The Sports Xchange
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Rams hired Sean McVay as head coach on Thursday after he impressed the organization in two separate interviews. McVay, who turns 31 on Jan. 24, received a five-year contract. He becomes the youngest head coach in NFL history. He will be charged with reviving the Rams' offense after the team struggled to a 4-12 record in its first season back in Los Angeles. McVay spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins.
FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor two-car accident close to the team's headquarters on Wednesday morning, but the rookie was not injured. "I'm good. I've been in bigger collisions. Lol," Elliott tweeted. The accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. in Frisco "We can confirm that Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor vehicle crash this morning in the area of Dallas Parkway and Gaylord Parkway," the Frisco Police Department said in a statement.
Driver Carl Edwards confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 11, he is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing immediately and will not compete in NASCAR in 2017, announcing he has no regrets and is lucky enough to be "100 percent healthy." "I'm stepping away from full-time driving in the Cup Series. ... I don't have any intention of going back to full-time racing," Edwards said at a press conference at JGR's headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. The 37-year-old Edwards, who spent the last two years at JGR and had one year remaining on his contract, did not use the word "retirement."
Carl Edwards is expected to announce his retirement from NASCAR racing at a press conference Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, according to multiple reports. No reason was given for the 37-year-old Edward's decision to retire, sources told ESPN. Edwards has 28 wins in 445 career starts over his 13 years in the Cup Series. Mexican Daniel Suarez will be named Edwards' replacement at Joe Gibbs Racing, per ESPN.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan beat out New England's Tom Brady on the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team announced Friday, Jan. 6. Ryan's selection could be a possible indication for league MVP, which will be announced at the NFL honors show on Feb. 6. Ryan earned his first All-Pro selection after throwing for a franchise-record 4,944 yards, completing 69.9 percent of his passes, with 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the 11-5 Falcons. He had a passer rating of 117.1—a league and career high.
SAN JOSE, Calif - It was the hardly the anticipated defensive struggle at SAP Center on Thursday night. Instead, as its name suggests, Minnesota staged a wild third-period comeback to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4. The visitors struck for three straight goals during a 5:12 span of the third period to erase a 4-2 deficit and hand San Jose its third straight loss. Minnesota began a three-game West Coast trip by winning for the 13th time in 14 games.
MINNEAPOLIS — DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 32 points as the Sacramento Kings won for the fourth time in the past five games, rallying in the final quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday. Anthony Tolliver added 17 for Sacramento, which trailed by six with 10 minutes to play, but kept hitting from long range to overtake the Wolves. It was the sixth time this season that the Kings (13-17) have shot 50 percent or better from the field, and they are now 6-0 in those games. They had 15 treys in the game.
The NFL is opening its scouting combine to fans for the first time in 2017. The league announced the creation of its NFL Combine Experience on Tuesday, Dec. 20, allowing fans to experience the annual showcase of premier amateur talent in Indianapolis. "We are excited to deliver to our fans new opportunities to be a part of the Scouting Combine, one of our most-anticipated annual events," NFL senior vice president of events Peter O'Reilly said in a statement.
The NFL will not fine Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott for jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle in the end zone after a touchdown run during...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen left Sunday's game in the third quarter with head and neck injuries, after a hard hit by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler...