Browse Month: January 2018

I know most of players in that team so I’m really excited to be a part of it

U.S. men’s national team and Borussia Dortmund standout Christian Pulisic will be involved, using some of his Bundesliga winter break to be present at the tournament final as the official global ambassador for the tournament, which will be televised in Spanish on Univision Deportes. In addition, its nightly news program ‘Contacto Deportivo’ will showcase feature stories on the tournament, teams and its players.

This mistake by Marcus WILLIAMS missing that play on Stefon Diggs May be the absolute WORST MISTAKE I’ve ever seen in NFL Post-Season History. If it’s not THE worst it’s certainly up there. All the man had to do is make a tackle and the game is over. Horrible, Horrible Error.

By Monday morning, there was more sympathy for Williams, who, to his credit, was a stand-up guy in post-game interviews. Ex-Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask posted a poignant message to Twitter, wishing him the best for the rest of his career.

Dear @Saints Marcus Williams – my name is Amy and I spent almost 30 years in the NFL so I know how badly this hurts – this need not define you – go be your best and shine your brightest – I shall be rooting and cheering for you.

Jack Del Rio did an admirable job in his three seasons as Oakland’s coach, leading the team to a 25-23 record and the its first playoff berth since 2002. But the opportunity to rehire Gruden, who led the franchise to a 34-26 record from 1998 to 2001, was too good to pass up.

Jay-Z, who has never met the quarterback but spoken over the phone with him, believes that if Kaepernick had not protested, he would have been signed by a team.

The HTML version his CV does not fully disclose his activities, but if you click on the PDF version, you more.Everything stopped.Detroit: Group, 1998.I’m coming back, he would yell over the phone with his trademark cackle.

He’s been unlucky as far as the sack numbers, he’s had a couple of things that really weren’t his fault but a lot of times sacks are already overrated but he’s affecting the quarterbacks, he’s getting close and he’s got to continue what he’s been doing.You’re trying to gain all the information — how to beat the next opponent that you’re playing, what the pitcher’s going to try to do to our hitters, can a catcher throw or not, is he a good blocker.Not like that from a player.By this time, curiosity started bordering on obsession.A backup quarterback isn’t always about talent — but about fit with the starter.Bovada has installed the Hawks as the favorite to win the 2016 Cup at 7 odds.

Super Bowl 52 will take place in Minnesota at the U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4.

Super Bowl 52 will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Feb. 4. The last Super Bowl to be held in Minnesota was Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, when Washington defeated the Buffalo Bills inside of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was the Minnesota Vikings’ home stadium since 1982. But the Minnesota State Legislature approved for a new Vikings stadium in May 2012. In 2014, NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell announced that the U.S. Bank Stadium would host Super Bowl 52. One big reason why the NFL owners chose this stadium was because it was enclosed — so the league didn’t have to worry about inclement weather.

Both rotate seamlessly among the flanker, slot and split end positions in Minnesota’s offense, a flexibility that allows for unpredictable play calling. If Thielen has sausage fingers, then Diggs’s massive mitts are meat plates; he always hid them in his pockets as a kid, embarrassed about their size. His catch radius is extensive for a guy listed at six feet.

Goff wasn’t the only young Rams player who was off on Saturday. Second-year receiver Pharoh Cooper, who was selected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner, fumbled late in the first quarter to set up Atlanta’s first touchdown to give the Falcons a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter. Cooper bobbled several other kicks as jitters were clearly a factor.

The Rams eventually settled down, but the early deficit was too large to overcome.

Gordie, and , who was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame 2011, all moved on to the New England Whalers 1977.To recap: Belichick was 42 his first 100 as NFL head coach before took control New England.The move saves Philly $1 million against the cap, although offset language ‘s contract could increase those savings.Improved health has led to a better state of mind.I think of that.

Rosen’s sophomore season was less successful as he struggled with injuries, playing only six games before being shut down with a shoulder ailment. He came back in 2017 and stayed healthy, throwing for 26 touchdowns, 3,717 yards and just ten interceptions in 11 games. However, the Bruins only managed six wins, and head coach Jim Mora got fired before the regular season finale.

