Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 NFL playoff picture

  1. 2017 NFL playoff picture  USA TODAY
  2. I'm thankful for the Steelers playoff position as they head into their Week 17 match-up vs. the Browns  Behind the Steel CurtainFull coverage

Texans GM Rick Smith taking extended family medical leave

  1. Texans GM Rick Smith taking extended family medical leave  ESPN
  2. Houston Texans GM Rick Smith taking leave of absence  NFL.com
  3. Texans GM Rick Smith takes leave of absence to care for ailing wife  NBCSports.com
  4. Houston Texans - NFL - CBSSports.com  CBS Sports
  5. Texans in turmoil: Relationship between coach Bill O'Brien, GM Rick Smith called 'toxic'  Houston ChronicleFull coverage

Colts beat Texans 22-13 in finale as waiting game begins (Dec 31, 2017)

  1. Colts beat Texans 22-13 in finale as waiting game begins (Dec 31, 2017)  FOXSports.com
  2. 2018 NFL Draft order: Giants clinch No. 2 pick ahead of Colts | Let QB debate begin  NJ.com
  3. Colts sweep Texans, winning 22-13 to end losing streak  NBCSports.com
  4. Texans couldn't overcome loss of Deshaun Watson but found their franchise QB  ESPN (blog)Full coverage

Butler TD gives Cowboys season-ending win over Eagles

  1. Butler TD gives Cowboys season-ending win over Eagles  FOXSports.com
  2. Cowboys' slow start, Ezekiel Elliott's ban lead to disappointment  ESPN (blog)
  3. Cowboys blank Eagles 6-0 to finish with winning record  NBCSports.comFull coverage

Vikings get to 13-3 for playoff bye by beating Bears 23-10 (Dec 31, 2017)

  1. Vikings get to 13-3 for playoff bye by beating Bears 23-10 (Dec 31, 2017)  FOXSports.com
  2. Vikings lock up a first-round bye, No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs with win over Bears  ESPN (blog)
  3. Vikings defeat Bears to clinch first-round playoff bye  NFL.comFull coverage

Jets can't finish, but they've started to build a foundation

  1. Jets can't finish, but they've started to build a foundation  ESPN (blog)
  2. Lewis scores twice, Patriots secure home-field with 26-6 win (Dec 31, 2017)  FOXSports.com
  3. Patriots lock up first seed in AFC  NBCSports.com
  4. New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: LIVE score updates and stats (12/31/17), NFL Week 17  NJ.comFull coverage

Short-handed Packers fall to Detroit 35-11 in finale

  1. Short-handed Packers fall to Detroit 35-11 in finale  FOXSports.com
  2. Detroit Lions top Packers, 35-11, in perhaps Jim Caldwell's last game  Detroit Free Press
  3. WATCH: Lions' trick play ends with Matthew Stafford catching a two-point conversion  CBSSports.com
  4. Lions fail in big moments, could lead to Jim Caldwell's ouster  ESPN (blog)Full coverage

WATCH: JuJu Smith-Schuster sets Steelers record for most receiving yards by a rookie

  1. WATCH: JuJu Smith-Schuster sets Steelers record for most receiving yards by a rookie  DieHards
  2. JuJu Smith-Schuster Breaks 59-Year-Old Steelers Rookie Receiving Yardage Record In Season Finale  Steelers Depot
  3. Dak Prescott finds Brice Butler for Cowboys' only TD as Dallas ends the season with a win  FOXSports.comFull coverage

UFC 219: Conor McGregor Should Want No Part of Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

  1. UFC 219: Conor McGregor Should Want No Part of Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov  Bleacher Report
  2. Khabib says he's 'never had problems with weight cuts', plans to fight thrice in 2018  Bloody Elbow
  3. Conor McGregor Should Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov For The UFC Lightweight Strap, Not Tony Ferguson  UPROXXFull coverage

No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 16 LSU to grind it out in Citrus Bowl

  1. No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 16 LSU to grind it out in Citrus Bowl  FOXSports.com
  2. Notre Dame, LSU must stop the run to win Citrus Bowl  Indianapolis Star
  3. Notre Dame vs. LSU: Citrus Bowl matchup and prediction  Chicago Tribune
  4. NFL Decisions Loom for Notre Dame Juniors Heading into Citrus Bowl  UHND.com
  5. Notre Dame sends RB McIntosh home from Citrus Bowl  NBCSports.comFull coverage

