Baseball Hall of Fame debate: Jeff Kent – the best power-hitting 2B ever – on the outside looking in

History will show that Jeff Kent may have been the greatest power-hitting second baseman ever. Yet apparently, not up to the Baseball Hall of Fame standards set by the Baseball Writers Association of America. This is Kent’s eighth year on the ballot, and barring a dramatic turn in voting, Kent looks like he’ll be on the outside looking in, hoping the Era Committees steps in to rescue him one day. He

Super Bowl halftime show 2021: Who is performing at Super Bowl 55 in Tampa?

The Super Bowl halftime show in 2021 will provide quite the excitement as your weekend moves toward its conclusion.  That’s because The Weeknd (no, there’s no typo there) will perform at Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida, as the latest in a long line of high-end musical artists to take the stage halfway through the Super Bowl’s football action. The Weeknd brings a wide range of musical genres in his

New York Jets hire 49ers DC Robert Saleh as new head coach

Robert Saleh has found a new NFL home. The 49ers defensive coordinator has agreed in principle to a deal to become the new head coach of the New York Jets, the team announced Thursday night. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per informed sources, that Saleh’s deal is for five years. 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur is expected to be the first member of Saleh’s first staff and serve

Urban Meyer will be perfect for Jaguars; Russell Wilson done cooking in Seattle?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this article was published, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced Urban Meyer as the team’s new head coach.) Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks knows the ins and outs of this league, providing keen insight in his notebook. The topics of this edition include: — Is Seattle about to return to a ground-and-pound formula? — A scintillating showdown between a receiver and corner at the height of

Jaguars' Urban Meyer must answer questions about health, handling losing

Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Now that he has the job, new Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has to know it’s coming. After the way his tenures ended at Florida and Ohio State, it’s going to be one of the first things he’ll need to address whenever he does his first

Opinion: Here’s what will determine whether Urban Meyer will succeed as Jaguars coach

Let Jimmy Johnson tell us what Urban Meyer is up against now that the three-time college championship coach is leaping to the NFL to coach the the Jacksonville Jaguars.  “The opportunity is there,” Johnson told USA TODAY Sports. “Urban is a smart, very organized, good football coach. They’ve got plenty of draft picks, plenty of cap room. But you’ve got to pick the right players. And you’ve got to get some great coaching.”

Jacksonville Jaguars finalising deal to make Urban Meyer new head coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars are close to finalising a deal to make Urban Meyer their new head coach, NFL Network reported on Thursday. Meyer put together a 187-32 record in 17 seasons as a college head coach, winning two national championships with Florida and one with Ohio State, the latter of which he went 83-9 with across seven seasons. The 56-year-old retired at the end of the 2018 season and has

Ex-Seattle Seahawks security manager arrested on child pornography charges

Seattle Seahawks security manager Aaron Miyasato was arrested on charges of allegedly possessing and dealing child pornography, according to jail records.  Seattle television station KING 5 first broke the news of Miyasato's arrest and reported Wednesday that a Seattle Police SWAT team raided Miyasato's home in Renton, Washington and confiscated more than 25,000 images of child pornography.   Per the King County inmate list, Miyasato was booked into the system Tuesday

Sources: Jaguars in advanced talks with Meyer

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Meyer are in advanced talks to see whether they can finalize a deal this week, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Following another meeting with the Jaguars on Wednesday, Meyer is highly interested in the possibility of coaching in the NFL, sources said. There has been regular communication and interaction between the two sides, sources said, and Meyer has been assembling a coaching staff, including

Flood set to join Sarkisian at Texas, sources say

College football reporter. Joined in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Texas is set to hire Alabama assistant and former Rutgers coach Kyle Flood as its new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian, sources confirmed to ESPN. Flood has spent the past two seasons at Alabama, which won a national title Monday night against Ohio State. He worked alongside Sarkisian with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and