When is Super Bowl 2018? Date, location, odds for Super Bowl 52

It’s never too early to start planning for the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 52, set to be played Sunday, Feb. 4 2018, will take place in a dome just like Super Bowl 51 did … but much further north, where the weather outside the venue won’t be as inviting.

Granted, Minneapolis, with its state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium, will be ready to host the Super Bowl and show off its fancy digs to the world.

Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4. The kickoff time would be determined at a later date.

Super Bowl 52 will be played in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will have just finished hosting its second Minnesota Vikings season after being built in time for the 2016 NFL season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced in May of 2014 that Minnesota and its new stadium would host the Super Bowl in 2018. The stadium seats 66,200 but can be expanded to fit up to 70,000 people.

Terms of the contract were not announced, but reports expect Elway, 57, accepted $30 million to $35 million for the extension to make him the NFL’s highest-paid VP/GM (note: Pats coach Bill Belichick, the team’s de facto GM, is paid a reported $7.5 million per year, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who serves as his team’s GM, also makes more).

“I appreciate the trust and confidence that Joe has shown in me,” Elway said in a statement. “(Team owner) Pat Bowlen has always put outstanding leadership in place, and I’m grateful for the support Joe gives us to compete for championships each and every year.

“This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me. While there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m excited about the future of this team and this organization.”

Elway, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is entering his seventh season as an executive. Since that time, Elway has led the Broncos to 67 regular-season wins, five AFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl 50 win.t_rangers_006-115x115

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LeBron James, other sports stars praise man who stopped fight in viral video

LeBron James is praising a man who talked two young boys out of a street fight and into a handshake in a viral video.

There will be difficulties for coach Alvin Gentry in working out the Xs and Os of playing Cousins and Anthony Davis together. There will be a lack of perimeter shooting to space the floor, and there will be an excess of pressure on Jrue Holiday, who is the only ballhandler on the roster (at least until the Pels come up with a free-agent signee). There’s also the prospect of giving Cousins a monster contract while Davis is collecting on his own monster deal.

There are nits to pick when it comes to the deal that landed Cousins with the Pelicans. But forget all that, because the fact that the Pelicans were able to finally come up with a star player to pair with Davis is all that really matters for a franchise that has been floundering since it fired Monty Williams two years ago.

Game Youth NaVorro Bowman Jersey The Pelicans have struggled to bring in quality free agents and have had terrible luck with injuries. But in trading for Cousins, the team 鈥?which has traditionally sent away veteran stars, like Chris Paul and Baron Davis 鈥?has brought in an All-Star quality piece that should inject some life into what had been a flagging franchise. New Orleans is only 2.5 games back of a playoff spot in the West, and if Gentry can pull the gang together quickly, the Pelicans will have reversed their fortunes in a hurry.

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The ‘other’ Curry gets red-hot for Mavs on same night Stephen ties NBA mark for missed 3s

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Seth Curry, better known as the younger brother of you know who, is starting to light up the scoreboard just like his older sibling.

The 26-year-old guard scored 29 points Monday night to lead the Mavericks to a 96-89 victory over the Heat.

He’s done just that, becoming a better floor general by getting his teammates more involved. He’s leading the league in plus-minus (12.5), which is a bit of a biased stat, but still impressive. He also has a career low 3.0 turnovers per game (aside from his shortened 2011-12 season), which is something Steve Kerr emphasized out of his guard.

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Most of Curry’s numbers are down from last year, or recent years, but they’re still among the elite of the NBA. He’s evolving his game and benefiting the team, because at the end of the day, wins are all that matters. And sure, the Warriors don’t have as many wins as last season, but the team is still better as a whole, and Curry is a big reason why.

Klay Thompson had 21 points in the first quarter against the Magic, his season high for scoring in the first frame and his third 20-point quarter this season.

Bulls (32-26) at Wizards (41-26), 7 p.m. ET — The Bulls will play in their first game with Dwyane Wade, who’s out for the rest of the season (elbow), and are in a must-win mode if they want to make the playoffs. Standing in their way are the Wizards, the East’s third-place team which may be playing without John Wall (foot).

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I was able to do that and it worked out well with the Knicks.

Yeah, that was when it was starting with Bill Willoughby and Darryl Dawkins. And before that Moses Malone. But Moses was catered to a little bit, and they really worked with him and Darryl as well. Not as much with Bill Willoughby and it didn’t work out with him. But I was happy, I was really happy where I was and fortunate to be there. I was close enough for my parents to come down and see me play.

And you stayed and graduated, in fact.

