Stricklin was Mississippi State’s athletics director from 2010 to ’16 before leaving for Florida.

The Dolphins were struggling on offense last year until Adam Gase made the call to abandon his running back rotation and hand the job over to Jay Ajayi. After a loss to the Titans, Ajayi ran for 204 yards in a win over the Steelers, and the offense was significantly better the rest of the way. Even during his breakout season, though, Ajayi was a big-play back who wasn’t inclined to keep the offense on schedule.

Competitiveness and quality of play have been an issue since the NFL began staging regular-season games in London in 2007. During that period, the average margin of victory has been 15.9 points. (That includes a 27-27 tie between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals in 2016.) Eight of the 21 games have been decided by 20 or more points.

“When Florida has been really good, from a distance it has looked really fun,” Stricklin said. “I want it to be really fun.”

The previous connection between McCarron and Browns head coach Hue Jackson also should have helped get a deal done if there was one to be made. Jackson probably knows McCarron gives him a better shot to win than Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan or DeShone Kizer, all of whom have failed miserably this season.

I would venture to guess Cincinnati wanted the Browns’ first round pick but MAYBE a second-round pick and/or a third-round pick to give up McCarron. Remember this Tweet from back in April…

He’s the more proficient pass-catcher as compared to Morris, but it’s no certainty that McFadden will step into a lead-back role. There is no perfect answer as to which running back one should roster, but McFadden should certainly be added in all leagues, as should Morris.
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Over the past three weeks, the Browns’ run blocking has turned around completely, as they have racked up a 50.8 percent GBR. To put that blocking pace into perspective, after Week 7 the Los Angeles Rams were the only team with a GBR of 50 percent or higher for the 2017 season.
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Garry Gilliam, OT, San Francisco 49ers: Gilliam was shaken up during the second quarter and walked slowly off the field under his own power. He was later downgraded to out. Zane Beadles replaced Gilliam in the Niners’ lineup.

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I thought Draymond defended himself and bit the bullet of being ejected for the game, West said.

Green was hit with his first technical at the 8:05 mark of the second quarter for arguing an offensive foul call. He had six assists, three points, three rebounds and three blocks before his early exit.

Arnovitz: The Paul George trade from Indiana was almost unanimously thought to be grand larceny by OKC, yet two weeks into the season, Victor Oladipo has proven to be the best player in the deal.

Pelton: It’s got to be the Cavaliers, right? Even if we’re not necessarily concerned about the Cavaliers because of their long track record of underwhelming play in the regular season, it’s still disappointing for them to get blown out by the New York Knicks and be last in the league in defensive rating.

Blake said medication ”shocked my system” and made him lose a lot of weight. He still feels tired but was glad to have his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates and hockey to distract him from his battle with cancer when he wasn’t with his wife and three children.

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Not all owners were unsympathetic. 49ers owner Jed York and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie have been supportive of players’ right to kneel, and only nine owners were in favor of a mandate. Commissioner Roger Goodell was also in the corner of players and surprisingly opposed Jones for much of the meetings, creating an interesting stage for a future power struggle.

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Start fast against the Coyotes, who were playing their second game in two nights. And, in their lone home game during an eight-game stretch, Blashill felt it vital that the Red Wings protect home ice.

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After the game, Mixon said he had not seen Bell’s comments, but he wasn’t concerned about them.

I’m just going to continue to keep grinding and do what I do best, and that’s playing football, Mixon said. I’m going to try to do the best I can each and every play and each and every drive. And … I’m just going to keep on grinding.

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Leach was unequivocal when asked Tuesday whether Falk would start on Saturday.

Jameer Nelson contributed 18 points with four 3-pointers with Davis sidelined with a left knee injury sustained at Portland on Tuesday. The Pelicans were down 70-56 at halftime with Cousins largely a one-man show already with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Rookie De’Aaron Fox scored 14 points off the bench to lead seven Kings in double figures.

“Very talented dude,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. (As a bonus, the two teams also showed the world that standing up for their identity and humanity did not “distract” them from performing their main task. The Texans and Seahawks put on a show the league hasn’t seen this season and would have to go a long way to match.)

Now that the owners’ mask has been pulled off for good by ESPN.com’s revelations of the thoughts of McNair and his colleagues, the playing field for this fight has changed. It won’t go back. And it’s unlikely this is the end of the Texans players’ moves.

