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SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week’s NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference’s top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC’s challenges this year. Last year’s Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, Kentucky’s Josh Allen, LSU’s Devin […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Ap, College sports, SEC, Devin, Knoxville Tenn, Associated Press All America, Josh Allen, Quinnen Williams Kentucky


Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Defensive tackles should be top priority

The Chargers have gotten it right in recent years when it comes to drafting defensive players.They had the no-brainer selection of Joey Bosa in 2016 and had the good fortune of Derwin James landing in their laps last year. But the Chargers’ scouting team deserves credit for finding Desmond King in the fifth round in 2017 and Denzel Perryman in the second round in 2015. With the home-run picks, the Chargers have become one of the better defenses in the NFL. They have talent in all three areas of ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Alabama, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Steelers, Wisconsin, Chargers, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Delaware, Oliver, James


Finding the money to fix and modernize Southern California’s interstates

America’s interstate highways are aging and inadequate — and need to be replaced. That’s the conclusion of a major study, requested by Congress, and released last December by the well-respected Transportation Research Board. This expert study estimated that if rebuilding projects were carried out conventionally, it would cost Americans $57 billion per year for the next two decades. Even worse news: At that slow pace of reconstruction, by 2040 pavement conditions and traffic congestion would actu...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Virginia, Alabama, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Mit, Soccer, Connecticut, Long Beach, Wisconsin, Louisiana


NFL defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's college degree withheld for $1 debt

Chicago Bears defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tweeted Thursday that the University of Alabama is holding his degree, which he earned in 2018, over a $1 unpaid debt. It's unclear why Clinton-Dix owes Alabama a single dollar but he should have no problem finding the pocket change as he recently signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Bears in the offseason.
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, Chicago, University Of Alabama, Clinton Dix, Ha Ha Clinton Dix


Rams 2019 NFL draft needs: Depleted offensive line could use some help

As Sean McVay turned a hapless mess of an offense into a machine-like juggernaut over the past two seasons, the Rams wunderkind coach was fortunate to have unprecedented consistency along the offensive line. At the outset of Year 3, however, that’s no longer the case up front. Two of the Rams’ most consistent veteran linemen from a year ago have moved on, leaving the offense to count on two inexperienced interior linemen in their place. How McVay chooses to fill those holes up front – and whethe...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Todd Gurley, Usc, Allen, McCoy, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Sullivan, Jenkins, Titans


Quinnen Williams is a 'next generation' tackle -- and a soon-to-be NFL star

Alabama standout Quinnen Williams is the epitome of the modern defensive tackle -- he "can do it all." But before he changes the game, he's going to have the time of his life.
Tags: Alabama, NFL, Quinnen Williams


NFL rumors: Raiders could make 'big move' for Kyler Murray or Nick Bosa

Many expect the Arizona Cardinals to draft Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With four picks in the first 35, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have a lot of ammunition to move around in what could be a franchise-altering draft for the Silver and Black. While many have pegged the Raiders as the likely landing spot for Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams at No. 4 overall, few in the NFL would be shocked if the Raiders "made a big move up" in the draft to grab either M...
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Murray, Mike Freeman, Jon Gruden, Kyler Murray, Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa, Mike Mayock


What to know about UCLA gymnastics in the NCAA championships

LOS ANGELES — The UCLA gymnastics team is two meets away from a second straight national championship. The Bruins barely mentioned that fact this week heading into the NCAA championships in Fort Worth, Texas. “The personality of our team is more about focusing on the little things and focusing on taking one event as a time or taking one skill at a time, even,” junior Gracie Kramer said. “Because we have that mentality, it’s more fun and it’s surprising when the numbers fall into place.” The Brui...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Sports, Alabama, LSU, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Denver, Ross


College Football Playoff Predictor: Michigan makes the top four

Clemson and Alabama are, unsurprisingly, the two clear favorites to make the playoff. But Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines are the next-most likely team.
Tags: Football, Alabama, Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, Clemson


Real-life video game on the way: NASA chooses SpaceX to slam a rocket into an asteroid

Wire reports  Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $69 million contract to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program is seeking to be the first ever to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a space craft into one at high speed. The ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Alabama, Tesla, Bloomberg, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Orion


Tua Tagovailoa thinks three-year rule is “fine for me,” but he'd possibly leave if he could

Humans have an inherent knack for accepting their circumstances when those circumstances can't be changed. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa accepts his current circumstances that can't be changed. If they could be changed, Tua quite possibly would not accept those circumstances.
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, Tua, Tua Tagovailoa


Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts taking changes in stride

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts learned at a basketball game just how much Sooners fans already had embraced him. The week Oklahoma announced that Hurts was transferring from Alabama, he was watching halftime festivities during the Sooners’ game against Vanderbilt. Seemingly out of nowhere, a long line of admirers developed. He […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Sooners, NORMAN Okla AP, New Oklahoma


NFL Draft Interior DL Rankings

The spider web of each prospect's test results from the NFL Combine comes courtesy of MockDraftable. This is the sixth installment of my NFL Draft deep-dive scouting series, following quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, guards, centers and tackles. Next up: edge rushers! All I knew about Quinnen was that he was a young, four-star rotational player, a description that fits every Alabama backup (except for the five-stars!).
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, American Football, Quinnen


Katy Perry calls this ‘American Idol’ front-runner from Pomona her ’emo homie.’

Alejandro Aranda came one step closer to realizing “American Idol” judge Katy Perry’s hunch. During auditions, Perry singled out the 24-year-old dishwasher from Pomona as this season’s front-runner. And he hasn’t strayed from expectations. This week, Aranda sang a duet with Ben Harper, whose family-owned Folk Music Center in Claremont was where he used to go to play guitars. Harper remembered Aranda’s playing. The two musicians, each singing and playing guitar, performed the song “There Will Be ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Alabama, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Harper, Luke Bryan, Pomona, Ben Harper, Perry, Claremont, Aranda, Folk Music Center, Morongo Casino Resort Spa


Former Alabama, Jets receiver Ardarius Stewart arrested

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama and NFL receiver Ardarius Stewart has been arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license. Tuscaloosa police say the 25-year-old Stewart was pulled over about 1:40 a.m. Thursday for driving with an expired tag. Passenger Demarcus Marshall was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana first degree. Stewart […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Ap, Stewart, Tuscaloosa, TUSCALOOSA Ala, ArDarius Stewart, Alabama Jets, Demarcus Marshall


McCarthy moving among game's elite

Julie McCarthy, Picture: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics Irish women's golf is on a high with Forrest Little's Julie McCarthy the latest star to emerge following her maiden US collegiate win in the Clemson Invitational on Tuesday.As Lurgan's Maeve Cummins broke through to win the SAC Championship for Carson-Newman University this week, 20-year old McCarthy achieved one of her career...
Tags: Europe, US, Alabama, Sport, Ireland, Arkansas, Tennessee, Golf, Ncaa, SEC, Auburn, Mccarthy, Andrea Lee, Auburn University, Julie, Shane


Kim Kardashian wants to become a lawyer, and here’s how she’s going to do it

Kim Kardashian’s career path has taken her from Paris Hilton hanger-on and sex-tape star to reality-TV staple and fashion and cosmetics mogul — and now attorney at law? That’s apparently what the daughter of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner is already in the process of doing, according to an interview in Vogue magazine. And if you think about the apple not falling too far from the tree, remember that her late father was not just a close personal friend of O.J. Simpson, he was also an attorney a...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, News, California, Alabama, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Vogue, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus


Alabama’s Oats completes coaching staff, retains Pettway

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has filled his staff, including one holdover assistant and one coming with him from Buffalo. Oats announced Wednesday he is retaining Crimson Tide assistant and former player Antoine Pettway. He’s also bringing Bryan Hodgson with him from Buffalo and hired Charlie Henry as another […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, Ap, Buffalo, Crimson Tide, New Alabama, TUSCALOOSA Ala, Pettway, Charlie Henry, Nate Oats, Buffalo Oats, Antoine Pettway, Bryan Hodgson


Inside Jalen Hurts' unprecedented spring at Oklahoma

After a stellar Alabama career, the transfer quarterback is replacing two straight Heisman winners. But he immediately commands the Sooners' attention.
Tags: Football, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sooners


Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams lead list of 23 players attending 2019 NFL draft

If Roger Goodell calls out Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals' choice with the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Murray will be there to go on stage and give the NFL commissioner a hug. The NFL released the list of 23 players attending the draft on April 25. Murray's name is on it, along with Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, Arizona Cardinals, Roger Goodell, Ohio State, Murray, Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, Kyler Murray Nick Bosa Quinnen Williams


Alabama-Oklahoma schedule home-and-home series in 2032-33

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Oklahoma have scheduled a home-and-home football series — but fans will have to wait awhile. The schools announced Tuesday that they’ll meet on Sept. 11, 2032 in Norman, Oklahoma. They’re scheduled to play again the following season in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sept. 10. The Sooners and Crimson Tide have […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, Ap, Oklahoma, Sooners, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Norman Oklahoma, Alabama Oklahoma, TUSCALOOSA Ala


