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Broncos’ QB battle was no farce — Trevor Siemian can play
Trevor Siemian is undefeated as an NFL quarterback. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern, whose senior season saw him throw for 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, led the defending Denver Broncos to an impressive 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 Thursday night, opening the 2016 NFL...
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Wingstop Player of the Week: Canyon Springs player thriving in new position, leads Pioneers to 2-0 record
Diamante Burton has proven to be more than an ordinary backup quarterback for the Canyon Springs High football team ...
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Broncos report card and game balls from Week 1 against the Panthers
It was ugly for a while. Three turnovers inside the Panthers' 30-yard line made it difficult for the Broncos to stay in the game. But a strong two touchdown performance by running back C.J. Anderson gave them enough in the end.
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Ducks' Nelson transitions back to offense, looks to improve
EUGENE, Ore. — Coach Mark Helfrich certainly wasn't concerned about Charles Nelson's missteps in Oregon's opener, joking that he'd bet his mortgage on the receiver and special teams standout.Nelson had 288 all-purpose yards for the No. 24 Ducks in the season opener as he transitions back from the defense to the offense. He chalked up a pair of fumbles to first-game jitters."For me, and for everybody in here, the coaches just talk about playing the next play, that's what I try to do: Just brush it off and play the next play," he said.
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Linebacker Dowell comes up big for Michigan State
Dowell played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2015 but saw limited time at linebacker.        
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Wildcats set for home opener against Holy Cross
DURHAM – The opener was special – playing on the opposite coast in an NFL stadium that has hosted Super Bowls against one of the top schools in the FBS. But the home opener is going to be extra special for the University of New Hampshire football team.No. 24 UNH (0-1) will christen its brand new, $2...
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Inside the comeback: The biggest plays the Patriots made
When Matt Ryan threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman with 8:31 left in the third quarter, it was over.
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New York Jets have "eyes on" QB Mike Glennon
Alex ButlerFeb. 4 (UPI) -- With just Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg at the top of its quarterback depth chart, the New York Jets need to make an addition.
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Point break: Super Bowl likely to be a shootout
With Matt Ryan, Tom Brady at the helm, Falcons and Patriots could light up the scoreboard.        
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Stars deliver, but Rancho Cucamonga gets a 42-26 victory over Mission Viejo
The Southern Section Division I quarterfinal Friday night between No. 4 Mission Viejo and No. 6 Rancho Cucamonga was the battle of two athletes. Scratch that. It was the battle of two football players, plain and simple, but with completely different playing styles and both coaches were worried...
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Five keys for the Colorado Buffaloes against Washington State
Colorado hosts Washington State at Folsom Field on Saturday in a matchup of ranked teams with big stakes on the line. Denver Post college football reporter Nick Kosmider gives his five keys to victory for the Buffaloes:
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Class 3A football state semifinal preview: IC Catholic vs. Monticello
Top-seeded IC Catholic (12-0) visits sixth-seeded Monticello (12-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Class 3A football playoffs.Who has the edge when IC Catholic runs the ball?IC Catholic is averaging 52 points per game primarily due to dominant running game. Senior Jordan Rowell, a...
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Lamar Jackson, No. 5 Louisville stunned by Houston
The Sports Xchange Undone by a plethora of mistakes and Houston's swarming defense Thursday night, No. 5 Louisville played itself out of the national championship picture.
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Houston clamps down on No. 3 Louisville in rout
The Cardinals' College Football Playoff hopes took a big hit as the Cougars won 36-10.         
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Lions’ Matthew Stafford on target for lower pick rate
With only five so far, he’s on pace to have the fewest interceptions in a full season of his career (12 in 2014).        
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Fresher Latavius Murray helps Oakland Raiders’ run game get off to fast start
Even though Latavius Murray is getting the ball less for the Oakland Raiders, he's doing much more when he has it.
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Caldwell on blown calls: 'We've got to make our own breaks'
Lions coach didn't agree with offensive interference flag that negated Eric Ebron TD in second quarter.        
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Special teams a mixed bag for UM in win over Colorado
While Michigan struggled early, the return game sprung loose and kept the Wolverines in it.        
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Lions report card: Colts ‘D’ soft, but Lions get ‘A’
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Lions after their 39-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.        
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Football: Upland is making improvement but next up is No. 1 Mater Dei
Upland (2-1) is making progress with a young team. The Highlanders knocked off Redlands East Valley, 44-34, last week. The only problem is Upland faces No. 1-ranked Santa Ana Mater Dei (3-0) on Friday at Santa Ana Stadium."Offensively, this is probably the best Mater Dei team we've seen in a long...
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Rams vs. 49ers: How they match up
Rams pass offense vs. 49ers pass defense: The Rams can’t go anywhere but up after finishing last in the NFL in passing offense last season. Quarterback Case Keenum does not have a huge arm, but he was efficient during four exhibition games. In six games last season, Keenum completed 61% of his...
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5 great Michigan prep football performances from Week 3
These five players turned in exceptional performances to lead their teams to victory.        
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Lions' next opponent: Turnovers doom Titans in loss to Vikings
The Vikings forced three turnovers in just under seven minutes and also had two sacks.        
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Four downs: Lions' run game off to promising start
The Lions’ running backs rushed for 116 yards and two TDs on 24 carries in Sunday’s 39-35 win over the Colts.        
