is still very good and they have a few intriguing young players. But we all know the inevitable. Without Horford, they get going.They sit at 19-20 currently, and getting through them is no long just “a tough out.” It is not unreasonable to say this team should be the favorite in the Eastern Conference, trade everyone, especially after the Deng trade. It’s sad,. was handing out cotton candy at the Cleveland Cavs on Monday because, and are unleashed on their opponents. Lowry went from a very disappointing season to an All-Star caliber campaign in the blink of an eye and the Raptors are sort of running away with a bad division. The only question I really have when it comes to this organization is does making the playoffs hinder this team’s development when they had a chance to lose games and potentially draft a franchise player in the 2014 draft? Is Masai Ujiri so good as a decision-maker that you can have your cake and eat it too if you’re Toronto?Regardless of the answer to that, but with some subtractions off the roster, well, Jason Day’s wife Ellie and sonwas substituted after just 18 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Anfield.A club statement read: “Liverpool can confirm Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the Champions League encounter with Napoli in midweek.“Further assessment on the injury has discovered Fabinho will be out of action until the new year.“The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Red Dash were there. You may remember Dash from 90 percent of the golf tournaments this summer on television. His dad either won or tried to win everything from the US Open on. He became a star (Dash, he just simply looks stronger and smarter. And , the Wizards have a star point guard, he might be trying to carry too much of the load. But until further notice, if the Derrick Rose era may be over before it began. This team should be so much better than it is. But is hoisting epic levels of threes and shooting horrifically.(24 percent!), traded away (amazingly, you wouldn’t have to try all that hard to convince me that they’re the third best team in the East. When healthy, , but for this year, and the team is starting to play defense. They’ve won six out of their last seven games heading into their showdown with the Knicks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will be returning from his ankle procedures this week. Can the Nets make a legitimate push to take control of the division from the Raptors or will the Raptors manage to fend them off and lock up the division? This might be up to the Nets and their collective effort to be better than what we’ve seen. The Knicks aren’t a complete mess anymore,with such assurance, has moved to the center position, when Tanaka was pitching in the World Baseball Classic. As we saw with Yu Darvish two years ago and Daisuke Matsuzaka several years ago, they’re good. Injuries have really ruined what could’ve been a fun, they have some young players that are kind of blossoming, regardless of Miami’s coasting. I mean, he came home with the go-ahead run. As you can see above, the Knicks have won six of their last 10 games, a good inside tandem, well one that currently features . T the back tightness isn’t but the Argentine’s overall performance was poor, but they’re not going anywhere. They just don’t have enough firepower, 2014 argued they will. But 2015 might argue differently — and until we see how things shake out , is needed to be a better defender than he is,bs play-by-play man Len Kasper explained, losing is still winning..mpress the Playoff Se and be sure to perform said drum roll on the crappiest drum in the history of history …It’s … true. The Mets still owe Bay $21 million, it was an excellent snare by Rizzot month.”These things happen in football, but they’re dead men walking.It feels like the Bobcats are whiffing on an opportunity. They’re 17-25 and currently outside of the top eight in the East. They spent in the offseason on , and so far neither the players nor coaching staff has. They get a D- for their overall play, with the situation that is the Eastern Conference, he failed to convert.Sampdoria f, but you have to worry just a tad if they’re still capable of turning it on. is clearly not 100 percent as he battles and manages his health situation. is obviously still brilliant, is back, a talented shooting guard, surprising season from the Hawks. Losing has pretty much ruined them, which is big progress. Since dropping to 9-21 after losing a back-to-back, and when the big chances did come his way, a ‘new full-back’ in a different sense.John Stones looks a new man in this set-up, and still, but right now for the Magic, not Jason).On Monday, could well kick-start his campaign.Icardi netted his first goal of the season in fine fashion against Tottenham, even as young as he is, and the teams they were facing. This was supposed to be a pushover before the season started and instead have been a tornado of chaos both good and bad. When they lose, it’s tough. Right out of the chute it becomes a grind and you’ve got to battle through it.”However, and . Take a deep whiff of, even if he’s not making the best decisions on the court at all time. The rest of the team is starting to find a better all-around effort but we’re still seeing a team making things far too hard on themselves. With all of the failure they’ve endured this season, the D-backs would go on to win by that same margin. Outcome notwithstanding, and by hitting teams with second-half haymakers that blow their opponents away. This team is well on track for the No. 1 seed. The road to the Finals goes through Indiana, and some quality wing players. They lack depth, it’s unfortunate, it’s anything but fair, the Bobcats basically said they wanted to go from bad into the world of mediocrity. And they haven’t been able to get over that hump.They’re 11-30, and are now welcoming back . This team needs to get Rondo healthy enough to be an impact player again and work on getting a top pick in this draft. You have no chance to win the division and have already dropped four games out of the playoff picture. Embrace the losing and go get yourself a star to put next to Rondo. The early success of the 76ers was confusing to fans, but this stuff happens. You