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Linebacker Nigel Bradham is probably the impending free agent who will be toughest for Philadelphia to hold on to, but that’s because: A) the Eagles don’t have much cap space; and B) the return of Jordan Hicks would push Bradham back to outside linebacker. The franchise tag would only exacerbate both of those problems.

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Nevertheless, Turner began to think there was just no escape from the noise. Or the disappointment.

Turner remembered that he just wanted the season to continue as he watched the Astros pour onto the field at Dodger Stadium to celebrate their dramatic victory on Nov. 1.

I didn’t want to stop playing, Turner said. It’s so disappointing. That never really goes away.

But the game always resumes. For Turner and his teammates, there was relief in that as they began to play again Monday in their first full-squad practice at Camelback Ranch.

Everybody has been talking about the World Series and that’s OK, Turner said.

It was an exciting night of ice dancing at the 2018 Winter Olympics, with the short program that saw three pairs from the United States place within the top 10. The top 20 qualified for the free skate on Monday evening, and while the U.S. is doing extremely well, they have their work cut out for them as all three pairs trail Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada as well as Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis of France.

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The problem with women sportscasters isn’t with the women, it’s with the men who hire and assign them.

The women are presented as evidence of inclusion and diversity when too often their presence is designed for publicity and tokenism. Then there are those hired and paraded — and often dressed — to attract the “young male demographic” as “hot babes” when the Internet now serves to satisfy prurient interests on demand.

How can a defense this good spend January at home? It hasn’t allowed a touchdown in three games.

That Newton eventually hands the ball to a kid in the stands excuses nothing. It’s more evidence that he knows kids are watching — and may choose to play like Cam!

Though Gonzaga and the University of Washington are both in Washington, a four-hour ride between them, the schools’ basketball teams made an 8,000-mile round trip to play each other on Thanksgiving eve at the Atlantis resort and casino in The Bahamas.

But not all the student-athletes were unable to be home for Thanksgiving. Given that six were recruited from outside the U.S., including Poland and Senega, it is unlikely those at their homes celebrate our Thanksgiving.

By the way, given that St. John’s roster includes two recruits from Italy and one each from Guinea, Mali, France and Spain, forget classes; it’s a wonder Chris Mullin can conduct practice in English.

And yet 32 NFL teams have taken the exact same view on Kaepernick: that his actions have disqualified him from employment.

Let’s not hear any more about this being about football-related considerations. Let’s not have another league official or owner of a franchise say that NFL teams do whatever they can to improve themselves and to win games.

He ambles over to a monitor just to the left of a matrix of 10 television screens — nine of which have been showing live, early games from the NFL’s Week 13 — to narrate a couple of scoring plays that had occurred moments earlier. “Speaking of two points, punt to [the Broncos’] Isaiah McKenzie, who fields inside the 5, for reasons that escape most people, and then loses the football.

That’s a safety. That’s two points for the other team — 35-9 [Dolphins]. How about seven for the other team? Jake Rudock in for the injured Matthew Stafford. He’s picked. He’s pick-sixed. That is Eric Weddle with his beard into the end zone, and the Ravens have hung 44 on the Lions. Back to the two-point try for the Jets.”

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And now an extra game that could’ve and should’ve been played on a Sunday afternoon were allocated to the NFL’s networks to be played on Thanksgiving, the day the NFL and its networks nevertheless underscore as an extra important day to be with family.

Next up: the NBA. It now plays five, made-for-TV games on Christmas, the other none-more-important day to be with family. Tens of thousands more pulled from their homes and families, now including FanDuel bet-takers and pool-rakers. Promo code: Bethlehem.

It’s sick and growing sicker. On Westwood One Radio, Thanksgiving afternoon, the Eagles scored. Play-by-player Kevin Kugler made a neat call, describing tight end Brent Celek’s entry into the end zone while avoiding a tackler as if he were jumping into the shallow end of the pool.

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Now, it might be nice if they don’t dig themselves such a large early-season hole out of which they must climb this time around.

It was just lazy, Celek recalled. Doug wasn’t having that, and he let us know and set a tone.

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The owners also approved changes to instant replay that will give the power to make the decision to the league office in New York. Referees will no longer have to go under the hood on the sideline. Instead they will be given a tablet on the field to view the play and will talk to the league office.

