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Mark Appel, a former No. 1 overall pick, was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

In addition to Appel, right-hander Alberto Tirado also was designated for assignment. Left-hander Elniery Garcia was outrighted by the team.

“Kam is the leader not just of the defense, but of the team,” McCloughan said. “That is what is going to hurt the most if he cannot play, is just that leadership on Sundays — before the game, on the field, in the fourth quarter. If you pay attention to it, Earl is really hyper and flying around, and Kam is the one who settles him down and gets him lined up. They all listen to him. There is a story after I left there about how they were playing music in the locker room before a game and when Kam stepped up to say something, they turned the music off for him.”

Both McCloughan and the coach quoted above used the word “unique” in describing what went into the combined and individual makeup of the LOB. A second coach reached Sunday used the same word when asked about how Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor have helped Seattle execute coach Pete Carroll’s defense.

Despite the fact that big winter moves are no guarantee of postseason success, there are a few general managers and presidents of baseball operations (for those organization who have engaged in title inflation) who should be preparing to be as aggressive as possible this winter, because 2018 might be their best chance to win for a while. Let’s take a look at a few of the teams that have rational incentives to push as many chips in on this coming year as they can.

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Kirk fought hard in that game (no pun intended), throwing for 322 yards and three touchdowns. But the Redskins came up short in the final moments.

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Not the start to this week that Kirk envisioned. But he’ll have to refocus himself for Thanksgiving night, as the Redskins will be hosting the New York Giants at FedEx Field.

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The Patriots were quick to pick Bennett up, which will mark the second time he has been with New England. Last season, he was part of the squad that won Super Bowl 51.

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In terms of salary cap impact, a trade is essentially the same as releasing a player. If a player is traded at the deadline, all future prorated money will accelerate into the next season. For some teams, that takes certain players off the table if their signing bonuses and other prorated bonuses were large. In general, if a player’s dead money charge in a given year will prevent them from being released the following year, it will also prevent them from being traded during the given season.

“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Altuve said.

Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.

“And I thought the whole team fed off the way he was playing. I didn’t even he look at his final stat line because I don’t care what it was. I thought he was really, really impressive tonight.”

This fade has relatively little to do with Thompson himself, although he has rarely met or exceeded value over the past couple of years against the Clippers, who currently represent the league’s worst SG matchup for fantasy. Thompson could still be a fine play tonight, and his floor/ceiling combination is the reason why he’s a popular cash game play. The thing is, I’m likely not going to have a lot of room in my lineups for solid, mid-to-upper range cash game plays. Even if I do, I’d rather try to work in DeMar DeRozan or CJ McCollum.
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The two teams kept scoring, with Oklahoma taking a 49-27 lead into the fourth quarter. At that point, bettors on the over needed just two more points to cash their tickets. With a little over 11 minutes left, Texas Tech was stooped on a fourth-and-goal from the two-yard line, and no one knew it at the time, but that would be the final possession of the game for the Red Raiders. The Sooners proceeded to go on an 18-play drive that killed off the final 11:16 of the game, ending with a pair of kneel downs, much to the dismay of those who took the over. It marked the second-longest drive by an FBS team this season.

Four of Minnesota’s next five games are on the road, including trips to Detroit, Atlanta and Carolina. There’s nothing that says Brett Hundley can’t get his act together in Green Bay, where the Packers are still just a game and a half back. Vikings coaches have a lot to consider during the bye.

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I think it’s exciting. To be able to come to work with someone like Giannis, who works extremely hard. Just understanding his ability and trying to get him where he wants to go, that makes work a lot of fun and challenging.

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Are there times when you watch tape after a game and even you have to shake your head at what he’s able to do?

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The Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten), who dropped from No. 2 in the AP poll to No. 7 in CFP rankings released Tuesday, face another ranked team trying to rebound from a gut-wrenching loss. Michigan State (6-2, 4-1) is No. 24 in the CFP after losing at Northwestern 39-31 in three overtimes.

Both teams trail the Buckeyes by one game in the Big Ten East entering Saturday’s showdown at Spartan Stadium.

This guy is just a really accomplished football player, Ferentz said. And to lead your team back the way he did the other night against a really good football team, those are two outstanding teams playing against each other. Doesn’t happen by accident.

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Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said consistency in execution offensively and defensively is what he wants to see most in final four regular-season games.

“You look at the last game and we had two drops on third down, that hurts your drives,” Chryst said. “Defensively, are we containing what we need to contain. The focus has to be how do you play better football.”

“It’s a challenge with his physical size and you add the scheme to it,” Chryst said. “They do a great job with the slot (receivers). Across the board, they may present the biggest challenge offensively with the style and their ability to run the football. They commit to that. Our guys have to play sound defense.

Hopkins chose not to answer questions about why he left practice on Friday, but said he came back and played on Sunday because he plays football for a living.

“I don’t get into the political thing,” Hopkins said. “So what I did today on the field, that’s what I do for a living.”

According to Shanahan, receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) is going to be questionable this week and he’s also hopeful that cornerback K’Waun Williams (quadriceps), running back Matt Breida (knee), guard Brandon Fusco (biceps) and linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle/ribs) will have a chance to play Sunday against Arizona. Rookie defensive tackle D.J. Jones (knee) is not expected to be available.

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