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Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett regrets end of loss to Seahawks, but defends ‘our plan’ to try 64-yard field goal
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Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett regrets end of loss to Seahawks, but defends ‘our plan’ to try 64-yard field goal

The Broncos drew the ire of fans and analysts alike Monday night, when new coach Nathaniel Hackett elected to try a 64-yard walk-off field goal against the Seahawks, rather than letting new quarterback Russell Wilson lead a fourth-down attempt to extend the drive. On Tuesday, Hackett expressed regret for Denver's sour end to Week 1, admitting the Broncos "should've gone for it" with three timeouts and almost one minute left in the game. But he didn't exactly condemn the process that led to the field goal try, indicating that he only regrets the decision because Brandon McManus didn't convert the kick."Yeah, you know, looking back at it, we definitely should've gone for it," Hackett told reporters with a smile. "It'...
NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds: Best bets with Celtics stalwarts, Bam Adebayo among favorites
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NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds: Best bets with Celtics stalwarts, Bam Adebayo among favorites

Thus far in these NBA awards previews, we've been able to identify one or two trends that tend to predict winners. That's not so easy when it comes to Defensive Player of the Year because judging defense is so subjective. Every voter values different things, every race is different, and to be perfectly frank, the voting pool on balance is less qualified to pick a winner here than it is for any other award.Awards that include offense are much easier to vote on because offensive statistics are so straightforward. Valuable defensive metrics exist, but they're based on opaque formulas most voters don't know or don't care to research. Even the best defensive metrics are flawed, and that makes the eye test essential for ...
WWE schedule, list of PPVs for 2022: Extreme Rules date, location, start time, how to watch
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WWE schedule, list of PPVs for 2022: Extreme Rules date, location, start time, how to watch

WWE At Clash at the Castle, Roman Reigns fended off yet another dangerous challenge from a determined former world champion. Reigns successfully defended his undisputed WWE universal championship with a narrow victory over Drew McIntyre to continue his record-setting run as champion.WWE's attention now turns to Oct. 8 and the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. The event always features at least one match conducted under "Extreme Rules" conditions, with no disqualification or count-out. Many ...
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett explains questionable late-game clock management in loss to Seahawks
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Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett explains questionable late-game clock management in loss to Seahawks

Getty Nathaniel Hackett's first game as an NFL head coach did not come without controversy. Hackett's late-game clock management was called to question before Brandon McManus was called on to attempt a 64-yard field goal with 20 seconds left. McManus missed the kick after Hackett let more than 40 seconds run off the clock. Moments before McManus' attempt, the Broncos faced a third-and-14 on the on their own 45 with 1:11 left. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson completed a check down t...
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards apologizes for homophobic comments he made on social media
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Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards apologizes for homophobic comments he made on social media

Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards issued an apology for inappropriate language he used in a video he posted on his Instagram story Sunday. In the video, he mocked a group of four shirtless men standing on the sidewalk by calling them "queer."Edwards filmed the video from inside a car with the window rolled down, but was far enough to not be heard by the group."Look what the world done came to," Edwards said while recording.The video has been deleted, and Edwards expressed his regret later on Sunday through a separate post on social media."What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I'm incredibly sorry," he tweeted. "It's unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there...
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Fight card, odds, PPV price, date, start time, complete guide
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3: Fight card, odds, PPV price, date, start time, complete guide

Getty Images On Sept. 17, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennadiy "Triple G" Golovkin will meet in a long-awaited trilogy fight. The two men have long been fixtures as elite fighters of their generation and have twice battled in fights that ended in controversy.Alvarez and Golovkin first fought in September 2017, battling to a split draw in a fight many observers and media felt Golovkin had done enough to win. The fight drew one of the highest live gates in the history of boxing.The pair r...
Cowboys’ Dak Prescott to miss multiple games after suffering hand injury in Week 1 loss to Buccaneers
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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott to miss multiple games after suffering hand injury in Week 1 loss to Buccaneers

/ Getty Images The Cowboys offense stumbled all over itself for almost the entirety of Sunday night's opener against the Buccaneers, even with Dak Prescott at quarterback. But not even Prescott could survive the evening working alongside replacement blockers and receivers, exiting Dallas' 19-3 loss with about six minutes left after taking several hits to his throwing hand. Not only did Prescott not return, with backup Cooper Rush finishing the game under center, but he won't be availa...
2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Class: Manu Ginobili, Tim Hardaway, Swin Cash among inductees enshrined
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2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Class: Manu Ginobili, Tim Hardaway, Swin Cash among inductees enshrined

The 2022 class for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame was enshrined Saturday evening in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among the 13 Hall of Fame inductees are a number of former players and coaches who have put together illustrious careers to earn this honor.   Prior to the speeches and induction ceremony, the night started with a tribute to the late Bill Russell, who passed away earlier this year. One of the game's all-time legends, Russell won 11 championships and 5 MVP awards with the Boston Celtics and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player (1975) and as a coach (2021). Following his death, the NBA announced that his No. 6 will be retired across the league.  Here is the list of all 13 inductees set ...
Steelers’ Mitchell Trubisky among players to receive game balls after overtime win over Bengals
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Steelers’ Mitchell Trubisky among players to receive game balls after overtime win over Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Following his team's dramatic 23-20 overtime win, Mike Tomlin made a point to reward each player that had just finished their first game as a Steeler. Each first-year Steeler, including starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky, received a game ball after helping Pittsburgh pull out a win over the Bengals on the final play of overtime. "It's good to come in here, in a hostile environment and not blink," Tomlin said after the game. "Particularly the number of new guys -- whether they were rookies or new to us. I just gave all the new guys game balls. The guys that have been here before, there is a certain expectation. They know what the standard of expectation is, but I can't say enough about the new guys an...
Karl-Anthony Towns delivers surprise gift to community superhero: ‘He’s done so many amazing things’
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Karl-Anthony Towns delivers surprise gift to community superhero: ‘He’s done so many amazing things’

With the entirety of his 7-foot, 250-pound frame stuffed into a commercial airline seat, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns simply can't stop fidgeting. Nerves, excitement, anticipation -- you name it, he's running the full gamut of emotions.But Towns isn't on his way to a playoff game or training camp with a Timberwolves team poised to make a significant leap in the Western Conference. Joy and enthusiasm swirl through his veins as he's making the 2,000-mile trip from Los Angeles to Fort Wayne, Indiana (with a coincidental layover in Minneapolis) -- all so he can deliver a gift to a man he's never met."I just feel like my calling in life is to serve others and be able to be as unselfish as possible, s...