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The NFL is stuck with Roger Goodell

WE’RE STUCK WITH GOODELL: Get used to Roger Goodell. He’s not going anywhere for awhile. America’s other orange-tinged blue blood isn’t very popular with the public, but that doesn’t matter. There’s a group of 31 billionaires who are very fond of how rich he makes them, regardless of the haphazard penalties he slaps them with from time to time. The MMQB is taking a closer look at football ид la Goodell this week, and you should definitely check it out.

Does it really matter if America doesn’t like Goodell? I wouldn’t think so. Even from the NFL’s perspective, as long as football is popular. Nevertheless, the league sees a danger in fans associating Goodell bot with the sport, which is why they Jack Johnson Jersey hired a former White House press secretary and put him charge of fixing Goodell’s public image problem. Good luck with that!

The classic example of end-of-half clock mismanagement came in Week 3 from the Titans, who ran a draw on first down for 8 yards from the 25-yard line with 33 Nick Foligno Jersey seconds left in the first half. The opposing Raiders were down to one timeout. Oakland didn’t call a timeout after the play, so Tennessee could have let the game go to halftime or called one of their own remaining timeouts to try to set up the next couple of plays. Instead, they rushed to the line and threw a pass with 11 seconds left, a meaningless 3-yard in-route that was telegraphed and nearly intercepted. On the next play, with eight seconds left, Marcus Mariota threw another pass over the middle that was tipped and intercepted by Reggie Nelson, who stepped out of bounds during his return with no time left on the clock. It was the polar opposite of how to manage a late-half or late-game situation.

Teams can get in trouble throwing the ball in these spots, although it’s often with low-reward decisions; think about the Cowboys throwing a checkdown with time running out in the half against Washington in 2010 and having Tashard Choice’s fumble returned for a touchdown — which ended up as the margin of victory in a 13-7 loss. And there are times when the draw works, too. But that’s not the point. It’s better to have a plan and go all-out in attack or time expenditure without letting the opposition decide what to do on your behalf.

When teams are dealing with this decision in the fourth quarter of a tie contest, chances are it’s better to be aggressive and try to win games. There are too many teams throughout history who have sat on the ball after allowing a late score and regretted the tale. The flip side of that, quite famously in opposition to John Madden’s commentary, was the 2001 Patriots. They allowed a back-breaking touchdown to Ricky Proehl with 1:36 left in the Super Bowl to tie the score at 17, and while Madden suggested the Patriots kneel on the ball, Bill Belichick rightly realized he was a massive underdog and would only be running the risk of giving Kurt Warner the ball in overtime.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is back. Let the Jets’ soul searching begin.

He missed offseason meetings and reps, but since Ryan Fitzpatrick turns 34 later this year and has played for six teams in 11 NFL seasons, what’s a spring or summer toss here or there got to do with it? No doubt, one digestible measure during Fitzpatrick’s holdout and the Jets’ hammer lock during their ludicrous contract dance was that it could press toward the day before training camp commenced and the old soldier would be just fine.

And here they are. Fitzpatrick signed fewer than 24 hours before today’s first Jets practice. A new beginning, they say. A fresh start, they Matt Paradis Authentic Womens Jersey insist.

The Fitzpatrick question overshadowed the principal question for the Jets this season.

This franchise needs to answer and fix something far more important than any one player or any one scheme.

This is it –?? what the hell happened Max Garcia Authentic Womens Jersey in Buffalo?

You remember. Rookie coach Todd Bowles took a team that had won four games the season prior and won 10. Beat NFC East champion Washington. Topped rival New England late. So much hard work set up a payoff, a regular-season finale at Buffalo against a team that had lost two of its last three games and had won only seven overall. A team that had beaten the Jets 22-17 in the Jets’ stadium in mid-November. A team coached by ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan, the man Bowles replaced.

Win and the Jets would be a shiny 11-5. Win and they were in the playoffs. It was all right there at hand. It was a big moment. The Jets, winners of five straight, looked primed for it.

And what happened was another 22-17 loss with Fitzpatrick throwing three interceptions on the Jets’ final three drives. Worse was how small the Jets played in such a big moment, how confused they looked, how listless they looked.

