Archive for August, 2020

Giants’ Baker sued over alleged May robbery in Florida

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Three people filed a lawsuit Monday against New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, claiming that he robbed them at gunpoint during a May cookout in Florida, court records show. The civil lawsuit filed in Broward County court seeks $100,000 in damages. Baker was formally charged Aug. 7 with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from the cookout.

Chiefs get better, faster as AFC West rivals try to catch up

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Although the Chiefs hope to have about 16,000 fans at each of their games, their division rivals won’t have any spectators until further notice. The Broncos got a taste of what that will be like when they held a stadium scrimmage at empty Empower Field. It was sad,” said guard Dalton Risner, a Colorado native.

Washington WR Terry McLaurin predicted to have over 900 yards, 8 touchdowns in 2020

Monday, August 31st, 2020

McLaurin was a major player in fantasy football last season, and he's expected to have just as much of an impact going forward.

Jags ‘feel good’ about compensation from Vikings for Ngakoue

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Jacksonville dealt Ngakoue to Minnesota on Sunday for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022, a trade that was formally executed with the league on Monday. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said the team “feels good” with the compensation they received in return for a 25-year-old defensive end with 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. When you’re a coach and you’re sitting there, it’s almost like you feel like you’re in the middle,” Marrone said.

Will new coaches, new QBs keep it simple? They won’t tell

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Teams with new coaches or new quarterbacks could limit their playbooks early in the season because they missed valuable practice time in the offseason due to the coronavirus shutdown. If so, they’re not telling. Even Tom Brady has found it challenging to learn a new system and he’s a six-time Super Bowl champion.

Avalanche erupt with 5 goals early to earn emphatic victory over Stars

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare began a five-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Colorado Avalanche avoided second-round elimination with a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 5 on Monday night.

Jets’ Jordan Jenkins raves about Mekhi Becton’s ‘scary’ potential

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Jenkins schools the first-round pick on some plays and then gets swallowed up by the 6-foot-7, 370-pounder on others. What does Jenkins think of Becton? He’s got the tools to handle everything,” Jenkins said.

Jaguars Dump Leonard Fournette

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Nick Mensio recaps the week's storylines out of training camps, checking in on Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara, Jalen Reagor and others. (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

Report: Buccaneers agree to terms with Ryan Succop

Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently aren't convinced they have their kicker position squared away. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Buccaneers have agreed to terms with Ryan Succop to join the roster just a week ahead of roster cuts. Matt Gay and Elliott Fry have previously been battling for the position in [more]

Lightning find series-winning goal in double-OT to boot Bruins from bubble

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Victor Hedman's shot at 14:10 of the second overtime went in through a crowd as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday to win their second-round series 4-1 and advance to the Eastern Conference final.