Good morning and Merry Christmas Adam everyone! Hopefully you’ve all finished up your shopping this holiday season as the year winds down. It was a busy Thursday yesterday and lots you may have missed if you turned in early last night. So let’s get straight to it!
Giants unable to clinch playoff berth in Philadelphia
The wait to secure a spot in the playoffs continues for the New York Giants as they lost 19-24 to division rival Philadelphia Eagles. It was a rough night in particular for Eli Manning as the two-time Super Bowl MVP threw three interceptions and was hit 10 times by a strong Philadelphia pass rush. With that loss, the Dallas Cowboys win the NFC East and the Giant’s remain in control of their own destiny, but concerns are raised after last night’s defeat.
Edwin Encarnacion cashes in with the Cleveland Indians
Arguably the biggest bat in baseball has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the AL champion Indians. The 33-year-old slugger smacked 42 balls homers and tied with David Ortiz to lead the American League with 127 RBIs last season. Encarnacion joins Jason Kipnis and Fransisco Lindor on a Cleveland lineup that took the World Champion Chicago Cubs to seven games in the World Series.
Blue Jackets thrash Penguins, extend win streak to 11
Things seem to be firing on all cylinders for the Blue Jackets as they crushed the defending Stanley Cup Champions 7-1 in front of a packed home crowd. Hats filled the rink as Scott “Bird Dogg” Hartnell earned a hat trick, scoring twice in the third period. The Blue Jacket’s will look to extend their win streak to 12 as they host the Montreal Canadiens tonight.
Jaromir Jagr, 44, is now second in the NHL’s all-time points list after an assist gave him a total of 1,888, passing Mark Messier. Jagr is unlikely to catch Wayne Gretzky’s 2857 point total, but he doesn’t seem to be slowing down in his 26th NHL season… The NFL notified all 32 teams about a spring development league that will start this spring. However, the league will be focused on NFL veterans rather than younger players… George Karl is facing heat for his comments in his upcoming book regarding Carmelo Anthony’s work ethic in their time together at the Denver Nuggets.