Buccaneers fans are in for an exciting final six games of the season. It has been a long time since the Bucs have been relevant in December, but that is exactly what they are in 2016. We know the big names, guys like Jameis Winston, Doug Martin, Mike Evans, and Gerald McCoy just to name a few.
There was grand news out of Lynchburg, Va., last week: Liberty University announced that it had hired Ian McCaw, a "godly man of excellent character," as its athletic director. This did not please Liberty's students, who are expected to abide by the Liberty Way, which sets strict personal guidelines including, but not limited to, no NC-17 movies, no face piercings, no naughty music, and absolutely no canoodling, such as hanging out alone with a person of the opposite sex.
Here is the line Rangers coach Alain Vigneault drives home as often as possible -- with his team, with the media, with anyone who will listen. But to drive home his point about competitive parity, Vigneault used none other than the Islanders, his cross-river rival that just spent the past two days digging themselves out of last-overall in the NHL standings by beating the Penguins at home and the Capitals in Washington.
Last week the UFC announced that McGregor relinquished his 145-pound title, which then made Jose Aldo the new undisputed champion while Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis prepared to fight for a new interim belt at UFC 206 in Toronto. "That belt's sitting in my home right now. I'm still the two-weight world champion. Someone's got to come take that off me. I see articles. I see stuff online, but I don't see the belt not in my presence. "The belt is right there.
Ranged against Romeo and equally prolific partner Stanley Pringle, the celebrated rookie out of Arellano University struggled to find the basket - and, worse, had a hard time keeping up with the GlobalPort backcourt duo on defense. "Sobrang nahirapan ako kay Kuya Terrence," said the Star freshman, moments after the Hotshots suffered their second loss in as many games in the PBA Philippine Cup, 84-91, at the hands of GlobalPort.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- There was no grand display of bravado or oratorical brilliance from Washington coach Chris Petersen or any of his players after they trounced No. 8 Colorado 41-10 to capture the Pac-12 championship Friday. In an age of divisive and often hyperbolic political pronouncements, the Huskies and their coach were mild-mannered and almost wryly understated when asked to provide their campaign speech to the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Not only have the Huskies proved they belong, they've proved they might be the top one-loss team in the country. I'm just pointing this out to Huskies fans, because if they plan on traveling with their team for the College Football Playoff, they're going to be headed for the Grand Canyon State.
When Demetrious Johnson enters the Octagon on Saturday night to defend his flyweight title against "Ultimate Fighter" winner Tim Elliott he'll be one step closer to making history. The main event bout against Elliott will be Johnson's ninth consecutive title defense, which puts him just one win away from tying Anderson Silva's all time UFC record as middleweight champion with 10 consecutive defenses.
As usual, the antsy media planted itself in front of Taj Gibson's locker and waited for the veteran forward to wax poetic on his team's big night. As Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler took notice of the crowd surrounding Gibson's locker, large enough to infringe upon his own personal space near his own locker, Gibson chided his friend as he made his way to the shower.
From the opening kickoff that went out of bounds, little went right for the Buffaloes, who were unable to cap an impressive turnaround season with a conference title. Washington: The usually efficient Jake Browning struggled throwing the ball but it didn't matter as the Huskies dominated the game with 265 yards on the ground behind Gaskin and Lavon Coleman (101 yards).
Factor in the fact Christian Hackenberg's only playing time came in preseason and that his reps have been with the scout team, and the Jets quarterback has been in watch-and-learn mode virtually every minute of every day. "I just tried to take in as much as I possibly could, from sitting in the film room with a guy like Fitz to just learning from the vets how to act in the locker room, to how to carry yourself, how to be a pro," Hackenberg said Friday after practice.
Antonio Brown might be the best wide receiver in the NFL, but even the Steelers' star is just another wide-eyed fan when he watches Odell Beckham Jr. "Definitely tuning in to see him," Brown told reporters heading into Sunday's matchup at Heinz Field. "He's an exciting player. I always watch his highlights, talk to him and critique his game. I'll definitely be out of my seat seeing what he does."