OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 13: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures from the sidelines in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA first round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) makes a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA playoffs series at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) reacts after a foul call while playing against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) pressures Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley (21) during the fourth … [Read more...] about NBA playoffs: How Steve Kerr plans to use ‘Death Lineup’ in post-season run
Regular show season 7 episode 15
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 7:20 AM EDT Apr 10, 2019 Ultimately the record shows the 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings were not very good. They played hard and they played with speed, but they had trouble scoring (2.73 goals per game, 21st in the NHL), they had trouble keeping the puck out of their own net (3.32, 27th). Their power play was good in spurts but middling overall (18.1%, 19th) and their penalty kill was among the worst in the league (77.1%, 28th). Yet it was also a season that saw the Wings have their first 30-goal scorers in a decade as both Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou reached the mark. Anthony Mantha reached 25, but he missed 15 games because of injury. He wasn’t the only one who logged time in sick bay. The Wings totaled 285 man games lost, with notable absences to veteran defensemen Mike Green (39), Trevor Daley (38) Danny DeKeyser (30) and Jonathan Ericsson (26). The last stretch of the season the Wings had 10 regulars on the injured … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings season grades: A few A’s after bad year
By Meredith Goldstein Globe staff Sometimes I hear about a kind of jealousy between people in New York City and Boston. But it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s about a different thing. My single friends in Boston tell me it would be “sooo much easier” to find love if they lived in New York City. Those friends (and some Boston-area readers of my Globe advice column) believe that the dating options would be more plentiful in New York, and that there’d be a better night life scene for meeting strangers. They know for certain there’d be a more diverse dating pool — and perhaps fewer men on apps in TB12 hats. (Not judging the apparel, but that particular look and fandom isn’t for everyone.) Meanwhile, some of my single friends and readers in New York City have wondered whether it might be easier to find a partner in Boston. Those New Yorkers assume that in a smaller city, people might be less transient. Less fickle. They believe that in a … [Read more...] about Which city is better for singles: Boston or New York?
COMMENTARY Welcome to Season 7, Episode 19 of the Unconventional Preview, a serious-yet-lighthearted, nostalgia-tinted look at the Patriots’ weekly matchup. This is how it was supposed to be all along. Oh, NFL seasons don’t always go according to design, and the clues from the early weeks don’t always lead to direct answers. But this one did, and that’s a wonderful development for football fans, because this has a chance to be the most entertaining conference championship weekend in years. The top four seeds entering the playoffs — and the four most compelling teams from the regular season — are the final four teams left standing. The Chiefs host the Patriots, with the winner facing the victor in the NFC’s sure-to-be-a-shootout matchup between the Saints and Rams in the Super Bowl. Yeah, this is how it was supposed to be. Of course, two teams will prolong their season this weekend, and two will head into the offseason with a stack of fresh … [Read more...] about Patriots-Chiefs is the one we expected, and it should be a thriller
Welcome to Season 7, Episode 14 of the Unconventional Preview, a serious-yet-lighthearted, nostalgia-tinted look at the Patriots’ weekly matchup. When the new season’s NFL schedule is released each April, there are always a few games that immediately jump out as appealing, matchups that are worth anticipating even when the season is still more than four months away. That’s how it is every time the Steelers show up on the Patriots schedule. The Patriots, of course, are a viable Super Bowl contender every year, while on paper the Steelers always look like one. The Patriots have won at least 10 games every year beginning in 2003, and have missed the playoffs just once (2008, when Brady missed 15 7/8 games). The Steelers haven’t had a losing season since 2003, though they did go 8-8 in 2006, 2012 and ’13. The Patriots have beaten the Steelers in five straight meetings, in 9 of 11, and 12 of 15. Sunday’s matchup has significant meaning to both teams. The … [Read more...] about Patriots-Steelers feels like a rivalry, but the numbers say otherwise