DeMeco Ryans was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Houston Texans at a press conference this afternoon (see full press conference below). In his comments, Ryans expressed thanks to San Francisco organization for giving him his coaching start, and said that while he was thankful for the interest from other teams, there was nowhere else he would rather coach than “H-town.”
Riley Mattingly Parker’s NWSL debut will be on hold, at least for the time being. As part of a deal to bring Nigerian star Uchenna Kanu to Louisville, Parker will be on loan to Tigres of Liga MX (Mexico) through June 1. Parker agreed to a one-year contract with Louisville yesterday, and will apparently have the opportunity to make significantly more in Liga MX than she would under a standard NWSL rookie contract.
Jalen Hurts’ visit to a Philadelphia grill to make a Pepsi commercial last summer has “changed the lives” of the establishment’s owners, as Hurts has contunited to support the start-up business.
A look at why Jalen Hurts is built for the Super Bowl stage.
William Vlachos has been hired to be the defensive run game/pass rush coordinator at Western Kentucky. Vlachos most recently served as the offensive line coach at Central Michigan.
Alexa Guarachi and Latisha Chan advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Thailand Open.
Links to press conferences from today:
Full copy of DeMeco Ryans introductory press conference.
Nick Saban weighs in on the development of Jalen Hurts.
Super Bowl ByeWeek Injury Reports
Practice Reports – Thursday:
- Did Not Practice – Landon Dickerson (elbow, resting player)
- Limited Participation – N/A
- Full Participation – N/A
Scenes and Highlights
- Riley Mattingly Parker – loaned to Tigres of Liga MX Femenil for the 2023 season by Racing Louisville.
TENNIS WTA Thailand Open, Doubles Quarterfinal: 4-seed Alexa Guarachi / L Chan defeate Han / Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-4. GOLF Magical Kenya Ladies Open Rd 1: Camilla Lennarth – 77, +4, T41 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Rd 1: Davis Riley – 71, -1, T61 Robby Shelton – 73, +1, T99 Trey Mullinax – 75, +3, T130 Panama Championship Rd 1 (suspended-dark): Frankie Capan – 74, +4, T108 Wilson Furr: +7 thru 17, T133 Mena Tour Egyptian Swing 1 final: Gavin Moynihan - 72-75-69, +3, T15 BASKETBALL Al-Muharraq 89, Manama 87. Tony Mitchell - 20 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks. Oklahoma City 115, Austin 114. Jaden Shackelford – 31 minutes, 5 points (1-2 2pg, 1-6 3pg), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, +2. Dallas 111, New Orleans 106. Herbert Jones – 35 minutes, 9 points (3-3 2pg, 1-6 3pg, 0-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers, 4 fouls, -9. Kira Lewis – 11 minutes, 2 points (1-4 2pg, 0-2 3pg), 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 4 fouls, -7. Denver 134, Golden State 117. JaMychal Green – 16 minutes, 6 points (1-2 2pg, 1-2 3pg, 1-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, 1 foul, -9.