Two nights after a buzzer-beater to sink the Atlanta Hawks

Al knows few people be giving the Bobcats a to upset the Miami Heat the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That doesn’t matter to the veteran center. They didn’t give us a October, if you remember, said. We were going to be last the league, right? So we don’t worry about what is said outside of these walls right here. The Bobcats defeated the Chicago Bulls 91 overtime on Wednesday night to finish the 43 and as the seventh seed the East. Not bad for a team that was a combined 28 over the previous two seasons.

But now there is the monumental task of beating the two-time defending champions, something the Bobcats haven’t done the LeBron. The Heat are 15 against the Bobcats since signed. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s the playoffs and anything can happen, Bobcats guard Kemba said. It’s not going to be easy. We’re going to go out there and give it all we got just like we have been doing all year. The series starts on. It’s going to be a dogfight, said. The Bulls finished as the No. 4 seed the East and face the Washington the first round after the Wizards Bryan Walters Authentic Jersey leap-frogged the Brooklyn Nets on the final night of the to grab the fifth spot. They are a great transition team with a lot of shooters and size, Bulls forward Boozer said. To make the playoffs you have to be a good team, and they’re a good team. After missing a jumper that would have won the game regulation, scored eight of his 22 points overtime to help the Bobcats beat the Bulls for the first time this and finish the regular with eight wins their final nine. added 10 points and 18 rebounds for, and Chris -Roberts finished with 13 points after being held scoreless for the first three quarters. McRoberts made a key play overtime, his block of D.J. Augustin’s 3-point attempt leading to a fast-break layup by that gave the Bobcats 88 lead with 1 minute left. This was the type of game we needed going into the playoffs, said. That’s a playoff team and that’s a C. J. Prosise Authentic Jersey playoff game that we played tonight. Joakim finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago, Boozer added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Augustin scored 17 points. The Bulls came having won 10 of their last 11 against the Bobcats, including five straight by average of 22 points per game.

And it looked early on like this would be another road blowout for Michael ‘s former team. The Bobcats started the game cold, missing 21 of their first 29 shots from the field to fall behind 3But hit a short jumper and the Bobcats made 11 straight shots to take 43 lead at halftime. After a back-and-forth third quarter, the Bulls entered the final period leading 60. Every time Chicago attempted to pull away, -Roberts seemed to have answer. Two nights after a buzzer-beater to sink the Atlanta Hawks, -Roberts had 12 points the fourth period, including a left-handed layup off offensive rebound with 3 left to tie the game at 75. After Taj Gibson missed a jumper with 25 seconds left, had a to win the game but missed open step-back jumper from 18 feet at the buzzer. I had a great look at it, said. Just missed it. ‘s big overtime helped the Bobcats improve to 20 since the All- break. The guys have done a great job, Bobcats coach said. We won’t think about it right now, but when we reflect back on the year we. We didn’t have a definitive number because I didn’t know how good we could be. It’s a good group and hopefully we have a lot more us. It was good to the locker room tonight. They’ve worked hard. They’ve been grinding from the jump. NOTES: was taken to the locker room for observations with a left knee contusion midway through the third quarter. He did return to the game and played the entire fourth quarter.. With the win, the Bobcats avoided a series sweep by the Bulls.

RB Derrick Henry to have MRI after injuring left calf during warm-ups

Titans rookie running back Derrick Henry did not play in Sunday’s 43-35 loss to the Chargers after suffering a left-calf injury during warm-ups.

He said he expects to have an MRI on Monday morning Josh Lambo Jersey in Nashville and doesn’t know the extent of the injury.

“Warming up, I just pulled my calf,” Henry told ESPN on his way to the team bus at Qualcomm Stadium. “I’m not sure. I’ll go to the trainers, have an MRI.”

The Steelers’ offense has struggled in three straight road games, leaving an uphill climb to the playoffs. Pittsburgh had 69 yards of total offense through the first three quarters. With 55 catches for 677 yards and 6 touchdowns, Brown is having a fine season but not producing at the otherworldly level of the past two years.

After Brown said the Ravens “used a lot of guys Junior Seau Jersey to take me away,” he was asked what’s required of the Steelers’ other receivers when that happens.

“They need to find a way to step in, step up and make plays,” Brown said. “It’s been about eight weeks so far, and that’s what we’ve been seeing — double coverage. Today it was triple coverage with a linebacker coming over, and we just have to find ways to win. Other guys have to step up. It just shows that people got respect for me, but we have to find a way to win no matter what they do. It’s all about what we do.”

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took ownership of the loss Sunday, saying after the game, “I didn’t make plays, I didn’t convert third downs.”

But the Steelers have struggled to find a reliable No. 2 receiver behind Brown, who benefited from Martavis Bryant’s playmaking last year. Bryant is suspended, and though Sammie Coates produced 421 yards through the first five games, he has been quiet in his past three outings while coming back from a finger injury.

Eli Rogers led the team with 103 receiving yards Sunday, most of which came late in the game, but he didn’t play the previous game against the New England Patriots because of what he called a “coach’s decision.”

Running back Le’Veon Bell is a talented pass-catcher, but he can only do so much from the backfield.

“We can’t make any excuses,” said Brown about being 4-4. “We’ve got to find a way to continue to get better, and we get a fresh start next week. We’ve got to get things on the right side.”

With Cubs’ title, Cardinals own longest championship drought

By winning the World Series on Wednesday night and ending a 108-year championship drought, the Chicago Cubs handed the torch of professional sports futility to the Cardinals.

