The NFC North is up for grabs, and it’s going to be ugly

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6:48 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS -- If you ever wondered what early-20th-century, leather-helmet football would have looked like in a $1.1 billion angular glass stadium, Sunday was your day to find out. The Minnesota Vikings slugged their way to a 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in a game that was...

First-place Saints sitting pretty after surviving ugly start at Green Bay

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7:18 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The beauty of the New Orleans Saints' fourth straight victory on Sunday was just how ugly things started out for them. They did just about everything they could to sabotage their winning streak and sudden national love-fest. They were down 7-0 after the...

Steelers WR Bryant ‘wants out,’ source affirms

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1:34 AM ET PITTSBURGH -- Receiver Martavis Bryant appeared to reinforce his trade request on social media late Sunday, calling out rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and urging the Pittsburgh Steelers to "give me what I want." What he wants is clear. "He wants out," a source close to Bryant said. "Point...

David Letterman Earns Mark Twain Prize for Late-Night High Jinks

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During his 33 years as a late-night host, Mr. Letterman was known for being at once breezy and detached, a contrast that made him a towering figure to the comedians who delivered tributes on Sunday. “No one from his generation influenced American comedy more,” said Jimmy Kimmel, the host of...

Fifa’s Best Awards: Deyna Castellanos – the student up for more awards than Messi

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Castellanos splits her time between representing Venezuela (left) and Florida State (right)BBC coverageHow to follow:Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 19:00 BST on 23 October.Students' tall stories can be sky-scraping in stature.Famous mates. Wilfully obscure music tastes. Improbable acts of consumption and consorting.Deyna Castellanos' tale is true.On...

Mixon irked by lack of carries, cites Bell’s 35

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12:51 AM ET PITTSBURGH -- Rookie running back Joe Mixon helped set up the Bengals' first touchdown against the Steelers with a 25-yard run in the first half of a 29-14 loss. Then he essentially disappeared. Mixon did not have a carry in the second half, although quarterback Andy Dalton...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Cameraperson’ and ‘The Untitled Action Bronson Show’

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Photo Kirsten Johnson in “Cameraperson.” Credit Majlinda Hoxha/Janus Films Kirsten Johnson’s acclaimed meta-documentary is on PBS. And the rapper Action Bronson makes his daily late-night debut. What’s on TV CAMERAPERSON (2016) 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Kirsten Johnson’s lyrical documentary pulls footage from her work as a documentary...

UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare

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Image copyright GLEN RIDGLEY Image caption John Craig embraces his wife after his long swim to safety A British diver says he swam 7.5km (4.5 miles) to safety off the coast of Australia after losing sight of his boat and being "followed" by a shark.John Craig, 34, had been spear-fishing...

Bell lauds own savage stiff-arm to Bengals CB

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12:52 AM ET PITTSBURGH -- Even Le'Veon Bell had trouble trying to process what happened with 5:58 left in the second quarter and what he left in his wake. "That was one of the better stiff-arms of my life," Bell said of his violent takedown of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre...

Newspaper headlines: Budget ‘ambush’ and transition deal plea

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Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond has been told he faces an "ambush" over his upcoming Budget from Conservative MPs who want him out of his position, the Times reports. The paper says senior government figures fear Mr Hammond has become "too toxic" to get difficult policies through the Commons. Image...