The Sports Xchange
Johnny Manziel craves a return to the NFL and the embattled quarterback said he is now a sober person. Manziel told ESPN on Friday that he achieved sobriety without professional help and is focused on becoming a better person. The former member of the Cleveland Browns said he appreciates all the people who helped him "during the truly rough patches" in 2016. Manziel made reference to his behavior on his Twitter account: "No lie.. I was a douche in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, wrapping up his last week in office, celebrated with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday, Jan. 16. The president, who has a home in Chicago, is a diehard Chicago White Sox fan but rooted for the Cubs after the Sox failed to reach the postseason. The Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908 by defeating the Cleveland Indians in November.
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."
TAMPA, Fla. -- Deshaun Watson's third touchdown pass of the game, a 2-yard toss to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining, lifted Clemson to a 35-31 win over Alabama in a classic national championship game Monday night. The Tigers avenged a 45-40 loss to the Crimson Tide in last year's final at Glendale, Ariz. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards. Four players -- Jordan Leggett, Mike Williams, Deon Cain and Renfrow -- topped 90 receiving yards for Clemson (14-1).
The tradition of football across the pond will continue in 2017. For the 11th consecutive season, the NFL scheduled regular season games in London. The league has played 17 games...
NEW YORK — In the days since the Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year title drought by winning an epic seven-game World Series against the Cleveland Indians, we have seen a brief flurry of action in the free agent market. They are telling moves.
CLEVELAND—Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Kyle Schwarber had two hits and two RBIs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one win apiece. The series shifts to Chicago for the next three games, starting with Game 3 on Friday night at Wrigley Field.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Yes, the NFL is a ridiculously unpredictable league. But even by NFL standards, what the Vikings have done since Aug. 30 is beyond shocking. Forty-one days ago, this team had the life sucker-punched out of it when young franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater crumpled to the ground during a non-contact practice drill two days before the preseason finale and 18 days before the start of the season. His left knee was so damaged that his return for the start of next season is uncertain.
The Minnesota Vikings found their quarterback after losing Teddy Bridgewater for the 2016 season due to a severe left knee injury, acquiring Sam Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia...
The Denver Nuggets were quite busy on Tuesday, signing guards Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley and forward Juancho Hernangomez to contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the Nuggets, who also inked veteran reserve and Mitchell native Mike Miller to a two-year contract, the Denver Post reported. Murray, who was selected with the seventh overall pick of the 2016 draft, averaged 19.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games at the 2016 Summer League in Las Vegas. The 19-year-old averaged 20.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in his lone season with Kentucky in 2015-16.