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Next round of World Cup qualifying presents many challenges for USMNT

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:51:43 +0000

With six World Cup qualifiers left, the USMNT is second to Canada in the Concacaf standings. The top three teams advance to the World Cup in Qatar.

     


The Ruling Off The Field

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:49:38 +0000

Join our Facebook Group to engage in friendly conversation with other NFL enthusiasts.

     


'Very, very frustrated': Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declines to endorse Mike McCarthy's job security

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:13:44 +0000

Jerry Jones declined to endorse the future of coach Mike McCarthy. Jones said it's not in the team's best interest to talk about the coaches now.

     


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones won't add shades to stadium windows to combat glare, saying that's '10,000 on my list of things to worry about'

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:44:33 +0000

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggested complaints about the stadium were merely an excuse for poor play in team's loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

     


USA TODAY Sports' NFL divisional round picks and Super Bowl 56 predictions

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:00:14 +0000

Eight teams, including top-seeded Packers and Titans, are two wins from Super Bowl 56. And the divisional round should end with a bang as scalding Chiefs host red-hot Bills.

     


NFL divisional playoff round: Eight players who could make impact after missing significant time with injuries

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:10:13 +0000

Injuries can play a key role in any NFL team's playoff fortune, and these postseason contenders could get a lift in the form of some timely returns.

     


How 49ers' Deebo Samuel became one of NFL's singular game-changers

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:00:35 +0000

Niners star Deebo Samuel "puts his heart and soul into everything he does," which has helped produce historic numbers as a wideout and a runner.

     


NFL, NFLPA eliminate daily COVID-19 testing for remaining unvaccinated players in playoffs

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:16:12 +0000

The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to eliminate daily COVID-19 testing for the remaining unvaccinated players still in the playoffs.

     


Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the 2021-22 NBA season

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:30:21 +0000

NBA players love to show off their style with the coolest shoes. Check out some of our favorites seen on the court during the 2021-22 season.

     


Gannett announces launch of new premium sports subscription product, USA TODAY Sports+

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 14:11:41 +0000

Gannett Co., the parent company of USA TODAY, announced that it is launching a new, premium sports subscription service targeting seven markets.

     


Baltimore Ravens part ways with defensive coordinator Don Martindale

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:33:56 +0000

The Baltimore Ravens are parting ways with defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale after four seasons, head coach John Harbaugh announced Friday.

     


Which NFL quarterback has the most to prove in the divisional round of the playoffs?

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:43:07 +0000

Pressure ramps up every week in the NFL playoffs, and several quarterbacks will be under the microscope in the divisional round.

     


Tennessee Titans activate Derrick Henry off injured reserve ahead of AFC playoff game vs. Bengals

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:43:30 +0000

Derrick Henry, who missed the last nine games of the regular season, is set to make his return for the Tennessee Titans' playoff run.

     


Are January blues a bad sign for Duke? Mike Krzyzewski has been here before, but team is young

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:23:30 +0000

Duke already has lost three games this season, two of them since Jan. 8. How will this team respond in Coach K's final hurrah?

     


Opinion: Negative portrayals of Black NFL coaches fuel questions of media bias

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:13:14 +0000

The NFL has for decades struggled to hire Black head coaches. A study says one reason is the negative portrayals of Black coaches in the media.

     


College football underclassmen entering 2022 NFL draft

Sun, 09 Jan 2022 23:04:26 +0000

College football underclassmen have a Jan. 17 deadline to declare for the 2022 NFL draft. Here are those players who have announced their intentions.

     


There's still a tomahawk chop in sports. And it could be headed back to the Super Bowl.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:08:52 +0000

Kansas City Chiefs fans are sure to do their so-called chop and chant Sunday when the team plays the Bills. But why when many consider it racist?

     


2022 NFL playoff schedule: Dates, times, TV info for wild-card matchups through the Super Bowl

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 23:58:09 +0000

The NFL playoff field is fully set. Take a look at all the information you need to know from the wild-card round to Super Bowl 56.

     


Bulls coach Billy Donovan: Grayson Allen's flagrant foul 'could've ended' Alex Caruso's career

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 05:46:32 +0000

Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan was not pleased by a flagrant foul committed by the Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen against guard Alex Caruso.

     


Best photos from the 2022 Australian Open

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 04:48:11 +0000

The Australian Open is underway. Here are the best photos from the first grand slam tournament of 2022.

     


2022 NFL draft first-round order

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 05:57:13 +0000

For the second consecutive year, the Jacksonville Jaguars own the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL draft.

     


Memphis coach Penny Hardaway apologizes for postgame outburst: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 05:14:57 +0000

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway took to Instagram on Friday night to apologize for his rant following the Tigers' loss Thursday night.

     


Images from NFL weather games through the years

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 04:03:07 +0000

Here are some famous NFL weather games, whether played in rain, mud, snow, cold, or a combination of those adverse conditions.

     


Opinion: How long can Mavericks' Luka Doncic avoid the criticism Lakers' Russell Westbrook gets?

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:42:14 +0000

Luka Doncic has many of the same flaws as Russell Westbrook but gets far less criticism. He may not be able to outrun it much longer.

     


American Hockey League suspends Krystof Hrabik 30 games for racial gesture against Boko Imama

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 03:43:29 +0000

San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik has been suspended for 30 games for using a racial gesture, the American Hockey League announced on Friday.

     


Super Bowl record-holders

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:20:36 +0000

Here are notable single-game Super Bowl records, with Tom Brady and Jerry Rice owning multiple standards.

     


2022 NFL draft: Underclassmen who have announced intentions to leave college early

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 23:34:52 +0000

Here are the college football underclassmen who have announced their intentions to enter the 2022 NFL draft.

     



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