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Mariota’s rushing ability supplies him with a high floor, and his upcoming schedule makes him a strong rebound candidate. The Colts, Texans, Cardinals and 49ers are his next four opponents, and all four rank in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks over the past two months.

Team owner Jimmy Haslam is very serious about bringing in Peyton Manning to play a role in the front office, possibly as president or another top executive, CBS Sports reported.

At 0-10, the hapless Browns are desperate for a positive moment, and adding Manning upstairs would certainly excite a fan base in need of something, really anything, to instill confidence in the future.

CBS Sports’ unidentified sources said Manning likely would return to the game eventually to run a team or buy into ownership, but indicated the Titans and Saints as the likely landing spots.

However, Haslam is a top booster at the University of Tennessee and has known Manning since he was a teenager and gunslinger for the Volunteers.

Hyde has carried the ball 11 times inside the opponent’s 5-yard line, which trails only Todd Gurley (12) for most in the NFL. Hyde’s hefty three-down role keeps him in the RB1 mix.
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David Tyree was probably impressed by Antonio Brown’s third touchdown reception Thursday.
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The league and the Mexico Ministry of Tourism on Sunday announced an agreement to play three regular-season games in Mexico from 2019 to 2021 in the wake of success from previous games.

News of the deal comes ahead of Sunday’s matchup between the Raiders and Patriots at Estadio Azteca, which is the second game of a current three-year deal that is set to expire after next season. The league has yet to announce which teams will make the trip next season.

The Ministry of Tourism cited the economic impact the games have made in Mexico, saying fan festivals and other events have helped promote tourism.

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He is being listed as probable for Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Davis left Friday night’s 146-114 loss to the Nuggets in the opening minute of the third quarter when he was inadvertently hit by Denver center Nikola Jokic. He was held out of the rest of the game per the NBA’s concussion protocol.

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Davis has had two concussions in his NBA career, in November 2012 and January 2016.
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The Patriots claimed Bennett, 30, off of waivers just a day after he was released by the Packers. It will cost New England less than $725,000 to have him on their roster for the rest of the season because of the way Bennett’s contract is structured. The veteran played for the Patriots in 2016 and had an integral role in the team’s Super Bowl championship season.

Elliott told them his version of what happened the week of July 17, 2016.

His representatives also discussed any concerns they had about the advisory committee’s investigation reports, which had been passed along to them on June 7.
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Later, the four advisors all separately met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to give him their opinions of the case. Goodell, who would make the decision about whether or not to suspend Elliott, was not present for Elliott’s meeting or any other hearings about Elliott, according to a Deadspin report.

Elliott’s accuser fully cooperated with the NFL’s investigation. She talked to league investigators multiple times, according to the Washington Post. However, Goodell did not meet with her, per Pro Football Talk.
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Alex Smith is looking like he has a few seasons of top play left for Kansas City.

Alex Smith is looking like he has a few seasons of top play left for Kansas City. Mahomes is looking at a longer-than-expected wait to be a starter. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are in “win Super Bowl now” mode and don’t have all the defensive parts — especially with safety Eric Berry lost for the season — to get the job done.

Sending Mahomes to Carson Palmer-less Arizona to get Larry Fitzgerald and put the offense over the top would be great, but there’s no chance of that because of Fitzgerald’s no-trade clause and the Chiefs’ limited cap space. So the Chiefs should consider moving unknown offense later for defensive help now, instead.

Inside the convention center, they hugged a crying couple that lost a friend at the concert. “I’ll remember that forever,” Engelland says. “Seeing what they went through, how much they’re hurting right now. You don’t know what to say. You don’t know what to do. You want to do so much more.”

“Brad and I raced as clean as we could race each other, beating and bumping each other, and had a hard-fought battle for the lead,” Elliott said. “That was not a battle [with Hamlin] at all. That was just a wreck.”

“That was our recurring theme, that there’s no leadership,” said another executive familiar with Thursday’s conference call. “Everyone [in the league office] is trying to win the latest news cycle, and there’s no long-term vision. It’s just, ‘How can we minimize the bad headlines, maximize the revenue and move on to the next day?’ And there’s an increasing frustration to that approach.”