So, at the Jets facility on Wednesday, the Jets were asked about this. What did they learn? How did they handle this in the offseason? How is this team going to be molded to shine in the biggest moments in 2016?

What the hell happened in Buffalo?

A Jets executive was asked how Bowles handled it all and answered: “Well, I think he does what he has always done, just move on, not get too high or too low over any one game, forget about it and forge ahead.”

Wrong answer.

Jets center Nick Mangold said: “Last year means nothing to this season.”

Dead-wrong answer.

Safety Marcus Gilchrist was asked to explain the Buffalo buffoonery and he said: “It is what it is.”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Tetris haircut wearer Antonio Brown can be seen frequently driving in a Rolls Royce — he’s got at least three custom ones — every day on his DJ Khaled-esque Snapchat (ab84official). Apparently, Jets WR Brandon Marshall’s been keeping up with Brown and his whips. Unimpressed with Brown, Marshall showed off his Porsche and proposed a bet over Instagram: If Brown gets more receiving yards than Marshall, he’ll give him his Porsche; if Marshall comes out on top, however, he wants the Rolls Royce.

“A.B., man. I see you boys driving those Rolls Royces. Let me show you how we do it New York, man. We ride these Porsches, bro. Talk about going fast. Ay, let’s race for pinks, bro, any day. Or, y’know what I’m saying, if you have more receiving yards than me, I’ll give you the Porsche. If I have more receiving yards than you, then … you gotta give me the Rolls Royce.”
That’s a bold challenge Marshall just put out there. Obviously a lot of people on Instagram want Brown to do it.
On Thursday, Brown told TMZ that he’s interested, but only if he’s not joking around and doing it because he “just wants some PR.”

“He don’t really wanna do that. He just wants some PR. He too old to be doing that.”

Brown also noted, “The RR is about $100k up [from the value of the Porsche].”

“If he really serious, CALL ME … I’ll gladly accept. Don’t Internet it.”

It’s not entirely Tim McGraw’s fault the NFL cancelled the Hall of Fame game

Officially, it was poor field conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium that got Sunday night’s Hall of Fame game cancelled. It might have actually been the terrible paint that was used on the field that congealed and made it like walking through tar. Or maybe it was Tim McGraw.

Okay, it wasn’t totally McGraw, who played a concert at the Danny Shelton Jersey stadium on Friday night, part of the weekend’s festivities in Canton. But it’s not like he insisted on having the concert on the field where renovations weren’t yet completed; he just got paid to be there by the folks planning the event.

Bush’s season came to an ignominious end in Week 8, when he slipped on concrete near the sidelines at Edward Jones Dome. He suffered a torn MCL on the fall, ending his season.

Now in his 30s and coming off a long string of injuries (he hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2012), Bush is unlikely to play a major role on DeMario Davis Jersey offense. The Bills can use the patch on the roster though, after Karlos Williams was dealt a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. With fifth-round draft pick Jonathan Williams recently arrested and charged with DWI, it’s possible that Buffalo could be very thin behind LeSean McCoy before the regular season even begins.

“For most of my career I’ve played with a bigger back for a one-two punch combination, but now getting a chance to play with Shady and us complementing each other with our running styles I think it’ll be exciting,” Bush told the team website.

Bush is also expected to be the team’s No. 1 punt returner.

“That was also a point of emphasis definitely returning some punts and some kicks,” said Bush. “So you’ll definitely see me back there. That’s something the fans can also be excited about.”

In his career, he has returned 100 punts for 781 yards and four touchdowns.

Bush has been in the league since 2006, when the New Orleans Saints selected him with the No. 2 overall pick of the NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with the Saints before moving on to brief tenures with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. Bush is undoubtedly nearing the end of his NFL career, but the Bills are gambling that he can show flashes of his old playmaking ability.

Tony Romo has broken bone in back, no timetable for return

The Cowboys expect Romo back this season, but Jason Garrett won’t say when.

Specifically, Kaepernick feels that issues like police brutality, and oppression of people of color, are issues that aren’t being dealt with properly in this country. For him, this is about using his voice to help those who don’t have the kind of reach he has as a professional athlete.

Giants receiver Victor Cruz Devin Taylor Jersey said Kaepernick should stand with his teammates and respect the flag.

