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Mahomes’ and Garoppolo’s differing Sundays show beauty and cruelty of NFL

The most exciting QB in the league celebrated a record, while last year’s best regular-season story crumpled in a freak injuryWithin the span of a single game on Sunday, we saw one team’s best case scenario for their young quarterback play out and the …

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Saints beat Falcons in 43-37 thriller as 49ers lose Garoppolo to worrying injury

San Francisco fear their quarterback may have injured ACLPatrick Mahomes continues brilliant start to seasonEnglishman Efe Obada stars for Panthers in first NFL gameBuffalo Bills shock highly-rated Minnesota VikingsDrew Brees’ one-yard run capped an 80…

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Josh Gordon may turn out to be Bill Belichick’s greatest ever trade

The New England Patriots have picked up one of the league’s most talented receivers for peanuts. He’s worth it, even with his history of addictionJosh Gordon is the latest example of a calculated Bill Belichick gamble. He may turn out to be the greates…

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Josh Gordon may turn out to be Bill Belichick’s greatest ever trade

The New England Patriots have picked up one of the league’s most talented receivers for peanuts. He’s worth it, even with his history of addictionJosh Gordon is the latest example of a calculated Bill Belichick gamble. He may turn out to be the greates…

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Browns win their first game since 2016 as Mayfield shines on debut

New York Jets 17-21 Cleveland BrownsNo1 overall pick comes on for injured Tyrod TaylorBrowns’ last victory came on 24 December 2016For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win, and Baker Mayfield showed them how.The No1 overa…

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‘We’re losing, we suck’: Antonio Brown delivers damning verdict on Steelers

Struggling Pittsburgh have yet to win a game this seasonWide receiver has vented frustration on social mediaPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown said on Thursday that his frustration on the sideline during Sunday’s game and his tweet toward …

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The NFL’s Rooney Rule: why football’s racial divide is larger than ever

The NFL’s Rooney Rule has helped minority head coaches advance their careers. But the racial disparity between offensive and defensive coordinators has never been greaterAs the NFL opened another season earlier this month, eight of the NFL’s 32 teams f…

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NFL greats threaten boycott of Hall of Fame in bid for insurance, revenue share

Hall of Famers ask for health insurance, share of NFL revenuesJerry Rice and Kurt Warner deny association with committeeThe newly formed players-only Hall of Fame Board, made up of Pro Football Hall of Fame players, are threatening a boycott of inducti…

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New England Patriots land Josh Gordon from Cleveland Browns in surprise trade

Wideout’s stint with Browns finally ends with trade to PatriotsGordon has been suspended several times for drug violationsNew England send fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchangeJosh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England….

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Carson Wentz cleared and expected to start for Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3

Eagles quarterback expected to make first start since DecemberWentz, 25, was on course for MVP before season-ending injuryPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start against the Indianapolis Colts on S…

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‘I shouldn’t be out there anymore’: why Vontae Davis retired at half-time

The Bills cornerback walked away from a multi-million dollar contract on his own terms: at half-time in Sunday’s lossThe rigors of training camp bring enlightenment for many football players. That’s the most grueling portion of the NFL schedule for vet…

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NFL round-up: Elliott lifts Cowboys over Giants as Vikings tie with Packers

Giants fall to 0-2 for fifth time in six seasons with 20-13 lossVikings settle for tie with Packers after two missed FGs in OTMissed field goals haunt Cleveland Browns in latest collapseDak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the…

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Ben Utecht, ex-NFL tight end and brain injury survivor, is making new memories

He won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, but Utecht is making an even bigger impact in his second career as leading advocate for players suffering from head traumaThey figured it might be cute to leave Ben Utecht hanging out to dry, just for ol…

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Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton tosses four touchdowns as Bengals hold off Ravens

Quarterback’s big night lifts Cincy to 34-23 win over BaltimoreAJ Green catches touchdowns of four, 28 and seven yards in winAndy Dalton kept the Ravens out of the playoffs last year by throwing a long touchdown pass. He sent them to another loss on Th…

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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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When athletes retire we face the most difficult question: who are we? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports stars spend their youth lauded for their grace and strength. How do we stop ourselves from becoming ‘a tattered coat upon a stick’ when glory fades?Professional athletes are shooting stars: they burn bright as they flame across the sky, then sud…

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Colin Kaepernick’s protest might be unpatriotic. And that’s just fine | Mychal Denzel Smith

His protest does not need to be recast as patriotic, as patriotism is not a higher virtue than justiceTwo years ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the national anthem. When asked why, he told the press:…

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Sam Darnold impresses with Jets, but Patrick Mahomes could transform NFL

There were seven new starting QBs across the NFL in week one. And it was the Chiefs man who really gets the blood pumpingDon’t you just love that new quarterback smell? There were seven quarterbacks starting with new teams across the NFL in week one. F…

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The day Donald Trump’s narcissism killed the USFL

Although the president is a constant critic of the NFL, he unintentionally helped the league during a hapless turn as a witness in a 1986 lawsuitAs its third season came toward a close, the United States Football League filed an anti-trust lawsuit agai…