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New York’s 27-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings confirmed one thing that everyone probably knew going into this season: Mike White likely won’t be the long-term answer for the Jets at quarterback. White went 31-of-57 for 369 yards with two interceptions. He’s settled in as a nice backup option for this team and should find
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DOHA, Qatar — The future captain of the U.S. men’s national team and future engine of a self-professed World Cup contender walked into a Lisbon hotel five years ago last month, and almost immediately, says Dave Sarachan, “you could just tell.” Sarachan was the grandfatherly interim coach of the USMNT at the time, and no,
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Power comes in many forms. Some power can be bought by those with the right connections and enough money. That power usually corrupts. Some power can be earned. That power can contaminate. We all, at minimum, have the right to power over ourselves and our bodies, our physical, mental and emotional well-being. For some of
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There are 12 teams that have never won a Super Bowl: the Vikings, Bills, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Titans, Chargers, Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans. The Jets haven’t won since the 1968 season. For the Dolphins it’s 1973. Teams like the Raiders and Bears haven’t won since the 1980s. Even rock-solid franchises like the Packers
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The College Football Playoff picture looks pretty clear heading into Championship Saturday. With three undefeated teams at the end of the 2022 regular season, three spots in the four-team playoff look almost guaranteed no matter what happens on the first Saturday of December. The fourth spot, however, could get intriguing. USC would appear to be
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DOHA, Qatar — Ever since April 1, when the 2022 World Cup’s Group B took shape at a glitzy draw here in Doha, there has been a tentative assumption, derived from history and the contour of this group, that four points might be sufficient. The U.S. could, the thinking went, draw with Wales, lose respectably
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The defending champion Golden State Warriors are 8-10, outside the playoff picture nearly a quarter of the way through the 2022-23 NBA season, and their coach conceded they are “in the final stages” of a dynasty. The Utah Jazz, who traded three of their best players during the offseason in an apparent effort to enter
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(L-R) Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema (out due to injury) and Lionel Messi are in Qatar for the World Cup. (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports) The World Cup is officially underway in Qatar. The first game was Sunday as Ecuador spoiled Qatar’s debut in the international tournament. As you get prepared for this awkwardly
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Nearly three months ago, when Tom Brady left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the middle of training camp — to “deal with some personal things,” according to head coach Todd Bowles — a quest to unravel the sudden departure began. Nobody had ever seen an absence like this from a player of Brady’s stature, which
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If quarterbacks are the NFL’s main characters, then this season has been playing out like one long Ozymandias episode for a spoiled generation. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — along with more moderately aged stars Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford — have suddenly been humbled by the game they dominated for so long. After years
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When the Miami Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel, their social media team was on the private plane conveniently taking video of his first FaceTime call with Tua Tagovailoa. “My job is to coach you to get all that greatness out of you,” McDaniel said, via MSN. “This is an awesome day for me, and I’m damn
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Deion Sanders had numerous goals when, in 2020, he accepted the job as head coach at Jackson State, a historical Black college in Mississippi. One was to restore the Tigers program, whose illustrious history includes four Pro Football Hall of Famers (Lem Barney, Walter Payton, Robert Brazile and Jackie Slater). Well, JSU is 9-0, boasts
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What a turn of events for the NFC North. After years of the Green Bay Packers dunking on the Detroit Lions and generally being on different planes of competition, the Lions beat the Packers soundly at home Sunday and held them to just nine points — the fewest amount of points an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers
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It’s the era of the Houston Astros. Five years after they grew a winner out of a controlled burn, and three years after that team’s sign-stealing scandal roiled the sport, baseball’s omnipresent contenders staked their claim to a championship that can be despised, but not denied. With six more innings of dazzling work from Framber
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