Doug Pederson made the right call, he says. From David Comings, of Elgin, Ill: “You stated: ‘Doug Pederson going for two with 20 minutes left in the game and down to the Giants by four points was an absurd strategic decision.’ The analytics say Pederson absolutely made the right strategic decision to go for two. Coaches should not be criticized when the decision increases their chances of winning the game, and fans should expect that the decision supported by analytics should be the default position to guide a coach’s decision, as happened with Pederson here. Here’s a helpful guide from four years ago on when coaches should go for two and when they should kick the extra point.” … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 11: Patrick Mahomes and the Moments Competitors Love; Alex Smith and the Spirit of Thanksgiving
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Even though they overachieved and exceeded expectations a year ago, they were still only 28th in the league in goals scored. They made some changes this offseason by acquiring Mikko Koivu and trading Josh Anderson for Max Domi. Those moves will help, but they still need more. Hoffman is by far the best free agent still available, and even though his game has some flaws away from the puck he is still a 30-goal scorer. Granlund may not have worked out in Nashville the way the Predators had hoped, but he would also be a solid pickup. [NHL Network] … [Read more...] about NHL Rumor Roundup: More on season start; Hoffman a fit for Blue Jackets?
Hence Rabada said he would always support the BLM movement. "For me, black lives matter. It has nothing to do with cricket or sports or business. Just black lives matter, and I will stand up for that. It does not mean that I expect to get treated like royalty everywhere I go. But from the pride and dignity point of view, black lives matter." … [Read more...] about Kagiso Rabada: I have a ‘social responsibility’ to fight for ‘right causes’
Suresh Raina co-founded Gracia Raina Foundation with his wife Priyanka Chaudhary Raina in 2017. The Foundation is named after the gracious couple's daughter and aims to empower the poor and needy, particularly women and children from less served communities. Some of its major interventions are focused on improving reproductive & maternal health and decision-making among women during one of the most vulnerable and crucial stages of their life. With this, they aim to further aid in healthy and dignified childbirth and maternal child-care. … [Read more...] about Suresh Raina targets 34 schools on his 34th birthday to help 10000 students get health and sanitisation intervention
"I used to watch a lot of hockey, though," he said. "In Punjab, hockey is big and my dad used to take us to watch hockey games. I remember when we were four of us on a scooter. Me standing in front, dad riding, my sister and mum at the back. That time, my dad kept saying, 'When you become big and do well in life, get a big car and we can all go and watch sport comfortably, I still remember.'" … [Read more...] about The evolution of Arshdeep Singh, from Canada plans to Kings XI Punjab stardom