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  • If Patriots can't stop Julius Thomas, they can't beat Broncos

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    The Broncos-Patriots matchup this weekend will feature two of the best tight ends in football, but only one of them is on pace to catch over 20 touchdowns this season. The Pro Football Talk crew discusses why Julius Thomas will be the key to Denver's offensive success against New England.

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  • Tony Romo viewed as “day by day” after CT scan on back

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    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a CT scan on his injured back today, revealing that the injury is not something that will cause him to miss much time.

    Romo isn’t practicing today, but the Cowboys often have him rest on Wednesdays. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett indicated that he may be able to practice later this week, and sounded cautiously optimistic that Romo will play Sunday against the Cardinals.

    It’s a day-by-day thing with Tony, we’ll see how he handles the pain and we’ll see how functional he is as the week goes on,” Garrett said. “We’ll see what his availability is for this ball game.”

    Garrett echoed the comments of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said the biggest issue with Romo will be pain tolerance.

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  • Does Jets general manager deserve a third year in New York?

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    Since coming to New York, John Idzik has drafted the since-benched Geno Smith and seen the Jets win just nine of 24 games. The Pro Football Talk crew debates whether or not the Jets' general manager should be let go at the end of the year.

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  • Report: Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports18 mins ago

    Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays with one season remaining and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that he’s agreed to a deal to become the Cubs’ new manager.

    Chicago technically has a manager under contract in Rick Renteria, who was hired last offseason, but Maddon’s track record in Tampa Bay was apparently enough to convince president Theo Eptein and general manager Jed Hoyer to make a change.

    No word yet on the money involved, but several reports had Maddon seeking a five-year, $25 million contract. An official announcement likely wouldn’t be made until after the World Series, as MLB frowns on that.

    Maddon had a .517 winning percentage in nine seasons as Rays manager, including 90-plus wins in five of the last seven seasons and an overall winning percentage of .552 during that seven-year span. He leaves Tampa Bay following a disappointing 77-85 season and with the organization in a state of flux thanks to a weakened farm system and Andrew Friedman’s move to the Dodgers.

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  • Fantasy Football rankings for Week 9

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    Rotoworld: Patrick Daugherty joins Jenna Corrado to discuss his rankings for Week 9 including his love for Broncos' RB Ronnie Hillman.

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  • Gordie Howe showing signs of improvement after stroke on Sunday

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    Liam McHugh gives an update on Gordie Howe's status. How suffered a significant stoke on Sunday, but is showing signs of improvement according to his family.

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  • NHL misses chance to send message with Moore's suspension

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports24 mins ago

    NBC Sports hockey analysts Mike Milbury and Bob McKenzie discuss illegal hits, including John Moore's recent suspension and distinguishing which hits truly warrant a suspension. Milbury says that if the NHL wanted to send a zero-tolerance message to players about head shots, they would have given Moore more than five games.

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  • Red Wings stun the Capitals on the road

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    Through two periods, it seemed like the story would be about the Washington Capitals enjoying better work from their supporting cast. The attention instead swerved back to the top guns in the final frame, however, as the Detroit Red Wings’ stars powered a 4-2 win on Wednesday.

    Justin Abdelkader scored twice and Pavel Datsyuk provided the insurance marker as Detroit scored three unanswered goals in the third period.

    Abdelkader finished with three points (adding an assist), Datsyuk had two points (one goal, one assist), Henrik Zetterberg grabbed a pair of helpers and Gustav Nyquist nabbed a nice tally as Detroit finished strong on “Rivalry Night.”

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  • Fantasy Football Minute: Tony Romo's status remain in serious doubt

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports30 mins ago

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    After suffering a back contusion in Monday night’s game with the Redskins, Tony Romo's status for Week 9 is in doubt, with Brandon Weeden the next man up if the starter is unable to suit up.

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  • Are the Giants a mediocre team without Madison Bumgarner?

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports30 mins ago

    USA Today's Bob Nightengale joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss where Madison Bumgarner's World Series performance ranks among the all-time greats and why his presence on the mound lifts the Giants from "mediocre" to championship-caliber. The pair also discusses what Joe Madden will bring to the Cubs.

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