Latest Headlines – The Athletic 2023-09-30T16:32:02Z ?2023 The Athletic Media Company. All rights reserved. 2023-09-30T16:32:02Z 2023-09-30T16:32:02Z Sheffield Wednesday and police investigating as fan appears to mock Bradley Lowery The Athletic Staff Sheffield Wednesday and South Yorkshire police have launched an investigation after a supporter was pictured appearing to hold up an image of the late Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery. Wednesday have apologised after images circulated online of a fan appearing to display a photo of Lowery on their phone in the stands at Hillsborough during their 3-0 loss in the Championship against Sunderland on Friday. A supporter next to them was also pictured laughing. Lowery died in 2017 at the age of six after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Lowery was a Sunderland... 2023-09-30T16:03:57Z 2023-09-30T16:06:20Z Bruins training camp: Whose stock is up and down at the halfway point? Fluto Shinzawa Here’s how some of the Bruins bubble players are doing at the midpoint of camp. 2023-09-30T15:00:08Z 2023-09-30T15:37:53Z Blues goaltending depth chart: Joel Hofer now the backup, but there’s competition Jeremy Rutherford The Blues are looking to turn to Hofer, 23, as the backup to Jordan Binnington in the net. 2023-09-30T15:00:02Z 2023-09-30T15:39:52Z Fantasy Football Rankings Week 4: Sleepers, projections, starts, sits | Josh Palmer, Tank Dell and more Jake Ciely Jake Ciely has his Week 4 fantasy football rankings, game previews, sleepers, buys, sells and more fun! 2023-09-30T14:38:37Z 2023-09-30T14:44:32Z Notre Dame-Duke football preview: 3 keys and a prediction for Fighting Irish in Durham Pete Sampson Notre Dame football has plenty of experience responding from gut-punch losses. Can the Fighting Irish do it at Duke on Saturday night? 2023-09-30T14:34:36Z 2023-09-30T14:34:36Z Jazz, Will Hardy have pieces to make playoff push, but how will they fit? Tony Jones As Hardy enters his second season as Utah's coach, he'll need to make some tough decisions about rotations and playing time. 2023-09-30T14:00:06Z 2023-09-30T16:45:09Z Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami vs New York City live updates: MLS team news, line-ups latest, prediction Max Mathews Inter Miami will aim to bounce back from their US Open Cup defeat against Houston Dynamo, with hopes captain Lionel Messi returns from injury 2023-09-30T13:55:45Z 2023-09-30T15:32:19Z José Urquidy shines as Astros inch closer to punching ticket for postseason Chandler Rome Both the Astros and Diamondbacks take the field on Saturday needing just one more win to reach the postseason. 2023-09-30T13:20:38Z 2023-09-30T13:30:45Z 777 Partners’ Josh Wander and Steven Pasko attending Everton vs Luton David Ornstein Josh Wander and Steven Pasko, the co-founders of 777 Partners, are in attendance for Everton’s Premier League game against Luton Town at Goodison Park this afternoon. Wander and Pasko arrived in Liverpool earlier today and will attend their first Everton match since agreeing to buy the club. It was announced two weeks ago that the American investment firm has an agreement to purchase Everton from Farhad Moshiri, subject to an approvals process. Following that news, The Athletic revealed that 777 has also made a loan payment worth tens of millions to the Merseyside club. Given Everton’s... 2023-09-30T13:01:39Z 2023-09-30T13:38:24Z At 30th anniversary of Bryan Cox’s middle-finger salute, Bills-Dolphins rivalry gets hot again Tim Graham Thirty years ago, Bills-Dolphins was one of the league's fiercest rivalries, thanks in part to Bryan Cox. 2023-09-30T13:00:16Z 2023-09-30T13:21:54Z Why the Minnesota Wild didn’t hesitate to extend Marcus Foligno long-term Michael Russo Foligno, 32, is an emotional player who is beloved inside the Wild dressing room. 2023-09-30T12:57:26Z 2023-09-30T13:17:51Z Arizona’s Red-Blue scrimmage means one thing: Basketball season is back Doug Haller "I don’t know how many programs can get about 15,000 people on a Friday in September to come out and support their basketball program." 2023-09-30T11:00:32Z 2023-09-30T11:58:43Z Pam Oliver Q&A: On broadcasting longevity, what her job is like, the joy of Eagles fans and more Richard Deitsch NFL on Fox reporter Pam Oliver talks about what it takes to succeed and last in her field, her favorite things about Eagles fans and more. 2023-09-30T11:00:04Z 2023-09-30T16:50:01Z Texas vs. Kansas predictions, odds, start time and how to watch: Live updates of Big 12 matchup Daniel Shirley Texas and Kansas face off in a Big 12 showdown. Check back for all our updates and analysis. 2023-09-30T11:00:04Z 2023-09-30T16:53:28Z Tottenham vs Liverpool live updates: Lively start in goalless Premier League game Max Mathews Tottenham host Liverpool in the Premier League as both teams look to add to strong starts to the season 2023-09-30T11:00:02Z 2023-09-30T15:15:40Z Jaguars vs. Falcons expert picks and latest odds: Why our experts are leaning with the Jaguars Carson Cashion See odds, expert picks and storylines for the Jaguars vs. Falcons game in London. 2023-09-30T10:20:22Z 2023-09-30T10:24:20Z Europe extends lead over USA at Ryder Cup, win 3 matches in Saturday foursomes The Athletic Staff Team Europe extended its lead over Team USA at the Ryder Cup, going 3-1 in foursomes on Saturday. Europe leads 9 1/2-2 1/2 over the USA heading into the Saturday four-ball matches. Here’s what you need to know: Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood opened the session winning 2&1 over Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Viktor Hovland and Ludvig ?berg dominated Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka, winning 9&7. Per Justin Ray, it’s the largest margin of victory in any 18-hole match, regardless of format, in the history of the Ryder Cup. Max Homa and Brian Harman earned Team... 2023-09-30T10:00:11Z 2023-09-30T13:30:58Z NFL experts react to Week 4: Concern for Cowboys? Who has edge in Dolphins-Bills? The Athletic Staff Week 4 in the NFL has plenty of headlines and storylines to preview. The Athletic's NFL experts break it all down. 2023-09-30T09:00:21Z 2023-09-30T11:03:21Z Kansas at Texas odds, expert picks: Unbeaten Big 12 teams meet in Austin Carson Cashion Kansas is off to a 4-0 start, but faces a top-10 foe on the road in Austin. The Longhorns are solid favorites. 