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McGee finished with six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes.

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I have never had any motive other than that. My approach is and always has been to give people information based on my beliefs — then let them follow their own path toward what they believe works best for them. Ultimately every decision is up to each individual athlete.

Because of his relationship with Brady and the fact that he treated so many other players, Guerrero had nearly unlimited access to the team. But Belichick curbed that this year, exiling him from the sideline and locker room. After Belichick spelled that out in an email to Guerrero, several players reported that Guerrero had told them that Belichick had barred him from treating them. Some saw that as an attempt by Brady’s trainer to turn players against Belichick, dividing the team.

“They had 23 [points] at the end of the first quarter, we got [a great first quarter] out the way, but we got to also know we got four quarters of basketball left to play. So, we’re not impressed with giving up that many points in the last three quarters. We started the game off well, now we have to put the full game together.”

Kerr said he’s experimenting right now with the center position, stating that he’s looking for a spark. McGee will start again Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “JaVale gave us a different look,” Curry said, “I think sped us up a little bit on the offensive end and gave us a threat above the rim and pressuring you in the paint.”

Lewis in 2017 was an excellent return man and remained an open-field threat as a receiver, but he also proved he can be a complete runner working between the tackles and handling a good workload. He was a key cog for New England, but that team doesn’t typically spend much to keep backs.

None of that matters. Croc doesn’t represent anything, now. Brady is not a playful guy when he loses, and he most likely won’t be a playful guy until he wins another Super Bowl. Can you imagine having to be around him in the days, weeks, and months following that loss? He probably won’t ever tell another joke again.

What I’m saying is, I fear the TB Times narrative is dead. I’d love for it to come back next year, I really would, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s run its course. Croc is probably dead, too. Brady, S.M.G., and D.K. have probably already sent him to a nice farm upstate to run around with all the other crocodiles, if you catch my drift.

He’s close to being fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in Jacksonville’s first game last season. He had a monster 2015 campaign as a big-play and red-zone threat before cooling off in 2016. He is the only true No. 1 outside wideout available, but the Jaguars have the cap room to bring him back post-injury.

Trammell was en route to Orlando from San Diego and was departing his flight when he received the call.

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After the bad publicity from that, Jeter tried to hire the four men back, but at a much reduced rate. They all declined.

New Mexico State, meanwhile, hasn’t bowled since 1960 and is breaking the nation’s longest postseason drought. No assignment, even to the least prestigious bowl out there, would be a disappointment to the Aggies.

Arians feels there would be greater uniformity in rules enforcement if more than 17 percent of NFL officials (21 of 134) were working on a full-time basis. The league began hiring full-time officials this season with plans to grow the ranks in future years.

Asked why he believes having full-time officials would result in better game-day performances, Arians said, “They’d be held more accountable, first of all. Right now they’re accountable to their union. There are no ramifications (for), ‘Hey, I made a bad call. My bad.’ If they were full time and under the league umbrella, that would be totally different.”

Like Morris, he was asked to keep the news under his hat at first, so he avoided his traveling companions, who included big league managers Bruce Bochy, Bud Black, Rich Renteria and Brad Ausmus, as well as former Padre Trevor Hoffman. Finally, as he approached the baggage claim area, time was up and he was able to share the excitement.

If there’s a game the Seahawks could most afford to lose, it’s the Week 17 finale against the Cardinals. That would still give them the tiebreaker over the Cowboys after eliminating them from consideration head-to-head in Week 16. The Falcons could easily lose two with what’s left (at Buccaneers, at Saints, vs. Panthers) and the Packers just need to lose once (at Panthers, vs. Vikings, at Lions) with an even tougher slate.nike_chargers_537-180x180

Glenn played parts of 12 seasons in the NFL — six with the New England Patriots

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Sean Allen reviews players who can help in fantasy with one-category production and provides his latest top-250 rest-of-the-season rankings for fantasy hockey leagues.
Micheal Ferland, RW, Calgary Flames (22.6 percent)

The day that Ferland falls from his prized slot on a top line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan spells an immediate end to his run as viable fantasy commodity. But until then, the 25-year-old’s point-per-game pace alongside the Flames’ top two producers can’t be discounted. If Ferland remains available in your league, consider exploiting the fantasy fallout spoils from the company he keeps, at least for now.

“He’s done an amazing job. He’s done a great job ever since I’ve been here,” Westbrook said of Presti. “He’s finding ways to constantly keep making us a better team. … You definitely are very, very thankful to have somebody like that in charge of making those decisions.”

Hopefully the resulting mess will prompt the Packers to re-evaluate what they need in order to be a more complete team when Rodgers returns next season.

Glenn played parts of 12 seasons in the NFL — six with the New England Patriots, five with the Dallas Cowboys and one with the Green Bay Packers. He made the Pro Bowl in 1999 as a member of the Patriots and finished his career with 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who was Glenn’s teammate with the Patriots and Cowboys, said Glenn turned a corner as he got older.

“He was one of those guys that just grew up in the worst possible environment, and he told me at one point he had a hard time trusting people because everybody he ever trusted either betrayed him or died and so he kept to himself,” Bledsoe told ESPN’s Todd Archer. nike_bills-057

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Is Giannis Antetokounmpo worth the cost in DFS on Wednesday?

