Kobe Bryant's struggles cause some in NBA circles to say it's time he retires

latimes.com - today

The pump fakes began in earnest when Kobe Bryant got stuck with the ball against Denver this month. He had nowhere to go in the lane so he relied on an old trick to get himself out of a jam — and possibly a defender in the air. He pump-faked once. He pump-faked again. He might have done it a third...

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Overshadowed by teammates' gaudy numbers, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah finding groove

mlive.com - 2 hours ago

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford threw five touchdowns passes, Calvin Johnson caught three of them and the Detroit Lions defense delivered another impressive performance, holding the Philadelphia Eagles to just 227 yards in the 45-14 victory. Quietly, overshadowed by all of...

Column: With Lions' offense heating up, Jim Caldwell's hot seat cools

mlive.com - 3 hours ago

DETROIT -- Jim Caldwell turned left while making his way through the white cinderblock halls that lace the basement of Ford Field. He peeled back a black curtain. And waiting for him beyond that curtain was most of the Ford...

matthew stafford "He's young in this job, but he's not afraid. He's aggressive, and that's fun, That rubs off on guys when a guy's aggressive and trusts us as players to go out and make those decisions."

Today: Jets & Wild

winnipegfreepress.com - 5 hours ago

"Ø"Ø ABOUT THE WILD -- The Wild's four-game homestand hit a roadbump Wednesday when the Vancouver Canucks scored a 3-2 victory at Xcel Energy Center. The homestand is at 1-1 so far. -- With 20 points apiece, D Ryan Suter and captain Mikko Koivu share the team's scoring lead this season. --...

Packers come out flat on historic night

jsonline.com - 6 hours ago

But pomp, circumstance and a game against their oldest rival did not prevent the Packers from coming out flat, according to Datone Jones, who spoke earnestly while almost all of his teammates remained guarded.

Packers show their disrespect, and Bears make them eat it rest of game

chicagotribune.com - 6 hours ago

Disbelief quickly turned into disgust for Bears linebacker Shea McClellin. On the opening drive Thursday night at Lambeau Field, the Packers went for it on fourth-and-2 at the Bears 48-yard line. That told the Bears defense: We don't respect you. That sent the message to the Bears offense: We don't...

Packers starters Bulaga, Randall hurt

jsonline.com - 6 hours ago

Two Green Bay starters, tackle Bryan Bulaga and cornerback Damarious Randall, left the game with injuries Thursday night in the 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

scott tolzien "I lost feeling in the (left) hand for a good part of the third and fourth quarters,"
jay cutler "So, yeah, it's just the same things that have been hindering us all year. We're not going to go anywhere, anywhere we want to be, if we keep making the same mistakes."
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Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable praises blocking of Jimmy Graham

seattletimes.com - 6 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said tight end Jimmy Graham was among those whose perimeter blocking helped spring Thomas Rawls to his big game last week.

For Chicago Bears, there was nothing special about this night

jsonline.com - 6 hours ago

With Bart Starr healthy enough to make the trip to see Brett Favre have his retired number unveiled on the Lambeau Field facade — Green Bay fans felt the team had to win. It was destiny on Thanksgiving Day. Well, to the Bears? It meant nothing. Absolutely nothing.

lamarr houston "They had their festivities already planned, It had nothing to do with us. We were just worried about playing the Packers."
lamarr houston "I'm probably going to hear something about this from our fans....,"
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Fumble mars another 100-yard game from Eddie Lacy

packers.com - 7 hours ago

History of close contests in number-retirement games

BenFred: For Rams, winning isn't Fisher's top job priority

stltoday.com - 7 hours ago

We’re 58 games into Fisher-coached football in St. Louis, and the return on investment is as bad as the team's quarterback play post Kurt Warner.

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Vacchiano: Blue gets holiday gifts but need to focus on self

nydailynews.com - 7 hours ago

Prince Amukamara spent his bye week watching football, with his eyes focused squarely on the NFC East.

prince amukamara "What does this mean?"
prince amukamara "If it looks too much like this is a must-win game, it can put a lot of pressure on, So that’s what he has us doing — focusing on ourselves. He always tells us, ‘Just go hard for four quarters, and I’ll tell you what happened when the game is over.’ But I think everyone knows how important this game is."
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Loss to Bears underscores Packers' urgency

packers.com - 8 hours ago

Four plays from 8-yard line leave offense frustrated

Media Views: Despite disregard for fans, Rams' TV ratings surpass some others

stltoday.com - 8 hours ago

St. Louis football fans remain a resilient bunch.

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Rhaney is next man up for battered O-line

stltoday.com - 8 hours ago

Former seventh-round pick makes his first NFL start for Rams.

A starry night for Brett Favre at Lambeau

jsonline.com - 8 hours ago

There will be memories, the kind that warm your heart, even on a cold, dreary, altogether miserable night at Lambeau, even when the Chicago Bears are walking off the sodden turf with a 17-13 victory.

brett favre "Give me five minutes to loosen up,"

Tyson Barrie, Nick Holden solidifying role as Avs' No. 2 defensive tandem

denverpost.com - 9 hours ago

As was expected going into the season, Erik Johnson and Francois Beauchemin have been the Avalanche's top defensive pairing through the first 22 games, logging major minutes.

NHL: Sharks coach calls out third line

insidebayarea.com - 9 hours ago

Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl found themselves on bench Wednesday night

Logan Couture "I was able to put my body in some different positions, I put more stress on the ankle area just to build up the confidence and make myself feel comfortable on the ice."
Logan Couture "There's a long ways to go, I'm still not practicing. I haven't done any contact, so there's a lot of steps that still need to be taken."

Is unresolved player contracts and swirling trade rumours hurting the Jets?

winnipegfreepress.com - 9 hours ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Personnel and contract issues are forever in play for NHL GMs but the Winnipeg Jets seem to have more than their share of pending business nearly two months into the season. Could all of these things — the most significant of which is there is nothing to report in...

Edmonton Eskimos QB Mike Reilly looks to add second Grey Cup to resume which includes engineering degree

theprovince.com - 10 hours ago

The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback graduated from Central Washington University with a 3.6 grade-point average and a mechanical engineering degree

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