Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks safety, fined for giving middle finger

A leg has cost Earl Thomas the rest of his season; a finger has cost the Seattle Seahawks safety over $13,000. The Seahawks having a terrible O-line is a myth, and we have proof. Our new pass-blocking metric shows it’s on the quarterback. Earl Thomas’ season-ending injury means the final member of the Legion has likely played his last snap for Seattle. 1 Related The veteran has been fined $13,369 by the NFL for giving the middle finger as he was carted off the field in last Sunday’s victory at…

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Chicago Bears’ Akiem Hicks fined for bumping official

Chicago Bears‘ defensive end Akiem Hicks fined $33,425 for bumping an official in last Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hicks avoided a suspension for the incident, and the amount of his fine was in line with the NFL guidelines for first-time offenders. Bears’ defensive end Akiem Hicks throws his shoulder pads and jersey into the stands after being tossed out of the game against the Buccaneers last Sunday. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Hicks, who is second on the team with three sacks this season, was ejected late in…

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Erebus pair shoot for Bathurst greatness

Pole-sitters and reigning champions David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have given themselves every chance of ending two long streaks in Sunday’s Bathurst 1000. They can be the first team to go back-to-back on Mount Panorama since Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup’s stunning three-peat from 2006 to 2008. And they can snap a nine-year wait for a shootout winner to back up in the 1000km race. Not since 2009, when Garth Tander set the fastest Saturday time in his VE Commodore before backing it up on race day with Will Davison,…

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Devils, Led by Palmieri and Zajak, Open With Win in Global Series

GOTEBORG, Sweden — Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac scored two goals each to lead the Devils to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in their season-opening game Saturday night. The game at Scandinavium was part of the N.H.L. Global Series. Palmieri and Zajac stole the show on a day when for the second time in league history, the last two Hart Trophy winners, in this case Connor McDavid of the Oilers and Taylor Hall of the Devils, faced each other in a season-opening game. It was also only the…

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New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks not in starting lineup for Game 2 of ALDS against Boston Red Sox

BOSTON – One night after experiencing right hamstring tightness, New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks was left off Saturday night’s Game 2 American League Division Series lineup. Yankees’ outfielder Aaron Hicks walks back to the bench with athletic Steve Donohue after an injury in Game One of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images Brett Gardner will be coming off the bench and playing center in Hicks’ place as the Yankees try to even the series after going down 0-1 with Friday night’s 5-4 loss to the…

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Real Madrid Offense Hasn’t Been This Futile in More Than 30 Years

Real Madrid has not struggled this much to score a goal in more than three decades. A last-gasp goal by host Alavès dealt Real Madrid, the European champion, a 1-0 defeat in La Liga on Saturday, extending Madrid’s scoring drought to four straight games — almost seven hours of game time without finding the net. The last time Madrid went as long without a goal was 1985. And Coach Julen Lopetegui is running out of time to make his attack click without the goals once provided by Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid…

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Marquette King of Denver Broncos put on injured reserve, Colby Wadman promoted

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Punter Colby Wadman was promoted by the Broncos from their practice squad after Denver put scuffling punter Marquette King on injured reserve with a thigh injury. King is scheduled to meet with Dr. Kalle Stidham on Monday to examine what could be an aggravation of a possible sports hernia, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. King has battled the injury since organized team activities, according to the source. King has had a poor first month in Denver after signing a three-year, $7 million deal following his…

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Virat Kohli wants BCCI to change rule: Let wives stay for full overseas tours

Written by Devendra Pandey | Published: October 7, 2018 4:04:13 am CoA has asked for a formal request to change the rule. (PTI Photo) India captain Virat Kohli has requested the cricket board to allow wives of players to accompany the team for the full duration of overseas tours. The current policy restricts the stay of wives of players and support staff to just two weeks. It is learnt that Kohli first broached the issue with a top BCCI official who in turn conveyed the team’s request to the Supreme…

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MLB — Colorado Rockies confident Coors Field will be an NLDS equalizer

The Colorado Rockies might be the one team down 2-0 in a best-of-five series that still can feel confident about forcing a Game 5 simply because their next two games against the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series are at Coors Field. The Rockies return to Denver for Game 3 on Sunday after a weeklong road odyssey in which they scored a total of six runs in four games — all must-win-type affairs. They won one of them, putting themselves in a hole. “They’ve got a good pitching…

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Braves to start Sean Newcomb in NLDS Game 3 over Kevin Gausman

Atlanta Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series with his team on the brink against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Saturday. Manager Brian Snitker had said a day earlier that they wold turn to Kevin Gausman, but the Braves, who failed to score a run in losing the opening two games, will turn to the 25-year-old Newcomb to extend their season instead. Newcomb went 12-0 with a 3.90 ERA in 30 starts in his first full major league season. He threw…

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