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Lakers' Howard fined $35,000 after flagrant foul

Lakers' Howard fined $35,000 after flagrant foul

CNNSI.com nba.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Thursday for a flagrant foul against Denver's Kenneth Faried.
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  • Covering All Their Bases

    Covering All Their Bases

    denverbroncos.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Broncos’ 2012 season has seen the team pile up 12 victories in a number of different ways. From the furious 21-point comeback win in San Diego that jumpstarted the team’s 10-game winning streak to comfortable victories, Denver has shown the abilit
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  • Broncos need better production on early downs vs. Kansas City

    Broncos need better production on early downs vs. Kansas City

    denverpost.com Dec 27, 2012
    During its current 10-game winning streak, Denver has failed to score 30 or more points only twice.
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  • Broncos vs. Chiefs: Thursday Injury Report

    Broncos vs. Chiefs: Thursday Injury Report

    denverbroncos.com Dec 27, 2012
    Below are the injury reports for the Broncos and Chiefs after Thursday’s practices.
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  • Broncos guard Chris Kuper returns to practice Thursday

    Broncos guard Chris Kuper returns to practice Thursday

    denverpost.com Dec 27, 2012
    Broncos guard Chris Kuper appeared to take another step Thursday in his return to the lineup when he participated in practice drills.
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  • Broncos Blog Scoring Contest: Week 17

    Broncos Blog Scoring Contest: Week 17

    denverbroncos.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Official Broncos Blog Scoring Contest will continue into the playoffs due to popular demand, but here’s a look at the standings entering the final week of the regular season. Things are tightening up near the top, though The Dane still holds the ove
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  • Denver's defensive dominance

    Denver's defensive dominance

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    It is clear Peyton Manning has made a huge impact during Denver’s 12-3 season. However, it has not been all Manning. He’s had help, especially on defense. That unit has been brilliant during the Broncos' 10-game winning streak. Check out these statist
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  • Veterans like Peyton Manning, Elvis Dumervil keep Broncos in ch…

    Veterans like Peyton Manning, Elvis Dumervil keep Broncos in check

    denverpost.com Dec 27, 2012
    Today's question about the Broncos comes from Dan Distler in Joplin, Mo.:Q: I have two questions that are related.
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  • Crennel calls Chiefs Pro Bowl picks 'a bright spot' in season

    Crennel calls Chiefs Pro Bowl picks 'a bright spot' in season

    kansascity.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Chiefs were making no apologies for having five players selected to this season's Pro Bowl despite having a 2-13 record, which is tied for worst in the NFL.
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • Black Monday Is Coming

    Black Monday Is Coming

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.
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  • Working Hard and Having Fun

    Working Hard and Having Fun

    denverbroncos.com Dec 27, 2012
    One of Head Coach John Fox’s favorite sayings is that the NFL is only fun when you’re winning. For the past 10 games, the Broncos have done exclusively that. And have been having plenty of fun in the process. “We’ve got a lot of good guys and it”
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  • Thomas Next in Line for Pro Bowl Berth

    Thomas Next in Line for Pro Bowl Berth

    denverbroncos.com Dec 27, 2012
    In addition to the five Broncos that were named to the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl team, six others were named alternates. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is a first alternate, guard Chris Kuper is a second alternate, guard Zane Beadles, special-teamer David Bruto…
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  • The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get…

    The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrassed

    dimemag.com Dec 27, 2012
    A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and las
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  • Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking Lakers

    Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.
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  • No time off for Broncos' Peyton Manning in game 16

    No time off for Broncos' Peyton Manning in game 16

    denverpost.com Dec 27, 2012
    Brock Osweiler is no Jim Sorgi.In so many of Peyton Manning's best seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Game 16 belonged to backup quarterback Sorgi.
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  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles an industrial-sized headache for Broncos

    Chiefs' Jamaal Charles an industrial-sized headache for Broncos

    denverpost.com Dec 27, 2012
    In another year, in another set of circumstances, sitting in another spot in the standings, Jamaal Charles would be an MVP candidate.
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  • Video - Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos 02:22

    Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Better Seed For Broncos 03:55

    NFL Live OT: Better Seed For Broncos

    Dec 27
    Mark Schlereth and Jason Taylor discuss whether the Broncos would be better off as the 2-seed than the 1-seed.
  • Video - Does Peyton Manning Deserve Pro Bowl Start? 04:31

    Does Peyton Manning Deserve Pro Bowl Start?

    Dec 27
    Eric Mangini, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss Peyton Manning being named the AFC starter in the Pro Bowl.
  • Video - Pro Bowl Snubs 01:19

    Pro Bowl Snubs

    Dec 27
    Adam Schefter gives his list of notable Pro Bowl snubs.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…