Marcus Hayes: Eagles tank, Jalen Hurts struggles, Nate Sudfeld secures the loss in Eagles’ 20-14 finale vs. Washington
With all the subtlety of Sam Hinkie, the Eagles sabotaged their chances to win a game that meant nothing to them but meant everything to their opponent, the Washington Football Team, and the Giants, who’d beaten the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon and needed the Eagles to win to make the playoffs. With nothing to play for except the No. 6 pick vs. the No. 9 pick, the Eagles did not dress 10 key players Sunday night. The most intriguing were running back Miles Sanders (knee) and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf), their two best offensive players. It would have been interesting to see if they’d have p...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Florida rally falls short against Alabama in SEC title game
Florida figured to need a perfect game to beat Nick Saban’s best Alabama team in years. The Gators were anything but early on Saturday night and ultimately ran out of time during a narrow 52-46 loss to the unbeaten Crimson Tide during the SEC title game. Dan Mullen’s squad was initially undone by third-down penalties, questionable coaching decisions and one too many miscues, falling into a hole against a team that had steamrolled the SEC all season. The Gators, a 17-point underdog coming off a stunning home loss to LSU, rallied behind their high-scoring offense to push the top-ranked Tide duri...
Landon Donovan, SD Loyal, having weathered storm, gear up for second season
SAN DIEGO — As the San Diego Loyal soccer club puts together a team for its second season, here’s a ray of sunshine for fans to appreciate: The club still exists. One of its former top rivals no longer does. More than half of the United Soccer League Championship’s 2020 season was lost to pandemic shutdowns, which also kept fans away from all but one of SD Loyal’s home games and, according to a team official, have pushed back the 2021 season to May 1. In-person attendance was to account for the largest chunk of SD Loyal’s revenues. Meantime, on the expense side, the second-division team paid f...
The San Diego Union-Tribune