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If you’re going to beat the best, you want to beat them at their place

Dec
30

While Chicago is getting scoring from multiple sources, the return of Corey Crawford after missing three games with an undisclosed injury cannot be overlooked. Crawford has stopped 57 of 60 shots over the last two games, including a 31-save performance versus the Coyotes.

“We talk about them all the time in terms of they’re the standard,” Keeler said. “Alabama, North Dakota State, they’re the standard. And we’re excited to get a chance to go play them at their place.”

In its first meeting against Kennesaw State, Sam Houston kept the Owls (12-2) from becoming the first Big South team to reach the semifinals while ending their 12-game winning streak. The matchup featured Kennesaw’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack in the FCS, which gained 352 yards on 64 carries, and Sam Houston’s No. 1 passing attack led by Jeremiah Briscoe. The senior quarterback threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Yedidiah Louis.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Savage was checked immediately after the hit, but was cleared by the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant to return to the game. After the following series, Savage was tested again and it was determined he needed to leave the game.

“[They] made the determination that he was OK,” O’Brien said. “Not me, obviously the evaluators made the determination to put him back in the game. He went back in the game and came out and they evaluated him a little bit more just because of what they saw.”

“Whatever [the evaluators] see and the testing that they do they try to make the best decision with the player and they weren’t satisfied with the results of the second test so they decided to pull him, and that’s when he went into the locker room.”

Savage was hit by 49ers defensive end Elvis Dumervil while throwing an incomplete pass on third down. He appeared to have trouble getting up and seemed dazed, and his hands were visibly shaking.
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Clippers end Raptors’ streak with 96-91 victory

Dec
27

“We were playing in mud. Psychologically, we were a step behind,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “After we lost that lead, we couldn’t get our traction back.”

The Raptors were up 81-74 early in the fourth on seven straight points, including consecutive baskets by Valanciunas.

Teodosic and Austin Rivers hit 3-pointers and Sam Dekker made a pair of free throws to pull the Clippers into an 82-all tie. They tied it again at 84-all on Dekker’s baseline shovel pass to Jordan, who dunked.

“We kept a high-scoring team under 100 points. That’s pretty good, man,” Austin Rivers said. “This is the biggest win for us. We kept playing and fighting.”

The Lightning and Blues are tied atop the league standings with 44 points and both come into the game riding four-game winning streaks.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper’s team won those four games at home, and he knows the Lightning have to find a way to transfer their home success to the road, where they lost three of four games on their last trip.

Tuesday night’s game begins another four-game trip.

“We’ve done what we had to at home,” Cooper told the Tampa Bay Times. “Now we have to do it on the road, and it’s much tougher with all the travel we have to do, especially where we are here. So, we have to learn from what we did on the road before, what we have to do to prepare, but this is a good way to jump-start that.”

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This was the second consecutive game in which they lost a lead in the third period only to win in OT.

Dec
25

The Hawks (6-19) needed something special to win for the second time in six games, even though the Magic (12-17) lacked their two leading scorers.

Aaron Gordon (18.5 points per game) suffered a concussion in Friday’s loss to the Nuggets, and Evan Fournier (18.3) remained sidelined with a sprained ankle.

Still, Orlando took the lead three times in the fourth quarter and the Hawks — with three injured big men inactive — had no answer for Vucevic as he registered game highs with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The 7-foot center made 4 of 6 3-pointers.

But this is where things start to get a little weird: Check out the window of what appears to be an ice cream parlor. See who’s in there? An alligator. The same alligator that appeared in Sunday’s super bizarre under-the-sea cover. Once you start looking for it, you realize that this alligator also appears in many other versions of the TB Times from this season (he — I’ve decided it’s a male alligator — isn’t in any from last year).

After the Pats beat the Jets, you can see him in the lower right-hand corner in the last box of the cartoon, which is about a hot tub salesman trying to pass a bath tub with jets off as a hot tub (because, as everyone knows, that’s the most logical joke to make about jets).

Tanner Pearson scored 4:40 into overtime and Los Angeles edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.

It’s the longest winning streak in the NHL this season, but it’s not as though the Kings have overpowered teams every night.

“I think we win in different ways,” said Anze Kopitar. “None of these have been easy, but we’re grinding out wins.”

Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli each scored and assisted on the other’s goal for the Kings in the second period. Jonathan Quick had 32 saves.

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Crawford leads Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Coyotes

Dec
22

The Chicago Blackhawks staggered home last week in desperate need of some positive results.

Kane then set up Schmaltz with a slick pass for a one-timer with 3:02 left. It was Schmaltz’s first goal since Nov. 27 and No. 5 on the season.

“We’ve got to learn to play under pressure,” Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said. “They got that goal there to go ahead and we got it back with five minutes left under pressure. A couple of giveaways, people sinking and you’ve got to play under pressure in this league. It’s a hard league.”

Before the bye week, the Chiefs went to Dallas and lost 28-17 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Following a regular season bye week, Andy Reid’s teams are 16-2. The Chiefs traveled to the 1-8 Giants and got embarrassed 12-9, with a pathetic offensive performance. Fast-forward to Sunday, and the Chiefs offense couldn’t get it done again, and they lost 16-10 at home to the Bills.

Plus, Johnathan Simmons added a career-high 29 points for Orlando.

Ilyasova scored 10 of Atlanta’s first 14 points and had 13 in the first period.

Rolland-Jones is second in the nation with 1.18 sacks per game. He became the third player to win the Sun Belt’s top honor in consecutive seasons, the first since Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin won in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Rolland-Jones, who is also seventh in the nation with 1.7 tackles for loss per game. “It’s a blessing. I’m just thankful God put me in this position.”
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Chicago is 9-4-2 against the Eastern Conference in 2017-18.

Dec
18

“I don’t think anyone in our dressing room doesn’t know that other than Pavelec, we didn’t play real well tonight.” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “There are two positives, Pavs played unreal and because of his performance we were able to get a point. Other than that, we weren’t good.”

The Stars had a 1-0 lead before Rick Nash tied it for the Rangers when he tipped in Brady Skjei’s wrist shot with 3:41 left in regulation. Nash made contact with Lehtonen but the goalie was well outside the blue paint. Hitchcock challenged the play, but the referees stayed with the original call.

The difference here is Montana was coming off of an injury and Steve Young had been groomed for several years to replace him. Geno Smith and Davis Webb are not Steve Young as of yet, and Eli did not suffer an injury that forced the Giants’ hand. It’s all an odd situation and one that now has Manning looking more like collateral damage than the direct cause.

Asked if the team will need to keep closer tabs on McDowell in light of his arrest, Carroll said: “I think we’re definitely going to work to help him in every way that we can. We’ve already talked about that. Let’s hope that this isn’t an indicator of things to come. I hope that he has turned with this experience. He sounds very much intending to do that. We’ll see what happens.”

Danault capped the scoring with 4:02 remaining.

Khaira has five points in four outings since sitting out two games two weeks ago. … Jonathan Drouin returned to the Montreal lineup after missing four games.royals_039

“It’s all about taking the air out of the ball,” Landry said

Dec
15

The Chiefs started 5-0, and their Week 3 win in Kansas City was the only lopsided Chargers loss this season — but now, after four losses in five games, KC has to beat the Bills on Sunday to give itself some breathing room..

Coach Adam Gase beat New England for the first time in four tries. His team snapped the Patriots’ 14-game road winning streak, second-best ever behind San Francisco’s 18 in a row from 1988-90.

Gase threw a lot of wrinkles at the Patriots early, with tight end MarQueis Gray and receivers Landry and Jakeem Grant taking turns lining up in the backfield.

“We used a lot of guys,” Cutler said. “We were mixing it up. Adam was dialing it up well.”

The Wings grabbed the lead in the first period. Ending a 22-game goal drought, Zetterberg opened the scoring at the 18:27 mark. Matheson blocked Zetterberg’s original shot, but the Detroit captain picked up the rebound and snapped a low shot through the pads of Florida goalie James Reimer.

“It was nice to see the puck go in,” Zetterberg said. But while he ended his scoring slump, center Dylan Larkin, who leads the Wings in scoring with 23 points, saw his goalless run extend to 10 games.

Phoenix’s Mike James scored 25 points, one shy of his career high, but missed a 3-pointer, the Spurs got the rebound and Mills sank two free throws with 1.6 seconds to play.panthers_050

Trump did not tweet about the Dolphins players standing for the British anthem and kneeling during the American one in Week 4.

