The Washington Football Team has been rumored to potentially trade up for a top quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Washington sits at No. 19 in the draft order and would need to part with multiple draft picks in any trade scenario. Washington general manager Martin Mayhew did not tip his hand for the draft. Mayhew told Washington Post reporter Nicki Jhabvala that the team is happy with the quarterbacks on the roster . “We do feel very confident and comfortable with the quarterbacks on our roster now,” Mayhew told Jhabvala on Friday. Washington heads into the 2021 season with Ryan Fitzpatrick , Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke as the main quarterback options. There is a chance Washington adds a quarterback at some point in the NFL Draft, but the team plans to enter the season with the in-house group. Fitzpatrick proved he still has a lot left with the Miami Dolphins. He led the Dolphins to a 4-3 record in seven starts and completed 68.5% of his passes for 2,091 … [Read more...] about Washington GM remains confident with quarterbacks on roster
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NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Tuesday’s matchup between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres. Bruins-Sabres stream coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here . The Bruins didn’t miss a beat when both of their goalies were out. Jeremy Swayman is why. Tuukka Rask is since back and unquestionably their No. 1 goalie heading into the postseason, but the rookie out of Maine made a strong case to be the guy in the future. In just his first pro season, Swayman has showed unflappable poise in net. He was previously the Hockey East goalie of the year , and made his professional debut with AHL Providence earlier this year. He impressed. Called into duty in Boston earlier than expected, the young goalie was hardly fazed. No, that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit the Vezina-winning, Stanley Cup-leading Rask. There’s no need to overreact to a rookie playing well. But it is worth … [Read more...] about Jeremy Swayman making strong case as Bruins goalie of the future
Editor’s Note: The FA Women’s Super League returns on Wednesday with a likely title showdown between Manchester City and Chelsea ( NBCSN 1pm ET ). With three games to go, the two sides are currently separated by two points (Chelsea is in the lead). Ahead of the potential title decider, NBC Sports’ Joe Price-Wright ( Pro Soccer Talk ) and Alex Azzi ( On Her Turf ) caught up with Manchester City defender Abby Dahlkemper . In January, Dahlkemper became the third member of the U.S. women’s national team to sign with City, joining Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis . This Q&A has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Joe Prince-Wright: Since you arrived in January, Man City has been on a pretty amazing run . What has the transition been like for you? Abby Dahlkemper: It’s been great. My teammates, coaches and everyone at City has been so helpful and so welcoming. Luckily, I’ve been able to participate on the field and help the team … [Read more...] about Ahead of Man City-Chelsea showdown, Dahlkemper details life across the pond
When Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky , arguably the world’s two best female swimmers, were suddenly, indefinitely without a pool three months before the Olympic Trials, a 71-year-old hall of fame masters swimmer offered to help. In March 2020, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Manuel and Ledecky were shut out as their state-of-the-art training facilities at Stanford closed. All of the public pools in the area did the same. The Olympics, at that point, were still scheduled for July 2020. The Olympic Trials were slated for that June. Other swimmers, either Stanford student-athletes or post-graduates, traveled home. Ledecky and Manuel, NCAA champions for the Cardinal who turned professional in 2018, stayed. “We were scrambling to find any water because the reality was the trials were going to be in about 12, 13, weeks,” said Greg Meehan , who coaches Stanford’s women’s team as well as post-grads including Ledecky and Manuel. “If we get stuck without being … [Read more...] about Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky needed a pool. He offered his backyard.
In 2015, everything came together for Reggie Jackson . He achieved his longtime goal of becoming a full-time starting point guard. He signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons. He averaged 19 points and 6 assists per game, helping Detroit have what stands as its best season in more than a decade. But Jackson missed 30 games the following year and 37 games the year after that. He entered last season still battling injury . Jackson, via Rod Beard of The Detroit News : “A few years back, I thought (my future) was retirement after this season,” Jackson told The Detroit News. “I’m just happy to be in a good state of mind and playing ball this year. We’ll figure (the future) out from there. I’m excited about what we can possibly do this year.” Jackson added: “I was just getting injured too much and I had hit basketball depression and it was a point in time that I really didn’t want to deal with the game anymore. It was more the injuries that started to have … [Read more...] about Reggie Jackson says he considered retiring after current contract: ‘I had hit basketball depression’