Despite an uneven college career, Rosen projects as one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft and should go early in the first round. He has prototypical NFL size at 6’4 and 218 pounds with a strong arm and good mechanics as a pure pocket passer. Rosen’s main knocks are accuracy and decision making, which might put a cap on his NFL ceiling. Nevertheless, he checks a lot of boxes that teams look for in a franchise quarterback.

Vikings were forced to snap an extra-point that was meaningless to everybody except gamblers

The Minnesota Vikings scored a huge touchdown as time expired to beat the New Orleans Saints in a Divisional Round playoff game on Sunday, but what happened next was also interesting. The Vikings had to snap the ball for the extra-point attempt, which took several minutes to accomplish as the field was swarmed with players and reporters.

While we don’t have exact numbers or even ballpark figures at this point, it’s safe to say that the decision to kneel cost a lot of people a lot of money (and, of course, paid off for others). This is why you bet the moneyline, folks!

Says his double-play partner and close friend Carlos Correa, “That visit had an impact on all the players, but José, as he always does, took it to another level. He would always be saying to us, ‘The city is down right now, but we’ve got to pick it up. We’ve got to play well and maybe go all the way. It would be a beautiful story to get people back on their feet.’ ”

“The city of Houston has treated me really good since I got to the big leagues,” says Altuve, “and I felt that I owed them something.”

The Astros’ run was reminiscent of the 2001 Yankees’ reaching the seventh game of the World Series as the remains of the Twin Towers smoldered, and the ’13 Red Sox winning the Series bearing Boston’s heartache over the marathon bombing. Meaning beyond outcome became palpable in the full-throated roars and cathartic delight that rose under the roof at Minute Maid.

He is their rushing offense now. The Panthers have won seven of eight, and during that span Newton has rushed for 484 yards, 16th-most in the NFL during that span, and 6.1 yards per carry despite a lot of those being designed runs rather than chunk runs on scrambles (though he is picking up chunks on those designed runs; four runs of 30-plus yards and two runs of 60-plus yards over the last eight games).

And in the meantime, he’s taking care of the ball (three INTs over last eight). He’s a downfield passer operating an offense that has little in the way of downfield weapons. Oh, and before this stretch, when the Panthers still had Kelvin Benjamin, Newton threw for 300-plus yards and three TDs in wins at New England and Detroit. So if we’re suspending disbelief in regards to the MVP conversation by ignoring the existence of Tom Brady, I think Newton has as good an argument as anyone.

The field quality seemed fine before the game, according to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche. It drizzled today, but there hasn’t seemed to be any precipitation since the game kicked off. Still, the field is deteriorating fast.patriots_045_0c6d6d893c15f4a1-180x180

Former NFL player Aaron Maybin is a Baltimore teacher fighting to heat classrooms

Former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin is now a teacher at Matthew A. Henson Elementary, one of several schools in Baltimore which have kept their doors open for business despite losing the ability to heat their buildings amid steadily declining temperatures. It’s 25 degrees there today, but wind chill makes it feel like single-digit weather.

Maybin has attacked the Baltimore winter head-on. He’s raised over $15,000 of his $20,000 goal to fund space heaters for schools and winter coats for kids. He also has been outspoken on the conditions the city expects its students to learn in:

LeBron James finally had enough of the divisive rhetoric. “U bum,” James tweeted, referencing the president. “Stephen Curry already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” That two-word heckle—“U bum”—appeared as a New York Times headline, and the tweet drew 659,000 retweets and 1.5 million likes, making it the most retweeted post by an athlete in 2017.

The tweet was only the first course. At Cavaliers Media Day later that week, James addressed the president at length, expressing “solidarity” with NFL players and pointing to sports’ ability to bring people together. “I’m not going to let … one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us,” James said. “We know this is the greatest country in the world. It’s the land of the free. But we still have problems just like everybody else and when we have those problems, we have to figure out a way how we come together and be as great as we can be as a people. Because the people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him.”

