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Defense’s big plays key Broncos victory in season opener vs. Panthers
With a new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, and new faces on both sides of the ball, the Broncos held off Carolina, 21-20, in the Super Bowl rematch at Sports Authority Field. The Panthers' Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds.
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Tuesday's roundup Cousins feels he still must prove himself
Former Spartans star is playing for long-term deal        
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Illinois overcomes Northwestern 68-61
So much that had eluded Illinois was found at Northwestern. The Illini earned their first victory on the road in the Big Ten and found their shooting touch in the second half for a 68-61 triumph over their in-state rival. It's hard to consider these teams rivals this season given Northwestern's...
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USC kicker Matt Boermeester has been suspended as USC investigates a 'code of conduct issue'
USC has suspended Rose Bowl star Matt Boermeester while the school investigates what it described as "a code of conduct issue,” an athletic department spokesman said Tuesday. Boermeester, a junior from San Diego, made a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give the Trojans a 52-49, win over Penn...
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Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win 34-28 in OT
HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by an unbelievable Julian Edelman catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl…
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Johnsburg ends No. 7 Phillips' Class 4A reign in overtime
The third time equaled the first time for Johnsburg. Phillips ended the Skyhawks' last two seasons in the Class 4A second round, but Johnsburg got over the hump Friday night with a thrilling 23-20 overtime win against the No. 7 Wildcats. The Skyhawks (13-0) advanced to its first state final by...
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Rebels’ bowl hopes dashed in 42-25 loss at Boise
UNLV traveled to Boise State for Friday night’s contest hoping for a miracle win that would propel the program toward bowl eligibility. Instead, Tony Sanchez’s squad got a heavy dose of ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football Canadian football Safety Touchdown End zone Field goal Punt Sam Boyd Stadium
Harris kicks HdG to 1A North Region football title
Havre de Grace rode the leg of junior kicker Clay Harris to the Class 1A North Region football championship Friday night at James R. Harris Stadium. Harris kicked four field goals and the defense stood tall when needed most in a 19-14 win over visiting Surrattsville. The Warriors will host Edmondson...
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Robbie Gould on his Bears axing: ‘I didn’t know it was coming’
After 11 seasons as the most successful kicker in Bears history, Robbie Gould was asked to leave, unceremoniously replaced by journeyman Connor Barth on the eve of the regular season. “They told me it was my performance,” Gould said Friday, recalling the reason he was given by Bears coach John Fox. On Sunday at MetLife...
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Panthers beat Saints in Thursday night game marred by injuries
Cam Newton threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers held off New Orleans' fourth-quarter rally to beat the Saints 23-20 on Thursday night in a game marred by injuries to key players.
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: ‘We should have won the game’
After falling, 23-21, to a Patriots team that was without Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich, Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, and Dion Lewis, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians didn’t mince his words about what he saw from his team. “We should have won the game,” he said. “As poorly as we played, we still should have […]
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NFL Week 1: 40 things we learned
There are plenty of important takeaways after the first Sunday of the season.         
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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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Raiders set off ‘eruption’ on Del Rio’s dice roll
NFL action never disappoints. Three games were decided by one point. Two games were decided by two points. One game went to overtime.
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Chiefs open in style, rallying from 17 down to beat Chargers
Alex Smith dived for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, completing the Kansas City Chiefs’ frantic rally from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the San Diego Chargers, 33-27, in their season opener Sunday.Smith threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns, the second a back-shoulder...
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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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Jimmy Garoppolo, depleted Patriots outlast Cardinals
Even with a bare-bones supporting cast, Jimmy Garoppolo got his first career win.         
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Terrance Williams' mistake adds to Cowboys' woes
Dak Prescott was no savior, but the QB didn't get a full opportunity         
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Sunday’s roundup: Cruz scores in return for Giants
Eli Manning threw for three TDs, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first game in nearly two years.        
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Minnesota Vikings use defense, kicking game to stop Tennessee Titans
By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange NASHVILLE, Tenn. - To hear the Minnesota Vikings tell it, they didn't make a laundry list of halftime adjustments Sunday.
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Mike Nugent burns former team, helps Cincinnati Bengals jolt New York Jets
By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Cincinnati Bengals are not known for being the most disciplined team in the National Football League.
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40 things we learned in Week 1 of the NFL season
There are plenty of important takeaways after the first Sunday of the season.         
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Victor Cruz’s touchdown gives Giants win over Cowboys
It was Ben McAdoo’s first game ever. It was Victor Cruz’s first game in forever. Both made the most of their opportunity.
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Mike Nugent twists the knife on hurting Jets fans
Finally, the Jets got to see what a difference Mike Nugent could make. More than a decade after the Jets infamously used a second-round pick to take the kicker who had become a glaring symbol of the franchise’s much-maligned draft history, Nugent revived the animosity of so many in the Meadowlands by drilling a 47-yard...
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The brutal reality of Nick Folk: Kickers have nowhere to hide
Mathematics can be cruel for NFL kickers, whose existence is so black and white with little gray area in between that rarely is the result of their performance up for debate. Kickers either make or they miss. The mistakes players at other positions make on the field can be sometimes difficult to quantify. Take Jets...
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Have Jets already found moment that’ll haunt them all year?
Well what would Nick Folk know, anyway? This is only his seventh season as a Jet. He doesn’t know. He hasn’t seen. He hasn’t been around the block a time or three. You have. You know better. You knew better. “No, you can’t think like that,” Folk said in the quiet of the Jets’ locker...
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Michigan: Five things we learned
Michigan’s offensive line remains a work in progress.        
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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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The game wasn't big but the stadium effort was
A college football attendance record was established Saturday, and it wasn’t even close. The draw: Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech. Not exactly Ohio State-Michigan, or Alabama-Louisiana State. But it’s safe to stay the football was only part of the attraction. The game was held at Bristol Motor Speedway...
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Michigan piles up the points but flaws exposed in win
Michigan scored a lot of points and got another win, but after a near-flawless performance in the season opener found it has some things to work on after its second game.        
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Green Valley grinds down Palo Verde — VIDEO
Sixth-ranked Green Valley had three second-half rushing touchdowns on the way to a 28-17 road victory over Palo Verde.
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Green Valley grinds down Palo Verde
Sixth-ranked Green Valley had three second-half rushing touchdowns on the way to a 28-17 road victory over Palo Verde.
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UNLV’s Tony Sanchez getting very familiar with UCLA QB Josh Rosen
For the third straight September, a football team coached by Tony Sanchez will square off against a squad quarterbacked by Josh Rosen when UNLV takes on UCLA at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
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Coronado blanks Cheyenne, 37-0
Justin Balanga rushed for two touchdowns and 118 yards on 14 carries today ...
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Carolina Panthers hope Cam Newton starts getting 'veteran favoritism'
The Sports Xchange CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some believe that by the time his career is over, Cam Newton will have changed the way quarterback is played.
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Back at home, Bruins should easily dispose of UNLV to revive Pac-12 championship hopes
UCLA (0-1) vs. Nevada Las Vegas (1-0) at the Rose Bowl. TV: Pac-12 Network, 5 p.m. Most intriguing story line: It’s supposed to be get-well week in Westwood after a season opener that left the Bruins feeling more than a bit queasy. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was out of sorts for much of a loss...
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