Sports fans, hello and welcome.
First and foremost we’d like to urge you to stifle the end of week excitement for just another few minutes while you take the time to ingest all the biggest rumours and news pieces to be found today.
A weekend of sport awaits. Go forth, enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to tell us if you think we’ve got something wrong - there’s a comments box provided below.
Lions confirm sack decisions
The owner of the Detroit Lions, Martha Ford, has confirmed the franchise’s decision to fire both GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, following the team’s poor start to the new season.
The Lions have won just once in eight games this campaign - that victory being a fairly tight affair against Chicago - and the clock has wound down with regards to the chances on offer for those with the most responsibility.
Both Mayhew and Lewand have been given their marching orders, Ford confirmed yesterday - Sheldon White will take over as interim general manager while Allison Maki is the new COO.
"I want to assure our fans that we intend to identify and hire the very best leadership in order to produce a consistently winning football team," Ford said.
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Browns lose to the Bengals
Moving on, Johnny Manziel’s return to the Cleveland Browns’ starting lineup didn’t go exactly to plan, but the young quarterback hardly disgraced himself in last night’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Manziel was widely panned on Twitter yesterday, with it having been announced that he would fill in for the injured Josh McCown.
The Browns lost 31-10 but ‘Johnny Football’ managed some smart plays, including one 92-yard touchdown drive. Fan opinion may well have changed.
Carlisle signs new Mavs deal
In the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks have signed Rick Carlisle to a new five-year deal - one that has the potential to keep him with the franchise until 2022.
As per NBA.com, the contract extension is said to be worth around $35million, although the terms haven’t been released under any official blanket.
This season marks Carlisle’s eighth in charge of the Mavs.
Kerr layoff continues
And, to finish, Golden State Warriors fans hoping to see Steve Kerr make a swift return to his duties following a layoff caused by his injured back are to be left disappointed, with it said that an unnamed Warriors player let slip that the coach might be out until after the All-Star break.
ESPN’s J.A Adande passed on words from said source that confirmed the Warriors were ready to wait until after the All-Star match has been played.
That doesn’t sound promising in the slightest.