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Concussions force Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra into retirement

[ad_1] Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra is retiring from football because of multiple concussions, including a recent one in practice.Calcaterra announced his decision Thursday in a video posted on Twitter. He hasn't played since Oct. 5 against Kansas. The junior said in the video he has had his "fair share of concussions" during his career and consulted with doctors at Oklahoma, and specialists around the country, before reaching the decision

Three-goal third period lifts Blue Jackets to 5-4 win over Red Wings

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar past Jimmy Howard came 63 seconds after Bjorkstrand’s tying power-play goal. The teams traded goals later in the period, but the Jackets held on for a 5-4
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Tim Tebow gives ‘one of the toughest goodbyes’ to his pet dog Bronco in emotional video post

[ad_1] They say a dog is a human's best friend. Well, former Florida star quarterback and ESPN television analyst Tim Tebow, for one, showed how much his dog meant to him.Tebow posted an emotional tribute to his pet dog, Bronco, after the nine-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback passed away Wednesday."One of the toughest goodbyes," Tebow wrote on Instagram. "Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever -- thank you

Jonathan Williams turns short run into big play for first TD since 2016

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Williams, starting Thursday in place of the injured Marlon Mack (hand), capped a 11-play, 66-yard drive that featured 10 rushing plays with the best run of the drive.Williams started up the middle, where he was met by Texans linebackers Zach Cunningham and Benardrick McKinney after what should have been a short gain. Williams broke free from both players and bounced to the
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Carmelo Anthony’s trainer says workouts molded new approach

[ad_1] The trainer who led Carmelo Anthony's workouts over the summer and before his joining the Portland Trail Blazers cold turkey on Tuesday says the forward was able to stay NBA-ready by embracing an overhaul of his game.Trainer Alex Bazzell said in an in-depth interview with SNY that they zeroed in on pushing Anthony to improve his defensive effort -- especially against the pick-and-roll -- and to make quicker decisions
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ESPN’s 2019 All-MLB Team

[ad_1] 7:09 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"At the end of every baseball season, the MVP and Cy Young voting do a reasonable job of distinguishing the elite of the elite in Major League Baseball. In terms of a position-by-position breakdown, though, the sport's only recognition comes from All-Star voting in the middle of the year.

Rams’ Brandin Cooks — No concern over potential for another concussion

[ad_1] 8:45 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams receiver Brandin Cooks, who suffered two concussions in a 25-day span, cleared the concussion protocol Thursday and is expected to return to the field Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens."To be able to come back out
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Colts vs. Texans – Game Summary – November 21, 2019

[ad_1] NRG Stadium Line: HOU -3.5 Over/Under: 47 Down:1st & 9Ball on:IND 9Drive:0 plays, 0 yds0 plays, 0 yards, 0:00 INDHOU502020INDHOU304050403010202010K.Fairbairn kicks 65 yards from HST 35 to IND 0. N.Hines to IND 19 for 19 yards (P.Kalambayi). PENALTY on IND-J.Wilkins, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 9 yards, enforced at IND 18. FOX/NFL1234TColts000Texans033second QuarterINDHOUFG13:46Ka'imi Fairbairn Made 35 Yrd Field Goal10 plays, 37 yards, 4:3003 Data is currently unavailable. To help

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey youngest to join Madden 99 club

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Christian McCaffrey's acrobatic and lightning-quick moves have been compared by opponents to those seen on video games, so it should come as no surprise the Carolina Panthers running back now is a member of the exclusive Madden 99 Club.The 23-year-old, on pace to break Chris Johnson's single-season record for total yards from scrimmage, on Thursday was presented a plaque for becoming the youngest player to obtain

Niners TE George Kittle returns to practice, hopes to face Packers

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers welcomed perhaps their best player back to practice on Thursday, a sign that he could also be available for a huge Sunday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers.Niners tight end George Kittle, who has missed the past two games with knee and ankle problems, participated in his first practice since suffering the injuries in an Oct. 31 win against the