Three takeaways from Jaguars’ statement win over Seahawks

It got ugly late with a number of penalties and two ejections but Jacksonville got its best win of the season Sunday.

“Years ago, Dale reached out to me after my personal story went public,” he said. “If we had been able to have that conversation when I was still playing, I know it would have changed the course of my career. Dale’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire others to pursue their dreams, and I hope we see the results around MLB soon.”

Scott worked 3,897 regular-season games and was a crew chief for 16 seasons, half his career.

“I was fortunate enough to have Dale as my crew chief for 10-plus years. A gifted umpire and true professional, he ran the crew with a smile as he mentored many of today’s most successful umpires,” fellow ump Dan Iassogna said.

Meyer played quarterback and defensive back in the early 1960s at Purdue, where his coaching career began. His first head-coaching job was at UNLV (1973-75), but he became known nationally at SMU (1976-81).

He led the Mustangs to the 1981 Southwest Conference championship behind the duo of Dickerson and James, before landing in the NFL as a head coach with the Patriots (1982-84) and later the Colts (1986-91).

Meyer became the Patriots’ eighth head coach and saw success right away turning around a team that was 2-14 before his arrival.

In his first season, he led the Pat to a 5-4 record during a strike-shortened season and the team’s first playoff appearance in four seasons. Meyer finished with an 18-15 regular season record after 2 1/2 seasons with New England.
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Cavaliers could get Thompson back vs. Hawks

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said Schroder’s absence was merely the result of a “coach’s decision.”

One of my co-workers offered Anderson to me as part of a trade package last week “Anderson’s been really good lately,” he said and I reacted like he’d offered me a plate of dog crap. Look, I enjoy the scrappiness of the Jets, but I don’t want them on my fantasy teams.

With less than 10 seconds left in the half, Matt Moore gets picked off in the end zone. Instead of trailing by just one score, the Dolphins will go in to the locker room trailing 21-10.

Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore had 14 points and Dante Cunningham 10. … Davis was called for a flagrant foul with 4:54 to go for lifting his elbow while setting a screen and hitting Simmons in the head. … Cousins’ playing time was limited when he was assessed his fifth foul with 9:33 left. … Reserve swing player Tony Allen dropped to the court in the first quarter before limping to the locker room on his own with what team officials said was a left knee injury. He did not return.

Alex Smith has started 1/6 for 3 yards. Chiefs Twitter is embroiled in a bitter civil war between fans who want Pat Mahomes to start and fans who blame the play-calling, or the line, or … buddy, I don’t see how this is on anyone but Smith. He seems like a very nice person who’s gone through a lot of professional hardship, but at this point I a benching would be an act of mercy.canadiens_470_a17a30475dc3dba8-140x140

Zuccarello scores 2 to lead Rangers to 5-2 win over Devils

“We dug ourselves a pretty big hole,” said Rick Nash, who had two assists. “We have bounced back well but when you are underneath that line and you are chasing those teams, points are hard to come by. . Last night was a tough loss, it was a good bounce back tonight.”

Then Holiday opened the fourth quarter by letting fly quick 3s and changed the game.

This year’s crop of available quarterbacks should be better than most, especially with Manning and the Giants headed toward a messy divorce. He’s not the only proven veteran who could be available. Kirk Cousins has no ties to Washington after Week 17. Minnesota will have to make a decision between free agents Sam Bradford, Case Keenum, and Teddy Bridgewater.

During his Tuesday media address, the Steelers coach downplayed the brutality at Paul Brown Stadium in Pittsburgh’s 23-20 comeback win and said the rivalry game provides opportunities for both teams to progress.

Rodgers-Cromartie said he tries to stay in Apple’s ear. He knows from experience what the young cornerback is dealing with this season. Rodgers-Cromartie had his own struggles early in his career and is on his fourth NFL team despite being a Pro Bowl corner.

He said Apple doesn’t want to leave the Giants but has enough talent and tape to get a second chance if something goes awry.

“I don’t want to see him go down that path. I try to stay on him,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.

