Words

Why were Jalen Ramsey and Robbie Gould arguing? Rams CB, 49ers kicker exchange words in NFC title game

It’s not often that kickers are involved in arguments on the field with an opponent and have to be separated by a teammate. But then again, it’s also not often that a kicker has done what Robbie Gould has in the postseason.

Gould is a perfect 21 for 21 on field goal attempts in his playoff career, an NFL record. But that 21st field goal got Gould into some trouble. He nailed a 38-yarder as time expired in the first half to give the Niners a 10-7 lead in the NFC championship game Sunday.

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With Inglewood not being Vegas, 21 wasn’t such a lucky number for Gould, because after the kick, he and Rams All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey got into a heated exchange and had to be separated by officials and players.

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I’m leaving ESPN. You know that, but here’s the story in my own words

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Kenny Mayne is calling it an ESPN career this month after 27 years. The longtime “SportsCenter” anchor is going out as unpredictable as ever. (Jeff Lewis / Associated Press)

A week ago today, May 10, ESPN and I agreed that I would not return to the network after my contract expired at the end of this month.

Someone once likened my arrival at ESPN to that of “a longshot horse going 12-wide on the turn for home, but finding its way into the photo at the wire.”

Any result was possible.

Sounds about right.

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“It was a good run,” my good friend and former colleague Bill Pidto, now with New York’s Madison Square Garden Network, texted me.

Last Monday afternoon, I hit “send” to announce it was the end of the run, and the next 72 hours were like nothing I’ve before experienced. I received so many calls and

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2 Words Used To Describe Aaron Rodgers’ Latest Mindset

Green Bay Packers v New Orleans Saints

Green Bay Packers v New Orleans Saints

We’re now into the second full week of Aaron Rodgers offseason drama, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be finished any time soon.

Rodgers remains unhappy with the Green Bay Packers organization, and the team is still insisting, at least publicly, that it has no intention of trading the star quarterback. There’s been no movement really on either side.

On SportsCenter this morning, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said the Packers are trying to work things out, but Rodgers is remaining firm in his stance.

“The Packers are still actively looking for solutions here; they’re trying to keep an open line of communication with Aaron Rodgers and his agent, Dave Dunn,” Fowler said, via Bleacher Report. “So, no traction in the short term. But many people around the league believe Aaron Rodgers is indeed ‘dug in,’ and there’s a belief by some that he

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