Month: January 2018

Was Marcus Williams’ whiff the worst mistake in NFL playoff history?

Said Aikman: Marcus Williams is going to have to live with this for the entire offseason, and, quite frankly, for the rest of his career. You just wonder when he comes up if he’s worried that he doesn’t want to pass-interfere? It’s around the 35 yard line or so as to when the catch is made. How does he play it? Obviously he doesn’t play it well. It’s game over.

That day, I learned the true meaning of humility, and I developed a work ethic.on a no huddle play.You’re going to have to ask .Norwood played the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, where he caught five passes for 53 yards — including a 24-yard touchdown toss from San State’s Fales — and earned the Most Outstanding Player Award for the South team.Tanguay still has two years left on his contract at $3 million per , so the hope is that he make a full recovery time for next .

The smart money seems to indicate that New Jersey will prevail here, and we thereupon will enter into yet another new era in our complicated relationship with the games that entertain us. They have proven to be quite malleable. In fact, they have adjusted to winning and losing every other battle for control that they have fought. They have adjusted to free agency.

Broncos Wire.any case, this sculpture is a great way to let holiday visitors know that you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan, with all the cheerless, dead-eyed hypothermia that entails.Q: Does it mean anything to you to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated?

Look for a legible signature or notation on the artwork, including the back, and also on the bottom if it is a sculpture.He’s teammate – I’m going to pull for him, and I expect him to pull for me, Street said.A child of divorce, sports became his escape, primarily through television.1980: Named to Midwest League All- team.early 2009, Bush was allegedly involved a drunken assault at a San high school, which was caught on camera.

The Jaguars won a defensive slugfest over the Bills and the NFL’s top-ranked defense picked off Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times on Oct. 8. The two teams meet again in Pittsburgh, a day after the Patriots play host to the upset-minded Titans.

In what might be a defacto NFC championship game, the Vikings play host to the Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. patriots_104_c8f1f7c10512174c-180x180

Terroristic threat toward Jaguars vs. Steelers playoff game leads to arrest, report says

A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill players and fans at Heinz Field during Sunday’s playoff game between the Steelers and Jaguars, San Antonio TV station KSAT reported.

If this is indeed the end of Revis’ historic NFL career, it’s a shame it seemingly went out with a whimper rather than a wham.

The Falcons were winning a lot prettier last season because of offense, but there’s no doubt they’ve gotten grittier this season and go into the tournament battle-tested.

Much has been made about some significant offensive regression in the transition from Kyle Shanahan to Steve Sarkisian at offensive coordinator. The Falcons, however, wouldn’t be in the playoff field without the work of Dan Quinn and Marquand Manuel on the other side of the ball.

Last season, the Falcons were No. 17 against the run. This season they upgraded to No. 9, not far behind the Eagles, Vikings and Panthers.

The Saints are 1-6 all-time on the road in the playoffs. In their seven road playoff games, they have 18 turnovers and just three takeaways.

The Vikings allowed just 15.8 points per game during the regular season, the fewest in the league. They also allowed just 13 passing touchdowns, also the fewest in the NFL.

The Saints allowed the Panthers to gain 413 total yards in the Wild-Card game. It was the first time this season the Saints won a game in which the opponent gained 400-plus yards in regulation. They are now 2-4 in games in which they allowed at least 400 yards this year, including their Week 1 loss to Minnesota.

The Vikings allowed teams to convert just 25.3% of their third downs this season, the best rate of any defense in the NFL. No other team allowed fewer than 31 percent conversion on third downs.

The game has been an escape for him ever since he started playing in middle school.

After one season, and one conference offensive player of the year award, Kamara transferred to Tennessee, finally back in the SEC. But he’d soon learn that something felt off, again. “F—ed up” is how Kamara describes the football experience in Knoxville. Kamara is clearly a dynamic force on the field, but a coach must scheme for his abilities. To fully actualize his impact on the field, an offense needs to adapt around him, create specific packages and plays that utilize his rare versatility and skill set. Tennessee chose not to do that.patriots_091_2b74a131fade64ab-180x180

Travis Kelce ruled out of Chiefs’ game vs. Titans with a concussion

Travis Kelce left the Chiefs’ game against the Titans after taking a hit to the head on a second down late in the first half. Kelce was wobbly getting up and had to be held up by some of his teammates.

