February 2018 archive

Feb 28

Protesters block Minneapolis light rail ahead of Super Bowl 52

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Protesters have blocked trains on the light rain system in Minneapolis, the site of Super Bowl 52, hours before game time on Sunday night. The protests appear to be centered around issues of racial inequality, with a Minneapolis-based group, Black Visions Collective, taking credit for the demonstration on the train tracks. Sometimes, the cuts to …

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Feb 27

Super Bowl 2018: Time, live TV schedule, halftime show, prop bets, odds, online streaming, and more

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Super Bowl LII is almost here, a matchup between one team everyone knew would be here and one that was presumed dead two months ago. The New England Patriots will vie for a sixth league championship, while the Philadelphia Eagles, sans Carson Wentz but sporting the resurgent Nick Foles, will try to win their first. …

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Feb 25

Souza is the latest starter to be let go by the rebuilding Rays.

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Souza, who had just arrived in Rays camp on Tuesday after attending to a family matter in Seattle, was asked about the departures in recent days of teammates Jake Odorizzi (traded to Twins) and Corey Dickerson (designated for assignment). They’re both dear friends to me, but this is part of the business, and we all …

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Feb 22

MLB imposes rule limiting mound visits to 6 per game

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We’ll see how it goes. You call a breaking ball, you throw a fastball at 98 [mph] and the catcher is looking for a breaking ball and he gets hit. We’re talking about safety and keeping guys on the field. Until now, the only restriction on mound visits was that a second visit to the …

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Feb 16

It was a day of sweeps at the NFL Honors ceremony at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium.

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Tom Brady earned his third NFL MVP Award after leading the league in passing yards with 4,577 and tossing 32 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, but Saturday was just as much about the Rams and the Saints. The Rams took home both the offensive and defensive players of the year as well as coach of …

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Feb 13

Jurrell Casey is one of the league’s premier 3-4 defensive ends, but he could lose DaQuan Jones as a linemate due to free agency.

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With Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, in the wake of their non-competitive 46-9 loss to the Rams in last week’s opener, you wonder if the Colts can be any worse. Former Patriots third-stringer Jacoby Brissett will replace Luck, who is recovering from January surgery on his right …

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Feb 10

That’s unlikely to happen, making it in the team’s best interest to use the pick on a glaring need.

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Sowers competed in football professionally and for the U.S. national team, excelling at a variety of positions before a hip issue ended her playing career last year. A Kansas native, she went on to become general manager of the Kansas City Titans in the Women’s Football Alliance, where her twin sister, Liz, is a standout …

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Feb 07

NC State is the most notable example of that further down the S-curve.

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Despite only beating North Carolina since Thursday, the Wolfpack moved from 32nd on the board to 28th, jumping an entire seed line. That was primarily due to a re-evaluation of NC State’s numbers, which include an RPI of 18 and an overall SOS of 16. It will be a reunion of sorts for Foles and …

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Feb 05

Thunder: G Andre Roberson played his second game after missing eight with left patellar tendinitis.

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He had a forgettable six-second span, missing four straight free throws and committing a foul. … Coach Billy Donovan first watched James play as a high school sophomore, when he stood out more than others. “In seeing him at that age you see a lot of times young kids that are sophomores with his ability …

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Feb 02

No tears streamed down his face, nor was there a “That’s my quarterback!” proclamation a la Terrell Owens.

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But the emotion in Philadelphia Eagles left guard Stefen Wisniewski’s voice was strong when speaking up for his franchise and its beleaguered quarterback, just like it was when Owens did the same for then-Dallas Cowboys teammate Tony Romo a decade ago. Despite finishing the regular season atop the NFC, Philadelphia enters its second straight playoff …

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