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Cardinals won’t release Fitzgerald

When Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill hired G.M. Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, no one expected them to face so much adversity due to injury — or to have so much success with a collection of next men up. Next year, they also could be dealing with a salary-cap problem. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald has a cap number of $23.6 million for 2015. It’s widely believed he’ll be cut...
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Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea move for Barcelona's Sergio Busquets

The Spain international is one of world football's top midfield schemers, and is also being hunted by the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG. According to reports in Germany, Barcelona are eager to offer Busquets a new deal as Luis Enrique looks to rebuild the club following a disastrous campaign last season.
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Manchester City WANT former Chelsea man Kevin De Bruyne

City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made De Bruyne one of his top January transfer targets as he looks to bolster his squad that has been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks. The Belgium international joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in January after failing to make an impression at Chelsea. But, Pellegrini believes the 23-year-old would be a worthwhile addition to his team and could...
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Crystal Palace make £2.5 million offer for Lille left-back Pape Souare

Crystal Palace have made a £2.5million offer for Lille left-back Pape Souare. Manager Neil Warnock has made the move as the 23-year-old Senegal international falls into Palace's budget, although Lille want £3m. Palace have asked about Neil Taylor at Swansea, Morocco left-back Achraf Lazaar of Palermo and discussed an ambitious move for Roma's Ashley Cole but have settled on Souare...
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Tottenham and Napoli interested in signing Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho

Aston Villa face a battle to keep Aly Cissokho despite only signing him in the summer as Spurs and Napoli are now interested. The French left-back has impressed at the West Midlands club with his attacking ability and inswinging crossing. He is now on the radar of both Tottenham and Napoli who are considering January bids. Cissokho was snapped up from Valencia in a cut-price deal...
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Liverpool and Arsenal join Man Utd in race for £25m Fabio Coentrao

Liverpool and Arsenal have entered the race to sign Real Madrid star and Manchester United target Fabio Coentrao. The Portugal international is surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu, and looks set to leave Carlo Ancelotti's side in the upcoming January transfer window. United had been leading the race for Coentrao's signature, but reports now claim that both Brendan...
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Harrell gets 1-game suspension

Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been suspended for one game by the ACC after being ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' 76-67 win over Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow. The preseason first-team All-American became tangled with several Hilltoppers with 38.7 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday. A shoving match ensued, and as referees tried to separate players...
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RB Jay Ajayi to skip senior season

Boise State running back Jay Ajayi announced Sunday that he's going to skip his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. The junior ranks fourth in the nation with 1,689 rushing yards and is second nationally only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon with 25 rushing touchdowns. "What I appreciate about him the most is he never once had a conversation with me about this until we were...
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Kyrie Irving lauded by Team USA

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Irving started in all nine games for the Americans in Spain and averaged 12.1 points and 3.6 assists. He scored 26 points in the gold-medal game, going 6 of 6 from 3-point range to spark a rout of Serbia. Irving was selected by USA Basketball...
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Russ Westbrook: 'My job is to attack'

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took exception to questions Sunday about his perceived lack of passing following the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Pelicans. "It's one game, man. I'm not going to keep answering questions about me not passing when we lose," Westbrook said. "When we won eight in a row, nobody said nothing about me not passing. So I don't want to hear it now." Westbrook...
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Richard Sherman shrugs off criticism

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he cares as much about people's opinions "as the dirt under [my] shoe," and also was critical of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson while speaking to NBC's Bob Costas in an interview that aired before Sunday's game. Sherman also was asked if his rant about San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree after last year's...
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'Funeral' talk irks White, Douglas

Atlanta Falcons receivers Roddy White and Harry Douglas had some choice words for Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis following their team's 30-14 victory on Sunday. It was Lewis who said the Saints would send the Falcons to their "funeral" by eliminating them from the NFC South race. Instead, the Falcons (6-9) eliminated the Saints and now sit in position to win the division title and...
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Steve Smith: We got our butts kicked

Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Texans. "Bottom line is offensively, we just got our ass kicked," Smith said. "That's what happened. That's what the score looks like. That's what it looks like when you just lose. That is the consequences of losing." Smith's frustrations weren't contained...
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Cowboys make case for Romo MVP