Players are slipping, and it’s making it hard for either offense to get much going. The Rams had just 14 total yards of offense in the first quarter. Todd Gurley had just 15 total yards with just under six minutes left to play in the first half. It’s hard to get yards when you can’t keep your feet.

After not quite one full half of football, you can see huge divots and clumps of turf all over the field.

Matt Ryan fell prey to it, also. His back leg went out from under him, and he went down and had an ugly collision between his head and Rams outside linebacker Robert Quinn’s knee.

“How appropriate,” said Houston manager A.J. Hinch. “He deserves to be forever in the last highlight of the first world championship in Houston Astros history.” The season ended in the right hands not only because Altuve endured all three of those 100-loss seasons—his first three in the big leagues—or because he was the soon-to-be-named MVP. But it also was because he was the right kind of sports hero at the right time: a relatable one.

This is someone who told the Astros he would sign for free, and gladly accepted $15,000. Who gained 38 pounds in his first four years in America. (“Burgers and ice cream—a lot!”) Who before every game, home and road, walks to the stands to sign autographs for kids. Who has a size-9 shoe and a XXXL heart.

But mostly that relatability comes from being the smallest player in baseball. While we marvel at the amazing skills of those bigger, swifter and stronger than us, Altuve is not just inspirational but also aspirational, a 5′?6″ superconcentrated formula of willpower. We can achieve because Altuve can achieve, despite being as short as Napoleon Bonaparte (without the eponymous complex) and shorter than four of the starters on the 2017 Little League champions, from Lufkin, Texas.

Brown suffered a torn calf muscle in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, when his leg got awkwardly bent while he tried to make a touchdown catch. It initially had the looks of a season-ending injury when Brown spent several minutes on the turf, but the Steelers avoided a worst-case scenario. Brown missed the final two weeks of the regular season, but the bye week gave him extra time to rest.patriots_037_38b52494b1ae61ae-180x180

Jon Gruden showed us a highlight on his phone (really) during Titans-Chiefs

Jon Gruden is about to ditch the broadcast booth to coach the Oakland Raiders, and he gave us one last signature moment in the booth during his final game.

Marcus Mariota scored a touchdown that he threw to himself in the third quarter (really, it was as amazing as it sounds). Most of us weren’t sure whether we’d seen that before, and Gruden was there to remind us that it had indeed happened.

So he led by example. Finally Hansen’s son, defensive coordinator Rich Hansen III, pulled Minkah aside. “Not everyone was raised the same way as you,” he explained. “You can’t just get mad at people. You have to teach them what the standard is and then remind them when they don’t hit it.”

Westbrook’s efficiency left much to be desired, and he took heat for rebound-poaching and stat-padding. Some critics, including Rockets GM Daryl Morey, bemoaned the triple-double’s arbitrary nature. Nevertheless, a triple-double average was an unthinkable accomplishment for decades, right up until Westbrook set about his chase last October. Indeed, the game’s greatest players over the past 50 year—Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson and all the rest—never came particularly close to pulling it off. Westbrook’s season of achievement was capped with his first MVP award, after he fended off former teammate James Harden in an epic horserace. He, and Oklahoma City, celebrated with a $205 million contract extension in September.

The big question coming out of the Warriors’ smashing postseason: How would their success and their sustainability impact their competitors’ thinking? Would rivals view them as an inevitable dynasty and adopt a longer-team approach? Or, would they continue along with business as usual in hopes of challenging the champs?

Actually, most of the Vol Nation objected to the Greg Schiano hire because we had just fired one megalomaniac, control freak of a coach in Butch Jones and were about to hire the defensive version in Schiano! You as an NFL expert should be well aware of this. (Ask anyone in Tampa about him.) Yes, SOME of the Vol Nation (the ones who got all the press) were upset over unproven allegations going back to his days at Penn State, and for that they should be sorry. But the main thrust of this is a fan base saying we will not settle for mediocrity again. I challenge you to respond.

