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Andy Dalton: ‘There’s a fracture in my thumb’

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is likely to miss the rest of the season because of a right thumb injury. “You mean my thumb? There’s a fracture in there,” Dalton said after the game. I’ll see a hand specialist tomorrow.” Dalton, who will see a specialist Monday, left Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter and did not return. “It happened on the ...

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Who is to blame for Pittsburgh Penguins problems?

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Things are not right with the Pittsburgh Penguins That’s about the only thing we can say for certain when it comes to the black and gold. Coming into this season, hopes were very high for the Penguins. With dynamic centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin back in the fold, it seemed pretty hard for things to be bad in any ...

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Conor McGregor talks record 13-second KO of Jose Aldo

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Conor McGregor needed just 13 seconds to knock out Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight belt. McGregor (19-2) claimed the UFC featherweight title Saturday night, knocking out Aldo (25-2) with a clean counter left hand just 13 seconds into the fight. It marked Aldo’s first loss in 10 years. This was the fastest finish in UFC title-fight history, beating former female bantamweight champion Ronda ...

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Golden State Warriors lose first game of the season (24-1)


The Golden State Warriors perfection ended Saturday in Milwaukee as they lost for the first time this season to fall to 24-1. The Warriors couldn’t keep up with the Bucks in the fourth quarter, falling by 10 in the final quarter to lose 108-95. Amazing history made by the Warriors who made a record that may never be broken. — Marc J. ...

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Derrick Henry Wins the Heisman Trophy


Derrick Henry is the winner of the 81st Heisman Trophy Award. Henry is the second winner from the University of Alabama joining former running back Mark Ingram. Henry was announced as the winner on Saturday during a live broadcast on ESPN. The other two finalists that were invited to New York City were Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford running ...

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Navy beats Army for 14th Straight Time


Navy has defeated Army 21-17 for the 14th straight win in the Army-Navy rivalry game. Keenan Reynolds becomes the first quarterback in the storied 116-game history to go 4-0 against their academy rival. Reynolds accounted for all three of Navy’s touchdowns, including two rushing touchdowns to make him the NCAA’s leader in career rushing touchdowns with 85. Reynolds rushed for 136 ...

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Houston Astros acquire Ken Giles from Phillies

Aug 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles (53) pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have acquired closer Ken Giles from the Philadelphia Phillies in a seven-player trade the Phillies announced. The Astros will also receive infielder Jonathan Arauz. The Phillies will receive pitchers Brett Oberholtzer, former first round pick Mark Appel, Vincent Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman and Harold Arauz. Houston was interested in closer Aroldis Chapman, but get a young closer in ...

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Penguins fire Mike Johnston, name Mike Sullivan head coach

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Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced Saturday that Mike Johnston has been fired and that Mike Sullivan will take over as head coach. “I want to thank Mike Johnston and Gary Agnew for their contributions to the Penguins,” Rutherford said. “They are good hockey men, and we wish them all the best.” Sullivan, 47, was in his first season ...

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NFL Week 14 FanDuel/DraftKings projections

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With only four weeks remaining in the regular season, it won’t be long before the world of daily fantasy sports turns its collective attention from football to basketball. But without a playoff format to follow or a roster to manage, there’s no reason why we can’t cash in before it’s all over. Last week, solid performances from a variety of ...

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Chicago Cubs sign Jason Heyward to 8-year, $184M deal

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The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year, $184 million deal, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. Heyward, 26, signed an eight-year deal worth $184 million. The contract will net him an AAV of $23 million per year. There is also an opt-out clause in his contract following his third season. Heyward spent last season with the ...

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