Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Falcons 23, Broncos 16

Falcons for real

DENVER — The Falcons now have a signature win under coach Dan Quinn. Behind running back Tevin Coleman, who played at high altitude with the sickle cell trait that caused some concern last week, the Falcons knocked the Super Bowl champion Broncos from the ranks of the unbeaten. Atlanta has won four straight since losing to the Bucs in Week 1. Rookie Paxton Lynch made his starting debut for Denver. "I'm upset obviously because we lost but I'm happy I got the first one under my belt," Lynch said.

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Rays lefty Adam Kolarek picked a good time for his first career save

Rays lefty Adam Kolarek picked a good time for his first career save

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Rays-Yankees: Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tampa Bay’s 3-1 victory

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Sports on TV/radio for Friday, August 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Food City 300 qualifying3:30 p.m.NBCSNXfinity: Food City 3007:30 p.m.NBCSNBaseballMets at Phillies6 p.m.MLBRays at Red Sox7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Nationals7 p.m.FSFAstros at A’s10 p.m.MLBBaseball, Little League World Series...
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The Rays finally won a series in Yankee Stadium. Now for some perspective.

The Rays finally won a series in Yankee Stadium. Now for some perspective.

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Bucs sign former Panthers DT Drew Iddings, waived Stevie Tu’ikolovatu injured

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One Bucs player will be departing Nashville before the team does.Defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a seventh-round pick from Southern Cal in 2017, was waived injured Thursday. Tu'ikolovatu suffered what is believed to be a triceps injury.The Bucs...
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Catching up with the guy who’s been on both sides of Winston-Mariota

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Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

NEW YORK – Once they got done exhaling, the Rays had reason to celebrate Thursday.In hanging on for a 3-1 win and taking two of the three games, they won their first series at Yankee Stadium since the middle of the 2014 season.Twelve times sinc...
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Titans cornerback flips after two interceptions against Bucs

Titans cornerback flips after two interceptions against Bucs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee cornerback Adoree Jackson was flipping for joy after a couple of interceptions defending Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 18th pick overall in 2017 by the Titans, Jackson celebrated...
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The best answer to the Winston-Mariota debate

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USF football journal: Competition raging at receiver

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Sixteen days before USF's season opener, most of the Bulls' starting lineup is coming into view. But at least two significant spots on the depth chart — the guys throwing and those catching — remain a blur.Mildly overshadowed by...
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