Brazil's soccer club Flamengo came under mounting criticism for licensing issues at its training ground on Saturday, a day after a fire ripped through a dormitory and left 10 dead. Three teenagers are still in the hospital, including one in serious condition. Rio de Janeiro's city hall said in a statement Friday night the club was fined 30 times because of infractions at the Ninho do Urubu training ground, which had to be closed in October 2017.Read More
A Maryland woman said Friday that she was sexually assaulted by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) in a “premeditated and aggressive” attack in 2000, while both were undergraduate students at Duke University. She is the second woman this week to accuse him of sexual assault. Fairfax forcefully denied both allegations.
Federal prosecutors are looking into the National Enquirer's handling of a story about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' extramarital affair to see if the tabloid's publisher violated a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. Read More
After a heated back-and-forth, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, bowed to the wishes of the acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, that he not issue a subpoena while Mr. Whitaker testifies before the committee as scheduled on Friday. Read More
6:57 PM ETESPN It didn't take cornerback Robert Alford long to find a new NFL home.
Alford signed a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, two days after being released by the Atlanta Falcons in a salary-cap move.
Terms of his contract with Arizona were not disclosed.
He joins a Cardinals secondary led by star cornerback Patrick Peterson. Vance Joseph is the team's new defensive coordinator on first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury's coaching staff.
Because he ..Read More
2:03 PM ETDavid NewtonESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Panthers, NFL for 11 years
More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR
Joined ESPN in 2006CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says his comeback from the shoulder injury that wouldn't allow him to throw passes more than 30 yards late this past season will make him "even more dangerous.''
Newton detailed the Jan. 24 arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage and his mindset ..Read More
2:32 AM ETTim McManusESPN Staff Writer ClosePHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Nick Foles has informed the Eagles he is voiding his $20 million option for 2019, after the team notified him it would be picking up the option, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Foles must pay the Eagles $2 million to opt out.
The move paves the way for the Eagles to place the franchise tag on Foles. They are expected to do so in an effort to then try to trade him, sources from other NFL teams who have been in touch ..Read More
10:00 PM ETVaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune
Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee
Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday released starting cornerback Robert Alford after six seasons.
"We thank Robert for all that he brought to the team during his six seasons in Atlanta," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "He was a significant contributor..Read More
4:15 AM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times
Previously covered the Falcons
Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballATLANTA -- Calm. Cool. Collected.
Throughout the Los Angeles Rams’ season, that is how coach Sean McVay and teammates routinely described quarterback Jared Goff.
Goff’s ability to remain even keeled helped the Rams to a 13-3 regular season, a second consecutive division title and a come-from-behind victory over the New Orleans..Read More
3:50 PM ETESPN The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, two days after his defense was unable to come up with a pivotal stop against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
One name to watch for the now-vacant position is former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach and current ESPN analyst Rex Ryan, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sutton has worked as Kansas City's defensive coordinator since 2013, when the Chiefs b..Read More
1:36 AM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times
Previously covered the Falcons
Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballLOS ANGELES -- Jared Goff asserted himself as an MVP candidate, and the Los Angeles Rams made a prime-time statement that they were Super Bowl favorites.
That was a month ago, in a thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Sunday, the Rams continued a downward trend in an uninspiring 30-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagl..Read More
10:30 PM ETJeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writer
Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com
University of Florida graduatePITTSBURGH -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has his kicker's back, and it seems that will continue for the rest of the season.
After practicing to keep his job late last week because of struggles all year, Chris Boswell helped seal Sunday's 17-10 victory over the New England Patriots with a 48-yarder in the final minutes. He had missed a 3..Read More