McNair also expressed frustration with the league’s leadership when he sought to clarify his “inmates” comment in a statement released Saturday.
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Jim McElwain is not the first head coach to part ways with his team this season. But his departure qualifies as the most high profile, one that figures to set into motion a wild coaching carousel that could dramatically reshape college football and the SEC in particular.
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In that conference alone, Ole Miss will be looking for a head coach. Butch Jones remains on shaky ground at Tennessee. So does Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M and Bret Bielema at Arkansas. If those three go, the SEC would have at least five head Jonathan Huberdeau Youth jersey coach openings at the same time.

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I’m cool with it, but when we have his back tires jacked up going into Turn 3 at Texas — that will be a bigger corner — then just be good with that, too, said Elliott crew chief Alan Gustafson.

I tried to move him out of the way, and there just wasn’t enough grip on the race track for him to save it, Hamlin said. We can play favorites if we want, but there’s a ticket to Homestead at stake. We got back in the cars and left again, missing the end of the game, both the Dodgers’ ninth-inning comeback and the extra innings lunacy. Safety first, he said. By this time, we’d picked up a little convoy, and Cal varied the route on the drive home so as not to surprise any gangsters already on edge. He didn’t want someone to see three cars passing by slow and start shooting.

This is where the controversy starts. Yes, Ohio State lost to Oklahoma.

At home. But the Sooners’ lone loss was as a 30-point home favorite to Iowa State. Ohio State’s loss is much better than Oklahoma’s, and I think the playoff committee will take that into account. Plus, this is a ranking for right now, and I think the Buckeyes — and particularly quarterback J.T. Barrett — are much better than they were in September. Let’s see if the Sooners still have one loss after a trip to Stillwater this weekend.
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Given the lack of trustworthy late-inning options, including benched closer Ken Giles, and the fact that starter-turned-reliever Brad Peacock threw a combined total of 92 pitches in a three-day span between Games 3 and 5, Astros manager A.J. Hinch would prefer to let Verlander finish what he starts, even if it means him throwing 130 pitches. But in a National League-style game, that’s unlikely to happen, especially if the Dodgers can get a lead.

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The former No. 1 overall pick showed a flicker of life to start the season, producing five points in Colorado’s first four games, but he’s gone silent since then. Yakupov’s last point came Oct. 11. Since then he’s had two games in which the Avs limited him to less than 10 minutes.

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No. 10 TCU looks for its offense against Texas

TCU’s undefeated season disappeared in swath of offensive ineptitude in a 14-7 loss at then-No. 25 Iowa State last week. But it would be foolish to count out the No. 10 Horned Frogs from the playoff picture.
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UCF is one of five remaining unbeaten teams. The Knights are the only of those teams to have won each of their games by double figures.

It may seem like foregone conclusion that Cousins leaves in free agency, but as long as he’s in Washington, there’s a chance it gets done. And it’s not like the team is hurting for cap space in 2018.

Washington wants Cousins at the right price, but the team already poured $44 million into him over the last couple years and it’s really not going to get any cheaper to find a franchise quarterback.

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Seahawks: Thomas appeared to hurt his hamstring on Hopkins’ long TD in the fourth quarter.

Texans: Houston returns home to host Indianapolis next Sunday.

“It wasn’t like they were unstoppable,” Lillard said. “They were scoring and we weren’t.”

Going back into the first quarter, the Blazers missed 20 straight shots over the miserable stretch.

“Brutal,” Coach Terry Stotts said about the stretch. “It was tough. I felt bad for them.”

Lillard hit a pair of consecutive 3-pointers and a layup in the third quarter, but the Blazers couldn’t make up much ground. The Raptors led 81-61 going into the final period.

Portland went on a 10-5 run to open the fourth and close the gap to 86-71 with 8:55 left. Lillard added a 16-footer to cut the margin to 13.

Portland was coming off a 114-107 win at home over the Suns on Saturday.
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It’s just not sustainable the way things are set up. It’s definitely not something we wanted to walk away from, he said. I felt like we rode it out as long as we could. Over a period of time, we explored every option possible to try and sustain it. But, at this point, felt like we had to make a decision.

I think that’s the biggest thing, just try to keep that level high all the time.

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He has not had a point in four straight games versus San Jose.

After backup Juuse Saros gave up a career-high six goals in the loss to the Islanders, Pekka Rinne — 5-1-2 with a 1.86 GAA and .940 save percentage — should get the nod in net.

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