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Earl Thomas suffers broken leg, out indefinitely

The early word is in on Earl Thomas’ injury, and it’s not good. The Seattle Seahawks safety suffered a broken bone in his leg after a collision with one of his teammates Sunday night, and he is out indefinitely. #Seahawks S Earl Thomas suffered a broken bone in his leg in the first half, sources say. He's out indefinitely. Brutal injury. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December...
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Cam Newton benched for opening series for disciplinary reasons

When the Panthers came out for their opening series against the Seahawks, Derek Anderson was the quarterback, not Cam Newton. More than a few people were confused when Carolina came out for their first possession and the quarterback was wearing No. 3, not No. 1. Anderson drew the start because Newton was apparently benched for disciplinary reasons by head coach Ron Rivera. According...
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Marquette King gets penalty for celebrating opponent’s penalty (Video)

Marquette King might be the most entertaining punter in the NFL and he provided an example of why on Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter of the game between the Raiders and Bills, King unleashed a 68-yard punt. During the process, he was hit by Corey White, which drew a 15-yard penalty for roughing the kicker. That pleased King, who picked up the flag and celebrated with it. Unfortunately...
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Jay Gruden unloads on his team after loss to Cardinals

Jay Gruden was not pleased after his Washington squad lost to the Arizona Cardinals 31-23 on Sunday and apparently unloaded on his team in the locker room after the game. The Washington Post’s Mike Jones tweeted that from his spot outside the locker room, Gruden could be heard yelling at his team. Jay Gruden just unleashed on his players in the locker room about not giving...
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Colin Kaepernick ‘surprised’ by fourth quarter benching

The San Francisco 49ers benched quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, and he was a bit taken aback by it. Kaepernick, who had been playing very well coming into the game at Chicago, completed just one pass in the first three quarters on five attempts, worth four total yards. With his team down 22 in the fourth, Kaepernick was benched for Blaine Gabbert. “I was surprised. It...
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Orioles not actively working on extension for Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles are not actively engaged in long-term contract extension talks with Manny Machado, the team’s GM said Sunday. Orioles GM Dan Duquette joined MLB Network Radio on Sunday from the Winter Meetings and was asked about contract talks with the team’s stud third baseman. #Orioles Dan Duquette: "We're not actively engaged in long-term extension talks with Manny...
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Leonard Fournette day-to-day for Citrus Bowl

Leonard Fournette’s availability for the Citrus Bowl isn’t yet known, as the LSU running back is currently day-to-day. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was asked Sunday about Fournette’s status for the Tigers’ bowl game against Louisville and said the team isn’t sure. “We’re going to see,” Orgeron said Sunday, via The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. “He’s been rehabbing...
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CFB Playoff director: No discussions about expansion

It seems as though there is always hunger among some fans, particularly of teams who narrowly missed out on it, for the College Football Playoff to expand. That’s particularly true this year, with a pair of Power Five conference champions as well as an unbeaten Group of Five team being omitted from the field. The CFP’s executive director, Bill Hancock, said Sunday that those...
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Warriors’ PR member has painful, funny comment on question to Draymond Green

Losing the 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals still looms large over the Golden State Warriors. That reminder came after Saturday night’s win over Phoenix, a victory that prevented them from losing two in a row for the first time since the 2014-15 season. A question posed to Draymond Green led to one PR member chiming in with a rather awkward reminder. Draymond Green asked if he...
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Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
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Report: Chris Archer most likely Braves’ trade target if they acquire a starter

If the Atlanta Braves trade for a starter, they may reportedly go shopping for one particular Tampa Bay Ray. Rays starter Chris Archer is the most likely trade target, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, but Tampa Bay’s asking price is too high for Atlanta’s liking at the moment. If the Braves are going to trade for a top SP, Archer is the most likely. But for now, the Rays...
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Report: Marlins in the mix for big-time closer

The Miami Marlins will be among the teams trying to add a big-time closer this offseason, according to a report. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports says the Marlins are intent on adding one of the three big closers on the market. The three closers teams are pursuing include Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon. Though Melancon isn’t as big of a name as the other two, he...
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WATCH: Chiefs win game with incredible special teams play

