Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile, Hayward has written a new blog post on his personal website about the summer, taking on such subjects as the move to Massachusetts, video games, and what to expect this season.
One of the best offenses in 2016, the Redskins early returns so far in 2017 rank somewhere between underwhelming and underachieving. That does not mean good games aren't coming in the future, however, at least according to head coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins. "I would like to think that as the year goes on the offense gets better and better," Cousins said Wednesday. "Hopefully we take those steps going forward and we just hit our stride and play much better than we have the first two weeks." In the first two games of the season, a loss at home to the Eagles in Week 1 and a win in Los Angeles over the Rams, Cousins hasn't played particularly well. Against Philadelphia, he played
Quick thoughts on each of Day 1's four matches at the inaugural Laver Cup: Given Cilic's struggles since the Wimbledon final, where a blister hindered him physically and sapped him mentally, you'd think this would be a good opportunity for Team World to steal an early point. But Tiafoe—filling in for the injured Juan Martin del Potro—is by far the least accomplished player of the dozen in Prague, and shouldn't be counted on. The American more than held his own against Roger Federer at the US Open, but that was in front of a crowd that, if not all behind him, still showed him heavy support. To Cilic's credit, he won two rounds in Flushing Meadows, along with two Davis Cup playoff rubbers last