Posts Tagged: WNBA

Mercury Rising

The Phoenix Mercury won their seventh straight last night with an 89-72 thumping of Connecticut. The victory moved the Mercury (9-3; No. 3 in the Index) to within a half-game of the West-leading LA Sparks with a chance of moving into the top spot tonight as Phoenix heads to Las Vegas to take on the Aces (3-8; No. 11). To… Read more »

Here’s Johnny

The Canadian Football League is set to kickoff its season this weekend and that means most eyes will be on the return of Johnny Manziel at QB for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Manziel is slated to play backup to Jeremiah Masoli and looked good (12-for-20, 88 yards and 1 TD) in the final preseason tuneup. While Hamilton will have to wait… Read more »

Didi Does-Does

After starting the season on a tear, Didi Gregorius hit just .151 in the month of May and hadn’t homered at home since April 25. But Gregorius ended that drought last night with a pair of dingers at Yankee Stadium in New York’s 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Those two teams will wrap up their interleague series tonight on… Read more »

Brave Heart

While the Atlanta Braves own the most lopsided schedule in the early going with just 28 home games to date, that hasn’t stopped them from jumping out to a strong 37-28 start and sitting tied with the Nationals for first place in the NL East. Atlanta will finally get some home cooking as they play their next 12 out of… Read more »

Brewers Have A Miller

The surprising Milwaukee Brewers may already be making moves with an eye toward a long stretch run as they acquired infielder Brad Miller from the Rays yesterday. Miller joins the Central Division-leading Brewers (39-26) just in time as they host a big series against the second-place Cubs (37-25) starting tonight. To get the Index’ pick for this game and the… Read more »

Oh No

The Angels got some bad news yesterday when it was reported that two-way star Shohei Ohtani was going to miss at least the next three weeks with an elbow sprain. It’s not clear whether Ohtani might end up needing Tommy John surgery, but what is clear is that both his bat (.289, 6 HRs, 20 RBI) and arm (4-1, 3.10)… Read more »

Process Of Elimination

The Cleveland Cavaliers blew Game 1 of the NBA Finals and that missed opportunity loomed larger as the Cavs dropped the next two to Golden State. Cleveland now finds itself in the dreaded 0-3 series hole, a place where no team has ever dug out (0-for-131) in NBA playoff history. The Cavs have proven a tough out in elimination games,… Read more »

Cap It Off?

After dropping the opener of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Washington Capitals have won three straight behind the inspired play of captain Alex Ovechkin and goalie Braden Holtby. With one more win needed to capture their first Cup in team history, the Caps will try to get it done tonight in Las Vegas. To get the Index’ pick for the… Read more »

Houston By Way Of Dallas

The Houston Astros have hit a rough patch, dropping six of their last nine, to fall a game behind the surging Seattle Mariners in the AL West standings. But they’ve got a chance to erase the deficit as the Astros host a short two-game set against the M’s starting tonight. Houston will go with Dallas Keuchel (3-7, 3.65) on the… Read more »

Running On Empty

Cleveland’s JR Smith picked up a crucial rebound in the closing seconds of Game 1 and tried to run out the clock. The problem was the Cavaliers weren’t winning at that point; they were tied. The mental mistake cost Cleveland a chance to pull off the upset in regulation and Golden State gladly took advantage of the gift and pulled… Read more »

Save The Date

If the Washington Capitals go on to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, they’ll look back at the waning stages of Game 2 as the critical juncture. On a play now simply referred to as “The Save”, goalie Braden Holtby miraculously was able to stop Alex Tuch’s potential game-tying shot and preserve a 3-2 victory over Vegas that… Read more »

Familiar Ring

Red Sox manager Alex Cora received his 2017 World Series ring last night after serving as the bench coach for the world-champion Houston Astros last season. Cora then watched a familiar sight as Lance McCullers Jr. and the Astros bullpen shut down his potent Boston lineup and took the series-opener, 4-2. It could be more of the same tonight as… Read more »

Four On The Floor

The calendar is about ready to flip to June, which means it’s that time of year for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors to decide the NBA championship. For the fourth straight season, these two teams will meet in the Finals. The Warriors have taken two of the first three matchups and look to be prohibitive favorites coming into… Read more »

Error Of Their Ways

It certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty for the New York Yankees last night as the team committed five errors in its game against the Houston Astros. But Gleyber Torres saved the day with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Bronx Bombers won for just the fourth time since 1960 when committing five or more errors in… Read more »

Round Mound

Bartolo Colon turned 45 years old on Thursday and tips the scales at a reported 280 pounds, but shows no signs of slowing down. The oldest player in MLB will make his ninth pitching start of the season in front of a national TV audience during the FS1 marquee game as the Texas Rangers host the Kansas City Royals this… Read more »

Green Piece

Never shy about voicing his opinions, Golden State’s Draymond Green gave the media a juicy nugget after practice yesterday when he said the problem with the Warriors performance in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals was they didn’t feel threatened. “I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened,” Green said. After Houston’s 127-105 thumping, the Rockets are… Read more »

Believeland?

LeBron James has single-handedly transformed Cleveland from a city that expects to lose to one that was dubbed Believeland after he delivered an NBA title two seasons ago. But James ability to get the Cavaliers over the hump has been put to the challenge in this series against Boston. The Celtics took the first two games at home in convincing… Read more »