Wilma affects NFL, NCAA

first_imgMIAMI – Trying to beat the arrival of Hurricane Wilma in Florida, the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs was moved up two days to tonight and will not be televised nationally. The game will begin at 7 p.m. EDT will be televised by CBS affiliates in South Florida and Kansas City. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our long-standing policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday),” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. It’s the third time since the start of the 2004 season that the Dolphins have rescheduled a home game because of a looming hurricane. Last year’s home opener against Tennessee was played a day early because of Hurricane Ivan, and the Dolphins’ game two weeks later with Pittsburgh was pushed back 7 hours by Hurricane Jeanne. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Meanwhile, the NHL’s Florida Panthers delayed any final decisions on their game Saturday night against Ottawa. The league and team officials planned to make that call today. Wilma’s pending arrival has affected virtually every athletic event scheduled for the Sunshine State this weekend. The Nationwide Tour’s Miccosukee Championship in Miami was canceled. The Georgia Tech-Miami and West Virginia-South Florida football games were postponed from Saturday. And tonight, Central Florida will host Tulane one day ahead of schedule. Wilma’s progress slowed a bit Thursday, and forecasters who originally thought the giant system could start a potentially devastating path across the Florida peninsula by Saturday now believe landfall in the Sunshine State might not occur until Sunday. Still, the storm was a Category 4 – severe enough that Gov. Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency. last_img read more

Raiders superlatives from their 23-21 win over the Cardinals

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceGLENDALE — The Raiders grabbed a morale booster in Arizona with a 23-21 walk-off win over the Cardinals on Sunday.Derek Carr drove the Raiders 63 yards downfield with under two minutes remaining and rookie Daniel Carlson kicked the game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired.The Raiders no longer own the current top slot in the 2019 NFL Draft, but they’ll sleep just fine after win No. 2. Let’s hand out …last_img

49ers ‘Gold Digger Program’ not paying off on defense, yet

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A cleverly named “Gold Digger Program” is meant to reward 49ers defenders for exceptional plays and effort.For example, interceptions, in the rare instances they happen, would count. The daily prize is a gold-colored football emblazoned with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh’s mantras — “All Gas, No Brake” and “Extreme Violence.”The 49ers defenders haven’t lacked effort a week into training camp. But interceptions remain scarce, a replay of last season’s takeaway trauma that …last_img

Will Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict have season-long suspension shortened?

first_imgRaiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict will find out next week whether his season is truly over or not when his appeal of a season-long suspension for another illegal hit is heard on Tuesday.Burfict won’t play Sunday in London, but the fate of the rest of his season lies in the hands of Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, the appeals officer appointed by the league and the players’ association to adjudicate the appeal.The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported Burfict’s case will be …last_img