Vegas reclaimed the lead on a pair of Karlsson goals, late in the first period and 5:36 into the second.

The Canucks then displayed a little bit of offensive prowess of their own, tying the game when Sam Gagner’s pass slipped under Vegas defenseman Luca Sbisa and Baertschi punched it home, then taking a 2-1 lead when Vanek tapped in a loose puck.

Karlsson’s two goals give him 33 for the season, third-best in the NHL behind Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (36) and Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (34).

Whether the decision to hold that discussion in front of so many people was a prudent one or not — and it should be noted that no one believes it was Altman who leaked that discussion to Irving or his agent, Jeff Wechsler — there was a communication flow Altman had to control once he was put in place to run the Cavs’ front office.

While the Cavs were struggling in late December through early January, LeBron James questioned Altman’s absentee status on a long Cleveland road trip, team sources told ESPN. It was a big difference from Griffin, who was in constant communication with James in their three seasons in Cleveland together. Altman had his reasons, however. For one, he and his fiancée welcomed the birth of their first child, who experienced health complications, and Altman was there for his family as a father. Also, unlike in years past, the Cavs had two first-round draft picks to prepare for in the 2018 NBA draft. Altman’s scouting duties were more involved than Griffin’s were in the past.

The fact that Altman went to James prior to the trade deadline for a sit-down meeting to loop in his superstar about the potential deals the Cavs would swing, as earlier reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, was seen as progress.

Brady is the oldest MVP in league history and is still the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl — he set that record in last year’s comeback win over the Falcons. He led the league in passing yards while finishing in the top five in touchdown passes, interception rate, yards per pass, and quarterback rating.

The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region.

The bid promises to take fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes.

Ranadive believes the arena raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are smart turnstiles that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long.

On Saturday in Green Bay, Jordy Nelson, before he left with a second-half injury, caught a 15-yard pass.

There was a penalty called on the Vikes near the line of scrimmage, but it was declined.

But then there was a replay review to see if Nelson “survived the ground.” After a delay in zero degrees, it was determined that he had not.

And so the declined penalty also was reversed to an accepted penalty, thus the second new line of scrimmage had to be determined.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Bud Selig dismissed concerns about recidivist on-the-job misconduct of recently resigned Bob Bowman, a top MLB executive, because Bowman’s division was making money. Gee, that doesn’t sound at all like Selig, does it?

“Dwayne’s had a very solid role for us all year long,’’ Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “He does what we ask him to do. Some things are different than the way he was taught to do them in the past, but he’s been very open and receptive to trying to do what the team needs him to do on any particular play or situation or technique or whatever it happens to be.’’

Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa. The 49ers landed a franchise quarterback in a deadline deal with the Patriots, and that provides the freedom to go any number of directions with this pick. Here, they get a potential shutdown cornerback to add to a young, improving secondary. Between Jackson, 2017 third-round pick Ahkello Witherspoon and K’Waunn Williams, the 49ers would have the ability to match up with most passing games on the back end.

Despite being blitzed on nearly half of his 45 drop-backs, Beathard, who replaced ineffective veteran Brian Hoyer, completed 22 of 38 for 235 yards with no touchdown or interceptions and a passer rating of 76.1. He was sacked five times and hit six other times.

If you’re looking for an early candidate for NFL Coach of the Year, take a close look at Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer. The Vikings can get to 6-2 with a win over the Browns in Twickenham, England.

Zimmer and the Vikings are doing this with their third choice at quarterback, Texans’ castoff Case Keenum. Teddy Bridgewater remains injured from his horrible 2016 training camp knee injury. Sam Bradford, who was brought in to play in the place of Bridgewater, continues to have trouble staying on the field.

Werner was one of a record 11 foreign-born players taken in this draft. Perhaps that was too many. The German, who was an All-American at Florida State, started 15 games in 2014 and showed promise with 50 tackles and four sacks. But he was a non-factor in the playoffs and inactive for the AFC championship game. He lost his starting job the next season and was waived after making just 13 tackles in 10 games. The Jaguars signed him before the 2016 season, but soon released him. Werner announced he was retiring due to injuries.