Is he headed in the right direction?
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Giancarlo Stanton declines trades to Giants, Cardinals

Stanton must sign off on any move given the full no-trade clause in his record $325 million, 13-year contract. The 28-year-old outfielder is due to make $25 million in 2018 after he led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs last season.

Lynch’s bum ankle will cost him valuable reps and live-game action in the end of a lost season. If he misses the next three games, he’ll forgo contests against the Dolphins, Jets, and Colts — three teams with little to look forward to except next year’s draft. Those would have been great opportunities to build confidence for a young passer.

Instead, if he makes it back to the field after four weeks, he’ll face a tough Washington team and a Chiefs club fighting for its playoff life. As a result, the Broncos could head into 2018 the same way they headed into 2016 and 2017 — with zero confidence in their quarterbacks.

Danton Heinen added an empty-net goal, and Torey Krug and David Pastrnak each had two assists for the Bruins, who won for the eighth time in 10 games.

“Tuukka, you can usually tell how calm and composed he looks and it means we’re generally calm and composed in front of him,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We’re getting the result for him playing in front of him.”

Casey is the winningest coach in franchise history.

“That means you’re old,” Casey said.”

The teams will meet again in Toronto next Sunday.

Zach Randolph had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, and Buddy Hield added 17 points.
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Brent Musburger doesn’t want to hear complaints about violence in football

Brent Musburger doesn’t want to hear people complaining about the violence in football.

The violence was front and center in this game and it became a point of contention amongst talk shows and columnists alike, with many former and current athletes like Ben Roethlisberger saying they would not want their sons to play football.

Musburger is clearly not going to be one of those people, but he will have to deal with others who feel that way.

Owners of the NBA’s worst record, the Bulls (6-20) built an 18-point lead in the second quarter against the Eastern Conference leaders. And when Boston cut it to 12 in the fourth, the Bulls simply pulled away for their third straight win.

Grizzlies: G Tyreke Evans had 11 points on 5-for-17 shooting in his 500th career game. … Memphis is winless in nine games against the Eastern Conference. … Memphis went 18 for 27 at the free-throw line. … Memphis is 1-14 since starting PG Mike Conley was shelved by left Achilles problems. … Harrison’s 16 points were a season high.

It was Miami’s first trip to FedExForum since Memphis fired former Heat assistant David Fizdale as head coach last month. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said he had lunch with his former assistant earlier in the day.

Harrell ran off the Clippers’ first nine points of the second quarter, cutting their deficit from 13 points to four. He scored 13 in the period, and the Clippers trailed 53-51 at halftime.

Clippers: Gallinari has a strained glute, similar to the injury that sidelined him for 13 games recently. He took a hard fall in the fourth quarter against Washington last weekend, when he scored a season-high 25 points, and is expected to be out a few games.royals_030

Brett Favre: Eli Manning ‘can be great somewhere else’

Eli Manning, 36, can take his talents elsewhere — and “be great.”

The new deal for the largest U.S. wireless carrier looks very different from its last deal. That’s because Verizon has gone from being solely a mobile carrier to also being a video content company after its purchases of AOL in 2015 and Yahoo! in 2017 for $4.4 billion each.

The deal allows Verizon to stream live in-market NFL games on any one of its websites, with Yahoo! being the predominant home.

Unlike the last deal, which allowed Verizon to have the exclusive streaming rights for in-market live games only on mobile phones, the live in-market games will be available on the Verizon platforms on phones of all carriers starting this postseason. In 2018, it will include all tablets.

The Islanders (17-10-3) extended their home record to 9-1-2, while Washington (18-12-1) fell to 6-7-1 on the road.

“He was great,” Ladd said about Halak. “A lot of big saves, especially in the second. When we had a two-goal lead, he had a couple of big ones to keep us with that spread. He was phenomenal tonight.”

Braden Holtby made nine saves for the Capitals before being pulled after the Islanders scored their third goal 1:34 into the second period. Philipp Grubauer made 17 saves in relief, and Dmitry Orlov scored Washington’s only goal.

