NFL free agency news: Jets sign yet another backup for Sam Darnold “I’m going to have to earn it,” Sloter said. “That’s what this league is all about. I’m going to be ready to compete.”The Vikings finished last season with an 8-7-1 record. NFL free agency rumors: Anthony Barr remaining with Vikings, burns Jets “We’d like to have a veteran (quarterback) if we could,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday. “But we’re not going to rule out bringing in a rookie or Kyle (for the backup role).”Sloter said he feels he’s ready to be Cousins’ backup.“I’m more than ready to do it,” Sloter recently told the Pioneer Press. “I’ve been ready, I feel like, for a while. For one reason or another, they have kept me in the role that I’ve been in, and that’s their decision.“It’s never a given, it’s always earned. I’m going to have to prove that I can do it first, and if that’s something they want to put on my plate, I’m ready to tackle it.”Sloter said he feels like “he’s wanted in Minnesota.” Mannion has spent the last four seasons with the Rams. He appeared in 10 games, throwing for 258 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.Starter Kirk Cousins and former practice squad player Kyle Sloter are the only two signal callers currently on Minnesota’s roster. Last season’s second-stringer, Trevor Siemian, signed with the Jets earlier this month. Related News The Vikings are looking to fill out their depth chart at quarterback.Minnesota is searching for a backup quarterback and will visit with veteran free agent Sean Mannion next weekend, according to a report from the Pioneer Press, which cites an unidentified league source.
Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Daryl Roberts made a rousing debut in the Philippines Football League as Global Cebu FC salvaged a 2-2 draw against FC Meralco Manila last Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Activated by coach Marjo Allado in lieu of Guinean striker Sekou Sylla last week, Roberts, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, bagged a brace to cancel out goals from Phil and James Younghusband as both clubs picked up a point each.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Perlas spikers rally past BaliPure to keep semifinal hopes burning The result lifted the Sparks back to top spot with 24 points, just ahead of Kaya FC Makati, which can regain the lead with a victory against Ilocos United on Sunday at University of Makati.The Cebu side, with six wins, four draws and two losses, increased its tally to 22 points from 12 matches for third spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Taking the attention away from rumored interest from the Davao Aguilas, James Younghusband put the Sparks on top by following up Joaco Canas’ strike that came off the post.Roberts equalized five minutes later with a brilliant individual effort, before Patrick Deyto stopped Phil Younghusband’s free kick to ensure that both sides remained tied and entered the break on level terms. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Sparks regained the advantage with Younghusband scoring from the penalty spot in the 54th minute, but Roberts tied the match again six minutes later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube
This week’s top 12 films grossed 29 percent less than the top 12 in the same weekend last year. Ticket sales were also off 3 percent from last week. Attendance has been down eight of the past nine weekends according to Media By Numbers. But studio officials said Sunday they expected a slate of family films to gain steam during the extended Thanksgiving holiday and into December. The animated family film “Bee Movie,” written by Jerry Seinfeld, had the second-highest gross of the weekend with $14.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after three weeks to $98.8 million. The release by DreamWorks Animation has been hovering in the top two spots at the box office since it opened. The fantasy tale “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” from 20th Century Fox, opened in fifth place with $10 million. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman in a story of an eccentric who owns a toy store with a life of its own. The other film opening over the weekend, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” from New Line, debuted in 10th place with $1.9 million. TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Beowulf,” $28.1 million. 2. “Bee Movie,” $14.3 million. 3. “American Gangster,” $13.2 million. 4. “Fred Claus,” $12 million. 5. “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” $10 million. 6. “Dan in Real Life,” $4.5 million. 7. “No Country for Old Men,” $3 million. 8. “Lions for Lambs,” $3 million. 9. “Saw IV,” $2.3 million. 10. “Love in the Time of Cholera,” $1.9 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The film also sold $3.6 million worth of tickets on 84 Imax screens showing the film using their own 3-D technology. “Twenty percent of the screens produced 40 percent of the gross,” Paramount general sales manager Don Harris said Sunday. The film, from director Robert Zemeckis, used performance-capture technology to render lifelike images of its stars Ray Winstone and Angelina Jolie. “If this isn’t a mandate on the popularity and viability of 3-D, I don’t know what is,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. Studios are planning even more animated and live actions films in 3-D as they try to lure audiences back into multiplexes. The animated telling of “Beowulf,” who rids a Danish kingdom of the feared beast Grendel, slew the box office over the weekend, giving a huge boost to 3-D films in the process. The Paramount Pictures release earned $28.1 million in its opening weekend – 40 percent of which came from special 3-D showings in regular theaters and on Imax screens. The film did $8 million in ticket sales on 638 screens equipped with technology from RealD, which uses a special reflective screen and polarized lens glasses that moviegoers can take as a souvenir. Theater owners were able to charge about $2 extra for the 3-D showing.