Happy to be back with Seahawks, Chris Carson says Seattle running game can be ‘something special’ in 2021
SEATTLE — When Chris Carson left Seattle last January following the Seahawks’ playoff loss to the Rams, he headed into the unknown. “It was definitely a possibility I was done with Seattle,’’ Carson said Thursday when he talked via Zoom to reporters. Indeed, Carson spent the 2020 season — the last on his initial four-year rookie contract — unsure what the future held. Carson was still unsigned when the free agency signing period began on March 17. And he was still unsigned two days later after the Seahawks and other teams around the league had made major moves. “Stressful,’’ Carson said candid...
The Seattle Times
Sam Carchidi: For Flyers, it’s time to put the final 11 games to good use
PHILADELPHIA — The Flyers are virtually out of the playoff picture — nine points behind Boston, which has two games in hand — with just 11 games remaining in their disappointing season. So what can they accomplish in those 11 games? Get Carter Hart straightened out This, of course, depends on Hart’s health. If healthy, he should play most of the remaining games so he can try to regain his mojo — he looked like his old self in a 2-1 shootout win over Pittsburgh in his last outing Thursday — and take something positive into the offseason. Hart has a 9-11-5 record, along with a 3.67 goals-against...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The striking difference in how Tagovailoa is viewed among ex-evaluators and ex-NFL QBs
In assessing Tua Tagovailoa and projecting what he eventually can become, we have seen a striking disparity in recent months depending on the background of the person doing the evaluating. On one hand, NFL alums who played the position generally have been effusive in their praise of the Dolphins quarterback, with Kurt Warner cushioning his compliments with advice about how Tagovailoa can improve. Conversely, the assessment of Tagovailoa from former general managers has been measured — ranging from skepticism to reserved praise. From this group of evaluators, there have been no predictions of g...
Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu says he wants to finish his NFL career in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyrann Mathieu wants to finish his career in a Chiefs uniform. "Absolutely, I'd would love to spend the rest of my time in Kansas City," Mathieu said Monday. "Everybody has embraced me here. It reminds me so much of a football town. For me, that's everything. Waking up, seeing my family, going to play football. It's a blessing to be here." Mathieu has one year left on the three-year, $42 million deal he signed before the 2019 season, and the team is working with Mathieu's agent on an extension. Last month, Chiefs general manger Brett Veach said extending Mathieu's contract w...
The Kansas City Star
Musgrove strikes out 13, but homers lift Brewers over Padres
The Padres scored quickly and then seemed to settle in for another series in which runs figure to be hard-earned. They managed two hits, their fewest since 2019, and lost 3-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed just four hits in seven innings, but the first two were home runs — by former Padres infielder Luis Urias in the third inning and Billy McKinney in the fifth. Brandon Woodruff, the first of the three Brewers starters who entered this series with a combined ERA of 1.82, had allowed one run over 13 innings in...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
On Patrick Marleau’s special night, Sharks lose to Golden Knights in shootout
The San Jose Sharks couldn’t finish off Patrick Marleau’s special night the way they hoped. The Sharks failed to score in overtime and in the shootout in a 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. Logan Couture was stopped on his shootout attempt as Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner stopped all three shootout shots he faced. Alex Tuch scored in the shootout for Vegas. After the game, all Golden Knights players came up to Marleau to congratulate him, as he waved once again to the fans in attendance. Marleau became the NHL’s all-team games played leader Monday, as he pl...
The Mercury News
Chicago Blackhawks drop to 6th in the Central Division after a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators
In a week featuring three games against the Nashville Predators that could make or break the Chicago Blackhawks’ season, they couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. The Hawks were undone Monday by back-to-back Predators goals in the second period and another in the third in a 5-2 loss at Bridgestone Arena. “It sucks,” said Hawks forward Alex DeBrincat, who scored the Hawks’ first goal. “We have a few breakdowns, about two minutes of poor hockey, and they score four goals. We’ve got to be better.” After each team scored in the first period, the Predators jumped back in front about five minu...
No Butler, Adebayo or Herro but also no problem for Heat in 113-91 rout of Rockets
It is among the questions the Miami Heat had hoped not to have to answer: What would happen with Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro sidelined? Monday night provided the answer at AmericanAirlines Arena: Survive and move on. In jeopardy early of losing to the team with the league’s second worst record four nights after falling to the league-worst Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, the Heat restored order in the third quarter and rolled to a 113-91 victory over the Houston Rockets. With greater challenges ahead, including Wednesday in San Antonio and Friday in Atlanta, the Heat took a caut...
SF Giants pick up fourth shutout victory of April, Kevin Gausman beats Phillies with his splitter
The Giants are scoring the fewest runs per game of any major league team, but the starting rotation has been so dominant that the offensive struggles have hardly mattered. With six scoreless innings from right-hander Kevin Gausman, three more from a trio of relievers and a two-run homer from Brandon Belt, the Giants secured their second straight shutout win in a 2-0 victory in Philadelphia. After defeating the Marlins 1-0 on Sunday, Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler made his first visit back to Citizens Bank Park with the Giants and notched his 200th career win, bringing his managerial record to an...
The Mercury News
Steph Curry scores 49 as Warriors beat 76ers
With his right arm extended in the air, Stephen Curry held the form of his shooting stroke and, when his clutch 3-pointer dripped through the net, strutted back on defense. The message was clear: The Warriors have found their swagger. Curry scored 49 points, the defense set the tone and the Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. After Saturday’s disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics that snapped a four-game win streak, Golden State could have teetered into a losing skid as it has so many times this season. Instead, the Warriors (29-29) responded with...
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