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Dierdorf spent his entire 13-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, and that led to six Pro Bowl selections and five first-team All Pro selections. Dierdorf played through multiple injuries and enjoyed a stretch from 1974-78 during which he rarely gave up sacks. Dierdorf made the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is the color analyst for Michigan football.

This time they were joined by the American Football Coaches Association, the National Football Foundation, the NCAA Football Oversight Committee, and the NCAA Football Rules Committee USA Football. That January proposal was voted on and accepted Friday by the Division I Council. Balancing player workload has also been an awkward issue for the NCAA in court. In an effort to compensate for it, teams are allowed to start training camp a week earlier to further spread the practice schedule out.

For instance, in 2015 Bret Bielema stopped doing them at Arkansas. Georgia Tech nixed them last offseason. And others scaled the practice back, like in 2015, when Georgia only scheduled one day of them, and it was rained out.

The paradigm has shifted to be smarter about how players train in a violent sport. You’ll never take all the contact out of the game, but reducing it is important to player safety.
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The Tigers have won four conference titles in 101 football seasons, but 10 years after a 1992 Division II playoff bid, they jumped to I-AA/FCS. They’ve averaged 1.5 wins in the years since. It’s perpetually the country’s most daunting rebuild. (Other SSU sports have had some more highlights, such as the baseball program and the greatly improved men’s basketball program.)

Most historically black colleges have faced resource disadvantages for decades, and though movements like the Celebration Bowl and Grambling State’s renewal are restoring hope on the field, Division I is a high bar for plenty of smaller schools of all kinds.

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Although he coined the phrase earlier. As he explained in an interview with NFL Countdown his second season in the league:

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By the end of his first NFL season, he already had a grill with the phrase.

The meaning of the phrase varies. Sometimes, it’s a nickname for Lynch. Sometimes, it’s the bruising, take-no-prisoners style with which he runs. Sometimes it’s specific runs he’s made.

The Golden State Warriors head into their series with the Trail Blazers as the No. 1 seed in the West as well as having the best overall record in the NBA at 67-15. The matchup will begin Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET and is a rematch of last years second-round series in which the Warriors won in five games. Once again, Golden State will be the heavy favorite in this contest.

The Warriors are now back at full strength heading into the playoffs since Kevin Durant has returned after suffering a sprained MCL. Thats bad news for Portland, who will be without center Jusuf Nurkic. He was a big part of the Blazers success in the second half of the season after being traded from the Nuggets. Somehow a combination of Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard will try and manage without him on the inside.

Bengals’ Adam Jones goes off on reporter after question about his arrest

“You out the [interview]. Turn around. Go back that way. See you. Next question. That’s his last interview for the year.” Afterward, Morrison says that the reporter complied, but Jones continued to go after the reporter, who walked away from Jones’ locker.

Jones then walked to the restroom after the interview and yelled at the reporter for asking “stupid ass [expletive] questions.” When he returned from the restroom, Jones continued, and told the reporter to “shut the [expletive] up,” according to Morrsion.

Head coach Marvin Lewis eventually made his way to the locker room, and helped calm Jones down.

Jones was charged with three misdemeanors from the arrest that was in question — assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business — including a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance. That felony charge was later dropped.
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Jones has reportedly been taking anger management classes since his arrest.

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Boston nearly moved heaven and earth to bring Jimmy Butler to Beantown during the All-Star break, but their efforts were fruitless. They reportedly wanted to keep Crowder in any deal that would have brought the All-Star forward to town, while the Bulls weren’t about to get fleeced out of their best player.

Butler showed exactly how valuable of a player he is on Sunday — that’s arguably the most valuable in this series.

This is somehow still a race after the Cavaliers collapsed against the Hawks.

When I say it’s Jordan and everyone else, I don’t mean to suggest that he’s bigger than the tournament or incapable of being beat — we’ve seen that already. It’s just different when he’s on one, and he’s been on one every single year he’s played this event in his nascent career. The still and silent scene at the 15th accentuated this difference.

On Thursday, he was on that same hill and a similar distance away, just 98 yards from the flag. Six strokes later, he’d be in the hole with his second quadruple bogey in as many Masters rounds. This time, he put it seven inches from the cup. With the ball in the air, the crowd started to murmur with anticipation, nervous that another water ball might be coming. But this was a different shot from a different angle, and that quietude turned into one of the loudest roars of the week as the ball nearly went in the hole. He had to gesture to the grandstands to pipe down as Phil went to play his next shot. Spieth tapped in for birdie to get to 5-under and momentarily within a shot of a lead that soon looked like it would be his.

