K.C. Royals alter schedule for possible Chiefs opener

If the NFL wants to get back to the tradition of having the Super Bowl champions play on the opening Thursday night of the season, Major League Baseball cleared the way to make that move easier this year. With the Kansas City Chiefs hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, there appeared to be a potential scheduling conflict. The NFL’s opening night is set for Thursday, Sept. 10. However, the Kansas City Royals,

LA Chargers trade Russell Okung to Carolina Panthers in exchange for Trai Turner, according to reports

The Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers have swapped Pro Bowl offensive linemen. The Chargers traded left tackle Russell Okung to the Panthers in exchange for guard Trai Turner, according to reports by ESPN and NFL Network. The trade has been tentatively agreed upon and can become official on March 18 when the new league year begins. Turner — a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft — has been a

Sources: Panthers, Bolts swap OLs Turner, Okung

The Chargers and Panthers are swapping Pro Bowl offensive linemen, with Trai Turner headed to Los Angeles and Russell Okung headed to Carolina, league sources told ESPN. Turner, a guard who has been selected to five straight Pro Bowls, is signed through the 2021 season and is scheduled to earn base salaries of $8.5 million and $11 million the next two seasons, respectively. Turner, however, wants a new deal, sources

Tannehill reaffirms he'd 'like to be back' with Titans

Ryan Tannehill’s future will soon meet a a significant turning point. Which direction he’ll proceed is unknown. He could return to Tennessee, where he came off the bench in the middle of the season to lead the Titans on a playoff run that saw them reach the AFC Championship Game. Or, he could go elsewhere. "I like what we started there last year," Tannehill said during an appearance on SiriusXM

Inside The Huddle podcast: Combine Recap, QB Carousel  & the State of the Franchise

Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold discuss the latest news surrounding Tom Brady as well as breaking down the big winners from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The guys also continue their State of the Franchise series with a look at the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers as they adjust to life without Philip Rivers. Source: Read Full Article

Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville headed for runoff in Alabama Senate race: 'We're going to overtime'

Tommy Tuberville is headed to overtime against Jeff Sessions in Alabama’s Senate race. The former Auburn football coach, who is seeking to win Alabama’s Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, claimed 33 percent of votes in the state’s primary election on Tuesday. Jeff Sessions, who held the seat from 1997 until his resignation in 2017 when he became Attorney General, won 32 percent of the vote. Bradley Byrne, the state’s third

2020 NFL Draft: Pro day schedule

Between the NFL Scouting Combine and the 2020 NFL Draft, coaches and scouts turn their attention to pro day workouts. These events are not as all-encompassing as the combine, but are important enough for the key decision-makers in the league to travel around the country for more than a month to watch the talent up close and in person. This year’s pro days are listed below by date. NOTES: All

Red Sox waiting for third opinion on Sale's elbow

The Boston Red Sox are waiting on one more medical opinion on Chris Sale’s injured elbow before they make a decision on the ace pitcher’s status. Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Wednesday that the team is still waiting to hear from renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Roenicke stressed that the Red Sox “need to get this right” before determining how to proceed with Sale. ElAttrache is the

Joe Burrow: 'Please don't compare me' to Tom Brady

Joe Burrow sits as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft but would like the expectations for his pro career calibrated down a peg to start. Last week during the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah compared Burrow to Tom Brady, noting the two quarterbacks have similar mechanics. "When you watch these guys side by side, #TomBrady mechanically, watch what you see from

A.J. Bouye 'excited' about being traded to Denver

A.J. Bouye will have a new home when the league year opens on March 18 after the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to trade the veteran cornerback to Denver on Tuesday. Bouye told Mike Klis of 9News Denver several teams were interested in acquiring him, but he liked what he saw in the Broncos down the stretch last season and is looking forward to playing in Vic Fangio’s system. The veteran corner