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Antonio Brown surrenders himself to Florida police on multiple charges

Embattled NFL free agent spends night in Broward county jailBrown faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischiefNFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer a…

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Sports quiz of the week: power, money, fame and snooker

Who started quickly? Who is loaded? Who was not amused?Why was there a brief delay during the Masters snooker final between Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter on Sunday?Midway through a frame the players realised there were not enough balls on the table Car…

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NFL offseason questions: rule changes and the return of Andrew Luck?

Only two teams are still playing football, which means their rivals are already pondering what comes next in the calendarThere is just one meaningful football game left this season, and teams have already moved on to planning for next year. With that i…

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New York Giants icon Eli Manning set to retire after 16 NFL seasons

Manning, 39, to announce retirement on Friday, ESPN reportsTwo-time Super Bowl champion played 16 seasons in New YorkManning to walk away with career record of 117-117 as a starterNew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will announce his retirement fro…

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How NFL running back Justin Jackson became an unexpected star of the left

The Los Angeles Charger is focused on his game during the season. Beyond that, he dreams of a Bernie Sanders presidencyEven in an era of anthem protests and White House boycotts, there is something about Justin Jackson that feels like a new mold for th…

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Eight passes, 0 TDs. Could Jimmy Garoppolo’s Super Bowl path have been any easier?

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback wasn’t terrible in the NFC championship game. But the strength of his supporting case meant he had very little to doWhen the 49ers kneeled for the final time on Sunday, officially launching themselves to a Super Bowl…

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Raheem Mostert runs Packers ragged as 49ers reach Super Bowl

As it happened: Green Bay Packers 20-37 San Francisco 49ers49ers will now face Chiefs in next month’s Super BowlRaheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rod…

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NFC championship game: Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers – live!

Email David with your thoughts or tweet @LengelDavidTeam face each other with place in Super Bowl on the lineChiefs reach their first Super Bowl since 1970 after taming Titans 11.59pm GMT Raheem Mostert takes it and he is off and running! Raheem Moster…

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Chiefs reach their first Super Bowl since 1970 as Mahomes tames Titans

As it happened: Tennessee Titans 24-35 Kansas City ChiefsKC will face Packers or 49ers in next month’s Super BowlPatrick Mahomes tiptoed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first …

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AFC championship game: Tennessee Titans v Kansas City Chiefs – live!

Teams face off for place in next month’s Super Bowl in MiamiEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltInterview: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s extraordinary journey 8.35pm GMT Titans 10-0 Chiefs, 5:46, first quarterThe good news for Kansas City i…

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NFL conference championship picks: a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl?

We’re down to the final four teams on the road to Miami. And a marquee match-up between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes is on the cardsWhat the Titans need to do to win: Ummm, avoid blowing a 24-0 lead? The Titans should bear in mind that, despite Pa…

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NFL conference championship picks: a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl?

We’re down to the final four teams on the road to Miami. And a marquee match-up between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes is on the cardsWhat the Titans need to do to win: Ummm, avoid blowing a 24-0 lead? The Titans should bear in mind that, despite Pa…

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Police issue warrant for Odell Beckham after apparent buttock slapping incident

NFL star appeared to slap security guard after LSU gameReceiver also attracted attention for handing notes to playersNew Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr after he appeared to slap a securi…

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Katie Sowers: ‘The 49ers didn’t hire me as a coach to make a point’

As part of the San Francisco staff, Katie Sowers has helped the team get within one win of the Super Bowl. She also has plans away from the fieldBack in October, moments before the 49ers embarked on their Monday Night Football clobbering of the Clevela…

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The brilliant Luke Kuechly gave us a searing image of brain trauma

The abrupt retirement of the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker serves as a reminder we are all complicit in the trauma that football inflicts on playersLuke Kuechly, the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker who has anno…

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The reborn Packers no longer need to rely on Aaron Rodgers’ brilliance | Oliver Connolly

For years Green Bay depended on their quarterback hauling them to victory but head coach Matt LeFleur has changed thatThe Green Bay Packers no longer need Aaron Rodgers to be Aaron Rodgers, and that has made them more dangerous than at any point since …

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Aaron Hernandez: how did a $40m NFL star become a convicted killer?

In a Netflix docuseries, the shocking true story of a much-loved athlete convicted of first-degree murder is placed under the microscopeEven by the standards of America’s obsession with stories of spectacular falls from grace, the trajectory of Aaron H…

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Luke Kuechly, NFL star with history of concussions, retires aged 28

Carolina Panthers player was one of best linebackers in leagueKuechly suffered series of concussions during careerLuke Kuechly, one of the finest linebackers of his generation, has announced his retirement at the age of 28.The Carolina Panthers star ma…

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Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson clinches tryout as kicker in XFL

42-year-old says he is ‘as excited as hell’ at opportunityRelaunched league will begin at start of FebruaryChad Johnson, who was named to the Pro Bowl six times as a wide receiver during his career in the NFL, is attempting a comeback in the XFL as a k…

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‘I wake up and I’m a baby’: an NFL star’s journey into ayahuasca

The former Jets and Cardinals player says a series of hallucinogenic trips he took as part of a documentary helped him understand himself more deeplyIt was a few hours into his first ayahuasca treatment that Kerry Rhodes vomited a foetus into a bucket …