Broncos reportedly giving Paxton Lynch his chance to start

Paxton Lynch is reportedly going to get his chance to start for the Broncos Sunday.

According to ESPN, the second-year signal-caller will get the start over Brock Osweiler when Denver takes on the Raiders at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.

Train wreck: The Giants are 2-1 against the AFC West this season, so maybe they’re just in the wrong division? Unfortunately, they’re 0-7 against every other division this year, and for a team that made the playoffs in 2016, that is not going to cut it.

The NFLPA announced Thursday its investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which is based in Boston and London.

“For the same reason that we instituted rule changes, concussion protocols and pay for post-career neurological benefits, our capital investment in this fund complements our current investment initiatives with the Harvard Football Players Health Study,” NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith said in a statement. “I am proud of the work we do to protect our current and former members and aid the overall health of everyone suffering from neurological conditions.”

The DDF is focusing its research on brain diseases, in particular those that are associated with dementia, such as CTE, the chronic brain condition frequently connected to the repetitive blows to the head that NFL players are subjected to.

The quarterback will be getting his third start of the season Sunday against the Bengals (3-6), even though the Broncos lost 41-16 to the Patriots in Week 10 and are riding a five-game losing streak. broncos_066

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Benjamin, making just his second start in a Bills uniform since his trade out of Carolina, hauled in a 20-yard reception in the first quarter, but remained on the field holding his leg.

Friel later testified that she did not know whose decision it was not to invite Roberts. I’ve never seen a situation when a league office takes an official position in federal court that they are willfully blind to key facts in their own process and owners tolerate it, says Jeffrey Kessler, the attorney for the players. Everybody now knows that they suppressed the findings of their own investigation — and kept their chief investigator on the sidelines — to get the result that they wanted.

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It’s a bye week for the Panthers, which made the timing for the elopement perfect.

The Panthers currently are second in the NFC South and will take on the Jets next Sunday in New York.

The frustration of Jones and other owners continued over issues big and small. Last year, TV ratings declined and anxiety mounted. Many owners concluded that former Pepsi executive Dawn Hudson, whom Goodell hired as the league’s chief marketing officer, was providing analysis that was too optimistic. At an October 2016 league meeting in Houston, Hudson and Lockhart presented a slide that showed different variables measuring the popularity of the major sports leagues.

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Per Yahoo, the league asked the woman about the texts and she admitted to the email address and having sex tapes of the two on her phone. However, she told the investigators that her purpose for having them wasn’t to blackmail Elliott.
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On the night in question, the woman texted her friend who had accompanied her that evening and asked her to lie to police about what had occurred.

If they ask he dragged me out of my car, the text read. The friend later texted Elliott’s accuser to ask if she wanted her to lie. The accuser said yes.

Elliott and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones both lamented the length of the league’s investigation. It took over a year for a few reasons, including the NFLPA waiting until May to turn over Elliott’s phone records and other relevant documents to the NFL.

Not only did it look like McVay had been there before at the ripe old age of 31, but he let Phillips have the moment.

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The union expects the court to uphold its own decision. If that is the case, the NFLPA plans to take the matter to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
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The Vikings came out sleepy in London but pulled away in the second half. Case Keenum played well, finding underneath dump offs to Jerick McKinnon early to move the chains. The QB made a bevy of third-and-long throws to keep Vikings drives alive. Keenum converted on third-and-15, third-and-11, third-and-9 (DPI), and third-and-10. The veteran attempted 43 passes, his most of the season, finishing 27 of 43 for 288 yards, two TDs and an INT against a leaky Browns secondary.

It wasn’t all perfect, as Keenum had four balls batted at the line of scrimmage in the first half, one of which was intercepted. Keenum has been a pleasant surprise this season replacing an injured Sam Bradford.

Agholor’s three other scores required post-catch runs of 19, 20 and 30 yards.

In one three-play sequence in the first half, Bamba showed a glimpse of what’s likely to be a common occurrence this season: He scored from close range in a half-court set, got a block on the ensuing defensive possession, then finished with a transition layup.

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This goes back to his quick release and his fit in the Patriots’ offense.

Beane said Tuesday he was “deeply involved” with scouting Benjamin as a prospect for the 2014 draft, and that as assistant general manager he was “part of the team” that drafted Benjamin with the No. 28 overall pick. Dave Gettleman served as Panthers general manager at the time, before he was fired in July and replaced by Hurney on an interim basis.

“I know him well,” Beane said of Benjamin. “He’ll fit in well with the guys that we have here.

Garoppolo throws with a rhythm in New England’s short-to-intermediate route tree. And that also shows up when Garoppolo has to anticipate a small window in which to deliver the football.

Take a look at this example versus a Dolphins defense that’s bringing a zone blitz.

Greg Wyshynski: Before we begin, I must take this medication that combats my allergy to giving John Tortorella credit for anything. *Gulps* Ahhhh. OK, with that out of the way, let’s give some love to the underappreciated Columbus Blue Jackets.

With their 4-3 shootout win at the Boston Bruins on Monday, the Jackets are now 8-4-0, tied with the New Jersey Devils for top of the Metro with 16 points, although they’ve played two more games. While we wait to see if the Devils are a burgeoning offensive juggernaut or an aberration, let’s give credit to Columbus, which at the very least has more proof of concept with a 103-point 2016-17 season.

