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Despite Damar Hamlin’s return, an end to the Bills’ emotional season

Despite Damar Hamlin’s return, an end to the Bills’ emotional season

The cofounder of Store716 stood inside a Buffalo sports paradise. It was Sunday morning, and he was strolling past T-shirts printed with slogans that spoke to the magnitude of the afternoon ahead. Favorites include: AVENGE THE 90sBUFFALO VS. EVERYBODYJOSH F*CKING ALLENWIN THE WHOLE DAMN THING David Gram, the store’s co-founder, was born here, grew up …

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NFL coaching carousel: SI’s Albert Breer on Sean Payton’s options, next Patriots OC

NFL coaching carousel: SI’s Albert Breer on Sean Payton’s options, next Patriots OC

We’re onto the NFL playoffs with six wild-card games on tap for this weekend and Monday. Let’s get to your mailbag questions like usual, some related to coaching hires and the draft, some touching on other topics … From Matt Ramas (@matt_ramas): For teams trying to hire Sean Payton, is it Chargers 1A and Cardinals …

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Ohio State QB CJ Stroud’s story is one of family, football, forgiveness

Ohio State QB CJ Stroud’s story is one of family, football, forgiveness

Coleridge Bernard Stroud IV stepped onto the podium, squinted into the camera lights and nestled into his seat behind an array of reporters. Two days before kickoff of the College Football Playoff semifinals, the centerpiece of Ohio State’s media day was none other than its quarterback, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and passing record-breaker that the …

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NBA mock draft: Victor Wembanyama leads strong 2023 class

NBA mock draft: Victor Wembanyama leads strong 2023 class

It’s that time again: with college basketball getting underway and this season’s NBA hierarchy starting to sort itself out, it’s slightly more responsible to start mocking out what the 2023 draft may look like. We’ve had more than usual to chew on regarding the draft at this early stage of the cycle, with Victor Wembanyama, …

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Patriots’ QB uncertainty raises questions for Bill Belichick

Patriots’ QB uncertainty raises questions for Bill Belichick

Another full mailbag this week. Thanks, as always, for the questions … From Mike (@GeneralGrant12): Who’s the patriots quarterback going forward. And how the hell do you handle this situation? From SportsAboveTheBox (@Urban_Shocker_): On a scale from 1–10, how much more football do you know than Belichick? From Mike Durand (@MikeyD_31): Does Bill Belichick and …

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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on his NBA journey: ‘I was in dark places at times’

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on his NBA journey: ‘I was in dark places at times’

It’s 6:14 a.m. on a late-summer day, and the track at Florida Atlantic University is shrouded in darkness, save for the faint beams of light bouncing from the waistbands of three joggers, dutifully logging their steps before the world awakens. They move at a casual pace, thoroughly oblivious to the athletic marvel in their midst. …

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Texas, USC, Nebraska among CFB teams that need a turnaround in 2022

Texas, USC, Nebraska among CFB teams that need a turnaround in 2022

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where a poorly timed onside kick can extinguish preseason hope in a hurry: First Quarter: The Most Desperate Teams in America Well, what do we have here? Some faces we haven’t seen in a while lurking around the exclusive neighborhood. Folks who used to …

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