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January 17, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh earned multiple All-Pro honors, Pro Bowl selections and tens of millions of dollars during his first eight NFL seasons.

The imposing defensive lineman had never won a playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. When he was free to choose his next team…

January 17, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After patiently approaching his season in charge of the Minnesota Wild, general manager Paul Fenton has taken his first steps toward remaking the roster.

If the Wild don’t pick up the pace in the Western Conference race, more moves could be coming soon.

The Wild…

Wild Hurricanes Trade Hockey

January 14, 2019

A year ago, when the Los Angeles Rams finished the season 11-5 but lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the wild card round of the playoffs, the consensus was that they were a young team a year ahead of schedule.

This past Saturday, hosting the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams this time proved their legitimacy…

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January 14, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Marcus Peters was in Amari Cooper’s face from the Cowboys’ opening drive until the postgame handshakes, where the Los Angeles Rams cornerback gave one last shove to the Dallas receiver.

Peters didn’t win all of his matchups with Cooper. In fact, his…

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January 10, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.

Gurley won’t be watching the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys…

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January 07, 2019

(This story — The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster — originally appeared at The Hardball Times and is reprinted with permission from The Hardball Times and FanGraphs.)

This is the third and final part of a three-part series. You can read the story in its entirety here.

On one…

ROCKY MOUNT PINES

January 05, 2019

Tarboro native Tyquan Lewis, a rookie on the Indianapolis Colts, did not play in Saturday’s playoff game against the Houston Texans.

The defensive end suffered a knee injury in the Colts’ Week 17 game against the Titans.

Lewis finished the regular season with eight games played, and…

January 05, 2019

With every new year comes new opportunities to tell new and interesting stories, and that’s what we intend to do with 2018 closing and 2019 beginning.

But, with all the moments worth documenting that happen over the course of a 12-month span, we wanted to take one final look, and wrap one…

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December 31, 2018

By design, Todd Gurley sat out on Sunday in the regular season finale against the 49ers, an eventual 48-32 win for the Rams. The Tarboro native missed last week’s game against Arizona as well, dealing with soreness in his left knee.

“We don't feel like it's going to be at the point…

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December 29, 2018

(This story originally appeared at The Hardball Times and appears online with permission from The Hardball Times and Fangraphs.)

You can read the full story here.

Ernie Suggs was born in Brooklyn, New York, and loved the Yankees; he moved to Rocky Mount in 1979 as a 12-year-old. His family…

ROCKY MOUNT PINES
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