“I thought we played really hard, but I thought we played really dumb,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said. “We just played outright dumb.”

Leach liked the way Hilinski pushed the ball downfield, but said he was bit “reckless.”

“Falk tries to way overanalyze everything to the point where that can be counterproductive,” Leach said of his decision to bench him, “so if I could slice the two of them in half and mold them into one guy, we probably would have been in a pretty good situation.”

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Pittsburgh’s defense put up a curtain in front of it end zone, forcing the Lions to settle for field goals. When they went for touchdowns, the Steelers stopped them.

Detroit coach Jim Caldwell chose to go for it on fourth down from the Steelers 1 trailing by one in the third quarter. Matthew Stafford was sacked as he stepped up out of a collapsing pocket and tried to run up the middle.

Just as I thought I could do something, I got hit, Stafford said.

A snap after missing wide-open tight end Jesse James on the ensuing drive, Roethlisberger dropped back into his end zone and perfectly lofted a pass to Smith-Schuster. The rookie receiver ran for about 70 yards after the catch, running past cornerback Quandre Diggs and pulling away from safety Glover Quin on his way to the end zone.

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Orlando president Jeff Weltman has been careful about committing future money to the underachieving roster that he inherited, resisting rookie contract extensions for Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon. He has wanted to evaluate the roster this season, and make decisions later on the future of the group.
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Hezonja, a native of Croatia, has averaged five points a game in two-plus seasons with Orlando. He was selected one pick behind New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Making a run at Hezonja will become easier to do without that $5.2 million contract guaranteed for the 2018-19 season. His work ethic has been identified as a reason to believe he can still construct a career for himself in the NBA, and trade interest will likely continue for him through the February deadline.

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Mason started with Tennessee before six seasons in Baltimore, and he Omer Asik Authentic Jersey split 12 games between the Jets and Texans in his final season in 2011.

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Matuidi adds up to an already vast number of young footballers in the Bianconeri’s squad who have been out due to injury for quite a while. Last March, Croatian talent Marco Pjaca has seen his Champions League hopes end abruptly after a serious knee injury forced him to withdraw from the squad to recover. And he’s still not back.

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The Steelers were running down the final 48 seconds of the clock when Lions tackles A’Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence jumped Pittsburgh’s interior line. Robinson was promptly ejected for throwing a punch at Steelers guard Ramon Foster after Pouncey fought back and a skirmish broke out.

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has confirmed that screws were inserted in his fractured right collarbone during surgery Oct. 19 in Southern California.

In a taped appearance on TBS’ “Conan” that airs Thursday night, Rodgers told host Conan O’Brien that doctors used 13 screws to repair his collarbone, which he injured during the first quarter of the Packers’ 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 15.

12.5 percent. The Eagles are making it difficult for everyone else in the NFC East right now, but Dallas still has two games in hand against them and five total division games left. The Cowboys’ 12.5 percent chance of winning the division might seem low, but it could look much different in a few weeks.

77.8 percent. A win over the Rams in Week 5 has Seattle in the driver’s seat for the NFC West, and the two teams won’t meet again until Week 15. The Seahawks continue to win with defense, allowing a league-best 15.7 points per game this season.

Charles’ saga over the last two years provided a roller coaster of emotions for the 30-year-old running back, who rushed for 7,260 yards, added 2,457 receiving and scored 63 touchdowns over nine seasons in Kansas City. Charles tore the ACL in his right knee in October 2015, costing him the bulk of his season. He returned in 2016, but knee inflammation limited him to only 12 carries in three games.

Several Ravens players also expressed their frustration with the hard hit.

“If you mess with one of us, you got to mess with all of us. We went out there and gave everything we had for Joe, the team, the coaches and Baltimore,” Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams said. “We had to let everybody know that you can’t just mess with one of us and know expect to get hit 53 more times.”

Ravens offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley said Alonso should have been ejected.

“For a hit like that, I think that’s the right call for that,” Stanley said.
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So, I went back to Dr. (James) Andrews and told him, ‘Hey, they are not seeing what you are seeing’ and I feel like I have no hope, Charles said. He said, ‘I worked on your knee. I know your knee. You just have to build the quad muscle stronger. You’ll be like Jamaal then.’ Dr. Andrews really gave me hope. He built my hope.

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