August 28

Chelsea on verge of Premier League title after win at Leicester

first_imgSecond half goals from Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires saw Chelsea beat Leicester 3-1 and move to within touching distance of the Premier League title.Leicester enjoyed the better of the first half and were good value for their lead, which they seized in first half injury time when Marc Albrighton profited from a slip by Cesar Azplicueta to tuck into the bottom corner.Chelsea struck back less than three minutes into the second half through Didier Drogba, who swept into the bottom corner after Branislav Ivanovic picked him out.Drogba missed a sitter a minute later but Chelsea sneaked ahead 11 minutes from time when John Terry scored from close range after Kasper Schmeichel could only parry Gary Cahill’s header from a corner. Ramires put the icing on the cake with a fine finish on the run to leave Leicester only a point clear of the bottom three.Chelsea, meanwhile, host Crystal Palace on Sunday knowing that three points will bring them the title.–last_img read more

August 26

John Elway says 34-year-old QB Joe Flacco is ‘just getting into his prime’

first_img Broncos QB Case Keenum was ‘disappointed’ to hear of Joe Flacco trade Broncos general manager John Elway praised veteran quarterback Joe Flacco in an interview with the NFL Network.Elway also shared one of the reasons he brought the 34-year-old signal-caller to Denver.  But, his productivity has dropped in recent seasons.In 2018, Flacco completed 61.2 percent of his passes and threw for 12 touchdowns with six interceptions through nine games as the team registered a 4-5 record in his starts. The Ravens went 72-40 in Flacco’s first seven seasons, but dropped to 24-27 in his final four years as their starter. NFL trade news: Ravens deal QB Joe Flacco to Broncos; ‘I can’t imagine a better 11 years’center_img “He (Elway) believes Joe Flacco is just getting into his prime,” NFL Network’s James Palmer‏ reported before the official press conference, which has been postponed to Friday.Why Joe Flacco? I asked John Elway that very question yesterday. Here’s what he told me.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 14, 2019Elway also sees Flacco working well in the team’s offense due to the former presence of Gary Kubiak. While the former Denver head coach is now a special adviser to the Vikings, the Broncos’ system still harkens back to Kubiak’s time with the team. Related News Kubiak was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator in 2014 when Flacco posted a career-high 27 touchdown passes. He also had his second-highest QBR ever that season at 91.0.Flacco spent his entire 11-year career in Baltimore before making the move, and he left as the franchise’s most successful quarterback after setting multiple records and winning the team’s second Super Bowl.last_img read more