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13 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images The Golden State Warriors are trying to become the first team to three-peat since Shaquille O’Neal‘s Los Angeles Lakers did so from 2000 through 2002, and Stephen Curry has little doubt who would win in a head-to-head showdown. “Oh, he’s dead wrong,” Curry said Wednesday when told O’Neal believes his Lakers would […]

13 Dec 18
The Heat Check

After a tough but close loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat faced the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. In their last game, the Heat overcame a huge deficit throughout the game and would go on to get the victory. Heading into this game, the Heat would be without Goran Dragic, who […]

13 Dec 18
NJ SPORTS BUZZER

Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images The Brooklyn Nets had some extended rest following back-to-back games, and they had their eyes set on cooling off one of the NBA’s top teams in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 127-124 on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Arena to win their third straight game. […]

13 Dec 18
Turning Up the Mike: Musings on Sports

Here is our latest list of NHL Power Rankings. All stats and standings are current as of Wednesday afternoon. Tampa Bay Lightning: For once, we have an easy choice at number one. The Lightning have won seven straight and now have a six-point lead on the rest of the NHL. They lead the league with […]

13 Dec 18
National Post

WASHINGTON — Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Irving finished with 38 points and seven […]

13 Dec 18
CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

FISHERS, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern Schools has approved a redistricting proposal that will move thousands of Fishers students next school year. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to pass the plan recommended by Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff. Under the plan, about 2,265 students between kindergarten and 8th grade will be sent to […]

13 Dec 18
The Hop

     Joshua Morgan-Green was an active kid. It’s been a blessing for someone who’s thrived as an athlete, excellent at basketball from as early as six. He earned honors from local prominent publications. As a businessman, he’s founded an innovative basketball training and multimedia company and owns a facility that doubles as a learning center. […]

13 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

Carr: Not knowing Raiders’ ’19 home ‘just weird’ https://ift.tt/2RVamkD ALAMEDA, Calif. — It has been an eventful three days for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and his teammates. The team got its biggest win of the season on Sunday, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, before general manager Reggie McKenzie was fired on Monday. Then the City […]

13 Dec 18
National Post

PHILADELPHIA — Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Joel Embiid had 33 points and 17 rebounds and Ben Simmons scored 22 for Philadelphia, which played without Jimmy Butler because of […]

13 Dec 18
Sports Daily Tips

9:37 PM ET ALAMEDA, Calif. — It has been an eventful three days for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and his teammates. The team got its biggest win of the season on Sunday, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, before general manager Reggie McKenzie was fired on Monday. Then the City of Oakland announced it filed a […]

13 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 15 https://ift.tt/2C9HWho NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 15. Scan through all 32 teams by division, or click here to jump ahead to your favorite team: AFC EAST Running back LeSean McCoy did not practice Wednesday because of a hamstring […]

13 Dec 18
FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

MOJAVE, Calif. — Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with two pilots taking Virgin Space Ship […]

13 Dec 18
Happily Ever Klafter

By: El Otro As we make our way through the month of De(feat)cember, it has been refreshing to go through a couple of days without a setback in Quest X or the Quest For Thirty. Sometimes not playing is better than playing when you’re in a funk and my teams like to get funky! This […]

13 Dec 18
Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints have been fortunate to build a strong coaching staff in recent years, largely through turnover on the defense and special teams units and an injection of talented assistants on offense. But nothing lasts forever, and head coach Sean Payton could see his staff take on promotions around the league. It’s happened […]

