The NFL has fined Suh $15,000 for a hit Sunday on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Coach Schwartz said the video footage didn’t support referee Ed Hochuli’s claim that Suh took a shot at the back of Cutler’s head, but the NFL apparently thinks Hochuli made the right call in flagging Suh for unnecessary roughness.
The penalty gave the Bears first-and-goal at the 7-yard line, and on the next play Chicago scored the game-winning touchdown.
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Pat Burns, who died of lung cancer Friday at 58 after fighting several forms of the disease, will be remembered for much more than the 501 wins he recorded while coaching Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New Jersey.
Burns was an outstanding defensive coach and a difference-maker whose gruff exterior didn’t hide his intelligence and insight. The former police officer wore his authority well, using it to mold kids into men and men into better men. For his success, he became the only person voted the NHL’s coach of the year three times, and with three different teams.
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For 34 years in Seattle — the entirety of the Mariners’ life span — no one was grander, or more beloved, than Niehaus, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Bellevue. He was 75.
“This is truly devastating news,” Howard Lincoln, the Mariners chairman and CEO, and team President Chuck Armstrong said in a joint statement released by the team. “… Dave has truly been the heart and soul of this franchise since its inception in 1977.”
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Ralph Friedgen was voted ACC Coach of the Year and quarterback Danny O’Brien was voted the conference’s top overall and offensive rookie by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Xavier Rhodes of Florida State was the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Friedgen, who led the Terps to a six-game turnaround from last season (2-10 to 8-4), received the Coach of the Year award for the second time in his career, while O’Brien is the first Terp to be named ACC Rookie of the Year (award was instituted in 1975).
Friedgen eclipsed Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech in the voting. Do your Superbowl betting at Betus.
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Rafael Nadal is the Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No.1 in the ATP rankings. Rafael Nadal has now won the US Open 2010 title. In his career, he won Australian Open Title in 2009, French Open Title in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Rafael Nadal has won Wimbledon Title in 2008 and 2010. Now, he won US Open title against Novak Djokovic with 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-2.
In US Open 2010, Rafael Nadal defeated Teimuraz Gabashvili, Debbis Istomin, Gilles Simon, Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco, and Mikhail Youzhny.
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The NFL hChad Ochocinco finedas fined Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for possessing an electronic device and posting messages to his Twitter account during Cincinnati’s 22-9 preseason win over Philadelphia last Friday, according to NFL.com.
Ochocinco’s Twitter feed (@OGOchoCinco) was updated prior to kickoff with the message: “Just talk with Kelly Washington , Desean Jackson, Geoff Pope, Hank Baskett and I caught a ball from Mike Vick, I love prw-game warm up.”
Ochocinco then tweeted again at 9:53 p.m. ET, approximately two hours after the game began, commenting on a play from the first half where he was hit hard by a pair of Eagles defenders while trying to catch a pass: “Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason s**t! 1day I’m gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease.”
The league has a social-media ban in place for gamedays, which lasts from 90 before kickoff until after postgame interviews.
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ESPN.com’s John Clayton reports a source as saying the Bears and the league’s top free agent have finalized a 6-year deal. The proposed contract with the Bears is expected to pay him about $40 million over the first three years.
Peppers, 30, a North Carolina native and the Panthers’ second overall pick from UNC in 2002, will be playing football for a team outside the state for the first time.
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Kurt Warner, the 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement Friday after 12 years after coming from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls. Warned walked away with a year left on a two-year, $23 million contract, knowing he still had the skills to play at the highest level.
“It’s been an amazing ride,” Warner said. “I don’t think I could have dreamt it would have played out like it has, but I’ve been humbled every day that I woke up the last 12 years and amazed that God would choose to use me to do what he’s given me the opportunity to do.”
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Mark McGwire admitted this week that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.
“The toughest thing is my wife, my parents, close friends have had no idea that I hid it from them all this time,” he told The Associated Press in an emotional, 20-minute interview. “I knew this day was going to come. I didn’t know when.”
In tears, McGwire apologized and said he used steroids and human growth hormone on and off for a decade, starting before the 1990 season and including the year he broke Roger Maris’ single-season home run record in 1998.
“I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said. “It was foolish and it was a mistake.”
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The world’s most famous street fighter made his Octagon debut against one-time UFC phenom Houston Alexander. His MMA career was off to a great start as he headlined the first ever U.S. network live MMA broadcast on CBS for EliteXC. But it all came crashing down a year ago on the second CBS EliteXC show when Seth Petruzelli knocked him out in 0:14.
Then he accepted the UFC’s offer to participate in The Ultimate Fighter reality show where he brought the show its biggest season ever. He also lost his only fight on the series to Roy Nelson in the highest rated episode in the show’s history. Despite repeated teases for the remainder of the season, Kimbo declined an opportunity for a second fight on the show.
Tonight he had his third chance to make a legitimate professional MMA fighter out of himself.
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