Daniel Cormier Will Defend The UFC Heavyweight Championship Against Derrick Lewis In New York City
Oct10

Daniel Cormier Will Defend The UFC Heavyweight Championship Against Derrick Lewis In New York City

The UFC confirmed through ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Derrick Lewis (21-5) — coming off his impressive last-second knockout of Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 — will challenge Cormier for the title on Nov. 3 in New York City at UFC 230. The promotion later announced on its Twitter account that the fight will indeed happen. Lewis struggled mightily over the first two rounds of his bout with Volkov on Saturday night before throwing a hail...

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Fantasy football: Disappointing players who can be cut loose
Oct10

Fantasy football: Disappointing players who can be cut loose

Remember in “Mean Girls,” when Lacey Chabert’s Gretchen Wieners was committed to making “fetch” part of the high school lexicon, only to be shut down by Rachel McAdams’ Regina George? Same lesson applies to fantasy football — and a billion other things, but let’s focus here. Some players just aren’t “going to happen,” to borrow Regina’s words. Through five weeks,...

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Luis Severino proving he’s not a true ace for Yankees
Oct10

Luis Severino proving he’s not a true ace for Yankees

It’s all gone horribly wrong for Luis Severino.  The right-hander once labeled as the ace of the New York Yankees has possibly ended his season on one of the sourest notes possible.    Entrusted with a huge start in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the arch-rival Boston Red Sox, Severino not only struggled, he imploded.  The 24-year-old lasted just three-plus innings, allowing three runs in the second and...

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Giants cut Ereck Flowers after tumultuous struggles
Oct10

Giants cut Ereck Flowers after tumultuous struggles

The New York Giants announced on Tuesday morning that they have cut offensive lineman Ereck Flowers after four seasons with the team.  It was reported on Monday afternoon that the Giants would release Flowers on Tuesday if they were unable to find a trade partner by 4 p.m. ET. Apparently, the Giants did not want to wait that long to make the move or it was abundantly clear that no one wanted him. Flowers was the ninth-overall pick in...

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Early returns on Islanders defense are promising
Oct10

Early returns on Islanders defense are promising

The state of the New York Islanders defense heading into the 2018-19 season looked as though it was a recipe for disaster.  After a 2017-18 season in which the team allowed a staggering 296 goals, worst in the league, new president Lou Lamoriello did nothing to improve his current unit. In fact, while the loss of John Tavares headlined the team’s offseason, the talent pool on defense got even smaller after Calvin de Haan opted...

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