Kansas City fails to convert the turnover into points as it registers another three-and-out.

The Chiefs have still yet to pick up a first down with 8:51 to play in the half.
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Turnover Pittsburgh. On a third-and-5 at the Chiefs 42-yard line, Ben Roethlisberger’s pass is overthrown and intercepted by Marcus Peters, who brings the ball into Steelers territory.

Who’s just about out: Browns (0-6). The Indians already are eliminated this time, too. At least the Cavs tip off this week.

In addition to the distraction of Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension, the Giants’ leaky secondary was under fire after allowing back-to-back, three-touchdown games by opposing quarterbacks. After struggling early this year and being benched last week, cornerback Eli Apple was the target of many of Trevor Siemian’s early throws but he allowed just one completion for three yards.

Jenkins, who was criticized for walking off the field early in last Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, starred for the Giants in the win. Not only did Jenkins have an interception return for a touchdown, but he also forced a key fumble on a fourth-down conversion and recorded five tackles. The Giants’ strong defensive performance was capped off on a fourth-and-goal defensive stand from the 1-yard-line with just under nine minutes remaining.

Unfortunately, that was no match for Kuechly giving his typical relentless effort in an intense short-week game against an extremely tough and equally physical opponent. Kuechly showed every bit of his energy in dominating the game early with four tackles. He was headed to a monster performance.
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When we did show a replay, we provided a look at what happened, but from the farthest possible angle. That one replay was meant to give our audience a sense of the magnitude of what had transpired and we then returned to live action.

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Roger Goodell says will be a topic of discussion at league meetings next week.

Game Mens Thomas Morstead Jersey The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Wednesday saying that there has been no change to their stance on protests during the national anthem.

Players have not been forced to stand as President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday.

Ditka’s statement comes in the wake of the backlash caused by his radio interview during Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show in which he appeared to question just how much oppression there is in the United States.

Owner Jim Pohlad hired Falvey from the Cleveland Indians and Levine from the Texas Rangers to oversee the rebuild, a pair of uncharacteristic moves for an owner who has long been known for promoting from within. Pohlad made keeping Molitor through the final year of his contract a prerequisite for accepting the position, a set of circumstances that had skeptics believing Molitor’s time in Minnesota was nearing an end.

Over the last two months of the season, as the Twins surged back into playoff contention, Falvey and Levine remained noncommittal when asked about Molitor’s status. There remained a possibility that Falvey and Levine would still decide to part ways with Molitor and conduct their own search to bring in their own manager.

In a season that saw Buxton break out after looking overwhelmed early in his career, Joe Mauer’s return to being a .300 hitter and the team’s return to the postseason for the first time since 2010, the list of successes grew too long to ignore. The decision to bring him back no doubt comes as a welcome one for Pohlad, whose family has employed just three managers since 1986.
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you have to assume the worst.

Betting against Marc Gasol and Mike Conley feels like betting against Rick Carlisle: You’re always wrong, until the one year the wheels finally quiver, and you’re right. This feels like that season.

The Grizzlies exchanged Tony Allen, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter — quietly a member of their most productive lineups — for Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers (coming off an Achilles tear) and some young dudes who won’t play. Wayne Selden and James Ennis are the likely wing starters by default. They may come out ahead on secondary playmaking; Selden has shown surprising two-way promise. But a lot of youngish guys have to develop — fast. They hope the exchange includes getting a healthy Chandler Parsons to replace last season’s unplayable tin man; with Randolph gone, Memphis needs Parsons at least as a backup power forward. But at this point, you have to assume the worst.

Including John Wall and Chris Paul in the same tier with Curry and Russell Westbrook might appear aggressive, but Wall’s incredible workload provides a high floor in this format — he tied Westbrook in time of possession (8.9 minutes per game) and was fourth in touches per game (88.3). As for Paul, I’m admittedly bullish on him in what is likely the friendliest offense for fantasy purposes in the league — and likely ever. I’ll go ahead and predict Paul sets career highs in 3-point production and tops 10 dimes per night on what might be a six-seconds-or-less offense.

Harden, meanwhile, could very well lead the NBA in scoring, offsetting potential distribution losses he might encounter off-ball with Paul. I’ve deemed Harden the Mike Trout of fantasy basketball before, but it might be more apt to consider him a healthy Rob Gronkowski in that his eligibility atop such a top-heavy and shallow shooting guard market makes it worth considering him with the third or fourth pick overall.

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The young wings are very intriguing.

It got eclipsed by the John Wall supernova, but Dennis Schroder showed out in his first postseason run as Atlanta’s starter. That’s a good sign, right? But if Schroder is your best player by a wide margin, you are not designed to win a lot of games.