Elite Youth Hanley Ramirez Jersey Last year’s rule that kicked players out of the game after two certain kinds of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties was made permanent.

Committing multiple penalties during the same down to manipulate the game clock will now be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. The Ravens and 49ers both committed multiple holding penalties last season to run out the clock at the end of the game.

The owners tabled a proposal to shorten the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10. They also voted against a proposal to have the ball placed at the 20-yard line if a kickoff went through the uprights.

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No one, that is, other than Eli Manning.

I know the rules, Manning said Monday.

I think it is clear what a catch is, he said. Especially when you’re going to the ground, you got to control the ball the whole time. You got to have it. If the ball hits the ground, you’re going to the ground, the ball moves or hits the ground and there’s a little loss of contact through the end of the play, it’s gonna be an incompletion.

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Same deal, Manning said. Caught it, had two feet, went to the ground, ball comes out, it’s gonna be an incompletion.
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The league reached an agreement on that figure Wednesday night with the Players Coalition, which Jenkins founded with retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, to help fund projects dedicated to criminal justice reform and relations between the police and the community.

All of this really is in good faith, and I think if the league continues to come through or deliver on their word, Authentic Glenn Robinson Jersey then I see no need to go back to what I was doing, Jenkins told ESPN on Thursday.

Jenkins’ justification for ending his 26-week protest did not work for a handful of other players, most notably 49ers safety Eric Reid, who began kneeling with Colin Kaepernick last season to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

The first game of the season, ESPN’s Thursday Night Football, was off 11.5 percent from the year earlier’s first game.

Some attributed the slide in total viewers to Irma, along with Hurricane Harvey, which started to rip through southeast Texas on Aug. 25 and wrecked havoc for days.

Roughly 300,000 were left without power and nearly 50,000 homes were damaged.

NFL ratings were down 8 percent last year.

No more junk about how the Pats are definitely winning the AFC East, and MAYBE the Fins take a wild-card spot.

Did you really think somebody else would be No. 1? Brady remains lethal at age 40, building on his case as the greatest quarterback of all time with yet another All-Pro season. He’s the reason the Patriots are heavy favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Also worth noting: What a gritty performance we saw from LeSean McCoy on Sunday. He ran hard, toughing out an injury that, had this been the regular season, probably would’ve sent him to the sideline. You don’t cruise past 10K career rushing yards without being tough. Hard to finesse 346 touches in a season, too.

The Chargers have given L.A. two contending NFL teams and they are, at the moment, the best team in the AFC West. Which isn’t saying very much at all.

The Titans and Jaguars are stride for stride in the AFC South race as the season’s stretch run arrives. A crucial road trip comes next for the Titans, with games at Arizona and at San Francisco the next two Sundays.

While the Giants are about to move on to their second coach since Tom Coughlin’s exit — a less-than-voluntary departure, in Coughlin’s telling of it — he is enjoying great success as the front office architect of the Jaguars. If the best revenge is to live well, Coughlin is doing it.

It’s not that Eddie Lacy was bad on Friday night, but once again, when he was given an opportunity to take a firm grasp on the RB1 job, he failed to do so.

Again, Lacy was fine. He was actually better than he had been in previous preseason performances. He rushed for 21 yards on four carries, though 11 of those yards came on his first carry of the game.

Each week, national NFL writer Mark Maske will provide his ranking of the league’s 32 teams. After New England’s surprising defeat at the hands of the Chiefs on opening night in Foxborough, the top spot quickly became up for grabs.chargers_050

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Donald Trump prompted mass player protests during the national anthem with his caustic remarks Friday night and tweets all day Saturday.
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The Star-Telegram cited a league source in reporting that during Elliott’s multiday appeal hearing before Henderson, testimony emerged that Friel barred Roberts from joining the panel but was on it herself, and that Friel recommended to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Elliott be given the six-game suspension.
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In its letter to Elliott, the league pointed to an incident during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dallas this year, when he pulled down another woman’s shirt and exposed her breast, claiming that reflected the player’s pattern of poor judgment and behavior.

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He left players with little choice but to respond, and many players took their cues from Kaepernick.

