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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff reiterates support for Mike Smith

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff expressed his support for head coach Mike Smith amid rumors that John Gruden may be interested in taking over the franchise, ESPN reports. The Falcons fell to 2-7 on the season after a blowout 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Dimitroff, via ESPN: “Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he’s the ...

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Eric Reid injury: 49ers safety leaves with possible concussion

San Francisco 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid left Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent concussion. Reid attempted to tackle Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert when he struck the runner’s shoulder with his head and immediately went limp. Reid remained face-down on the field for some time before he was able to sit up and finally stand, then walking ...

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Bengals vs. Ravens 2013 final score: Andy Dalton struggles in Bengals overtime loss, 20-17

The Cincinnati Bengals traveled to Baltimore needing to secure a win over the Ravens and extend their lead in the AFC North. Instead they leave with an overtime loss 20-17. Andy Dalton struggled with swirling winds in M&T Bank Stadium and was on pace for one of the worst games of his career until A.J. Green bailed him out on ...

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Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion: Final score 2-2, Controversial penalty denies Baggies win

West Bromwich Albion almost added to their list of scalps by coming from behind to lead at Stamford Bridge before a late controversial penalty denied them the win. The Baggies had already registered a victory at Old Trafford this season, and almost repeated the trick in West London. Liam Ridgewell’s mistake allowed Samuel Eto’o to put the hosts in front, ...

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Ron English fired for using ‘wholly inappropriate language,’ says Eastern Michgian

Head football coach Ron English was fired by Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon after a poor 1-8 start to the season. The timing was surprising, considering EMU had a game against rival Western Michigan set for the next day — certainly a winnable game, considering the Broncos are also 1-8. Now we’re starting to learn more about the reason for the ...

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Parma vs. Lazio, preview: Both sides looking for a foothold in the top half

Parma currently sit in 13th in the Serie A table, alongside Livorno, Torino and AC Milan on 12 points in a tightly packed mid-table. They are just one point from Atalanta in 9th and three from opponents Lazio in 7th as they fight to break out of the midfield and maybe touch the European positions. They haven’t been helped by ...

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Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan hitchhike with fans

Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan are women of the people. Or they’re Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Or they’re Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney. Whatever Leroux and Morgan are, they are awesome. And what do awesome people do when they’re stuck at the stadium after training because their bus broke down? They catch a ride with some fans back to ...

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An in-depth analysis of Air Bud winning World Series MVP in ‘Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch’

Perhaps you’re familiar with the Air Bud series of movies. I was reminded of them today by Bill Hanstock, who is an incredible reviewer of sports movies with comedic flaws, but today professed that he did not intend to cover the Air Bud franchise. So I wanted to bring something to your attention. The first movie, Air Bud, is an adorable work ...

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Oklahoma vs. Baylor reaction and highlights: Oklahoma offense dominated by Baylor D

Baylor silenced many of their critics Thursday night, easily handling a stout Oklahoma defense and emerging as a true national title competitor with a 41-12 win in Waco. The game began in decidedly un-Baylor fashion, as the usually high-flying Bears struggled to move against the Sooner defense, leaving Oklahoma with a 5-3 lead midway through the second quarter. Baylor’s offense ...

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Bobcats coach Steve Clifford checks into hospital after ‘not feeling well’

The Charlotte Bobcats announced Friday morning that coach Steve Clifford checked into the hospital Thursday night after “not feeling well.” Clifford was held overnight as a precaution and is undergoing more tests. His status for Friday night’s game against the New York Knicks is still yet to be determined. If Clifford is unable to coach, Patrick Ewing would likely get ...

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