“I think, personally, the flag is the flag,” Cruz said. “Regardless of how you feel about things that are going on in America today, and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you’ve got to respect the flag, and you’ve got to stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion.”

Now with the Vikings, offensive lineman Eric Ebron Jersey Alex Boone didn’t agree with the way his former teammate chose to protest.

“I was upset, disappointed,” said Boone, via ESPN. “That flag gives you the right to do whatever you want and I understand that.

“But at the same time, you have to show some respect.”

Kaepernick said after Sunday’s practice that his protest isn’t a show of disrespect toward the military and the sacrifices they make. It’s about demanding liberty and justice for every American.

“I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country,” Kaepernick said. “I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. That’s not happening. People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody.”

With a defense like Denver’s, the Broncos really just need a quarterback who can limit mistakes and be adequate. Lynch needs more time to develop, and Sanchez did not inspire much confidence through preseason.

With Bosa now on board, the Chargers can add a potential game changer to their weak defensive line. San Diego finished 24th in the league in sacks last year and also surrendered the 12th-most points.

“To those who supported me and the team, and have an understanding of what happens, I really appreciated that,” Bosa said. “I want you to know I’ve been doing everything I can to help this team and be ready.”

Eagles players protest during national anthem before ‘Monday Night Football’ against the Bears

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Steven Means, cornerback Ron Brooks, and defensive end Marcus Smith united to protest by raising their fists in the air during the national anthem prior to the team’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Bears in Chicago.

Only Jenkins, Means, and Doug Flutie Jersey Brooks were shown raising their fists on television. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Smith also joined the protest.

These players follow the example set by Colin Kaepernick beginning during the preseason. As each week passes, more NFL players join in the protests, which are intended to increase awareness of social injustice, particularly oppression of black Americans.

Pederson also said he just didn’t Drew Kaser Jersey want the protest to become a distraction for the team, but with protests mounting around the NFL, he doesn’t feel that’s been the case so far.

“I really don’t think it has been a distraction for teams,” Pederson said. “I know early on, when Colin (Kaepernick) did his thing, it might’ve been because of the shock and awe of what happened, but I think now that everyone has sort of embraced it and knows it’s going to happen, I think everybody is braced for it, so it won’t be a distraction.”

As player protests of the national anthem continue, so do the conversations about social injustice in the United States.

“During the team’s June 6, 2016 Organized Team Activity (OTA) day, players engaged in excessive on-field physical contact, which is expressly prohibited in all offseason workouts under the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement,” the league announced in a press release. “The prohibition is one of several measures the NFL and NFLPA implemented to enhance player safety by limiting contact during offseason workout programs. The rules also help to prevent any team from gaining a competitive advantage.”

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are well aware of the strict guidelines of OTA practices as the team was punished for the same violation in 2014.

The NFL announced Seattle will be docked a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and the team won’t be able to use the first week of OTAs in 2017. In addition, the Seahawks received a $400,000 fine and Carroll received a $200,000 fine.

That’s a much harsher penalty for the Seahawks than the $300,000 fine the team received for the same violation in 2014. Seattle was already without a fourth-round pick in 2017 after trading it to the New England Patriots during the 2016 NFL Draft.

