Monday, October 24, 2016
Professional Sports
Hamlin advances in Chase without help from teammates

Joe Gibbs Racing used meticulous strategy when Denny Hamlin won the season-opening Daytona 500. To continue his championship chances, he was on his own.

JGR used a split plan Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three drivers lagged at the back of the field all day as Hamlin raced at the front to avoid elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

AP Interview: Vogel brings positivity, winning ways to Magic

Tipping off an NBA season isn't new to Frank Vogel, yet this year is a different for the veteran coach.

The always optimistic Vogel is preparing to begin a new era with the Orlando Magic after being unceremoniously dismissed by the Indiana Pacers. He is embracing the challenge of returning the Magic to the playoffs for the first time in the post Dwight Howard era.

Seattle, Arizona players not sure how to react after 6-6 tie

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals didn't really know how to react after a 6-6 tie.

"Two hundred games, including playoffs," the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald said. "I have never played in a game as crazy as this one."

Our NBA picks: Warriors over Clippers, Cavs over Celtics

Happy new NBA season.

It starts Tuesday night in Cleveland, where the champion Cavaliers will raise a banner and the visiting New York Knicks will see if Derrick Rose can help them start rising back to the upper echelon of the league.

ICYMI in NFL's Week 7: U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi

Let's not write off the NFL just yet, no matter what the declining TV ratings say. Still, this was one long day of tedious, bad football that showcased various problems with the current state of the game.

All the ugliness concluded as Sunday turned to Monday on the East Coast with a "Can you believe that?!" 6-6 tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals after each team's kicker missed a gimme field goal attempt late in overtime. Even folks with an appreciation for stingy defense had to be face-palming at the way that one ended.

Being minus in turnover margin is a recipe for defeat

Self-inflicted wounds.

Every coach on every football team uses that term at some point, and what he's referring to is handing presents to the opposition.

Seattle's offense struggles in 6-6 tie with Arizona

The Seattle Seahawks have found ways to win games despite struggling most of the season on offense.

They had another off night, but this time it ended in the first tie in franchise history.

Stalemate: The other ties under the NFL's current OT format

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals stumbled to a 6-6 tie Sunday night in the desert, the fourth deadlock since the NFL instituted new overtime rules prior to the 2012-13 season.

The NFL's latest draw was better for a laugh than a thrill. Both kickers made field goals early in the OT, but then Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro bounced a 24-yard would-be winner off the left upright before Seattle's Stephen Hauschka missed a 27-yarder with 7 seconds left. That concluded a game that featured no touchdowns, no turnovers and 16 punts.

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