The United States Women’s Soccer team after defeating New Zealand 3-1 on Friday night in Denver, Colorado. They were led by two goals by Julie Ertz in the first half. Hannah Wilkinson cut the U.S lead to 2-1 in the 75th minute. Then four minutes later, Alex Morgan scored to make the margin 3 to 1. The rematch took place Tuesday night in Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. A crowd of 30,596 saw the United States dominated New Zealand. The United States played in a 4-4-3 formation and the game was scoreless for the first 36 minutes. Lindsay Horan headed a pass from Samantha Mewis to give the U.S a 1-0 lead. Horan would assist on a Mallory Pugh goal in the 44th minute to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead going into halftime.
Alex Morgan would score in the 46th minute to increase the U.S lead to 3-0. Lynn Williams would add to the lead in the 55th minute for a 4-0 lead. Morgan would score her second goal of the game in the 69th minute to make the final 5-0. The United States will play South Korea on October 19th in the New Orleans Superdome and on the 22nd in Cary, North Carolina. In November they have two matches against Canada. One is on November 9th at Vancouver’s BC Place, site of Women’s World Cup 2015 Final in which they defeated Japan 5-2. Then have a rematch on November 12th at site TBD in the United States.
I just watched the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin middleweight title fight from Saturday night from Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena. Fight judge, Adalaide Byrd scoring the fight 118-110 for Canelo and it was declared a split decision draw. I decided to score the fight and after watching I knew that Triple G should have won. I scored the fight 116 to 112 for Triple G and he dominated the 3rd round to the 9th round. Canelo won four rounds because he took the fight to Triple G in the 1st, 3rd, 10th, and the 12 round. It is embarrassing that a fight of this magnitude ends in a draw. Boxing will never be back until these judging decisions are addressed. It is either corruption, incompetence, or both. No wonder ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame trainer Teddy Atlas was so upset about the decision.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had some improvements in the running game with Le’veon Bell rushing for 87 yards. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns. The defense had two sacks and a fumble recovery. They shut down the Minnesota Vikings running game. The offensive line had to deal with some changes due to injuries. They also struggled on 3rd down going 3-13 and went 2-4 in the red zone. They had 10 penalties for 72 yards and they have to cut down on the mistakes. Special teams was outstanding for the second straight week. They stopped a fake punt by the Vikings. Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and 2 extra points. It equals to a 26- 9 win for the Steelers and they are 2 and 0. They take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field next Sunday with the kickoff at 1:00 P.M.
Here is my picks for NFL Week 3.
LA Rams defeat SF 49ers
Baltimore defeat Jacksonville
Denver defeat Buffalo
Carolina defeat New Orleans
Atlanta defeat Detroit
Pittsburgh defeat Chicago
Cleveland defeat Indianapolis
Tampa Bay defeat Minnesota
New England defeat Houston
Miami defeat NY Jets
NY Giants defeat Philadelphia
Seattle defeat Tennessee
Green Bay defeat Cincinnati
Kansas City defeat LA Chargers
Oakland defeat Washington
Arizona defeat Dallas
Here are my NFL Picks for Week 2.
Houston defeat Cincinnati
Carolina defeat Buffalo
Baltimore defeat Cleveland
Arizona defeat Indianapolis
Tennessee defeat Jacksonville
New England defeat New Orleans
Kansas City defeat Philadelphia
Pittsburgh defeat Minnesota
Tampa Bay defeat Chicago
Miami defeat LA Chargers
Oakland defeat NY Jets
Dallas defeat Denver
Washington defeat LA Rams
Seattle defeat San Francisco
Atlanta defeat Green Bay
NY Giants defeat Detroit
The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a lot of penalties and ineffective running game to defeat the Cleveland Browns 21 to 18. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 263 yards and 2 touchdowns. Le’veon Bell had an ineffective day rushing for 32 yards. Antonio Brown had a great game with 11 catches for 182 yards. Jesse James caught 2 touchdown passes for his biggest game to date as a pro. The defense had 7 sacks and held the Browns to 37 yards rushing. T.J Watt had an impressive debut with 2 sacks and an interception. Special Teams made a big contribution with a block punt by Tyler Matakevich that was recovered for a touchdown by Anthony Chickillo. They have to run the ball better, Maratvis Bryant has to make more of a impact, and cut down on the penalties. They have to play better next week against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field with kickoff at 1:00 P.M.
Here are my predictions for the NFL 2017.
AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West
1. New England 1. Pittsburgh 1. Houston 1. Oakland
2. Miami 2. Baltimore 2. Tennessee 2. Kansas City
3. Buffalo 3. Cincinnati 3. Indianapolis 3. Denver
4. NY Jets 4. Cleveland 4. Jacksonville 4. LA Chargers
NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West
- NY Giants 1. Green Bay 1. Atlanta 1. Seattle
2. Dallas 2. Minnesota 2. Tampa Bay 2. Arizona
3. Washington 3. Detroit 3. Carolina 3. LA Rams
4. Philadelphia 4. Chicago 4. New Orleans 4. San Francisco
AFC Wild Cards Tennessee Kansas City
NFC Wild Cards Dallas Arizona
AFC Wild Card Playoff Houston defeat Denver Oakland defeat Tennessee
NFC Wild Card Playoff Arizona defeat NY Giants Seattle defeat Dallas
AFC Divisional New England defeat Houston Pittsburgh defeat Oakland
NFC Divisional Atlanta defeat Seattle Green Bay defeat Arizona
AFC Championship Pittsburgh defeat New England
NFC Championship Green Bay defeat Atlanta
SUPER BOWL LII Pittsburgh defeat Green Bay
Here are my NFL Week 1 Picks. Tampa Bay VS Miami PPD to Hurricane Irma.
New England defeat Kansas City
Atlanta defeat Chicago
Buffalo defeat NY Jets
Baltimore defeat Cincinnati
Pittsburgh defeat Cleveland
Arizona defeat Detroit
Houston defeat Jacksonville
Oakland defeat Tennessee
Washington defeat Philadelphia
Indianapolis defeat LA Rams
Green Bay defeat Seattle
Carolina defeat SF 49ers
Dallas defeat NY Giants
Minnesota defeat New Orleans
Denver defeat LA Chargers
I was at the Steelers game vs the Colts last night, and did not watch the Floyd Mayweather Vs Connor McGregor fight. Today, I watched the DVR of the ESPN pre fight show and the FS1 post fight show. Both cover the event like it was the Super Bowl. The main event was delayed due to the pay per view carriers could not handle the last-minute buyers. The fight was a lot better than the most of the experts believed. McGregor took some of Mayweather’s best shots early and came back. Then in the later rounds, Mayweather dominated the fight, and won it on a technical knock out in the 10th round. McGregor had a great peformance and didn’t embarrassed himself or the UFC. Mayweather won his 50th fight and passed Rocky Marciano record. Mayweather is going to retired after this fight and make smart investments. He made those comments to FS1 Heidi Androl in his locker room. Don’t expect a rematch but expect Connor McGregor to either continue to fight in the UFC or in boxing.
The sport of golf is changing when the major tournaments take place in 2019. The Players Championship is moving from May to March. The Masters, U.S Open and The British Open are remaining in their current dates. However, The PGA Championship are moving from early August to mid-May. That means golf’s majors are going to get more attention from sports fans during the Spring to Summer. It could mean a major increase of television ratings and advertising dollars. That means the FedEx Playoff is moving up to August. The reason they don’t have to compete with College Football and the NFL in the fall. I don’t have a problem with golf moving their major tournaments they need get more attention. They don’t have to deal with other sports during the late summer and early fall.