Calvin Ridley will forgo his senior year, enter 2018 NFL Draft

Plus, Harris ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017 after gaining 1,040 yards and two scores in 2016. "Coach Saban and his entire staff of caring experts and professionals have created a culture of winning and forged an unprecedented legacy for this program".

Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager

The Green Bay Packers couldn't seem to get any external candidates to interview for their vacant general manager job, so they went with an in-house candidate. NFL Network reports he was also being considered for similar jobs in Houston and was there for an interview when the Packers made their offer. That's good news for Mike McCarthy, who reportedly isn't in good graces with Ball and could've been out as the Packers' head coach if Ball was named GM.

Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach

Jon Gruden has returned to don the Silver and Black, and will officially be Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders once again. Since 2009, Gruden was the color commentator on ESPN's " Monday Night Football " broadcasts. "Well, thank you", Gruden said, adding: "Nothing's official yet, but these Chiefs' fans have been on my case since I got here!" Following that snowy contest, Raiders owner Al Davis made the trade the Tampa Bay Buccaneers .

Carlisle rips ESPN article, Lavar Ball issue

LaVar Ball has consistently violated his pre-draft vow to Magic Johnson that he would not meddle with the team if they picked Lonzo, and that he was playing a character he could flip on and off like a light switch. "I feel very secure in my job status right now", Walton said . "I'll play for anybody", Ball said. They don't really know what's going on in the overall picture.

FA Cup: Manchester United, Liverpool qualify for 4th round

Derby boss Gary Rowett had chosen to leave leading scorer Matej Vydra on the bench, while handing a rest to key defenders Curtis Davies and Chris Baird . Anthony Martial combined well with Lukaku on the counter in stoppage time to ensure of the victory and make it two games, two wins and two clean sheets to kick-off 2018.

Jon Gruden To Be Introduced As Raiders Head Coach Next Week

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio as their coach last Sunday, just after completing a 6-10 season. The Oakland Raiders have apparently completed their interview process and decided on their next head coach, and you will never guess who landed the job.

Virgil van Dijk's signing 'fantastic' for Liverpool, says Leicester boss Claude Puel

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claimed Netherlands worldwide Van Dijk isn't worth it, while ex Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher disagrees. "I would like to bring in a couple of players minimum and we have to work for this". Van Dijk will become soccer's most expensive defender when the January transfer window opens in the Premier League on Jan.

Giants suspend Eli Apple

During a radio interview with ESPN New York on Tuesday, New York Giants Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins lashed out at Apple. " We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team ", said interim general manager Kevin Abrams.

Unemployment rates in Alabama hit record lows

While the November statewide rate slightly increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, unemployment in Tennessee remains historically low. Nebraska's unemployment rate stands at 2.7 percent, while nationwide the unemployment rate hit 4.1 percent.

Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, will miss at least six months

For now, Britton - who will have surgery Thursday in Los Angeles - won't help the Orioles on the field or at the negotiating table with potential trade partners. So basically, according to that language, as long as Britton was injured while doing baseball-related activities that were sanctioned by the team - which in this case they were - he would be eligible to receive his full salary.

Salah is 1st player in this Premier League to score 20 goals

Sadio Mane was given a rest by Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp but the other three members of the so-called "Fab Four" attacking unit - Salah , Coutinho and Firmino - played and scored. "He's been the most professional person I've seen all season; he's been top quality from the start and every time he gives his all for the club". "I should have put some fresh legs in there, but they did so well at Liverpool that, I'm a new manager, I wanted to show some faith in those players".

Former Brazil Midfielder Kaka Retires from Football

The former Brazil worldwide has, along with Sao Paulo, been linked with a return to AC Milan , where he won the Champions League, Serie A and the Ballon d'Or during the peak of his career. He also added that he might continue taking part in the football world: "I will continue in football but in a different role". "I prepared myself a lot to be a professional footballer and I want to prepare myself for this new role, I want to see and observe a little from afar".

Jose Mourinho on Man United winter transfers: 'Every player has a price'

Sources told ESPN FC in September that Mourinho was unhappy with Mkhitaryan's contribution against United's top-six rivals, but the player appeared to have overcome his manager's reservations by making an impressive start to the season with two goals and five assists in all competitions.

Ronaldo Breaks Record As Madrid Edge Al-Jazira To Advance

Madrid, twice winners of the mid-season money-spinner in years past, will face South American champions Gremio, from Porto Alegre in Brazil, in the final on Saturday. However, Ronaldo is hopeful of teaming up with Benzema and Bale again as Madrid kick-off their FIFA Club World Cup campaign against Emirati outfit Al Jazira in Wednesday's semi-final.

Swansea striker Bony bears no grudges after horror Man City spell

Swansea offered early hints that they could offer a few problems but when they gave the ball away under City pressure, Bernardo Silva swung in a pinpoint cross that his Spanish namesake flicked neatly into the net. Second-bottom West Ham nearly won it at the death, but Javier Hernandez's shot from Mark Noble's pass hit the bar and bounced just short of the line.

Conte praises contributions of Hazard, Willian and Pedro

Here, while still in his teens, the little Argentinian genius showed glimpses of the bright future that lay ahead of him by tormenting Chelsea with his unplayable dribbling skills, drawing a foul from Spanish left-back Asier del Horno that saw the defender sent off.

