Patriots’ Tom Brady turns in vintage effort for 200th career win

Brady, at 178 wins in the regular season (an astonishing number when you really think about it), could inch toward the 186 wins that Manning and Favre got in the regular season, and he no doubt will be able to do it next year unless something really insane happens. “It was a long week”.Brady certainly gutted it out, too, when he could have taken his fifth Sunday off of the season-although it would have been his first due to injury. “He has to execute and I have to execute better on my end”. “That’s the quarterback’s job, to win”.After their win, Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick weighs in on his quarterback’s milestone saying, “The quarterback’s job is to win”. I’m glad the Patriots played it safe with Gronk against NY, but I’m pleading for even more precaution.NOTES: TE Rob Gronkowski, who was returning after missing one game to a chest injury that was a reported puncture lung, left the first quarter of Sunday’s win at the Jets with a back injury and did not return.Belichick had no update on Gronkowski’s condition, but the tight end was seen walking very gingerly from the locker room to the team buses outside MetLife Stadium. On the second score, Revis said he was covering the inside and strongly implied the end result was not his fault.Patriots fans chanted “Brady!” But he left the field with members of the Patriots’ medical staff near the end of the first quarter. “Wherever we go, we bring the fight with us”.Said Revis, ” You definitely don’t want to put Tom Brady in those situations. “He’s come through in the clutch and we keep getting him opportunities”.After leading a tying drive earlier in the fourth quarter, Carr hit Michael Crabtree on a 49-yard pass on third-and-9 to help set up Sebastian Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left.Brady directed the Patriots to 10 second-quarter points and tied the game with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell with 6:29 remaining in the half. Long slapped the ball out of Fitzpatrick’s grasp and it bounced to Trey Flowers for the game-saving fumble recovery with 1:43 left.It wasn’t what running back coaches teach their fullbacks, but Brady somehow managed to get in the way of Jets players without making any contact with the opponents whatsoever. The teams have had a final margin of seven points or fewer in each of their last seven meetings. “It ended up costing us at the end”.It was a mark that Brady also showed no interest in discussing afterwards, instead proclaiming that football is a team game, yada, yada.So as he has done so many times before, Brady lifted his teammates onto his shoulders and guided them to a big victory – and in the process, all of the nagging worries about the consistency of their performances can be put on the back burner for at least another week. He also needs just 57 yards passing to become the fifth player in National Football League history to reach 60,000. Brady is now at 60,229.”It was a great win for our team”, the 39-year-old quarterback said.”Man”, Brady said, “it’s ’cause of you guys”.But for Bowles, who admitted via conference call on Monday that it was a “no brainer” to name Fitzpatrick the starter against the Indianapolis Colts, next Monday night, it just seems like Gang Green is spinning its wheels in quicksand.”I knew it was coming to me”, said Hogan. “I’m not going to make a rash decision today one way or the other”. Ryan Fitzpatrick aired it out to Quincy Enunwa for a 40-yard reception down to New England’s 30-yard line with four minutes to go in the first quarter. “But we made plays when we needed to”.It was initially called an incomplete pass, but Jets Coach Todd Bowles challenged and the call was reversed – for a 22-yard touchdown.”Good thing he does all those squats and got his butt down”, Fitzpatrick joked of Enunwa.With the victory, the Patriots clinched a 16th straight season with winning record and tied San Francisco (1983-98) and Dallas (1970-85) for the most consecutive winning years since the 1970 merger.New England got to the 21, but the Patriots opted to not use a timeout.

