Astros fans gave the Houston equivalent of a Bronx cheer to The Post’s helpful half-page ad in their hometown newspaper — exposing the true baseball allegiance of their game-winning pitcher’s fetching fiancée, Kate Upton. “Hey Houston!” the Post’s ad blared above a 2013 snap of longtime Bombers diehard Upton proudly wearing a Yankee cap. “We know who she’s really rooting for,” taunts the ad, which ran in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle. ’Stros fans were less than amused by the sight of star hurler Justin Verlander’s squeeze sporting the enemy’s headgear. “It just looks like she’s rooting for whatever team she’s at,” complained Zeke Duncan of Beaumont, Texas. Duncan, who was waiting for the start
It’s time for our weekly look at the top fantasy football adds and drops to be making on your waiver wire entering Week 7. ADD Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson AP is officially back. After being traded from the Saints to the Cardinals, it took all of one game for Peterson to show he’s still got it. On Sunday, Peterson rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries in the team's 38-33 victory over the Buccaneers. He looked like the old AP that was an RB1 every week, no matter the matchup. It remains to be seen if that will be the case in Arizona, but he’s at least the No. 1 pickup to make on your league’s waiver wire this week. Washington RB Samaje Perine Washington is finally making Samaje Perine the
The 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. It was a surprising move, because teams don’t often release three-time All-Pro players on the right side of 30 very often, but the move was actually exceedingly nice to Bowman, and something we don’t see often in the NFL. “NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. There were reports last week that the 49ers were trying to find a trade partner for Bowman, and on Sunday morning it emerged that the team actually had a deal in place with the Saints on the trade — but ultimately decided to cut their veteran instead.
The New Orleans Saints followed the same protocol on Sunday for the national anthem that the team agreed to do before the Miami game in London, kneeling in protest of racial inequality before the anthem and then standing during the anthem itself. Fans in the Superdome began booing while the players knelt before the anthem, and then the stadium's announcer asked for a moment of silence in tribute to Marcus McNeil, the New Orleans policeman who was shot and killed early Friday morning. Sean Payton indicated Monday that the Saints did not realize there would be a moment of silence and the decision to take a knee was a continuation of the team's decision in London, not connected to the tribute
An intriguing detail on Jerry West saying farewell to Golden State emerged this week. The former Warriors front office executive left for the L.A. Clippers over the offseason partly because of a pay cut, according to longtime NBA reporter Jack McCallum. Trimming the compensation of West may sound somewhat silly to some NBA fans since the Lakers legend followed his Hall of Fame playing career with a legendary arc as an executive — including helping the Warriors set up a team that won two of the last three NBA titles. However, McCallum reported as much in his new book Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball (which will be released Oct.
The Redskins’ secondary has been calling themselves the “Flight Marshals” this season, and they apparently used that concept for a unique celebration choice on Sunday. After Kendall Fuller intercepted C.J. Beathard’s pass to lock up the win over the 49ers, Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger pretended to frisk Fuller and mimicked putting him in handcuffs as they left the field. While reason behind the celebration was initially unclear (and even speculated as a potential protest), Swearinger had a simple explanation for the celebration after the game: Fuller locked down the 49ers. Swearinger said via the Washington Post: “A little Flight Marshal signature. Lock him up. I guess we locking up. He locked
The Dallas Cowboys suffered through a pretty chaotic bye week, with players being released, players retiring, and players being suspended (or more accurately re-suspended). What the Cowboys really need is to get back on the football field, and when they do they need to up their game. The uneven 2-3 start is not going to cut it going forward. So here are four moves they need to make to help ensure success the rest of the way. Give more time to Brice Butler at the expense of Terrance Williams: Yes, the dropped pass that led to a pick-six for Green Bay is still on everybody’s mind. But that’s not the only reason the Cowboys should plug in more Brice Butler for Terrance Williams. Butler has been
Original: August 2017 I’m back from my vacation and ready to resume sending the Crootletter. There is a new No. 2 recruiting class in the country on the 247Sports Composite: the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman is not playing around. Texas has 17 verbal commitments, and 13 of those are rated four- or five-stars. That’s an absurd ratio. The Longhorns have the top four committed prospects in Texas (Nos. 2-5), and six of the top eight. That is some serious in-state dominance. Seventy-five percent of Texas’ high school commits are from the state. The most recent additions are defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and tight end Malcolm Epps. At 6’0 and 329 pounds, Coburn is built like a fire hydrant and plays
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on their way back to non-embarrassing form, the Edmonton Oilers are struggling to look anything like a legitimate Stanley Cup contender and the Toronto Maple Leafs are making sure the league doesn't forget how much of a game changer that Auston Matthews really is. It's a new week, and that means it's time for another edition of our 2017-18 NHL Power Rankings. To some of our readers' credit, the Penguins probably never should've retained a top-five spot after their 10-1 debacle of a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, so even their recent on-ice improvement appears in this week's edition as a demotion to the middle of the pack.
The Chicago Cubs return home in a two-games-to-none hole in the National League Championship Series and with plenty of questions left unanswered after back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers. What's wrong with a bullpen that yielded late runs in both losses, including surrendering a walk-off, three-run home run Sunday night in Chicago's 4-1 setback in Game 2 at Dodger Stadium? With time now running short on his team's World Series title defense, Cubs manager Joe Maddon realizes that if his team is going to bounce back, it has to be soon.
Monday is the deadline for first-round picks from 2014 to get extensions off their NBA rookie deals, and it’s been anything but a booming business for almost all of the draft’s big name-players. Of the 30 first-rounders, only No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins received a full, $148-million extension over five seasons from the Minnesota Timberwolves. “He’s earned it,’’ said Timberwolves president/coach Tom Thibodeau. Nobody else has, but this is what happens when no one has been named to an All-Star team and only a handful of players have advanced to the post-season. Wiggins and the top four picks have failed to make the playoffs entirely during their first three NBA seasons. Among players selected in
The thrilling summer of free agency has come and gone, but there is still plenty to talk about in terms of contracts. That's because it's extension time in the NBA, with players and teams having until Oct. 16 to finalize new deals. We'll keep you up to date on all the new deals being inked around the league below: Oct. 16: LaMarcus Aldridge , San Antonio Spurs The Spurs and Aldridge have had a rough couple of years, but the two sides have figured out whatever problems they had and reached an agreement on an extension for three-years $72.3 million. Oct. 9: Joel Embiid , Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid is the face of "The Process" and it appears to have been trusted. The 76ers will be signing Embiid