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Inside Slant: NFL Week 7 QB Report

espn.go.com — Let's take our weekly deep dive into the Sunday performance of five NFL quarterbacks, using data supplied by analyst Jacob Nitzberg via ESPN Stats & Information. After all, the numbers don't always speak for themselves. (For all Inside Slant posts, including the weekly QB Report, follow this link.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @SeifertESPN: #Colts should feel great about a 27-0 win in which Luck's 344-yard day was hardly his best game of season. QB Report: es.pn/1s2GSvx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @SeifertESPN Rodgers since "R-E-L-A-X:" 70.6 pct comps., 13 TD, 0 INT, 93.2 QBR. cut inaccurate throws by 33 pct. es.pn/1s2GSvx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @SeifertESPN: Rodgers since "R-E-L-A-X:" 70.6 pct comps., 13 TD, 0 INT, 93.2 QBR. Has cut inaccurate throws by 33 pct. QB Report: es.pn/1s2GSvx

Peyton Manning, all-time touchdown leader

espn.go.com — Peyton Manning set the all-time regular-season passing touchdown mark Sunday, passing Brett Favre. Here is a comprehensive look at the numbers behind his accomplishment.
Oct 21, 2014

MT @ESPNNFL: Peyton Manning's record 510 touchdowns by the numbers. just 1 TD in Minneapolis » ch7ne.ws/1sKWbwE ch7ne.ws/1sKWbwD

Oct 21, 2014

Not sure if you heard but Peyton Manning broke the TD record. This graphic gives you everything you need to know espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Brett Favre says return to Green Bay Packers on hold due to Bart Starr's health

espn.go.com — Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the plan he initiated to make his first appearance at Lambeau Field since his retirement is now unlikely to happen because of Hall of Famer Bart Starr's health problems. While the specifics of the plan still were being formalized, Favre intended for Starr to join him on the field for the Packers' Sunday night game Nov.

Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

espn.go.com — The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ESPNSteinLine: Link to ESPN latest on Wizards' backcourt and forthcoming signing of John Lucas III - espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Oct 21, 2014

Link to ESPN latest on Wizards' backcourt and forthcoming signing of John Lucas III - espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

espn.go.com — Associated Press PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the defense case for a more lenient punishment for the double-amputee Olympic runner.
Oct 21, 2014

5 years for killing someone. 3 years for unlawfully firing a gun. Doesn't seem quite right does it? es.pn/1uydfEa

Indianapolis Colts

espn.go.com — A weekly look at what the Indianapolis Colts must fix: The Pittsburgh Steelers proved on Monday that they can take advantage of an opponent's mistakes to come back from a double-digit deficit when they fell behind 10-0 to the Houston Texans and came back to win the game 30-23.
Oct 21, 2014

The Film Don't Lie: The Colts can't continue to squander scoring opportunities es.pn/1FwSyBc

The Film Don't Lie: Atlanta Falcons - ESPN

espn.go.com — A weekly look at what the Atlanta Falcons must fix: As the Falcons prepare to face the league's top-ranked defense in the Detroit Lions Sunday in London, they know pressure will come at Matt Ryan from every direction.

Michigan Wolverines offense needs more big plays

espn.go.com — The 43-yard touchdown connection between Devin Gardner and Devin Funchess in an 18-13 win over Penn State was a rare site for this year's Michigan team. The standout individual effort by Funchess gave the Wolverines their longest completion of the year and the longest play of any kind since a season-opening drubbing of Appalachian State.
Oct 21, 2014

In other news: the sky is blue. RT @ESPN_BigTen: Michigan's offense needs more big plays es.pn/1FwSwcB

MLB - "Underdog" World Series Showdown - ESPN

espn.go.com — The Royals and Giants prepare for a matchup none could predict, all can enjoy KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have spent the past few days trying to return to normalcy -- no small feat when their city is draped in blue balloons and team memorabilia from the moment visitors hit the airport.

2014-15 Big Ten Conference coaches poll, preview

espn.go.com — The league's coaches rank the teams and weigh in on key preseason topics By Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider AP Photo/David Stluka Bo Ryan has arguably the most talented team in his time at Wisconsin.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @GoodmanESPN: Big Ten doesn't ever release an entire preseason poll (not sure why), but I talked to a bunch of coaches. Here goes: es.pn/1nxTjE7

Andy Katz 3-point shot: Georgetown Hoyas, John Thompson III confident

espn.go.com — Tuesday's 3-point shot has Andy Katz talking about the confidence John Thompson III has in Georgetown.
Oct 21, 2014

3-point shot: Georgetown, John Thompson III confident (update on Josh Smith too): es.pn/1zj7BxI

Carter Rejects Nowitzki At The Rim

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: The Grizzlies' Vince Carter jumps to block the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki at the rim in the final seconds of the first quarter of Dallas' 108-103 win over Memphis.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @espn: VINSANITY! Vince Carter met Dirk Nowitzki at the rim for this sweet rejection. es.pn/1sKNOkA

Will the Kansas City Royals run on Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner?

insider.espn.go.com — AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Madison Bumgarner has an elongated delivery, which the Royals might try to take advantage of. KANSAS CITY -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers the ball to home plate with a runner at first base tonight, the numbers that appear on the stopwatch of Kansas City Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz will indicate to him that the Royals should try to steal.
Oct 21, 2014

Madison Bumgarner is the most important player in the WS, and there will be tipping-point situations in his starts. es.pn/1w2x8sO

Peyton Manning, all-time touchdown leader

espn.go.com — Discussion By Heather Burns and Scott Miller | ESPN.com Oct. 20, 2014 Peyton Manning, All-Time TD Leader Peyton Manning set the all-time regular-season passing touchdown mark Sunday, passing Brett Favre. Here is a comprehensive look at the numbers behind his accomplishment.
Oct 21, 2014

Lots of quality info in this graphic, as in statistical, look at Peyton Manning's trek to the career TD record: es.pn/1vHkgXI

Will Pernell McPhee be the next to price himself out of Ravens' budget?

espn.go.com — OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- In each of the past two years, the Baltimore Ravens have watched pass-rusher Paul Kruger and defensive tackle Art Jones produce big in the final years of their contract and price themselves out of the Ravens' range in free agency. Could pass-rusher Pernell McPhee be the next to follow them?

Mark Emmert says scholarship changes coming up

espn.go.com — Associated Press CHICAGO -- NCAA president Mark Emmert says sweeping changes in scholarship regulations could be in place as early as the next academic year. He also says there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia. Emmert made his remarks at a luncheon on Monday.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ESPNCFB: NCAA president Mark Emmert says there's been no talk of allowing compensation for autographs » es.pn/1nxRwPu pic.twitter.com/kMnklHrm9Q

Oct 21, 2014

Emmert: "...it's hard to see how it simply doesn't become a wide-open bidding war." es.pn/1DwtLLM