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Why the NBA is going to expand to Mexico City

We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Marc Stein of the New York Times had a big piece on the NBA's renewed interest in all things Mexico City this...

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Michael Crabtree Says He Was 'Pissed' He Had to Take Concussion Test vs. Cowboys

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree said he was "pissed off" officials forced him to undergo concussion protocol late in the fourth quarte...

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I asked a bunch of coaches about how they’re going to handle the new early signing period. They all have the same overall strategy

College football recruiting is getting a major change, and pretty much everyone has the same plan for the first time through. College football’s first-ever early signi...

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A folded piece of paper gave the Cowboys a critical 1st down (no, really)

Here’s how it happened. We’ve seen referees measure for a first down a billion times. But we’ve never seen what Gene Steratore did during the Cowboys’ win over...

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Ben Roethlisberger wanted to spike it before throwing his game-clinching interception vs. Patriots. Why?

Did Ben Roethlisberger know what down it was? The Pittsburgh Steelers have a reason to feel slighted by the final minute of 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots, but t...

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Tobias Harris is shooting 3s almost as frequently as Klay Thompson. That's what the Pistons need

Tobias Harris looks like a whole different offensive weapon. Tobias Harris swished his first three, three-point attempts in a 114-110 win over the Magic on Sunday aftern...

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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Tight end rankings for Week 16

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE We will be ranki...

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LeBron James keeps triple-doubling, & 6 other things from Sunday

He became the second oldest player to do it three games in a row. LeBron James will play basketball at an elite level into his 80s. This year has finally convinced me. S...

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Laurent Blanc Reveals He Turned Down United States Manager Role

Former France and Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has revealed he turned down the opportunity to succeed Bruce Arena as United States boss.  He told...

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NFL1000 Week 15 Notebook: How Good Has Blake Bortles Become?

The AFC postseason picture became a bit clearer on Sunday, though the way in which the New England Patriots were able to pull a victory away from the Pittsburgh Steelers to pu...

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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Running back rankings for Week 16

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE Week 15 of the 2...

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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Wide receiver rankings for Week 16

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE Week 15 of the 2...

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NFL Week 16 Predictions: Early Projections for Vegas' Odds, Lines and Spreads

At this moment, the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills are tied at 8-6 in the AFC playoff race. They are all technically tied for fifth in the conference, bu...

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2018 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects After Week 15

Hope may seem like a lost cause for many NFL teams at this point of the season, but the draft always offers light at the end of the losing tunnel. Rebuilding squads can look n...

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6 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles Can Still Make Super Bowl Without Carson Wentz

Despite the unquestionably crushing blow of losing quarterback Carson Wentz, the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles still have everything in front of them as they inch towa...

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Boca Raton Bowl 2017: Akron vs. FAU TV Schedule, Time and Odds

Lane Kiffin has stayed in the college football news cycle mainly because of his social media presence, but he's made some noise on the field in 2017 as well.&...

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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Quarterback rankings for Week 16

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE Week 15 of the 2...

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Ryan Shazier was there for the Steelers, and 6 more things we loved from NFL Week 15

Aaron Rodgers and Teddy Bridgewater came back, there was a Kobe Bryant sighting, and racewalking! The Patriots played the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday that featured...

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Told to 'Forget Lithuania,' Join the Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters' Brawley Chisholm has told LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to "forget Lithuania" and join the team. ...

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Barcelona Director Guillermo Amor Comments on Antoine Griezmann Talks

Barcelona director Guillermo Amor has admitted the Catalan club could have made an approach for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann after reports...

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Louis van Gaal Would Only Manage Again to 'Get One over on Manchester United'

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said he'd only come out of retirement if he were given the opportunity to "get one over&quot...

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Ranking MLB's Top 10 High-Impact Targets Still Up for Grabs Post-Winter Meetings

The 2017-18 offseason crop isn't historically rich. It certainly isn't as loaded as the vaunted class of 2018-19 is projected to be. Still, there are...