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Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off Wednesday’s NBA action? Our experts have the answers.

The Oilers pulled Talbot, who faced just three shots, in favor of Lauren Brossoit. It was the third time this season Talbot, who has started 105 of Edmonton’s last 116 games, has been pulled.

Brossoit faced 37 shots and allowed six goals.

St. Louis went up 3-0 when Jaden Schwartz knocked in the rebound of a shot by Tarasenko. Brossoit kicked out Tarasenko’s shot and it went right to Schwartz, who snapped in a wrist shot from the high slot at 3:52 of the second.

Allen dedicates performance to grandfather: Chargers wideout Keenan Allen racked up 12 catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers’ blowout win over the Nathan Peterman-led Bills and dedicated his display to his maternal grandfather, who passed away Saturday. Asked if his grandfather would have enjoyed his performance, Allen replied: “Most definitely, yes. I thought about my grandpa quite a lot today.”

Newton posted this the day after he, through his foundation, fed more than 850 kids in the Charlotte area a Thanksgiving meal at a local Topgolf facility. He said during the event that his goal is to impact kids in a way he never was when growing up.

“That’s what you have a foundation for,” Newton said. “It’s to make an impact. I play football on Sundays, but so much of me is bigger than football and more to it than just running touchdowns and throwing touchdowns.bills-034

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Senior forward Stephanie Mavunga had 28 points and 23 rebounds.

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She averaged a double-double last season (11.4 PPG, 10.8 RPG) but missed 13 games due to injuries. McGuff said she’s healthy.

“She has had an unbelievable offseason,” he said. “She’s gotten in the best shape of her life. She’s really taken her physical stature to another level. I’ve actually never been around a player, in over 20 years coaching, who’s done more in terms of her diet to change her body. She’s really getting up and down the floor and doing a wonderful job right now.”

Green argued that when Beal wrapped him up, he had no choice but to attempt to free himself. And thus, he believes he should not have been ejected and should not have been fined.

“And out in the world, if somebody hits you, you’re allowed to defend yourself. It’s called self-defense,” he said. “If somebody shoots you, you’re allowed to shoot back. Self-defense. I got hit and didn’t even hit back and got fined.

“And then for him to get fined only $50,000 and I get fined $25,000. Oubre came in throwing punches and he gets fined less than me? That just don’t add up. I know [the league is] not the biggest fan of me, and that’s fine, but don’t be so obvious that you’re not the biggest fan of me. That’s just too obvious. So, I think at the end of the day, they’re going to make out who they want to make out to be the bad guy. That’s cool, but be fair across the board.”

“Many players have been deeply troubled by the disturbing comments made by Texans’ owner Bob McNair,” the Players Coalition said in a statement. “It is ironic that such a quote would emerge in the midst of an ongoing struggle to highlight injustices suffered by people of color, including our nation’s deeply flawed approach to criminal justice and inhumane treatment of imprisoned people.”


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Falcons beat Jets, break three-game losing streak

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The Atlanta Falcons needed a bounce-back game after three straight tough losses, and on Sunday, they got exactly that, beating the New York Jets, 25-20.

Here’s what we learned from the afternoon:

1. The Falcons ended their three-game losing streak, but they were far from perfect. Matt Ryan lost three fumbles on the snap exchange, accounting for two turnovers and a failed 2-point conversion attempt. Austin Hooper dropped a sure touchdown. They had just two touchdowns in six red-zone trips. A punt return touchdown was wiped out by penalty. And yet, it was still good enough to beat the Jets, who do just enough to lose every week. It’s the sign of a truly good bad team.

2. For the third consecutive game, the Jets scored a touchdown on their opening drive. They’re also 0-3 in those games, so go figure. This time, an eight-play, 75-yard drive ended with a 20-yard strike from Josh McCown to tight end Eric Tomlinson. Credit goes to Jets offensive coordinator Johnnie Morton, who is obviously doing a nice job scouting these opposing defenses and has had a nice season overall.

When Gurriel came to the plate to lead off the second inning, fans got on him again. Dodgers starter Rich Hill even stepped off the mound for a moment as the jeers grew louder and later acknowledged that it was a “silent gesture” to condemn Gurriel’s insult.

The Dodgers won 3-1 to send the series to a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Before Tuesday’s game, Darvish, who is scheduled to start Game 7, maintained his stance of forgiveness toward Gurriel.

“I wasn’t that frustrated at that point when I saw it the first time,” Darvish said through an interpreter. “And then after the game like he contacted us and said, ‘Hey, I’d like to meet you and apologize,’ but I told him, ‘Hey, you don’t have to do that, because you made a comment and, like, I’m not that mad.’ So like I really didn’t care that much about that.”

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Best bets on Week 8 NFL games

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It’s Week 8 of the NFL season, and ESPN Chalk’s Vegas experts (Phil Steele, Warren Sharp, Erin Rynning and Mike Clay) have you covered with comprehensive betting previews for all of Sunday’s games (except the Sunday nighter).