2023-09-30T08:59:59Z 2023-09-30T08:59:59Z Chelsea agree Infinite Athlete shirt sponsorship deal Simon Johnson Chelsea have confirmed Infinite Athlete as their new front-of-shirt sponsor in a deal worth in excess of ?40million ($48.8m) for the season. The club launched their new home shirt in July without a front-of-shirt sponsor and played the opening month of the season without one, after a three-year deal with telecommunications network 3 UK expired at the end of last season. Biomechanics engineering company Infinite Athlete will sponsor Chelsea for the remainder of the season, with the deal struck in time for the women’s side to debut the new shirt during their Women’s Super League... 2023-09-30T06:00:15Z 2023-09-30T16:51:18Z Premier League live news and scores: Reaction from Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle Kate Burlaga Follow the latest news from the Premier League this weekend, plus the latest from around Europe 2023-09-30T05:47:37Z 2023-09-30T15:15:12Z After another devastating loss, Cubs find themselves on the brink of elimination Sahadev Sharma In the most important stretch of the season, the Cubs have lost four games in a row by a combined five runs. 2023-09-30T05:16:53Z 2023-09-30T13:49:13Z Same old story for crushed Cubs, who can kiss playoffs goodbye Jon Greenberg The Cubs had a golden opportunity to reach the postseason and were unable to meet the moment, and that's why their season is about to end. 2023-09-30T05:04:52Z 2023-09-30T15:09:42Z Yankees’ Carlos Rodón turns back on pitching coach in ‘really embarrassing’ diss Brendan Kuty and Chris Kirschner The implosion meant the end of a terrible first Yankees' season for Rodón, who finished with a 3-8 record and a 6.85 ERA in 14 starts. 2023-09-30T04:17:30Z 2023-09-30T12:04:12Z Nigeria Women’s World Cup players speak out over unpaid wages Jacinta Fernandes-Brough Nigeria players say they have yet to receive a series of payments for their Women's World Cup work, more than a month on from the tournament 2023-09-30T04:05:34Z 2023-09-30T14:00:03Z 13 insights fantasy football managers need to know ahead of Week 4 Jacob Robinson According to Jacob Robinson, redemption is coming for several slow starters, as he shares intriguing insights on 13 players ahead of Week 4. 2023-09-30T03:43:21Z 2023-09-30T04:19:23Z Aces sweep Wings, return to WNBA Finals: How Las Vegas overcame offensive struggles to close out Ben Pickman and The Athletic Staff The Las Vegas Aces held off the Dallas Wings to win 64-61 in Game 3 of their semifinal series Friday at the College Park Center, sweeping the matchup. Here’s what you need to know: Freshly crowned Defensive Player of the Year A’ja Wilson had a career-high nine turnovers, with the defending champion Aces posting 19 as a whole. Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale led all scorers with 18 points on 8-of-24 shooting from the field, while Chelsea Gray led the Aces with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Las Vegas shot 40.7 percent from the field as Dallas shot 31.6 percent. The Wings didn’t score in... 2023-09-30T01:46:17Z 2023-09-30T04:28:22Z Padres eliminated from postseason contention amid disastrous season: Who’s on the hot seat? Dennis Lin and The Athletic Staff The San Diego Padres were eliminated from postseason contention as the Miami Marlins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday. Here’s what you need to know: The Padres have gone 18-7 in September, but it wasn’t enough to secure a playoff berth. San Diego is 80-80 overall, in third place in the National League West. This year has been disastrous for the Padres, who reached the NL Championship Series last fall. The down season revealed the organization’s shaky foundation and “institutional failure.” The Athletic’s instant analysis: A fascinating experiment has officially... 2023-09-30T01:00:09Z 2023-09-30T16:33:11Z Ryder Cup 2023 live updates and scores: United States rallying against Europeans in four-ball matches Luke Brown Follow live coverage of the 2023 Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome in Italy 2023-09-29T23:26:13Z 2023-09-30T12:07:05Z MLB’s top manager candidates: Who could fill the next job opening? The Athletic MLB Staff A list of people who are viewed within the industry as clear candidates to become big league managers 2023-09-29T22:00:12Z 2023-09-30T16:53:50Z Colorado vs. USC live score tracker: Caleb Williams, Trojans lead Buffaloes 21-0 in first quarter Daniel Shirley USC and Colorado face off in a Pac-12 showdown. Check back for updates on the game. 2023-09-29T21:36:34Z 2023-09-30T05:49:37Z Giants fire manager Gabe Kapler after 4 seasons: What led to his release and who could replace him Andrew Baggarly The Giants didn’t wait until the bitter end of a disappointing season to begin making major changes, announcing Friday that manager Gabe Kapler has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Giants president Farhan Zaidi said in a news release that he recommended the managerial change to ownership and received their approval to fire Kapler, who had been the near-unanimous choice as National League Manager of the Year in 2021 when he led the Giants to a franchise-record 107-win season. Kapler still had another year remaining on the three-year extension he signed after that... 2023-09-29T21:30:08Z 2023-09-29T21:39:38Z Pep Guardiola suggests players strike in order to reduce amount of matches in football calendar Sam Lee Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested that the only way to reduce the amount of matches in the football calendar is for players to go on strike. Guardiola’s counterpart at Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, blamed recent injuries at his club to an “expanding” calendar and a “great overload” on Friday, while Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has