sports

Top 10 NBA free agents still available

With more than 100 players already agreed to do deals this off-season, the shelves are getting pretty empty for NBA teams still looking for free agents to round out their roster.
That said, there are some solid rotation players who can play roles for teams out there - and a superstar (but there's...

Want to see more?

LaVar Ball admits 1-on-1 game against Michael Jordan isn't happening, for obvious reasons

The long dormant narrative of LaVar Ball's boast that he could beat Michael Jordan in one-on-one combat found new life last week when the Jordanian Charlotte Hornets finished third overall for LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA draft.
Just like that, the Snickers and Eye-Rolls returned, especially when ...

Want to see more?

Trio of DFA'd ex-Giants quickly find new homes after waiver claims

Three former giants are quick to find new homes via waivers that originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Giants have been pretty lucky in sneaking players through waivers and back into their minor league system after being designated for play, but their luck ran out Wednesday.
All three pla...

Want to see more?

Texans QB Deshaun Watson says DE J.J. Watt’s pick-six ‘brought me back to the old days’

Defensive end J.J. Watt's Interception returned for a 19-yard touchdown, providing the Houston Texans with the spark they needed to kick off Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
At 4:45 in the first quarter, Watt managed to get his hands on a pass from Matthew Stafford and turn i...

Want to see more?

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford knelt during the national anthem. Here's why

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was among several players on both teams kneeling at Ford Field during the national anthem game before Thursday's game against the Houston Texans.
Stafford has kneeled on the anthem all season since the Lions opened the season against the Chicago Bears at...

Want to see more?

Jags turn to QB Glennon against Browns after Luton's debacle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Mike Glennon's first start in more than three years included a circle of benchings involving five quarterbacks and two teams over a thousand miles apart.
Try to Join: Glennon was fielded for then Chicago rookie Mitchell Trubisky in 2017, who was fielded that season for N...

Want to see more?

This Washington trick play on Thanksgiving had people losing their minds

At that Washington trick game in Dallas, people went crazy when they originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner has been getting more creative in the past few weeks, but Turner took it to the next level at Thanksgiving in Dallas.
In fact, NEXT LEVEL...

Want to see more?

Diego Maradona's lawyer demands investigation into ambulance response after his death

Diego Maradona's attorney and agent has called for an investigation into the time it took ambulances to reach the Argentine soccer star's home earlier this week after suffering a fatal heart attack.
Maradona struggled with health problems for years and even underwent brain surgery earlier this mo...

Want to see more?

Stephen A. Smith blasts Cowboys after Thanksgiving loss to Washington

Stephen A. Smith beats up cowboys after the Washington loss originally occurred on NBC Sports Washington
The Dallas Cowboys have many enemies, many people who rely on their deaths. Known as "America's Team", many see them as "America's Least Favorite Team".
But nobody enjoys watching the cowboys ...

Want to see more?

SEE IT: Washington head coach Ron Rivera delivers amazing postgame speech

SEE IT: Ron Rivera delivers an amazing post-game speech that originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Football Team completed a season run of rival Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day (41-16), which is always a cause for celebration. No celebration, however, was better than the ...

Want to see more?

Former Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu catches TD on Thanksgiving

In one of the better moves the team took under former GM Thomas Dimitroff, the Atlanta Falcons swapped recipient Mohamed Sanu for the New England Patriots at the 2019 close of trading to make a selection for the second round.
He was eventually released by the Patriots, and earlier this week, Sanu...

Want to see more?

Watch Dwayne Haskins rush over to help up Alex Smith after a play

Watch Dwayne Haskins rush to Alex Smith after a piece originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The 2020 season has not been easy for Dwayne Haskins. After starting the season as a starter, he was benched, switched to third string, and now serves as a backup for Alex Smith.
All of these can pu...

Want to see more?

Should Detroit Lions clean house Friday after embarrassing Thanksgiving loss?

Free Press sports journalist Carlos Monarrez answers three questions after the Detroit Lions lost 41:25 to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving Day:
Should the owner Sheila Ford Hamp fire everyone on Friday?
I don't think she should, even after such an ugly loss. Not only is there no benefit in mak...

Want to see more?

Matthew Stafford on Matt Patricia’s job status: “It’s not my decision”

As storm clouds gather around the Lions, who have been embarrassed twice just four days apart, questions about the status of Coach Matt Patricia in his third year arise. After losing to the Texans between 41-25 Thursday, Patricia job security became a frequent topic at post-game press conferences...

Want to see more?

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson talks about the Cowboys loss and bouncing back

Minnesota was on the rise in the second half of the season until losing to a side they preferred to beat.
The cowboys came to the US Bank Stadium and angered the Vikings on Sunday. It's a difficult defeat, especially considering how the team played before.
Justin Jefferson spoke to reporters abou...

Want to see more?

Pass the sauce: Nik Stauskas reportedly reaches one-year deal with Milwaukee

Castillo Sauce itself will get a chance to spice up Milwaukee. At least during the training camp.
Veteran security guard Nik Stauskas has struck a deal that will take him to the bucks' training camp and give him the chance to earn a roster spot, a story broken by ESPN's Zach Lowe.
That's the posi...

