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Our Employee Jon Gruden Will Be Next Raiders Coach

As it turns out, Gruden may return to coach the Raiders. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter that Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Raiders. Gruden, who won a Super Bowl after that trade to Tampa Bay, has been in the " Monday Night Football " booth since 2008, but every year rumors of his return to the field intensify as coaching openings crop up around the league. Read More »

Malan to replace Stokes for ODIs

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They conclude their Ashes campaign in Sydney this week and go into the final match 3-0 down after drawing the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. He scored his maiden Test century in the third Test at Perth, and will mostly likely reap rewards of his rich form by debuting in ODIs. Read More »

Raiders' game grades vs. Chargers

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Rich Gannon, Gruden's quarterback from 1998-2001, has maintained a close relationship with his former coach and said in his role as a CBS analyst Sunday the plan was always to return to coaching. In fact, that should tell you everything. Many Angelenos believe the Raiders are still this sprawling city's most popular National Football League team, almost a quarter-century after they left LA and two seasons after the return of the Rams, who largely ceded Los Angeles' Generation X fans to ... Read More »

Browns secure No. 1 pick in National Football League draft; Giants No. 2

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The Browns also own the Texans' second-round pick after taking on Brock Osweiler's $16 million contract in March. General manager John Dorsey should have his pick of quarterbacks at the top of the draft, with USC's Sam Darnold , UCLA's Josh Rosen , Wyoming's Josh Allen , Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield , and Louisville's Lamar Jackson considered the top available passers. Read More »

Bengals Stun Ravens With Late TD, End Bills' 19-Year Playoff Drought

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed he'd like to return for the 2018 National Football League season after the team's 31-27 upset victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The scenario for the Baltimore Ravens entering the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals was a simple one: win, and they'd earn a wild card berth for next week's NFL Playoffs. Read More »

Bills end 17-year playoff drought with win and help

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It ended with Landry picking up a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and getting ejected from the game. The Dolphins made the game look closer than it was with a pair of late touchdown drives. They were eliminated a week ago and will sit out the playoffs for the eighth time in the past nine years. The Bills got a pair of plays that moved the sticks on their second drive and a touchdown on their opening drive when they increased the pace of running plays. Read More »

Manchester City lose Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus to injuries

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When Hodgson initially took the Crystal Palace job he spoke of his admiration for the 70-year English coach. But Guardiola does not see Sanchez leaving Arsenal in the coming weeks. "He's injured in the terms hopefully it will only be one or two months", he said. "You have to give Palace credit". Guardiola would not comment on the decision to award the penalty, which came after Wilfried Zaha went down under a challenge from Raheem Sterling. Read More »

Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

Rick Smith is taking an extended leave of absence from his duties as general manager of the Houston Texas, the team announced Sunday. "I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this time". Houston (4-12) lost its final six games of the season and nine of its last 10, prompting speculation there may be a shake-up in the front office, on the coaching staff or both. Read More »

Browns drop chance to avoid 0-16, lose to Steelers 28-24

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The conversion would have given the Browns a fresh set of downs, deep in Steelers territory, with just under two minutes left to get their first win. After its first two possessions on Sunday, Cleveland had already fallen into a 14-0 deficit, amassed -16 yards on offense and watched a punt out of their own end zone get deflected. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov responds to inevitable Conor McGregor question

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While mauling Barboza in a showcase of gifted wrestling, the Russian also made it a point to display his stand-up skill by ducking his opponent's rapid, mighty kicks and landing punches. Known for wearing a platinum-blond, giant Afro wig into the cage, Nurmagomedov believes he can become one of the UFC's next major draws, considering his massive popularity in Russian Federation. Read More »

Bears likely ousting John Fox at end of season, report says

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By the time the Vikings play in their first playoff game, they will be well-rested, well-positioned and perhaps a little anxious about how their offense will function if they fall behind or have to win a high-scoring game. Have thoughts on how the Bears and Vikings are performing? The Bears, however, could not pair an offensive touchdown with it. Diggs had six receptions for 65 yards and touchdown. Read More »

