It would have been completely understandable had the team opted not to compete after losing a teammate to this kind of tragedy. But according to reader Ryan Tunall, they decided to play the game against the Okotoks Bisons in Simpson’s honor and won in overtime to force a deciding Game 5 in their series.
Halbgewachs had 12 (!) points in four games during the past week, including seven goals, as he and the Warriors continued to pursue their first WHL championship. That included a hat trick and a five-point night in a 6-2 win against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.Truly remarkable. The fact there’s a player named Jayden Halbgewachs, we mean.
For me, the similarities are rooted in the face of each team. Sidney Crosby is Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Neither man reveals his personality much to the public. They are both stoic. To opponents they are evil, and yet neutral observers can’t help but respect them for their longevity and their genius. No doubt both Crosby and Krzyzewski are among the greatest of all time, if not No. 1 in their respective fields. Both men have had to adapt to a one-and-done culture. In Crosby’s case, that means a rotating crop of wingers.
For Coach K, it’s a new starting five every season. They are identified solely with their current institutions, and we can’t imagine a world where they are anywhere else. When they represent their countries on an international stage, we somehow find them more likeable. And then they go to back to their respective teams and we return to hating them.
Green is an up and down guy, playing in a slow-paced game and although Milwaukee is a poor rebounding team, they don’t allow a ton of fantasy points to opposing PFs. I’d much rather spend down on John Henson across the court from Green, or save more with Ed Davis, who has been on fire recently. Kelly Olynyk, Davis Bertans and maybe even Patrick Patterson all make for fine, salary-saving options as well.
The Rockets are on the second night of a back-to-back, but James Harden didn’t play in the first game on Sunday. He sat to rest his knee, letting Paul lead the troops over a weak Dallas Mavericks squad.
In the right spot, Bogdanovic is a sneaky play. Unfortunately, this just isn’t one of those instances. The 25-year-old has hit a bump in the road lately, shooting just 17.9 percent from the field over his past three games, and that’s an issue when you consider that those games all came against below average defenses.
Feb. 17: Odorizzi gives the Twins a much-needed middle-of-their-rotation arm, though the move from pitching-friendly Tropicana Field for more-neutral Target Field does lower his matchups appeal slightly. He’ll be a back-of-your-staff pick at most in mixed leagues.
Jan. 29: No one here is a fantasy standout, but Moss has some power to help in the AL-only endgame, while Buchter could be a ratio/holds helper in the same. Hahn is a pitcher to watch during the spring, if he can land a rotation spot.
Harrell had seemed to be a throw-in player in the trade that sent Paul to the Rockets, but with Griffin gone, he has stepped up as a consistent big-forward threat to the tune of 16.2 points (68.4 FG%, 76.2 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks during his past 10 games (Player Rater value +5.92 during last 30 days).
There have been other injury subs and players seeing action, but for the most part, these are the only two other Clippers with consistent fantasy value moving forward, unless Gallinari or Bradley get healthy.
It was also a sequence that reflected the back-to-basics approach the Kings employed after matching their season high in goals allowed against the Blues.
Obviously, the last game wasn’t what we wanted, Pearson said. It’s good to get the win here and in a good way, too. We had a good, solid defensive game, and when we’re that way we create a lot of stuff going the other way.
For the floundering Canucks, who are 4-12-3 in their last 19 games, coach Travis Green hopes his team can try to focus on little victories instead of its disappearing offense. Green pointed to the three power plays created against the Kings after being limited to one opportunity with the man advantage in each of the previous four games.
It’s going to weigh on them, Green said about the lack of goals. Wasn’t too long ago where we were scoring and sprinkling them around a little bit. Again, you play a game, you reset and you get back at it.
Jan. 6: Solarte, who has decreased his ground-ball rate in each of his four years in the majors, moves to a much more homer-friendly environment in Toronto. He’s a multi-position infielder who is a nice mid-round pick for an AL-only team.
