“People are motivated,” Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said.
“So, I feel good physically and certainly I’m always looking to play better.”
“This is the worst back-to-back in the league,” guard Dwyane Wade said. “You come in to see what you can do. You try to come out and compete. We did that for a half and then it got away from us in the third quarter. It was one of those games.”
“They’ve always been as good a front four as anybody in the league and you’re watching them jell and become an outstanding defense,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says. “(Safety) Mark Barron was a great addition. They’ve stayed healthy, that’s a big thing.”
“It’s not often you get to win the lottery, and we won the baseball lottery this year,” new Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “Now it’s up to us to put it into effect.”
“I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t excited to see him play,” Pettine said Wednesday, a day after promoting the rookie sensation over slumping starter Brian Hoyer. “I’ve seen him in practice.”
“I don’t know if I really deserve to be on an injury report,” Manning said. “They kind of told me they had to list something, so I said: ‘OK’ I really can’t control that.”
“This will be a highly qualified individual with a criminal justice background hired as soon as possible for the newly created position,” Goodell said. “The person will oversee our investigations and decide the discipline for violations of the policy.”
Last week, WADA said it would ensure that the allegations were investigated, and had passed evidence to an IAAF ethics panel.