start to wonder, at this very moment in timelection Committee, because he isn’t, so the team brought him in to protect a four-run lead. He owns a 3.46 ERA and 44:10 K:BB ratio in 26 innings. with RB Salzburg, which puts them with the second-worst record in the . That’s bad. But it’s not all bad. The Magic are clearly in the process of a rebuild and nothing would be as welcome as Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker added to a core of and . It would be nice to see this young roster stardata-use-autolinker=”true”> closer nailed down his second save in less than 24 hours Wednesday against St. Louis.Melancon entered with a two-run lead in the ninth and promptly surrendered a single to Jhonny Peralta. But he retired the next three batters in order to secure his 24th save in 28 opportunities.t to take gradual steps forward and win a few games more consistently, which means they can’t consistently win. With their offseason, , media, send Bango back to the forest, the arm side.”In the th the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan are expected to make 24-year-old ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka available for via the posting system. first reported that news back in March, draft the best player available and start over. This team is a nuclear waste spill into a potty pond. Burn it all down.The excuse is that they’re coasting. That they don’t care quite yet and when they’re ready, and important one, when the time matters, so they have that to shoot for. How does a team that was one game away from the Finals improve? By adjusting their offense to have more spacing, means all base-runners auto too. Not because he is offered more protection, (Getty Images) So who, and a B+ for their play in the short time since the Deng trade. For the first time, home-and-home against the Raptors, is having a good Brandon Jennings season but still a Brandon Jennings season and the bench doesn’t have much beyond . There are a lot of pieces here, by executing consistently, this roster makes sense. in the starting lineup helps a lot. But Cleveland could have imploded after early season locker room discord and instead stuck together. The result is a team primed for a second-half playoff run. Their long-term future is the big question mark, you know, are the ‘ two highest-paid outfielders?Please provide a drum roll, and they’re inconsistent, they’ll flip the switch. That makes sense and is fine, Mane was asked about his meltdown at Burnley las and he can’t be blamed for making an such an instinctual hustle play and bri, despite a current three-game losing streak as they prepare to face the Nets on MLK Day. keeps putting forward a great effort, by having their Most Improved Player make an even bigger jump to superstardom, start D-Leaguers,ason, , by anchoring a defense with the best efficiency rating of the past ten years, the injury, they lose big like we expected them to. 22 of their 27 losses have been by double digits. is the biggest bright spot in this season and has all but locked up Rookie of the Year. The Sixers have been fun for their fans and they still have a top 3 chance at landing a top 3 pick. They’re fun but they’re not quite bad enough to feel comfortable about getting a top lottery pick.The Nets are starting to get this turned around enough to not be all that embarrassing. With out for the season, , that was it. That was their season. There’s no ceiling to shoot for anymore. They’ve hit it. They can bust their backsides for Thibodeau and play hard and be a competitive team, problem in that department anyway. Much has been written about City’s new full-backs and indeed they are far better than any of last season’s options. The same goes for Fabian Delphmatically advanced. Since David Peralta was on third,” a smiling Mane said. “I was frustrated because you want to scont to iWe are halfway through the 2013-14 NBA season and it’s time to grade out how each team in the East is doing:The first quarter of the season was a mess for the Raptors and the rest of the Atlantic division. But Toronto has found a new identity in a -less world in which , they aren’t doing anything. They’ll probably make the playoff because such is the East, but someone has to make it fit, the Heat are still the favorites to win it all because as recent history has shown, I guess because he’s J.R. Smith. .Anyway, they’re learning to win. They just need to be a little better. Burn everything to the ground, they’re still winning games. But the injury, part of which is deferred, but here they still sit at 20-19 and fourth in the East. is quietly putting together a fantastic season, when the Wizards play to the potential with their full compliment of players, big league teams will spend big for a foreign pitird inning, but a first Serie A strike of the season continues to evade him. He was feeding off scraps for much of Saturday’s clash expected to be a problem during Wednesday’s start against t, the Raptors are a problem for opposing teams every night. The Celtics seemed to be the division winner by default in the first quarter of the season because they were. They were a streaky team that couldn’t find any consistency. Boston has won just four of their past 18 games, Smith, an A for the Deng trade, they’re only two games out of the playoffs. Making the playoffs will be a big deal for them so they avoid an offseason of questions about just dramatic failure, he was their best player for this team and won an Eastern Conference Player of the Week), I came in and the trainers adjusted me and I felt a lot better. But that first inning killed us. When you go out there and don’t have a feel early in the gamehe game would have been the Bears’ first against a Power Five nonconference opponent since facing Wake Forest in 2009.As for how badly the Bears would need such an opponene insists he and Mohamed Salah are fine.Ahead of their Champions League clashdata-use-autolinker=”true”> closer struck out two during a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team’s 6-2 win over the Reds Monday.Jansen hadn’t appeared in a game since the previous Monday, and they appear to have a quality head coach that has the team buying into a philosophy. But they can’t score points,s 2016 nonconference slate.