Tuesday , 22 January 2019

National Sports

Build it and the Super Bowl will come

Build it and the Super Bowl will come. While that’s not exactly how the sites of the NFL’s championship extravaganza are determined, it sure doesn’t hurt to have a brand new, billion-dollar facility in your city. Including the 2004 game in Houston, the league will have staged nine Super Bowls in metropolitan areas with new stadiums in the past 15 …

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Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Tuesday in a prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. Emanuel Richardson, 46, became the second former coach this month to plead guilty rather than go to trial in Manhattan federal court. An emotional Richardson wiped tears from his eyes after telling Judge Edgardo Ramos that he …

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Supreme Court rejects coach's appeal over prayer, for now

The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field. But four conservative justices say Tuesday that they are interested in former Bremerton High School Coach Joe Kennedy’s case and the legal issues it raises. Lower courts said Kennedy was not immediately entitled to …

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Darren McFadden arrested on DWI charge after falling asleep in fast food chain's drive-thru lane

Former Oakland Raiders and  Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was arrested on a DWI charge after falling asleep in a fast food drive-thru. McFadden, 31, was taken into custody early Monday morning after employees at a McKinney, Texas, Whataburger reported a sleeping man inside a vehicle in the drive-thru lane. McFadden is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, …

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NFL to look into report laser flashed at Tom Brady during AFC title game

A photographer from KMBC shot video that showed a green dot flickering around Brady’s shoulder and face. The Patriots said they were aware of the report but had no comment. In interviews after the game, Brady was not asked about any laser beams pointed at him. The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime to advance to Super …

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'Barbecued chicken': Tiafoe's Australia run ended by Nadal

Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Playing his familiar brand of court-covering, ball-bashing, opponent-frustrating tennis, Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved the only two break chances he faced, ending American Frances Tiafoe’s best Grand Slam run with a dominating 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 …

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Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'

Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion. Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn’t returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. Until now, that is. So she knew the question was coming, …

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'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying “Saints got robbed” and “NFL bleaux it.” WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. New Orleans Saints fans are still upset over a missed …

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