• Texas A&M making a run for LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda
Texas A&M making a run for LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda

He could become the first college assistant to make more than $2 million per season. Of course, Pruitt ultimately ended up taking the head coaching job at Tennessee, so he is no longer in the mix. Aranda came to LSU from Wisconsin in January of 2016. LSU is coming off of a disappointing 9-4 season that ended in a Citrus Bowl loss to Notre Dame.

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  • Earthquake Jolts California's Bay Area
Earthquake Jolts California's Bay Area

A magnitude-4.4 quake rattled northern Californians awake early on Thursday (Thursday night NZ Time) as fire alarms sounded throughout the San Francisco Bay area and picture frames fell from walls and bookshelves. You can report how the natural disaster felt to you to the USGS. "But aside from some broken knickknacks, California's Office of Emerg...

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  • A blow for Tide: Knee sidelines LB Anfernee Jennings for title game
A blow for Tide: Knee sidelines LB Anfernee Jennings for title game

Jennings attempted to walk off the field, but his leg buckled and the training staff had to carry him off. He had five tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss against the Tigers. Alabama will be without one of its best defensive players when it faces Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night.

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  • Brady, Belichick, Kraft could be in final year together — Bombshell ESPN report
Brady, Belichick, Kraft could be in final year together — Bombshell ESPN report

A new ESPN article by Seth Wickersham suggests that the end may be coming for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots . There are conflicting reports about whether or not Tom Brady demanded the team trade his heir-apparent, Jimmy Garoppolo.

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  • NFC Wildcard Sunday: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
NFC Wildcard Sunday: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

The Carolina Panthers are going to go on the road and win this game. He has completed just 59.7 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the negative feedback from Newton's sexist comments to a female reporter and the alleged sexual and racial misconduct surrounding team owner Jerry Rich...

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  • Titans rule out RB DeMarco Murray (knee) against Chiefs
Titans rule out RB DeMarco Murray (knee) against Chiefs

The Tennessee Titans have suffered a setback ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs . Murray is dealing with a Grade-3 MCL tear and has not played or practiced since sustaining the injury against the Rams on December 24.

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  • After a controversial 2017, National Football League ratings decline even more than before
After a controversial 2017, National Football League ratings decline even more than before

This follows an 8 percent drop across CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN last season, when former quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players began kneeling for "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games. While the consistent year-to-year drop in television numbers supports the argument that the National Football League suffers from certain, systemic issues;...

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  • Top seed Dimitrov pushed to the limit at Brisbane International
Top seed Dimitrov pushed to the limit at Brisbane International

Dimitrov moves on to face Great Britain's Kyle Edmund , after he defeated South Korean Chung Hyeon 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-4. In the women's draw, second seed Karolina Pliskova and third seed Elina Svitolina set up a blockbuster semi-final after winning their respective matches on Thursday.

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  • Team India member reveals India's plans for South Africa Test
Team India member reveals India's plans for South Africa Test

Big one this for India . India have started their practice on practice pitches. "We're going to have to wait and see once they pass the first Test match", said Philander at the media interaction here on Wednesday. Historically, India have struggled in the Rainbow Nation, having never won a Test series. Tomorrow is hot. I think by the time the ...

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  • Liverpool star to remain at Anfield until next summer
Liverpool star to remain at Anfield until next summer

According to Marc Behrenbeck of Sky Germany , Can will not complete a January transfer to Juventus and he will remain at Anfield until the end of the season. One such club is Juventus , with theGuardian reporting on Thursday that the Serie A giants have put a five-year, €95,000-per-week contract to take him to Italy next season.

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  • Warriors F Durant (calf) out vs. Rockets
Warriors F Durant (calf) out vs. Rockets

In other words, the Warriors had plenty to prove to their Western Conference foe Thursday night, no matter if Houston was missing Harden or not. "The warriors" thanks to the powerful play of Stephen Curry , clay Thompson and Draymond green painless suffered the loss of Durant.

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  • Everton (FA Cup, H)
Everton (FA Cup, H)

This will be the 24th meeting between these two Merseyside rivals in the FA Cup , Liverpool winning 10 and drawing six (L7) - however, they haven't met in the third round since 1931/32. The shape of Klopp's team is further complicated by British media reports that Barcelona are about to table a bid for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho .

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  • Historical Vegas Trends You Should Know for Wild Card Weekend
Historical Vegas Trends You Should Know for Wild Card Weekend

Tennessee's offense has been frustratingly bad with Marcus Mariota throwing more interceptions than touchdowns and the team ranking just 15th in rushing. The Jaguars should have an easy time of it against the Bills unless McCoy can overcome his sprained ankle and play at a superior level. The Rams face a major threat from the Falcons, but they ...

