Archive for August, 2017

Fantasy flip: one team, two players, opposing values

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Is this finally Eric Ebron’s year? Or could a rookie wideout steal his perceived thunder? Fanalyst, Liz Loza digs in. Finding players with clear paths to touches and targets is the name of the game in fantasy. Sometimes a team’s pecking order, however

Samuel Girard, Kim Boutin get closer to Olympic spots at short track selection trials

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both increased their chances of being the first male and female skaters to lock up their spots on the Canadian short track team at the 2018 Olympic Games.

Tom Cable hopeful to solidify starters on Seahawks offensive line sooner than later

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

After two years of serious flux in training camp searching for a starting offensive line, the Seattle Seahawks may be close to settling on a starting five. Assistant head coach and offensive line coach Tom Cable said on Wednesday he feels comfortable with the left side of his offensive line at this point in the preseason.

Broncos LB Von Miller returns to scene of Super Bowl MVP

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Von Miller had some pretty good flashbacks when he arrived at Levi's Stadium for the first time since winning the Super Bowl MVP here just over 18 months ago. The stakes were far lower for a joint practice between his Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers than they were for that Super Bowl win over Cam Newton and Carolina in February 2016 but that didn't stop the memories. ''Walking onto the field this morning, it's a whole lot different,'' Miller said.

Impact’s Piatti scores twice to cool off Fire

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Ignacio Piatti scored twice as the Montreal Impact cruised past the visiting Chicago Fire 3-0 on Wednesday for their first three-game winning streak of the Major league Soccer season.

Jets’ Bowles: It’s players’ ‘individual right’ to protest

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem. No Jets players have indicated that they would opt to not stand during the performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner," as then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick did last season. Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent, staged a silent protest last season as he decided to kneel on the sideline during the playing of the anthem before games.

Seahawks sign LB Rodney Butler

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

In addition to adding cornerback Tramaine Brock, the Seahawks signed linebacker Rodney Butler on Wednesday. To make room, they waived receiver Jamel Johnson and waived safety Jordan Simone with an injury designation. Butler, an undrafted rookie out of New Mexico State, led the nation in tackles as a senior with 165.

Chargers defense turning up the volume after slow start

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

After not having much to cheer about in their preseason opener, the Los Angeles Chargers defense was back at full volume Wednesday. Cornerback Trevor Williams sparked cheers from his fellow defensive backs after breaking up a long pass to wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Getting the noise level back up was a welcome sign for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who critiqued the low energy level on his side of the ball in a 48-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Rookie T.J. Watt’s emergence signals changing of the guard

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt will take all the preseason snaps he can get at right outside linebacker. James Harrison is the Steelers' all-time sacks leader, including a team-high five last season at the not-so tender age of 38. The now-39-year-old Harrison doesn't care who has the starting spot he's held for the better part of a decade as long as it results in another Lombardi Trophy for the Steelers.

Ex-CFLer Bruce asks Supreme Court to give concussion lawsuit the go-ahead

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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A former Canadian Football League star receiver who says he sustained "permanent and disabling" repetitive head trauma as a player has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to allow his lawsuit against the league to proceed.