Monday was a feel-good day for the Diamondbacks organization

Monday was a feel-good day for the Diamondbacks organization, with only a loss by the Dominican League D-backs Omri Casspi Jersey keeping the organization from a top-to-bottom sweep of eight. As it was, a 7 ledger isn’t bad. It started with a 4 victory for the big guys over Gerrit and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Also the win column were Triple-A Reno, Visalia, Hillsboro, Missoula and the Arizona Rookie League D-backs. Mobile and Kane County had the night off. This type of success doesn’t come out of the blue. Visalia and Hillsboro both rank at the top of their league’s overall standings, with Kane County and Missoula striking distance of the best record their leagues. RENO: Aaron continues to pitch well for the Aces, improving his record at Reno to 6 with six strong innings a 3 victory over Colorado Springs the first game of a double-header sweep on Monday night. gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out four. He’s now 12 with a 2 over two levels. Catcher Laird drove Oscar Robertson Jersey two runs and is now hitting.444 on his rehab assignment. — the second game, a 7 Aces’ victory, had four hits and Romak, just back from two weeks with the big club, had two hits, including his 23rd home run, and pushed his RBI total to 90, second best the PCL. Pacheco also had a home run among his two hits. VISALIA: The Rawhide erupted for 23 hits on Monday to eke out a 13 victory over 10 innings. a bit of a statistical oddity, the 23 hits consisted of 22 singles and one extra-base hit — a home run by Gerson Montilla. A pair of Arizona products led the way, as Kevin Cron had five hits and drove two runs, giving him 90 on the year, and Westbrook had four hits and reached base six times seven plate appearances. Infielder Gosselin, acquired the Bronson Arroyo-Touki Toussaint trade, went 2 for 5 the fifth game of his rehab stint. Gosselin was playing his first game for Visalia after four with the Diamondbacks’ Rookie League team. –Cron hit his league-leading 24th home run a 7 loss to Stockton on Sunday, and teammate Palka belted his 22nd. Palka also has 21 stolen bases and 33 doubles 430 at-bats. KANE COUNTY: -Chieh Huang pitched five hitless innings on Saturday a 3 victory over Lansing. Huang walked two, struck out three and improved his record to 7 with a 2. Zac Curtis pitched the ninth, retiring all three batters he faced for his club-record 27th save. Curtis, a sixth-round draft pick out of Middle Tennessee State 2014, has been dominant his two years as professional. At 5-feet-9, the organization felt he was better suited for a relief role, and he’s responded with two dominant seasons. He had 14 saves, a 1 and 42 strikeouts 27 innings last for Hillsboro and has followed that up with a 1 and 65 strikeouts 46 innings for Kane County. HILLSBORO: No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson continues to acclimate himself to pro ball with the Hops. four, he’s 3 for 17, with all three of the hits going for extra-bases.

The right-handed-hitting, 26, saw action in 64 games over the last two seasons. He hit.182 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 138 plate appearances in what has been a crowded Rockies outfield picture. After a strong Spring Training didn’t get him an Opening Day roster spot, spent most of last at Triple-A Albuquerque. He overcame a slow start to hit.280 with nine home runs and 58 RBIs in 93 games. He was called up on June 9 and optioned back the next day, then recalled Aug. 1 and kept for the rest of the. The Rockies selected out of Clemson with the 26th overall pick in 2010. also was the starting quarterback on the Clemson football team. He stayed in football through the 2010 and played through a rib injury before becoming a full-time baseball player. Parra’s three-year, $27 million contract Tuesday.

Cardinals manager La Russa recently wondered whether his 2005 team is feared the way the thundering

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals manager La Russa recently wondered whether his 2005 team is feared the way the thundering, dominating ’04 Cards were. On Tuesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, his club showed that maybe it should be. Announcing its postseason presence with authority, St. Louis thumped San, 8, the opener of a National League Gigi Datome Jersey Division Series for the two teams. The Cardinals scored with balls and bloop hits. They got outstanding start. They played defense. short, they looked like a 100-win team matched up against 82-win team. Leading the charge was Sanders, who broke open the game and the record book with a fifth-inning grand slam off Padres ace Jake Peavy. It was the third grand slam Cardinals postseason history, and the sixth Division Series play since the current format began 1995. Sanders also chipped a two-run single, giving him six RBIs to set a Cardinals record and NLDS. Edmonds added his 11th career postseason home run, and Chris Carpenter twirled six shutout innings before he was pulled due to cramping his pitching hand.

There was a downside — a outing for a Cardinals Isaiah Thomas Jersey bullpen that was a question entering the postseason. Four relievers pitched, and each was charged with at least one run. the postseason, though, the only thing that matters is the final score. Up 1 with issues is much better than down 0 with smooth sailing. We’d obviously like to give up less runs, but I think the run it be nice that everybody got the game today, said Edmonds. I’m sure we’d like to pitch a little better and maybe keep scoring runs, but we had a solid game, a lot of guys got the game and we got a couple of breaks against one of the top pitchers the National League. Sanders hammered a 3 pitch from Peavy high and deep to left field, turning a 4 game into 8 rout and chasing the National League’s strikeout leader. The Cardinals had loaded the bases on infield hit, a line-drive single and a walk before Sanders came to the plate. With Peavy struggling to hit his spots, La Russa elected to let Sanders swing away, and the decision worked out beautifully. gave me the green light, so it was one of those deals where, if I wanted it, I had the opportunity to swing, said Sanders. is one of those guys that goes past the norm. that situation, he understood that was not locating the ball.

