NFL Power Rankings - Week 10: 'Muscle Hamster' leading Bucs

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NFL Power Rankings - Week 10: 'Muscle Hamster' leading Bucs

Every Tuesday throughout the regular season, we'll beranking all 32 NFL teams.

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SK JFComments 1 SK: Another less-than impressivevictory, but until someone beats them, ATL sits at No. 1.
JF: Still have problems stopping the run, but didn't matter vs. Cowboys. 2 SK: Possible Super Bowl preview onSNF?
JF: Still clearly the top team in the AFC.
3 SK: The defense is playing at a levelthat nobody in Chicago has seen since 1985.
JF: Most impressive win of the season is followed by toughest game vs. Texans.
4 SK: Despite string of injuries, AaronRodgers and Co. continue to get the job done.
JF: Off last week now back in action at home against St. Louis.
5 SK: Well restedand now face a tough divisional foe in the Rams.
JF: Continue to dominate their division. Can't afford to look past Raiders.
6 SK: Manning is playing at an MVPlevel, can't avoid a letdown in Carolina.
JF: Rodgers is discount double checking at a staggering rate the last few weeks.
7 SK:Should have no problem against a Bills team in a downward spiral.
JF: Did enough on offense and shut down Manning on defense to top Giants.
8 SK: It's about time theydecided Ray Rice is their best offense.
JF: Manning looked terrible in loss to Steelers.
9 SK:Arguably the most impressive victory in Week 9; ground game has beenlethal.
JF: Come back from BYE week for home matchup with Buffalo.
10 SK: Don't know which Giants team willshow up each week.
JF: The other Manning (Peyton) continues to shine for 5-3 Broncos.
11 SK: If ChuckStrong speech didn't giveyou chills, you don't have a soul.
JF:When Wilson is on and the defense is locked in, the Seahawks are a good team.
12 SK:I can't say enough good things about Russell Wilson, very underrated.
JF: Still can't believe the Colts are 5-3 heading into Week 10.
13 SK:Beat up on the lowly Jaguars. Run game was clicking Sunday.
JF: Defense was impressive with win over Chiefs. Are the Bolts back on track?
14 SK:After hot start, Ponder has been brutal. A plus is how healthy"All Day" looks.
JF: Without Harvin the Vikings will have a tough task vs. Detroit.
15 SK:Philbin for Coach of the Year?
JF:Huge opportunity for Lions vs. Minnesota in Week 10.
16 SK:Move over RG3, you've got competition for ROY in Dougie"Fresh" Martin.
JF: Need to win at home vs. Titans to stay in the playoff picture.
17 SK:Defense poured it on in a much-need victory over the Chiefs.
JF: Can't fault them for loss to Packers. Need to get healthy during BYE week.
18 SK:Look out NFC, the Saints may be back in the playoff hunt.
JF: Rookie RB Martin gives Bucs an added punch. Face fellow 4-4 Chargers.
19 SK: Mike Shanahan seems to havealready given up on the season.
JF:Can get the season back on track with home win over Giants.
20 SK:Sunday's battle in Philly could cost the losing coach his job.
JF: Brees has Saints believing in an even longer winning streak.
21 SK:Bye couldn't come at a better time for a team in the midst of afive-game losing streak.
JF: Continue to turn the ball over and can't give Vick any time.
22 SK:Major problems in Philadelphia. Time for a rebuild on both sides ofthe ball?
JF: Will they ever find a way to win again?
23 SK: Playoffs?!? Playoffs?!? Bengalscan't even win a game.
JF: See previous comment above.
24 SK:I know DMC got hurt, but why on earth is Palmer throwing the ball 61times???
JF: After getting embarrassed by Pats in London, need upset vs. 49ers following BYE.
25 SK:Amendola's return to the offense should provide spark.
JF: Looking better the last few weeks. Still have a big hole to dig out of.
26 SK:A loss to Seattle and they can kiss their playoff chances goodbye.
JF: Would have been 4-4 if they could have stopped one man (Martin) in loss to Bucs.
27 SK:Most lopsided loss of All-Time at LP Field in Nashville.
JF: Must win at extremely hostile environment in Seattle. You never know.
28
SK:Where was that Panthers defense allseason?
JF: Are better than their record indicates. But it's a win-now league.
29 SK:Almost pulled out a win over the first place Ravens.
JF:Not getting blown out, but not winning either.
30 SK:This team has no identity...
JF:Looked about as bad as any team could look vs. Bears.
31 SK:On the bright side, Justin Blackmon caught his first NFL touchdownpass.
JF: Can't run the ball on offense and unable to stop the run on defense.
32 SK:Hey Scott Pioli, your days of being an NFL GM may be over soon.
JF: Just awful.

Blackhawks 2017 NHL Draft capsules: Scouting reports

Blackhawks 2017 NHL Draft capsules: Scouting reports

Stay up to date with the Blackhawks' selections in the 2017 NHL Draft, and their scouting reports.

Round 1, pick 29: Henri Jokiharju, defenseman

Round 2, pick 57: Ian Mitchell, defenseman 

— What you need to know: Mitchell, 18, scored eight goals and 29 assists in 53 regular-season games with the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and also scored a goal and three assists in 10 playoff contests.

— Scouting report: Mitchell is a little undersized (5-foot-11, 165 pounds), but is known to be a smooth skater and puck-mover. He carries a right-handed shot, which GM Stan Bowman said is a "commodity" in the NHL these days.

Round 3, pick 70: Andrei Altybarmakyan, forward

— What you need to know: Altybarmakyan, 18, scored 20 goals and 25 assists in 31 regular-season games with the Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg of the Maritime Hockey League. He also tallied nine points in 27 games with SKA-Neva St. Petersburg.

— Scouting report: An offensively skilled player with a sneaky good shot. He's 5-foot-11, 183 pounds with a left-handed shot, and is known to be a playmaker.

 

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

On his 24th birthday, Tim Anderson’s present from home plate umpire Jim Wolf was his first major-league ejection.

In the fifth inning of the White Sox 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Anderson fouled off a pitch that landed in the opposing batter’s box. But A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell picked it up in what was ruled to be fair territory and threw the ball to first for the out.

Anderson pleaded his case saying the ball went foul. Wolf agreed, according to Anderson, which only further confused the White Sox shortstop.

“I told him that was BS,” Anderson said. “And he tossed me.”

Anderson said that he was surprised to be ejected so fast. So was manager Rick Renteria, who was thrown out moments after Anderson.

“I don’t want to get in trouble,” Renteria said. “The players having emotion, they are battling. I just think we need to grow a little thicker skin.”

Anderson said that he was appreciative of his manager coming to his defense.

“He kinda had a point and let me know he had my back,” Anderson said of Renteria. “Speaks a lot of him.”

A day after scoring nine runs on 18 hits, the White Sox failed to generate any offense on Friday. The team’s best chance came in the ninth inning.

But with runners at the corners and two outs, Matt Davidson put a good rip on the ball to center field, only to fly out at the warning track.

Anderson and Renteria were watching the game together in the clubhouse, and both believed the White Sox had tied the ballgame.

“We all jumped up and were excited but it kind of fell short,” Anderson said.