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
When it rains, it pours and right now it is dumping on the New York Giants. Not only did the Giants lose their top four starting wide receivers -- three for the season -- during a Week 5 loss to the Chargers that left them 0-5, but some defensive drama surfaced this week as well. Starting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showed up for work, then told everyone he was leaving and promptly got suspended indefinitely by the team. He's not the only cornerback in trouble: according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, second-year corner Eli Apple was benched to start the game against Los Angeles not because of his play but for discipline reasons. Garafolo, appearing on "Good Morning Football (Weekend
A flurry of upsets caused a shakeup in the latest Associated Press poll as Alabama solidified its control of the top spot and Penn State moved up to No. 2. The Crimson Tide received all 61 first-place votes for the first time this season while the Nittany Lions reached their highest ranking since also being ranked second on Oct. 31, 1999. Four of last week's Top 10 teams lost to cause the upheaval. Second-ranked Clemson, fifth-ranked Washington, No. 8 Washington State and No. 10 Auburn all dropped their contests with only Clemson (No. 7) remaining in the Top 10. Washington slipped to No. 12 after a damaging loss to Arizona State, Washington State fell to 15th after being routed by California
10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears snapped a 10-game road losing streak to upset the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. 1. For a couple of kids raised in Baltimore who grew up in a city where guys like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were larger-than-life icons, faces of a franchise for more than a decade, it had to be a thrill to return to Charm City for the first time as NFL players and have a chance to compete. Adrian Amos and Kyle Fuller have both been seeking a bit of redemption too whether they want to admit it or not. Amos was effectively demoted after two years as a starter when the club bucked up for journeyman Quintin Demps in free agency and then used a fourth-round draft pick on Alabama’s Eddie Jackson.
The Tennessee Volunteers haven't scored a touchdown since Sept. 23, and that was in a game in which they squeaked by winless UMass. On Saturday, South Carolina downed Tennessee, dropping the Vols to 3-3 and now they have to head on the road to Tuscaloosa to face No. 1 Alabama. This could spell the end for coach Butch Jones, but before you punch his ticket out the door, you'll want to hear what the team at GoVols247 has to say. They've been covering UT athletics for almost 20 years and know the pulse of Rocky Top. They've tapped into their sources to find out where Jones stands. They know Tennessee athletic director John Currie doesn't want the Vols to be the test case for how a coaching change
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
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
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.
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
Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer Close University of Maryland graduate Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and son Follow on Twitter OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- John Harbaugh deflected some of the criticism aimed at offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on Monday, saying no one should point the finger at him even though the Baltimore Ravens rank among the worst offenses in the NFL. The Ravens are the only team with an offense that ranks in the bottom five in yards and offensive points per game. Baltimore also failed to score an offensive touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears. Mornhinweg, who was promoted to coordinator about this time last year, is the playcaller for
By midafternoon Sunday, the Dolphins found themselves in a 17-0 hole, facing the embarrassing reality of having been outscored by an absurd 84-41 margin this season and wondering if they would ever climb out of their offensive abyss. By the time midnight struck, so much had changed: Miami (3-2) emerged from Week 6 as one of only six AFC teams with a winning record, tied for the fourth-best record in the conference and with a real chance to make this a meaningful, successful season after all. The 3-3 Baltimore Ravens (who host Miami on a Thursday night Oct. 26), the 2-4 Oakland Raiders and the 3-2 Denver Broncos — who all play the Dolphins over the next two months, with Oakland and Denver visiting South Florida — don’t look quite as strong as many figured they would be.