This is somehow still a race after the Cavaliers collapsed against the Hawks. Cleveland was in the driver’s seat, but back-to-back defeats to Atlanta — once when the Hawks sat key players, once after blowing a 26-point fourth quarter lead — has brought the Celtics back.

Current tiebreaker: Cleveland has a 3-1 head-to-head lead on Boston.

Lillard’s final line: 59 points, 18-of-34 shooting, 9-of-14 on threes, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and plus-20 for the night. He shot 14-of-16 from the free throw line, while being the only Blazer to shoot free throws at all.

The 59-point game is the third highest we’ve had this season — reached 70 points a couple weeks ago, while Klay Thompson put up 60. Lillard had previously set his career high last season at 51 points. It also brings the total number of players with 50-point games this season up to 11, which is an NBA record.

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North Carolina has first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson.

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Both teams are loaded with talent at every position, which means is the perfect recipe for the creation of both a legendary title game and a new March Madness immortal.

North Carolina has first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson. Gonzaga counters with second-team All-American and West Coast Conference Player of the Year Nigel Williams-Goss. UNC has a freshman in Tony Bradley who is capable of giving the world an early look at his unlimited potential with a surprisingly heroic performance in the national title game. The Zags counter with a freshman of their own in Collins, who sort of did just that in the team’s win over Oregon two days ago.
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Gonzaga’s perimeter defense is excellent. Opponents have made just 29.5 percent of their three-point tries against the Zags, and they take precious few three-pointers against them in general. That’s because Gonzaga’s guards, Nigel Williams-Goss, Jordan Mathews, Josh Perkins, and Silas Melson, are tenacious defenders. Teams aren’t going inside against Gonzaga because they think shooting over Karnowski and Collins sounds fun. They’re doing it because there’s no other place to go.

Shooting threes isn’t exactly North Carolina’s game. Only about 25 percent of the Heels’ shots from the field this season have been threes, and only 36 percent of those have gone through. They don’t like to shoot them and don’t make that many when they do. If Karnowski, Collins, and Johnathan Williams can force the Heels into an outside game, Gonzaga will become a heavy favorite to win.

Players like Alex Ovechkin may not have a way to get to Pyeongchang if the NHL steps in.

The NHL is officially not making room in their 2017-18 schedule for the Winter Olympics this upcoming February. While the league as a whole opted out, many wondered if individual players would be able to get around their owners and still go.

Late Monday evening, the answer became a bit clearer. According to a report from TSN’s Rick Westhead, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told an agent meeting that the NHL is expected to prevent owners from allowing individual players to head to Pyeongchang.

Romo will be taking over for Phil Simms alongside Nantz, a duo that has been in place for almost two decades. In the release, Chairman of CBS Sports Sean McManus said that Simms’ future would be discussed at the network.
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With regards to Romo, McManus said, “Tony has been one of the NFL’s biggest stars for the past decade, and we are thrilled to welcome him to CBS Sports.”

“He will bring the same passion, enthusiasm and knowledge that he displayed on the field to the broadcast booth,” McManus added. “He brings a fresh and insightful perspective to our viewers having just stepped off the field. We know Tony will quickly develop into a terrific analyst, and alongside Jim Nantz, will become a must-listen for fans each week.”

Authentic Youth Mike Bibby Jersey As of right now, it appears Romo will be comfortably enjoying NFL Sundays in the broadcast booth, even as the Cowboys released him. Time will tell if that stands as the season progresses.

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Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden will miss the rest of the 2017 season after being placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Hayden suffered a groin injury during last Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans, and will go on the mend until 2017 as a result.

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Atkins is a different story. He has been a starter since 2011, his second season, and hasn’t had a significant injury throughout his entire career. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2017, and is regarded as one of the top defensive tackles in the game. But so much of playing that position — really, any position — relies on leverage and puts pressure on the knees.

It’s just the Bengals’ luck, as Atkins signed a five-year, $55 million extension on Sep. 2. He sustained the ACL injury against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 31 and realistically he’s looking at a return right around training camp next season. Then again, ACL injuries are rough and Atkins could be out longer or not look the same for some time.

Both players should be ready around the same time next year, it seems. It will be interesting to see how Atkins handles the recovery and if Hall, who sustained the Achilles tear on separate ankles, regresses after another major injury.