Want to see more?

Legend of Terry McLaurin grows with DK Metcalf impression saving a TD

The legend of McLaurin grows with the impression of DK Metcalf rescuing a TD who originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Terry McLaurin may be best known for scoring touchdowns, but he skipped an important one in Dallas.
After Washington led 20-13 and moved the ball down, Alex Smith tossed C...

Want to see more?

Washington takes over first place in NFC East with utter demolition of Dallas

For the NFC East, say this: they are a generous bunch. Nobody wants someone to feel too bad. They like to compete against L to L to keep the rest of the league - or their visitors - happy.
The Dallas Cowboys were in a good mood on Thanksgiving, offering fumble, pick sixes, lost passes, crucial pe...

Want to see more?

Texans DE J.J. Watt is the 3rd-heaviest NFL player to score a touchdown on Thanksgiving

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt became part of the NFL Thanksgiving lore in the club's 41:25 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Week 12.
At 4:45 in the first quarter, Watt took quarterback Matthew Stafford down and returned the interception 19 yards for the Texans' first touchdown...

Want to see more?

No offense, but the Cowboys might have tried the worst fake punt ever

No offense, but cowboys may have tried the worst fake punt ever originally exposed on NBC Sports Washington
Anytime you can give the ball to a backup receiver 12 yards behind the scrimmage line while in a fake punt, pinned in both your own territory and fourth quarter, you just have to do it, or?...

Want to see more?

Lions' latest lopsided loss looks like final nail in Matt Patricia's coaching coffin

Matt Patricia is a private person, especially when it comes to his family, but when he started his post-game press conference on Thursday, he thanked his wife for everything she's doing "behind the scenes" and said how "grateful" he was for his family is. It was reminiscent of the last few weeks ...

Want to see more?

Antonio Gibson showed Washington, and America, just how good he can be

Gibson showed Washington and America how well he can originally perform on NBC Sports Washington
Ezekiel Elliot is best known for his "Feed me" celebration, but on Thanksgiving in Dallas, Antonio Gibson was the returning devourer at AT&T Stadium.
Washington's third round election has shown his im...

Want to see more?

Report: Pacers offered Celtics Myles Turner and first-rounder in Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade

Gordon Hayward reportedly wanted to join the Pacers.
Why doesn't he go to Indiana?
Maybe because the Hornets offered a four-year $ 120 million deal.
Or maybe because the Celtics didn't agree to a sign-and-trade, which was necessary for the capped Pacers to add Hayward.
J. Michael from the Indiana...

Want to see more?

Detroit Lions grades: Matt Patricia's coaching tenure is cooked; Stafford struggles

Free Press sports journalist Dave Birkett rated the Detroit Lions between 41-25 after losing to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Quarterback
The numbers weren't terrible - 28 of 42 went past with a touchdown and an interception for 295 yards - but Matthew Stafford had another game in which he'd made...

Want to see more?

Matt Patricia’s coaching malpractice on full display in Lions’ lifeless loss to Texans

Matt Patricia has been a bad NFL head coach for a while. Lions fans already knew this to a large extent, but the annual Thanksgiving game made Patricia's inept weaknesses accessible to a much wider national audience.
On behalf of all of us who watch the Lions every day, I apologize to everyone wh...

Want to see more?

Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Joe Haden, Steelers tweet thankful messages to fans

The Pittsburgh Steelers put their fear of the Ravens aside - until Sunday - to say thank you messages to all of their supporters.
Instead of playing tonight, the NFL moved their Thanksgiving matchup to Sunday in a short week because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Baltimore.
Tackle Zach "Hulk" Banner...

Want to see more?

Texans throttle Lions, 41-25, in what may be Matt Patricia's final game as head coach

The Detroit Lions haven't been able to beat good teams under Matt Patricia, or most of the bad, and they should soon find out if they can make it through with a new coach.
Deshaun Watson threw four touchdowns and had a near-perfect passerby rating. The Lions posted three first-half sales at Ford ...

Want to see more?

Packers have 2 players leading their position in early Pro Bowl voting

One is expected and the other is not.
The Green Bay Packers have two front runners in their respective positions in the early Pro Bowl fan vote.
David Bakhtiari, a four-time all-pro who just signed a historic new contract, is the leading voter in offensive tackles for the NFC. No wonder there.
Th...

Want to see more?

DeAndre Hopkins crowns Texans WR Will Fuller: ‘A real number 1’

DeAndre Hopkins is a three-time all-pro, and the Arizona Cardinals recipient made his mark as one of the league's elite recipients even before the Houston Texans drafted Deshaun Watson in the 2017 first round.
In fact, Hopkins received his first all-pro selection among the Texans in 2017 when Wat...

Want to see more?

The Cowboys don't deserve to play on Thanksgiving ever year

The Cowboys Thanskgiving Tradition Must End, originally published on NBC Sports Philadelphia
It's that time of year: stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed tater, and watching a sloppy cowboy game on Thanksgiving.
Dallas has been doing this since 1966, a tradition they inherited from the Lions,...

Want to see more?