Sports

Are Patriots again the class of the NFL?

The lasting image from the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia was Tom Brady being strip-sacked in the fourth quarter. The lasting theme from the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia was that their defense couldn’t stop a nosebleed. In the Pats’ 2018 season-opener...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 6:51pm

3 things learned from Giants Week 1 loss to Jaguars

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The New York Giants (0-1) lost again, a 20-15 result to the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) continuing the trend of losing ways that were established by this team last year. The result underscores that despite the roster turnover and a new head...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 5:23pm

Temple vows 0-2 start won’t be their doom

Don’t tell Geoff Collins and his Temple Owls they’re doomed after falling to 0-2 for the first time since 2013 in an excruciating 36-29 loss to Buffalo on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. They’re convinced as long as they stick together, work hard and clean up some of the...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:13pm

Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in controversial US Open Final

NEW YORK -- Naomi Osaka made history on Saturday evening, becoming the first player born in Japan to win a Grand Slam title. The 20-year old was calm, cool and collected and played brilliantly in her first-ever Grand Slam final, beating 23-time major champion Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, on the...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 12:08pm

Jets NFL 2018 preview: Who to watch, prediction

In the depths of the green side of MetLife Stadium, there's a youthful revolution in effect.    The 2018 New York Jets have officially gone to the kids as the two faces of the franchise, one on each side of the ball is 22 years old or younger.    Rookie quarterback Sam...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:24pm

Giants 2018 NFL preview: Who to watch, predictions

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.    And I'm not talking about a wedding.    One of the hardest teams to try and predict heading into the 2018 NFL season is the New York Giants.    A team coming off a dreadful 3-13 season that...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:14am

Serena Williams storms to 2018 US Open Final

NEW YORK -- A year ago at this time, Serena Williams was in the hospital dealing with life-threatening blood clots after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia.   Now she is one victory from claiming her seventh US Open title and her record-tying 24th Grand Slam championship.  ...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:32pm

Fantasy football Keelan Cole Alex Collins Jimmy Garoppolo advice

Fantasy football Keelan Cole Alex Collins Jimmy Garoppolo advice ahead of Week 1.     Keelan Cole the top cat in Jacksonville When Marqise Lee was lost for the season with a knee injury, the Jacksonville Jaguars presumably lost their number one wide receiver. In his absence, the door...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:12pm

Top QBs WRs to target and avoid in fantasy football

Welcome back fantasy football fans! We're drawing ever closer to Week 1, and it’s time to start getting ready to chase another championship. Don’t forget to check out Rotoballer.com for all of the tools you need to get the edge on your league mates.     Deck Stacked in...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:10pm

Georgia South Carolina CFB odds spread and advice

After opening their respective seasons against cupcake opponents, the Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks step up in class as they begin their SEC schedules on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m., CBS). Oddsmakers have installed Georgia, ranked third in the country according to the most recent...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:31pm

Sixers GM rumors: Elton Brand, Marc Eversley, David Griffin

The Sixers are conducting interviews this week in hopes of finding a new general manager and will reportedly talk to four more candidates for the vacant position. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the team plans to interview internal front-office executives Elton Brand...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:34pm

Steelers Browns Titans Dolphins odds spread line picks

Lay the points with these small favorites; they are the best bets in the NFL this Sunday.    Tennessee Titans (-1) at Miami Dolphins  The Titans made a strange decision when they fired head coach Mike Mularkey off a successful 9-7 season that saw them win a playoff game for the...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:32pm

NFL Super Bowl MVP ROY and surprise team picks

The most popular sport in America is back, and not a moment too soon. Here is Metro’s National NFL preview for the 2018 season, complete with NFL Super Bowl odds line spread Patriots Eagles Bears and picks.   Super Bowl LIII - NFL Super Bowl odds line spread Patriots Eagles...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:53pm

Bookmaker eu launches first ever play by play sports betting

Placing a sports bet before a game is common practice. But just imagine if you could make a live play-by-play wager in real time as the game is unfolding. BookMaker.eu has made that a reality, having announced the launch of its new live wagering platform, which allows users to gamble on the...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:12pm

Maturity of Odell Beckham Jr. matching the talent: Dyer

He’s a far cry from the brash and in-your-face wide receiver of a year ago. Here is a player who is now as mature as he is talented. Odell Beckham Jr. had plenty of opportunities on Wednesday to talk trash, to sound off on this topic or that topic. It has been low-hanging fruit around these...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:06am

2018 NFL Power Rankings Patriots prospects do not look good

1. Philadelphia Eagles (2017 Record: 13-3) The reigning Super Bowl Champions should almost always start the season here, and when they’ve spent the off-season aquiring Michael Bennett, Mike Wallace, and Dallas Goedert and Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles, and Carson Wentz are...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:19pm

Eagles Falcons spread odds line and advice for NFL Week 1

The NFL season gets underway on Thursday night as the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons, whom they beat 15-10 in last year’s playoffs. The opening line, set months ago, was Eagles -5.5, but bettors have knocked it down considerably in recent days to Eagles -2...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:05pm

3 things to watch for when Eagles face Falcons in season opener

The Eagles will begin their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions Thursday night at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC against the Atlanta Falcons. The last time these two teams met was in the playoffs on a cold January afternoon. It was a struggle for both teams in the first half as neither could get anything...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:20pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Jordan Eberle uncertainty

The New York Islanders have suffered enough losses this offseason with the departure of John Tavares. However, they're hearing an eerily similar song from winger Jordan Eberle.  Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers for Ryan Strome prior to the start of the 2017-18 season, Eberle put up a...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 1:33pm

Serena Williams backs Colin Kaepernick during US Open pursuit

NEW YORK — As Serena Williams strives for her first US Open title since 2014, she is offering support for her fellow Nike stablemate Colin Kaepernick.   Kaepernick took his niece to see Williams play on Aug. 31 in Arthur Ashe Stadium and Serena then visited with them after the match...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:55pm