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Mark said in the same article that it’s also having a negative impact on [the NHL], because 14 out of our 24 U.S. regional ratings are down. That’s a misuse of analytics. First of all, to look at a one week period during the course of the season … the Olympics are apples to apples. Our schedule is apples to oranges. You gotta say, ‘Who was playing, and when?’ Four of the teams that played are down, not meeting expectations this season: Chicago, Detroit, the Rangers and Buffalo. Five of the teams, we’re talking about a rating difference of two-tenths of a ratings point. That made no sense, said Bettman, who said there were also other factors at play.
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The Red Wings scratched veteran defenseman Mike Green for a fourth straight game with an upper-body injury, but he might play Saturday at home against Carolina.

If he’s healthy to play, he’ll play, Blashill said. There’s risk in playing and there’s risk in not playing. There might be teams that want to see him.

Rasmus Ristolainen scored early in the game to put the Sabres ahead and Robin Lehner finished with 35 saves, including some key ones in the extra period.

I know the fans love overtime, but that’s a lot of stress for the coaches, Sabres coach Phil Housley said. I think we were probably taking too much risk in overtime, but Robin bailed us out with a couple huge saves.

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The Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Bengals were awarded the highest picks at the end of the third round: Nos. 97, 98, 99 and 100, respectively. They were handed out based on the losses of Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye, Russell Okung and Andrew Whitworth in 2017 free agency.

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As far as the game clock, that’s going to be a tough one to where everyone is comfortable. Everyone has a ritual and it takes a little time, so it’s probably good that they’re taking a step back before they do something too drastic and players will have to adjust too much.

The Chicago Blackhawks have run out of answers to the same old questions. Why did that defenseman pinch so aggressively? When will Corey Crawford come back? What’s wrong with Brandon Saad? How did last year’s No. 1 seed in the West become one of the worst teams in the NHL?

The team, which lost its eighth consecutive game Thursday night, is clearly at a loss to fix this. I don’t know if it’s the situation we’re in or what, but it seems like we’re lacking that confidence, Saad said after the 3-2 defeat to the Anaheim Ducks. A disappointing stretch has snowballed into a crater so deep the Blackhawks stand no chance of digging out.

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He’s been there, got some big outs for the Cardinals, St. Louis pitching coach Mike Maddux said.

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Although Stafford got off to a slow start — he threw a pick-six on his first pass of the season — he followed that up by throwing for 292 yards and four touchdowns.

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After one particularly brutal game that ended with a trip to the emergency room for a rib injury, “I could not breathe real deeply without pain,” he says. “But I stayed in bed, smoked marijuana, and healed in just a couple of days.”

It also kept him off of joint-damaging anti-inflammatories and addictive opioids such as OxyContin — which is “eaten like candy” in the NFL, Jackson says. “Players get handed bottles of pills.” The Titans’ Morgan says he’s heard of footballers becoming dependent on the drug.

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The NFL responded quickly to the incident, making clear it was “disappointed.” The league’s then executive vice president, Joe Browne, said “it’s unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime.” (Indeed, the network has not.)

MTV released a statement claiming that “the tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance.” The network’s then CEO, Tom Freston, alleged that Jackson alone had “engineered” the stunt.

Over the next week, some 200,000 viewers reportedly complained to the FCC, which later fined CBS $550,000; the decision was tied up in the court system for eight years before finally being tossed out in favor of CBS.

AOL, which had sponsored the halftime event, asked for a refund on its $10 million investment. Advertiser McDonald’s called the incident “inappropriate” — but did not drop Timberlake as its “I’m lovin’ it” spokesman.

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Baltimore, which is coming off a 23-0 win over the Packers in Green Bay, holds the No. 6 and final playoff spot in the AFC. It has the same record as Buffalo, but the Ravens hold the tiebreaker because their conference record (4-3) is better than the Bills (3-3).

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It definitely is a challenge, Blandino said of the catch rule. The rule makes sense. We’ve been through this, the rule goes back 15-20 years. The Jesse James play and others like it look counterintuitive. You have to make fans understand that the rule is written for the officials to make the decision on the field in real time.

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In February, Brown attempted to clean up his image amid a comeback attempt when he appeared on Good Morning America around the Super Bowl to clear the air about his domestic violence case. In the sitdown interview, Brown said he never hit his wife once but admitted that he physically abused her.

I mean I had put my hands on her. I kicked the chair. I held her down. The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage, Brown recalled. I never hit her. I never slapped her. I never choked her. I never did those types of things.

Brown has remained unemployed after he was cut by the Giants on Oct. 25, 2016.

CBS and NBC paid roughly $45 million per game for 10 games.

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Smith’s fourth season in the middle of the Jaguars’ defense was another good one.

He set a new career high with three picks on the year (one for a touchdown). He recorded 76 tackles (plus 26 assisted), one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one sack and five passes defensed in the regular season.

In his fourth season with the Jaguars, Linder remains Jacksonville’s best (and most versatile) offensive lineman. He is vital to a team that has relied on its pass protection and running game in 2017.

The season sweep of the Panthers puts the Saints firmly in control of the NFC South race. But they still must face the Falcons twice, beginning with Thursday night’s game in Atlanta.

The Seahawks still are capable of beating anyone, as the triumph Sunday night over the Eagles demonstrated. Unfortunately for them, they haven’t looked like that consistently enough to believe with much conviction they can make a run through the entire NFC playoffs and reach another Super Bowl.

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Jones was mostly bottled up against Ohio State, yet flashed his suddenness between the tackles on a few occasions. That outing doesn’t change an otherwise spectacular campaign for the junior with a bright NFL future due to his vision and explosiveness.

Kansas City Coach Andy Reid stuck with Alex Smith as the Chiefs’ starter at quarterback even during the 1-6 downward spiral that threatened to undo the team’s season. Reid resisted the temptation to switch to prized rookie Patrick Mahomes.

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The Rockets (32-12) are 3.5 games behind the Warriors (37-10) for first place in the Western Conference standings and the league’s best overall record.

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The Warriors viewed Saturday’s game much differently, with several players dismissing its importance and saying the Rockets are not a concern.

No, Durant responded when asked if it mattered. The season starts over when you’re in the playoffs anyway, so it doesn’t matter. You’re going to have to get through these teams to get to where you want to go. You have to play at home and on the road, so it really doesn’t matter. We just want to be playing good basketball when it comes down to that point.

Kaepernick’s lawyers in the collusion grievance, led by prominent Los Angeles-based attorney Mark J. Geragos, are seeking to conduct depositions with a number of owners. They are seeking records of electronic communications from several teams. They could depose NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Geragos declined to address details of the case Friday when news of the deposition requests became public. But he said in a brief phone interview: Every day that goes by and he doesn’t get signed is another nail in the NFL’s defense.

The fact that Kaepernick, a former Super Bowl starter who had 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions last season for the 49ers, is not in the league does not by itself represent proof of collusion, under the terms of the sport’s collective bargaining agreement. Neither does comparing Kaepernick’s quarterbacking credentials to those of players who are on NFL rosters.