Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson finished 12th.

That was a near victory for Johnson, who spun in Sunday morning qualifying and needed to make repairs to his Chevrolet that forced him to start last. A nine-time Martinsville winner, he used this race last year to vault him toward his record-tying seventh championship.

Blank, who is the point man for negotiations on Goodell’s extension, said he invited Jones as an ad hoc committee adviser. Blank said there remains “details to complete” on the extension for Goodell’s term, but he continues to express optimism.

A source said Blank was neither aware of nor invited to participate in last week’s conference call, as was the case with at least three other owners contacted this weekend.

Sources declined to identify the specific teams represented on the call but pointed out that the number of participants was further proof of the growing unrest after the previous week’s meetings in New York.

3a. Interesting college football ratings weekend: ESPN said Michigan’s win over Indiana drew a 2.9 overnight, the highest-rated game of the week across all networks. That game aired at noon ET. Rare to see a noon ET game beat the rest of the schedule.

3b. Turner Sports said Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers averaged 6.4 million across all of its platform, a strong number but down from the TBS-record 7.89 million viewers who watched the Cubs-Mets on TBS for Game 1 of the 2015 NLCS.

He goes [in a distinctly Al Davis Brooklyn accent], ‘Hey McCown, come here.’ It’s like a scene out of Goodfellas. My heart is beating fast, and he says, “The second quarter, you threw the ball in the flat.

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Andrew Luck Jersey injury history, a timeline

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The Indianapolis Colts are Womens Wilbert Montgomery Jersey still without Andrew Luck after the quarterback underwent surgery in January. Recently acquired passer Jacoby Brissett has played well as the team’s starter in Luck’s place, but the Colts are undeniably worse without the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft on the field.
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Joe Musgrove relieved and allowed Austin Barnes’ sacrifice fly and Joc Pederson’s three-run homer , his second home run of the Series.

You like that! You like that! Pederson yelled to teammates, a la Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins , as he came back to dugout.

Wood, Brandon Morrow, winner Tony Watson and Kenley Jansen combined on a two-hitter — the first-ever in the Series in which both hits were home runs. Jansen allowed Alex Bregman’s two-out long ball in the ninth , the 15th home run of the Series, most ever through four games, before retiring Jose Altuve on a flyout.

Giles, the loser, was charged with three runs.

Game Youth Cortez Kennedy Jersey The two teams the Dolphins rallied to beat the last two weeks face off, both still nursing those wounds. The Falcons also need therapy to figure out how they face-planted in Foxborough last week.

With an eye on the top risers deeper in the rankings, it’s worth wondering if the Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis can sustain his double-double pattern once Myles Turner returns to the fold. Sabonis is currently 37th in fantasy points per game as the key big for Indiana, but we’ll learn a lot about his stock over the coming weeks with Turner on the mend. For now, I’m going to be conservative with Sabonis, but suggest you roster him until the rotation really settles in Indiana.

If it’s difficult to endorse Sabonis as an enduring fantasy starter, I have no reservations supporting Houston’s Clint Capela as a top-30 asset for the rest of the season in this rebound-friendly format.

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Bengals and Browns tried to get AJ McCarron Jersey deal done before NFL trade deadline

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The Cincinnati Bengals almost got a deal done to trade quarterback AJ McCarron before the NFL Womens Xavier Woods Jersey trade deadline.
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The Tennessean pitched 21 (!) seasons in the majors before he got into coaching, and he has been with the Dodgers since 2001, becoming the full-time pitching coach in 2006. Given the demands of the job, and the managerial turntable, 12 years is a long time to be the pitching coach for one major league team. But, as Kershaw has said, He is the best pitching coach in baseball.

Josh McCown is 38 years old and he’s still better than Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty. It doesn’t help that the Jets moved on from Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Their top receivers right now are Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson.

McCown has been consistent early in games, but seems to wear down as games go on. The Jets had the chance to beat the Patriots in Week 6, but couldn’t pull off the last-minute comeback. McCown threw a game-sealing interception to end the Week 7 loss to the Dolphins. This week, the Jets were trailing by five points and McCown had just over a minute to try to get into the end zone against the Falcons. He didn’t.

And he took the first flight back to Toronto, even with the time change, on Monday morning, so he wouldn’t miss his workout on Monday morning. Right after signing a $100 million contract. I don’t know if there are too many guys in the league who would have done that.

It was a different world than this one. Not better or worse, but different. The great thing about a deep fly out is that you get to live, at different times, in both worlds.

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The Canucks were without rookie wing Brock Boeser Jersey, who injured his foot blocking a shot in a 6-2 win over Washington.

