JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ productive and popular rookie, is dealing with a small hamstring injury that the team will monitor this week, coach Mike Tomlin said.
The seasons that [rookies] are used to are coming to a close — they are getting ready for finals, they are transitioning to bowl prep, Tomlin said. Guys like [T.J. Watt] and JuJu and others, they are moving into uncharted territory.
In other Steelers injury news, the team will watch safety Mike Mitchell (ankle) and tight end Vance McDonald (ankle) as they try to recover before Sunday. Both players missed the 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
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For her part, Friel has privately told colleagues that despite the resources at her disposal — the Elliott case has cost an estimated $2 million and counting — she was hamstrung without subpoena power. Her worst fears, and Jones’, were coming true. Still, Goodell gave considerable weight to the opinions of the panelists, who unanimously concluded that Elliott deserved to be punished.
A sprained shoulder ended his time as the Patriots’ starter before Brady returned, and injuries remain a huge unknown in terms of estimating Garoppolo’s value. The 49ers are likely making this deal with the intention of having Garoppolo start under Shanahan in the long term, but there should be no rush in giving Garoppolo a long-term deal because he’s in line to make just $434,158 more over the rest of the season. Rinne, if he can avoid his mercurial stats from a season ago, is primed for another workhorse campaign as a No. 1 fantasy goaltender.
Talbot is facing the exact same number of shots per game as he did last season, but at least so far, a lot more of them are tickling twine. His ratios this season — 3.10 goals-against average and .904 save percentage — are worse than in any individual month last season. The Oilers are going to have to pick up their defensive play if they want to win more games, and Talbot will have better months ahead, but until they do, he looks a lot more like a No. 2 fantasy goaltender.
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For some odd reason, Ohio State actually kicked the ball to him, and he returns the opening kickoff 97 yards. The camera pans to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, and his expression seems to suggest he’s wondering why the heck the ball came within 20 yards of Barkley.
The offense is worlds better under first-year coach Sean McVay, particularly at quarterback (Jared Goff), running back (Todd Gurley) and across an offensive line bolstered by the free-agent additions of left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan.
The last of the undefeated fell this week, with an LA Clippers loss on Saturday night to the suddenly red-hot Detroit Pistons. This leaves a group of mystery guests near the top of the league standings, with the remnants of the Memphis Grizzlies’ Grit ‘N Grind crew joining the Clippers as the only NBA teams with just one loss as we turn the corner into November.
We haven’t mentioned Northwestern-Michigan State yet, but I’m pretty sure we have overtime in Evanston! Brian Lewerke just lofted a beautiful 13-yard pass to Felton Davis III, who made a circus catch and somehow kept possession and his knees in bounds. No. 16 Michigan State is not done yet.
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After a battle with Seattle, Houston’s quarterback seems poised for greatness. Matt Bowen breaks down the tape to find the fantasy answers to Week 8’s big questions.
Bortles will get a decent matchup Sunday, as his Jaguars face the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Bamba, born and raised in Harlem, New York, had been away from home since middle school (he attended Cardigan Mountain, a boarding school in New Hampshire, in eighth and ninth grades, then went to Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for his final three years), so picking a college wasn’t as daunting an experience as it is for those leaving home for the first time.
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Many people will disagree with what Denny Hamlin did with his car in the final laps Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, squarely hitting Chase Elliott in the rear bumper and wrecking him on the way to what Hamlin had hoped would earn him a spot among the four finalists in the season finale.
Wondering what you can expect from players who are dealing with injuries in Week 8? Injury expert Stephania Bell gives her thoughts on each notable player.
To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won’t take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their Sunday inactives lists before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
The Panthers are more diversified without Kelvin Benjamin, who they weren’t ready to pay big money, and they’re betting on Devin Funchess to step up.
Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney told ESPN’s David Newton that the Bills reached out to Carolina and expressed interest in Benjamin. Beane and Hurney have a long-standing working relationship that began when both joined the Panthers in 1998 and continued through 2012, when Hurney was fired by Carolina and replaced by Beane as interim GM.
“Marty and I talk every so often,” Beane said Tuesday. “We spoke a little bit [Monday] and then this morning via text. But I really didn’t sense at practice [Tuesday afternoon] that anything was going to go down. And then we did circle back up around 2 [p.m.] and again around 3:25, and it got serious by 3:40, knowing we had 20 minutes to agree on the deal.”
With its potent backcourt and distinct home-court advantage, Kansas could end the Big 12 race with Joe Morgan Womens Jersey a two- or three-game lead over the rest of the pack. Texas, TCU, West Virginia and Baylor could all find a place in that group behind the Jayhawks by the end of the year.
”I know it may not sit well with everyone, but to truly make change in this world we must be able to be pushed outside of our comfort zone,” Brown said on Twitter. ”I want young minorities to see that what they may be going through is not being ignored by the hockey community.”
The Cup champion Penguins visited President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, reiterating that it wasn’t about politics. Trump mostly stuck to hockey, and coach Mike Sullivan thought the ceremony went well.
As for the other teams that have a case for No. 4, I’m not buying 8-0 Wisconsin. In fact, on the radio I called them the most overrated team in college football with that ridiculously easy schedule. Clemson has a loss at Syracuse and hasn’t played well on offense. The Big 12 could clear up over the next two weeks. And talk to me about Miami when it plays Virginia Tech and Notre Dame the next two weeks.
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If they didn’t deal with Cleveland for the 12th overall pick last year, I question whether they’d do anything this year if they really want to keep him. Bill Belichick doesn’t value high draft choices the way most of the league does. Why should he? Of the 11 offensive players on the field during the fourth-quarter drive for the tying touchdown in the Super Bowl, only one was either a first- or second-round draft pick. (It was Nate Solder, first-rounder in 2011, and he was not having a great game.)
