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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 ...
Pittsburgh Steelers outlast Green Bay Packers on Chris Boswell's 53-yard FG

Pittsburgh Steelers outlast Green Bay Packers on Chris Boswell's 53-yard FG

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PITTSBURGH -- The last time the Green Bay Packers came to Heinz Field, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger hooked up in a duel for the ages. No one expected anything like it Sunday night, particularly with Brett Hundley playing for Rodgers. But it went down to the final play again, this time Chris Boswell's 53-yard field goal with no time left giving the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 win. Hundley, the third-year injury replacement, gave Roethlisberger and the Steelers the full Rodgers treatment with touchdown passes of 39, 54 and 55 yards, but the old veteran Roethlisberger found his go-to receiver, Antonio Brown, in the late going to set up Boswell's game-winning kick. Pittsburgh (9-2) won its sixth consecutive game while Green Bay (5-6) lost its second in a row. The duel started early and...
Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the course of three hours on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers couldn't find the end zone against the Baltimore Ravens. They could have played for four hours, five hours or 10 hours and the result might not have been different. Baltimore's defense bent here and there, but never got close to breaking in beating the Packers 23-0. It was the first time the Packers were shut out since 2006, when they were blanked by the Bears and Patriots in head coach Mike McCarthy's first season. That game against New England came exactly 11 years earlier. The Ravens started the game by forcing three consecutive turnovers. In the second half, they got a pair of fourth-down stops and forced two more turnovers. By the time the game ended, most of the fans in Lambeau Field were wearing the pu...
Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

Business
The testing of driverless cars on UK roads is expected to be given the green light in Wednesday's Budget.Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test the vehicles.Writing in the Sun, he said investment would "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on roads by 2021.Mr Hammond is also reportedly planning to announce proposals to build 300,000 new homes in the UK a year, as well as extra money for NHS nurses' pay.The chancellor has also promised to investigate why some developers and speculators are holding on to land instead of building on it. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Mr Hammond said the government would do "whatever it takes" to fix the housing market, including underwriting loans to small house builders if necessary.Mr Hammon...
Fraudsters jailed for £107m 'cynical' green tax scam

Fraudsters jailed for £107m 'cynical' green tax scam

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Six men who orchestrated an "audacious and cynical" tax fraud have been jailed for between 11 years and 20 months.They persuaded wealthy people to invest in environmental projects in exchange for tax breaks, but then used the money to fund lavish lifestyles, buying overseas property and luxury holidays.HM Revenue & Customs said it could have lost up to £107m as a result.HMRC's Simon York said the men showed "complete disregard" for the ecological causes they claimed to be supporting."These individuals thought they had worked out the perfect fraud," he said, adding that work had started to recover the proceeds of their crime.'Bare-faced dishonesty'HMRC said the group, led by "self-styled ringleader" and scientist Michael Richards, enticed 730 high earners to invest in research and devel