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Michigan State extends Mark Dantonio’s contract amid NCAA investigation

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Michigan State’s board of trustees authorized an Authentic Randy Johnson Jersey annual contract extension for head football coach Mark Dantonio at a meeting on Friday.
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Dantonio’s contract with the university says the term of his deal extends by one year, every year, unless the school gives Dantonio written notice by mid-January that it won’t make that extension. If the school decided not to extend Dantonio’s contract by a year, he’d have the option to resign and take an $875,000 payout.

At base, Dantonio’s agreement with the school is for six years. This extension puts him under contract with the Spartans through the 2023 season.

In 2017, a commissioned law firm found Dantonio correctly handled allegations against three players, who were later charged and booted from the program.

The school’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, announced his retirement hours before Dantonio spoke. Days before that, university president Lou Anna Simon stepped down. Michigan State still hasn’t hired permanent replacements for either Simon or Hollis.

Dantonio, 61, is slated to coach his 12th season at MSU this fall.

After the short program, Chen was disappointed but ready to put it behind him: [It] just was rough, Chen said, via USA Figure Skating. I did all the right stuff going into it; it should have been different, but stuff happens. Take it for what it is and move on.

Friday he did just that and reminded everyone why he’s so exciting by landing a record five quads during his free skate, and then adding a sixth for good measure.

The 18-year-old earned a stunning 127.64 points in the technical portion of scoring and a mind-boggling 215.08 for the program. That score was the fifth highest in history and gave him 297.35 total. To put it in a little more perspective, the winning score in the 2014 Sochi Olympics was 280.09, put forth by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu.

That’s probably not a high enough score to win gold in Pyeongchang, but it’s got Chen back in medal contention and gave everyone something to get excited about.

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Ryan Shazier is setting the record straight.

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The Steelers linebacker took to Twitter on Monday to clarify the status of his rehabilitation after a report Sunday stated he had “regained movement in his legs” and “begun a regular walking routine.”

Wentz is a special talent, no doubt. But at the moment, he’s dealing with the base concerns about long-term durability, the first hurdle to a consistent, successful QB career in the NFL. Foles, meanwhile, has the unmistakable glean of the Lombardi Trophy in his hands.

Foles also has the advantage of being drafted when Pederson was the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach in 2012; and of being coveted as a backup with the Chiefs because of his old connection to Pederson; and being traded to rejoin Pederson.

Sure, Pederson was in charge when the Eagles drafted Wentz, but the coach has had more time to see Foles’ evolution and knows exactly what he has in him now. It’s not about comparing what Wentz did earlier in the season and what Foles did late in the season.

It wouldn’t shock me to see the Giants work out a trade to move up one spot, especially if we start to hear reports of the Browns leaning toward the UCLA QB despite his disinterest in playing in Cleveland. The period of time between the combine and the start of free agency is going to be fascinating for this team; imagine if the Giants move up to No. 1 and also trade Eli Manning to a team like the Jaguars during the first week of March.

Structure is everything with NFL contracts, since the deals aren’t fully guaranteed. Any Redskins offer with less than $40 million fully guaranteed at signing won’t be taken seriously by Cousins’ camp. The five-year, $75 million contract the Redskins gave free-agent cornerback Josh Norman last April with a player-friendly structure had $36.5 million fully guaranteed at signing.

Allen indicated that the Redskins are committed to getting Cousins signed before the July 15 deadline that franchise players have for long-term deals. It’s probably going to take a contract in the same ballpark as the five-year extension Andrew Luck received from the Colts last offseason, which reset the NFL pay scale, to lock up Cousins long-term. Luck’s contract averages $24.594 million per year and contains $87 million in guarantees, of which $47 million was fully guaranteed at signing.
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What about Carson Wentz? Richard Sherman? J.J. Watt? Odell Beckham Jr.? Aaron Rodgers? Andrew Luck? Dont’a Hightower? Eric Berry?

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This is especially true for defensive pass interference, a penalty that can have huge consequences, but is often quite subjective. Already in 2017, there have been more pass interference calls than in all of the 2009 season.
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And it’s hard to watch a sport where the marquee players fall to injuries so often. As a Steelers fan, it was especially painful to see Ryan Shazier lying paralyzed on the ground two weeks ago. But that’s just the most severe example. All are crucial to their teams and the league, and all went down with season-ending injuries this year.
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If Henderson rules Elliott remains suspended for any stretch of games, the court then can decide to stay the suspension while it reviews the matter. This means Elliott potentially could be permitted to play in the Cowboys home opener against the Giants and any game thereafter while the case works its way through the courts.

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The NFL is praying for a ratings turnaround

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As the NFL kicks off Week 3 with Thursday Night Football, team owners, TV networks and Madison Avenue are hoping it can turn around an early-season ratings dip.
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Still, nine of the 13 NFL windows in the season-to-date posted viewership declines, Sports Media Watch reported.