Jan. 4: He’s a worthwhile AL-only option for those looking to fill the category on the cheap. Alexander could help NL-only owners keep their ERA/WHIP in check.
Dec. 20: Longoria trades one extreme pitchers’ park for another, keeping him more mixed-league corner infield material, but he gives the Giants a strong defensive left side of the infield. It’s good news for their pitchers. Read more from Eric Karabell.
In NBA terms, the Clippers’ rebuild looks diametrically opposite from what we’ve seen in Philadelphia. However, the trade that sent Griffin out for Harris looks like a huge move in the right direction to speed up their rebuild. And the talent that they brought in with both of their big trades was enough to keep them competitive (and fantasy relevant now) while still allowing for the possibility of them making a leap (but remaining fantasy relevant) moving forward.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani is clearly quite adept at both throwing and hitting a baseball, though to what degree among the highest competition remains somewhat of a mystery. Because he is so new to the major leagues, he has created unique, and unfortunately unreasonable, expectations. The result in the fantasy baseball world is this: As exciting and intriguing as this new situation is, Ohtani is more likely to disappoint than to earn the excessive value expected of him in ESPN average live drafts. Hey, this works for me, as I will be able to watch Ohtani perform sans the added pressure of being desperate for groundbreaking statistics on a fantasy roster.
Context is always critical when calling any player worth more or less than perceived value, and that is important in an annual article like this with such an oft-misunderstood and grand proclamation of avoidance. This is about numbers and value. ESPN Fantasy projects Ohtani to win 10 games and strike out 148 hitters over his 140 innings, with a modest 3.41 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. At the plate, Ohtani projects for eight home runs and a .236 batting average. Not quite the numbers so many expect, but ultimately there is a value to them. The problem is I perceive those projections to be realistic, and they would not result in warranting close to an eighth-round choice this season, which is his current ADP.
With its sixth win in eight games overall, Los Angeles (30-36) emphatically snapped a seven-game losing streak against Cleveland. Brook Lopez scored 22 points for the Lakers, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20.
JULIUS EARNING: The Cavs were no match for Randle as the bruising forward scored 23 points in the second half.
I thought he just out-toughed us, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. He bullied us the whole night, and we had no answer for him.
Randle went 14 for 18 from the field overall.
Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: With full disrespect to the other 30 teams, my answer is the Pittsburgh Penguins. This goes beyond championships, though both teams have won plenty of those recently. (This would be a far better comparison if the rival Philadelphia Flyers had won as much as the University of North Carolina has recently. Oh well.) The Penguins and Blue Devils also drive — according to everybody else — a nauseating percentage of national media coverage.
He also said that he didn’t feel the need to be involved at all in the draft process.
I trust those people, Porzingis said of Knicks management. That is their job. I feel they’re going to do the best they can. I’m going to take care of this. They’re going to take care of that. Once I’m back and healthy, then I will go from there.
Porzingis had been at odds with the organization last summer but has since said he wants to be a Knick for the rest of his career. The Knicks had been comfortable with the idea of offering Porzingis the rookie extension this summer prior to his injury.
Besides Fleury’s on-ice resume, which includes three Stanley Cups, Gallant knew he was getting a strong leader at the beginning of the season.
I heard his personality was unbelievable, Gallant said. He’s a better person than goaltender, and that says a lot.
Fleury’s work on the ice against the Flyers was pretty special, too.
This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.
Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, there were reports that the three-time NBA champion was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break, touring area high schools.
“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”
The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.
With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat before returning to the Cavaliers in 2014.
James already has a bond with Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners.
“It was a pleasure to have Corey on our team,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. “Corey’s professionalism and competitive mindset will leave a positive mark on the Lakers for a long time. We appreciate his time with the team and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of his career.”
A reunion with his former college coach Billy Donovan in Oklahoma City is a serious possibility, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brewer will talk to other teams, but the Thunder are an early front-runner, sources said.
