Archive for March 2nd, 2016

Warriors Win In OT W/O Curry, MLB’s New Tough Domestic Abuse Policy, Bradford Signed, NFL Franchise Tag Deadline


The Golden State Warriors had to make it happen without Steph Curry. The NBA MVP rolled his ankle in Saturday’s game against OKC so he watched from the sideline as his team beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime on Tuesday night. The game clinching play was a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Draymond Green in OT. The Golden State Warriors are 4-0 in OT this season, and 24-0 at home. It’s not clear how long it will take for Curry’s ankle to heal, but the team hopes to have him back soon. The Warriors have a rematch with the Thunder on Thursday night. Warriors 109, Hawks 105


In August, Major League Baseball adopted a new, tougher domestic violence policy, and New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is the first to feel the brunt. Chapman has been suspended for 30 games for an incident in October when he allegedly choked his girlfriend. Chapman denies any wrongdoing, but has decided not to appeal the decision. In a statement, Chapman said, “I made this decision in an effort to minimize the distractions that an appeal would cause the Yankees, my new teammates and most importantly, my family.” The Yankees acquired Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds in January.


Sam BradfordThe Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Sam Bradford to a two-year contract worth $36 million, $26 million of which is guaranteed. Bradford was traded to Philadelphia from the St. Louis Rams last year. In his first year with the Eagles, he failed to make a huge splash. The team went 7-9 for the season. But team management think Bradford will be a perfect fit for their new coach Doug Pederson. Bradford was the first overall pick in the 2010 draft and received Offensive Rookie of the Year his first season, but a string of injuries have plagued the QB off and on since entering the league.

The deadline for using the NFL franchise tag was Tuesday, and several more teams locked down key players for the upcoming season. The Denver Broncos used their exclusive franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller, giving them extra time to hash out a new contract with the Super Bowl MVP. The Washington Redskins placed a nonexclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. And, in a somewhat surprising twist, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected not to place a tag on running back Doug Martin. Martin had the best season of his career, coming in number 2 for all rushers in the NFL. Unless Martin and the Bucs can reach some sort of agreement soon, he’ll be a free agent next week.

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