But he also knew that situation, bases loaded, that he’s got to throw a strike. So take a hack and let’s what happens. Edmonds also went deep, putting the Cardinals ahead the first. The slugging center fielder lofted 0 fastball from Peavy 382 feet into the visitors bullpen left field for the 11th postseason home run of his career. Edmonds’ seven career homers Division Series play rank second among National League players, behind only Atlanta’s Chipper Jones. Chris Carpenter pitched six shutout innings for the Cardinals his playoff debut before being pulled due to cramping his pitching hand. Carpenter frequently worked out of trouble the early innings, inducing three double plays, before rolling through a hitless fourth, fifth and sixth. It was Carpenter’s best start more than three weeks, answering what had been one of the biggest questions about the Cardinals. The right-hander was unbeatable from until early, but looked less sharp his final four starts. I thought early on I got away with a couple pitches, but we made some nice defensive plays, Carpenter said. I felt like after the second, I started to settle down and get the ball down the strike zone and make the quality pitches I had to make. And again, we had three key double plays that stopped some rallies. Carpenter escaped from a bizarre jam the second. Sweeney reached on a leadoff infield single, although replays indicated that Albert Pujols beat him to the bag. Hernandez followed with a line drive that David Eckstein simply didn’t catch, and the error left Carpenter with two on and no outs. But Khalil Greene flied out to center, and Carpenter induced a double play from -killer Joe. St. Louis turned double plays to end the next two innings, including a key 5 twin killing the third with No. 3 hitter Loretta at the plate, two men on base and the dangerous Giles on deck. Loretta worked a nine-pitch at-bat before smoking a bouncer right at Nunez at third. Nunez stepped on the base and unloaded to first base time, thwarting danger. That was a battle between me and Loretta, and he comes up and hits the ball hard, said Carpenter. But it was right at Nunie, and he made a great play. Sanders’ two-run single capped a dink-and-dunk rally the third. The Cards put runners on second and third with a soft single by Eckstein and Edmonds bloop double. After Pujols was walked intentionally, a wild pitch scored Eckstein. Peavy fell behind 3 before walking him intentionally, and Sanders singled off the end of the bat — and off first baseman Sweeney’s glove — to make it 4.

I still think there’s a the Cup could end up Hockeytown

Blaster run Bartertown. This we know. But thanks to a Sports Illustrated article December that stole Detroit’s Burger crown and handed it to St., Minnesota, the question of who really run Hockeytown, USA is a little hazier. The Red Wings and Wild went to overtime last night. Two teams enter, one team George Johnson Jersey leaves! Break a deal, face the Winged Wheel! Who would control both the Western Conference and Turner’s pig ? That would be the Wings. Cleary got a little lucky and beat Niklas Backstrom with 1 remaining the third and then assisted on Lebda’s overtime goal for the 3 win ‘s home state. But if this were a Presidential primary, Minnesota would get the delegates, outplaying Detroit for two periods while Dominik Hasek kept the Octopussies the game. No one’s catching Detroit – they’re going to have more points than some of the Pistons by the end of the – but a President’s Trophy has promised them equal parts of jack and squat the playoffs. The Wings’ Postseason Scared Shitless List, ascending order: The No. 8 seed, as a goalie like Bryzgalov can go Arturs Irbe on that ass; The Wild, who were missing some key players last night and still took it to Detroit for 40 minutes; and the Ducks, who snapped a six-game streak after getting Selanne back last night against the Islanders and will be a fully armed and operational battle station when Sammy Pahlsson arrives.

