Seahawks fined $100K for not following concussion protocol with Russell Wilson

bengals_044The Seahawks have been fined $100,000 and the team’s coaching and medical staffs will be required to attend remedial training regarding the NFL’s concussion protocol, following a joint review by the league and its players union of how Seattle applied the protocol last month to quarterback Russell Wilson.

The AFC North champion Steelers (11-2) will look to secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoff picture when they host the Patriots (10-3) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.

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Burfict was carted off the field with a head injury in Cincinnati’s loss to Pittsburgh after being rocked by an illegal crackback block by Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness and taunting as he stood over him after the hit. Burfict was reportedly livid as he was taken into the locker room and jumped off the cart in anger before being examined.

As for Smith-Schsuter, the rookie standout was suspended one game for the helmet-to-helmet hit. The ban was appealed, but upheld despite Smith-Schuster’s public apology.

In addition to Burfict, running back Joe Mixon and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick also suffered concussions against the Steelers. Their status for Week 16 remains uncertain, but their availability should be made more clear when the team’s final injury report is released Friday.

The Bengals (5-9) are scheduled to host the Lions (8-6) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday before finishing the regular season on the road against the rival Ravens (8-6).

Hopefully this year, we can go beyond that.It giving up runs, Wacha said.But he at least seems to be moving that direction, and if he continues at this clip, there’s no telling where he’ll land.On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 790.

DeShone Kizer fumbled on a sack.

It was right there for the taking. Somehow, some way, the Browns had the ball in the final minutes of the fourth quarter with a chance to win against the Jaguars.

Instead, The Jaguars did nothing on offense, the Browns got another shot, and Kizer fumbled on a sack again. The second one was recovered for a Jacksonville touchdown.

Weekly disclaimer: These aren’t your average power rankings and are instead an attempt to measure the current state of mind — or “hope” — for each team and fan base.

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Elliott will be eligible to return to the field in Week 16 against the Seahawks. But if they can’t turn it around, the Cowboys’ season may be effectively over by then.

Yet, all hope is not lost.

Dallas has been competitive in the first halves of each of the last three games, and things spiraled starting in the third quarter and beyond. The Cowboys have enough talent in place to sustain drives and get in the end zone. It’s just a matter of the offense rallying around Prescott and helping him get it done.

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Dear New York Football Giants: Welcome to the human-shield portion of your 2017 schedule.

What transpired Tuesday afternoon signaled much more than the end of the Eli Manning era in New York, even though the Giants, face down in the North Jersey mud at 2-9, are claiming that benching him does not mean his career there is finished.

While the Chargers defense held the Cowboys to 247 yards of offense and forced two turnovers, Thursday’s win was driven by quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen. Rivers lit up the Cowboys defense while Allen racked up 172 yards on 11 receptions. The highlight was a weaving 42-yard touchdown as he made four defenders miss.

Scott started 11 games for the upstart Michigan State defense, picking off two passes and leading the team with nine pass breakups. With Scott at corner, Michigan State’s secondary jumped from 12th in the Big Ten in opponent passer rating to fourth.

Burfict also was accused of intentionally injuring Le’Veon Bell on the play in which Bell tore up his knee in 2015, and of celebrating with other Bengals while he lay in pain. That incident drew no fines.

Bell, Brown, Shazier, Burfict, Andy Dalton and Geo Bernard have all been seriously injured in those games. Ironically, one of the most-controversial un-penalized plays of the postseason game was Shazier’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Bernard.

Paul is also as good of a defensive point guard as there is east of a healthy Patrick Beverley, which is a positive as well.
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Trade grades: Did Yankees ace Giancarlo Stanton deal?

Trailing the Patriots 23-20 in the 2012 AFC Championship Game, Cundiff lined up for a 32-yard field goal to tie the game with 15 seconds to play. Stunningly, he pulled it wide left from the right hash marks. The Patriots went on to lose to the Giants in the Super Bowl for the second time. But the loss deflated (sorry) the Ravens’ spirits, as they feared they had squandered their last chance to deliver a Super Bowl to veterans like Ray Lewis.

“It’s a kick I’ve kicked probably a thousand times out there,” Cundiff said to reporters postgame. “… I think the disappointment is letting my teammates down.”

The Ravens would win the Super Bowl the next season, but there’d be no retribution for Cundiff. He was no longer on the roster, replaced by Justin Tucker.

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown could be lost for the remainder of the season after fracturing his left (non-throwing) hand on Sunday in a 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field.

McCown will have additional tests to determine if he can play, according to the Jets. If he can’t, Bryce Petty will start next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Christian Hackenberg, who has yet to play in a regular-season game, would be the backup, coach Todd Bowles said.

