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    Seahawks trade Kevin Norwood to Panthers for undisclosed draft pick

  • Night net null 夜网论坛 The Panthers have acquired wide receiver Kevin Norwood from the Seahawks for an undisclosed 2017 draft pick, the team announced Monday.Norwood was initially told he would be among Seattle's roster cuts Tuesday, though the team was able to reach an agreement with Carolina after the Panthers were bombarded by injuries to Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess and De’Andre Presley.  MORE: Each team's best, worst offseason moves | Carolina has nice toy in Shaq Thompson "Kevin gives us another player to compete at the wide receiver position," general manager Dave Gettleman said in a release. "He has the size you look for along with toughness and smarts. We studied him a lot going into last year’s draft and we look forward to having him as part of our receiving corps." Norwood, 25, caught nine passes for 102 yards in nine games (two starts) as a rookie last season. The former Alabama standout tallied 81 catches for 1,275 yards and 12 touchdowns during his college career.[......]

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    Congressman wants names of Night net employees who use DraftKings, FanDuel

  • Night net null New Jersey congressman Frank Pallone (D) wants to know the names of Night net employees who have used the daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel within the last year, per The Hill.Pallone sent a letter to each website asking for the names of players, coaches, referees, training personnel and other team staff members who have used these fantasy sports sites. He also addresses the concern over these websites being so closely tied with the league. MORE: NF-LOL | DFS player: How daily fantasy ruined my life"The deep involvement of professional sports with daily fantasy sports raises questions about whether these practices are truly distinguishable from prohibited sports betting and other forms of gambling," he writes. In addition to the names, Pallone also wants to know the total amount of entry fees and winnings for each individual on the list. He points out a rule that states Night net employees cannot accept gifts that exceed $250. He also wants to know how the sites monitor which users have connections to the Night net. Pallone didn't just send letters, either. He has spoken publicly about this issue."The truth is that we do not know if these participants are being closely monitored because the industry is currently operating within a legal void," Pallone said. "This, once again, reiterates exactly why we need a Congressional hearing to review these daily fantasy sites. We need more information on how these companies are functioning and how they relate to the sports leagues and the players who stand to profit."Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has joined Pallone in asking the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into the industry. Both congressmen feel fantasy sports should be legal, but they are concerned about how it is monitored following an insider trading scandal.Eventually a law firm hired by DraftKings found there to be no wrong-doing in the scandal. A DraftKings participant won $350,000 on FanDuel the same day he released internal player data. The 夜网论坛law firm found he did not have access to the data until after his lineup was set.While there was no wrong-doing found, the incident brought a lot of attention to the two sites regarding how they are monitored.[......]

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    Hobbled Julio Jones can’t get open against Redskins

  • Night net Julio Jones’ right hamstring was wrapped as tight as a nervous flyer, but it was his hands that were really shaky.Listed as "questionable" entering the Falcons’ game against Washington because of a hamstring issue, Jones was on course for his first no-catch game in four years when the Falcons went to halftime trailing the Skins, 7-3. MORE: Night net scoreboard | Worst of Week 5 | Terry Bradshaw blasts Greg Hardy, Jerry JonesJones caught a 20-yard pass early in the second half, but was still having a tough time getting open.  Jones dropped an easy one in the first quarter, had the ball sail over his hands on that same series for an interception and later dropped a tough but catchable throw from quarterback Matt Ryan on a short inside pattern while well-covered by the 夜网论坛Skins’ Will Blackmon.With emerging wide receiver Leonard Hankerson leaving the game early because of a rib injury — he received X-rays in the locker room, and his return was deemed questionable – Ryan was struggling to find a reliable target and wound up guilty of two first-half turnovers.PHOTOS: Best of Week 5 | National Family Guy League The Falcons put together a good drive to start the second half, but it stalled when Ryan again could find no open receivers and ended with another missed field goal. Hankerson and young Nick Williams each had one catch, and their combined 26 yards represented all the production from Atlanta wide receivers before halftime.Jones redeemed himself — sort of — in the fourth quarter when he fell on a fumble in the end zone for a Falcons touchdown.[......]

