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Josh Sitton, like many players, unsure about new helmet rule

Last week, the NFL unanimously passed a dramatic rule change, broadly banning the lowering of the helmet to initiate contact with an opponent. No one knows what this really means, and no one will know until the league office shares with owners more details about the new rule in the coming weeks and months.

For now, Sitton and the rest of us just don’t know what will happen. But what we do know is that the NFL’s owners heard something last week that sufficiently motivated them to give the league office one of the biggest blank checks the league office ever has had — the ability to craft a rule that could end up being a hiccup or a revolutionary change in how the game is played or anything in between.

However it plays out, bet the over. The league wouldn’t have secretly crafted a broad rule and pushed it quickly through the process without any meaningful external analysis or scrutiny if the league didn’t plan to make this a major change to the game. And it could dramatically change the run game as we know it, since plenty of players in the tackle box lower their helmets to initiate contact.

Marinovich reportedly was arrested on March 19, posted bail, and was arrested again on March 23. He has not been released.

The arrests come at a time when Marinovich remains on probation for a 2016 arrest, which happened when he was found naked in a stranger’s backyard, with a paper bag containing drugs and syringes.

Marinovich returned to football last year, playing in a developmental league at the age of 48. He spent two seasons in the NFL, starting a total of eight regular-season games and one playoff game.

As everyone (including the NFL’s coaches) wait to hear more (anything) about the new rule that prohibits lowering the helmet and initiating contact with it, Jaguars safety Barry Church is concerned that, when the new rule is implemented, it will result in a rash of fouls.buccaneers_101

Mike Iupati takes a pay cut from Cardinals

The Cardinals have to pay for all those new quarterbacks (and new offensive linemen) somehow.

It appears part of the plan is giving haircuts to the ones left behind.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, Cardinals guard Mike Iupati has agreed to a $3 million pay cut this season.

Paea easily won his matchups with Kouandjio and LeRibeus, and then gave Lichtensteiger some trouble.and prompted ‘s exit to Kansas City 1993.I live a constant state of report card would not be coming out until after the season was over.Asked about the competition with Solarte, Middlebrooks said, If there’s a competition, I’m competing with myself.The Senate has been very open to any and all options.

It’s impossible to say what happen with Jimmy Garoppolo New England and whether or not the Patriots look to turn him into draft pick gold.was moved to tight end to give him a better shot of making the roster and undrafted rookie Braedon Bowman has made a big impression on coaches far this offseason.native stands a solid 6-foot-4 lbs.He also has a rocket of a slap shot, as well as excellent wrist shot and good release.One of the anchors on the first floor be oncologist, which have space for a mobile PET scans and expansion space for radiation treatments the future, Phillips said.It’s really tough.

Nobody is offering enough to appease Boras.HB 4117: Change the license eligibility for insurance producer to allow denial of license if a person is convicted of a felony involving a breach of trust.this ongoing hiring saga, we’ve got another name to add to the list.I’m not suggesting you old, but. ..

The Titans will bring back most of the regulars from their defensive line in 2018 with DaQuan Jones potentially on his way out as a free agent.

In the front, National Geographic plays on the TV. (Volume on high.) In the back, there’s a state-of-the-art bar. (The bottle of Jack Daniels is nearly empty.) On all walls, jerseys are in glass cases, from Mathieu’s No. 14 and No. 7 at LSU to good friend Patrick Peterson’s No. 21 with a long, personalized message Sharpied on the numbers to—why not —a LeBron James high school jersey.49ers_159

Former NFL running back O.J. Simpson detailed how he would have

Simpson was asked about removing a glove before taking a knife from Charlie, and continued to say he blacked out.

“I had no conscious, I have no memory of doing that. But obviously I must have because they found the glove there,” Simpson said.

“I watch nothing of me,” Simpson said.” I didn’t watch the [Fox special Sunday night] because I knew they were all haters, and people will say things that are just not true, and there’s nobody there to challenge them, and that would piss me off.So why It’s a beautiful day. I’m about to go play golf. Why should I have some crap in my mind You’ve got to let it go.”

In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman. Two years later, Simpson was found liable for their deaths in a civil trial and was ordered to pay over $33 million to the families of the victims.

Below are some more clips from the Fox program.

“Me and Logan together man, I got the fast guy, he got the biggest guy,” Butler said during his introductory press conference, per the Tennessean’s Jason Wolf. “We’re going to communicate when the bunches come up. We’ve just got great communication and great chemistry over the three years we played together.”
With new schemes being installed on both offense and defense, it’s an ideal time for the Colts to have an infusion of young players. This is a trade that helps facilitate that.

Ballard pointed to the Colts having opportunities to select seven players within the first two rounds in 2018 and 2019 as a result of the trade. That’s seven potential starters if Ballard and his scouts nail the picks.

The trade also provides flexibility for additional moves, if the Colts see fit. With three second-round picks this year, the Colts have the resources to trade back into the latter half of the first round if a prospect they covet falls.patriots_109

Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Clippers in final meeting of regular season

Curry was in dagger mood, executing clutch heroics.

With center DeAndre Jordan switched on him at the top of the key, Curry drove right and hit a contested 3-pointer with five seconds left in the half. But on this occasion, there was a little bit too much time left on the clock as Danilo Gallinari received an inbounds pass and nailed a half-court heave to end the first half.

The Clippers stayed in it, erasing what was an 18-point second-quarter deficit.

Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: Patrick Maroon has two obvious virtues: a contract that carries a $1.5 million cap hit, which is remarkably low for a guy with 14 goals in 56 games, and a contract that expires after this season, so there’s no multiyear commitment the way there is with Mike Hoffman or Max Pacioretty.

After that, it’s a matter of perception. There’s no question that Maroon’s numbers are a product of playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — he has played more than 827 minutes with them at 5-on-5 during the past two seasons. At last check, only one team in the NHL has a Connor McDavid, with due respect to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs. So one way to look at it is that Maroon is a product of Connor and Leon.

Another way of looking at it is that he’s talented and effective enough not only to hang with them but also to excel without them. His 63 even-strength points are third best for the Oilers over the past two seasons. His physical game fits well with two of the most talented players in the league, and he could replicate that in another team’s top six.

While the time spent interviewing and learning about the different sports involved in the Winter Olympics is educational for Duvernay-Tardif, he still couldn’t help but take a seat in stands and be a fan of his fellow countrymen at times, despite being a famous athlete himself.

“When Samuel Girard won the 1,000-meter on the short-track speed skating, that was an epic moment. I was off duty, we were done shooting and I walked in with my producer at the end of the day, right when the final was starting, and the next thing we know he’s dominating the race and he’s winning. It was crazy,” Duvernay-Tardif said.

“Then the next day, 24 hours after the race, I got an interview with him and we talked about the different ways you can pass without getting penalized and we’re basically going through a race with each other and then I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, that guy is the best in the world and I get a chance to spend 30 minutes with him.’”

There are pretty clear buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division — and then there are the division-leading Golden Knights. Will they go all-in during their wondrous inaugural season? Here are the key assets, cap space and game plan for all eight teams.nike_49ers_877

The Browns’ touchdown drive was set up by corner Jason McCourty who stripped Giants running back Paul Perkins inside New York territory.

The Browns recovered the ball on the Giants’ 25-yard line and were able to punch the ball into the end zone three plays later. A 16-yard Kizer pass to fullback Danny Vitale helped set up the rookie quarterback’s eventual touchdown.

The Chiefs are good enough to win the surprisingly feeble AFC West but simply aren’t good enough to challenge the Patriots or Steelers for AFC supremacy. Their 1-4 downward spiral since the 5-0 start has made that clear. If this continues, would the Chiefs ever consider a late-season switch from Alex Smith — who certainly did not resemble an MVP candidate Sunday — to QB-of-the-future Patrick Mahomes?

The Chargers are approaching respectability, with wins in four of six games since their 0-4 beginning. The Bills’ QB follies certainly helped last weekend. Now comes a Thanksgiving matchup with the extremely vulnerable Cowboys.

Finishing .500 would be nice. But really, it’s all about what happens next with Coach Jay Gruden and QB Kirk Cousins. The Redskins have total control over the decision with Gruden. They can keep him if they want, and they should. Unfortunately for them, their past sets of negotiations with Cousins have put that situation somewhat out of their control, given how costly a third straight franchise tag would be.

