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Chargers Win With 2-Pt Conversion, Wentz Fractured Back, Harden’s 4th Career 50-Pt Triple-Double

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The Los Angeles Chargers had an exciting and important win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.  In the 4th quarter, the Chargers were down 14 points and came back in a dramatic fashion. With only 4 seconds left in the game, the Chargers could have kicked the extra point to tie the game and go into overtime but instead went for the 2-point conversion and won.  The Chargers clinch their first playoff berth since 2013. Chargers 29, Chiefs 28.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured back but will not require surgery. He’s not expected to play on Sunday against the Rams, but if the Eagles make the playoffs, it’s possible he’ll be healthy enough to continue the season. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will step in on Sunday for Wentz.

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden scored 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. This was Harden’s 4th career 50 point triple-double and the most in NBA history. In what’s been a disappointing year so far for the Rockets, Harden’s performance pushed the team to their second straight win of the season. Rockets 126, Lakers 111.

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Cousins Says His Fault Coach Fired, Conseco & Trump Chief Of Staff Job, Minaj Threatens To Sue Palmer

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After the Minnesota Vikings disappointing loss on Monday night, the team fired offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo. Quarterback Kirk Cousins said if he had played better, DeFilippo wouldn’t have gotten fired. He said, “had I played at my fullest potential….were probably not having this conversation”.

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Former Major League Baseball All-Star Jose Conseco tweeted out he’d like President Trump to hire him as his next Chief of Staff. He said, “Hey little buddy @realDonaldTrump u need a bash brother for Chief if Staff. Got a secret reorg plan already. Also worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday. I will buff you up daily workouts. DM me.

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Former NY Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer has a new show called Daily Mail TV. In the last couple of days, he’s been getting a lot of attention after he accused Nicki Minaj of supporting her brother (who was convicted of raping an 11-year old girl) and also defending her new boyfriend Kenneth Petty who is a convicted sex offender. Minaj is now saying she’ll sue Palmer for defamation, “You better have a good lawyer, #JessePalmer #ArnoldPalmerYou just lied on me on nat’l TV & now you’re being sued. You better be able to back up what you just said about me with FACTS. #SuperFacts #Defamation🥳 #GoodFormVIDEO link in my bio. 😋”

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Controversial Call On MNF, BFF’s Wade And LeBron

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The Minnesota Vikings/Seattle Seahawks matchup on Monday Night Football was mostly unexciting, except for the controversial call in the fourth quarter when Seahawks’ linebacker Bobby Wagner blocked a Vikings 47-yard field goal with 5:46 left in the 4th quarter and the Seahawks up 6-0. The referee initially threw a flag calling Wagner out for using leverage (using his teammates to jump and block the field goal). It was announced there wasn’t a foul, but if you watch the replay there’s proof of the leverage. The controversy has fans wondering why there are seemingly so many more missed calls this season. Seahawks 21, Vikings 7.

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Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade is retiring at the end of this season and his best friend and former teammate LeBron James got emotional after they played their last regular season matchup against each other Monday night. In a close game that ultimately went to the Lakers (108-105), LeBron said afterward,  “I have been saying all week that it is bitter sweet. Every possession it was getting closer and closer to (being) the last one. Lots of emotions knowing I’m losing a brother in this game. That’s my guy, man.” The two competitors and friends exchanged jerseys after the game.

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LeBron Wants Carmelo, Derrick Henry Puts On Show, Tebow One Injury Away

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Sources say LeBron James is interested in Carmelo Anthony joining him on the Lakers. At 34 years old, Anthony has been sitting out the season after the Houston Rockets let him go (while still paying his league minimum salary of $2.4 million). We won’t know if LeBron and the Lakers are serious until after December 15th, however, as Anthony can’t be traded until then.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry put on a show Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars scoring 4 touchdowns, rushing for 238 yards and thrilling everyone with a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run. Henry tied Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett from the Dallas Cowboys for the longest run in NFL history. Titans 30, Jaguars 9.

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Former Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow may play in the Majors this season according to recently hired New York Mets manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Tebow will begin the season with the Class AAA team, but if there’s an injury to the starting lineup, Wagenen thinks Tebow has a chance of stepping up. Prior to becoming the Mets manager, Wagenen was co-head of baseball at Creative Arts Agency and represented Tebow.

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NHL Expansion Team In Seattle, Redskins No Kaep, Fultz Has TOS

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The NHL is adding an expansion team in Seattle. With this addition, the League will now consist of 32 franchises. The group is co-owned by David Bonderman, the founding partner of TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group).  The Seattle franchise will be ready to compete in the 2021-22 season.

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The Washington Redskins have lost two quarterbacks to injuries in the past few weeks and have a somewhat shaky Mark Sanchez now at the helm. The team is still in the playoff mix so considering some other quarterback options, but according to coach Jay Gruden, Colin Kaepernick is not part of the discussion. Kaepernick is still pursuing a collusion case against the NFL and has been unsigned since 2016.

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Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz, the #1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, announced he has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) which, according to his agent, “affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely limiting Markelle’s ability to shoot a basketball.” Fultz will begin physical therapy and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Many critics believed Fultz’s shooting issues were psychological, but with this new diagnosis, it appears Fultz really has some physical issues and can hopefully get healthy soon.

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Cowboys D Dominates Saints, 9-Year Old Writes Steph Curry And He Responds

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The Dallas Cowboys fought hard for a big upset of the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. With the win, the Cowboys snap the Saints 10 game win streak. The Cowboys defense dominated and prevented the Saints offense from scoring in the first half, the first time that’s happened in 72 games. Cowboys 13, Saints 10.

