49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been fickle about Hyde’s usage and whether he’s a good fit in the rushing attack.

At the same time, Shanahan and the team’s free-agency courting of Pryor indicates he’s still a good fit for another part of the offense.

He has spent most summers there since, skating in an annual charity game with local firefighters, many of whom Engelland would bring coffee and groceries to their union hall downtown. He and Melissa built a house on a half-acre, enrolled their oldest son in preschool, entrenched themselves among the 2 million-plus locals who call Las Vegas home. “It’s a big city,” he says, “but a very small community. If you don’t know someone, your best friend knows that person.”

When Phil Kessel got over the initial shock of being diagnosed with cancer and had surgery, he asked doctors, ”When can I play?”

When Jason Blake was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, he had the choice of taking a chemotherapy pill or having a bone marrow transplant that would cause him to miss a full season. He chose the pill and got back on the ice.

After his cancer diagnosis last month, New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle quickly turned his attention to playing hockey again. He will join a group of NHL players who played with cancer or after beating the disease, including Kessel, Blake, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.

For example, Sabonis is currently 12th in the league with 18.2 rebounding chances per game. Keep an eye on his rate once Turner returns to gauge his real value. Meanwhile, the Knicks’ Enes Kanter is feasting on 20.7 such opportunities per game, fifth in the league and a measure of his promise as a top-60 prospect for the remainder of the season.canadiens_1405_2abb29f5736eb652-180x180

I know all my players by name now.

There’s now little doubt that the expansion draft set up the Golden Knights rather well, which is what a $500 million expansion fee and the necessity to attract fans in an emerging market will get you. Most teams protected seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, which allowed the Knights to compile a collection of quality defensemen and goaltenders and a few proven scorers buoyed by a group of players seeking the chance to show they are, too.

It was over when QB Wilton Speight went down with a back injury at Purdue. A week later, the Wolverines lost to Michigan State. Two weeks after that, they were blown out at Penn State. Now, they sit fourth in the Big Ten East.

I worry that this willingness to settle lowers his floor, as I’m not sold on him being an above-average marksman. That’s a major problem for a player who has yet to show much versatility in terms of rebounds or assists. He isn’t all that expensive tonight, so I expect your eye might naturally settle on him. Don’t make that mistake!

THE FINAL SAY: Ball flirted with triple-double numbers again, but his impact on this game was not what it has been in others.

The rookie has to keep taking — and has to start making — the perimeter shots opposing defenses are giving him. Until he can make 3s consistently, the Lakers will continue to go through roller-coaster stretches like they did Friday night when they went up 17 only to fall behind by double-digits in the fourth.

Pause. Slight chuckle, looking at the Chiefs’ front. “They don’t pressure here, do they? First time all game?” Carr calling signals from the shotgun. Safeties very wide, outside each hashmark. “It’s man-to-man. Two high guys [safeties].”canadiens_292_5233b912462bc83f-180x180

Zach Miller injury update: Bears TE’s artery stabilized

Vascular surgeons have stabilized the torn artery in Bears tight end Zach Miller’s left leg and he has a good pulse, but he’ll remain in New Orleans for some time because of the nature of the injury, Bears coach John Fox said Monday.

According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, doctors found that Miller’s popliteal artery was “shredded from above the knee joint to below the knee.” Earlier in the day, ESPN cited unidentified league and Bears sources in reporting that surgeons had been working to save Miller’s leg during emergency surgery late Sunday, although it’s unclear whether amputation was considered.

The Bears announced that team medical personnel would stay with Miller in New Orleans.

A player listed in the “starter” column is the most valuable tight end on his team in terms of fantasy value.

A player listed under “handcuff” should see increased fantasy value if the starter becomes injured or sees his role diminish.

The “value” column reflects the likely upside that player would have in standard leagues if he becomes a starter: TE1 (top 10), TE2 (11-20), flex (21-30), bench (worth adding to your bench as a flier), waivers (not worth adding as a free agent).

Jakob Silfverberg tied it with just under five minutes remaining in the third period for Anaheim. Ondrej Kase and Derek Grant scored in the first period.

“Obviously coming in were playing a team with a lot of speed up front,” Silfverberg said. “We got off to a good start, but we had a rough second period. We kept pushing and came back in the third. To see (Miller) come back and push as hard as he did was a big bonus for this group.”

Jeff Skinner, Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk scored to rally the Hurricanes from a 2-0 deficit in the opening period. Scott Darling stopped 22 shots.
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Dolphins coach Adam Gase says offense ‘can’t get any worse,’ expects Cutler back Nov. 5

In the aftermath of the Miami Dolphins’ 40-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night — the team’s worst shutout loss in 20 seasons — head coach Adam Gase had strong words for the offense.

