Strong defensive effort carries to Lions to 1st win

Strong defensive effort carries to Lions to 1st win

AP Published 8:58 p.m. ET Sept. 24, 2018 Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) breaks through the New England Patriots line during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)(Photo: The Associated Press)ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A day after their first win of the…
Falcons survive to beat Panthers 31-24 in NFC South thriller

Falcons survive to beat Panthers 31-24 in NFC South thriller

AP Published 2:01 a.m. ET Sept. 17, 2018 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and with Calvin Ridley look to the fans celebrating after scoring the game winning touchdown on a quarterback keeper during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)ATLANTA…
Carr leans on rookie lessons to get past Raiders’ 0-3 start

Carr leans on rookie lessons to get past Raiders’ 0-3 start

AP Published 5:37 p.m. ET Sept. 26, 2018 Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr prepares to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has suffered through long losing streaks before.…
Mitchell Trubisky has no problem with reduced Bears offense

Mitchell Trubisky has no problem with reduced Bears offense

AP Published 5:57 p.m. ET Sept. 26, 2018 FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. It was apparent Trubisky took a step back in several ways in a win over…
49ers move on with Beathard after Garoppolo injury

49ers move on with Beathard after Garoppolo injury

AP Published 7:16 p.m. ET Sept. 26, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, left, passes against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif. With starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season with a…
Myles Turner, Pacers Reportedly Agree on 4-Year, $80 Million Contract Extension

Myles Turner, Pacers Reportedly Agree on 4-Year, $80 Million Contract Extension

Darron Cummings/Associated PressThe Indiana Pacers reportedly agreed Monday to sign Myles Turner to a four-year, $80 million extension, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.Turner is owed $3.4 million for 2018-19, the final year of his rookie contract. He would have become a restricted free agent next offseason had he not signed an extension.Keith Smith…
Report: Mike Smith Fired as Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator

Report: Mike Smith Fired as Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator

John Amis/Associated PressThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday the firing of Mike Smith as defensive coordinator. In his place, they promoted linebackers coach Mark Duffner to the position.Head coach Dirk Koetter released a statement following Smith's firing:"I have the utmost respect for Mike Smith as a man and as a football coach. These decisions are always…
NBA Rumors: Jamal Crawford, Suns Agree on 1-Year, $2.4 Million Contract

NBA Rumors: Jamal Crawford, Suns Agree on 1-Year, $2.4 Million Contract

David Zalubowski/Associated PressJamal Crawford is reportedly headed for a change of scenery in Year 19. Following one season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Crawford and the Phoenix Suns agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million contract, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.The 38-year-old opted out of a fully guaranteed $4.5 million player option to test unrestricted free agency…
NFL Team Grades for Week 6

NFL Team Grades for Week 6

0 of 32Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesOn the surface, the NFL is a pass-fail league. Teams pass when they win, fail when they lose and should probably get an "incomplete" when they squeeze out a tie.In reality, things aren't that cut and dry. There is almost always a middle ground on the grading scale.In Week 6, for…
JuJu Smith-Schuster: Fans Threatened Me, I Didn’t Spit on Vontaze Burfict

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Fans Threatened Me, I Didn’t Spit on Vontaze Burfict

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesJuJu Smith-Schuster said Cincinnati Bengals fans threatened him during the Pittsburgh Steelers' 28-21 victory Sunday."Major threats. They were all making threats at me. Dropping f-bombs. Burfict was out there lying, saying I spit on him which I didn't," Smith-Schuster told reporters.Smith-Schuster was the subject of Bengals fans' ire after a hard block on…

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