NFL games today, Week 17 scores, updates, schedule: Lions run great trick play for conversion

  1. NFL games today, Week 17 scores, updates, schedule: Lions run great trick play for conversion  CBSSports.com
  2. NFL Week 17: Takeaways from Sunday's early games  NFL.com
  3. NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 17  SB NationFull coverage

SEE IT: Patriots CB flops like Euro soccer player after Robby Anderson spike

  1. SEE IT: Patriots CB flops like Euro soccer player after Robby Anderson spike  New York Daily News
  2. Johnson Bademosi unleashes an Oscar-worthy flop  Patriots WireFull coverage

Week 17 scores, playoff race: Live updates for Falcons, Seahawks, Panthers, Saints

  1. Week 17 scores, playoff race: Live updates for Falcons, Seahawks, Panthers, Saints  CBSSports.com
  2. Panthers vs. Falcons: Score, live updates from Week 17 game in Atlanta  Sporting News
  3. Panthers without Jonathan Stewart, Kurt Coleman  NBCSports.com
  4. Carolina QB Cam Newton hoping to 'create lasting memories' in Atlanta's new stadium on Sunday  AL.comFull coverage

Patriots' Johnson Bademosi took an Oscar-worthy dive after a Jets spike to the chin

  1. Patriots' Johnson Bademosi took an Oscar-worthy dive after a Jets spike to the chin  SB Nation
  2. The highlight of the Patriots game was a LeBron-worthy flop  Yahoo Sports
  3. Johnson Bademosi Attempts Epic Flop After Being Hit By Robby Anderson Spike  NESN.comFull coverage

Rose Bowl: How Oklahoma and Georgia match up

  1. Rose Bowl: How Oklahoma and Georgia match up  Los Angeles Times
  2. Rose Bowl 2018 TV: What time, channel is Georgia vs. Oklahoma? (1/1/18) College Football Playoff semifinal  NJ.com
  3. Rose Bowl 2018: Georgia vs. Oklahoma TV Schedule, Time and Odds  Bleacher Report
  4. Baker Mayfield steals the spotlight, even as he misses media appearances  USA TODAYFull coverage

Week 17 live: NFL playoff scenarios, wild-card races, draft order, more

  1. Week 17 live: NFL playoff scenarios, wild-card races, draft order, more  ESPN
  2. NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 17  SB Nation
  3. NFL Week 17: Sunday's Live Updates, Scores and Highlights  Bleacher Report (blog)
  4. Chiefs finally give fans a look at biggest NFL mystery left  New York PostFull coverage

UFC 219 post-event facts: Khabib Nurmagomedov hits incredible 25-0 mark

  1. UFC 219 post-event facts: Khabib Nurmagomedov hits incredible 25-0 mark  MMAjunkie
  2. Cris Cyborg sees Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson as next possible UFC contenders  MMA Fighting
  3. UFC 219: Holm vs Cyborg - Winners and Losers  Bloody Elbow
  4. UFC 219: Cyborg Defends Vs. Holm, Nurmagomedov Steals the Show  RollingStone.com
  5. While Cyborg vs. Holm is a great matchup, it doesn't solve UFC's long-term women's woes  ESPNFull coverage

Jon Gruden, Jack Del Rio have the same agent

  1. Jon Gruden, Jack Del Rio have the same agent  NBCSports.com
  2. Raiders preparing to pursue Jon Gruden, per report  USA TODAY
  3. The Raiders reportedly really want Jon Gruden back, perhaps with an ownership stake  Washington Post
  4. Raiders' pursuit of Jon Gruden could include ownership stake, sources say  ESPNFull coverage

Broncos coach Vance Joseph facing uphill battle to return, sources say

  1. Broncos coach Vance Joseph facing uphill battle to return, sources say  ESPN
  2. Vance Joseph Reportedly Not Likely to Be Retained as Broncos HC in 2018  Bleacher Report
  3. Opinion: Bold predictions for 2018 Colorado sports scene  The ColoradoanFull coverage

Report: Bill Belichick Uses Strategically Placed Thermometers to Psych Out Jets

  1. Report: Bill Belichick Uses Strategically Placed Thermometers to Psych Out Jets  Sports Illustrated
  2. Did the Patriots just start Thermometergate with the Jets?  Sporting News
  3. NFL Rumors: Bill Belichick Playing Mind Games With Jets Over Frigid Forecast  NESN.com
  4. Live: Good morning from Gillette Stadium  Boston HeraldFull coverage

