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Some skeptics wondered if referee Clete Blakeman pressured the Pats into it, but that was not the case. So, basically, Belichick chose to kick because if he'd picked a goal to defend the Jets could have then chosen to kick. he made up for it when it counted. He came to me and said, 'Hey, there's a particular look. Of the 138 games prior to Sunday that had gone to overtime since the rules were changed in 2012, only 18 were ended by touchdowns.
  • Bills vs. Jets To Be Intense Week 17 Matchup

    Bills vs. Jets To Be Intense Week 17 Matchup

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    Next Sunday's game back at "The Ralph" has little to do with the Bills ... it's all about the Jets. Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon has already declared next week's regular season finale "our Super Bowl", tweets ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
  • Who did the Yankees & Reds Get in the Aroldis Chapman Trade?

    Who did the Yankees & Reds Get in the Aroldis Chapman Trade?

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    Chapman is now under investigation by Major League Baseball for an alleged domestic incident with his girlfriend that occurred in October. The Yankees managed to complete the deal without surrendering any of their top prospects (Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Jorge Mateo, Greg Bird), instead, acquiring the left-hander with the 100 miles per hour fastball for right-hander Rookie Davis, third baseman Eric Jagielo, second baseman Tony Renda, and right-hander Caleb Cotham.
  • Peyton Manning, Ashley Manning steroids

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    An Al Jazeera documentary claimed human growth hormone (HGH) was mailed to Manning's wife after he underwent neck surgery while with the Colts. "Disgusted is really how I feel", Manning, visibly holding back emotions, told ESPN's Lisa Salters in an interview that aired Sunday morning.
  • Miami Dolphins' WAG Miko Grimes: QB Ryan Tannehill Sucks

    Miami Dolphins' WAG Miko Grimes: QB Ryan Tannehill Sucks

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    She tweeted that no legitimate coach will come to Miami as long as Tannehill is the quarterback, and he's the reason for their poor season. She refers to the men as "the Triple A's". According to Salguero, he has had a personal run-in with Grimes where she called him a pussy after he compared Tannehill to Joe Flacco, and the Dolphins have spoken to her husband at least five times about her behavior on social media.
  • Domestic disturbance case involving pitcher Aroldis Chapman is closed

    Domestic disturbance case involving pitcher Aroldis Chapman is closed

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    Yahoo Sports reported the deal was being held up because of a domestic-violence incident (the allegations of which Chapman's attorney denied, according to multiple reports). According to the report, she told police Chapman choked her and pushed her against a wall. Police did not observe "injuries or even redness anywhere on her neck or chest", the report said.
  • Grey Cup takes back seat to Seahawks for Vancouver fans

    Grey Cup takes back seat to Seahawks for Vancouver fans

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    Whyte booted a convert, single and field goal while Grant Shaw added another single. Ottawa Redblacks fans gathered for a photo, booing a heavily painted Edmonton Eskimos fan who photobombed the group. The defensive battle continued in the fourth, the RedBlacks nabbing a single with a punt and led 20-18 with about nine minutes left in the game. After Lynch's touchdown, the Eskimos forced Ottawa to punt.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Schedule, Odds, Point Spread

    Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Schedule, Odds, Point Spread

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    So a Bengals-Patriots tiebreaker could even come down to which of them beat the worst teams . The Bengals and Patriots both had AFC playoff clinching scenarios on Sunday . Roethlisberger leads the National Football League in yards per game (331.8) while Antonio Brown ranks second in receptions (93) and receiving yards (1,310) and Martavis Bryant is third in average yards per catch (20.1).
  • MLB Rumors: Aroldis Chapman Trade Option For Dodgers? Hisashi Iwakuma Signed

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    The news on Chapman broke about an hour after the Dodgers re-signed free agent second baseman Chase Utley on a one-year deal. He gained momentum with an 8-4 second half of the 2015 season to finish 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. While these Seattle Mariners rumors may bring an end to Hisashi Iwakuma's tenure at Safeco Field, it could also be seen as a way to free up money.
  • Peyton Manning Injury Status: Broncos QB Not Expected Back 'Anytime Soon'

    Peyton Manning Injury Status: Broncos QB Not Expected Back 'Anytime Soon'

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    The Broncos want to remind us all not to believe everything we read. Manning met with Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina last week and was recommended to wear a cast on his foot for a week. But I haven't thought much more than about trying to get healthy. After practice, Kubiak said nothing's changed from his perspective: Osweiler's his quarterback this week and the goal is to try to get Manning healthy and back on the field as soon as possible.  Brock Osweiler said he had not ...
  • Timeline for Broncos QB Peyton Manning's return in question

    Timeline for Broncos QB Peyton Manning's return in question

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    The team leaves Saturday for San Diego and its game Sunday afternoon against the Chargers. "What I mean by that, sometimes guys will get put in situations and they'll try to do too much". However, Manning was only reported to be out with injury for one more week. With the Broncos on a hot streak and the playoffs approaching-where Manning has often struggled-that no longer seems to be the case.
  • Mark Richt Addresses Stepping Down As UGA Football Coach

    Mark Richt Addresses Stepping Down As UGA Football Coach

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    A lot of people look up to the Georgia Bulldog players and some even look at them as heroes, but I know that it is guys like you that are the true heroes. If the Colts want to make a bold move this offseason that could pay off in a big way for them, hiring Richt could be the big step forward that they need to make.
  • Green Bay Packers Rumors: Eddie Lacy Fantasy Start Option Over James Starks

