Category: National Sports

The Raiders and Texans Kick Off NFL Wild Card Weekend Saturday

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NFL Wild Card weekend kicks off Saturday when the Oakland Raiders take on the Houston Texans. Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook will make history Saturday, with his first career start to happen during a playoff game. His major challenge will be facing Houston’s top-ranked defense in the league. But Super Bowl …

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/5/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 121, Brooklyn 109Toronto 101, Utah 93,Detroit 115, Charlotte 114Atlanta 99, New Orleans 94Houston 118, Oklahoma City 116Phoenix 102, Dallas 95San Antonio 127, Denver 99Portland 118, L.-A. Lakers 109NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEEdmonton 4, Boston 3Washington 5, Columbus 0Nashville 6, Tampa Bay 1Carolina 4, St. …

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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon to Enter NFL Draft

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NORMAN, Okla.) — Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon has told the team that he will forego two years of eligibility and enter the NFL draft, ESPN reports. Mixon’s career at Oklahoma ended with a 35-19 win over Auburn in Monday’s Sugar Bowl. The third-year sophomore gained 180 total …

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Tiger Woods Reflects on 2016 Comeback, Golfing with Donald Trump

(Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)(NEW YORK) — In a blog post meant to look back at his 2016 return and ahead to his 2017 season, Tiger Woods discussed his goals, his future and his golf outing with president-elect Donald Trump. “I am working hard to sharpen my game for 2017,” Woods says early …

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Cowboys DL Randy Gregory Suspended For At Least One Year Following Third Violation of Drug Policy

(Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)(DALLAS) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Randy Gregory has been suspended for a year after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The suspension is the third for Gregory, 24. He has played in just 14 games in two seasons. His first suspension kept him out for the first four …

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Dolphins’ Tannehill Benched for Pittsburgh Playoff Game

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MIAMI) — It’s the first playoff game for the Miami Dolphins since 2008, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill won’t be taking the field. The Dolphins have decided to sideline Tannehill for the game at Pittsburgh due to a sprained ACL and MCL in his left knee, ESPN reports. Backup Matt Moore will …

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Two-Time Olympic Decathlon Winner Ashton Eaton Retiring from Athletics

(Photo by Robby Klein / ESPN Images)(NEW YORK) — One of the most decorated decathletes in Olympic history, American Ashton Eaton is retiring from the decathlon, he announced Wednesday. In a post to his website, Eaton said that it was his “time to depart from athletics” and to “do something new.” A similar announcement by …

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Cowboys QB Prescott on Bye Week Plans: 'Hanging Out and Getting Rested'

(Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)(DALLAS) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott doesn’t have any vacations planned during his team’s playoff bye week. Prescott grew up a fan of the Cowboys in Louisiana. When a reporter asked Prescott whether he would be staying in town during the week off, Prescott understood, saying “Yes…good try.” …

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/4/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 123, Oklahoma City 112Atlanta 111, Orlando 92Milwaukee 105, New York 104Chicago 106, Cleveland 94L.-A. Clippers 115, Memphis 106Golden State 125, Portland 117Miami 107, Sacramento 102 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWinnipeg 4, Florida 1N.-Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2OT/Montreal 4, Dallas 3Calgary 4, Colorado 1Vancouver 3, …

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Connor Cook to Start at QB for Oakland Raiders in First Playoff Game

Connor Cook during the 2016 class at Gruden Camp (Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders will play in their first playoff game since 2002 this weekend, and they’ll do so with rookie quarterback Connor Cook leading the offense. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio called it an “easy option,” …

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