Archive for January, 2019

Edwin Jackson’s foundation to award scholarships one year after his death

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Foundation of late Colts LB Edwin Jackson to award scholarships one year after his death On the day of the 2018 Super Bowl, then-Colts LB Edwin Jackson's life was tragically taken by a drunk driver. So it would be more than understandable if his family spent this Super Bowl weekend grieving. Instead, the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation will award scholarships – 53 of them to be exact, Jackson's jersey number – to students who showcase dedication to community service.

Packers promote Jason Simmons, Ryan Downard, retain Jerry Montgomery, Ben Sirmans on coaching staff

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday they have retained four coaches from Mike McCarthy's staff with two of the coaches being promoted to bigger roles. Jason Simmons was promoted from secondary coach to defensive backs coach while Ryan Downard was promoted from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive backs coach. Additionally, defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and running backs coach Ben Sirmans are remaining a part of Matt LaFleur's staff with the Packers.

Canadian women top Fiji, but fall to underdog Ireland at Sydney 7s

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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It marked Ireland's second-ever win over Canada, which had won 11 of 13 matches previously this season on the HSBC Women's World Rugby Sevens Series. Series leader New Zealand was the only other team to beat Canada.

After further (judicial) review: No do-over of Rams-Saints

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A courtroom quest by two New Orleans Saints ticketholders for a full or partial do-over of this year's NFC championship game because of a blown ''no-call'' by game officials was rejected Thursday by a federal judge. NFL officials have acknowledged that flags should have been thrown when a Rams defensive back leveled a Saints receiver with a helmet-to-helmet hit at a crucial point in the final minutes of regulation time. The Rams won the Jan. 20 conference championship in overtime and are set to play the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl in Atlanta.

Rodney McLeod agrees to restructured contract with Eagles

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Safety Rodney McLeod has agreed to a restructured contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that will presumably keep him with the team for at least the 2019 season. “It's a very exciting time,” McLeod said. McLeod had two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed in March, 2016.

NFL notebook: Judge nixes Rams-Saints do-over

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Just three days before the Super Bowl, the U.S. judicial system has ruled that the NFL will not be forced to replay a portion of the NFC Championship Game, which likely would have meant delaying the Super Bowl. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan issued a ruling out of New Orleans on Thursday that rejected the argument of two Saints season-ticket holders, who filed suit against both the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. At issue was a late no-call on what appeared to be pass interference by the Rams that, if penalized, likely would have set up a scenario where the Saints could have kicked a game-winning field goal just before running out the clock.

NFL notebook: Judge nixes Rams-Saints do-over

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Just three days before the Super Bowl, the U.S. judicial system has ruled that the NFL will not be forced to replay a portion of the NFC Championship Game, which likely would have meant delaying the Super Bowl. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan issued a ruling out of New Orleans on Thursday that rejected the argument of two Saints season-ticket holders, who filed suit against both the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. At issue was a late no-call on what appeared to be pass interference by the Rams that, if penalized, likely would have set up a scenario where the Saints could have kicked a game-winning field goal just before running out the clock.

Kyle Connor scores late, Jets hand Blue Jackets 4th straight loss

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Kyle Connor scored with 1:14 remaining in the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Bucks dump Raptors in battle of East’s best

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks 105-92 over the Toronto Raptors in a battle for first place in the Eastern Conference on Thursday.

Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C. originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com On Sunday, Feb. 3, the New England Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. Whether you waited until the last minute to buy your (now $400) flight to Atlanta or have been planning a local night out with friends since the fall, check out this list of 15 bars in D.C. for gameday.