The Cardinals now own the longest Jaye Howard Authentic Womens Jersey championship drought in North American sports, having last won a title 69 years ago. They won the 1947 NFL Championship as the Chicago Cardinals. Since, they’ve moved to St. Louis and Arizona and have come close to winning a title twice, losing the 1948 championship game and Super Bowl XLIII.

With a 3-4-1 start to the 2016 season, it looks like Cardinals’ drought might continue for one more year.

One case would say that if the market gives Cousins that sort of contract, Washington should be willing to give him the same sort of deal. And indeed, Washington is in transition and should want to secure Cousins’ future. This is a team that realistically could move on from DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon after the season and build its receiving corps Jeremy Maclin Authentic Womens Jersey around Reed, slot wideout Jamison Crowder and first-round pick Josh Doctson.

The flip side of that argument, again, is Osweiler.

Just because one other organization thinks a quarterback is worth a ton of money doesn’t mean it is right. Washington has an internal value of what it thinks Cousins is worth, and while it might want to stretch the numbers a bit for continuity’s sake, it can’t blow its budget on a quarterback. It might instead look to invest a midround pick on a rookie or go after a veteran in free agency who will come much cheaper than Cousins.

Should McCloughan lock up Cousins? That’s the $45 million question, and to be honest, I don’t think anybody involved knows the answer yet. Cousins has declined in predictable ways, but he’s also still good enough to at least garner a big deal in free agency. Washington was hoping to get 16 games to see whether it should be handing out a big contract to its franchise passer. With eight games in the books, Washington is down to eight games before it has to make a decision that could define the franchise for years to come.

Shortstop Adams led off, followed by left fielder Frank Catalanotto

Shortstop Adams led off, followed by left fielder Frank Catalanotto, Wells, third baseman Glaus, first baseman Lyle Overbay, designated hitter Shea Hillenbrand, catcher Bengie Molina, right fielder Hinske and second baseman Hill. Reed went 1-for-1 with an RBI after replacing Catalanotto left field and Alex Rios went 2-for-2 after taking over for Hinske right. Wells felt Kevin Greene Authentic Womens Jersey it was important to start using the regular lineup more often the final this order to get ready for the first month of the. We need to come together and get on the same early so when we get to, we’re ready to go, Wells said. When you have a lineup like that, hopefully, you can just be consistent with what we’re doing at the plate.

With the arms we have on our staff, it makes for a nice combination. Closing : New closer B.J. ‘s latest outing was a quick one. The 6-foot-6 left-hander used his herky-jerky delivery to strike out the three Pittsburgh hitters he faced the sixth inning. Gibbons was more than impressed by ‘s performance. is real get-it-and-go — very aggressive, here it is, boom. You’ve got to love that, Gibbons said. It’s good for the infielders behind him. They’re on their L.C. Greenwood Authentic Womens Jersey toes and it’s going to happen quick whatever it’s going to be. So far this, has posted a 2 seven outings. He has nine strikeouts versus two walks, and he’s allowed just two runs seven innings. Roster move: Toronto sent right-hander Weber back to Minor League camp before Wednesday’s game against the Pirates. Weber, who signed a Minor League contract with the Jays this, posted a 5 five appearances this. He gave up five runs — four earned — on 10 hits, including two home runs, seven innings. Coming up: Toronto right-hander James Baldwin face Tampa Bay righty Travis Harper when the Blue Jays play the Devil Rays at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday St. Petersburg. Baldwin is 0 with a 9 six outings this. Jordan Bastian is a reporter for. This story was not subject to the approval of League Baseball or its clubs.

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Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert to Cam Newton: ‘Don’t be out there if you’re scared’

PITTSBURGH — Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert said he doesn’t understand reigning MVP Cam Newton’s complaints about cheap shots when the Carolina Panthers quarterback delivers his own hits to opposing defenders.

After absorbing a low hit from defensive tackle Calais Campbell in the Panthers’ 30-20 victory Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals, Newton said Wayne Gretzky Authentic Jersey he doesn’t feel safe at times and planned to file a grievance over late hits to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because “enough is enough.”

Gilbert protects Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is 6-foot-5, like Newton, and has been sacked 450 times in 12-plus seasons.

“Ben gets hit more than anybody in the league, and he never Adam Henrique Jersey complains. C’mon, man. This is the game of football,” Gilbert said. “If you’re out there and you’re scared to take a shot, then don’t be out there, especially if you’re a running quarterback. [Defenses] are going to take shots at you. Just the way, his style of playing football, how he celebrates, I guess he gives the guys a chip, like let’s go hit the reigning NFL MVP.”

Knile Daves was acquired in an Oct. 18 trade with Kansas City to bolster Green Bay’s injury-depleted backfield, but he had just five yards on five carries before being released after two games.

It leaves Don Jackson, who was promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 20, as the only fully healthy running back on the roster. James Starks underwent knee surgery on Oct. 16 to repair a torn meniscus and hasn’t played since Oct. 9 against the Giants. Eddie Lacy (ankle) is on injured reserve, but the team hopes he can return for the final few games.

In place of a traditional running back, Packers coach Mike McCarthy has used receivers Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery out of the backfield, although neither Cobb nor Montgomery played against the Falcons.

Montgomery indicated that he could return this week after doctors linked blood in his urine with his sickle-cell trait condition. Cobb did not play because of a hamstring injury.