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Charles Woodson Sums Up Raiders’ Loss To Texans Perfectly: ‘We Suck’

Charles Woodson is what some might call a “straight shooter.” Woodson’s Oakland Raiders looked absolutely dismal for the second straight week, getting shut out for three straight quarters en route to a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. After the game, the veteran cornerback was asked what he thought of his football team. His response was about blunt as it gets. “We’re...
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2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Preview: Blue Line Scoring Key To Playoff Chances

The Coyotes ditched the “Phoenix” part of their name after last season to officially become the “Arizona Coyotes.” The franchise’s success has been built on a deep, talented blue line over the last four years and 2014-15 should be no different. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is the best defenseman on the team as a two-way player who plays against elite competition and excels on special...
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Jets’ Spectacular Game-Tying Touchdown Called Back By Own Timeout (GIFs)

The New York Jets keep finding new ways to lose. After blowing a 21-3 first-half lead against the Green Bay Packers, the Jets had a chance to tie trailing 31-24 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. On a fourth down play from the 37-yard line, quarterback Geno Smith uncorked a beautiful pass to wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who hauled it in for the game-tying touchdown. Unfortunately...
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Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Providing Powerful 1-2 Punch For Red Sox

Have the Boston Red Sox found their table-setters of the future? It would be unwise to read too much into a meaningless September series, but the performance put on by outfielder/second baseman Mookie Betts and shortstop Xander Bogaerts this weekend has to have Red Sox fans excited. Batting in the top two spots in the Red Sox’s order, the rookies went a combined 12-for-35 (.343...
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Xander Bogaerts ‘Letting It Loose’ During Eight-Game Hitting Streak (Video)

Xander Bogaerts’ hitting woes appear to be a thing of the past. After struggling at the plate for most of the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox shortstop is doing everything he can to finish the season on a high note. Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Boston’s 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to eight...
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Bruins-Lightning Rookie Game: Boston Loses 3-2 In Overtime

The Boston Bruins lost 3-2 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday evening in the second of a three-game rookie camp tournament at the Nashville Predators’ practice facility in Antioch, Tenn. Final: Boston falls to Tampa Bay 3-2 in OT in its second rookie game. Regardless of score here, SO wraps up action http://t.co/DQSoe6tft3— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) September 14...
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Darrelle Revis Intercepts First Pass With Patriots, Living Up To Hype

MINNEAPOLIS — Darrelle Revis isn’t an overly flashy cornerback, despite being the best in the NFL. He doesn’t declare that he’s the greatest after big wins like Richard Sherman, and he doesn’t try his hand on offense like Patrick Peterson. He’s not biggest or fastest cornerback, and his biggest strength — technique — can be hard to quantify. The three-time All-Pro...
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Cris Carter, Charles Barkley Give Very Different Takes On Adrian Peterson (Video)

Sunday presented a full slate of NFL football games, which was a nice diversion from one of the ugliest weeks in NFL history. Sunday also presented a chance for some of the game and sports media’s most popular talking heads to give their takes. Much of the conversation centered around Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The All-Pro back was indicted Friday and was charged...
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Vote: What Action Should The NFL Take Against Adrian Peterson?

It’s been a tough week for the NFL. After coming under heavy fire for its handling of the Ray Rice fiasco, the league must now turn its attention to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was indicted by a grand jury Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The league announced Saturday that it will review discipline for Peterson under its personal...
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Bill Belichick Shows Rare Reflection On ‘Very Gratifying’ 200th Win

MINNEAPOLIS — Bill Belichick wasn’t quite giddy after the New England Patriots’ 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but the head coach was positive, genuinely pleasant and showed rare reflection Sunday. The Patriots’ victory marked Belichick’s 200th in the NFL, and the head coach called it “a real great team win.” Belichick joins Don Shula (328), George Halas (318...
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Report: Knowshon Moreno Has Dislocated Elbow, Out Four To Eight Weeks

Knowshon Moreno’s season got off to a promising start in Week 1. In Week 2, that promise came to screeching halt. On his first carry of the Miami Dolphins’ game against the Buffalo Bills, the running back hit the turf awkwardly, causing his elbow to bend at a gruesomely unnatural angle. Moreno was immediately taken off the field and missed the rest of the game, but it looks...
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John Farrell: David Ortiz Left Red Sox-Royals Game Due To Family Emergency

