Lamar Jackson workout with Antonio Brown sets off Ravens rumors

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    Move over, "Antonio Brown possibly joining Tom Brady and the Buccaneers." H夜网论坛ello, "Antonio Brown creating speculation of joining Lamar Jackson and the Ravens" — and quick goodbye to that rumor, too.

    Brown and his cousin, second-year Ravens wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, shared social media on Wednesday of their time working out on a practice field with Jackson, the NFL's reigning MVP. That was on the heels of the Browns hitting the gym with former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson on Tuesday.

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    Antonio and Marquise have ties to Hollywood, Fla., as Miami-area natives — thus the latter's nickname. Jackson hails from nearby Boynton Beach. Although the three Floridians didn't follow coronavirus-related social distancing guidelines with their group hug, there sure was plenty of distance between Jackson and Antonio when they connected on a deep ball during a well-executed vertical route.

    Falcons DE Charles Harris ejected for hit on Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater

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    After putting up a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the first half, Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater was momentarily knocked out of the game after a pair of illegal hits by the Falcons late in the third quarter.

    Bridgewater was in the middle of scrambling to evade pres夜网论坛sure when Dante Fowler Jr. stuck out his leg and kicked him in the knee. Then, as Bridgewater fell to the ground, Charles Harris dove in helmet first, appearing to injure Bridgewater's neck.

    Harris was flagged for unneccessary roughness and was ejected from the game. Fowler was flagged for tripping, which was declined.

    Bridgewater returned on the Panthers' next drive in the fourth quarter.

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    Roger Staubach supports Dak Prescott's future as Cowboys' quarterback

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    Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach knows Dak Prescott's pain.  

    Staubach, who is partnering with USAA's Salute to Service campaign on Veterans Day, called Prescott after the Cowboys quarterback suffered a fracture and dislocation in his right ankle on Oct. 10.  

    The two-time Super Bowl cham夜网论坛pion offered words of encouragement for Prescott.  

    "I called him and told him in '72 I separated my shoulder," Staubach told Sporting News. "It was actually in the last exhibition game, and we had won the Super Bowl the year before. I tried to run over (former Rams linebacker) Marlin McKeever. He rammed his helmet into my shoulder. I missed almost the whole season." 

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    Staubach's injury happened in his fourth season, and he returned to lead the Cowboys to three more Super Bowl appearances over the next seven seasons.  

    "I can still throw, by the way," Staubach said. "I play in a few touch games." 

    Staubach believes Prescott, who saw his fifth season end prematurely, can make a similar comeback with the Cowboys in 2021.  

    "It seemed like a lifetime back then, but it does go fast and you'll be back in action," Staubach said. "He immediately said, 'I'm going to get better, and I've got a[......]

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    NFL Thanksgiving halftime shows: Who is performing during Cowboys, Lions games in 2020?

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    Thanksgiving NFL halftime shows aren't quite the Super Bowl halftime performance, but there have been a lot of big names throughout the years taking the stage on Turkey Day at NFL stadiums.

    The Dallas Cowboys always use their halftime show on Thanksgiving to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. This year's halftime show at AT&T Stadium will feature Kane Brown, potentially the highlight between two halves of football of the 3-7 Cowboys and Washington Football Team.

    Normally the Lions have a Thanksgiving halftime show, too, but emergency COVID-19 orders in Michigan seem to have prevented that from being the case in 2020.

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    Packers vs. Buccaneers picks, predictions against spread: Why Tampa Bay will advance to Super Bowl 55

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    When Tom Brady's Buccaneers travel to play Aaron Rodgers' Packers (-3.5, 51 o/u) in Sunday's NFC championship game (3:05 p.m. ET, Fox), it doesn't get more marquee than that.

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    Brady is playing in his 14th conference title game after making 13 such AFC appearances with the Patriots. He is looking for a shot at his seventh Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl 55. Meanwhile, Rodgers is playing at home with a Super Bowl on the line for the first time in Lambeau Field, 10 years after he led the Packers on a successful Super Bowl 45 run as an NFC wild-card team.

    The Bucs are also trying to get the glory as a wild card. The Packers were the best team record-wise wire-to-wire in the NFC with the league's highest-scoring offense that should return Rodgers to NFL MVP status.

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    Texans' Deshaun Watson subject of grand jury investigation, per reports

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    Prosecutors in Houston have begun a grand jury investigation of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is accused in 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, according to multiple Friday reports.

    Sources told Houston television station KRIV and Yahoo Sportsthat the Harris County District Attorney's Office is issuing subpoenas in the case. Yahoo reported that prosecutors are seeking testimony from a "small handful" of accusers who have filed complaints with Houston police. Watson will not be subpoenaed to testify, Yahoo reported.

