Month: November 2017

Three takeaways from Cowboys’ win over Chiefs

The Cowboys are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the NFL.
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Sunday’s win in Buffalo should scare the whole league, the NFC in particular. And yes, that includes the 8-1 Eagles. Their day off probably was a little less relaxing than it should have been, after seeing the most impressive two-loss team in the conference creep a little closer.

Brett Hundley is no Matt Flynn, at least not through his first four-plus games as Aaron Rodgers’ replacement. The Packers are 1-4 in the five games that Hundley has finished since Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 6. Flynn went 2-2-1 under similar circumstances in 2013, although Flynn was actually the third different QB to start after Rodgers got hurt. There was so much promise after Hundley’s best performance last week at Chicago, but it all went south with his turnover fest against the Ravens on Sunday. — Rob Demovsky

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They’re the typical yo-yo team, and that won’t cut it in an AFC that’s more stacked in the middle than it has been in recent seasons. They’re all over the board offensively and defensively, making them far off the board for a real playoff run.
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Drew Stanton played as well as he could in San Francisco, and it was a lot easier with Adrian Peterson running through an absolute sieve. The degree of difficulty will be raised for his second start of the season.

NFL scores: Week 11 results, highlights

Given the status of the NFL playoff picture, one could argue Rams vs. Vikings was Sunday’s biggest game. Los Angeles and Minnesota, both leading their respective divisions, are fighting for a first-round bye in the postseason in addition to division titles. The Vikings won Sunday’s battle in convincing fashion, 24-7.
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The back and forth between Jones and the Compensation Committee, the Times noted, has escalated one of the worst fissures in decades in the normally clubby ownership group.

ProFootballTalk cited a league source in A. J. Cann Jersey reporting Sunday night that multiple owners have discussed the possibility of trying to force Jones to sell the team, a notion the Cowboys’ owner dismissed out of hand Tuesday.
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After seeming to wake up after promoting Bill Lazor to coordinator, the Bengals had their first single-digit scoring game since the abomination in Houston. They already were third-worst in the NFL in offensive yardage and seventh-worst in scoring, with Green still putting up decent number, albeit off his usual pace.

The Seahawks lead the NFC in passing offense (274.8 yards per game) and rank third in the conference in total offense (378.6). Quarterback Russell Wilson leads the NFC with 2,305 passing yards and is the NFL’s top-ranked passer in the fourth quarter with a 132.9 rating. Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, filling in for the injured Carson Palmer, made his first start of the season last week and threw two touchdown passes against the 49ers. He has now won his past four starts.
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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo out with knee soreness

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play Wednesday against the Suns because of right knee soreness.

I’m thankful for the NHL players who are like no other athletes on and off the ice. Phenomenal humans. Superheroes on skates.

Plus, there’s nothing better than drinking from the Stanley Cup. I did so the night the Rangers won the Cup. To this day, I can’t identify the liquid I was drinking, but why ruin a good story?

I’m most thankful for the shape of the game these days — the rush, the speed, the skill, the dearth of clutching-and-grabbing. It’s no coincidence that because the rules are being more strictly enforced, that the more talented players are getting more space and time to show us what they can do. A drop pass, a between-the-legs shot, a diving stick save. After all, these are the most talented all-around athletes in the world, so they should be able to show what they can do, right?

The forward suffered the injury Saturday during a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He then missed Sunday’s victory at Brooklyn.

The crowd chanted “cupcake” all evening, and Durant even engaged in a verbal exchange with Russell Westbrook.

Durant said Tuesday it was a “pretty fun moment to be a part of” and added that he knows what to expect this time around.

“It’s just a regular game for me now,” he said. “I learned how to tune out the crowd, I learned how to tune out the bulls—.”

Durant had to tune out another slew of boos from the Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd as the Thunder fans loudly let him know they still remember he left the organization.
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Several times, Khan pleads to Woodcock that he’s already on the record about where he stands on Trump. He’s referring to a New York Times story from Super Bowl week in February, in which Khan said he opposed Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. He hadn’t Brendan Perlini Authentic Jersey been looking to make a statement then; he’d just happened to bump into Times reporter Ken Belson in Houston.
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For me it was personal, and what triggered it was really the anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant rant, Khan says. There weren’t too many Muslim immigrants at the Super Bowl. Ken Belson asked me and I told him, because I think I have a that’s how I feel.

