Archive for April, 2018

Jets star Mark Scheifele elevating his game on the big stage

Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Mark Scheifele scored a pair of goals in each of the games at Nashville. The Kitchener, Ont., native also added an assist Sunday. Combined with his points in Winnipeg's five-game, first-round series victory over Minnesota, the 25-year-old has 10 points in seven games.

Would Cowboys seek repayment of $4.7 million from Jason Witten?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

One of the very real — but largely overlooked — dynamics arising from the question of whether Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will retire relates to the money he already has received from the team. Witten’s base salary is in the neighborhood of $1 million because he restructured his contract earlier this year by taking $4.7 million of it up front, in the form of a signing bonus. If he retires, Witten will have to pay it all back, with an important caveat.

Cowboys hoping to host another Super Bowl someday

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Cowboys want to host another Super Bowl, giving them a second chance to make a first impression. The snowstorm of the century in North Texas combined with a seating fiasco ruined the team’s first try seven years ago. “Obviously, we’ve got a little chip on our shoulder about that one because we had a snowstorm and it didn’t go perfect,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press.

Tom Brady on kneeling during anthem: ‘You have to have respect for everyone’s opinions’

Monday, April 30th, 2018

In 2015, Tom Brady was famously spotted sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker, marking the campaign slogan for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. When Trump dismissed leaked audio recordings of his bragging about grabbing women by their genitals as “locker-room talk” in 2016, Brady ducked questions about whether that was indeed how men talked in locker rooms. “I met him probably 15, 16 years ago,” Brady said.

49ers pick up DL Armstead’s fifth-year option

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers have picked up defensive lineman Arik Armstead's fifth-year option, keeping him under contract through 2019. Armstead, 24, is scheduled to make just under $1.8 million in 2018, the fourth year of his rookie deal. The 17th overall pick in 2015, Armstead missed the final 10 games of 2017 after requiring surgery to repair a broken left hand.

Celtics guard Terry Rozier gets last laugh, shows up to Game 1 in Drew Bledsoe jersey

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Celtics guard Terry Rozier showed up to TD Garden on Monday night rocking a Patriots Drew Bledsoe jersey, getting the last laugh in his feud with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe. Celtics guard Terry Rozier got the last word in his feud with Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe. The Celtics, fresh off their headed first-round playoff series win against the Bucks, hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in the second-round of the playoffs on Monday night in Boston.

Report: Giants shopped OT Flowers during draft

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The New York Giants explored trading offensive tackle Ereck Flowers during the draft over the weekend but could not find a suitable deal, according to an ESPN report. Per the report, the Giants wanted a mid-round pick in return but were unable to reach an agreement. Reports emerged last week that Flowers was expected to be traded for draft-pick compensation.

Wembley could host Super Bowl and World Cup final, claims Khan

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Prospective new Wembley owner Shahid Khan feels England's national stadium should be aiming to stage the FIFA World Cup final and the NFL's Super Bowl. The Football Association confirmed last week it has received an offer to purchase the venue, with Khan, owner of NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars and Championship football team Fulham, the interested party.

Broncos not ready to give up on Paxton Lynch

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Many expected the Broncos to use their first-round pick on a quarterback, even contemplating a move to No. 2 overall. Part of the reason, General Manager John Elway said, is because the Broncos aren’t ready to give up on Paxton Lynch. “We are not kicking him to the curb,’’ Elway said, via Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News.

Home is where the ‘L’ is? Home teams struggling in playoffs

Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL. So far in the 2018 playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts.