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Why did one of the NFL’s best players give up $14.5m and a year of his prime?

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell will sit out the entire 2018 season, as players try to tilt the balance of power away from the league’s ownersAs many had expected, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, one of the best players in the NFL,…

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NFL moves Rams-Chiefs game from Mexico City to LA over condition of field

League says Azteca Stadium turf ‘does not meet NFL standards’Decision comes just six days before game due to be playedThe NFL has moved the Los Angeles Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to LA due to the poor condi…

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Giants beat 49ers in game played in unhealthy conditions due to wildfires

Giants quarterback throws three touchdown passesNew York end five-game losing streak with 27-23 winEli Manning threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beati…

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The NFL has tipped everything in favour of offense and the results are divine

We have reached a point at which the league almost seems unfair to defensive players. But who cares when it’s this much fun?Scoring is up across the NFL. And, at times, it all looks a little too easy. While the organized disorder being run by the Saint…

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NFL wrap: Titans scalp Patriots while Brees moves to No2 on all-time TD list

Marcus Mariota leads Tennessee past battered New EnglandTodd Bowles job in question after heavy New York Jets lossDrew Brees throws 509th touchdown pass of careerThe Tennessee Titans sacked Tom Brady three times and hit him repeatedly as they beat New …

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How incompetence laid low the Cowboys, the world’s most valuable sports team

Dallas are set to miss the playoffs for the seventh time in nine seasons. And the problems start at the top with the team’s notorious ownerWho could have imagined in 2016 where we’d be now? When the Dallas Cowboys were stomping through the NFC, thanks …

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Ben Roethlisberger throws five touchdowns as Steelers skin Panthers

Pittsburgh rip Carolina behind Roethlisberger’s perfect nightPanthers’ Eric Reid ejected for targeting during third quarterBen Roethlisberger’s first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback a…

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Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints

Bryant, 29, returns to football after April release by CowboysThree-time Pro Bowler will boost to one of NFL’s top offensesDez Bryant is back in the NFL and with a Super Bowl contender after agreeing to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.B…

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Titans’ Byard mocks Cowboys as loss puts Dallas’s playoff hopes in danger

Monday Night Football: Tennessee Titans 28-14 Dallas CowboysKevin Byard imitates Terrell Owen’s mocking celebrationKevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.  The flashback for the D…

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‘Our lives depend on it’: NFL players urge fans to vote in midterm elections

Players Coalition’ critical of pro-Trump policiesElections seen as a referendum on US presidencyMembers of the Players’ Coalition, the group of NFL stars formed during the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick, have urged Americans to vote in th…

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Aaron Rodgers v Tom Brady II showed a supporting cast is (nearly) everything

Much was made of Sunday’s contest between two of the best players of all time. But the Patriots quarterback has always had a strong team to complement himThe Green Bay Packers faced the New England Patriots on Sunday night and there was a bit of a buzz…

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NFL wrap: Mahomes’ offensive storm continues while Steelers top Ravens

Chiefs quarterback continues record-breaking start to careerRoethlisberger throws –and punts – Steelers to victoryPatrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards, threw three touchdown passes two to Travis Kelce and continued the best start by an NFL quarterback …

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San Francisco 49ers cheerleader takes a knee in echo of Kaepernick protest

An image of unnamed cheerleader kneeling during the national anthem before a match against the Raiders was widely circulatedA cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers’ hasknelt during the US national anthem, in an apparent mirror of the protest movement…

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NFL mid-season awards: Mahomes, James and our updated Super Bowl pick

With the season reaching its half-way point, it’s time to see which teams and coaching are excellingNote: The awards below are based on who would win if the vote was held today. Other stars may emerge in the second-half of the season, while injuries co…

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Bernardo Silva criticises ‘complicated’ Wembley pitch after win over Spurs

• Manchester City midfielder says surface was far from perfect• Silva hails ‘big win’ that took City top of Premier LeagueBernardo Silva has lent his voice to the growing band of critics of the Wembley surface, describing it as complicated and a long w…

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NFL increases London series to four games in 2019, with Spurs hosting two

London has hosted NFL games since 2007Many believe UK capital will eventually have its own teamThe NFL says it will play four regular-season games in London next year, two at Wembley and two at the new stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur. Th…

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Patriots pull clear of Bills late on to maintain winning NFL run

New England run out 25-6 winners in BuffaloDevin McCourty’s pick-six eases Patriots to road winTom Brady threw for 324 yards as the New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 25-6 on Monday night in Orchard Park for their fifth consecutive win.Having …

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Celebrity boycotts and half-time headaches: is the Super Bowl already in crisis?

Sports and advertising’s biggest night has tried to rise above politics, but has recently been dragged into the culture warsThe Super Bowl is traditionally the biggest night for sports, entertainment and advertising in the US,but in the wake of intense…

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Wembley’s Hail Mary as staff repair pitch for Spurs v Manchester City | Simon Burnton

Premier League match kicks off 30 hours after NFL game and Wembley can call no time outs in bid to have perfect surfaceIf Wembley’s ground staff are feeling sorry for themselves at the prospect of turning a pitch prepared for the NFL match between Jack…

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Jameis Winston: from the future of the NFL to a problem on and off the field

Despite a troubled history at college, the Bucs quarterback seemed set for success in the NFL. But even his playing abilities are being questioned nowJameis Winston hasn’t developed on the field and there’s little evidence he’s grown up off it.When the…