Todd Gurley is very unlikely to be the league’s MVP. It’s difficult to imagine the award going to anyone but Tom Brady. But Gurley is having a terrific season and he certainly belongs in the conversation.

QB Dak Prescott hasn’t been very good in the absence of suspended RB Ezekiel Elliott. If Prescott wants to be considered a true franchise QB, he must rise to the occasion at times like this. Yes, the offense is built around Elliott. But Prescott must find a way to make this offense — and this team — his.

Coach Mike McCarthy’s faith in Brett Hundley was rewarded with a much improved performance Sunday night in Pittsburgh by the young QB. Unfortunately for McCarthy and the Packers, it wasn’t rewarded with a win.chargers_079

Offensive Line of the Week: Eagles’ unit paves way for Nick Foles

In today’s fantasy-obsessed football world, it’s easy to overlook the contributions of one position group: offensive line. Well, NFL Network analyst and former Pro Bowl center Shaun O’Hara is here to fix that. Following each batch of games, O’Hara will revisit the O-line performances of all the teams that played and ultimately select that week’s top unit, headlined by a Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Week.

Or, General Manager Jerry Reese, Coach Ben McAdoo and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan could squeeze out another year (or two) from Manning and instead elect to shore up an offensive line that has been below average, per Pro Football Focus. After Sunday’s loss, the Giants rank 22nd for pass-blocking and 23rd for run-blocking, giving them the 10th worst offensive line in football.

Lillard gave Portland a 93-86 advantage with a 3-pointer, but the Nuggets rallied to take a 97-95 lead on Mason Plumlee’s dunk. CJ McCollum made two free throws and Lillard hit a running bank shot to give Portland a 99-97 lead with 41.7 seconds left.

He was fouled on the play but missed the free throw.

“What bothers me the most is I’ve got to make that free throw,” Lillard said. “We were in position to win. Everybody contributed to us being in that position and I’ve got to be able to shut the door on them.”

Murray’s three-point play with 33.6 seconds remaining gave Denver back the lead. The Trail Blazers had two chances to go back in front but couldn’t convert. Barton hit two free throws, and after Nurkic’s dunk, sealed it with two more foul shots with 1.8 seconds left.patriots_030_04217e0d170be805-180x180

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out with a broken collarbone.

Maybe the NFL hasn’t had your full attention this season. We get it, you’re busy. But now it’s Thanksgiving, and you don’t want to feel left out of the NFL conversation.

I mean, it’s not even July yet and already has practiced more than ever did as a Bengal.That’s the coach-player relationship.Beck came on to get the last two outs, including the little popup that caught behind first base to end the game.Bowen said the Knicks already have a player they need to create a winning culture.

That might have something to do with the fact that Bill Belichick traded Jones away to Arizona even after the linebacker put up a career high 12.5 sacks in 2015, his fourth season in the league. At this point some folks tend to assume that if Belichick trades a guy, something must be wrong with him. But if anything, Jones has only gotten better since he arrived in Arizona.

Hawley started the but with Smoot behind him it metastasized as lobby groups shoehorned their products into the , eventually proposing higher tariffs on more than 20 imported goods.Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you.I’m a big believer our players and I know it hasn’t always looked pretty, but we’re playing the games the way we feel we need to play them.You go out and play great hockey.McDavid brushed aside the suggestion that he’s going to be passed the mantle of best player the game from Crosby, but no less of authority than Gretzky supports the idea.

The Chargers do not have a good record. They currently sit at 4-6 and are two games behind the 6-4 Chiefs. However, in an odd off-year for both the AFC and the West, in particular, the Chargers are still alive in both the division and the wild card races.

Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense struggled to finish drives with a trip to the end zone last week against the Eagles.

Albeit one who went undrafted and arrives with a bit of baggage.We’ll have to what shakes out this week and next.The adjustment leads to more open perimeter shots and gives players like and Deron a better chance isolation.The go-ahead goal was scored 11 into the third period by Brad Morrison, who put home a rebound off a low shot from Collins.

Jim Caldwell’s extension with Lions only guaranteed through 2018, report says

Caldwell, 62, has led the Lions to a 6-6 record this season in his fourth year in Detroit. He holds an overall record of 33-27 and has guided the team to the playoffs in two of the past three seasons.

