• Marshawn Lynch a no-go for Seahawks on Sunday vs. Vikings

    Marshawn Lynch a no-go for Seahawks on Sunday vs. Vikings

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    Lynch practiced this week for the first time since undergoing abdominal surgery on November 25. And he wasn't able to go. However, they always seemed to get on the same page in time for Lynch to be on the field and looking like one of the best backs in the NFL.
  • Record Powerball jackpot irresistible for many Americans

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    The chance of no one hitting all five initial numbers and the Powerball number is growing slimmer, Grief acknowledged. The winning numbers for the largest Powerball jackpot in history, worth $900 million, were selected Saturday night. Since then ticket sales have only taken off. Players in Lincoln, Nebraska, said they don't expect to win, but most noted that eventually, someone will take home all that money.
  • Lakers GM says there's a chance Kobe Bryant's No

    Lakers GM says there's a chance Kobe Bryant's No

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    Coming off victories over Boston and Philadelphia, the Lakers have matched their longest streak since beating the Celtics, Jazz and Bucks in succession. When the season started, most observers said that the key to this year was not the final record but how Russell and Randle have developed. Phoenix's defense has been a mess, as it has allowed 111.4 points on 51.1 percent shooting - both of which are the worst marks in the league during this stretch.
  • Ronda Rousey To Host "Saturday Night Live"

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    Yahoo! Sports notes that if Holm successfully defends her title, she can enter the Rousey rematch even bigger, but if she loses, Rousey-Holm II will not be as big if Holm goes in as an undefeated champion. But Holm expressed the desire to compete before the July event. According to the California State Athletic Commission, Holm's disclosed pay for each of those fights was a total of $50,000.
  • Teen Sexually Assaulted at Brooklyn Playground

    Teen Sexually Assaulted at Brooklyn Playground

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    The 18-year-old victim was with a male friend near the handball courts when they were approached by the five suspects. According to police, three of the five men sexually assaulted the victim and fled the location when the victim's friend returned with help.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl in Playoff Prediction

    Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl in Playoff Prediction

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    Saturday 3:35 p.m. on ESPN/ABC: No. 5 seed Kansas City (11-5) at No. 4 Houston (9-7)-The Chiefs had the better record but did not win the AFC West Division, so they have to travel to Houston, champs of the AFC South. Kirk "You Like That!" Credit to coach Jay Gruden. He won 7 games, and had to keep an eye on Johnny Manziel. The Redskins' secondary is suspect, though, with the team signing Cary Williams to bolster the unit.
  • Friction with team, not injury, keeping Marshawn Lynch out

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    The Seahawks traveled to Minnesota last night in advance of their playoff game with the Vikings , but Marshawn Lynch did not go with them. Seattle gained 433 yards and held the Vikings to 125, a season low for a Seahawks opponent, with running back Adrian Peterson gaining just 18 on eight carries.
  • Seahawks Wild Card Weekend Injury Updates: Willson Out, Lynch Could Return

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    As late as Friday afternoon following practice, the Seahawks thought they might have Lynch back to add even more spice to an offense that has thrived since he last played on November 15 against Arizona. He is likely to start Sunday. "But when he met the media around 2 p.m. PST, following the team’s practice he said: "œI have not said yet that he’s playing.
  • NFL Wild Card Weekend Odds

    NFL Wild Card Weekend Odds

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    Also note that his last three full games with Cousins he has put up the following DraftKings scores: 36, 27 and 30. Alas, the AFC gets to participate. A little cold isn't going to slow down a Seahawks team gaining speed. Both of these teams are impossible to figure out. Their defense has been fantastic, Brian Hoyer has played better than anyone gives him credit for, and the Chiefs' 10-game winning streak has been mostly against bad teams.
  • Tiger turns 40 with Nicklaus mark a distant dream

    Tiger turns 40 with Nicklaus mark a distant dream

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    Spieth followed this up with victory in the US Open as well‚ becoming the youngest victor of this Major since Bobby Jones in 1923 and on a Chambers Bay golf course that was the most talked about Major venue this year in terms of the criticism it drew from the players.
  • Steelers planning to play without RB DeAngelo Williams vs. Bengals

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    Williams was injured in the Steelers' regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday, sustaining a problem with his right foot. The 10-year National Football League veteran experienced a career resurgence this year , his first with the Steelers after nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers .
  • Andy Dalton has cast removed; Bengals preparing to start AJ McCarron