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Monday Morning Digest: Rams and Jaguars Have Turned the NFL Upside Down

In this week's edition of Monday Morning Digest:  Nick Foles has Eagles fans breathing a little easier The return of Aaron Rodgers doesn&a...

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Barcelona Will Not Give Real Madrid a Guard of Honour Before El Clasico

Barcelona director of institutional relations Guillermo Amor has confirmed the Catalans will not give Real Madrid a guard of honour before El Clasico on Satur...

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Antonio Conte Warns of Manchester City Stockpiling Players, Talks Chelsea Future

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has urged the rest of the Premier League to do their utmost to prevent Manchester City from stockpiling the best players and revealed his desire to...

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Deflects Philippe Coutinho Exit Talk After Liverpool Win

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leapt to the defence of team-mate Philippe Coutinho when he was asked about his future and links to Barcelona after Liverpool's 4-0 win at...

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Jerry Jones laments Richardson's exit: 'I'm sad'

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will miss Jerry Richardson after the Panthers owner announced Sunday amid allegations of workplace misconduct that he will sell the team...

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Manchester City Want Pep Guardiola to Create 'Dynasty' at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City want manager Pep Guardiola to build a "dynasty" at the Etihad Stadium but are prepared to wait until the summer to open contract talk...

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Jurgen Klopp Says 'It's Not Hard' to Leave Players out Amid Call for Consistency

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said it's easy for him to leave players out of the side as he called for his players to perform consistently following their 4-0 w...

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European Club Power Rankings After December 15-17 Matches

December's an incredibly busy month in Europe's footballing calendar, but even by the sport's own lofty standards, things feels&...

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Index card 4th-down ruling draws Raiders' ire

After referee Gene Steratore used a folded-up index card to measure for a key first down that ultimately went in favor of the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Raiders contended th...

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Index card 4th-down ruling draws ire of Raiders

After referee Gene Steratore used a folded-up index card to measure for a key first down that ultimately went in favor of the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Raiders contended th...

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Martin Odegaard at 19. Progress Report on the Norwegian Prodigy

Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard’s career already boasts more twists and turns than many a seasoned, veteran professional’s would over...

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Arsenal vs. West Ham United: Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for Carabao Cup

Arsenal host West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. A win will see the Gunners reach their first semi-final in the c...

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Raiders' Step Backward in 2017 Highlights Need for Change This Offseason

Before a folded piece of paper gave their opponent a crucial first down and before one of the NFL's worst rules cost them a chance to at least take the Dallas Cow...

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Competitive spirit still drives North Carolina's Hatchell

Whether it's the driving force behind three decades on the sideline at North Carolina or the will she displayed in beating cancer, Sylvia Hatchell's...

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Every NBA Team's Logical Next Jersey Retirement

Kobe Bryant's NBA career was so nice, the Los Angeles Lakers are retiring his jersey twice. (Sorry, not sorry.) The future Hall of Famer is scheduled to have both...

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5 Wild Stats Defining Golden State Warriors' Season

The Golden State Warriors have made a habit of bringing statistical impossibilities into reality. Snapping a 40-year NBA title drought? Been there, done that. Eclipsing the al...

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Will Daniel Bryan or Shane McMahon Turn Heel as Road to WWE Royal Rumble Begins?

Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon's icy tensions with one another continued to escalate at WWE Clash of Champions ...

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Playoff picture: Updated seeds after Week 15

The NFL has a new leader atop the AFC and a total of five playoff spots accounted for. That leaves seven left to be claimed in the final two weeks of the season...

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Cowboys stay in playoff race with Ezekiel Elliott set to return

The Cowboys' playoff hopes stayed alive by the thinnest of margins, as a folded sheet of paper and a fumble helped them withstand the Raiders...

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Twitter Reacts to AJ Styles' Win, Other WWE Clash of Champions Highlights

WWE wrapped up its 2017 pay-per-view slate Sunday night with Clash of Champions. The SmackDown-exclusive event had fans flocking to Twitter to make their voic...

