Monday’s Sports In Brief

December 12th, 2017

NFL NEW YORK (AP) -- Veterans Joe Thomas, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Luke Kuechly, Haloti Ngata, Joe Staley, Josh McCown and Alex Smith round out the list of candidates. The award

Waiver Wire: Week 15

December 12th, 2017

As a reminder, the drop list consists of players who are no longer must-owns, recommended adds are available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, the watch list consists of players worth keeping an eye on, and deep cuts are players owned in five percent or fewer of Yahoo leagues. Of course, stashing players like Josh Doctson for the later rounds makes sense if bench space is available, but do not be afraid to cut a bench stash to pick up someone with less upside who will actually help get a win this week. Before you ask, Aaron Rodgers is owned in 81 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Patriots lament lack of energy after loss to Dolphins

December 12th, 2017

It was a simple question and, in the world according to Bill Belichick, deserved a simple answer. In the aftermath, Belichick's players seemed to have a better grasp on the team's performance than he was willing to offer up. The Patriots felt like they just didn't have enough.

Titans latest NFL team to choose week on road over jet lag

December 12th, 2017

The Tennessee Titans are out of town this week, and veteran linebacker Brian Orakpo couldn't be happier. The franchise decided once the NFL schedule came out in mid-April to spend the week between back-to-back road games against the Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers in Arizona. Philadelphia spent the past week in the Los Angeles area after a loss in Seattle - and then beat the Rams.

Patriots win streak ends with 27-20 loss at Dolphins

December 12th, 2017

New England coach Bill Belichick was asked if the Patriots' eight-game winning streak ended because they looked past the Miami Dolphins to Sunday's showdown between division leaders at Pittsburgh. The Patriots (10-3) were 11-point favorites but missed a chance to clinch their ninth consecutive AFC East title - at least for another week. The upset erased some of the sting to a disappointing season for the Dolphins (6-7), who have won two in a row.

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

December 12th, 2017

The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs at home, but they kept the Patriots (10-3) from clinching their ninth consecutive AFC East title - at least for another week.

Clippers rally to snap Raptors’ 6-game win streak

December 12th, 2017
Montrezl Harrell

Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied over the final 3:21 to beat Toronto 96-91 on Monday night and snap the Raptors' six-game winning streak.

Devin McCourty: Monday night was ‘not a trap game’

December 11th, 2017

New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty talks about the Patriots' Week 14 loss.

Status in doubt for Seahawks’ linebackers Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright

December 11th, 2017

A Seahawks defense already missing three starters on defense for the rest of the season could be without both starting linebackers for next Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Wagner aggravated a hamstring string while being blocked by Jaguars center Brandon Linder early in the quarter. Wright sustained a concussion while being blocked by fullback Tommy Bohanon.

Cutler, Dolphins snap Patriots’ eight-game win streak

December 11th, 2017

Jarvis Landry caught two of Cutler's TD throws. After his second touchdown grab, he celebrated by pretending to inflate the football -- perhaps mocking New England quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" issues. Cutler completed 25 of 38 passes for 263 yards.