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    Photos, new details emerge in Greg Hardy's assault case

  • Night net null New details regarding the assault case against Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy have emerged in  an investigative report by Deadspin .The website was able to obtain hundreds of pages of records, such as police reports, interview transcripts and pictures that were previously unseen. The records include information already public, but there is a lot to take away from the report. MORE: Players arrested on DV charges  | Rooting against Greg HardyThis is why Night net star Greg Hardy was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend https://t.co/8OZijp2R6F pic.twitter.com/pj3NAo4nrd— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 6, 2015Nicole Holder, the accuser, gave a police interview on the night of the incident, May 13, 2014. During the interview she said the night was going along fine until Hardy starting "bringing up some stuff that had happened in our past." She says he called her slut and things became "very escalated." "I tried to get up, he pushed me … then I start fighting back, he threw me into the bathroom, I hit the back of the shower wall and fell into the bathtub where he pulled me out … dragged me into the bedroom, picked me up again, threw me down on his futon that had guns sitting on it so I landed on the guns, which is why my back looks the way that it does … and then I fell from there onto the floor where he stood above me and strangled with two hands."She then says Hardy told her he "should kill" her, and she told him go ahead. She said Hardy "looked insane" when he was choking her and added, "his pupils were tiny, I mean he looked … crazy. Related News Night net players arrested on domestic violence charges during Roger Goodell's reign "He looked so crazy. His face, it was just blank," she said. "I mean I've never seen him look at me like that … never."MORE HARDY: Shame on you, Night net  | Shame on you, Cowboys  | Seriously, Dallas?The report  includes more details about what happened that night and the nature of Hardy and Holder's relationship. The dozens of photos obtained show that Holder appeared to suffer severe bruising that night, especially to her back and arms. Hardy was found guilty by a judge of assaulting a female and communicating threats. However, during his appeal, Holder failed to show up to testify, and the prosecutor's office dropped the charges. The o夜网论坛ffice also said they had "reliable information" that the two sides reached a civil settlement, although no details were provided on the settlement. On Thursday, Hardy's charges were expunged . Hardy was a member of the Panthers at the time of the assault. He initially was suspended 10 games, but that was reduced to four. He was signed by the Cowboys in the offseason and has three sacks i[......]

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    Buccaneers rookie Kwon Alexander's big game comes after tragic loss of brother

  • Night net There are not enough words in the lexicon of loss. We will speak of of the weekend's worst losses, football misfortunes. Soberly, we will reflect on the fallen — ACLs and Achilles and seasons torn asunder.Then we'll be reminded that loss is often more than pigskin deep.  MORE: Sports figures we lost in 2015 | Best performances of Week 8On paper, Kwon Alexander won Sunday. The Buccaneers upset the Falcons, 23-20, in overtime. And the rookie fourth-round linebacker played a huge part. After having a 90-yard interception return reversed on a penalty, Alexander secured two takeaways the officials couldn't take away. He forced a fumble with an incredibly strong strip of Falcons receiver Julio Jones. He intercepted another Matt Ryan Pass in the second quarter as Atlanta entered Tampa Bay territory. Then once the game had ended, once that win was secure — Alexander let go, his emotion overwhelming him. For he felt loss.On Friday, Alexander's teenage brother Broderick Taylor II was shot and killed in Oxford, Ala. according to the Anniston Star. Taylor was 17. Taylor was shot in the chest. Taylor was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m., less than 48 hours before kickoff in Atlanta. In the cruel hours in between the tragedy in Oxford and the game in Atlanta, Alexander expressed a parcel of his grief through Instagram.   I miss my lil brother man ! I can't believe you left me man! I know you looking over me right now! Man I just wish you was here man! I can't believe you gone man ! I love you man! I can't even sleep right now bruh ! I'm hurting so bad in the inside man! I love you man ! I will play for you bro the rest of my career because I know you would want me ball for ya ! I love you man! Big bro gone hold it down mane! #RIPLILBROD 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😭😭A photo posted by Kwon Alexander!🙏🏾 (@_alexanderthegreat58) on Oct 31, 2015 at 12:01am PDT   This one for you lil bro! Big bro gotcha I promise you that! ! #RIHLILBRODA photo posted by Kwon Alexander!🙏🏾 (@_alexanderthegreat58) on Nov 1, 2015 at 6:56am PST The word "love" comes up three times in that caption — a ca夜网论坛ption containing a mourning brother's confession: "I can't even sleep right now bruh! I'm hurting so bad in the inside man!" The tendency is to make this a story of triumph over tragedy, to laud Alexander for overcoming. But the truth is this: That pain remains. That sleep still won't come easy.That Alexander played well is commendable. That he found the inner control necessary to help his team win, incredible."I told him in 16 years, I haven't seen a player play a perfect game," Bucs linebacker coach said of Alexander in early October. "What you can control is how hard and how fast you play. He plays hard and he plays fast."Alexander's reaction then to his first interception: "I was so happy."A second interception for his first season helped the Bucs beat a team they shouldn't beat.But this one comes with a more complex emotion — emotion t[......]