Patrick Kerney Game Jersey John Collins FOMO is already spreading among teams who picked late in the lottery and beyond. The Hawks have a nice collection of competent bench big men. Too bad they have to start two of them.
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By the time the millennium arrived, the Dodgers had fallen on hard times. Lasorda was gone, and so was Campanis, who had resigned as GM in ’87 after suggesting on ABC’s Nightline that the reason there were no black managers was because they may not have some of the necessities.. There was one area, though, in which the Dodgers were always good: scouting players. They lost Clemente back in ’54 not because they underestimated him, but because of a loophole in the rules governing what were then called bonus babies, and because Branch Rickey had moved to the Pirates and taken some of the Dodger scouts with him.

That was a big loss for the Dodgers. But 47 years later, around Christmas 2001, they made a steal of their own by acquiring another 175-pound outfielder for two pitchers who would never make the majors: Christian Bridenbaugh and Nial Hughes.

At the invitation of a visitor, Roberts is leafing through the 2003 Baseball Preview Issue of ESPN The Magazine. On page 74 is a photo act entitled Let There Be Light about players who suddenly came to light in 2002 after years in the shadows. There’s Raul Ibanez, Joey Eischen, Mark Bellhorn — and Dave Roberts.

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Raynard passes for 3 TDs, NC A&T routs Delaware State 44-3

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Lamar Raynard went 20 of 36 for 324 yards with three touchdown passes and North Carolina A&T beat Delaware State 44-3 on Saturday.

Allen Waltz, who had a 25-yard field goal in the first, closed out the scoring with another short field goal with 5:10 to go. Drake’s final three possessions ended with a turnover-on-downs and two interceptions.

Jeske finished 12 of 22 for 197 yards and Tucker Yinger had 101 yards with 24 carries. Tim Simon had two interceptions for Dayton, and Andrew Lutgens and Surges each finished with one.

Jamie Meder Youth Jersey Drake (3-3, 2-1) got a field goal from Danny Donley in the first but his 21-yard attempt in the second quarter was blocked by Reagan Malas.

Kraemer finished 12 of 40 for 188 yards for Drake and ran in a TD from the 1.

Christian Dawkins had enrolled at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts, one of the top prep schools in New England, in 2008 and spent one season playing for Dave Lubick. The coach met Dawkins while taking his son, Nate, to Michigan’s elite camp.

He was charismatic as a kid, a character, Dave Lubick told ESPN. He didn’t play much and wasn’t much of a basketball player. He was always more interested in evaluation. He was very interested in basketball, but he had no interest in playing basketball.

Lubick said that Dawkins struggled with the adjustment academically and went back home after just one year at St. Mark’s.

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49ers LB NaVorro Bowman voiced displeasure about getting few series off after game

San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman voiced his displeasure with coach Kyle Shanahan’s decision to give him a few series off after the game.

Before Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, Shanahan informed Bowman that, at some point, he would be getting a little more rest than usual.

Shanahan and the Niners followed through with that plan in the Niners’ 26-23 overtime loss, with Bowman exiting the game for a stretch right before halftime and for bits and pieces elsewhere.

Newton arrived at Ford Field with a pin in his hat showing the image of Rosie the Riveter” from the iconic We Can Do It” poster. Rosie the Riveter” was a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power during the World War II era.

Limited Womens Marcus Allen Jersey I was trying to find a way to kind of hint a notion to all the women,” Newton said. I did my homework on her and her impact on World War II. Not only on her, but all the women and females who played a big impact in creating equipment for World War II.

It was symbolization for inferior and strong women.”
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Held to 279 rushing yards and no touchdowns through five games, LeSean McCoy has fallen short of his expected production. McCoy was top-10 draft selection in most fantasy drafts but ranked 15th among running backs entering Sunday in ESPN’s PPR scoring. McCoy said Sunday he is angry with his performance but sees defenses’ keying on him as a sign of respect. There is not much for opponents to worry about with the Bills’ passing attack.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has been a fantasy bust so far with 261 rushing yards and zero touchdowns. Miami’s offense is in shambles and Ajayi’s numbers have taken a major hit. He is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry and isn’t getting good blocking from his offensive line.

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Are the 3-1 Bills and Rams actually for real?

Can the Bucs give the Patriots their third loss? And which top fantasy running back should you bench? Our experts weigh in.

The best game of Week 5 comes first, as the ESPN Football Power Index’s matchup quality metric rates Thursday night’s Patriots-Buccaneers contest as No. 1. The unbeaten Chiefs facing Deshaun Watson and the Texans is at No. 2.

The Aggies had seemingly arrived. Tracy Wolfson, the CBS sideline reporter, concluded her postgame interview with Sumlin by saying, Welcome to the SEC. And Manziel became a national sensation with a signature Heisman moment secured. Later that night, even an LSU defensive lineman gave Manziel a ringing endorsement.

Porter: I think the media was kind of shocked. We weren’t shocked.

Moore: It certainly changed the perception of A&M. … It let everybody know that we could compete at the highest level. And it just changed expectations, too.

It’s nice to talk about it, McCarthy said. It’s a great facility, a wonderful place to play. But at the end of the day, we’re fighting to get to four wins. We understand that they lost a tough game Sunday there against the Rams. This is an important game, two high-quality football teams getting together to play.

