Zane Waddell announced to a South Africa media outlet that he has retired from competitive swimming. Waddell cited inability to get funding from Swimming South Africa (its national federation) or corporate sponsorships in the COVID-19 financial environment.
Waddell had a storied career at Alabama, achieving All-American and Academic All-American honors all four years. He won a national championship in 2019 in the 200 Medley Relay, and likely would have contended for a 2020 backstroke championship had the swimming postseason not been canceled. Waddell’s crowning achievement, however, was a gold medal in the 50m Backstroke at the FINA World Championship in Gwangju, South Korea. Waddell also won a gold medal in the 50m Backstroke at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.
Kira Lewis spoke to the media after practice today.
Justin Thomas addressed the media in advance of this weekend’s PNC Championship, where he’ll team with his father Mike Thomas in the event’s father/son format.
Derrick Henry’s media availability today:
Josh Jacobs saved some of his best work for overtime tonight.
Baltimore offensive coordinator Greg Roman said to not read too much into Mark Ingram only getting a single snap Monday night. Roman said that Ingram is still a valuable leader on the team.
Raekwon Davis was the subject of a piece in the Miami Herald. Davis sees a big difference from where he is now compared to where he was at the start of the season.
WBAL ran a piece on Bradley Bozeman’s nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
JaMychal Green has a left calf strain, and will miss Denver’s pre-season game tomorrow night.
As a result of New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett testing positive for COVID-19, tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will have play-calling responsibilities for the Giants this weekend. Ironically, the Giants will be playing the Cleveland Browns, who fired Kitchens last year after one season as its head coach.
Here is Rudy Griffin, speaking at Bessemer City’s signing day ceremony yesterday, with a great message about what coaches’ true championships are.
Levi Wallace made a donation of food to feed hundreds of Tucson Unified School District families for the holidays.
We’ll re-post these daily until the deadlines for applying or actual events pass.
Raekwon Davis announced plans to sponsor a Toy Drive-By in Meridian, MS on December 22-23 at the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi. The drive-by will serve up to 700 youths aged 5 to 17.
Mark Barron, in conjunction with TAP Inc., will be giving $1,000 to 15 families in the Mobile area for Christmas. Application deadline is December 21.
Dont’a Hightower is down to just a handful of available ornaments in his autographed ornament fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.
Week 15 Practice Report – Thursday (for Saturday/Sunday/Monday games only)
- Did Not Practice – Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), Julio Jones (hamstring).
- Limited Participation – Jonathan Allen (groin), James Carpenter (groin), Damien Harris (ankle), Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), Calvin Ridley (foot), J.K. Scott (right quadricep).
- Full Participation – Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Tua Tagovailoa (ankle).
GOLF CME Group Tour Championship Rd 1: Stephanie Meadow – 70, -2, T16 Cheyenne Knight – 71, -1, T24 Emma Talley – 72, E, T36 Kristen Gillman – 75, +3, T66 FOOTBALL Los Angeles Chargers 30, Las Vegas 27. Damion Square – 1 tackle Cole Mazza – 1 tackle Josh Jacobs – 26 rushes, 76 yds, 1 TD; 3 catches, 38 yds