Monthly Archives: December 2016

Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss tells people how she would show up for work at 8 a.m

Taking lessons wasn’t enough. Anybody can do that. Kobe had to be exceptional. So he’d put headphones on, listen to “Moonlight Sonata” on loop, and try to figure out the music on the keyboard in front of him. “If you just sit down and say, ‘I’m going to learn this thing until I do,’” he […]

Kobe taught himself to play the piano to prove his love to Vanessa and reinforce his own sense of exceptionalism

AT 2:58 A.M. on Jan. 22, 2013, Kobe Bryant tweeted a photo of himself playing piano at the Lakers’ team hotel in Chicago. He wore a scarf, a hat and a thick winter coat. The caption reads “Beethovens Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus Game Youth Teemu Selanne Jersey […]

Panthers coach Ron Rivera blames the ‘No Fun League’ for his ban on baseball bats

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that the team will no longer be using baseball bats as motivational symbols. The decision was made following a controversial pregame incident between New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Panthers practice squad player Marcus Ball. During warmups, Ball was carrying a baseball bat, which […]

ESPN’s NFL MVP poll: Brady still at the top

Case for Carr: He is the quarterback of an 11-3 team that has made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, and his fourth-quarter performances have been sterling. Carr fits what the Raiders seem to be: an upstart, gunslinger-type squad that’s fun to imagine as even better than it is right now. Case […]

Justin Tucker makes 10th 50-plus-yard FG of season, ties mark

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker tied an NFL single-season record Sunday with his 10th field goal from 50 yards or beyond. Tucker tied the record set by Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, who hit 10 from that distance in 2012. In Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tucker made a 53-yard field goal in the first […]

Cardell Hayes had the courage to grab a gun, but not to shoot Will Smith while he was standing in front of him

“I’m a big believer that it’s about the pace of the game, not the length of the game,” Goodell told ESPN. “If you have a great game, no one is talking about the game’s length. But pace is something we’ve been working on.” Limited Youth Carlos Rodon Jersey One of the first experiments the league […]

Hayward is emblematic of Utah’s perceived place in the NBA hierarchy

He quietly reached out to Kobe Bryant to see if the retired superstar might tutor him on the art of the midrange. He ended up spending a week with Bryant in Newport Beach. “He’s one of the best to ever do it,” Hayward said, “and it was one of my best weeks ever.” It paid […]

Who will land where in crowded first-base/DH market?

One of the major subplots of the offseason has been the slow market for Edwin Encarnacion and the many other first baseman and DH types available. The glut of similar players means teams can wait out agents until demands are lowered, so Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo, Mike Napoli and Chris Carter are still unsigned, even though […]

The Broncos have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season

DeMarco Murray has yet to go back-to-back games without a touchdown this season. He’ll need to find the end zone Sunday for that to remain true. DeMarco Murray, Titans: In case you were worried about Derrick Henry stealing too many touches, or Denver’s defense … don’t be. The Broncos have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points […]

the Packers have two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers under center and even in a down year by his standards

Game Womens Steve Smith Sr Jersey There is a general feeling in the Steel City that this year’s team could reverse that losing trend. Despite a shocking loss to the Ravens in Week 16, the Steelers could be the scariest AFC team in the playoffs. They feature an explosive, game-changing offense that possesses the most […]