Sam Darnold gave the Jets’ struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 on Sunday night for their first win of the season. The Jets led 21-9 in the fourth quarter, but Dak Prescott and the top-ranked Cowboys offense stormed back – and had a chance to tie in the closing moments. Prescott ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left, making it a two-point game. Going for the tie, Prescott dropped back and was quickly met by a blitzing Jamal Adams and his pass on the conversion try fell short of Jason Witten in the end zone. The Cowboys (3-3) tried an onside kick, but Demaryius Thomas recovered for the Jets (1-4), who won for the first time under coach Adam Gase. It was the third straight loss for Dallas. Darnold, who missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis, finished 23 of 32 for 338 yards — including a 92-yard touchdown toss to Robby Anderson and … [Read more...] about NFL: Sam Darnold pilots Jets to upset of Cowboys while 49ers stay undefeated
Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. revealed he is forging a full-time career as a celebrity boxer and will fight baseball legend Jose Canseco next. Markle, 53, who shares the same father, 74-year-old Thomas Markle Sr., with Duchess of Sussex Meghan, was crowned celebrity boxing champion on Saturday. Calling himself Thomas 'The Duke' Markle Jr., he beat boxing radio host Tim Kudgis, 34 in front of a crowd of 400 people at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Markle had dedicated the fight to 37-year-old Meghan, married to Prince Harry, and also to Meghan's first child Archie, born on May 6. He told DailyMailTV after the fight that he desperately wants to reunite with his estranged half-sister and meet his nephew, hoping this will happen by Archie’s first birthday. He said: ‘Meghan, remember you have a brother and a family in the United States. I’m looking forward to seeing you again someday.’ DailyMailTV can … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: The Lord of the Ring! Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. says he’ll earn his living as a celebrity boxer after his weekend victory (by default!) in Atlantic City – and plans to fight baseball legend Jose Canseco
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys stumbled in their next two games with losses to the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Yet there was no reason to overreact. After all, their opponents on Sunday were going to be the 0-4 New York Jets and starting quarterback Sam Darnold fresh off a month-long bout with mononucleosis. This would be the perfect chance for Dallas to get back into the win column, right? Well, as it turns out, not necessarily. Even before the start of Sunday’s game, there were factors working against the Cowboys. They began without many of their key players, most notably tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins and receiver Randall Cobb. During the game itself, quarterback Dak Prescott lost one of his most reliable weapons when wide receiver Amari Cooper exited the game with a quad injury. The Cowboys were playing at some disadvantage and on the road. Still, no one could have expected that halftime score. The Jets were not just ahead … [Read more...] about Make no mistake: it’s panic time for the free-falling Dallas Cowboys
Carli Lloyd’s well-publicized visit with the Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t her first appearance at an NFL training camp, but this one ended with a Hall of Fame executive advising teams to give her a tryout. The footage of Lloyd, a two-time Fifa player of the year, booting 55-yard field goals reignited the discussion of whether a woman will appear in an NFL game. Lloyd’s visit to Houston Texans in 2015 garnered headlines for a humorous kicking competition against defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. Last week, her seamless execution of long-range field goals during a joint practice between the Eagles and Baltimore Ravens triggered the conversation that her Hard Knocks cameo didn’t. The spark came from NFL Hall of Fame executive Gil Brandt. To Brandt and Tucker, Lloyd has the physical capabilities to kick in the NFL. Women have earned college scholarships to kick, scored points in college and professional games and even broken into professional coaching ranks. So what … [Read more...] about Will Carli Lloyd open the door for the NFL’s first female player?
Carli Lloyd received an offer to kick in an NFL preseason game this week, her trainer told FOX Sports. Alas, Lloyd has plans, as the United States women’s national team is scheduled to play Thursday against Portugal. Lloyd attended a joint training camp practice last Tuesday and with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens on a break in their workout, she repeatedly drilled 40-yard field goals and even an attempt from 55 that went through – and then went viral, prompting conversation about the potential for a female soccer player to transition into professional football. According to Lloyd’s trainer, James Galanis, a team he wouldn’t name offered Lloyd a roster spot and a chance to kick in an NFL preseason game Thursday night. “The one that called today, I don’t want to say who it is, was willing to put her on the roster for their next (game). They were willing to put her on the roster,” Galanis said. Lloyd said earlier this week she was … [Read more...] about Carli Lloyd received offer to kick in NFL preseason game, trainer says