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the jets tried to get back on track this afternoon as they hosted the jacksonville jaguars. gang green looking to snap a two-game losing streak. ryan fitzpatrick looked good playing through a torn ligament in his left thumb. in the first quarter, he finds eric decker for a seven-yard score. gang green built a 14-3 lead. but jacksonville scored just before halftime. blake bortles hooks up with allen hearns on a 0-yard aerial strike. the jets held a four-point lead at intermission. it was 21-16 new york late in the fourth. the jags driving in jets' territory. and calvin pace nails blake bortles in the backfield, forces the fumble.
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what a huge turnover. the jets' offense promptly went three and out. but jacksonville commits another huge mistake as nick marshall muffs the punt return, and the jets recover the football! and this time fitzpatrick capitalizes as he goes up top to brandon marshall for a 20-yard touchdown. the jets improve to 5-3 as they escape the meadowlands with a 28-23 victory. >> you know, there were some back-and-forths in the game certainly, but got some big turnovers when we needed them and the offense was able to score touchdowns. it was a big win for us. >> obviously there were some sloppy things that we've got to clean up. we've got to move on to buffalo. we've got a short week. we've got to turn around and correct it overnight. some of the things that we've seen on the field we corrected and it was a bin. it was a good win against a great team and we've got to move on. >> that's right. rex ryan and the bills are here on thursday night. the giants lead the bucs
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20-12 right now in the fourth quarter in tampa bay. in the nba, the knicks host the lakers at the garden. the lakers led for most of the second half. but carmelo anthony kept the knicks in it. in the fourth, he buries a trifecta. 'melo scored a game high 24. new york trailed by one with two minutes ago. jose calderon finds langston galloway who connects from downtown. the knicks take the lead for good as they finally win a home game! 99-95. on the ice, the islanders trailed boston 2-0 in the second period at barclays center. at the rock, the devils lead vancouver 2-1 in the second. now to the major league soccer playoffs. the red bulls try to advance against d.c. united. the game was scoreless until stoppage time. and that's when new york finally breaks through as bradley wright phillips gets free in front, and he puts home the easy goal!
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at home, 1-0. they capped the series 2-0 on aggregate scoring, so the red bulls are moving on to the eastern conference finals, well done. it's a football frenzy tonight on "sports final" right here on nbc 4 new york. jeff is talking giants. brian costello discusses the jets. one win done. looking for the second, still a ways to go for the giants. we know how they finish football games. >> big game. >> but they're leading right now. >> we'll be right back. new york. these grapes are squishy. i...need a shove. can someone help me? new york. yes, that's a real bear. i...won a trip.
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finally tonight, check this out. more than a dozen cars, trucks and vans. look at that. swallowed in a parking lot in mississippi. >> this happened at an ihop parking lot in meridian. witnesses say they heard several loud booms, the power suddenly went out, then that 50-foot-wide hole opened up. but seeing all that, surprisingly, luckily no one was injured. >> those sinkholes are amaze ing amazing. that's it for us. "nightly news" is coming up next. >> we'll see you after the game. from nbc news world headquaters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news."
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reporting tonight, kate snow. >> good evening, we begin with a story that has shaken a community to its core. a 6-year-old boy is dead. two police officers arrested accused of shooting the child who had autism as he sat in the front seat of his dad's suv. and tonight so many asking how this could have happened. nbc is in marksville, louisiana. >> tonight family and friends paying their respects to 6-year-old germmy ma jeremy mardis. he was buckled into the front seat of his father's suv when he was shot and killed five times. his father remains hospitalized in serious condition. nbc news learned from witnesses he had an argument with his girlfriend outside this pool hall and someone called 911 which may have lead to the chase. initial reports said he backed into the vehicle and state
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of gunfire and no weapon was found. body camera footage from the last of the four officers on the scene lead to the arrest but is yet to be released. >> the death of that little boy and to see that happen is just disturbing. >> two of the officers, deck are being held without bail and face charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. stafford worked full time for the police department but was working a side job for the city marshall's office. he was a reverse deputy marshall for a nearby city and the son of a local prosecutor whose office re recused themselves from the case. they argue the subject was resisting arrest. the primary role of the marshals is to serve arrest warrants but there are no warrants out in his name. >> we have to find out what
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that pursuit and traffic stop and what caused them to fire their weapon. >> unlike other law enforcement agencies they have no written policy on the use of deadly force. >> i'm outraged to know that a 6-year-old child is gunned down in the streets with 18 rounds of ammunition. it's uncalled for. >> jeremy's babysitter for four years helped raise him. >> he could see angels the way he would glance off into nowhere and start laughing. >> a court hearing for the two officers is set for tomorrow morning here in louisiana. state police investigators are not ruling out more arrests. >> so sad, gabe reporting. thank you. >> dozens of football players decided to boycott their team saying they won't take part in games or practices until the university's president re-signs. they're joining others who are
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president has handled several recent racial incidents. >> reporter: arms linked and standing together more than 30 players from the university of missouri's football team vowing they won't take the field until the president of mizzou steps down. the boycott being echoed by the entire football team. players of all races tweeted out today by the coach saying we're united. we are behind our players. students say this semester has been plagued with incidents of racial harassment on campus. >> two black female students, myself included were called the n word by four white males. >> reoorter: they say they have been taunted by groups of white students hurling racial slurs. the most recent, october 24th
