Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
Lewis Hamilton drew level with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher for the most United States Grand Prix victories by taking his fifth win on Sunday in Austin, Texas. He’s the third driver overall to do so, with Ayrton Senna having also won five times in the U.S. – albeit only two of them in the USGP title in Phoenix. He also won three Detroit Grands Prix from 1986 through 1988. Hamilton won his first grand prix on American soil back in 2007 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and had won three of the four races held at the Circuit of The Americas since 2012 heading into the Austin weekend. A perfect start saw Hamilton forge an early lead over Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes teammate Nico
Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.
Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.
CHICAGO—Torture and ridicule finally relinquished their 71-year hold on the Cubs thanks to the goodness of godwinks. As lifelong Cubs fan Rhena Knourek, now 82 years old, told me two years ago at Cubs Convention, the annual mid-winter Hajj for the most devout of the Cubbie flock, godwinks are seemingly random moments of ordinary life that actually occur because of heavenly direction. A godwink is Carlos Ruiz of the Dodgers, the penultimate batter of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series Saturday night at Wrigley Field, hitting a foul pop fly with nearly the same trajectory as the one hit by Luis Castillo of the Marlins in the last NLCS Game 6 at Wrigley.
(c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the
Maybe Talladega was the “lay up” race of the third round? Joe Gibbs Racing’s four cars represent half of the eight drivers advancing to the third round of the Chase. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth entered Sunday’s race with hefty points advantages over ninth place.
Byron Scott is a different type of cat. The former Nets, New Orleans, Cavaliers and Lakers coach does not have the shiniest track record in spite of making two NBA Finals as lead coach and winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year award in 2008, and he turned his legacy into a complete hash of things during that disastrous two year run with Los Angeles between 2014-16. Charged with making life prettier for the team’s local television viewers during the final two seasons of Kobe Bryant’s career while developing some semblance of a youth movement on the side, Scott failed miserably with both tasks.
There won’t be a weirder game on Sunday night this NFL season. There won’t be a weirder one on Thursday night, Monday night, Sunday afternoon or any other time the NFL wants to play, either. Each team missed a chip shot field goal in the final minutes of overtime when the game seemed to be over.
When P.K. Subban shows up at your event, you expect to be entertained. And he basically always delivers. His trend of delighting Nashville Predators fans continued on Sunday, as he made a glorious appearance as the Tennessee Titans’ “12th Man.” If you close your eyes and picture a scene, you probably wouldn’t be that far off; it still doesn’t make this any less fantastic. (Even if the Titans eventually dropped a 34-26 loss to the Colts.) The photo he posted on his personal Twitter account was great: This GIF of him using a sword feels like it will get some mileage on Twitter. After totally convincing other people about your sports/political/hot-dog-being-a-sandwich opinion, and then drop the
To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at 29:20 over 149 shifts. Keep in mind the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs games were actually overtime affairs.
RHP Jenrry Mejia is still a member of the Mets organization, notes Adam Rubin of ESPN. The Mets can release him if they choose, but he's currently costing the team nothing, adds Rubin.
After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points.
For the past 108 years, the Chicago Cubs have played the underdog. The Cubs come into the series as an overwhelming favorite to hoist the World Series trophy, according to Bovada. The Cubs might be the favorites in the World Series, but the money is coming in on Cleveland.
FC Dallas won the Supporters’ Shield for the best regular-season record. There are 340 Major League Soccer games in the book this year, and at length, the playoffs can start. FC Dallas: After falling short on goal difference last year, FCD finally lifted its first Supporters’ Shield this year with a consistent and impressive campaign.
Marreese Speights bluntly assessed Draymond Green, but at least Speights put his name behind his words (at least until implying he was misquoted, to which the writer countered by claiming he had audio). Someone else in the fantastic profile of Green by Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN never attached his name. Strauss: multiple Warriors staffers share the opinion that Green is their most important player. Nobody replicates his set of contributions. As one team official puts it: “The guys might be frustrated by his antics, but they had an opportunity to prove themselves without him in Game 5 and they played like a bunch of [cowards].” Multiple Warriors objected. Klay Thompson, via Monte Poole of
The New York Giants may have turned their season around the past two weeks with two hard-fought victories, but they are still on the bottom looking up in the suddenly competitive NFC East. The frontrunning Dallas Cowboys (5-1) remained alone in first place after a bye week; the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the previously-undefeated Minnesota Vikings, 21-10, at home to improve to 4-2 and move to second place; and the Washington Redskins fell in the final seconds to the Lions in Detroit, 20-17, to fall to 4-3 on the year. With a little over half the season remaining, only a few division games have been played. The Eagles, who play Dallas next week, have only played one game in the division thus far.
Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s not the subject of this commentary. Instead, I want to talk about why I also consider Kaepernick the most fascinating NFL player off the field. And the reason for that is simple: He has rapidly declined from a very good quarterback to a terrible quarterback, at an age when most quarterbacks are still getting better. It was less than four years ago that Kaepernick
Syracuse almost went 1-1 on Saturday, but managed to beat Boston College and not themselves. The Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) tried their darnedest to submarine their own efforts by turning the ball over three times, giving up five sacks, and committing 16 penalties, but managed to pull out a 28-20 win over BC on a soggy, breezy day in Chestnut Hill. The defeat extended the Eagles' (3-4, 0-4) ACC losing streak to a dozen while snapping SU's streak of eight straight conference losses on the road. The school-record 16 infractions included a half dozen flags for false starts by the Syracuse offense. Fortunately, there were some positive notations made by the Orange in their own record book.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t happy with his team’s performance after Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia. A day later, he’s still upset. “We’re trying to figure out everything right now,” Zimmer said Monday, via Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “This is a gut check day. . . . We’re going to change some things up this week.” After a showing that prompted Zimmer to call his offensive line “soft,” he offered up this biting critique that should force every player to engage in soul searching: “I have faith in this football team. But faith is belief without proof, and I have no proof yet.” The defense has given Zimmer plenty of proof, but defense alone isn’t enough. As to the offense, Zimmer
LONDON — Chelsea beat Manchester United 4-0 on Sunday in an unhappy return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho. First half goals from Pedro and Gary Cahill set them on their way and then Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante added gloss to the scoreline as United unraveled as Chelsea went into the top four. Here’s what we learned from a humbling afternoon for Mourinho back in west London. NIGHTMARE RETURN FOR MOURINHO “You’re not special anymore!” “You’re getting sacked in the morning!” “Who are ya? Who are ya?” Those were just sum of the chants directed at Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho on his first return to Chelsea since he was sacked last December. It was an incredibly uncomfortable afternoon
It only seems like Matthew Stafford has been quarterback of the Detroit Lions forever. Stafford is still fairly young. He’s 28. Sunday’s game was his 100th NFL start. We expect instant results from our quarterbacks, but players are still allowed to improve
The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.