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In case you haven’t seen this story, it’s pretty sweet. A 9-year-old girl wrote the Warriors’ Steph Curry to tell him Under Armour (the company making his shoes) doesn’t sell girls shoes. Here’s her letter and here’s his great response:

Dear Mr. Stephen Curry,

My name is Riley (just like your daughter), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.

Sincerely,
Riley Morrison

Hey Riley,

I appreciate your concern and have spent the last two days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue. Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as “Boys” on the website. We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly — so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5s now and you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6. Lastly, we have something special in the works for International Women’s Day on March 8, and I want you to celebrate with me! More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night! All the best! #RuinTheGame

Stephen

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Cooper Puts On Show For Dallas Win, Powerful Chicago D Wins, Saints 10th Straight Victory, Irving “bleeps” Thanksgiving

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The highlight of the Thanksgiving day NFL games featured newly acquired Dallas Cowboy receiver Amari Cooper (traded a few weeks ago for a first round pick from the Oakland Raiders) putting on a show and helping his team win over their rival Washington Redskins. Cooper finished the game with eight receptions, 180 yards and two touchdowns. Cowboys 31, Redskins 23

The Chicago Bears had a short week playing late last Sunday and then again yesterday. Thanks to a powerful defense, the Bears beat the Detroit Lions. The Bears lead the League in turnover margins this season and now have a 5-game win streak as a reward.  Bears 23, Lions 16.

In the late game on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints easily shut down the Atlanta Falcons for their 10th straight victory. The Saints defense should be credited with never letting the Falcons find their rhythm forcing fumbles and causing sacks. According to Saints defense end Camearon Jordan, “I do love the way that we played today. I do love the four turnovers. I do love the sacks. I do love the pressures. I do love the quarterback hits. For all terms and purposes, we had our Thanksgiving.” Saints 31, Falcons 17.

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Boston Celtics’ guard Kyrie Irving apologized for using profanity when describing the Thanksgiving holiday. After losing to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, a reporter wished Irving a Happy Thanksgiving. Irving replied, “bleep” Thanksgiving. Irving apologized later saying “I spoke w/ frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldn’t be in a professional setting no matter what. Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE.” According to reports, Irving’s frustration with the holiday is due to his Native American Heritage.

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Cavs Part With Smith After Tanking Comment, NFL Lineup For Turkey Day

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33-year-old shooting guard JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways. Smith is not having a great season with the Cavs and has had disagreements with the front office, but after he told the Athletic he believes the team is purposely tanking their season, he sealed his fate. He said, “I don’t think the goal is to win. The goal isn’t to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can. I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always the plan.”

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Here’s the NFL lineup for Turkey Day! Enjoy!

12:30 pm-Chicago Bears (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)

4:30 pm-Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)

8:20 pm-Atlanta Falcons (4-6)  and New Orleans Saints (9-1)

 

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Rams-Chiefs Highest Scoring Game In MNF History, Mark Sanchez Returns As Backup

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At 105 points in total, the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs battled it out for the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football’s 49-year history. It was also the first time in NFL history both teams scored over 50 points. With 14 touchdowns, a combined 1001 yards, and eight lead changes, this was a game to remember. The Rams slightly edged out the Chiefs in the end by a score of 54-51.  Rams coach Sean McVay summed up his feelings at the end of the game by saying “It was a whirlwind. I feel like I might need a couple of beverages to relax.”

A day after Alex Smith went down with a season-ending injury, the Washington Redskins signed Mark Sanchez as the backup QB for Colt McCoy. Sanchez was with the Dallas Cowboys last season but hasn’t played in a game since 2016. He was let go in April of last year and had to serve a 4-game suspension for violating performance-enhancing substances. Redskins coach Jay Gruden believes Sanchez is ready to step in if necessary.

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Alex Smith Breaks Leg, Roethlisberger Gets Picked And Motivated, Luck On Roll, Farting Controversy

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The most upsetting part of the NFL weekend was watching Washington Redskin quarterback Alex Smith carted off the field after suffering a devastating injury to his leg.  The Houston Texans Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt sacked Smith in the third quarter causing Smith to land awkwardly. Smith will undergo immediate surgery on two broken bones and will not be back this season. Former Redskins’ quarterback Joe Theismann was watching the game and had upsetting flashbacks as to when he broke his leg and ended his season exactly 33 years ago to the day. He said,  “And I wouldn’t watch the replay. It felt as if 1985 was yesterday. I had a sick feeling in my stomach and felt so bad for Alex.” Texans 23, Redskins 21.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was picked off three times in Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the future Hall of Famer found a way to win by targeting Antonio Brown then throwing himself into the end zone to seal the deal. After the game, Roethlisberger spoke of his inspiration. He said,“They had a linebacker … that wanted to let me know every time I threw an interception. He found me and told me how many interceptions I threw. It’s a little motivation, too.” Steelers 20, Jaguars 16.

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a crucial win over the Atlanta Falcons and are now 5-5 on the season. They have an important game against their division rivals, the Washington Redskins, on Turkey Day. Dallas 22, Atlanta 19.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is on a roll. He now has 7 straight games with three passing touchdowns. He’s trailing only Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in this remarkable stat. Colts 38, Titans 10.

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In the oddest story I’ve seen in a while, a Dutch dart player Wesley Harms complained about losing a spot in the Grand Slam of Darts to Scottish player Gary Anderson because Anderson’s farts (yes, farts) were distracting him. He said it would “take him two night to lose this smell from my nose”.

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