Barry Trotz does not think the Capitals’ history of playoff struggles has created a mental hurdle for the team to overcome. “I think they’re all past that now,” Trotz said to reporters at the team’s breakdown day. “I think it’s so overworked by [the media] and everybody else that it’s actually becoming a joke to the guys.” Well, the Caps weren’t laughing after their Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In some ways, Trotz is correct. Losing to Jaroslav Halak in 2010 is not why Washington lost to Pittsburgh this year. Giving up a 3-1 series lead to the New York Rangers in 2015 is not why the Caps were shutout in Game 7 by the Penguins. But there does seem to be a mental hurdle the team has
Billy Horschel let his wife do the talking after keeping his emotions to himself following his first PGA Tour victory in three years on Sunday. “I write this nervously, skeptically, but also proudly because I have embraced the woman I have become over the past year,” Horschel’s wife, Brittany, wrote in the post. Brittany divulged her three-month stay in a South Florida treatment center last summer put Billy in the stressful position of supporting their family — including caring for their infant daughter and moving into their new home — as well as staying competitive on tour. Since claiming the 2014 Tour Championship for the FedExCup title in 2014, Horschel’s game had disappeared, missing four straight cuts before Sunday’s breakthrough at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Odell Beckham, entering his fourth season as a pro, is ranked among the top three wideouts on most people's boards, but should that be the case? Yahoo fanalysts Brad Evans and Liz Loza offer their takes.