• New England Patriots

    Rob Gronkowski admits he's sometimes scared of Tom Brady

    Tom Brady was apparently furious on more than one occasion during the Patriots’ 24-17 win over the Jets in Week 6. During the first half when Brady and the Patriots fell into a 14-0 hole, the CBS broadcast caught a particularly unhappy Brady. You don’t have to be a talented lip reader to see Brady’s language wasn’t safe for the broadcast. “He gets mad — he’s in the game,” Rob Gronkowski said when asked about Brady’s emotions in a postgame press conference. “It gets you fired up, and sometimes you’re scared that you got him fired up. You don’t know. But you just go out there, you know he’s in the mood once the offense picked up. He’s our leader. It definitely goes through him.” After Brady’s outburst,

    Patriots Wire
  • Houston Astros

    Astros fans were not happy about The Post’s Kate Upton ad

    Astros fans gave the Houston equivalent of a Bronx cheer to The Post’s helpful half-page ad in their hometown newspaper — exposing the true baseball allegiance of their game-winning pitcher’s fetching fiancée, Kate Upton. “Hey Houston!” the Post’s ad blared above a 2013 snap of longtime Bombers diehard Upton proudly wearing a Yankee cap. “We know who she’s really rooting for,” taunts the ad, which ran in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle. ’Stros fans were less than amused by the sight of star hurler Justin Verlander’s squeeze sporting the enemy’s headgear. “It just looks like she’s rooting for whatever team she’s at,” complained Zeke Duncan of Beaumont, Texas. Duncan, who was waiting for the start

    New York Post
  • Chicago Bears

    10 thoughts on the Bears' 27-24 overtime win over the Ravens

    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears snapped a 10-game road losing streak to upset the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. 1. For a couple of kids raised in Baltimore who grew up in a city where guys like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were larger-than-life icons, faces of a franchise for more than a decade, it had to be a thrill to return to Charm City for the first time as NFL players and have a chance to compete. Adrian Amos and Kyle Fuller have both been seeking a bit of redemption too whether they want to admit it or not. Amos was effectively demoted after two years as a starter when the club bucked up for journeyman Quintin Demps in free agency and then used a fourth-round draft pick on Alabama’s Eddie Jackson.

    Chicago Tribune
  • News

    Why the 49ers released NaVorro Bowman instead of trading him

    The 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. It was a surprising move, because teams don’t often release three-time All-Pro players on the right side of 30 very often, but the move was actually exceedingly nice to Bowman, and something we don’t see often in the NFL. “NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. There were reports last week that the 49ers were trying to find a trade partner for Bowman, and on Sunday morning it emerged that the team actually had a deal in place with the Saints on the trade — but ultimately decided to cut their veteran instead.

    SB Nation
  • Sports

    Chiefs cut C.J. Spiller, re-signed him the next day, cut him again, and just re-signed him again

    The Chiefs cut C.J. Spiller as they trimmed the roster down to 53 players back in September, and the move surprised a lot of people. It was even more surprising the following Sunday when Kansas City re-signed Spiller to the active roster. But hold on to your hats, because the Chiefs weren’t done. They released Spiller again. The C.J. Spiller saga in Kansas City is far from over, because on Monday, they signed him yet again, according to the Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor. Charcandrick West went down with a head injury in the Chiefs’ loss to the Steelers on Sunday. West is in the concussion protocol, and the Chiefs need a short-term solution to complement Kareem Hunt and Akeem Hunt until West

    SB Nation
  • Washington Redskins

    Redskins Defenders Celebrate Win By Simulating A Stop And Frisk

    Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller picked off 49ers QB C.J. Beathard’s pass with three seconds left to seal today’s 26-24 win over San Francisco. Fuller’s teammates celebrated in a way that has to be a first. They arrested him! NFL players are really making the most out of the newly relaxed celebration rules.

