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Fantasy football waiver pickups, trade targets, and start/sit choices for Week 3

Players like Hunter Henry and DeVante Parker could help replace some of the many top fantasy performers who have been injured so far this season....

Fantasy football trade advice: A shake-up could have A.J. Green on the way up

Changes in Cincinnati make Green and some other Bengals buy-low targets, while owners of one highly drafted RB should look into dealing him away....

Five key takeaways from the Redskins’ win over the Rams

Travel schedule delayed my game review, but here we are – better late than never – with the five top observations from the 27-20 Redskins win....

How PGA champ Justin Thomas phone calls have helped Alabama kicking game

Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship and helped Alabama football this year....

A new No. 1: DMan ranks Cleveland Indians Games 1-162 (thru 150)

The Cleveland Indians' victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sept. 14 is their best of the season, according to DMan's rankings 1-162 (thru 150)....

UCF fired up to face Maryland, eager to claim statement win

The UCF football team is looking forward to finally facing Maryland after a two-week break and is eager to avenge last year's loss to the Terps....

Slater opens up on elephant in the room

AFTER missing Melbourne’s past two years of NRL finals through injury, Billy Slater says he won’t let a decision about his playing future cloud Friday night’s preliminary final...

Surging Adidas overtakes Jordan Brand for No. 2 spot behind Nike in U.S. sneaker sales

Market research says the German-based apparel company has made significant strides in passing Jordan Brand in part by virtue of being “really customer-centric.”...

Bears RB Jordan Howard off to a quiet start after superb rookie season

Through two games, Jordan Howard has 22 carries for 59 yards with his average plummeting from 5.2 yards last season to 2.7 so far this month....

Browns' Corey Coleman will miss at least 8 weeks after surgery to repair broken hand

Corey Coleman underwent successful hand surgery today and will miss at least 8 games....

Bears' Jordan Howard: Shoulder's good, Tarik Cohen can make me better

Jordan Howard injured his right shoulder in the first half of the Bears’ opener, but before he scored his only touchdown of the season....

First-and-10: Bears not getting what they paid for in Mike Glennon

Whether Fox wants to acknowledge it or not, the Bears set the bar pretty high for Glennon....

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer falls in OT to Sunapee, 2-1

The Pittsfield boys’ soccer team wants home-field advantage in the playoffs, and the Panthers know they’ll have to beat some good teams to get it.Pittsfield (6-2) nearly had a win...

Hub Arkush's film review: Injuries and mental errors leave Chicago Bears stuck in the mud

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The tape never lies and the funny thing about rewatching the Bears' 29-7 loss to the Bucs is when it comes to grading individual players it...

Banged-up Redskins not getting Cravens back this season

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the...

Are Eagles good enough to fix their problems?

The Eagles say they are close to fixing their deficiencies. Are they?...

Tigers' Boyd, Norris hold key for 2018 rotation

“I think the 2018 Detroit Tigers, a lot of their success is going to hinge on guys like Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris,” manager Brad Ausmus said....

FOOTBALL: New Caney QB Cooper is The Courier's Player of the Week

NEW CANEY - After his team secured its first victory of the season this past week against Kingwood Park, New Caney quarterback Jordan Cooper had a pep in his step on Monday...

Big hitters try to make big impact on Tour Championship 

Brian Harman, the pugnacious Georgia Bulldog who will be starting among the earlier groups Thursday......

GM John Chayka's successful summer helps Coyotes' chances to improve

After the team's most recent trade, Coyotes GM John Chayka accomplished all of his top objectives from the offseason....

Olson, Lowrie lead Oakland to 8-3 win in Detroit

Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3....

Panthers have to fix the offense without Greg Olsen – but it can be done

Carolina also lost a huge playmaker during the 2015 Super Bowl season, when No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was out for the year with a knee injury....

Only one thing to do if you lost your fantasy football tight end

You can’t say you weren’t warned. “Don’t invest too high a pick in a tight end,” they said. The red flags and injury history for the top-five tight ends have been mounting over the...

The Buttfumble is dead, and Marshawn Lynch killed it

The Buttfumble had quite a run. From the moment Mark Sanchez ran into Brandon Moore’s hind quarters on Thanksgiving night, almost five years ago, the Buttfumble has been the...

A seismic fantasy football shift is happening with the Titans

There are times when the present morphs into the future slowly. You didn’t have a vast collection of CDs one day then own nothing but digital tracks the next. The conversion...

It took two games for Jets to sadly accept their tanking fate

The Jets got destroyed by the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday, losing 45-20. Here are a few thoughts and observations from the game: 1. The NFL is all about overreactions. Every week...

Fox says Bears sticking with Glennon as starting quarterback

Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues....

‘It irks my ever-loving nerves’: For the Jets, Marshawn Lynch’s dance moves weren’t so fun

There was one way to keep Beast Mode from dancing: Keep his team from scoring....

Su’a Cravens gone for 2017 while Redskins nurse injuries at safety, running back

The team's safety depth could be challenged if Deshazor Everett and Montae Nicholson aren't healthy enough to play against the Oakland Raiders Sunday night....

Rob Kelley, Josh Norman day-to-day with injuries

The Redskins came away quite nicked up following a 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams, but coach Jay Gruden said Monday the injuries are considered day-to-day....

Bills defense shines, offensive lays dud in loss

New Bills coach Sean McDermott is showing signs of putting the bully back into Buffalo’s defense. The book hasn’t changed when it comes to stopping their popgun offense....

Film Study: The Bears' run game misses guard Kyle Long

Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 29-7 loss against the Buccaneers in Week 2....

BASEBALL BY THE NUMBERS: Framing an issue for Cubs catcher Contreras

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is an extremely valuable player. But the framing component of Contreras' defense is a work in progress....

Injuries play havoc on Fantasy Football; Here's what you should do

Injuries have played havoc on Fantasy Football lineups, here are ways to fix early season woes....

Good, bad and worse: How the Bears fared in their Week 2 debacle

Their 20 rushing yards Sunday was their lowest since Marc Trestman’s infamous pass-happy Thanksgiving loss to the Lions in 2014, when the Bears had 13...

Former Chalmette big man Mitchell Robinson skipping college to focus on NBA

Mitchell Robinson, who was named Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Basketball team, has decided to forego college....

Fantasy Football: Can rookie TEs be a solution to growing problems at position after Week 2?

It's pretty clear who looks like this year's fantasy version of Jordan Howard. That would be Kareem Hunt — except, unlike his Howard-esque mid-round draft pedigree, his early...

Flyers' Jake Voracek impressed with rookie Oskar Lindblom

The Flyers' top line in one of their exhibition games Wednesday might have Claude Giroux centering Oskar Lindblom and Jake Voracek. Is it a sign of things to come?...

Flyers' Reclamation Line: Matt Read, Scott Laughton, 'Schwarzenegger'

Michael "Arnold" Raffl, Scott Laughton, and Matt Read face stiff competition as they attempt to earn rosters spots with the Flyers this season. They are off to a good start....