White, who had a tryout with Vancouver during training camp and was cut Saturday, has a reputation as an NHL grinder. Boston is familiar with him from his time with the Montreal Canadiens.
“I’m just going to play my game wherever I go,” White told the Boston Globe. “I’m probably here for a reason. Just play physical, straight up-and-down, north-south game. Chip in where I can. Pretty self-explanatory the way I play. Can’t change it now.”
Tuesday’s game was officially called 35 minutes after it was scheduled to begin. With rain forecast throughout the evening, Joe Torre — Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer — said there was not enough of a window without rain to begin the game with hopes of getting it in.
Torre said that not burning either of Tuesday’s starting pitchers also played a factor in the decision not to begin the game even though rain did not start falling until shortly before the postponement announcement was made.
He camped at the left of the net, took a pass from Henrik Zetterberg and put the puck past Bishop.
Mantha’s goal came when his shot from a low angle on the left side went inside the right post.
“We still felt that we had the tying goal in us,” Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg said, “but didn’t really get much out of the 6-on-5. Got to win some more draws there; I lost three in a row.”
Jamie Benn got his 300th career assist on the first-period goal by Seguin. . Klingberg has scored a goal in each of the last two games and has at least one point in all three Dallas has played. . Both of Seguin’s goals have come on the power play. . Detroit’s Mike Green had two assists, giving him six in three games. . Red Wings D Danny DeKeyser left with a lower-body injury. . The video board showed a tribute to Detroit defenseman Trevor Daley, who played 756 games for Dallas.
Going into Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season, here are some fun facts after hot starts. Well, it may not be that much fun for the team with the hottest start.
That would be the 4-0 Chiefs, the league’s last undefeated team after their last-minute win over Washington on Monday. It may not necessarily be a good omen. Since 2013, of the six teams that were the last to lose a game each year, only one has even won a playoff game that season. And that was the 2015 Panthers, who began 14-0 and reached the Super Bowl.
New England wouldn’t lose two in a row, would it? A defensive mess on the back end isn’t exactly what you want when facing a red-hot Jameis Winston on the road and on a short week. But the solace here is the Buccaneers’ defense is riddled with injuries and even shakier back seven play in coverage. Tom Brady does his dropback often thing and comes through this time with a late TD to out-duel Winston.
Detroit’s defense isn’t getting enough credit for its 3-1 start. Anthony Zettel is leading a terrific pass rush, while Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs have nailed down the back end. Carolina’s defense is in a bigger funk against high-volume, diverse passing attacks, such as the Lions’ with Matthew Stafford. It’s a much rougher day for Cam Newton on the road as the Panthers let down after the win over the Patriots.
NFL players who have demonstrated during the national anthem over the past year have said they are protesting police brutality and racism, not the flag or the anthem itself.
The protests began in August 2016, when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in a preseason game.
Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders: For the third consecutive week, Cooper was held to two catches or fewer and 2.9 PPR fantasy points or fewer, as he finished Sunday’s game with 1.8 on his two targets. It’s the first time in his three-year, 37-game NFL career that Cooper has been held in single digits for three consecutive games, and that Michael Crabtree had 20.2 PPR fantasy points of his own on eight targets in his return from a chest injury doesn’t bode well for Cooper’s usage moving forward. EJ Manuel simply didn’t look to Cooper in this one, so consider Cooper a low-end WR3 at best for Week 6.
But that was then, and this is most definitely now. Research released in July on 202 deceased former football players revealed evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them. Many donors or their families contributed because of the players’ repeated concussions and troubling symptoms before they died. These players include men who were barely functional in their final years. Men who were broken physically and emotionally.
So a player who suffers a brain injury should never be allowed to participate in his next scheduled game, or two. All the guardians of professional football — from owners to league commissioner Roger Goodell to team executives and head coaches — talk and talk about wanting to make the sport safer in the age of CTE, and yet nobody stopped Adams from suiting up and signing up for another three hours of collisions.
