Terrell Owens wondered out loud why Dez Bryant’s emotions on the sideline outbursts were categorized as outbursts

“The league office tells PFT that the Commissioner’s decision will be reviewed under the ‘arbitrary and capricious’ standard, which means that it would be overturned only if deemed to be arbitrary and/or capricious. This implies that the question will simply be whether the Commissioner got it sufficiently wrong that it seems random and without rhyme […]

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Peters was targeted just once all game and didn’t allow a reception.

The Patriots are already without Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell — both receivers are on injured reserve — and the team lost Danny Amendola to a head injury in the third quarter. Prior to his departure, Amendola caught six passes for 100 yards, mostly working the middle of the field. No other player on the […]

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Dalton went 16-of-31 for 170 yards with four interceptions and a fumble in the 20-0 loss.

If you don’t prefer QBR, his passer rating was 28.4, and his adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) was -1.0. The Bengals would have been about as effective taking a knee on Dalton’s 36 dropbacks on Sunday as they were actually trying to attempt forward passes. Dalton is not going to be this bad all […]

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2017 NFL season preview: Seahawks still dominant force in NFC West

The AFC West appears one of the most balanced divisions in the NFL, but the same cannot be said of the NFC West. He got the first two carries of the night — for gains of 9 yards and 1 yard — as the crowd mostly booed his return to the place where he spent […]

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The NFLPA filed for a restraining order or an injunction on the same day that it filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL.

“Don Ohlmeyer was a towering figure in sports and entertainment who had an indelible impact both on NBC and our industry,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “His legacy will live on not only because he is directly responsible for some of the biggest hits in television — ‘Friends,’ ‘ER’ and ‘Will […]

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2017 NFL season preview: NFC East could have new winner

The Cowboys were the surprise winner of the NFC East last season, going 13-3 with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading the way. Prescott, who was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, helped Dallas go from 4-12 to claiming the top seed in the NFC […]

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A complete history of Vontaze Burfict being the most reckless football player

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is exactly what every NFL team wanted from a middle linebacker about 40 or 50 years ago. Players like Dick Butkus and Jack Lambert had reputations as mean and scary enforcers who didn’t just make tackles, but attempted to set the tone for anybody who dared to go to the […]

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NBA free agency 2017: Ranking the 9 best players remaining in a dried-up market

The dust has settled in NBA free agency after the big names have found homes for the future. Gordon Hayward chose the Celtics, Chris Paul ended up in Houston (and Carmelo Anthony could soon follow), Blake Griffin stayed in Los Angeles, Kyle Lowry returned to Toronto, and the Warriors kept their championship core together. Now, […]

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Cavs lost Chauncey Billups with low-ball offer for front office job

The Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in hiring Chauncey Billups as their new president of basketball operations, but judging by their low-ball offer, the interest may not have been that high. The Cavaliers offered Billups a $2 million annual salary, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Marc Spears, a number considered below market for a team […]

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The Pacers would have gotten the centerpiece they needed moving forward.

George isn’t the elite offensive player Irving is, but he’s a far more well-rounded player and can play both ends of the floor. He’s exactly what the Cavaliers need, even if they had to give up their All-Star point guard for him. They needed to shake up their core and George is a better player. […]

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