Monthly Archives: March 2018

Ovechkin reaches 600 goals, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

“I feel like my legs were 15 years old,” Kuznetsov said. “I don’t have a good overtime the last 10 games probably. I just wanted to score that because I know that one point will make a huge difference at the end of the year.”

Capitals G Philipp Grubauer stopped 26 shots in his third consecutive start over No. 1 goaltender Braden Holtby, who is 1-5-2 with a 4.83 goals-against average and .854 save percentage in his past eight games. …

“I’m here for one year. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe I can be here for longer,” Lynn said.

Asked whether the slow market left him with a chip on his shoulder, Lynn said, “The chip on my shoulder’s been there since I was born. I’m pretty sure that’s the way my dad says it. That’s something I use to compete, and it helps drive me.”

Correa and closer Ken Giles did not attend Monday’s ceremony in Washington, D.C., that honored the Astros’ 2017 World Series title. The Astros said Giles had a family commitment.

“It was not politics or anything,” Correa said Tuesday. “It was just that the day off was perfect to be able to provide some help for the people in Puerto Rico in need.”

Puerto Rico was damaged in September by Hurricane Maria. With the assistance of Astros, Jim Crane, Correa helped send a plane of supplies to Puerto Rico in October.

“I don’t only represent the Houston Astros, I don’t only represent my family, but I also represent the American citizens that are living in Puerto Rico,” Correa said. “I just want to bring some awareness to what is going on.”

Correa’s family and his fiance, Daniella Rodriguez, joined him on Monday to help finalize the next shipment, which he hopes will depart South Florida via ship before the end of spring training.

Irving is expected to take an extended rest due to lingering Cheap Basketball Jerseys tendinitis in his left knee that forced him to sit out the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. Smart sprained his right thumb in the same game while diving to the floor, and the team is getting more information on the severity of his injury while determining whether he’ll be able Cheap Chelsea Jerseys to return to action this season.

O.J. Simpson gives ‘hypothetical’ account of murders in ‘Lost Confession’

In a never-before-seen 2006 interview, O.J. Simpson detailed how he would have hypothetically killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

Fox will air the interview as part of a two-hour special, titled O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession, on Sunday night.

The Redskins have some returning options here, but putting it all together, there are still major concerns about whether coach Jay Gruden can finally field the respectable power rushing attack he wants. Part of the team’s struggles last season were tied to a rash of offensive line injuries that decimated the run-blocking, but durability issues also affected the backfield with Rob Kelley (knee/ankle) and Chris Thompson (leg) going down with season-ending injuries in November. Throughout the season, rookie Samaje Perine was in and out of Gruden’s doghouse because of ball security.

Bottom line: Washington finished No. 28 in rushing yards per game (90.5) and No. 30 in yards per attempt (3.6).

The running back class in the draft this year is deep, but the Patriots’ Dion Lewis (higher tier) and the Browns’ Isaiah Crowell (middle tier) would be Washington’s best free-agent targets. The 49ers’ Carlos Hyde and former Buccaneer Doug Martin won’t be worth the return as potential workhorses for Gruden.

The Patriots’ Rex Burkhead, with whom Gruden briefly worked while with the Bengals, may be a more realistic target as a complementary piece. A darkhorse would be the Giants’ sneaky effective Orleans Darkwa, who has a decent mix of power and shiftiness. As someone who ran all over the Redskins in the season finale, he could work well in Gruden’s system.

That puts the priority on getting guys to fill out the 3-4 end rotation for Bowles. The Bears’ Mitch Unrein and the Titans’ DaQuan Jones, pending free agents, played in that base scheme last season.

In the draft, Washington’s Vita Vea is yet Cheap NFL Jerseys another non-skill consideration for either the No. 6 pick or a slight trade back. Because of Williams’ presence, the Jets could also be OK waiting until Day 2 or 3, as Virginia’s Andrew Brown and Alabama’s Da’Shawn Hand both could serve them well.

Here are two more names to think about at No. 6 — N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China and Texas-San Antonio’s Marcus Davenport, with the latter being more of a natural fit as 3-4 outside linebacker. Some later-round targets for the Jets’ scheme include Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter, Florida State’s Josh Sweat and USC’s Uchenna Nwosu.

What goes into a big league position switch? Four All-Stars are finding out this spring

“People said I was terrible in the outfield,” Myers said. “But I was also playing center field at the time, and I’m not much of a center fielder. Getting back to one of the corner outfield spots is going to be better for me because it’s a position I know I can play pretty well.

“Absolutely,” he said. “You’re out there by yourself, and you have to watch 150 pitches a game, if not more. There can be times when you’re kind of looking in the stands and you get distracted, but Skip is gonna be great. He’s going to hold me accountable a lot, and that’s what I need.”

The case against the jumper is based on its mechanics. Bridges’ form isn’t Lonzo Ball levels of broken, but it is a bit mechanical, and his release on catch-and-shoots can be a touch slow given he occasionally dips the ball down before coming up. However, after shooting just 29.9 percent from deep as a freshman, he’s improved significantly.

Through three seasons and 287 attempts, Bridges is now a career 38.0 percent 3-point shooter, and his inputs suggest his jumper should translate at the next level. Bridges is shooting 83.1 percent from the foul line — right in line with his career 83.7 average — and taking 7.2 3s per 40 minutes this season. Those numbers project him as a 38.4 percent NBA 3-point shooter, well above league average.

Though still experiencing some soreness, Smith was encouraged following the half-hour session while saying it’s premature to determine how much more time he’ll miss.

“I’d like to tell you that, but your guess is as good as mine. I think it’s just day by day,” he said. “I’m trying to improve every day, strengthen, get comfortable, and when I’m ready I’ll know.”

Smith has been out since being hurt in the final Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys seconds Basketball Jerseys of a 3-2 win at the New York Islanders on Feb. 11.

After spending much of the past week skating on his own, Smith at least felt healthy enough to travel from Calgary to rejoin the Flames, who are in the midst of a three-game road swing that closes at Ottawa on Thursday.