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Ratings Deflategate: Why the NFL is down this season

The NFL is the biggest ratings powerhouse on TV, but so far this season even the mighty football league has found itself watching its ratings fall.

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Timberwolves' Garnett officially retires

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday.

Mike Ditka, January 2014

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Hall of Famer Ditka rips Kaepernick's stand

Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka blasted San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players for kneeling during the national anthem prior to NFL games, saying "if they don't like the country, they don't like our flag, get the hell out."

Jacoby Brissett versus Houston Texans

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Patriots QB Brissett injures thumb, may need surgery

New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett could miss several weeks with a torn right thumb ligament suffered in Thursday night's 27-0 win over the Houston Texans.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Bucs TE Seferian-Jenkins released following DUI charge

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within hours of being released from jail on Friday.

NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth

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Kenseth aims for more success in New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth currently sits seventh on the Chase Grid -- 11 points ahead of Austin Dillon on the cutoff line -- and gets to head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he has won the last two races, for Sunday's Bad Boy Off Road 300.

Alexander Steen, St Louis Blues

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Blues sign F Steen to four-year, $23M extension

The St. Louis Blues signed forward Alexander Steen on Friday to a four-year contract extension worth $23 million.

Josh McCown sacked, Week 2

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Browns QB McCown played with broken collarbone

Josh McCown played the final three quarters of Cleveland's Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a broken collarbone.

Steve Clevenger, Seattle Mariners

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Seattle Mariners catcher suspended over tweets

The Seattle Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger for the rest of the MLB season after the catcher labeled the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and President Barack Obama "pathetic" on Twitter Thursday.

Dustin Johnson, 2016 Tour Championship first round

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FedEx Cup golf: Dustin Johnson stays cool

He's a man on the verge of winning $10 million -- but Dustin Johnson says he feels "really relaxed."

Serena Williams, 2016 French Open semifinals

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Serena Williams pulls out of China tournaments

Days after telling CNN she wouldn't return to the tennis tour until she was healthy, Serena Williams withdrew from the two biggest tournaments on the Asian swing.

Pats Texans

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Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

Rookie Jacoby Brissett, making his first NFL start, got plenty of help from the visiting Texans in the New England Patriots' 27-0 rout of Houston on Thursday night.

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NFL referee side judge

Ratings Deflategate: Why the NFL is down this season

The NFL is the biggest ratings powerhouse on TV, but so far this season even the…

Mike Ditka, January 2014

Hall of Famer Ditka rips Kaepernick's stand

Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka blasted San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin…

Jacoby Brissett versus Houston Texans

Patriots QB Brissett injures thumb, may need surgery

New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett could miss several weeks…

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs TE Seferian-Jenkins released following DUI charge

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within hours…

Josh McCown sacked, Week 2

Browns QB McCown played with broken collarbone

Josh McCown played the final three quarters of Cleveland's Week 2 loss to the…

Pats Texans

Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

Rookie Jacoby Brissett, making his first NFL start, got plenty of help from the…

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Louisville leaps to No. 3 in AP poll

An impressive beat down of Florida State has catapulted Louisville to No. 3 in the…

Greg Ward, Houston Cougars versus Cincinnati

Ward, No. 6 Houston overcome 3 turnovers in Cincinnati

Heisman Trophy-candidate Greg Ward and the Houston defense was more than enough to…

Orlando Bradford, Arizona Wildcats running back

Arizona dismisses RB Bradford after arrest on 7 felony counts

Arizona dismissed running back Orlando Bradford after the sophomore was arrested…

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ACC pulls neutral site championships from NC

The Atlantic Coast Conference will follow the NCAA's lead in moving its neutral site…

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, 2015 NCAA title

Coach K: NCAA was 'right' to move championships

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski applauded the NCAA's decision to move its championships…

Army CB Brandon Jackson

Army CB Jackson dies in car crash

Army starting cornerback Brandon Jackson died Sunday following a single-car crash in…

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