Classy gesture: Fired Packers coach Mike McCarthy takes out full-page ad to give thanks

McCarthy, who was fired after a loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, took out a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press Gazette and other Gannett papers. In it, McCarthy talked about the good times. The ad was titled, simply, “Thank you, Green Bay.” McCarthy had been coach of the Packers since 2006.

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Pete Carroll defended Earl Thomas on Monday, telling 710 ESPN Seattle that people criticizing the Seahawks safety over his middle finger at Seattle’s sideline should cut him “a little slack.” – TOP

Molina lunges at Lovullo after skipper’s gesture

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Howard given $35K fine for obscene gesture

Hornets center Dwight Howard has been fined $ 35,000 for making an obscene gesture toward Cavaliers fans. – NBA