Archive for October, 2016

Panthers coach backs Newton in complaints about refs (AFP)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera backed up quarterback Cam Newton's criticism of NFL officials for failing to call illegal hits against him. Newton went off on officials after a 30-20 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "It's really taking the fun out of the game for me," Newton said.

DeRozan, Lowry help Raptors survive scare vs. Nuggets

Monday, October 31st, 2016

DeMar DeRozan poured in 33 points while Kyle Lowry added 29 and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 105-102 on Monday.

Olympic champ might skip skeleton worlds in Russia over doping concerns

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Olympic women's skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold is considering skipping this season's world championships in Russia, citing doping concerns.

CFL Power Rankings: Playoffs loom large for the best in the West

Monday, October 31st, 2016

One week remains before the CFL post-season gets underway and here's how each team ranks down the final stretch of the regular season.

Official taken from field on cart during Vikings-Bears game (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
CHICAGO (AP) -- Head linesman Ed Walker has been taken from the field on a cart after he slipped on the Soldier Field grass during Monday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

Cubs’ Arrieta aims to cancel Cleveland’s party plans

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are looking to become the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to come back from a 3-1 World Series deficit by winning Games 6 and 7 on the road.

Quinn has Falcons buying in to his message (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Falcons coach Dan Quinn got just the finish he was looking for in a last-minute win over Green Bay. With a short turnaround this week before Thursday's divisional showdown at Tampa Bay, Atlanta (5-3) earned the kind of tight victory Quinn relishes. ''When you come through in those, for sure it gives you something,'' Quinn said Monday.

Matthews vs. McDavid: Will this be the NHL’s next great rivalry?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The next great hockey rivalry could start to take shape Tuesday as the Toronto Maple Leafs play host to the Edmonton Oilers, pitting teenagers Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews against each other for the first time in the NHL.

Cardinals have losing record halfway through season (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
After yet another bad trip to Carolina, the Arizona Cardinals have a losing record halfway through their schedule, and a season that was supposed to be so successful is slipping away. To make matters worse, the Cardinals lost two significant players in Sunday's 30-20 loss - left tackle Jared Veldheer and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu will be sidelined three-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Chargers inexplicably veer away from Gordon in loss (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Melvin Gordon was having the game of his life, running for 111 yards on 23 carries, as the San Diego Chargers were trying to play catch-up against the Denver Broncos. ''Melvin ran better than maybe I've ever seen him,'' center Matt Slauson said. Trailing 27-19, the Chargers had the ball first-and-goal from the Denver 2 with 2:54 left Sunday.