Other best bets include the Seahawks going into Philadelphia and topping the Eagles by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner Nov 21, 2019 at 8:52 am ET • 7 min read On the Ravens' first series of what ended up being a 41-7 win over the Texans on Sunday, Justin Tucker missed a 43-yard field goal. Prior to that kick, he'd made 39 straight field goals from inside of 50 yards. But he missed that one. That might seem like a weird way to start a story considering the Ravens beat the Texans by 34 points, rendering Tucker's rare mistake inconsequential, but if you took the over in that game -- as I did in my weekly best bets column -- then that mistake mattered. When I filed my column a week ago, I took the over at 49.5, meaning that if Tucker had made that field goal, I would've earned my first 4-1 week of the season after weeks and weeks of remaining stuck in 3-2 and 2-3 purgatory, which would've finally helped me overcome my 1-9 start to the … [Read more...] about NFL Week 12 odds, picks: 49ers beat Packers with ground game, Ravens trounce Rams thanks to improved defense
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What's the state of play in Europe's major leagues? Sky Sports has all the details as the action kicks off again after the international break... There are surprise leaders in Germany, runaway leaders in France and the Netherlands, and titanic tussles in Spain and Italy.Here we take a closer look at the state of play in La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie…. La Liga: It's tight at the top La Liga table Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goal diff Points … [Read more...] about What’s the state of play in Europe’s major leagues?
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is confident Qatar will deliver a "discrimination-free" World Cup when it gets under way in three years' time. Football's showpiece event will kick off at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022, where the world's focus will turn to the Gulf state after more than a decade of debate and controversy.One area of major concern has been how such a conservative country will welcome LGBTQ+ supporters. But Qatar 2022 organising committee chief executive Nasser Al Khater has stated that public displays of affection are "frowned upon" in the country, but insists that applies to people of all genders and sexual orientation.Despite concerns that the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be blighted by racism, the tournament passed off largely without incident, with FIFA president Infantino expecting Qatar to offer an "inclusive" experience."Every single fan will be welcome and this is not only the FIFA president saying that, but a full commitment made by our … [Read more...] about FIFA president Gianni Infantino expects ‘discrimination-free’ 2020 World Cup
London Pulse's ambitions and the franchise's goals for the future have been undeterred by a challenging first season in Superleague as their new director of netball Samantha Bird shares with Sky Sports. Instead of being daunted by finishing at the foot of the table, they're looking ahead through excited eyes and have absolutely no intentions of remaining in the lower positions for long."[CEO Natalie Seaton and I] are very keen for London Pulse to be one of the best clubs in the country," Bird exclusively told Sky Sports. "That's tough when you're a new club so it's really important that you recruit the right type of personnel. Players who are going to take that ambition on, who want to commit to the club and who want not just to improve personally, but want the club to achieve as well."Bird, who has coached in Superleague since its inception and the days of Super Cup, arrives at Pulse after a three-year period with Severn Stars. She will combine leading the franchise with her role as … [Read more...] about Samantha Bird opens up on London Pulse’s ambitions and culture
Cardinals and Dolphins would be good football fits, but the Jets seem more likely by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner Nov 29, 2016 at 9:23 am ET • 9 min read Jay Cutler's career in Chicago -- a career that has included far too much controversy to sum up with a few words squeezed between two em dashes -- appears to be over after eight years. Cutler's 2016 season has repeatedly hit injury snags, the latest being a potentially season-ending torn labrum, and the Bears can cut ties with him after the season without suffering severe financial consequences. With the Bears on track to land a top pick in next year's draft, which they'll presumably use on a quarterback, they're likely to straight-up release Cutler or try to trade him to a QB-needy team. Even if that trade doesn't materialize, Cutler will have plenty of suitors in free agency. You might find it hard believe, or you might not want to believe it because you hate his … [Read more...] about Why these four teams make sense for Jay Cutler if he and the Bears cut ties