Monthly Archives: February 2018

Super Bowl cities: A list of where the game has been hosted and how many times each

Not all cities that claim an NFL team can host a Super Bowl, particularly teams that play in open-air stadiums north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Hopes were high for the Minnesota Vikings to win the NFC Championship and get to play in the championship game on their home field. Those hopes were dashed when the […]

Super Bowl prop bet: Cross-sport props round out odds board for Sunday’s matchup

The Philadelphia Eagles have averaged 28.3 points per game over their 15-3 straight up and 12-6 against the spread run to the Super Bowl this season. The team’s point total on Super Bowl Sunday will be put to the test in a series of cross-sport Super Bowl prop bets. Brady is also a -200 favorite […]

Garcia says he has stayed with his routine, and wants to take his game even higher this season.

I just try to improve myself, have better numbers every year, he said. You got to test yourself. Since arriving from the Detroit Tigers in 2013, Garcia had been projected to be a star, but injuries and slumps kept him from realizing his potential until last season. Manager Rick Renteria, in his second year at […]

How the humidor will impact the Diamondbacks’ hitters and pitchers

Finally, something to talk about other than Shohei Ohtani. Last summer, the Arizona Diamondbacks put fantasy baseball on high alert, unveiling plans to install a humidor in Chase Field. Issues with calibrations delayed the launch to the point Major League Baseball told the club to put if off to the 2018 season. Over the winter, […]

Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB walking after regaining feeling in legs

After being released from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute on Thursday, the Steelers linebacker has regained movement in his legs and begun a regular walking routine, ESPN reported. “He’s making incredible progress,” an unidentified source familiar with Shazier’s recovery said. The American singer, songwriter and actress has released seven studio albums, one […]

New England would have two new starting cornerbacks in 2016, after Logan Ryan bolted to the Titans in free agency.

“Regulated or not, shady advisors have made quite a mark on the NFL financial scene,” the authors write. “Before closer scrutiny was instituted, at least 78 players lost more than $42 million between 1999 and 2002 because they trusted money to agents and financial advisors with questionable backgrounds.” Adding insult to injury, the sketchy advice […]

The way the Jaguars and Rams arrived at the top of the league is illustrative of the coming coaching carousel.

Neither team switched quarterbacks. The Jaguars’ additions of Calais Campbell and A.J. Bouye have been massive, but for the most part both teams returned intact for the 2017 campaign. The biggest change came on the sideline, where Sean McVay and Doug Marrone took over as head coaches. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was suspended two games […]

The Rams defense will have its hands full with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

With a trip to Super Bowl LII at stake Sunday night, who will be more up to task? Here are Sporting News’ predictions for what should be a classic, physical, defensive-minded game. Vinnie Iyer: The Vikings are favored as the road team because there’s more trust in Keenum against the Eagles’ defense than there is […]

The Thunder had their way with Cleveland in the first half.

They scored 76 — the most given up in any half by the Cavs this season — and took the air out of the Quicken Loans Arena crowd. Before the second half began, the arena’s in-game emcee told the fans, “The first half is over. Forget about it.” That was impossible as the Thunder extended […]

Yes, there are certainly complexities involved at every position and within every matchup on the floor.

Going into Saturday’s game in Houston, which could very well be a preview of the Western Conference finals, it’s hard to argue that anyone’s playing better than the two-time MVP. Golden State has won each of its past 14 games in which Curry has played, during which time he has served up one reminder after […]