Mamata Banerjee Accuses PM Modi Of Derailing Economy

Ridiculing the PM’s idea of bringing in cashless transactions, Banerjee wondered how could it be possible when 39,000 villages of the state like Uttar Pradesh, she claimed, had almost no accessibility to banks.”Why are you calling strikes?”The rise of Banerjee at the centrestage of politics is also possible because of the debacle of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the party won only 44 seats-its lowest tally in any general elections.”I will not stop until and unless this decision is rolled back”. She blamed the Prime Minister for pushing the people of the country, especially, the poor, farmer, deprived and downtrodden to pain and agony in the name of demonetization.Promising to organize another anti-Modi rally in the capital, Mamata said, “The aam aadmi is struggling hard to get his daughter marries, for every little thing he wants to do. This is a democratic country”. She said: “In Bengal, even now also after so many years of our independence the reality is that out of 3500 panchayats there are no banks in more than 1000 panchayats”. People are with the government’s decision on demonetisation.With the bandh failing to evoke response, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said they would take lessons from it.Trinamul sources said it was too early to call the Samajwadis an ally but the fight against demonetisation had brought the two parties closer than ever.The JD (U) party will neither participate in the protest announced by opposition nor it will participate in the Dharna announce by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Patna on November 30.”What matters is that she is satisfied”. The TMC chief also alleged that the money of the BJP and its affiliated organisations, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bajrang Dal, was deposited in foreign banks ahead of the demonetisation, charging that the information ofthe decision was leaked to party leaders.But Mamata said that Modi and Shah should first declare their own bank account details. “Modi has asked BJP MLAs and MPs to reveal details of their accounts and land purchases”. PM Ji you think you alone are intelligent and the rest are.??? “After your 21 days of note bandi, the whole country is ghar bandi, so why this farce (sic)”, she tweeted.

Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

The former darts world champion Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story on Monday night.”He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future“, said a Sky spokesperson.Several former footballers have recently come forward in order to go public and raise awareness of alleged historical abuse in football, a step which has won praise from politicians, sport administrators and abuse charities.Newcastle United announce that they have cancelled a scheduled appearance by Eric Bristow in light of comments made regarding football abuse victims.Eric Bristow’s comments on Twitter included: “Glad I am a dart player proper men” and “dart players tough guys footballers wimps”.The offending tweets were deleted shortly before midday.Bristow is a pundit for Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, on their darts coverage. A Londoner, he rejoiced in his nickname “the Crafty Cockney”.A World Champion in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986, Bristow is one of the most famous people to ever play the game. However he did appear in the 2012 series ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.A former champion darts player who was sacked from his job with Sky Sports for a series of slurs against gay people and sex abuse victims has lost a relationship with Newcastle United Football Club. He was also given a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in 1998.Bennell, who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was reportedly taken to a hospital on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.The MasterChef host revealed he suffered a traumatic ordeal during his childhood and encouraged more conversation surrounding the subject in the wake of the footballers who came forward as sexual abuse victims. “That’s completely inappropriate and unacceptable today”, he added. Chairman Greg Clarke said it was the biggest crisis he could remember. “I think institutionally, all organisations in the old days used to protect themselves by keeping quiet and closing ranks”.

