Q: Hi, Ira. Can’t the Heat and Panthers do a better job planning their home-game schedules together? They both had great seasons last year and deserve to start their seasons without competing with one another. They each deserve their night in the limelight on opening night. Twenty-five percent of their home games overlap, (10 games). I have season tickets to both. I will have to sell my tickets to the Heat on those ten nights because Heat tickets sell better than Panther tickets do online. The Panthers came out with their schedule five weeks before the Heat, so I blame the Heat and the NBA for this more than the NHL and the Panthers. Just like the overlap of games during the playoffs last year, it’s not helping to grow the fan base for the Panthers. – David, Fort Lauderdale. A: Which I’m not sure should be the Heat’s concern. And I do believe the teams have divergent season-ticket bases. The primary factor is that both leagues have greater flexibility when NHL and NBA teams don’t … [Read more...] about ASK IRA: Should Heat, Panthers have worked to reduce schedule conflicts?
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10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears got a scoring drive from their starters on the game’s first possession and didn’t look back in a 27-11 victory over the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night at Lumen Field. 1. The Justin Fields-to-Cole Kmet connection is something most thought they’d see more of last season. Kmet was productive in Fields’ rookie season and the tight end was easily the No. 2 target behind wide receiver Darnell Mooney for the quarterback. Kmet was targeted 52 times by Fields and made 32 receptions for 330 yards in 2021. That accounted for roughly half of his production (60 receptions for 612 yards), which stands to reason as Fields played in 12 games with 10 starts . The pair got going right away Thursday with Kmet catching a screen pass for 12 yards on the first play from scrimmage during a 10-play, 52-yard drive that led to a 35-yard Cairo Santos field goal. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy seemed to want to have Fields get the ball out of his hand quickly, and … [Read more...] about Justin Fields finds Cole Kmet — and the offensive line makes moves: Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ 2nd preseason win
The trade deadline deal to send primary designated hitter Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros seemed as if it might open a spot both on the Orioles’ roster and in their lineup for power-hitting outfield prospect Kyle Stowers. When it didn’t, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said a promotion for Stowers “could happen at any time.” The time was Friday, with the Orioles selecting Stowers’ contract amid a collection of moves. This will mark Stowers’ second major league stint, but it figures to be far more permanent than the previous one, in which he went 1-for-7 in June as a substitute player in Toronto. On both sides of that opportunity, Stowers raked in Triple-A Norfolk, hitting a system-best 19 home runs with an .884 OPS. That performance follows a year in which he led Baltimore minor leaguers with 27 home runs to share the organization’s Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award with then-top prospect Adley Rutschman. The 24-year-old is … [Read more...] about Orioles promote outfield prospect Kyle Stowers, adding power bat to late-season lineup
Casemiro scores with thunderbolt strike against Napoli SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Real Madrid star Casemiro was reportedly aggrieved when the La Liga giants signed Aurelien Tchouameni earlier this summer. The Brazil international is poised to move to Manchester United in a mega £60million deal that will see him become the Red Devils’ fifth most-expensive signing of all time. However, it’s still unlikely he’ll make his debut against Liverpool on Monday night. Related articles Man Utd want to book three more medicals with Casemiro set for move Man Utd: Ten Hag has 'drastic change of heart' as Casemiro closes in Manchester United had, until recently, been prioritising a deal for Barcelona … [Read more...] about Casemiro’s anger emerges as Real Madrid star prepares to complete mega Man Utd transfer