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    Broncos have Super Bowl strength in their defensive numbers

  • Night net The Broncos are an impressive 5-0, but the defensive stats behind that start are even more eye-popping.They lead the Night net in yardage defense and are second in scoring defense. They are No. 5 against the run and No. 5 against the pass. They have a league-best 22 sacks. They’ve matched seven interceptions with seven fumble recoveries. They have scored three defensive touchdowns to win three of those games. MORE: Week 6 Night net Power Rankings | FANTASY: Week 6 D/ST rankings  Yet, everyone still focuses on how much Denver has struggled offensively with Peyton Manning, and how much that will limit its chances of being a factor in the AFC. In an era of pass-happy teams and weekly point explosions, that’s just ignoring championship-level dominance on the other side of the ball.The last time a team looked this defensively dominant across the board wasn’t too long ago — the Broncos should remember it well: Seattle in 2013, all the way through whipping Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.Just like those fully-loaded Seahawks, it’s hard to find weaknesses or lack of depth through every level of this Broncos unit.Von Miller and夜网论坛 DeMarcus Ware have combined for 7.5 sacks and are rated Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 and No. 5 outside linebackers (in a 3-4). Behind them, rookie Shane Ray has two sacks.Malik Jackson and Vance Walker have been PFF’s No. 12 and No. 18 3-4 defensive ends. Behind them, Antonio Smith has played well, and that rotation has been further boosted by the return of Derek Wolfe from suspension.Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib, their elite cornerbacks, each have returned one of their two interceptions for touchdowns.Behind them, Bradley Roby has a pick and scored the game-winning touchdown against the Chiefs on a fumble return.Darian Stewart has been excellent as a coverage safety, while T.J. Ward has been a run-stopping and blitzing (two sacks) force. Behind them, David Bruton has a sack and INT to his credit.So it’s not fair that Brandon Marshall ties it all together as PFF’s top-rated inside linebacker so far with his 41 total tackles, or that equally-speedy Danny Trevathan has 31 more tackles playing next to him.MORE: Should Denver trade for Matt Forte? | Ware to miss Browns game Every kind of number makes the Broncos’ defense look great in the present under Wade Phillips, but it also gives them credentials to stack up with the best Super Bowl-winning units from the past 15 years.The 2000 Ravens were first in scoring defense and second yardage defense. The ‘02 Buccaneers were first in both categories. The ‘05 Steelers were third and fourth. The ’08 Steelers were first in both. The ’10 Packers were second and fifth.It comes back to the Seahawks, who are two-time reigning leaders in both scoring and yardage defense. You might remember they just fell a yard short of making it back-to-back Super Bowl victories.Everything the defense is doing now won’t matter to the Bronc[......]

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    FanDuel CEO calls for government regulation of daily fantasy sports

  • Night net Baseball Basketball MLB NBA null Nigel Eccles, who founded FanDuel in 2009, wants consumers to trust the daily fantasy product and said he thinks government regulation may be the best way to ensure that.Earlier this week, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association announced it would form an oversight committee to self-regulate both DraftKings and FanDuel, the market leaders. Both companies have said they'd welcome oversight, but Eccles' statement is the strongest stance either has taken. MORE: Best FanDuel Week 8 lineup | DFS can ruin lives"We have always been committed to protecting our players and the industry as a whole, and we will continue to be," Eccles said in a letter to FanDuel users. "That said, it has become apparent to me that our industry has grown to a size where a more formal, industry-wide approach is needed. To be clear, our industry needs strong, common sense, enforceable consumer protection requirements to ensure its continued growth and success."Eccles said he would support state regulations on daily fantasy similar to the recent legislation introduced in Illinois aimed at protecting consumers in the state from “draining” their bank accounts by playing too much and making sure they have a legitimate chance of winning.Trouble arose with the fantasy sites when a DraftKings employee admitted that he prematurely released information not available to all participants on the site the same week he won $350,000 in a contest on FanDuel.MORE: Scandal shakes DFS foundation, brings to light problems in industryNevada regulators have already ruled daily fantasy contests require a gaming license to operate in the state. Other states are considering adjusting laws to ban the games altogether, joining Arizona, Montana, Louisiana, Iowa and Washi夜网论坛ngton.Read Eccles' full letter to FanDuel users here.[......]