called for the number of appearances a player can make in a season to be capped. The Catalan has previously said that Uefa and Fifa ‘kill the players’ by adding extra games to the schedule, and he believes the only way for that to... 2023-09-29T21:29:58Z 2023-09-30T13:19:52Z How can we ensure footballers get more rest? Is a player strike the only way? Tim Spiers Pep Guardiola has spoken out about the relentless and potentially unsustainable physical demands facing players 2023-09-29T20:46:10Z 2023-09-29T20:46:10Z An NFL team overseas? More international games? Both ‘in the realm of possibility,’ NFL EVP says The Athletic Staff An NFL franchise based in another country or all 32 teams playing one international game per season are both “in the realm of possibility,” NFL executive vice president Peter O’Reilly said Friday. Here’s what you need to know: O’Reilly, the NFL’s EVP for club business and international and league events, discussed the possibility of more games being played in other countries on a call ahead of the first of five international games in the 2023 season. “There is passion and demand for our game and for the NFL outside the U.S., and that’s why we’re... 2023-09-29T20:45:01Z 2023-09-29T20:45:01Z Chargers’ Corey Linsley to be placed on IR with non-emergent heart-related issue Daniel Popper COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers center Corey Linsley is dealing with a non-emergent heart-related medical issue and will be placed on injured reserve on Saturday, according to the team. Linsley will miss at least the next four games. The Chargers did not provide any more specifics on the nature of Linsley’s medical issue. Linsley will continue working with Chargers doctors and meeting with outside specialists in the coming days to gather more information, the team said. Linsley is in good spirits but is disappointed he cannot be on the field with his teammates, according to the... 2023-09-29T19:45:51Z 2023-09-29T22:23:23Z NFL reducing penalties for non-NFL gambling offenses, per sources: What it means for league, players The Athletic Staff By Dianna Russini, Mike Jones, Kalyn Kahler and Colton Pouncy The NFL is changing its gambling policy, including reducing the penalty for prior violations from a six-game suspension to a four-game suspension, league sources said Friday. Here’s what you need to know: Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams and Tennessee Titans offensive tackle?Nicholas Petit-Frere will be reinstated effective Monday and available for Week 5 games, league sources said. The NFL is also modifying the gambling policy moving forward. Non-NFL betting in the workplace or while working will now carry a... 2023-09-29T19:44:19Z 2023-09-29T19:44:19Z RFEF director Pablo Garcia-Cuervo latest to depart amid Rubiales investigation Guillermo Rai The Royal Spanish Football Federation have confirmed that the former Director of Communication Pablo García-Cuervo has been removed from his position. Garcia-Cuervo is the latest senior member of the organisation to depart amid the ongoing investigation into Luis Rubiales’ kiss on Spain international Jenni Hermoso. The decision to remove Garcia-Cuervo from his position was confirmed hours after the National Court had summoned him as a witness in the ongoing court case. Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips after?Spain’s Women’s World Cup final win on August 20. Hermoso said the... 2023-09-29T19:10:54Z 2023-09-30T02:05:24Z Raiders’ Chandler Jones arrested in Las Vegas on 2 counts of violating temporary protection order Tashan Reed HENDERSON, Nev. — Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones was arrested Friday morning in Las Vegas on two counts of violating a temporary protection order for domestic violence, according to jail records. Jones was booked at the Clark County Detention Center and is being held on a $15,000 cash bail. A court date has been set for Dec. 4. Jones’ arrest is the latest in a series of incidents this week for the defensive lineman. On Monday, he wrote in a social media post that he was recently hospitalized “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later taken to a behavioral... 2023-09-29T19:09:05Z 2023-09-29T19:17:01Z Rams’ Cooper Kupp to start practicing next week, Sean McVay says Jourdan Rodrigue THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams star receiver Cooper Kupp will start practicing next week, coach Sean McVay confirmed Friday. This will open up the official 21-day activation window for Kupp, who began the season on injured reserve. The Rams will have 21 days to decide whether to activate Kupp to the roster for games. Kupp has been dealing with a hamstring issue on two occasions since the beginning of training camp, missing most of camp. He also saw a specialist in Minnesota to get more clarity on the nature of the issue, which flared up again after he participated in joint... 2023-09-29T19:01:41Z 2023-09-29T19:31:16Z Judge ending conservatorship between Michael Oher, Tuohy family: Report The Athletic Staff A Tennessee judge will end the conservatorship agreement between Michael Oher and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the couple that took in the former Ole Miss and NFL offensive lineman when he was in high school, the Associated Press reported Friday. Shelby County (Tenn.) Probate Court Judge Kathleen Gomes said she was not dismissing the case completely, according to the AP. In August, Oher filed a petition alleging the Tuohys lied about adopting him when they presented him with paperwork to make them his conservators months after he turned 18. In the 14-page petition, Oher requested the... 2023-09-29T18:44:57Z 2023-09-29T19:45:23Z War of words breaks out between Barcelona and Sevilla over Negreira investigation Pol Ballús Barcelona have labelled Sevilla’s decision to refuse to sit in the directors’ box and shun a pre-match meal as an “unjustified attack.” Sevilla confirmed in a club statement earlier this evening that they “reject the behaviour of Barcelona during the period” for which the club are currently being investigated regarding payments totalling 7.3million (?6.4m; $7.8m) being made to a former referees chief. Barcelona have since responded via a club statement where they “totally rejected” Sevilla’s decision describing it as an “unacceptable... 