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Nick Folk redeems himself with game-winning FG for Bucs

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Jameis Winston threw for 332 and three touchdowns without an interception, and Nick Folk kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 25-23 victory over the winless New York Giants on Sunday. Folk redeemed himself after missing two field goals and an extra point earlier in the day, booting the winner after Winston answered Eli Manning’s second TD pass of the day with an impressive drive that began at his 25.

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Titans agree to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

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The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. This is just the seventh trade involving the top overall pick since 1990 and first since 2004. That was when San Diego drafted Eli Manning and traded his rights to the New York Giants. With the trade, the Rams now have the ability to draft the quarterback of their choice and make a splash as they settle into…

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Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

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Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl. Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a…

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Super Busts: The best teams to not win the Super Bowl

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They had the stars, the swagger and the sparkling record to prove it. Then, poof, it was gone. No Super Bowl ring, no parade, no trip to the White House. Nothing but a long offseason — or a lifetime in some cases — of what might have been. Cam Newton and the rest of his “Dabbin’” dancing, selfie-with-the-clock-still-running Carolina Panthers will try to avoid the same fate the 2007 Patriots or the 1968 Colt, teams whose seemingly inevitable coronation instead…

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Chuck Pagano’s fake punt vs. Patriots heads list of worst calls

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With Andrew Luck watching from the sideline, special-teams ace Colt Anderson lined up under center and took the snap at a critical point during the much-anticipated rematch between the Colts and Patriots. It was easily the worst play of the 2015 season. Indianapolis trailed New England 27-21 late in the third quarter and faced a fourth-and-3 at its own 37. Obviously, it was a punting situation. But Colts coach Chuck Pagano had other ideas. Wide receiver Griff Whalen played center.…

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Have arm, will travel: Life of NFL journeyman quarterbacks

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Josh Johnson thumbs through the array of Buffalo Bills-themed T-shirts, pullovers and sweatpants that hang at his locker. Almost everything he wears is provided by the team – his fourth since April. “Look at all this stuff I’ve got here,” said Johnson, an eight-year veteran who has played for seven different teams. “I try my best to pack light. If I’ve got to wear the same things over and over, I will.” Johnson, like other NFL vagabonds, needs to be…

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Weekend has something for every sports fan

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Sports fans have plenty to choose from this weekend. Whether attending in person or watching on television, there is something for everyone. A huge baseball series begins on Friday, while NASCAR sets its final seeding for the 10-race championship run on Saturday. Another potentially monster event, Serena Williams going for the tennis Grand Slam, was derailed by her semi-final-round loss to Italy’s Roberta Vinci. Of course, there is plenty of college football and the NFL kicks off its first weekend of play…

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