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SRX winner Ernie Francis Jr. will drive Indy Lights in 2022 season for Force Indy’s No. 99

The Indy Lights Series will be the primary racing home this season for Superstar Racing Experience veteran Ernie Francis Jr., who will drive for Force Indy.

Joey Hand to drive road course races for Rick Ware Racing

Road racer Joey Hand will drive the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing in all six NASCAR Cup road races this season.

Broncos finalizing deal with Nathaniel Hackett to make him their next head coach

Denver Broncos finalizing deal with Nathaniel Hackett to make him their next head coach.

Brooks Koepka dyes hair bleach blonde; won't last until his wedding, he says

Brooks Koepka didn't attract attention in his opening round at the Farmers Insurance Open for his play, but rather for his hair.

Lakers unwilling to meet Rockets' asking price in Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade?

Houston is willing to make a Westbrook-for-Wall swap, acquiring the Lakers’ 2027 first-round pick in the process. But L.A. doesn't want to part with that pick.

Fred Warner: I have such a great group around me that I have no choice but to be great

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner wakes up with "Good Morning Football."

Colts Reportedly Parting Ways With Assistant Coach

Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts made a change to their coaching staff on Thursday morning. The Colts’ season ended in ugly fashion. They had to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 18 to advance to the playoffs. Easy enough, right? Wrong. The Colts fell to the Jaguars in blowout fashion, 26-11, and missed out on […] The post Colts Reportedly Parting Ways With Assistant Coach appeared first on The Spun.

Serie A January transfer window 2022: Done deals, signings, loans, fees so far

Here are all of the confirmed moves in and out of Serie A.

Rapoport: Ben Roethlisberger announces retirement after 18 NFL seasons

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announces retirement after 18 seasons in NFL.

Dana White: No ‘Disrespect’ to Francis Ngannou After UFC 270 Controversy

Dana White isn’t looking to escalate any potential feud with Francis Ngannou.

NFL against the spread picks: Can 49ers and Bengals repeat previous wins?

It's understandable if you like both favorites in NFL conference championship weekend. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams have looked great in the playoffs. The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Chiefs 34-31 in Week 17. Joe Burrow had 446 yards and four touchdowns and Ja'Marr Chase had 266 yards and three touchdowns.

Shaquille O'Neal defends his pick for Joel Embiid as MVP

Steph Curry is the favorite to win NBA MVP across many online sportsbooks, but that’s not for whom Shaquille O’Neal would vote. Shaq spoke on TNT Tuesday about the MVP debate.

Australia and Japan both win in World cup qualifying

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Australia and Japan both put pressure on Group B leader Saudi Arabia in Asian World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Australia beat Vietnam 4-0 in Melbourne and Japan defeated China 2-0 in Saitama. Australia is in third place in Group B, one point behind Japan. Saudi Arabia plays Oman later Thursday. The top two teams from each group will automatically qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. The third-place teams will...

Starting NFL QBs in 2004 when Ben Roethlisberger took over in Pittsburgh

Starting NFL QBs in 2004 when Ben Roethlisberger took over in Pittsburgh

Is Donovan Mitchell Too Big of a Star for the Utah Jazz?

The Utah Jazz once again have a very good team. Currently in the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference, they'd get a home playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks if the season ended today and then a likely second-round matchup with the Phoenix Suns, who like the Golden State Warriors and — if you squint hard enough — the Memphis Grizziles are the class of the conference. How far Utah goes is inextricably tied to how far Donovan Mitchell...

Rare Tom Brady card from 1st Super Bowl year to be auctioned

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — One of just 20 special football cards from the year Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction. The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card is expected to draw six figures, underscoring the hot market for memorabilia associated with the quarterback dubbed the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time, said Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction. Brady won his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002. The card was purchased in...

11 players drafted by same NFL team of which they became head coach

11 players drafted by same NFL team of which they became head coach

Steelers request interview with Cowboys assistant Joe Whitt for DC position

Whitt is generating interest with multiple teams. Both the Seahawks and Ravens have put in requests to meet with the 43-year-old for their respective DC vacancies.

The Bengals' offense has the raw talent to make the Chiefs' D pay. But can it overcome O-line woes?

