7:19 PM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
18 hours ago
Ben McAdoo gave up calling plays, with one caveat

Ben McAdoo gave up calling plays, with one caveat

Ben McAdoo finally relinquished play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan last week in a win against the Broncos, but the Giants coach still could end up audibling if he doesn’t like what he hears being called on his headset. “I can veto anything that’s called, but you have to trust the man that you...
23 hours ago
Giants’ ‘juice’ man Jason Pierre-Paul could be back on track

Giants’ ‘juice’ man Jason Pierre-Paul could be back on track

Barely nine minutes had passed Sunday night in Denver when Jason Pierre-Paul first took down Trevor Siemian, stripping the Broncos quarterback of the ball. Later, as the Broncos attempted to cut a third quarter deficit, the Giants defensive end wrapped up Siemian again at midfield, helping stall another drive, before tying his career-high with a...
Oct 20, 2017
Olivier Vernon isn’t ready for Giants return

Olivier Vernon isn’t ready for Giants return

The Giants will be shorthanded again. Defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, along with center Weston Richburg (concussion), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck), running back Paul Perkins (ribs) and linebacker Calvin Munson (quad). Vernon, who will miss his third straight game, did individual drills on Wednesday, but...
Oct 20, 2017
Darian Thompson is out of his own head and impressing Giants again

Darian Thompson is out of his own head and impressing Giants again

Steve Spagnuolo still looks at Darian Thompson like he’s a rookie, even if the second-year safety finally doesn’t resemble one anymore. Thompson, who missed all but two games last season with a foot injury — which required surgery in November — didn’t look much better than the rest of his teammates during the Giants’ awful...
Oct 19, 2017
Giants look to smash Seahawks with resurgent running game

Giants look to smash Seahawks with resurgent running game

How exactly did the Giants produce their best running game of the season against the league’s best run defense? “I guess we really don’t have a choice but to run the ball,” right guard D.J. Fluker said with a laugh. Without injured wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris, Eli...
Oct 19, 2017
What Carlos Beltran told Astros in locker-room speech

What Carlos Beltran told Astros in locker-room speech

The Astros’ 101 regular-season wins no longer matter. Having baseball’s best offense has become irrelevant. Houston is one loss from a stunning end to its season, and after three straight defeats, doubt would be natural. Panic could come easy. Carlos Beltran has seen it before. The 40-year-old has seen almost everything in his 20-year career....
Oct 18, 2017
Dallas Keuchel is mortal after all

Dallas Keuchel is mortal after all

The Yankees no longer need to tip their hats and call Dallas Keuchel their daddy. Entering Game 5 of the ALCS with a 1.09 ERA in eight career starts against them — including 13 shutout innings in two postseason matchups — Keuchel shockingly stumbled, and simply became the latest casualty of the incredible momentum in...
Oct 18, 2017
Dallas Keuchel embraces the ‘calmness’ of being Yankees killer

Dallas Keuchel embraces the ‘calmness’ of being Yankees killer

The Astros will have the right starter on the mound to kill the Yankees’ momentum. Three years after knocking them from the playoffs — and less than a week removed from dominating them again — Astros ace Dallas Keuchel will be asked to stop the Yankees from inching closer to another improbable playoff comeback Wednesday...
Oct 18, 2017
Astros’ weakness rears its ugly head at worst possible time

Astros’ weakness rears its ugly head at worst possible time

The biggest crack in the Astros’ pursuit of their first World Series title could be seen all year. Now, the weak link may bring their season crumbling down. After receiving an unpredictably solid start from Lance McCullers Jr., the Astros led by three, and were nine outs from claiming a 3-1 series lead in the...
Oct 17, 2017
Astros give Game 4 start to ‘unknown’ pitching commodity

Astros give Game 4 start to ‘unknown’ pitching commodity

Astros manager A.J. Hinch “mapped out like a hundred scenarios” for Game 4, waiting to see who might be needed in relief Monday night before naming Tuesday’s starting pitcher. In the 8-1 Game 3 loss to the Yankees, Hinch had no need to turn to any of his potential starters, and yet with every option...
Oct 17, 2017
Yankees paused Carlos Correa’s growing legend for one night

Yankees paused Carlos Correa’s growing legend for one night

Usually, hype is simply a precursor to disappointment. Most often, when you hear a name before you see a face, the expectations are ultimately eviscerated by reality. For Carlos Correa, the pressure has never been too much. In the playoffs, the former No. 1 overall pick has only become a bigger star, sending the Astros...
Oct 17, 2017
Astros outfielder tries to explain inexplicable fly ball miss

Astros outfielder tries to explain inexplicable fly ball miss

Astros starter Charlie Morton had already been burned by bad luck — by balls that didn’t bounce or drop his way. Starlin Castro had kept the second-inning alive with an infield single. Aaron Hicks kept the chain moving with a bloop single into shallow center field. One batter later the Yankees held a 3-0 lead...
Oct 16, 2017
Carlos Beltran’s return to New York shows how he’s fallen

Carlos Beltran’s return to New York shows how he’s fallen

The highlight of Carlos Beltran’s career could come at the lowest point of his 20 years playing in the majors. In Beltran’s return to The Bronx, the Astros DH was benched for Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night at Yankee Stadium — having gone hitless in six at-bats in the first two games...
Oct 11, 2017
Eli Apple: No idea what Giants will do with me next

Eli Apple: No idea what Giants will do with me next

Eli Apple could be upset again. The Giants cornerback, who said Sunday he “wasn’t happy” about being benched for the first three defensive series of the loss to the Chargers, said Tuesday he currently isn’t sure of his role with the defense, and whether he’ll return to the starting lineup at Denver this weekend. “It’s...
Oct 10, 2017
‘I’ve never seen anything like that’: Giants brace for WR reality

‘I’ve never seen anything like that’: Giants brace for WR reality

Sterling Shepard last saw Odell Beckham Jr. heading to get an MRI exam Sunday. He saw Brandon Marshall there, too. Shepard, who already underwent an MRI, found it funny he didn’t see Dwayne Harris, also, the fourth receiver injured in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Beckham underwent surgery Monday night on his fractured ankle, while...

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