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'I pray for change': Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offer sympathy for teenagers involved in Roxborough shooting

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PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was at “a loss of words” upon hearing about the shooting at Roxborough High School on Tuesday, which left four teenagers wounded and one 14-year-old boy dead. The shooting occurred at the conclusion of a football scrimmage involving three local high schools.

Hurts became emotional while ...Read more

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Chargers edge rusher Joey Bosa to undergo surgery, goes on IR

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COSTA MESA, Calif. — The hits keep coming for the Chargers, who revealed Wednesday that edge rusher Joey Bosa would undergo surgery to mend a groin tear suffered in the first quarter of their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Chargers expect him back on the field before the season ends.

Bosa, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, will...Read more

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Vikings, Saints present two different strategies for managing a game overseas

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Tyler Williams' job this week is to essentially trick the body clocks of 53 Vikings players and their coaching staff into thinking a game in London is business as usual for not only this week but next week when the team won't have the typical bye that follows an overseas game.

"The goal is to keep them on Central time as much as possible," said...Read more

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Sam McDowell: How this late-game error, which we glossed over, was costly in KC Chiefs loss to Colts

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In the southwest end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium, a football stuck in the hands of rookie tight end Jelani Woods, a touchdown that supplied the Indianapolis Colts a three-point lead.

Some 50 yards away, as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes glanced at the clock from the visiting sideline, the news grew worse.

Twenty-four seconds. That’s it. ...Read more

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Matt Calkins: Why both Geno Smith and Russell Wilson have given Seahawks fans solace

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SEATTLE — As the Seahawks' season already looks like a boxer on wobbly legs, a new pastime seems to be emerging for 12s looking to invest their emotions.

It's happening in the country's mightiest mountain range, where the new quarterback has been particularly rocky.

The departure of Russell Wilson left a rotten taste in Seahawks fans' mouths...Read more

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Rams can't stop talking about bringing back Odell Beckham Jr.

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LOS ANGELES — Save for a couple of backpacks stored on the cushioned blue bench seat, the locker sits respectfully unused.

The nameplate below the space for a helmet: ODELL BECKHAM JR.

The Rams, in a bit of wishful thinking, have not reassigned the locker — not while Beckham, superstar receiver and current free agent, remains on the market...Read more

Steelers' Mitch Trubisky: Outside criticism 'just part of the business'

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It has become a popular subject this week with the Steelers. Enough that Mike Tomlin preached about it. So much so that Mitch Trubisky is prepared to handle it.

The noise.

That outside chatter that can envelope a team like a steam cloud when things aren't going right. Or, as Trubisky said, "Everybody else talking about our offense."

Or, in a ...Read more

Detroit Lions' injury list swells heading into preparation for Seahawks

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have been dealing with injury issues all season and it's not getting any better. On Wednesday, the first day of practice ahead of the team's Week 4 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, the Lions were without 10 players, including many key starters.

Not practicing for the Lions were running back D'Andre ...Read more

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Bucs begin to focus on Chiefs but their hearts are at home

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The emotions felt by coach Todd Bowles and Bucs players alternated between agony and empathy Wednesday.

When they weren’t preparing for practice or meetings at their relocated headquarters in south Florida, they were closely following the track of Hurricane Ian.

“When I’m chiling with my wife, I’m most definitely looking at the weather...Read more

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How it started, how it's going for Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow ahead of Dolphins-Bengals Thursday night game

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Two football games 43 days apart in 2019 led to Tua Tagovailoa becoming the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins and Joe Burrow ending up with the Cincinnati Bengals.

One was a clash of two of the best college teams that season and the other a laugher between two of the worst NFL teams: The epic 2019 LSU-Alabama showdown ...Read more

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Greg Cote: No. 1-ranked Dolphins, fans bask in national attention, ditch 20 years' irrelevance

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MIAMI — In the parity-drenched, prediction-defying NFL, a record 18 games have been decided by three points or fewer in the first three weeks of the season. It seems fitting the last two teams perfect at 3-0 are not the usual suspects but unlikely front-runners in the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Fins get to be Cinderella, the ...Read more

NFL: U.S. Bank Stadium will host Chiefs-Bucs on Sunday, if needed

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MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank Stadium is the backup option if the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to move their Sunday night game out of Florida because of damage from Hurricane Ian, a National Football League official said Wednesday.

Jeff Miller, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy, made the announcement on a...Read more

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Greg Cote's Thursday night NFL pick

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NFL WEEK 4

GREG COTE’S THURSDAY PICK

DOLPHINS (3-0) at BENGALS (1-2)

Line: CIN by 4.

Cote’s pick: CIN, 27-20. TV: 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Prime Video

Traveling on a short week, with a banged-up starting quarterback, after an emotional game against a division rival — this is not the classic recipe to produce a delicious result. But this is...Read more

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Jets QB Zach Wilson expected to start Sunday at Steelers

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NEW YORK — After weeks of waiting, the Jets' starting quarterback has returned.

On Wednesday, Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Zach Wilson has been cleared by his doctors and is expected to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, barring any setbacks in practice. He will practice fully Wednesday for the first time since ...Read more

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Bill Belichick: Brian Hoyer will start at Packers if Mac Jones can't play

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FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday at Green Bay if Mac Jones is unavailable.

Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in last Sunday’s 37-26 loss to the Ravens and is reportedly seeking a second opinion on his best treatment option. Typically, the recovery period for...Read more

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Cooper Rush keeps Cowboys winning, and Dak Prescott is his biggest cheerleader

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said what he said even if he didn’t really mean it the way it was it interpreted.

The streets were already running rampant with talk of a quarterback controversy in Dallas.

All he wanted was the Cowboys to keep winning with backup quarterback Cooper Rush on the field in place of an ...Read more

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John Romano: Nothing wrong with the Bucs that Rob Gronkowski can't fix

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TAMPA, Fla. — Make the call. Bend the knee. Open the vault. Do whatever it takes, but for goodness’ sake, find a way to get these crazy kids together again.

Promise midweek vacations. Tease with more endorsements. Make it clear that he, alone, can rescue the Bucs. Just find a way to get Rob Gronkowski back in Tom Brady’s huddle.

You can ...Read more

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Report: Patriots QB Mac Jones seeking second opinion with New York ankle specialist

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is expected to get a second opinion on his high ankle sprain with Dr. Martin O’Malley of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, according to Mike Giardi of NFL Network.

O’Malley is a foot and ankle specialist and team doctor for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s also the team physician for USA Basketball and Iona ...Read more

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Mike McDaniel deems Tua Tagovailoa questionable for Bengals; Dolphins QB more optimistic

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins are another day closer to the Thursday night game at the Cincinnati Bengals with uncertainty still surrounding whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will play.

Coach Mike McDaniel, as of Tuesday afternoon, is deeming Tagovailoa, who left and re-entered Sunday’s thrilling win over the Bills after a late ...Read more

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NFL, college football schedules scrambled by Hurricane Ian

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Several college football games and one NFL game could be affected by Hurricane Ian this weekend as the storm bears down on Florida.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL’s Sunday Night Football showcase spot.

But Ian is expected to wreck the Tampa area beginning Wednesday. The Bucs have already left...Read more