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NFL best bets, odds, picks Week 1 - Broncos, Vikings advice

These three teams should defend their home turf in Week 1.   Atlanta Falcons (-7) at Chicago Bears  The Falcons are looking to rebound off a crushing loss in the Super Bowl, but they’ll need to buck a negative trend. The last 16 losers of the championship game are 4-12 ATS in...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:27pm

Fantasy football 2017: Who to start, who to sit in Week 1

The time is finally upon us. Football is back. It's imperative to make sure you have everything you possibly need for your weekend full of pigskin. That includes your lucky jersey, plenty of snacks and beverages and...your laptop or phone. Because you'll need to incessantly refresh your...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:28pm

Venus Williams leads Americans into US Open semis

Most of Venus Williams' American rivals from the early 2000s have long since retired from tennis. The last time three or more American women reached the semifinals of the US Open, the group included Venus and Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport. Jennifer Capriati and Monica Seles also...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:04pm

What time does NFL Patriots Chiefs game start Thursday?

The NFL season opener, a marquee game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, will take place Thursday - so what time does the game start on TV? NBC TV will broadcast the game live beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, but there will be plenty of hub-bub before kickoff....

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:26pm

Yankees just trying to get into Red Sox heads with Apple Watch controversy

The New York Yankees are loving this. They have the Boston Red Sox right where they want them.   Entering Wednesday, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox for first place in the AL East by just 3.5 games. With a little less than a month remaining in the regular season, that's not an impossible...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:07pm

Fantasy football targets, avoids: Adam Thielen, Delanie Walker, Derrick Henry

Tips and advice on how to win your fantasy football league.   Thielen the True #1 in Minnesota Stefon Diggs came out of draft season as the 28th wide receiver off the board, while Thielen came in right around WR45. This is completely backwards, as it will be Thielen who has the most...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:52pm

2017 NFL season preview: Super Bowl, MVP, surprise team picks

Metro’s sports editors in Boston (Matt Burke), Philly (Evan Macy) and New York (Joe Pantorno) made their predictions and went back and forth on what will transpire in the NFL in 2017. Football is back! And here is what to expect:   AFC champion Burke AFC winner: Patriots. The Pats...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:32pm

NFL 2017 season preview: Can Patriots go undefeated?

Predicting that the Patriots will win the Super Bowl at the start of an NFL season has become old hat. In the MMQB’s NFL season preview, eight of 10 writers picked the Pats to at least get to this season’s Super Bowl and half of them predicted them to win it all. In a business where...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:51pm

Fantasy baseball playoffs - Tips on how to win your league

Hard as it may be to believe, the calendar has flipped to September. Before you know it, football and pumpkin spice [insert product that probably does not need pumpkin spice] will be dominating the zeitgeist. More importantly, of course, it’s the final stretch of another fantasy baseball...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:37pm

WWE Talk: John Cena - Roman Reigns feud a wrestling shoot or work?

Arguably the best thing going right now in WWE is the feud between John Cena and Roman Reigns. Any time a pro wrestling storyline blurs the lines between reality and fiction, you’re going to get something worth watching. As the two most polarizing...well, let’s be real...two of the most...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:24pm

Sloane Stephens Instagram pics, new photos gallery

Sloane Stephens is quickly rising up the ranks of women’s tennis. The American defeated Anastasija Sevastova in a third-set tiebreak on Tuesday to advance to the US Open semi-finals. Stephens’ run in New York has been remarkable in that she was ranked 957 in the world just over a month...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:07pm

How to tailgate at the Gillette Stadium parking lot

The road to ring No. 6 starts now as the Patriots gear up for another Super Bowl run in 2017. If you're one of the many New England fans who plans to tailgate at the Gillette Stadium parking lot this season, just make sure you follow some of the venue's rules and guidelines. And don't...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:12pm

Report: Red Sox stole signs from Yankees using Apple Watch

A report released by Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times on Tuesday revealed that the Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees during the 2017 regular season:  "Investigators for Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox, who...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:43pm

Lakers - LeBron NBA trade rumors: Heat in mix? The latest

The Lakers rumored pursuit of LeBron James has never looked more certain as the NBA landscape seems poised for a dramatic shift in the next 10 months or so. Adding to the LeBron to the Lakers drama is the Lakers’ interest in Dwyane Wade, who is still likely to be bought out by the Chicago...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Phillip Dorsett with ability to thrive as new WR with Patriots

Bill Belichick’s “no days off” mantra rang oh-so-true this past Labor Day weekend as the Pats were the most active team in the NFL in terms of transactions. In the span of 36 hours the Pats made 41 moves, including three trades. Here’s a look at the most notable transactions...

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 4:03pm

Fantasy football David Johnson and Todd Gurley injuries could derail your season

Taking a running back like David Johnson or Todd Gurley in the first round of your 2017 Fantasy football draft could derail your season due to injuries. Elite running backs are hurt at a 32.6 percent higher clip than elite wide receivers. Recall the three elite running backs from the start of this...

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 7:58am

Rafael Nadal is yin to Roger Federer's yang at US Open

Rafael Nadal is the yin to Roger Federer's yang — and not just on the tennis court where their styles could not be more disparate. Nadal's off-court comments at this US Open have been diametrically opposed to those of Federer on several topics, revealing the Spaniard's...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:36am

CC Sabathia hates the Red Sox and is dominating them

The Red Sox and Yankees will tangle for the final time in the 2017 regular season this weekend in the Bronx, with four games on tap – starting Thursday. The Sox are 7-8 against their arch-rivals this season but hold a four-game lead in the American League East. The Sox will send Eduardo...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 6:44pm

Fantasy football draft advice on Carlos Hyde DeVante Parker Melvin Gordon

A glance at who to target and avoid in your fantasy football draft.     Hyde Has Choke Hold on SF Backfield  Early in the preseason there was talk of Carlos Hyde having to work for the starting job in San Francisco, but now three weeks into the preseason it appears that is not...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 6:21pm

2017 Labor Day College Football Saturday Sunday Monday TV schedule

College football jam packs its TV schedule on Labor Day weekend each year and 2017 is no exception. A look at the college football schedule for Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the long weekend.   Saturday, Sept. 2 Kent State at Clemson (12 p.m., ESPN) Akron at Penn State (12 p.m., ABC)...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:56pm