What channel is Cowboys vs. Jets on today? Schedule, time for Sunday's Week 6 game

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    For the most part, those scanning their TV channels for Cowboys vs. Jets on Sunday will be in luck. The matchup in New York is one of two late Sunday afternoon games on CBS' broadcast schedule with a start time of 4:25 p.m. ET, and the majority of the country will be presented this game.

    The only TV markets that will not find Cowboys vs. Jets on CBS are those around Nashville and a good-sized chunk around Denver. Plus, the Phoenix area will not get a late Sunday afternoon game on CBS due to a blackout.

    Against the spread | Straight-up predictions

    Of course, based on the point spread for Cowboys vs. Jets (via Sportsbook Review), those who tune in Sunday might not get to watch a competetive game. Dallas is entering the game as a seven-point favorite, a line that shrunk from 10 points after it was announced New York quarterback Sam Darnold was cleared to play and would start against the Cowboys.

    Below is all the info you need to watch Cowboys vs. Jets on Sunday, including the TV channels and kickoff time.

    What channel is Cowboys vs. Jets on today?

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    Mason Rudolph addresses Myles Garrett's racial slur allegation: 'I couldn't believe it'

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    Through a Steelers spokesman, quarterback Mason Rudolph last week denied speaking a racial slur to Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and igniting the brawl at the end of Pittsburgh's Week 11 game in Cleveland. On Sunday, soon after he was benched in Cincinnati due to poor play, Rudolph faced questions about the allegation for the first time since it surfaced.

    "It's totally untrue. I couldn't believe it," Rudolph said. Garrett, in his appeal of an indefinite suspension by the NFL, claimed Rudolph uttered the slur. "I couldn't believe that he would go that route after the fact. It is what it is. I think I moved on. One day it was tough. Moved on. We're good now."

    Pressed on whether Garrett might have heard something that, as the reporter asking the question put it, could have been left to interpretation and deemed a racial slur, Rudolph responded: "Absolutely not. There was nothing. Not even close."

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN last week that the league "found no suc[......]


    Meet Scott Frantz, an openly gay NFL Draft prospect with a chance to make history

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    Scott Frantz won't be found near the top of any NFL Draft big boards. In fact, there's a chance he may not be picked at all as part of this year's virtual festivities. 

    If the Kansas State offensive lineman does hear his name called, though, his selection would send him down an unprecedented path. Frantz could eventually be the first openly gay man to play in an NFL regular-season game.

    In 2014, former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted, landing with the Rams as a seventh-round pick, but he was cut by the team before the regular season. After a brief stint with the Cowboys, Sam left the NFL for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in 2015 before announcing he would retire from professional football for good.

    Frantz has an opportunity to go a step beyond Sam, but he is far from guaranteed a spot in the league, especially as less-heralded prospects attempt to make an impression with limited opportunities. It's hard enough to reach the NFL in a normal draft cycle, let alone when the world is dealing with a pandemic.

    Regardless of what happens, Frantz's journey will be worth watching not only from an NFL perspective, but also because of what his personal experience[......]


    Dolphins vs. Jaguars takeaways: Jacksonville worst of the Florida men

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    No one should have expected a Dolphins-Jaguars game on a short turnaround to be any different than it was Thursday night.

    In a duel of bad, irrelevant Florida teams, Jacksonville made a convincing claim for "worst squad in the state" with its 31-13 loss. That dubious honor over the past couple of 夜网论坛decades has been hotly contested between the Jaguars, Dolphins and Buccaneers. This year, Florida looks like it will carry at least two bottom-dwelling sides.

    Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tore through the Jaguars on Thursday night, throwing for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-20 passing. His success, though, might have been as much about his opponent's shortcomings than his own abilities. That's what often happens in a matchup of underwhelming teams.

    MORE: Where did James Robinson come from?

    In any case, those who stuck with the game through the full four quarters came away with a better idea of where the Dolphins (1-2) and Jaguars (1-2) might find bright spots this season, as well as the areas t[......]


    Kevin Durant succeeds LeBron on NBA 2K cover

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    LeBron James better watch the throne.

    James, last year's MVP and cover figure for the popular video game NBA2K, has been ousted by Kevin Durant.

    MORE: Durant's emotional press conference

    Durant was named the league's MVP on Tuesday afternoon, and the announcement that he would grace the cover of NBA 2K15 soon followed later that evening.

    "2 life goals in the same day! So grateful," he wrote on this photo on Instagram




    NBA playoffs: Spurs too much for Blazers, take 3-0 series lead

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    PORTLAND, Ore. — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took pains to make sure guard Tony Parker was well rested for the playoffs.

    "I barely played in April," Parker said. "I was joking with Pop if I was still with the Spurs."

    The break has paid off.

    MORE: Tim Duncan overtakes Malone on all-time playoff scoring list

    Parker scored 29 points and San Antonio took a 3-0 lead in its Western Conference semifinal series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 118-103 victory on Saturday night.

    Parker has scored 29 or more points in three of his last four playoff games. He had 20 points in the first half alone in Game 3 against Portland.

