The Oakland Raiders' new kicker Giorgio Tavecchio has been putting on an impressive performance as he tries to replace Sebastian Janikowski as the team's leader on special teams, but he may need to go into hiding after getting absolutely embarrassed by Adoree Jackson.
Janikowski, the Raiders' longest-tenured player and all-time leading scorer, made 82.9 percent of his kicks last season. The Raiders have Janikowski on injured reserve with a sore back and promoted Giorgio Tavecchio to the active roster. He has converted 80.4 percent of his career field goal attempts and 98.9 percent of his extra point attempts. He also is the National Football League career leader in made field goals of at least 50 yards with 55 and his 63-yard field goal in the 2011 season opener is tied for the second-longest in team history. The Raiders expect Janikowski to be cleared and eligible to return to the team in eight weeks.
Tavecchio has never played in a regular season game, but he has spent time with Oakland in each of the last four preseasons. Mason Crosby converted under 64 percent of his field goal attempts a year ago, so the Packers are bringing in offseason competition.
The SHO had reportedly requisitioned a bullet-proof vehicle in view of the danger posed by terrorists, but was not provided one. The Home Minister has issued open invitation to people to meet him for finding solutions to the problems in the embattled State.
He stressed that the North's atomic arsenal was a deterrent against United States nuclear threats which Paris does not face. Mr Putin told him the North Korean problem should be solved diplomatically, according to Seoul's presidential office.
Keys and Stephens will put their friendship to a grand slam test when the best friends battle in the final. Stephens has burned me in her last two matches, so maybe I should trust her and finally back her to win.
AAA says oil refinery and pipeline shut downs are not a major concern, as there are no facilities in Irma's projected path. Nationally, the most recent average price is $2.67 a gallon, or 31 cents higher than a month ago, according to GasBuddy .
Miami Herald reports that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will also waive fees to regions affected by Hurricane Irma. A body of a police officer was found buried under rubble in Juchitan, where a total of 37 people have died.
Instead of going with rookie Brandon Woodruff on the hill, the Brewers chose to give Matt Garza another shot and it backfired. Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia each hit a two-run double, Ryan Braun scored on a balk by Grimm, and Perez had a sacrifice fly.
No. 3 Penn State women's volleyball knocked off No. 4 Stanford for the second time in eight days Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. The Lions dropped one spot to No. 5 in this week's AP and USA Today Coaches polls following their 33-14 win over Pitt.
Duke Energy Corp., the state's second-largest utility, has estimated it could see more than 1 million outages because of Irma. Florida Power & Light Company said that almost 1.1 million customers statewide were without power Sunday morning.
Anderson made the most of his opportunity, nailing a backhand victor to take the set 7-5 and level the match. Open men's semifinals, becoming the first player to take a set off Pablo Carreno Busta in the tournament.