After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP. "He certainly is in my book," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday after the Cowboys clinched the NFC East title with a 42-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts, keyed by Romo completing 18 of 20 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns...
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Seahawks smother Arizona on way to control of NFC West

On the most spectacular day of offense in Seahawks history, the Seattle defense was just its usual self. In other words, a defense that continues to play at a level that backs up the words of its players. “Every week we come out and show why we’re the best defense to ever play the game,’’ said defensive lineman Michael Bennett. “That’s what we do.” So consider this...
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Raiders hold off Bills for third win of season

The Raiders are in search of a new, state-of-the-art stadium. This year’s team likes O.co Coliseum just fine. The Raiders won their third straight home game on Sunday afternoon, with an 26-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. It is also the team’s third victory of the season against a team with a winning record at the time. The Raiders grinded out a win with solid defense, tough...
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Cowboys defense left Colts Luck-less

ADVERTISEMENT They entered the game as the NFL’s top offense, averaging more than 421 yards a game. They were one of three teams in the league that scored more than 30 points a game. Most thought the Indianapolis Colts would expose this Dallas Cowboys defense, once projected to repeat as a historically bad unit. But this defense continues to exceed expectations and turned in...
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Odell Beckham Jr. makes difference again for NY Giants in 37-27 win over Rams

Ten games of Odell Beckham have produced a litany of explosive plays. But no play was quite as explosive as his six-yard catch at the end of the first half on Sunday. This is what happens when you try to target the Giants’ most dynamic weapon. On Sunday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome, the St. Louis Rams made it their seeming mission to destroy Beckham, chasing him all around...
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Patriots escape New Jersey with narrow win over Jets

The Patriots escaped from MetLife Stadium with a victory on Sunday, barely coming away with a 17-16 victory over the Jets. It wasn’t an easy one for New England, as the Patriots had to battle back from a 13-7 third-quarter deficit on the way to the win. But some key stops late and a couple of second-half scoring drives — as well as a key third-down run from Brandon Bolden where...
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Falcons beat Saints

The first step in Atlanta's win-or-go-home final two-game stretch of the season was a resounding success. The Falcons took apart the New Orleans Saints 30-14 on Sunday to set up a winner-takes-all NFC South showdown with the Carolina Panthers next week. A playoff trip will be rewarded to whichever team wins the Week 17 matchup between the 6-9 Falcons and the 6-8-1 Panthers. It will...
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Dolphins beat Vikings in wild shootout

When Stephen Ross announced that Joe Philbin would be back as Dolphins coach after the team’s dramatic 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the news came as a shock to many on the outside. But within the organization, it was just the next logical progression for an owner who likes, respects and has confidence in his most important employee. Ross had decided well...
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Lions 20, Bears 14: Sloppy Lions win their 4th straight

Jim Caldwell has said time and again this year he won't apologize for winning ugly. That's a good thing, because after surviving another sloppy game today at Soldier Field, Caldwell might be out of words. The Detroit Lions overcame two red-zone interceptions by Matthew Stafford and a slew of special-teams mistakes to beat the crumbling Chicago Bears, 20-14, and set up a winner-take...
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Raiola denies intentionally stomping Bears player

Lions center Dominic Raiola said he didn't intentionally stomp on Bears rookie defensive tackle Ego Ferguson's ankle, and even though Raiola apologized, Ferguson made clear after the game that wasn't enough. Now, it will be up to the NFL to determine a punishment for Raiola, and there's a chance he'll be suspended for next week's game in Green Bay with the NFC North title on the...
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Carolina Panthers control own destiny after 17-13 win over Cleveland Browns

Given up for dead last month following a six-game losing streak, the Carolina Panthers are very much alive. The Panthers will play a winner-take-all game for the NFC South title next week at Atlanta after dispatching Cleveland 17-13 on a gray Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers’ victory, combined with the Falcons’ 30-14 victory at New Orleans, eliminated the Saints...
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Steelers clinch trip to postseason with big victory over Chiefs

The playoffs are nice, especially because they seemed like a long shot just a few weeks ago. They especially are satisfying for a Steelers team that has spent back-to-back offseasons being told 8-8 isn't good enough. And it wasn't. But now 10-5 isn't enough, either, at least in the Steelers' eyes. The Steelers' 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday at Heinz Field punched their...
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