Aguayo was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ second-round pick in 2016, and had a rough go at things, to say the least. He made 22 of his 31 kicks, and missed two extra points on the season as well.

His attempt to improve in 2017 was cut short early, after struggling in the preseason opener by missing a field goal and extra point against the Bengals. He would be released after the performance. Nick Folk took his place, but would be replaced by Patrick Murray, after Folk also performed poorly.

Farewell shows tend to be slathered with treacle, full of disingenuous praise.

John Calipari called in, and they reminisced about the good old days, like when Francesa and his old partner, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, bet the coach that his UMass Minutemen couldn’t beat Fordham. Francesa and Russo were stuck schlepping to Amherst in the rain to emcee a dinner for the program. “He takes no prisoners, and I take no prisoners,” Francesa said. “That’s why we get along.”

He had another explosive play today.Southern Illinois …Named to MVFC Academic Excellence Award list and MVFC Honor Roll.I’m a fighter.But of those six pitchers, Hernandez, , Miley and Karns performed well below expectations.Okafor is on a rookie contract, and league executives continue to say that they think he can be a good player.

And few, if any, among the modern sports media expressed sorrow or disappointment at the way he won.I recognize the extremely poor judgment that I used both having affair six years ago–including the embarrassing communication I exhibited during that time, said , and attempting to deal with the extortion scheme at first by myself.You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile.Of course, he broke no rules.- Dva Experta October 28 After adding forward Soshnikov the of 2015, signing defenseman Zaitsev via free agency and drafting Yegor Korshkov, Vladimir Bobylev and Nikolai Chebykin last , Toronto could be targeting 23-year-old forward Vladimir Tkachev.

Durkan, rocking an old SuperSonics T-shirt beneath her blazer. On the other was Tim Leiweke, the Los Angeles-based sports executive and CEO of Oak View Group, who in no uncertain terms promised two additional major-league franchises for the city. “The mayor looked me in the eye last week and made me swear to her that I would spend every waking day trying to get the NHL here and the NBA back here,” Leiweke said. “And then she literally told me at the end of the meeting, ‘You’re not working hard enough, get going.’”

Here was the first major domino, toppled Wednesday with smiles and signatures. As Durkan and Leiweke together finalized the memorandum of understanding that allows OVG to begin renovating the nearby Key Arena—estimated cost: $600 million, all privately funded—the rest crystallized quickly. Indeed, a little more than a full day passed before NHL governors authorized an expansion application and season-ticket drive from a Seattle ownership group, preliminary conditions not unlike what the Vegas Golden Knights met to become the league’s 31st team. Provided that OVG’s project remains on its projected schedule—and barring any potential labor strife induced by an expiring CBA—the 32nd could arrive in time for the 2020-21 season.

This segment is on the Center position.Langi responded a few days later, informing the coach that, well, his weight was up to 460 pounds.This trade was unexpected as the Ravens need a wide receiver and there has been talk over the last few days about the Ravens trading for one.He is successful and well-respected.

they are certainly used to drinking at this time on a football Sunday.

On Friday night, in his final production meeting with the Monday Night Football crew in a Kansas City hotel, Jon Gruden explained with tears in his eyes why he was leaving the program and the network to return to coaching. It was the end of an odyssey for Gruden, who spent much of his time at ESPN as the subject of recurring rumors regarding his interest in returning to the coaching ranks, where he’d found success with the Raiders and Buccaneers, winning a Super Bowl with the latter.

It’s worth noting Chicago can’t afford to lose Toews -term because he plays such a huge role for them.Who knows, but Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard wasn’t impressed.addition to her husband and mother, she is also survived by her : Clinton of Richmond; two brothers: Deaton and Deaton and two sisters: Deaton and and husband .Pead appeared three games this season for the Miami Dolphins, and he had recently worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs.

2. To be clear, that’s not an indictment whatsoever of the G-League’s actual product, which continues to improve as the NBA finalizes the big-picture vision of every franchise owning and operating its own affiliate. Most teams are heavily invested in the success of their overall program and the size of their respective contingents at the event tends to echo that. While only a small percentage of the players present will actually carve out NBA careers, the talent level is substantial and pulls from a wide net. While for the average fan this level of hoops can be easy to dismiss, if you simply love basketball or scouting (or obscure basketball players, or scouting obscure basketball players), it’s a terrific place to get your fix.

