Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Athlete injuries

Florida State RB Dalvin Cook entices Vikes to ‘take a swing’

in Sports by

After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn’t want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was still available, the kind of dynamic running back Minnesota drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and snagged Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions. They sent one of their fourth-round selections to Cincinnati to move ahead in the second…

Keep Reading

Buccaneers may have rediscovered running game with Jacquizz Rodgers

in Sports/Top Headlines by

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found a complementary running back for Doug Martin once their No. 1 back returns from a hamstring injury. Jacquizz Rodgers finished with a career-best 101 rushing yards on 30 carries — 32 yards and 17 carries more than he had in the Buccaneers’ previous three games combined — as Tampa Bay defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 on Monday night. The Bucs (2-3), who came into the game ranked 28th in the league in rushing,…

Keep Reading

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory hospitalized with ‘general medical issue’

in Sports/Top Headlines by

The Jacksonville Jaguars say running back Chris Ivory has been hospitalized with a “general medical issue” and won’t play in the team’s season opener against Green Bay. The Jaguars released a statement Sunday saying Ivory was inactive and had been admitted to a hospital. He was limited in three practices this week because of a calf injury. “Chris Ivory is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital in the next day or two,” the Jaguars said.…

Keep Reading

Jimbo Fisher has no timetable for selecting Florida St. QB

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has a quarterback competition for the third time in four years. But as the Seminoles began practice on Tuesday, he isn’t in a rush to select a starter. Three years ago, Fisher announced Jameis Winston won the job 10 days before the opener. Last year, he cut it a little closer, waiting until the Monday before the opener in deciding on Everett Golson. When it comes to deciding between Sean Maguire and Deondre Francois, Fisher doesn’t have a set timeframe leading into the…

Keep Reading

MLB players police unwritten rules for acceptable conduct

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Hall of Famer Joe Morgan knows that for more than a century, baseball players have policed themselves. Like it or not. Seven months after Jose Bautista‘s famous bat flip against Texas in the AL playoffs, he got hit by the Rangers and responded with a hard takeout slide that led to a brawl Sunday. “If you were willing to show the other team up and to do that, then you’ve got to be willing to take what goes with it,”…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top