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Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Arkansas State Red Wolves meet in Camellia Bowl

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Arkansas State Red Wolves meet in Camellia Bowl

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The last time Middle Tennessee State played Arkansas State was five years ago when they were both in the Sun Belt and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was involved. That was the last season Malzahn spent as Arkansas State's head coach. He led the Red Wolves to a 45-0 win over Middle Tennessee State in a game that clinched the Sun Belt title. The former rivals meet again in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday at Montgomery, Ala. Middle Tennessee State (6-6) is now in Conference USA while Arkansas State (7-4) remains a Sun Belt power. Middle Tennessee State, which went to the Hawaii Bowl last season and the Bahamas Bowl in 2015, is in closer proximity to its bowl this time. The site of the game is less than 300 miles from Middle Tennessee State's campus at Murfreesboro, Tenn. "Our students, our fans, we h...
Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat bench players, particularly Udonis Haslem, playfully acted as if they had fainted while watching a strong first-half shooting effort by teammate Wayne Ellington. In the second half, the Heat wilted -- for real. C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points and Damian Lillard came alive late as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Miami 102-95 on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. Lillard, who has scored more than 30 points 10 times this season, had been held to nine points through three quarters. But he finished with 18 points to help Portland (14-13) snap a season-high five-game losing streak. "You almost hate (Lillard) having a pedestrian box score going into the fourth quarter," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of L...
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners stars rated and slated

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners stars rated and slated

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The experienced goalkeeper did not exactly bring a sense of calm to his defence as he flapped at his crosses. Crucially tipped Hernandez’s last gasp effort onto the crossbar. Wednesday, December 13, 2017Arsenal endured a frustrating night in front of goal as they were held by West Ham at the London Stadium.Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Alex Iwobi came closest to breaking the deadlock for the Gunners but David Moyes’ side stood firm in front of their own fans.The result leaves Arsene Wenger’s outside of the top four and one point behind Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.But how did the Gunners perform against David Moyes’ West Ham at the London Stadium?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT's Arsenal player ratings...Let's block ads! (Why?)
Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers QB announces he is cleared to play

Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers QB announces he is cleared to play

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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- All-Pro gunslinger Aaron Rodgers posted a photo Tuesday, announcing he has been medically cleared.The photo featured Rodgers wearing a hairnet and a sheet, while giving the thumbs up sign from a hospital bed."It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return," Rodgers said in the post. "Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain."Rodgers, 34, was injured during a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He broke his collarbone after being hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.After the game, Packers coach Mike McCarthy called the hit "totally unnecessary."The Packers (7-6) are 3-4 in Brett Hundley's ...
Ronald Leary: Denver Broncos put guard on IR, sign TE Matt LaCosse

Ronald Leary: Denver Broncos put guard on IR, sign TE Matt LaCosse

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos have placed guard Ronald Leary on injured reserve and signed tight end Matt LaCosse.Denver announced the transactions on Tuesday.LaCosse was signed off of the New York Giants' practice quad. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound pass catcher had three catches for 22 yards in five games for the Giants from 2015 through 2017. He originally joined the Giants as an undrafted college free agent in May 2015 out of Illinois.LaCosse appeared in three games and had one start this season for the Giants. He served on the Giants' practice squad since Nov. 14. He spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after appearing in two games during his rookie campaign. LaCosse will wear No. 83 for the Broncos.Leary joined the Broncos this offseason as an unrestricted free agent from ...