Now all it needs is more of the same.

The NFL got exactly what it needed Thursday night, a thrilling game in Oakland between the Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs with a crazy finish that will be a topic of discussion Friday.

The Los Angeles Rams are a first-place team as their youthful head coach, Sean McVay, turns second-year quarterback Jared Goff into a player worthy of last year’s No. 1 overall selection. The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a 5-1 start behind the quarterback drafted last year immediately after Goff, Carson Wentz. The New York Jets are not tanking the season. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson looks like a star in the making in Houston. The Chiefs were the final team to suffer a loss.

Brees is the first player I know of to have gotten into the NFL Scouting Combine to watch the workouts a year before he entered the draft. I got him in, and I remember him sitting there at the starting line of the 40-yard dash with myself and Bill Parcells, Al Davis and Jerry Jones. I was astonished at how much poise and class Brees showed in the company of those three gods of the NFL.

I don’t think Brees gets enough credit for being on the leading edge of the league’s offensive evolution. He is the all-time leader in both career completion percentage (66.9) and single-season completion percentage (72.0, set this season). He’s second all-time in completions (6,222), third in attempts (9,294), third in passing yards (70,445) and third in passing touchdowns (488). He’s also racked up five 5,000-yard seasons, four more than anyone else in NFL history. People have doubted him ever since he came out of high school, largely because of his height, and he was driven to overcome those doubts and become a truly transcendent quarterback.

“Brian is an incredibly smart, hardworking individual that understands the importance of good communication. We couldn’t be more excited about naming him our new general manager,” Texans owner Bob McNair said in a statement.

Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs, said earlier Thursday that some teams are looking at what the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals did Monday night as a possible model of how to handle this going forward. chargers_097

The Eagles didn’t have anything to play for, but getting shut out is never a great look.

Especially when the quarterback who is supposed to carry the torch now that Carson Wentz is gone finished with a 9.3 passer rating.

Nick Foles threw 11 passes before leaving the game, but completed just four of them for 39 yards and threw an interception. Philadelphia’s defense is going to have to lead the way, but the Eagles’ offense has to at least score a few points and that looks like a real problem.

You want to know why Tom Brady goes to bed at 8:30 and doesn’t eat sugar and has avocado ice cream and treats his body so reverentially? For days like this. Buttoning his blue checked shirt after the game at his locker, he smiled just thinking about it. “Such a great place to play … football at its best,” Brady told me. “The crowd supports their team so much, which is fantastic, but the other side is, they give us so much too. We feed off it.”

Pittsburgh 11-2, New England 10-3. Winner likely to get home-field in the AFC. But with 10-4 Jacksonville lurking, the loser could end up without a week off to start the playoffs. And there was more. The Steelers had a four-game losing streak against New England, and were just 3-10 against the Pats in the Belichick era. “We’ve got to prove they don’t have our number,” said Steelers fan Phil Gennaro, an insurance adjustor on his third IC Light at Tequila Cowboy, a bar in the shadow of Heinz Field, Saturday night. “This game’s bigger for us than for them.”

The biggest question for the Steelers’ immediate financial future is how much longer Ben Roethlisberger hopes to play. He’s due to count $23.2 million against the salary cap in 2018 and 2019, although he’s already dropped a few hints that retirement could be on the horizon.

Ninety-minute team lift, on an outdoor roof deck. “Everybody seems like they were in a good mood,” Graham says. “They understand what [the Seattle loss] was, and we move forward.” At the same time, the players are turning their clocks backward. The Eagles stayed on Eastern time for the Seattle game but switch to Pacific time for the week in California. It’s an adjustment: Graham sheepishly admits he hit the hay at 8:30 p.m. PT on Monday night.

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The United States used another late goal to continue its gold-medal defense at the world junior hockey championship.

Kieffer Bellows scored his second goal with 7:29 left in the third period to lead the U.S. in a 4-2 quarterfinal victory over Russia on Tuesday night.

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The Celtics open 2018 at home Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, their partners in the offseason trade that sent Irving to Boston. The Cavs beat the Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals and in the season opener in Cleveland.

“They’ve had everybody’s number in the East for a couple of years now and we’re among that list,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said.

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President Trump: Marshawn Lynch showed ‘great disrespect!’ during anthems in Mexico

President Trump on Monday said the NFL should suspend Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the national anthem after the Raiders running back took a seat Sunday before Oakland’s game in Mexico City but stood for Mexico’s national anthem.

Lynch’s moves Sunday weren’t unprecedented. Earlier this season, in NFL games in London, some players kneeled for the U.S. anthem but stood for “God Save the Queen.”

The president’s first tweet of the day pushed him into the sports world again after a weekend in which he was embroiled in a back and forth over how much he helped get three UCLA players released after their detainment in China.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch enjoyed two rushing touchdowns in his first game back from a one-game suspension. It’s the first time Lynch has had two rushing TDs in a game since Dec. 21, 2014.

Kate, who no longer drives for Uber, said she doesn’t want money, but wanted to tell the truth “about a powerful man who felt entitled to my body when all I wanted to do was my job.”

“If I’m silent, I fear that further harm will come to other women, if it hasn’t already,” she said. “He sexually assaulted me, and I have every right to tell the damn truth about it.”

A spokesperson for Uber told BuzzFeed News in a statement that Winston was permanently removed from the app after Kate filed an incident report.

J.J. Watt wasn’t sure his finger was still attached after Texans’ win vs. Bengals

Following his team’s 13-9 win at the Bengals on Thursday night, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said he wasn’t sure the finger he injured in Houston’s Week 1 loss to the Jaguars will still attached to his hand.

“It was really great until the last three plays and then I was literally adjusting it and feeling it as I was running around and trying to chase that guy on the last play,” Watt said of his finger, per “I’m honestly kind of scared to take my glove off. I honestly don’t know what it looks like.”

“He looks better than ever,” the Jets coach said Wednesday. “He actually looks quicker. Laterally, he looks just as good as he always has.”

Fantasy football owners should be on alert, because Bowles’ Jets gave up 110 rushing yards to Bills running back LeSean McCoy last week. Week 2 could provide another long afternoon for a New York defense in the midst of a rebuild.

“It’s not much of a change schematically,” Bowles explained when asked about the transition of thinking when it comes to defending Lynch a week after defending McCoy. “You still have to be gap conscious in your gaps as far as running the defense, but a great back is a great back.

“(McCoy) is great in a different way, and then you have Marshawn, great in a different way. You have to prepare for them all the same. They’re good backs and they are going to be tough every week, so we just have to get ready.”
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Still, there could be a conversation about holding by King.

The receiver was at the 48 when the ball was thrown (and the ball never even got to the line of scrimmage):

Because DPI cannot happen until the ball is thrown, we cannot have pass interference on this play because the players were not, as the rule says “more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage … from the time the ball is thrown.”

There is some restriction at the top of the route, and there is contact as both players make a play on the ball.

Neither one of those teams is getting much love from our panel this week, either. Nobody, wisely, is picking the Jets to win at Oakland this Sunday, and there’s only one pick for the Colts to beat the Cardinals in Indianapolis.

Let’s flip that around, looking at the teams that do still look like the top of the heap in the NFL. The Patriots disappointed all but one picker last week, but none of the humans represented here thinks Tom Brady and Co. will struggle against the same Saints pass defense that made Sam Bradford look like, well, Tom Brady.

Seattle, despite a woeful performance by a woeful offensive line, is looking like a lock this week hosting the 49ers. Remember when that rivalry meant can’t-miss games? Maybe it will again … in like five years.

Sam Bradford spent his one active week of the 2017 season as the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Now he’s battling a cartilage issue that could keep him out for one week or six — head coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t entirely clear on the issue.
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