For your perusal . . .
EPL: the Mighty Reds hoist the Carling Cup
MLB: Commentary on Ryan Braun, the Rays rotation, Josh Hamilton’s future with Texas
NFL: the Draft
NHL: Jets and Bruins on the upswing, Leafs on the down
The great famine is over: It was nerve-wracking at times, but Liverpool hoisted their first silverware in six years.
This Ryan Braun saga is anything but black and white. The journalists and fans that claim to “know” without question that Braun is guilty or innocent are either exceedingly arrogant or misinformed. We should not pretend that we know anything with 100% validity.
Put simply, Goodell wants to turn the combine into a public spectacle, and if that gets in the way of whatever it is that teams get out of the combine … well, work around it, guys. Just like you work around those trips to London, lost home games, and a Super Bowl week that happens to have a football game shoehorned in at the end.
Don’t expect a ‘hometown discount’ from Hamilton
Via @SC_DougFarrar Luck is Clapton — you know what you get. RGIII is Hendrix — God only knows, but it will be supernatural
A look at the NFL draft 1st round from the perspective of the Packers with 28th pick
Tampa Bay Rays: best rotation in baseball?
The Jets are far from a finished product but they’re much closer to resembling a playoff team than have been at any previous point this season. They understand who they are and how they have to play to achieve good things.
The B’s summoned exactly what they needed to make a statement to an Ottawa Senators team breathing down their necks in the playoff race, and salvaged a key six-game road swing that once seemed destined for disaster.
. . . the fact is that the Leafs’ defence is to the Leafs’ goaltending as tanktops and jorts are to an obese man: horribly unflattering. You can cover for mediocre goaltending with strong systems play, and the Leafs just don’t do that.