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Vancouver’s unlikely leading goal scorer, Derek Dorsett, had a chance all alone in the slot against Bishop in the final minutes of the second, but couldn’t convert.

At the other end, Markstrom ended the period with another big save, this time off a 2-on-1 with Smith and Radulov. The Canucks outshot Dallas 27-19 through two.

Vancouver called up forwards Jayson Megna and Anton Rodin from Utica of the AHL. … Dallas was without Martin Hanzal (lower body) and Stephen Johns (concussion).

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Tulsa beat Memphis 59-30 last season, and Norvell believes the Golden Hurricane remain dangerous, especially at home.

They’ve been very competitive in just about every game, Norvell said. They’ve played really well at home.

Norvell said, after holding the team meeting, his players were focused at Monday’s practice.

Unlike many Ohio State fans, Meyer doesn’t think this one will be easy. He remembers the last time the teams met in Columbus in 2013 when the Buckeyes had to rally in the second half to win the game.

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Notre Dame must avoid letdown vs. Wake Forest

Notre Dame has been on a roll against touted opponents and now the Fighting Irish have to keep it going against unranked Wake Forest in order for their goals to remain achievable.

“We’ve got goals that we’re climbing to get,” TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney said. “We’re just looking up, never looking down. Everything we need to get is up.”

The Horned Frogs’ defense allowed no points in the second half against Iowa State and surrendered just 40 yards.

“The guys did a better job of tackling, and we defended the pass,” coach Gary Patterson said. “We started doing what we said we had to do. We contested shots.”

Clayton Kershaw allowed his eighth home run of the postseason in the fourth inning, setting the record for most homers allowed in a postseason by one pitcher.

It was the second game in World Series history in which each team scored at least 12 runs. The first was in 1993’s Game 4 when the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-14.

This was the first World Series in which four different players age 23 or younger hit a home run. Cody Bellinger, who is 22 years old, homered on Sunday night, following Bregman (Game 1), Corey Seager (Game 2), and Correa (Game 2 and Game 5), who are all 23 years old.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the only other World Series with homers by three players age 23 or younger was played in 1934. The young home run hitters included a pair of future Hall of Famers: Joe Medwick of the Cardinals and Hank Greenberg of the Tigers. The other was Bill DeLancey, the Cardinals’ rookie catcher.

Sunday’s game was the highest-scoring extra-innings game in postseason history.heat_049

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Former Kings star Chris Webber worked the nationally televised game for TNT and received his own video highlight recognition and a standing ovation late in the first quarter. Webber stood, smiled and acknowledged the fans.
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Pelicans: Darius Miller started in place of Davis and was scoreless. … After being outrebounded 63-42 in a 103-93 loss at Portland two nights earlier and giving up 18 offensive boards, New Orleans outrebounded Sacramento 47-34.

But Stanford and Washington State must play better than they did this past week to stay in title contention.
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One word describes the Cardinal’s win over Oregon State: lucky. A late Oregon State fumble allowed the Cardinal to score the winning touchdown with 20 seconds left.

They woke up midway through the third and rallied to take the lead but couldn’t sustain it.

We played with an attack mentality (in the third quarter), like we had nothing to lose, Nuggets coach Michael Malone told the Denver Post after the game. That got us back in the game. You don’t want to get down by 20 before you start playing that way.

Denver (3-4) has played five of its first Womens Reggie Wayne Jersey seven games on the road and now will play three games in four days at Pepsi Center, including a rare back-to-back at home Friday and Saturday.

I don’t think it is going to make it, Miller said. I think it was an experiment where the [SportsCenter] brand is being challenged technologically and by a host of other challenges in the marketplace, and they were trying to figure out ways to rescue it in a different way. You know what? That is great. That is what networks and executives are supposed to do. You try things and you don’t necessarily bat 1.000%.

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Chris Hogan Jersey set for MRI after exiting Patriots’ win with shoulder injury

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan left Gillette Stadium on Sunday with his right arm in a sling after injuring his shoulder in the fourth quarter of a 21-13 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Hogan has 33 catches for 438 yards and five touchdowns this season. Two days before the game, coach Bill Belichick lauded Hogan, saying, Chris is a tough kid.

The Patriots also lost right tackle Marcus Cannon, who Authentic Jamie Collins Jersey has been battling an ankle injury and aggravated it in the first half. He was replaced by LaAdrian Waddle for the remainder of the game.

Wentz, who had a passer rating in excess of 130 on third down coming into the game, went 3-for-8 and racked up a passer rating of 9.9 on third downs. He also missed an open Alshon Jeffery for a would-be touchdown, and when he connected with Jeffery for a 52-yard touchdown late in the game, it was on a jump ball where Jeffery did most of the work.

