The Miami Dolphins (8-3) visit the San Francisco 49ers (7-4) at 4 p.m. Sunday at Levi’s Stadium; here are five things to watch for in the game: Dolphins left tackle vs. 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa We don’t yet know who will play left tackle for the Dolphins after starter Terron Armstead sustained a pectoral injury last week against Houston. It could be Brandon Shell or it could be Greg Little. What we know is Bosa, the former St. Thomas High standout and one of the NFL’s top defensive players, will be on the field. Bosa has 11.5 sacks, which is third in the NFL. He can single-handedly bring the Dolphins passing game to a grinding halt with his pass-rushing skills. The Dolphins don’t usually employ maximum protection packages but they’ll have to make adjustments this week. Look for tight ends and running backs to help block Bosa. Don’t count on the Dolphins rolling quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out of the pocket to avoid Bosa. It’d be too easy for defenders to tee off on him with a … [Read more...] about Chris Perkins: Five things to watch for in Dolphins-49ers game
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Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World for a reason: It has something to keep everyone entertained – even hardcore gamers. Obliterating the notion that people shouldn’t just stay inside playing video games while on vacation, HyperX Arena Las Vegas inside Luxor Hotel & Casino is a mecca for gamers. The first dedicated esports arena on the Strip, the 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art arena and production facility puts any gamer’s home setup to shame with a 50-foot LED video wall, 120 PC and console stations, telescopic seating for spectators, and weekly events like Knockdown! Fridays where players can register to participate in a variety of fighting games, such as “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” for cash prizes. “You haven’t really tested your skills until you’ve played at HyperX Arena,” said Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports, owner and operator of HyperX Arena Las Vegas. “Sure, you can beat your friends online, but how will you perform when you’re … [Read more...] about Game On! Find out if You’re ‘Major League Gamer’ Material at HyperX Arena Las Vegas
Fans often have a “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” mindset about their teams, but after the Cubs and White Sox had less than stellar seasons — though one was expected — the Tribune spoke with four lifelong fans about the state of Chicago baseball, how they think their teams can improve and what it would take to abandon their fandom. Amanda Simmons Growing up on the corner of Irving Park Road and DuSable Lake Shore Drive — about a mile from Wrigley Field — Simmons could hear fans celebrating home runs in the distance. That connection to the Cubs carried over to last season when Simmons attended 70 games. Simmons’ mother, a chemical engineer, immigrated to Chicago in 1981 and became a manager of a manufacturing company in Niles. In an effort to connect with male co-workers, Simmons’ mother taught herself sports — and passed down her fandom to her daughter. Q: What are your thoughts on the Cubs coming off the 2022 season? On paper it looks like a rough season. But I’m not that … [Read more...] about What’s the current state of Chicago baseball? 4 lifelong Cubs and White Sox fans weigh in.
Here’s a look at how the Miami Dolphins (8-3) and San Francisco 49ers (7-4) match up in six key areas ahead of Sunday’s Week 13 game at Levi’s Stadium (4:05 p.m., Fox): When the Dolphins run: As the Dolphins get set to go against the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, they are coming off a discouraging game on the ground against the league’s worst run defense, the Texans. Miami could only muster 2.5 yards per carry against Houston after having its best rushing effort in the previous outing against Cleveland. Running back Raheem Mostert wasn’t there for the Dolphins, though, and he’s expected to be back from his knee injury this week. He and Jeff Wilson Jr. will face their former team in San Francisco . If left tackle Terron Armstead is unable to play, that hurts Miami’s ability to run to his side as his steamrolling run blocking will surely be missed. Fred Warner, a Pro Bowl linebacker in 2020, leads the 49ers in the heart of that defense with 82 tackles. Outside linebacker Dre … [Read more...] about Who has the edge? Dolphins (8-3) at 49ers (7-4), as the road gets tougher
Economic policymakers around the world are raising interest rates to try to tame the rising cost of living. Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, reiterated his commitment to that policy in a speech yesterday. He warned against giving up on inflation “prematurely” and promised to “stay the course until the job is done.” But both rising rates and high inflation can have very different practical effects depending on who you are and where you live. Gas prices matter much more to people who commute long distances to work, for example. Higher interest rates are costly to people who rely on credit cards to pay their bills, while they can actually be good news for retirees living off savings. In today’s newsletter, I want to explore a striking example of those differences: the housing market on either side of the Atlantic. In Britain, rising rates are threatening to force some people out of their homes. In the United States, they are in some cases preventing people from moving. … [Read more...] about The Atlantic Divide