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New York Jets coach Greg Knapp dies after being struck by car in California

58-year-old worked closely with Jets quarterbacksCoach was riding his bike when he was hit by a carNew York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died on Thursday of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near his home in Califo…

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Tom Brady ribs Biden at White House over Trump’s false election claims

Bucs become first NFL champion to visit White House since 2017Brady ribs ‘Sleepy Joe’ over Trump’s baseless voter fraud claimsTom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion and longtime friend of Donald Trump, gently ribbed the former president and his …

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NFL star Sherman ‘deeply remorseful’ after alleged break-in at in-laws’ home

Cornerback charged over driving and trespass allegations33-year-old says he has been dealing with mental health issuesProsecutors in Washington state have charged NFL star Richard Sherman after police said he drunkenly crashed his SUV in a construction…

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NFL star Richard Sherman booked on domestic violence charge in Seattle

Sherman accused of ‘Burglary Domestic Violence’ in SeattleFive-time Pro Bowl cornerback is currently a free agentFormer Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman was booked into a jail in Seattle on Wednesday morning, accused of ‘Bu…

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Former NFL player Jake Bequette launches bid for Senate seat in Arkansas

Ex-Patriots defensive lineman announces run for US Senate Bequette, 32, targets Pelosi, Schumer and AOC in launch adFormer New England Patriots defensive lineman Jake Bequette on Monday announced he’s challenging Arkansas senator John Boozman in next y…

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No 1 draft pick Trevor Lawrence signs $36.8m rookie contract with Jaguars

No 1 pick signs rookie contract worth $36.8m (£26.6m) overallJaguars have now signed six of their nine picks from 2021 draftFormer Clemson star expected to be immediate starting QBJacksonville Jaguars quarterback and No 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence s…

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NFL hits Washington Football Team with $10m fine after misconduct probe

Washington fined $10m by league over workplace misconductInvestigator cited ‘highly unprofessional’ climate for womenOwner Dan Snyder will step away from team’s daily operationsThe NFL has fined the Washington Football Team $10m (£7.27) and owner Dan S…

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NFL player Nate Ebner withdraws from hunt for USA Olympic rugby spot

Patriots and Giants player went to Rio Games in 2016Super Bowl winner cites injury after NFL seasonThe NFL player Nate Ebner has withdrawn from contention for a second trip to the Olympics with the USA men’s rugby sevens squad, citing an injury sustain…

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested after police see submachine gun in car

Defensive end stopped for vehicle violation in Los AngelesPolice: ‘Officers noticed a bag with an Uzi sticking out’The Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said on Mo…

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Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay – video

Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. ‘I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now b…

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‘Proud of you’: NFL players welcome Carl Nassib’s decision to come out

Defensive end is league’s first active player to come out as gayStars including JJ Watt and Julian Edelman welcome decisionCarl Nassib’s decision to come out as gay, the first time an active NFL player has chosen to do so, was welcomed across the leagu…

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Raiders’ Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

Defensive end makes announcement in Instagram video: ‘I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest’Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m…

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‘I’d rather die actually living’: Bills’ Cole Beasley leans into anti-vaccine stance

Wideout says he’d rather retire than follow NFL’s Covid rulesBeasley: ‘I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living’Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley leaned into the sharp backlash from statements he’s made critical of the coronavirus …

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‘I’d rather die actually living’: Bills’ Cole Beasley leans into anti-vaccine stance

Wideout says he’d rather retire than follow NFL’s Covid rulesBeasley: ‘I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living’Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley leaned into the sharp backlash from statements he’s made critical of the coronavirus …

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The end of Big Ben and Jamieis Jeopardy: the best storylines for the NFL season

As preseason emerges on the horizon, we take a look at the most fascinating players coming into the new campaignThe NFL’s annual summer minicamps are underway and training camps are right around the corner. Now is as good a time as any to look ahead to…

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After Aaron Rodgers, who will be the next star QB to try to force a trade?

As player empowerment grows in the NFL, many of the league’s stars are unwilling to stay with a team they believe is being badly runAaron Rodgers is the latest (and greatest) quarterback to hit the I’m-out-of-here button.Earlier this week, the future H…

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Aaron Rodgers’ rift with Packers deepens as QB skips mandatory training camp

Reigning NFL MVP is unhappy with Green Bay’s directionQuarterback still has three years left on his contractAaron Rodgers wasn’t with the Green Bay Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session Tuesday, the latest chapter in the standoff between t…

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Falcons trade seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones to Titans

Atlanta needed to clear salary cap space before new seasonJones has been one of NFL’s best receivers over pas decadeTennessee have agreed to a deal with Atlanta for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, allowing the Falcons to clear salary cap…

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NFL to stop controversial use of ‘race-norming’ in brain trauma settlements

Practice assumed Black players had lower cognitive functionPlayers filed a civil rights lawsuit over practiceThe NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function in the $1b…

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Former NFL player to take charge of GB Wheelchair Rugby in Tokyo

Jason Brisbane is a former American football linebacker Team ranked fourth in world with hopes of Paralympic medalA former American football linebacker is to take charge of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, in what those within the sport hope will be a y…