Archive for February, 2020

New look Whitecaps suffer familiar result in season-opening loss to Sporting KC

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda each scored their first Major League Soccer goals as Sporting Kansas City defeated the Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday at B.C. Place.

This NFL draft stud could end up haunting the Chicago Bears

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

The Chicago Bears have long been regarded as the franchise of linebackers, but the best player at the position in the 2020 NFL Draft, and arguably the best defensive player in the entire class, could be headed to another team in the NFC North this April. Clemson's hybrid stud Isaiah Simmons wowed onlookers at the 2020 NFL Combine on Saturday with his ridiculous workout that can only be described as freakish. Simmons has long been considered a lock to be a top-10 pick, but after Saturday's performance, there's a chance he can end up in Detroit and become the centerpiece of the Lions defense for years to come.

Should the Chicago Bears draft a RB with one of their 2nd-round picks?

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Running back is rarely if ever mentioned as one of the position groups the Chicago Bears should target in the 2020 NFL draft after David Montgomery's solid, if unspectacular, rookie year in 2019. Montgomery finished his first season with 889 rushing yards and six touchdowns (3.7 yards per carry). Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor ended his career as a Badger as one of the most productive running backs in college football history, including back-to-back seasons of 2,000 rushing yards the last two years.

Hyndman’s goal helps Atlanta spoil Nashville’s MLS debut 2-1

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Emerson Hyndman scored in the 37th minute in Atlanta United's 2-1 victory over Nashville, spoiling the expansion team's MLS debut Saturday night. Ezequiel Barco also scored in the ninth minute for Atlanta, the 2018 MLS Cup winners who won both the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup last season. Walker Zimmerman off a set piece in the 28th minute, giving the in the state of Tennessee something to celebrate.

Anismov scores 2, adds shootout winner as Senators clip Red Wings

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Artem Anisimov scored twice in regulation, then added the shootout winner as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Report: LB Schobert to leave Browns, hit free agency

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert will hit free agency and does not plan to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns, according to published reports. Schobert, who made the Pro Bowl in 2017, is expected to command at or above $10 million a year. The Browns reportedly are not prepared to pay Schobert his asking price and will let him hit the open market.

Jeff Petry scores OT winner to help Habs fend off Hurricanes’ late charge

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Jeff Petry scored 52 seconds into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens earned a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Leylah Fernandez’ dream run ends in defeat at Mexican Open final

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez' dream run at the Mexican Open came crashing to an end following her 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-1, defeat to Heather Watson of Great Britain in Saturday's final. 

Marincin’s rare goal lifts Leafs past Canucks to extend winning streak

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Defenceman Martin Marincin scored a rare goal to put the Maple Leafs ahead in the third period, and Toronto held on to beat the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners over coronavirus fears

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia won Sunday's Tokyo Marathon, a race that was scaled back as part of Japan's efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.