Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown to help the San Francisco 49ers to their second straight win, 26-16, over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The Rams suffered several injury scares in their Week 14 game, though none of them came close to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz potentially tearing his ACL on a negated touchdown run.

Trumaine Johnson, who is on his second consecutive franchise tag, ended the game in concussion protocol, which means the Rams could be without their top two cornerbacks heading into a road game against the division-rival Seattle Seahawks next Sunday.

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth injured his ankle in the second quarter, but he returned in the second half. Right tackle Rob Havenstein injured his ankle in the fourth quarter and didn’t come back, prompting Darrell Williams to enter the game. Williams was immediately beaten by defensive end Chris Long on an eventual strip sack of Jared Goff. McVay did not have an update on Havenstein.

“I was upfront and honest with Eli,” McAdoo told reporters Friday, via ESPN. “I don’t have any regrets there.”

However, McAdoo’s assertion he is “on the same page” as Mara – a phrase he repeated three times during Friday’s press conference – doesn’t seem to hold up. McAdoo said Tuesday the plan was to start Manning in Sunday’s matchup with the Raiders and replace him with Geno Smith for the second half; Mara said Wednesday that the plan was to start Manning and keep him in the game “if he’s playing well in the first half, we’re winning the game, it looks like we’ve got a chance, the offense is clicking.”
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Tarasenko nets 2, gets in rare fight as Blues top Oilers 8-3

Vladimir Tarasenko dropped his gloves and inspired his teammates.

On a night when he had two goals and two assists , Tarasenko got in a rare fight Tuesday during the St. Louis Blues’ 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

“Our offense line has been banged up here of late,” Lynch said. “I don’t want it to sound like, ‘We’re willing to send C. J. Beathard out there to get beat up,’ but we feel like that’s going to settle down.”

“We lost Pierre Garcon (to a season-ending disc injury) and we’re playing frankly a lot of young guys,” Lynch said. “Marquise Goodwin, who’s been a number three guy, he’s our number one right now. That’s a little bit of a struggle.”

Well, at least until midway through the second quarter. That’s when Burfict got ejected for touching an official following a play that ended out of bounds.

Burfict, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness two snaps earlier, sauntered off the field showing no signs of remorse for letting down his teammates while making the Johnny Manziel “money” gesture to fans at Nissan Stadium.

We’re back for the second half in Seattle. The Seahawks will start the period’s opening drive at their 28.

Meanwhile, it’s another week and another court hearing … and likely another starting assignment for Elliott in Atlanta on Sunday.

But at some point, the time could come for Elliott to sit out several weeks. At this point, even though they’re prepared to play without their star running back, the Cowboys have to hope it’s not until the start of the 2018 season.nike_steelers_3266

Manfred said stripping the Braves of the 13 players was not sufficient punishment

He said “additional sanctions are warranted to penalize the club for the violations committed by its employees.”

Therefore, the Braves will be prohibited from signing any international player for more than $10,000 during the 2019-20 signing period. Also, the team’s international signing bonus pool for the 2020-21 signing period will be reduced by 50 percent.

Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State — Chubb was a one-man wrecking crew in N.C. State’s 17-14 win at Boston College. The 6-4, 275-pound senior had eight tackles with 2 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble. He continues to assert himself as the top defensive draft prospect.

Cam Newton with another big play for Carolina. This time, he keeps the ball on a zone-read play and runs for 69 yards, moving the Panthers to the Miami 18.

Touchdown, Miami. Kenyan Drake accelerates through the line of scrimmage and makes a Carolina defender miss in the secondary on his way to a 66-yard touchdown run. The Dolphins now trail 31-14 with 5:47 to play in the third quarter.

On the bright side in the AFC, Brady is playing as well as ever. But with Brady at age 40, nobody knows how long he can continue executing at such a high level before his career goes into decline.

The Saints survive here, thanks to playing the doormat Buccaneers in Week 17 while the Falcons and Panthers play each other. Atlanta will make familiar noise with a 6-1 finish, including big wins over both rivals. Carolina’s offensive inconsistency will lead to a couple clunkers like the Bears game in Week 7.

In the end, with the NFC North and NFC West both looking less certain to punch two tickets to the playoffs, the opportunity is there for all three NFC South teams to crash the party, with a chance for all three to play in the divisional round.nike_steelers_722

It looked like nothing could top the bad beat in Cleveland, until the ending of this game happened.

The third-year NHLer scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, one at even strength and one with the extra skater, in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. As long as Donskoi remains fixed on a scoring line with Logan Couture and continues to skate with the secondary, if not the primary, power play, the 25-year-old boasts sufficient upside to justify rostering in deeper fantasy leagues.

With three minutes left, Matt Moore connected with Kenny Stills on a 61-yard touchdown to tie the game at 20. At that point, those on the under were hoping for a field goal to make it a 23-20 final. That scenario looked as though it had played out perfectly, as Patrick Murray’s 35-yard field goal with four seconds left indeed put Tampa Bay up by three.

The Sierra-Leonean rookie only ran for 42 yards on eight carries but he broke off a 24-yard run embarrassing the Washington defense in the process.

But wait…there was more. Kamara then caught six passes for 74 yards and most importantly, the game tying touchdown (as he juggled the ball) before also running in the two point conversion to help the Saints overcome a 15-point deficit. From there the Saints took the game into overtime and finalized a 34-31 victory.

“Third downs, we’re going to show it from the conventional camera because that’s the most important down in football,” Gaudelli said, via Pro Football Talk. “Once we’re inside the red zone we’re going to show it from the conventional camera. We want to try to be smart about it and not just say, ‘Here’s SkyCam come hell or high water.’ It’s, ‘Here’s SkyCam in the most advantageous places.'”
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President Trump: Marshawn Lynch showed ‘great disrespect!’ during anthems in Mexico

President Trump on Monday said the NFL should suspend Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the national anthem after the Raiders running back took a seat Sunday before Oakland’s game in Mexico City but stood for Mexico’s national anthem.

Lynch’s moves Sunday weren’t unprecedented. Earlier this season, in NFL games in London, some players kneeled for the U.S. anthem but stood for “God Save the Queen.”

The president’s first tweet of the day pushed him into the sports world again after a weekend in which he was embroiled in a back and forth over how much he helped get three UCLA players released after their detainment in China.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch enjoyed two rushing touchdowns in his first game back from a one-game suspension. It’s the first time Lynch has had two rushing TDs in a game since Dec. 21, 2014.

Kate, who no longer drives for Uber, said she doesn’t want money, but wanted to tell the truth “about a powerful man who felt entitled to my body when all I wanted to do was my job.”

“If I’m silent, I fear that further harm will come to other women, if it hasn’t already,” she said. “He sexually assaulted me, and I have every right to tell the damn truth about it.”

A spokesperson for Uber told BuzzFeed News in a statement that Winston was permanently removed from the app after Kate filed an incident report.
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