John Niyo: Darrell Bevell quarterbacked Wisconsin's turnaround. Can he do it for the Lions?
Maybe it’s not the way he would’ve drawn it up, but for Darrell Bevell, the Lions’ interim head coach, that’s nothing new. Not for a man whose football career took a detour designed by his faith 30 years ago, one that ultimately led him to a starring role in Wisconsin’s first- Rose Bowl triumph. And not for a coach whose two decades in the NFL have run the gamut of emotions, from Super Bowl glory and grief to a year of unemployment and now this latest awkward twist of fate, after a post-Thanksgiving purge in Detroit gave him a fourth-quarter shot at the job of a lifetime. One that had him on t...
The Detroit News
Hunter Dickinson helps Michigan basketball avoid upset vs. Oakland
Michigan basketball was favored by over 30 points against Oakland.Vegas definitely got that one wrong.The Wolverines and Golden Grizzlies went to overtime at Crisler Center on Sunday after trading leads throughout regulation.Michigan was sloppy and missed open shots. Oakland, meanwhile, made enough plays and stole enough passes to lead for much of the second half.But the Grizzlies did not have freshman center Hunter Dickinson.Dickinson did not check into the second half until the 11:23 mark — and then proceeded to lead Michigan to a tighter-than-expected 81-71 win by scoring 19 points.———Huge ...
Detroit Free Press
Chiefs 27, Bucs 24: Mahomes-to-Hill Show comes to Tampa
Hopefully this metaphor can stretch because the Chiefs just basically laid down on the doctor’s couch and spilled their soul against the Bucs.The Chiefs put on film all of their invincibilities and also their vulnerabilities in a 27-24 win over the Bucs on Sunday.They can turn an opponent into extras for the highlight, as they did to Tom Brady and the Bucs’ secondary for the first quarter. They can also stall on offense at times, and have 2018 flashbacks on defense.In terms of both personnel and scheme, Steve Spagnuolo’s defense is built entirely on pressuring the quarterback. When they do tha...
The Kansas City Star
Keshad Johnson sparks San Diego State victory against UC Irvine
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State coaches knew. The players knew. The NBA scouts who attended practice knew.Now everybody else knows.Keshad Johnson could be a special player at San Diego State.The sophomore who wears No. 0 — resembling the letter “O” for his hometown of Oakland — erupted for 13 points in less than three minutes in the second half Friday as the Aztecs blew open a previously tight game with UC Irvine for an easy 77-58 victory at Viejas Arena.Consider: Johnson’s former career high was seven, and he only managed 34 total points over 18 games last season.But potential magically turned in...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Atlanta mayor: Biden pledged to help US mayors deal with COVID-19, other issues
ATLANTA — After a virtual meeting on Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have pledged more support to the nation’s cities as they grapple with the damage caused by the coronavirus.That support would come after the new president took office, no matter the party affiliation of the mayor, Bottoms said during a Monday evening interview with CNN.“(It) was a really what we needed to hear,” she said about the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the incoming president and vice president. “It was a very thoughtfu...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
What Joe Biden's victory could mean for SoCal housing
President-elect Joe Biden has detailed plans to help low-income renters, and first-time home buyers, that could make a difference for many Californians who face some of the highest home and rent prices in the nation.His progressive agenda was released before the election and there is no guarantee it will pass. The new president likely faces a divided Congress that could slow, or deny, approval of his housing strategy.Biden’s proposals, detailed on his campaign website, include new tenant protection, down payment assistance, community integration proposals and expansion of low-income housing cr...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Good news on Garoppolo recovery, but 49ers bring in another QB alongside Mullens, Beathard
Jimmy Garoppolo will not undergo surgery for his most recent ankle sprain and he might suit up again for the 49ers next month before season’s end.Garoppolo needs four to six weeks to recover and went on injured reserve Thursday, the same day the Niners, led by backup Nick Mullens, lost to the Packers, 34-17, at Levi’s Stadium.“Good news from doctors is that none of them are recommending surgery right now,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “We will rest him the next four to six weeks. Hopefully he’ll heal up, be good to go then and not need surgery.”The 49ers’ final four games are against Washington (...
The Mercury News
Tom Krasovic: Chargers-Raiders rivalry takes unique turn to domed stadium, fake grass and Vegas tie-in
SAN DIEGO — Sixty years after it began, the Chargers-Raiders rivalry will break new ground Sunday starting with the ground itself.At the Kroenke Dome in Inglewood, for the first time in a series that will renew for the 122nd time, the teams will trot onto a “fake grass” surface instead of the stuff goats eat.So Raiders players won’t smell chalk as tight end Dave “Holy Roller” Casper did when he famously fell on the skittering ball in San Diego Stadium’s east end zone in 1978. And Chargers players won’t smell grass as they did three years later in Oakland where Chargers Hall of Famers Dan Fouts...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wall St. betting on Biden win, GOP-controlled Senate, divided government and smaller stimulus
Wall Street is betting on Joe Biden winning the presidency, Republicans controlling Congress, and a divided government. As a result, there’ll be a much smaller stimulus package in early 2021 and few, if any, tax hikes.“Gridlock is the most likely outcome,” Brian Gardner, chief policy analyst for Stifel & Co. in New York, told clients in a report, predicting that the GOP would retain control of the Senate.“Progressives had their wings clipped” Gardner wrote. Bad feelings between leftist Democrats and conservative Republicans “will likely prevent widespread collaboration.” He expects Congress, w...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Feds: WV man supplied Boogaloo Boys with rifle converters, including to accused California cop killer
SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the second time in two weeks, federal authorities have publicly linked a suspected follower of the so-called Boogaloo movement to Steven Carrillo, the U.S. Air Force sergeant accused of assassinating two California law enforcement officers in separate incidents.This time, authorities say that Carrillo, 32, purchased a device from a West Virginia man that was designed to convert an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic. The alleged purchase was made in January, four months before Carrillo and a Millbrae man he’d met on a Boogaloo Facebook group traveled to the...
The Mercury News