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Oct
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… When I do [visit with Bryant], I’ll reign down my judgment and we’ll move forward. … He says some things when he’s Randy Johnson Jersey not around us that are somewhat of a distraction. And I say ‘somewhat’ because we’re fielding questions about it, not because it’s high on my damn agenda. But because I am fielding questions, it is somewhat of a distraction, and we’ll deal with it as such and move on from it.
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Kansas City won relatively easily despite being outgained 364-276. The key was the turnover margin 鈥?the Broncos committed five turnovers, including three Trevor Siemian interceptions, while the Chiefs committed just two.

What she told the NFL: The Dallas Morning News obtained transcripts of the alleged victim鈥檚 interviews with Kia Roberts, the NFL鈥檚 director of investigations. During her interview, Elliott鈥檚 accuser said that the day before she filed a police report in Florida, an argument between the two began after she got upset about Elliott whispering about another woman to a friend she called a marketing agent who was into drugs (page 20 and page 31). She said Elliott shoved her against the wall multiple times and pinned her, leaving bruises and thumbprints on her arms.

Colin Kaepernick expected to be invited to NFL-players meeting on social activism

Oct
29

On Oct. 15, Kaepernick filed a collusion suit against the NFL, alleging the league had conspired to keep him from landing another job after he opted out of his 49ers contract earlier this year.

Representatives from the NFL and NFLPA met Oct. 3 to discuss social activism. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, players in attendance included Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and linebackers Mark Herzlich of the Giants and Demario Davis of the Jets.

Bennett was detained outside of a nightclub after the Aug. 26 fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as police searched for what they believed at the time was an active shooter. Bennett accused police officers of racial profiling, saying they pointed guns at him and used excessive force.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said last month that its internal investigation found “no evidence” that officers used excessive force and that they had reasonable suspicion to detain Bennett. The LVMPD released video that showed part of the incident but not the moment when Bennett was initially detained.

If you’re even a semi-regular listener to the Fantasy Focus Football Podcast, aka the 06010, you are likely aware that Matthew Berry and Field Yates occasionally will disagree on a player’s fantasy output, whether it’s for the season or a specific week during the NFL season.

With a nod to faithful listener and board bet historian, Nick Scott, who created the original 06010 board site, we’ve decided to give you a place to check the tally board throughout the season right here on the pages of ESPN.com.

We’ll keep it simple and just state the proposition bet, along with which side Matthew and Field took. Once there is a winner, we will add that, and change the “leaderboard” below. Good luck in your leagues this season!

“But I think all together this team we had a different mentality coming into today and I think we’re at the right place in the season.”
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Oct
27

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When the Raiders take on the Bills Oct. 29, they will be without running back Marshawn Lynch.
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Others receiving votes: Ben Roethlisberger certainly looked better last week than he has, but he’s not out of the woods yet. The Steelers hit the road to face the Lions (#RoadBen alert!), a team that has played pretty well at home this year (other than getting lit up by Cam Newton). The Lions are in the top 10 in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks and they’ve had two weeks to prepare for this game. Big Ben is merely a QB2 until we see it with more consistency. … Even in a desperate week, I feel you’ll have better streaming options than Jacoby Brissett, who goes on the road to face a Bengals squad that is getting pressure on opposing QBs at the second-highest rate. Behind a shaky offensive line, that’s, what’s the phrase … not ideal.

The Packers made the move Friday with the hope their MVP quarterback can return in December.

Rodgers broke his right collarbone last Sunday after getting hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on Green Bay’s second offensive series.

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If the Packers have been eliminated from the playoffs by Week 15, it’s unlikely Rodgers would play again this season.

It’s a big win for Goodell and the league.

Oct
25

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At that point, the 23-year-old victim ran in the opposite direction and the 29-year-old victim hid behind a parked car, and the suspects got back in the SUV and drove away. Police were called to the scene soon after and searched the area for the Authentic Keith Yandle Jersey suspects.

That’s a hard thing to leave behind. It finally took years of deceit from the team’s owner, relocation, and that special brand of 7-9 bullshit (and the hubris that went with it) before I finally decided that enough was enough.

And that was just me swearing off the Rams. It’s another thing entirely to swear off the entire NFL.

You get the picture. Almost no matter how the numbers are sliced, the result is about the same.