It’s hard to imagine the Packers surviving this blow and making the playoffs this year. If they do, it will be the best coaching job in McCarthy’s career.
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Prescott’s second season has presented different challenges, start after last year’s 13-3 record, but the pressure of being the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys doesn’t compare to the conversation he had in the summer of 2012 before his redshirt freshman year of college: His mom, Peggy, broke the news to her youngest son that she had Stage 4 colon cancer. If you’re not tripping, Prescott replied, I’m not tripping.

Peggy Prescott succumbed to the disease in November 2013, just as her son’s star on the football field was taking off. After her death, he would catapult Mississippi State to the No. 1 ranking for five weeks during the fall of 2014, and he’d earn the most important job in Dallas, where he changed his jersey to No. 4 in honor of Peggy’s birthday. If you know anything about Prescott, you almost certainly know about his mom. That’s how Prescott wants it to be.

Mexican baseball league to get first female umpire in 2018

The Mexican baseball league is on track to get its first female umpire in the 2018 season.
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Coleman was immediately re-inserted as a full-timer, playing 51 of 55 offensive snaps, including 37 of 39 pass plays. Coleman is averaging a generous 23 percent target share (7.1 per game) in his career and that volume is enough to keep him on the flex radar regardless of the team’s quarterback woes. On the negative side, Coleman faces a pair of tough secondaries on the road in Cincinnati and Los Angeles over the next two weeks.

Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 saves for Columbus in his third shutout this season and 22nd of his career. Mike Smith turned away 40 shots for Calgary.

It was the first time this season that either team ended regulation scoreless.

The Jackets outshot Calgary 2-1 for much of the game.

The Flames, however, dominated puck possession in the first 90 seconds of overtime before the Jackets pushed into the offensive zone.

Calgary’s T.J. Brodie Linus Ullmark Youth jersey sought to set up play from behind his own net, but the puck rolled off onto the stick of Nick Foligno, who sent it to Anderson for the game-winner.

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McCaffrey has yet to carry the ball within 9 yards of the goal line but has two end zone targets.

There’s not a person in our clubhouse — coach, player, executive — that’s not rooting for him in particular to finish strong and get a ring, said Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who played with Beltran with the Royals in 2001 and 2002. His career, when you look back at it, he’s as remarkable as anyone I’ve ever been around. He’s the best player that I ever played with.
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DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders: The winner of the Raiders’ running back-by-committee battle on Sunday, a game Marshawn Lynch missed due to suspension, was Washington, whose 20.8 PPR fantasy points easily exceeded Jalen Richard’s 8.6. Washington outpaced Richard in terms of both total touches (14-10) and starting percentage in ESPN leagues (27.0 to 18.0 percent), but it’s unclear whether his performance will be enough to earn him a larger role when Lynch returns to action in Week 9. Washington is still worth keeping stashed in PPR formats, where his 27 targets in eight games gives him a chance at helping teams out of the flex spot in a pinch.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins: For the first time all season, Crowder managed a double-digit fantasy point total, his 22.5 using PPR scoring easily his best all year and in fact just 3.2 shy of his career best (25.7, 2016 Week 8). It was a performance that reminded of his 2016 breakthrough, as he was targeted 13 times and had nine catches. Crowder is suddenly looking like the Redskins’ de facto No.

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Bills acquire WR Kelvin Benjamin in trade with Panthers

In a deal that was completed minutes before the NFL’s trade deadline Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers dealt top wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills for a third-round pick and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft.

Some rookies could get abused by Wall and Lowry in consecutive games. When he has been on some of the better point guards, Ball has managed to stay in front of them for the most part, and he has been able to swipe down and cause turnovers when big men drive with the ball on help defense. Defensively, Ball was OK, but he will learn how to better defend the likes of Rubio and pick-and-rolls.

What Ball did do much better in Utah was knock down his perimeter shot. After shooting 1-for-14 from behind the arc in his previous three games, Ball made 3 of 6 3-pointers against Utah. Those were actually his only baskets of the night, as he finished 3-for-10 overall.

