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Man United winning without playing particularly well a return to tradition

After Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park, both managers agreed that United had been superior — and yet it was slightly difficult to pinpoint precisely what worked for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Up front, Romelu Lukaku scored two goals, but his all-round performance was inconsistent, full of poor touches […]

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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Cedi Osman continues to make an impact

On a Monday night with 22 NBA teams in action, it’s undeniably impressive that Cleveland’s Cedi Osman finished fourth among all small forwards in fantasy points thanks to netting 27 points on just 16 shots in a loss to the Blazers. Osman is rostered in precisely a quarter of ESPN leagues and yet has been […]

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These are the keepers to get for next season

While the NBA community anxiously awaits which new Eastern Conference team will fall to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals, the fact is most teams are already looking ahead to the 2019-20 season — or, in the case of really sad-sack organizations like the New York Knicks, even beyond.cheap nfl jerseys china nike In […]

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Giants’ Madison Bumgarner uneven in spring debut but ‘felt really good’

Bumgarner was sharp in the first inning and retired the Chicago Cubs in order on eight pitches. He failed, however, to retire any of the six batters he faced in a 29-pitch second inning and all six eventually scored. Kyle Schwarber doubled to open the second and Addison Russell singled before Bumgarner hit David Bote […]

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How Yasiel Puig has — and hasn’t — moved on with the Reds

Yasiel Puig had already broken in a red glove by the time his new team conducted its first full workout here last week. The cleats, the duffel bag, the batting gloves — all red, flowing in perfect harmony with the Cincinnati Reds uniform that he will don for at least the next five months, perhaps […]

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Chargers GM sees potential for AAF as developmental league for NFL

Count Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a fan of the upstart Alliance of American Football. Telesco said he watched the league’s slate of games over the weekend with his two sons and believes the AAF could potentially be a developmental league for the NFL.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Telesco said he spoke […]

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Why Bills should consider trading sacks leader Jerry Hughes

The Buffalo Bills will be under pressure over the upcoming two months to improve what was the 30th-ranked offense in 2018 and put pieces around second-year quarterback Josh Allen, whose late-season play fueled optimism about his future. Yet as the Bills approach the start of free agency in March with $79 million in cap space […]

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Why a tumultuous season makes the Celtics more of a threat

After the Boston Celtics suffered a disappointing home loss to the LA Clippers on Saturday night — a second straight game that saw Boston surrender a double-digit lead before going on to lose outright — forward Marcus Morris decided he had some things to say. “For me it’s not really about the loss,” Morris told […]

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Who is the real fantasy MVP this season?

But simply picking the player atop our Player Rater doesn’t tell the whole MVP story. Think of it this way: which single draft pick won your league? Which player generated the most production relative to where he was drafted? For me, fantasy value is represented by which players outperformed their ADP to the greatest extent. […]

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Steelers’ leaders make sense of ‘circus’ surrounding team

When team president Art Rooney II met with local reporters last month, one of his first questions, and rightfully so, was about the perception that his team is a “circus.” Rooney didn’t agree, calling the notion “nonsense” as far as he’s concerned. The Steelers’ locker room is filled with mostly exemplary, hard-working players. But the […]