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The initial decision from Mazzant challenged Goodell’s authority, and the outcome of this case could have a sweeping impact on player discipline in the future.

Elliott’s side has filed for a temporary restraining order in New York federal court. If that’s granted, it will be in effect for 14 days. It’s possible that they could get another injunction before the Cowboys return from the bye in Week 7, but this is the same court that determined Goodell had the authority to suspend Tom Brady.

We’re probably in for more appeals, more bickering, and probably several months of this back and forth in federal court between the NFL and the NFLPA, on Elliott’s behalf.

Ultimately, Beathard looked fine. He didn’t look like a franchise quarterback and he wasn’t enough to solve the many problems of a now 0-6 team.

Oct
23

The 49ers’ offensive line isn’t great in pass protection and the team still has a long way to go in rebuilding its wide receiving corps. If Beathard plays well, it’d be an impressive feat on a team that isn’t set up to find much offensive success. The likelier scenario is that the rookie struggles as a starter.

His first test will come in Week 7 when the 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys.

If the 49ers continue to lose, it’s hard to imagine San Francisco being so impressed with Beathard that the team passes on the opportunity to upgrade the position in a big way during the 2018 offseason. But he’s going to get his shot and so far he’s already exceeding the expectations of many.
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The Bears are likely to be without linebacker John Timu (knee/ankle), cornerback Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (groin) when they host the Panthers on Sunday, but they remain hopeful that linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) will return in the near future. Kwiatkoski was limited again at practice Wednesday after missing the past four games with a pectoral injury. Kwiatkoski would give the Bears extra depth at inside linebacker and on special teams, where the Bears figure to lose McManis — the Bears’ special-teams ace — for at least the next couple games. — Jeff Dickerson
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The Lions’ bye came at a much needed time. Even Jim Caldwell said that if Detroit had to play Thursday after the loss to the Saints, it’d be really tough. Even playing Sunday would’ve potentially been difficult. Receiver Golden Tate (shoulder), safety Glover Quin (concussion) and left tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) are among the players who were hurt against New Orleans last week.

The Cowboys’ last ditch, lateral-filled final play was gloriously stupid

Oct
22

Aaron Rodgers was extremely Aaron Rodgers on Sunday, taking his Packers on a 75-yard, 62-second touchdown drive to give Green Bay a 35-31 lead over the Cowboys with just 11 seconds left on the clock.

That doesn’t mean the Cowboys made those final 11 seconds boring, however.

Dak Prescott narrowly missed on a deep ball to an open Cole Beasley, leaving his team with five seconds to go 75 yards for a game-winning touchdown. That meant it was time for some trickery — and approximately a dozen laterals.

The team is not commenting but league sources say there will be an investigation about the video and Foerster’s fate with the Dolphins will be decided as early as Monday.

“We were just made aware of the video and will have no comment at this time,” a team spokesman said Sunday night.

The video shows Foerster sitting at a table and looking into a camera as he speaks. “How about me going into a meeting and doing this before I go?” he says, and then uses a rolled up $20 bill to take in lines of the white powdery substance off the table.

There’s a lot we still don’t know about this video: When it was taken, where it was taken, what the context might be, and even what Foerster’s snorting.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was “processing” the situation, ESPN reported. The network said it reached Foerster and he didn’t comment.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday that the Dolphins are likely to bring back Dave DeGuglielmo, who was previously the team’s offensive line coach from 2009 through 2011.
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The Rams’ potential game-winning touchdown went off Cooper Kupp’s hands

Oct
20

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Terrelle Pryor Sr., WR, Redskins: His extremely disappointing first season with the Redskins continued on Sunday, as Pryor managed just 5.3 PPR fantasy points on five targets, in a game where Kirk Cousins scored a season-high total of his own. Pryor has now managed three of his eight worst single-game scores (since switching from quarterback to wide receiver) in his past four games, which is an ominous sign for a player who has a few more tough matchups (@SEA, Week 9; NYG, Week 12; DEN, Week 16) on his schedule. Currently on a roster in 93.6 percent of leagues, expect to see that number drop at least slightly entering Week 7.

