December 2017 archive

Dec 30

It was very meaningful to us.


The move comes as the Giants (2-9) limp to the finish of a season in which they have 19 players on injured reserve, most notably along the offensive line and among playmakers such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall. “It’s up to us, honestly,” Westbrook said when asked how the team is going to …

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Dec 27

North Dakota State, behind Stick, throttles Wofford in FCS quarters


Stick’s 7-yard run accounted for the only points in the second half. “I’ve given this school 20 years of dignity,” Jurich says. “I would hope I would get a little bit in return, and I certainly haven’t yet.” Time for a new Rookie Big Board, my ranking of the best rookies of the 2017 NFL …

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Dec 25

Clarkson leads Lakers past struggling Hornets, 110-99


Jordan Clarkson believes he’s figured out the key to his NBA success: fried chicken and scary movies. To make matters worse, starter Nic Batum re-aggravated his left elbow against the Lakers and left the game early. Last week, our team sites at SB Nation told us which offensive linemen would make the best skill position …

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Dec 22

No Seahawks players will be suspended for actions vs. Jaguars


No Seattle Seahawks players will be suspended for their actions at the end of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, although the NFL is still reviewing the melee under the standard process, a league official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jack scored a season-high 19 points for a Knicks team that had lost six of eight, …

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Dec 19

That certainly wasn’t the case Monday night.


“We’ve got to find solutions somehow,” Gasol said, adding that the tough defense that was part of Memphis’ reputation for years is not part of the team’s mentality. “We always had a mindset here where we can have a tough night offensively, but if we don’t score, you don’t score.” Bulls: Markkanen participated in the …

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Dec 15

Couture leads Sharks past slumping Senators 5-0


One game after needing a dramatic comeback to win, the San Jose Sharks started fast and rolled to a lopsided victory. The Sharks had the first 10 shots on goal but were kept off the scoreboard thanks to a couple of big saves by Anderson. Pavelski hit the crossbar, too. Coach Fred Hoiberg put the …

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Dec 12

The Lions will try to extend that winning streak this Thursday afternoon when they host the Minnesota Vikings.


With the win, the Saints improved to 8-2 and stayed ahead in the competitive NFC South and near the top of the jockeying for position in the conference. Washington fell to 4-6 and will need a miraculous run to salvage a frustrating season. Here’s how the thrilling victory for the Saints went down: Click I’m …

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Dec 07

His name was announced in the Golden State Warriors’ starting lineup but was obscured by a cloud of boos.


In the five games since Kyle Turris landed on in Nashville, the Predators’ newly formed second scoring line — also featuring Fiala and Craig Smith — has combined for 16 points, including seven goals. While we’ve already tooted Smith’s horn as a promising fantasy dark horse, Fiala merits his own turn. A breakout year could …

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Dec 05

Manning is 17-8 as a starter against Washington.


New York snapped a three-game losing streak with its 12-9 overtime win against the Chiefs. Quarterback Eli Manning, whose pregame speech was credited with providing a spark, will try to make it two straight wins. “It’s a short week, but everyone here is excited about the opportunity to go play on Thanksgiving,” Manning told the …

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