Upon Further Review: Badgers vs. Miami

  1. Upon Further Review: Badgers vs. Miami  FOXSports.com
  2. Miami Hurricanes linebacker ends football career after two ACL tears  Miami Herald
  3. Hyde: A good season with a bad ending for Miami | Commentary  Sun SentinelFull coverage

Washington allows 13 third-down conversions in Fiesta loss

  1. Washington allows 13 third-down conversions in Fiesta loss  FOXSports.com
  2. Penn State and Wisconsin were college football's steadiest teams in 2017  SB Nation
  3. Trace McSorley, Saquon Barkley power Penn State to Fiesta Bowl win  USA TODAYFull coverage

Steelers' bold plan? Rest Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell against 0-15 Browns

  1. Steelers' bold plan? Rest Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell against 0-15 Browns  Washington Post
  2. James Harrison active for Patriots after leaving Steelers  FOXSports.com
  3. James Harrison Stands Near Bench, Away from Patriots Teammates During Anthem  Bleacher Report
  4. Joe Starkey: The wildest Steelers season there ever was  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  5. NFL: Jets at Patriots, Cowboys at Eagles, Browns at Steelers and more – live!  The GuardianFull coverage

Pete Carroll Rumors: Retirement Reportedly Possible After Seahawks Season

  1. Pete Carroll Rumors: Retirement Reportedly Possible After Seahawks Season  Bleacher Report
  2. Pete Carroll: 'We never came here to try to just win it one time'  Q13 FOX
  3. Report: Pete Carroll may retire at conclusion of Seahawks season  Field GullsFull coverage

Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl: Predictions, expert picks, betting line, odds

  1. Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl: Predictions, expert picks, betting line, odds  CBSSports.com
  2. Rose Bowl 2018: Georgia vs. Oklahoma TV Schedule, Time and Odds  Bleacher Report
  3. The media's predicting a Clemson-Oklahoma National Championship, but the computers disagree  SB Nation
  4. 2 fullbacks, 2 very different jobs heading into Rose Bowl  USA TODAYFull coverage

Bruce Arians expected to step down, others are also reporting

  1. Bruce Arians expected to step down, others are also reporting  WDEL 1150AM
  2. Hot Seat Blog: As many as nine teams could be looking for new head coach  TSN
  3. More reports surface that today will be Bruce Arians final game as Arizona Cardinals coach  Revenge of the BirdsFull coverage

John Fox Reportedly Expected to Be Fired by Bears After Week 17

  1. John Fox Reportedly Expected to Be Fired by Bears After Week 17  Bleacher Report
  2. Fox's legacy in Chicago will be defined by a historic lack of production  ESPN (blog)
  3. Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings: First Quarter Open Thread  Daily Norseman
  4. 10 questions the Bears will have to answer for potential head coaching candidates  Chicago TribuneFull coverage

Manchester City Avoids Defeat but Not Injuries

  1. Manchester City Avoids Defeat but Not Injuries  New York Times
  2. Watford-Manchester City Preview  Yahoo Sports
  3. VIDEO: Wilfried Zaha Assures Crystal Palace Fans He Will Stay at the Club Beyond January  Sports Illustrated
  4. Manchester City frustrated by Crystal Palace as winning run ends  ESPN (blog)
  5. Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City RESULT: Pep Guardiola's side look to cap off 2017 with 19 league wins a row  Daily MailFull coverage

LOOK: Bill Belichick playing 'mental warfare' with Jets; Tom Brady wearing scuba suit

  1. LOOK: Bill Belichick playing 'mental warfare' with Jets; Tom Brady wearing scuba suit  CBSSports.com
  2. Patriots roll through Jets for quick touchdown  NBCSports.com
  3. Jets vs. Patriots 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch online  SB Nation
  4. Tom Brady bringing back his scuba suit to combat frigid temps in finale  ESPN (blog)
  5. New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: LIVE score updates and stats (12/31/17), NFL Week 17  NJ.comFull coverage

West Brom 1 Arsenal 1: Controversial spot-kick denies Gunners on record day for Wenger

  1. West Brom 1 Arsenal 1: Controversial spot-kick denies Gunners on record day for Wenger  Yahoo Sports
  2. Last-Minute Penalty Hands West Brom Shocking Draw vs. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal  Bleacher Report
  3. Arsenal concedes late to draw at West Brom in EPL  Washington Post
  4. West Brom 1-1 Arsenal RESULT: Relive all the action from The Hawthorns  Daily MailFull coverage