Week 2 might have still been disrupted by carryover impacts from the hurricanes that hit Houston and Florida, UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson offered by way of explanation.
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Kapernick can wear ‘pig socks’ and not even garner a response from the NFL, but this guy wants to honor those who tragically died on 9-11 and he’s threatened, he noted.

Williamson plans to auction the cleats for charity.

The quarterbacks are always the key in big games, and it’s usually the elite Pro Bowl QBs playing in these title games, such as last year, with Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers. It’s no surprise that Brady is back. But who would have predicted that Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Blake Bortles would be the other three QBs still standing?

Despite the fact they’ve lost left tackle Jason Peters to a knee injury, the Eagles will almost certainly offer Ajayi more running room, if only because Carson Wentz is playing so well. I don’t believe LeGarrette Blount disappears from Philly’s game plans, but neither do I believe that someone of Blount’s frustrating running style 锟斤拷 he’s a giant human with great power who regularly turns his shoulders and tries to outrun defenders 锟斤拷 will result in Ajayi playing a supporting role. Maybe as soon as this week, Ajayi will be The Guy.

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Villanueva’s NFL jersey becomes a best-seller

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who broke with his team to stand for the national anthem on Sunday, became the best-selling NFL player Monday, according to a report.
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The former Army Ranger, who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, was the only Steeler to appear for The Star-Spangled Banner before the game against the Chicago Bears.

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first started kneeling before games, Villanueva said he questioned whether kneeling during the national anthem was appropriate.

I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year 锟斤拷 when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year, Villanueva told ESPN last year.

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The latter was a reference to Deflategate and the Patriots owner’s anger at Goodell suspending Tom Brady for four games in the face of questionable assertions and dubious data.

The ESPN report spells out why the NFL was ripe for such a controversy. Owners had become deeply concerned with the army of executives Goodell hired in the wake of his botched handling of the Ray Rice suspension. The owners perceive them as a group of yes men and women, who have emboldened Goodell and diminished the owners’ say.
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The executives want to protect themselves by isolating Roger, one owner told the site. They don’t care if they burn the league down to keep their jobs.

Perhaps the one under the most scrutiny is Lisa Friel, who mishandled the league’s punishment of Giants kicker Josh Brown, failing to acquire key facts that became public after the league had decided on a one-game suspension.

Jones and Friel squared off in league meetings in October 2016 when the former Manhattan prosecutor alerted him that the Elliott case would remain open.

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As for your prime-time Week 6 plans, well, they can’t all be as good as Thursday night’s Eagles-Panthers game.

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Give the Texans credit. They clearly realized that having Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden as the QB options for an otherwise potentially excellent team wasn’t good enough. They didn’t allow themselves to be deterred by the failed signing of Brock Osweiler last offseason or the aborted effort to get Tony Romo, who retired instead, this offseason. The Texans keep trying to land the franchise QB that they so desperately need, and they made a bold trade up Thursday to land Watson.

Regardless of what texts were sent, Browns fans must be frustrated seeing the two quarterbacks taken with first-round picks traded away by Browns in back-to-back drafts — Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall in 2016, and Watson at No. 12 overall in 2017 — have such strong starts to their careers.

“Sunday Night Football” features the winless New York Giants against the 3-1 Broncos in Denver and “Monday Night Football” has the Indianapolis Colts playing the Titans in Tennessee.

Although Giants Coach Ben McAdoo will “revisit” his indefinite suspension of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie this week, the cornerback will miss Sunday night’s game.

As if Coach Bill Belichick needs any help, Football Outsiders’ early-season projections have New England facing the easiest schedule in the NFL this year per their Defense-adjusted Value Over Average metric and Warren Sharp ranked the Patriots’ strength of schedule as the fifth-easiest in 2017, a schedule he calls “highly unfair” because Tom Brady and New England’s offense will play six games after Week 7 against teams whose defense was in the bottom 10 in terms of efficiency, the most of any team.

Some are expecting the Kansas City Chiefs to regress after turning in a 12-4 record last season, and while they may very well lose the season opener to the Patriots, this is a team loaded with talent.

Kansas City’s defensive line was ranked ninth and every one appears to be excited with what rookie running back Kareem Hunt has shown in the preseason after projected starter Spencer Ware was ruled out for the season with a knee injury.chargers_004

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Kaepernick’s past performance has proved he is good enough to be in the league in some capacity.

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Over the weekend, Tom Brady said Kaepernick is certainly qualified. In case after case, since the San Francisco 49ers told him they would cut him and he opted out of his contract, teams have rejected him. Owners do not want the supposed distraction, or they believe fans would not accept the first player who knelt on a sideline during the national anthem, or they personally dislike his politics.

Heading into the week, Auburn ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring, despite not having a single player in the top 100 in points. Rather, four players average double-figures, and five players average more than five rebounds per game.

It’s worth noting the Panthers did a nice job tightening up in the red zone, as Tennessee struggled to punch the ball in. After picking up a first down on 4th-and-2 from the 6-yard line, the Titans needed three more plays to get their first touchdown. Carolina limited Tennessee to a field goal on the first possession.

