The Kyrie Irving saga in Cleveland could be just a classic case of miscommunication. The Cavaliers star point guard reportedly requested a trade in order to play for a franchise where he can be the focal point, instead of being LeBron James’ sidekick. Irving also apparently was irked the Cavs had included him in trade talks for Paul George, and now it appears that the 25-year-old star might be under the false impression that James was behind the trade talks for George. FOX Sports 1’s Chris Broussard reported Friday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that the Cavs, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns had a deal in place to send Irving to Phoenix, and the star guard believes that James was trying to force him out of town.
For the second straight week, Kirk Cousins performed at a level subpar to his ability. Or at least the ability Redskins fans have come to expect during the last two seasons. In Washington's preseason Week 1 loss to the Ravens, Cousins hardly played and threw only two passes. It was easy to dismiss that outing as too short and too limited for true evaluation. Against the Packers Saturday night, that was not the case. The Redskins were not able to even gain a first down until their fourth possession, and Cousins did not get into even the slightest rhythm until he and the Washington offense faced the Packers backup defenders. Since being named the Redskins starter in 2015, Cousins has thrown for
SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Mackanin's body language said it all after this one. There were reasons to feel good about the Phillies' 12-9 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night (see Instant Replay). And there were reasons to not feel so good. "It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win and I'll take it," the exasperated manager said. "I'm happy. I don't look happy, but I am." Mackanin was happy because his club snapped a six-game losing streak and won for the first time in 12 games this season in the state of California. He was happy because his team's struggling offense produced 12 runs. But he was not happy that his club had so much trouble putting the game away. The Phils took a 12-4 lead