2023-09-29T18:42:37Z 2023-09-29T22:35:07Z Rams, Tyler Higbee agree to 2-year extension Jourdan Rodrigue and The Athletic Staff The Los Angeles Rams and tight end Tyler Higbee have agreed to a two-year extension through 2025, the team confirmed Friday. Here’s what you need to know: The Rams will free up a small amount of cap space in 2023 via the extension, as the concrete numbers on the deal emerge in the coming days, according to a league source. Higbee, 30, was playing on the final year of his contract this season. The 2016 fourth-round pick has 11 catches for 132 yards and no touchdowns through three games this season. The Rams and TE Tyler Higbee have agreed to an extension through 2025. Higbee was... 2023-09-29T18:17:03Z 2023-09-29T18:17:03Z Miguel Cabrera joining Tigers’ front office as special assistant to Scott Harris after retiring Cody Stavenhagen DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera’s next chapter is official. Following the conclusion of his playing career this weekend, Cabrera will become a special assistant to Scott Harris, the Tigers’ president of baseball operations. The Tigers announced the news Friday, before the start of Cabrera’s final series at Comerica Park. “It’s been incredible to watch Miggy passing names on all-time leaderboards, but even more impressive to see how he’s handled the attention behind the scenes,” Harris said. “It’s no secret that the personal spotlight isn’t super comfortable to Miggy, and... 2023-09-29T17:19:44Z 2023-09-30T01:25:36Z Penguins’ Jake Guentzel practices for first time since offseason ankle surgery: What it means for left winger Rob Rossi CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pittsburgh Penguins winger Jake Guentzel practiced Friday for the first time since having offseason ankle surgery. Though not cleared for contact, Guentzel, wearing a white jersey, participated in drills — though he did leave the ice before teammates when players worked on special teams. Guentzel had been skating during training camp practices, but Friday marked his first time working out with teammates in structured drills. Guentzel had surgery on his right ankle on Aug. 4. At the time, the Penguins said in a news release that Guentzel would miss at least 12... 2023-09-29T17:02:57Z 2023-09-30T01:04:13Z MLB still plans to resume suspended Mets-Marlins game Monday: Sources Jayson Stark Baseball’s regular season will end Sunday — for 28 teams. But at least for the moment, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins have other plans. According to league sources, MLB intends to bring the Marlins back to New York on Monday to resume Thursday’s game, which was suspended by rain in the top of the ninth inning. That scenario is subject to change, clearly, if the game has no impact on which National League teams make the playoffs. For that to happen, the Marlins — currently holding a half-game lead on the Chicago Cubs (and a tiebreaker) for the third wild-card spot — would... 2023-09-29T16:44:23Z 2023-09-30T07:39:04Z Europe takes commanding 5-point lead over USA at Ryder Cup: What went right for Europeans on Day 1 Hugh Kellenberger and The Athletic Staff Team Europe took a commanding 6.5-1.5 lead over Team USA after Day 1 of the Ryder Cup. It matches the largest lead after Day 1 at the Ryder Cup since 1979. Here’s what you need to know: Europe began the day sweeping USA in the Friday morning foursomes. Per Justin Ray, this is the first time Europe has ever swept the opening session of the Ryder Cup. In the afternoon four-ball matches, Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton secured a half point against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Hovland drained a 26-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole en route to the tie. Jon Rahm eagled two of the last three... 2023-09-29T16:34:00Z 2023-09-29T22:41:31Z Wild, Marcus Foligno agree to 4-year extension hours after Mats Zuccarello signs 2-year deal Michael Russo and Joe Smith Minnesota Wild alternate captain Marcus Foligno signed a four-year, $16 million extension, the team announced Friday. The deal includes a no-move clause during the first two years and a limited no-trade clause the final two years, according to a team source. Here’s what you need to know: Foligno has been with the Wild since the 2017-18 season, scoring seven goals and 14 assists through 65 games played last season. Minnesota extended forward Mats Zuccarello earlier Friday, signing him to a two-year contract with a $4.125 million average annual value. The deal contains a full no-trade... 2023-09-29T15:44:15Z 2023-09-30T02:17:14Z Clippers to sign Joshua Primo after NBA suspends guard 4 games for offensive behavior: Source Law Murray and The Athletic Staff Free-agent guard Joshua Primo was suspended four games without pay for “conduct detrimental to the NBA,” the league announced Friday. After the suspension was announced, league sources confirmed that the Clippers plan to sign Primo on a two-way contract. The deal is for one year, per a team source. Primo has been working out in Los Angeles all summer and was at UCLA playing against several Clippers last month. In October 2022, a?former San Antonio Spurs female employee alleged that Primo, then on the team, exposed himself to her.?Nearly a week later, former Spurs psychologist... 2023-09-29T09:00:59Z 2023-09-30T14:45:30Z What Gerad Parker learned from David Cutcliffe at Duke, how he’s using it at Notre Dame Pete Sampson Parker revived his career at Duke under Cutcliffe, and that's paying off at Notre Dame. 2023-09-29T09:00:20Z 2023-09-30T15:16:46Z Bills vs. Dolphins expert picks and latest odds: Our experts are split on who will win Cole Huff See odds, expert picks and storylines for Bills vs. Dolphins. 