Archive for October, 2018

Bears visit Bills in 4th straight vs. AFC East

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The Chicago Bears will complete their tour through the AFC East when they pay a visit to the reeling Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It will mark the Bears' fourth consecutive game against an AFC East opponent. Chicago dropped the first two legs, falling in overtime at Miami (31-28) before losing at home to New England (38-31).

Packers GM explains selling at trade deadline with Aaron Rodgers in his prime

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The Green Bay Packers were sellers at Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. Instead of moving to improve the current roster around an aging, generational quarterback talent, the Packers made a pair of trades with eyes on marginal improvements in the future. General manager Brian Gutekunst attempted to explain those decisions Wednesday, denying that there’s any message of what the deals mean for this season.

Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dead at 80

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Obit McCovey Baseball

Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his six-foot-four height and those long arms, has died. He was 80.

‘Let’s do this’: Cavalry of Canadian Olympians rally in support of Calgary 2026

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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With Calgary's 2026 Olympic bid on death's doorstep, some of Canada's highest-profile Olympians took to social media and showed up at Calgary's city hall in an attempt to convince councillors to keep it alive.

Blue Jays hang on to Justin Smoak with $8M option

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $8-million US club option on first baseman Justin Smoak and have declined the $5.5-million club option on infielder Yangervis Solarte.

Hobbled Falcons shore up depth chart before facing Redskins

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Injuries have piled up at a staggering rate for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite so much hardship, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett likes that the front office decided to solve the issues in-house and let the NFL trade deadline pass without a move. ''You can see that we're an organization that believes in our own players,'' Jarrett said.

Despite big-name losses, Seahawks defense again among best

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The players the Seattle Seahawks lost off their defense over the past year became synonymous with being considered among the best at their position and creating an elite unit that was tough to have success against. ''The first few games, even up until now, we were still trying to learn how to play with one another, learn how to have fun with one another,'' Wagner said.

Adrian Peterson to Saquon Barkley: ‘The sky is the limit for you’

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Adrian Peterson officially met New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on Sunday, and had some advice for the rookie. Shortly after the clock expired at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson went to midfield. Barkley was essentially ineffective on the ground in the 20-13 loss to the Redskins, running for just 38 yards on 13 carries, but did have 73 yards off nine receptions.

Lions moving on without Tate after trade to Eagles

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The Detroit Lions had a lot of possible factors to weigh before trading Golden Tate. The Lions are in last place, but only a game out of first. ''There are a lot of difficult decisions that are made in the NFL multiple times during the course of the year,'' Detroit coach Matt Patricia said Wednesday.

Bills QB Peterman seeks to put turnover-prone past behind

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Just because he's not active on social media doesn't mean Nathan Peterman is oblivious to the punchlines made at the Buffalo Bills' turnover-prone quarterback's expense. ''Yeah, I know,'' Peterman said with a laugh Wednesday, upon being advised to not search out his name on the internet. The second-year player doesn't need any reminders of his throwing nine interceptions on just 81 career passing attempts over seven regular-season appearances, none lasting more than three quarters.