Archive for May, 2018

Bulldogs coach John Gruden overcomes Flint turmoil to reach Memorial Cup

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Nicholas Caamano's favourite memory of Bulldogs head coach John Gruden stems from their difficult days with the Flint Firebirds during the 2015-16 OHL season. Now they have a chance to win a Canadian junior hockey title with Hamilton.

Giants CB Eli Apple trying to make the most of second chance

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Eli Apple is vowing to mend his ways after being given a second chance by the New York Giants. The 22-year-old cornerback who was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft on Monday promised to be a better player, a better person, and a better teammate as the Giants start a rebuilding process under new coach Pat Shurmur after a 3-13 season. It was a year Apple would like to forget, both on and off the field.

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming over sexual abuse coverup

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

Serena Williams won’t get seeding at French Open

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Serena Williams's return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher as French Open organizers announced Monday they will not give her a seeding, meaning the former world No. 1 risks facing highly ranked players in the early rounds.

Seahawks anxiously await return of S Thomas

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Earl Thomas did not report to the Seattle Seahawks' facility on Monday after previously skipping a voluntary three-day minicamp, sparking concern that a protracted holdout over his contract status might be in the offing. Head coach Pete Carroll was hopeful Thomas would be back for organized team activities this week, but there is no indication he will be on the field behind middle linebacker Bobby Wagner when the overhauled Seattle defense lines up for OTAs.

Lions president Rod Wood says team followed law with Matt Patricia hiring

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood said Saturday that his team followed the law when it came to how it approached the hiring process for first-year head coach Matt Patricia earlier this year, even if they didn't uncover a 22-year-old aggravated sexual assault indictment that has since come to light. "We always err on the side of hiring a firm who understands all the laws, follows them, state and federal," Wood told ESPN on Saturday, "so that we don't happen upon something that we're not entitled to have nor would we be able to use." In this case, it meant following both federal law and the state laws of Massachusetts and Michigan. The Fair Credit Reporting Act does not allow felony arrests?that did not result in convictions beyond seven years old to be considered in possible employment, so most search firms do not include that information on the background checks they provide to employers -- and that includes the Lions.

Matt Patricia, Lions will not face any discipline over 1996 case

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Barring anything unforeseen, Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions are not going to be punished for anything stemming from the report of a decades-old dismissed sexual assault case involving Patricia. A dismissed sexual assault case from 1996 against Patricia was brought to light by the Detroit News earlier this month. The NFL said on May 10 it would look into the matter, and on Monday it said Patricia and the Lions would face no discipline, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Report: Gronk, Patriots working on another contract restructuring

Monday, May 21st, 2018

While Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski continue to stay away from Patriots OTAs this week comes an NFL Network report that Gronk and the Patriots are working on a restructured contract that per NFL rules can't be announced until Thursday - May 24 - a year to the date of last year's restructuring. A contract restructure with Rob Gronkowski is currently being worked on.

MLB extends Roberto Osuna’s leave through May 28

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna for a third seven-day period through May 28 as it investigates an assault charge filed against the all-star

Curran: Uncharted territory – Tom staying away because he’s Brady

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Today was the start of the Patriots first OTA workouts. It's another 2018 offseason checkpoint passed with no Tom Brady.Even knowing a Brady no-show wasn't just possible but likely, the reality still makes an eyebrow rise.PHIL PERRY - What's Brady missing