By Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle Published 8:22 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green (14) reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Toyota Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Houston. less Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green (14) reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Toyota Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in ... more Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green (14) reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball … [Read more...] about Rockets ‘bench’ offers challenges, Billy Donovan said, beyond the numbers
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By Matt Young Updated 12:25 am CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2019 PHOTOS: Where James Harden's point total this season ranks in NBA history Houston Rockets' James Harden argues a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Browse through the photos above to see where James Harden's point total this season ranks in NBA history ... less PHOTOS: Where James Harden's point total this season ranks in NBA history Houston Rockets' James Harden argues a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on ... more Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Clippers commentator says Rockets’ James Harden ‘cheating’ the game
By Carl Steward | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: March 25, 2019 at 6:56 am Major League Baseball has rightfully approached this season in a panic over its product – and that was before Kyler Murray’s I’m-Off-For-The-NFL scud dropped. That was a beaning Commissioner Rob Manfred and Co. didn’t need as they were frantically rifling through ideas about pitch clocks, mound heights, the shift epidemic, to DH or not to DH, and teams suddenly using a chorus line of pitchers every game, including starters for no more than an inning or two. The Grand Old Game is in trouble, despite what purists say, to the point that MLB’s powers-that-be are considering taking a wild whack at any quick-fix notion that’s thrown down the middle at them. Three-batter minimums for pitchers? Good lord. Maybe they should be bringing back Charlie Finley’s old orange baseball idea, too. And the mechanical … [Read more...] about Modern baseball: How to fix the game, and how MLB’s already spoiled it
Opinion PUBLISHED: 08:48 06 January 2019 | UPDATED: 08:48 06 January 2019 Freddie Sears covers his face after missing another second half chance at Accrington Stanley Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Ipswich Town fan Terry Hunt reflects on another FA Cup disaster for the Blues as they spiral towards League One Billy Kee scores the winner for Accrington Stanley against Ipswich Picture PagepixWhat a complete and utter shambles.Our once great club – which soared the heights under Ramsey and Robson – is now a pathetic laughing stock.Can things get any worse?Sadly, the brutally honest answer is that they can, and probably will. For the first time in more than 50 years, I am now absolutely dreading going to Portman Road next Saturday. I fear for what I will see, and I fear for what I will hear.After the last two games – against Millwall and Accrington – I can’t see us being capable of beating anyone, and I’m worried that another … [Read more...] about Northstander: Our problems go beyond the capabilities of any manager. What a shambles!
TWO years ago I sat down with Stephen Kenny in Kennedy’s Pub just a stone’s throw from Oriel Park. The Dubliner had guided Dundalk into the group stages of the Europa League and more than just held their own against Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar and Maccabi Tel Aviv. It wasn’t his intention but our hour-long conversation was akin to a coaching seminar. It's one of the best hours I've spent in journalism. The most intriguing aspect of Kenny’s philosophy was his stout resistance against playing route one football and relying on typically Irish brave-heart defending because this approach promised one thing: defeat. “Some people feel we’re more suited to playing a direct style,” he said. “But I don’t accept that that’s in our DNA. That’s just their viewpoint. “Part of your job as a coach is to make players better – [to say we have to] accept that they’re always going to be mediocre, that we’ve to … [Read more...] about Brendan Crossan: Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny continues to inspire far beyond the football field