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Feb 22

MLB imposes rule limiting mound visits to 6 per game


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Jan 30

NFL announcer Sean McDonough’s voice cracked during Titans-Chiefs and everybody loved it


The Tennessee Titans almost had a brutal collapse in the final two minutes against the Chiefs after making a comeback of their own. Thank you very much, Gary. The thanks really should go to Richard Deitsch, the great Sports Illustrated columnist who thought to do a longer piece talking to female reporters about their lot. …

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Jan 28

Vinnie Iyer: Congratulations to the Bills for advancing to their first playoff game in 18 years.


But unfortunately, their opponent is the Jaguars, who will be just as hungry for victory in their first home playoff game in 18 years. The Bills are hoping McCoy will play through his ankle injury, but even if he does, it’s a nightmare matchup for Taylor and their anemic passing game. Their shaky pass protection …

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Jan 25

Sean Payton burned 2 quick timeouts on back-to-back 4th quarter challenges, whyyyyy


The New Orleans Saints are making a heady comeback from a 17-0 deficit after scoring 14 straight points to open up the second half. Head coach Sean Payton, however, is doing what he can to ratchet up his own team’s level of difficulty Sunday night. Romo says out loud what’s likely going through Tom Brady’s …

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