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Report: Jimmy Clausen starting over Jay Cutler this week 12.18.14 at 9:22 am ET
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In somewhat of a surprise move, the Bears are benching veteran quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen, a 2010 second-round pick out of Notre Dame, according to ESPN. Clausen was originally drafted by the Panthers.

Cutler, the highest-paid offensive player in the NFL this season at $22.5 million, signed a seven-year contract after last season. The Bears are 5-9 and Cutler is having a disappointing season, throwing 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions this season. Of the Bears’ 14 games, Cutler has thrown multiple interceptions in seven of them.

Clausen played in 13 games in his rookie season with Carolina, starting 10, and went 1-9. The Panthers drafted Cam Newton the following season.

The Bears take on the Lions this Sunday in Chicago.

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Report: Cam Newton involved in car accident 12.09.14 at 1:39 pm ET
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident this afternoon outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was reportedly alert, conscious and able to respond after accident with there being a picture of him smiling before being transported to the hospital in an ambulance.

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Marvin Lewis refers to Johnny Manziel as a ‘midget’ 12.09.14 at 10:16 am ET
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Johnny Manziel

Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis was asked on WLW-AM in Cincinnati about what it would be like to face rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel when the Bengals take on the Browns Sunday. Lewis gave a rather interesting response.

“You gotta go defend the offense. You don’t defend the player,” Lewis said before adding, “Particularly a midget.”

Lewis did later apologize for the comment.

“I apologize to Johnny, the Browns and all the fans in Cleveland,” Lewis said. “It was just a poor remark. I really didn’t mean anything by it.”

The Browns will host the Bengals Sunday at 1 p.m., which is reportedly going to be Manziel’s first career NFL start.

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Johnny Manziel on starting at quarterback: ‘Maybe next time it will be a yes’ 12.04.14 at 9:39 am ET
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Johnny Manziel

After relieving quarterback Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer on Sunday in Buffalo and going 5-for-8 passing for 63 yards, it was not enough for Johnny Manziel to get the start this week against the Colts. Head coach Mike Pettine announced earlier in the week Hoyer would be the starter.

“[Pettine]’s answer is no,” said Manziel, via ESPN.com. “Hopefully moving forward, whatever transpires, maybe next time it will be a yes.”

The rookie is focused on getting better each week and isn’t changing his attitude because he isn’t starting this week.

“I want to show even through practice, even after this, that my mood hasn’t changed,” Manziel said. “I’m not taking this lightly. All this is going to do is motivate me to come in here to work every day, come to practice, continue to try and elevate my game to where next time in a situation like this maybe there’s no doubt.”

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Video: 11-year-old Japanese hockey stud Aito Iguchi’s highlight reel 11.25.14 at 8:34 am ET
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Although he is only 11 years old, Japanese hockey prodigy Aito Iguchi already has a bigger highlight reel than some players twice his age.

Check out the videos for yourself to see the young star’s skills (mobile users need to visit the website to see the full videos):

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Bills asking for fans’ help to shovel stadium 11.20.14 at 9:28 am ET
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Despite the amount of snow the area in and around Buffalo has seen in recent days, the Bills say they still plan on hosting the Jets Sunday at 1 p.m. But, in order to make this happen, they are asking for fans’ help.

The Bills say they need to remove 220,000 tons of snow to clear the Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday’s game. They are seeking at least 500 fans, working three different shifts, to shovel out the stadium. For the work, the Bills will pay fans $10 per hour and offer free game tickets.

“We don’t have a maximum number [of people to shovel],” Bills vice president of operations and guest experience Andy Major said. “We can’t have too many people helping.”

With the snow and driving bans in place, the Bills have been unable to get to the stadium to hold practice. It is possible the NFL could move the game to either Monday or Tuesday.

The Bills tweeted the following picture of the stadium on Wednesday:

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Poll: What should Jerry Thornton name his blog? 11.19.14 at 1:41 pm ET
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Jerry Thornton needs a name for his WEEI.com blog, and he wants your help. Vote for your choice in the poll below. If you think you have something better than these options, feel free to present your write-in option in the comments section.

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Report: Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health declining 11.18.14 at 10:53 am ET
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About a month ago, hockey-legend Gordie Howe suffered a stroke. It is now learned Howe has “taken a turn for the worst,” after suffering another stroke, according to his family.

The 86-year-old has been staying with his daughter in Lubbock, Texas after suffering his first stroke a month ago, and suffered another one last week.

Mark Howe, his son, says his dad is dealing with chronic back pain, advanced stages of dementia and high blood pressure. The family is focused on him being comfortable and pain free.

“Mr. Hockey,” as he was known as, finished his NHL career with 801 goals and 1,850 points.

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Gisele Bündchen shoots down reports: ‘I’m not renting my apartment’ 11.14.14 at 5:15 pm ET
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Over the past day or so, many reports have surfaced online of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen renting out their New York City condo.

Gisele took to Twitter Friday afternoon saying the reports are wrong. “Enough is enough… Please stop creating lies to sell your paper, I’m not renting my apartment,” she tweeted.

The reports said the couple were looking to rent out their apartment for $40,000 a month unfurnished, and $42,500 furnished.

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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen’s New York condo available for rent 11.13.14 at 11:02 am ET
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If you’ve ever wanted to live in Tom Brady and Gisele’s New York condo, you’re in luck — if you have a lot of money.

The couple has listed its Manhattan condo for $42,500 a month and $40,000 unfurnished, spotted by Curbed.com. The three-bed room condo is on the 47th floor of New York’s One Madison development. The quarterback and supermodel paid $14 million for the property last year, which has “river-to-river plus park views.”

The entire listing reads:

Step off your keyed elevator into your private Entrance Foyer with framed unprecedented unencumbered views South. Move into an open great room looking North over Madison Square Park with iconic never before positioned views of the Empire State Building, West to the Hudson River, and well beyond. Watch the sunset each evening from the Southwest corner Living Room with the soft light reflecting off the Freedom Tower and all of Manhattan’€™s bridges. The Master Bedroom Suite captures arguably the most magical and romantic night views North of the twinkling Empire State Building and East for soft morning sunrises over the East River.

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