Refs step over the line by coaching, he says. From Bob Overlander: “When did refs decide to take on the role of a coach during a game? Early in the Rams-Seahawks game either Troy Aikman or Joe Buck pointed out that a ref was on the Rams’ sideline telling Jared Goff that he was bobbing his head too much during hard counts and will get flagged for a false start if he doesn’t stop. That’s a coach’s job, not a ref’s. The only way a ref should educate a player on the field during a game is by throwing the yellow flag and telling the player why afterwards. Not preemptively. It’s actions like this that call into question the neutrality of a ref and they should never put themselves into that position.” … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 11: Patrick Mahomes and the Moments Competitors Love; Alex Smith and the Spirit of Thanksgiving
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Alex Ferguson's long-dreaded retirement in 2013 gave Manchester United a headache for which they are still seeking a cure. Pfizer and Moderna would have struggled to find a remedy for the Red Devils, and City desperately did not want to find themselves in a similar spiral to that which has essentially neutralised the threat of their neighbours. … [Read more...] about Guardiola signs City deal: Is Pep’s new two-year contract the right decision?
Rabada, though, pointed out he would not enforce his opinion on his team-mates because it was an individual responsibility. "And most certainly I wouldn't want to shove my opinions or my ideals down anyone's throat," he said on Thursday. "Like I said, if I am on this platform I will express my opinions like I am now on this matter. It is important for people to understand that on the political front liberation is really important. Human rights need to be treated with dignity. It is important." … [Read more...] about Kagiso Rabada: I have a ‘social responsibility’ to fight for ‘right causes’
CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime. Unapologetically passionate about indie music and the South Australian Redbacks, Daniel's chief cricketing achievement was to dismiss Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth in the 2010 Ashes press match in Perth - a rare Australian victory that summer.Follow on Twitter … [Read more...] about India on notice: Steven Smith “finds his hands” again after disappointing IPL
[Related: Winners And Losers From The NHL Offseason So Far] 21. William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs. The criticism that he gets in Toronto is a little much and a little over the top. Is he expensive? Yeah, he is. He is also really good. Better than he gets credit for being at times. … [Read more...] about NHL Power Rankings: The NHL’s 25 best players under age 25