Dec
12

The Philadelphia Eagles are 0-3 straight up and against the spread in their last three games against the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles will look to stay red hot and break their losing streak against the Seahawks with a road win this Sunday night.

Taylor’s reputation as one of the biggest competitors in football was never greater than when he put a big hit on punter Brian Moorman in the 2006 Pro Bowl:

Hi Geoff, First of all I would like to thank you for the stellar job you do covering our Bengals.

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His tweet came less than 20 minutes after the Fox News Network’s Fox & Friends ran a segment about Lynch sitting during the anthem on Sunday.

The Chargers kept their playoff hopes alive with a 28-6 win over the Cowboys. Los Angeles moves to 5-6, hovering just outside the AFC wild card spot.

In the final game of the day, Washington kept its playoff hopes alive with a 20-10 win over their NFC East rivals, the Giants.

Strangely enough, the only AFC team playing on Thanksgiving was the Chargers, fresh off humiliating Nathan Peterman on Sunday and owning a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills. They beat up on the Cowboys, who are still reeling from the loss of Ezekiel Elliott. The win gave the Chargers some ground in the Wild Card race, but they’re behind the rest of the pack.orioles_018

Would Lions’ overturned TD have stood if they had snapped the ball sooner for the PAT attempt?

Dec
06

If the Lions thought the score was already confirmed, there was not really any reason to rush the snap. Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t confirmed.

The Lions really needed seven points instead of a field goal. They’re trailing the Vikings 27-13.

You might not know it, but the Chargers have one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Together, they have a total of 19 sacks. Bosa is looking for his seventh consecutive game with a sack. Ingram returned a fumble for a touchdown last week.

Dallas started the season with one of the best offensive lines in the game, but injuries have taken a toll lately. Left tackle Tyron Smith missed the last two games with a groin injury. During that two-game stretch, quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked 12 times. He also tossed a trio of picks last week in the face of a relentless Eagles pass rush and had the worst game of his career by any measure.

Amari Cooper left Broncos vs. Raiders in the second quarter after taking a brutal hit from safety Darian Stewart. Cooper was initially knocked unconscious.

Cooper has been ruled out for the Raiders’ Week 13 matchup against the Giants. Broncos safety Darian Stewart was fined $24,309 for the hit that concussed Cooper, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The team confirmed that Cooper has a concussion and he remained out for the rest of the game.

Medical staff brought out the cart for Cooper, but he was able to get up and walk off the field under his own power.

Stewart was flagged for unnecessary roughness. But it wasn’t a helmet-to-helmet hit. It looks more like incidental contact.dodgers_001

Chiefs vs. Cowboys: Score, results, highlights from Week 9 game in Dallas

Dec
01

News that Ezekiel Elliot would be able to play in Sunday’s Chiefs-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium wasn’t an ideal development for Kansas City. The Cowboys running back’s NFL-imposed suspension was delayed at least one more week, meaning the Chiefs, who on defense entered Week 9 allowing 4.9 yards per rush (29th in the NFL) would have to deal with the league’s No. 3 rusher.

“I mean I’m going to go with my guy. I’m going to go with Peyton [Manning] but I mean Tom Brady is the GOAT.”

Brady is just 6-6 against the Broncos in the regular season, including a 3-4 mark in Denver, and 1-3 in the postseason, so maybe that’s why Brady called Miller “a nightmare” on Wednesday. It’s a mutual sign of respect for Miller.

“Brady is playing until 40 [and] it looks like he can play until 45,” Miller said. “Some other guys they can’t make it that many years. It’s all different. That all falls into the equation of Tom Brady being the GOAT.”

“I know he was in here (Tuesday),” McCarthy said before Wednesday’s practice. “There’s a number of opinions things he’s working through. He met with our medical staff, so we’re still going through the process.”

Bennett is getting different input from doctors on how to proceed with the injury after missing Monday’s loss to the Lions. The veteran had hinted on his Instagram Story on Oct. 28 that he is leaning toward retiring at the end of the season after a 10-year career that included stints with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears and Patriots before landing in Green Bay.

“After conversations with my family I’m pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my NFL career,” Bennett wrote. “To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you.”
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