Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke says he stands behind coach Sean Miller in regards to FBI probe

Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke told ESPN that he stands behind head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller after Wildcats assistant Emanuel “Book” Richardson was one of four high-major assistant coaches arrested as part of an FBI probe into corruption within college basketball.

Miller declined to comment to ESPN.

“Anytime your program and the university were called into question, that’s hard,” Heeke added. “Sean has been terrific to work with, he has been incredibly forthcoming and forthright with all the things we wanted to do. He and I have continual, open conversations so I feel really good.”

“I know we’ve been diligent from a compliance perspective and that Sean certainly is,” he added. “I have all the confidence in the world that we’ve done the right things and people knew what’s right and what’s wrong.”

The Knicks had taken their biggest lead of the game, 69-46, on Courtney Lee’s layup with 10:38 left in the third quarter. However, the Nuggets responded by scoring the next 13 points to ignite a 27-2 run and they took their first lead, 73-71, on Wilson Chandler’s free throws with 4:42 left in the third quarter. The Knicks committed 10 turnovers during that six-minute stretch.

“We had a lot of turnovers. It was one of the worst quarters we’ve ever had,” Porzingis said. “But, we are going to learn from this game.”

The game was tied 77-77 when Doug McDermott’s 3-pointer put the Knicks back in front for good with 1:09 left in the third.

New York led 84-81 going into the final quarter. Will Barton brought the Nuggets to within one, 89-88, with 9:50 left in the game.raiders_077-223x223

Staying in sight of Eagles the aim for Cowboys, Redskins

Through the decades, when the Cowboys and Redskins met, it often was for the division lead. On Sunday, the archrivals go at it for the 115th time. At stake: second place in the NFC East behind the high-flying Eagles.
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While the Eagles host the winless 49ers already owning a 2 1/2-game edge in the division, the winner at FedEx Field at least can remain in sight of Philly.

That said, it’s been a rough last couple years for Rivers by his standards. He’s thrown 57 interceptions since 2014 — the most in that span, though Blake Bortles and his 56 picks might have something to say about that soon. Postseason success has also eluded Rivers, as he’s never made it to the Super Bowl. At 3-4, the Chargers don’t look like a Super Bowl contender (sorry, Will Brinson), but they’re alive in the playoff hunt thanks to the fact that there might not be any legitimately great teams in the NFL this year.

Philadelphia (6-5-1) also is searching for more consistency after an up-and-down start to the season. The Flyers are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the previously winless Arizona Coyotes, and they are 1-2-1 in their past four.

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I’ve played with a few of them as a partner (in the AHL), so the familiarity certainly makes it easier, said defenseman Will O’Neill, who joined the team on Tuesday.

Philadelphia has been forced to turn to its depth on offense, as well. Rookie forward Nolan Patrick has a head injury, and he did not make the road trip.

Chicago likely will turn to goaltender Corey Crawford for his 11th start of the season. The 32-year-old is 5-4-0 with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in his first 10 contests.

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Are Markelle Fultz’s early struggles and shoulder issues indicative of a larger problem for 2017’s No. 1 pick? ESPN Insiders Mike Schmitz — who has scouted Fultz since 2015 — and Kevin Pelton discuss the point guard’s jumper, his play so far and what it might mean.
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Stewart files counterclaim against insurance company: Tony Stewart’s attorney countered an insurance company’s claim that its policy does not cover Stewart in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Brian Gwitt, Stewart’s New York-based attorney, filed the claim Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Axis Insurance Company stated in court documents in September that it should not be held responsible for damages Stewart might have to pay the Ward family.

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Leak Claims Chelsea’s 2018-19 Home Kit Will Feature More Red

Chelsea fans may be in for a bit of a shock next season as details emerge that the color red could feature more prominently on next term’s home kit.
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The rest of the socks should continue to incorporate white and blue into them, so Chelsea supporters won’t have to fear looking like rivals Arsenal or Manchester United too much.
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Clearly the Eagles won’t bring in another back after giving the Dolphins a 2018 fourth-round draft pick for Ajayi, but it would be interesting to see if the Colts are willing to deal Gore, who is in the final year of a three-year deal, to a contender. The Indy Star Stefen Wisniewski Jersey did say at least two teams have asked about the 34-year-old.

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Joe Flacco’s late slide is another example of one of the most dangerous plays in football

By rule, he should have. Alonso didn’t avoid the contact, connected with Flacco and delivered a hellacious blow that knocked the quarterback out of the game. He received a deserved penalty by the letter of the law.

First, it was an offensive pass interference on Alshon Jeffery. Then, a block in the back on Zach Ertz. Then, a holding on Lane Johnson. And finally 12 men in the huddle. Just like that, the Eagles were left with this:

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the injury, and Hooker confirmed the bad news via Twitter: “Was a fun year while it lasted. Enjoyed every moment of it. … PS: I WILL BE BACK!!!!”

But the Jaguars aren’t just on pace to lead the NFL — they’re sacking quarterbacks at a faster pace than any team in NFL history. The season record belongs to the 1984 Chicago Bears, which brought down opposing quarterbacks 72 times during a 10-6 season that ended in the NFC Championship.

The second-year quarterback diced up Washington on Monday Night Football en route to a 34-24 victory.

Wentz finished the game with 268 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, but his strong performance was even more impressive considering it was bogged down by an awful start.

