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Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating for the NFL

NFL’s top official says inadvertent whistle on Monday Night Football was “mistake”

"Line judge lost track of the football, blew his whistle inadvertently. It was a mistake. Whistle shouldn't have been blown." said Dean Blandino.


VIDEO: Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field antics

Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string.


NFL ‘Deflategate’ appeal to be heard March 3, after Super Bowl

The federal appeals court in New York will hear the NFL's appeal of the lifting of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy.


FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown

Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.


FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against Michel Platini

Michel Platini's lawyer says the FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for the UEFA president.


Wildcats take over as No. 1

The Wildcats moved up a spot after North Carolina was stunningly upset by Northern Iowa on Saturday.


Patriots beat Bills to extend unbeaten start to 10-0

The undefeated New England Patriots survived a physical war and topped the Buffalo Bills 20-13 on Monday night.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Nov. 24.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after a 36-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (Associated Press/AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Patriots stay undefeated, beat Bills at home

Tom Brady completed 20 of 39 passes for 277 yards, and the defending Super Bowl champions remained on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) turns out of the pocket during the first half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Perfect Pats host Bills on KPUG

The 9-0 Patriots have a four-game lead over the Bills with seven games left in the season.


Ohio State’s Elliott apologizes for critical comments

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott apologized for the critical comments he made about play calling after the Michigan State game


Dodgers hire Dave Roberts as team’s 1st minority manager

The 43-year-old former major leaguer served as bench coach for San Diego the last two seasons.


LSU’s Miles sidestepping questions about his future

LSU coach Les Miles says he considers talk about his job security "off limits" as the Tigers prepare to host Texas A&M on Saturday night.


Osweiler to make 2nd straight start as Manning seeks second opinion

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak announced Brock Osweiler would get his second straight start this week.


Warriors on the cusp of history

The Warriors are the third NBA team to start the season 15-0 and the first defending champions to do so.


Kyle Busch takes cup, Jeff Gordon says goodbye

Kyle Busch opened the Sprint Cup season in a hospital bed, and he's ended it with his first championship.


Heat Check: Moving on from Ohio State

A season's worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1.


Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio St 8th

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 23.


Catanzaro’s field goal after penalty gives Arizona wild win

Carson Palmer overcame two early interceptions to throw four touchdown passes and, with 57 seconds left, completed three quick passes to move the team into field goal range after the Bengals rallied to tie it at 31.

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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Kentucky remains on top


The Wildcats are off to a 7-0 start and got 59 of the first place votes.

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Warriors’ perfect start being put to the test


Golden State extended their NBA record start to 19-0 with a narrow win over the Utah Jazz but that inevitable first defeat of the season may come sooner rather than later.

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Ravens beat Browns with touchdown off blocked field goal


Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill gave up the tying touchdown in the fourth quarter Monday night, but he atoned for that error in a big way.