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Vikings place LS McDermott on IR, sign C Edison off practice squad

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have placed long snapper Kevin McDermott on injured reserve, forcing them to break in a new specialist right before the playoffs. The move was made Saturday, making room on the active roster to promote practice squad center Cornelius Edison. McDermott hurt his shoulder on Dec. 23 at Green Bay, and backup tight end ...

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New York Jets at New England Patriots Preview

New York Jets It’s week 17 in the NFL and that means most teams are facing their divisional rivals. In the AFC East, the 5-10 New York Jets are going to New England to face the 12-3 New England Patriots. In week 6, the New York Jets lost at home 21-17. In that game, quarterback Josh McCown finished the game 31-47 ...

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On Football: Some 2017 NFL memories, good and bad

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. — BEST GAME: Patriots 27, Steelers 24. It was ballyhooed for weeks, and in most ways it lived up to the billing. Seesaw contest matching the AFC’s best teams (by far), ...

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Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

Today at high noon, the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons are squaring off for a spot in the playoffs. The loser could be eliminated. The last meeting between these two teams, the Carolina defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-17. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had an impressive day. He went 13-24 137 Passing Yards 86 rushing yards, 1 Rushing TD. Carolina Panthers ...

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Matt Forte placed on IR, ending year and maybe Jets career

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Forte’s season is over. His career with the New York Jets might be, too. The running back was placed on injured reserve Saturday, a day before the Jets’ season finale at New England. The 32-year-old Forte said earlier in the week that he had been slowed the last month with increased swelling in his surgically repaired ...

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Canada beats Denmark 8-0 to win Group A at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Brett Howden scored twice and Canada rebounded from a snowy loss to the United States to beat Denmark 8-0 on Saturday night and win Group A in the world junior hockey championship Robert Thomas, Sam Steel, Cale Makar, Alex Formenton, Michael McLeod and Drake Batherson also scored and Carter Hart made 18 saves for Canada, coming off ...

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Mississippi State Bulldogs 31, Louisville Cardinals 27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It likely was Lamar Jackson’s farewell performance. It definitely was Keytaon Thompson’s coming-out party. Thompson, a highly touted freshman making his first start in place of injured quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 24 Mississippi State beat Jackson and Louisville 31-27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday. “He was ...

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Canada beats Denmark 8-0 to win Group A at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Brett Howden scored twice and Canada rebounded from a snowy loss to the United States to beat Denmark 8-0 on Saturday night and win Group A in the world junior hockey championship Robert Thomas, Sam Steel, Cale Makar, Alex Formenton, Michael McLeod and Drake Batherson also scored and Carter Hart made 18 saves for Canada, coming off ...

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