Opinion: QB Davis Mills needs time, stability to reach potential, and he won’t get it with Texans
Idle for a whole night-and-a-half because of the sins of the past and with great uncertainty looming over the most important position, the Houston Texans finally went on the clock Friday night in the NFL draft and took a flier on Stanford quarterback Davis Mills.
The selection adds another body to a position group that features a massive hole thanks to Deshaun Watson's career uncertainty amid ongoing legal battles. Twenty-two women have filed civil lawsuits against Watson, accusing him of sexual misconduct.
But if you believe the Texans have solved their quarterback quandary, think again.
Houston has its contingency plan in place, having signed journeyman Tyrod Taylor in free agency and with Mills now in the mix. But the tandem essentially equates to a Band-Aid.
Goal-scoring maestros Chicharito and Raul Ruidiaz square off when Seattle Sounders host LA Galaxy
The weekend in Major League Soccer features another heavyweight Western Conference showdown, as well as a matchup between last year's expansion teams.
The reigning West champion Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night (9 p.m. on FS1), with the league-leader in goals – Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez – going up against Seattle's Raul Ruidiaz in a showdown of early season Golden Boot contenders.
In the Sunday matinee, Nashville SC hosts Inter Miami CF in a head-to-head showcase for last year's expansion teams (1 p.m. ET on ESPN).
Here is what you need to know for the third weekend of the 2021 MLS season:
MLS game of the week
Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, FS1) – Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has begun the 2021 season on fire, leading the league in goals with five in the first two matches. The Galaxy sit atop the Western Conference standings (2-0-0, 6 points), while the Sounders trail in second (1-0-1, 4 points). Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz has scored two goals.
NFL draft winners, losers: Patriots prosper, Cowboys confound on Day 2
Round 1 of the NFL draft earns the bulk of fan and media attention, but the moves that general managers and coaches make on Day 2 can be just as integral to teams' fortunes.
On Friday, offensive linemen and cornerbacks were in high demand, and there was even a mini-run on quarterbacks, with three signal-callers being taken in the span of four picks. With the first three rounds complete, a few teams and players stood out as clear beneficiaries of the evening's action, while several others were left in questionable spots.
Here are the biggest winners and losers from Day 2 of the 2021 NFL draft:
NFL draft 2021: When and how to watch the final rounds on Saturday
The 2021 NFL draft, a.k.a. the league's 86th annual "Player Selection Meeting," will conclude Saturday with Rounds 4-7 in Cleveland.
While Thursday night's Round 1 featured a lot of headline-making selections, Friday night's Rounds 2-3 included a couple of intriguing quarterback selections with the Houston Texans taking Stanford's Davis Mills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking Florida's Kyle Trask. What sort of intrigue awaits on Saturday?
USA TODAY Sports will have live updates and analysis of all of the news from the event, including an up-to-the-minute tracker breaking down every pick in real time.
DRAFT TRACKER:Round 1 | Rounds 2-3
NFL DRAFT PICKS: Team-by-team look at all 259 selections
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Chris Christie Gives One-Term, Twice-Impeached Trump An ‘A’ For His Presidency
Chris Christie is back on the Trump train.
The former GOP New Jersey governor was not shy in railing against longtime friend Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 election result and his incitement of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot, for which he was impeached for a second time.
But on Friday, Christie was asked by Fox News personality Sean Hannity how he graded Trump’s presidency.
Christie gave top marks to the former reality TV personality, whose offensive rhetoric he has defended for years.
“Oh, listen, overall I give the president an A,” Christie responded.
“The fact of the matter is that there were some things that happened specifically at the end of the presidency that I think had some things that clouded his accomplishments, and that’s why we as a party need to emphasize the issues you just talked about,” the New Jersey Republican added.
Christie, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries, also refused to rule out another run of his own in 2024.
Since losing the election, Trump has repeatedly hinted that he will run again.
Asked if he’d challenge Trump in a primary, Christie said he “would not make my decision based on anyone else who’s running.”
Watch the interview here: