Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sports

NFL news and notes

Around the league

REID UNDER FIRE EVEN MORE AS SKID HITS SIX

LANDOVER, Md. — The question put to Eagles coach Andy Reid after his team's sixth consecutive loss was rather pointed: Does he expect to stay in his job until the end of the season?

The answer was evasive, yet telling, because basically all Reid offered was something about "got to get ready" for Philadelphia's next game.

In a 31-6 defeat to the Redskins, the Eagles turned the ball over three times, committed nine penalties and let rookie QB Robert Griffin III complete 14 of 15 passes with four touchdowns.

Reid continued to put the onus on himself, saying he takes "full responsibility" and that it's his "fault that's the way it's going." Asked if the Eagles are getting worse, Reid said: "Well, we didn't look better today."

Also, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) left in the fourth quarter.

BENGALS: CB Terence Newman was sidelined with a concussion.

BRONCOS: LB D.J. Williams was activated after missing the first nine games while serving two league suspensions that cost him about $4 million. … RB Willis McGahee (right knee) left after a tackle by Chargers DB Quentin Jammer in the second quarter.

BROWNS: WR Josh Cooper left after injuring a knee in the second quarter. CB Buster Skine, who started in place of injured Joe Haden, sustained a concussion.

CHIEFS: WR Dwayne Bowe left with a neck injury and LT Branden Albert left with a back injury. Bowe went to the locker room then re-emerged without his helmet.

FALCONS: CB Asante Samuel left after hurting his right shoulder trying to tackle Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald in the first quarter. … WR Julio Jones, questionable coming in with a right ankle injury, left after appearing to aggravate it.

JETS: Backup CB Aaron Berry (quadriceps) left in the third quarter and DT Kenrick Ellis (left knee) left after the first quarter.

LIONS: OT Jeff Backus, who extended his franchise record with his 186th consecutive start, left with a right hamstring injury.

RAIDERS: An Alabama judge dismissed charges against LB Rolando McClain, whose accuser told prosecutors he no longer wanted to pursue the case. McClain had been convicted in May of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

RAMS: The defense hasn't forced a turnover in five straight games, tying the NFL's longest such slump since 1950, according to STATS LLC. … Backup LB Mario Haggan (right elbow) was injured on the opening series.

NUMBER OF THE DAY

200 Houston's Andre Johnson and Jacksonville's Justin Blackmon surpassed this mark in receiving yards, the first time two players did so in one game. Johnson had 14 receptions for 273 yards, both career highs; Blackmon had seven for 236 yards, also career highs.

Times wires

Comments
Marlins treat Stoneman Douglas players to an afternoon of baseball

Marlins treat Stoneman Douglas players to an afternoon of baseball

BY CLARK SPENCERMiami HeraldJUPITER – A player for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball team politely asked Marlins outfielder Monte Harrison if he would mind giving him a bat as a souvenir."Not only will I give you one of my bats,...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Aaron Boone gets a new view, win in spring training debut

Aaron Boone gets a new view, win in spring training debut

TAMPA  — Aaron Boone walked to home plate for his first game as a manager at any level and was greeted by Detroit's Ron Gardenhire, a 60-year-old baseball lifer back in charge of a big-league team for the first time in four years."I told h...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Live blog: 2018 Gasparilla Distance Classic

Live blog: 2018 Gasparilla Distance Classic

The Tampa Bay Times will be there for every step of this year's Gasparilla Distance Classic. Whether you'll be walking, skipping, jogging or sprinting across the 5K, 8K, 15K or half-marathon finish, join us by using #gasparillarun.(function(d, s, id)...
Published: 02/24/18
Impact of Tommy John surgery cuts deeply for Brent Honeywell, Rays

Impact of Tommy John surgery cuts deeply for Brent Honeywell, Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE – Two things that tell you a lot about Rays cocksure top prospect Brent Honeywell given Friday's crushing news that he indeed tore a ligament in his prized right arm and is headed for Tommy John surgery that will sideline him wel...
Updated: 8 hours ago
NHL trade deadline: Action picks up with three-team deal

NHL trade deadline: Action picks up with three-team deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The  Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from the Senators on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Golden Knights.The Penguins announced the deal...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rasmus says he ditched Rays to spend time with family

Rasmus says he ditched Rays to spend time with family

SARASOTA — Colby Rasmus is making a new start with the Baltimore Orioles after taking an eight-month break from baseball.Rasmus signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles this week, after abruptly leaving the Rays in midseason. The contrac...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Can the Lightning win the Stanley Cup?

Can the Lightning win the Stanley Cup?

When it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning these days, there's only one question that really matters:Will the Lightning win the Stanley Cup?That's it. That's the big question. That's the only thing on everyone's mind.Will it or won't it?Does this ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Feb. 23

Friday’s scoreboardSoftballSpringstead 2, Crystal River 0BaseballCalvary Christian 9, Countryside 2Northeast 15, Tarpon Springs 1
Updated: 8 hours ago
Erik Karlsson-to-Lightning talk won’t die down until deadline is over

Erik Karlsson-to-Lightning talk won’t die down until deadline is over

MONTREAL — Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson sure seemed chatty with his Lightning friends as he left the Canadian Tire Center on Thursday night.Karlsson, 27, took his time talking up several members of Tampa Bay's staff in the hallway out...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Girls basketball: Rematch doesn’t go as planned for Tampa Catholic

Girls basketball: Rematch doesn’t go as planned for Tampa Catholic

TAMPA — Tampa Catholic thought about playing in Friday night's game — the Class 5A region girls basketball final — for an entire year. The Crusaders never forgot how much it hurt to lose in the same game to Oxbridge Academy in 2017....
Updated: 9 hours ago