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January 18, 2019

Offense wins championships in the new NFL.

For the first time since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, none of the teams playing this weekend in the conference title game has a defense ranked in the top 10 in total yards. Only New England is among the top 10 in fewest points allowed.

But the…

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January 17, 2019

WILSON — The North Carolina Baseball Museum, located in a low rise building running down the third-base line of Fleming Stadium in Wilson, has more than 7,000 items to peruse through, from baseball cards, to jerseys, to pamphlets, to paintings, to bats, to pictures, to newspaper…

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January 17, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh earned multiple All-Pro honors, Pro Bowl selections and tens of millions of dollars during his first eight NFL seasons.

The imposing defensive lineman had never won a playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. When he was free to choose his next team…

January 17, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After patiently approaching his season in charge of the Minnesota Wild, general manager Paul Fenton has taken his first steps toward remaking the roster.

If the Wild don’t pick up the pace in the Western Conference race, more moves could be coming soon.

The Wild…

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January 14, 2019

A year ago, when the Los Angeles Rams finished the season 11-5 but lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the wild card round of the playoffs, the consensus was that they were a young team a year ahead of schedule.

This past Saturday, hosting the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams this time proved their legitimacy…

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January 14, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Marcus Peters was in Amari Cooper’s face from the Cowboys’ opening drive until the postgame handshakes, where the Los Angeles Rams cornerback gave one last shove to the Dallas receiver.

Peters didn’t win all of his matchups with Cooper. In fact, his…

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January 10, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.

Gurley won’t be watching the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys…

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January 07, 2019

(This story — The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster — originally appeared at The Hardball Times and is reprinted with permission from The Hardball Times and FanGraphs.)

This is the third and final part of a three-part series. You can read the story in its entirety here.

On one…

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January 05, 2019

Tarboro native Tyquan Lewis, a rookie on the Indianapolis Colts, did not play in Saturday’s playoff game against the Houston Texans.

The defensive end suffered a knee injury in the Colts’ Week 17 game against the Titans.

Lewis finished the regular season with eight games played, and…

January 05, 2019

With every new year comes new opportunities to tell new and interesting stories, and that’s what we intend to do with 2018 closing and 2019 beginning.

But, with all the moments worth documenting that happen over the course of a 12-month span, we wanted to take one final look, and wrap one…

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