With Boston out, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements related to the Olympic bid. If approved, the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to announce LA is the candidate.
The stars need to align for the next destination to work. It'll take the right coach, culture and locker room to make a reclamation work.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh has never found it easy to accept losing, even when it comes to a preseason game that probably won't be remembered beyond the first week of September. At halftime last weekend, Harbaugh snapped at the sideline reporter during a previously arranged interview. After providing three brief retorts, Harbaugh finally said, ''Give me a good question and I'll answer it'' as the interviewer ended the awkward session.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were back in federal court Monday morning in an effort to settle the Deflategate case, but they failed to reach a settlement. U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman said Monday that the sides will not settle the case and he will announce a ruling as early as Tuesday. - - Kirk Cousins was named the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins and will replace Robert Griffin III when the team opens the regular season against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13.
(Reuters) - The Washington Redskins on Monday named Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the 2015 National Football League season, the latest signal that former standout Robert Griffin III could be on his way out. Griffin, a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, has struggled for the Redskins since injuring his knee in a January 2013 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation. There has been growing speculation that Griffin is no longer wanted by the Redskins front office but coach Jay Gruden said on Monday that the team still had belief in the quarterback.