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Kolten Wong’s Walk-Off Homer Gives Cardinals 5-4 Win Over Giants To Even NLCS

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each. The Cardinals lost All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to a strained oblique muscle in the sixth. St. Louis got late homers from Oscar Taveras and Matt Adams before Wong connected...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Tom Brady, Eli Manning Highlight Week 6 Studs, Duds

Just one week after posting a complete fantasy flop, Joe Flacco threw for five touchdowns in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. We all saw that coming, right? One of the best (or in the case of fantasy football, most frustrating) things about NFL football is that it’s often completely unpredictable. How else to explain a player who threw for just seven...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

David Krejci: ‘Hopefully I’ll Be Back’ For Bruins’ Game Vs. Avalanche (Video)

The Boston Bruins haven’t fared too well in their last two games. David Krejci hopes to change that on Monday. The Bruins will face off against the Colorado Avalanche at 1 p.m., and they could welcome their first-line center back to action. Krejci missed the team’s first three contests with an undisclosed injury but skated with the team during Sunday’s practice and is a game...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

James Van Riemsdyk Beats Henrik Lundqvist For Slick Shorthanded Goal (GIFs)

The Toronto Maple Leafs brought the firepower to Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. All of their big names have found the score sheet, including winger James Van Riemsdyk, who netted his first goal of the season on a shorthanded breakaway. The Rangers turned the puck over in the Leafs’ zone when center J.T. Miller fanned on a snap shot attempt, leaving Van Riemsdyk off to...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin’s Music Playlist For Giants’ Practice Is The Best (Photo)

Tom Coughlin is the oldest head coach in the NFL, but don’t let that fool you. He’s still up on the times. The New York Giants coach isn’t exactly the most “hip” coach in the league, but the 68-year-old revealed that he still has his pulse on what’s hot with his music choices for the Giants’ Friday practice. Tom Coughlin's playlist from this past Friday's @Giants practice...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Stranglehold Atop AFC East Won’t Be Broken In 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It didn’t take long for the New England Patriots to regain their rightful place atop the AFC East standings. The Patriots are the sole possessors of the division lead after outlasting the Buffalo Bills on the Ralph Wilson Stadium turf. Sunday was supposed to serve as a celebration of the team staying in Buffalo, and it wound up being a reminder that...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Patriots Injury From Win Over Bills Is Most Concerning?

The New England Patriots earned a huge win on the road Sunday, but it came at a price. The Patriots rolled to a 37-22 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium to improve to 4-2 and solidify their spot atop the AFC East. Yet the win was dampered by several injuries to key players that could affect the team down the stretch. Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo’s injury...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell, Brian Tyms Proving Patriots’ Offense Isn’t Impossible To Grasp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Maybe it was never the complex offensive system; perhaps the New England Patriots were just bringing in the wrong wide receivers for years. Because Brandon LaFell and Brian Tyms sure didn’t appear to have a hard time grasping the Patriots’ impossible-to-learn offense on Sunday afternoon in New England’s 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Tries To Throw Left-Handed, Hits Referee In Groin (GIF)

Jay Cutler attempted a left-handed pass Sunday, and it didn’t go well for anyone involved. In the first half of the Chicago Bears’ matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, Cutler found himself in the grasp of Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. Rather than admit defeat and take the sack, the wily veteran transferred the ball to his off-hand and attempted what can be loosely defined...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Place Jeff Skinner On Injured Reserve; Zach Boychuck Recalled

The Carolina Hurricanes placed star forward Jeff Skinner on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 5, the team announced Sunday. Skinner suffered a concussion in the preseason finale against the Washington Capitals last Sunday after colliding with Matt Niskanen. In 71 games in the 2013-14 season, Skinner led the Canes with 33 goals, but he has yet to play in the first two regular...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Fear Stevan Ridley Tore ACL; MRI Coming Monday

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Stevan Ridley appeared to suffer a severe knee injury on Sunday, and the New England Patriots are fearing for the worst. The Patriots running back will go in for an MRI on Monday, but the team fears he tore his ACL in New England’s 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported. Ridley tried to hop off the field after injuring...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: Patriots Told Jerod Mayo We Would Win For Him

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The New England Patriots sound like a team prepared to be without All-Pro linebacker Jerod Mayo for a long time. Mayo injured his knee while tackling Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon with 7:40 left in the first half. Mayo’s knee buckled as Dixon drove into him, and the defensive captain had to be carted off the field. The Patriots made a promise to...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Romo Gets Leveled By Bobby Wagner, Returns To Lead 80-Yard TD Drive (GIF)

