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Quarterbacks Darnold, Allen meet in matchup of top rookies

When the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets matched up in Week 10, the starting quarterbacks were Matt Barkley and Josh McCown. Dec 2, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. …

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Ex-NFL star Williams behind new Freedom Football League

Another football league is in the works and former NFL players such as Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens are behind it. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ricky Williams poses after a panel for “The New Celebrity Apprentice” in Universal City, California, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok The Freedom Football League doesn’t …

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NHL roundup: Lightning top Wings in shootout

Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winner during a shootout, and the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning overcame Frans Nielsen’s hat trick to edge the host Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Tuesday. Dec 1, 2018; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers …

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NBA roundup: Jazz sink 20 treys, rout Spurs

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points, and the Utah Jazz made a franchise record 20 3-pointers in a 139-105 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Dec 4, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dribbles the ball as San Antonio Spurs guard …

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NBA notebook: Fultz diagnosed with nerve condition

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with a nerve condition and will be sidelined indefinitely as he undergoes physical therapy, the team announced Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Nov 14, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) drives around Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant (22) during the …

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Athletics: Kipchoge and Ibarguen named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (Reuters) – Kenya’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen were honored as IAAF athletes of the year at athletics’ annual awards ceremony on Tuesday. Athletics – IAAF Athletics Awards – The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco – December 4, 2018 Caterine Ibarguen is presented the female …

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Report: NFL mulls suspending Hunt into next season

FILE PHOTO: Nov 19, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates scoring in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is mulling a multi-game suspension for former Kansas City …

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Russian athletics federation remains banned, says IAAF

MONACO (Reuters) – World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation. FILE PHOTO: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard …

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Olympics: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028 – IOC

FILE PHOTO: Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, attends a countdown event to mark the two years until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BERLIN (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the …

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