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    Eddie George joins Broadway cast of Chicago The Musical

  • Night net No running back in Titans franchise history has run for more yards than Eddie George, who entered the Night net in 1996.No Broadway revival has run for more years than Chicago The Musical, which returned to New York's biggest stage in 1996. PHOTOS: Athletes who became actors | O.J. Simpson's acting careerFor years, George and the cast of Chicago have traveled disparate, parallel paths, exciting starkly different audiences with long runs and entertaining performances. Come January, those paths will converge. Chicago The Musical announced via its Twitter that George will make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn. .@Night net Legend & Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn. pic.twitter.com/7ML5pL4Yll— Chicago The Musical (@ChicagoMusical) October 26, 2015George has already received positive reviews for his stage performances in Nashville, where he has taken on roles such as Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the lead in The Whipping Man, produced by Nashville Repertory Theatre.The official press release from Chicago The Musical was happy to sing his acting accolades on stage and screen:Eddie George makes his Broadway debut in Chicago following stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. ... George won screen time in such TV series as NBC’s American Dream Builders and in such films as Best Man Holiday and The Game Plan. Since then, George has worked to refine his craft onstage, including not only the credits indicated above, but also work with his Nashville-based theatrical troupe, Actors By George, which he founded in 2012.George, a modern-day Renaissance man, makes his way to Broadway 20 years after he won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 for his exploits at Ohio State. In nine years as an Night net quarterback, George rushed for more than 10,000 yards, earning trips to four Pro Bowls and in 2000, the distinction of being a first-team all-pro running back.He didn't slow down in his post-playing career, earning an MBA from Northwestern University and joining the board of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.Now, the former lead back wil夜网论坛l take on a lead role, depicting defense attorney Billy Flynn — a mischievous albeit charming character. George seems poised to outlast another athlete that made the jump to Broadway. Muhammad Ali appeared in "Buck White" in 1969. The show only lasted seven performances.And if George and Chicago The Musical have had any common goal in mind since 1996, it's this: Stop at nothing to keep the run going.[......]

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    Adrian Peterson downgraded to questionable with illness

  • Night net null null 夜网论坛 null Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's clash against the Lions with an undisclosed illness.Peterson, who's also been dealing with a finger injury, was originally listed as probable after being limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, before returning for a full session Friday. MORE: Week 7 picks straight-up But the Vikings official Twitter page posted Saturday that Peterson has been downgraded. Adrian Peterson (illness) has been downgraded to questionable for #MINvsDET— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 24, 2015Peterson has averaged 107.1 rushing yards per game in his career against the Lions, including 192 yards from scrimmage in their first meeting this season in Week 2.If Peterson's unable to go, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will split carries in his place.[......]

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    Colts QB Andrew Luck reportedly will start against Patriots

  • Night net null null null Quarterback Andrew Luck, who this week declared himself "pretty darn close" to returning from a shoulder injury, will indeed start for the Colts on Sunday night against夜网论坛 the unbeaten Patriots, Night net.com reported.#Colts QB Andrew Luck will return tonight against the #Patriots, source says. He's good to go -- & could've played last Thursday if needed— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2015MORE: Week 6 picks against the spread | Fantasy QB rankings for Week 6 In Luck's absence the past two weeks, Matt Hasselbeck, 40, has led Indianapolis (3-2) to victories against the Jaguars and Texans.Sunday's game is a rematch of last season's AFC Championship, as well as the flash point for Deflategate, so it's hardly a surprise that Luck is eager to get back in the lineup for the rivalry game.[......]

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