Justin Timberlake will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl 52 halftime show on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Timberlake has won ten Grammys and numerous other awards. He’s been recognized for a range of performances, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Music Video. Timberlake was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” from the film “Trolls,” for which he won his 10th Grammy.

The Browns struggled to generate offense after that drive though with Hogan under center. Kizer was able to return after being checked out and try to rally his team back in the fourth quarter. He had the Browns rolling in the right direction before throwing an interception in the end zone:

The Eagles and Chiefs took part in a low-scoring battle for much of Sunday’s game, but the Chiefs were finally able to break through thanks to Travis Kelce’s Michael Jordan impression:

Martavis Bryant did something Sunday that he hadn’t managed since Week 13 of the 2015 season: Haul in a regular-season touchdown reception. If you’re counting fingers and toes, that’s 651 days. Bryant missed the 2016 season because of a suspension, but came into 2017 as a key cog in what was expected to be one of the league’s best offenses.

Starter Sam Bradford tested out his injured knee Sunday morning and the team has decided not to risk his health, and will instead start backup Case Keenum, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

The Buckeyes were able to reel in five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent, ESPN 300 defensive tackles Tommy Togiai and Tyler Friday, ESPN 300 defensive end Tyreke Smith and three-star end Alex Williams to go with junior college tackle Antwuan Jackson to fill the depth chart for the future. — Tom VanHaaren

Let’s face it: Georgia’s offensive line overachieved last season. So it’s no wonder that Kirby Smart went heavy in the trenches by signing five O-linemen, including Cade Mays, ESPN’s No. 3 offensive tackle, and Trey Hill and Jamaree Salyer, the No. 1 and 2 guards. — Scarboroughchargers_038

NFL playoff scenarios entering Week 17: It’s mostly down to the wild cards

With one week left in the NFL regular season, 15 teams have either clinched playoff berths or still are in the hunt for a berth. The rest are playing out the string. Here’s how we stand.

Panthers: Carolina has clinched a playoff berth. The Panthers will clinch the NFC South with a win over the Falcons combined with a Saints loss/tie against the Bucs, or a tie combined with a Saints loss. Carolina will clinch a first-round bye with a win combined with a Saints loss/tie, Vikings loss and Rams loss/tie.

Falcons: Atlanta will clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Panthers, or a Seahawks loss to the Cardinals, or a tie combined with a Seahawks tie.

Seahawks: Seattle will clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Cardinals combined with a Falcons loss/tie against the Panthers, or a tie and a Falcons loss.

Rudolph heard quarterback Case Keenum break the huddle after saying, “Someone is going to get a chance.” Rudolph knew it wouldn’t be him when Saints cornerback P.J. Williams jumped him in the flat. Rudolph knew it had to be Jarius Wright or Diggs. He had the perfect point of view.

“As I turned and watched Stefon jump up and catch the ball my immediate reaction was, ‘Please don’t get hit or fall down inbounds,'” Rudolph told Sporting News on Tuesday. “Then he not only comes down with the ball but keeps his balance and has the wherewithal to turn and keep running. It was a pretty incredible play.”

Kelly’s 28-35 record in four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers means he will be remembered as a failed NFL coach. He takes his place alongside Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban and others among the highly successful college coaches who could not make it work on Sundays. But in truth, Kelly was a not-half-bad coach. Instead, he was a terrible NFL general manager. patriots_001_2fc21e9f08644d02-180x180

Either way, Byard is hoping to replicate his Week 17 performance against Brady this coming Saturday.

The Jaguars offense was awful at doing anything it had designs to do. It averaged just 2.8 yards per non-Bortles carry when Bortles wasn’t largely missing open targets on short passes. When passing plays broke down, however, Bortles was magic at getting first downs. ESPN play-by-play designated five of Bortles’ rushes as “scrambles.”

In addition to the 20-yarder, he went 12, 9, 1, and 10 yards on such plays. In the fourth quarter, Bortles fumbled a shotgun snap, only to scoop it up and run 26 yards for a first down that helped extend a drive that ate clock late with the Jags up seven points. In all, the Jaguars gained six of their 15 first downs thanks to Bortles’ legs.

But folks, there are so many ways that Georgia’s collapse in the National Championship against Alabama is similar to the Falcons’ Super Bowl meltdown. In case you missed it, Georgia lost in overtime to the Crimson Tide, 26-23, Monday night.

“It’s standard, dude. It’s standard. Like pickles on a sandwich,” Lewan said. “That thing just comes all the time. So it is what it is. We’ve just got to focus on what’s important, and that’s these guys in this locker room. It’s 11 guys on the field at a time and making sure that our 11 plays better than their 11.”

As far as Bortles goes, I’m sure at this point he’s tired of being on the wrong end of some smack talk.

He had a decent season, having his highest completion percentage at 60, along with 3,687 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He had a three-game stretch in December where he actually looked good, completing 71 percent of his passes for 903 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions. He’s even got a playoff win under his belt!

“This is gonna stand,” said Tony Romo on CBS.

