Mark Jackson Still Talking About Warriors Firing In Latest Sermon

Mark Jackson continues to reference Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob in his sermons, with the latest mention coming almost a year after his firing. “I had a joy when I was coaching,” Jackson said Sunday in recorded comments to his congregation at True Love Worship Center International in Reseda, where he is an ordained minister. “I had a joy when I got fired. The owner of the Golden State Warriors was baffled when I left the meeting, shook his hand and smiled. I said, ‘I’m praying for you.’ He looked at me like I just cussed him out. All I said ... Read More

Vikings Agree To Deal With Terence Newman

Veteran cornerback Terence Newman is reuniting with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Newman has agreed to a deal with Minnesota on a one-year, $2.5 million contract with $750,000 in guarantees, The 13-year veteran has already played a combined six seasons under Zimmer in Dallas and Cincinnati.

Report: Pats LB Dont’a Hightower Out 6-7 months After Shoulder Surgery

Dont'a Hightower is expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder, the Boston Globe reported on Thursday. The linebacker was on the injury report since Week 14 with a shoulder injury. Ian Rapoport originally reported the injury. Hightower missed the Week 14 game against the Chargers and sat out the meaningless Week 17 game against the Bills, but otherwise played through the injury for the final stretch of the season, playing 321 of a possible 327 snaps over five games