“Whether he is frustrated by his playing time or not, he is on the sideline enjoying the young players,” Walton said. “An absolutely great, great teammate.”
Brewer is the second valued veteran the Lakers will lose after Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online parting ways with Andrew Bogut last month before guaranteeing his contract Cheap Kids Jerseys NHL for the season.
“You miss having those type [of veterans], for sure,” Walton said. “But you hope the young players learn from them and carry that with them.”
An MRI showed that LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari has a non-displaced fracture of his right hand and will be out for at least two more weeks, the team said Friday.
The latest injury leaves the Clippers struggling to fill out a lineup Basketball Cheap Jerseys as they head into the stretch run of the season, fighting for a playoff spot.
Gallinari had missed LA’s previous three games with what the team initially called a right hand contusion suffered at Golden State on Feb. 22.
“It’s a mess. It’s tough,” Rivers said about the two-way contract situation. “Ty, his 45 days has run out. CJ’s runs out today. We’re starting our 45-day guys. And they’ve run out of days. So honestly, I’m at a loss for words, I don’t know what we’re going to do. I know we’re trying to sign one of them and see what we can do, but right now, none of that’s working, so we just have to get more players. We have to get one of those guys or someone in quickly. We don’t have enough guards right now to play. So we need one.”
The Warriors were off Thursday ahead of a game Friday night in Atlanta.
It’s unclear where Curry was when golf club met glass, but there’s no doubt an expense bill will be waiting for him at some point.
The Celtics reached 100 points with nearly two minutes still left in Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys the third quarter and didn’t let up in the fourth, when the reserves for both teams played the last 12 minutes.
Boston was shooting 62 percent at the end of the third quarter and maintained that percentage in the fourth. The Celtics easily topped their previous season high of 124 points, recorded against Denver on Dec. 13.
“Obviously, when shots go in everything feels a lot better,” Stevens said. “We’re also just getting a lot more comfortable playing together and that sometimes takes a little bit of time.”
Irving has scored 30 or more points three times in the last five games and 18 times this season.
Howard said Irving — who scored 16 in the first quarter — had it too easy against the Hornets’ soft defense.
Katelynn Flaherty had 26 points with four 3-pointers and six assists and No. 16 Michigan beat short-handed Michigan State 74-48 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game skid in the series.
The 26-point margin of victory was Michigan’s largest in the series, topping 16 on Jan. 18, 1998.
Jason led a historic turnaround during his first season and would guide our team to two playoff appearances. He also played a meaningful role in helping to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. We thank him for all of his contributions and wish him the best.
Horst then released a letter to fans, in which he said the decision to fire Kidd was made with the unanimous support of ownership.
Michigan State turned the ball over 25 times. It was the third straight game in which the Spartans gave it away more than 20 times and still won by double digits.
Michigan State out-rebounded Illinois 37-15. The Illini didn’t record their first rebound until nearly 10 minutes into the game.
That was a war out there, Izzo said. We had the most turnovers in a decade and our best field goal percentage in a long time. I know it doesn’t add up, but somehow it did for us tonight.
Winthrop led 34-33 at the half. The Eagles went on an 11-0 run to build a 50-39 lead. It was 58-47 after Winthrop made 10 of its first 17 field goals of the second half and the Eagles led by 20 with 6:49 to go following a 12-0 run.
Ethan Kay scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and Davon Bell added 15 points, on 11-of-12 shooting at the foul line, with eight assists for Presbyterian (8-13, 1-7). Reggie Dillard had 13 points, Romeo Crouch 11.
I’m just very proud of him, coach Brett Brown said.
76ers: McConnell was coming off a career-high 18 points Monday against Toronto. … JJ Redick, who injured his left leg Monday against Toronto, did not play.
Chris Clemons and Marcus Burk each made 10 3-pointers as Campbell set a program and Big South Conference game record with 23 3s in its 94-85 victory over Liberty on Tuesday night.