    Green Bay Packers Rumors: Eddie Lacy Fantasy Start Option Over James Starks

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    James Jones had a great performance in the last meeting , grabbing four receptions for 51 yards and two TDs.  The Packers topped the Bears, 31-23, in the season opener-a game in which the Bears secondary held Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers under 200 passing yards-which was one of the only two games in which Rodgers has been held under 200 yards this season.
  • Should Kobe Bryant Retire? Charles Barkley

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    During a conference call with reporters this week, Curry said that the Warriors now have their sights set on winning 33 games in a row, which is a record the 1971-71 Los Angeles Lakers set. "It's too early in the season". He's still getting plenty of rest. "Maybe it is, but my opinion, watching him, I don't think so", Scott said. "Yeah, I've seen him play and it's disgusting", he said.
  • Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch To Be Out A Month Following Hernia Surgery

    Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch To Be Out A Month Following Hernia Surgery

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    The 49ers did not know much about Seahawks rookie running back Thomas Rawls before the game. Seattle is not going to place Beast Mode on injured-reserve because there is still hope that he could return before the end of the season. Rawls has started four games this season (including against Chicago when Lynch had issues with a calf early) and has rushed for 100 or more yards in three of those.
  • Klopp: why Liverpool FC were not ideal at Manchester City

    Klopp: why Liverpool FC were not ideal at Manchester City

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    He is right. I remember them coming to our place in the Champions League and they battered us. This included bringing Fabian Delph on for Yaya Toure, and the English midfielder echoed Pellegrini's statements on quickly switching focus to Wednesday's game.
  • New England Patriots Need a Wide Receiver

    New England Patriots Need a Wide Receiver

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    Let's start with the ridiculous too many men on the field call which was declined due to a Patriots touchdown. Smith has completed 64.2 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and no interceptions over his past seven games. Well, here's the Globe's Ben Volin , citing a source "from the NFL Referees Association, who has officiated dozens of NFL games". "Definitely know what your limit is, because I know anyone in this locker room could put down, like, 6 pounds of food right there and come ...
  • Miami Dolphins Rumors: DeVante Parker Starter if Rishard Matthews Out Week 13

    Miami Dolphins Rumors: DeVante Parker Starter if Rishard Matthews Out Week 13

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    The Jets defense ended up giving up 20 first downs and 333 yards of total offense, out of which, 321 came through the air, and all Miami could muster on the ground was a miserable 12 yards all game long. It was his ninth catch this season. Given his contract, Tannehill will be the face of the franchise for at least another two seasons or more. Predictably, these Jets had very little to say about what they remembered about that last meeting.
  • Charles Barkley Says "This Definitely Should Be" Kobe Bryant's Last Season

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    Bryant can play the less minutes and it would make a difference. We both have a creative style, where it's just about a feel when you're out on the pitch or the court. All those things I think about. "It's sad to watch because he used to be so great, and I mean great". "I was just frustrated tonight and it took me out of my mental focus".
  • Banged-Up Peyton Manning Benched for Sunday's Broncos-Patriots Game

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    At that point the team also contacted Ponder. Manning will be able to attend meetings and some workouts this week , Kubiak said . While the National Football League fans want to see Tom Brady and Peyton Manning play probably for the last time, the Broncos quarterback will not play in this game.
  • Novak Djokovic Claims Title Over Roger Federer

    Novak Djokovic Claims Title Over Roger Federer

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    The final only lasted 80 minutes, with Djokovic managing to break Federer's serve three times on his way to a 6-3, 6-4 victory. As Djokovic pushes himself harder to be the best of all time, he is hunting down Federer and Rafael Nadal. You sensed tension and nerves on the bigger points and I think that's why Novak has won the bigger titles against him in their previous match-ups. Djokovic's dominance this year also thrusts him into a race with Federer to become the first player to break the ...
  • Broncos sign Christian Ponder to add QB depth with Peyton Manning out

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    Here's something rare, involving the Broncos this season - no interceptions! It just might be, after their offensive problems in the win over the Buffalo Bills, a team the Broncos might learn a thing or two from in how to ruffle Brady's feathers and keep Rob Gronkowski pretty much out of the game.  Kubiak announced Monday that Osweiler would start against the New England Patriots while Manning continued to recover.
  • Kyle Busch wins first NASCAR championship at Homestead

    Kyle Busch wins first NASCAR championship at Homestead

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    You know this night tonight is certainly really special. Sports drew heavy criticism early Sunday evening when its coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup final race at Miami bled into the network's scheduled National Football League pregame show, but it was the right decision.
  • LeBron James has high praise for coach David Blatt

    LeBron James has high praise for coach David Blatt

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers just lost another starter to injury, with reports that center Timofey Mozgov will be out between 10 to 14 days due to a strained shoulder. "At the moment I tried to get more". The Hawks (9-5) were without Thabo Sefolosha while Kyle Korver sat out the final two games with a high ankle sprain after Matthew Dellavedova fell on his leg in Game 2.
  • Abbrederis injury an underrated blow — Green Bay Packers

    Abbrederis injury an underrated blow — Green Bay Packers

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    We definitely didn't have any rhythm, and we've got to get into rhythm earlier... We had some catches to catch balls we couldn't catch in order to sustain drives. Without Jordy Nelson , the Green Bay passing attack just isn't the same. "I feel like there's a shift ", Peterson said, via the Pioneer Press. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been fairly successful against Rodgers in his career.
  • Matt Forte set to return from knee injury on Thanksgiving

    Matt Forte set to return from knee injury on Thanksgiving

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    There's little Green Bay can do to stop Jeffery and Forte, who are sure to have big games. The Packers have said they would like to play overseas, but not at the expense of a home game, which has a disproportionate economic impact on Green Bay compared to other National Football League cities.