• Chris Thompson carted off with ankle injury


    NEW ORLEANS -- Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson suffered a leg injury late in the third quarter against the Saints, causing him to be carted off the field. Thompson, the Redskins' most dynamic player this season, suffered the injury at the end of a third-down run by quarterback Kirk Cousins. Thompson was engaged in a block and had his right leg bend back. An air cast was placed on his right leg before he was helped off the field and loaded onto the cart. Teammates gathered around him as he was lifted up, offering words of encouragement. Cousins also took a heavy hit on the play and received brief treatment from trainers while Washington executed a successful fake punt on fourth-and-1 on its own 15. Cousins came back on the field and led the Redskins on a touchdown drive, hitting Ryan Grant on a 40-yard scoring pass for a 24-13 lead. Thompson entered the game leading Washington in both rushing...
  • Jay Cutler out with concussion


    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion. He was hit on the final play of the first half and didn't return. He was ruled out in the fourth quarter. Backup Matt Moore replaced Cutler at quarterback to start the third quarter. Cutler had three interceptions against the Bucs in what was his first multi-interception game of the season and worst half of the year.? This is the second time Moore has replaced Cutler this season. Cutler also broke multiple ribs earlier this season, causing him to miss one game. The Dolphins signed Cutler to a one-year, $10 million contract in August to replace former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who suffered a season-ending knee injury.
  • UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora


    UCLA?fired football coach Jim Mora after six seasons, a day after the Bruins lost to rival? Southern California?for the fourth straight year. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the move Sunday -- Mora's 56th birthday. UCLA fell 28-23 at USC on Saturday night to drop to 5-6.? "Making a coaching change is never easy, but it's an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University," Guerrero said in a statement. "Jim helped reestablish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward. "While his first four seasons at UCLA were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations. We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes." Mora compiled a 46-30 record with...
  • NFL investigating allegation that Jameis Winston groped female Uber driver; QB says 'accusation is false'


    The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in March 2016. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Darlington that the "allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have." The league's investigation was first reported Friday by BuzzFeed News, which viewed a letter it said was sent from NFL executive Lisa Friel to the Uber driver. "The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston," Friel wrote in the letter. "The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into this matter." Winston denied the allegations, saying in a statement Friday that the "accusation is false." "A news organization has published a story about me regarding an alleged incident involving a...
  • LaVar Ball downplays Donald Trump's role in UCLA freshmen's release


    LOS ANGELES -- LaVar Ball downplayed his son's shoplifting incident in China, as well as President Donald Trump's involvement in getting LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players back to the United States earlier this week. "Who?" LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, landed in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and addressed the media on Wednesday before being indefinitely suspended by the team. Trump, who returned late Tuesday from a trip through Asia, raised the players' case with President Xi Jinping of China during a visit to Beijing last week.?All three players offered thanks to Trump during Wednesday's news conference. The...
  • Markelle Fultz progressing, out at least 2-3 more weeks


    Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz, out with a shoulder injury, is progressing but will be out for at least two to three more weeks, the team said in a statement Sunday. Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, was examined Sunday by Dr. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder, the team said. The team shut down Fultz on Oct. 29 to give the injury time to heal. The team said the soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving. Fultz will continue with physiotherapy and begin progressing toward full basketball activities, the team said. He'll be re-evaluated in approximately two to three weeks. The 19-year-old has played in just four NBA games and has resisted jump shots while relying almost exclusively on drives to the basket. He is shooting 33 percent (9-of-27) from the floor and 50 percent...
  • UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora late in 6th season


    UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora after he compiled a 46-30 record in six seasons with the Bruins
  • The Latest: Bears' Floyd, Packers' Clark carted off fields


    The Latest: Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd and Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark were carted off the field after sustaining injuries in their games
  • Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail


    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!"
  • Earnhardt showered with praise, tributes before final race


    Dale Earnhardt was set for his final ride in the No. 88 Chevrolet, ending a career that saw him emerge as NASCAR's most popular driver over 18 full seasons