NFL fines Giants $150,000, McAdoo $50,000 for walkie-talkie (Yahoo Sports)

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo talks to reporters during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will play the Dallas Cowboys, who are 11-1, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The NFL has fined the New York Giants, coach Ben McAdoo and moved the team’s fourth-round pick in next year’s draft to the end of the round because the rookie coach used a walkie-talkie for about five plays during the fourth quarter of a game against Dallas a little more than a week ago. The league notified the Giants on Tuesday that the franchise was fined $150,000 and McAdoo was fined $50,000. The Giants’ fourth-round selection in the 2017 draft will be moved to the end of the fourth round, after any compensatory picks in that round, but no more than 12 selection spots from where they finished in draft order for that round.


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Giants Fined, Have Draft Pick Downgraded For Using Walkie-Talkies

During the fourth quarter of the Giants’ Week 14 win over the Cowboys, Bob McAdoo’s headset malfunctioned, causing him to begin relaying plays to quarterback Eli Mannig via walkie-talkie. The Cowboys complained, the NFL investigated, and now the Giants have been hit with a fairly hefty punishment:

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Judge denies ex-NFL star's bid to delay double murder trial (Yahoo Sports)

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez appears with defense attorney Jose Baez during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court, Tuesday, Dec, 20, 2016, in Boston. Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, is charged in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. (Angela Rowlings/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has lost his bid to delay his trial in the 2012 killing of two men in Boston. Prosecutors say a Suffolk Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied a request by Hernandez’s lawyer to delay the trial slated to start Feb. 13. Raychides Sanches identified Hernandez specifically as the triggerman during the hearing.


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The NBA's New “Kevin Durant Rule” Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar players locked in.

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Munnerlyn on spoiling Packers' playoff hopes: 'If we can't go, they can't go'

If the Minnesota Vikings are unable to make it into the postseason this year, they are going to do their best to make sure the Green Bay Packers stay home too.There is no fuel required to fire up the players inside the Minnesota Vikings locker room in the week leading up to a matchup against the r…

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How Does One Guy Keep Winning The Eagles' Free Ticket Giveaway? 

The Eagles’ #FanFriday promotion is fairly straightforward: A few days before each home game, the team posts on Twitter a random location in and around the city (and sometimes in Jersey, which I would mock except that I’m from there) where team mascot Swoop will soon be waiting. Be the first to high-five Swoop at the designated time and place you’ll win a pair of tickets to that week’s game.

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Seattle's Sherman doesn't back down from sideline outburst (Yahoo Sports)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, left, bobbles a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt, right, in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t back down from his sideline outburst last week during which he questioned Seattle’s offensive play calling. Sherman remained adamant Tuesday that yelling in the direction of coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was not out of line in Seattle’s 24-3 win over the Rams. Sherman was angered by the decision to pass the ball on first-and-goal from the 1-yard line, a throw that was intended for Jimmy Graham and was nearly intercepted.


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I Yet Again Was Not Asked to Model for This Erotic Carp Calendar, But I Was Sent One

Close readers of this space will recall that for several years now, I’ve dreamed of modeling for the German Carponizer calendar, which is a calendar featuring photos of nude women posing seductively with fish. I’m sorry to share that for the third year in a row, I will not be featured in the Carponizer calendar, published by Hendrik Pöhler and available for purchase on Amazon.

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Just In Time For Holiday Photos: Crest 3D Whitestrips Are Now Cheaper Than Ever

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips, $26 after $10 coupon

Let’s say you’ve already upgraded to a good toothbrush; what’s the next step for cleaner teeth? Judging by the user reviews, this 20-count box of Crest 3D Whitestrips is a great place to start. As an added bonus, you’ll even get a pair of express one-hour treatments, so you can see some improvement in time for holiday photos.

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Jalen Ramsey Is Going To Be A Beast

This season has been completely useless for the Jacksonville Jaguars. After blowing a two-touchdown lead to the Texans on Sunday for their ninth straight loss of the season, the Jags fired Gus Bradley, a bad coach everyone knew was bad a long time ago. Blake Bortles has rapidly regressed back to the point where he may need to re-learn how to throw a football, but he will probably open next season as the team’s starter anyway. Even in the sorry-ass AFC South, the Jags have been left behind by the Titans, their longtime roommates in the division basement, who may end up hosting a playoff game after two straight victories over the Broncos and Chiefs.

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Ex-UConn Soccer Player Sues School After Losing Scholarship Over Middle Finger

In 2014, then-UConn women’s soccer freshman Noriana Radwan flipped off the ESPNU camera in a fit of excitement after the Huskies won their conference championship. I don’t think it reveals too much bias to say the act was, however shocking (not that shocking), effectively harmless.

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