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Ricky O'Donnell

Becky Hammon won the Spurs a late challenge after convincing Gregg Popovich to go for it

Pop didn’t want to challenge a late foul call on Jimmy Butler until Hammon convinced him to go for it.

The San Antonio Spurs were fighting off a comeback attempt from the Miami Heat in the final minutes of Sunday’s game when the NBA’s new coaching challenge rule came into play. As Jimmy Butler drove to the basket for the Heat and went for a layup, the refs called for a continuation and goaltending on the Spurs, which would have given Miami a three-point play opportunity and the...


Christian D'Andrea

Richard Sherman won an NFC title, then immediately got into it with Darrelle Revis online

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Darrelle Revis criticized Richard Sherman. As is tradition, the 49ers CB responded in kind.

Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis are two of the best cornerbacks to take the field this millennium. They also don’t like each other very much.

Revis called out the 49ers cornerback after he got beat on a Davante Adams deep route late in a 37-20 NFC title game win over the Packers. That led a triumphant Sherman to respond after he’d marched back to the...


Morgan Moriarty

George Kittle’s signed, shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo shirt was so good

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This explanation was too good.

The San Francisco 49ers have a chance to win their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history, thanks to their 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. Afterwards, 49ers tight end George Kittle, who led the team in receiving yards in the regular season, met the media donning a shirt with a shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo on it:

George Kittle wearing a signed Jimmy Garoppolo t-shirt to the post-game podium ......


James Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo can still throw when the 49ers need him to

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Jimmy Garoppolo attempted just eight passes in the NFC Championship Game. But you shouldn’t overlook him, and neither should the Chiefs.

The 49ers ran all over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, amassing 285 yards on the ground. That says a lot about Raheem Mostert, the guy who did most of the running, as well as all of the players blocking for him. But what does it say about quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who attempted just eight passes in...

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NFL Draft 2020: 1st-Round Order and Updated Mock Draft Projections

The deepest wide receiver class in recent memory, three quarterbacks projected to go in the top 10 and some defensive game-changers...

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49ers vs. Chiefs: Initial Betting Odds, Favorite, Preview for Super Bowl 54

The two Super Bowl LIV participants will enter Hard Rock Stadium on February 2 off double-digit victories...


Geoff Schwartz

Why the Chiefs can win the Super Bowl, and why the 49ers can

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The Super Bowl matchup is set, and Geoff Schwartz identifies one reason to believe in each team.

Wow, folks. I’m emotional. This is awesome. For those who don’t know, my brother, Mitchell Schwartz, is the starting right tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. And he’s now in the Super Bowl. How cool. I’m so happy for him and for his team.

The Chiefs face off against a very complete San Francisco 49ers team. They are a beast. This is an exciting...


Tom Ziller

When Royce O’Neale’s new Jazz contract will matter

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Utah committed to O’Neale with big dollars to keep him out of free agency this summer. The real pressure point is a couple of years down the road.

The Utah Jazz gave defensive role player Royce O’Neale a four-year, $36 million extension. O’Neale is a third-year wing who signed with the Jazz out of Summer League in 2017 after going undrafted out of Baylor and playing two seasons in Europe. He’s a good shooter who doesn’t shoot much. His...


Sources: Weaver replaces Crennel as Texans DC

The Texans promoted defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to be their defensive coordinator, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He takes over the job from Romeo Crennel.

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Gridiron Digest Super Bowl LIV Preview: Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object

Chiefs versus 49ers. The NFL 's most explosive offense versus its most devastating defense. The league's most versatile running game against one of its most porous run defenses...

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B/R Staff NFL Weekly Report Card for Conference Title Weekend

The NFL preaches parity, but most people want to see the two best teams playing one another in the Super Bowl...

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Super Bowl 2020: 49ers vs. Chiefs Start Time, Odds Favorite and Predictions

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have never played each other in the postseason, but their most recent regular-season meeting could give us a glimpse into how Super Bowl LIV will play out on February 2...

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Pro Bowl 2020 Roster: Full List of Players, Final MVP Predictions and Top Snubs

The 2020 Pro Bowl serves as a filler between conference championship weekend and Super Bowl LIV. The AFC-versus-NFC clash also gives us a chance to see some of the NFL 's best ...

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Senior Bowl 2020 Roster: Highlighting Top NFL Prospects in College Showcase

Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert has the opportunity to rise up NFL draft boards at the 2020 Senior Bowl since he is the best prospect at his position participating at the showcase...

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AFC Championship Game 2020 Final Score, Highlights from Titans vs. Chiefs

Down by 10 points early? Definitely not a problem for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs' deficit in Sunday's AFC Championship Game was nothing like the one they had faced a week prior...

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NFC Championship Game 2020 Final Score, Highlights from Packers vs. 49ers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo attempted only eight passes in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. In a pass-first era of NFL football, it was remarkable how little the ball went through the air...


Adam Stites

Aww yeah, Super Bowl 54 is gonna be all red

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The NFL’s had plenty of blue vs. blue Super Bowls. Red vs. red is a first.

For the first time ever, two teams with red as a primary color will meet in Super Bowl 54. That’s fitting, considering both teams are red-hot as double-digit winners in all of their playoff games.

The Kansas City Chiefs wear red and white with a little bit of yellow. The San Francisco 49ers wear red and white with a little more gold than the Chiefs’ yellow.

Of course, it won’t...

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Australian Open 2020: Serena, Federer, Djokovic Wins Headline Monday's Results

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both made it into the second round of the 2020 Australian Open on Monday with wins. Federer was in action early on and coasted to victory against Steve Johnson in straight sets...

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Super Bowl Odds 2020: Early Payout Breakdown and Over/Under Breakdown

The early betting lines for Super Bowl LIV favor the Kansas City Chiefs and a high-scoring contest. With two weeks between Sunday's conference championships and the title clash ...

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Seth Rollins' Brilliant Heel Turn, New Stable Proof WWE Actually Listens to Fans

The narrative on Seth Rollins has done a 180— fast . And WWE , for all its faults at times, deserves the credit here for at least acknowledging a mistake and fan reactions before turning things around in one of the best ways possible...

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