He completed just three of his first eight passes for 30 yards, struggling well into the second quarter. The rough beginning of the game included an awful interception on Philadelphia’s opening drive, which featured a first-and-33 situation that he turned into an arm punt.

But when he got going, Washington had no answers and Wentz led two touchdown drives just before halftime and another to open the second half to give Philadelphia a commanding lead.
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How blocking will affect matchups in fantasy football Week 8

The fantasy football world has lagged behind when it comes to effectively measuring the impact blocking has on production, so I devised a grading system that uses multiple advanced metrics to project how blocking matchups will impact performance in the upcoming week’s contests.
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It’s usually not wise to hold a second defense on your roster, but you should absolutely go that route with the Jaguars on a bye this James Ihedigbo Womens Jersey week. The top-scoring D/ST by far this season, the Jaguars roughed up Jacoby Brissett for 10 sacks in Week 7. The Jaguars now have a league-high 33 sacks this season after totaling 33 all of last season. They also pace the NFL in forced fumbles (nine), interceptions (10) and tackles for loss (57). The Jaguars’ defensive emergence is hardly a surprise and, albeit with some regression to the mean, you should expect top-end production in the second half.

I’m always against that and I go out and do it, so 100 percent I messed up. It’s on me. I’m sorry for that and I’m leader and those guys look up to me and I stabbed them in the back, so for me I’m sorry about that. I’ll approach them individually one on one and just let them know I was a 100 percent dead-ass wrong.

Hilton said after the game that the O-line needed to take some pride and protect quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was sacked 10 times.

It’s been an inconsistent year for Alshon Jeffery as well, especially considering how well Wentz and the Eagles’ offense is playing. But Jeffery is worth the price in daily, as well against a Niners squad that has given up a receiving score to a wide receiver in six of seven games this season and has allowed four receivers to reach 100 yards. I’d say on Sunday, Jeffery has a good shot at making it five. …
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He provided us with the first butt spike

The slow-motion ripple in his ass makes the celebration. It’s kinda like those plays that look more impressive in slow motion than in real time.
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I’m not sure if he planned for the ball to go straight back up like it did, but that’s also quite the risky proposition. If the football lands a little more forward, that’s a painful celebration.

Anyway, he should have to recreate that now for each touchdown. Do you know why I love Twitter? Because I am actually able to write the sentence Jaguars punter Brad Nortman got a lot of love this weekend for several excellent punts against the Jets and have empirical evidence that this is true. Twenty-five years ago, would I have been able to write something like that and find evidence for it? Of course not.

The release of the NFL Report Card also comes shortly after the announcement that Colin Kaepernick had broken his silence and was taking legal action against what he claims is collusion among NFL owners to prevent him from getting another job in the league because of his activism. I agree with many others that Addison Russell Jersey there is no doubt that Kaepernick deserves to be playing.

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Bowman is expected to visit the Raiders first, a team which has a lot of appeal.

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Hey, we’ve all been there. This story would’ve been way more endearing if Goodell weren’t doing such trash things as the commissioner of the National Football League. BUT, if you focus on Jane Goodell for a second, you have to admit that what she’s doing is really the highest expression of love in our robotic, digital age.

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Josh McCown is the latest quarterback to carve up Patriots’ terrible defense

Another team turning heads is the Los Angeles Rams, climbing fast up the ranks after a road win over the Cowboys. Sean McVay has emerged as a Coach of the Year contender after getting LA to 3-1 in his first season.

CBS Sports has the Bills as the eighth-best team heading into Week 5. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, and the Denver Broncos are all in the top 10 as well.

The Rams are No. 9 on Yahoo Sports’ power rankings, and the Philadelphia Eagles climbed to No. 6. Unfortunately for the New England Patriots, they lost to the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, causing them to slip out of the top 10. But the Broncos are finally in the top 5.

So far, 2017 has been another great year for Brady, even though the 3-2 Patriots are off to an uncharacteristically slow start. He orchestrated the biggest comeback victory in Super Bowl LI, broke plenty of Super Bowl records, and recently won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 28th time — which is the most in league history.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their first game, in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But Kansas City wasn’t the only team that suffered a huge lost. The Green Bay Packers fell to the Minnesota Vikings, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone — which could potentially end his season.

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Buccaneers hold moment of silence as fans raise lights in tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a moment of silence prior to their game against the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

What she told the prosecutor’s office: In an interview with the intake unit at the prosecutor’s office — audio of which was obtained by SB Nation through the Columbus City Attorney’s office — she said that the abuse had happened before and she hadn’t reported it, other than the incident in Florida. She referred to Elliott as her ex-boyfriend right now and told the intake counselor she and Elliott had dated for about a year.

He has lost control and has yanked me into the wall, busted the side of my jaw, the alleged victim said. My face is swollen and a little bit bruised.

In the police report, there was no mention of Elliott choking her on this date, but there was in her interview. The woman told the intake counselor that when she asked why a girl was calling in the early-morning hours of July 17, between 3 and 5 a.m., Elliott called her a bitch and came over to my side, dragged me out of the bed. And then he threw me up against the door in his bedroom. Then he placed his right hand around my neck and started choking me.

Not only did the ball bounce into his butt, it went tip first. Wow.
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I personally believe that there were a series of interactions between Mr. Elliott and (his accuser) where violence occurred, Tobias wrote, via USA Today. However, given the totality of the circumstances, I could not firmly conclude exactly what happened. Saying something happened versus having sufficient evidence to criminally charge someone are two completely different things.

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