February 2018 archive

Feb 28

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will be looking to build on his lead in the race for the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer.

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He had two assists against the Senators and has 80 points, seven more than Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau. He was the 26th pick in the 2015 NHL draft and had played this season with the Laval Rocket of the AHL after sustaining a foot injury at the beginning of the season. “We probably would …

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Feb 27

Kaminsky helps Hornets beat Wizards 122-105

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Charlotte found a way to beat the Washington Wizards again. This time, it was Kemba Walker taking over for the Hornets. Walker scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and Charlotte beat Washington 122-105 on Friday night. Hornets: The win streak matches their season high set three previous times, most recently Jan. …

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Feb 24

Moving to Boston really should not harm these fantastic numbers, by the way.

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Despite the lack of power, the Red Sox finished 10th in runs scored across both leagues last season, with a deep crew of batsmen who reach base. If Martinez hits another 45 home runs, he could drive home more than 120 runs. Let us say 35 and 100 are safer benchmarks, considering the propensity for …

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Feb 20

The next group of six got underway with Oleksii Bychenko of Israel, and he unseated Tanaka for first.

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His countryman, Danel Samohin, posted a 251.44 total to take over second place. Then it was Nathan Chen of the United States. Chen started with a quadruple lutz, then a quad flip double toeloop, a very strong start to his routine. A quad flip and a pair of quad toeloops gave way to the quad …

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Feb 10

Carson Wentz is in Philly. Deshaun Watson is in Houston.

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace entered the league’s concussion protocol after his helmet-less head slammed into the turf during the first quarter of a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Wallace’s helmet flew off and landed 10-15 yards from his body after one of the hardest hits of the season, delivered by the Andrew Sendejo …

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Feb 07

The surgically repaired foot of TE Greg Olsen continues to be a concern.

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There is room to wonder whether the Panthers can be a Super Bowl team without a healthy and productive Olsen. But their win over the Vikings was impressive, especially given the way Carolina churned out yards in the running game. The Chiefs got back into the win column, but they had plenty of help from …

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Feb 05

The Vikings started well, with Case Keenum completing his first three passes for 48 yards and hitting tight end Kyle Rudolph on a 25-yard touchdown play.

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The Minnesota Vikings picked up where they left off last week, scoring on their first drive in the NFC championship game against the Eagles in Philadelphia. But the Eagles struck right back and they just kept on striking. Behind the 352 passing yards of Nick Foles, the Eagles rolled into a Super Bowl LII matchup …

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Feb 02

The rule changes have gone as well as could have been expected.

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“There was a scenario that transpired that was ruled incomplete but it was also scenario that was probably more critical and more time specific that was being discussed,” Tomlin said. “It was being discussed by us. It was presented to us by the officials during the review process that if he ruled completed catch down …

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