Brown walks away from Bucs; Brady rallies team past Jets
Antonio Brown was kicked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a bizarre, shirtless exit from the field before Tom Brady coolly led the Bucs on a 93-yard drive in the final minutes for a 28-24 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that Brown was off the team. Brown's mid-game meltdown came late in the third quarter with Tampa Bay trailing 24-10.news.yahoo.com
Week 8 Saginaw-area football scoreboard
Saginaw-area football scoreboard for Friday, Oct. 15:Heritage 56, Midland High 28Midland Dow 14, Bay City Central 0Mount Pleasant 31, Bay City Western 16Frankenmuth 40, Essexville Garber 6Freeland 42, Birch Run 12Swan Valley 6, Bay City John Glenn 0Alma 42, Bridgeport 0Carrollton 28, Michigan Lutheran Seminary 20Bullock Creek 63, Valley Lutheran 0Millington 15, Ithaca 14New Lothrop 49, Chesaning 6Cass City 36, Caro 0Reese 12, Sanford Meridian 0Shepherd 46, Pinconning 0Hemlock 30, Nouvel 0Breckenridge 34, Laingsburg 21Stockbridge 28, St. Charles 14Coleman 42, Johannesburg-Lewiston 30Vassar 20 Unionville-Sebewaing 6Concord 28, Merrill 20If you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and sign up for one of our local high school sports newslettersMOREMad Bavarian Saginaw-area Week 8 Saginaw-area high school football predictionsFrankenmuth lineman Michael Carter hits the right notes for undefeated EaglesSaginaw-area high school football rankings heading into Week 8Top Saginaw-area fall sports performances, Athlete of the Week pollSee where Saginaw-area teams stand with football playoffs approachingMillington setter collects MLive Saginaw Player of Week honorMichigan high school football scoreboard for Week 8mlive.com
Frankenmuth lineman Michael Carter hits the right note for Eagles
FRANKENMUTH, MI – When Frankenmuth takes on Essexville Garber Friday, Michael Carter expects a double dose of butterflies. Carter is a starting defensive lineman for a Frankenmuth team that is 7-0 and ranked second in the Associated Press Division 5 rankings. But he’s also a drum major for the Frankenmuth marching band, giving him the opportunity to lead the band in two songs during halftime. “My mom (Lisa Carter) plays piano and my dad (Stephen) sings … he got me into classic rock,” Carter said. “Our kids play fast, and our kids play smart,” Martin said.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft: The 15 best fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have gone big with their first four picks in the 2021 NFL draft. With that said, let’s dive into the top 15 fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3:Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-MarsetteDon’t get lost in Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s ho-hum production in Kirk Ferentz’s offense at Iowa. The Lions are better suited to find someone like Smith-Marsette with a potentially elite skillset at this point in the draft. Cox is another name who could be the best coverage linebacker for the Lions on Day 1. He had 320 rushes for 1,735 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons in Lawrence, upping his production last year.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft preview: Are the Detroit Lions set at running back?
This is the fifth of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs and priorities heading into the NFL draft, which is scheduled for April 29-May 1. Detroit’s top three running backs form a solid trio for a team expected to pound the rock under offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn in 2021. Etienne seems to check all the boxes when considering what Detroit could be looking for at running back. Patterson was Buffalo’s offense last year in the pandemic-altered season, running 141 times for 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns. The top of Detroit’s running back rotation feels locked for 2021, but that doesn’t mean this team won’t go fishing for more depth.mlive.com
VanVleet sets Raptors mark with 54 in 123-108 win at Orlando
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, drives around Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. – Fred VanVleet set a franchise record with 54 points and hit a career-best 11 3-pointers as the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Orlando Magic 123-108 on Tuesday night. AdNorman Powell had 23 points for Toronto, and Kyle Lowry posted a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Orlando, which has lost 12 of 14, tried almost every guard on its roster against the 6-foot-1 VanVleet with little to no success. AdMagic: Orlando was without Gordon, who severely sprained his left ankle later in Sunday’s game against Toronto. Magic: Orlando hosts Chicago on Friday and Saturday in a two-game set.
Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National's 27-24 Senior Bowl win
American Team quarterback Kellen Mond of Texas A&M (12) has his throw tipped by National Team offensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa of UCLA (92) during the first half of the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)MOBILE, Ala. – Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference Western Division products made the decisive big play. Fitzpatrick had six catches for 90 yards in the showcase game for senior and graduate NFL prospects, earning offensive player of the game honors. Obviously, kind of shaky at the beginning but it definitely shows a lot of poise to be able to bounce back.”North Carolina running back Michael Carter also had a big game. Jamie Newman completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Grimes with 49 seconds left for the American team after Franks and Yeboah made it a two-score game.
2021 NFL Draft: 5 running backs who could make sense for the Detroit Lions
He ran 114 times for 521 yards and eight scores, catching 46 passes for 357 yards and two scores. Carter is one of those compact and close to the field type of running backs, listed at 5-foot-8, 199 pounds. The Lions have drafted two speedy running backs with returning experience two years running (Ty Johnson and Jason Huntley), a potential missing piece heading into 2021. Hawkins ran 133 times for 822 yards and seven scores, catching 16 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown. Hawkins ranks ninth among running backs per Mel Kiper, projecting as an outside runner without much tape in the passing game.mlive.com
Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27
Texas A&M head coach Jumbo Fisher raises his hands during the trophy presentation at the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Texas A&M defeated North Carolina 41-27. 14 North Carolina 41-27 on Saturday night — capping a winless bowl season for the Atlantic Coast Conference. He tied the Tar Heels' career TD passing record of 68 with his three scoring throws, all of which gave North Carolina leads. North Carolina: The Tar Heels gave up 24 points in the fourth quarter, after allowing just 17 points in the first 45 minutes. North Carolina still could finish ranked for only the fourth time in the last 27 seasons.
Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl
13 CFP) in the 87th edition of the Orange Bowl. “I always say this: The Orange Bowl is as good as it gets,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Thing is, neither of those running backs — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams — chose to play in the Orange Bowl. “That’s 4,000 yards worth of offense and our leading tackler on defense and two captains,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. With them gone, it means even more pressure will be on North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21
23 North Carolina State 48-21 on Saturday in the first meeting with both rivals ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1993. And it came two weeks after Carter and Williams powered the Tar Heels to 399 yards rushing in a win against Virginia Tech. But N.C. State managed 34 yards rushing and had four turnovers. UNC: The Tar Heels had won six straight games before last weekend’s loss at FSU. UNC: The Tar Heels visit Virginia next Saturday.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.
Stadiums quiet but college football, shows of unity go on
A similar scene played out in Morgantown, West Virginia, before West Virginia's game against Eastern Kentucky. Trice died of injuries sustained in a football game in 1923, and the Cyclones' stadium is named in his honor. Virginia and Virginia Tech announced they were postponing their Sept. 19 game because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. ____AP Sports Writers Aaron Beard and Hank Kurz Jr., AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo and AP freelance writer Andrew Logue contributed to this report. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25