Prior to joining the Lions, Caldwell served as the Colts head coach from 2009 to 2011 and the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013.

The league denied that Jones was told there would be no suspension.

Needless to say, when the six-game suspension for Elliott was handed down in August, Jones was furious. He believes Goodell lied to him, telling him that Elliott would not be suspended. Jones called that an “unforgivable breach of trust.”

Susan Jarosi, an associate professor of women’s and gender studies and art history who played soccer at the University of Virginia, says the new sports facilities were less inspiring than soul-crushing: “It sucks, it just sucks, to come off another year, and you’re walking around, you’re driving around, and there’s this massive construction, summer after summer. It’s like, ‘Where is this money coming from?'”

Josh Gordon’s journey back to the NFL will soon be complete.

The Browns wide receiver is set to make his first start in nearly three years Sunday when the Browns visit the Chargers, coach Hue Jackson announced Thursday.

“Yeah, he’s going to start! I’m surprised you would ask,” Jackson said, via

Earlier this week, Jackson hinted that Gordon would make his return in Week 13 and said the Browns have “big plans” in store despite him missing the last two seasons.

“My plans for him? Oh boy, let me tell you,” Jackson said Monday. “I got big plans for him. I plan for him to play and play as much as he can handle.”

Guys just don’t care anymore

The Texans’ defense keeps showing weaknesses, understandable in most instances, not so much in others (that is, they’re very beaten up but should be better than this).

I texted another Giants player for their thoughts too on what I heard minutes before. Has McAdoo lost the team? A second anonymous Giants player replied, “Yea I think so.” That same player also texted, “Guys are giving up on the season and nothing’s being done. Guys just don’t care anymore.”

During Monday’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio, host Mike Greenberg noted that “quit” is the dirtiest word one can apply to a professional athlete. His partner Mike Golic agreed, then warned that the next Giants coach/GM will review game tape and decide who needs to be shipped out of New York.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano noted that New York general manager Jerry Reese shows no accountability and that the team’s problems go beyond aging quarterback Eli Manning.

The Chiefs’ bye week provides an opportunity to discuss, again, how the last undefeated team doesn’t always make noise in the playoffs. Since starting 5-0, the Chiefs have lost three of four and have fallen behind the Steelers and Patriots in the AFC standings. Remember, the last team to lose last season, the Vikings, started 5-0 and then missed the playoffs.

Meanwhile, a team that started 0-2, the Saints, have won six straight since, are in first place in their division and are in position to follow two recent teams (2015 Seahawks, 2014 Colts) in overcoming those starts to reach the postseason. And the Saints are not on a bye this week — they get a tough road matchup in Buffalo against a Bills team that got a harsh wake-up call from the Jets last Thursday.browns_021

The turnovers led to Stephen Hauschka hitting 35- and 44-yard field goals.

Despite having the Big 12’s top returning rusher, Justin Crawford, West Virginia hasn’t been able to consistently run the football. Eight games into the season, the Mountaineers rank 69th nationally, averaging just 161 yards per game on the ground.

It’s perhaps more surprising that the defense has struggled. West Virginia is allowing more than 460 yards a game, and that’s with the likes of Delaware State, East Carolina and Kansas accounting for three of its five wins. It’s the first time since 2013 that the Mountaineers are allowing more than 425 yards per game.

West Virginia won last year’s meeting in Ames 49-19. Iowa State had 561 yards of total offense, but did not score an offensive TD.

Milano forced Jalen Richard to fumble while returning a punt, with Mike Tolbert recovering it at the Raiders 14.

On Oakland’s next possession, Derek Carr’s pass over the middle was tipped by linebacker Preston Brown, and intercepted by safety Micah Hyde.

Buffalo then took command by going ahead 27-7 on the first play of the fourth quarter, when Taylor capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive by scoring on fourth-and-inches.

Oakland (3-5) lost for the fourth time in five games, and was unable to carry over the momentum following its dramatic 31-30 come-from-behind victory over Kansas City on Oct. 19.

Watson’s four-touchdown performance led the Texans to 38 points, so it’s tough to be too hard on him for three interceptions. But the Seahawks secondary duped him twice into throwing picks, including one early that was returned by Earl Thomas 78 yards for a touchdown.