Giorgos Karagounis comes up big as underdog Greece foils Russia
When the Chicago Cubs announced their lineup for Game 1 of the World Series, one big, expensive name was missing: Jason Heyward, the outfielder whom they signed to a $184 million, eight-year contract this past offseason. Instead, Joe Maddon put journeyman Chris Coghlan in right field. Two things: Yes, Maddon calls Jason Heyward “Jeyward” and Maddon said things could easily be different in Game 2, which makes sense considering how much he tinkers with the Cubs’ lineup.
English professional poker player William Kassouf uses his mouth to try an gain an advantage at the table, and has a history of tilting fellow pros. The tactic has made Kassouf a very polarizing pl…
A lot of successful coaches ensure no player gets away with any special treatment. If the star player is criticized in front of the team, everyone notices and doesn’t fool around. Famous Boston Celtics head coach Red Auerbach did this, too. He would rip legendary center Bill Russell on purpose during practice to make a point that everyone had to be held accountable. It appears New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t afraid to lay into his own star players, as former Patriot wide receiver Chad Johnson explained during an appearance on FOX Sports 1 program “Undisputed” earlier this week. “First day, team meeting. Everyone’s coming in and Belichick puts on – first day, no greeting –
While Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters he will be looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster before next season, Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech believes the Tigers have no interest in trading 2B Ian Kinsler and RHP Justin Verlander. "We want to get younger," Avila said two weeks ago. "We want to get leaner. We want to run the organization without having to go over our means." Kinsler, 34, who hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs this season, will earn just $21 million over the next two years and be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets technically need a second baseman.
Brown was left home from the Giants’ game against the Los Angeles Rams in London in Week 7 and was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list by the NFL, granting the team a roster spot to replace him. Giants co-owner John Mara explained (via ESPN) why the team released Brown now and not when the allegations of abuse first surfaced, or after the shocking documents in which Brown admitted he abused his wife were released by the King County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office.
Rangers officials, including Levine, did not comment on the report. The Rangers have had some upheaval in the executive ranks over the last couple of years, but the belief here is this one will hurt more than the resignation of Nolan Ryan (2013) and the departure of A.J. Preller (2014). Each had their own strengths. Levine, who has spent a decade as Daniels' top assistant, has developed a well-rounded blend of skills that will serve him well. In baseball, ownership seems to gravitate towards one of two schools in hiring a GM: They either favor "scouting," which means they want a guy who played the game, spits tobacco and can talk in colorful jargon or they aim for "analytics" and a guy with a
A survey of more than 4,000 people, conducted by BBC Radio 5 Live, has found that 82% of soccer fans in England, Scotland and Wales would have no problem with having a gay player on their team. A lack of acceptance of gay players has made headlines in the NFL in recent years, and it remains a taboo subject in the European game. The first player to come out in England was Justin Fashanu in 1990.
DENVER -- A fan who fell 30 to 50 feet while leaving Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos game Monday night has died. The Denver County medical examiner's office made the announcement, saying the fan died Monday night after being taken to a hospital. The Broncos identified the man as Jason Coy in a statement released on Tuesday. "The Denver Broncos are extremely saddened to learn that Jason Coy, the fan who fell over a stairwell railing at Monday night's game, has passed away," the Broncos said in a statement. "Providing a safe, enjoyable environment for guests at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the top priority for the Broncos and [Stadium Management Company].
Hillary Clinton was among ecstatic fans celebrating Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945, breaking a decades-long curse. However, the appreciation between Clinton
With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd. It was at that point that Crosby found himself wide open in the middle of the ice to accept a pass from Evgeni Malkin and rip it past Panthers goalie Jamies Reimer for his first goal of the year.
The improbable and unthinkable happened in Happy Valley last Saturday night and it happened for a various amount of reasons — all of which are key ingredients to pulling off a major upset: Scoring on special teams: Game-winning blocked field goal returned for a touchdown and a blocked punt, leading to points. Getting to the quarterback: We’ll get to this. Hitting on big plays: Only four Penn State receivers caught passes, but they each had a long reception of over 20 yards. Saquon Barkley was held for under 100-yards on the ground, but he had a long rush of 37-yards. If we were to go back through Ohio State’s losses under Urban Meyer, the offense has been the issue in just about all of them —
It took until his 22nd Sprint Cup start at Martinsville Speedway for Kyle Busch to visit victory lane at NASCAR’s shortest track. And he stunk up the show. Busch led 352 laps, the only time in the last six races at Martinsville that the winner led more than 100 laps. There were 11 lead changes, only the second time since 2009 that there were fewer than 15 at the short track. It was one of four short-track wins Joe Gibbs Racing has earned this year of the five so far. Kevin Harvick‘s victory in the August Bristol race is the only exception. JGR drivers have led 1,545 of the 2,307 laps raced on short tracks this year (67 percent). Before Busch’s win, Denny Hamlin was the only current JGR driver
Shuffle Up season is here, my friends. Here’s the idea — how would we rank fantasy players if the season were starting right now? These are not weekly ranks, these are rest-of-season ranks. A few caveats up front. The prices are unscientific in nature
After an exhaustive period of nominating wrestlers, and then rec'ing each one you felt was deserving, the next Cageside Seats Pro Wrestling Tournament has its Field of 64. And the best part is it was all decided by you. That means you get to bicker back and forth with each other (and we expect lots of that) regarding the wrestlers who made it in and those who were left out. There's no questioning some deserving wrestlers were not included in the final field and, really, more than a few were left off the list. There's also plenty of debate to be had about a couple names that did make it. Just remember to have a good time with it. That's what we're going to do! Without further ado, here is the
Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.
