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DeRozan And Kevin Love Admit To Depression, Rockets Streak Continues, McCaffrey Saves Life

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Last week Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan gave an interview about his mental health issues and how he has had to deal with bouts of depression. DeRozan’s admission influenced Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to admit he had a panic attack during a game this season and now sees a therapist to deal with any issues that arise. His message to his colleagues and fans was, “So if you’re reading this and you’re having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you’re not weird or different for sharing what you’re going through. Just the opposite. It could be the most important thing you do. It was for me.”

The Houston Rockets streak continues with a win Tuesday night over the Oklahoma City Thunder, They’ve now recorded their 16th straight victory. This is the franchise’s longest streak since they won 22 games in the first quarter of 2008.

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Carolina Panthers’ running back Christian McCaffrey (son of Denver legend Ed McCaffrey), his brothers and a friend are credited with saving a man’s life last weekend while hiking in Colorado. Dan Smoker Sr fell while hiking with his 13-year old grandson Eli. The McCaffrey group saw the fall and immediately rushed to the 72-year-old Smoker Sr. They called 911 and gave him chest compressions until paramedics survived. According to reports, Smoker Sr is in critical but stable condition, and according to the family, the McCaffrey’s saved his life.

 

 

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Cam Newton Loses Cool; Christian McCaffrey Skip Bowl To Prepare For Draft

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Panther’s QB Cam Newton lost his cool after another hit to the head during the Carolina’s win over the Washington Redskins Monday night. As Newton was sliding out of bounds Redskins defender Trent Murphy ran over him. When a penalty wasn’t called, Newton threw the football at Murphy’s head. Cam was immediately assessed a penalty which took the team out of field goal range. According to Cam, “I’ve got to be better than that. That just can’t happen on my part. I just have to let the referees do their job, and obviously, it was a questionable hit, but I can’t throw the ball at a person. That’s against the rules too.” Washington still lost the game and severely hurt its playoff hopes. Panthers 26, Redskins 15.

christian-mccaffrey-2Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey announced he will skip the Sun Bowl to focus on the NFL draft. McCaffrey led Stanford in rushing and receiving and should go high in the 2017 draft. Many people are discussing whether skipping the Bowl game is fair to the team and whether it sets up a bad precedent. On the other hand, if Christian plays in the bowl game and gets hurt, his star could drop significantly in the draft (which could mean a serious loss of money).  LSU’s Leonard Fournette (who has been injured all year long) will also be skipping his Bowl game. Many draft contenders are already preparing for the NFL Combine which can make or break a player’s prospects.

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Kids Korner By Lucas Korn

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Christian McCaffrey Friday night in the Rose Bowl, Stanford dominated Iowa 45-16 with Heisman runner up Christian McCaffrey setting a Rose Bowl record of 368 all purpose yards. McCaffrey has been putting up huge numbers like this all season, and he is only a sophomore. Before the game Stanford fans must have been nervous, but after the first play from scrimmage they knew they were in for a ride. The first play was a 75 yard catch and run by McCaffrey. In other NCAA news, Clemson and Alabama will be playing in the second ever NCAA football championship after Alabama destroyed Michigan State 38-0 and Clemson beat Oklahoma 37-17.

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Recently in the NFL,  Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning, was accused of using performance enhancing drugs. After the allegations were proven false, Manning initially said he would sue the accuser, but recently he said he changed his mind and will most likely not sue. Manning said he was very angry but he knows the risk of suing.

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Heisman Finalists Announced, Ugly MNF Game

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Derrick Henry Winning the Heisman trophy is the greatest honor in all of college football. Seven finalists were announced on Monday.  The three frontrunners appear to be Alabama’s running back, Derrick Henry as he’s led the Crimson Tide’s offense with his commanding rushing stats, Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey who broke Barry Sanders all-purpose yards record, and Clemson QB DeShaun Watson with his passing efficiency.  Dalvin Cook, Baker Mayfield, Ezekiel Elliot and Keenan Reynolds round out the field. The winner will be announced Saturday night in NY.

The Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys looked ugly and finished even uglier when the Redskins’ DeSean Jackson fumbled the ball on a punt return leading to Dallas’ only TD. Jackson tried to redeem himself with a late touchdown but Dallas had just enough time left for a field goal to win the game. Cowboys 19, Redskins 16.

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