James Harrison solid in debut as Patriots clinch home field

James Harrison solid in debut as Patriots clinch home field

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Veteran outside linebacker grew frustrated in Pittsburgh because he wanted to play, but he was all smiles on Sunday with his new team. The showed they have significant plans for him in a over the in the regular-season finale Sunday. Harrison will help the Patriots, who clinched home-field advantage, as they had him on the field for 28 of a possible 57 defensive snaps (including penalties). That […]

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Jets can‘t finish, but they‘ve started to build a foundation

Jets can‘t finish, but they‘ve started to build a foundation

The ended the season with a 26-6 loss to the on Sunday. Here‘s a recap of the season and what‘s next: Season grade: Average. Clearly, this grade is curved because a 5-11 record, by any objective measure, is terrible. In this case, it‘s important to remember the big picture. The Jets were supposed to be awful in 2017 — we‘re talking awful — and they managed to be competitive, beating […]

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Purdue's Aaron Wheeler and Sasha Stefanovic see redshirt opportunities

Purdue's Aaron Wheeler and Sasha Stefanovic see redshirt opportunities

CLOSE Nathan Baird on how rebounding and defense are key as the Boilermakers resume Big Ten play. Nathan Baird/Journal & Courier Matt Painter confirmed Aaron Wheeler will stay on redshirt, along with fellow freshman Sasha Stefanovic. Buy Photo Sasha Stefanovic of Purdue is fouled by Kyle Nickol of Carroll College as he drives to the basket in the second half Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Mackey Arena. Purdue defeated Carroll […]

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U.S. NHL players still processing Olympics snub

U.S. NHL players still processing Olympics snub

NEW YORK — During the NHL‘s Winter Classic on Monday, the roster for the U.S. 2018 Winter Olympics men‘s hockey team will be announced. ‘s name will not be on it, because the NHL has forbidden it. Editor‘s Picks The NHL has prohibited its players from participating in the 2018 Olympics. What could have been if world‘s top pros had been allowed to compete? From Team USA to Canada, and […]

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Nick Foles unable to ease concerns in postseason tune-up vs. Cowboys

Nick Foles unable to ease concerns in postseason tune-up vs. Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA — coach Doug Pederson had a simple request heading into the regular-season finale Sunday against the . “I just want to see execution by our guys going into the postseason,” he said on Friday. That‘s why Pederson had just about all of his offensive starters, including quarterback , play through the first quarter despite already having the No. 1 seed in the NFC locked up. The idea was to […]

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Dez is not a No. 1 so he should not be paid like it

Dez is not a No. 1 so he should not be paid like it

A season of boundless optimism and hope came to its puny, punting, pathetic cold conclusion on a frigid Philly field in front of a few thousand fans. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon because they scored more points. How many points? Doesn’t matter. (OK, fine — for the record, the Cowboys defeated the Eagles 6-0). The Cowboys finished 2017 with a 9-7 record, and by winning […]

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Kirk Cousins throws 3 picks in loss to Giants

Kirk Cousins throws 3 picks in loss to Giants

By – The Washington Times – Sunday, December 31, 2017 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Theoretically, the had plenty of chances to mount a comeback in Sunday’s 18-10 loss to the . With just over three minutes left and trailing by eight, quarterback stepped on the field at ’s 27-yard line. In what could be ‘ final game in a uniform, the stage was set for a game-tying drive down the field. […]

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