With his knee having to be repaired coming off of an ACL injury, King is hopeful to be back in time for Miami’s season opener against the formidable Alabama Crimson Tide.,Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

With King out, he can patrol the sidelines and meeting rooms and teach the other players what he knows about leadership.,3- Force Lashlee to adjust his play calling read more

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas, where an unusually snowy emergency Monday knocked out power for more than four million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come.,As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration mounted and the state’s electric grid came under growing demand and criticism.,Massive power outages across Houston included a facility storing 8,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, leaving health officials scrambling to find takers at the same time authorities were pleading for people to stay home.,Temperatures nosedived into the single-digits as far south as San Antonio, and homes that had already been without electricity for hours had no certainty about when the lights and heat would come back on, as the state’s overwhelmed power grid began imposing blackouts that are typically only seen in 100-degree Fahrenheit (38-degree Celsius) summers.,State officials said surging demand, driven by people trying to keep their homes warm, and cold weather knocking some power stations offline had pushed Texas’ system beyond the limits. read more

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley watches his players before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla.,Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers’ coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams.,The distance between the Chargers and Rams training facilities is 83 miles, but Staley’s journey to an NFL head coach has taken him from playing quarterback at the University of Dayton to 11 years as a collegiate assistant.,Broncos offensive coordinator Ed Donatell, who worked with Staley for three years, called him “the Sean McVay of defense” this past season to Denver reporters and said he is ready to be a head coach despite limited coordinator experience.,Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, whose team will play at Kansas City in the AFC championship game next Sunday, was considered the front-runner until Staley’s second interview.

Lone Star Land Partners recently announced their newest land-buying opportunity – Woodland Hills Ranch – which is being brought to market for the first time on Jan. 23 and 24, 2021, during the land developer’s Sneak Preview Land Sale.,Start enjoying the country lifestyle you deserve, said the spokesperson, with views, pastureland, county roads, electric, low wildlife exempt taxes and more at Woodland Hills Ranch.,Woodland Hills Ranch is also surrounded by lakes, including Lake Limestone, Fairfield Lake and Fort Boggy State Park, making it an ideal place for boating, fishing and enjoying nature, said the spokesperson.,Prospective owners can build now or build later and enjoy the freedom to select their own builder to create the new country home of their dreams at Woodland Hills Ranch, said the spokesperson.,“The best part about purchasing property at Woodland Hills Ranch is the peace of mind you’ll experience from working with a company that’s backed by over 50 years of experience in the land development business,” said the spokesperson.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Agreed to terms with INFs Maikol Hernandez, Grabiel Salazar, Carlos Rodriguez Eruviel Castillo, Victor Celedonio, Anderson De La Santos and Angel Tejada and INF/OF Trey Mancini, OFs Wilmer Feliciano, Hector Jimenez, Teudis Cortorreal and Angel Pena and LHPs Deivy Cruz and Elvis Polanco and Cs Yasmil Bucce, Aneudis Mordan and Samuel Basallo on one-year minor league contracts.,OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Agreed to terms with LHPs Sullivan Ribeiro de Almeida and Sean Manaea, OFs Mark Canha, Pedro Pineda, Angel Arvalo and Beyker Martinez, INFs German Ortiz, Matt Chapman, Dayker Baldallo, Ray Garrett and Anderson Machado, RHPs Maosis Hernandez, Jesus Perdigon and Jimmy Rojas, Cs Javier Pariguan, Chris Bassitt, Franke Montas and Lou Trivino on one-year minor league contracts.,LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Agreed to terms with RHPs Dailoui Abad, Miguel Bastardo, Brian Diaz, Jhonny Jimenez, Maximo Martinez, Kelvin Ramirez, Christian Romero, Pedro Santillan, Missael Soto and Michael Vilchez, OFs Juan Alonso and Issac Barreto, Cs Carlos Avila, Jesus Galiz and Thayron Liranzo, INFs Elio Campos, Wilman Diaz and Luis Guerra and LHPs Jorge Carpintero and Sebstian Jimenez on one-year minor league contracts.,PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Agreed to terms with OF Ruben Bizcaya, LHP Antwone Kelly, RHPs Jose Garces, Jesus Clode, Darlin Diaz, Luigi Hernandez and Andres Sierra, OFs Rodolfo de la Cruz, Shalin Polanco, Eddy Rodriguez and Esmerlyn Valdez, INFs Rubel Lebron, Wesley Zapata and John Zorilla, C Miguel Sosa on one-year minor league contracts.,Agreed to terms with INFs Adari Grant, Elias Reynoao, Samil De La Rosa, Anyelo Encarnacion, Yancel Guerrero and Marcelo Perez, C Leonardo Bernal, OFs Carlos Carmona, Christian Avendano, Robelin Lopez, Romtres Cabrera and Jose Suarez and RHPs Esteban Contreras, Carlos De La Cruz and Samuel Fabian on one-year minor league contracts.

Before the Rockets agreed to send James Harden to the Nets as part of a blockbuster four-team deal, the 76ers were long considered the favorites to acquire the former MVP because they had a piece no other team could offer: Ben Simmons.,Houston had reportedly been seeking a young franchise cornerstone as part of any Harden package, and Simmons fit that description better than any other player that was realistically available.,The Rockets reportedly wanted Simmons, picks and other players in a potential deal with the Sixers — Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle were part of discussions — and even for a superstar like Harden, that’s a high asking price.,He was told Irving could hypothetically be part of a transaction that allows the Nets to obtain multiple first-round picks, or he could only be attached in a trade as filler.,Now Brooklyn will move forward with a “Big Three” of Harden, Irving and Kevin Durant, while Philadelphia will focus on building around Simmons and Embiid.

NFL-NEWS

Goff to start for Rams in Green Bay read more

NBA-NETS-HARDEN TRADE

Multi-team deal sends Harden to Nets read more

HOUSTON — The Brooklyn Nets are getting James Harden as part of a trade involving the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, according to multiple reports.,NBA.com reports Houston will get Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs and four first-round picks, including Cleveland's 2022 first-round pick from the Milwaukee Bucks.,Houston initially also received Caris LeVert from the Nets but instead will acquire Victor Oladipo from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for LeVert, per NBA.com.,Harden, the 2018 NBA MVP and eight-time All-Star, was drafted third overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009.,Harden has been the league's leading scorer the last three seasons.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Despite redshirt junior Micaela Wilson posting a career-high 22 points, the Lamar University women's basketball program fell in overtime to Sam Houston, 83-80, on Wednesday night at the Montagne Center.,From then on out, Lamar turned on the defensive burners and went on to make a huge cut into the Sam Houston lead.,Lamar went into a zone defense to help stop the Sam Houston offense and it helped has the Cardinals won the second period by a score of 22-20.,The third period began nearly similar to the first as Sam Houston came out of the break on a 7-0 run, but huge baskets by sophomore Malay McQueen cut the Bearkat lead to three with 7:50 left to go.,The Cardinals went down 12 early in the fourth but were able to turn the period around beginning with a second chance jumper by Wilson that went on to start a huge Cardinal cut into the Sam Houston lead.