Baker Mayfield Wins 2017 Heisman Trophy Over Lamar Jackson, Bryce Love

The Austin, Texas native has completed 262-of-369 passes this year for a career-high 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions. After finishing fourth in the Heisman vote in 2015 and third last year - when this year's third-place finisher, Jackson, won it - Mayfield became the seventh player to finish in the top five of the Heisman vote three times.

City boss Guardiola regrets Redmond rage

The City boss then proceeded to have an animated discussion with the 23-year-old. " I was telling him how good a player he is ", Guardiola insisted. That followed a similar, injury-time victor at Bournemouth and a point-saving late equaliser with Everton, the only team to have avoided defeat against rampant City this season.

Bairstow under probe for alleged headbutt on Bancroft

Jonny Bairstow of England speaks with England Secuirty Staff Member Sam Dickason. English players also enjoyed beers in Adelaide and Townsville, where the visitors played their other tour game prior to landing in Brisbane for the first Test.

Antonio Conte hails 'dangerous' Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool

ANTONIO CONTE IS wary of focusing too much on Chelsea old boy Mohamed Salah as the Italian believes Liverpool carry multiple threats. It was hard in these times to come into the team. "I think he's one of the best African players to have played in the Premier League". "He is a technical player, but at the same time is very fast, very strong, very good in one v one".

Chip Kelly not interested in NU job

In other words, the team's current coach is still in place. A late entry into the mix with a job opening could alter that, like, for example, Texas A&M once they officially dismiss Kevin Sumlin. As CBS Sports' own Dennis Dodd wrote Sunday , Kelly is the real superstar coach driving the 2017 silly season, not Jon Gruden. Money is not going to be an object for any of the heavy-hitters in this market; it will be more about fit.

Outpouring of support from former teammates as Liam Miller battles pancreatic cancer

Miller began his career with Celtic in 2000, winning the Scottish Premiership in 2004 before leaving that same summer. We wish him nothing but the best in his fight ahead, and hope for a speedy recovery. Many of his former clubs and colleagues have publicly expressed their support for Miller through social media. Charlie Adam tweeted: "Thoughts are with Liam miller and his family at this tough time.#staystrong".

Deshaun Watson suffers torn ACL, lost for season

Watson had been one of the game's best quarterbacks this season, his first in the league. Swinney said in a statement he spoke with Watson late Thursday afternoon about the disappointing news . Watson was the front runner to win the NFL Rookie of the Year award this season throwing for nearly 1.700 yards and 19 touchdowns since taking over as starter.

What NFL players are saying about Bob McNair's 'inmates' comment

I used a figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally. Whatever happens, players on teams in the rest of the league also took notice of McNair's remarks, with some calling him akin to Donald Sterling, the former Los Angeles Clippers owner who was suspended and forced to sell his team by the National Basketball Association after racially charged remarks that were recorded came to light.

Zach Miller has epic touchdown taken away with bogus review after injury

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after the Saints, Bears game on Sunday, when the 90-year-old started feeling weak. The touchdown was set up by Brees' 54-yard throw to Brandon Coleman, who broke a sideline tackle attempt by safety Bryce Callahan . Drew Brees finished 23-of-28 passing for 299 yards.

Ortiz: MLB suspends Astros' Gurriel for racially insensitive gesture

Major League Baseball has made a decision to suspend Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel five games in 2018 for his racist gesture after hitting a home run off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the second inning of Game 3 of the World Series.

Bournemouth boss Howe disappointed to draw Chelsea in Carabao Cup

Antonio Conte has rubbished newspaper reports claiming a number of Chelsea players had made contact with former assistant manager Steve Holland telling him they miss him and were unhappy with the club's current training methods. "I hate this type of situation". He also confirmed that N'Golo Kante and Victor Moses will not be available today. Howe has spoken highly of counterpart Antonio Conte , who he pits his wits against when the two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday ...

Another Sexual Predator in Hollywood Faces Allegations

Director and screenwriter James Toback is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment and assault. He essentially goes up to women and says, 'Hey, I'm James Toback , and I'm a famous director, and I feel like there's a connection between us.' Then he shows them some article on himself or some other artifact to prove he is who he is, and tries to get them to go somewhere else with him.

Freak Rashford goal gives Manchester United win at Benfica

United finally tested the inexperienced Svilar for the first time nine minutes before the interval - Nemanja Matic drilling an effort at him from a narrow angle after driving into the left side of the area. 'I do foresee that in the future Lindelof will be a player of Jose Mourinho's team. Mkhitaryan had United's final chance of the first half after breaking away from the Benfica defence, but the Armenian fired over the crossbar as the two teams headed down the tunnel at 0-0.

Joel Embiid: Sixers 'got to listen to me' about minutes restriction

Embiid estimated he'll play around 16 minutes per game. "I got a voice, they got to listen to me". Just as they did past year, the Sixers are once again planning to limit Joel Embiid's minutes to start the season. Most fans would love to see the Sixers remove the training wheels and unleash Embiid in full force on the rest of the league. "We're going to discuss it, but at the same time I trust them, I trust the doctors, and even if I feel good, they have a plan behind it".