Browsing Archives of - 2017 December

Nielsen spoiled Allen’s bid for a shutout 7:18 in the third period.

Both teams seemed focused on limiting quality scoring chances from the start of the game — and they did that, relying on tight checking and solid positioning to block shots and limit shooting angles in the first two periods. “We came out pretty strong in this game,” McNabb said, “and Max played great. He won... Read More »

McDermott, Knicks bench play key role for Hornacek in win over Hawks

Porzingis drops 30 in win over HawksKristaps Porzingis records 30 points and eight rebounds in the Knicks’ 111-107 win over the Hawks. NEW YORK — Not much about the New York Knicks’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday was pretty, but New York head coach Jeff Hornacek pushed enough of the right buttons to... Read More »

Amari Cooper injury update: Jack Del Rio softens ‘vicious’ remark; Raider WR remains in protocol

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has softened his opinion of the hard hit on wide receiver Amari Cooper that left him with a concussion. After Sunday’s game, Del Rio, clearly angered by Broncos safety Darian Stewart’s hit, called it “vicious.” Now, instead carrying my daughter on my shoulders while my wife pushed our son in... Read More »

Scott Boras’ pitch for Jake Arrieta going straight to MLB owners

Agent Scott Boras is going straight to the top in his quest to find a home for Jake Arrieta. The Heat shot 65 percent from the field while outscoring the Grizzlies 62-40 in the second half. They went 11 for 14 in the final period. He’ll also have the added benefit of being the only... Read More »

Manning can’t extend plays, or even see many plays through to their proper lifespan.

He’s dinking and dunking at an alarming rate, evidenced by 215 of his 395 pass attempts going for 10 yards or less, most in the NFL by a long shot. It’s no surprise, then, that Manning’s 6.1 yards per pass attempt (32nd in the NFL) would be the worst since his rookie season, while his... Read More »

NFL scores: Week 13 results, highlights

The NFC has been the stronger conference over the AFC in 2017, and Sunday’s slate of Week 13 games being highlighted by three NFC games with massive NFL playoff picture implications was a small, but significant, nugget of proof. It all started with the Vikings’ win over the Falcons in Atlanta. Caldwell is in his... Read More »

He became a reluctant shooter, hindering the offense.

Washington finally found the end zone late in the third quarter with Cousins hitting Jamison Crowder for a 15-yard touchdown. But the game suddenly turned when Cousins threw a 53-yard pick-six to Janoris Jenkins, tying the game back up, 10-10. also discussed Hungerthon, his own event for Hillside Food Outreach, his Yankees playing days, his... Read More »

While the Eagles enjoyed their bye week, other NFC teams made statements Sunday with authoritative wins.

The Saints, Rams and Vikings improved to 7-2 and join the Eagles as the conference’s championship contenders. The AFC is shaping up to be a two-team race between the Steelers and Patriots, but don’t count out the Chiefs. While Kamara is more of a longshot with the Saints, let’s hope Lattimore’s shutdown stylings as the... Read More »

Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball.

With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the season, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize our imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last spot or two on your fantasy hoops roster can prove rewarding, even though it’s difficult to open space this early in... Read More »