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Pederson’s status is uncertain with Eagles
Doug Pederson’s future with the Philadelphia Eagles remains uncertain after an initial meeting with owner Jeffrey Lurie failed to settle issues about the direction of the team, according to multiple media reports.
ESPN was first to report that the Eagles coach’s status was “not firm” and that he could be fired if Lurie isn’t “confident about Pederson’s vision going forward after the two meet again soon.”
Lurie and Pederson met Tuesday, two days after the Eagles ended the season with a 4-11-1 record. They are expected to meet a second time early this week in Florida.
Pederson is 42-37-1 in five seasons with the Eagles, with three playoff appearances and one Super Bowl victory. . . .
The New York Jets’ list of head coaching candidates got a little longer Sunday.
Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus interviewed with New York a day after their teams squared off in an opening-round AFC playoff game won by the Bills, 27-24.
Daboll and Eberflus make six known candidates to speak with the Jets, who fired Adam Gase after two seasons Jan. 3. . . .
President Trump will present one of the nation’s highest civilian honors to the New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick, the only coach to win six Super Bowl titles.
The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is expected Thursday.
In perhaps the biggest mismatch in the English FA Cup’s 150-year history, Tottenham routed an eighth-tier opponent whose lineup featured a garbage collector and a factory worker.
However, Crawley provided an upset long associated with the competition as the fourth-tier club notched a stunning 3-0 win over visiting Leeds.
In the world’s oldest club knockout competition, Tottenham came away with a 5-0 victory at Crosby’s Rossett Park over Marine, a team of parttimers 161 places lower in English soccer’s pyramid.
A first-half hat trick from Carlos Vinicius sparked the visitors, who dressed for the game in a makeshift locker room that is usually a bar.
Among the goal scorers for Crawley in its dominant win over Leeds was Nick Tsaroulla, who was released by Tottenham after being involved in a car crash in 2017 that led to him being out of soccer for a year.
In other FA Cup play, Chelsea drubbed fourth-tier Morecambe, 4-0, in London, and Manchester City notched a 3-0 home win over second-tier Birmingham. . . .
Gianluca Mancini’s late goal saw Roma snatch a 2-2 draw at home with title rival Inter Milan and dent its opponent’s Italian Serie A aspirations.
Mancini headed in the equalizer four minutes from time after goals from Milan Skriniar and Achraf Hakimi appeared to have handed Inter the win. Lorenzo Pellegrini had scored the opener for Roma.
The result left Inter three points behind Serie A leader AC Milan.
Harris English went more than seven years without winning on the PGA Tour and needed one extra hole to win the Tournament of Champions event in Kapalua, Hawaii.
English missed a 10-foot eagle putt in regulation on the par-5 18th hole for a 4-under-par 69 to force a playoff with Joaquin Niemann and ended it on the 18th with a six-foot birdie.
Niemann, who closed with a 64, pulled his approach enough to tumble down the steep, shaggy hill. His full swing from thick grass got him to the fringe, but he missed the birdie putt.
Frances Tiafoe of Hyattsville gained momentum in his bid for another Delray Beach (Fla.) Open title by defeating fellow American Bjorn Fratangelo, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals.
Tiafoe won his first ATP Tour title as a 20-year-old wild card at Delray Beach in 2018. He is 9-2 in the tournament and 62-93 elsewhere on the ATP Tour. . . .
Sofia Kenin of the United States came back from match point down to beat Yulia Putintseva and reach the Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals.
Kenin made 57 unforced errors to Putintseva’s 43 but still prevailed, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
Next up is a quarterfinal against ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari, who beat fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza, 7-5, 6-4.
Marco Schwarz of Austria won a World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, to take the lead in the season standings.
Schwarz rose from fourth place after the first run to finish 0.14 seconds ahead of Linus Strasser of Germany. . . .
In St. Anton, Austria, Lara Gut-behrami of Switzerland won a World Cup super- G, finishing 0.16 seconds ahead of Marta Bassino of Italy.
The New Jersey Devils resigned restricted free agent forward Jesper Bratt, 22, to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. . . .
The Vancouver Canucks canceled practices and workouts Sunday because of potential exposure to the coronavirus.