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National Football League punishes Seahawks with fines, loss of draft pick
- September 24, 2016

What do you think about the Los Angeles Rams' offense? "This is what we do at home". Much more important for their fans was the sight of the Rams players, wearing "throwback" royal blue and yellow uniforms, on their return to the City of Angels. (more...)
Benches Clear After Yasiel Puig & Madison Bumgarner Almost Come to Blows
- September 24, 2016

Also sidelined was Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who exited the game in the second inning with a dislocated left pinky finger after sliding headfirst into third base. "Bum doesn't help the club doing this", former Giants third base coach Tim Flannery said on Comcast SportsNet following the game. Maybe a lot of things were going on there. (more...)
Patriots QB Brissett injured right thumb in Thursday's victory Patriots QB Brissett injured right thumb in Thursday's victory
- September 24, 2016

With a door-to-door scavenger hunt collecting canned food to help fill Kokomo Rescue Mission's food pantry, youth from churches across Howard ... Tom Brady will be eligible to return from his four-game Deflategate suspension after New England's home game next weekend against Buffalo. (more...)
California pie-thrower stands by attack on Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
- September 24, 2016

He was arrested on a felony charge of assaulting a public official and a misdemeanor charge of battery on school property. Johnson's signature achievement in office is securing a $550 million arena for the Sacramento Kings, which Thompson says detracted from more important public issues. (more...)
Novak Djokovic into US Open final after victory over Gael Monfils Novak Djokovic into US Open final after victory over Gael Monfils
- September 24, 2016

Then abracadabra and boom, out of nowhere, the Frenchman blew Djokovic apart to race to a 5-2 lead. However, he was even more agitated by Monfils's curious decision to stand bolt upright inside the baseline waving his racquet airily at the ball. (more...)
Arsene Wenger calls for cold-blooded approach against Chelsea's Diego Costa Arsene Wenger calls for cold-blooded approach against Chelsea's Diego Costa
- September 24, 2016

Antonio Conte is quite impressed with how long Wenger has stayed at Arsenal and would love to mirror that at Chelsea . Asked if it was correct that he once said he wanted to break Wenger's face, Mourinho said: "No, I met Arsene Wenger a couple of weeks ago and like civilised people we shook hands, we sat on the same table". (more...)
Good Things/5 Bad Things From Saints Week 1 Performance Good Things/5 Bad Things From Saints Week 1 Performance
- September 24, 2016

The folks at ESPN Stats and Info, who do wonderful work finding excellent fun and interesting stats, tweeted out a note that according to their probability model, Del Rio had a better chance of winning the game by kicking. Ravens 13, Bills 7 The Ravens defense showed their old defensive coordinator Rex Ryan how it's done Sunday, holding the Bills to 160 yards of total offense and one score. (more...)
Washington Redskins: Week 1 Game Recap vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- September 24, 2016

Offensive Line: Roethlisberger was only sacked once against the Washington defense, and Williams ran for two touchdowns with major help from the offensive line. That may be true but the Redskins supposedly have one of the best group of pass catchers in the game. RB DeAngelo Williams touched the ball eight times on the 13 snaps that followed, and at the end of what became a 73-yard march in 7:13 it wasn't a one-score game any more. (more...)
Membership in Big Four not of huge interest for Stan Wawrinka
- September 24, 2016

September 13: Stan Wawrinka has refused to be drawn into comparisons with the "Big Four" of tennis- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic , and Andy Murray-despite winning his third Grand Slam title at US Open . "I am completely empty", said No. 3 Wawrinka, who noted during the trophy ceremony that Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (more...)
Belichick: Patriots could determine starting QB as early as this afternoon
- September 24, 2016

Speaking in general terms, Belichick didn't rule out the possibility that a quarterback could be a game-time decision. Brady is still serving his four-game suspension to start the season. The Patriots are 2-0 while playing without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski . The Texans have looked sharp in early wins over Chicago and Kansas City, starting the season off 2-0 SU and ATS and improving to 5-0 SU and ATS over their last five regular season games. (more...)
Giants Flip the 2015 Script to Beat Cowboys in Season Opener
- September 24, 2016

