Tom Brady always seems to have a hard time against the Ravens. And Joe Flacco just seems to have a hard time in general. Plus New England's defense is much improved, which leads us to our Uno's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:
Which quarterback faces a bigger challenge this week: Tom Brady or Joe Flacco?
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Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason.
Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three.
“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”
The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not.
Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract.
Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while once again shaking my head reading the news headlines this morning.
*Congrats to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Aaron Portzline, who is another esteemed hockey writer joining up with The Athletic’s Cleveland bureau.
*Eric Engels says that the Habs signing Mark Streit to a short term deal means that Andrei Markov’s time in Montreal has come to a close.
*The writers for the Pittsburgh Penguins have provided what they call “an Intimate Portrait” of Sidney Crosby from his closest boyhood friends.
*Longtime NHL head coach Bruce Boudreau is trying something a little different out as an owner of a junior hockey team.
*The Nashville Predators are expecting a decision to come soon on Mike Fisher as to whether or not he’s going to keep on playing in Music City.
*Sounds like Mika Zibanejad is going to be filling a No. 1 center role for the New York Rangers after signing a big contract with the Blueshirts.
*For something completely different: Jay Baruchel is looking to revive the Canadian superhero scene after growing up with Captain Canada and Alpha Flight.