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Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

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You can now watch Drew Brees be handsome and predominate the playoffs on mobile Image: Butch Dill/ AP/ REX/ ShutterstockIf you're an NFL fan planning on being out and about this coming weekend or perhaps just stuck in different situations where you can't get to a television, there's good news: Yahoo will stream all four playoff games of the NFL's Divisional Round. SEE ALSO: Elated Buffalo Bills followers shower another team's quarterback with gifts Tim Armstrong, CEO of Yahoo parent company Oath, constructed the bulletin on Tuesday, telling CNBC, "Consumers in the U.S. will be able to watch all four playoff games with one click on the Yahoo Sports app." It's all thanks to Verizon's new deal with the NFL, announced back in December, that will enable the company to creek the games on mobile...
DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

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A few days ago DraftKings announced an NFL product called Showdown, which lets you play in a fantasize football tournament centered around simply a single football game. This means that all your players will be drafted from simply the two teams playing in that game. Lineups will consist of only six musicians- four offensive players and two defensive players. Later today it’s being tested for the first time during the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints playoff game at 4:40 pm ET. And DraftKings plans to continue offering Showdown throughout the NFC and AFC championship game. If it’s well received, don’t be surprised to interpret DraftKings make it available during the regular season next year, or even expand it to other sports. This new offering is important for a f...
Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

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It may seem daft to throw a parade after becoming only the second team ever to starts winless in a 16 -game season, but Browns devotees hope the owners will take noteWhen talking about the procession he's helped project, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan Chris McNeil wants to make one thing perfectly clear. " Make sure you get this right ," he said aloud." We are not having a festivity of losing, we are having a demonstration of losing. We want to let the Browns ownership and front office know we are maintaining them accountable for having such a bad team. " And perhaps we'll have some fun while doing that ." The Browns' long-suffering followers will made a video in which he renamed the team's FirstEnergy Stadium as' The Mill of Sadness '. During the video he yelled at the stadium:" Th...
Andy Dalton, QB for the Bengals, is getting tons of donations from grateful Bills fans

Andy Dalton, QB for the Bengals, is getting tons of donations from grateful Bills fans

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Image: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images Buffalo Bills fandom has come a long way since the infamous dildo Incident of 2016. For the first time in 17 years, Buffalo's favourite NFL team has clinched a playoff bunk. And they did it in dramatic style with a little aid. To celebrate, Bills followers are demonstrating their appreciation with money donations for a benevolence foundation headed by another team's quarterback. SEE ALSO: There's a ton of snow in Buffalo, and also a football game if you can see through it The Bills terminated their season on Sunday with a much-needed win over the Miami Dolphins, deterring playoff hopes alive. But it was a amaze Cincinnati Bengals upset in a match-up with the Baltimore Ravens that clinched the Bills playoff berth, and much of that succes is owed to qua...
Donald Trump has just started on his aim to be the only game in town | Bryan Armen Graham

Donald Trump has just started on his aim to be the only game in town | Bryan Armen Graham

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US sport from NFL to basketball and Olympic skiing is caught up in the decisions of a chairman unafraid, and ascertained, to change the rulesSports and politics have always existed at a very public intersection in the United States, but you would be hard-pressed to recall a occasion when the illusory firewall keeping them apart was more nakedly exposed. Over the past time Trump has co-opted American sports as not merely a proxy battle in the culture conflicts that indicate a country's deep divides but the primary theater. It is fair to say there was no more influential sports figure this year than the president, whose bellicose rhetoric and crisp volume counterpunching have had far-reaching impacts on service industries( request Papa John's) and compelled sports people, in a sharp-worded b...
The Cleveland Browns can’t be terrible forever. Can they?

The Cleveland Browns can’t be terrible forever. Can they?

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The Browns are on the brink of a winless season and the projected No1 draft pick were allegedly said he doesnt want to play there. Hows your week starting? There is no football futility quite like the touchdowns you think you have until you don't have them. And for the Cleveland Browns- a dealership that breath futility through two incarnations- Sunday seemed like a particularly grim low. On the way to what likely will be 0-16, the Browns practically tasted lightnes. It came on a snow-covered realm in Chicago with the serendipitous union of April's No2 draft pick, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, throwing a pass into the waiting arms of April's No1 draft pick, Cleveland defensive objective Myles Garrett. Garrett took his endowment interception and ran into the end zone delighting at a r...
LeBron to Philly and Tiger roars back: our bold sports predictions for 2018

LeBron to Philly and Tiger roars back: our bold sports predictions for 2018

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On the heels of a athletics time with no scarcity of amazes, Guardian US donors make their bold projections for the months to comeHere are our bold projections for 2018. Please mention the bold ( or should that be bold ?) in bold prophecies- these are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Especially the Tebow one. LeBron signs with the Philadelphia 76 ers this summer King James can opt to become a free agent after this season and what better team for the 33 -year old to shed his late-career heap in with than the NBA franchise that has spent the last near-eternity stockpiling young aptitude? While Golden State Warriors suns Steph Curry and Kevin Durant will be 30 next season, Joel Embiid will be 24 and Ben Simmons 22, with Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric and two more first-round draft p...
The age of Trump seems like a better time than ever for an XFL revival

The age of Trump seems like a better time than ever for an XFL revival

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Calls for a safer, more regulated NFL have been concurrent with the rumored revival of Vince McMahons XFL. Which couldnt induce more senseDuring an interception return in the third quarter of last week's game between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers, Panthers cornerback Thomas Davis appeared to bask the rare opportunity to play the role of result blocker. Davis considered Packers wide-cut receiver Davante Adams following the play unaware and launched his shoulder into Adams's helmet. Davis was to be laid down onto the floor and suffered material concussion, forcing him from video games and potentially expenditure Adams his ability to participate in the rest of the season. Davis received a two-game suspension for the ten-strike, entailing he is done for the remainder of the r...
The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

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After a thrilling 2016, sports fans might have expected an anticlimax. Instead, they got combats, feuds and an NFL storyline that extended and ranSports devotees had such a thrilling 2016- with the NBA finals and World Series both culminating in dramatic success for squads who had waited decades for a title- that as athletics editor, I horror 2017 would be an anticlimax. I was wrong. It started with the New England Patriots' mind-bending comeback win in one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time before we were treated to the spectacle/ freakshow that was Floyd Mayweather v NFL season, soon dragging in players, tutors, followers, owners ... and the president of the United States. You'd never know that boxing was expiring from one glimpse inside the Morris Park Boxing Club in the Van Nes...
The end is sigh: why US sports are somehow at their worst in the final reel

The end is sigh: why US sports are somehow at their worst in the final reel

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The NFL cant get out of its route with video replays and flustering rules deciding plays and the NBA isnt much better, but dont expect anything to be doneDo you have an idea for a new athletic that would feature some of the greatest players in the world, but instead of having the athletes decide the outcome in the final minutes, the game falls into the hands of public officials and coach-and-fours? Then the American sell is privilege for you. Yes, the United States, residence to more than 300 m people, seems to love sports that are at their worst at the very end. Sunday night's Steelers-Patriots matchup brought in the most difficult Tv ratings of the 2017 season, with 27 m people tuning in to realize which AFC power would get the inside track on homefield throughout the conference playoffs...