One thing the Lakers have shown is that they will fight back and get back into games. They were within five with 8:31 remaining, but Utah was too strong down the stretch. The Lakers played good enough defense to win, holding Utah under 100, but there wasn’t nearly enough offense for the Lakers, who finished with just two scorers in double

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I’d like to see Aaron Rodgers come back late this year if for no other reason than to see the Saturday night national game in Week 16: Vikings (and Anthony Barr) at Green Bay, Dec. 23.
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Do not let the weekend go by without thinking of Dont’a Hightower gone for the year with a torn pectoral muscle, and his contributions to two Patriots Super Bowls wins in the last three years. His tackle of Marshawn Lynch at the 1.5-yard-line in Super Bowl 49 made the Malcolm Butler pick possible. And then the crucial strip sack of Matt Ryan in the midst of the Pats’ comeback in Super Bowl 51.

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Pelton: Victor Oladipo, with apologies to his former Orlando teammate, Nikola Vucevic. Oladipo’s 3-point surge (from a career-best 36 percent last season to 47 percent so far) might not last, but he’s shooting more accurately than ever inside the arc (52 percent) despite shouldering an enormous share of the Indiana offense.

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A heat wave over and the skies overcast, the temperature dropped to 67 degrees at game time from 103 for last week’s opener, and there was a slight drizzle in the middle innings.

There were aspects of the night that still felt very Vegas-y.

The enormous panorama of the Strip curved around one end of the arena just below the ceiling. An inflatable beach ball in the shape of a six-sided die that bounced around one section early in the night. Perhaps a little too much Carrot Top on the jumbotron. And yes, the Cirque du Soleil performers who put on a show during the first intermission.
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The Lakers played inspired from the start. Brandon Ingram was all over the place with 13 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
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To me it is night and day, Ball said when Ingram is playing free and aggressive without getting bogged down mentally the way he can sometimes. If he plays like this, we will be hard to beat. He is only 20.

But a few of the assists Ball did get were highlight passes. On one assist, Ball tipped an offensive rebound — left-handed — to Brook Lopez for a score underneath. On another assist, Ball split two Pistons defenders, drove into the lane before dumping the ball off to Andrew Bogut under the basket for another score.

The rookie also didn’t just settle for shooting 3-pointers and letting the defense sag. While he did drill a step-back 3, Ball looked to drive to the basket or take midrange shots and keep the Pistons off balance.

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Elliott, 22, received the six-game suspension on Aug. 11 for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy related to domestic violence allegations by a former girlfriend. He was never charged with any crime by the Columbus, Ohio, authorities who investigated the allegations.

Gagner enjoyed a resurgence with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season, producing 50 points, but his offensive output this season — six points in 11 games — has been modest after he was looked upon to be an important power-play piece. His frequent deployment in defensive situations can be attributed, at least in part, to his slow start with the Canucks.

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Wadley leads the Iowa offense with 643 yards rushing. First-year starting quarterback Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,703 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions.

We’ve just got to play complementary football, Wadley said. On offense, we’ve got to help the defense out (and) keep them off the field because we know they’re going to go ball out every play. We’ve got to sustain drives.

Texans players seriously considered walking out of Friday’s practice along with two of their teammates

The Sharks played a video tribute to Marleau and he received a loud ovation that lasted nearly 90 seconds from the fans, who chanted “Pat-ty! Pat-ty!” Players from both teams tapped their sticks in appreciation as the spotlight shined on Marleau and he waved to the crowd.

“It was extremely special to get an ovation like that and see all the signs and everything, just really humbling,” Marleau said after Toronto lost 3-2 to San Jose. “They showed me great support through my time here. It was humbling to be honored like that by the Sharks and fans. I’ll never forget it.”

Texans players seriously considered walking out of Friday’s practice along with two of their teammates, the day McNair’s “inmates” comment went public. Tackle Duane Brown repeated to reporters after Sunday’s game that Saturday’s players meeting with McNair “didn’t go too well.” Coach Bill O’Brien didn’t hesitate when asked about the protest, declaring himself in support of their decisions “100 percent.”

Marleau left as a free agent this summer when Toronto gave him an $18.75 million, three-year deal while San Jose was unwilling to go past two years. He has four goals and three assists in his first 11 games with the Leafs.

Marleau watched scores of teammates come and go during his two decades in San Jose and now has a greater appreciation for what that is like after changing teams for the first time in his career. His wife, Christina, and four sons who were all born during his time in San Jose also made the move but came back for this trip.

The middle ground owners had seemed to seek, allowing social activism while keeping officials, fans and advertisers happy, has collapsed. McNair ratted his fellow owners out.patriots_116

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The bench play is our biggest problem. It’s got to be better, Hornets coach Steve Clifford insisted. When we break the (starting) lineup, we’ve got to execute. I don’t mind guys missing shots and stuff, but we’ve got to know what we’re doing. If you’re not in the right spot in this league, you’ve got no shot.

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Multiple people told me last week that there is an effort to bring in ESPN talent as guests with opinions counter to the hosts. If I had to bet, I would bet that at this time next year the 6 p.m. ET slot is either a standard version of SportsCenter or some sort of PTI-extension. I would also bet that Hill is elsewhere.