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  • Trump plans to attend Georgia-Alabama football championship game
Trump plans to attend Georgia-Alabama football championship game

Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Alabama a four-point favorite in this game, and I agree that they should come into the National Championship Game as the favorite to take down Georgia . Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith was named the best player at his position (Dick Butkus Award). On that night in the Big Easy, Alabama defense didn't allo...

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  • Maryland Basketball: Terps Fall at No. 1 Michigan State
Maryland Basketball: Terps Fall at No. 1 Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich . (AP) - Miles Bridges played one of his best all-around games and had plenty of help from his teammates to turn a closely contested game into another lopsided victory. "I'm going to take positives out of this". Surely, the Spartans are going to have a loud crowd behind them. Michigan State ranks first in assists per game (21...

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  • DeMarco Murray out for Saturday
DeMarco Murray out for Saturday

Murray, who suffered the knee injury during a Week 16 loss against the Rams , has been rehabbing on the treadmill during practices in hopes of returning if the Titans make a deep playoff run. "I've kind of stressed it to be that way", Mularkey said. It hasn't left my mind since the clock hit 0:00. "I could say other words, but I have to play bette...

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  • Joe Thornton has a handful of his beard ripped out during fight
Joe Thornton has a handful of his beard ripped out during fight

We've heard of hair pulling in fights, but facial hair pulling? A hunk of Thornton's beard was left on the ice, ultimately finding its way to the glove of backup goalie Aaron Dell on the San Jose bench. It was Kadri's first point since November 30. We believe with how we can play, we're not going to give up a ton of chances against anyways. ...

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  • Lukaku lift for Manchester United ahead of FA Cup tie
Lukaku lift for Manchester United ahead of FA Cup tie

Indeed, The Mail suggested late on Wednesday night (3 January) there was a growing fear inside Old Trafford that he would not remain in charge next season, with the increasing frequency of his trips back home to London cited as a particular worry in addition to public comments over transfers that appear to put him in direct conflict with the board...

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  • Nick Wright reacts to Isaiah Thomas' impressive performance in season debut
Nick Wright reacts to Isaiah Thomas' impressive performance in season debut

I don't know why [some people are] so mad about it. "They're the ones who have won the East all these years in a row". End of quarter: Cavs 28, Blazers 28: Thomas scores his first points as a Cavalier on a pull-up jumper and proceeds to add an and-1 layup, helping his new team even the score by the end of the first quarter.

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  • Bellerin rescues Arsenal by clinching 2-2 draw with Chelsea
Bellerin rescues Arsenal by clinching 2-2 draw with Chelsea

Wenger was furious with referee Mike Dean , who had awarded West Brom a late penalty at the Hawthorns for a handball by Calum Chambers. Wenger is contesting the FA charge. With both teams pressing for a victor, it was Chelsea who managed to find a finish first, with Alonso slamming home after some great work by Zappacosta on the right wing.

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  • Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australia Open
Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australia Open

I didn't realize until these last few months just how much I love this game", Murray posted "It's quite demoralizing when you get on the court it's not at the level you need it to be to compete at this level. "I am very excited and looking forward to getting back on the court in January", Nishikori said in a statement . He had participated in Melb...

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  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'I have nothing to say on Philippe Coutinho'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'I have nothing to say on Philippe Coutinho'

However, Kylian Mbappe will move into second place once his loan at PSG, from AS Monaco, becomes permanent. Read the full story on Goal! . Liverpool are closing in on the signature of As Monaco's Thomas Lemar as the Reds look to sort out a replacement for Philippe Coutinho , according to the Express .

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  • Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott sends transfer SOS to AC Milan
Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott sends transfer SOS to AC Milan

Walcott, a 28-year-old English global, has been at Arsenal since joining the club from Southampton in 2006. But, hypothetically, if the Merseyside club could sign Tosun and Walcott then it would have to represent a very good transfer window , even if they sign nobody else.

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  • Ryan Shazier making progress in recovery, father says
Ryan Shazier making progress in recovery, father says

Ryan remained in a Cincinnati hospital before being transported to a UPMC facility where he underwent spinal stabilization surgery a few days after his injury. The assistant coach, Todd Haley, was cagey Thursday in telling reporters that, whatever actually happened outside a Pittsburgh bar on New Year's Eve, the Steelers had "made clear" to h...

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  • White Sox Acquire Joakim Soria
White Sox Acquire Joakim Soria

He looked decent in the minors for the Dodgers previous year with an ERA of 3.83 in 91.2 innings thrown. Peter, 24, slashed.279/.344/.417 with 13 home runs and 11 steals in 120 games between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox organization last season.

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