    "In the interest of fairness to all parties in any potential matter we don't comment until and if there is a criminal charge," the district attorney's office said in a statement to KRIV.

    The timetable for the grand jury investigation is not known. Jurors will try to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to charge Watson with a crime. Two dozen women, all of them massage therapists, have accused him of offenses ranging from unwanted touching to forced oral sex during massage sessions.

    The NFL is looking into the allegations separately. SI.com reported that the league has interviewed 10 of the 22 women who are suing Watson. Accusers[......]

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    NBA Draft Combine 2014: Embiid, Parker, Wiggins will not participate

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    When team personnel arrives in Chicago for the predraft combine to evaluate this year's crop of talent, they will not see three players who could land as pick Nos. 1-3 in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft. 

    Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins will all forgo the combine in favor of focusing on private workouts, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Embiid and Parker were not on the list of players set to participate in the combine, and Wiggins dropped out once it was confirmed Embiid and Parker were out, Wojnarowski reports.

    NBA MOCK DRAFT: Where Embiid, Parker, Wiggins land 

    Wiggins was the only player without any questions leading into the combine, while Embiid and Parker each have questions about health and athleticism, respectively. But one source told Wojnarowski this move also was a way to limit the amount of teams with access to their health information.

    "To be honest," one general manager told Yahoo! Sports, "I'm surprised more guys don't do this. It's the only thing they can really control."

    Embiid was the biggest question headed into this position, as he dealt with a back injury that hurt his ability to play at Kansas. Embiid, who averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks, missed the final six games of the season after undergoing back surgery to correct a stress fracture.

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    Jonathan Martin, Gatorade trash LeBron's Game 1 cramp departure

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    49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who quit the Dolphins last season after his involvement in a bullying scandal and added criticism from teammates, was one of many to chime in on the final moments of Game 1 of the NBA Finals  on Thursday night.

    As we all know, the air conditioning in the AT&T Center broke midway through the game and the arena reached temperatures of nearly 90 degrees. The result was LeBron James needing  to leave the game late in the fourth quarter because his body shut down with severe cramps.

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    Martin, a player criticized by many in his locker room before and during the season, was probably the last person to enter the feeding frenzy on Thursday night. But he did anyway.

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    Thursday night around 11:45 p.m. ET was a good time for a lot of people to put down Twitter, and many should have done so. Now, granted, Martin's comments are hardly scathing, but his decision to delete the tweet suggests that he is aware it wasn't. the best idea.

    But he wasn't the only one, and it would be unfair to single him out even though he is in a unique situation.

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    With scoring mark within reach, Kobe Bryant calls focus on Jordan 'a myth'

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    Ente夜网论坛ring the week, Lakers star Kobe Bryant stands fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, ranking just behind another iconic shooting guard — Michael Jordan.

    By this time next week, though, Bryant probably will be ahead of Jordan, with a firm grip on the mark for most points scored by a perimeter player in league history.

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    Jordan’s mark is 32,292 points. Bryant heads into Tuesday’s game in Sacramento at 32,230, just 62 points away from passing Jordan. With games on Friday (Spurs) and Sunday (Timberwolves), Bryant would need to average 21.0 points in his next three games to make the record his.

    Bryant has averaged a league-high 25.2 points this year, though he scored just 14 points in his last outing against New Orleans.

    But Bryant said moving past Jordan has not really been on his mind.

    “I only think about it when I am asked about it,” Bryant said. “I just go out there and play. It’s something that is going to come eventually.”

    Bryant bristled at the notion that he has long set out to break all of Jordan’s NBA marks. His desire to be a Jordan clone was his reputation when he first came into the league, and it was solidified three years ago when Phil Jackson said Bryant’s goal was to pass Jordan.  

    “People who say that don’t really understand me,” Bryant said. “It’s a myth. Phil likes to say things a lot of[......]

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    Paul Pierce calls 'game' on buzzer-beating shot over Hawks

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    At this rate, a statue will be built of Paul Pierce in Washington.

    While the Wizards built up a big lead against the Hawks in Game 3, they found themselves in a tightly contested game down the stretch. But with the game knotted at 101-101 in the weaning seconds, Paul Pierce worked his magic.

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    Following a screen, Pierce found himself with the ball isolated at the top of the key. Even with three Hawks closing out on him, he created just enough space off of a step-back to launch a shot and kiss it off glass.

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    Oh, and he called game by the way, unlike Derrick Rose.

    The Wizards now lead 2-1 in the series.

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