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Dec 11

Buffalo Bills fans brave the snow to attend game

Buffalo Bills fans brave the snow to attend game

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Dec 10

The two upcoming hurdles to an Aaron Rodgers return to the Packers

If Aaron Rodgers is to return this season, this week holds two significant hurdles for him and both are largely beyond his control. First, the Green Bay Packers must beat the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive and justify risking the two-time NFL MVP’s

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Dec 10

‘Shalieve’: As Ryan Shazier recovers from his spinal injury, Steelers’ cleats send a message

Ryan Shazier, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who suffered a scary spinal injury in the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, remains hospitalized, with his teammates planning to pay tribute to him in Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. A number of Steelers players plan

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Dec 10

Lions’ Teryl Austin, Panthers’ Steve Wilks among NFL head coaching candidates recommended to league by Fritz Pollard Alliance

Defensive coordinators Teryl Austin of Detroit and Steve Wilks of Carolina are among the NFL head coaching candidates recommended to the league and teams by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the league on its hirin…

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Dec 10

Winter Meetings expected to bring a flurry of activity, with the Nationals in the mix

For the second time in a month, the baseball industry’s focus will shift to Mickey Mouse’s backyard, to the grandiose Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort outside Orlando where anybody who’s anybody in baseball will descend for the sport’s annual Winter Meetings over the next five

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Dec 10

James Harden scores 48 points, Rockets win 9th in row

PORTLAND, Ore. — The NBA’s hottest team has found a home on the road. Houston won its ninth consecutive game after James Harden scored 48 points and the Rockets rallied from 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117 on Saturday night. The Rockets, who trailed for

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Dec 08

Winter Meetings Mailbag: Whither Bryce Harper? And more burning questions from readers.

The annual chaos of the Winter Meetings begins Sunday in Orlando, just as the baseball world is showing signs of life. The Nationals have showed very few such signs since deciding on their coaching staff, seemingly moving through the calm before their …

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Dec 08

With Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani out there, this winter’s stove is red-hot

Baseball has never had two simultaneous off-season pursuits as glamorous, yet utterly different, as the current chases after Shohei Ohtani, 23, the pitch-and-slug Babe Ruth of Japan, and Giancarlo Stanton, the N.L. MVP who hit 59 homers. Ohtani alone makes this winter unique because he’s one of the

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Dec 08

The Falcons stayed alive in the NFC despite themselves

The pass zipped out of Drew Brees’ right hand and into the end zone, a dagger through the heart of the Atlanta Falcons’ season. If it reach its intended target, the New Orleans Saints would turn a three-point deficit into a four-point lead inside of two minutes in the fourth quarter. The Falcons

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Dec 08

Rockets pull away for 112-101 win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are defined by their explosive offense, and it got the best of the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. Harden scored 29 points, Ryan Anderson added 23 and Houston overwhelmed the Jazz during the third quar…

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Dec 08

Three anthem protesters among NFL Man of the Year award nominees

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is given annually to a player for “outstanding community service activities off the field as well as excellence on the field,” and it is considered among the league’s most prestigious individual honors. As it happens, three of this year’s nominees —

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Dec 07

The NFL is a league of parity, but the Browns are in a miserable league of their own

The Cleveland Browns are a torturous franchise for fans to support. They have yet to win a game this season (0-12) and dating back to 2015 own a woeful 4-40 record. It’s been so bad Chris Gibilisco of Fox 8 Cleveland started a petition to honor the Browns’ record as the worst stretch in NFL history

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Dec 07

The top-rated NFL free agents for 2018

The 2017 season is a lost cause for approximately a third of the league at this point. That means it’s a good time to start looking forward to what can be done to fix that over the course of offseason. The cap is once again expected to make a sizable leap in the upcoming league year, which means

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Dec 07

Top-ranked Patriots are the smart pick again; Eagles should eke out win over Rams

The New England Patriots won their eighth game in a row on Sunday, beating the Buffalo Bills 23-3, giving them a commanding four-game lead in the AFC East. Overall, their offense is scoring a league-high 13.1 points per game more than expected after taking into account each play’s down, distance

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Dec 07

As fantasy football playoffs begin, Rob Gronkowski is suspended. Now what?

Rob Gronkowski will be suspended for Week 14 after his after-the-whistle hit on the Bills’ Tre’Davious White. Frankly, the fallout for the Patriots may be positive: give an injury-prone star a late-season rest in game where New England is an 11-point road favorite, and get him ready for a Week

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Dec 07

NFL players should let Roger Goodell keep his sweeping disciplinary powers

The most significant ripple from Commissioner Roger Goodell signing a five-year contract extension worth about $200 million will surface a few years from now, as negotiations for the NFL’s next collective bargaining begin. Goodell will again lead the owners at the bargaining table, which will make

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