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the homecoming king was called the "n" word on campus. >> this isn't just me. it's students from all different backgrounds that endure this. >> reporter: it's on the campus where the student body is 77% white and just 7% black. protestors say the response from the school president tim wolf has been inadequate. one group calling themselves concerned students 1950 named for the year the university first began admitting black students. they're seen here blocking the university president's car during a homecoming parade. a standoff the president later apologized for saying my be behavior seemed like i didn't care. w but student is on a hunger strike. >> i'm not here for a press conference. i don't want to talk to anybody. i want you re-signed. i need for you to leave. >> he issued a statement saying he was dedicated to on going
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dialogue and promising specific plans in the coming months. but tonight a football boycott and united team sending a message that's become impossible to ignore. >> overseaves now to egypt where the investigation into that russian jet crash goes on tonight. 8 days after the disaster hat killed all 224 people on board. the key question remains, was it a bomb that brought the plane down? nbc's bill nealy is in egypt with the latest. >> reporter: as more evidence is analyzed investigators grow more confiden of shat happened. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds. >> today an unnamed egyptian investigator told the reuters news agency they're 90% st?e that noise 23 minutes into the flight and based on their analysis of the sound waves was a bomb exploding. but egypt's aviation ministry called that a pur e lie saying
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it's too soon to reach any conclusions. the answer may lie in fractions of a second and in grains of sand. russian teams have taken away 15 sacks of sand from the site looking for evidence of explosiv e residue. >> parts of the plane are still ssing somewhere in the desert. but crucial pieces of evidence that might prove this was a bomb could be tiny. the size of a fingernail and tough to find here. >> the fbi has been asked to help by the russians and has reed. it's role, it says, modest. but the possibility of a bombe.s causing shock ves above all for airlines. >> it is as a result of what is alleged to be, i'm afraid it's another game changer for the industry. >> they're examining reports that at the airport where the plane took off a baggage scanning machine was often broken. the baggage handlers weren't
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monitored and the deliveries to the airport weren't properly searched. egyptian officials say the airport is secure. 11,000 russian tourists have been evacuated from the airport in one day. in st. petersburg, where most of the dead were from, the church bells tolled once for every victim. 224 times. and today bad weather has again hampered the search for that missing wreckage. there may be new clues here but still no solid answers. kate. >> bill neely in egypt tonight, thank you. of course even though isis has not produced any evidence it has claimed responsibility for bringing down that jet and there's a strong indication tonight that even morelymericans may be deployed to fight isis in nearby syria. nbc's ron allen is at the white house with the details. good evening. >> good evening, kate. indications on the ground and in
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ash carter said absolutely when asked if more u.s. troops wou head to syria adding to the 50 or so soon on their way. they're trying to find more local fighters to work with for helping defeat isis. operations that could put additional u.s. troops in combat with the enemy despite the statements that no u.s. boots will be on the ground in syria. the u.s. also plans to step up the air campaign with two dozen more attack aircraft in the region. they confirm several partners have chosen not to participate in that during this critical time as they help local forces step up the fight on the ground. they insist all of this is not a return to large scale long-term warfare like in iraq and afghanistan. but at the same time the ministraguon acknowledges that more troops may be in combat in syria. a war that the military has warn willed take some time to win. >> ron allen at the white house tonight. president obama will discuss the
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war in syria among other issues when he meets tomorrow with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that's been dealing with a wave rf of renewed violence. today there were new attacks on the west bank. >> a security guard at the gate of a best bank town is checking this woman's i.d. when she reaches into her bag and in a matter of seconds lunges at him with the ife. the security guard shot her. another stabbing. another shoo s ng. and another wave of anger. palestinians clashing with israeli security forces after the attack. in the past few months. 11 israelis and more than 70 palestinians died in violence that shows no sign of letting up. stabbings on buses and in busy streets. knife wealdinghpalestinians shot by
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in this case, by a civilian. benjamin netanyahu is on his way to washington for talks with president obama and ending the violence is high on the agenda. >> it's the new normal. at least for awhile. i don't think these talks will do a lot to change that situation but american efforts to try to get the israelis and palestinians to talk to each other in the future could help, again, manage the violence. >> but there are no easy answers and anger on both sides is growing. nbc news, london. >> when nightly news continues on this sunday, donald trump takes center stage as the world of politics and it's the final countdown! the final countdown! if you're the band europe,
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a lot of folks in california and beyond were alarmed last night by what they saw in the sky. some wondering even if it was a ufo. turns out it was a test of an unarmed ballistic missile fired from a navy submarine, the u.s.s. kentucky. the object prompted numerous calls to authorities and activity on social media. >> near sidney australia a dramatic rescue as two young men got stuck on a ledge near the top of a well-known cliff high above the sea. it started when one of them fell from the top of the rock. when his friend tried to help him he got stuck as well. rescue rs westbound able to pull the two men on to the top. one suffered a serious spine injury. in this country it happened without warning. the pavement giving way in a parking lot in her
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merisian mississippi. it was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep. officials said it would take several days for the cars to be removed. and tonight in los angeles this weekend it was beetle mania all over again as a guitar once played by john lennon was sold at an auction in los angeles. he used it for about a year and played it in several beatles songs including p.s. i love you. the price over $2,400,000 greatly exceeding expectations. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. up next, football night in america. the philadelphia eagles take on the dallas cowboys. lester holt will be back here tomorrow. i'll see you all week on msnbc.
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