3. The logistics of the event itself have also made strides: the Raptors (who are hosts for the second straight year) opened up a second gymnasium this time around, allowing for staggered start times, two games for every team and a four-day schedule instead of five.

League sources say the Magic are fielding calls from a handful of teams on Ibaka as the deadline approaches, amid undeniable concern that retaining the Congo native free agency come July prove much trickier than initially anticipated.They used the third round pick, 90th overall, to draft goaltender, Matej Tomek, out of the NAHL.I think you can only if you thought you could get him games on a regular basis.

Or perhaps, like everyone else watching, it just took a while to figure out what had just happened.

Garber said the value of the Crew’s commercial partnerships with jersey sponsor Acura and stadium naming rights sponsor Mapfre Insurance are “the lowest” in the league. Average regular season attendance this year was 15,439, which ranked 20th in the 22-team circuit, and Garber said the Crew rated similarly in other metrics like sponsorship revenue, season ticket numbers, average ticket price and season ticket renewals.

“We are where we are, not as a surprise to any of us, and frankly to the city, but [it is] a surprise to the fans. And I understand that,” he said.

Garber didn’t address the progress of stadium negotiations in Austin or the recent comments by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding a potential legal impediment to Precourt’s departure.

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World Cup qualifying failure—Garber admitted that many involved in American soccer might have thought they’d finally “cracked the code” to making the sport thrive in the USA, but that the national team’s stunning elimination from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup has forced a bit of a rethink. And that, he said, ultimately will be a good thing for the league and the game.

“This process, which has been traumatic to the system, has us all taking a step back,” Garber said. “When you have things that set you back, it allows strong people to work within, reach outside your own insular group and try to get better, so it doesn’t happen again. After the initial challenge here, I actually think this is going to be a positive—at least on the men’s side—for U.S. soccer and ultimately even for the league.

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But do you want him to do it?The 16-year-old center with the tousled black hair and half-smile has been tapped on the shoulder by Gretzky and told, effect, Tag!After he retired from football, at the end of the 1989 football season, plaintiff took a training course, passed the test to sell insurance, and took a position with .I anticipate him to comment and then do the winning environment.This was the sixth game the Cubs have won this year – that’s a lot.It’s who I am, it’s what I know and all of that is out there.chargers_118

CBS drew a 17.0 household rating, up 8 percent from a 15.8 for last season’s comparable Pats-Broncos telecast.

Finally some good news for the NFL’s slumping TV ratings: The Patriots’ 27-24 comeback win over the Steelers on Sunday drew the highest TV rating for any NFL game telecast this season.

CBS Sports aired the game of the week in its primo late afternoon slot. During a season in which the NFL’s TV ratings have dropped 7 percent, the nationally televised Week 15 game between AFC rivals and Super Bowl quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger delivered.

It was the highest rating for any NFL game on any TV network this season, according to CBS. It also was the network’s best NFL TV rating since 2015, when Pats-Giants and Chiefs-Broncos both drew 18.3 ratings.

Sunday’s game came down to the final plays. After Steelers tight end Jesse James apparently caught a touchdown pass with 28 seconds to play, the call was reversed upon review and ruled an incompletion.

Even CBS’ Tony Romo and Jim Nantz were confused by the league’s catch rule. Both announcers thought it was a TD and wondered why the officials were taking so long to set up for the extra point attempt.

KM advanced six to the West Allis Central sectional on Feb.In his first 999 , he has 112 goals, 136 assists and 2 penalty minutes – the most among active players and 22nd all time.We take a couple of names at the equation and that could change that we had to take a break your six point [email protected] phillydotcom.

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EAGLES 24, FALCONS 15: Mathews ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns, while a tenacious defense held down the league’s highest-scoring offense, helping Philadelphia win at home.The Cubs have made an effort to retool this offseason, adding former Kansas City Royals closer Wade and former Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to the fold, while retaining Rondon, Montgomery and Edwards Jr.Investments.- was put on the bereavement list by the San Padres.You protect him, that means that Matt is exposed, and they couldn’t possibly do that, or they shouldn’t possibly do that.Displays the toughness needed to hold the point of attack.

