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NY Jets coach Rex Ryan says team is desperate for win against St. Louis Rams, feels for angry fans Updated Nov 17, 2012
The Jets have been backing up for a while now, back to when they were 8-5 last season before the bottom fell out. They have lost nine of 12 games since then, lost those games by an average of 16 points. You think about where they were at 8-5, even where…
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  • Programming note: The plan for Week 11 Nov 17, 2012
    "Monday Night Football" is affecting the NFC West schedule for a second time in three weeks, and for the final time this season. I'll be watching broadcasts for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams from my home office Sunday. I'll post wra…
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  • Former NY Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni wins big in Laker shakeup, but his hiring is a gamble for Kobe Bryant

    Still hard to believe, but Mike D’Antoni beat out Phil Jackson for the Lakers job, and the D’Antoni era is expected to start Sunday against the Rockets.
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  • Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg Salas Nov 17, 2012
    The Patriots have made a move to get younger at wide receiver. New England today released veteran Deion Branch and brought Greg Salas up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, Tom Curran of reports. Salas was a 2011 fourth-round draft p…
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  • Jets vs Rams — Game Prediction Nov 17, 2012
      Jets vs St. Louis Rams August 14, 2009 Well, as a Rams fan I hate to say that any other team is not very good, but the NY Jets are not very good. The team is also at odds with itself from the Owner to the Head Coach to the QBs to the rest of the team.…
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  • Matchup: Jets (3-6) at Rams (3-5-1) Nov 17, 2012
    The most popular phrase around the Jets' complex last week - well, besides anonymous players - was self-inflicted wounds.
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  • Amendola’s willing to do anything to avoid another tie Nov 17, 2012
    Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola was just the latest NFL player to get McNabb-ed, to not know that a tie was a possibility. But even if it meant playing all night, he said he’d rather see anything than having to walk away with half a result. Amendola s
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  • McDonald fined for hit on Bradford, Dunbar not fined for hit on Alex Smith Nov 17, 2012
    A defensive player was fined for a hit on a quarterback in Sunday’s Rams-49ers tie, but it wasn’t the player who knocked a quarterback out of the game. Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was not fined for the hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith that cause
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  • Rams Notebook: TE Harkey promoted to active roster Nov 17, 2012
    Undrafted rookie from UCLA has made a good impression on coaches.
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  • Cubs announce 1-year deal with catcher Navarro Nov 17, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs have agreed on terms of a contract with former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro.
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  • Youngsters learn hard lesson on FG delay Nov 17, 2012
    It’s not as if the Rams’ field goal unit was pressed for time when rookie Greg Zuerlein lined up for a 53-yard attempt in overtime last Sunday.
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  • Lakers show up-tempo style in win over Suns Nov 17, 2012
    Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D'Antoni's style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
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  • Video - Exciting Offense 02:34

    Exciting Offense

    Nov 17
    Stephen A. Smith discusses what to expect from the Lakers with Mike D'Antoni as coach.
  • Video - Griffin's Double-Double Powers Clippers 01:06

    Griffin's Double-Double Powers Clippers

    Nov 17
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Los Angeles' 101-80 win over the Bulls.