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MLB players reject pace-of-play proposal; pitch clock likely for 2018 season – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: MLB guru Steve Gardner takes a look at Pittsburgh trading away franchise star Andrew McCutchen (Giants) and ace right-hander Gerrit Cole (Astros), while speculating which domino might be next to fall. USA TODAY Sports A pace of play digital pitch clock would be displayed.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) A reluctance from players to agree to a clock between pitches will...

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Jaguars, Vikings, Eagles show quarterback’s not EVERYTHING – NFL.com

Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks knows the ins and outs of this league, providing keen insight in his notebook. The topics of this edition include: — End of an era in Seattle — why it had to happen. — Pat Shurmur’s perfect for the Giants right now. — A fascinating contract standoff involving a highly productive player. But first, a look at...

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Grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder dies at 22 – USA TODAY

CLOSE See the highlights from the green carpet extravaganza at the AFCA Awards Show from Charlotte on Jan. 9, 2018. USA TODAY Sports Kansas State coach Bill Snyder(Photo: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Spo) Matt Snyder, the grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, died on Wednesday, the Riley County (Kan.) Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday morning.  Police spokeswoman Hali...

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From Buffalo to Jacksonville, How Doug Marrone Changed His Style – Sports Illustrated

Why Doug Marrone left the Bills in 2014 after a 9-7 season, Buffalo’s first winning record in a decade, is one of the great mysteries of the NFL’s recent history. Marrone, who was hired by Buffalo in 2013 after four seasons at Syracuse, won’t say, and neither will members of the Bills brass from 2014, including former general manager Doug Whaley. We can say...

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Neymar Is Wasting His Talents In This Bullshit League – Deadspin

Photo credit: Catherine Ivill/Getty Neymar did an amazing thing yesterday in a game you almost certainly didn’t watch and probably didn’t even hear about. At one point in yesterday’s Ligue 1 match against Dijon, Paris Saint-Germain’s brightest star picked up the ball near the center line and sped his way down half the pitch, in the process breezing past five opponents before sizing up...

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Championship Sunday: Mismatches in Jags-Pats, Vikings-Eagles – NFL.com

The matchups are set for Championship Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, riding emotional highs from the Divisional Round, will travel to face the top seeds in the AFC (New England Patriots) and NFC (Philadelphia Eagles), respectively. All four teams deserve to be here and, therefore, don’t offer many weaknesses to pick at. Yet, by combing through the wealth of data in Pro...

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Report: More Than A Dozen MSU Staffers Were Told About Larry Nassar’s Sexual Abuse And Nothing Happened – Deadspin

Scott Olson/Getty Images During the first day of sentencing this week of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctors who will spend the rest of his life in prison and is accused of sexually abusing more than 150 women and girls, no MSU officials were in the courtroom. A school spokesperson said they didn’t want to take away the focus from...

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2018 NFL draft QB class primer: Rosen, Mayfield, Darnold and more

8:05 AM ET Feels like last year we heard a ton of pre-draft talk about how the quarterback class wasn’t so great. Turns out it had Deshaun Watson, who was pretty special until tearing his ACL in practice in early November. And Mitchell Trubisky ended up starting for the Bears before it was all over. Heck, DeShone Kizer started for the Browns right away...

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