That’s a convenient transformation for this edition of the NFC playoffs. Last year, sharing a postseason field with the Cowboys, Seahawks and Packers, the Falcons needed to light the scoreboard up, which they did to the tune of 33 points per game. This year, with less established powers such as the Eagles, Vikings and Rams all carrying some QB questions the key was being able to grind out some slugfests.

In that sense, the Falcons couldn’t have asked for a better performance against the Rams. Ryan was resilient and found his groove in the second half. The running game squeezed out enough yards in stretches to successfully control the ball. The big, reliable leg of Matt Bryant was a key factor on the scoreboard. Turns out, the offense being complementary to the defense not vice versa can yield better results, though not as sexy.

Tyrod Taylor suffered a scary head injury at the end of the Bills’ wild-card game against the Jaguars.patriots_002_f174cdaf1d0e1cef-180x180

Despite years of flailing, TFC now is regarded top-to-bottom as something close to a model MLS organization.

Exit Toronto’s Union Station and take a walk along Front Street, which runs parallel to the lake shore that leads to BMO Field a couple miles to the west, and you’ll see black banners advertising Saturday’s MLS Cup final rematch between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders. They’re not the first thing you notice, but they still occupy some prime real estate. And in this bustling metro area of some 6 million people, that’s a fair representation of TFC’s status. It has a place in the city’s heart.

The club matters here, and the stakes on Saturday are high. The Reds and their fans are eyeing their first league championship, an unprecedented treble, a claim as the finest team in MLS history and redemption following last year’s agonizing setback to Seattle. For Altidore and his longtime friend, USA and TFC teammate Michael Bradley, there’s something on offer that’s far more personal: the opportunity to end a difficult stretch on a very high note and a chance to give back to a community that’s embraced them as something more than countrymen.

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“Same amount of snow as that day,” Vinatieri recalled. “But it was definitely windier today.” He booted it from the right hash, and it looked like it was going to eight feet to the right of the right upright. Three Bills either began celebrating or made the “no good” sign. Too early. The kick hooked late and just inside the upright. What a kick. “Probably the best extra point I’ve made,” Vinatieri said. I should hope so. Sadly, he missed a 43-yard field goal try that would have won the game in the final seconds. But that extra point … that’s a career kick.

Trevor Davis, punt-returner/wide receiver, Green Bay. His deking 65-yard punt return with less that three minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Packers trailing by seven at Cleveland set up the tying touchdown and capped the 14-point Green Bay comeback. The Packers won in overtime.

Mike Sawchuk, ‘s older brother, was the true goalie this family, but at the tender age of 17, Mike died of a heart ailment.It was a big help for us.An obvious pick.Nic Shimonek impressed limited action and heads into 2017 as the team’s No.Facing his former team for the first time, Nolasco needed plenty of help from a resurgent Twins offense to avoid taking the loss.has written for National Geographic, Newsweek, Premiere, Outside, Omni, Harpers, Fortune, Men’s Journal, Nast Traveler, Natural History, Utne Reader, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, and several other international publications.bears_040-223x223

A lunch immediately follow at the Petroleum Club Taft.

A year ago, as Seattle was surging toward its first MLS Cup title, Dempsey was a passenger, forced to sit and watch as heart trouble threatened his career. Now, he’s enjoying a new lease on his professional life, emerging as a key figure in a championship defense that will culminate Saturday afternoon with a rematch against Toronto FC here at BMO Field. Dempsey technically has an MLS crown to his credit. He tallied eight goals in 17 games in 2016, was at the final and celebrated in the locker room with a medal around his neck. But make no mistake, Dempsey–who also lost two finals as a member of the New England Revolution–is relishing the opportunity to win one on the field, in uniform, and on his terms. He’s relishing it and focused on making the most of it.

They may also be society’s shamans, seers, visioneers, and litmus testers.I ‘t care if he decided the weeks around the and Arizona losses that it was more important to talk big, than play big.Jones was limited on Thursday by the injury, but on Friday seemed fine while working out with the other receivers during the 15 or so minutes of practice that were open to the media.You’re hard-nosed.Fielder, a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers, is still recovering from his second spinal fusion surgery the past three years.