    Andy Dalton has cast removed; Bengals preparing to start AJ McCarron

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    The defense with the quarterback-crushing tandem of Dunlap and defensive tackle Geno Atkins could give Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fits on Saturday. Wildcard Weekend is drawing near once again, and as fate would have it the Bengals have earned the third seed in the AFC while the Steelers have again backed their way into the sixth seed.
  • Beast Mode deactivated: Seahawks hit the playoff road without Marshawn Lynch

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    The Seahawks running back has not played since November 15th following abdominal surgery on November 25th. That fits in with the last six weeks as the  Seahawks  have allowed Lynch to rehabilitate throughout December - away from team trainers - with his own personal trainers in San Francisco.  Seahawks ’   coach Pete Carroll also said, "Yeah, (Lynch's) going to play",  during an appearance  with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM's Dori Monson on Friday.
  • Is Serena Williams Already Injured?

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    The problem sidelined her for much of the latter part of 2015 and she withdrew from the United States' opening  Hopman Cup  tie on Monday, citing inflammation of the left knee after a practice session. At the ASB Classic, which is held in Auckland, New Zealand, fourth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova moved up to the 2nd round in the ASB Class. She led the match 6-2, and 1-1, but Germany's Mona Barthel left their first round match due to stomach issues.
  • San Diego, Oakland, St. Louis stadiums inadequate, Goodell says

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    Louis', and San Diego's current stadiums as "unsatisfactory and inadequate", according to the Los Angeles Times . Goodell also said each team had "ample opportunity to demonstrate a successful solution, but none developed their proposals to ensure the retention of their teams".
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' DeAngelo Williams out vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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    This adds up to a much tougher challenge for the Steelers than you may think, and ultimately, a monkey-off-the-back moment for Marvin Lewis and the Bengals. Cincinnati was 11th in yards allowed, but gave up only 279 points, second-fewest in the NFL. Touissant rushed for just 24 yards on 12 carries in a Week 17 win over the Cleveland Browns .
  • With Playoff Berth Already Secured, What Are the Scenarios Now for Chiefs?

    With Playoff Berth Already Secured, What Are the Scenarios Now for Chiefs?

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    Neither expressed any concern that the former Alabama standout would not be able to play on Sunday either. "I'm just mad I fumbled". There were several follow-up questions about the injury, with McCarron reaffirming his first response. We stuck to it and got some good things out of it. It was a nice change up". Lewis again said  "it's not too big for him" when talking about McCarron's ability to lead the Cincinnati offense.
  • Washington Redskins, Houston Texans Know They're Not Going Anywhere

    Washington Redskins, Houston Texans Know They're Not Going Anywhere

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    Jones didn't play the last two weeks as he's dealt with a hip issue. Since Cousins' "You like that" outburst, he and the Redskins offense have clicked. However, some fans just aren't sold. They have not beaten a team with a 500 record or better and only played three winning teams. The idea that facing Minnesota or Green Bay would be advantageous to the Cardinals since they've already game-planned for them this season could hold water, yet at the same time, those same teams have done the ...
  • Manziel finally spotted, shows up for exit meetings

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    Of course, the masses on Twitter had a field day mocking up images of Billy Manziel... "I'm not exactly sure where Johnny is", Haslam said Sunday night. "It would be disappointing", Pettine said. "My biggest concern is the guys who were out there today", Pettine said. "I was like, 'How you doing, man?' He's like, 'I'm good'".
  • Kyrie Irving in midseason form in Cleveland Cavaliers win over Toronto Raptors

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    Except Irving made it look easy. SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan scored a season-high 18 points and San Antonio had eight other players in double figures to beat Utah and remain unbeaten at home. Things changed dramatically, in large part to Irving, who continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. "That won the game for them right there", Lowry said.
  • Johnny Manziel wore disguise, gave fake name at Vegas nightclub

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    Manziel's two years with the Browns have been filled with off-field incidents that have created a distraction and called into question his decision-making. Also, that he introduced himself as "Billy". Although it seemed that after completing a rehab program a year ago and then re-joining the Browns for the season he was working at staying out of the negative spotlight, Manziel began to slip again causing him to be benched by Cleveland.
  • Cincinnati Bengals officially rule out QB Andy Dalton vs. Steelers