2023-09-29T01:16:18Z 2023-09-29T23:05:02Z Orioles clinch AL East, announce 30-year Camden Yards lease extension on huge night in Baltimore Brittany Ghiroli and The Athletic Staff On the night the Baltimore Orioles clinched the 2023 American League East title with a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox, the team announced it agreed to a 30-year lease extension with the state of Maryland and Maryland Stadium Authority to keep playing at Camden Yards. Thursday’s announcement appeared on the scoreboard along with a video of managing chairman John Angelos with Maryland Gov. Wes Moore. But the parties clarified Friday they have reached a memorandum of understanding around a framework for a lease extension with the intention to have a deal signed by Dec. 31. The framework... 2023-09-28T18:05:54Z 2023-09-29T22:10:57Z Colorado’s Travis Hunter, CSU’s Henry Blackburn go bowling 2 weeks after late hit The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. Colorado two-way star Travis Hunter and Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn appear to be striking up a friendship after a late hit by Blackburn injured Hunter earlier this season. The two have been in communication and met Wednesday to go bowling together. Hunter and Blackburn’s bowling outing was featured in a video for Hunter’s YouTube channel, with both players donating $1,000 toward their bowling game and the winner picking a charity to receive the $2,000 proceeds,... 2023-09-28T16:28:38Z 2023-09-29T20:00:49Z Chandler Jones makes unsupported claims about Raiders coach and owner on social media The Athletic Staff Pass rusher Chandler Jones went live on X, formerly known as Twitter, early Thursday morning and made unsupported allegations about members of the Las Vegas Raiders organization during a rambling, 25-minute-long monologue. The video comes after Jones, 33, wrote in a social media post Monday that he was recently hospitalized “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later taken to a behavioral health center. Jones shared photos of what appeared to be journal entries and a patient bill of rights for a mental health facility. In his entries, Jones wrote that “the... 2023-09-28T13:03:57Z 2023-09-30T11:03:30Z Texas ‘Official Visit’ – Terry Black’s BBQ, DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and the best places to eat and drink Max Olson From can't-miss breakfast tacos to a 1,200-pound statue of Bevo, we explored all Austin has to offer on a Texas game weekend. 2023-09-28T12:25:26Z 2023-09-30T11:03:36Z Big 12 football mailbag: What’s the deal with Oklahoma State? Can Kansas win in Austin? Justin Williams and Sam Khan Jr. Is there hope for Baylor? Which of the league's four newcomers has been the most impressive? 2023-09-28T12:00:23Z 2023-09-29T11:29:16Z Lions dominate Packers at Lambeau, take first place in NFC North: Live updates, reaction Jason Starrett The Lions roll the Packers 34-20 on Thursday Night Football. Follow along with The Athletic's experts and insiders. 2023-09-28T11:30:43Z 2023-09-30T11:03:50Z Week 5’s top 10 college football games: Kansas? Duke? And why USC-Colorado still gets the top spot Justin Williams Following a memorable Week 4 slate, there’s another strong lineup this weekend — albeit with some pleasantly surprising names. 2023-09-28T09:00:41Z 2023-09-30T11:04:16Z College football Week 5 odds, picks against the spread: Notre Dame-Duke, USC-Colorado and more The Athletic Staff The best games of college football's Week 5 aren't as stacked on paper as last week, but there are four top 25 matchups. 2023-09-28T09:00:35Z 2023-09-30T13:58:03Z NFL QB EPA rankings: From Tua Tagovailoa to Zach Wilson, where things stand thru Week 3 Larry Holder A metrics-based look at quarterback play across the league including the league's top (and bottom) performers. 2023-09-28T09:00:19Z 2023-09-30T11:04:20Z College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 5 picks Stewart Mandel Stew is on a roll with his upset specials, with winners in three of the last four weeks. Who does he like this week? 2023-09-28T09:00:18Z 2023-09-30T11:04:27Z College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 5 predictions Bruce Feldman Making predictions for USC-Colorado, Notre Dame-Duke, Arkansas-Texas A&M, Texas-Kansas and more in college football's Week 5. 2023-09-28T09:00:10Z 2023-09-30T15:23:43Z NFL Week 4 expert picks, odds for Bills vs. Dolphins, Eagles vs. Commanders and every game Mark Ross, Chris Blake and more After putting up 70 points against Denver, the Dolphins travel to Buffalo for a big AFC East game, plus picks for every Week 4 NFL game. 2023-09-28T08:00:34Z 2023-09-30T05:52:50Z How Europe opened up a historic 6.5-1.5 lead over the U.S. on the Ryder Cup’s opening day Luke Brown Follow live coverage of the 2023 Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome in Italy. 2023-09-28T06:00:50Z 2023-09-29T21:30:02Z Premier League live news: Press conferences including Guardiola, Arteta, Klopp and Ten Hag Omar Garrick Follow all the latest football news from across England and beyond as we look ahead to this weekend's fixtures 2023-09-27T14:00:18Z 2023-09-28T03:21:41Z How Houston Dynamo beat Lionel Messi-less Inter Miami 2-1 in U.S. Open Cup final Max Mathews With Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba unavailable, Miami were unable to complete a late rally. This is Houston's second U.S. Open Cup title. 