    "He's been the engine for us," Popovich said. "He started out really well tonight. He made shots, he involved everybody else. He was playing great D at the other end. He's really playing a whole complete game."

    The Spurs led by as many as 23 points in the first half, building a big early lead just as they had in the first two games of the series in San Antonio.

    "I think it just happened," Parker said of the third straight game with a big jump on Portland. "We just wanted to come in and have a good start, take care of the ball and play good defense like we did at home."

    The teams meet again on Monday night at the Moda Center.

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Portland, which pulled within eight points in the third quarter but couldn't get any closer. The Blazers were hurt by 15[......]


    Time Warner Cable froze during dramatic Clippers finish

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    Roughly 60 percent of the country is subject to the burning trash fire that is Time Warner Cable.

    Los Angeles Clippers fans were the latest TWC victims on Sunday afternoon when the final 30 seconds of the broadcast froze on screen during the game's dramatic finish.

    MORE: Chris Paul and Darren Collison lead comeback

    Understandably, people were outraged by Time Warner's latest moment of technical ineptitude.

    (And these are only the handful of tweets fit for print)

    The Clippers, who were down by 16 in the fourth quarter, came back to win 101-97 and[......]


    What now? Frank Vogel reportedly safe, but Pacers face turbulent offseason

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    Good news, NBA coaches. If you capture back-to-back division titles, reach two conference finals and earn the No. 1 playoff seed for just the third time in your franchise's history — all in three years — your job is probably safe. 

    That's what Pacers coach Frank Vogel has accomplished since taking the job, yet his seat was somehow rumored to be hot. Despite a third straight playoff elimination at the hands of the Heat, who just happen to be the two-time defending NBA champs and have the world's best player in LeBron James, the Pacers "intend to bring back" Vogel, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, and his departure was never seriously considered.

    MORE: No stopping Miami | East finals in photos

    "You just have to go into the offseason with the mindset that we're going to reload. We have a core, a system, a culture that's going to give us a chance every year," Vogel said after Indiana's bizarre 2013-14 season came to a familiar end Friday night with another embarrassing loss at Miami. "We've got to make whatever adjustments we have to make to come back and be here again next year."

    Now team president Larry Bird must spend the offseason trying to figure out what went wrong and what must be fixed. The team that looked like one of if not the strongest in the league to begin the season is clearly focused on the one task it hasn't accomplished — beating Miami to reach the Finals.

    "I don't know what the fut[......]


    Potential No. 1 pick Joel Embiid suffers stress fracture, requires foot surgery

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    There have been concerns about Joel Embiid's health entering the 2014 NBA Draft, and it appears that unease was warranted. 

    Embiid, who missed considerable time at Kansas for a back injury, has hurt his foot with only a week to spare before the June 24 NBA draft, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. 

    MORE: Mock Draft | NBA GM: 'You can't use Top 5 pick' on Embiid | Randle denies foot surgery report

    Embiid's mentor, Luc Mbah a Moute, confirmed to Goodman that Embiid did, indeed, suffer a foot injury. Embiid's agent, Arm Tellem, later revealed that Embiid suffered a stress fracture and requires right foot surgery, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported.

    The injury is in the navicular bone of Embiid's right foot. Embiid will have surgery to correct the injury on Friday. 

    Because of the injury, Embiid will not participate in any othe夜网论坛r workouts and will not attend the June 24 draft in New York, Tellem told Wojnarowski. 

    Prior to this injury, Embiid was considered a possible No. 1 pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers. We will not know whether that will change until the extent of his injury is revealed. Embiid worked out for the Cavaliers earlier this month and did well in medical testing. Following this recent news, the team reportedly has interest[......]


    Report: Nike to retain Kevin Durant after large counter offer

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    Kevin Durant appeared destined to leave Nike for Under Armour, which offered him an astronomical contract worth more than $265 million, but the shoe company has countered that offer and expects to retain Durant for the next 10 years, ESPN.com reports. 

    Nike has presented a more lucrative deal for Durant, after it's init夜网论坛ial offer of about $20 million per year. Durant's contract with Nike, a deal worth $60 million over seven years, is set to expire, and Nike does not want the NBA's second-best player to go elsewhere. 

    MORE: Under Armour offer | Why Durant withdrew from Team USA 

    Under Armour bet big with it's offer between $265 million and $285 million. The company went after Durant with a huge offer and assumed Nike would not be willing to pay such a high fee for the OKC Thunder forward's services. 

    Nike informed Jay-Z's RocNation that it would not sit idly by as Durant signed a large deal elsewhere. The company, which boasts a long list of big names, like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, will hold on to Durant.

    The specifics of the Nike offer are not known, but ESPN.com reports that Durant will make more than Durant will make from the Thunder over the next seasons. Based on his current contract, the Thunder will pay Durant $41.2 million. 



    Nike brand power evident in Kevin Durant deal

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    Quietly over the Labor Day weekend, Nike announced it had exercised its option to match any offer a rival shoe company offered the Thunder’s Kevin Durant. Durant signed the new deal, making it official Sunday night on Twitter, and it was confirmed Tuesday.

