Huskers

Nebraska Football recruit Logan Smothers is excelling under pressure – Husker Corner

Nebraska Football: All-black uniforms set to make debut against Indiana by Danny Jaillet Nebraska Football has a good quarterback waiting in the wings. It’s never too early to look at the future, and one Nebraska Football recruit in particular is tearing things up. Dual-threat quarterback Logan Smothers has been playing well at the high school …
BaseballMLB

Knight and ex-MLB pitcher now running with Grace – Angelus News

Trever Miller was born to be a pitcher. The Kentucky native loved the challenge baseball presented. The struggle between two men. One with a ball. The other 60 feet 6 inches away, holding a bat. Over a 21-year career in professional baseball, he found that the glory that came with success -- such as helping the Tampa Bay Rays to their first playoff victory -- was intoxicating. But Miller, 46, was also born to achieve greater things than winning a baseball game. Grace Miller, his third child, was born before the 2005 Major League season with two holes in her heart and a genetic disorder so rare that it doesn't have a name. Only 20 cases have been recorded since 1980 and children born with the condition often don't live past a year. She also has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. It was hard and demanding to meet Grace's complex
NCAA Basketball

College Basketball’s Breakout Stars: Who will be this year’s most improved players? – Yahoo Sports

One of my favorite things to do heading into a season is to put together a list of the season’s Breakout Stars.  Sometimes, the picks are just too obvious – think De’Andre Hunter, or P.J. Washington, or Nickeil Alexander-Walker.  Sometimes, those obvious picks just don’t pan out – like Herb Jones, or M.J. Walker, or …
BaseballMLB

MLB rumors: ‘Bombshell candidate’ to shake up Mets manager search? Who’s the mystery man? Here are some unedu – NJ.com

As many as eight people have been included in the New York Mets’ search for a new manager: Ex-New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, ex-Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran, Washington Nationals first base coach Tim Bogar and ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez are slated to have second interviews with the Mets. Current Mets quality control coach Luis Rojas, San Diego Padres first base coach Skip Schumaker, Arizona Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell and Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton also are in the mix. However SNY’s Andy Martino reports there could be at least one more name added to the list of candidates. There remains a high level of mystery and intrigue in this process, including a potential “bombshell candidate” yet to emerge, in the words of one plugged-in source. Martino was quick to rule out former Mets third baseman David Wright. But that didn’t stop MLB Network insider Jon Heyman for
NFL

NFL Power Rankings Poll Week 8: Vikings Break into Top Five, Eagles Continue to Slide – Sports Illustrated

Also, the Cowboys and the Colts climb in the rankings after taking the lead in their respective divisions, and after a tough loss to the Titans, the Chargers take their spot near the bottom. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports This week’s voters: Andrew Brandt, Business of Football ColumnistMitch Goldich, Producer/WriterGary Gramling, Senior EditorKalyn Kahler, Writer/ProducerBette Marston, …
NFL

How the Patriots' 7-0 start to the 2019 season compares to NFL's greatest teams – CBS Sports

The New England Patriots are off to their best start in franchise history, which is saying something considering their long run of success that includes six Super Bowl championship teams and an undefeated regular season back in 2007.  Through seven games, the undefeated Patriots lead the league in points scored with 223. They also lead …
NBA

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says China hasn't changed anything at the NBA – CNBC

Businessman Mark Cuban listens as he is introduced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 12, 2017. Brian Snyder | Reuters Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, says pressure from China to silence NBA players and managers hasn’t changed anything at the basketball league “What …
NFL

NFL Week 8 picks, odds, schedule: Eagles fall to Bills for third-straight loss, unbeaten team goes down – CBS Sports

Not a shabby Week 7 of picks, if I do say so myself. After correctly hitting on 11 of my 14 game predictions in Week 6, I followed with another 11-3 week in Week 7. The Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys rewarded my faith in them, while the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers …
BaseballMLB

MLB: 2019 World Series: Who Has The Bullpen Edge? – Video – CBS sports.com

2019 World Series: Who Has The Hitting Edge? MLB analyst David Samson breaks down who has the hitting edge in the Astros-Nationals World Series matchup. 2019 World Series: Who Has The Edge On Intangibles? MLB analyst David Samson breaks down who has the intangibles edge in the Astros-Nationals World Series matchup. 2019 World Series: Who Has The Bullpen Edge? MLB analyst David Samson breaks down who has the bullpen edge in the Astros-Nationals World Series matchup. 2019 World Series: Who Has The Better Manager? MLB analyst David Samson breaks down who has the managing edge in the Astros-Nationals World Series matchup. 2019 World Series: Samson's Expert Picks MLB analyst David Samson shares his Astros-Nationals World Series expert picks. 2019 World Series: What's Wrong With Yordan Alvarez? MLB writer Matt Snyder breaks down Yordan Alvarez' struggles in the playoffs so