Saturday , 1 November 2014

National Sports

Nationals Make a Pair of Roster Moves, Span Excercises Option

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Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals are already preparing for the 2015 regular season as they’ve made a couple of decisions on their roster that could help shape the team going forward. Center Fielder Denard Span decided to exercise his option for the 2015 season that will keep him in Washington next season while getting paid $9 million. Span ... Read More »

Russell Westbrook Suffers Fractured Hand, Out Indefinitely

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The injuries are piling up fast for the Oklahoma City Thunder as All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Westbrook suffered the injury with 6:35 left in the second quarter and underwent X-rays at the Staples Center. It ... Read More »

Despite Short Turnaround, Saints Handle Panthers, 28-10

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Despite playing on short rest on the road against a division opponent, the New Orleans Saints easily handled the Carolina Panthers, 28-10 on Thursday Night Football. Quarterback Drew Brees and running back Mark Ingram led the way for New Orleans on Thursday. Brees completed 24 of 34 passes for 297 yards with one touchdown and ... Read More »

Kevin Youkilis is Retiring

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Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is calling it a career. Youkilis’ agent announced Thursday that the man known as “The Greek God of Walks” is retiring. The 35-year-old Youkilis played for three teams during his ten major league seasons, but is most known for his time as a member of the Red Sox. He played over ... Read More »

ESPN: Cavs Close To Signing Varejao to 3-Year Extension

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NBA Via Cleveland Cavaliers (CLEVELAND) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to signing center Anderson Varejao to a three-year, $30 million extension that would begin at the start of the 2015-16 season, according to ESPN.com. The 32-year-old Varejao has played all of his 10 NBA seasons in Cleveland and is said to be one of LeBron James’ “most beloved teammates,” ... Read More »

Andy Dalton's Not Looking Past Jaguars

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton isn’t looking past their game against Jacksonville (1-7) on Sunday. The Bengals (4-2-1) are coming off a big win over the Ravens and Dalton will have his team ready for a young Jaguars defense. “Up-front they’re really good,” Dalton said. “With the speed, and the way they rush the passer, and the ... Read More »

Gary Patterson Says He's Taking It One Game at a Time

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iStockphoto(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Seventh-ranked TCU (6-1) will have another tough task at hand on Saturday when they travel to No. 20 West Virginia (6-2). Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson is happy to see his team bowl eligible at this point in the season, but knows there are still more games to play. “Everything now counts as one,” Patterson ... Read More »

Gus Malzahn Says Ole Miss Is 'One of the Better Teams'

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(AUBURN, Ala.) — Third-ranked Auburn (6-1) will get one the biggest tests this season when they travel to fourth-ranked Ole Miss (7-1) on Saturday. The Tigers are 3-1 in their SEC matchups this year and head coach Gus Malzahn is well aware of Mississippi’s defense that is only allowing 10.3 points per game. “[They have a] great ... Read More »

Belichick Calls Manning 'Best Quarterback I've Ever Coached Against'

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Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Mass.) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has created many defensive schemes in his 40 years of NFL coaching, but during that time, the man under the hoodie says he’s never faced a quarterback better than Peyton Manning. “I mean, (Manning is) great, he’s obviously a great quarterback,” Belichick said. “The best quarterback I’ve coached against.” ... Read More »

ESPN: Robert Griffin III Will Start Sunday

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN. The 24-year-old has been out since week two when he dislocated his left ankle. He participated in full during practice Wednesday, taking snaps with the first team offense. During his three NFL seasons, Griffin has started 30 games, completing ... Read More »