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Conflicting Reports About Les Miles’ Future With LSU Football

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Could Saturday’s game be Les Miles’ last?

That’s what sources have told ESPN about the head coach for the Louisiana State University football team.

According to ESPN, the school is “heavily in favor” of a new coach, but Miles has not been formally asked to leave.

After reports surfaced that Miles had admitted he was resigning after speaking with the LSU Gridiron Club, the school denied the claims in a tweet.

“Contrary to media reports, #LSU coach Les Miles has not resigned nor did he indicate he was resigning when speaking to booster group [Friday],” said LSU football in a tweet.

A source told ESPN that if Miles is out, LSU leadership is looking to get Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.

LSU football is currently suffering its first three-game losing streak since 1999.

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No Investigation Planned for Jahlil Okafor Fight, Boston Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Boston police said Friday that they do not intend to investigate an altercation that allegedly involved Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime, ESPN reports.

This comes after police responded to a fight outside a Boston nightclub on Wednesday night after the Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics.

A video was released Thursday shows the altercation starting as a verbal argument between two people and then showing the man identified as Okafor punching the other.

Officer James Kenneally said the participants were gone by the time officers arrived at the scene and nobody was arrested or charged.

The 76ers released a statement on Thursday saying they were working to gather additional information on the incident.

An NBA spokesperson said the league was also looking into the matter, according to ESPN.

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Brett Favre Given Key to the City and Packers Retire His Number

Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Brett Favre was honored by the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving day. The Packers retired his number, four, unveiling it on the Lambeau Field facade.

Before the game, Farve was also presented with a key to the city.

“I never dreamed of the unveiling of my jersey. I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame. Granted, that’s awesome. But I dreamed of playing. Very few people can probably say this: The dreams that I had as a kid, mine have come true and then some,” Farve said at a luncheon before the events.

It was Favre’s first time in Lambeau Field since 2010, his final NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN.

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Johnny Manziel Loses Starting Position over Lie About Partying Video

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — The Cleveland Browns’ Johnny Manziel has just been demoted.

Once the starting quarterback, the Browns downgraded Manziel to third string for Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, an NFL source confirmed to ESPN.

According to the league source, Manziel was removed from his starting position after lying to Browns coach Mike Pettine about a video that allegedly shows Manziel partying in Austin, Texas, during a bye week.

Pettine has declined to comment on the details of his meeting with Manziel, but hinted at a breakdown in trust with the player.

“When you have a great opportunity in front of you, it is important that you demonstrate that you can handle the responsibility that comes with it,” Pettine said, according to ESPN. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of the trust and the accountability piece. This is where we had an obvious shortcoming.”

Josh McCown will replace Manziel as the Browns’ new starter.

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Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo Suffers Collarbone Injury

Scott Clarke ESPN Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a left collarbone injury during the final play of the third quarter in Thursday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN.

Romo was sacked by Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis.

The quarterback had just returned last week from a broken left collarbone that he suffered in week two of the season.

The Cowboys have yet to release information on the injury.

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Redskins Lose Cornerback Chris Culliver for Season to Torn ACL

Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) — Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, according to ESPN.

Culliver injured his right knee in practice Thursday while he was jumping to defend a pass. An MRI confirmed the injury.

Culliver missed three games earlier this season due to swelling in his left knee. and another because of a suspension. He was also awaiting a second opinion on a shoulder injury that he had this past week at Carolina.

Culliver is the sixth starter to be lost for the season for Washington.

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Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch Has Hernia Surgery

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(RENTON, Wash.) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had surgery Wednesday related to a sports hernia injury, ESPN reports.

“The doctor was very optimistic about a quick recovery,” coach Pete Carroll said. “And that could mean within three or four weeks or something like that, there’s a chance. So we’ll see how that all works out.”

Carroll also said that it is possible that Lynch could miss the remainder of the season.

“I think you’d have to say that there’s a chance, yeah,” he said. “But we don’t expect that to happen.”

Lynch had the surgery in Philadelphia and will remain on the East Coast to begin recovery, Carroll added.

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Washington Redskins Face Backlash After Thanksgiving Wish

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Redskins are facing backlash after a Thanksgiving wish sent via Twitter left many followers offended.

The team tweeted a photo wishing fans a happy holiday with a picture of their logo.

Wishing you and your family a Happy #Thanksgiving.

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 26, 2015

Critics flooded the NFL team’s page with responses highlighting the irony of their tweet because of their Native American-themes team name.

Maybe y’all should sit this one out RT @Redskins: Wishing you and your family a Happy #Thanksgiving.

— L S V (@The__Tactician) November 26, 2015

@Redskins remember how you continue to disrespect half of the people that were at Thanksgiving? Neat.

— DwayneShintziusFan (@Cyrus_is_risen) November 26, 2015

I absolutely love the lack of self awareness in this tweet. God bless the Internet

— KFC (@KFCBarstool) November 26, 2015

The Redskins have not commented on the backlash from the tweet.

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Huskies Sign Two Year Extension with Coach Chris Petersen

Allen Kee/ESPN Images(SEATTLE) — The Washington Huskies have signed coach Chris Petersen to a two-year extension that extends through the 2020 season, ESPN reports.

Petersen signed a five-year deal with the team prior to the 2014 season, succeeding Steve Sarkisian.

Prior to the Huskies, Peterson was with Boise State for eight seasons.

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Mark Sanchez Gets Thanksgiving Day Start for Eagles

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Mark Sanchez will start as quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving day in Detroit agaisnt the Lions.

Starter Sam Bradford passed the protocol for his concussion, but is still suffering from a sprained joint in his left shoulder, according to ESPN.

Sanchez started in Sunday’s loss against Tampa Bay.

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