December 26, 2003 |
Tracy McGrady got the best of LeBron James this time. He's not making any promises about the future. "He's unbelievable," McGrady said Thursday. "He's not 18. Can't possibly be. If he continues to work hard and stay hungry, it can be ugly. It's scary how good he can be. You just look at him, man. The poise that he has out on the basketball court. The confidence. He has that swagger."
November 25, 2013 |
Wes Welker was basically a non-factor for most of Sunday night during his first game in Foxboro since leaving the New England Patriots as a free agent and signing with the Denver Broncos. He probably wishes it remained that way. The receiver who made the Pro Bowl six of his seven years with the Patriots had just four catches for 31 yards Sunday night, and he never even touched the ball on the play that ultimately doomed the Broncos in overtime. That play was a muffed punt by Denver teammate Tony Carter, but Welker accepts responsibility for the mishap.
May 22, 2001 |
Wearing the black "16W" cap that represents his career-long mission, Ray Bourque playfully put teammate Joe Sakic in a headlock that signified gratitude as much as relief. With one timely backhand, Sakic sent Bourque and the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup finals by scoring on a rebound 24 seconds into overtime Monday night to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
November 15, 2002 |
A short time ago, a tie with Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins would have been just fine with the Minnesota Wild. But Thursday night at St. Paul, Minn., was, well, a little disappointing. Richard Park scored his second goal of the season to lift the Wild to a 1-1 tie with the Penguins, but Minnesota couldn't convert an overtime power play after Pittsburgh was penalized for too many men on the ice with 1:38 remaining.
April 12, 2003 |
Forget what you may have heard, the most important position in team sports is NHL goaltender. Jean-Sebastien Giguere's impressive performance for the Mighty Ducks in their 2-1, triple-overtime victory over Detroit confirmed that Thursday. If Giguere, who made 63 saves in his first playoff game, had been anything short of remarkable, the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings would have won.
January 3, 1992 |
The Charlotte Hornets, replacing three injured opening-night starters with three players whose last address was the Continental Basketball Assn., were leading the Clippers by 15 points in the third quarter Thursday night. In other words, the Clippers had the Hornets right where they wanted them.
December 30, 1989 |
It had been a difficult trip for the Portland Trail Blazers, and things didn't look good for the last game of the four-game swing Friday night at Dallas. Portland, which lost the first three games, trailed the Mavericks by 14 points in the third quarter. But playmaker Terry Porter started driving to the basket and the Blazers outlasted the Mavericks, 144-140, in three overtimes.
September 10, 2002 |
Every time there is an NFL report involving Los Angeles, I'm reminded of one of my all-time favorite movies, "A Thousand Clowns." The Jason Robards comedy classic has nothing to do with the NFL, but the name of the movie pretty well describes the number of NFL decision-makers and league owners who have their eye on L.A.