A choked-up McCown, 38, in the midst of a career year, broke down at his post-game news conference, pausing for several seconds when asked to describe his emotions. He refused to count himself out, but he didn’t sound optimistic about his chances.
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General managers who have to deliver a winner in 2018

You can’t win the World Series in December. As so many of the recent big-splash teams have shown, throwing money at a free agent or two, or making a trade for a known star, doesn’t move the needle as much as is sometimes presumed. Building a championship team takes a year-long commitment to building a complete organization, and in baseball, all the non-Mike Trout players aren’t good enough to turn an also-ran into a contender by themselves.

In claiming Bennett, the Patriots inherited the three-year, $21 million contract that he had signed with the Packers, according to ESPN. If the Patriots do not pick up a $2 million bonus early in the 2018 league year, Bennett would become a free agent again and the Patriots would not have to make any commitments on their salary cap.

Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is 2-0 since starting for Winston, including Sunday’s 30-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

“Ryan’s done exactly what I thought he’d do,” Koetter said. “Ryan made really good decisions. We didn’t turn the ball over.”

The NFL confirmed last week that it is investigating a female Uber driver’s allegation that Winston grabbed her crotch area in March 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Winston has denied those allegations, stating that he was not the only passenger in the vehicle.

The driver has retained attorney John Klune, who also represented the woman who accused Winston of sexual assault at Florida State in 2012.

Thanksgiving is about sharing food with family and friends, so we asked hockey’s biggest foodies for their favorite entrées and desserts. Aaron Ekblad’s chocolate chip cookies, Erik Gryba’s smoked ribs and other delights are sure to make your mouth water.broncos_063

Your guide to World Series Game 5: Battle of the aces in a pivotal matchup

Welcome to the most important game of the baseball season! They’re all important in the World Series! We’re tied up through four games, we have a great pitching matchup for Game 5, the drama is increasing in intensity and Houston Astros fans are hoping they can cheer their team to one more home victory in this 2017 season. Pull up a seat and enjoy the action.

“We’re really close to being ourselves,” Curry said. “For the most part those little things are keeping us from really opening up the gates in games like tonight where we had a pretty comfortable lead in the third quarter.”

Is this a turnaround for Isaiah Crowell?

Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots: Hogan took a hard hit late in the fourth quarter and appeared to injure his shoulder or arm. He has already sustained a rib injury this season and had teeth knocked out in practice. Hogan was declared questionable to return but did not. After the game, Hogan was spotted with his arm in a sling and indicated that he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Morris Claiborne, CB, New York Jets: The former Cowboy, who had been matched up against Julio Jones for much of the game, left the game in the third quarter because of a foot injury. The Jets designated him as questionable to return. After the game, Claiborne indicated that X-rays on his foot were negative but that an MRI is scheduled for Monday.

Garoppolo struck a similar tone when asked about his prospects for staying with the team beyond 2017.

But she offered a solution: retired Indiana high school coach and free throw savant Virgil Sweet. “A clinic might also be helpful if he conducts them.”
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they get an extra high pick for someone they had no intention of re-signing

As for handling Shanahan’s offense, Garoppolo is a great candidate — and given he’ll turn 26 in three days, he’s three years younger than the indoctrinated Cousins. The intensity and diverse play-calling of Pats offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will help him make a comfortable transition. Garoppolo will get a jump on learning his new offense with a half-season of action.

As for the Patriots, they get an extra high pick for someone they had no intention of re-signing. Could New England have gotten more? Possibly, but based on the Bears’ aggressive move to get Trubisky and the Browns trading out of the pick that became Deshaun Watson to settle on DeShone Kizer in the second round, it didn’t seem as though there were enough true buyers to drive up the market.

In a series with wild swings of emotion on both sides, showing no fear has been key. And that no-fear attitude was represented in many ways. Humbled by the first in-season demotion of his career, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson turned things around quickly with three home runs in the World Series. He wasn’t even on the Dodgers’ roster for the National League Division Series.

“I don’t think it’s hit me yet, but, yeah, I think you dream about (Game 7) as a kid,” Pederson said. “I think it’s going to be big for me, and I think all of us (must) just remember it’s still a baseball game. You’ve got to slow it down. Still play the same way that we’ve been playing all year that got us to here and try to limit the distractions.”

The Dodgers will have Game 3 starter Yu Darvish on the mound as the right-hander will try to rebound from a sub-par effort at Houston. He gave up four runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings.heat_003

Myles Garrett hints he’ll make his NFL debut against the Jets

Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett will finally make his much-anticipated regular season debut against the Jets in Week 5. Unfortunately, it may be too late for him to affect the Browns’ playoff fortunes.

