFL reached multi-year agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020.

AAF apologizes for suspending play 8 weeks into 1st season

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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The Alliance of American Football issued a statement of apology late Friday over its abrupt suspension of play on Tuesday, eight weeks into the 10-week regular season.

U.S. shutdown has Trump paying for burgers, pizza to celebrate Clemson’s football championship

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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President Donald Trump paid tribute to college football champion Clemson for winning the national championship at a White House ceremony Monday evening.

Clemson topples No. 1 Alabama to win national title

Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Ex-CFLer Raghib Ismail to be inducted into U.S. college Hall of Fame

Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.

Ohio State Urban Meyer set to retire after Rose Bowl

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Urban Meyer, the highly successful football coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy and criticism this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant, will retire after the Rose Bowl, the Ohio State University announced Tuesday.

Urban Meyer tweets apology to former assistant’s ex-wife

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
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Amid withering criticism of his failing to more directly address domestic abuse issues at a news conference earlier this week, suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her.

Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer 3 games, says he protected protege from abuse allegations

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Urban Meyer was suspended by Ohio State on Wednesday for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after that coach's wife accused him of abuse.

Prominent Ohio State coach ensnarled in fired assistant’s domestic violence allegations

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week.

Argos well aware of turf issues at BMO field, says CFL commissioner

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the league and Toronto Argonauts are exploring how to rectify the turf issue at BMO Field. Most of BMO Field's playing surface is natural grass, but the entire north endzone is turf as is a portion of the south endzone.