2023-09-26T18:34:10Z 2023-09-29T22:11:29Z Deion Sanders says Colorado ‘playing against all of college football’ this season Christopher Kamrani The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. BOULDER, Colo. — Deion Sanders wasn’t stunned when he heard what Keyshawn Johnson said on Monday’s episode of Fox’s “Undisputed.” The former NFL wide receiver indicated that assistant coaches from other programs fed information to Oregon about Colorado’s schemes before last Saturday’s game. “That’s ordinary,” Sanders said in his Tuesday news conference on campus. “That happens every week. That’s not the Oregon game. That’s life. I want our coaches to... 2023-09-26T15:26:04Z 2023-09-29T22:11:34Z Colorado vs. Oregon draws over 10 million viewers: Will interest in the Buffaloes last? Richard Deitsch and The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. Colorado’s blowout loss to Oregon garnered more viewers than Ohio State’s narrow evasion of Notre Dame in the final seconds of play on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know: Oregon-Colorado recorded 10.03 million viewers on ABC, per Nielsen. Notre Dame-Ohio State drew 9.98 million viewers on NBC. Including Peacock streaming, the Fighting Irish and Buckeyes drew 10.6 million total viewers, according to NBC. The Buffaloes lost to the Ducks by 36 points and will face USC on... 2023-09-26T09:00:55Z 2023-09-30T11:04:34Z Texas FBS Power Rankings, recruiting updates: Takeaways from the Texpert Sam Khan Jr. Kansas’ last trip to Austin ended in a 57-56 overtime upset of the Longhorns. Can Texas make it right this time? 2023-09-25T01:10:28Z 2023-09-30T11:04:40Z Texas football recruiting: Horns beat Oregon, FSU, Ohio State for 5-star OT Brandon Baker Sam Khan Jr. and Antonio Morales The Athletic has live coverage of Texas vs. Kansas in Week 5 college football action Texas picked up a huge piece to its 2024 class on Sunday night when Brandon Baker, a five-star offensive tackle, committed to the Longhorns. Here is what you need to know: Baker is ranked No. 25 overall and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the Class of 2024 in the 247Sports Composite. He picked Texas over Oregon, Nebraska, Florida State and Ohio State. Baker is the second five-star prospect in Texas’ class, joining defensive lineman Colin Simmons of Duncanville (Texas) High. Texas now has 18 commitments in its... 2023-09-24T16:04:25Z 2023-09-30T07:36:52Z Europe retains Solheim Cup after tie with U.S. in dramatic final day Hugh Kellenberger Europe has retained the Solheim Cup, with a thunderous rally during Sunday’s final singles matches at Finca Cortesin in Spain. It was a 14-14 tie, the first tied result in the event’s 33-year history, but tradition in this format is that the cup remains with the previous winner in such a circumstance. Here’s what you need to know: Carlota Ciganda earned the 14th point for Europe with a birdie on No. 17. The Spaniard and the United States’ Nelly Korda were tied through 15 holes, but Ciganda birdied the 16th and hit a spectacular shot on the par-3 17th to set up the cup-winning putt. 2023-09-23T23:39:08Z 2023-09-29T22:13:24Z Deion Sanders: ‘No excuses’ for Colorado’s loss to Oregon, Buffaloes ‘played like hot garbage’ The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. Colorado football coach Deion Sanders said there were “no excuses” for his team taking its first loss of the season Saturday to Oregon, a 42-6 blowout on the road at Autzen Stadium. Here’s what you need to know: Sanders said Oregon’s coaches “did a good job preparing their team” and “obviously, we didn’t.” He added: “People around the country will say ‘This is what they needed to humble themselves.’ We weren’t... 2023-09-23T21:27:39Z 2023-09-29T22:13:29Z Oregon routs Colorado as Bo Nix records 4 TDs: How Ducks’ complete performance stifled Buffaloes David Ubben and Stewart Mandel The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. The Oregon Ducks routed the Colorado Buffaloes 42-6 at home Saturday, improving to 4-0. Here’s what you need to know: The Ducks posted 522 yards of total offense. Oregon scored 42 straight points before the Buffaloes ended the shutout with a Michael Harrison touchdown catch at 2:51 remaining in the game. Oregon limited the Colorado offense to 199 yards. Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders went 23-of-33 passing for 159 yards and one touchdown. Ducks quarterback Bo Nix went 28-of-33... 2023-09-22T22:00:25Z 2023-09-30T11:02:29Z Texas, Oklahoma facing reduced financial hit for early Big 12 exit, per report: How TV networks play a role Justin Williams and The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Texas vs. Kansas in Week 5 college football action Texas and Oklahoma won’t have to forfeit as much money as was first anticipated for leaving the Big 12 a year early, according to a report by USA Today on Friday. Here’s what you need to know: The Big 12 said Oklahoma and Texas were slated to forfeit a combined $100 million in revenue distribution when it was announced in February the schools were leaving the conference and joining the SEC in 2024. The USA Today report indicates the Big 12 opted for a more amicable and less financially beneficial... 2023-09-22T09:05:02Z 2023-09-30T11:02:35Z From Texas A&M to Houston, checking in on the state of Texas’ hot seats: Ask the Texpert Sam Khan Jr. Plus, extra stakes for this year's Iron Skillet, resurgent Rice, and the Longhorns' usage of Jonathon Brooks. 2023-09-21T09:00:31Z 2023-09-30T11:02:40Z Can Texas win the Big 12? Longhorns will have to clear these hurdles first Sam Khan Jr. Steve Sarkisian's team is the favorite to capture the league title before it heads to the SEC. Where could the Horns trip up? 2023-09-20T20:35:20Z 2023-09-29T20:01:25Z Raiders place Chandler Jones on NFI list: Sources The Athletic Staff By Dianna Russini, Tashan Reed and Vic Tafur The Las Vegas Raiders will place pass rusher Chandler Jones on the NFI list, team and league sources confirmed to The Athletic on Wednesday. NFL Network was first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know: Jones has been away from the team for the past two weeks. Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said he had “no updates” when asked about Jones on Monday. Jones tweeted Friday: “I wish I could play with my brothers, but marky mark is holding a huge secret that only I know! That’s why I was asking for my protection sorry if... 2023-09-20T17:02:55Z 2023-09-29T22:14:40Z Nick Saban praises Deion Sanders, has ‘tremendous amount of respect’ for Colorado coach The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. Alabama coach Nick Saban took a moment Wednesday to praise Deion Sanders’ work at Colorado, saying he has a “tremendous amount of respect” for the Buffaloes coach. “I haven’t been able to see (Colorado) a lot. I saw a little bit of the game last week against Colorado State, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Deion Sanders,” Saban said when asked about Sanders’ comments on him on “60 Minutes.” “First, (Deion’s) a... 2023-09-19T09:10:10Z 2023-09-30T11:02:47Z Big 12 football takeaways: How do each team’s QBs stack up entering conference play? Justin Williams After the Big 12 achieved mixed results in nonconference games, quarterback play will go a long ward toward deciding the league title race. 2023-09-18T15:17:51Z 2023-09-30T11:02:55Z Texas football is overrated, Washington’s underrated, and what’s going on with Alabama? Jayna Bardahl Welcome to Until Saturday, the five-star college football newsletter. 