Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

Reuters Sports News Summary

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Blake blasts back with 100m Diamond League win, eyes world champs Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica edged Britain's Adam Gemili in a photo-finish to win the 100 meters at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday. Both sprinters were given the same time of 10.07 seconds, with Blake declared the winner.

Antonio Brown skips practice over helmet issue; Raiders GM wants him ‘all in or out’

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

It seemed Antonio Brown was willing to move forward without his old Schutt Air Advantage helmet after predictably losing his grievance against the NFL. It seemed Brown was ready to start the season after participating in pregame drills with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. An exasperated Raiders general manager Mike Mayock announced to the media on Sunday that Brown was holding out of practice because of the helmet issue.

Eddy Pineiro wins battle with Elliott Fry, but hasn’t won Bears kicking competition yet

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Coach Matt Nagy made clear the Bears will continue to be active in monitoring other kickers who could become available in the coming weeks, even though Pineiro is the only kicker on the roster. The Bears signed Fry after a tryout in February, and he was the last remaining participant of the eight kickers who worked out during May's rookie minicamp.

Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kicker

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over for now, with Eddy Pineiro the winner. The Bears announced Sunday that Elliott Fry has been released after an offseason and preseason competition with Pineiro and several other kickers. The Bears have been looking for a kicker since cutting Cody Parkey following his double-doink field goal miss of 43 yards in their 16-15 playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Raiders’ Brown practices; NFL reportedly flunks helmet

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown was a full participant in the team's walkthrough on Saturday and could be a full participant as soon as Sunday, head coach Jon Gruden told reporters. Brown had taken part in just one walkthrough and one full-speed practice in training camp before Saturday, as his feet recover from blisters caused by a cryotherapy mishap. One of Brown's potential solutions to his helmet conundrum can apparently be ruled out.

Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer. Coach Jon Gruden said Saturday that he thinks Brown will be able to get back into practice before the Raiders play their third exhibition game next week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, against the Green Bay Packers. Brown hasn't taken part in a full practice session all of training camp as he dealt with injuries to his feet suffered in a cryotherapy mishap in France last month and fought with the NFL over the helmet he's allowed to use.

Kyler Murray’s hand-clap cadence produced two penalties, might need to be adjusted

Friday, August 16th, 2019

There will be plenty of “Welcome to the NFL” moments for Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray this season. Murray was called for two false starts for clapping his hands before the play. It's incredibly rare to see a quarterback get called for a false start in an NFL game.

Antonio Brown gifts young, emotional Raiders fans game gloves and hugs

Friday, August 16th, 2019

And we aren't just referring to "Hard Knocks." But despite all the drama, AB proved he still has a moment to appreciate his fans -- especially the young ones: Following the Raiders' 33-26 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, the wide receiver gave his gloves, his towel, and some hugs to some kids who were emotional as he stopped by to give them just the smallest amount of attention. You can hear someone in the crowd saying "that's love," and you can't help but agree.

Report: Cards CB Alford (leg) out two months

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will miss "about two months" due to a lower leg injury, ESPN reported Thursday night. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters after Thursday night's preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders that Alford would miss "an extended amount of time," but did not provide further details. Alford, 30, hurt his leg during practice earlier this week.

A’s hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead theAthletics past the Houston Astros in a 7-6 home run derby of sorts Thursday night. Four players hit two home runs: Chapman and teammate Matt Olson along with Houston's Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa.