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Arizona State Fires Head Coach Todd Graham

Arizona State has fired head coach Todd Graham after the Sun Devils beat rival Arizona on Saturday to finish 7–5 on the season. The school said in a statement that Graham and his staff will stay on through the team’s bowl appearance. Graham, 52, went 46-31 in six seasons in Tempe, winning 10 games in both 2013 and 2014. He is 2-2 in bowl games. ...Read more

NY Jets’ Robby Anderson Criticized By Head Coach Todd Bowles For Lobbying For Pro Bowl Votes

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles didn’t hesitate to criticize wide receiver Robby Anderson for lobbying for Pro Bowl votes, which he did during Sunday’s 35-27 defeat to the Carolina Panthers. After his 54-yard touchdown reception, Anderson walked to a Fox camera and asked for fans to help get him into his first Pro Bowl. Bowles said “I didn’t see it, but if that’s true, that’s not smart football at all.  We don’t want selfish players on this team doing selfish things.” ...Read more

Lions QB Matthew Stafford Injures Ankle In Another Loss To The Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings socked Matthew Stafford once again. Stafford went down hard after unleashing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, and rolled his ankle. He remained on the ground for several moments before limping to the sideline. He said after the game he’s fine, although his limp to and from the podium said otherwise. The Lions didn’t have a first down on either of their final two drives, and ended the game with a 30-23 loss to the Vikings. ...Read more

Oakland Raiders Fire Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

The Oakland Raiders have relieved Ken Norton Jr. of his defensive coordinator duties. Assistant Head Coach John Pagano will take over, the team announced Tuesday.  The move comes after the Raiders lost 33-8 to the New England Patriots on Sunday in Mexico City. The Raiders rank in the bottom third of most defensive categories this season and is the first team since 1933 to go through the first 10 games of a season without an interception. ...Read more

College Basketball Player Michael Porter Jr. To Undergo Season-Ending Spinal Surgery

Missouri basketball freshman Michael Porter Jr. will likely miss the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery, the school announced Tuesday.  Porter, rated the No. 1 prospect in the 2017-18 signing class, played just two minutes in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Iowa State on Nov. 10. The 6-foot-10 forward has sat out the last three games with the injury. ...Read more

Ex-NFL Receiver Terry Glenn Dies in Car Crash

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn was killed Monday morning in a car accident in Irving, Texas.  He was 43 years old. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office later confirmed Glenn’s death saying the cause was a “suspected motor vehicle accident.” Glenn played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and spent his final five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.  ...Read more

Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert Suspended 4 Games For Drug Violation

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy. According to the Steelers, Gilbert will not appeal the NFL’s decision and the suspension begins immediately.  Gilbert will be eligible to return for the Steelers’ visit to Houston on Christmas Day. He is banned from the team’s facility until after the team faces New England on Dec. 17. ...Read more

Redskins Blow 15 Point Fourth Quarter Lead Against Saints

The Washington Redskins Kirk Cousins put up 31 points on the Saints and took a 15-point lead with less than six minutes to play in Sunday’s game against the Saints.  Unfortunately they could not pick up a single yard on third-and-1 to finish the game, and the New Orleans Saints put up 18 points unanswered to win 34-31 in overtime.  At 4-6 this season, the Redskins are all but out of the playoff picture with a handful of teams in front of them in the Wild Card standings. ...Read more

Danica Patrick Ends Full-time Racing Career With Crash

Danica Patrick finished her Stewart-Haas Racing tenure with a tire rub that resulted in a crash, ending her day in disappointing fashion after 139 laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Patrick ends her career in 2018 with NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and then make a return to IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500. She hasn’t announced which teams she will drive for next year. Patrick finished the race 37th place. ...Read more