Eric Berry was a difference-maker in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 29-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The KC safety personally accounted for eight points in the game, including an interception returned to the end zone on the 2-point conversion attempt by the Falcons: Matt Ryan goes for 2. Eric Berry has other plans pic.twitter.com/taPMPLeqaz — Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss...
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Rob Gronkowski has no plans to retire, wants to look ‘super fresh’

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he has no plans to retire despite recently undergoing his third back surgery since 2009. In a statement he released on Sunday through Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Gronkowski said he is looking forward to rehabbing and getting back onto the field. “I highly appreciate the support from all my teammates, friends and family and the courage...
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James Franklin 'appreciative' of Rose Bowl opportunity

Penn State coach James Franklin may be missing out on the College Football Playoff, but it doesn’t mean he’s upset, at least publicly. Franklin was diplomatic after missing out on the playoff despite a Big Ten Championship, saying his team was grateful for the opportunity to compete in the Rose Bowl. “Our guys would have obviously loved to have been in the playoff, but they’re...
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Urban Meyer had ‘a lot of anxiety’ over Playoff unveiling

Ohio State entered the weekend as the No. 2 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, but there wasn’t anything they could do to improve their standing because they did not have a game. Instead, they had to wait and see what developed with the other games that were being played. After all the highly-ranked teams took care of business and won their conference championship...
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Jabrill Peppers knows Michigan did not take care of business

Jabrill Peppers may be disappointed that Michigan did not make it into the College Football Playoff, but the Wolverines DB understands why his team was left out. Peppers, a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, tweeted on Sunday about Michigan being jumped by Penn State in the College Football Playoff rankings, which pushes them down to the sixth spot. He also accepted responsibility...
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Report: NFL to review rule that allowed Ravens' holding play

Unsurprisingly, the NFL’s competition committee is going to take a look at the Baltimore Ravens’ rule exploitation. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the committee will consider amending the rule that ensures that the game can end on an offensive penalty. Currently, offensive penalties do not result in any untimed down, thus ensuring that a team could theoretically commit...
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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington make College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff pairings are in and while they offer little surprise, there is a lot of intrigue. As expected, Alabama claimed the top overall seed, with Clemson and Ohio State coming in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. The only real suspense was No. 4, where Pac-12 champion Washington claimed the final playoff berth and the right to face the Crimson Tide. Thus, the only...
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Texans backup QB taken to hospital with elbow infection

The Houston Texans will be without their primary backup quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, as Tom Savage is being treated for an infection in his elbow. Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports reports that Savage was taken to the hospital on Sunday after he woke up with pain in his elbow. Told Texans BU QB Tom Savage woke up with an infection in the elbow of his...
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Report: Browns ownership vows to stay the course in meeting

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is prepared to suffer through a potential 0-16 season while holding firm to the decisions he’s made. Haslam, wife Dee, and most of the Browns’ leadership – including coach Hue Jackson – recently spoke at a staff meeting for all team employees designed to boost morale, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. In the meeting, Haslam...
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Meyer's daughter gives birth to coach's first grandchild

There are a lot of great things happening in Urban Meyer’s life with another College Football Playoff appearance on the horizon, but none may be better than him becoming a grandfather. ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi reports that Nicki Meyer, Urban’s oldest daughter, gave birth to a baby boy early Sunday morning. Nicki and her husband, former Georgia Tech wide receiver Corey Dennis, named...
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Report: Tommy Tuberville resigning as Cincinnati coach

Tommy Tuberville’s time at Cincinnati is reportedly over. Tuberville is resigning from his position with the Bearcats following a disappointing 4-8 season, according to reports. SOURCE: Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville is resigning. Announcement coming later today. — Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) December 4, 2016 The Cincinnati job is a fairly strong one, particularly in...
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Report: Eagles interested in bringing DeSean Jackson back

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent after the season, and there’s a chance he could end up returning to the place where his NFL career began. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles are likely to pursue Jackson during the offseason and “multiple teams” believe the 30-year-old could return to Philadelphia. The Eagles are said...
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Report: Bruce Arians to consider retiring after season

Bruce Arians has had multiple health scares in recent years, and those incidents could have him thinking about calling it quits on his coaching career. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that some people familiar with Arians’ situation expect the 64-year-old to contemplate retirement after the season. Arians considered retiring a few years back and has done a fantastic...
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