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Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

Sports
Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos placed starting quarterback Joe Flacco on season-ending injured reserve because of a herniated disk in his neck, the team announced Friday. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told reporters that Flacco underwent exams by the team's medical staff and other physicians this week. It was determined that the veteran quarterback would miss a minimum of six weeks due to the injury, leading to the team's decision to place him on IR. "At best, it was six weeks where he could do nothing," Fangio said. "When I say nothing, [I mean] absolutely nothing. So he would need probably two weeks to get back. And [it's a] good chance it would be eight [weeks] of doing nothing and then another week or two to get ready. So you guys can do the math. It kind of became an easy decisi...
Earthworms’ place on Earth mapped

Earthworms’ place on Earth mapped

Science
The first global atlas of earthworms has been compiled, based on surveys at 7,000 sites in 56 countries.The findings will help protect the hundreds of different earthworm species found on all continents except Antarctica.Climate change might have "substantial effects" on earthworms, said an international team of scientists.The burrowing creatures play a vital role in improving the soil but little is known about them on a global scale.We rely on earthworms for increasing crop yields and aerating the soil, but they have been overlooked in the past, said Dr Helen Phillips of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research in Leipzig."As children probably the vast majority of us held earthworms in our hands and probably weren...
Carolina Panthers place DT Kawann Short on season-ending IR

Carolina Panthers place DT Kawann Short on season-ending IR

Sports
Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers placed star defensive tackle Kawann Short on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Short suffered a partially torn rotator cuff during the team's Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hasn't played since. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement that Short will undergo surgery and won't return this season. "KK has done everything he could possibly do to try to play these past two games," Hurney said, "but we have made the decision that it is in the best long-term interest of KK and the team that he undergo surgery to fix his shoulder and focus on his rehab and get ready for next season." In Short's absence, former first-round pick Vernon Butler, who was inactive for the first two games of the season, is exp...
71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

Entertainment
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony -- honoring excellence in television -- is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Like the last Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards won't have a host. Singer-songwriter Halsey will perform a rendition of a classic song for the "In Memoriam" tribute and a galaxy of stars have been tapped to serve as presenters for the Fox broadcast. Among them are Tim Allen, Marisa Tomei, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nick Cannon, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Timothy Hutton, Jharrel Jerome, Ken Jeong, Cherry Jones, Regina King, Luke Kirby, Hugh Laurie, Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara, Randall Park, Jimmy Smits, Brittany Snow, Kerry Washington and Bradley Whitford. Also slated to help hand out trophies are Veep cast-mates Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chl...
Manchester United transfer news: Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in £75m deal after losing his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United transfer news: Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in £75m deal after losing his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Sports
clear out The Belgian striker is keen to link up with Antonio Conte and move to the San Siro to earn a reported £180,000-a-week Romelu Lukaku has agreed personal terms on a move to Inter Milan, according to reports. The Manchester United striker will reportedly earn £180,000-a-week at the San Siro once a fee has been agreed between the two clubs. According to The Sun, Lukaku will be allowed to leave for £75million after losing his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. getty Romelu Lukaku will leave Old Trafford this summer, according to reports The 26-year-old has previously spoken of his admiration for Serie A and made no secret of his desire to leave Old Trafford. Lukaku joined in the summer of 2017 for £75million from E