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Fantasy football winners and losers

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
Lesser-known running backs dominated the fantasy leaderboard with Rod Smith, Jamaal Williams and Jonathan Stewart posting big numbers. Learn more about their performances along with the rest of the best and worst from Sunday.
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Tom Savage concussion makes clear that NFL's protocol has major issues

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:38pm
If the Texans QB could show potential symptoms one moment then be back behind center the next, the policy isn't good enough. Here's how to improve it.
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Bucs QB Winston says no friction with Koetter

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:12pm
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston pushed back against a report that said there is growing tension between him and head coach Dirk Koetter. Koetter described the relationship with his starting QB as "extremely consistent."
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There is a reason for Aaron Rodgers to return now

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:05pm
Thanks to Brett Hundley's late-game TD drives, the Packers rallied to top Cleveland and perhaps pave the way for Aaron Rodgers to finish a playoff run.
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Seattle's McDowell arrested after club incident

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:03pm
Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who hasn't played this season due to a concussion, was arrested early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct after an argument at a nightclub.
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Panthers make a statement with win over Vikings

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 5:01pm
Behind some key plays from their QB and three Jonathan Stewart TDs, the Panthers beat the sizzling Vikings and moved into a tie for the NFC South lead.
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Huskers lose top commitment in No. 36 Moore

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 4:48pm
Joshua Moore, the No. 36-ranked prospect in the 2018 class, on Sunday became the fourth ESPN 300 prospect and highest rated to decommit from Nebraska since Oct. 31.
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Kansas' bad week -- two losses in its backyard -- came with warning signs

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 4:10pm
Kansas has now lost back-to-back games to Pac-12 teams with Arizona State beating the Jayhawks in Lawrence. What's going on?
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Projected 2018 NFL draft order: Race for No. 1 pick all but over

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 4:02pm
The winless Browns are on the verge of clinching their second straight year of picking No. 1 overall. And they might have another top-10 pick in next April's draft, too.
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Colts can focus on 2018 after OT loss in blizzard

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 3:53pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It’s only fitting that the Indianapolis Colts stumbled, bumbled and slipped their way out of the playoffs for the third straight season while dealing with a questionable coaching decision by Chuck Pagano in one of the snowiest games in franchise history.
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Garoppolo elevates 49ers to second straight win

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 3:49pm
In just two weeks with San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo has shown enough to give the 49ers confidence they have their long-term quarterback.
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Trubisky gives Bears fans reasons for hope

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 3:31pm
Mitch Trubisky's accuracy was much improved Sunday as the rookie QB threw for 271 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bears to a win over the Bengals.
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Cowboys find big plays to keep playoff hopes alive

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 3:16pm
Dak Prescott threw TD passes of 81 and 50 yards, and had a crucial 54-yard completion, as the Cowboys beat the Giants and kept their slim hopes alive.
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QB Savage seen with twitching hands after hit

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 1:50pm
Texans quarterback Tom Savage was seen with his hands twitching on the ground following a hit from 49ers defensive end Elvis Dumervil. Savage would return to the game and play one series before going to the locker room.
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Payton: NFL hire of whistleblower 'unbelievable'

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 1:43pm
Saints coach Sean Payton called the NFL hiring of former New Orleans whistleblower Mike Cerullo "unbelievable," but the NFL says Cerullo is not involved with the review of Payton's conduct toward the officials in Thursday's game.
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Josh Gordon catches 1st TD pass in 1,456 days

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 12:43pm
Recently reinstated Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon caught his first touchdown since Week 15 of 2013 on Sunday on an 18-yard pass from DeShone Kizer. Gordon's score was just the third receiving touchdown by a Browns WR this season.
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NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 14

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 12:13pm
Several players have continued to protest before games, after Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem last year.
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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 14

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 11:54am
Texans QB Tom Savage, Raiders WR Amari Cooper and Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy top the list of injured players on Sunday. Get caught up on all the key Week 14 injuries here.
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Olney: Teams turn to their next action items after Ohtani and Stanton

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 11:45am
Clubs like the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have to move on to other key areas for improvement. What positions and players will they prioritize now?
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Fearless freshmen help Tennessee topple No. 2 Texas

National Sports - ESPN - December 10, 2017 - 11:38am
Playing in the biggest college game so far in their young careers, Tennessee's freshmen made rookie mistakes Sunday. The difference is they made them fearlessly. And combined with senior Jaime Nared, it was enough to lift the Lady Vols past No. 2 Texas.
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