Wednesday , 26 November 2014

National Sports

Lions Prepare for Bears on Thanksgiving

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Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETRIOT) — Thanksgiving Day football will kickoff with the Chicago Bears traveling to the Motor City to take on their divisional rivals, the Detroit Lions. Detroit (7-4) is coming off a 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. “[We’ve] got to find a way to get better and get better in a hurry,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell ... Read More »

Gary Patterson: We're Trying 'to Finish the Journey'

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(FORT WORTH, Texas) — The fifth-ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs will travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns Thursday. TCU is on the outside looking in, according to the latest College Football Playoff rankings, but head coach Gary Patterson wants his team to keep doing what they’ve done all season. “Our job is to keep our nose ... Read More »

Nick Saban on Auburn: We Remember Last Year

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Alabama) — Alabama is hoping to avoid another shocking defeat to Auburn this year in the Iron Bowl on Saturday. In the final play of last year’s game, Chris Davis returned a missed field goal by Alabama for a 100-yard touchdown run, stunning top-ranked Alabama. Head coach Nick Saban said Monday that this is what the game ... Read More »

2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Monday, baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released and features 44 players, including 27 newcomers. Three of the best pitchers of their era highlight the list of first-timers up for induction. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz join a bevy of others looking to be enshrined among the games greats in Cooperstown ... Read More »

Cavs Snap Skid with Win over Orlando

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — LeBron James scored 29 points — 16 in the first quarter — as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 106-74 on Monday night. Prior to the game, James called himself out by telling reporters “I stink” and taking responsibility for the team’s lackluster performance. “I’m my biggest critic,” James ... Read More »

Saints Owner Tom Benson Makes Record $11M Donation to Football Hall of Fame

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Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) — New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has agreed to pledge $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame — it’s the largest contribution by any individual in the history of the establishment. $10 million of Benson’s donation will go towards the renovation of Fawcett Stadium, which will be renamed “Tom Benson Hall of Fame ... Read More »

Hornets Guard Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely with Separated Shoulder

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NBA via New Orleans Pelicans(NEW YORK) — The injury bug has bitten New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon once again after separating his shoulder during Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz. Gordon got tangled up with Jazz guard Alec Burks in the second quarter of the game, causing him to fall to the ground and injuring his shoulder. There is ... Read More »

Seahawks Stymie Cardinals

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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Seahawks held the Arizona Cardinals to 204 yards of total offense as they went on to win Sunday at CenturyLink Field 19-3. The loss snaps the Cardinals’ six-game winning streak and moves the Seahawks (7-4) within two games of first place in the NFC West. Russell Wilson was sacked seven times, three of those ... Read More »

Packers Edge Vikings, Take Over Sole Possession of 1st in North

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Tom Lynn /Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — Eddie Lacy compiled 138 yards of offense and two touchdowns to help the Green Bay Packers edge the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 Sunday. The win, coupled with the Lions’ loss to the Patriots, puts the Packers (8-3) in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. Lacy ran for 125 yards on 25 carries in ... Read More »

Manning Leads Broncos to Comeback Win Over Dolphins

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Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) — Peyton Manning threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to help the Denver Broncos erase an 11-point deficit and pull out a victory over the Miami Dolphins 39-36 Sunday. The Dolphins took a 28-17 lead when Ryan Tannehill found Jarvis Landry for a five-yard touchdown, but the Broncos scored 22 unanswered points to take a 39-28 lead with ... Read More »