Monday , 10 December 2018

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Bears crash NFC party with defensive masterpiece against Rams

12:33 AM ET CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have closed the gap on the NFC elite. The Bears served notice Sunday night that they’re a serious threat in a conference long viewed as a two-team race between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. By virtue of knocking off the Rams 15-6 in a game that felt like a …

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Playoff picture: The Miami Miracle aftershock

11:30 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Four of the AFC’s top six teams lost Sunday. None of them, however, fell out of position in the playoff race during the course of a wild Week 14. The Chiefs inched closer to home-field advantage, thanks …

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Examining surprising Hall calls for Harold Baines, Lee Smith

Longevity surely helped the Hall of Fame cause for Harold Baines, who played 22 seasons in the majors and finished 34th all time in career RBIs.  11:22 PM ET In an absolutely stunning Hall of Fame announcement on Sunday night, the Today’s Game Era committee elected Lee Smith … and Harold Baines. I just hope this wasn’t the Hall of …

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Week 14 overreactions: Has Tom Brady won his last Super Bowl?

10:15 PM ET I mean … did you SEE the final play of the Dolphins-Patriots game? If you didn’t, please, go watch it. I’ll wait right here. … Greatest play ever, amirite?? OK, so maybe that’s a little bit much. Tough to rank it with plays like the Music City Miracle and the Minneapolis Miracle, which won playoff games. Or …

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Jenkins rips replay officials: 'Stay off the bottle'

10:00 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins suggested NFL replay officials in New York “stay off the bottle” following a controversial call on the opening kickoff that loomed large in Philly’s 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Jenkins’ hit on returner Jourdan Lewis resulted in a fumble that linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill appeared to …

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The biggest injuries of Week 14

9:05 PM ET Here’s the latest on all the major injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for Week 15 and beyond: Roethlisberger left the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium field with 10 seconds left in the second quarter after a 1-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster gave Pittsburgh a 14-10 lead. The Steelers’ offense struggled without …

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Chicago legends Baines, Lee Smith picked for Hall

8:40 PM ET The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era Committee selected Chicago icons Harold Baines and Lee Smith for enshrinement in Cooperstown, it was announced Sunday. Baines and Lee were joined by Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel, Lou Piniella and George Steinbrenner as candidates on the ballot. Twelve votes from the …

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Copa Libertadores is over, but drama will roll on

7:49 PM ET Just like the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final, the controversial return match in Madrid was full of ebbs and flows and ended with four goals being scored. Unlike the first leg, however, the four goals in Madrid were not evenly distributed. And after the first half, it seemed more likely that Boca Juniors would come …

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Sources: Lakers trying to trade for Suns' Ariza

7:31 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in talks trying to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN. The teams have been working to reach an agreement with a third team that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a potentially larger deal, league sources said. The Suns want to …

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Week 14 takeaways: Danger zone for Redskins and Panthers?

6:22 PM ET Miami pulled off a miracle against the Patriots. Kansas City needed overtime to take down the Ravens. And bad losses for the Panthers and Redskins have both teams nearly out of the playoff picture. All that and more in Week 14’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Jump to a matchup:NO-TB | BAL-KC | IND-HOU | ATL-GBNE-MIA | …

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