The Houston Texans will likely retain Bill O'Brien as head coach in 2018.
"We have a bond here with the coaching staff and the players and maybe it's because of all the things that we kind of had to deal with this year", O'Brien said earlier this week.
Smith, who has served as Houston's general manager since 2006, announced through the team that he is taking "an extended leave of absence" to care for his wife, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Gunman attacks Coptic church in Egypt The group's North Sinai affiliate had killed at least seven Coptic Christians in the restive peninsula in less than a month. The elderly mother of the aforementioned man was stripped naked and dragged through a street by a mob to humiliate her.
Smith made the announcement Sunday after spending time away from the team. Smith also had his contract extended past year through the 2020 season. This was an extremely hard decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team both on and off the field.
What the McNairs don't want is another general manager-coach relationship like the one Smith and O'Brien develoved into in recent years.
Smith's priorities are understandably and appropriately elsewhere with his wife undergoing treatment, so handing personnel control to someone else may be a sound decision for all involved with the Texans.
"I don't have any comment on that", O'Brien said on Sunday. He and O'Brien are friends who worked together for five years with the Patriots.
SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for big stake in Uber In an earlier report in August , the paper said Uber was losing roughly $9,000 a vehicle , 18 times more than previously believed. SoftBank will occupy two seats on the company's board and will now be an extremely influential player in decisions at Uber.
To get feedback on the app's performance and design, it has distributed a variety of Android devices to the engineering teams. Snap changes included separate streams for posts or messages from close friends versus digital content from publishers.
Previously, Merrill has said it is "highly unlikely" that Jones would not be certified as the victor of the election. Moore's campaign was deeply wounded by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago.
We want you to have a happy and safe New Year! Make sure pets have a warm place to stay and give them fresh food and water. The bitterly cold temperatures won't just stop with Saturday night/Sunday morning, but will continue for several days.
Eric Garner was killed on July 17, 2014, after he was confronted by police for allegedly trying to sell "loosie" cigarettes. An out-of-court settlement in which the city agreed to pay the Garner family $5.9 million was announced in 2015.
These snapshots of particular moments in history often give voice to history's silent masses: "ordinary people". So when will future historians get to dig into the vast Twitter archive now being held by the USA government?
The Sensex clocked its best performance in recent years in 2017, rising by 7,430.37, or 27.91 per cent year-on-year. Asian markets were firm, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inching up 0.3 per cent.
Taliban forces fighting US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan have denied any involvement in the attack. Bass said the incident "once again demonstrates the depravity of those who seek to undermine peace and stability in Afghanistan".
About 30 percent of the supply goes to cancer patients in the region, and one in seven entering the hospital need blood. United Blood Services strives to keep a five-day supply of every blood type at all times.
The cold front will start moving in Saturday afternoon and push temperatures down to the 40s overnight into Sunday . This will be a very unsafe stretch of cold for the area, so make sure your family and pets are prepared.
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Recap
Utah State must replace seniors Hunt and cornerback Jalen Davis, a second-team AP All-American, but Love is a redshirt freshman. So multiple breakthroughs are available to USU, facing a New Mexico State program that itself has come to an interesting stage.
Penn State holds off Washington to win Fiesta Bowl
Likewise, Petersen is reticent to bring up the 2007 Fiesta Bowl , when his Boise State team defeated Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime. The Huskies enter as the fifth best team in total defense (tops in the Pac-12), allowing just 277 yards per game .
Former Royals closer Wade Davis off to Colorado Rockies
Holland made $15 million this year, but he did not exercise the $15 million player option after the 2017 season. Friday's agreement totals $52m over three years and reportedly includes a fourth-year vesting option at $14m.
Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots surpass $300 million
Both Powerball and Mega Millions now boast jackpots above $300 million, giving gamblers two chances to hit it big this weekend. The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $306 million, the Colorado Lottery's website shows.