Green Bay enters Sunday’s contest with a 3-1 record as the Packers appear to be finding their rhythm early in the season.

Dallas (2-2) looked like it was on its way to the same record until an 11-point lead late in the third quarter melted away to a 35-30 defeat against the Rams. The Cowboys’ loss to Los Angeles distills some of the hype going into the rematch with the Packers.

Dallas doesn’t seem to have the same fire as it did when it won 11 straight games a year ago on the way to the NFC East title. That’s due mostly to the fact that Ezekiel Elliott has been mired in controversy and ineffective on the field.vikings_116

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The meeting soon ended, without a clear path forward.

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The ideas to resolve the crisis were vague: reverting to what occurred until 2008, when the timing of the national anthem was for it to be finished before players left locker rooms; allowing players who want to kneel to stay in the locker room while the rest of the players stand; focusing on hosting social justice forums; finding a way to show moments of unity outside of the national anthem; scheduling events that demonstrate support for troops by the league and players. The players and owners weren’t as unified as they would later publicly state, but as one owner says, We’ve gotten out of crisis management and into, ‘How do we do this correctly?’ There was a chance that we didn’t deal with it correctly — and it had passed.

Another young player will be added to the Browns’ mix this week as defensive end Myles Garrett, the top pick in last year’s draft, should make his NFL debut after missing the first four games because of a high-ankle sprain. Wednesday afternoon, the 21-year-old out of Texas A&M tweeted Regrese, which is Spanish for I am back.

Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey Garrett was limited in practice Wednesday, but is expected to play. He practiced some last week as well, but was held out of the Browns’ 31-7 home loss to the Bengals.

I hope that’s where it’s going, Jackson said about Garrett playing Sunday. I think we were close this past week. We’re definitely going to be closer this week, but let’s get through practice and make sure there are no hiccups that way. If there isn’t, hopefully, we can get him out there this Sunday and ready to play. We need all of our guys out there ready to go participating. We have a big game this week.

Even with Garrett, it’s highly unlikely that Cleveland will make a playoff run, a place it hasn’t been since 2002. The Browns own the second-longest playoff drought in the league (the Bills are first at 17 years), while the Jets are tied for the seventh-longest stretch with the Bears at six seasons.

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Texans’ Deshaun Watson, Cowboys’ Dak Prescott share state, number and, now, NFL success

The state of Texas now has two winning NFL quarterbacks who wear No. 4.
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Deshaun Watson got the W in his first pro start Thursday as Houston topped Cincinnati 13-9. Watson’s 49-yard run in the second quarter was the game’s only touchdown.

Now, don’t get it twisted: It’s way too early to say Watson will match Prescott as NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Watson has a way to go before he can approach Prescott’s proficiency, and Watson doesn’t have the supporting cast Prescott enjoys in North Dallas.

Still, Watson showed enough big-play ability Thursday to make people think he can be a winner in the pros, and as his throwing improves, he can become a dual threat similar to Prescott.

Which means that with 4 and 4 around, Lone Star State fans should enjoy some great debates over the next few years.

Jason McCourty, Browns cornerback: You do things and people on your social media tell you that you’re a crybaby or you’re making a ton of money doing this or doing that, but the majority of my family doesn’t have that type of money. The majority of people I grew up with doesn’t have that type of money. You’re not only voicing something for yourself, but you’re voicing it for the people that you represent. McCourty knelt for the anthem.

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The Rams built a team for Jared Goff, and it’s starting to pay off

Jared Goff was the first pick in the 2016 NFL draft, by the Los Angeles Rams, because he’s uber talented. He’s got a lively arm, he can make all the throws, and he understands the game. He also wasn’t ready to play in 2016. He came from a college offense that was nothing like what he’d have to run the NFL, and he was drafted by a staff that wasn’t designed to help him achieve success in his first season.
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The Saints are reportedly interested in moving on from their starting safety. After getting burnt repeatedly by the Pats, they may not get the return they’d been hoping for. Vaccaro struggled to catch up to New England’s playmakers, allowing Brady to throw for 294 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone.

Mens Pavel Bure Jersey He could have had No. 70 late in the second quarter, but the typically sure-handed tight end dropped a pass in the end zone. Almost certainly because he wanted to bask in the 69-ness of it all a bit longer.

The Saints’ rookie linebacker was exposed in pass coverage, getting roasted by Gronkowski on his milestone touchdown pass (he fell down twice!) and typically getting caught a step behind the Patriots’ big plays Sunday.

Watson was poised and efficient when he needed to be, helping the Texans bleed clock in the fourth quarter with short passes and well-timed scrambles that kept the chains moving. Bill O’Brien clearly didn’t trust Watson enough to open up the playbook, and there are a lot of wrinkles in his game that need to be ironed out. But he had enough good moments to build on, and that’s about all the Texans can hope for with their offensive line and tight ends ravaged by injury. Watson will get his biggest test yet when he faces the New England Patritos next week.

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