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Dak Prescott, Cowboys Escape with Win vs. Raiders After Late Derek Carr Fumble

Sometimes it takes a little luck in the NFL playoff race, and the Dallas Cowboys had plenty of it on their side Sunday during a 20-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Oakla...

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Raiders fumbled their season right out of the end zone in a loss to the Cowboys

Oakland couldn’t overcome their mistakes and bad luck in their 20-17 loss to the Cowboys. The Cowboys’ Sunday Night Football matchup against the Raiders started off...

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NFL draft order 2018: Tracking where picks change each week

The Browns owned the top pick in 2017 and they’re close to locking it up in 2018. It’s never too early to think about the 2018 NFL draft — especially if you’re a...

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Source: IT4's debut not before Warriors tilt

Isaiah Thomas' highly anticipated debut for the Cavaliers will not come before their Christmas matchup against the Warriors, a source tells ESPN...

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Carolina Panthers sale: 'I want in!'

The NFL's Carolina Panthers are up for sale, and Charlotte native Stephen Curry apparently wants a piece...

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Diddy is campaigning to buy the Carolina Panthers and he has support from Stephen Curry

We’re one step closer to Diddy, NFL team owner. Earlier this year, Diddy went on Twitter and asked the universe for help: he wanted to buy the entire NFL. While that...

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The Cowboys got a crucial 1st down thanks to a folded piece of paper (no, really)

This was unexpected What do refs do when a team gets so close to a first down, but it’s almost impossible to tell if they actually got it? We learned the answer on Sun...

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Stephen Curry on Carolina Panthers sale: 'I want in!'

The NFL's Carolina Panthers are up for sale, and Charlotte native Stephen Curry apparently wants a piece...

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Ben Roethlisberger Says He Disagreed with Coaches on Fake-Spike INT Play

A miscommunication may have led to the interception that sealed the New England Patriots' 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. After the game, Steele...

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Barnwell: Three options to fix the NFL's catch rule

OK, fine, the catch rule was interpreted correctly in the final minute of the Patriots' win over the Steelers. But the rule is still bad. Here's how...

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Jerry Richardson's decision to sell gives Panthers players some certainty

Richardson's letter announcing plans to sell gave players an end point in what could have been an ongoing saga and allows them to focus on the field...

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Week Ahead: Shopping frenzy for GMs

Don't think for a second that any of the 30 clubs are on seasonal hiatus. Not when so many great players are available on the open market, and not when so many bl...

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Why the Steelers have hope in postseason Patriots rematch

A wild final minute highlighted by a good call on a bad rule aside, Pittsburgh stood up to New England to prove they're still in the thick of this race...

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Oregon’s paying a bunch of money to keep defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. That’s great news for new coach Mario Cristobal.

Leavitt reportedly has a new deal in Eugene. Oregon signed defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to a contract extension through 2021 that will pay him $1.7 million per year...

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Oregon’s hanging on to defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, which is great news for new coach Mario Cristobal

Leavitt reportedly has a new deal in Eugene. Oregon signed defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to a contract extension through 2021 that will pay him $1.7 million per year...

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B-day Bux: 5 reasons Twins OF is fun to watch

2017 was a good year for the Twins, who rebounded from 103 losses and a last-place finish to 85 wins and an American League Wild Card berth, which was the team's...

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Analyzing AJ Styles' Best Potential WrestleMania Foes After Win vs. Jinder Mahal

AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal on Sunday at Clash of Champions in Boston to retain the WWE Championship, and he is now trending toward entering WrestleMania 34 as the titleho...

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Reviewing Top Highlights and Low Points of WWE Clash of Champions 2017

As the final event of the year, Clash of Champions 2017 was under pressure to deliver in the wake of the impressive Survivor Series while also setting up SmackDown&#03...

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Garoppolo delivers win in tough test with 49ers

Facing a stout Titans defense, Jimmy Garoppolo had a career day and sent the 49ers to their third straight win, delivering on the game's final drive...

