Archive for September, 2017

Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed ‘severe’ case of CTE

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

‘Every day is a tryout’ for NHL’s job-seeking middle class

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Professional Tryouts Hockey

Almost 60 players are on PTOs around the NHL, though it's not all unproven commodities and grizzled veterans trying to show they still have something left in the tank.

Understanding new faceoff standards could make or break Dominic Moore’s shot with Leafs

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dominic Moore was caught off guard. In his first pre-season game in his return to the Leafs on Monday, Moore lined up against Ottawa Senators forward Ben Sexton for a faceoff at 4:00 of the first period. When he attempted to win the draw, he was given a warning by linesman Tony Sericolo.

The computers have correctly predicted 65% of the NFL games — here are their picks for Week 3

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

(Ezekiel Elliott.Ron Jenkins) The NFL season is back, and the computers are picking their winners for every game. We took a look at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo, the modeling system used

Dolphins-Jets Capsule

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

MIAMI (1-0) at NEW YORK JETS (0-2) 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Miami by 5+. RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 1-0-0, New York 0-2-0. SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 53-49-1. LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Jets 34-13, Dec. 17, 2016. LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Chargers

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 3

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Which players draw tough enough matchups in Week 3 of the NFL season to make you think about benching them? Which sleepers have a good chance to overachieve in their games this week? We offer up advice for those wondering "Who should I start?" as we help

Report: NFL players ask league to support campaign

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive

Giants-Eagles Capsule

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2) at PHILADELPHIA (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE - Eagles by 3+ RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 0-2, Philadelphia 1-1 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 86-82-2 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Giants 24-19, Dec. 22, 2016 LAST WEEK -

Why aren’t teams scoring touchdowns early this NFL season?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Just what the NFL needs when people are complaining about a lack of scoring: A Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. The last time the Rams played at the 49ers in a prime-time game, they were shut out. This season, the 49ers have played two games and haven’t scored a touchdown.

Players asked the NFL to help bring awareness during the season to social justice efforts that go beyond national anthem protests

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A group of four prominent NFL players reached out to the league in hopes of securing support for social activism and community involvement, according to a memo obtained by Yahoo Sports. The memo, sent to the league in August, includes signatures from Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, four of the NFL's most outspoken players on issues of racial inequality.