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Among the many things on the mind of Cal Wayne this past weekend, the Houston Astros ranked third or fourth. We met before Game 5 in a parking lot of a local sports bar starting to fill up with fans. I’d heard of him during my stay in Houston for the World Series: described as the best rapper in the city, famous inside the neighborhood Drew Bledsoe Womens Jersey where he grew up and basically anonymous outside the 281, 832 and 713 area codes. He’s from the Cuney Homes, a famous, or infamous, housing project on the south side, and except for the nine years he lost to prison in four separate stints, he has spent his life trying to take his music to a wide enough audience to hit it big.
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We stopped off at Timmy Chan’s to get some wings and rice and gravy. (We were saving his favorite chicken joint Frenchy’s for a late night run after the game, he explained.)

Lance McCullers Jr. will take the mound for the Houston Astros, while the Dodgers will go with Yu Darvish. Both are hoping to rebound from rocky performances earlier in the World Series.

Selection committee chair Kirby Hocutt said he doesn’t pay attention to the AP poll. What matters now is the committee’s ranking, and how many wins contenders earned against teams ranked in the committee’s top 25.

So where does the committee rank USC and NC State? That’s important to Notre Dame’s r茅sum茅. Where does it rank Virginia Tech and Auburn? That matters to Clemson. And how about surging Iowa State? That’s important to the entire Big 12.
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While the bulk of the attention is always drawn to the top four, it’s often teams 12-25 that are the most difficult to rank and can have the biggest impact on the contenders’ overall strength of schedule.

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The Minutemen (2-6) earned an emotional 30-27 double-overtime win over Appalachian State, the favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference. Despite winning their second straight game, there was very little jubilation after the game.
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With just over five minutes left in the second quarter, Brooks Reed Authentic Jersey Ford threw an interception and while trying to make the tackle, he was blindsided by Appalachian State lineman Myquot Stout, who drew a personal foul penalty. Ford was immobilized for several minutes, face down while teammates and trainers gathered around him.

The Badgers (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) will play at Indiana (3-5, 0-5) at noon ET on Saturday. It’s the first time the teams have met since 2013.

Freshman Jonathan Taylor leads the Badgers’ powerful rushing attack with 1,185 yards on 161 carries, 7.4 yards per carry, with 11 touchdowns. Three times he has rushed for more than 200 yards this season with a high of 249 against Nebraska.

In contrast, Indiana’s leading rusher, freshman Morgan Ellison, has 473 yards on 100 carries in seven games. Ellison missed the game against Maryland because of an injury last week and his status in question.

Despite the teams trending in opposite directions, McDermott still thinks the Jets are a threat.
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Don’t let the record fool you, McDermott said of New York. This is a good football team.

But, for the Bills, the game is a chance to prove they belong with the conference’s elite teams.

Said Taylor: Everyone’s going to be tuning into ‘Thursday Night Football,’ (and we want) to show this team is real.

It was the 11th assist for Gaudreau, who leads the team with 14 points.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now the only team Westbrook hasn’t recorded a triple-double against, after he notched his third of the season and 82nd of his career in a 101-69 win over the Bulls.

Benjamin never turned into the next Megatron, for sure, and losing a year to an ACL tear didn’t help. But having him looks, on the surface, better than not having him. Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane, who were on site in Carolina when Benjamin was drafted, seemed to think the Bills were better off with Benjamin than without. They’re 5-2 with their sights set on more.

The Panthers are 5-3. Their sights are set on … what, exactly? The negative is pretty obvious, to borrow Cam’s phrase. The optimism, not so much.

Monahan converted Gaudreau’s pass for the go-ahead goal 9:09 into the third period Sunday night and the Calgary Flames broke a four-game home losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

After not finding anyone open as he carried the puck toward the net, Gaudreau curled back at the faceoff dot and tried again, this time spotting Monahan alone at the far post. All the Flames’ leading goal scorer had to do was slide in his sixth of the season.