Stakes: Fourteen percent of a win. By which I mean: The Yankees would have been 68 percent likely to win if it were a home run, and 54 percent if it were an out. That’s what this will refer to for the rest of this piece.
I think, just when you think the process between players and owners has flown entirely off the rails, read this piece by Anquan Boldin, one of the participants in the recent players-owners meeting in New York. Writes Bolden about the New York meeting: The concerns that many players have been expressing about racial inequality in our justice system and society were finally heard.
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Calgary opened the scoring 2:08 into the second. Flames defenseman Brett Kulak, who had just stepped onto the ice, kept the puck in at the blue line and fired a quick shot toward the net that Ferland neatly deflected past Philipp Grubauer.
With top goalie Braden Holtby getting the night off after beating Edmonton 5-2 on Saturday, Grubauer made his fourth start and finished with 36 saves.
Grubauer’s best save kept the score 1-all in the third. He jabbed out his glove to rob Mark Giordano after he was set up by Gaudreau on a rare 4-on-1 rush.
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Jaromir Jagr (lower body) is eligible to come off injured reserve and he’s back skating with the Flames, but he missed his fourth straight game. … Sam Bennett has yet to pick up a point in Calgary’s 12 games. … The Flames made two changes, putting Kulak and RW Curtis Lazar in the lineup. It was just the third game for Kulak. … Washington made one personnel change from Saturday, inserting Aaron Ness on defense in place of Taylor Chorney.
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In 2015, former coach Justin Fuente, after a successful stint with the Tigers, left to become head coach at Virginia Tech.
Now, Memphis is dealing with more coaching rumors, this time with Tigers’ frontman Mike Norvell, ahead of Friday’s American Athletic Conference game at Tulsa.
Norvell, a former assistant at Tulsa, picked up where Fuente left off, and has kept the Tigers playing at a high level. As a result, Norvell has become a hot prospect and this week emerged as a potential candidate to fill the opening at Florida. The Gators parted ways with Jim McElwain over the weekend.
Norvell held a team meeting on Monday to discuss the rumors with his players.
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Nelson took a reverse and barely escaped a tackle before finding Breeland in triple coverage.
The coaches drew up the play for Nelson after he told Taggart his wish, and the team practiced it once this week.
“Might have been my best touchdown here yet,” Nelson smiled afterward.
Following Brooks-James’ touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Utah closed the gap with Huntley’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Siaosi Wilson.
Watching Game 6 from a neighbor’s house in Oakdale, Long Island, will be Hill’s one-time, two-game manager. “They’re having a Halloween party,” Baez says. “I hope I can get my kids settled down after trick-or-treating. I want to be able to tell them that the Dodger pitcher on the mound used to play for me.”
He can tell them one of the great stories in baseball, a fairy tale about a Duck who became a swan.
“People don’t know he can shoot,” Johnson said. “Buckets.”
Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown said Simmons’ ability to reliably make jump shots will complement his ability to drive or use his length in the paint even more effective.
Fournier said winning on the second night of back-to-back games is “the hardest thing to do in NBA basketball,” and that the Magic should be proud to have done it twice already this season.
The victory in New Orleans came a night after a loss in Charlotte.
“But we should have the same mindset all the time,” Fournier added. “That’s the way we should play for 82 games.”
Four consecutive flags were thrown on the Eagles’ first offensive possession and neither team could really get much of a rhythm early.
About an hour after kickoff, things like flag, referee and hochuli were trending topics on Twitter in Philadelphia.
Snyder brushed off the concerns. Griffin was selling jerseys, appearing on magazine covers and making Washington relevant for the first time in a decade. The Redskins were on their way to their first division title in 13 years, with a budding superstar in Griffin. Anything he wanted, Snyder was happy to provide. No one realized that the franchise was coddling the wrong guy. Kirk dealt with a lot that we don’t know about, says Santana Moss, the former Redskins wide receiver. It was sad. We all heard the whispers.
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Foreman’s also shows more big-play potential, gaining 20 or more rushing yards on a single play twice this season, while Miller hasn’t hit that mark at all. Foreman has had only 50 carries this season compared with Miller’s 98, but it’s fair to expect that Foreman starts taking carries from Brandon Morrow Jersey Miller sooner than later based on their output.
On Monday, after a second straight win, the Steelers were left to answer questions about Bryant for the absent player.
Everyone here is grown. We’re all going to have different thoughts and opinions, linebacker Bud Dupree said. He’s going to handle it on his own. We’re here so we’re still friends.
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The decision to play three weeks of games with replacements during a players strike generated all sorts of folksy anecdotes and stories.
How about an Eastern Illinois quarterback who joined the Chicago Bears and later coached the Saints to a Super Bowl title?
New York followed up its first win of the season Friday against Brooklyn by getting a double-digit win at Cleveland Sunday. Then the Knicks swept their first back-to-back set by building a 23-point lead in the third quarter and holding on for a 116-110 win over the Denver Nuggets Monday.
I’m very happy with the way they’ve responded, 0-3 you can duck your head, but I think that says something about these guys, Hornacek said. They kept working. I think they have the belief that we’re going to get there.
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Scheifele scored in the third when he one-timed a pass from Wheeler during a 4-on-3 power play at 10:28 to make it 6-1. Lemieux’s goal about two minutes later completed the scoring.
In this podcast, Miller discussed ESPN’s two-week suspension of Jemele Hill; how much that suspension was related to ESPN’s relationship with the NFL; how far ESPN employees can go regarding commentary; the future of Hill and Michael Smith with the SportsCenter brand; Hill’s First Amendment right not insulating her from sanction by her private sector employer; ESPN management’s role in discipline; whether ESPN management has any recourse against White House attacks; whether ESPN will remain part of a larger culture war, and more.