Jets QBs Darnold, McCown Limited Again at Practice
The New York Jets’ starting QB is TBD for Sunday.
Sam Darnold and Josh McCown were both limited at practice for the second straight day, leaving it uncertain who will be under center at Tennessee.
Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Darnold, McCown and Davis Webb each had snaps and ran the offense during drills. It would appear the choice will come down to either Darnold or McCown, especially since Webb hasn’t yet taken a regular-season snap in the NFL and was on the practice squad until Darnold was hurt.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4. Having finally received medical clearance to play, Flacco threw passes and worked on handoffs with fellow quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III during an indoor practice Thursday. Jackson, a 2018 first-round pick, led Baltimore to wins in each of the past two games while filling in for the injured Flacco. Although coach John Harbaugh has not named a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
The wife of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says her husband has undergone what is hoped to be his last cancer-related surgery. On Instagram Wednesday, Jill Kelly posted a picture of the former football player giving a thumbs-up sign from a hospital bed in New York City. Her comment said “all went as planned!” In an earlier post, Jill Kelly said doctors told the couple it should be the 58-year-old’s last surgery.
Tabbs carries BC
Wynston Tabbs scored a season-high 28 points, Ky Bowman had 15 and Boston College beat Sacred Heart 81-73. Nik Popovic added 14 points and Jairus Hamilton had 10 with nine rebounds for the Eagles (6-1). It was Boston College’s fourth straight win.
Reed shares lead
Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods are about as far apart as can be on the leaderboard after one round of the Hero World Challenge. Only they know how close they are after the Ryder Cup fallout. Reed showed no sign of fatigue in his travels from Dubai to Hong Kong to the Bahamas in successive weeks, making birdie on three of his last five holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with late-entry Patrick Cantlay. Woods was never under par at any point and opened with a 73, eight shots behind, tied for 16th in an 18-man field. Reed’s comments after Europe won the Ryder Cup still follow him. In a phone interview with The New York Times hours after the loss, Reed blamed Jordan Spieth for them not playing together, U.S. captain Jim Furyk for twice leaving him on the bench and he made it sound as though he was stuck with Woods as a partner in Paris.
U.S., Canada will meet
The United States and Canada are renewing the top rivalry in women’s hockey with a three-game series in February. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada announced Thursday the only countries to win Olympic titles will play three games between Feb. 12 and 17. The first two games are in Canada -- Feb. 12 in London, Ontario, and Feb. 14 in Toronto. The third game is Feb. 17 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Curry writes to fan
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wants girls of all ages to have the same access to his basketball shoes that young boys do. Nine-year-old Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn’t buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren’t available in her size on the girls section of the Under Armour website. They were available for boys. The two-time MVP and five-time All-Star replied with an apology , saying he’s been working with Under Armour to remedy the situation. Curry also promised to send Morrison two pairs of shoes, including the new Curry 6 model, and invited her to the Warriors home game next March 8, International Women’s Day.
WWE superstar John Cena is the recipient of this year’s Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The award, which was announced Thursday, is given each year to an athlete or sports figure who embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy while using sports as a platform.