The Seattle Seahawks defense didn’t waste any time getting acquainted with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on Sunday afternoon. Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wager lit up the signal-caller with a legal but bone-crushing hit during the first quarter that left Romo down on the field for a few moments. This embed is invalid" />   Romo was obviously...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers’ Last-Second Fake Spike Helps Packers Edge Dolphins (GIF)

Aaron Rodgers needed to reach deep into his bag of tricks to avoid losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers trailed the Dolphins 24-20 at Sun Life Stadium with less than 15 seconds left in the game. The clock was running, but rather than spike the ball to set up one final play, Rodgers pulled the old fake spike trick and caught the entire Miami defense napping...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Vs. Difficult Microphone Is Best Matchup Of The Day (Video)

The most difficult part of the New England Patriots’ 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon didn’t occur on the gridiron. Head coach Bill Belichick experienced some — OK, a lot of — trouble with a microphone before his postgame press conference got underway, and the result was predictably hilarious. After a few seconds of fumbling with the microphone, Belichick...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Turner Earning Trust Of Brad Stevens, Celtics Teammates

As they reach the halfway point of the preseason, the Boston Celtics still are left with more questions than answers: When will Rajon Rondo come back? Is Jeff Green’s injury more serious than originally thought? Can Marcus Smart really succeed as an NBA starter right away? And those are just a few. But, with four exhibition games in the books, one Celtics player is making a particularly...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals’ Jeremy Hill Celebrates Touchdown By Doing The ‘Ickey Shuffle’ (Video)

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill channeled his inner Ickey Woods after he scored the game-tying touchdown with 4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter during Sunday’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Hill broke out in Woods’ signature end zone celebration most recently dubbed the “cold cuts shuffle” from the Geico commercial featuring the former Bengals running...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Tyms, Brandon LaFell Highlight Patriots’ Stars In 37-22 Win Over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The New England Patriots’ 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills will probably be best remembered for a devastating knee injury to Jerod Mayo, but how the team recovered from the All-Pro linebacker’s loss was just as notable. The Patriots didn’t panic and came out in the second half like a different team, and that started with a fantastic throw from quarterback...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julius Thomas yells 'It's so easy!' after touchdown

Julius Thomas on Sunday summed up what it’s like to play against the New York Jets. Despite a relatively slow start, the Denver Broncos started to run away with their game against the Jets at the Meadowlands, especially as Thomas scored his second touchdown of the game to help push Denver’s lead to 24-7. Thomas, clearly fired up after the TD grab, was caught by a microphone...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Brodin Signs Six-Year Extension With Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday. Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time with...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders fans egg Chargers team bus upon arrival

Oakland Raiders fans could stand to work on their greetings. According to a San Diego Chargers PR person and U-T San Diego beat writer Michael Gehlken, the Chargers’ team bus was “pelted” with eggs upon arrival at O.co Coliseum before Sunday’s AFC West showdown. Chargers players will likely be a little extra fired up when they take the field this afternoon against the...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Completely Lose Track Of Demaryius Thomas On Game’s First Play (Photo)

The New York Jets started Sunday’s game in the vaunted “LOL” defense. The Jets, already saddled with the vaunting task of facing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, decided to take off the game’s first play — at least that’s the way it looked. It didn’t take long for the Broncos’ high-powered offense to get going at the Meadowlands, as Manning found wide receiver...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU Safety Jamal Adams Pulls Off Flop Off The Year Against Florida (Video)

Someone on LSU has been watching a lot of soccer lately. Tigers safety Jamal Adams showed off his incredible acting skills during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Florida, pulling off a flop that was good enough to fool the referee. The defensive back went down with a flop NBA players and soccer players alike would be proud of when Florida’s Andre Debose gave him...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Seth Griffith From Providence; Craig Cunningham Sent Down

The Boston Bruins made a roster move Sunday morning. The B’s announced that they have recalled forward Seth Griffith from Providence. Additionally, the club sent forward Craig Cunningham down to make room for Griffith on the roster. Griffith joined the team at practice Sunday morning to begin the first NHL regular season recall of his career. He was skating at right wing on the...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Alex Ovechkin Continues Success Vs. Boston In Capitals Win

BOSTON — Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin probably would like to play most of his games against the Bruins. The three-time Hart Trophy winner had scored 14 goals with 20 assists in 33 career games against the Original Six club entering Saturday night’s game at TD Garden, and he added two more tallies to his total in a dominant 4-0 win for the Caps. Ovechkin’s...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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