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The Panthers running back eloped with longtime girlfriend Natalie Hills in Seattle over the weekend.

At the top was the NFL. Various others, including Major League Soccer, were labeled up-and-coming. At the bottom, under the category of eroding, was the NBA, which had just signed a $24 billion TV deal with ESPN and TNT and was coming off its most watched Finals since 1998.
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Buffalo started rookie Nathan Peterman over Tyrod Taylor Sunday, but he threw two interceptions in his first two drives at StubHub Center.

With Bills receiver Jordan Matthews inactive before the game, rookie Zay Jones could be the team’s No. 1 receiver Sunday. Andre Holmes should also get more snaps.

It left some league executives and others close to the case baffled; some agreed with Roberts’ conclusion that there were credibility questions around the accuser, while others wondered whether Friel and other league executives sought a makeup call for the mishandled Josh Brown case.

AFTER THE REPORT was written, Goodell met with Friel, Pash and several other league executives. Roberts, however, did not attend. At Friel’s recommendation, Goodell convened a four-person panel of advisers to consider the evidence collected in the Elliott matter, hear from Elliott himself and Esa Tikkanen Womens Jersey make recommendations — proof, a league source says, that Goodell never had assured Jones that Elliott was in the clear. And so, on June 26 in the NFL offices, the advisory group reviewed witness statements, medical records and text messages exchanged by Elliott, his accuser and others. The panel questioned Friel, but again, Roberts was not invited and didn’t have a chance to express her opinion.

he averaged 156 games the past five years.

There’s another reason he should become a strong candidate: He just finished his age-27 season, and thanks to four straight 200-hit seasons, he already has 1,250 career Tim Horton Jersey hits. That puts 3,000 hits in reach, and that milestone has meant automatic election. One understated aspect of his brilliance has been his remarkable durability: he averaged 156 games the past five years.
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He has modest upside as a bye week fill-in this week against the Cardinals, who allow the 14th-most points to tight ends, but the season value he adds in case of injury to your starter makes it worth it to take a flier on him this week. –Daube

Of course, if he doesn’t get to 300 wins, he’ll have to deal with the ridiculous bias against modern-day starting pitchers, when clearly qualified candidates such as Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling can’t get elected. He’s also the player most likely to help his case for Cooperstown right now, with his performance in this World Series.
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Well, that escalated quickly …

As Florida and Georgia prepare to kick off in Jacksonville, Florida, the CBS broadcast team of Gary Danielson and Brad Nessler brings their television audience up to speed on what has been a bizarre week for the Gators, after head coach Jim McElwain told reporters about death threats directed at himself, his family and his players … wait, Saquon Barkley has already scored a touchdown.

Hutchins questioned how a serious academic institution could balance its mission with a successful athletic program, and criticized schools that received more headlines for their football teams than for their academics.

Chris Taylor singled leading off the first but was thrown out on a delayed steal attempt that ended the inning

The Astros didn’t use relievers Brad Peacock, Will Harris or Chris Devenski in Game 6. With two days of rest, those three are expected to be fully available. Ken Giles, Houston’s struggling closer, also didn’t pitch in Game 6, but it would seem unlikely that Hinch would go to Giles, unless he was forced to by the game’s circumstances.

—Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, to the Indianapolis Star after the vice president walked out of the stadium following some 49ers kneeling for the national anthem.

A word about NFL TV ratings. Several words, actually. The NFL is concerned about them. Some people in the league are hugely concerned about them. They should be. A year ago, when the ratings were tanking, most media cognoscenti said it was because the rancorous presidential campaign was sucking all the TV air out of the room, and the marginal football fan was watching Fox News or MSNBC or CNN instead of football. So we’ll skip 2016 ratings for the purpose of this exercise, and compare 2017 to 2015.

“The innings were rolling pretty quickly there the first four, five, six innings,” Wood said. “It kept us both of us locked in.”

Chris Taylor singled leading off the first but was thrown out on a delayed steal attempt that ended the inning, the first runner caught stealing by Houston catcher Brian McCann since June 18. That was part of a streak of 15 straight outs by Morton before he hit Barnes on the right forearm with a pitch leading off the sixth.

Enrique Hernandez’s single put runners at the corners and Taylor hit a two-hopper to third that Bregman scooped on an in-between hop and threw home in plenty of time for McCann to tag Barnes, who tried to stop about 10 feet from the plate and fell. Bregman also threw out the Yankees’ Greg Bird at the plate in the fifth inning of Game 7 in the AL Championship Series.