Ball did have one terrific pass that would have made Stockton and Malone proud Saturday, as he fired a bullet in the air from just beyond half court on the run ahead of a streaking Brandon Ingram, who caught it like a wide receiver on a slant and took it in for a score.

Smith-Schuster, the youngest player in the NFL (he won’t turn 21 until Nov. 22), had his biggest game of his rookie season (seven catches, 193 yards, one TD) at the ideal time Sunday night. His 97-yard scoring catch-and-run from Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter broke Pittsburgh out of a field-goal fest in Detroit. He then helped clinch the 20-15 win over the Lions with a 4-yard catch on a shovel pass for a first down in the final minute.

Smith-Schuster had scored three times before Week 8 with limited targets, but now he has emerged as a vital offensive component, almost as essential as running back Le’Veon Bell or go-to wide receiver Antonio Brown.ducks-095

South Carolina will again be hosting the SEC’s women’s basketball tournament in 2019, 2020 and 2021

But before the Wolverines went on their WNIT run, coach Kim Barnes Arico endured what she called “probably one of the most disappointing nights of my life.” That was Selection Monday, when Steve Atwater Jersey Michigan didn’t get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, a crushing blow for a team that saw making the Big Dance as a major goal.
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It all starts at the line of scrimmage with Garoppolo’s ability to identify coverages, find the matchups and get the ball out.

Here’s a prime example against a quality Arizona defense back in Week 1: Garoppolo reads the pre-snap rotation of the safeties and takes advantage of the matchup outside of the numbers with Chris Hogan.

But the Cubans were caught in the rundown between East Sam Steel Youth jersey and West, socialism and capitalism, George H.W. Bush and Fidel Castro. In the name of détente, the two countries agreed to play each other in a series of games, home and away, as part of the walk-up to the Barcelona Olympics, the first in which baseball was a medal sport. Cuba wanted to get the better of the USA on the field. The US wanted to win the game off of it.

What’s stands out about Watson is his poise and awareness. He’s set NFL records by being the first rookie to throw for three or more touchdowns in four consecutive games. He’s tied with Carson Wentz at the top of the league with 19 passing touchdowns so far this season. That also beat Kurt Warner’s record of 18 touchdown passes through the first seven games of his career.

The Texans are just 3-4, but Watson’s made them a contender in the AFC South. They’ve got a bright future with an exciting franchise quarterback, unlike so many other teams are still looking for after years of trying.

After Game 6, Darvish addressed his Game 3 performance.

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And then I read about the ball being slick. And I really didn’t know if it was my physical thing and mechanical adjustment that I had to make or the ball. I can’t really say it. But that’s it. And I just need to learn from it and go tomorrow night.

Stolen from Pro Football Focus: Dallas center Travis Frederick has not allowed a sack in his last 1,658 pass blocks, since midseason 2014. That’s almost three full seasons of protecting Dallas quarterbacks on pass drops.

Another deep-league addition to consider, Len is averaging 11.8 points and 8.8 rebounds over the past four games for a Phoenix team that proves entirely thin past Tyson Chandler at center, affording this mercurial big enough minutes to matter.

This trade was an absolute fleecing, a foolish deal consummated by the Colts out of desperation. Richardson had scored 11 touchdowns in his rookie season but did not have the playmaking ability expected from a No. 3 overall pick.

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Nationals announce hiring of Dave Martinez as new manager

We are delighted to bring Dave aboard and excited about what he will bring to our clubhouse and our dugout, Theodore N. Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals, said in a statement. We have been very clear about our goals as an organization and we feel confident we’ve found the right man to help us reach them.
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Martinez becomes the seventh full-time manager for the Nats since they moved from Montreal before the 2005 season. A former outfielder who played for nine different teams during his 16 years in the majors, he spent three and a half seasons with the Expos. Martinez’s 431 games played for the Expos are his most for any franchise. Martinez ranks among the top 20 in franchise history in several categories, including his 22 triples (tied for 15th), his 68 stolen bases (18th) and his 70.83 stolen-base percentage (17th).

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 34 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 32 and the Knicks won for the second time after losing their first three games.

Cleveland, which was blown out by Orlando at home and lost to Brooklyn during this stretch, fell below .500. The Cavaliers were routed 123-101 in New Orleans on Saturday.
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Guys are scoring at will against us, James said. Our defense is pretty bad right now.