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Positive takeaways emerge from Giants Week 1 loss to Jacksonville

The New York Giants were disappointed in Sunday’s home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a lackluster start to the season truth be told. But as frustrated as these Giants are, they aren’t going to wallow in the result. Dating back to last year, the Giants have won just one of their...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:31pm

Sports betting gambling Boston College Wake Forest

Someone’s “O” has got to go when the undefeated Boston College Eagles take on the undefeated Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday night (7:30 p.m., ESPN). Both teams have won their first two games this season, but all of those opponents were...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:15pm

Dyer: Don't enshrine Sam Darnold yet, let him be a rookie

If you read the headlines on Tuesday morning, Sam Darnold is getting the measurements for his bust in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The New York Jets rookie quarterback turned some heads in leading the New York Jets to a Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions. And while Darnold...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:04pm

Packers Browns Raiders Le'Veon Bell rumors: Trade imminent?

A look at Browns Raiders Le'Veon Bell rumors this week. Without Le’Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers still got 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns, in addition to another 57 yards receiving, from second-year running back James Conner. While that performance wasn’t enough for the...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:54pm

Early DFS NFL Drew Brees Melvin Gordon advice for Week 2

Early DFS NFL Drew Brees Melvin Gordon advice for Week 2 of the season. Week 1 is officially in the books, and it’s never too early to start scheming up a strategy for Week 2. Salaries are live on DraftKings for Sunday’s 13-game main slate, and while I’ll also have you covered...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:19pm

Were improvements made by Flyers this offseason enough?

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall finally exited his comfort zone this summer. Instead of playing it safe on July 1, the first day teams can sign unrestricted free agents, Hextall found his checkbook buried somewhere in his desk and shelled out $35 million over the next five years for left winger...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:11pm

New England Patriots Dez Bryant NFL Rumors: Workout may be coming

New England Patriots Dez Bryant NFL Rumors are here as Dez wants the Pats like a skunk wants stank. The free agent wide receiver spent the brunt of his day on Sunday trolling the Dallas Cowboys, his former team, all while playing social media footsies with the Pats. While the Cowboys were getting...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:42pm

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins says great innovation with sports betting ahead

DraftKings is already the gold standard in daily fantasy sports but the company has quickly set itself up to be at the forefront of the sports betting boom as well, with legalization for most states right around the corner. The company was the first to have a legal online sports book up and...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:23am

LA Rams Oakland Raiders betting gambling odds spread line pick

The Los Angeles Rams and the Oakland Raiders, two of the more intriguing teams in the NFL this season, collide in a west coast showdown on late Monday night (10:20 p.m., ESPN). The Rams are favored by 4.5 points despite playing on the road in the Oakland Coliseum, and the consensus total is 49.5....

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:44pm

Marquise Goodwin Deshaun Watson fantasy football - Drop both?

If you have a fantasy football bench of six players or less you can safely drop San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who was targeted just once in the Niners loss to the Vikings. Goodwin did not catch the one ball thrown his way by Jimmy Garoppolo and he suffered a quad injury in the...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:33pm

What Eagles are getting in Braxton Miller?

The Eagles announced on Monday that they have signed wide receivers Reggie Davis, Braxton Miller, and Dorren Miller to their practice squad. In a corresponding move, Philadelphia released second-year tight end Billy Brown from the taxi squad. Over the weekend, Alex Gleitman of 247Sports...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:14pm

DC United Minnesota United MLS odds advice

A desperate D.C. United (8-7-11) squad hosts a floundering Minnesota United (9-2-15) team at Audi Field this Wednesday night at 7:30. Oddsmakers have set the Black and Red as prohibitive -160 favorites at home in this matchup, while the Loons are listed at +390. The draw is available at odds of +...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:44pm

Glen Macnow: Officiating is ruining the NFL

It’s always been my policy not to complain about referees after my team loses, because – right or wrong – it sounds like sour grapes. So, now that the Eagles beat the Falcons, 18-12, last Thursday night let me say this: Officiating is ruining the NFL. Our favorite sport has...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:11pm

Giants struggle to unleash Saquon Barkley against Jaguars

One big run in the fourth quarter gave a lift to what was an otherwise difficult afternoon for Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants rookie running back finishing with a solid day statistically in his NFL debut. The Giants were on the wrong side of a 20-15 home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:39pm

Malusis: It's time for Mets to play David Wright

It is time to just let him play. I know he hit .171 during his 12-game rehab assignment. As he played in a simulated game on Saturday at Citi Field, you started to wonder if this dog and pony show would ever result in David Wright playing in a major league game. Wright has made it clear that he...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:51pm

Over under wins for NBA Jazz Pistons and Nuggets

Metro highlights three NBA season win totals that look like they can be capitalized on.    Detroit Pistons Over 38.0 wins (-115) The Pistons got to 39 wins a year ago after dealing for Blake Griffin before the trade deadline, but they were hoping for better, so GM and head coach...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:28am

How do you bet on sports? A Metro Bet guide

The sports betting industry has been booming since a landmark Supreme Court ruling paved the way for New Jersey to legalize gambling on sports in June. Interested in making a wager, but not exactly sure how sports betting works? Check out this step-by-step guide.   What is a line...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:05am

Novak Djokovic wins US Open, ties Pete Sampras with 14th career Grand Slam title

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic smacked a forehand overhead into the open court on match point and when Juan Martin del Potro failed to return it, Djokovic fell on his back on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, his belly heaving up and down and joy spreading across his face. He soon embraced del Potro...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 9:03pm

Eagles need to keep feeding Jay Ajayi

Last season, the Eagles made a sneaky move at the trade deadline, acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a draft pick. It was another low-risk, high-reward move by executive vice president of football Howie Roseman. Ajayi had a tremendous 2016 season with the Dolphins,...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:50pm

Report: Carson Wentz could return by Week 3

There is a slight possibility that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz could be back on the football field sometime this month. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that Wentz's return will happen sooner than later and Week 3 is a realistic option for his season debut. Last week, Ian...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:19pm