2016-NFL-Week 3-Thursday night football-Texans at Patriots game preview

Houston Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson remembers playing against Jacoby Brissett when both played in the Atlantic Coast Conference. “I remember him being a good player, an athletic mobile quarterback,” Johnson, who played at Wake Forest, said as his Texans prepared for Thursday night’s game at the New England Patriots — and against the rookie quarterback making his first NFL start. “He’s a guy who can make the throws, a great player we have to respect and prepare for.” Brissett, the former Florida and North Carolina State quarterback and No. 3 quarterback on the New England roster, moved up to No. 2 with the four-game Deflategate suspension of Tom Brady. Jimmy Garoppolo started the first two games but a shoulder injury to Garoppolo in the Week 2 win over the Dolphins shook up the depth chart again. While coach Bill Belichick is unlikely to declare it fact, Brissett is almost certainly Read More

2016-Olympic games-Basketball-USA team wins all games in the group

It was still too close for comfort, but the United States flashed just enough firepower offensively to overcome another poor defensive effort in a 100-97 win over France on Sunday in the final game of group play. This was in large part due to Klay Thompson’s best game of the tournament. Thompson, who entered the game in an awful shooting slump, scored 30 points, and Team USA survived a shaky finish to finish 5-0 in group play against a France team resting Tony Parker.  Coach Mike Krzyzewski changed the United States’ starting lineup on Sunday, reinserting Thompson after sitting him in favor of Paul George for the team’s last two games. The initial switch didn’t work, as the United States nearly lost both contests while still facing the same defensive issues the switch was likely made to correct. That isn’t all on George, but Thompson’s detonation in the team’s win Read More

2016-MLB-Baseball news-Some of the important trades happened in the past week

August 1 Francisco Liriano traded to the Blue Jays To Blue Jays: LHP Francisco Liriano, OF prospect Harold Ramirez, C/DH prospect Reese McGuire To Pirates: RHP Drew Hutchison Mike Bolsinger traded to the Blue Jays To Blue Jays: RHP Mike Bolsinger To Dodgers: RHP Jesse Chavez, cash Matt Moore traded to the Giants To Giants: LHP Matt Moore To Rays: INF Matt Duffy, RHP Michael Santos, INF Lucius Fox Brandon Guyer traded to the Indians To Indians: OF Brandon Guyer To Rays: (all prospects) OF Nathan Lukes, RHP Jhonleider Salinas Steve Pearce traded to the Orioles To Orioles: UT Steve Pearce To Rays: C prospect Jonah Heim Jonathon Niese traded to the Mets To Mets: LHP Jonathon Niese To Pirates: LHP Antonio Bastardo, cash Ivan Nova traded to the Pirates To Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova To Yankees: Two players to be named later (no, seriously) Joe Smith traded to Cubs Read More

2016-MLB-Regular season-Yankees to avoid 5 straight versus the city rivals

The Yankees will be looking to avoid a fifth straight loss when they face the Mets on Monday. The Yankees are in a position that not many are used to, as the they have pretty much given up their hopes of making the postseason and have started to sell off their assets. They will, however, be giving it their all in this series, as this is still a local rivalry and the Yankees will be hoping to make things a bit tougher on the Mets to make the postseason. The Mets are coming off of a 6-4 victory over the Rockies on Sunday, but they had lost four straight games heading into that one and must start to rattle off some more wins soon. The starters in this Monday matchup are set to be LHP C.C. Sabathia (6-8, 3.95 ERA, 81 K) for the Yankees and RHP Logan Verrett (3-6, Read More

2016-Soccer-EURO 2016-Portugal beats France after 120 minutes to win the trophy

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France 1-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, with a goal in extra time from substitute Eder securing their country’s first football title. Just as the final looked destined for a penalty shootout, Eder cut through the French defense and struck a low shot from 25 meters (yards) past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 109th minute at the Stade de France. Twelve years after losing to Greece on home soil in their last final appearance, it was Portugal’s turn to spoil the host nation’s party. And they achieved it by winning only one of their seven games at Euro 2016 inside 90 minutes. It was dull and stodgy at times but the record books will only show that Portugal went from third-place in its group to champion, with little help from Ronaldo in its last Read More