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Jamison Crowder is one of the most surprising busts in fantasy this season. Fantasy’s No. 26 wide receiver in 2016, Crowder sits 89th through Week 6 this season. The slot man has caught 17 of 23 targets for 121 yards and no touchdowns through five games. Crowder has been on the field for 81 percent of the team’s pass plays and is handling a 15 percent target share. Both are down one percentage point from 2016.

While Hyde’s 2.2 yards-per-carry average was poor, he received and converted both of the team’s rushing attempts on its two plays within one yard of the goal line, resulting in 24.5 PPR and 19.5 non-PPR fantasy points. It was also one of the more difficult matchups on his 2017 schedule.

We are not looking to get into politics

Oct
18

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Adobe, the company best known for Photoshop, is also the leading provider of the authentication service used by broadcasters. (To use many streaming apps provided by broadcasters, you’re required to enter your cable or satellite account. Adobe claims its TV Everywhere service has 99% of that market.) Adobe partnered with The Diffusion Group to study the trends in sports streaming, the results of which were provided to USA TODAY Sports.
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President Trump, though, did not appear to be backing down. On Wednesday morning, he continued to harangue the league for not doing more to force players to stand. The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem, he wrote on Twitter. Total disrespect for our great country!

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the N.F.L., and several owners declined to address the president’s remarks directly. Instead, they tried to reinforce the notion that the owners and the players respect the flag and the military, but that the few players who continue to protest during the anthem have a right to express themselves.

We are not looking to get into politics, said Goodell, who estimated that six or seven players were still protesting during the anthem. We are hoping to continue to try and work to get that to zero.

Of course, New York could theoretically increase its cap space for this summer or the summer of 2019 in a trade.

Oct
16

While monetary prizes are not required to enjoy fantasy baseball, it would be an act of sheer naivety to assume that there aren’t a lot of leagues that provide a little cash incentive to finish higher in the standings. If that’s the way your league does things, there’s no rule that says you can’t divvy up the kitty in ways other than winners-take-all. If the goal is to make sure everybody is still playing down the stretch, then perhaps a small share of the prize pool dedicated to the team that posts the best stats over the last six weeks of the season will do the trick.

It’s pretty cool, said DeBrincat. He’s a great goalie. I was lucky enough to get one past him.
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The 19-year-old DeBrincat was drafted 39th overall by Chicago in 2016, on a pick obtained in a trade from Montreal, in the midst of a junior career that saw him score 167 goals in 193 games over three seasons for Erie.

Last season, he was voted top player in the Ontario Hockey League after a 65-goal season.

Forget about offense, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. We knew that was coming. But (Milano) has really been consistent away from the puck, too. He had some coverages tonight in our zone that were really good, and he did a really good job on the wall protecting pucks and getting pucks out. That’s the most important part for this coach. And then he has free reign offensively.
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They pour champagne all over each other and celebrate their fourth straight playoff series win.

Oct
15

Every baseball game has a literal score that tells us who is winning, of course, but athletic contests are more entertaining when there are lots of sub-details to root for, such as momentum or foul trouble or yellow cards or a right tackle in the medical tent with a rolled ankle. In baseball, for a while, our leading sub-detail was the starter’s pitch count, or the bullpen’s strength. Nonbinding markers such as these add small victories to otherwise static action. They are things to look at and things to cheer for. Caring about pitch counts was fun, and it turned a whole bunch of not-great players — Brad Wilkerson comes to mind — into personal favorites.

A release from Novant said the clinics will provide an avenue to affordable, high-quality care — including behavioral health, physical therapy, social work, oral health and family planning — to individuals in the community who have little or no health care.

If the Nationals win: They get to return home where they hit much better (OPS 83 points higher) with Strasburg starting on five days of rest. Including his Game 1 start, he has a 0.78 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break while holding batters to a .166 average.

If the Cubs win: They pour champagne all over each other and celebrate their fourth straight playoff series win.

One key stat to know: Arrieta’s season was all over the place, but he seemed to hit a groove, positing a 2.25 ERA in July and 1.21 ERA in August. But his strikeout months were April and May, and his lowest was July. His strand rate was terrible in the first half, much better in the second half. You could say this about any pitcher, but it’s about fastball command: Batters slugged .429 and .526 off his fastball in April and May, .263 and .293 in July and August. Arrieta also had a big platoon split as lefties had an OPS 228 points higher. Baker should consider starting Adam Lind in left field to get an extra lefty bat in there.ravens_007