Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Tomlin defends decision to onside kick in loss to Jags – NFL.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled within seven points with 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Divisional Round tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. With two timeouts and the two-minute warning, common practice suggested the Steelers kick deep. If they got a stop, it would put them in decent field position with plenty of time to try and tie the score. Instead, coach Mike Tomlin...

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Wednesday Hot Clicks: Katie Muirhead; Isaiah Thomas Bows Out of Paul Pierce’s Night – Sports Illustrated

The Truth gets the spotlight to himself in Boston, but it’s a shame he couldn’t share it with IT. Getty Images IT defers to PP A few weeks ago, a minor controversy erupted in Boston when the Celtics announced that they would be producing and airing a tribute video for Isaiah Thomas, late of Boston and currently with Cleveland, when he returns to TD...

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Le’Veon Bell’s best 2018 team fit

7:35 AM ET NFL Insiders Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said last week that he’s prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if he is hit with the franchise tag for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old Bell played on a $12.1 million franchise tag in 2017, and that number is projected to increase to around $14.5 million for next season....

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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead – USA TODAY

CLOSE Some of the top coaches in college football tell USA TODAY Sports who helped pave the way for them. USA TODAY Sports Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, shown here during the Holiday Bowl, was found dead in an apartment Tuesday.(Photo: Orlando Ramirez, USA TODAY Sports) Backup Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his apartment and authorities are investigating...

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Jo Jo White, NBA champion with Boston Celtics and Olympic gold medalist, dies at 71 – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick discusses the defensive problems plaguing the Cavaliers and what they can do to fix them. USA TODAY Sports Jo Jo White stands on stage during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2015 announcement in Indianapolis in April 2015.(Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP) The Boston Celtics are mourning one of their greatest players. Jo Jo White,...

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Behind the scenes of postgame altercation between Clippers and Rockets – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: Things got ugly between the Rockets and Clippers on Monday night. USA TODAY Sports NBA reporter Sam Amick explains how it got to this point. USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, and Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza have words before both of them were ejected in the closing seconds.(Photo: Mark J. Terrill, AP) The dust had hardly settled...

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Tom Coughlin’s unique success vs. Bill Belichick … explained! – NFL.com

Earlier this season, Bill Belichick became the third-winningest coach in NFL history, trailing only Don Shula and George Halas. Given all the New England Patriots have accomplished with The Hoodie at the helm, it’s easy to ask: Is there anyone who can beat Belichick? Well, actually, we don’t have to look too hard to find the man who has been Belichick’s Kryptonite. Hello again,...

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Playoff Challenge championship game analyst picks – NFL.com

So far, the NFL playoffs have delivered as far as entertainment goes. Hopefully, that’s also benefitted your NFL Playoff Challenge fantasy lineups. Our analysts have experienced some turnover thanks to a few of the upsets, and I get into all of that below as I scrutinize our rosters for the Championship Round. If you still haven’t joined NFL Playoff Challenge yet, fear not, you...

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