A family emergency forced David Ortiz to leave Sunday’s Boston Red Sox game early, according to manager John Farrell. “He got called away from this game,” Farrell told reporters after the game. “There was a family emergency that he had to attend to, and he jumped on a flight late (Sunday) afternoon. He should meet us in Pittsburgh, but this is something that he had to get...
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Tom Brady Not Content After Patriots’ 30-7 Win: ‘We Have a Lot Of Work To Do’

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The New England Patriots’ defense was all smiles after a 30-7 win against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, but Tom Brady didn’t act like a quarterback who had just won by 23 points. The quarterback met with the media for under three minutes and appeared despondent. “I am happy we won, I just wish we went out there and played like we’re capable,” Brady...
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Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Works Around One Shaky Inning To Pick Up Win

The Boston Red Sox sure didn’t look like a team with nothing to play for this weekend in Kansas City. The Red Sox came from behind Sunday to best the Royals 8-4 and take three of four at Kauffman Stadium. Take a spin through some of our news and notes from the game below. – Though his stat line might indicate otherwise, Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings en route to picking...
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USA Basketball Wins 2014 FIBA World Cup With 129-92 Rout Over Serbia

MADRID — Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. James Harden added 23 for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them. The Americans were supposed...
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Patriots’ Defense Lives Up To Elite Potential As Big-Play, Aggressive Unit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Maybe the New England Patriots’ defense can be “elite,” after all. The Patriots’ lived up their potential in Sunday’s 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, but they still have room to grow. The dominant defensive performance came against a team without its best player and with Matt Cassel at the helm, but they forced four turnovers, recorded...
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Julius Thomas Bowls Over Cameraman After Catching Touchdown Pass (GIF)

Julius Thomas and the Denver Broncos’ offense simply can’t be stopped. The Broncos got off to another hot start against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as Peyton Manning capped off the opening drive by connecting with his tight end in the corner of the endzone for a beautiful touchdown. That was all well and good, except for the fact that Thomas still had a full head of steam...
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Papelbon ejected for making obscene gesture at Phillies fans

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
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Daniel Nava Launches Grand Slam To Put Red Sox Ahead vs. Royals (Video)

One swing changed the course of Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Kansas City Royals game in a hurry. Batting with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, Daniel Nava took an Aaron Crow fastball and deposited it into the Kauffman Stadium bullpen. Your browser does not support iframes. The grand slam was Nava’s first since 2010, when the outfielder went yard with the bases juiced on the...
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Texans DE J.J. Watt Catches Touchdown Pass Against Raiders (Video)

Apparently there’s not a whole J.J. Watt can’t do on a football field. The Houston Texans defensive end is known for his otherworldly defensive skill set and insane athleticism, but Watt showed Sunday he’s also got some pretty good hands. In a goal-line set, the Texans called Watt’s number, and he was left wide open in the endzone for the Houston touchdown. See the play below...
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Chandler Jones, Tom Brady Among Patriots’ Stars Of The Game Vs. Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The New England Patriots began Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings looking like they hadn’t skipped a beat since last week’s 33-20 trouncing by the Miami Dolphins. They rebounded big after poor opening drives by the offense and defense, however. The Patriots took over, and showed the true potential of their defense — making plays, stopping...
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Dolphins’ Mike Wallace Makes Incredible One-Handed TD Catch (Video)

Mike Wallace has game-changing ability, he just doesn’t showcase it all the time. He showed it off Sunday on one highlight play. The Miami Dolphins wide receiver caught his second touchdown pass of the season in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills. It may have been the catch of the season so far, as Wallace was able to make an incredible one-handed snag for the score. ...
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Ned Yost: I Always Knew Lorenzo Cain Would Develop Into A Pretty Good Player (Video)

After dropping the first two games of the series to the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost got creative with his lineup. Yost shuffled everyone around for Saturday’s game, placing lots and lots of speed at the top of the lineup. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak and has gone 7-for-14 during that span, moved up to bat third...
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Robert Griffin III Leaves Game After Nasty-Looking Ankle Injury (Video)

Robert Griffin III’s poor injury luck continued Sunday. The Washington Redskins quarterback suffered a potentially severe ankle injury in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Griffin scrambled to the right and fired a pass on the run. However, when Griffin came down, he fell awkwardly as he twisted his ankle. RG3 Injury vine.co/v/OaDvi3b3HZP— 3030 (@jose3030) September 14...
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Steven Wright Shines Once Again, Says He’s ‘Going In The Right Direction’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright continues to impress every time he steps on the mound. The 30-year-old knuckleballer shined once again Saturday night, tossing three shutout innings in relief against the Kansas City Royals, scattering three hits while striking out two in just his third major league appearance this season. Wright has been a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen...
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