Monthly Archives: February 2018

How the NFL franchise tag works

The heart of NFL free agency starts March 12, when teams can begin meeting and negotiating with representatives of free agents. But it really began, in earnest, Tuesday, when the window opened for teams to use franchise or transitional tags. Top 2018 NFL free agents like Le’Veon Bell could be candidates for their teams’ respective […]

Portland is 16-15 on the road. The Suns are 9-21 at home.

Since beating Dallas on Jan. 31, the Suns are 0-for-February and have been outscored by 181 points in eight defeats. They have lost by 32, 48, and 26 points in that run, and their 48-point loss to San Antonio on Feb. 7 tied a franchise-worst set against Portland on opening night. “Inexcusable,” interim coach Jay […]

Does Golden State want to keep him?

So far, the United States has managed a bronze medal in the figure skating team event, but fell short of the podium in the men’s events after Nathan Chen’s struggles in the short program. The sport now moves on to ice dancing, which begins on Sunday evening with the short program and will conclude on […]

Manager Mike Scioscia declined to put a number on how many games he envisions Pujols playing at first.

Patriots DT Alan Branch said I didn’t know anything, honestly, when asked Tuesday on WEEI’s Dale and Holley Show with Rich Keefe if he knew prior to the game that Butler wouldn’t play. On our team, gossip doesn’t travel, let’s just say that. I noticed he wasn’t in the game, Branch said, but then again, […]

Tennessee has no business being in the postseason.

They could be the worst team in the bracket and just don’t have the upside you need from a team to make a run through a thick group of playoff teams. Marcus Mariota can be a future star, but it’s hard to imagine it under the current regime. I love Derrick Henry — drafted him […]

Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears: The Bears named the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator their next coach.

Nagy has spent the last five seasons in Kansas City, first as quarterbacks coach before ascending to offensive coordinator in 2016. Under Nagy, the Chiefs finished 13th in points scored in 2016 before leaping to sixth in the category in 2017. Kansas City saw an even larger improvement in yards gained, jumping from 27th to […]

Embiid entered this season as a hyper-talented but risky proposition, having played only 31 games over the first three seasons of his career.

Among the most compelling evidence, Harvey said, was smartphone metadata that showed photographs Thompson took of her bodily injuries were snapped on the same days she had spent with Elliott. “What the NFL investigators learned was that on at least four nights between July 16 and July 21, Mr. Elliott and Ms. Thompson stayed together […]

Durant is impressed with this new Rockets squad.

“They’re very tough,” Durant said. “I really like this team, I really like their coach, they got a good home crowd. I think the difference between them last year and this year — obviously, everybody I know, everyone is going to say CP, but they’re just playing harder. I feel like they’re playing harder on […]