“That’s Johnny. We see it day-in, day-out. He’s got great hands and he’s got quick feet. He reads the game better than anyone I know,” Monahan said. “If you get open in a quiet area you’re usually going to find the puck.”

Micheal Ferland, the third member of Calgary’s top line, scored the other goal for the Flames.heat_053

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson sustained a head injury against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley was ruled out for the game against the Redskins with a concussion.

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially made Martavis Bryant inactive after a week filled with turmoil for the receiver who was upset with his role in the offense. Safety Mike Mitchell did not return against the Lions with a right ankle injury.

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a hamstring injury in their win over the Houston Texans.
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Lions guard Tim Lelito (thigh) and running back Dwayne Washington (concussion) did not return vs. Steelers.

More big bets, almost certainly on the Houston Astros, appear to be on the way ahead of Tuesday’s Game 6.
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The Astros lead the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in the best-of-seven series and opened as a slight favorite in Game 6. Game 7 would be Wednesday in Los Angeles, if necessary.

Sources tell ESPN that brokers own roughly 15,000 tickets for each World Series game at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers sell more season tickets to brokers Ryan McDonagh Jersey than any other franchise in Major League Baseball, sources said. The season ticket allows the brokers to also purchase a commensurate amount of postseason tickets.

According to three brokers, the average price of a ticket to a potential Game 7 is expected to be around $2,000. In total, minus initial costs, there is more than $20 million in profit on the line for brokers in Tuesday’s Game 6. If the Astros win, the tickets are worth nothing.

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UCF junior Aubrey Dawkins announced on Monday he will miss the entire 2017-18 campaign with an injury.
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Dawkins did not reveal his injury, but CBS Sports reported Dawkins suffered a shoulder injury last week.
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In a video posted by the school, Dawkins said he’s heartbroken over the news. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard transferred from Michigan to UCF so he could play for his father, Knights coach Johnny Dawkins.

What was the best performance of the weekend? Which teams have been most surprising and most disappointing so far? And can the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers finally get that elusive W?

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The good news for Niners fans who don’t want to waste good paper bags is that a win might be on the way shortly. San Francisco’s two most winnable games are coming up, as they get home games against the reeling Cardinals and Giants before their bye in Week 11. Vegas has the Cardinals as two-point favorites in that game, while log5 actually projects the 49ers to be slight favorites thanks to their home-field advantage. The Giants are projected to be slight favorites, but log5 essentially has that matchup as a coin flip. San Francisco probably will win one of those two games, and five of their final eight matchups are at home.

From the handling of CTE and domestic violence issues to the Los Angeles situation and ongoing national anthem protests, Goodell has been in hot water for some time. After replacing Paul Tagliabue and becoming NFL commissioner in 2006, his current contract is set to end in 2019.

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d. Baseball Story of the Week: by Peter Gammons of The Athletic, on the Astros’ Game 4 ALDS win in Boston, writing about the rise of one franchise and the fall of another at Fenway Park on a murky October day. This is what I live for. This place is so great, so electric, said Justin Ivan Rodriguez Womens Jersey Verlander, who almost was a goat in the first relief appearance of his life in professional baseball. To me, baseball is about the moments, walking up on the mound with something on the line.

The 32-year-old entered the season with what looked to be a big role, touching the ball four times on a 13-play drive in his only series. However, he suffered a hamstring injury after participating in just six snaps and has been on the shelf since.

Woodhead’s return gives the Ravens a glut of bodies in the backfield.

After weeks of showing off as Baltimore’s best back, Alex Collins took hold of the early-down gig in last Thursday’s 40-0 shellacking of the Miami Dolphins. When Woodhead returns, we’d expect Collins to retain that role.

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The Broncos also have learned just how valuable wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is to their offense. He was Siemian’s go-to guy for field stretching and dirty work in the slot. Sanders going down with an ankle injury last week led to a big absence against the Chargers, who were able to give top cornerback Casey Hayward coverage support on No. 1 wideout Demaryius Thomas.

