If you went to sleep early last night, you missed the best performance of Anthony Davis’ young NBA career as the Pelicans defeated the Jazz 106-94. Davis finished with a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds.
The Astros lost 92 games in 2014, yet that still represented a 19-win improvement from 2013. The club lost at least 106 games every year from 2011-13. They're slowly heading in the right direction but still have a long way to go before getting back to contention.
Among the items on Houston's wish list this offseason is a top tier closer, as MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reported earlier this month:
Hear the Astros are going hard to get one of the top closers on the market. Among those on the wish list: Miller, Robertson, Romo.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 14, 2014
On Sunday, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reported the Astros have reached out to David Robertson's representatives to express interest. Robertson is said to be seeking a four-year contract at "Papelbon money."
Veteran right-hander Chad Qualls spent most of the season as Houston's closer, going 19-for-25 in save chances with a 3.33 ERA in 51 1/3 innings. The Astros bullpen had a 4.80 ERA in 2014, the worst in baseball. Clearly they could benefit from adding someone like Robertson.
That said, is committing big money to a closer a smart move for a 90-loss team? The last thing a rebuilding team needs is a high-priced reliever, unless they're planning to flip him for prospects at the trade deadline. Given all the Astros other needs, closer seems like a weird spot to spent a lot of money.
Impressions Of Josh Gordon
Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon -- returning from a 10-game suspension for failing a league drug test -- will line up for 20 to 30 plays against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Detroit to Host Bills, Jets
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Detroit to Host Bills, JetsMitch Albom talks about what it means to the people of Detroit to host the snowed-out Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets.
NFL Live Prediction: Dolphins-Broncos
Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis and vice president Mac Freeman have both talked to the team's scoreboard operator about appropriate guidelines, team officials told ESPN.
Inside The Adrian Peterson Interview
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Inside The Adrian Peterson InterviewNFL writer Tom Pelissero of USA Today discusses his exclusive interview with suspended RB Adrian Peterson.
Gruden On RG III: He's Auditioned Long Enough
In today’s edition of ‘Reading Twitter Tea Leaves’, it looks like Redshirt Denzil Ware might have an injury to be on the look out for.
Ware came to Kentucky last year as the highest-rated signee according to ESPN which ranked him as the No.
This was Calipari’s face this morning after he tweeted this Happy Birthday tweet to his middle child, Megan.
It's my baby girl's birthday today. @MeganteCalipari turns 25. Ellen and I are so proud of what she's becoming.