Stalock stopped eight shots in the first and 11 in the second. He is 0-3-0 in his career against the Predators.

Cavaliers star LeBron James turned 33 on Saturday, and he took time to reflect on all the places “that round, orange ball” has taken him during his lifetime.

“I don’t think at the end of my career people are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, LeBron did some great things but he lost eight in a row versus the Jazz,'” James said incredulously. “Nah. It is what it is. No one is going to remember that. I don’t think so. No.”

Nor will people remember the Cavs’ late-December problems should they get back on track in the new year. If Cleveland fans need signs of success on the horizon, look no further than Tristan Thompson’s contributions on Saturday — the center had 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes — as an encouraging development, after he missed most of the season with a calf injury.

O’ explained the benefits of the relationship between coaching intern and player.We made sure the players always returned to the field at the end to wave their caps to the fans and thank them for their support.It occurred nine months after he sustained one that kept him out for a month late the 2015 .16 of 2nd period – Shot by .But here’s the thing, the Penguins would never allow that to happen.How would the Oilers be able to compete without their acrobatic superstar goalie?

Nashville LW Filip Forsberg missed the game with an upper-body injury. The Predators placed their leading goal scorer on injured reserve earlier Saturday. … The Predators are 5-0-1 this season when the game is tied going into the third. … Olofsson was scratched in Minnesota’s last eight contests. … The Wild have allowed one power-play goal against in their last three games.

The one constant through those years was Hernandez sitting atop the rotation as the reliable ace that made the assembled unit just a little better because of his presence and outstanding performances.So just take your time.But with transparency comes the risk of showing too much.He’s flying around making plays.Maples was preceded death by infant sister.The departures mean Mike London has just two assistant coaches remaining from his initial staff at – recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach Chip West and offensive line coach Wachenheim.Asiata also struggled behind one of the worst offensive lines the NFL, though he broke one nice run for 14 yards.He missed more than a month and continued to feel pain after he returned to the lineup.Shipping Rates.Pass to Nash Predators zone.If there is wisdom gained from the experience, these were his words for the 25-year-old Berube: I’m not going to comment on the Islanders’ situation, but I know that Berube is a good goalie and that at this point of his career, he is going to get opportunity, said.astros_025

Once they start changing gaps we’ve got to make sure we get into those gaps again.

The NFL playoffs, which conclude Feb. 4 with Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, begin Saturday and Sunday with wild-card weekend.

And we have some fresh faces this year.

“This day in age, the social media world and the different things [we] have, I think everyone has probably seen it. He’s mentioned it that he doesn’t care,” McCourty added. “Don’t call and say your car got stuck. I think everyone knows there’s two hotels up here at Patriot Place so stay there for the night. Find a way. But I tell guys, like wake up earlier, especially if you don’t have a garage or something. Wake up. Go clean your car out. I think guys know. We’re in the NFL playoffs. I think everyone kind of — if you’ve been here for a week or two weeks you kind of get that this guy Bill that talks every day in the morning meeting, he doesn’t play. So not much needs to be said about being here on time and being ready to work.”

“Like Coach already told us, only thing we can keep doing is winning games, and I don’t think we have any more games left to win,” linebacker Shaquem Griffin said. “I guess to the college committee, it’s just what more can we do? We won all of them, and I just feel that we should have had an opportunity to show our talents to any and every team that wants to go against us. There’s no more teams left for us to beat.”

One possible reason for UCF missing out on the playoff was the fact that before beating Auburn, the Knights had just one win over a team ranked in the committee’s top 25 in No. 20 Memphis.

“That’s going to be the biggest thing. That’s why they’ve been killing guys. It’s misdirection — trick play here, trick play there — and then they hit you with a big play.”

Casey continues to play big for the Titans while justifying the six-year, $60.4 million contract extension he signed in the offseason, even though he’s a bit smaller physically than before.lions_132