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The Lakers were the fourth-best NBA team in that category entering the contest.

The two teams cross their similar paths on Wednesday in the state’s capital city in a nationally televised game at Golden 1 Center. It may prove to be a decent litmus test for both.
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The Lakers (8-10) come to Sacramento off their second straight win. On the strength of a 54-39 rebounding advantage, Los Angeles posted a 103-94 home victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

Authentic Mens Samson Ebukam Jersey Controlling the boards has been mostly the norm for Los Angeles this season.

It was also one of the bigger reasons they were fourth in defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) with their 100.6 mark before Tuesday, trailing only Boston, Portland and Oklahoma City.

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The Falcons do have a chance to gain ground with two games against the Saints over the next five weeks before a matchup with the Panthers in the regular-season finale. They also have two games remaining with the Buccaneers, beginning next week, as five of Atlanta’s final six games are in the division. The only game outside of the division will be Dec. 3 with another playoff litmus test against the Vikings.

Murray posted a career-high 12 touchdowns in 2016 and 1,854 rushing yards over a two-season span, but he didn’t find himself in high demand at the start of free agency. He ultimately signed a three-year, $15 million contract with Minnesota that included $3.4 million guaranteed. The Raiders used some outside-the-box thinking and enticed Lynch to emerge from a one-year retirement to play for his hometown team. After obtaining his contractual rights from Seattle in a swap of late-round draft picks, Lynch penned a two-year, $9 million deal that includes another $7.5 million available through incentives.

Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive at least 5 percent of the vote annually.

Jones, an eight-time All-Star, won the 1999 NL MVP and the 2008 NL batting title. He hit .303 with 2,726 hits and 468 home runs in 19 seasons with the Atlanta Braves.
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Thome was a five-time All-Star who hit 612 home runs, eighth on the career list, over 22 seasons. Vizquel was an 11-time Gold Glove winner who set the record for most games at shortstop with 2,709 and the highest fielding percentage at the position at .985. He had 2,877 hits and 404 stolen bases over 24 seasons.
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Sure, the Seahawks had won four straight before Sunday, but every problem out of which they had maneuvered during that streak came back to bite them this week, with a few more ladled on top. Missed field goals, for one; Blair Walsh might need to keep his head on a swivel the next day or so, especially with their next game zooming up on Thursday at Arizona.
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That’s a simple one, easy to see.

The Browns announced Monday that the wide receiver will report to the team Tuesday to meet with officials from the organization following his reinstatement.

Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL and placed on the commissioner’s exempt list last week after spending nearly three years off the football field. If all goes accordingly, Gordon will be permitted to practice with the Browns beginning Nov. 20 and be eligible to return to active status starting Nov. 27. The team could also choose to keep Gordon on the commissioner’s exempt list for an additional week before returning him to active status.

The personal well-being of all our players is of the utmost importance to us, team executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. We Anthony Davis Jersey respect and commend Josh for taking the steps necessary to have the opportunity to return to the league. Josh will be in our building in the coming days and we look forward to having him back and sitting with him to discuss his future on our team.

Reeling Broncos vow sweeping review after Patriots beatdown

A 41-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday was just what the Broncos needed to take a hard look at themselves to find a way to stop a five-game losing streak.

Coach Vance Joseph said after the game each position and coach will be reviewed from now until the end of the season.

“I’ll say this: When you lose like this, it’s on all of us,” Joseph said (via The Denver Post). “It’s a staff that we chose and that we feel great about. I wouldn’t say that; I would say it’s on all of us. We have to coach better and play better.”

Kevin Durant says there “ain’t no such thing” as loyalty in the NBA, but Oklahoma City is still — and always will be — a part of who he is as a person.
“I feel good right now. I plan on playing,” he said Wednesday.

The small forward sprained his left ankle Saturday during a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He then missed Sunday’s victory at Brooklyn.

The reigning Finals MVP dropped 40 points on the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena last season, his first and only game back at Oklahoma City to date.

The crowed chanted “cupcake” all evening, and Durant even engaged in a verbal exchange with Russell Westbrook.

Durant said Tuesday it was a “pretty fun moment to be a part of” and added that he knows what to expect this time around.

“It’s just a regular game for me now,” he said. “I learned how to tune out the crowd, I learned how to tune out the bulls—.”