The Big Ten going 7-0 in bowls is awesome, but bowls are just one piece of the season's puzzle

  1. The Big Ten going 7-0 in bowls is awesome, but bowls are just one piece of the season's puzzle  SB Nation
  2. Pac-12 finishes bowl season an abysmal 1-8; Big Ten, meanwhile, is unbeaten  USA TODAY
  3. With one game remaining, Big Ten flexes muscle with 7-0 record in bowl season  Lincoln Journal Star
  4. Happ, Pritzl lead Badgers past UMass Lowell 82-53  FOXSports.comFull coverage

UFC 219: Holm vs Cyborg - Winners and Losers

  1. UFC 219: Holm vs Cyborg - Winners and Losers  Bloody Elbow
  2. Cris Cyborg sees Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson as next possible UFC contenders  MMA Fighting
  3. UFC 219 results from last night: Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm fight recap  MMAmania.com
  4. UFC 219: Cyborg Defends Vs. Holm, Nurmagomedov Steals the Show  RollingStone.com
  5. While Cyborg vs. Holm is a great matchup, it doesn't solve UFC's long-term women's woes  ESPNFull coverage

Rich Gannon may join Jon Gruden

  1. Rich Gannon may join Jon Gruden  NBCSports.com
  2. Jon Gruden responds to report that Raiders are trying to hire him as head coach  CBSSports.com
  3. Report: Jack Del Rio Expected to Remain Raiders HC Unless Jon Gruden Returns  Bleacher ReportFull coverage

Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams

  1. Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams  FOXSports.com
  2. 5 Notre Dame players to watch vs. LSU in the Citrus Bowl  NOLA.com
  3. Citrus Bowl 2018: Notre Dame vs. LSU TV Schedule, Time and Odds  Bleacher Report
  4. NFL Decisions Loom for Notre Dame Juniors Heading into Citrus Bowl  UHND.comFull coverage

Penn State and Wisconsin were college football's steadiest teams in 2017

  1. Penn State and Wisconsin were college football's steadiest teams in 2017  SB Nation
  2. Washington allows 13 third-down conversions in Fiesta loss  FOXSports.com
  3. Trace McSorley, Saquon Barkley power Penn State to Fiesta Bowl win  USA TODAY
  4. Penn State runs over Washington in the Fiesta Bowl to put a disappointing end on Huskies' season  Seattle TimesFull coverage

Pelicans' struggles with inconsistency continue in 105-103 loss to Knicks

  1. Pelicans' struggles with inconsistency continue in 105-103 loss to Knicks  NOLA.com
  2. Kristaps Porzingis' 30, Jarrett Jack's tiebreaking free throws lift Knicks past Pelicans  Yahoo Sports
  3. Joakim Noah makes the most of his precious minutes  New York PostFull coverage

Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown to Sit vs. Browns; Landry Jones to Start at QB

  1. Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown to Sit vs. Browns; Landry Jones to Start at QB  Sports Illustrated
  2. Don't expect Patriots to let up on the Jets  New York Post
  3. Patriots' James Harrison Is A Mercenary, And There's Nothing Wrong With That  NESN.comFull coverage

Packers will reportedly cut ties with defensive coordinator Dom Capers

  1. Packers will reportedly cut ties with defensive coordinator Dom Capers  CBSSports.com
  2. Packers vs. Lions: Performances to watch  Packers.com
  3. Five things to watch: Lions vs. Packers  detroitlions.comFull coverage

Jets vs. Patriots 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

  1. Jets vs. Patriots 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch online  SB Nation
  2. Howe: Five things to watch when Jets visit Patriots today  Boston Herald
  3. Patriots Vs. Jets Live: Updates, Analysis From Historically Cold Regular-Season Finale  NESN.comFull coverage

Bruce Arians Reportedly Likely to Step Away from Coaching After Cardinals Season

  1. Bruce Arians Reportedly Likely to Step Away from Coaching After Cardinals Season  Bleacher Report
  2. Cardinals Focus On Seahawks, Not Future  AZCardinals.com
  3. Seattle Seahawks: Must-win week 17 game has team in unfamiliar playoff position  isportsweb.com (blog)Full coverage

Vance Joseph Reportedly Not Likely to Be Retained as Broncos HC in 2018

  1. Vance Joseph Reportedly Not Likely to Be Retained as Broncos HC in 2018  Bleacher Report
  2. Opinion: Bold predictions for 2018 Colorado sports scene  The Coloradoan
  3. Vance Joseph moving forward with expectation to return as Broncos coach  Sporting NewsFull coverage