“We’re a super-resilient team,” Bellinger said. “Taking one here to make sure we go back to LA is huge.”ducks-100

I’ll never forget this game we had in Holguin.

We were practicing at 10 in the morning, and the stadium was filled. People were waiting there for the game that night. The energy was so electric. You see a sign that says ‘Socialism Or Death,’ but you’re surrounded by this incredible joy for baseball. The Cubans were the best in the world, not for money or politics, but because they loved the game.”
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The Falcons righted the ship following a three-game losing streak, but the road ahead looks daunting. No Womens Victor Rask Jersey team has a remaining strength of schedule more difficult than Atlanta’s (.591 opponents’ win percentage).

Shawn Lauvao, OG, Washington Redskins: One of the league’s most banged-up offensive line units took another hit Sunday, as Lauvao was removed from action in the third quarter and received treatment in the medical tent on the sideline before heading back to the locker room. He Authentic Pavol Demitra Jersey was designated as questionable to return because of a stinger. Arie Kouandjio replaced Lauvao at left guard. He was later downgraded to out.

If there’s one conference that understands a pragmatic approach to this season, it’s the Big Ten. The league has felt in transition, with new members Maryland, Rutgers and Nebraska in recent years. Having the East Coast connection of the Terps and Scarlet Knights has opened a little more recruiting ground for Big Ten teams, and some coaching changes have brought different philosophies into the league.

But while it might sound overly harsh to whittle an entire league’s experience to one word, “disappointment” might best cover the Big Ten last season.

Cleveland (3-4) has lost four of its past five games by an average of 16.8 points per defeat.

It isn’t just the losses but also the caliber of opponent that is alarming. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time since April of his rookie season that a LeBron James team has lost three straight games against teams that didn’t make the playoffs the previous season.
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Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys (41.8 percent): Could it be that McFadden steps into a starting role? Unquestionably. But he has yet to play in a game this season, as he has been a healthy scratch while Elliott has been on the field.

Hope dwindled after Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught a 72-yard touchdown pass that plummeted cubsfan333 down the standings. But minutes later Graham caught his second touchdown pass with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Cubsfan333 was back in second place in the million-dollar tournament.

Everything would come down to the final minutes of the Dallas-Washington game. The Cowboys were leading 26-19 and punted the ball to Washington with less than a minute to play. Cubsfan333 needed a big play from Dallas’ defense to have a chance.

It also has the liberty — and the established precedent — to deem Ohio State better than Oklahoma in spite of the Josh Reddick Jersey head-to-head result if it thinks those teams are no longer comparable. We’ve seen it before with the Buckeyes, when they were chosen for a CFP semifinal spot instead of Penn State last year even though they lost to the Nittany Lions.

Who’s to say the committee wouldn’t do it again, this time at Oklahoma’s expense?

Warren scores 27, Suns win again under Triano 97-88

After three games this season, the Phoenix Suns were allowing almost 129 points per game. Now they’re playing tough defense, believe it or not.
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They’re just having fun, Utah’s Rudy Gobert said, playing hard and playing free and good things can happen when you do that.

By the time they’re assembled, will the Panthers’ feeble attempts at protecting Newton from more abuse take their toll? At times, it seems as though it’s already too late 鈥?times like, for instance, when he underwent shoulder surgery last offseason.

The semifinals are set for Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
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But first things first. First-year Buffalo coach Sean McDermott was the defensive coordinator in Carolina for Benjamin’s first three seasons in the league, as was Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane, who was director of football operations and then assistant GM with the Panthers.

I don’t know what’s been here in the past, McDermott said Sunday after Buffalo’s 34-14 win over the visiting Oakland Raiders. I just know that we come out every week, the guys work hard, they respect the process and put the time in. … And that’s the whole ‘earning the right, earning the right,’ you fill in the blank.

There’s still a ton of work for the Bulldogs, who, after playing South Carolina, still have to deal with a game at Auburn before closing out the regular season against Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

Just as they did in their previous game, the Suns jumped out to a big lead.

“In the years I’ve been here, I haven’t seen Devin this focused at the defensive end of the floor,” Triano said. “He’s chasing over screens, he’s in a stance, his work ethic at the defensive end has been great. I was worried while he transitions into becoming a very good defensive player, his offensive game is going to go, but he was money down the stretch when we needed him.”