The Bengals are here. The combination of second year quarterback Joe Burrow, first year wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and a host of playmakers on offense and defense have the Bengals in the AFC Championship game just months after they held the fifth pick in the 2021…

Pacers radio voice Mark Boyle unloads during historic loss: 'Totally unacceptable'

In waning moments of one of the Pacers’ worst losses in franchise history, radio play-by-play announcer Mark Boyle reached a point of exasperation.

BREAKING: Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn returning to Dallas Cowboys for 2022 season

Dan Quinn isn’t going anywhere.

Cameroon government wants to 'improve' access to stampede stadium

The Cameroonian government wants to "improve" access to the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde after the deadly stampede that killed eight people at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, its spokesman told state media on Thursday. "The prime minister has asked us to think about it and the general delegation for national security (police) will work to do so, so that access to the stadium is improved."

Tigers name Gary Jones first base coach

The promotion from the minors to the big league staff comes in the wake of the tragic death of Detroit first base coach Kimera Bartee, passed away at just 49 years of age earlier this offseason due to a brain tumor.

Joachim Hansen leads Dubai Desert Classic, but opening round suspended due to darkness

The DP World Tour is in Dubai this week for the Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club. Several of the biggest names in golf are in the field including Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, and Viktor Hovland. They're all chasing Joachim Hansen, who fired an…

Veteran infielder Gordon Beckham announces retirement

Over 11 consecutive MLB seasons between 2009-19, Beckham hit .237/.300/.367 across 3,782 plate appearances.

What Does Future Hold for Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers?

Both the Buccaneers and Packers were eliminated from the playoffs in the Divisional Round. The crew discusses what the future holds for both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

Josh Allen may have jinxed Bills' AFC championship game hopes in sideline video

Josh Allen (understandably) thought the Bills had the game sewn up with 13 seconds left.

Phil Simms says Rams' Matthew Stafford has already proven he's a big-game QB ahead of NFC Championship

The veteran quarterback can only strengthen his legacy with a win Sunday

20 facts you might not know about Moneyball

Here are 20 facts about the film we find interesting, and we don’t care what the scouts say. It’s all in the numbers.

Jordan Usher Stuffs Stat Sheet In Georgia Tech Win

Florida State vs. Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets picked up their second conference win of the season as they stung Florida State for a 75-61 victory. After starting off the game in a 7-0 hole, Georgia Tech ended the first half on an 18-5 run

NBA world reacts to Hornets scoring 158 points vs Pacers

The Charlotte Hornets throttled the Indiana Pacers 158-126 on Wednesday night in Indianapolis. Yes, 158 points- that’s a Hornets franchise record, shattering a previous record of 141 regulation points scored in Nov. 1993 (they scored 143 in an overtime loss earlier this season). It’s also the highest point total for an NBA team this season. Read more... The post NBA world reacts to Hornets scoring 158 points vs Pacers appeared first on The...

House Oversight Committee to hold 'roundtable' on Washington Football Team probe

The committee announced Thursday that it will hold a full-committee "roundtable" on the issue on Capitol Hill next week.

Former UFC champ Miesha Tate joins cast of 'Celebrity Big Brother,' debuts Feb. 2

will get some additional exposure before she returns to the UFC this year. Tate (19-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC), a former UFC women's bantamweight champion, is set to join the cast of the upcoming season of "Celebrity Big Brother." CBS officials announced Tate's participation in the…

Adama Traore set for Barcelona medical - report

The winger is due at the club on Friday

22 healthy Super Bowl snacks

As much as we like to indulge in our share of greasy pub fare, sometimes we want to snack on something healthy—or at least a healthier alternative to the deep-fried options.

The Whiteboard: Get ready for some new faces on the NBA All-Star teams

The Whiteboard is The Step Back's daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA andmore. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The NBA All-Starters will be announced tonight, with reserves to follow on Feb. 3. There are sure to be some surprises as the roste...