“There is no doubt it is going to hold up,” said Jim Nantz.

But NFL ratings also dropped 8% last season—this season is down more than 15% from 2015. It appears football might be falling in line with the downward trend of general TV viewing. “We’re all wondering, is the NFL no longer immune to what has hit other areas of the TV world?” says Austin Karp, assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily. “This isn’t insignificant anymore. You’re talking about double-digit percentage declines. Those are pretty big dips.”blues_1651

Crabtree was surrounded by members of the Broncos, before members of the Raiders made their way over.

The Raiders and Broncos got to fighting early in their late-afternoon matchup in Oakland, which was sparked by Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib. The ensuing melee resulted in two-game suspensions that were later reduced to one-game suspensions for both players.

Crabtree was blocking Talib on a play, and continued to wrestle with him to the sideline, where things got chippy:

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Another violation would likely mean the end of his NFL career.

“You’re definitely seeing the commitment from Josh right now in the facility, but I do agree that he’s going to have some bumps in the road coming back,” Thomas said on 92.3 The Fan. “I’m not an addiction specialist. I don’t really understand his side of things too well, but I know that when you’re in a controlled environment, when you’re around other addicts and you’re in those meetings, and those programs, it’s powerful to be around those people because it’s uplifting and they’re fighting the same fight you are.

Reminded of those three words after a recent practice Wholesale Jerseys on a steamy day , Clowney flashed a wide grin.On Friday at the Invitational, standout freshman Grant Holloway topped the Division I-leading 60-meter hurdle time of 7 by posting a time of 7.
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What are the odds бн the Dolphins upset the Patriots this week?

After being checked out in the sideline medical tent, Peterman was escorted to the locker room for further evaluation of a head injury and did not return. After the game, the club confirmed that Peterman is in the concussion protocol.

Thomas Hennessy, LS, New York Jets: Hennessy had to be helped off the field during the first quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit and was brought back to the locker room for further evaluation of a head injury. He did not return, and Eric Tomlinson took over long-snapping duties.

Suggs had both of Baltimore’s sacks on Monday and, while the Ravens defense is by no means poor, it is not the elite unit that paved the way for the franchise’s two Super Bowl titles.

The Ravens have played better recently, winning three straight, but their offense is still a problem. On the defensive side, Baltimore has 20 interceptions this season, the most in the league. Last year, they led the league with 18. This will be a tough, gritty game, but at home, Pittsburgh has a great chance to earn yet another victory.

Not good, right? That may be correct, but Miami has gone .500 or better at home in five of the last six seasons, and it enters this week 3-3 at Hard Rock Stadium in 2017. Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake has a rushing touchdown in two of his last four games. Those are the only two rushing TDs for the Dolphins this season.

With the running game coming alive and Jay Cutler providing enough firepower to feed the Dolphins’ bevy of receivers, Miami may have a chance to win. But the odds aren’t great.nike_redskins_3049

Ball leads Lakers into clash with Knicks

Right quadriceps tendinopathy has kept Leonard out of all 25 of San Antonio’s games. On Monday, when addressing his possible return, Leonard said “soon to come.”

On Friday before their 105-102 win over the Celtics, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s only worrying about the guys who are healthy and available right now.

“Whoever is not there is not there. We don’t worry about him [Leonard] or think about it too much. We’ve got to take care of as much as the business as we can, just like Boston is doing. I guess they know he’s not coming back for right now. In our case, when he gets there, he gets there. In the meantime, a lot of the guys are getting time. We’re playing a lot of different people, a lot of different combinations. Some nights it doesn’t work out really well. Other nights, it looks really good. But I think down the stretch it will help us.”

The Vegas Golden Knights have activated goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the injured list after he missed 25 games with a concussion.

Fleury had made four starts, going 3-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average, before taking a hit to the head in game against Detroit on Oct 13. The injury was at first not thought to be serious, but Fleury has a history of concussions.

The Golden Knights have been the surprise team of the NHL this season. The expansion club is second in the Pacific Division with 39 points.

The success comes despite the fact that they lost Fleury, the top player taken in the expansion draft, and backup goalie Malcolm Subban for parts of the season because of injury.
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Terrelle Pryor has surgery on ankle, will be put on IR by Redskins

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured ankle Monday and will be placed on injured reserve, coach Jay Gruden announced Monday.

Pryor turned down a four-year offer from Cleveland before free agency, then settled for Washington’s one-year deal, hoping it would lead to a bigger contract after this season.

“It’s probably not going to work out with the plan as of right now,” Pryor said Friday. “That plan isn’t working. I’ll come and compete, man, and whatever next year brings me, it brings me. As of right now, it hasn’t been working, fitting. It is what it is. I’ll try to get this thing as healthy as possible. Hopefully I’ll have good news Monday.”

Roethlisberger and the Steelers host the Titans in “Thursday Night Football,” and the 14-year veteran isn’t happy about the short week.