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    Cincinnati is +7 in differential this year, turning it over only 17 times . Yes, I'm talking about the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have developed quite a rivalry in the past several years. Expect them to come out with the win again. He has made some progress and took part in some team activities this week. Why the Patriots should be afraid: While the Steelers couldn't meet the Patriots until the AFC championship game , they would be one of the few teams not ...
  • Steelers, Bengals go into playoff game with Andy Dalton on the brain

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    If McCarron leads the Bengals to victory on Saturday, he will become the first quarterback to win a playoff game with such little experience since 1979, when Gifford Nielsen led the Houston Oilers to a win in San Diego. Overall, the Bengals haven't won a playoff game since the 1990 season, a 25-year streak of futility that's the sixth-longest in league history. In the receiving end, Tyler Eifert had 51 yards and one touchdown in four catches while Marvin Jones added 38 yards in five catches.
  • Is this the end for Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks?

    Is this the end for Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks?

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    That's across the bay from Lynch's hometown of Oakland, California. "He's looked really good, and we're hoping so, very optimistic about that". In the last game, the Seahawks got to Bridgewater without having to blitz frequently, as the offensive line just got whooped for four quarters and Seattle could consistently drop seven into coverage without any serious worries.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Scary Kind of Good

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    The Raptors beat the Cavs at Toronto in late November when the Cavs were missing half of their rotation. Things changed dramatically, in large part to Irving, who continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. The post Kyrie Irving takes control as Cavaliers rip Raptors appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Not done yet, an Irving left-hand floater made it 106-87 with 6:54 to play, marking the beginning of the end for the Raptors.
  • Mutiny? Watch Manchester United Fans Ironically Cheer After Wayward Depay Shot

    Mutiny? Watch Manchester United Fans Ironically Cheer After Wayward Depay Shot

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    However,  Dean Hammond  fouled Memphis Depay in the box in stoppage time, giving Wayne Rooney the chance to fire his side into the fourth round. "It's  more  or less the same thing we have done with Will Keane", explained Van Gaal, who has also brought striker Keane, 22, back following a loan spell at Championship side Preston North End.
  • NFL Wild Card Games and Predictions

    NFL Wild Card Games and Predictions

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    The Chiefs started their 2015 season with a Week 1 win in  Houston , and they're hoping their long, unusual trip-and current 10-game winning streak-doesn't end there as well. If only one road team wins, the Broncos would face that victor, either the Chiefs or Steelers. I'd like Carolina vs.  Seattle  for the title, with Cam Newton vs.
  • Dolphins coaching rumors: Miami schedules second interview with Adam Gase for Saturday

    Dolphins coaching rumors: Miami schedules second interview with Adam Gase for Saturday

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    Gase has been the only candidate to get a second interview. They did interview former head coaches Mike Shanahan, Mike Smith and Doug Marrone this week. Saturday. The coach-personnel head relationship is an important one in the construction of any team. He also interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Eagles on Tuesday, the Browns on Wednesday and the Giants on Friday.
  • Steelers RB Williams (foot) out vs. Bengals

    Steelers RB Williams (foot) out vs. Bengals

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    The familiarity that both Toussaint and Todman have with the Steelers' offense means Haley won't have to simplify it too much, even though the Steelers' might miss Williams' contributions to the passing game . "[Toussaint] is the guy, but we have to make sure we give him a physical and mental break here and there throughout the game ". Toussaint stood on the Ravens sideline and watched the mild upset unfold as a reserve.
  • Bears offensive coordinator Gase interviews for Eagles job

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    Gase worked six seasons on the Broncos' staff as wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 2009-14, helping oversee multiple transitions between offensive schemes and quarterbacks. In 2013, the Broncos scored an NFL-record 606 points fueled by a record 76 touchdowns, all with Gase making the calls. Both are "hot coordinators" and on many organization's radars right now as potential future head coaches.
  • Stat: Liverpool fielded youngest XI in their history vs. Exeter City

    Stat: Liverpool fielded youngest XI in their history vs. Exeter City

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    That's the best we can do; the weather's been bad, and we've played three games in the last few weeks in horrendous conditions. It might be the funniest pre-match interview we've seen and we've got a lot of time for Klopp, especially when he's giving interviews in a League Two side's tea room and talking  more  about coffee than the match.