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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

Lonzo Ball Not Heading To Bench According To LA Lakers Coach Luke Walton

Lonzo Ball sat out the entire fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, but that doesn’t mean his role will change going forward. Lakers coach Luke Walton said on Thursday that there are “no talks” about bringing Ball off the bench and reaffirmed him as their starter. Ball has largely struggled as a rookie, especially offensively. He has managed just 9.0 points per game through 15 contests. ...Read more

Shanshan Feng Makes History In Rise To World No. 1

Shanshan Feng landed in Dallas on Monday and was told she was the World No. 1 golfer.  She becomes the first Chinese golfer – male or female – to ascend to No. 1.  Feng, who won on Sunday in China, had traveled back to the U.S. for this week’s LPGA season finale, the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, where she has a chance to win the CME Race to the Globe’s $1 million bonus as well as Player of the Year honors.  ...Read more

Washington Linebacker Azeem Victor Suspended After DUI Arrest

The Washington Huskies have suspended senior linebacker Azeem Victor indefinitely after his arrest on suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning. King County Jail records show Victor was booked at 4:16 a.m., and released six hours later.  It’s the second time Victor, a preseason All-American, has been suspended this season. He also missed the season opener against Rutgers for an undisclosed reason.  ...Read more

Two Georgia Tech Basketball Players Suspended For Accepting Benefits

Georgia Tech basketball senior Tadric Johnson and sophomore Josh Okogie have each been suspended three and six games, respectively, by the NCAA after accepting benefits from Ron Bell, a former friend of Yellowjackets head coach Josh Pastner. The school reported the violationx to the NCAA earlier in November, holding out the players for their season opener against UCLA.  According to Georgia Tech, the players received plane tickets, shoes, and apparel from Bell.  ...Read more

Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo Named NL Manager Of The Year; Twins’ Paul Molitor Honored In AL

The Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo has been named the NL Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to its first postseason appearance since 2011. Twins counterpart Paul Molitor took home the award in the AL.  Lovullo is the third manager in Diamondbacks history to win Manager of the Year.  Molitor is the second person enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player to later be named Manager of the Year, joining Frank Robinson. ...Read more