Grand Prix of Long Beach: Colton Herta might be more than chip of the old block

Tom Herta was funny when describing what it was like to see his grandson Colton become the youngest driver to win an NTT IndyCar race. “I was acting like a mad man, jumping up and down, yelling, ‘Go, go, go,’ ” said Herta, one of the original shareholders of what is now called the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. It happened when Herta won the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas (in Austin, Texas) on March 24. He was 18 years, 11 months and 25 days old. Graham Rahal previously held the rec...
Tags: Europe, Uncategorized, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Long Beach, St Petersburg, Valencia, Motorsports, Tom, Austin Texas, Colton, NTT, Herta


Bama, OU to have home-and-home in 2032-33

Alabama and Oklahoma have agreed to a home-and-home football series to be played in the 2032 and 2033 seasons.
Tags: Football, Alabama, Oklahoma


Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. announces he’s staying put

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. says he’s staying put after considering a transfer. The freshman entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal after the departure of coach Avery Johnson. On Monday, Lewis tweeted that he has decided to stay and play for new coach Nate Oats. Lewis led the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, Ncaa, Lewis, Tuscaloosa, Ala AP, Avery Johnson, Kira Lewis Jr, Nate Oats Lewis


The Mark & Brian Show’s Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps will reunite on KLOS-FM

It’s happening, radio fans: “The Mark & Brian Show,” which entertained weekday morning listeners for 25 years on KLOS/95.5-FM from 1987 until 2012, will return to the station on April 25 for one day as part of the station’s 50th anniversary celebration. “We’re stoked that Mark and Brian have agreed to get the band back together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of KLOS,” said Keith Cunningham, KLOS program director, in a statement published on Allaccess.com on Monday. “If not for ‘The Mark & Bri...
Tags: Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Brian, North Carolina, Hall of Fame, Mark Thompson, Thompson, Southern California, Klos, Mark, Heidi, KABC, Baxter


What should happen in first round of 2019 NFL Draft

Multiple teams lust after Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, and if I had to bet, I'd put my money on GM Mike Maccagnan picking him here. He's the cleanest prospect in this draft, and I think if the Jets auction the pick, they'd get three premier picks in return. I'd rather have the three picks—maybe two in the top 45 this year and another high pick next year—to get Sam Darnold a top receiver or tight end plus a building-block offensive lineman (Kansas State's Da...
Tags: News, Alabama, NFL, New York Giants, Kansas State, Quinnen Williams, Mike Maccagnan, Sam Darnold, Dalton Risner


Will Power now really gets it regarding Indianapolis 500

Two years ago this newspaper posed a question to several current and past racing greats: which is bigger, an IndyCar series championship or winning the Indianapolis 500? This is what Will Power, who won the series title in 2014, said at the time: “The measure of the best driver is someone who, over not just one season, but consistently over multiple seasons wins every year. The measure of a driver is the championship. But for prestige, the Indy 500 is obviously just a fantastic, fantastic race. ...
Tags: Australia, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Indianapolis, Power, Soccer, Long Beach, Motorsports, Will Power, Scott Dixon, Bourdais, Austin Dillon, Al Unser, Circuit of The Americas, NHRA


Japan’s Sato starts on pole at Barber Motorsports Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Takuma Sato starts on the pole at Barber Motorsports Park seeking his fourth IndyCar win. The 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate Graham Rahal qualified 1-2 heading into Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. It’s the first time the team has had two drivers start up front […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Alabama, Indianapolis, Ap, Birmingham Ala, Sato, Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Barber Motorsports Park


‘Unbreakable’ bond helps UCLA gymnastics overcome early fall, advance to NCAA championships

Nia Dennis celebrates with UCLA gymnastics teammates after scoring a 9.9 on uneven bars. (Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics) The UCLA Bruins advanced to their 35th NCAA championship meet behind behind a career-high-tying 39.85 all-around score from junior Kyla Ross, who ran her streak of perfect scores to 10 straight weeks with perfect 10s on beam and bars. (Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Show Caption of Expand Grace Glen...
Tags: Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Michigan, Ross, Ucla, Dennis, Ann Arbor, Fort Worth Texas, Bruins, Glenn, Wolverines, UCLA Bruins


Report: Tuberville to run for Senate in Alabama

Tommy Tuberville, who coached Auburn from 1999-2008 and has a career record of 159-99 at four programs, is running for a Senate seat in Alabama, the AP reported.
Tags: Senate, Football, Alabama, Ap, Auburn, Tuberville, Tommy Tuberville



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