DeMeco Ryans is interested in becoming Texan’s head coach despite previous lawsuit against the former team

Due to NFL rules, the Houston Texans must wait until after Sunday’s NFC Championship Game to interview DeMeco Ryans a second time for their vacant head coaching position. Meanwhile, the Texans had to figure out if Ryans really wanted the job. According to a league source, Houston and team owner Cal McNair were unsure if … Read more

Rays close to contract renewal with Yandy Diaz

The Rays and infielder Yandy Diaz are close to finalizing a contract extension, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports (Twitter link). According to Feinsand and his MLB.com colleague Juan Toribio, the deal is a three-year, $24 million contract that includes a club option for the 2026 (through Twitter). Diaz is represented by the Octagon Agency. The extension … Read more

Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell, Rui Hachimura, Cam Reddish

Greg Fiume-Getty Images Following the Lakers’ acquisition of Rui Hachimurarival executives immediately assessed what the move entails, looking ahead to the trade deadline and free agency. After giving up three picks in the second round, the Lakers are expected to retain Rui Hachimura – eligible for a $7.7 million qualifying offer and limited free agency. … Read more

In the first QB game between Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy

PHILADELPHIA — Several teams. Different level. Different bets. But Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers (3 p.m. ET, Fox) features a college rematch between quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy. Hurts’ Oklahoma Sooners and Purdy’s Iowa State Cyclones squared off under the lights in Norman, Oklahoma in November … Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin now one win off Ingemar Stenmark’s record

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated a slalom Saturday for her 85th career victory, breaking one of the World Cup records set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1980s. She can match Stenmark on another slalom Sunday. Shiffrin had shared the women’s record of 82 wins with former teammate Lindsey … Read more