After the evaluations, the Browns decided that Garrett was not yet ready for regular season action. Instead, Cleveland held their prized prospect out another week.

What does this mean for the Browns? The 0-4 Browns need all the help they can get. This defensive unit has only accumulated nine sacks in four games, all losses of varying embarrassment. Coming out of Texas A&M, Garrett was known as a pass-rushing specialist, totaling 31 sacks and seven forced fumbles during his three-year stint in college. While he’s raw, his ridiculous athletic talent should help him make an immediate impact in the NFL. Cleveland needs his pass-rushing skills and high motor to help this front seven.

Some people in local television who didn’t initially plan to make Buffalo their last career stop have stayed here after having a relationship with someone here. Javad has been dating WIVB-TV anchor Nalina Shapiro for more than a year. It isn’t a secret, but I generally include such personal information only when it is relevant to what people see on TV or to broadcaster’s careers.

Asked if his personal life is in the equation as he considers his options as some people suspect it might, Javad responded: My personal life is not relevant to this decision. My family and friends support me no matter what.

The Switzerland-based Global Association of International Sports Federations earlier this month granted observer status to the International Federation of (Match) Poker, the International Pole Sports Federation and International Table Soccer Federation along with the organizing bodies for four other nontraditional sports — the first step toward joining the Olympic program.steelers_038

Your guide to Monday’s LDS games: Can Red Sox, Yankees and D-backs extend their postseasons?

Is Columbus Day one of those official holidays in which you don’t have to go to work? If you’re a baseball fan, it doesn’t matter: You’re finding a way to skip work or leave early. Quadruple-header, baby!

The big story of the 2017 postseason has been the dismal starting pitching, at least until Sunday night’s duel between Masahiro Tanaka and Carlos Carrasco. Through 12 games, eight of the 24 starting pitchers failed to finish even three innings and half failed to go at least five. It’s not just that managers are going quickly to the bullpens; starting pitchers have combined for a 5.68 ERA. What will we see Monday?

Lewis set passing records for yardage and touchdowns while at Duke.

Saberhagen and Gagne were among those who helped others staying for the event evacuate their rooms, including at a second hotel to which some were sent after the initial evacuation.

“Eric was yelling, ‘Get up, get up,’ knocking at every door, and when I opened the door, smoke billowed in and I could see areas on fire,” Saberhagen said. “There was a telephone pole on fire, the grounds were on fire, ashes were flying all over the place, and what really scared me was that there was a gas station across the street.”

The wildfires have left at least 10 people dead and 100 others injured, and have destroyed 1,500 residences and buildings. As of late Monday night, firefighters were battling 17 fires across the state, according to authorities.

“I feel terrible for the people who lost loved ones or lost property,” Saberhagen said. “That’s what you think of after something like this. We’re all tired, but we got out with our lives.”
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Things have not yet clicked for the former Redskins receiver, but he expects it will get going soon with his young quarterback.

The 30-year-old Jackson caught two passes for 20 yards in the win, but has just nine catches for 143 yards and a touchdown in three games so far this season. Jackson currently has 100 fewer receiving yards through three games than he did with the Redskins last season. He signed a three-year, $33.5 million deal in the offseason.

“[It’s] definitely hard, feeling like being a veteran in this league 10 years. … But I’m not gonna abort ship,” Jackson said. “I’ll stay on course, stay on plan. Eventually it will come together. We just gotta continue to go out there and keep beating, beating away and [doing] the things you need to do to get better.”

Things have not yet clicked for the former Redskins receiver, but he expects it will get going soon with his young quarterback.

“He’s not afraid to lose. Like really good basketball players who wants the ball in their hand at the end of the game, he’s a guy that wants it and he will do everything he can to try to get that ball into the end zone.

“The other thing is teammates, without question, respond to him because of the way he approaches it – ‘Hey, we’re going to get this thing done.’ They all feel that; it’s kind of a trickle-down effect.”

Stafford, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, set a single-season record last year by leading eight winning drives in the fourth quarter as the Lions went 9-7 and made the playoffs.

Kingsbury: “[The two throws] were as perfect as you could get.”

The Crimson Tide weren’t done, however. McCarron found Cooper for a 54-yard touchdown on the next drive to close to within 29-24, and the defense finally began to corral Manziel. By the time McCarron found Kenny Bell for a 54-yard gain to the Aggies’ 6, there were just more than four minutes to go and only 18 feet separating Alabama from taking the lead.
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