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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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Washington’s NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests

The term ‘Redskins’ is seen as offensive by many people across America. In the current climate, a name change is not out of the questionSam Bardley says he got serious about making a feature-length documentary film about Native American names, logos an…

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From incompetence to outright villainy: the NFL’s worst-run teams

There are plenty of bad teams in the league, but there’s a special place reserved for franchises whose entire structures are rottenMuch has been made of late of the New York Jets’ heroic efforts to lose their best player, Jamal Adams. The Jets are not …

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Tiger king: Bengals select Joe Burrow with No 1 pick in ‘virtual’ NFL draft

NFL draft 2020: first round – as it happenedBengals take Heisman winner with No 1 overall pick in draftNFL conducted draft virtually due to coronavirus pandemicFor all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communication…

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New York Giants fire coach Pat Shurmur but reinstall GM Dave Gettleman

Shurmur sacked after 9-23 record in two seasons with GiantsGiants have failed to make playoffs in seven of last eight yearsWashington fire president Bruce Allen, eye Rivera to coachThe New York Giants have fired coach Pat Shurmur after the once-proud f…

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Washington is a city of sporting champions. Just don’t tell its woeful NFL team

The capital has enjoyed success in baseball, hockey and basketball recently. The football team, however, are terrible and show few signs of improvementJust 37 miles but light years away from the stadium at which Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jacks…

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In Los Angeles and around the NFL, away fans are taking over

This week the Chargers’ owner denied his team will relocate to London. But such rumors are unsurprising when home support strugglesThe Los Angeles Chargers returned to southern California on Sunday after playing the previous two weeks on the road, but …

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Washington call head coach Jay Gruden to office at 5am and fire him

Team had lost all five games so far this seasonGruden reached playoffs just once in five full seasons as coachJay Gruden was fired as head coach of Washington on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff a…

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Incredibly, the putrid Dolphins are not the most dismal team in the NFL

Unlike the Dolphins, the Jets and Washington are losing without purpose or any semblance of a plan for the futureA few weeks ago after watching the Dolphins and then the Jets suffer their latest embarrassing, soulless losses, I posed a question on Twit…

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Trubisky snaps out of slump to lead Chicago Bears past Washington

Chicago Bears 31-15 WashingtonQuarterback throws first touchdowns of season to boost teamAfter the Chicago Bears’ offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up. Trubisky and the Bears used a no-huddle, hurr…

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Adrian Peterson deep in debt despite earning $99m after ‘trusting wrong people’

Washington running back involved in three lawsuitsSeven-time Pro Bowler is eighth leading rusher of all timeFinancial problems continue to mount for Washington running back Adrian Peterson, who is being sued for failure to repay a $5.2m loan, according…

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Prosecutors drop domestic violence charge against Washington’s Reuben Foster

Linebacker was arrested in November over allegationsPlayer was released by San Francisco 49ers after arrestProsecutors in Florida have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington’s Reuben Foster more than a month after he was re…

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Washington’s Alex Smith battling infection after surgery, according to reports

Quarterback broke tibia and fibula in game last monthTeam releases statement saying family request privacyWashington quarterback Alex Smith is battling an infection and may still be in hospital after a serious leg injury he sustained last month, accord…

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Washington’s Alex Smith battling infection after surgery, according to reports

Quarterback broke tibia and fibula in game last monthTeam releases statement saying family request privacyWashington quarterback Alex Smith is battling an infection and may still be in hospital after a serious leg injury he sustained last month, accord…

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Washington show NFL teams would rather lose than sign Colin Kaepernick

Washington were pushing for the playoffs until two of their quarterbacks went down injured. But they have ignored a perfectly solid replacementColin Kaepernick will never play in the NFL again, that much was made clear this week. Washington’s decision …

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Carson Wentz keeps Eagles alive as Washington lose Colt McCoy for season

Eagles’ Wentz throws two TDs in Monday Night Football winWashington’s Colt McCoy suffers season-ending fibula injury Carson Wentz ran around and extended plays the way he did before his knee injury.Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran …

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Amari Cooper scorches Washington as Cowboys enjoy Thanksgiving victory

Washington 23-31 Dallas CowboysChicago Bears 23-16 Detroit LionsAmari Cooper celebrated his first touchdown with a mock free throw before a 90-yard score that sent him to a Dallas Thanksgiving-record 180 yards receiving, and the Cowboys pulled even wit…

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NFL round-up: Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury overshadows Washington loss

Quarterback has broken tibia and fibia in his right legLamar Jackson leads Baltimore to win in first startJustin Reid returned an interception 101 yards to help the Houston Texans overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and beat Washington 23-21 on Sun…

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‘It was incredible’: Drew Brees on becoming NFL’s all-time passing leader – video

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has broken the NFL’s all-time passing mark on Monday, eclipsing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 career yards.Brees entered the Saints’ game against the Washington Redskins needing 201 yards through the air to set th…