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It's been a whirlwind week following the Bengals' 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers last Saturday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers have patiently been crossing their fingers that three key cogs to their potent offense would be available to them on Sunday when they face the Denver Broncos in the divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
  • Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones apologizes to Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown

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    Brown will miss a game for the first time since 2012 because he sustained a concussion during the Steelers' final offensive play of their 18-16 win against the Bengals last Saturday. However, if he does have a concussion he would have to go through the NFL's protocol. After watching a video of him mic'd up and reacting to Vontaze Burfict's penalty that gave the game to the Pittsburgh Steelers , I was honestly almost in tears at the pure pain he was going through.
  • Chargers accept deal to join Rams in Los Angeles

    Chargers accept deal to join Rams in Los Angeles

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    The Rams' plan in Inglewood pushed by owner Stan  Kroenke  prevailed. They want clarity on whether they are moving to L.A. or staying in San Diego within that time frame. The Rams will likely play in the Los Angeles Coliseum until a proposed stadium in Inglewood is built in 2019. The Chargers would join the Rams in the Inglewood stadium under the new deal, and it is unclear what role Chargers ownership would play in the stadium project in this scenario.
  • Johnny Manziel's future with Hue Jackson, Browns still up in the air

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    Whether acquiring Kaepernick would be a wise move for the Browns is debatable - he has had three surgeries in the past two months and is due to make $14 million next season - but Jackson's success coaching quarterbacks isn't. Brown has final say on the 53-man roster, but no scouting background, so the team's looking for a top football man. Jackson will join the search and have significant say in personnel.
  • Tony Stewart confronts fan in stands at Chili Bowl Nationals

    Tony Stewart confronts fan in stands at Chili Bowl Nationals

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    Although this is an isolated incident and we are not sure what transpired before the video was taken, this is clearly reminiscent of the Tony of old. Not everyone is a fan of Tony Stewart. Stewart and his representatives have yet to respond to requests from ESPN about the incident. As Ward went to confront Stewart on track, he was struck by Stewart's vehicle and killed.
  • National Football League wins a fixed game against St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland

    National Football League wins a fixed game against St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland

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    The suit was filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court, one day after National Football League owners voted to allow the Rams to relocate to Los Angeles. The excitement of the Rams' 2016 return only increases when fans talk about it, especially for Visalia resident Hector Olvera. The NFL has announced the Rams' pending move to Los Angeles , but the domain name that carries the team name for the Rams' former and future home base resides in South Dakota's Black Hills.
  • Stadiums outweigh supporters for NFL, world's richest league

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    Louis in 1994 and where they will play again next season before their new 70,000-seat stadium is completed in 2019. So now that we've got the Rams coming to the Los Angeles area, the big question is: Will the Chargers dump San Diego and join the Rams in Inglewood? The San Diego Chargers has the option to join them in the new stadium .
  • EA Sports trolls Vikings' kicker Blair Walsh in an Instagram post

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    It meant so much to Walsh that he wanted to thank the big-hearted tykes in person. He says he'll "cherish... forever" the letters the students wrote to him during a lesson on empathy, the Associated Press reported. Her students made cards for Walsh, each one containing words of encouragement only a 1st grader could imagine.  Others opted for positive visual imagery, drawing images like Blair kicking a game-winning field goal at next year's Super Bowl.
  • Raiders remain a relocation wild card

    Raiders remain a relocation wild card

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    In August, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said the city would be open to hosting the Raiders on an interim basis. San Antonio has always been linked to a possible Raiders move, and now Billy Joe "Red" McCombs, a former owner of the Vikings, as well as of the Spurs and Nuggets, is trying his darnedest to make that happen.
  • Raptors-Cleveland Cavaliers: Monday game preview

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    The three-time All-Star scored 14 points in the second half when Cleveland pulled away enough that LeBron James sat out the fourth quarter. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving drives past Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas on the way to a season-high in points Monday night in Cleveland.  Kyrie Irving stepped into a 3-pointer from 30 feet away and sank it.
  • NFL Playoffs: Panthers to host Seahawks on Sunday

    NFL Playoffs: Panthers to host Seahawks on Sunday

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    Plus, these should all be fun individual contests to keep an eye on as these postseason  games  play out. But it was more than just that. Well now the new guys are slower to react and clearly not adjusted to the style of the Panther defense yet.
  • Getting the mojo back: Victorious Packers in their own words

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    But trailing 11-0 early in the second quarter, two-time NFL MVP Rodgers and the Packers suddenly began to show the sort of ability to gain yards in chunks and put points on the board they had been missing while losing six of their final 10 games and letting the NFC North title slip away.
  • Rumors fly as Powerball jackpot winners remain hidden

    Rumors fly as Powerball jackpot winners remain hidden

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    Her husband added, "That's what we've done all our lives". When co-host Carson Daily asked whether he was nervous about carrying a ticket worth more than $100 million in his front pocket, Robinson admitted that, "Now I'm nervous because everybody knows".
  • Green Bay Packers: Can they win against the Arizona Cardinals?

    Green Bay Packers: Can they win against the Arizona Cardinals?

