The Blues have won each of their first three games.

Mike Epstein had 83 yards rushing on just seven carries, including one for 58 yards, for Illinois. …Easley caught a game-high seven passes for 59 yards and a TD for Iowa. …Stanley finished the first half of his first season as the starter with 15 touchdown passes. …Illinois was held to 49 yards rushing in the second half. ….Iowa has won four straight in the series, and its 45 points were the most against the Illini since 1990.

“We have to ask ourselves, `’Was there improvement from the Nebraska game to this one? Yes is the answer,” said Smith, whose team lost to the Huskers 28-6 last week. “You do have to trust the process. We are.”

Lundqvist is expected to start for New York while Carter Hutton, who backed up Jake Allen on Monday, was announced as St. Louis’ starter after the game.

Hutton appeared in 30 games for the Blues in 2016-17, posting a 13-8-2 record with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .913 save-percentage.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and converted in the shootout for St. Louis against the Islanders to begin the New York swing.

“It’s hard not to just sit there and be in awe of (Tarasenko’s) shot,” St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said.

The Blues defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Saturday, and they edged the defending Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in overtime Wednesday on opening night. Allen started Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys each of St. Louis’ first three games, stopping 107 of 115 shots, including 40 on Monday against the Islanders.

Wilton Speight likely out for season with 3 broken vertebrae

Michigan Wolverines senior quarterback Wilton Speight has three broken vertebrae in his back, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN’s Chris Fowler first reported Speight’s injury at the top of ABC’s Saturday night broadcast of Michigan State’s 14-10 upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Wilton Speight … he is out, probably for the season,” Fowler said. “He has three broken vertebrae, he told us.”

More often than not, that path leads through some sort of tunnel. And more often than not, that tunnel is actually a funnel. What starts as a hallway wide enough for teammates to enter four-wide is gradually condensed, growing smaller and smaller until it’s so tight the kicker might consider traveling sideways. An offensive lineman might consider therapy. At Arizona, visitors Nike NFL Jerseys descend into a hole that feels like a garbage chute, custom built for the fans above to deposit NHL Jerseys China whatever they have in their hands. Notre Dame’s just-unveiled path for opponents to find the playing field looks like a real-life M.C. Escher painting. Only, instead of surrealist’s preferred color black, this tunnel has been painted mustard brown.

“When we went to Washington State our locker room was a five- to seven-minute hike away,” recalled Mike Belotti, who spent 22 seasons at Oregon, from offensive coordinator to head coach to AD. “It wasn’t in the stadium. It was in a building across from the stadium. Sort of. You went down a long, skinny tunnel and that emptied out behind an old gym and then into a hallway. Halftime was only 15 minutes, so by the time you got [to the locker room], it was time to turn around and go back.”

The Bears have run out of excuses.

Never before has a team welcomed playing four of the next five games on the road, even with trips to Oakland and New England looming.

The NFL hates falling to other sports as much it hates “outdated” facilities that won’t be Super Bowl-worthy sometime soon. That’s why the league moved the Rams from St. Louis and is moving Cheap Jerseys Soccer the Raiders from Oakland.

For the Rams and Raiders, though, at least Los Angeles and Las Vegas offer some appeal compared to their current situations. The Chargers’ move was forced and poorly planned with the players least in mind.

Stop selling the silliness of Mike Glennon, NFL starting quarterback, and turn to rookie first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky, effective immediately.

At the beginning of the season, there was some reason to buy the idea of John Fox and Chicago’s offensive coaches wanting to go with Glennon. Beyond how much money they already had thrown away on the former Buccaneers backup, there was the old-school notion that Trubisky “had little starting experience” and Glennon gave them “the best chance to win” early.

Well, Glennon has had four starts, and the team is 1-3. After Sunday, the Bears will be two games behind in the NFC North, both to the Packers — who routed them 35-17 on Thursday night — and the Lions. Chicago now should know what the rest us of already did before Week 1 — it doesn’t have a team bound for the playoffs in 2017. If the Bears don’t, they should accept that Glennon isn’t the guy who’s Cheap Jerseys To Design going to get them there. Either way, it’s Trubisky time.

the Falcons are using that Super Bowl collapse as fuel for 2017.

“We played well and it felt like we were in the backfield all the time, but we have to finish plays,” Watt said. “There were a few sacks left on the table, at least from my point of view. We have get in the film room and get some things corrected, but I’m never going to complain about (the defense) having seven sacks in a game.”

Watt spent the rest of the interview session trying to downplay everything about that impressive debut. The sack dance? That was just something he toyed with in practice. The interception? That was a well-timed play after he “blacked out mentally” on a late hit on Kizer the previous play.