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, wife expecting twins

Matt Ryan has a new appreciation for his No. 2.
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Womens Reuben Foster Jersey Blank stood about 20 yards from Jones. The anger and suspicion were unmistakable. It had been only a few days since Blank effectively fired Jones as compensation committee ombudsman, after Jones, through an attorney, accused him of misleading owners about the details of Goodell’s extension, a charge Blank denied. After he was removed, Jones told Blank, You’re making a big mistake.

Nothing more needed to be said on game day. It is customary Glover Quin Authentic Jersey for the owner of the home team to greet the owner of the visiting team, but as this fall has revealed, this is not a season for tradition. The two men never spoke, opting instead in the coming days for power plays on letterhead: Blank’s compensation committee accused Jones of conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests; Jones asked for a special owners-only meeting to discuss Goodell’s new deal.

The second-year player from California was injured late in the second quarter while covering a kickoff following a Mark Ingram touchdown to give the Saints a 14-3 lead. Lasco’s head collided with the thigh of Bills kick returner Brandon Tate.

Lasco remained on the turf at Buffalo’s New Era Field and medical personnel immediately rushed onto the field. They called for a stretcher and an ambulance quickly drove onto the field. As Lasco was placed in the ambulance, surrounded by Saints teammates, he raised his hand to the cheer of the Buffalo crowd.

The Saints announced Lasco had a spine injury and was taken to a local hospital while in the care of team doctor Michael Hartman. Saints coach Sean Payton said after the 47-10 win that all the signs are positive with Lasco.

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Golden Tate, shoulder, Detroit Lions, (Q), Sunday night: Tate injured his shoulder in Week 6 and the Lions promptly entered their bye week, always a benefit when it comes to player recovery. Still, just one week ago Tate was spotted with his right arm in a Tyrunn Walker Womens Jersey sling, and he remained limited in practice throughout this week. Tate expressed confidence in his shoulder earlier this week, telling the Detroit Free Press there is nothing he can’t do with his shoulder.
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The Redskins have allowed just the sixth-fewest fantasy points to wideouts this season, but it’s my contrarian take that the Seahawks will pass their way to wins during the season’s second half given Russell Wilson is on pace for a significant career high in attempts (590), suggesting there is plenty of volume available for Lockett to overcome a subpar matchup. –McCormick

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Contract Year Jusuf Nurkic. Everything is lined up for the Bosnian Beast in Portland: He’s in good shape, he has a starting role, he can count on major minutes, and he plays with trustworthy guards that make a point to keep him involved. Sounds like a great formula for a major payday.

Tension can be riveting, but at the heart of Houston’s superstar pairing is the creative spirit of two fantastic playmakers.
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Remember that first game with the Saints, opening night in Minnesota? he said. First snap of the game, I gain nine, and then a play later, I’m out of the game. Here, I got nine on my first carry [eight, actually], and I stayed in, and the opportunities came.

He grew up in Puerto Rico with Beltran as an idol.

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Elite Mens Sammie Coates Jersey A reunion by The Shield will certainly be welcomed by wrestling fans, particularly in the fall, which is traditionally a slower part of the 12-month wrestling cycle. But will the positive vibes extend to January, and then onto Reigns’ path to headline WrestleMania 34 against Brock Lesnar?

The Clippers don’t care that building around two behemoths would make them an anachronism — even with Griffin, having drained 41 percent from deep on almost six attempts per game, blossoming into a legitimate 3-point threat. We look at them as two of the top players at their position, Frank says. You can’t ignore that just because some teams have gone toward positionless basketball.

To me, he’s a Hall of Fame player. He’s a Hall of Fame person.

Desperate times often lead to desperate decisions for fantasy managers during big bye weeks, as the market faces this week. With Jay Ajayi sent north to Philly via trade, Drake is likely due the majority share of early-down touches for the Dolphins in the weeks ahead.

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The 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets, for example, is unlikely to include any future Hall of Famers, with Noah Syndergaard the one player with Hall of Fame potential. The only reasonable candidates from 2014 would be Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner.

The Colts’ general manager at the time, Ryan Grigson, denied the report.

“No. He’s all good,” Grigson said, according to “I mean the guy’s thrown a zillion balls. The media’s seen it.”

About a month into the 2016 season, Luck had consistently appeared on the injury report as a limited participant, typically on Thursdays. But the team continued to brush off concerns.

