Archive for September, 2013

Drew Brees throws for four scores as Saints remain unbeaten (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
With head coach Sean Payton suspended for all of the 2012 season, it took Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints until mid-November to earn their fourth victory a season ago. With Payton back at the helm, Brees and the Saints appear to have regained the form that led them to three straight playoff appearances…

Crosby’s mom joins the Canadian Women’s Hockey League board

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Crosby's mom joins the Canadian Women's Hockey League board

Trina Crosby looks to help build senior women's hockey in Canada

Texans hold players-only meeting Monday (Comcast SportsNet Houston)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
While joining Yahoo! Sports Radio's Sean Pendergast and John Granato on Monday, Danieal Manning revealed that the Texans held a players-only meeting on Monday, the day after their 23-20 overtime loss. According to Manning, Antonio Smith, Ed Reed, Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub were among those to speak during the meeting, which was closed to coaches. "I think it was the perfect time for us to have that," said Manning, whose Texans are 2-2 heading into next week's game against San Francisco. ...

Brady on Wilfork: “To say we’ll miss him is an understatement.” (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
The New England Patriots took a huge hit to their defense Sunday night with nose tackle Vince Wilfork reportedly suffering a torn Achilles tendon. The injury would mean an abrupt end to Wilfork’s season and a major void for the Patriots along their defensive line. Wilfork is maybe the most important cog in the Patriots’…

Glenn Healy Jonathan Bernier will be biggest success of the season

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Hockey Night in Canada begin the season with the always outspoken Glenn Healey.


Bears-Lions: Animal Magnetism? (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
For…well, forever, I guess…it’s been about the Packers.They’re the “BMR.”  The Bears’ Main Rival. And that’s highly unlikely to change.But I’m thinking the charter franchise’s second-oldest rivalry ramps up in the next couple of years and gets close. The Bears and Lions are in similar places, looking to prove something to Green Bay and those who believe the Packers will reign in the NFC North as long as Aaron Rodgers is there.They have been rare recent participants in the playoffs despite having a certain level of talent that some think should get them there more frequently. ...

A-Rod hearing to overturn 211-game ban starts

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Alex Rodriguez

The grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension began Monday before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.

Josh Freeman situation somehow gets worse; QB fires back after report he’s in NFL drug program (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
There was a story on Monday that Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman is in stage one of the league's substance-abuse program. And with that leaked news, the Buccaneers-Freeman relationship really goes off the rails. There's a small, small chance that it was someone close to Freeman who chose to leak that news as the player faces an uncertain future after being benched. ESPN cited "league and player sources" in the report. No matter if Freeman skipped meetings last week after being benched, as was reported, or missed a team photo or anything else that has been said about him, that news being leaked is a major breach of his privacy rights. Someone broke common decency and etiquette to reveal that news. This goes well beyond the team banishing him to a suite for Sunday's game. Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said it was a mutual decision, but Freeman's agent told the Tampa Bay Times that Schiano was lying. Freeman was understandably upset to see his status in the drug program became public, and that came through loud and clear through a statement he released to Pro Football Talk through his agents.

Coughlin laughs off Cruz’s fourth-down criticism (The Associated Press)

Monday, September 30th, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Being 0-4 for the second time in his coaching career hasn't cost Tom Coughlin his sense of humor.

The National: Bettman describes his love for hockey

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Gary Bettman

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman appeared on the CBC's The National that aired in part Monday to address a number of issues, including his image and his love for hockey.