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Cowboys Lose To Bears, Kaepernick Receiver Gets Signed

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The Dallas Cowboys’ season is unraveling with a 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. The Cowboys have now lost three straight games and are 6-7 on the season. The Bears’ quarterback Mitchell Trubisky served up four touchdowns (three throwing and one running) in the win.

A few weeks ago, controversial former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out for a select group of NFL teams, but still remains unsigned. The player catching passes from Kaepernick fared much better. The Washington Redskins signed 24-year old Jordan Veasy to their practice squad after fielding passes from Kaepernick. Veasy stated,

 

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Ron Rivera Fired By Panthers, Harden’s Breakaway Dunk Doesn’t Count

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With only four weeks left in the NFL regular season, teams are starting to re-think their coaching needs. On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers fired coach Ron Rivera. Rivera led the Panthers to the Super Bowl after the 2015 season, but the team missed the playoffs last year and don’t appear to be making the playoffs this year. There could be more coaching layoffs in the weeks to come.

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The Houston Rockets lost in double-overtime to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, but the team is hoping the NBA will overturn the loss due to the Rockets’ James Harden’s breakaway dunk. Harden dunked the ball with 7:50 remaining in the game and the Rockets leading 104-89. The refs said the shot wasn’t good due to basket interference, but then after the game, they reviewed the call and determined the ball did clear the basket.  The refs also stated that Houston could have challenged the play but let too much time elapse.  The successful dunk could have changed the course of the game, and Houston is holding out hope the NBA will make amends.

 

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Seahawks Beat Vikings In MNF, Minshew To Start Over Foles

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In a high-stakes Monday Night Football game, the Seattle Seahawks held on for a 37-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings. With the leadership of quarterback Russell Wilson (who holds the best quarterback record in night games since the 1970 merger), the Seahawks take over first place in the NFC West. Check out the team’s choreographed dance after David Moore’s touchdown.

Gardner Minshew II and his iconic mustache will be back on the field after the Jacksonville Jaguars benched their $88 million dollar quarterback Nick Foles. Minshew started for the team (going 4-4) while Foles was recovering from a broken collarbone. After four straight ugly losses, the Jags plan to start Minshew for the rest of the season.

 

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Lamar Jackson’s Historic Win On MNF, Anthony Credits La La, Embiid Held Scoreless For First Time

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Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to shine. With another historic feat (the first player to throw for five touchdowns on a Monday Night Football debut), Jackson led his Ravens to a crushing 45-6 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Jackson has avoided throwing an interception for the 9th time this season and thrown multiple touchdowns for the 6th time.

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Portland Trailblazers’ Carmelo Anthony credited his wife, La La Anthony, for his season-best 25 points in his team’s 117-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. He said his wife kept him going by saying, “Don’t do it, don’t think about it, don’t do it, don’t you let that thought creep into your head. So, she was a major, major part of why I’m here today.”

For the first time in his career, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid was held scoreless in a 101-96 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Ben Simmons handed out some reassuring words to his teammate saying,  “Everyone has down games. No one is Superman. It happened tonight to Jo, but he’s going to be good.”

 

 

 

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49ers’ Offense Steps Up, Tripping Penalty Messes Up Cowboys, Haskins’ Selfie With Fan

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The San Francisco 49ers’ defense continued to shine in a big win over the Green Bay Packers, improving to 10-1 for the first time since 1997. The Niners’ defense has been getting all the attention this season, but thanks to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s leadership, the offense really stepped up. After a few plays into the game, tight end George Kittle said Jimmy got the offense together and said, “Hey, you gotta play with intensity. Our defense is playing their asses off and we just have to take advantage of the opportunities they’re giving us.” San Francisco 37, Green Bay 8

Every week there seems to be a major complaint about officiating. This week, everyone is talking about the tripping penalty called on Dallas Cowboys’ Travis Frederick on a 3rd and 1, which could have led to a game-winning drive. Instead, the penalty led to a 3rd-and-11, and the Cowboys lost momentum. With the 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots, the Cowboys are 6-5 on the season.

