Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Red Stars’ Kealia Ohai marries Houston Texans’ JJ Watt

Monday, February 17th, 2020

There's a new sports power couple with ties to Chicago. Kealia Ohai, a midfielder who was traded to the Red Stars in January, married Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt on Saturday in The Bahamas. The pair shared a number of photos on social media the morning after.

Smokescreen? Report says Dolphins might not prefer Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Your annual reminder: Any NFL draft news you hear between now and April 23 needs to be examined closely and consumed with a healthy dose of skepticism. The Dolphins have been linked to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for most of the past year. Do Miami Dolphins prefer Justin Herbert?

Is Marcus Mariota the most logical QB target for the Bears?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Chicago Bears fans are sick and tired of the quarterback conversation surrounding this team as we enter the most important two month stretch of the offseason. The most diehard Mitch Trubisky fan has to admit that. Marcus Mariota may be the perfect compromise.

Bears should pay close attention to TE Cole Kmet at NFL Combine

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The 2020 NFL Combine kicks off on February 23, and the Bears will be one of 32 teams in attendance poking and prodding the 337 prospects who will try to run, jump and lift their way to a higher NFL draft grade. General manager Ryan Pace will do his due diligence on all the players participating, but the Bears are without a first-round pick (again) and as a result, Pace's focus will be tailored to the cluster of prospects who are most likely to slide into Day 2. Chicago has two second-rounders and can upgrade the roster with two potential starters.

Could Colts cast-off PJ Walker be the XFL’s first star QB?

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

The XFL is finishing up its second week of games, and the league's wacky but practical rules aren't the only reason to keep watching. The league might have its first superstar quarterback on its hands with the Houston Roughnecks' P.J. Walker, who has delivered some of its most stunning plays. Walker led the Roughnecks to their second straight win on Sunday, topping the St. Louis Battlehawks 28-24.

Mets minor leaguer Tebow keeps aiming for majors at age 32

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working, hoping for a shot at the majors. Now 32, the former celebrated quarterback is back for his fifth year as a minor league outfielder for the New York Mets. A two-time national champion at Florida who won the Heisman Trophy and later a playoff-winning QB for the Denver Broncos, Tebow was contacted by the XFL in its return to football action this season.

DK Metcalf put to the ultimate test… with face mash-ups

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Since then, Metcalf has spent a lot of time with his teammates. But, how well does he really know them, especially as it relates to recognizing certain facial features? Metcalf joined Mike Florio and Chris Simms on the set of Pro Football Talk where his knowledge was put to the test: Marshawn Lynch + Tyler Lockett?

Sharks’ Erik Karlsson to undergo season-ending thumb surgery Monday

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson will undergo season-ending thumb surgery on Monday in Los Angeles, he told reporters Sunday. Dr. Steven Shin will operate on Karlsson's broken thumb. Shin also operated on Warriors star Steph Curry and New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees in the past.

Rivera sells Panthers items, raises $30K for charity

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to shed some of the apparel and memorabilia he accumulated in nine years with the team, and he made more than $30,000 for a local charity in the process. The new coach of the Washington Redskins, Rivera joined with his wife, Stephanie, on Saturday to hold a yard sale to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. Fans lined up outside the facility three hours before the sale's start time for a chance to shop and to meet Rivera, who signed autographs.

Black Leopards 0-1 Orlando Pirates: Bucs close gap on Kaizer Chiefs 

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Orlando Pirates stretched their winning run to six matches in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) when they edged out Black Leopards 1-0 in Limpopo on Sunday afternoon. Lidoda Duvha were hoping to record their third successive win after defeating North West University in the Nedbank Cup match and Stellenbosch FC in their last league game. Mogakolodi Ngele kept his place in the starting line-up after producing a man of the match performance against North West University with Alan Clark's side looking to humble Pirates.