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KRAVITZ BLOG: DQ is DQ’d, and drug suspension puts his Colts teammates in peril

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PED use is selfish. If players are honest, it has to chafe them that they have teammates who are not only willing to cut corners, but will take the chance of making themselves unavailable due to a suspension.Read more

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NFL to play four regular-season games in London next year

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The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year.Read more

NFL to play 4 regular-season games in London next year

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LONDON (AP) — The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. The league says the teams and venues for the four games will be announced on Tuesday. The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in the British capital. The league has never before played four games in one season in London. Most of the games have been played at Wembley Stadium, but one was played at Twickenham this season.Read more

Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West. Charcandrick West also had a touchdown run for the Chiefs (10-3). They moved into a first-place tie with Oakland (10-3) but holds the tiebreaker with two wins over their longtime divisional rival.Read more

Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson left Thursday night's game against the Raiders after going to the turf untouched and grabbing at his left Achilles, which has been bothering him for several weeks. Defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches also left the game with back spasms. The Chiefs had just taken a 21-3 in their AFC West showdown when Johnson hit the turf. He quickly took off his helmet and slammed it to the ground, and the look of frustration on his face was clear.Read more

Raiders missing 3 starters to injury for showdown in KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders were missing three starters for their AFC West showdown Thursday night against the Chiefs after offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch due to an illness. Rookie safety Karl Joseph had already been ruled out with a toe injury, while starting defensive tackle Stacy McGee was sidelined by an ankle injury. Also inactive for Oakland were defensive tackle Darius Latham, linebacker Shilique Calhoun, cornerback Antonio Hamilton and quarterback Connor Cook.Read more

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian returns to practice

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian returned to practice Thursday, his first full practice with the team since before he sprained his left foot in an overtime loss to Kansas City on Nov. 27. Siemian appeared to be moving around well during the 20-minute media access period. Siemian said he was feeling better Wednesday after participating in the team's walkthrough as coach Gary Kubiak scaled back after sensing fatigue in his team.Read more

Jets placing Nick Mangold (ankle) on season-ending IR

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are placing Nick Mangold on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending the star center's season and possibly his tenure with the only NFL team he has played for. Mangold aggravated an ankle injury during the Jets' 41-10 loss to Indianapolis on Monday night. He was flying to North Carolina on Thursday to visit orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to get another look at his sprained right ankle.Read more

League fixes mistake, credits Miller with another sack

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller's lead-leading sack total jumped to 13½. The NFL belatedly credited Miller with a strip-sack for his play late in the fourth quarter that sealed Denver's 20-10 win at Jacksonville on Sunday. Miller shoved tackle Kelvin Beachum into quarterback Blake Bortles, forcing the ball free. Linebacker Shane Ray recovered the fumble at the Jaguars 29 with 1:27 remaining.Read more

League fixes mistake, credits Miller with another sack

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller's lead-leading sack total jumped to 13½. The NFL belatedly credited Miller with a strip-sack for his play late in the fourth quarter that sealed Denver's 20-10 win at Jacksonville on Sunday. Miller shoved tackle Kelvin Beachum into quarterback Blake Bortles, forcing the ball free. Linebacker Shane Ray recovered the fumble at the Jaguars 29 with 1:27 remaining.Read more

Police investigating racist graffiti in Giants player's home

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MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in and racist graffiti scrawled on the wall at the New Jersey home of an injured New York Giants player. Moonachie police Sgt. Richard Behrens tells The Record (http://bit.ly/2h0klFN) police are investigating the break-in at Nikita Whitlock's home as a hate crime. Whitlock, who's black, showed the graffiti to reporters, including "KKK" and a swastika. The name "Trump" was also written on the wall in marker.Read more

RG3 back in starting lineup for winless Browns

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Robert Griffin III is back behind center for the Browns. Griffin will make his second start this season on Sunday against Cincinnati. He hasn't played since the Sept. 11 opener when he broke a bone in his left shoulder late in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia. The winless Browns placed him on injured reserve with the idea he could return, and coach Hue Jackson made the decision on Thursday to start RG3 after two days of practice.Read more