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Palmer a better play than Brady, Newton

Tom Brady and Cam Newton might be battling for the NFL's MVP award in the real world, but our fantasy crew likes Carson Palmer, the Cardinals' touchdown-tossing machine, better in Week 12.

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Kansas holds off Vandy to secure Maui title

Kansas trailed at halftime but powered past Vanderbilt behind Wayne Selden Jr.'s 25 points to take the championship at the Maui Invitational. The Commodores (5-1) suffered their first loss.

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Love/Hate: The definitive #Noodlegate interview

Matthew Berry says that Matthew Stafford should be in your Week 12 lineup, while Jay Cutler should not. But first, Berry faces the harshest critic of last week's column: himself.

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Viven mexicanos Acción de Gracias con NFL

El Día de Acción de Gracias, una tradición estadounidense, se ha adentrado en los fanáticos mexicanos a través de los partidos del cuarto jueves de noviembre.

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Brady-Manning: What we'll miss about their classic matchup

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. But as Geoffrey Chaucer penned, 'All good things must come to an end.' With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup.

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Rajon Rondo's unconventional assist

Kings guard Rajon Rondo bounced the ball off the backboard into center Kosta Koufos' bread basket for the easy layup. We're sure he meant to do that.


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Falcons HC Dan Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman will not practice today and team is preparing as if he will not play Sunday vs Vikings.

Colorado player ejected for biting opponent

Forward Tory Miller was kicked out of the second half of Colorado's 81-70 win over Air Force when he bit the shoulder of Falcons forward Hayden Graham while fighting for the ball on the floor.


Calvin Johnson will play today

The Lions WR is active today against the Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He has 828 yards and 3 TDs this season.

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Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice today, making it highly unlikely he will play Sunday against the Dolphins. C Nick Mangold (right hand) participated in positional drills and did shotgun snaps to Ryan Fitzpatrick -- a positive sign. TE Kellen Davis was back at practice after missing yesterday due to a personal reason.

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"After extensive conversations with our head coach, staff, and administrators who were on the floor for the post game handshakes, I am 100% confident that neither Dan Hurley, nor any member of our coaching staff made any derogatory expletive remarks or offensive statements toward the Maryland student-athletes. Any report, rumor, allegation to the contrary is false." -- Thorr Bjorn - Rhode Island Director of Athletics

Turgeon, Hurley get into postgame spat

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley exchanged words late in the Terps' win over the Rams at the Cancun Challenge. A tournament official then said Hurley directed an expletive at Maryland's players in the postgame handshake line. The teams also had to be separated before the awards ceremony. Hurley said of the incident: "Heat of the moment, championship game, stuff happens."

Alex Perry  

So is the Davis Cup final Belgium vs. Andy Murray? The world No.2 doesn't think so: "If they look at it that way, they're actually putting a lot of pressure on their own players in the other matches. I'm happy to take as much pressure on my shoulders as needed. I've been in that position a lot of times in my career. I will be able to deal with it okay. But I also believe in all of the players in our team."


Durant speeds past Lopez for jam

Thunder forward Kevin Durant glided by Nets center Brook Lopez for a thunderous one-handed dunk.


Not Ray Lewis has your turkey motivation

To those who labor in the kitchen prepping all the Thanksgiving food -- Andre Boyd sees you. And he's got some words of encouragement.


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With Matt Bryant nursing a quad injury, Falcons planning to sign former Saints and Bengals kicker Shayne Graham, per source.

Tom Izzo not focused on 500th win

The Michigan State coach can reach the milestone tonight when his No. 3 Spartans play Boston College (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), but that's not what's on Izzo's mind: "I'm still more worried about banners than about wins. Right now, I'm more worried about trying to go out and win a tournament."

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Miami HEAT @miamiheat

Zo was up early this morning, delivering Thanksgiving meals to very deserving families across Miami!

This guy's hat game is strong

A Florida fan brought his Thanksgiving best to the game -- and so did the woman next to him.


What we're thankful for: Nepali climbers

A group of Nepali women defied the odds by summiting Mount Everest -- and then the tallest mountain on every other continent. Said one of the women: "People said we were too ordinary and Everest too extraordinary." Rebuilding Nepal

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Crazy Stat of Day: Jahlil Okafors college team has won a championship more recently than his pro team has won a game.

Gronk scared to overeat at Thanksgiving?

It takes mental toughness not to eat too much, said Pats TE Rob Gronkowski: "Knowing you've got that huge pie in front of you and only eating a little piece. ... I know anyone in this locker room could put down like 6 pounds of food."


Martellus Bennett out tonight

The Bears TE is still dealing with a rib injury suffered in Week 11 and won't play tonight against the Packers. Bennett is 4th in the NFL among tight ends with 50 receptions. RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) are questionable.

The Cavs can dance if they want to

But LeBron & Co. didn't want to, making for an awkward moment right before tip in Toronto.


Eagles' mindset ahead of game vs. Lions?

Despite noise surrounding coach Chip Kelly's future, the players say they're focused on the division race.