“We score that goal there, if it happens to be we get another one it’s game on with about three or four minutes to go,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “You’ve got to keep fighting right to the end and that was the idea behind that.”
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Jimmy Garoppolo era will begin for the 49ers in Week 13 vs. the Bears

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Week 11 was the last of the season with byes, but the Panthers were the only team in the playoff picture who didn’t play. The Colts, 49ers and Jets were the other three with Sunday off.

Lewan said he doesn’t put too much thought into his uniform. But it’s a nice change of pace, even if not all of his teammates agree.

“Hey, it’s fun to switch it up every once in a while and have those funky uniforms. I think it’s pretty cool, I really do. I think you’ll find some guys love them, and other guys hate them.”

Count tight end Delanie Walker as one of the ones who isn’t thrilled about the uniforms.

I’m not going out there to try to prove anything to anyone .McCown played the entire fourth quarter after Kessler was lost for the day with a concussion.Strasburg played catch last weekend, according to Baker.This happens sometimes.Hill finished with 95 yards rushing on six carries and a touchdown.
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The Falcons’ defense has kept them in a lot of games.

Jacoby Brissett has his moments for Indianapolis, especially on deep throws. Brissett, though, is taking a Luck-like beating behind a lousy offensive line while trying to master an unfamiliar offense he’s learning on the fly following a preseason trade from New England.

They have been steady against the pass and recently have revved up their pass rush. The speed of the defense is starting to take effect, and they should be improved against the run.

“My brother is actually a huge sneakerhead, like, he needs to tone it down,” Fox said. “He’s the one that got me into shoes, and my brother and I wear the same size.”

From rare LeBron James signature models in green and gold, to mango orange low-top Kobe Bryant editions, Fox was constantly clashing colors on the court, and creating a following for his footwear along the way.

The Bucs also lost defensive end William Gholston, who was carted off with a neck injury.

It also shows that the 2017 Titans may be primed to end a nine-year drought without a playoff appearance.

Another step in that direction was taken in Sunday’s 24-20 home win over Cincinnati.

This wasn’t a particularly pretty performance. The Titans enjoyed a 40:09-to-19:51 advantage in time of possession and allowed Cincinnati to convert only one of 10 third-down conversion attempts. Yet it took a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota to running back DeMarco Murray — Murray’s third score of the day — with 36 seconds remaining for Tennessee to secure the victory.steelers_012

Two NFL games went to overtime on Sunday and the Lions needed a late field goal to beat the Bears.

But, in what has been one of the NFL’s most competitive seasons, Sunday saw eight games decided by double digits. Throw in Pittsburgh’s 40-17 win over the Titans on Thursday, Week 11 was loaded with blowouts.

That doesn’t mean Hundley should dink-and-dunk into safe, easy completions to Nelson and Adams on short-to-intermediate routes. Hundley will also benefit from another exceptional duo — left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga.

It’s been an injury-riddled first half of the season for Bakhtiari and Bulaga, causing each to miss time and limiting the great deep-shot abilities of Rodgers. With those pass protectors locking down both sides, plus Hundley’s own mobility, the Packers have no reason to hold back in trying to push the ball for big plays. Besides, there will be nothing easy for Hundley unless heget defenders to back off and respect his arm and confidence to let the ball fly.

The Giants need outfield help and have talked about moving Belt there before, but he probably stays at first. The Mariners just traded for Healy, and while he’s not got great, he’s cheap, and they will spend the money they do have available on pitching. Mauer has just one more year left on his contract, but Miguel Sano is probably the first baseman of the future, and they need pitching help more than hitting.

Daniel Sedin tied the score less than two minutes later when he beat Neuvirth off the back of his pad on a breakaway for his fourth goal of the season.

If the Packers had correctly evaluated Hundley to be an unplayable backup, they would have traded him in April and gone into the post-draft free-agent market for a credible fill-in passer. This also raises questions about coach Mike McCarthy, who angrily shot down any suggestion that the Packers would look to sign Colin Kaepernick by expressing his faith in Hundley and third-stringer Joe Callahan.