NFL coach changes ... Foles to start ... Preds end Caps’ streak
UNDATED (AP) — It’s a day of change in the NFL coaching ranks. Leaving their posts today are Adam Gase in Miami, Vance Joseph in Denver, Steve Wilks in Arizona and Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati. The join the Tampa Buccaneers’ Dirk Koetter and the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who were let go after yesterday’s games. The Browns parted ways with Hue Jackson and the Packers dropped Mike McCarthy mid-season.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have hired former NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock as their new general manager. A person familiar with the move confirmed the decision to bring Mayock aboard alongside coach Jon Gruden. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring hadn’t been announced. ESPN first reported the move.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles is “feeling good” and will start at quarterback when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday. Foles left Sunday’s 24-0 win at Washington with a chest injury in the fourth quarter. Pederson says Nate Sudfeld is Phialdephia’s backup as of right now. He couldn’t provide an update on Carson Wentz’s back injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, Viktor Arvidsson and Rocco Grimaldi each added a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators scored four unanswered goals to break their six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals. The loss broke Washington’s four-game winning streak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Duke remains number one in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. There are few major changes after a light Christmas week schedule of games. Duke is followed by Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Kansas. Kentucky was the highest-ranked climber, rising three spots to No. 13. No. 22 Wisconsin fell seven spots after losing to Western Kentucky, while Arizona State fell out after losing to Princeton. Nebraska was the lone addition at No. 24.