13 Dec 18
Boston Herald
FOXBORO — The Monday morning film session wasn’t enjoyable for anybody in a Patriots uniform. That goes for kicker Stephen Gostkowksi, too. Gostkowski, who remains one of the most reliable kickers in the league, missed an extra point and a 42-yard field goal in Sunday’s 34-33 loss at Miami. Like everyone else, Gostkowski came in and made the corrections. “I could clearly see what I did wrong on the first one,” Gostkowski said. “The second one looked like a lot of kicks that I’ve made before, and it just moved at the end. The thing you’ve got to balance as a specialist is when to make a change and when to not overreact. There’s so many factors that go into how a ball can move. You’ve just got to have the fine balance of doing enough film work, but not too much to where you can overthink it.” Chalk it up as a bad day in an otherwise solid season for Gostkowski. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”1438759,1438606″] Prior missing a 48-yarder in Week 13 against Minnesota, Gostkowski had converted 60-of-60 attempts from inside of 50 yards (field goals and extra points). But in the past two weeks, Gostkowski has missed on three such opportunities. “I think you always have to have confidence in this line of work, especially at one of the specialist positions,” Gostkowski said. “It’s a very individualistic position in a sport that’s a huge team atmosphere. So it’s a very unique spot. I try to never let my confidence get too down in the dumps. I try to keep an even-keeled attitude and never get too high or get to low. You can get humbled pretty quick in this league. You miss a kick at the wrong time or have a bad game at the wrong time and it can get ugly for you. So I just try not to think too much about it.” As expected, Bill Belichick still has Gostkowski’s back. “Steve’s kicked in the league a long time,” Belichick said. “There’s a lot of aspects to kicking — three people involved, not just one. It’s not like a kickoff where you just put the ball on the tee. So just collectively, we’ve got to — obviously, expectations are high, and hopefully we’ll be able to convert on all of our scoring opportunities. That’s the goal. But nobody takes it more seriously than Steve does. I have a lot of confidence in him.” Three days removed from the disastrous loss at Miami, Gostkowski has put the game behind him. “I sat around waiting to answer questions about it after the game, and no one asked me any,” Gostkowski said. “I’ve kind of moved on to the next game. Newsflash: When a field goal kicker misses a kick, they can only make it or miss it. Only one of two things can happen. That’s just the nature of the business. It’s well deserved. I just try to make a lot more than I miss.” ONLY ONE BIG BEN Losers of three straight, the Steelers seem to be regressing as the regular season closes. But the notion that the team’s collective confidence is plummeting? Bill Belichick isn’t buying that. “If you guys are around competitive guys, you wouldn’t really see that,” Belichick said. “I’m not giving that any credibility at all. Competitive people compete. That’s what they do. Certainly that’s what the Steelers are. I’m sure we’ll get their best, and they’ll get our best.” Belichick lauded the entire Pittsburgh team, but reserved the highest praise for the team’s dynamic passing attack. “There’s only one Ben Roethlisberger,” Belichick said. Belichick added: “He can see over everything. He’s got a tremendous arm. He can deliver with no wind-up or step into the throw. He can flat-footed fire it 50, 60 yards downfield. He’s got great poise, great patience. He knows how long he can wait, and usually he waits until the bitter end and delivers the ball. On the 97-yard touchdown pass to (JuJu) Smith-Schuster, he held it till the last second and got nailed as he released the ball. That’s the kind of thing he does. He’s tough, really tough. I have a ton of respect for him.” Antonio Brown remains Roethlisberger’s No. 1 receiver, and one of the best players in the league, but second-year pro JuJu Smith-Schuster has emerged as a star, too. Smith-Schuster has caught five more passes than Brown (91 to 86) and has nearly 200 more receiving yards. “He’s a dynamic player, tremendous player,” Belichick said. “Great with the ball in his hands. Great hands. Makes some spectacular catches. Hard to tackle. He’s very good.” “You’re not going to get anybody better than these two guys, plus the quarterback,” Belichick continued. “They’ve got a lot of good players, too, but these two receivers are ‘elite elite.’” HEALTHY PATS The Patriots are about as healthy as an NFL team can be in December. Only two players — cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and tight end Dwayne Allen (knee) — were on Wednesday’s injury report. Both were full participants. Gilmore played through the injury against the Dolphins. Allen has missed three straight games. For the Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs), running back James Conner (ankle), safety Sean Davis (knee), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee), and center Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) did not practice.