Jul 16, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher addresses the media and answers questions during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jimbo Fisher is Texas A&M’s $9 million man, but he’s not coaching like it this year.
The Aggies lost 42-24 to Mississippi State on Saturday to fall to 3-2 on the season. A&M also lost at home to Appalachian State 17-14 in their second game.
The Aggies’ offense has struggled all season. But Fisher doesn’t think his scheme is the problem. Rather, he believes they have an execution problem.
Jimbo Fisher on his offensive system: "The plays are there and were there."
Execution was a problem. The Aggies threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles. You’re not going to win many conference games turning the ball over four times.
Texas A&M faces Alabama next week, which is likely to make them .500 at 3-3. Max Johnson has a hand injury too, which means they may be going back to Haynes King at quarterback. Things are not looking so hot for Jimbo and his boys.
“Sevyn Banks was taken to a local hospital following an injury on the first play of tonight’s game,” the statement began. “After a series of tests, he was alert and mobile. He has been cleared to leave the hospital and will return to the stadium under the care of team doctors.”
Banks, a transfer from Ohio State, was seen walking and in a neck brace after the win.
Jan 15, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) arrives at Toyota Center before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dwight Howard remains 0-for-30 with NBA teams this offseason, but he is not quitting just yet.
The eight-time All-Star center Howard took to Instagram on Saturday with a message for the entire league. Howard posted a video of himself vigorously riding a stationary bike and put in the overlay caption “when you’re in the best shape of your life but still a free agent.”
“It’s okay because I BELIEVE in me,” Howard wrote in his post caption. “#trusttheprocess #motivation”
Howard, who will turn 37 in December, had fairly gracefully transitioned into a full-time bench role in recent seasons. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game for the Los Angeles Lakers last year (all career-lows) but was still efficient and unselfish with the touches he did get.
But Howard gained a reputation in past years as a bad teammate and has had six separate one-year stints with all different teams (the Lakers twice) since 2016. The payoff may not be worth it anymore to give Howard an NBA roster spot. But rest assured, you will still be seeing him on TV regardless.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard on the field for warm ups before the Giants face the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK
The NFL is adding insult to literal injury for Sterling Shepard.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Saturday that the New York Giants receiver Shepard was fined $10,069 for coming off the bench following a hit on quarterback Daniel Jones during Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Giants would go on to lose 23-16. More devastating for Shephard is that he suffered a season-ending ACL tear on the final offensive possession for his team (video here).
Of course, the NFL has to enforce rules uniformly, no matter the individual circumstances. But that comes as little solace to Shepard, who is now set to miss the rest of the 2022 season after already having his 2021 campaign cut short by an Achilles tear (which he also suffered in another loss to Dallas).
Oct 23, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) warms up before the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
Giannis Antetokounmpo has become one of the most well known players in the NBA. He’s made six All-Star teams and won two MVP awards and a championship.
The Greek Freak has worked extremely hard to become as good as he is, which has led to tons of recognition among basketball fans. But Antetokounmpo hopes that will all go away once he retires.
Antetokounmpo spoke with SiriusXM NBA Radio’s Frank Isola and Brian Scalabrine and talked about his retirement goal.
“I want to be like Tim Duncan. Where the hell is Tim Duncan?!” 🤣😆
“When I retire from this game, I want to disappear,” Antetokounmpo confessed. “I want to go somewhere where they’re not going to know me.”
Antetounmpo then shared how he took a trip to Sweden and nobody recognized him. The 27-year-old enjoyed blending in and not being recognized.
“I want to be like Tim Duncan. Where the hell is Tim Duncan? I want to play the game … and then you forget about me. You don’t talk about me,” Antetokounmpo said of his retirement desire.
Duncan was always a humble, low-profile player even while he was with the Spurs. Social media wasn’t a big thing for most of his playing career, and he has avoided it in retirement. But the 46-year-old Hall of Fame forward did coach the Spurs in 2019 and 2020, so he has been around in the game of basketball.
Giannis is just too fun, too friendly, and too beloved to disappear like Duncan. Maybe he’ll go retire in Scandinavia, because in America, nobody will forget him.
Nestor Cortes has been an ace for the New York Yankees this season, and his unpredictability is part of the reason why.
Cortes enjoys toying with hitters by sometimes using different pitching motions in his windup prior to delivery. One particular windup he did on a 0-2 pitch to Ryan Mountcastle in the sixth inning of the Yankees’ 8-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday drew attention.
Ryan Day apologized to Greg Schiano after Ohio State’s 49-10 win over Rutgers Saturday for a heated altercation they had in the fourth quarter.
The Buckeyes had a 4th-and-2 at their 39 while leading 49-10 with around nine minutes left in the game. Punter Jesse Mirco was set to boot the ball but saw a big opening down the side of the field and made a break for it. He rushed for 22 yards to get the first down, but he received a hard hit from Aron Cruikshank out of bounds. Cruikshank was ejected for the hit.
Jesse Mirco takes off running on the punt attempt, Aron Cruikshank blasts him out of bounds and gets ejected, leading to a verbal altercation with Ryan Day and Greg Schiano screaming at each other. pic.twitter.com/IemT90qNDi
Sep 17, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) prior to the game against Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Saban provided an injury update on Bryce Young after the quarterback got hurt in Alabama’s 49-26 win over Arkansas on Saturday.
Young was scrambling while under pressure during the second quarter against the Razorbacks. He tried to throw the ball away as he was going to the ground, which led him to injure his shoulder (video here).
Young stayed in the game for one more play and threw an incompletion. He then exited the game and received medical attention. Backup quarterback Jalen Milroe replaced Young in the game.
After the game, Saban said that Young was day-to-day with a sprained AC joint.
Bryce Young has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. Nick Saban says he’s day to day. Not serious. Said he’s had them before and responded well in a few days.
Young was 7/13 for 173 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception prior to getting hurt. The junior quarterback is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Milroe rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown in place of Young.
Myles Garrett was fined for a tackle he made on Mitch Trubisky in Week 3, the NFL announced on Saturday.
The league fined Garrett $15,914 for roughing Trubisky. He received the fine even though he was not called for an infraction during the game.
Two other fines from last week:#Browns DE Myles Garrett was fined $15,914 for roughing #Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky last week. No flag was thrown.#Jets S Lamarcus Joyner was fined $14,608 for unnecessary roughness – a headshot on #Bengals WR Tee Higgins last week.
Steelers Depot was able to track down the play. The fine came because Garrett broke the rule about roughing the passer that has to do with body weight in tackles. Garrett smothered Trubisky and landed on top of the Steelers quarterback after making his hit.
The Browns won the game 29-17. Garrett was credited with two tackles and that one QB hit.
Garrett’s fine comes during a rough week. The Browns defensive end was injured when he crashed his Porsche on Monday. Garrett did not join his Cleveland teammates on their trip to Atlanta. He was ruled out for Week 4 due to a shoulder injury sustained in the crash.