PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t going to the playoffs for the primary time since Doug Pederson’s first season as coach in 2016 and he’s assured he’ll stick round to get them again to the postseason. The Eagles have been the primary crew eradicated within the woeful NFC East, which can ship a crew with a dropping report to the playoffs. Pederson led Philadelphia to the franchise’s solely Tremendous Bowl title in his second season, a playoff win the next 12 months and a division championship final season. The crew is 23-26-1, together with playoffs, because the Tremendous Bowl victory however Pederson has two years remaining on his contract so it might be a shock if proprietor Jeffrey Lurie fired him after one down season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Philadelphia president of basketball operations Daryl Morey $50,000 for a since-deleted tweet about Houston’s James Harden that violated the league’s anti-tampering rule. A tweet was posted to Morey’s account on Dec. 20 noting the anniversary of one other tweet he had despatched commemorating Harden breaking Calvin Murphy’s report for many assists as a member of the Rockets. Morey was with the Rockets at the moment. The tweet from this 12 months was deleted. Usually, groups are prohibited from discussing gamers below contract to different groups and the NBA has warned golf equipment that it may be thought-about tampering.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can lastly exhale after locking up the AFC North title. The Steelers received their seventh division championship in head coach Mike Tomlin’s 14 seasons after rallying from a 17-point deficit in opposition to Indianapolis. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shook off a shaky first half to throw for 3 touchdowns as Pittsburgh’s offense sprung to life following a monthlong funk. The Steelers are assured of ending no decrease than third within the AFC, making their journey to Cleveland for the regular-season finale comparatively meaningless for them.
UNDATED (AP) — It’s arduous to find out who has been extra dominant in males’s school basketball: Gonzaga or the Huge Ten Convention. The Bulldogs stay the clear-cut No. 1, incomes 62 of 64 first-place votes after their newest win over a High 25 foe. Gonzaga blitzed then-No. 16 Virginia 98-75 on Saturday for probably the most lopsided win over a ranked crew within the Mark Few period to present the Bulldogs a poll-record fourth win over a High 25 crew within the first seven video games of a season. Baylor and Kansas stayed second and third. Villanova and Houston every moved up a spot after Iowa’s time beyond regulation loss to Minnesota. In the meantime, sixth-ranked Wisconsin leads a pack of 9 ranked groups from the Huge Ten. Iowa tumbled 4 spots to 10th.