    Deadspin
  • Baltimore Ravens

    Michael Campanaro returns punt for a TD, Ravens convert two point try to tie the game

    WOW. The Ravens, down by eight, got exactly what they needed. Michael Campanaro came up clutch for the Ravens, returning this Bears punt 77 yards for a touchdown. The Ravens needed a two points conversion to tie the game, and a one handed catch by Nick Boyle allowed the Ravens to complete the comeback. Neither team was able to score in the final seconds, and the two teams headed to overtime tied at 24.

    Baltimore Beatdown
  • Oklahoma Sooners

    Oklahoma 29, Texas 24: 3 things we learned

    After falling behind 20-0 in the first half, the Texas Longhorns battled back against the Oklahoma Sooners, but couldn’t complete the comeback in the 29-24 loss in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Here’s three things we learned about the team from the performance. The USC game wasn’t a fluke — the effort is there In the last month, the team has proved one thing conclusively — it will compete with effort and it won’t give up. Against Kansas State that meant responding to first-half scores. Against Oklahoma, it was about the defense holding the Oklahoma offense to field goals in the first half when the game was threatening to get ugly. Cutting the deficit in half in the final several minutes of that

    Burnt Orange Nation
  • Dallas Cowboys

    Four moves the Cowboys need to make to improve their post-bye level of play

    The Dallas Cowboys suffered through a pretty chaotic bye week, with players being released, players retiring, and players being suspended (or more accurately re-suspended). What the Cowboys really need is to get back on the football field, and when they do they need to up their game. The uneven 2-3 start is not going to cut it going forward. So here are four moves they need to make to help ensure success the rest of the way. Give more time to Brice Butler at the expense of Terrance Williams: Yes, the dropped pass that led to a pick-six for Green Bay is still on everybody’s mind. But that’s not the only reason the Cowboys should plug in more Brice Butler for Terrance Williams. Butler has been

    Blogging The Boys
  • Miami Dolphins

    Miami Dolphins suddenly with reasons for optimism

    By midafternoon Sunday, the Dolphins found themselves in a 17-0 hole, facing the embarrassing reality of having been outscored by an absurd 84-41 margin this season and wondering if they would ever climb out of their offensive abyss. By the time midnight struck, so much had changed: Miami (3-2) emerged from Week 6 as one of only six AFC teams with a winning record, tied for the fourth-best record in the conference and with a real chance to make this a meaningful, successful season after all. The 3-3 Baltimore Ravens (who host Miami on a Thursday night Oct. 26), the 2-4 Oakland Raiders and the 3-2 Denver Broncos — who all play the Dolphins over the next two months, with Oakland and Denver visiting South Florida — don’t look quite as strong as many figured they would be.

    Miami Herald2 hours ago
  • Pittsburgh Panthers

    Pitt reserve PK Troost kneels during anthem

    ESPN.com news services Pitt third-string placekicker Ian Troost took a knee during the national anthem, a decision that was fine with coach Pat Narduzzi and the rest of the Panthers. "I'm never going to tell a guy you can't do something," Narduzzi told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after Pitt's 35-17 loss to NC State. Narduzzi said he would continue to stand for the anthem with his hand over his heart. Said offensive tackle Brian O'Neill: "We know as players on this team, with this coach and this AD, we have the freedom to express ourselves." Senior offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith stood behind the walk-on Troost with his hand on his teammate's shoulder during the anthem. "What we've talked

    ESPN.com
  • Golf

    Progress: Tiger posts video of driver swing

    Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University For the third time in eight days, Tiger Woods posted a video to Twitter of himself taking a golf swing -- in his Sunday red, no less. And hitting a driver. Woods, who had fusion surgery on his lower back in April, has not said if he has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activity. He said two weeks ago at the Presidents Cup, where he was an assistant captain, that he was awaiting word after a six-month check-up. His agent, Mark Steinberg, could not be reached Sunday. It was at the Presidents Cup where Woods said, "I don't know what

    ESPN.com