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Saints smother Panthers to close on home-field advantage for playoffs

New Orleans Saints 12-9 Carolina PanthersPanthers’ only TD comes from pass by RB Christian McCaffreyNew Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton, and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field…

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Will the young stud quarterback become devalued in the modern NFL?

As the passing game becoming seemingly easier will teams pass on expending all their energy on finding the next great quarterback?If there’s one thing we can agree upon, it’s that the most precious resource in the NFL is a stud quarterback, and even mo…

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Lamar Jackson’s ascendancy brings the end of an era in Baltimore

Joe Flacco days as the Ravens’ starting quarterback are over, and his replacement promises an exciting futureApparently, there will soon be no more debates in Baltimore about whether quarterback Joe Flacco is “elite” or not. Even though he has recovere…

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Canelo Álvarez builds brand with simple demolition of Rocky Fielding

The all-conquering Mexican’s latest win felt more like a promotional parade than a genuine world title showdownFor years Canelo Álvarez was hailed as the biggest star of boxing’s post- Floyd Mayweather age. After managing to fill Madison Square Garden …

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Chicago Blackhawks mascot, Tommy the Hawk, bodyslams fan during fight

Fracas breaks out after Friday’s NHL game at United CenterTommy attacked by white man between ages of 18 and 20In a season during which the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot, Gritty, has become a national icon one of the NHL’s veterans has reminded Ameri…

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Confusion reigns after Suns and Grizzlies nearly trade for wrong player named Brooks

Teams confuse Dillon Brooks and MarShon Brooks during move‘What happened last night was unfathomable,’ says GMThe Phoenix Suns traded Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards on Saturday for Kelly Oubre Jr and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports…

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‘I just stood there’: Fielding admits tactical error after TKO loss to Canelo – video

Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez won the WBA Super Middleweight title on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York after his third round TKO victory over Rocky Fielding. Speaking after the match, Fielding admitted ‘the better man won’Canelo Álvarez pour…

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Canelo Álvarez pours it on in three-round destruction of Rocky Fielding

Álvarez rips Fielding to become three-division champion – live!Katie Taylor lights up New York and Eva Wahlström in defenseCanelo Álvarez did exactly what he was supposed to against an overmatched opponent: he closed the show.The 28-year-old superstar …

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Canelo Álvarez awaits in Rocky Fielding’s unlikely shot at glory

Few will give the 31-year-old Liverpudlian a chance on Saturday when he climbs through the ropes at Madison Square Garden to face Canelo ÁlvarezWhen Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez announced the first opponent of his blockbuster 11-fight, $365m contract with ups…

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How the Seahawks dismantled the Legion of Boom and still thrived

Many thought Seattle were set for a spell in the wilderness after breaking up their great defense. But they are on course for this year’s playoffsThe Seahawks are this year’s surprise outfit. It feels like a long, long time since Seattle went through t…

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Philip Rivers leads LA Chargers to last-gasp comeback win over Kansas City Chiefs

Chargers rally back from 14-point deficit with four minutes leftRivers throws TD and completes two-point conversion at deathPhilip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs.All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questiona…

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Michael Jordan says slap of one of his Hornets players was ‘only love’

Charlotte owner frustrated after player ran on to court‘It was like a big brother and little brother tap’Michael Jordan, whose intense competitive spirit along with his otherworldly athletic talent propelled him to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls…

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WTA offers ranking protection for mothers returning to tour

Players will use previous rankings at select tournamentsReturn of Serena Williams after giving birth prompted debateThe WTA has given additional protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the tour after giving birth.Players who have returned fr…

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Pete Shelley’s Tour de force, Miami’s Miracle and Premier Passions | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Paul Sherwen, NHL deflections and Dean Jones’s very bad idea1) It wasn’t always widely known, but Buzzcocks’ brilliant Pete Shelley, who died this past week, wrote the music for the iconic Channel 4 Tour de France them…

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‘They are bullies’: The American businessman taking on PSG at Bordeaux

Joseph DaGrosa is the latest American to invest in French football. He tells Steve Brenner how he hopes to compete with one of the world’s richest clubsJoseph DaGrosa, a Miami-based investor and entrepreneur, is no stranger to financial challenges. So …

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Ravens’ Super Bowl winning QB Flacco loses starting job to rookie Jackson

Flacco returns from injury but will be team’s back-upBaltimore have gone 3-1 since Lamar Jackson became starterJoe Flacco has lost his job as the Baltimore Ravens’ starting quarterback and will be the back-up Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NF…

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Zack Steffen is unlikely to ever play for Man City. So why did he join them?

The goalkeeper is one of the US’s most promising players. But he’s more than likely swapping a starring role in MLS for a loan move from CityPep Guardiola knows what he likes in a goalkeeper. The Manchester City manager has changed the way football loo…

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Raiders owner calls Oakland’s lawsuit over team’s move to Vegas ‘malicious’

City is seeking damages for money invested in RaidersLawsuit does not aim to stop team moving to Las VegasThe city of Oakland has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit trying to recover damages for the Raiders’ upcoming move to Las Vegas.The suit, which wa…

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Luka Doncic’s genius has managed to make a great NBA rookie class look average

The 2018 draft-class may well end up being one of the greatest in history. But they risk being eclipsed by the Slovenian teenagerPoor Marvin Bagley. The bouncy one-and-done Duke big man went second overall in the 2018 NBA draft and so far he is having …

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LeBron James edges Dwyane Wade in star pair’s final NBA meeting

Miami Heat 105-108 Los Angeles LakersPlayers have been rivals and friends for 16 seasonsWade to retire at end of season but may work with LakersLeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the s…