“There isn’t some kind of chronic shoulder injury or anything like that, I promise you,” Irsay told the Indianapolis Star before a Week 4 game in London. “There are no surgeries planned. He is fine and the shoulder is something that just disappears into the woodwork when he wins his next MVP or when he wins a Super Bowl.”

Darvish also struggled in Game 3, with both fastball command and the grip on his slider, and lasted just five outs as the Astros pounded him for six hits and four runs. He threw 49 pitches in the outing and induced just two swings-and-misses out of 26 total swings. In the second inning, the Astros hit seven line drives — two of them hard outs — off him.

“We cannot in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag. We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the (NFL) and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag.”

A rib injury kept him off the field for an extended stretch early this season, but he’s a player to consider in deeper leagues (14 or 16 teams) to fill-in as a flex in Week 10 or 11 (when eight teams are on a bye) or as a player whose role could increase in a very talented offense. There’s still going to be a healthy dose of James White and Dion Lewis, but Burkhead is intriguing in deeper leagues.

The court fight has been more about the process involved that led commissioner Roger Goodell to levy a suspension.

Elliott has said he is fighting for his name after the NFL handed down a six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy with what the league believes is persuasive evidence that he committed domestic violence against former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in July 2016.
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Having said that, we’ve got to find a way to avoid having to careen from crisis to crisis.

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It’s Game 7, Keuchel said. I’ll empty the tank.

Georgia has one of the best wins of the season, on the road against Notre Dame, and has beaten two ranked opponents, including No. 21 Mississippi State. Both teams have similar results against common opponents in wins over Vanderbilt and Tennessee. The committee does not project and will not consider any future opportunities left on their respective schedules.

The committee is in no way beholden to the AP or Coaches polls, which have ranked Alabama No. 1 each week this season. It is looking for the best and most accomplished teams through the first nine weeks of the season. How much will the eye test and the Tide’s sheer dominance play a role in where they are ranked?

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We have been treated to some nice surprises in the NFL standings

David West made two straight baskets for the Warriors midway through the fourth but Otto Porter Jr. hit consecutive 3-pointers for the Wizards, answering a 3 by Durant with a baseline dagger on the way to 29 points for the Wizards.
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With 19.5 seconds left in the second quarter, Beal held the front of Green’s Jersey with his left hand while grabbing Green around the jaw with his right. That enraged Green, who threw his right arm in frustration and wrapped arms with Beal as if hugging, then other players joined the scrum.
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We have been treated to some nice surprises in the NFL standings, but disappointing teams can no longer trick us. Every week, there’s a little more information as to who’s more of a full-sized candy bar and who’s an uneaten piece of candy corn.

Who are the teams to fear, and which have proved to be frighteningly bad? Here are this week’s power rankings, with a tip of the helmet to Halloween.
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If Ohio State is in the top four and ranked ahead of Oklahoma, it would reveal a lot about how the committee values head-to-head results and how highly it regards the Buckeyes. Ohio State lost 31-16 at home to Oklahoma in Week 2 but is coming off what could be the most impressive Marvin Jones Jr Youth jersey win of the season, at home against Penn State. The committee uses head-to-head results as part of its criteria to distinguish between comparable teams.

It’s giving back. College football has been great to me. And then the other thing is, when you sit and realize who’s on the committee, it’s a pretty select group of people. I want to get to know them a lot better. To me, the pluses outweighed the minuses by a long stretch in being on this committee, after I gave it some thought.

Those are the things you see from their defense.

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The hashtag EmptyNeyland has circulated on Twitter among disgruntled fans believing they can hasten Jones’ departure by skipping home games.
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I understand everybody being upset. If I was a fan, I’d be upset, too, Jones said. I bleed with them, but also I understand we need to win some football games. I’m going to do everything in my power for our players, for our university, for our program to get that done.

A good defense doesn’t give you anything, you have to go earn it. When you put on the tape, you see it’s a really good defense.

Chryst said the Hoosiers’ offense presents challenges, including containing 6-foot-4 Simmie Cobbs Jr., who has a Big Ten high of 54 catches.

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Morris, who had surgery on Sept. 22, anticipates making his season debut this week. He must serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during Friday’s scuffle. Without its traditional power forward, Washington survived and at times thrived with a smaller look of Otto Porter (18.7 points per game) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (44.4 percent on 3-point attempts).
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The Bills are trying to earn the right to join the postseason party in a couple months. Their current playoff drought is the NFL’s longest, but this year’s team isn’t bearing the weight of the franchise’s troubled history.