Monthly Archives: November 2017

Chargers face criticism after cropping out soldier from photo

The Chargers are facing some backlash after editing a photo from 2014 of Army soldiers holding a San Diego Chargers’ flag.

The team tweeted out the photo during the league’s “Salute to Service” week, but first they cropped out the bottom of the flag that read “San Diego,” which also cropped out solider Minh Tran who was laying down.

The Stars will look to change their fortune in back-to-back sets this season. They beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday behind 29 saves from goalie Ben Bishop, but are 1-4 in games played on consecutive nights.

I go back and forth because I’m in the middle of this whole thing. I’m a football player, but obviously the flag is the most important thing to me while I’m in this country.

“At the end of the day, people love football. It’s a reality. We shouldn’t deprive ourselves of this great sport because of the unfortunate things that are surrounding things happening off the field.”

Villanueva will present his teammates with decals representing one of 13 Army divisions ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Last year’s World Junior Championship hero has only continued to build on his talent in his three campaigns at DU. He currently leads the NCAA with 23 points in just 12 games this season. The skilled junior is likely among the college players who will make the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team.

NFL GM: Baker Mayfield’s draft stock takes hit with Johnny Manziel-like antics

Baker Mayfield produces his fair share of reactions on both sides of the emotional spectrum. Fans either love him or hate him.

MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball had already settled on a new framework to replace the old agreement, which expired earlier this month, and the union’s approval was the final obstacle remaining for Ohtani to leave the Nippon Ham Fighters and play in the majors next year. The commissioner’s office and the union extended their negotiating deadline by 24 hours after failing to reach agreement by 8 p.m. Monday.

Ohtani, known as Japan’s Babe Ruth, is 23 years old and short of the age-25 threshold that would allow him to leave the Fighters as an unencumbered free agent. MLB teams interested in signing him are limited to a minor league contract plus whatever they have available in their international bonus pool.

According to The Associated Press, the Texas Rangers have the biggest available bonus pool allotment at $3.535 million. They are followed by the New York Yankees ($3.5 million) and Minnesota Twins ($3.245 million).

Miller reportedly will have more surgeries to repair ligaments that are damaged in his knee, but doctors at University Medical Center in New Orleans were able to stabilize his leg, which was their primary concern.

“There are a lot of heroes in this story, starting with Zach, whose will and tenacity continue to amaze the doctors and nurses,” NFL Players Association chief medical officer Thom Mayer told ESPN. “Mark Bowen, the Bears team physician, instantly recognized (Miller) needed a trauma center, and he praised the paramedics and Saints medical staff.”

Tony Dungy: Colts owner Jim Irsay says Andrew Luck’s injury is ‘inside his head’

Tony Dungy’s hot microphone may have just landed Colts owner Jim Irsay in hot water.

The former Indianapolis coach was on “The Dan Patrick Show” when he said Irsay confided in him that he thinks quarterback Andrew Luck’s shoulder injury is more mental than anything.

“I don’t know what’s going on there. Jim Irsay made a comment to me about six weeks ago, ‘It’s inside his head now,'” Dungy said.

“I don’t see Jim Irsay wanting to have that happen. Hey, where’s Andrew Luck, he’s not playing — and he wins for somebody else. I think he’ll be in Indianapolis.”

Luck was shut down for the season after originally being placed on injured reserve. He had surgery on his throwing shoulder in January, but has yet to be able to throw for more than a few practices.

Los Angeles handed out a season-high 30 assists.

Atlanta matched its biggest lead at seven on Dennis Schroder’s 3-pointer with 7:49 left in the third. But the Hawks fell apart against the more talented Clippers, losing their third straight to drop to 3-15, worst in the Eastern Conference.

Marco Belinelli finished with 20 points and Schroder added 19.

Johnson hit six of his first seven 3-point attempts and went 8 for 10 from the field. Williams finished with 20 points, and Austin Rivers added 18. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Clippers: G Lou Williams, a productive sixth man for most of his career, made just his second start since he played for the Lakers in 2015-16. In 13 seasons, Williams has scored 8,599 points as a reserve, second only to Jamal Crawford among active players.