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Raiders pick-6 wiped out because Cole Beasley touched Sean Smith's chinstrap

It was Smith’s second pick of the day. It seemed like the Raiders would take a 14-10 lead over the Cowboys with a pick-six by Oakland cornerback Sean Smith. The pick...

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Donald Penn Ruled Out After Suffering Foot Injury vs. Cowboys on SNF

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn left Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with what his team announced as a foot injury. In his 11th NFL season,...

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Georgia lands No. 1 Fields despite FSU efforts

Justin Fields, a quarterback who is the nation's top prospect in the class of 2018, says he will sign with Georgia after a weekend visit to Athens...

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What Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens' Win Means for Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon

After Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens' victory over Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura on Sunday at Clash of Champions in Boston, the stage is set for tensions to contin...

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NFL's Asinine Catch Rule Spoils a Classic Between the Steelers and Patriots

PITTSBURGH — Here we go again. What the hell is a catch?        In what was the most exci...

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Calls Jesse James' Overruled TD vs. Patriots 'Bitch Ass Call'

The Steelers suffered a 27-24 loss to the Patriots Sunday, with a waved-off touchdown pass in the final minute playing a major role. The league provided a video showcasing the...

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NFL Standings 2017: Results, Playoff Picture and Scenarios After Week 15

The 2017 NFL playoff picture is coming into focus with Week 15 almost in the books. The Minnesota Vikings secured themselves a playoff berth Sunday with a 34-7 win over the Ci...

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Steelers TE James 'sick' over overruled TD call

A dramatic ending to the Steelers-Patriots matchup turned controversial after officials overruled what appeared to be a go-ahead touchdown catch by the Steelers tight end Jess...

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Booking Breezango's Next Case After Loss vs. Bludgeon Brothers

The long-awaited clash between The Bludgeon Brothers and Breezango finally came to a head Sunday at Clash of Champions with Harper and Rowan disposing of Tyler Breeze and Fand...

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Ryan Shazier says incomplete pass ruling in Patriots vs. Steelers was ‘bull s***’

Steelers players aren’t happy. Refs ruled that the Steelers’ game-winning touchdown against the Patriots was not a catch. Linebacker Ryan Shazier wasn’t happy abo...

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Is this pitcher silhouette a righty or a lefty?

Is this pitcher silhouette a righty or a lefty?...

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LeBron James wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe for 'equality'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- LeBron James made a statement with his shoes...

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LeBron James on Wearing 'Equality' Shoes: 'Not Going to Let 1 Person Dictate Us'

LeBron James led his Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-99 road victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday, but the "equality" shoes he wore in the nati...

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Charlotte Flair's Win vs. Natalya Is Ideal Setup for Ronda Rousey Clash

Charlotte Flair defeated Natalya in a lumberjack match Sunday at Clash of Champions to retain the SmackDown Women's Championship in Boston, which potentially sets...

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Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and appeal, explained

Here’s everything you need to know about what led to Elliott’s suspension. On Aug. 11, the NFL finally announced a six-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott to start t...

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The Ezekiel Elliott suspension explained in a 2-minute read

Why isn’t the Cowboys’ star running back on the field? We’ve got a quick breakdown for you. The Cowboys welcome the Eagles to AT&T Stadium on Sunday Nig...

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Bludgeon Brothers Are Perfect Next Challengers for The Usos After Title Win

The Usos defeated New Day, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable, and Rusev and Aiden English to retain the Smack...

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Report: Isaiah Thomas targeting first week of January for return

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas is targeting the first week of January to make his 2017-2018 season debut, Yahoo's Shams Charania reported on Sunday...

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Isaiah Thomas targeting Cavs debut in first week of January, per report

This is good news for Cleveland. Cavaliers points guard Isaiah Thomas is set to make his 2017-18 debut in the first week of January, per the Vertical’s Shams Charania...