Thus, the issue in front of the Court on Monday was whether the federal statute passed in 2012, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), can prohibit a state from repealing—or partially repealing—its own state law. In other words, does PASPA prohibit or preempt New Jersey from having state-sponsored sports betting through its law on the books?

We were going to have to be more than impressed with what they had to offer, and got to that point, and that’s when we made the deal, Beane said.Gaudreau has four goals and 14 points during Calgary’s 10-game winning streak…Corey Crawford has never allowed more than two goals nine career starts against Montreal…Craig ‘s undisclosed injury isn’t serious, but the way Condon has played, the Senators can afford to take their time with it…Once one of the league’s worst slumps, Blues goalie is with a 1 goals-against average and .960 save percentage his past four starts…The four-month for Steven Stamkos’ injury is today.Stopped by McElhinney without a rebound.Goode is a versatile linebacker who can play all three linebacker positions and is a speedy, defensive back with a reputation as a big hitter.

Asked about those comparisons with Halladay, a 6-foot-6 righty whose 12-year stint with Toronto was highlighted by winning the Cy 2003, Zeuch says, I’ve heard them.of the Greek Basket League.A look at the fateful 1995 of the Browns, a team coming off a strong playoff but which was being rocked by internal strife and economic collapse for team owner Art …Though her new appearance was well received, ‘s efforts the courtroom never endeared her to the jury.pitched the majors from 1990 for five different clubs and recorded 203 career saves.bears_116-223x223

When she get there, she her grandmom but it weren’t really her grandmom

Really, now, what is the point? Manning has already been through the ringer. The thorough awkwardness of watching him signal in plays and practice with the scout team is behind us. There is no chase for Brett Favre. I suppose keeping Manning on the bench would involve calling a few bluffs from fans with enough disposable income to fly a plane with a “Fire [insert name here]” banner over the stadium, but owning a team is hard.

The Giants face the NFL’s sack leader, DeMarcus Lawrence, this weekend followed by a matchup against Jim Schwartz’s Eagle defense (sixth in sacks) and a matchup against Chandler Jones, the NFL’s No. 2 in sacks behind Lawrence. We all get that Manning is a tremendous competitor and that part of the reason he’s so beloved is because of his toughness. But what more does he need to prove to Giants fans—or anyone? This isn’t about 2017 anymore. More than likely, the Giants’ scouting staff will remain intact through the draft in order to ease the burden on the incoming general manager. This is another step to ensure that he or she has an accurate portrayal of the current roster. How much easier would the backup quarterback decision be with two Smith games on tape and three Webb games?

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Meeks is a career 37 percent 3-point percent shooter.The irony is 15 years ago, the Thrashers outdrew Chicago’s Blackhawks at the gates and even the Bruins at times when both were bad.Through the turmoil and the losing, there’s always something tugging at us.We kept responding.Daughters friend liked the high ropes course.

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With Gabbert currently atop the depth chart and Kaepernick limbo, Driskel is a deep sleeper to make rookie-year starts.Cutting down those numbers seems the most logical next developmental step for a player with his power, speed, arm and outfield instincts.But she gave me — back the day she used to watch Married with Children with Bundy, and she named me .


Both have been eliminated from playoff contention.

While the NFL’s Week 15 schedule is laced with multiple games that have playoff implications, Thursday’s contest between the Broncos and Colts is not one of them.

Neither has been able to find any offensive stability, so Thursday’s game (8:25 p.m. ET, NBC, NFL Network, Amazon Prime) likely will be a defensive struggle.

While the Broncos (4-9) and Colts (3-10) don’t have much to play for this season, Thursday’s primetime matchup could go a long way in determining next season’s rosters. The Broncos have serious questions at quarterback, and the Colts, who hope to get Andrew Luck back healthy next year, have plenty of roster holes.

Chuck Pagano probably is coaching his last few games with the Colts but could make a case to save his job with a strong finish to the season.

