Archive for December, 2017

Le’Veon Bell happy for another opportunity to face Patriots

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The last time the Steelers played the Patriots, running back Le’Veon Bell only had a small role in the proceedings. Bell called it a “terrible feeling” to be out of that game and that meant he’s had his eye on this week’s visit from the Patriots for a while. “I just felt like I missed a opportunity to get to a Super Bowl,” Bell said, via ESPN.com.

Putin accuses U.S. agencies of manipulating doping testimony

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin says former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov is "under the control" of the American agencies.

Canada’s DiPietro hoping big-game experience leads to world juniors

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Memorial Cup champion Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Snnpitfires believes he has the compete level to earn one of 22 spots on Canada's world junior hockey roster, preferably as its starter for the Dec. 26 tournament opener against Finland.

Jaguars’ Paul Posluszny on a winning team for first time in 11 seasons

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

With Sunday’s 30-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the Jacksonville Jaguars guaranteed linebacker Paul Posluszny his first winning season in 11 years in the NFL. A second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007, Posluszny had never even been a part of a .500 team in his first 10 years in the NFL. The Bills went 7-9 in each of his first two seasons with Buffalo before sliding to 6-10 and 4-12.

Rodgers set to return for pivotal game vs. Panthers

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Rodgers' return overshadows anything the Panthers (9-4) have to offer this week even though Carolina is tied with the New Orleans Saints for first place in the NFL South. "In his mind, he's ready to go," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. The Packers clearly are willing to turn to Rodgers, who has been one of the league's most productive quarterbacks in recent seasons.

‘Inside the NFL’: Broncos-Colts TNF preview

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The "Inside the NFL" crew make their Week 15 Thursday Night Football game picks between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.

Seahawks’ Quinton Jefferson says incident with Jacksonville fans was “unfortunate”

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was pleased to hear no one would be suspended for the ugly actions at the end of Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. “It’s unfortunate,” Jefferson said Wednesday. Jefferson was leaving the field of play after being ejected when some sort of trash flew over his head from the stands.

P.K. Subban pots 2 strange goals as Predators demolish Canucks

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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P.K. Subban scored two strange goals, including one from centre ice, as the Nashville Predators dismantled the Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday night.

‘Inside the NFL’: What to expect from Patriots-Steelers Week 15 game

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The "Inside the NFL" crew discuss what to expect from the Week 15 matchup between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

‘Inside the NFL’: Can Eagles handle adversity of losing Carson Wentz?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The "Inside the NFL" crew discuss if the Philadelphia Eagles can handle the adversity of losing quarterback Carson Wentz.