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'Fantastic coach' David Moyes will bring attractive football back to West Ham, says former Everton star Leon Osman

'Fantastic coach' David Moyes will bring attractive football back to West Ham, says former Everton star Leon Osman

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David Moyes is the new West Ham bossTuesday, November 7, 2017Leon Osman insists David Moyes can still cut it in the Premier League and has backed his former Everton boss to be big hit as West Ham manager.Moyes’ appointment was confirmed by the Hammers on Tuesday morning, with the Scot succeeding sacked boss Slaven Bilic and signing a contract until the end of the season.But the club’s choice has not gone down well with fans.The Hammers are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League after just two wins from their opening 11 games and, having failed to keep Sunderland in the top flight in his previous role, few believe Moyes is the right man for the job.Osman, however, insists the Scot is no stranger to attractive football, saying he developed Everton into one of the Premier League’s mos
Fantasy Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans suspended for one game

Fantasy Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans suspended for one game

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans in Week 10 due to a one-game suspension.NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan issued the suspension on Monday. The suspension is without pay for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.Evans was involved in a scuffle in the third quarter of the 30-10 loss at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston poked Saints defender Marshon Lattimore in the back of the head during the sequence. Lattimore then shoved Winston. Evans came flying in from behind Lattimore and speared him in the back."I wanted to go at him," Lattimore told reporters after the game, according to the New Orleans Times-Pi...
Thursday Night Football: New York Jets run past Buffalo Bills, 34-21

Thursday Night Football: New York Jets run past Buffalo Bills, 34-21

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- You could almost hear Al Pacino reciting the line he made famous in "The Godfather: Part III" if he were a Jets fan: "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Even the Jets couldn't blow this one. Losers of three straight in which they gave up 14-point leads in the first two and fourth-quarter advantages in the second two, the Jets put together a complete performance, dominating the Buffalo Bills 34-21 on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. New York (4-5) is still in last place in the AFC East, so talk of a playoff push would be premature. However, the Jets showed surprising signs of improvement in two areas where they previously struggled -- running the ball and rushing the passer. Running back Matt Forte complained after Sunday's loss to the Atlanta F...
Fantasy Football: Week 5 kicker and defense rankings

Fantasy Football: Week 5 kicker and defense rankings

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Need help filling out your fantasy football lineup? Check out our top 20 defense/special teams and top 15 kicker rankings for Week 5.You might have had to make a move on your waiver wire this week as four teams are on a bye week. If you have reserves at the positions on your bench, make sure those matchups are still as good as you thought they would be when you added them to your roster.If you don't have great options, look to snatch a kicker or defense with a better matchup off of the waiver wire before it's too late.My top defense for the week is the Minnesota Vikings and my top kicker is Dallas Cowboys veteran Dan Bailey.Here are the rest of my top 20 defense/special teams units and top 15 kickers for Week 5. You can visit other positional rankings in the links below.TOP...
Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

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Oct. 3 (UPI) -- More devastating injuries pave the way for the best players to add and drop for Week 5 of the fantasy football season.Minnesota Vikings star rookie Dalvin Cook was lost for the season in Week 4. Seattle Seahawks running back and waiver wire darling Chris Carson suffered a broken leg.There are also several players not playing up to their draft position. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota also suffered injuries in Week 4, so you might need to eye replacement options for several starter spots for your Week 5 lineup.Here are my top players to add and top players to drop heading into Week 5.ALL-ADD TEAMQB | Andy Dalton; RB | Latavius Murray, Alvin Kamara, Wayne Gallman, Eddie Lacy; WR | Will Fuller, Devin Funchess; TE | Tyler K...