The NFL, its teams, broadcasters and fans all have learned one thing in 2020: Nothing is certain with the schedule. Never was that more obvious than in the last two weeks, with the kind of scrambling that made Fran Tarkenton famous affecting a bunch of games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The idea of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as a modern-day odd couple bunking together in a Center City condominium trash-talking during games of “FIFA 21” after playing taxing real NBA games momentarily got a rise out of 76ers fans.
One of only two games matching teams with winning records this week, the Rams and Cardinals go at it in Arizona. Another defeat for either side in the rugged NFC West could cause major problems for any January plans.
TOKYO (AP) — The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Amid the turmoil at Barcelona, United States defender Sergiño Dest has found his patch to flourish. The former Ajax player arrived in the aftermath of Barcelona’s devastating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in August.
Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina. The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score blowout for Alabama, which is favored by more than four touchdowns.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree slammed the turf in anger, well aware of what the pain in his right knee meant. One bad step in the fourth quarter against Baltimore on Wednesday put an end to the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker's season.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — No spectators will be allowed at the Rose Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal on Jan. 1 because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and city of Pasadena.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called Lou Holtz "one of the greatest coaches in American history” as he honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation's highest civilian honor.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting to 11-0 was worth the wait. The Steelers, off to their best start in franchise history, beat their bitter AFC North rivals Ravens 19-14 on Wednesday in a game moved three times because of a COVID-19 outbreak that left Baltimore short-handed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among a record 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer them 2021 contracts by Wednesday night’s deadline.