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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Despite dominating in major statistical categories such as total yards, first downs and time of possession, the San Francisco 49ers still needed a last-second field goal to overcome the Chicago Bears last week. Yes, a Niners’ turnover and a special teams miscue helped contribute to that, but the biggest culprit preventing
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HOUSTON — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named Sports Illustrated’s co-Sportsperson of the Year along with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. The award is given annually to an athlete or athletes who best personify athletic achievement and sportsmanship on and off the field. “It’s much more than just two people,” Watt said.
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Sunday, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Smith, the Ravens’ top cornerback, decided to drop his appeal and begin serving his suspension after suffering a torn Achilles
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Here are the most significant NFL injuries in Week 13: Sunday Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: In the process of attempting to haul in a pass in the third quarter, Ertz appeared to bang his helmet on the turf. He was brought back to the locker room to be evaluated for a head injury, and
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PITTSBURGH — NFL receiving leader Antonio Brown missed Friday’s practice because of a toe injury. Brown got treatment Friday morning, and the injury is considered minor entering the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, a source told ESPN. With 2,572 combined scrimmage yards this season, the Steelers’ duo is headed toward
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant, who remains in the concussion protocol, has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Trufant sustained a concussion in last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Keanu Neal. His absence means more opportunities for converted wide
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