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Kapadia: Seahawks know they got a break

The Seahawks were saved by Kam Chancellor's forced fumble, but they also know they were "fortunate" when officials failed to call a penalty on the ensuing batted ball that could've given Detroit another chance.

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Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it' (0:39)
Tannehill's struggles part of Dolphins mess (0:57)
How good is Michigan after two shutouts? (1:06)
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Seattle high schooler dies after football injuries

Evergreen High's Kenney Bui, who died late Monday morning, was injured in the fourth quarter Friday and taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery and had been in critical condition.

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Fremeau: Can anybody go unbeaten?

Only 20 unbeatens remain heading into Week 6 of the season. How many can actually stay that way? A surprising metric-based breakdown of the teams with the best -- and worst -- chances.

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Rex changes tune on Bills' penalties, seeks fix

After taking a defiant stance Sunday on the Bills' 17 penalties in their 24-10 loss to the Giants, Rex Ryan explained Monday that he was doing everything possible to fix the problem.

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Howard: 'I feel great, training camp was awesome' (1:50)
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Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

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Rewind: Bonds belts record-breaking home run (0:45)
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NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.


Controversy reigns after Chancellor strips Megatron

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Explanation from the officiating crew

NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, after speaking to the officiating crew at Monday night's Seahawks-Lions game: "I have spoken to the referee [Tony Corrente]. He did not see that part of the play because that is not his area. The back judge [Greg Wilson] felt it was not an intentional act, that it was inadvertent."


Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."


Gerry Austin: Wright play was illegal

Former NFL referee Gerry Austin explains why K.J. Wright's batting the ball out of the end zone for a touchback was actually an illegal play.


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Lions WR Calvin Johnson was asked about being part of another controversial call going against him -- like the process catch rule: "At the end of the day you can't leave it in the referee's hands."

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Seahawks LB K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intentions on the fumble in the end zone. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it," he said. "...You can't intentionally, I guess, knock it out. But at the time I wasn't thinking that. I was just trying to not mess up the game. So I know now."

Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie

The Rangers are playoff-bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a 2-foot brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried. It costs $26 and is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus -- not Presley, though the singer might have approved.

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Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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High School RB Jukes Entire Defense

You can't tackle what you can't touch, as all the defensive players on this play found out, much to their dismay. Check it out


Jagr says he's bringing back the mullet

It isn't 1999 (when this picture was taken), and Jaromir Jagr is now 43, but the current Panther says he's bringing back the infamous haircut, according to the Miami Herald. Twitter pressure got to him

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'Get yourself right, big man, and be well'

Scott Van Pelt applauds CC Sabathia's decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation.


Defensive lineman picks off spike attempt

A spike is usually one of the safest plays in football -- except for this time, when it was intercepted. Check it out


Half-court jumper for $30K? No problem

A military member had to have felt good about Cavs G J.R. Smith's taking a half-court shot to win $30K. But when Smith pulled up for a jumper without a running start?


$350K gambling scandal erupts in DFS

According to The New York Times, a DraftKings employee admitted last week to inadvertently releasing data before the start of the third week of NFL games, a move akin to insider trading in the stock market. The employee -- a midlevel content manager -- won $350,000 at rival site FanDuel that same week. Story

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How should Lions react to ending?

Scott Van Pelt asks Louis Riddick how he would react to NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino's statement that the referees incorrectly handled the K.J. Wright batted ball that gave the Seahawks a touchback: "What can you do?"


Blackhawks lead preseason Power Rankings

Not surprisingly, the defending Stanley Cup champions are No. 1 to open the season, even as they go through a number of changes. Power Rankings

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Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

#Astros #WildCard Workouts at Yankee Stadium underway on a beautiful day in the Bronx. #Postseason starts Tuesday night at 7:08 pm CT on ESPN.

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