FloSports SVP Phil Wendler talks their 2021 acquisitions and growth, and their plans for 2022

Streaming company FloSports is interesting for their verticals covering a wide range of properties, including racing, cycling, baseball, college conferences and more. And 2021 was a notable year for them, including a couple of big acquisitions, a deal with NASCAR for NASCAR Roots properties, the Castrol FloRacing Night In America events they organized, and more. Read more... The post FloSports SVP Phil Wendler talks their 2021 acquisitions and...

Aaron Rodgers-Broncos Dream Officially Alive

When discussions are held about what the best non-Wisconsin home for Aaron Rodgers is, the Denver Broncos are often brought up. It makes a lot of football sense. Denver has a good defense with some up-and-coming stars, a deep group of pass-catching options brimming with potential, and a gaping hole at quarterback. Since the Broncos haven't been good for the last five years, the organization has the motivation to make a blockbuster deal and...

Peacock hits 9 million paid subscribers

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming platform has been an interesting player from the sports perspective. While Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and other competitors in the category built a content library not based on live sports (and while some, like ESPN+, focus on it almost exclusively), Peacock clearly had the Olympics in mind as a cornerstone of Read more... The post Peacock hits 9 million paid subscribers appeared first on Awful Announcing.

Ottawa Senators extend veteran D Nick Holden on one-year deal

Holden, 34, currently carries a $1.7MM cap hit in the second season of a two-year deal signed with the Vegas Golden Knights in 2020.

Chiefs fans donate more than $178K to Buffalo Children's Hospital

The Kansas City Chiefs' fandom has stepped up in a huge way for an opponent. Days after the AFC West champs outlasted the Buffalo Bills in overtime in an incredible Divisional Round game, the Kansas City fandom showed its support of the famed Bills' Mafia. How you ask?…

It's showtime: NASCAR wraps final Next Gen organizational test, only racing awaits teams

AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR‘s 2022 Next Gen testing schedule started and ended at the same destinations the official season will begin and conclude — Daytona International Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. There was a two-day organizational test Jan. 11-12 at Daytona and then another this week at Phoenix. Wednesday‘s eight-hour session marked Day 2 and therefore […]

Former basketball player's book on family's Holocaust story offers hope amid tragedy

Former Stanford player Dan Grunfeld, son of longtime NBA player and executive Ernie Grunfeld on his family's journey from Auschwitz to the NBA.

Costa Rica vs. Panama odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Jan. 27 Concacaf World Cup qualifier predictions

Brandt Sutton locked in his soccer best bets for Thursday's Panama vs. Costa Rica World Cup qualifier

Swimming-Triple Olympic champion Kromowidjojo retires

(Reuters) - Three-times Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo on Thursday announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 31. Kromowidjojo won freestyle gold in the 50 metres and 100 metres in London in 2012, as well as a 4x100 metres relay gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Dutch swimmer has also won 17 world titles and...

Rams’ effort to block 49er fans from buying tickets for NFC championship game may have backfired

The Los Angeles Rams’ efforts to prevent their home stadium from becoming hostile territory on Sunday may have an unintended consequence. It appears the Rams’ defensive maneuver has only made 49ers fans more motivated to snatch up tickets to Sunday’s NFC championship game. Lifelong 49ers fan Shane Stern didn’t want the Rams to get away with restricting ticket sales to buyers with credit cards registered in the Los Angeles area. Last Sunday...

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah: Analytics are about asking why in order to make better decisions

Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has a different background than many people who get hired for that position in the NFL. Adofo-Mensah worked in the finance world after graduating from Princeton and eventually moved into football with the 49ers in football research and development. That area is often tied to analytics and Adofo-Mensah took on [more]

Can the Oilers Swing a Season-Saving Trade For a Goaltender?

Shaky goaltending continues to be a significant factor in Edmonton's free-fall in the standings, raising concerns over whether GM Ken Holland can find a suitable trade to address this problem.

Ja'Marr Chase: 'Les Miles told me I couldn't play receiver'

Listen, we all win some, and we all lose some. Back in 2018, I said I would take Lamar Jackson with the No. 1 overall pick. I also had a third-round grade on Josh Allen. Les Miles certainly had his share of success as the head coach at LSU, including a…

NBA scout: Jazz a first-round exit away from Donovan Mitchell going to New York

The incessant buzz around the league is that there are those in Mitchel