Gurley joins Falcons a day after release by Rams

Covered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002 Running back Todd Gurley agreed to a contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, a day after he was released by the Los Angeles Rams. A source told ESPN’s Jordan Schultz that Gurley agreed to a one-year contract. The deal won’t be finalized until

Matt Southall says he will not stand down from Charlton after new board formed

Charlton’s chairman Matt Southall says he will not stand down despite majority owner Tahnoon Nimer forming a new board at the club. Charlton are backed through Nimer’s corporation Panorama Magic General Contracting LLC, which is the majority shareholder in East Street Investments (ESI) who completed the purchase of the club in January. But Southall and Nimer have been involved in a public row over finances at the club since Southall

When could the Premier League season finish?

With the resumption of the Premier League put back to at least the end of April, further doubt has been cast over when the 2019/20 season will be concluded. Clubs and officials met on Thursday to discuss plans for the remainder of the season following the coronavirus outbreak, and it was announced that professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest. English football off until

Suns' Jerome, Wolves' Okogie face off in NBA 2K

With the NBA season suspended because of the coronavirus, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Ty Jerome and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Josh Okogie got their basketball fix in another way Wednesday: NBA 2K. With Jerome manning the controller for the Suns and Okogie on the sticks for the Wolves, Phoenix beat Minnesota 93-63, with Devin Booker’s 29 points leading the way. “It’s fun,” Jerome told ESPN. “We can’t really interact with

Gronkowski to host 2-night WrestleMania event

Not only will WrestleMania go on amid the coronavirus pandemic, it will be a two-night affair. WWE announced Wednesday that WrestleMania will now take place over two nights, April 4 and 5. On top of that, the annual glitzy pro-wrestling spectacular will be hosted by former NFL star Rob Gronkowski. It was a tweet by Gronkowski that initially broke the news, followed by a WWE press release confirming. On Monday,

Coronavirus: Write off future season to finish 2019/20, says John Barnes

John Barnes feels there should be an option to write off a future domestic football season to ensure that the 2019/20 campaign is completed. The former Liverpool and England international has joined the chorus of people saying there must be a conclusion to the current incomplete season for the integrity of the leagues, from the Premier League right the way down the pyramid. Liverpool lead the Premier League table by

PGA Tour: Four further tournaments removed from schedule

The PGA Tour have cancelled a further four tournaments which wipes out their schedule until late May at the earliest. The RBC Heritage, traditionally played the week after the Masters, has been removed from the 2020 schedule along with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, and the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest in Dallas. Further PGA Tour tournaments are expected to be

Durant among four Nets to test positive for virus

Kevin Durant is among the four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for the coronavirus, he told The Athletic on Tuesday. “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” Durant told The Athletic, adding that he is feeling fine and not showing any symptoms. “We’re going to get through this.” The Nets did not identify any players and said Tuesday that of the four players, only one is exhibiting

European leagues commit to June 30 finishes, according to UEFA statement

European leagues have committed to ending all domestic seasons by June 30, according to a statement released by UEFA. It is hoped the coronavirus pandemic will relent to the extent play can resume as a preference over concluding competitions early with incomplete fixture lists. How coronavirus is closing football FA: Everybody wants to finish season Should that be the case, it would see leagues in leading nations finish exactly a

Source: QB Mariota agrees to deal with Raiders

Covered Oakland Raiders for and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a deal with former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, a source confirmed to ESPN. Mariota, 26, will presumably be No. 2 on the depth chart and will push starter Derek Carr. The agreement was