Charged with violent conduct

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The Football Association chose to take action after footage emerged of Young landing a blow on Tadic's stomach area during Saturday's goalless draw at Old Trafford. Young's absence could be costly given Manchester United's recent form. The former Watford and Aston Villa winger's consistent form even saw him return to the senior England squad last month for the first time in four years for high-profile friendly fixtures against Germany and Brazil. Read More »

Eagles list six starters as inactive vs. Cowboys

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Jones' Achilles injury forced him to watch from the sidelines, and some believe that might prove to be a blessing in disguise. The Eagles and Cowboys are scoreless midway through the second quarter. The Cowboys, who were eliminated from the playoff chase last week in a home loss to Seattle, are playing for a second straight winning season. With Joe Walker heading to injured reserve, there are whispers that Sidney Jones might be ready to go on Sunday. Read More »

Raiders going after Jon Gruden, offer him stake in team

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Every year we get these Gruden coaching rumors, and every year - since 2009 - he's ended up in the Monday Night Football booth for ESPN. Gruden, who averted questions on the matter, does not want to rush to any judgements before this season concludes and Oakland (6-9) decides what to do with current coach Jack Del Rio . Read More »

Guardiola expects up to two months out for Jesus

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Belgium worldwide De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a collision with Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace. Read More »

Diego Costa eager to play for Atletico after long layoff

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Atletico had been unable to register new signings in last summer's transfer window after being handed a ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association for irregularities in relation to the transfers of minors. Costa hasn't played a competitive match since last season, when he helped Chelsea win the English Premier League before falling out with coach Antonio Conte . Read More »

Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers not expected to return next season

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Linsley, 26, is in his fourth season with the Packers , who drafted him out of Ohio State in the fifth round (161st overall) in 2014. Last offseason, the Packers lost a pair of starting offensive linemen, T.J. The Packers had just under $10 million in available cap space for 2017, according to ESPN Stats & Information. What was most encouraging was that he was able to remain productive even with two-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers out for seven games as he made 46 receptions for 543 ... Read More »

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus out for 'one or two months' - Pep Guardiola

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City saw Gabriel Jesus forced off by injury in the first-half, after an awkward landing. De Bruyne left the match on a stretcher after Puncheon made contact with De Bruyne at shin-height. It proved to be a frustrating day for City, though it could have been a lot worse when Luka Milivojevic stepped up to take a penalty after Raheem Sterling was adjudged to have fouled Wilfried Zaha in the box. Read More »

Manchester City's spending power too much for Manchester United - Mourinho

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Both Manchester clubs started the campaign in fine form but it was Jose Mourinho's men who lost their momentum after a while. "I don't know if they've progressed or not progressed", said Hodgson to the South London Press when asked about City's performances since the 5-0 defeat he suffered in September and the team he will face on Sunday at midday. Read More »

Struggles in Cotton Bowl loss

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Earlier this week, Darnold insisted he'd welcome to opportunity to play for the Browns , who have already locked up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Joshua Jackson, RB, Northwestern - Jackson may not be the fastest back or the biggest, but he has good vision, patience and great experience as was shown Friday when he passed LaDainian Tomlinson for 10th on the NCAA's all-time rushing yards list. Read More »

Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year'

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It has been a fantastic year. "To be able to do this at your first try, I will remember this year in my mind forever". "We need to have all my players in the best form, and we know very well in January will be a hard time because of the games, and in February the Champions League starts again, so I need all my players at the top of their game". Read More »

Raiders to pursue Jon Gruden for coaching job

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Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, or the last time that they were a consistently competitive team, and owner Mark Davis has maintained a good relationship with the analyst of ESPN's " Monday Night Football ", per Schefter. Gruden did not directly comment on the report when he was quoted in the story. Gruden was consistently linked with the Buccaneers job, but a report on Friday said Dirk Koetter was told by Tampa Bay ownership that he would return to the team next season. Read More »

Cyborg vs Holm Odds For Saturday's Fight

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That calm perspective is a far cry from the angst and tension that long hovered over Justino (18-1), who said she was training in MMA before major pro women's fighting existed. "Cyborg does come in just guns-a-blazin". More likely than a Holm KO is Cyborg just bullying Holly and making the fight look completely one-sided. In her last eight fights, Cyborg has eight wins, all by KO or TKO. Read More »