2023-09-18T13:41:17Z 2023-09-30T11:03:00Z Is Texas consistent enough to contend? Is Houston in for a long year? 10 Texpert Takeaways Sam Khan Jr. As Texas enters Big 12 play, the Longhorns are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2012. Can they avoid a bump in the road? 2023-09-17T05:30:14Z 2023-09-30T11:03:07Z Texas’ Alabama hangover, Tennessee’s O in trouble, FSU’s escape: Week 3 Saturday Takeaways The Athletic College Football Multiple top-10 teams got Week 3 wakeup calls before righting the ship. Here's what we learned from Saturday's action. 2023-09-15T13:08:11Z 2023-09-30T11:03:16Z If Texas football isn’t back yet, at least it’s different entering week 3 Jayna Bardahl Welcome to Until Saturday, the five-star college football newsletter. 2023-09-14T17:34:30Z 2023-09-29T18:15:44Z Deion Sanders responds to Jay Norvell’s jabs: ‘I’m consistent with who I am’ David Ubben Colorado football coach Deion Sanders can add Jay Norvell to his list of detractors, as the Colorado State coach criticized Sanders’ proclivity for appearing in news conferences wearing a hat and sunglasses. “I sat down with ESPN today. I don’t care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, I took my hat off and I took my glasses off,” Norvell said on his Wednesday night radio show. “I said when I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat off and my glasses off. That’s what my mother taught me.” "I don't care if they hear it in Boulder."?? Colorado State's head... 2023-09-08T18:20:50Z 2023-09-29T20:02:37Z Raiders’ Chandler Jones ruled out for Sunday after social media outburst: Who fills in? Tashan Reed and The Athletic Staff Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones is not with the team and will not play in its Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Jones’ outburst on Instagram Tuesday, coach Josh McDaniels and the team announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know: McDaniels previously said the Raiders were taking it “day to day” regarding Jones’ availability, as Jones didn’t practice Wednesday and missed team meetings Tuesday. Among Jones’ social media posts, which have been deleted, he complained about not being allowed into Las Vegas’ facility to work out over... 2023-09-08T09:00:10Z 2023-09-30T10:46:18Z Eight things I believe as USC football opens its final season of Pac-12 play Antonio Morales USC opens Pac-12 play against Stanford, so let's take a look at eight things we believe about the Trojans. 2023-09-07T18:09:01Z 2023-09-30T10:46:12Z Colorado sells out home games vs. Colorado State, USC: Evaluating Deion Sanders’ instant impact David Ubben and Nicole Auerbach The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. Colorado has sold out two more home games this season — the Sept. 14 matchup against Colorado State and the Sept. 30 matchup against USC. Here’s what you need to know: CU already sold out this weekend’s home opener against Nebraska and the Family Weekend game against Stanford on Oct. 13. Thursday’s announcement marks the first time since 1996 that the Buffaloes sold out at least four games in a season. Saturday’s rivalry matchup against Nebraska will be coach Deion... 2023-09-06T20:24:54Z 2023-09-30T10:46:23Z Caleb Williams’ dad says USC QB could return to school if 2024 NFL Draft isn’t ‘a good situation’ The Athletic Staff The Athletic has live coverage of Deion Sanders and Colorado vs. USC in Week 5 college football action. By Antonio Morales, Nick Baumgardner and Diante Lee USC star quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams could potentially return to school in 2024 depending on what things look like at the top of next year’s NFL Draft. Williams’ father, Carl, voiced his concerns over the order of the draft in a GQ article profiling his son. “The funky thing about the NFL Draft process is, he’d almost be better off not being drafted than being drafted first. The system is... 2023-09-06T18:39:21Z 2023-09-29T20:02:42Z Raiders’ Chandler Jones won’t practice Wednesday after ripping team in social media posts Tashan Reed and The Athletic Staff Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels declined to explain Wednesday what led to defensive end Chandler Jones’ outburst on Instagram on Tuesday. McDaniels also refused to elaborate when asked about how the team has handled the situation internally. What McDaniels did reveal, though, was that Jones won’t practice Wednesday after missing team meetings Tuesday. And when asked whether Jones will play against the Broncos on Sunday in Denver, McDaniels said the Raiders are taking it “day to day” with his availability. “That’s kind of a personal situation,”... 2023-09-05T09:00:55Z 2023-09-30T10:46:50Z Deion, Colorado far from the only show in town: Week 1 Pac-12 thoughts Antonio Morales A league that we thought was going to be fun and entertaining looks as though it’ll be fun and entertaining — and very good this fall. 2023-09-04T13:34:28Z 2023-09-30T07:36:31Z Europe’s full Ryder Cup team: Luke Donald bets on future by picking Nicolai H?jgaard, Ludvig Aberg Brody Miller and The Athletic Staff Team Europe captain Luke Donald named Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Sepp Straka, Shane Lowry, Nicolai H?jgaard and Ludvig Aberg to the Ryder Cup squad with his final six wild-card selections Monday. Here’s what you need to know: Rose returns for his sixth Ryder Cup appearance, while Straka, H?jgaard and Aberg will make their tournament debuts. Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm, Robert MacIntyre, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton automatically qualified for the Ryder Cup. Europe will face the U.S. in the 2023 Ryder Cup beginning Sept. 29 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in... 2023-08-29T14:15:47Z 2023-09-30T07:36:10Z Justin Thomas lands U.S. Ryder Cup wild-card spot: Who else made the team, biggest snubs Brody Miller and Brendan Quinn U.S. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson named Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa and Sam Burns to the squad with his final six wild-card selections Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know: Thomas’ selection was the biggest unknown after he missed the cut in five of his last eight starts, including the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele automatically qualified for the Ryder Cup. The U.S. will face Europe in the 2023 Ryder Cup beginning Sept. 29 at... 2023-07-25T23:47:02Z 2023-09-29T19:56:43Z Broncos coach Sean Payton criticizes NFL’s gambling policy: ‘Shame on us’ Nick Kosmider and The Athletic Staff Broncos coach Sean Payton criticized the NFL’s gambling policy, saying in an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, “Shame on us.” Here’s what you need to know: Payton’s comments came a day after the league indefinitely suspended Broncos defensive lineman Eyioma Uwazurike for betting on NFL games during the 2022 season. Payton was reminded that Uwazurike was the 10th NFL player suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy since April. According to USA Today, he responded, “Shame on us. And we’re going to send them home for a year, where they... 2023-06-29T16:40:19Z 2023-09-29T19:57:05Z NFL suspends 4 players, including Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers, for gambling violations James Boyd and The Athletic Staff The NFL suspended two Colts players, cornerback Isaiah Rodgers and defensive end Rashod Berry, free agent Demetrius Taylor and Titans’ lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere for violating the league gambling policy, the league announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know: Following the NFL’s decision, the Colts waived Rodgers and Berry. The NFL was already investigating a?Colts?player for a possible violation, a team official confirmed to?The Athletic earlier this month. After multiple reports circulated that Rodgers was the subject of the probe, the Colts CB said in a... 2023-06-20T22:56:28Z 2023-09-29T19:57:13Z NFL re-emphasizes gambling policies amid uptick in violations James Boyd The NFL held a video conference Tuesday to explain the dos and don’ts of the league’s gambling policies amid an uptick in player violations. Here’s what you need to know: The NFL has six key gambling rules for players: 1) Don’t bet on the NFL, 2) Don’t gamble at your team facility, while traveling for a road game, or staying at a team hotel, 3) Don’t have someone bet for you, 4) Don’t share team “inside information,” 5) Don’t enter a sportsbook during the NFL playing season, 6) Don’t play daily fantasy football. All other non-players who are employed by an NFL... 2023-06-05T21:40:05Z 2023-09-29T19:57:48Z NFL investigating Colts player for possible gambling policy violation James Boyd The NFL is investigating a Colts player for a possible violation of the league’s gambling policy, a team official confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. Sports Handle’s Matt Rybaltowski first reported the investigation. Here’s what you need to know: After multiple reports Monday that Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is the subject of the probe, the Colts CB said in a statement on social media that he “want(s) to take full responsibility for (his) actions.” The Colts said in a statement they “are aware of the NFL’s investigation” and “will have no further comment at this... 2023-05-26T14:24:37Z 2023-09-29T19:58:09Z NFL investigating fifth Lions player for violation of league’s gambling policy: Sources Kalyn Kahler The NFL is investigating a fifth player on the 2022 Detroit Lions roster for a potential violation of the league’s gambling policy, league sources told The Athletic. The Athletic is not naming the player at this time because the investigation is ongoing. The player currently under investigation was not a prominent member of the 2022 team. He has yet to be interviewed by the league’s investigator. The player’s agent declined to comment when reached by The Athletic, as did spokespersons for the NFL, NFLPA and the Lions. This player is the fifth 2022 Lions player to be investigated for a... 2022-12-25T03:25:32Z 2023-09-29T20:03:08Z Raiders’ Chandler Jones carted off, ruled out with elbow injury vs. Steelers Tashan Reed and The Athletic Staff Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones was carted off in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and was later ruled out with an elbow injury. Here’s what you need to know: Jones sustained the injury in a collision with his teammate Maxx Crosby. The Super Bowl champion had the game-winning fumble-six to lift the Raiders over the New England Patriots in Week 16. Jones had three total tackles before suffering the elbow injury. He has 20 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the Raiders this season. Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman was also ruled out in the fourth... 2021-12-20T18:37:12Z 2023-09-29T20:54:40Z Chargers place Joey Bosa, Corey Linsley on reserve/COVID-19 list; Bosa out vs. Texans Daniel Popper The Chargers are the latest team to deal with COVID-19-related issues. The NFL postponed three games in Week 15 due to the number of COVID-19 cases and close contacts leaving them without much of their rosters. 2021-03-15T20:42:28Z 2023-09-29T20:54:45Z Chargers, C Corey Linsley agree to deal: Source Daniel Popper Linsley, 29, was a first-team All-Pro center in 2020 for the Packers. A fifth-round pick in 2014, Linsley started 99 games over seven seasons for Green Bay.