My two teammates, Winfred and James, they left early. But I hung in and I graduated, I was able to do that and it worked out well with the Knicks. I was there nine years, and got traded.
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You get drafted by the Knicks in 1979, and there is a lot of hope around you. Your third game, you go up against Moses Malone. You had 31 points. Was that a moment in which you knew you could handle the NBA?
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Well no, because I had confidence that I could do it. I was ready to go out of college. Good or bad, I was coming straight at you, as hard as I could play. That game, I never wanted to remind Moses that happened when I saw him after that. He was not someone you wanted to get riled up, you know.

Nurkic also spends a lot of time with his back to the basket. He’s scoring nearly 20 percent of his points in the post and averages 0.93 points per possession to rank in the 64.0 percentile. Those aren’t great by any standard, but he’s been more comfortable on the block now that he has more floor spacing around him.

By being a threat in those areas, as well as someone who is comfortable taking long 2-pointers, Nurkic gives the Blazers the third scorer they’ve been lacking. It’s sort of what they were expecting from Evan Turner when they signed him to a $70 million contract: Nurkic can take some of the scoring pressure off of Lillard and McCollum, who combine for 50.0 points per game, by forcing the defense to respect his ability to create a good shot for himself every time down the court.

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Kristaps Porzingis injury update: Knicks star will miss some time

New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will miss some time with an injured ankle, but he has apparently avoided more serious damage.

The Vertical reports that Porzingis will be out several days, but cites a source saying there is no ligament damage.

Porzingis turned his ankle late in the second quarter of the Knicks’ 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers Thursday night. He limped off the court and did not return, and he was spotted in a walking boot after the game, raising concerns.

The multitalented 7-3 center missed eight games earlier this season with an Achilles injury. He is averaging 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.

76ers: The second biggest winners of the night. Remember, not only does Philadelphia hold swap rights to the Kings’ pick this year, essentially giving the Sixers Sacramento’s lottery balls, but they also own the Kings’ 2019 unprotected first-round pick. Yes, that means the Kings traded away a less protected draft pick for Luka Mitrovic and Arturas Gudaitis (and cap space to sign Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos) than the one they acquired for Cousins. Yeah. That one’s not going up on Vlade Divac’s refrigerator.

Teams who need a playmaker (looking at you, Cavs and LeBron James): Galloway is an interesting idea for the Cavs as a shooting, off-ball 1 who also defends well. If the Kings do end up releasing Tyreke Evans, he fits what LeBron wants. Other playoff teams who could be looking for a buyout playmaker: Detroit, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington.broncos_116

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MLB trade rumors: White Sox’s Todd Frazier matches Red Sox’s 3B need

The White Sox are in sell mode and Todd Frazier fills the Red Sox’s need at third base, and while Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal stops short of calling the deal inevitable he does say it makes total sense.

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Lawrence Timmons Authentic Jersey Losing a player of Carlos’ caliber for an extended period is a big blow to our club, but I believe we have the roster to persevere and continue to win games, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement. We do expect Carlos to return to the club in September and be ready to contribute down the stretch.

Correa missed just one game in July after injuring the same left thumb on an awkward head-first slide into the shinguard of Braves catcher Tyler Flowers. With Correa out until early-to-mid September, Marwin Gonzalez will likely split time at shortstop with fellow infielder Alex Bregman.

The Astros would definitely miss Correa, who is hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 66 RBIs and is a stellar defender. But Houston has a 15 1/2-game lead in the American League West and Gonzalez (.311, 17 HRs, 55 RBIs) and Bregman (.257, 8, 28) aren’t slouches at the plate. Star prospect Colin Moran has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno to fill Correa’s spot on the roster.

Frazier has rebounded from a slow start and has nine homers since June 1, giving him 16 for the season and putting him close to the pace that has seen him average almost 35 homers the past three seasons.

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This is a league that reaches for quarterbacks all the time

Schneider and Pete Carroll have deftly juggled personalities, roster changes, contracts and an up-and-down NFC West, and they have gone at least one round in the playoffs six of their seven years together. Their franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson, is locked up long-term. They dangled the idea of trading Richard Sherman, then regained their senses. They’re among the NFC favorites again. Schneider has earned his annual high ranking.

It wasn’t the best follow-up to a Super Bowl win, and Elway may or may not have guessed wrong at quarterback after being blessed with Peyton Manning for so long. And time will tell whether Vance Joseph was the right hire to replace Gary Kubiak — but he set the bar high there when Kubiak ended up as the perfect replacement for John Fox. Expect the Broncos to keep contending.

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Stephen Strasburg, Daniel Murphy, Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Scherzer will all represent the Nationals on Tuesday at Marlins Park in the 2017 All-Star Game, and all are known by fans across MLB.

