• Sources: LSU operative toward understanding with Herman
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    2:23 AM ETCloseESPN Senior Staff Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of TennesseeCloseCollege football reporterCollege football reporter for ESPN Nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 2010 Graduate of Oklahoma State UniversityFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailprintcommentThe LSU Tigers have zeroed in on Houston's Tom Herman as their next head coach and

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  • Long Song: Aretha’s anthem gobbles Thanksgiving review (Nov 25, 2016)
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    DETROIT (AP) Aretha Franklin's lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself. Franklin's ''Star Spangled Banner'' clocked in at 4-minutes, 35 seconds on Thursday. That's compared to about 2-minutes, 20 seconds for Whitney Houston's iconic rendition of the song ahead of the

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  • Steelers’ offense shines in win over Colts, though defensive questions remain
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    At times, the Steelers’ 28–7 win over the Colts on Thanksgiving night felt like a microcosm of what has thus far been a frustratingly uneven season for a team that still has visions of a Super Bowl run. They start off looking as though nobody has a chance at ever stopping them, with three straight touchdown drives. Then, they’re forced to punt twice in a row to

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  • Bruce Arena moves on: Who should manager a LA Galaxy?
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    You might have heard, Da Bruce is back for the first time as US national team head coach. This leaves the LA Galaxy with a big, big decision – a pair of them really, since Arena was also the team's general manager – to help guide the franchise forward after the exit of a man who helmed their three most recent championship squads. We've polled the staff, and identified a few speculative

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  • Fantasy football scout: The many dire questions for Week 12 to answer
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    Owners of Carson Palmer will give him a huge hand if he comes through in Atlanta. (Rick Scuteri/Associated Press) This column is dedicated to the grind of the fantasy football season, in which hard-working owners are constantly thinking about possible waiver pickups and/or trades to make, all in the name of turning fake teams into very real moments of glory. With that in mind, here are the

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  • Colin Kaepernick grilled by Miami Dolphins contributor over Fidel Castro shirt
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    In August, Colin Kaepernick wore a shirt showing Fidel Castro meeting with Malcolm X. (Ben Margot/Associated Press) With the 49ers visiting the Dolphins this week, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick engaged in a conference call with members of the South Florida media. However, one reporter wanted to discuss something that happened in August, when Kaepernick wore a shirt that appeared to show

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  • On a night before Thanksgiving, a Cavaliers and Warriors put a NBA on notice
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    Kevin Love launches a three-pointer during his record-setting first quarter against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) OAKLAND, Calif. – As the Golden State Warriors demolished the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, it was hard to envision how a team could play better offensively. Golden State’s quartet of stars – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson,

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  • NFL Week 12 diversion picks: Broncos corner Chiefs; ‘Hawks stay hot
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    Lions. Cowboys. Thanksgiving. It's tradition -- and it's worth celebrating. Detroit has been playing Turkey Day games since 1934, when the Lions lost to the two-time defending-champion Bears in front of 26,000 at University of Detroit Stadium. This might be hard to believe, but that same Lions team won it all in 1935. (Yes, the Detroit Lions were champs.) Dallas, meanwhile,

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  • Tolzien creation initial start in accurately 3 years Thursday night
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    Getty ImagesEven before official word came Wednesday afternoon that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would miss Thursday night’s game vs. the Steelers due to a concussion, we knew Scott Tolzien was next in line for the Colts. If you’re wondering who Tolzien is, you’re probably not alone. He’s a sixth-year pro who went undrafted out of Wisconsin, where he was a two-year starter. He broke

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