Sunday , 19 November 2017

Jon Kerns

LaVar Ball downplays Donald Trump's role in UCLA freshmen's release

“Who?” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, landed in Los Angeles on …

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Bills back to Tyrod Taylor after Nathan Peterman throws five INTs

The five interceptions are the most thrown by any NFL quarterback in the first half of a game since at least 2001. His three interceptions in the first quarter were the most since then- New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was picked three times against the Bills in an October 2014 game. A fifth-round pick from Pittsburgh, Peterman became the …

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Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world’s top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96. Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson’s disease at his home at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, his …

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UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora late in 6th season

Jim Mora’s tenure at UCLA began with three years of enormous promise. It ended with the school abruptly firing the coach late in his sixth season — and on his birthday, no less. UCLA dismissed Mora on Sunday with one game left in the regular season. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the shocking move one day after rival Southern California’s …

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Danica Patrick crashes in final race with Stewart-Haas Racing

Patrick spent time prior to the season finale taking photos with crew members in her final race after five-plus seasons with SHR. She will end her career in 2018 with NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and then make a return to IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500. She hasn’t announced which teams she will drive for next year. Patrick finished the race 37th …

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Puerto Rican march in D.C. protests hurricane relief effort

Protesters marched on Washington D.C.’s National Mall on Sunday morning to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. “The Unity for Puerto Rico March” featured politicians as well as boldface names, including Lin-Maria Manuel, whose agenda was to turn a spotlight on the devastated island territory, and work to update the 1920 law called the Jones Act, which …

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Saints extend win streak to 8, roar back, 34-31 in OT

The New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to eight games with an unlikely comeback, erasing a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation and kicking a short field goal in overtime to defeat the Washington Redskins 34-31 on Sunday. Mark Ingram capped a 134-yard rushing performance with gains of 20 and 31 yards on back-to-back carries in …

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Kelvin Benjamin out after being carted off with right knee injury

Benjamin was carted off to the locker room after being evaluated in the medical tent. He was taken from the tent to the cart with assistance from Bills medical staff. The injury occurred after Benjamin caught a 20-yard pass from rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, making his first career start after Tyrod Taylor was benched. Benjamin caught the pass over the …

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Jutanugarn rallies to win after Thompson misses 2-foot putt

Lexi Thompson won $1 million for the CME Race to the Globe and left so much more behind Sunday in the LPGA Tour’s final event. Thompson was poised to win the CME Group Tour Championship and LPGA player of the year until she jabbed at a 2-foot par putt and missed it on the 18th hole at Tiburon Golf Club. …

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Rosas' field goal in overtime gives Giants unexpected win

Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 on a blustery, cold Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Giants (2-8) and sent the Chiefs (6-4) …

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