This is a league that reaches for quarterbacks all the time … except when they’re convinced they don’t have to, that they don’t want to waste a pick on someone who’s not as good as who they can get the following year.

They may be questioning themselves now. Just not as much as the ones who committed fully to Sucking for Sam. Or Laying Down for Darnold.

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Cubs eye upcoming All-Star Game for Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field is a candidate to host the All-Star Game in either 2020, 2021 or 2022, and should the Cubs be chosen, it would mark the first time since 1990 the team will have hosted the event, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Long story short, via the Houston Chronicle, the fan tweeted the Astros should use Bregman as trade bait, Bregman DM’d the young man his displeasure, and then the fan predictably posted a screenshot of the conversation.

The sad thing in this situation is that Bregman may have single-handedly made himself into trade bait. The Astros have a history of not dealing with players’ missteps on Twitter and have cut ties with the likes of Jarred Cosart possibly because of it.

Now there was more to the Cosart situation than that, but either way, he tweeted something stupid and was traded a few months later. Bregman could find himself in the same spot especially considering the emergence of Marwin Gonzalez this season as well as Colin Moran and J.D. Davis waiting in the wings at third base in the minors.

Maybe this one blows over, but the Astros have clearly told Bregman to be quiet for now.

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NBA playoffs 2017: Rockets beat Thunder despite Russell Westbrook’s big night

Russell Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to record a 50-point triple-double in the playoffs. But it came in a losing effort.

Tuesday’s game was televised on TNT and the Bulls have now won 21 straight games on the network.

The Nuggets were the first eight seed to beat a one when they upset the SuperSonics in the first round of the 1994 playoffs. The Knicks then knocked off the Heat in 1999 and became the first eight seed to reach the NBA Finals, losing to the Spurs in five games. Those first-round series were best-of-five. The Warriors in 2007 became the first No. 8 seed to beat the top seed in a seven-game series when they outlasted the Mavericks in six games.

The Grizzlies beat the top-seeded Spurs in six games in 2011 and the 76ers also had a 4-2 series win in 2012 to upset the No. 1 Bulls.

The Celtics are the first No. 1 seed to lose the first two games of an opening-round playoff series since the Suns in 1993. The Suns actually won three straight to eliminate the Lakers in five games, so all hope is not yet lost for the Celtics.

In the six minutes Westbrook was off the floor, the Rockets outscored the Thunder 27-9. Westbrook was visibly gassed in the fourth quarter, going just 2 of 11 from the floor. Westbrook was still able to hustle to a couple of rebounds in the final minute to keep the Thunder close, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Thunder alive.

“I just don’t settle for being not as great as I can be. It’s not going to result in a stat line like this every night. When my mind is fresh and in the moment, sometimes certain things like this happen, so I don’t know.

“I can’t even really appreciate it. I’ll let you guys write your words about it and go from there. Only thing that matters is a win, and that’s what I’m here for.”

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The Lakers won four of seven NBA championships in that that eight-year stretch

Lowdown: James finished 16-9 in the conference finals with the Heat and has led the Cavaliers to an 8-2 record over the past two seasons. This does not include the conference final trips he led Cleveland to in 2006-07 and 2008-09. Outside of the eight-year run from 1982-89, Los Angeles also made the conference finals in 1979-80 and 1990-91. Of the two teams, Los Angeles’ loss to Houston in the 1985-86 conference finals is the lone difference.
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Lowdown: Again, very similar. The Lakers won four of seven NBA championships in that that eight-year stretch. Magic Johnson also led Los Angeles to a championship in 1979-80 and a NBA Finals appearance against the Bulls in 1989-90. James’ only other NBA Finals appearance outside of the current run was in 2006-07. In the current six-year run, he’s won three NBA championships.
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Game 3: Celtics at Bulls, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN (Bulls lead series, 2-0) — No. 8 seeds just aren’t supposed to beat No. 1 seeds in the NBA Playoffs; it’s happened only four times since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984. But the Bulls sweep of the Celtics in Boston Garden puts them in control in this series. Prediction website FiveThirtyEight.com gives the Celtics only an 18 percent chance of winning the series. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, who flew to Washington State Wednesday in the wake of his sister’s death last weekend, is expected to be in the lineup for Game 3.

Horford has been lights-out, though, when the Celtics get him the ball near the rim. In this series, he has taken 14 shots at the rim, and made all of them. There have not been many touches for Horford that close, however. He had 10 shots at the rim in the first two games — both Celtics wins at home — but only four in the two games in Washington.

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