By all accounts, the Falcons are using that Super Bowl collapse as fuel for 2017. Good idea, because every team in the division has the goods to challenge them just to get out of the NFC South. There could be an immediate payoff for the Panthers’ shakeup. The Buccaneers are poised to break through, or at least poised to face the expectations about breaking through. The Saints are hit-and-miss lately, but it’s never smart to assume they’ll keep missing.

12:13 a.m.: Game. Chiefs win, 42-27. Kansas City put up an astonishing 537 yards of total offense on New England, which managed 371 yards itself. The Chiefs had three drives of 90 yards or more Thursday night — they had just one such drive throughout the entire 2016 season. Alex Smith had a career night (28 of 35 passing, 368 yards, four TDs, 148.4 rating), and rookie running back Kareem Hunt set an NFL record for total yards from scrimmage in a debut (17 carries, 148 yards, 1 TD; 5 catches, 98 yards, 2 TDs). The Chiefs’ total of 42 points is the most allowed by the Patriots in the Bill Belichick era.

12:05 a.m.: Touchdown. Two runs, 79 yards, (probably) ball game. The Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Chiefs Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China needed only a 58 yard run by Kareem Hunt and a 21-yard run by Charcandrick West in a single drive to extend their lead to 15 points with four minutes to play in the game. 42-27, Chiefs.

Lonzo Ball is the Lakers’ new direction, and D’Angelo Russell’s abrupt trade proves it

In Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers have an anti-D’Angelo Russell. No wonder they traded away their former star point guard just a month ago for little in return, clearing a path for Ball as the team’s new starter.

It signals not only a player swap, but a culture change they believed they needed to make.

Mikhail Prokhorov in Brooklyn, Tom Gores in Detroit, and Josh Harris in Philadelphia also pulled discount purchases. All these sales — some under financial duress, some following the death of family patriarchs — happened in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2011 NBA lockout.

The Kings sale in early 2013 was a capstone of sorts — a veritable report card on how the exclusive club of people wealthy enough to buy major sports franchises felt the league did in collective bargaining. That record price for a mediocre team in a mid-sized market without an arena plan revealed what Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa we now know to be true: The NBA is ascendant.

The next sale — the Bucks, another mediocre team in a mid-sized market without an Cheap NFL Jerseys arena plan — set a new record. Then came Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion for the Clippers, followed by just under $900 million for the freaking Atlanta Hawks.

There’s an old addage that goes: “It’s better to have one in hand than two in the bush,” and that’s the game the Pelicans were forced to play here.

Sure, there were some other options out there that may have been better. Both Kyle Lowry and George Hill are upgrades at this point, but it’d take cap gymnastics to even have a shot at signing one of them outright. And the Pelicans just aren’t that attractive of a suitor for either of them at this point.

Moving on Holiday as quickly as possible was the best decision they could have made. Now they’ll get a chance to see him work a full season alongside Davis and Cousins.

FSU catcher barely misses tag on wild leaping catch at home plate

LSU and Florida State haven’t gotten as weird as they should, but things are certainly heating up in Omaha on Wednesday, including a wild limb-flying play at first. The Tigers Jerseys Supply hauled a 5-2 lead into the top of the ninth, hoping to shut things down for the night, and FSU’s hauled in some pretty impressive defense.

Kramer Robertson, who’s fallen completely asleep in the College World Series, finally managed a single to center, then stole second to put himself into scoring position. That brought up left fielder Antoine Duplantis two batters later, and he reached on a fielder’s choice, but not before Robertson was involved in one of the most spectacular plays of the CWS thus far.

After Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina shanked the ball into the stands, it just magically glided into this fan’s open purse — easily the best defensive play of an otherwise mediocre game.

But also, let’s check out that celebration: She takes the ball out of the purse to show it off … and then puts it back in for safekeeping! Talk about convenience — she probably never even needed to take it out.

So instead of following the old adage of “giving that fan a contract,” let’s just use this fan as the standard of true athleticism and hope more baseball players decide to use purses instead of gloves in the future. After all, they’re fashionable, practical, AND they clearly work just as well as Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping any glove.

There’s a wall of helmets representing all 32 NFL teams

The true astonishment begins when one walks through The Star’s entrance and into a massive atrium. In view ahead, through glass windows, are the Cowboys’ outdoor fields. Above is a custom, ceiling-mounted LED light sculpture by renowned artist Leo Villareal. (We’re talking 19,200 lights.)

To the right, behind more glass, is the room where Cowboys press conferences take place. To the left is a security desk, intimidating yet inviting in its glitz.

In plain sight also are the five Vince Lombardi Trophies the Cowboys have earned with their five Super Bowl wins.