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    The Packers and Cardinals squared off in one of the wildest postseason games in recent history on Wild Card weekend in 2010, a 51-45 Cardinals overtime win in Arizona. The romp extending the Cardinals' winning streak to nine games and gave them a slim chance at earning the top overall seed in Week 17, but they were demolished by the Seattle Seahawks 36-6 and have been idle since.
  • Federer: Djokovic 'deserves a little star'

    Federer: Djokovic 'deserves a little star'

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    No 2-ranked Andy Murray will open again Alexander Zverev of Germany and in the same half of the draw, 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka takes on Dmitry Tursonov. She's super cool", Williams said. When she puts together a good run though, she is virtually unplayable, as her two Wimbledon titles attest. Certainly, her opponent in the first round, the talented but erratic Italian Camila Giorgi, will ask her as many on-court questions as it takes to determine the truth.
  • Marshawn Lynch on Panthers game: 'I'm ready'

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    Lynch responded to ESPN's Kenny Mayne with: " I'm Ready ". Unlike last week, when Lynch suddenly bailed just as the Seahawks were about to depart for Minnesota, Lynch Friday accompanied the team to Charlotte. Carroll said. "Not always do we know" From there, many wondered if Lynch would be there for his Seahawks against the Carolina Panthers . The back known as "Beast Mode" has averaged 16.6 carries and 60.6 yards in five games against the Panthers since 2012.
  • National champion Alabama plans to 'keep rolling' onto 'next year'

    National champion Alabama plans to 'keep rolling' onto 'next year'

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    After watching Jake Coker scramble, weave and dive to pick up the first down, Alabama center Ryan Kelly began to think that the Tide was about to win the national championship. Even at that, Alabama had to recover an onside kick after Watson's fourth touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining before it could celebrate its first championship since 2012.
  • El Chapo being moved from cell to cell in Mexico prison

    El Chapo being moved from cell to cell in Mexico prison

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    Government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said late Tuesday that it is the possibility of illegal acts, rather than specific people, that authorities in Mexico are looking into. "The reality is that these types of criminals have raped women, have killed children, and have tortured women and men". Guzman has also been photographed wearing another " Crazy Paisley " shirt from Barabas.
  • Adam Gase hired as new head coach of the Miami Dolphins

    Adam Gase hired as new head coach of the Miami Dolphins

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    Rapoport  reports  that the Dolphins are expected to offer their head coaching position to Gase during the second interview and Gase is expected to accept the offer. Tannehill was given a $96 million extension a year ago, but he has a 29-35 record as a starter. To start,  Adam Gase  will have control over the 53 man roster.
  • National Football League fines three Steelers for confrontations in Bengals game

    National Football League fines three Steelers for confrontations in Bengals game

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    Lynch has not played since Week 10 against Arizona after undergoing abdominal surgery. The Broncos remember Roethlisberger completing 40 of 55 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler says all three players are starting to pick up the intricacies of Pittsburgh's 3-4 defense and will need to keep improving if the Steelers want to advance.
  • Kane's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Leafs 4-1

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    As if Kane's numbers for the year weren't already insane enough, he's now up to 28 goals, 39 assists, a plus-22 and 168 shots on goal in 47 games, a pace that would land him 117 points (!) over a full season should he sustain his otherworldly production.
  • Referee Gave Newcastle United Penalty 'For Nothing', Says Manchester United

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    It's not certain what's more puzzling: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's apparent inability to turn his team into title contenders; or his increasingly freaky post-match press conferences. Paul Scholes has been United's most vocal critic in recent months, and his analysis of the team's attacking against Sheffield United was particularly notable.
  • Louis Rams are moving to LA

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    League owners voted Tuesday to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles starting next season. And if they don't, the San Diego Chargers will. "It's a process of ensuring we have the right ownership group, the right stadium, the right market and these things sort of move in concert with each other".
  • Titans GM out, Mularkey candidate in coaching search

    Titans GM out, Mularkey candidate in coaching search

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    The Titans wrapped up the first pick of the 2016 draft by losing in Week 17, so another impact player will be added. A press conference has been scheduled for later today. The Colts defeat the Titans 30-24. Webster's free-agent successes include tight end Delanie Walker and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the team missed on picks far more frequently.
  • New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 NFL Playoffs Schedule

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    Kansas City has won 11 consecutive games, longest in team history and longest active streak in league. Over time, it became necessary for them to play on either side of the line. Kansas City knows how to beat the Patriots; they rolled past the Patriots 41-14 during the 2014 season. That's not the way to play this team. Despite spending more than a half-century in the same league or conference together, Saturday will be the first time the teams have ever met in the postseason.
  • Cleveland Browns Have Given Up On Johnny Manziel, Says Sources

    Cleveland Browns Have Given Up On Johnny Manziel, Says Sources

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    The stance runs contrary to reports that say Jackson told the Browns' brass in his job interviews he wants Manziel off the roster. “We're going to chase greatness here, that's for sure". Jackson was the one who got Dalton to feed off the rage he felt after more than half of Great American Ballpark booed him ahead of a celebrity softball game during last July's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
  • Nick Saban reflects on fifth championship at Alabama

    Nick Saban reflects on fifth championship at Alabama

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    The leadership on this team has been fabulous. The guy never gives up. "I am concerned about how does a playoff and a bowl system coexist," Saban said, "and how could we make it better, if it's possible to get it right". Alabama kicked a field goal to tie the score at 24 with 10 minutes remaining and Nick Saban went to his bag of tricks, calling an onside kick that was executed perfectly.
  • NFL Playoff Patriots vs Chiefs Betting Lines: Can you Predict the Score?

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    It's a tall order for any opposing line. Brady is Brady, although his ankle injury from Week 17 may impact his mobility somewhat, making him a sitting target for Chiefs LBs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Luckily for the Chiefs, the Patriots may be up for the challenging task of putting an end to their streak. Brady-to-Gronk will doubtless makes some plays at their Foxborough fortress, though, so Kansas will need to keep pace.