October 2017

Patriots deal QB Garoppolo to 49ers for second-round pick

Handsome Jimmy Garoppolo smiles after a Patriots victoryThe San Francisco 49ers hope they’ve found their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo, who was acquired from the New England Patriots for a 2018 second-round pick on Monday. Garoppolo has spent a few seasons backing up Patriots starter Tom Brady and was once believed to be Brady’s successor, but his pending free-agency forced New England to act before the upcoming trade deadline.

Astros, Dodgers set World Series home run record in wild Game 5

Houston Astros close out a wild Game 5 of the World Series with a winGame 5 of the World Series had a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of home runs. The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers combined for seven home runs on Sunday, raising the series total to a record 22 homers with at least one more game to play as Houston prevailed 13-12 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Wentz has Eagles on course for playoffs with stellar QB play

Carson Wentz has the Eagles bumping in his sophomore seasonThe Philadelphia Eagles shocked many when they traded a large package of draft picks to move up in the 2016 draft and take Carson Wentz, but their gamble is already paying off. Wentz is emerging as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in his second professional season, and he has the Eagles well-positioned to return to the playoffs.

Astros take control of World Series in instant-classic Game 2

Houston Astros player steals second baseIf Game 1 of the 2017 World Series was all about pitching, Game 2 was all about the home run. It took the Houston Astros until the ninth inning to hit a ball over the fence at Dodger Stadium, but the top of their batting order exploded for four home runs to win Wednesday’s extra-innings thriller and take control of the series from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Suns trying to turn the page after disastrous start to season

A glum looking bench of Phoenix Suns playersOne week into the NBA season, the Phoenix Suns are a fiasco. The three lopsided losses in their first three games was only the most visible part of their issues, which extended from coach Earl Watson to starting point guard Eric Bledsoe. Phoenix is now trying to distance itself from both people, firing Watson and deactivating Bledsoe in an attempt to salvage their disastrous start.

Kershaw and Keuchel set to open high-powered World Series

Dodgers and Astros managers having a laughThe weather isn’t the only thing red-hot heading into Tuesday’s World Series opener in Los Angeles, where temperatures are expected to reach summer levels. The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the Houston Astros in the first World Series meeting between two 100-win teams since 1970, and both teams have the tools to make this a memorable championship.

Golden Knights' record start marred by goaltending injuries

Marc-Andre Fleury faces a loose puck before his injuryThe Vegas Golden Knights are off to a such a great start that they’re setting records, but they’re also about to get their first real taste of adversity. Vegas defeated the St. Louis Blues in overtime on Saturday to become the first team in NHL history to win six of its first seven games in its inaugural season, overshadowing the fact that the Golden Knights are now without their top two netminders.

Yankees can join Dodgers in World Series with win in Houston

Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate with their tongues outThe New York Yankees are on the cusp of a World Series berth following three wins at home in the ALCS. They will have an opportunity to close out the series in Game 6 on Friday, but to do so they will need to find a way to defeat the Houston Astros in Houston, which has yet to happen in the postseason.

Arrieta, Baez keep Cubs alive with Dodgers on verge of World Series

Jake Arrieta congratulates teammate Javier Baez after his home runThe defending World Series champions lived to fight another day on Wednesday. Down three games to none to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs did just enough to avoid being swept out of the postseason unceremoniously after their historic championship run last season, winning 3-2 to force one more game at Wrigley Field.

Hayward's gruesome leg injury puts Celtics season in peril

Gordon Hayward is attended to by Celtics medical staff after landing awkwardlyGordon Hayward’s first season with the Boston Celtics ended in horrific fashion almost immediately after it began.