There’s a wall of helmets representing all 32 NFL teams. Each helmet can be illuminated, so during a game week, the Cowboys’ opponent will be highlighted. If Dallas is playing Atlanta, for example, the Cowboys helmet and the Falcons helmet will the two illuminated on the wall.

There’s a state-of-the-art television studio and control center. In a separate location is an entire studio dedicated to podcast recording.

The same type of splashy mentality went into the move that was supposed to solve Washington’s longstanding problems at quarterback. The Redskins traded two first-round and one second-round pick to the Rams in 2012 for the chance to draft Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall selection.

Griffin didn’t just flame out in Washington after a dynamic rookie season ended by a serious knee injury. He wasn’t even in the league as training camps opened across the NFL in 2017.

Snyder bears some of the blame for that. As chronicled in a 2016 story on The Undefeated US Cheap Jerseys website, Griffin’s demise came about partly because of Snyder enabling him to demand Texans Cheap Jerseys that then-head coach Mike Shanahan — who claims he never supported trading all those picks to begin with — change the offense to make him more of a pocket passer even though his skill set dictated otherwise.

Jonathan Stewart extends Panthers deal through 2018

There’s little doubt entering the 2017 season that, barring injury, Jonathan Stewart should break the Carolina Panthers’ all-time rushing record. Now he can do it with the confidence that this will not be his last season in a Carolina uniform.

The nine-year NFL veteran signed a one-year contract extension Friday to remain with the Panthers through 2018, the team announced.

Stewart is currently the second-leading rusher in Panthers history with 6,638 yards, trailing former teammate DeAngelo Williams by just 208 yards. His history with Carolina made extending his stay an easy decision. “We could not be happier to take part,” Benedict said.

As the visiting team, Boston College gets no guarantee and an allotment of just 7,000 tickets.

Boston College athletic director Brad Bates, who decision it was to turn down the offer for the 2016 game, said in a statement, “This is a great opportunity for our fans to see us play seven games in Boston . . . We are excited about the chance to play a game in one of American’s most iconic sports venues.”

A week earlier at Fenway, Brown hosts Dartmouth on Friday, Nov. 10, and UMass takes on Maine on Saturday the 11th.

There will also be several high school football games at the ballpark next season, plus an Irish hurling match after the football field is broken down, as the Red Sox look to maximize revenues beyond baseball season.

“November is a good month for us,” Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy said. “We want to activate the ballpark as much as possible once the baseball season is over. The Cheap NBA Jerseys From USA ballpark is a great venue.”

Clippers vs. Jazz 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch Game 6 online

The Utah Jazz have taken a commanding 3-2 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers with a decisive Game 6 at home. The Clippers will try to keep their playoff hopes alive on Friday in a game airing on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET and available for live stream on WatchESPN.

In honor of this feature returning, we’d like to introduce a new wrinkle: The BEANS Score?*, in which we rank the unfortunate incidents on a scale from one to 10. Note that we would never actually write about a 10 because it would involve hospitals and wouldn’t be funny anymore. So the scale is more of a 1-to-8.

An example of a “1” might be Joel Peralta, who’s sort of jimmy-jacking around of his own accord.

Yeah, that’s close. Glad we figured that out, and it certainly wasn’t a cheap excuse to drop those GIFs in here. ANYWAY, I’m thinking that umpire Mike Muchlinski’s direct shot is a clear 8. No deflection. Nothing to stop the momentum. Santiago Casilla throws in the 90s with sink, too. It didn’t feel good.

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Hansen is one of a few receivers with enormous college numbers who’s now trying to prove to NFL teams that he’ll produce for them, too.

The hot takes were flying moments after the hit.

Clouding over this game was the injury to the Penguins captain. A stick to the back of the head by Alex Ovechkin and a cross-check to follow it up from Matt Niskanen sent Crosby to the locker room for likely the rest of the game.

The hot takes were flying moments after the hit. Was Niskanen intentionally going after Crosby’s head? Or is it just an unfortunate accident? How about Ovechkin’s role? We at SB Nation are of the mind that Niskanen did not intend to injure Crosby, but the play was still reckless.

Washington scored first in the late stages of the first period, and the Penguins thought they had tied the game early in the second. However, the net came off its moorings and Chris Kunitz seemingly interfered with Braden Holtby on the goal.

The cold shoulder from one of the draft’s top prospects, however, was expected. Recently at the SportsBusiness Journal’s World Congress of Sports, Nike consultant George Raveling called LaVar Ball “the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years.”

LaVar Ball also drew widespread criticism for his price tag of a $1 billion endorsement deal for his three sons combined. Nike co-founder Phil Knight called the tag “a little bit steep,” though he conceded Lonzo Premier League Cheap Jerseys is “an awfully great player” and that his company had an interest at the time.

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