The Frozen Tundra was more like a sauna on Sunday afternoon.
With a kickoff temperature of 89, the Green Bay Packers officially played the hottest home game in Lambeau Field history.
Before Sunday, it was never warmer than 85 degrees for a Packers home game since they began recording temperatures in 1959. And that game wasn’t even in Green Bay. The 85-degree game came at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, where the Packers used to play two home games a season through the 1994 season. It was against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 10, 1978.
Players from both the Eagles and Giants took a knee around Sproles following an awkward plant and hit from safety Darian Thompson. Trainers were looking at the knee area.
Sproles was able to walk off under his own power, though, and the concern quickly turned to his wrist as he held his right arm in obvious pain as he headed indoors.
Hicks and Cox were both lost in the second quarter, further depleting a defense that was already down cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Jaylen Watkins, as well as safeties Rodney McLeod and Corey Graham.
Despite the injuries, the Eagles’ defense shut the Giants out in the first half, thanks in large part to a goal-line stand at the end of the second quarter.
The first thing you need to know about John Ross is that he’s fast, a fact that his NFL Combine time confirmed. Ross clocked in at 4.22 seconds, beating out Chris Johnson’s 4.24-second 40 at the 2008 combine.
We didn’t need the electronic time to know it, though: Ross spent his fall terrorizing college defenses, when healthy, and causing nightmares for Pac-12 defensive coordinators.
The Bengals surprised the football world when they drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He missed their season opener with a knee sprain, but he’s expected to make his debut in Week 2, on Thursday against the Texans.
Ross was one of the biggest keys to Washington’s run to the College Football Playoff in 2016. He was the player that always had to be accounted for, then accounted for again. He was changing the looks of a defense and a game simply by being on the field. He’s that scary.
What does this mean for the Bengals offense? Probably not much. Zampese’s replacement, Lazor, will have the unenviable task of trying to find points for a team with a poor offensive line.
What does this mean for Marvin Lewis? Now in his 15th season, Lewis has zero postseason victories and entered the year on the hot seat. It’s about as blazing hot as it can possibly get now.
University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson challenged the basketball community to pitch in and donate shirts and shoes to those in need. This week starts school for many affected communities and his call for donations aims to provide clothing for those who lost everything in the floods.
Offers and shipments are already rolling in, and baseball coach Todd Whitting put out the same challenge to the collegiate baseball community as well.
Odell Beckham Jr. has not practiced since injuring his ankle on Aug. 21, but the Giants receiver is still hopeful to play Sunday against the Cowboys.
“I wouldn’t count it out,” Beckham told reporters Wednesday. “My heart, it’s just not going to make this easy, so I can say it’s a day-to-day thing, really trying to get better. It’s been two weeks, so I’m itching, I’m itching, but just patience and trusting.”
“We think by having the player and the examining physicians and athletic trainers in the tent, we’ll get a better concussion screening examination done and it’ll improve our ability to diagnose and detect these injuries on the sideline.”
On if it will be difficult to adapt to a new defense: “No, I don’t think so. Not too much. I played with (former Steelers secondary coach and Browns defensive coordinator) Ray Horton. We had the same defense, and I played with him twice.”
From celebrations to a long list of funny quotes during his chats with the media, Bennett hasn’t been one who tries to blend in. And his laughably small shoulder pads are no different.
Coach on the hot seat: Marvin Lewis, Bengals — Lewis is firmly on the hot seat after the Bengals went 6-9-1 last season. Despite taking the Bengals to the playoffs seven times and winning four AFC North titles in his 14 years as the team’s coach, Lewis has not won a single playoff game. The Bengals don’t appear to be in a position to contend with the Ravens and Steelers atop the division this year and that could mean the end of Lewis’ tenure in Cincinnati.
Falling: Bengals — The Bengals had an underwhelming offseason coming off last year’s disappointing season. They didn’t do much in free agency and got some boom-or-bust draft picks in wide receiver John Ross, running back Joe Mixon and pass rushers Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson.