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Thomas, who had a tooth knocked out by Wizards forward Otto Porter on an incidental play in the first game, needed dental surgery on three teeth Monday. He was not sure he would play in Game 2 and told coach Brad Stevens he was a likely no-go. Thomas had to return to the hospital because of the severity of the postsurgical swelling in his mouth. Worse, Thomas had to wear a mouthguard, and had trouble engaging in his favorite player-to-player dialog because of it. “I tried, but it wouldn’t let...
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Kirk Cousins signs his franchise tag and will likely play for Washington in 2017

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag on Friday morning, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The team placed the exclusive franchise tag on Cousins back on Feb. 28. It’s the second consecutive season the team has placed the tag on Cousins, meaning he will earn nearly $24 million in 2017. It also virtually guarantees that Cousins will be playing for Washington this upcoming season, despite his earlier desire to go elsewhere: Kirk Cousins appealed personally to owner...
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Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for running backs?

With one week of the NFL Preseason in the books, you may find yourself belly-up to the bar and realize that you're not only unrepentantly excited about Ameer Abdullah and his 9.6 yards per carry, but you're equally as excited about that fifth running back on your team's depth chart, a Zach Zenner, for instance. You may catch yourself re-calibrating your team's roster in your mind based on a few exciting preseason runs. Are you wrong to do this? Do "breakout" preseason performances at the runn...
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Aaron Rodgers sucking his thumb is slightly NSFW thanks to this slo-mo camera work

Aaron Rodgers sucking his thumb is slightly NSFW thanks to this slo-mo camera work The magic of television is great! It allows fans to instantly check out replays when something amazing happens. We even have the added bonus of slo-mo to just bask in the beauty of football. But when exciting things don't happen, it's weird — really weird. Take Sunday afternoon's game, for example. Rather than showing a great pass, the cameras pointed to Aaron Rodgers sucking his thumb. Then, for absolutely ...
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Bevell had a laugh about Baldwin’s gesture on Wednesday

Earlier failures left the Redskins playing catch-up against a superior team on the road. Gruden swung at an opportunity to regain that advantage. The problem is, when those plays don’t work they look really bad. The Redskins, at 6-4-1, remain in good position to fight their way into the playoffs. If they get there, one reason will be Gruden’s aggressiveness. It just didn’t help them Thursday. Bevell had a laugh about Baldwin's gesture on Wednesday. "Doug and I have a great relationship,...
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The Ravens have heard all week about how the Cowboys have the best offensive line in the NFL

The names up front have changed over the years, from Tony Siragusa and Sam Adams (2000-01) to Haloti Ngata and Kelly Gregg (2006-10) to Williams and Pierce. The staggering low rushing totals, however, have remained the same. "That’s who we are," Williams said. "That’s our standard is Brandon Sutter Authentic Jersey stopping the run. You don’t become a Raven if you don’t know how to stop the run." The ...
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A versatile bench allowed Roberts to carry an extra reliever most of the season

So the question now is whether Roberts can turn the necessity of his bullpen use into his very own identity. "Well I think that obviously with the young players we had and some of the injuries we had, and certain games that were performance driven, changes needed to be made in game, as far as going to the pen," Roberts said, refuting the suggestion that the heavy bullpen usage was a part of his master plan. "But I do believe and I am aligned More

By Joel Alderman It be a new experience for the Yale basketball team nex

By Joel Alderman It be a new experience for the Yale basketball team next. While the current squad is concentrating on winning the League title and gaining automatic berth into the NCAA tournament, news has seeped out that the Bulldogs of 1915 make a rare trip to meet up with the crazies of Indoor Stadium. Yes, Yale face national power, Duke. which no doubt Terry Bradshaw Authentic Womens Jersey still be und...
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The NFL finally cut ties with the doctor who made a career out of denying CTE

The most infamous rheumatologist in all of sports is out as the NFL's chief medical officer. Dr. Elliot Pellman has agreed to retire, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo sent to all 32 teams on Wednesday. It's cited as a move to Sergei Nemchinov Jersey help rebuild trust with the players, cutting ties with the former head of the league's Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee and the point man for den...
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Dwight Freeney will sign with the Falcons

Outside linebacker Dwight Freeney will shoot for a 15th season in the NFL, as he is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The longtime Indianapolis Colts defensive end has found new life as a linebacker over the past three seasons, compiling 12 sacks overall with the San Diego Chargers and Orlando Scandrick Jersey Arizona Cardinals. The Falcons confi...
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