Bowling Green won for the 60th time in the 85-game series.

This hole-in-the-wall looking spot from the outside has big ceilings and pretty lanterns strung all over the inside, giving off a romantic vibe. Its ambience is described as hipster, so it may not be a typical pre-game sports bar experience, but a different kind of vibe could be a nice change of pace before or after a night of stressful baseball.
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Staley also said his eye did not suffer any damage, and his vision is fine, Which is rare, apparently, in injuries of that nature. He is expected to play again this year, but the timetable for his return is uncertain.

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David Johnson Jersey injury update: Cardinals RB doubtful to return this season

Adrian Peterson may finish the season as the Cardinals No. 1 running back after all.
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Head coach Bruce Arians didn’t seem optimistic star running back David Johnson’s wrist injury would be healing up any time soon.

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The winless Browns are 9.5-point underdogs against the 5-2 Vikings at Twickenham Stadium Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network).

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According to, Browns QB DeShone Kizer and running back Duke Johnson stressed the importance of getting a good night’s sleep Friday night after flying overnight on Thursday and then practicing Friday afternoon.

The incident at the hotel not only disrupted the Browns’ sleep, it also prompted an adjustment to their preparation schedule, as their Saturday walk-through was moved back two hours. Also, some Browns players did not attend an NFL UK pep rally and fan forum Saturday afternoon as planned.

Dowling started the Bills’ first two games, at right guard in a 47-6 loss to the Colts, and at tackle in a 14-7 defeat to the Patriots. But he believe the team was just starting to come together; they felt confident going into the third game, against the Giants. Then, on Wednesday, as he was walking out of the locker room to head back to the team hotel, Dowling was stopped by Bills coach Marv Levy. The coach knew that Dowling had always been a Giants fan.

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Carson Wentz keeps lifting Eagles past injuries and to top of NFL

Eagles fans are entitled to be nervous about what they’re seeing so far. After handling Washington 34-24 on Monday night, their team has the best record in the NFL at 6-1. Carson Wentz is no longer a little ahead of schedule, he’s way ahead of schedule.

But … he has played his last two games without one of his bookend tackles — Lane Johnson for all of last week’s win over the Panthers, and Jason Peters for essentially the entire second half Monday. That can’t be good, can it? Especially if Peters is out for a long time, which looked like the case when he was carted off the field?

“I saw a ball go on the ground when he received two balls thrown to him, which are the same situation. We got to handle it all the time the correct way, and be strong enough to not be led into questions after the game, which unfortunately he doesn’t know enough about,” Lewis said.

Smith was a fifth-round pick in 2014 out of Florida State and has averaged 89 tackles in his three years in the league. He lead the Jaguars with 98 tackles in 2016.

The 26-year-old has thrice been named the NFL Player of the Week and was the 83rd best player in NFL Network’s annual Top 100 which is voted on by the players. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith is the No. 1 run-defending outside linebacker this season for the revamped Jacksonville defense which is currently giving up the second-fewest points per game.

Smith is also very confident in his speed.

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Browns rookie DE Myles Garrett Jersey goes into concussion protocol

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Cleveland Browns rookie defensive Dwyane Wade Womens Jersey end Myles Garrett has been placed in the concussion protocol, the team announced Wednesday.
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The Browns said Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, didn’t feel well upon arrival at the team’s facility Tuesday and was immediately placed into the protocol.

Elite Ryan Ramczyk Jersey But I have Martin just outside of my top 20 for the same reason I like Jameis Winston this week. I believe Tampa throws here, not runs, as the most rushing yards by a player vs. Carolina this season is 67 (LeGarrette Blount in Week 6). The Panthers have allowed the 10th-fewest yards per rush to opposing RBs this season (3.6) and the second-fewest yards before contact per carry to opposing RBs (1.32). Obviously there’s always a chance he scores, but Martin is merely a flex for me this week.

NFL investigators looked at a video of the incident and determined there wasn’t enough sufficient evidence for the Dolphins running back to receive a punishment.

In April, Landry was accused of domestic battery against the mother of his child. The two got into an argument, which prompted a bystander to call police.

Charges were not pressed, but the NFL still could have punished Landry for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

I am very thankful that this matter is over and my family and I can put this behind us now, Landry told the Miami Herald last month after it was announced he would not be charged. I greatly respect the Broward County State Attorney’s Office for their hard work and thorough investigation into this matter and I am thankful that they were able to come to a conclusion that reaffirms the true facts that no crime was committed.

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