• Lamm signs with Cleveland”Kendall Lamm was the Texans week one starter in 2017. The Texans gave up ten sacks to Jacksonville that game with Lamm as the left tackle to fill in for the recently traded Duane Brown. Tom Savage was benched for Deshaun Watson. Lamm was eventually replaced by Juli’en Davenport. Despite his atrocious 2017 when Lamm was o…[Read more]

  • The Green Bay Packers’ defense has struggled to create turnovers this season , but cornerback Bashaud Breeland came up with a big one in the second quarter on Sunday. With the Atlanta Falcons facing a third-and-four at their own 14-yard line, Breeland identified the route being run by tight end Austin Hooper. Breaking quickly on Matt Ryan’s thr…[Read more]

  • Here are the snap counts for the Detroit Lions’ Week 17 win over the Green Bay Packers.Offense:QuarterbacksMatthew Stafford: 73 (100%)Running backsZach Zenner: 37 (51%) — 9 special teams snaps (38%)Theo Riddick: 19 (26%)LeGarrette Blount: 18 (25%)FullbackNick Bellore: 22 (30%) — 16 (67%)Tight endsLevine Toilolo: 50 (68%) — 6 (25%)Jerome Cunning…[Read more]

  • KANSAS CITY , Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they’d have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.They barely outscored the Chiefs’ defense.Andy Dalton was held to 148 yards passing with a touchdown and a pick-6, Joe Mixon m…[Read more]

  • VANCOUVER , British Columbia — After being demoted to the minors, Sam Gagner was not expected back with the Vancouver Canucks anytime soon — if at all — this season. Now, he is in demand.Gagner is expected to suit up for his first NHL game of 2018-19 with the slumping and injury-riddled Canucks (10-10-2) on Monday when they host the Winni…[Read more]

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Backup goaltender Malcolm Subban got just six goals from the Vegas Golden Knights while going 0-5-0 to start the season.The offense came through against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday , and Subban delivered another solid performance to keep the surging Knights rolling.Subban stopped 30 shots to help the Golden Knights beat L…[Read more]

  • PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins‘ quest for a three-peat is officially on.Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Phil Kessel , Riley Sheahan, Conor Sheary and Carl Hagelin a…[Read more]

  • Shandor Alphonso never envisioned his hockey career taking him to officiating. He didn’t have to look far to see it was possible.As a young , black player, all Alphonso had to do was watch ”Hockey Night in Canada” or the Stanley Cup Final and he saw fellow minority Jay Sharrers working as a linesman.”To be able to see someone who kind of looked…[Read more]

  • NEWARK , N.J. (AP) Getting to the playoffs many times involves getting big plays from guys on the third and fourth lines in addition to having your stars step up.The Devils got both in moving a little closer to their first playoff berth since the 2011-12 season.Stefan Noesen scored on a rebound with 1:33 to play and the Devils got two goals in…[Read more]

  • Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway finally won his first World Cup slalom of the season Sunday , ending Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak.

    Carrying a 1.05-second lead over his Austrian rival from the opening run, Kristoffersen lost only 0.08 of his advantage in a wild second run in dense snowfall to claim his first victory of the season a…[Read more]

  • The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs – again.

    Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years , helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory.

    It was Cincinnati’s third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two short of…[Read more]

  • Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate , trying to focus on being a more complete player until his swing returned.

    For the first time in a while – far too long for Hamilton’s lik…[Read more]

  • Michael Conforto showed signs of ending a prolonged slump , and the New York Mets got some much-needed offense for a rare win Saturday night.

    Conforto homered for the second time in three games and drove in a career high four runs, Steven Matz pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1.

    Conforto…[Read more]

  • With a career batting average under .100 , Jon Lester might seem to be a pitcher who doesn’t care what he does at the plate.

    Not true.

    ”It’s important to have good at-bats. I feel like I have done that regardless of the outcome,” he said.

    Lester hit a three-run homer that highlighted an eight-run burst in the second inning and wound up with hi…[Read more]

  • In his latest peak performance , Luis Severino took matters into his own hands – and glove.

    Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday.

    ”He didn’t say, I got it’ and I was there,” Severino quipped. ”So you know I went for…[Read more]

  • Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling is scheduled to make his second major league appearance against the Los Angeles Angels when they meet in the middle game of their three-game interleague series at Angel Stadium on Saturday evening.

    He last faced the Angels just over two years ago in his first season with the Dodgers. That game…[Read more]

  • Some of the star NFL players who got hurt in 2017:

    Aaron Rodgers , Packers, broken collarbone, Oct. 15 against Vikings

    Deshaun Watson, Texans, torn ACL, Nov. 2 in practice

    Carson Palmer, Cardinals, broken left arm, Oct. 22 against Rams

    Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins, torn ACL in left knee, in training camp

    Odell Beckham Jr., Giants, broken ankle,…[Read more]

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires.

    The profanity-laced video surfaced this week from a Dodgers-Mets game in May 2016 that Fox televised. Collins fumes after ace Noah Syndergaard is ejected in the third inning for…[Read more]

  • ST. PETERSBURG , Fla. — Can the Tampa Bay Rays, the hottest team in baseball, finally get back to .500 for the season?

    All that is stopping them Thursday are the American League West-leading and defending World Series champion Houston Astros, who come to Tropicana Field for a four-game series.

    Tampa Bay (39-40) hasn’t just won five straight — i…[Read more]

  • Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Will Desmond King become a star? Best supporting casts in the NFL – Eric Eager & George Chahrour (video)PFF’s George Chahrouri and Eric Eager break down the best supporting casts in the NFL. Eric and George discuss what each supporting cast brings to the table and which group they believe stands above the r…[Read more]

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