Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Ben Roethlisberger: I’m not free to check to QB sneak – NFL.com

Ben Roethlisberger‘s big frame seemingly makes him an ideal candidate for quarterback sneaks. After Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, many were wondering why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t let Big Ben put his head down and try to burrow through the Jags’ line on a pair of fourth down plays. Speaking on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Roethlisberger said the team’s...

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Patriots’ Dion Lewis hits stride after major injuries and 985-day hiatus

7:01 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On a steamy day in July 2015, Dion Lewis took the field under an angry sky in upstate New York. He was about to begin a workout on the University of Albany campus, not far from his childhood home, when the sun disappeared and it became “evil dark,” his trainer, Mike Grasso, recalled. The wind kicked up, and...

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Win away from Super Bowl, moving past Minneapolis Miracle isn’t difficult for Vikings

10:09 AM ET EDEN PRAIRE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer went from leading a “Skol” chant in his news conference following the Minnesota Vikings’ thrilling win over the New Orleans Saints to describing the laundry list of things he didn’t like from Minnesota’s performance less than 24 hours later. There was Case Keenum’s third-quarter interception, Ryan Quigley’s blocked punt that gave the Saints a short...

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ lingering issues continue in loss to Golden State Warriors – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick discusses the defensive problems plaguing the Cavaliers and what they can do to fix them. USA TODAY Sports Steph Curry knocks the ball away from Isaiah Thomas.(Photo: David Richard, USA TODAY Sports) CLEVELAND — It’s tempting to view the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors in a vacuum, a typical regular-season defeat to the defending...

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Fans may never forgive Pirates for trading Andrew McCutchen

1:08 PM ET Within minutes after former MVP Andrew McCutchen received the phone call late Monday afternoon that he was no longer a member of the Pirates, reports emerged that Pittsburgh has a multiyear agreement in place with talented closer Felipe Rivero. The sequence of events had all the look of a stage-managed leak, as if somebody within the Pirates organization was trying to...

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Alvin Kamara, Saints dominate NFC South awards – ESPN (blog)

Jan 16, 2018 The New Orleans Saints were one of three playoff teams from the NFC South this season, but they are the class of the division when it comes to our postseason awards. Here’s how NFL Nation NFC South reporters Jenna Laine (Bucs), Vaughn McClure (Falcons), David Newton (Panthers) and Mike Triplett (Saints) voted for their division awards: Coach of the Year: Sean...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Westbrook tossed as OKC avoids a loss – NewsOK.com

Russell Westbrook was ejected late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game. [PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN] Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios’ highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted,’ but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer Apple Podcasts...

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There’s Still a Kevin Durant-Sized Gap Between the Cavaliers and Warriors – Sports Illustrated

Cleveland was locked in from the opening tip against Golden State on Monday night. Players were flying around on defense. LeBron James scored 16 points in the opening quarter. And the fans helped create an atmosphere not unlike a playoff game. None of it mattered. The Warriors still left with a double-digit win, completing a season sweep of the Cavaliers with a 118–108 victory....

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