“We’re the worst offense in football. It’s hard to go lower than that,” Gase said at his Friday news conference, and the numbers back him up. The Dolphins (4-3) rank last in the NFL with 252.4 yards per game.

Gase also said quarterback Jay Cutler will start Miami’s next game against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 5, and said Cutler “could have played” on Thursday.

It’s not clear what caused Lane to fail his physical. He began Sunday’s game against Houston as Seattle’s nickelback but was replaced by Justin Coleman after playing six snaps. Asked Monday about that move, coach Pete Carroll said Lane suffered a thigh bruise.

Lane had returned for Sunday’s game after missing two games and most of a third with a groin injury. He was listed as questionable heading into the Houston game because of that groin injury and also because of a more recent finger injury.

With Lane reverting back to Seattle and the team adding Brown, the Seahawks are one over the 53-man roster limit and might have to do more salary-cap maneuvering. The Seahawks on Tuesday reworked quarterback Russell Wilson’s contract to free up $4.17 million in cap space, a source confirmed to ESPN. That gave Seattle enough room to absorb Brown’s contract, which included a little less than $5 million for the remainder of 2017. But that was with the remainder of Lane’s salary — a little over $2 million — coming off Seattle’s books.
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BVB Star Christian Pulisic Repsonds in an Epic Way to Kid’s Heartwarming Puerto Rico Gesture

Christian Pulisic has responded in amazing fashion to a young fan who chose to raffle off his signed Borussia Dortmund shirt to help raise money for the victims of Puerto Rico.

The 19-year-old said in the clip on ussoccer.com: “I just want to say, I think it’s really amazing what you’re doing, giving up something that means a lot to you. Thank you very much for what you’re doing, I hope it’s going to help the people ofn Puerto Rico.”

Amazingly, Alex has already helped to raise over $3000 for UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fun as a result of his raffling off efforts.

Ahead of of the Milan Derby on Sunday evening, Icardi revealed to the Chinese press at Inter’s Suning training centre of his desire to reach 100 goals and more while playing for the Nerazzurri.

“I want to reach 100 goals in an Inter jersey, even if becoming the club’s all-time top scorer would be frankly difficult to achieve,” the Argentine forward told the press, as quoted in Football Italia.

Icardi is on-track for another double figures in goals this season, hopefully breaking his 100-goal record with the form his side are in.

“I want to reach 100 goals in an Inter jersey, even if becoming the club’s all-time top scorer would be frankly difficult to achieve,” the Argentine forward told the press, as quoted in Football Italia.

Later in the game, Suh jumped offside and shoved Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett, who had replaced Flacco, after the quarterback had already handed off the ball. After Mallett got in Suh’s face, Suh grabbed Mallett’s throat with his left hand and pushed him away.
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The Eagles had the best group touchdown celebration in the NFL this week

The Philadelphia Eagles played a complete game on Sunday in their 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Even the touchdown celebrations were top notch!

“The fact that he’s not definitely out, that’s obviously good news,” said Koetter, adding that Winston won’t attempt to throw until later in the week, if he throws at all.

The team will make a decision to determine if he can play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills later this week. The issue is more about pain tolerance than anything. Koetter said there is no risk of further injury.

“The way I understand it, he will be cleared medically to play,” Koetter said. “I know Jameis can handle a lot of pain — that’s not gonna be an issue — I think it’s going to be more of, ‘Does Jameis feel like he can play at the level he needs to play at?’ Obviously, the No. 1 thing in all of this is Jameis’ long-term health. That has to be the No. 1 thing.”

When the Panthers brought Peppers back, they were hopeful he would be able to fill a ‘veteran depth’ role on the defensive line while the young guys got the chance to have break out seasons. Instead, it is Peppers who is having another break out season and is reminding Panthers that this new guy in town might just be the same guy they drafted in 2002. I’d say the Panthers made a good decision to bring him back, wouldn’t you?

He’s second on the Bears in rushing yards (181), and he’s second on the team in receiving yards (150). He leads the Bears in both targets (29), and in receptions (24). He’s eighth in the league, and first among all rookies, in catches. Cohen is also Chicago’s primary punt returner.

He’s been used in the slot, on the wing, split out wide, and at running back. He’s the most electric playmaker that the Bears have had since Devin Hester.

Despite falling into the fourth round of this year’s draft, Lawson has easily been one of the best defensive rookies across the NFL.lakers_018