Disappointed NFL clubs have wasted no time in ringing the changes for the new year, with four teams parting ways with their coaches on Monday. The Cincinnati Bengals said the departure of head coach Marvin Lewis was a "mutual" decision. Lewis, who spent 16 seasons in Cincinnati and earned NFL Coach of the Year honors in 2008, was the second-longest tenured coach in the league behind the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick. "I want to thank the Bengals' organization, the fans and the city of Cincinnati for their support," the 60-year-old Lewis said. "I regret I haven't been able to provide them with the No. 1 goal of being world champions." The Bengals started the season an encouraging 4-1. But defensive struggles saw defensive coordinator Teryl Austin sacked and a slew of injuries further damaged the team, which finished 6-10 and last in the AFC North division. The Arizona Cardinals, who finished 3-13 and last in the NFC West, sacked Steve Wilks on Monday after one season as head … [Read more...] about Bengals’ Lewis among coaches sacked on NFL ‘Black Monday’
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David Colton Special for USA TODAY Published 6:29 AM EST Dec 12, 2018 Every death leaves an echo, a memory, a ledger of glories, regrets and sometimes, if the life is lived well enough, lessons for what is to come. The future, after all, has many architects, and they don’t always agree. Especially when it comes to matters of faith. Among the most prominent deaths of 2018 was evangelist Billy Graham, the pulpit-shaking preacher from North Carolina who died in February at the age of 99. Graham’s more than 400 Crusades carried his unshakable Gospel “to the ends of the earth,” reaching an estimated 2 billion people. “My home is in Heaven,” he said. “I’m just traveling through this world.” Graham’s faith was unyielding. “The Bible is not a book of science. I accept the Creation story. I believe God did create the universe.” But wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking, who succumbed to Lou … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin, Billy Graham: Deaths in 2018
Welcome back to the NFL Fun Power Rankings, where we value excitement and intrigue over wins and losses. This list is all about working out which NFL teams are worthy of your busy eyes, and which deserve to be rolled up in a carpet, set on fire, loaded into a big rocket and blasted off into the sun. There were quite a few movers and shakers in week 11 - a week which saw the Chiefs and Rams play out one of the greatest games in NFL history, Lamar Jackson make his first career start, and the Raiders win a football game. I know, anything really is possible. Here's how we stand heading into Thanksgiving, aka the day which officially marks the beginning of the 'business end' of the season. 32. New York Jets (down 1) Good news: For the first time in weeks the Jets weren't utterly abject on Sunday. Bad news: That's only because they were on a bye. All the early season optimism has faded from New Jersey, and if you watch their last few performances back it's hard to see how they've got to … [Read more...] about NFL Fun Power Rankings, week 11: Where do Rams and Chiefs stand after Monday night’s record-breaking showdown?
0 Have your say Local shot putt legend Geoff Capes was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday (October 13). Capes was presented with his induction award by his former coach Stuart Storey, who spotted his potential when he was just a schoolboy in Holbeach.After receiving it 69 year-old Capes said: “I have been happy to compete at the very highest level, to have been number one in the world and to have made many friends.”He paid tribute to the work of the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund and the young athletes coming through.“We have some great athletes and it is super to watch and see them win medals,” he added.In inducting him, Storey paid tribute to an athlete who was twice Commonwealth champion, twice European champion and three times an Olympian. He said: “Geoff Capes has been a great man in every respect. He was, and remains, a celebrity in this country. Geoff was … [Read more...] about Geoff Capes inducted into England Athletics Hall of Fame
Black History Month Wales begins this October... And it has given us the perfect excuse to celebrate the fact that Wales is full of brilliant, black Welsh people. To honour this annual event-packed month and this year's 70th anniversary of the Windrush arrivals, we are featuring 100 brilliant Afro Caribbean and African Welsh people who have helped shaped our nation. Each has been chosen by the Black History Wales-wide network of members as supported by the Black History Committee to mark its Black History Month theme - "Icons of Black Wales". Each has been chosen for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to public life, science, health, education, the arts, sport, business and equal rights. Each is an inspiration, has achieved something remarkable and has made a real difference. The list appears here in no particular order, and we know it could have contained hundreds of other important figures. We'd love to see your own nominations at the comments in the bottom. And we hope … [Read more...] about Brilliant, Black and Welsh: A celebration of 100 inspiring people