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    Giants hoping to finish better against Jaguars

    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST
    JACKSONVILLE, FLA. >> Tom Coughlin's much-maligned defense has a chance to look considerably better Sunday. The Giants (3-8) play at Jacksonville (1-10), which is averaging an NFL-low 14.6 points and managed just a field goal in a lopsided loss at Indianapolis last week. It appears to be a favorable matchup for the Giants, who will try to end a six-game losing streak. 
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    Rice wins appeal, gets NFL suspension lifted
    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST - NEW YORK >> An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract." Whether any team will consider signing him is another matter. Full Story

    RED SOX
    Reports: Red Sox snag Ramirez, may have Sandoval, too

    Free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval have both agreed to deals with the Red Sox, several media outlets reported Monday. Full Story
    PATRIOTS
    (Jim Mone — Associated Press)
    Fast starts by Packers a concern for Patriots

    Green Bay has outscored last four foes 128-9 in first half
    FOXBOROUGH >> The New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best teams in the first half. Full Story
    CELTICS
    Red-hot Blazers wear down the Celtics

    BOSTON (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Full Story




     
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    Giants hoping to finish better against Jaguars

    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST
    JACKSONVILLE, FLA. >> Tom Coughlin's much-maligned defense has a chance to look considerably better Sunday. The Giants (3-8) play at Jacksonville (1-10), which is averaging an NFL-low 14.6 points and managed just a field goal in a lopsided loss at Indianapolis last week. It appears to be a favorable matchup for the Giants, who will try to end a six-game losing streak. 
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    Rice wins appeal, gets NFL suspension lifted
    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST - NEW YORK >> An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract." Whether any team will consider signing him is another matter. Full Story

    Underdog status: Panthers used to playing party-spoiler in state tournament
    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> When the Hoosick Falls football team traveled to Syracuse in 2012 for its second championship game in program history, their opponent, Hornell, was on a 51-game winning streak. But the Panthers weren't awed. Using an attack led by quarterback Billy Pine and tailback Brad Burns, they ended Hornell's win streak in a 34-21 win that wasn't that close, especially in the second Full Story

    OFFENSIVE LINE LEADING THE WAY FOR HOOSICK FALLS
    11/28/2014 09:21 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Some of the most successful football teams, at any level, have their offensive linemen healthy throughout the season and working together. For the 12-0 Hoosick Falls football team, all five linemen have been there since day one of training camp and now stand hours from playing for a state championship, today at the Carrier Dome at 3 p. Full Story

    Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead
    11/27/2014 09:48 PM EST - ARLINGTON, TEXAS >> LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn't walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for McCoy, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles. Full Story

    Megatron shines as Lions top Bears
    11/27/2014 09:48 PM EST - DETROIT >> After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Full Story

    More in common than a number between Brady and Rodgers
    11/27/2014 09:47 PM EST - FOXBOROUGH, MASS. >> Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season's first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams' slow starts. It's no coincidence New England and Green Bay are now playing at extremely high levels. Full Story

    (Ariana Cubillos/AP)
    Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

    CARACS, Venezuela (AP) — In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Full Story