Thomas has had trouble breaking free over the past two seasons when double-teamed. His one breakout catch against the Chargers was called back with a penalty after he resorted to pushing off on Hayward.

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Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (35.1 percent): As we mentioned with Kroft, it’s hard to find a trustable tight end week to week. Doyle’s volume the past two games has been terrific, as he has posted 18 total targets and 11 catches, including a score. Although Doyle has just one catch of more than 20 yards this season, he has consistently been involved as part of an Indy offense that has found itself playing from behind frequently. He’s a usable tight end, be it to replace a struggling starter or to fill in for a player who is injured or on a bye.chargers_011

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Elite Mens Mike Alstott Jersey The New Orleans Saints released former starting cornerback Sterling Moore on Wednesday.
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Moore, 27, was a valuable fill-in for the Saints last year when their secondary was ravaged by injuries. But he was barely playing this year — active in only two games with three tackles behind younger corners Marshon Lattimore, Ken Crawley and P.J. Williams. Lattimore has emerged as New Orleans’ No. 1 cornerback and has been one of the NFL’s top rookies this season.

Moore became even more expendable when the Saints designated cornerback Delvin Breaux for return from injured reserve last week. Breaux will be eligible to play for the first time in Week 9.

Then, a scuffle broke out that included Ravens head coach John Harbaugh angrily shouting at Alonso.

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By late morning, Goodell finally moved the discussion to the protests. It was a special privileged session, with only owners plus one adviser allowed. Snyder spoke first. He said that there were real business issues at stake, and he mentioned that in his market, the defense industry and other sponsors were angry about the protests. He didn’t put any dollars on it. To many in the room, Snyder’s speech felt like an opening act for the headlining band.

His parents’ living room felt more like a funeral parlor. Dad, I’m at a complete dead end, he said. He knew he wouldn’t even be allowed to compete for the job. I remember telling him, there is a reason you were picked, Dantonio says. People don’t usually Coty Sensabaugh Authentic Jersey do this. They must feel pretty good about you.

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I think that’s tough. I think that, but at the end of the day, that’s not an excuse, O’Brien said. We have to do better in all three phases.

There’s more to it than just counting on the next man up. Houston’s secondary is its weakest point. The Texans let A.J. Bouye and safety Quintin Demps walk in free agency. Their top cornerback, Kevin Johnson, should be back on the field soon, but he’s been sidelined since Week 2 with a knee sprain.

After the decision was announced, the NFL said that Elliott would serve his suspension immediately and could return to the Cowboys on Friday, Nov. 24, according to Ian Rapoport. Elliott was handed the suspension after a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations made against him in July 2016.

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The New Orleans Saints lost core special teams player and backup linebacker Nathan Stupar to a torn ACL, a source confirmed.

As first reported by NOLA.com, Stupar was injured during punt coverage in the Saints’ 52-38 victory over the Miami Dolphins — a disappointing development for a New Orleans team that has won three straight games to reach 3-2 and climb over .500 for the first time since 2013.

Linebacker depth has become a slight issue for the Saints, who also lost rookie starter Alex Anzalone to injured reserve with a shoulder injury two weeks ago.

Sullivan said in September that he didn’t think predictability was the problem for the Giants.
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I think it goes a lot deeper than that, Sullivan said, via Howie Kussoy of the New York Post. I think we’ve certainly looked at the tape and haven’t necessarily had the sense of, ‘Oh man, they certainly had our playbook right here’ or ‘Holy cow, they must have been able to hear what we said on the headsets.’

We haven’t been out there long enough to be predictable.

What does this mean for the Giants? It’s possible that a fresh perspective on the offense will breathe some life into the Giants. It’s also hard for a head coach to manage the big picture aspects of a game and keep focused on calling plays.
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With a porous offensive line, a shaky run game, and so much offensive talent sidelined with injuries, the change probably won’t fully right the ship. But the Giants have problems across the board, and the change may help start to get the offense back on track, which this team desperately needs.