Archive for November, 2016

Flames jump on Leafs early in shut-out victory

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Chad Johnson made 39 saves and Freddie Hamilton and Kris Versteeg scored in the opening minute of the game as the Calgary Flames beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Wednesday.

Rams LT Robinson eager to return from team-enforced break (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Greg Robinson's mother and grandmother were among more than 50 of his friends and family members in the Superdome stands last weekend to watch the Louisiana native's homecoming with the Los Angeles Rams.

Emergency eye surgery makes Zimmer uncertain for Thursday (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer underwent emergency eye surgery Wednesday night, putting his status in question for the team's game against Dallas. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Zimmer was uncertain to recover in time for the matchup Thursday night against the league-leading Cowboys. Spielman said he'd met with coaches and players to put a contingency plan in place in case Zimmer is unable to coach.

QBs in spotlight as Lions visit Saints (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford may be separated only by age and career accomplishments, but two of the NFL's best quarterbacks are primed to ignite an impressive fireworks show Sunday when it counts -- in the fourth quarter. Stafford's 7-4 Detroit Lions won five of their past six games to move to the top of the NFC North, and Brees' 5-6 New Orleans Saints, coming off a 49-point, 555-yard shellacking of the Los Angeles Rams last week, need a victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (1 p.m. ET, FOX) to climb back to .500 for the second time this season and into the NFC playoff picture. Despite trailing at some point of the fourth quarter in all 11 games, the Lions came back to win seven times, a tribute to Stafford's gunslinger arm and efficiency under pressure.

Raptors’ Lowry salvages sloppy win over Grizzlies

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Kyle Lowry poured in 29 points and the Toronto Raptors overcame 18 turnovers for a 120-105 win over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery, leaving him uncertain for Cowboys game (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery, leaving him uncertain for Cowboys game.

Mike Zimmer to undergo emergency eye surgery, might not coach Thursday night (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had surgery for a torn retina early this month, and needed another emergency surgery that could keep him out of this week’s game. The team announced Zimmer was going to have emergency eye surgery on Wednesday night and said it was uncertain if Zimmer would coach on Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys. “Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery tonight,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement.

Bucs face challenge in Chargers, Rivers (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played much of their best football on the road this season, and seek to extend their unlikely win streak to four games Sunday as they travel to face the San Diego Chargers. "What I see on film is a top-flight NFL quarterback," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday. San Diego (5-6) is in a tougher position, stuck at the bottom of the AFC West - perhaps the best division in football - and two games behind the AFC's last wild card.

Bills have tough task vs. Raiders (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Teenage Bills fans have no recollection of the last time Buffalo made the NFL playoffs. Many of their elders, however, might not remember the last time the Bills won a game in Oakland, back when they were battling for position in the 1966 AFL playoffs. Phew," Bills coach Rex Ryan said this week.

TFC will play for MLS title after epic win over Impact

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Toronto FC has advanced to the MLS Cup final. Benoit Cheyrou and Canadian Tosaint Ricketts both scored in extra time as Toronto beat the Montreal Impact 5-2 in the second leg of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference final.