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Denver Broncos acquire OT Jared Veldheer from Arizona Cardinals

The Denver Broncos acquired offensive tackle Jared Veldheer from the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Friday. Denver sent a sixth-round selection in the 2018 draft to the Cardinals in exchange for Veldheer, who became expendable when the Cardinals signed offensive linemen Andre Smith and Justin Pugh in free agency. Veldheer, 30, has played eight seasons in the NFL since the ...

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NFL free agent Eric Reid says he won't protest during national anthem

If free-agent safety Eric Reid lands another job in the NFL, he plans to give up kneeling during the national anthem next season. Reid joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his protests against police brutality and racial injustice during the 2016 season and continued to knee during the playing of the anthem last year. “I’m just going ...

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Minnesota Vikings re-sign K Forbath, two others

The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of three players on Wednesday: kicker Kai Forbath, tight end Josiah Price and long snapper Nick Dooley. They also waived linebacker Shaan Washington. The Vikings re-signed Forbath to a one-year deal, according to multiple media outlets. Forbath, who became a free agent last week, connected on a career-high 32 field-goal attempts last season — ...

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Gonzaga can't afford to make mistakes vs. Florida State

If Gonzaga is going to make it to a second consecutive Elite Eight, it will need to protect the basketball against its surprise Sweet 16 opponent. The Zags, seeded fourth in the West Region, will take on No. 9 Florida State on Thursday in Los Angeles after the Seminoles shocked No. 1 Xavier on Sunday. “I tell you, the reason ...

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Rockets, Trail Blazers on rolls heading into matchup

PORTLAND, Ore. — The team with the NBA’s best record — the Houston Rockets — comes calling to Moda Center Tuesday night, and the Portland Trail Blazers mean no disrespect. They’re taking nothing for granted. But the Trail Blazers are, in a phrase popularized in an earlier era of Blazer basketball, “Red Hot ‘n Rollin’.” Portland (43-26) is riding the ...

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March Madness: Nevada completes 22-point comeback, beats Cincinnati

March 19 (UPI) — Nevada beat Cincinnati 75-73 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16, after facing a 22-point deficit at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. “That locker room right now…I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” Nevada coach Eric Musselman told reporters after the game. “It’s the happiest I’ve ever seen. It’s the happiest I’ve ever ...

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March Madness: Michigan hits buzzer-beater to beat Houston

March 18 (UPI) — Michigan freshman Jordan Poole hit a buzzer-beater 3-pointer, beating Houston 64-63 Saturday in the second round of the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Wolverines freshman forward Isaiah Livers stood on the baseline with just 3.6 seconds on the clock and the Cougars leading 63-61 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Livers threw a fastball to ...

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March Madness: Nevada completes 14-point comeback vs. Texas

March 17 (UPI) — Nevada slipped by Texas Friday in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, coming back from a 14-point deficit. The Longhorns used a 9-0 run to earn a 19-10 lead about eight minutes into the game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The No. 7 seed Wolf Pack got back within ...

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