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The Houston Texans have signed three quarterbacks since rookie sensation Deshaun Watson Jersey suffered his season-ending knee injury last week.

None of them is named Colin Kaepernick. And none of them seems capable of keeping the Texans’ season from coming completely undone.
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The Green Bay Packers likewise are in a downward spiral since their superstar quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was hurt, potentially ending his season. The Packers, too, opted against signing Kaepernick. Their coach, Mike McCarthy, bristled at merely being asked whether adding Kaepernick was an option.

The issue has overshadowed everything that has happened on the field this season. Kaepernick, who has not commented publicly for months, has remained unsigned and has Chuck Howley Authentic Jersey filed a grievance accusing teams of colluding to keep him out of the league.

Said defensive tackle Malik Jackson: I’m excited for that man. All these quarterbacks are paid with no playoff games. I wish I was Blake.

The next task for Bortles and the Jaguars is formidable. The Patriots will be playing in their 12th AFC championship game with Brady as their quarterback and Bill Belichick as their coach. That duo is seeking its eighth Super Bowl appearance and sixth Super Bowl victory.

But calling Bortles the other, lesser quarterback in a game played by Brady is not likely to offend him. He has heard far, far worse, after all.
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I’m just happy to win, Bortles said Sunday. I have no animosity toward anybody that’s ever said anything. I’m happy to be able to come here and do this with this team, happy to be able to continue to play for another week. There’s a lot of guys sitting at home on the couch watching this that I’m sure [are] wishing they could play. I know in past years, I’ve been. So to continue to have an opportunity to go play is pretty awesome.

Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars: Jacksonville is expected to be activated off the injured reserve list in time to play in Sunday’s game at Cleveland. The rookie had an impressive preseason and with the Jaguars’ receiving corps hurting, Westbrook represents a player with big upside for the remainder of the season. While Westbrook’s confidence is sky-high, there are also reports he won’t play a significant part in Jacksonville’s game plan.

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After Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his players in taking a knee before a Monday Night Football game Sept. 25, Esquire magazine declared that President Trump is losing the national anthem battle.
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It was an almost startling image, wrote associate editor Jack Holmes, as Jones … and the entire Cowboys team knelt in solidarity to affirm their rights to free speech and renew the call for equality begun by Colin Kaepernick a year ago.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not play because of an abscess in his first arm, which meant Treveon Graham got the start this season. Kidd-Gilchrist is expected back in the starting lineup on Wednesday, Clifford said… Howard picked up his ninth technical of the season.
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This class is loaded, plain and simple, and it’s indicative of the need for dominant defenders on championship-caliber teams. It always starts up front, and the toughest decisions on Sporting News’ college football All-American team the last two years were on the defensive line. Oliver, for all his talent, was a second-team selection in 2017.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season. A team that was the darling of the summer, thanks to their appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks and a bevy of young talent, fell to 4-10 after losing 24-21 to the division-rival Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. As the Falcons head toward a potential playoff berth, the Buccaneers gaze into the mirror with introspection, waiting for the merciful conclusion of a letdown season.

That being said, even if Belichick had known he was getting the fourth overall pick, there’s a good chance that he wouldn’t have traded with the Browns anyway. If you believe the version of events in ESPN.com’s story from Friday, once Belichick was forced to trade Garoppolo, he basically viewed Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers as the only option.

Echoed second-year guard Jaylen Brown: “It’s hard to pinpoint a common thread [in the losses]. We just have to play better. We haven’t been playing to our level.”

Joel Embiid had 29 points and nine rebounds and the 76ers pulled away from the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks 116-94 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games.

Simmons added 16 points and nine assists, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 16 points in a rare start as the Sixers (22-20) moved past Milwaukee (23-22).

For a franchise that had won 75 games the previous four seasons combined, Philadelphia is eagerly eyeing its first postseason berth since 2012.

“We’ve been able to find our identity,” Embiid said.

The rankings that you see below reflect O’Hara’s pecking order for Championship Sunday and Championship Sunday alone. This is NOT a running O-line Power Rankings for the season. This is NOT a projection into the future. The goal of this weekly column is to answer one simple question: Which five offensive lines stood out above the rest in last week’s action?

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