It’s official: Colin Kaepernick is 49ers’ ‘most courageous and inspirational player’

Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 season with the 49ers ends with a fraction of the amount of controversy with which it began — in his own locker room, that is.The quarterback, who sparked a national conversation when he sat for the national anthem before a preseason game in protest, earned the team’s most prestigious honor Friday. Kaepernick received the Len … Read more It’s official: Colin Kaepernick is 49ers’ ‘most courageous and inspirational player’

Longtime BYU football coach LaVell Edwards dies at 86

Former Brigham Young University football coach LaVell Edwards, who propelled the Mormon-affiliated university’s program onto the national stage with an entertaining and high-powered passing offense, died Thursday. He was 86.Before Edwards took over at BYU in 1972, the school’s all-time won-lost record was 173-232-23. By the time he was finished 29 years later, after the 2000 season, he was 257-101-3. … Read more Longtime BYU football coach LaVell Edwards dies at 86

Miracle man Ramos the savior again as Zidane’s rotation risk almost backfires

High drama at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid found themselves 2-1 down at home to Deportivo La Coruna and looked like losing their impressive unbeaten record. And even after substitute Mariano made it 2-2, it seemed as if Zinedine Zidane’s side would drop two valuable points. amos the hero as Madrid beat DeportivoSergio Ramos, however, … Read more Miracle man Ramos the savior again as Zidane’s rotation risk almost backfires

Russian official owns up to Olympic doping program

A Russian official admitted for the first time to the existence of a national doping operation that has implicated Olympic athletes across the country.The second part of the McLaren Report, commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, published this month found that more than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports “were involved in or benefited from” a … Read more Russian official owns up to Olympic doping program

Ramos: Zidane is dazzling and sympathetic

Sergio Ramos believes Zinedine Zidane has been a success at Real Madrid because he is more sympathetic than previous head coaches.How long could Cristiano Ronaldo be jailed for? The Frenchman, who spent five seasons with the club as a player, took charge of Madrid following Rafael Benitez’s dismissal in January, winning the Champions League less … Read more Ramos: Zidane is dazzling and sympathetic

Daily Fantasy Football Picks: Week 14 strategy, advice, values for FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo

Here’s the best news about playing daily fantasy football in Week 14 and beyond at FanDuel, DraftKings and Yahoo: You will be playing against a bunch of losers. Literally.With most fantasy football season-long playoffs beginning, the owners eliminated need to get their fantasy fix, so expect them to be joining the DFS contests. It’s the … Read more Daily Fantasy Football Picks: Week 14 strategy, advice, values for FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo

Sean Payton, Rams share mutual interest, report says

Sean Payton may finally be moving out of New Orleans.The offense-minded coach has been surrounded by rumors for a couple offseasons now, and NFL.com reported Sunday that there is “mutual interest” between Payton and the Rams. Payton, who last led the Saints to the playoffs in 2013 and won a Super Bowl in 2009, is owed $40 million by the Saints. … Read more Sean Payton, Rams share mutual interest, report says

Daily Fantasy Football Week 15 Picks: DraftKings cash game lineup, strategy, advice

We somehow survived the QBpocalypse without playing Le’Veon Bell last week. The road to cash was full of terrors, yet Carlos Hyde and Odell Beckham rallied us to 126.8 points, which got the job done in DraftKings cash games this past Sunday. It looked pretty bleak at 3 pm  ET, but a big finish has us riding … Read more Daily Fantasy Football Week 15 Picks: DraftKings cash game lineup, strategy, advice

Valencia president apologises for nightmare 2016

Valencia president Layhoon Chan has recorded a Christmas video message to say sorry to the club’s fans after they endured yet more disappointment in 2016.Los Che find themselves 17th in LaLiga at the halfway mark of the season, with incumbent Cesare Prandelli their third different full-time coach this year. The disastrous reign of Gary Neville … Read more Valencia president apologises for nightmare 2016