ATLANTA FALCONS (2-0) AT DETROIT LIONS (2-0) KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Ford Field. TV: FOX, Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter). SERIES HISTORY: 37th regular-season meeting. Lions lead series, 24-12. One memorable meeting between these two teams came in 2012, when Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 225 yards to break Jerry Rice's season receiving record. The Falcons won 31-18, but Johnson passed Rice's mark on a 26-yard pass from Matthew Stafford in the fourth quarter. KEYS TO THE GAME: Both teams have started hot and will try to continue their success in Week 3. Atlanta has quieted any skeptics who wondered about the possibility of a Super Bowl hangover less than eight
With last night's win, the Orioles retain the mathematical, albeit unlikely, possibility that they will finish the season .500 or better. Playing out the string against the Rays and Pirates will certainly help, playing their last five on the road? Not so much. It's really astounding to look at the wide chasm between home and road wins on the ledger of the 2017 Birds. Slighly less road incompetence would have been quite useful this season. Oh, well. It's one of the many, many issues that's bedeviled the O's. ...shall we peruse some links? Ynoa does it right against Tampa Bay: Throws strikes, works fast, goes deep into game - BaltimoreBaseball.com Ray Miller is somewhere out there nodding in agreement.
LeBron James has his crew together for another run at the title, but apart from the King doing King-like things, this run might look a little different. The Cavaliers, who have been to the past three NBA Finals and won the championship in 2016, debuted their team with a photo on Twitter, off Richard Jefferson’s Snapchat, on Thursday morning. Right in the middle is James, surrounded by some old friends like Jefferson and Kevin Love and some new, like former (briefly) Knick Derrick Rose, not fresh off a haircut, and ex-Celtics superstar Isaiah Thomas, the shrimp right in front of James.