    With all due respect to Oklahoma City, the 27th-largest U.S. city with a population just under 600,000, it’s not a large market like Chicago, where Michael Jordan played for the Bulls. Durant is a pretty good basketball player, maybe even a great player, but he isn’t a Jordan or a LeBron James and doesn’t have James’ brand power. 

    So why then did Nike agree to pay Durant close to $350 million, after initially signing him to a seven-year, $60 million contract a year after he graduated high school? 

    The simplest explanation — the Nike brand. Though Durant still has two years and $41.2 million left on his contract with the Thunder, Nike realizes  the options — and accompanying larger markets — Durant will have to sign elsewhere as a free agent. Nike’s decision to offer hundreds of millions to Durant wasn’t difficult.

    "For Nike, this was nothing to them," Omar Saad, senior managing director of ISI's luxury, apparel and footwear team, told ESPN. "They could easily build Durant's business enough, assuming normal margins, where they could generate a cash flow of $60 million a year. And Nike is really good at monetizing its marketing assets, way better than anyone e[......]


    Stephen Curry hits insane pregame shot from tunnel

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    Stephen Curry is a great 3-point shooter. We already know this.

    What we didn't know is that he could hit two-handed shots from the beginning of the tunnel like this.

    That's crazy range for the Golden S夜网论坛tate Warriors' point guard. Curry is a career 44 percent shooter from beyond the arc, and this is waaaaaaaay beyond the arc.

    Someone might want to D him up.



    Marcus Smart suspended for crotch punch

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    Celtics guard Marcus Smart will be suspended one game for his arm swing, or punch, to Spurs forward Matt Bonner's groin on Friday, according to CSNNE.com.

    Smart clearly swung his arm through Bonner's legs, and was ejected from the game.

    MORE: Steve Nash retires | Collison out for Thunder | George could return to Pacers soon

    Following the game, Smart explained the incident to reporters.

    “Like every other play, I was trying to get through a screen,” Smart said, via NESN. “(Baynes) screened me, (Bonner) tried to clean up the screen, and I tried to fight through. He had his arms up high — locked arms — and my b夜网论坛ody, the way (Baynes) hit me threw my body back, so it forced all my momentum to come forward, and (Bonner) just happened to jump in the way as I was trying to rip through and rip up, and he got caught.”

    Celtics coach Brad Stevens saw it another way.

    “I saw the play,” Stevens said. “I spoke to Marcus. For me, from my standpoint, it looks like an unacceptable play. … You can’t do that. Simple as that.”

    Smart will sit out Sunday's game against the Pistons.



    Celtics' bench woes leave Boston with big question about lack of trade deadline action

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    BOSTON — It’s a hypothetical, and there’s nothing to be done about it now. But the grind of Boston’s Game 1 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday showed, yet again, how badly the Celtics need a dynamic bench player who can create shots for himself and teammates.

    Which begs the hypothetical question: Should the Celtics have traded for Memphis guard Tyreke Evans way back in early February, when they could have had him for a late first-rounder? Evans was there for the taking. The Celtics passed, and kept their pick, which is slated to be No. 27 this year.

    It’s not such an easy question, but it’s worth exploring.

    Let’s start with the Celtics as they stand in this series against the Bucks. Boston scored 113 points, and of those points, only six came from outside the core five scorers: Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris and Al Horford.

    Now, Morris is a bench player because Aron Baynes starts at center. That’s a technicality — Morris (35:23) played more than Baynes (14:30), and figures to do so throughout the playoffs.[......]


    3 takeaways from the Raptors' momentous Game 4 win

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    The Raptors secured an important win on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

    Toronto topped the Warriors 105-92 in what might be the last game Golden State ever plays at Oracle Arena to claim a 3-1 series lead.

    The Raptors have a chance to close the series out at home and knock off the two-time defending champions on Monday.

    Here are three takeaways from Toronto's victory:

    The shooting was horrendous

    Neither side shot the ball well from behind the arc in Game 4.

    Both teams combined to make four of their 30 3-point attempts in the first half and finished making just 30.5%. Some hot shooters got uncharacteristically cold along the way.

    Stephen Curry was 2 for 9 from range while Danny Green, who made six 3-pointers last game, converted just one of his seven long heaves.

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    3 takeaways from Warriors' thrilling Game 5 win

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    Golden State managed to keep its championship dreams alive with a 106-105 win in Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.

    Although Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney re-aggravated injuries in the matchup and left the game, the Warriors held on.

    The Warriors will head back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 in hopes of forcing a Game 7.

    Here are three takeaways from Golden State's season-saving victory:

    The Warriors were hot from deep

    Golden State made five straight 3-pointers early夜网论坛 in the first quarter, and its efficient shooting carried it throughout the game.

    The Warriors finished with 20 made 3-pointers compared to Toronto's eight. 

    Despite this large margin, the Raptors kept things close, so a cold night could tip the scales moving forward.

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