2016-MLB-News-San Diego is ready,full rosters for the All Stars announced

On Tuesday, July 12, baseball’s best and brightest stars will convene in San Diego’s Petco Park for the 2016 All-Star Game. The Home Run Derby will be held on July 11 and the Futures Game will kick off the All-Star festivities on July 10. Tuesday night, MLB announced the All-Star Game starters and reserves for both the AL and NL. Fans were given the opportunity to vote for the starting position players in each league. AL Starters C Salvador Perez, Royals (leading vote-getter among all players)1B Eric Hosmer, Royals2B Jose Altuve, AstrosSS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox3B Manny Machado, OriolesOF Mike Trout, AngelsOF Jackie Bradley Jr., Red SoxOF Mookie Betts, Red SoxDH David Ortiz, Red Sox This is the first time in history the entire All-Star starting infield and catcher are age 26 and younger. AL Reserves C Stephen Vogt, Athletics C Matt Wieters, Orioles1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers2B Robinson Cano, MarinersSS Francisco Lindor, Indians3B Josh Donaldson, Blue JaysIF Eduardo Nunez, TwinsOF Carlos Beltran, YankeesOF Ian Desmond, RangersOF Mark Trumbo, OriolesDH Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays AL Pitchers RHP Marco Estrada, Blue Jays (injured)LHP Cole Hamels, RangersRHP Danny Salazar, IndiansLHP Chris Sale, White SoxRHP Steven Wright, Red SoxRHP Dellin Betances, YankeesRHP Brad Brach, OriolesRHP Zach Britton, OriolesRHP Alex Colome, RaysRHP Wade Davis, Royals (injured)RHP Will Harris, AstrosRHP Kelvin Herrera, RoyalsRHP Craig Kimbrel, Red SoxLHP Andrew Read More

2016-Soccer-Copa America-USA to test their real abilities in a historical game

Thursday’s win over Ecuador was one of the biggest wins in US Soccer history. With that win, the US is now into the semi-finals of the Copa America for only the second time. Jurgen Klinsmann said before the start of the tournament that reaching the semi-finals was the goal for the US, and that goal has been met. Now a massive challenge awaits as the US tries to reach the final when they play Lionel Messi and Argentina. After a year and a half of poor results, bad soccer and doom and gloom from the fans, the US finally seems to be playing the more proactive style of soccer that Klinsmann promised when he took over as head coach five years ago. The first half of Thursday’s game against Ecuador was dominated by the US and they went into halftime up 1-0, though it could have been more as the Read More

2016-Soccer-Copa America-USA host Costa Rica at Chicago seeking for a first win

Hosts USA keen to bounce back with a win when they take on Costa Rica in their second match in the Copa America Centenario Group A at the Soldier Field in Chicago on Tuesday. The Stars and Stripes were beaten 2-0 by Colombia in their opening group fixture and a repeat performance will seal an early exit for the hosts. USA were unarguably the second best team in that contest, but in real Colombia were poor, but Jurgen Klinsmann’s men were extremely poor. They defeat also put an end to USA’s four match win streak in all venues and a 6 match winning run at home. Aimless passing and blunt attacks were hallmark of the team performance on the miserable night and they will be keen for an improved performance when his team meet Costa Rica on Tuesday. Costa Rica and Paraguay played out a 0-0 stalemate in a closely Read More

2016-Soccer-Copa America-USA host Copa America for the first time…Who will win it???

Argentina and Brazil sit atop the Copa America Centenario oddsboard, and there’s a sizable gap between the two favorites and the rest of the field. But there are knocks against both of these South American giants, making the tournament ripe for bettors looking for a big price in the futures market. The 45th edition of Copa America kicks off Friday night, with USA and Colombia meeting at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  It will be contested over the next three-plus weeks, culminating June 26 with the final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Track goers are familiar with the term “second-itis,” a less-than-flattering description of a horse that can’t seem to win a race – he’s always finishing second.  It also applies to the Lionel Messi-led Argentinians. La Albiceleste has yet to win a major title since 1993.  They lost in a penalty-kick shootout to host Chile in last summer’s Copa Read More

2016-NBA-Play offs-Western Conference Finals-OKC at Golden State Game 2 preview

The Warriors will be looking to prevent a 2-0 series deficit when they host the Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. The Thunder faced a 14-point deficit in Game 1 of this series, but they fought back and ended up winning 108-102 as eight-point road underdogs. Oklahoma City played a very good game on both ends of the floor and one thing that sticks out is that the Thunder turned the ball over just 11 times. They’ll have a chance to win every game in this series as long as they can avoid coughing the ball up. The Warriors are not going to be happy with their Game 1 performance. There were a few points in the game where it seemed as if they were going to blow it open, but they turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 44.0% from the floor. Read More