Roundup: Vikings acquire DT P.J. Hall from Raiders in trade

The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t cut defensive tackle P.J. Hall after all, but he’s still no longer part of the organization. After informing Hall today that he was being released, Las Vegas traded the former second-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a conditional seventh-rounder in 2021, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Vikings later confirmed the trade. The pick is contingent upon Hall being on the roster for

Top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates: Lawrence over Fields

Imagine Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields delivering the Heisman Trophy-winning moment — a Lawrence TD pass against Notre Dame, or a spectacular play from Fields to beat rival Michigan — without a throng of fans there to roar. Or some of the top contenders for the award opting not to play for part or all of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the college football season in

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC East Fantasy Camp (AKA Eastern Promises)

Marcas Grant is joined by Bob Harris of Football Diehards and Bob Lung of Big Guy Fantasy Sports for a brand new NFL Fantasy Football Podcast! In this all NFC East episode, the trio starts out by previewing each team and answering any questions surrounding some of their players (5:30). Next, the group does the “Superlatives” segment where they answer who will be the top scoring running back and wide

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson among group to buy XFL for $15M

We might not have seen the last of the XFL. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was among a group of winning bidders to buy XFL parent company Alpha Entertainment LLC for $15 million, per a Monday press release. The actor and former WWE superstar is joined by prominent entrepreneur Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners in the purchase. “The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry

Carroll 'open' to Josh Gordon return, A.B. situation 'complex'

Still smiling wide in the afterglow of a trade that brought Jamal Adams to his secondary, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is not yet closing the door on other high-profile moves. Fielding questions from reporters Monday, Carroll indicated the franchise is still keeping an open eye on wide receiver Antonio Brown, who’s under suspension, or wideout Josh Gordon, who most recently played for the Seahawks before his latest suspension.

Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard tipped to join Premier League rivals because of one man

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas believes there is a better chance of Celtic hot-shot Odsonne Edouard joining Leicester than his old club. On Sunday, Edouard gave another devastating demonstration of his quality when he scored a hat-trick against Hamilton. It was a display which will have caught the eye of his many admirers, which include Arsenal, who could be in the market for a striker if the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Nicolas Pepe makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prediction in leaked footage

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the FA Cup final his own with his match-winning double for Arsenal at the weekend. The Gabonese striker put transfer speculation to one side to lift the historic trophy in what some predicted could be his last game for Arsenal. Aubameyang was central to the celebrations with team-mates after the game, which saw club record signing Nicolas Pepe lift his first trophy with the club. And leaked

Conor McGregor responds to Khabib with alternative Justin Gaethje prediction

Conor McGregor is never one to pass up the opportunity to take a dig at Khabib Nurmagomedov. And so when the UFC lightweight champion outlined his tactics for his clash with Justin Gaethje, the Irishman bit back. Nurmagomedov will take on the interim 155lb champion on October 24 in order to determine the No.1 in the division. And after a video was posted of Gaethje training, Nurmagomedov said: "Justin is

Brentford vs Fulham predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Championship play-off final tonight

Wembley is the venue for the Championship play-off final on Tuesday night. Brentford and Fulham are both vying for the final spot in the 2020/21 Premier League, having each won 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals. The two sides finished level on points during the regular Championship season, though Brentford had the edge in games between the two in 19/20. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story,

Frank Lampard frustrated by Man Utd breakthrough that impacts Chelsea transfer plans

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is growing frustrated in the pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. A new stopper is on the agenda for the Blues, who are planning to dump the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after a wretched campaign between the sticks. Chelsea are monitoring a host of targets as they look to strengthen their backline after conceding the most goals of any team in the Premier