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Month: December 2017

Sports
From our friends at Sports Illustrated: LeSean McCoy had 11 carriers for 10 yards before leaving the game. By Khadrice Rollins December 31, 2017 Bills running back LeSean McCoy was carted off the field with an ankle injury and is out for the remainder of the game, the team announced. Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reports that X-rays were negative on Mccoy's ankle and the team believes I have suffered a sprained ankle. McCoy exited the game early in the third quarter after being tackled by Miami''s Chase Allen. The Bills are 8-7 and playing for one of the two AFC Wild Card spots. McCoy ...
Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Fired

Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Fired

Sports
From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Chuck Pagano and his wife reportedly met with owner Jim Irsay for about 45 minutes. By Dan Gartland December 31, 2017 The Colts have fired head coach Chuck Pagano after his first losing season with the team, the team announced. The Colts beat the Texans 22-13 in Sunday's season finale, after which Pagan and his wife met with owner Jim Irsay for about 45 minutes. The move was widely expected. “Call me crazy,” Pagano told reporters before meeting with Irsay. “I'm a believer to the core. I don't know what tomorrow brings. I don't know what the n
Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against ex-mayor

Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against ex-mayor

Politics
From our friends at ABC News: The City of Seattle has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose sexual abuse claims effectively ended the political career of former Mayor Ed Murray. City Attorney Pete Holmes announced late Saturday that the city will pay Delvonn Heckard $150,000 to resolve the lawsuit, which, along with accusations by others, led to Murray's resignation in September. The lawsuit claimed Murray raped and molested Heckard as a teen. It also blamed the city for enabling the Democrat to use his political office to slander Heckard and others for months as the mayor denied the allegations. The AP typically does not identify alleged victims of sex abuse, but Heckard said he wants his name made public. "With this settlement, the city takes an important step in putting...
Texans GM Rick Smith Takes ‘Extended Leave of Absence’ to Care for Wife With Breast Cancer

Texans GM Rick Smith Takes ‘Extended Leave of Absence’ to Care for Wife With Breast Cancer

Sports
From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Rick Smith is stepping aside from the Texans. By Dan Gartland December 31, 2017 Texans general manager Rick Smith is taking “an extended leave of absence” after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, I have announced after Sunday's game. “Effective immediately, I have chosen to take an extended leave of absence to focus my attention and intention on my wife''s complete recovery from her recent diagnosis of breast cancer,” Smith said in a statement. “I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston yet my family needs me no
Watch: Corey Coleman Drop Clinches Winless Season for Browns

Watch: Corey Coleman Drop Clinches Winless Season for Browns

Sports
From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Just heartbreaking for Corey Coleman. By Dan Gartland December 31, 2017 It's only fitting that the Browns’ nightmare of a 2017 season ended like this. Cleveland faced a fourth-and-2 in the final minutes of Sunday's game against the Steelers, with the ball in Pittsburgh territory. DeShone Kizer did his part to keep hope alive by avoiding a suffocating Steelers pass rush and found an open Corey Coleman by the sideline. Coleman, though, simply dropped the ball. The Steelers were then able to run out the clock and seal Cleveland's fate as the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. But hey, at least the team's Twitter account has a good sense o