Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Knicks will likely use Mudiay and Ntilikina in the same back court at times.

“I’m not going to take it for granted. I came in as a lottery pick, so I was kind of handed the spot and stuff like that. So the fact that I’m in that position again, it’s a blessing,” Mudiay, selected seventh overall in the 2015 NBA draft, said. “Thank God for it. I just […]

Inhibited by a hip injury, Tiago Splitter announces retirement

Former Spurs center Tiago Splitter has officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After battling a chronic hip injury the last two years, the 33-year-old from Brazil said in a post on his Twitter account that the time to say goodbye has come after a seven-year NBA career. The Los Angeles Kings’ fourth-round pick will […]

That doesn’t mean there won’t be exciting finishes coming through on tape delay.

He’s the one of the nine on the list who would’ve fallen considerably shy of meeting the column’s former qualifications, though the adjustments were designed to reward pitchers for absurdly elite strikeout ability rather than exclude them for perhaps being somewhat unlucky in the control department. Steckenrider had a 7.9 percent walk rate in the […]

Pujols has four more seasons left on a 10-year deal the Angels gave him to lure him away from St. Louis as a free agent.

Last season, Pujols was the designated hitter in 142 games and played first in six games. In 2016, he was the DH in 123 games and played 28 at first. He said playing more at first would be great. But that wasn’t my motivation. My main thing was I’m healthy. I want to get back […]

There isn’t a team with more tantalizing, unfulfilled upside in this bracket than the Falcons.

They have the reigning MVP in Matt Ryan, a superstar wideout in Julio Jones, a dynamic running back in Devonta Freeman and a defensive unit full of young players who can wreck havoc on opponents at different levels. And yet, despite that, it’s hard to trust the Falcons. Pete Prisco picked them to make the […]

If you want to rule a ball is fumbled, don’t blow the play dead.

You can go back and review it later. Once the whistle sounds, it’s over. NFL refs are terrible about this, and it might have cost the Jaguars. Philly was leading 24-7, so a flea flicker was utterly unnecessary. The Eagles’ flea flicker resulted in a back-breaking touchdown that ended the game and snuffed out any […]

Joel Embiid had a huge day in a lot of ways on Thursday.

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, responded on Twitter early Saturday morning that the union “will never back down.” He also challenged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to respond to Trump’s comments: Goodell issued a statement later Saturday morning that read: “The NFL and our players are at our best when we […]

Burfict’s hit clearly was dangerous and probably unnecessary, given Sherman’s distance from where the pass was thrown.

“I find comforting the fact that 7 is my quarterback,” Tomlin said. “If everybody on the field is uncomfortable, then that’s advantage Pittsburgh Steelers. And that’s why we chose not to spike the ball. We wanted to try to win that game in regulation. We knew that a spike, a fake spike, an incomplete pass […]