French FM calls for UN summit on Aleppo fighting

Civilians were also fleeing south to the remaining districts held by the rebels, arriving with little more than the clothes they were wearing, an AFP correspondent said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 10 had died, while the Syrian Civil Defence – known as the White Helmets – put the number at upwards of 25.”The rebels have lost at least 30 percent of the territory they once controlled in Aleppo”, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.Up to 16,000 civilians have fled strife-torn parts of eastern Aleppo, as rebels lose all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold.What are the latest developments?Kurdish-led forces operating autonomously of the rebels and the government meanwhile seized the Bustan al-Basha neighborhood, allowing thousands of civilians to flee the decimated district to the predominantly Kurdish Sheikh Maqsoud, in the city’s north, according to Ahmad Hiso Araj, an official with the Syrian Democratic Forces.Syria’s Al-Watan daily, which is close to the government, said the next stage of the operation would be “to divide the remaining (rebel-held) area into. districts that will be easily controlled and to capture them successively”.On the ground, residents expressed despair and uncertainty for the future, after months of food shortages and heavy government strikes.What has happened to the people who live there?Syrian state media also reported that the Haydariya and Sakhour districts had been taken as it showed looped footage of some of the thousands of civilians fleeing parts of the city affected by fighting.”They don’t let people go”, one man said, according to an RT report.”The problem today, in this moment, is not water and food”, he said, at one point choking with tears. “We are deeply concerned about the impact of the fighting on the civilian population in Aleppo”.”It is the biggest defeat for the opposition in Aleppo since 2012″, he told Reuters.”Under heavy bombardments now. We are fighting for our lives”.”Half of the territory previously held by the militants in eastern Aleppo has been de facto liberated”, Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the defense ministry, said.He also highlighted deaths and injuries resulting from mortar and rocket attacks from rebel-held areas into western Aleppo.A military news service run by Hizbollah declared the northern portion of eastern Aleppo was now under government control.Ever since it joined the uprising four years ago, eastern Aleppo tried to make itself a model for a Syria without Assad.Russian Federation says it is not involved in the current offensive in Aleppo, concentrating its strikes instead on rebel and jihadist forces in the northwestern Idlib and central Homs provinces.Syrians who evacuated the eastern districts of Aleppo are gathered, in a government-held area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 27, 2016.The center said that it deployed additional 150 field kitchens to distribute meals to civilians leaving the city.Why is Russian Federation engaged in Aleppo?More than 508 civilians have been killed and 1,871 others injured since mid-November in regime and allies attacks on Aleppo – once Syria’s second-largest city.With the help of Russian military airstrikes and Iranian and Hezbollah ground forces, the Syrian Army offensives have steadily made progress surrounding rebel forces.”The rebels suddenly find themselves without the external support that they have relied on”. After years of gruelling attritional combat the regular Syrian army, despite new arms supplies from Moscow, is a shadow of its former self. At present, and as part of a simultaneous policy of rehabilitating and rebuilding the affected regions, the Syrian Government has established a program of assistance for displaced persons and evacuees.This has cemented Iran’s key role in the conflict, which may have consequences in the future.

Dak Prescott explains why he acknowledges everyone on the Cowboys before games

But why take the time to do this when there are more pressing matters – like preparing for the opposition? I think it helps, guys blocking downfield, doing all the extra stuff so that a guy can’t sneak in there and get it.”Not at all. The more we can give Ezekiel the ball the better”, Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas when asked about the rookie wall. At 5-0, they were the last remaining undefeated team and it looked as though the team was bound to make an appearance in the playoffs, possibly even the Super Bowl.How did we get here?If that means he’s playing like a daddy, who are we to argue? Sometimes you just go with it???? On the season, he has five 100-yard games.We may not be as familiar with the Cowboys’ story, however, although a few minutes watching ESPN or the NFL Network might catch you up really quick.Prescott’s play came late in the second quarter of Dallas’ 31-26 win. “To put the ball on the ground when you get to them, when you sack them”. Prescott has thrown 18 touchdown passes to just two interceptions and has the fourth best quarterback rating in the league at 108.6. We haven’t done a good job.”It’s hard when another team’s offense thinks every time they touch the ball they have to score a touchdown”.Elliott, meanwhile, has at least 20 carries in nine of the Cowboys’ 11 games this year.”For the most part, I feel great with it on”, Church said, via the Dallas Morning News.So, when you are trying to force everything underneath and in front of you, what you have to do is tackle.”[Dak Prescott] showed a lot of poise, made the plays that he was supposed to make whether it was using his feet or making that flawless throw in the corner”, Baker said. “There’s so many different things involved there”.”We are blessed to be in this position, to be in this organization and get to play this game and get to work for this team”.