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Isaiah Thomas to make Cavs debut in first week of January, per report

This is good news for Cleveland. Cavaliers points guard Isaiah Thomas is set to make his 2017-18 debut in the first week of January, per the Vertical’s Shams Charania...

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Rodgers' up-and-down return not enough

Unlike in 2013, when Rodgers returned from injury and the Packers won the NFC North, the playoffs might be a pipe dream after Sunday's loss at Carolina...

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Report: Isaiah Thomas to Make Cavaliers Debut in Early January After Hip Injury

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas is hoping to make his 2017-18 debut during the first week of January, The Vertical's Shams Charania reported Sunday...

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Winner wonderland: Halos shop way to top?

Every year, it seems, a team will do what the Angels are doing now, making deals and free-agent signings, reimagining themselves as a whole new kind of team...

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Will offseason splash work for Halos this time?

Every year, it seems, a team will do what the Angels are doing now, making deals and free-agent signings, reimagining themselves as a whole new kind of team...

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Khan: 'Laughingstock' no more as Jags clinch

The Jaguars were 17-63 during the first five years of Shad Khan's ownership. But with the team clinching its first playoff berth since 2007, Khan said his team is...

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Bobby Roode Heel Turn Would Provide Needed Momentum After Loss vs. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler defeated Bobby Roode and Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat match at Clash of Champions on Sunday to win the United States Championship in front of a shocked Boston...

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LeBron James' Triple-Double Leads Cavaliers to Win vs. John Wall, Wizards

Another triple-double from LeBron James helped the Cavaliers extend their winning streak to five games. James finished with 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to lead Cleve...

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NFL explained why the Steelers' game-winning TD against the Patriots was overturned. Here's the flaw.

There are a lot of highly disputable things going on here. The Steelers lost to the Patriots on Sunday because this didn’t count as a touchdown: There...

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The NFL catch rule has issues, but Steelers' 'survive the ground' call was right

There have been way too many controversial reversals of touchdowns this season. What happened on Sunday with Jesse James wasn't one of them...

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Jerry Richardson Puts Panthers Up for Sale Amid Misconduct Allegations

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will sell the team at the end of the 2017 NFL season, he announced in a statement Sunday on the Panthers' official websit...

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Eagles escape a trap with eyes on home-field advantage -- and more

Philadelphia's win wasn't pretty, but it's now 12-2 and atop the NFC. And a "wake-up call" against the Giants...

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Hue Jackson Thinks It's a 'Fair Question' If DeShone Kizer 'Will Ever Get It'

Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer still hasn't proved he can be an NFL starting quarterback, and his coach is apparently waiting to see more...

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Mojo Rawley Is Top Option to Liven Up US Title Scene After Win vs. Zack Ryder

Mojo Rawley defeated former tag team partner Zack Ryder at Clash of Champions on Sunday in Boston, setting the stage for a potential move up the card. Despite winning the And...

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Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to sell team after allegations of workplace misconduct

It won’t happen until the season ends. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will be selling the team after allegations of workplace misconduct forced the team to s...

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Week 16 Waiver Wire: Fantasy Football's Top Pickups and Breakout Candidates

We have just a couple of games left in Week 15 of the fantasy football season, but by now, you probably have a pretty good idea whether you are advancing. For those who aren&a...

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NFL Playoffs 2017-18: Updated Standings, Bracket Picture and Scenarios

No teams is flying higher than the Philadelphia Eagles through 15 weeks of the 2017-18 NFL season. Despite losing quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn ACL in Week 14, the Eagles...

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New England Patriots Clinch AFC East for 9th Year in a Row with Win vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots secured their ninth straight AFC East title with a 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday. Since Bill Belichick took over as...

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Scandal-hit Richardson selling NFL's Panthers

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the NFL franchise amid accusations that include sexual harassment and a racial slur toward a scout who has since left the t...

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WWE Clash of Champions 2017 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

The pay-per-view calendar closes amid moderate buzz with the arrival of WWE Clash of Champions 2017. A pair of championship rematches headlines the SmackDown-only event. AJ St...

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