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Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on appeal Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown’s head on Monday night. Iloka and Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster each got a one-game suspension from the NFL in the aftermath of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win at Paul Brown Stadium. Iloka hit Brown in the ...

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Eagles look for positives following rare loss

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Doug Pederson thinks the Philadelphia Eagles could derive some long-term benefits from the short-term pain of their humbling loss in Seattle. The head coach is also hoping that a week in sunny Southern California will allow the Eagles to regain their winning edge before they face another playoff contender. The Eagles (10-2) flew down the ...

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NFL upholds Gronkowski’s 1-game suspension for hit on White

BOSTON (AP) The NFL has denied Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s appeal of a one-game suspension for a late, gratuitous hit to the head of Bills defensive back Tre’Davious White. The league announced the decision of appeals officer Derrick Brooks on Tuesday. White was face down on the sideline after intercepting a pass in Buffalo on Sunday when Gronkowski body-slammed ...

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Saints credit Jordan for bolstering defense in myriad ways

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints defensive end Cam Jordan’s affinity for basketball was arguably counterproductive on the football field earlier this season, when he was flagged and fined for celebrating his interception for a touchdown by dunking the ball over the goal post. But when Jordan mentions his pursuit of a ”triple-double” for the season in sacks, tackles for loss and ...

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Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award

NEW YORK (AP) Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that ”with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was ”proud and humbled” to present the award. ”Colin took ...

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Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner to analyze 2 late-season games

NEW YORK (AP) Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC and NFLN. Tirico has been joined by Collinsworth for most Thursday ...

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NFL Week 13: Winners and Losers

Week 13 saw some interesting results. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: New Orleans Saints: Running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram rushed for a combined for three touchdowns. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 269 yards and a touchdown. The Saints defeated NFC South rival Carolina Panthers 31-21. For now, the Saints have control of the division. Minnesota Vikings: ...

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