Turf The Problem
It looks like the New England Patriots have found the problem that caused them to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs during week 1 of the NFL season and they are going to replace it.

In Belichick's world, even the turf has to win or it's out. So, after Thursday’s loss the Patriots are replacing their artificial turf field that was installed in May of this year. When it was installed the team’s press release called it the “most technologically advanced FieldTurf surface.”

Stacey James, a spokesman for the Patriots, said “While it met the safety requirements of the NFL and MLS, it wasn’t up to the standards of the Patriots and Revolution. This was the first time all summer that we had a two-week window to replace it.”

Peterson Quiet On Field But Not On The Sidelines
Adrian Peterson made his Saints’ debut last night with a poor performance that saw him rush 18-yards on just six carries. While his performance was quiet on the field, that wasn’t the case off it. Peterson got into a heated argument with head coach Sean Payton on the sidelines. It is not known what was said but afterwards both were downplaying the exchange with Peterson saying, “There’s no conflict.”

Returning Home And Going To London
Keeping with the NFL, the league and Buccaneers announced today that the team will return to Tampa Bay and will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as scheduled. Miami will stay out on the road to play their game against the LA Chargers to start their 16-week marathon.

The Dolphins put in a request on Monday to the league to have their week four match against the New Orleans Saints moved from London, England back to Miami. Calculating all the miles the team is travelling this year placed them fourth in the league for the longest travel. Add in that there is no bye week now or even one after the trip to London just makes the entire Dolphins schedule a brutal one for the players and team.

Lulay Out For The Season
BC Lions QB Travis Lulay is done for the CFL season with a knee injury. The team confirmed on Tuesday that Lulay’s injury is a significant one and is believed to be at least a torn ACL and possible damager to the MCL as well as the cartilage. The 33-year old pivot was helped off the field during the Lions’ 41-18 win over the Montreal Alouettes over the weekend after the second play from scrimmage. Jonathon Jennings will take over behind centre for BC.

Fluery Hot As A Flame?
He can now admit it that he was ready to become a Calgary Flame. Yes, Flames fans, you almost had goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury who would have waived his no trade clause to join the team.
Fleury even went as far to say that Pittsburgh’s GM Jim Rutherford had a deal that would have sent him to Calgary at the trade deadline last season and the 32-year old would have been happy with the move. “I think Calgary is a great town and a great hockey team too. I think they’ll be very good again this year.” The long time Penguins goalie, now a member of the Vegas Golden Knights, informed Rutherford he wanted to stay with the team for the remainder of the season. We’re sure Fleury was happy that he got that chance with the team winning the Stanley Cup.

The Key To The Arena In Seattle
A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has a timeline, one which is ambitious and could have it ready to house a franchise in about three years.

The city of Seattle and the Oak View Group penned a proposed memorandum of understanding that included the timeline which will be presented to city council on Tuesday. However, the final version of the agreement will not be voted upon until the first week of December at the earliest. This is a significant step in the process to lure an NHL team, an NBA team or both to Seattle. If all the environmental approvals are obtained then demolition and the rebuild can start in October of next year.