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Rachel Nichols on Showtime Basketball's All The Smoke.

Rachel Nichols joins Showtime Basketball, addresses ESPN departure

We now know what’s next for Rachel Nichols. Nichols was pulled from ESPN programming last August following a year-plus of reporting and discussion over Nichols’ 2020 comments on Maria Taylor in a phone conversation that also wound up recorded on ESPN servers, the internal and external sharing of those comments, ESPN’s own actions in the …

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Jason Heyward Speaks: How the Cubs Handled This Transition, Not Retiring, Future in Ownership, "Bad" Contract, More

Jason Heyward Speaks: How the Cubs Handled This Transition, Not Retiring, Future in Ownership, “Bad” Contract, More

Outgoing Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward met with the media at Wrigley Field for the first time since the organization announced in August that he would not be returning to play for them this season, or in 2023, the final year of his contract. The situation has been handled as well as possible, all things …

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College football games, Week 5: NC State's latest chance to break through, Georgia faces tough SEC East road

College football games, Week 5: NC State’s latest chance to break through, Georgia faces tough SEC East road

These are heady times for No. 10 NC State. The last time it was ranked in the top 10 was 20 years ago. The last time he won on the road against a top-five opponent was 55 years ago. The only obstacle in the way this week is No. 5 Clemson. You know, the same …

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4 things we learned from the Bengals' encouraging win over the Dolphins

4 things we learned from the Bengals’ encouraging win over the Dolphins

The Cincinnati Bengals are slowly getting back to their AFC championship form. Their 27-15 victory over the 3-0 Miami Dolphins last night was a big step forward and a sign that they can play with anyone. Sure, there are some issues that haven’t gone away, like Joe Mixon’s struggles in the running game and a …

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Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 4, 2022: Model says start Drake London, sit Davante Adams

Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 4, 2022: Model says start Drake London, sit Davante Adams

Fantasy players who thought Cordarrelle Patterson’s career renaissance was a flash in the pan last year are watching him continue his second act this season. In Week 3 against the Seahawks, Patterson finished with 141 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown. He opened the season with 22 carries for 120 yards and another score, …

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Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Pollard and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) will handle the ball a lot against Washington this week.

Dallas Cowboys will stick with Cooper Rush-led run offense when Dak Prescott returns

Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Pollard and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) will handle the ball a lot against Washington this week. Roger Steinman AP FRISCO If truth be told, the Dallas Cowboys came into the 2022 season hoping to lean on the running game. It was the focal point of the game plan going into the …

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Skull Session: Ryan Day Puts Football in Perspective, Greg Schiano Believes Rutgers Can Upset Ohio State and Tanner McCalister Tells the Story Behind His Buckeye Leaves

Congratulations, friends. You’ve made it to the weekend. Can I interest you in Ohio State football on Saturday as a reward? I can also offer you a gold star while supplies last. Let’s have a good Friday, shall we? KEEPING PERSPECTIVE. Ryan Day started his regularly-scheduled “lightning round” press conference with the media on Thursday …

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Win vs.  Dolphins Can't Cover Up Worrying Trends for Bengals Offense

Win vs. Dolphins Can’t Cover Up Worrying Trends for Bengals Offense

Bengals QB Joe Burrow ( (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Cincinnati Bengals offense wasn’t supposed to operate like this in 2022. The defending AFC champions are loaded with skill players and employ a quarterback in Joe Burrow who was supposed to be an MVP candidate this season. Cincinnati also rebuilt its …

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