Chicago police fatally shoot man who fired at officers

This year’s tally does not include the three people shot dead by Chicago police over the holiday period. The victim was identified as an 18-year-old man who was sitting in a parked auto, police said, according to NBC Chicago.Also Tuesday morning Johnson said that knowledge of the previous fatal shooting in which a gun was not recovered did not influence his decision to strip the sergeant of his police powers so swiftly.”We conducted and completed a grid search during the overnight hours for ballistic evidence and the offender’s weapon and we were not able to locate a weapon as of yet”, Chicago Police Supt. The assailant fled on foot, according to police. On Friday, officers shot and killed 37-year-old Cleotha Mitchell after police witnessed him fatally shoot 35-year-old Jeffery Banks in the Homan Square neighborhood, according to police.Twenty-five minutes later, two men were shot in their auto by gunmen in another vehicle in the Homan Square neighborhood.At 3:38 p.m. Saturday, a 56-year-old man who was not identified was shot and killed in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, said police.Four other people were gunned down over the weekend, the NBC report stated.CHICAGO (AP) _ Chicago police say they fatally shot a man who was suspected of shooting a pregnant woman during a domestic disturbance and an officer was injured during the response.Police say 33-year-old Richard Grimes shot his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach Sunday night in the 11th District. The officer opened fire in the 6500 block of South Marshfield, a few blocks from where the chase began, striking Raye multiple times.Poulos, assigned to the Englewood police district, had responded to a call of a battery in progress in the 1400 block of West 65th Street when the shooting took place after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.Police say one officer had an injury consistent with a graze wound from a bullet and another officer suffered a leg injury and reported chest pains.Poulos was cleared of wrongdoing in the Rozelle shooting by both the Independent Police Review Authority and an internal investigation by the police department. She was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.The officer involved in the shooting has not yet been named, but officials confirmed the sergeant was involved in a similar case in 2013.

No. 16 Auburn starts Johnson at QB against No. 1 Alabama

Auburn (8-4, 5-3 SEC) saw its regular season come to and end and will wait for a bowl bid. He sat out the first half of the Vanderbilt game the next week but came off the bench in the second half to help the Tigers pull out a 23-16 win. The Gators’ other fast wide receiver, freshman Tyrie Cleveland, caught only two passes for 19 yards, a week after he and Appleby connected on a 98-yard touchdown against LSU. That’s a tough task with one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation in Zach Terrell, the FBS’ new record holder in receiving yards in Davis and one of the conference’s best running backs in Jarvion Franklin lining up for the Broncos.Florida ranks a putrid 114th nationally in total offense with 352.7 yards generated per game.Florida has been led this season by quarterback Luke Del Rio who has racked up 1,358 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Florida has, after all, lost their last three outings against the Seminoles. The Gators allow 158 yards per game and are No. 3 in that category.AUBURN KEY TRENDS: The Tigers have covered in four of their last five road games and in nine of their last 12 overall. You don’t care about any bowl games.Whoever wins the game will have bragging rights for a full year! “He’s from the state also, so it’s a little more personal”. The Commodores outgained Tennessee 608-516 in beating the Vols for the third time in five seasons.”Anybody who says that you can afford to lose a game doesn’t know what it’s like to play sports”, tailback Damien Harris said after Saturday’s 30-12 win over Auburn. That’s when Auburn won on a 109-yard return of a missed field goal on the final play, ultimately winning the SEC title and playing for a national championship.Jackson’s desperation heave from deep in Louisville territory was intercepted by Mike Edwards, his second of the game. Cox’s one pass, which Auburn actually had lined up earlier to run in the first half of the game before a late Malzahn timeout, ended in an interception. The sophomore struck a Heisman pose after a tying touchdown in the fourth quarter.NO. 25 NAVY 75, SMU 31: Will Worth accounted for four touchdowns while becoming the first Navy quarterback with more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards passing in three consecutive games as the Midshipmen beat SMU in Dallas. Alabama’s Adam Griffith has been less consistent, making 14 of 20.The offense took it from there.Three-star defensive end Jordan Davis (Memphis, TN) also visited Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl, and left town with a scholarship offer from the Tide. But the Bulldogs had Thomas covered, so Searcy took off through an opening up the middle, jumped at the 3 with the ball outstretched and managed to just get it over the goal line. The Commodores (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) received a bowl berth for the first time since 2013. This victory – in front of a 66,038 fans on the Rebels’ home turf – was particularly impressive. Hurts finished with just 37 yards on 12 carries.Mississippi State jumped out to a 27-10 lead by midway through the second quarter largely thanks to big running plays for Fitzgerald and Williams.