The Camels (12-9, 6-3) hit 23 of 33 from distance (69.7 percent), surpassing their previous high of 16 against Johnson & Wales on Dec. 19, 2016 and Winthrop in 1993. The conference mark for makes in a non-league game is 24 by VMI against Southern Virginia in 2009.
Florida definitely has played better in recent weeks after a 1-4 skid from late November into mid-December.
Jalen Hudson helped them last week, averaging 19.0 points in the two games and making a key block with 2.5 seconds left as Kentucky tried to tie the game.
Hudson was picked as the Co-SEC Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday, and he is happy with the way his team is playing, especially on defense.
Oral Roberts only led ETBU 59-56 with 12:42 remaining before going on a 31-4 run over the next 11 minutes. ETBU was 9 of 19 from distance in the first half and 1 of 11 after halftime.
Darrice Whitley led East Texas Baptist with 15 points and six rebounds. Westin Riddick added 12 points.
The rookie offensive tackle’s abdominal strain, suffered Sunday in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, should not keep him out of the playoffs, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per a source informed of Robinson’s situation. The injury is described as more of a nuisance than anything, and the tackle is prepared to play through it, Rapoport added.
Knowing it needed better play from its left tackle, Jacksonville bid adieu to Kelvin Beachum and Luke Joeckel in free agency, spent its 34th overall pick on Robinson and inserted him into the starting lineup in Week 1. The rookie has thrived in the role, allowing just two sacks all season as part of a line that has surrendered just 22 sacks all season (fifth-best in the NFL).
Maryland has hired Matt Canada as its offensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday.
Canada finalized the agreement Tuesday and was on Maryland’s campus to meet with the team. He signed a three-year contract with the school.
LSU parted ways with Canada earlier this month after he spent just one season as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator despite receiving a three-year contract that paid him $1.5 million per year. Canada and LSU reached a separation agreement that will pay him $1.7 million.
We have a special team, Akele told the Providence (R.I.) Journal. I keep believing in myself, believing in the team and keep fighting.
Terrell added, We’ve got a lot of guys that can come off the bench and do a lot of great things.
From 2007 to 2016, the NFL had what it called its International Series. Now it’s split into two branches: the NFL London Games and the NFL Mexico Games, which began last season.
The other finalists announced Monday were Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin and Iowa State linebacker and quarterback Joel Lanning.
The award will be presented Saturday at Lone Star College in Houston. This is the second year the Lombardi finalists have included players from all positions. Previously, it went to the nation’s best lineman and linebacker.
Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen won the Lombardi Award last season.
In retrospect, I feel bad for him.”
Trae Bell-Haynes scored 17 points to reach a program milestone and Vermont won its ninth straight game with a 76-53 victory over Hartford on Sunday.
First-place Vermont (16-5, 6-0 America East) extended its nation-best, regular-season conference winning streak to 27 games.
Riggle is also a mainstay in television. Known for his four-year stint as a correspondent on the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he went on to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live and currently appears in a recurring role as The President of the Navy in the Adult Swim comedy-action series NTSF:SD:SUV::. Other television credits include 30 Rock, The Office, Arrested Development, Modern Family, The League and New Girl.
The Horned Frogs came into The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 24. They were last ranked on Nov. 22, 2010 and are 13-5 this season, including a win over then-No. 7 Texas.
UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 choice in the poll from the 32-member national media panel. The Huskies had a busy week with a 4-point win over Texas, a lackluster victory over Tulsa and a rout of Temple.
The Huskies play Memphis and Tulane this week.
Mississippi State moves up to No. 2 for its best ranking ever. The Bulldogs are still unbeaten on the season after an impressive win at Tennessee on Sunday. Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame follow the Bulldogs. The Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season to drop to fourth.
Texas, Oregon, Florida State, South Carolina and Tennessee round out the first 10 teams.