All in all, Titans supporters should be thrilled with the way that the offense looked in the early going. If Week 2’s preseason action is any indication, Tennessee should be picking up right where it left off last year.
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That policy was rescinded by Coach Adam Gase last month, while the pair have been joined by teammate Julius Thomas since late September, when President Trump sparked widespread NFL protests by making sharp criticisms at a political rally in Alabama.

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The Chargers are determined to fight for LA and we are excited to get started.

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Game Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey The league’s leaders and owners are crossing their fingers that things will be different this time around. But even Spanos acknowledged in his letter Thursday Orleans Darkwa Jersey announcing the move that he and the Chargers face challenges.
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LA is a remarkable place, and while we played our first season there in 1960 and have had fans there ever since, our entire organization knows that we have a tremendous amount of work to do, Spanos wrote. We must earn the respect and support of LA football fans. We must get back to winning. And, we must make a meaningful contribution, not just on the field, but off the field as a leader and champion for the community.

He has enough upside to groom and turn the wheel over to next year, if you can’t sign Cousins. But otherwise, I’ll probably pass. It’d be a Redskins thing to do to draft Bobby Beathard’s grandson, Iowa’s C.J. Beathard in the sixth or seventh round. But that’s not an answer for a Cousins replacement.

The defections of Reid and Thomas from the players’ group underscores the fact that no single entity represents the interests of all players in dealings with the league on the issues related to the anthem, protests and activism. It also demonstrates the challenge the league faces as it attempts to move past two seasons marked by protests during the national anthem that have drawn repeated criticism from President Trump and football fans across the country.

Reid’s recent proposal to the league for a meeting in front of a mediator would have included Kaepernick in attendance. Some NFL players, including Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, have said they want to see Kaepernick’s playing status addressed as part of conversations with the league.

The league did not accept that invitation by Reid for a face-to-face meeting, just as it did not accept an invitation made by Jenkins’s group for a meeting to follow up the October meeting in New York.

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Bane’s two-handed slam dunk with 1:15 left in the first half broke a 31-all tie and put TCU ahead to stay.

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Bane’s quick burst, with two 3-pointers and a heady layup between those long-range shots, pushed TCU ahead 47-34 with 15:28 left. That capped a 12-1 run to start the second half after the Frogs finished the first half on an 11-2 spurt in which Bane made the go-ahead shot.
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And that is even with Robinson’s long 3 going into the break getting taken off the board after officials determined the ball was still on Robinson’s fingertips when the clock hit zero, negating the 35-foot shot and leaving the Frogs’ lead at two instead of five.
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He then made a putback when JD Miller couldn’t convert on an alley-oop pass from Robinson, but the ball went right into Bane’s hands.

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The Pelicans briefly rebuilt their lead to 12, but it was back to a single possession by the end of the quarter after Wayne Selden — who scored a career-high 31 points against the team he played for earlier this season — hit a 3 to make it 83-81.
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New Orleans didn’t lead by double digits again, and Cousins had to briefly leave the game after committing his fifth foul with nearly seven minutes to go. But Cousins came through with a late block on Tyreke Evans that led to Davis’ dunk on the other end.

They made some tough 3s to cut the game and even get it to one point, but I do like the fact that we maintained our poise and were able to finish, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. Obviously, Wayne Selden played his best game as a pro. He shot the heck out of the basketball. He was one of the main reasons they were able to stay in the game.

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Mother of Brian Urlacher’s son sues ex-Bear for $125M, says he portrayed her as ‘killer’

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The mother of Brian Urlacher’s 12-year-old son has filed a $125 million defamation suit against the former Bears player, the Chicago Tribune reported.

In the lawsuit, Tyna Karageorge stated that Urlacher plotted with his lawyers and the Tribune to make it seem as if she had killed her husband so Urlacher could retain joint custody of their son.

My life has been ruined by what transpired, Karageorge said Wednesday. People perceive me as a murderer even to this date.

Urlacher said he had no idea about the lawsuit, and the Tribune released a statement Wednesday that said its reporting was based on court documents and defames no one.

Under McVay, the Rams returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2003 as the franchise completed one of the quickest turnarounds in NFL history, going from the 32nd-ranked scoring team in 2016 to the league’s top scoring team.

McVay, 31, became the youngest head coach in NFL history to lead a playoff team.

Behind do-it-all running back Todd Gurley, the PFWA’s Offensive Player of the Year, and blossoming second-year quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams had the second-highest average margin of victory in the league (18.91) and posted 30-point-plus efforts against all three NFC West opponents in 2017.

The PFWA also announced two more awards:

Kidd said he told him, There’s nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That’s it.

Kidd said he thanked Antetokounmpo for his loyalty and that he was thankful to be able to coach him and help him become the player he is today. And I know when our paths cross again, he’ll be much better.

Kidd said he was officially informed he’d been fired about 15 minutes later when he met with general manager Jon Horst and team president Peter Feigin at a pizza restaurant.patriots_116_7fb542ba0f083b95-180x180

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