Dan Bailey had four field goals, including two from more than 50 yards. All things considered, it wasn't a awful regular-season debut for rookie Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott. While this is only the 1st week against a studded rookie running back, holding him to just a smidge amount like that is a positive step in the right direction for this defense that has high expectations. (more...)
Jimmy Garoppolo's injury opens up the AFC East race, for now Jimmy Garoppolo's injury opens up the AFC East race, for now
- September 24, 2016

On this week's edition of Thursday Night Football , the Houston Texans will take on the New England Patriots, and it won't be what many expected in the preseason. Not only are the Texans playing well, but they're also getting the Patriots at just the right time. "I'm just anxious about Thursday, and helping our team, and no matter what we do, just go out there and try to get a victory, " said Brissett, who completed 6 of 9 passes in the win over the Dolphins. (more...)
Arkansas Upsets TCU, Shakes Up Big 12
- September 24, 2016

No. 24 Arkansas will face Texas State at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. Shutting down TCU's high-powered attack wasn't going to be easy, but the Razorbacks did just enough to pull off the 41-38 victory in Fort Worth. But Hill threw consecutive incompletions. "Big fan of Gary Patterson". TCU (1-1) bolted into enemy territory as time ticked down in the fourth quarter, but Arkansas came up with a blocked field goal on the Horned Frogs' 28-yard game-winning attempt to ... (more...)
Yankees stumble in 2-0 loss to Rays, Snell
- September 24, 2016

And that made it all the more easier for the Rays - behind five scoreless frames from starting pitcher Blake Snell and a lights-out bullpen effort featuring ex-Yankee Chase Whitely (2 2/3 innings) - to drop the Yankees, who couldn't afford to take on any more water. (more...)
Victor Oladipo: NBA players will protest during anthem
- September 24, 2016

It will be interesting to see how Kaepernick's future in San Francisco plays out, as his National Anthem protest seems to have no end in sight. One player who won't be taking the "Colin Kaepernick" method to evoke social change is Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry . (more...)
Mourinho praises Manchester United's "positive performance" after EFL Cup victory against Northampton
- September 24, 2016

Regarding the intense scrutiny of his own form, he said: "Yeah, I think I've had that my whole career - a little bit more of late, I think, but that's football". But veteran Carrick, who was named man of the match, admitted United made things hard for themselves. Northampton had gone into the break level after Alex Revell netted from the spot, cancelling out a sumptuous strike from Michael Carrick on his first appearance since the Community Shield. (more...)
Ranieri says Leicester star won't be sold to Manchester United Ranieri says Leicester star won't be sold to Manchester United
- September 24, 2016

Having scoffed at Louis van Gaal's decision to play Rooney deep in midfield last term, Mourinho utilised the same tactic in last weekend's defeat to Watford, before the 30-year-old led the line against Northampton Town in Wednesday's EFL Cup win. (more...)
ESPN tribute to Vin Scully: Thanks for the memorable calls ESPN tribute to Vin Scully: Thanks for the memorable calls
- September 24, 2016

Crawford immediately reached for the finger with his good hand, and he stayed down as players ran off the field. Giants RHP Johnny Cueto exited Tuesday's start with a left groin strain and will have an MRI on Wednesday.3. Nunez scored the Giants first run of the game when he hit a fly ball to deep left field with one out in the top of the fifth that upon first glance appeared to hit the top of the wall and bounce back into the field of play. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick voted most disliked in NFL Colin Kaepernick voted most disliked in NFL
- September 24, 2016

Just two years ago, 16 percent of African Americans liked him "a lot", while only 3 percent disliked him "a lot". "So if they think that there's something going on that's worth standing up for, I think the best thing we could do is listen to each other". (more...)
Predicted Manchester United and Leicester City line-ups
- September 24, 2016

The England worldwide has been deployed in midfield even though Mourinho had said before the season that the Three Lions skipper would never play as a midfielder under him. "Of course, I can not be in their heads to try and analyse what they feel and the way they feel it". But he added: "I should protect them, I would love to protect them - and from you [in the media] I can't". (more...)