Sunday was the receiver’s best game of the season: Hopkins turned his 11 targets into eight catches and 224 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown that saw him run through most of the Seahawks’ defense on a screen, breaking Kam Chancellor’s ankles along the way.

The players’ request is in response to McNair saying during the owners meetings earlier this month, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” regarding player protests during the national anthem. The goal of Monday’s meeting would be to discuss “immediate concerns before additional progress can be made” around sports’ role in social and political issues facing the country.

McNair, however, met with the Texans players Saturday morning, and while many perceived his comments to be racist, he says he was not even referring to players. The inmates analogy was made in reference to the league office’s relationship with the NFL’s 32 team owners, he said.

“Many players have been deeply troubled by the disturbing comments made by Texans’ owner Bob McNair,” the letter of invitation said. “It is ironic that such a quote would emerge in the midst of an ongoing struggle to highlight injustices suffered by people of color, including our nation’s deeply flawed approach to criminal justice and inhumane treatment of imprisoned people. The events that have unfolded the past several days have upset and angered many players and continues to demonstrate the lack of seriousness that some league officials are approaching our discussions. It is this lack of earnest words and actions that provoke and reinforce the continuation of our protest.”

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Patriots vs. Buccaneers 2017 odds: New England set as road betting favorite for Thursday night

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The New England Patriots are 9-0 straight up and 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games on the road. The Patriots can extend that road streak to 10 games with a win on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

All is right on offense for the Patriots — the Super Bowl odds leader — who lead the league in yards per game with 423.8 and are second in points per game with 32.3. But in perfect contrast, New England ranks dead last in yards surrendered with 456.8 per game and second in points allowed with 32 per game.

“My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality,” Long told the Associated Press. “I think we can all agree that equity in education can help effect change that we all want to see in this country.”

Long began his NFL career in St. Louis in 2008 and played for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots last season. He signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.

The charitable initiative encourages people to make donations to improve equal education opportunities.

Long’s foundation has selected four organizations whose missions focus on making education easily accessible to underserved youth while also providing students the support they need to develop strong social and emotional character.

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Marshawn Lynch Jersey was dancing on the sideline.

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It was impossible to walk or drive around Las Vegas this week and not have that hashtag engrained in your mind. It was everywhere. On billboards, hotel exteriors and hand-written signs taped to fences. It has become a common hashtag for a community to rally around following adversity but Las Vegas isn’t your typical community as a tourist oasis for many.

Most people who pass through for the weekend view it as a lovable punchline, a place where you quote lines from “The Hangover” and “Swingers” and promise yourself you’ll never return — before you invariably do a few months later.

Here’s how a perfect storm of calamity would have to unfold for Embiid to earn any less than the full $146.5 million: Across each of the final four seasons of the extension, ending with the 2022-23 season, the 76ers could waive Embiid for a financial benefit if he’s lost because of a contractually agreed-upon injury that causes him to miss 25 or more regular-season games and if he plays fewer than 1,650 minutes, league sources said.

“I wouldn’t try to sum it up in a word; I wouldn’t try,” Del Rio told reporters. “We’re working hard at it. We’re close, but no cigar.”

It doesn’t even look as close as Del Rio makes it out to be. Amari Cooper (28 yards, five catches) and Jared Cook (14 yards, two catches) were again missing in action. Both of Carr’s interceptions were more the fault of the intended receivers — although, again, Carr’s timing was off. Lynch cooled off in the second half after an effective first half.

A 2-4 record, last place in the AFC West and the specter of a four-game deficit to the Chiefs in mid-October — none of these seemed possible going into the season, and assuredly were not after two weeks.

Now it’s possible that the team that started 2-0 is the one that couldn’t be believed, and the one that has played since is the real thintigers_009

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Back injury to sideline Tyler Eifert for multiple weeks

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is expected to miss multiple weeks while recovering from his back injury, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Eifert does not need back surgery at this time, the source said.

On Thursday, coach Anthony Lynn chose to keep Gordon out of practice because of his knee. Fully padded, he rode a stationary bike on the side at the start of practice. However, Gordon was a limited participant in practice on Friday and was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon missed the final three games of the regular season last year with knee and hip issues. During his rookie season, he also missed the final two games with a left knee injury that required microfracture surgery in the offseason.

After getting checked out by the Chargers’ medical staff, Gordon returned to the field midway through the third quarter.

Six-team playoffs in Weeks 14-16: In this format, the top two teams earn a bye in Week 14, while the next four teams battle in a pair of wild-card matchups. In Week 15, the two Week 14 winners face the top two seeds, who were on a Week 14 bye, in the semifinals. Those winners then face off in the Week 16 championship game. This format rewards the teams that had the best regular season, but it also allows in two extra teams and gives squads that get hot late in the season to make a run to the title — just like we often see in the NFL.

Offline: There really is no doubt that the most fun you can have is to get your friends, family or co-workers together in a room and do a live draft. You can’t beat the laughs, trash talk and the feeling of being a general manager making selections at the NFL draft. If you go that route, then choose Offline draft, enter the rosters following the draft and play your season out on ESPN.a (3)

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