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NBA Power Rankings: Welcome back, Warriors

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The NBA's last remaining one-loss team suffered its second defeat when the Golden State Warriors fell to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Stephen Curry kicked off the week with a 50-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks -- and dropped 40 against the Chicago Bulls on Friday -- but was 7-of-22 from the field in Sunday's…

Tweets of the Week: Hager loves trash day, Renee adds

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It’s time again for some Sunday silliness with the Tweets of the Week. It will feature random delights with a focus on the three B’s: bods, beasts, and buffoonery. Oh, some of these might not be from this week nor be tweets. Enjoy it anyway. Jake Hager loves trash day. His enthusiasm is contagious. Renee…

Steve Ballmer has done it this time, giving Clippers fans

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Good job, good effort, Steve Ballmer.Image: Getty ImagesIt took seven years, but Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has finally resorted to paying fans.It’s hard to be the Clippers in Los Angeles. They’re not like the New York Mets or the Chicago White Sox, who are the second most popular baseball teams in their respective…

Notable bets: Books win big as Brady, Bucs latest big

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Big NFL favorites are falling on a weekly basis, but the betting public just can't resist, and it's proving costly.In the past three weeks, six underdogs of seven points or more have pulled off outright upsets. That's the most in a three-week stretch since 2018 (Weeks 13-15), according to ESPN Stats and Information. Yet, the…

Thursday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for

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Week 10 kicks off with a Thursday Night Football showdown between the Ravens and Dolphins. The Ravens are road favorites, laying 7.5 points at several Las Vegas sportsbooks, and the total opened as high as 48.0. This has the makings of another dominant Baltimore performance, and it’s why we’re going to break our DFS budget to…

Davis out at FIU; school ‘sabotaging’ program

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Florida International football coach Butch Davis will not return in 2022.Davis, who has led FIU since 2017, told The Action Network that he's out after the season and criticized the school's administration for "sabotaging the program."He has informed the coaching staff that he will not be back, sources told ESPN, although it's unclear whether he…

Is Tua Tagovailoa playing on Thursday night? Fantasy injury update

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Tua Tagovailoa (finger) is no stranger to the injury report this season, and ahead of the Ravens-Dolphins Week 10 Thursday Night Football game, Tagovailoa is slated to be a game-time decision. The Dolphins' signal-caller has already missed several games this season, so whether he's playing is in real doubt. Tagovailoa isn't an optimal play in…

Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 10: Who to start, sit at

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It's another four-team bye week (Texans, Bears, Bengals, Giants), but Graham Gano is the only kicker who might be missed in fantasy football leagues. Our Week 10 fantasy kicker rankings are about as loaded as you can expect this time of year, which is thrilling for all parties. Weather could of course be a factor,…

Aaron Rodgers returns to his cocoon

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Get over yourself already, Aaron.Image: Getty ImagesI guess it’s surprising that we didn’t find out that Aaron Rodgers was a galaxy-brained dope earlier, given all that is there to protect him from his own idiocy. We could have written his postgame press conference yesterday by memory, given how often we have heard similar after a…

How J.J. Watt made WWII veteran and Chicago Cardinals star

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Ellen Tullos was asleep in her bed at home in Killeen, Texas, this past March when her phone rang.It was TMZ.Tullos, 73, knew instantly who they were calling about -- her father, former Chicago Cardinals two-way star Marshall Goldberg -- she just didn't know why.Turns out, TMZ was wondering if Tullos would…