T.J. McConnell’s career night steadies 76ers’ struggling offense in Game 4

The message came to T.J. McConnell from assistant coach Lloyd Pierce just before the team held a 2 p.m. walk-through at Wells Fargo Arena. With the 76ers facing a 3-0 series deficit to the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown had consulted with the staff and decided to replace struggling forward Robert Covington in the […]


NFLPA files two claims on behalf of Eric Reid, players’ protest rights

The NFL Players Association on Monday filed two claims on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, a 26-year-old unsigned free agent who believes that teams are refusing to sign him because he has protested during pregame national anthem ceremonies. The actions taken by the NFL players’ union Monday are separate from the […]


Prescott, Lee to help fill Witten’s leadership role for Dallas

Over the past few years, the Dallas Cowboys have seen some notable departures. First to go was DeMarcus Ware after the 2013 season. Then it was DeMarco Murray after the 2014 season. Tony Romo left after the 2016 season. In a span of less than a month of this offseason, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten […]


Real or Not? The Baby Braves might be ready ahead of schedule

Some thoughts on the Atlanta Braves and Mike Soroka’s impressive major league debut in a 3-2 victory over the Mets: First, Soroka was exactly as advertised, showing poise and pitching with confidence with his fastball, showcasing an excellent sinker while changing eye level with a running four-seamer that impressed Mets broadcaster Ron Darling. He cruised […]


Could Mike Trout outproduce a tanking team’s entire lineup?

Let’s get this out of the way: Mike Trout couldn’t actually beat another team all by himself. Even if you equip him with a pitching staff, there would be the problem of defense. Trout would presumably have to catch, which means the entire field is open. cheap nfl jerseys china As for hitting, what happens […]


Dr. J likes Jayson Tatum’s game as Markelle Fultz sits

Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving says he thinks Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum looks more like a top pick in the draft than the Sixers’ Markelle Fultz. Tatum scored 28 points during a 117-101 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between Boston and Philadelphia. authentic nfl jerseys Fultz did not play […]


Russell Westbrook can’t be OKC’s entire system anymore

In a disappointing and potentially franchise-altering first-round series loss, Russell Westbrook used up 38 percent of Oklahoma City possessions with a shot, drawn foul or turnover — a larger share than LeBron James accounted for in almost single-handedly dragging Cleveland past nfl jerseys from china Westbrook’s usage rate was almost the same as LeBron’s […]


John Schneider: Seahawks aren’t trying to trade Earl Thomas

The chances of the Seattle Seahawks trading Earl Thomas diminished considerably over the weekend when he remained with the team through the second day of the NFL draft. Another indication a trade isn’t likely came Thursday,discount nfl jerseys when general manager John Schneider said in an interview with Seattle’s Sports Radio 950 KRJ that the […]


$30 million man: Matt Ryan’s deal no surprise; now he must deliver

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becoming the highest-paid player in the league — at least for now — shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. When Ryan put together his MVP season in 2016, buy cheap authentic nfl jerseys owner Arthur Blank made it clear Ryan would be rewarded for putting the Falcons in position […]


Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, cheap nfl authentic jerseys the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring. The Penguins and Capitals will face off in the second round for the third consecutive year with the core groups changed only slightly […]