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Seahawks’ near-comeback results in another close loss to Rams

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown stood outside the visitors locker room lamenting another close loss in a season that is threatening to become defined by them. “It sucks, man,” the veteran said. “It hurts.” Minutes earlier and a few feet away, a fired-up Pete Carroll stepped up to a podium and began his news […]

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Rashaad Penny’s breakout game gives Seahawks’ backfield another hot hand

Pete Carroll called it a good problem to have, even if his running backs don’t see it that way. The Seattle Seahawks head coach is just fine with having more than one hot hand at the position — and he does at that, after rookie Rashaad Penny delivered a long-awaited breakout performance Sunday during the […]

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Nigeria still AWCON favourites, but face tougher task than normal

Only seven countries, headlined by the USA and Germany, have been to every FIFA Women’s World Cup since its inception in 1991, and Nigeria is a member of that rarefied company.cheap nfl jerseys china nike But the Super Falcons are the only member of that elite group yet to qualify for the 2019 edition in […]

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Twins’ Joe Mauer on retirement: ‘Risk of concussion is always there’

In his 15 major league seasons, Mauer has appeared in six All-Star Games, won three Gold Gloves, three batting titles and racked up 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Twins. He is one of 22 former MVPs to play his entire 15-plus-year career with one franchise. Each of the previous 21 is in the […]

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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Young Clippers are providing value

In a busy Monday night in the NBA, Anthony “The Brow” Davis bested Kawhi “The Klaw” Leonard in Toronto in a marquee matchup of two of the league’s truly elite talents. The LA Clippers, meanwhile, put the league on notice with another impressive win, this time over the Warriors.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china After […]

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Tyson Chandler’s choice of Lakers over Warriors has already paid dividends

Tyson Chandler revealed Tuesday that he narrowed a list of potential landing spots to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors before negotiating a buyout with the Phoenix Suns. “It was, like, five teams, and I narrowed it down to two,” said Chandler, who starred at Compton’s Dominguez High School. “And then I […]

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Bills should start Josh Allen despite Matt Barkley buzz

Dion Dawkins, a 320-pound left tackle, caught a touchdown pass. Levi Wallace, an undrafted rookie fresh off the practice squad, started at cornerback in his NFL debut and was part of a defense that limited Josh McCown to 135 passing yards. Robert Foster, also an undrafted rookie elevated last week from the practice squad, became […]

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Twenty-nine percent? Eagles can’t afford to ease Golden Tate in

New Philadelphia Eagles receiver Golden Tate trotted onto the field three plays into the opening series Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, drawing cheers from a Lincoln Financial Field crowd that gave him a boisterous welcome during pregame introductions just minutes earlier. Carson Wentz went right to him, flicking a wide receiver screen to Tate […]

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Can the Wizards fix this new level of dysfunction?

The Washington Wizards recovered Sunday against a very bad New York Knicks team — a home game they had to have, and one that had the organization on edge — behind better effort, welcome rebounding from Dwight Howard and a nearly peak John Wall performance. Good thing, because the Wizards have almost no method beyond […]

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The NBA offensive explosion is unstoppable

The league is in the midst of a glorious offensive revolution, with a legion of shooters with the added gasoline of small ball and nurturing rule changes that prevent old-school defensive tactics. The result: Scoring has gone nuclear. Consider that between 2014 and ’16, teams crested the 140-point barrier in regulation a total of three […]