Auburn vs. UCF, Peach Bowl: Prediction, pick, line, odds, live stream, watch online

  1. Auburn vs. UCF, Peach Bowl: Prediction, pick, line, odds, live stream, watch online  CBSSports.com
  2. Auburn All-American cornerback Carlton Davis out for Peach Bowl  AL.com
  3. Auburn's Kerryon Johnson back to 'old self' for Peach Bowl  Yahoo SportsFull coverage

Nurmagomedov runs through Barboza, calls for Ferguson or McGregor

  1. Nurmagomedov runs through Barboza, calls for Ferguson or McGregor  ABC News
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov: I'll fight Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson in the same night  MMA Fighting
  3. Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests one-night UFC showdown with Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor  Metro
  4. After dominant UFC 219 win, Khabib Nurmagomedov even less likely to fight Conor McGregor  USA TODAYFull coverage

Live: Kyle Van Noy returns, James Harrison to make debut

  1. Live: Kyle Van Noy returns, James Harrison to make debut  Boston Herald
  2. James White not expected to play as Patriots are thin at RB  ESPN (blog)
  3. New England Patriots RBs: Dion Lewis should carry the load with three others inactive in Week 17  MassLive.com (blog)Full coverage

Soccer: Ederson's penalty save preserves City's unbeaten record

  1. Soccer: Ederson's penalty save preserves City's unbeaten record  Reuters
  2. Hodgson proud of halting Manchester City's winning run  Yahoo Sports
  3. Crystal Palace Penalty Almost Ends Man City's Unbeaten Run  Deadspin
  4. Roy Hodgson wields the Croydon Way to halt Manchester City juggernaut  The GuardianFull coverage

Pep Guardiola Offers Injury Update on De Bruyne and Jesus Following Crystal Palace Clash

  1. Pep Guardiola Offers Injury Update on De Bruyne and Jesus Following Crystal Palace Clash  Sports Illustrated
  2. Man City's record winning run ends with 0-0 draw at Palace  Yahoo Sports
  3. Gabriel Jesus May Be out 1-2 Months with Apparent Leg Injury  Bleacher ReportFull coverage

UFC 219 results from last night: Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm fight recap

  1. UFC 219 results from last night: Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm fight recap  MMAmania.com
  2. Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm full fight video highlights  MMA Fighting
  3. Cris Cyborg won't call herself greatest female fighter after UFC 219 title defense vs. Holly Holm  MMAjunkie
  4. While Cyborg vs. Holm is a great matchup, it doesn't solve UFC's long-term women's woes  ESPN
  5. Cyborg Retains Featherweight Title at UFC 219, Nurmagomedov Remains Unbeaten  HuffPostFull coverage

The Raiders reportedly really want Jon Gruden back, perhaps with an ownership stake

  1. The Raiders reportedly really want Jon Gruden back, perhaps with an ownership stake  Washington Post
  2. NFL Rumors: Raiders Reportedly Planning to Pursue Jon Gruden  Bleacher Report
  3. Rich Gannon may join Jon Gruden  NBCSports.comFull coverage

Bears coaching search to focus on offensive specialists to help develop Trubisky

  1. Bears coaching search to focus on offensive specialists to help develop Trubisky  CBSSports.com
  2. Final Thoughts: Vikings vs Bears  Vikings.com
  3. Bears likely ousting John Fox at end of season, report says  Sporting News
  4. Bears' answers need to ring true for coaching candidates  Chicago TribuneFull coverage

Predicting the College Football Playoff semifinals using 'NCAA Football' Mascot Mode

  1. Predicting the College Football Playoff semifinals using 'NCAA Football' Mascot Mode  SB Nation
  2. Rose Bowl Odds: Georgia vs. Oklahoma Betting Pick, Analysis  Bleacher ReportFull coverage

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City: Citizens' 18-Game Win Streak Ended as Dogged Eagles Claim Point

  1. Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City: Citizens' 18-Game Win Streak Ended as Dogged Eagles Claim Point  Sports Illustrated
  2. Man City's winning run ends with 0-0 draw at Palace in EPL  USA TODAY
  3. Luka Milivojevic misses stoppage-time penalty as Crystal Palace end Manchester City's winning run  The Independent
  4. Watch Live: Crystal Palace v. Man City  Yahoo SportsFull coverage