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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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Report: Rams might rest Gurley until playoffs

FILE PHOTO: Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) is defended by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tre Sullivan (37) in the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With the Los Angeles Rams already guaranteed a playoff berth, coach Sean McVay is considering resting running back Todd Gurley for the season finale despite a chance to lock up a first-round bye, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Gurley is considered day-to-day with a knee injury ahead…

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NFL notebook: Rams’ Gurley (knee) in limbo for finale

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said running back Todd Gurley could miss his second straight game with a knee injury Sunday against San Francisco. Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries the ball aPhiladelphia Eagles during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Rams were in a similar position last weekend, ultimately deciding to deactivate the three-time Pro Bowl selection just before their 31-9 win Sunday at Arizona. Gurley leads the NFL…

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Rams’ McVay expects RB Gurley to play

Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (30) runs in for a touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals’ opposing quarterback this week, Los Angeles Rams third-year pro Jared Goff, knows all too well about the rookie struggles Josh Rosen is going through on a team that hasn’t given him much support. “Every experience — positive, negative and in between — will be valuable for…

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Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Rams earn point in Frank Lampard’s first derby as boss

Nottingham Forest’s Joe Lolley went closest to a winner when his shot hit the bar Derby County boss Frank Lampard had to settle for a hard-fought draw in his first East Midlands derby, as Nottingham Forest moved to within a point of the Championship play-off spots after an enthralling game. In a tense and physical first half, Derby had a penalty appeal waved away after Tom Lawrence was chopped down by Tendayi Darikwa, while Tom Huddlestone sent a difficult close-range effort off target for the hosts. The Championship’s leading scorer…

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NFL week 15 review: Philadelphia Eagles shock LA Rams to stay in play-off race

DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Golladay & Doug Baldwin all feature in NFL plays of the week Could history be repeating itself for the Philadelphia Eagles? There was a serious case of deja vu as back-up quarterback Nick Foles stepped in to lead them to an upset 30-23 victory at the LA Rams. As 13.5 underdogs, Philadelphia’s win was the second-biggest this season and had a familiar ring to it as their starting quarterback Carson Wentz limped out of the same fixture last season with Foles stepping in to ultimately lead them…

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Rams confident O-line can bounce back

Dec 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay leaves the field after losing against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals: After being vague on Monday about defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche’s knee injury, coach Steve Wilks confirmed Wednesday that the former first-round pick has a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, but Nkemdiche’s availability for the start of next season could be in doubt, poor timing as the third-year pro had begun playing better. “He…

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Mahomes’ jersey from Rams classic reportedly fetches $36K for charity

FILE PHOTO: Nov 19, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) walks off the field after the Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Rams 54-51 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Mahomes may have come out on the losing end in the Kansas Chiefs’ wild shootout with the Los Angeles Rams last month, but one move he made with some memorabilia from that game is certainly a winner. The second-year quarterback and NFL Most Valuable Player contender sent the…

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NFL roundup: Bears beat Rams, shake up playoff picture

In a marquee matchup of flashy offense against tough defense, it was all defense. Dec 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) is tackled just short of the goal line by by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib (21) at Soldier Field. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears held the Los Angeles Rams to 214 total yards and kept them out of the end zone Sunday night, logging a 15-6 win at Soldier Field that might play a major role in shaping the NFC…

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LA Rams 54-51 Kansas City Chiefs: Rams edge high-scoring classic

Both teams headed into the match with 9-1 records this season The Los Angeles Rams won a clash of two Super Bowl favourites as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in the third-highest scoring NFL game of all time. Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw four touchdowns including the winning score with 1 minute 49 seconds left. It is the first time two teams have scored more than 50 points in a match. “It was a whirlwind,” said Rams head coach Sean McVay, whose side improved to 10-1. “Until the…

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