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was so excited for his first win as a starter with the Washington Redskins, he missed the final play of the game. Instead of taking the field with a few seconds left on the clock to seal the team’s win, Haskins was taking a selfie with a fan. According to Haskins, “I was so hype, I think I broke a water bottle. I look up and we’re in victory (formation). I thought the game was over with already. But I’ll get it next time.” Washington Redskins 19, Detroit Lions 16

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Texans Beat Colts Thanks To Hopkins & Fuller, Garrett Lost Suspension Appeal, Mayweather Jr. Coming Out Of Retirement

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The Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts in an important AFC South matchup thanks to Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ two touchdowns, and the return of receiver Will Fuller, who added 140 yards on seven catches. Hopkins’ mother lost her vision 17 years ago and always sits in the same spot at games. It was emotional seeing Hopkins hand her the footballs after his touchdowns. Texans 20, Colts 17

Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett lost his appeal to revoke his suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph with his helmet. In the appeal, Garrett claimed that Rudolph used racial slurs to provoke him. Garrett stated, “I know what I heard. Whether my opponent’s comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted fans.”

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he’s coming out of retirement. At 50-0, Mayweather is currently undefeated, but hasn’t boxed since August of 2017 when he beat Conor McGregor, surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 victories. Mayweather posted a photo on Instagram saying, “Coming out of retirement in 2020”.

 

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Rivers 4 Interceptions In Loss To Chiefs, Jeter And MLB’s List For 2020 Hall Of Fame

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Thanks to four interceptions on the part of quarterback Philip Rivers, the Los Angeles Chargers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on a Monday night football game played in Mexico City. The 38-year old Rivers now has 13 interceptions and 15 turnovers this year. With the loss, the Chargers are 4-7 and unlikely to make the playoffs. Chiefs 24, Chargers 17

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To no one’s surprise, Derek Jeter is included in Major League Baseball’s list of  players for possible induction in the 2020 Hall of Fame. The newly released ballot listed 32 names including 18 newcomers. For a list of all names click here. We’ll know the new class of inductees on January 21st.

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Tua Out With Hip Injury, Lamar Makes History, Darnold Throws Career High, Kaep’s Workout

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In some upsetting college football news, Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season. During the Crimson Tide’s 38-7 blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday, Tua disclocated his hip and is scheduled to have hip surgery on Monday. Not only will Tua miss the rest of the season, but sources say he may not be ready for the NFL draft on April 23rd, 2020.

In NFL news, Lamar Jackson became the first player in Baltimore Ravens’ history to deliver four or more touchdown passes in multiple games. On Sunday, in a rout agains the Houston Texans, Jackson threw four touchdown passes, and in the season opener against Miami, he threw five touchdown passes. Ravens 41, Houston 7

New York Jets’ quarterback Sam Darnold got out of his interception funk and threw for a career-high four touchdowns, giving the team a much-needed 34-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of 8 NFL teams on Saturday but created some controversy when he changed the venue at the last minute. Twenty-five teams were supposed to attend at the original location. The teams in attendance were the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and Tennessee Titans. No word on whether any teams are interested in signing him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Myles Garrett’s Vicious Hit On Rudolph, Carmelo Anthony Signs With Trailblazers

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With just a few seconds left in Thursday night’s matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and struck him in the head. Fortunately, Rudolph was ok, but the hit was deliberate and violent and has shocked the sports world. The NFL hasn’t handed down a verdict on the incident yet, but the punishment will likely be very severe as this hit was so violent it could have permanently ended Rudolph’s career or worse. Garrett was the former #1 pick by the Browns in 2017. Browns 21, Steelers 7

 

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According to reports, Carmelo Anthony has signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony has been out of basketball for a year (and only played 10 games last season with the Houston Rockets).

 

 

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49ers Lose 1st Game, Alonso & Alvarez Win Rookies Of Year

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The Seattle Seahawks handed the San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season on Monday night. With a strong defense that kept harassing SF quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a solid showing by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle gained the final three-point lead with a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds of overtime. With the Niners’ 27-24 loss, there are now no undefeated teams left in the NFL this season, and the perfect record set by the 1972 Miami Dolphins remains unchallenged.

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The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso won the National League Rookie of the Year thanks to his rookie record 53 home runs. He also recorded 120 RBI’s (the seventh most for a rookie). Even though he started his season in Triple-A, Houston Astros’ Yordan Alvarez made his mark quickly and won the American League Rookie of the Year.

 

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