I still think there’s a Gerald McCoy Jersey the Cup could end up Hockeytown, USA this. Depending on where you believe that is. I’m pretty sure it’s not Newark. At least that’s what Melrose was screaming when I lifted his money clip the other night. Strange Things Are Afoot C-Bus. Last night’s Capitals Blue Jackets game ranked fairly high on my weird–o-meter. Pascal Leclaire suffered a bruised neck and will at least the next two after colliding with a Cap and a Jacket. Nash scored a short-handed goal on a 5-on-3 kill. Ovechkin scored the game-winner OT, 4, to continue to lead the NHL scoring; more impressively, he leads the all-important James Mirtle MVP voting. But the most bizarre moment of the game was on Nash’s second goal, when referee Bill McCreary set a perfect pick on defenseman Shaone Morrisonn at the top of the offensive zone. It almost looked like a premeditated tackle; I half-expected to see him patting -Mo down for an assassin’s gun while someone the stands yelled out, Hey… it’s Enrico Palazzo! Toronto Snarky Depression Update. prison-raped the Leafs last night, 8, Toronto. And by prison raped, I mean anally violated a frightened submissive with a broken spirit as the inmates banged on their cell doors encouragement.

At least the Panthers finally got to hear the sound of a sellout crowd cheering for them. Here’s what the self-loathing Leafs media and fans are saying after this embarrassment: For the of God, for pity’s sake, somebody shoot this team. Put it down, out if its misery. And if Mats Sundin isn’t saying today, where do I sign, or -sign, then he’s a sadomasochist, perhaps a fool. – Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto, who also referred to as the Pussy Panthers. One interesting note was that it was the 82nd game of Leafs defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo’s NHL career. That is the length of one regular, but because of injuries, Colaiacovo, 25, is his fifth NHL. – Globe & Mail With scouts from 14 NHL clubs watching, the Leafs did not play for their coach. And remember, this was against a Panthers team that had just two more points than Toronto, and dressed people such as David Brine, Tanner Glass and Kamil Kreps. Most households could not name them. – Toronto Sun I think the players should boo the fans for showing up. – ItsGameTime,. Puck Headlines Another quarterfinal the KB best hockey hit of all-time tournament.

It’s Dion Phaneuf on Hamel vs. a hit that I have to confess I had never seen before: Pavel Bure shredding Shane Churla like he was Kournikova’s panties. You’re thrilled that your team beats the Hurricanes, but you aren’t allowed to leave the arena because of a tornado. Welcome to Mooseport… Finally, some great youth hockey fight commentary from what I’m sure is a wonderful mom who just happens to sound like Essman.

Green Bay had a handful of players injured

Green Bay had a handful of players injured, with the most worrisome rookie defensive tackle B.J. Raji _ the No. 9 draft pick overall _ who injured his ankle. Broncos 19, Cardinals 0 At , rookie quarterback Orlando Cepeda Jersey Brandstater completed 16 of 30 passes for 187 yards, and led the Broncos to scores on four of their first five possessions. The Broncos avoided their first winless preseason since the first year of their existence 1960. Defending NFC champion Arizona finished 0.

Dolphins 10, Saints 7 At New Orleans, Cobbs rushed for 54 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run, and Miami had eight sacks and interception to complete exhibition play 4. Harper returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown the fourth quarter for the Saints, his second punt return for a score this preseason.

Rams 17, Chiefs 9 At St. , Butler returned interception 28 yards for the go-ahead score late the third quarter, and the Rams forced three turnovers. Kansas City had just two offensive touchdowns its 0 preseason. Lions 17, Bills 6 At Orchard Park, N.Y., scored on a 79-yard touchdown run the fourth quarter to lead the Lions. Ravens 20, Falcons 3 At Atlanta, Beck was 16 of 28 for 232 yards and two touchdowns for Baltimore.

The No. 16 Albertus Magnus men’s basketball team won Pablo Sandoval Jersey its ninth-straight game with 87 victory over No. 13 SUNY-Purchase on Monday night front of a tremendous home crowd to improve to 15 on the year and to hand the Panthers their first loss of the . Albertus finished the night 45% from the floor and 12-of-31 from behind the arc one of its biggest wins program history. Darius Watson led the Falcons with 32 points for his third game with 30 or more points this , including his second-straight. He shot 10-of-23 from the floor and 7-of-13 from behind the arc. He added eight rebounds 40 minutes of work.

Purchase’s Nixon led all scorers with 38 points. He added four steals, seven rebounds and a 15-of-17 showing from the stripe. David Haughton added a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds, while Neri also had a double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. The Panthers finished the game shooting 35% from the field.