Derek Carr Leads Raiders Over Cowboys in OT Thriller
The Raiders snapped their three-game losing streak on Thursday, as they beat the Cowboys 36-33 in overtime. Derek Carr logged a gutsy performance, going 24-for-39 for 373 yards and adding an additional 21 on the ground. After the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones criticized the refs for over-penalizing his team, including a huge pass interference call against Anthony Brown on a third-and-18 play that led to the game-winner.
Mabiala’s Goal in 90th Minute Lifts Timber Over Rapids
The ever-growing MLS had its first-ever game on Thanksgiving day on Thursday, with the Portland Timbers facing the top-ranked Colorado Rapids. The Timbers won the semi-final matchup 1-0 off of a goal in the 90th minute from center back Larrys Mabiala who positioned the game-winner in the top left of the goal off of a corner kick.
DeChambeau and Koepka Set to Clash in The Match
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are set to re-spark their simmering rivalry on Friday as they square off in Capital One’s The Match. It’s the fifth installment in the smash-hit series, which has previously featured superstars like Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and Steph Curry. Unlike the previous editions, there will be no amateurs competing with the pros. Just Brooks vs Bryson at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, with 12 holes in match play to determine which elite athlete is truly superior.
No. 5 NC State Stuns No. 2 Maryland at Pink Flamingo Championship
The Wolfpack pulled together a team effort, including 17 points off the bench for Diamond Johnson, to beat the No. 2 Terrapins 78-60 in the Bahamas. Maryland was short-handed for the game, missing Diamond Miller, Katie Benzan, and Faith Masonius, but NC State looked strong in the win. It was Maryland’s worse loss since 2019.
USWNT to Debut Several New Players in Friendly Matchup with Australia
The USWNT will close out their 2021 schedule with a pair of matches down under, and for those tuning in, the team will look a lot different. While the roster includes 10 players who were part of the squad’s bronze medal World Cup campaign, there are also six players making their first appearance and only two members who are over the age of 30 (Sammy Mewis, 30, and Becky Sauerbrunn, 36). The matchup will take place on Friday at 11:00 p.m. EST on FS2.
Ralf Rangnick Picked as Interim Manager for Man U
Manchester United has their new man. Ralf Rangnick is reportedly the new interim manager for the struggling club, which fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this week following a disappointing campaign as manager. Rangnick currently serves as the Head of Sports and Development at Moscow Lokomotiv, and his selection is contingent on the team’s agreement to release him from his contract.
Baker Mayfield Expected to Start Against Ravens
The Browns QB has had a number of injuries this season, most recently dealing with a knee injury. However, he was a full participant in the team’s practice on Thursday, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, and is expected to start in Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens.