Category: Sports

Familiar defensive woes sinking Maple Leafs’ first-round chances

TORONTO — Some of what has plagued the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first-round series with the Boston Bruins registers as a surprise. Nobody would have expected goalie Frederik Andersen—the team MVP in the regular season—to register an .885 save percentage through three outings. Sure, the top line, centred by Auston Matthews, was always going to be in tough on…

Warriors overcome “subdued” day with Game 3 win over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — The Warriors first experienced what coach Steve Kerr called a “subdued feeling.” Then, the team both grieved and expressed sympathy over Erin Popovich, the wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, passing away. The Warriors then experienced sluggishness. Then, the Warriors saw the Spurs pour out their emotions stemmed from Popovich’s loss, his absence on the sideline and…

NFL releases complete 2018 schedule; Eagles-Falcons kick things off

Dear football fans, it’s almost time. The NFL Draft is right around the corner and the league unveiled its full 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday night. Defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will open the season at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 6. The Eagles beat the Falcons in the divisional round of this past season’s playoffs. One…