Is it too early to have an eye on the 2017 draft? Not if you’ve been focused on the Cowboys lackluster pass rush in 2016 it isn’t. It’s unlikely anything will happen between now and the trade deadline that will fix Dallas’ issues getting to the quarterback, and with their hesitance to enter the free agency fray the last few years, any help for the edge rush will likely come via the draft. DraftWire has released a new three-round mock draft and it starts off with Dallas selecting Dawuane Smoot out of the University of Illinois. Character issues have plagued the Cowboys’ attempts to improve their pass rush, so they’re still looking for an upgrade there. Smoot racked up 15 tackles for loss and eight
The San Francisco 49ers might be the worst team in the NFL. Yes, the Cleveland Browns are winless, but taking a glance at the 49ers roster, there’s not a lot there. As The Mercury-News discovered on Monday, someone did some … creative editing to Baalke’s Wikipedia page.
(c) 2016 Time Inc. Star-Studded Field for First WGC Event of the Season Russell Knox looks to defend his 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions title against a star-studded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.Russell Knox
A 26th straight playoff appearance? It seemed, when this season began, that not many were giving the Detroit Red Wings much of a chance to accomplish the feat. Time will tell. Despite their doubters, the Red Wings have now won five straight games, following a pretty uninspiring start with back-to-back losses in Florida to begin the season. Their latest win came Tuesday, as the Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2. (For Carolina, that wraps up a six-game road trip to begin the season.) Dylan Larkin, who had 23 goals as a rookie in 2015-16, finally got his first two goals of this season, scoring twice against the Hurricanes. So far, 11 players on their roster have scored, with Darren Helm
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Antoine Griezmann has won the best player award in the Spanish league for last season. The Atletico Madrid forward was announced as the winner in a ceremony organized by La Liga in Valencia on Monday. The Frenchman was not at the ceremony. Atletico also had Diego Simeone win the best coach award, Diego Godin earn the best defender award, and Jan Oblak clinch best goalkeeper. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was selected as the best forward, and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric as the best midfielder. Team captains voted for the top players in each position, while a data-analysis system generated the best player award. Barcelona won the Spanish league last season, ahead of Real Madrid and
Since the Chicago Bears are currently mired in a 1-6 season and Alshon Jeffery is a pending unrestricted free agent playing on a franchise tag, all options are being considered regarding the 26-year-old receiver. According to Benjamin Allbright as well as Jason La Canfora, the Philadelphia Eagles are working to push through a trade for Jeffery by the November 1st deadline at 4:00 p.m. ET. If the deal was to be completed, the Eagles would need to “work out a long term deal” and a mid-round pick would come back to the Bears as compensation. Philadelphia is also rumored to be in on San Francisco 49ers receiver, Torrey Smith, who has never seemed to be a quality fit with head coach Chip Kelly’s offense and the 49ers.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced it has partnered with the American Red Cross as the primary sponsor on the No. 44 of Brian Scott this weekend at Martinsville Speedway in an effort to help Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Scott’s car will feature text message code fans can use in order to donate to the Red Cross’ efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Fans can help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting http://www.redcross.org/rpm-pub, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999, which will be featured on the No. 44 Ford Fusion this weekend, to make a $10 donation. “With the significance that Hurricane Matthew had on the Carolinas,
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva (right) was unhappy with the handling of the game against Florida. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, Board of Supervisors athletic committee chairman Blake Chatelain and team spokesman Michael Bonnette were among school officials upset with the way the SEC handled the LSU-Florida game during Hurricane Matthew. In a series of emails obtained by WRBZ-TV, Alleva and Bonnette called the situation “a joke” in the wake of Georgia-South Carolina being rescheduled for Oct. 9 and the LSU-Florida game being postponed indefinitely.