Suns: Chriss rolled his left ankle and had be assisted off the court with 3:29 to play but said afterward it was nothing serious. … The Phoenix bench outscored the Jazz reserves 38-9. … Triano joins Jerry Colangelo, Scott Skiles, Alvin Gentry, Lindsey Hunter and Jeff Hornacek as Suns coaches to win their first two games.

Jazz: Utah returns home to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.

The deal also confirmed two things: First, the Patriots are more confident that Tom Brady will keep playing, and keep playing well, for several more seasons. Remember, the team also dealt former third-stringer Jacoby Brissett to Indianapolis before the season. Second, the 49ers were less confident that either Washington’s Kirk Cousins or a high draft pick was the best route to finding a franchise passer.

The 49ers are 0-8 going into Week 9. but it’s clear the first season with coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch has been more of a personnel assessment. Now that they have seen what they have — and what they didn’t want — getting Garoppolo between offseasons works out nicely.

On Friday, Brown spoke out against McNair’s comments, saying he thought it was “disrespectful.” The Texans added Brown to the active roster on Saturday after his season-long holdout, and he took the field for the first time Sunday.raiders_077-223x223

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Las Vegas sportsbook directors tell ESPN that they’ve taken bets of several hundred thousand dollars from brokers over the past two weeks on the World Series and American League Championship Series.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson injured his back against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Carolina Panthers guard Trai Turner suffered a knee injury in the team’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Houston Texans defensive end Christian Covington suffered an elbow injury against the Seattle Seahawks. Guard Jeff Allen suffered a knee injury.

The questions over how sustainable Brady’s performance is will only intensify now Garoppolo is gone, and his departure leaves the Patriots with no backup and no insurance policy as they prepare for a postseason quest for a sixth Super Bowl title.

The Patriots are likely to sign a backup soon, and Brian Hoyer is a leading candidate after his brief and underwhelming stint with the 49ers was ended by Garoppolo’s arrival.

Like Cowboys-Redskins, this is another classic rivalry.

Both teams have lost two in a row. Denver’s offense has disappeared; the Broncos scored 42 points over the past four games and were shut out by the Chargers last week.
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One player who would love to have an impact on Denver’s offense is Jamaal Charles. The long-time star running back for KC is now a Bronco and needs 44 yards from scrimmage to reach 10,000.

He’s taken over the tradition of the running backs where Larry Johnson took over from Priest Holmes, I took over from Larry Johnson, Charles said. I’m happy for the guy. I wish the guy breaks all my records.

The play in question occurred as Cox blocked Staley during Jalen Mills’ second-quarter pick six in the Eagles’ 33-10 victory.

(Joe Callahan wound up on the practice squad.) And from what I can tell, there’s confidence in Hundley now. One Green Bay staffer said Wednesday, He’ll be fine. He’s an extremely hard worker, he knows the offense, He’s a good leader and the players like him. They’ll play hard for him and believe in him.

At quarterback, there’s an element of the unknown that can’t be erased until you see the player in honest-to-god game action. Hundley will get that Sunday, and we’ll learn more over the next few weeks. Remember, the Packers have been masters at developing backups behind a star鈥擬att Hasselbeck, Aaron Brooks, Mark Brunell, Ty Detmer and Rodgers himself came up behind Brett Favre. Time will tell if we’re talking the same Andy Levitre Jersey way about Hundley down the line.

You don’t get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it, one owner said on the call.
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Atlanta couldn’t get into the end zone, but the Falcons had a couple of field goal attempts.

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Fog started rolling into the stadium in the second quarter, and it got thicker and heavier as the game went on. It made it a challenge for both Tom Brady and Matt Ryan to connect on deep passes. With Atlanta playing from behind, the fog was a particular problem for the Falcons.
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Matt Bryant is generally reliable. He hadn’t missed a single kick all season until last week. But his first one was blocked by Cassius Marsh. It’s a great play by Marsh.

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The Packers offense is also floundering without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay was held without a passing touchdown for the first time since a 30-27 win over the Bears last December. Brett Hundley was 12 of 25 for only 87 yards with zero touchdown passes and an interception in a 26-17 loss to the Saints.
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He does have a slight pull, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle. We鈥檝e got to see what that means. He鈥檚 going to deny it鈥檚 a problem, just like he did. He wanted to go back in, we had to steal his helmet.