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10:00 AM ET Steve Fainaru Close ESPN Senior Writer Winner, 2008 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting Four-time first-place winner in Associated Press Sports Editors competition Co-author of New York Times best-selling book, “League of Denial” Mark Fainaru-Wada Close ESPN Staff Writer Investigative reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit since 2007 Co-author of New York
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9:18 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The perception when Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton came into the NFL as the top pick of the 2011 draft was that then-owner Jerry Richardson wouldn’t allow him to get a tattoo. Newton disputed that when it was revealed world-renowned tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy gave the 2015
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2:00 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has filed with the NFL a challenge to the team’s decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed. An arbitrator will rule at a later date whether the Jaguars are able to withhold
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8:54 PM ET THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Sean McVay couldn’t help himself. Marcus Peters was addressing what had become the dominant storyline heading into the NFC Championship Game, and the Los Angeles Rams‘ young, exuberant head coach tried to play along. “Let me get some of that soup!” McVay shouted from a hallway that resides
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7:20 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bet Against Us. Most weeks, that slogan would be appropriate for the New England Patriots‘ opponents. This week, however, it’s what wide receiver Julian Edelman is rolling with as the Patriots enter the AFC Championship Game as underdogs against the Kansas City Chiefs. Edelman and the Patriots are consensus
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3:16 PM ET PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are “not closing any doors” on Antonio Brown‘s future but remain disappointed that they haven’t spoken to the All-Pro receiver since the season ended, according to team president Art Rooney II. The team has not officially begun trade discussions on Brown, who was benched in Week 17 for
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12:41 AM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles. TMZ Sports reported that a friend became concerned for McKinley’s well-being and summoned police. The Falcons acknowledged the incident in a statement from coach Dan Quinn, who said
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8:25 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are keeping all options open concerning the sore right shoulder of quarterback Cam Newton, including the possibility of not having the 2015 NFL MVP available for the 2019 season. Asked to compare Newton’s situation with that of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, owner David Tepper said
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2:55 PM ET The New York Jets are finalizing a contract with former Cleveland Browns interim coach Gregg Williams to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Williams becomes the first big hire for new head coach Adam Gase, who was formally introduced on Monday. The Jets targeted Williams at
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6:54 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — On the day they introduced their first offensive-minded head coach in more than 20 years, the New York Jets were forced to play defense. CEO Christopher Johnson defended the decision to hire Adam Gase, insisting Monday he’s not worried about the negative reaction from fans. “I get it,”
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7:55 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — It took Matt LaFleur only a week to make two of his most important hires as the Packers‘ new head coach. The first one he made upon taking the job, when he retained defensive coordinator Mike Pettine from the previous Green Bay staff. The second one came Monday,
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1:42 PM ET Hall of Famer Jerry Rice said Monday during a radio interview that disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wants to play for the San Francisco 49ers “really bad.” Brown posted on his Instagram story Sunday an image of a FaceTime conversation with Rice, who was asked by 95.7 The Game on
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12:24 AM ET David Purdum Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008 Ben Fawkes Close ESPN Staff Writer Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com’s gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in
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10:18 PM ET NEW ORLEANS — Receiver Alshon Jeffery took responsibility for the Philadelphia Eagles‘ divisional-round loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday following a dropped pass late in the game that led to a critical interception. “That’s on me. I’ll take that loss. It’s on me,” he said. “I let my teammates down,
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1:48 PM ET Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen is rewarding a fan’s act of kindness toward him with tickets to next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Allen tweeted early Sunday morning that his car got stuck in the snow before the Chiefs’ playoff game against the Colts on Saturday, and that a man named Dave
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9:52 PM ET The Arizona Cardinals offered Steve Sarkisian the offensive coordinator position, but he instead will return to Alabama to work on Nick Saban’s staff, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still has not made a decision about whether to return for a 16th NFL season. Crimson Tide QB Jalen
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