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isportsweb: Many Michigan State questions will be answered vs. Irish
We'll learn a ton about Tyler O'Connor, the run defense and the rest of the Spartans on Saturday evening in South Bend        
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No Megatron? Lions lean on RBs Riddick, Abdullah
Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah combined for three touchdowns and 228 yards from scrimmage against the Colts        
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Lions' next: Turnovers doom Titans in loss to Vikings
The Vikings forced three turnovers in just under seven minutes and also had two sacks.        
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Sharp: No Calvin Johnson? Detroit Lions lean on RBs Riddick, Abdullah
Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah combined for three touchdowns and 228 yards from scrimmage against the Colts        
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No Brady, no matter: Garoppolo leads Patriots to upset win
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, leading the severely depleted Patriots to a 23-21 victory over the favored Cardinals on Sunday night. Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro missed a 47-yard field goal with 41 seconds to play. The miss came after Garoppolo, in his...
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Detroit Lions report card: Colts ‘D’ soft, but Lions deserve ‘A’
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Lions after their 39-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.        
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Four downs: Run game off to promising start
The Lions’ running backs rushed for 116 yards and two TDs on 24 carries in Sunday’s 39-35 win over the Colts.        
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Will Fuller touchdown leaves Bears defense grasping for answers
Danny Trevathan wished he had a better answer. The Bears inside linebacker stood in front of his locker Sunday still bothered by the Texans' go-ahead touchdown, an 18-yard catch-and-run by Will Fuller on a wide receiver screen with 12 minutes, 44 seconds left in the Bears' 23-14 loss. "I knew that...
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Live Lions blog: Lions win, 39-35
Follow the action here throughout the game with live updates by Al Willman of The Detroit News.        
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Live Lions blog: Prater good from 43, Lions go back up
Follow the action here throughout the game with live updates by Al Willman of The Detroit News.        
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Live Lions blog: Colts tie game on 94-yard drive
Follow the action here throughout the game with live updates by Al Willman of The Detroit News.        
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Live Lions blog: Stafford finds Abdullah for TD
Follow the action here throughout the game with live updates by Al Willman of The Detroit News.        
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Live Lions blog: Lions go three-and-out to start half
Follow the action here throughout the game with live updates by Al Willman of The Detroit News.        
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Xaverian defense steps up to stop Everett
WESTWOOD — The Xaverian defense has come up with countless big plays over the years.Another one can be added to the list, and this one secured a 25th straight victory for the program.With No. 2 Everett driving for the would-be game-winning score with under 30 seconds to play yesterday, linebacker Colin Lama came up with a clutch interception at the 5-yard line to preserve a season-opening 17-14 victory for the top-ranked Hawks.
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Report card: Can Jets defense get 2 different grades?
Grades for the Jets’ 23-22 loss to the Bengals on Sunday: Offense The story of the game was the offense settling for field goals instead of touchdowns in the red zone. That happened three times, and it killed the Jets. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (19-of-35, 189 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) was OK, but missed some...
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5 things we learned from the Falcons’ loss to the Bucs

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Carson Wentz shows the promise that Robert Griffin misses
PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz had 278 yards passing and two touchdowns in a stellar NFL debut and the Eagles beat Robert Griffin III and the Browns 29-10 on Sunday. Promoted from No. 3 quarterback to starter just eight days ago, the No. 2 overall pick from North Dakota State looked like a franchise player. Wentz...
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Jets start season where they left off: absolute heartbreak
The Jets ended last season with a devastating punch to the gut. This season, the Jets started with a kick to the groin. Former Jets kicker Mike Nugent, the team’s infamous second-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft, enraged his former fan base once more by drilling a 46-yard field goal with 54 seconds left...
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Highlights: Boston College uses quick strikes to beat UMass 26-7
Boston College scored on back-to-back, one-play touchdown drives to overcome an early deficit and beat UMass 26-7
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Saturday's MAC: WMU's Davis tops 4,000-yard mark in win
Corey Davis had seven catches for 150 yards and three TDs in Western's 70-21 in over NC Central, while Eastern was trounced, 61-21, by Missouri.        
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Russell, No. 23 Baylor struggle early in 40-13 win over SMU
Baylor has touted itself as the nation's top offense for the past three years, and with good …
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Wildcats christen new stadium with comeback win
DURHAM – The new stadium was the star to begin the game, the old coach was the star at halftime, but in the end it was the current team that stole the show.The University of New Hampshire football team christened its new $25 million dollar Wildcat Stadium by coming back from an early 14-point defici...
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MAC roundup: WMU's Davis tops 4,000-yard mark in win
Corey Davis had seven catches for 150 yards and three TDs in Western's 70-21 in over NC Central, while Eastern was trounced, 61-21, by Missouri.        
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Utah rides its defense to 20-19 win over rival BYU
Sunia Tauteoli had two interceptions as the Utah defense saved the day in a disjointed 20-19 win over rival BYU on Saturday.
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Libertyville comes through in the clutch to dispatch Warren
There were several junctures late in Libertyville's Week 2 triple-overtime loss to Batavia where the Wildcats didn't make a play when it was needed. Embroiled in another nailbiter a week later, Libertyville came through in crunch time, as the host Wildcats held on for a 28-26 win against Warren...
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Barrington defense stymies Maine South as prolific offense secures win
Barrington's Drew Douglas auditioned for two parts on one play on Friday, Sept. 9.The senior defensive back showed off his receiving skills by intercepting a pass late in the third quarter against highly ranked Maine South. On the same play, Douglas streaked through the middle of the field, encountered...
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