WATCH: Enough is enough with Giants’ special teams

The Giants have to fix their perpetually mediocre special teams moving forward, and that likely means moving on from maligned coordinator Tom Quinn. Watch video The Giants’ special teams were anything but on Sunday. Three blocked kicks – a PAT, a punt and a field goal – more or less did the Giants in as their upset bid fell short in a heartbreaking 34-29 loss to the Eagles at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. The blocked placekicks took a total of five points off the board – the Eagles’ margin of victory – and the blocked punt set up a Philly touchdown on a short field. Where do Giants go… Read More

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Skier loses $10K on Aspen Mountain, employees give it back

A skier on Aspen Mountain finished his day of runs Sunday $10,000 poorer, until Aspen Skiing Co. employees returned his money belt to him Tuesday with all of the cash inside. The skier, who turns 80 in April, spoke on the condition that his name not be used. “I’m not looking for notoriety,” he said after a morning of skiing at Snowmass. “I just want to say ‘Thank you.’” Skiing on Aspen Mountain — or anywhere — with $10,000 in cash isn’t a recommended practice, but the man said he felt more secure with the money on him than leaving it at his room St. Moritz Lodge, which doesn’t have… Read More

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Raiders report card: These grades aren’t on an index card

OAKLAND — It was only fitting for the Raiders’ realistic playoff hopes to disappear in the most bizarre of ways. First referees used an index card to measure a ball spot. Then Derek Carr fumbled out of the end zone to seal the game. Oakland isn’t mathematically eliminated yet, but it’ll take a Christmas miracle to make the postseason. Here’s how we graded the Raiders after their 20-17 loss to the Cowboys Sunday night. Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation. Pass offense: C+ Carr insists he’s felt like his normal self since the start of preseason, but the Carr of old still didn’t… Read More

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NFL TV Schedule: What time, channel is Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers? (12/18/17) Betting line, livestream | Monday Night Football

The Atlanta Falcons, led by quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones, meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Jameis Winston, in an NFC South matchup in NFL Week 15 on Monday Night Football, December 18, 2017 (12/18/17) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Watch video The Atlanta Falcons (8-5), led by quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones, meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Jameis Winston, in an NFC South matchup in NFL Week 15 on Monday Night Football, December 18, 2017 (12/18/17) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Here’s what you need to know: Who: Falcons vs. Bucs When: Monday, December 18, 2017… Read More

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Quick Shifts: Why Kessel called Reaves an idiot 10 times

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. Before Ryan Reaves slid on Hockey Night in Canada’s “After Hours” last month and unveiled his homemade Phil Kessel Thriller T-shirt — a sartorial, satirical eureka that Photoshop-mashes American icons Phil and Michael in their primes — he wore it on the Pittsburgh Penguins team plane for Kessel to see. “He was laughing. He called me an idiot about 10 times,” recalled Reaves, a grin stretching like the tattoos on his expansive forearms. “He got a good laugh out of it.” Reaves sent his mom the source… Read More

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Suspended Villar says Spain in danger of missing World Cup

The suspended president of the Spanish soccer federation, who is under investigation for corruption, tried Monday to stoke up fears that the country could be kicked out of the World Cup because of government interference. Angel Maria Villar, who is free on bail, spoke at a news conference in Madrid and again denied any wrongdoing. He also blamed the government for meddling in the federation’s affairs by suspending him. “This government is putting Spain’s participation in the World Cup at risk,” the 67-year-old Villar said in his first news conference since being arrested in July along with his son, Gorka Villar, and two other officials. “The risk is serious,” Villar… Read More

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