Week 15 also has a pair of Saturday games with the Bears (4-9) and Lions (7-6) squaring off in Detroit (4:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network), followed by a key AFC West battle between the Chargers (7-6) and Chiefs (7-6) in Kansas City (8:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network). The Lions are still trying to keep their postseason aspirations afloat while the battle at Arrowhead could determined the AFC West champion.

I feel like I’m on a regular preparation for start tomorrow.Toole said, referring to his team.With the team already struggling, Los needs a path forward, and it’s going to be the same as it is for nearly every other club that has rebuilt, be it minor or : with youth and through the draft.Of the 46 fights the Bruins had 2013, 10 came from Thornton – who likely would have fought more if not for a 15-game suspension December – with seven each from Lucic and McQuaid, five each from Campbell and Iginla, and four from , according to .

He’s absolutely positively optimistic about all of that.I’m relieved to see players from childhood gaining entry more easily, because it’s counterproductive to use shoddy forensics to pretend entire didn’t happen.Moore, 58, continue to oversee the Dolphins’ alumni activities and work with on a variety of special projects.We believe ourselves this clubhouse, and I think they do up top.They talk about having the skill set to play corner, he can go out and match up with longer, rangier guys ?the big, athletic mismatch tight ends that we are seeing week and week out.He accepted and was on the board for a few years addition to helping coach their football, soccer and basketball programs.

It was the best since Osteen of the 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers.I know it’s incredible, almost unbelievable, but I’m playing better now than when I was with the Montreal Canadiens, a high-spirited Plante told Stan Fischler 1971.You know, first reaction was that I didn’t believe it, he would later tell.To make room for Keo on the 53- roster, Denver waived defensive lineman Kyle Peko, multiple news outlets confirmed.

Patriots open as favorites to win Super Bowl; Bills, Titans are longest shots

No surprise here: The Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl LII.

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas listed New England as a 2-1 favorite to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February, with the Vikings coming in as the next surest bet at 4-1. Check below for the rest:

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“I enjoyed my time here immensely,” Miller said. “My wife and I have great memories up here. My son was born here, so it’s always going to have a big place in our heart beyond just the hockey.”

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, Rickard Rakell added a goal and an assist, and Antoine Vermette, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant also scored for Anaheim. Josh Manson had three assists, and Hampus Lindholm had two.

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Patriots know Bill Belichick won’t accept snowstorm as excuse for tardiness

The Patriots (13-3) have homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and earned a first-round bye. That doesn’t mean the Patriots were taking it easy as they wait to find out whether they’ll play host to the Bills, Titans or Chiefs.

Bills rookie CB Tre’Davious White had four interceptions this season, the most by a Buffalo rookie since Jairus Byrd’s nine in ’09.

Jacksonville rookie WR Keelan Cole is averaging 17.8 yards per reception, good for the second-highest average in the NFL. It is the highest yards per catch average in a single season in Jaguars history (minimum 40 receptions).

Haley, 50, who has been the Steelers’ offensive coordinator since 2012, is gearing up for Pittsburgh’s playoff push. The Post-Gazette also reported that Haley was not in the office Tuesday, but is expected to rejoin the team later this week.

Pittsburgh, off until Jan. 14 after earning a first-round playoff bye, will play the highest AFC seed from the wild-card round.

David Steele: As hard as it is to ignore recency bias, keep in mind that while the Jaguars lost their last two games in surprising fashion, that was the first time they lost consecutive games all season, and before that they were threatening the Steelers and Patriots for a first-round bye. Also, the Jaguars were leading the NFL in multiple defensive categories, and Bortles had gone on the best three-game stretch of his four-year career (903 yards, seven touchdowns, no interceptions).

Count on that defense to rediscover itself, particularly against a Bills offense that will either be missing LeSean McCoy, or have a hobbled McCoy. The Bills had the fourth-fewest total yards in the NFL, and McCoy accounted for more than 31 percent of them via rushing and receiving. The Bills’ offensive line was playing its best at the end of the season, but handling Calais Campbell, Malik Jackson and the rest of the Jacksonville front seven is a tall task.lions_001