“Yeah, it’s miserable, it’s terrible, they need to get rid of this game I think,” Roethlisberger said of Thursday play, via 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. “Just play on Mondays and Sundays. It’s so tough on guys, you’re beat up, you’re banged up. It’s a very violent, physical game we play. … You’ve got to let your body recover a little bit.

“Even a week, you’re still not fully recovered by Sunday to Sunday, you’re still dealing with bumps and bruises and things just continue to build up throughout the season. When you go on such a short week, man, it’s just not good. I don’t know many players that like it. It’s a tough thing to do, but you know, you’ve got to do what the league says.”

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin voiced his dislike for Thursday night games last week after several Seattle players, including star cornerback Richard Sherman, were injured in a 22-16 win over the Cardinals.
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CFP committee hands Nick Saban the motivation he has been looking for

Nick Saban told reporters this week that he couldn’t care less about the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings. But nobody will blame him if he gives a sideways glance at the top four.

The Lakers will live with his turnovers, since they want their point guard to learn what he can, and can’t, get away with. On one particular play, Ball fired one pass too hard and too low for Corey Brewer to handle in what otherwise could have been a nice lob toward the rim.

With 3:42 left, Walton removed starters, including Ball. Trailing 91-83, Walton was looking for a desperation, last-gasp run and was unhappy with the starting lineup’s transition defense, but Toronto held on. To be fair to the rookie, the Lakers’ starters outside of Brook Lopez struggled with their offense. Lopez was the only starter to finish in double figures with 13 points.

THE REBUILD: In their fifth game of the season, the Lakers are still very much feeling out their roles, rotations and what each can do. On this night, the Lakers made it clear they were going to go to Lopez early. After taking eight shots in each of his previous two games, Lopez shot seven times in the first quarter alone. The plan got Lopez going early, as he had 11 points in the first half before he cooled off and didn’t get as many consistent touches.

Outside of the running backs, the supporting cast surrounding Mitchell Trubisky on offense hasn’t been strong. Trubisky has managed to complete 48 percent of his passes in four starts for 128 yards per game.
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Panarin, Bjorkstrand lift Blue Jackets over Bruins 4-3 in SO

Artemi Panarin gave himself a nice 26th birthday present.

“With the starts we’ve had lately, it’s always nice to go up in a game early like that,” Savard said.

After a pair of unsuccessful power plays, Columbus found the back of the net again with less than three minutes left in the first period. Boone Jenner, playing in his fifth game after returning from injury, scratched and clawed at Markus Nutivaara’s rebound until he put it past Rask at 17:08. Josh Anderson was also credited with an assist on Jenner’s first goal of the season.

The Blue Jackets’ third goal of the night came at 8:27 of the second period when Nutivaara took a handoff from Bobrovsky and sent it nearly the length of the ice to a driving Tyler Motte, who put the puck in the net.

“Outstanding,” Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said, describing his power forward. “He was physical when he could be physical. Sometimes it’s hard to be physical when you have the puck all night and you’re making plays and you’re in on the forecheck and playing with the puck. He did a little bit of everything for us.”

Calgary improved to 1-1-0 on a seven-game homestand that continues Thursday night when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit.

Jakub Vrana scored for the Capitals, who finished 1-2-0 on a road trip through Western Canada.

The win came Saturday in Edmonton, but playing on back-to-back nights was not something Vrana would use as an excuse.

“We can’t complain about that. Every team has to play back-to-backs,” he said. “It’s just that we made some mistakes out there.”

Still trying to find their Presidents’ Trophy form from a season ago, the Capitals are back in action Thursday when they host the New York Islanders.
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This is the scariest Tennessee Titans fan at ‘Monday Night Football’

The woman next to this superfan isn’t too thrilled to be sitting near them either. The man below her looks like he’s staring directly in front of him not because the football game is about to start, but because he’s afraid of the consequences of looking at this Smurf who took an extended vacation to the set of Mad Max.

Rivers is the master of finding the balance between the smart play and self-preservation, and the result is looking like a total spaz. Like, he got BOTH hands on the ball, but covering it up in the end zone would mean a defender falling on him, and Rivers is too smart to take unnecessary hits. That’s why he’s willing to look so dumb. You ever see him get the snap when a lineman jumps offsides? He throws the ball into the ground like it’s delivering 120 volts into his body.

Ezekiel Elliott found the end zone 16 times last season, despite a 9.5 total OTD. That 6.5 gap was largest in the NFL. As is almost always the case, touchdown regression-to-the-mean will catch up to even the best in the business. Through five games this season, Elliott has scored three touchdowns on 126 looks (carries plus targets) and sports a 2.9 OTD. This means that, based on his usage, Elliott is right where he should be in the touchdown department. Elliott remains a fantasy stud (top-16 at the position in fantasy during all but one of his five outings), but regardless of whether his suspension is in place this week, don’t expect him to catch up to his 2016 scoring pace anytime soon.

But Charcandrick West may have given us the best celebration of the day. It’s the sassiest touchdown dance of the season.

After a four-yard touchdown catch, West did a little dance.steelers_010