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All Blacks will play US Eagles at Washington NFL stadium in October

International at FedEx Field precedes Ireland in Las VegasSay it’s so, Joe: Biden’s a rugby fan – but who did he play for?The New Zealand All Blacks will return to the US in October, to play the USA at FedEx Field, home of the Washington NFL team. Rela…

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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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Farewell to Alex Smith, the man who refused to let the NFL destroy him

The veteran quarterback survived benchings, doubting coaches and an injury that almost cost him his life. He walks away from football a heroIf the NFL ever renames its Comeback Player of the Year award after Alex Smith, the reasons will go much deeper …

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Why Washington Football Team may stick with their ‘so bad it’s good’ name

The NFL team put in a placeholder while they searched for a new nickname. But it turns out WFT has its upsidesSo much rides on the Washington Football Team’s rebranding “journey” that Jason Wright, the president of the NFL franchise, announced last wee…

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Alex Smith dropped by Washington after storybook comeback season

Washington release veteran after return from lengthy rehabFormer No 1 pick helped lead team to NFC East title in 2020Washington released Alex Smith on Friday, a move that was expected after a season in which he was voted the NFL’s Comeback Player of th…

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‘New eyes and new ideas’: How the NFL made female coaches part of the league

The league now has eight female coaches and 12 scouts. The results are a product of putting candidates in rooms with those in powerJennifer King sat in her office prepping for one of the Washington Football Team’s final regular season games when head c…

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NFL wildcard playoff picks: Brady’s return and Ravens look for revenge on Titans

The road to the Super Bowl starts on Saturday as the red hot Bills face the Colts, while the Browns return to the postseason after 18 years on SundayWhat the Colts need to do to win: Any team whose main strength is their offensive line is hardly a must…

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NFL wildcard playoff picks: Brady’s return and Ravens look for revenge on Titans

The road to the Super Bowl starts on Saturday as the red hot Bills face the Colts, while the Browns return to the postseason after 18 years on SundayWhat the Colts need to do to win: Any team whose main strength is their offensive line is hardly a must…

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The Eagles played a dirty trick on the Giants. But the NFL is a squalid place

Whatever you think about the Philadelphia Eagles conceding a meaningless game for draft position, the pearl-clutching it has aroused is far more cringeworthy If anyone spots my eyeballs, grab them for me. I do believe they rolled out of my skull on Mon…

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Four teams that deserved to make the playoffs more than Washington

Washington made the postseason with a losing record by virtue of winning the putrid NFC East. There were better teams whose seasons ended early And so the Washington Football Team, with a record of 7-9, are into the NFL playoffs as NFC East winners. It…

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‘Sickening’: Giants seethe as Eagles pull QB Hurts in decider against Washington

Giants relied on Eagles win over Washington for playoff placePhilly opted to replace starter with back-up during gameThe New York Giants reacted in fury after their arch-rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, made several questionable decisions during their …

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Washington Football Team release 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins

Washington release 2019 first-round pick Dwayne HaskinsHaskins was disciplined for breaking Covid-19 rules last weekWashington released 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins on Monday, less than 24 hours after he committed three turnovers in a loss to C…

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Can anyone in the woeful NFC East win a playoff game? Actually, yes …

The division is one of the worst in the history of the NFL, but two of its teams would pose a real threat in the postseasonThe 2020 edition of the NFC East is on track to be one of the worst divisions in NFL history.The New York Giants and Washington a…

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Washington shock Pittsburgh to end Steelers’ bid for perfect season

Washington Football Team 23-17 Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers now in tie with Chiefs for top seed in AFCThe Pittsburgh Steelers spent three months flirting with perfection, insisting all the time they were far from flawless.They were right. Pittsburgh’s b…

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Raiders shock Chiefs as Smith returns after 693 days and 17 surgeries

Derek Carr brilliant as Las Vegas hand Kansas City first defeatAlex Smith returns as Washington QB after horrific injuryDerek Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns, outplaying Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes along the way, and the Las Vegas Raid…

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Dan Snyder has made Washington into a grubby mess. Don’t expect him to leave

The stories of a toxic franchise continue to roll in, but the Washington owner will cling on to his investment as long as he canDan Snyder has been embroiled in so many scandals and controversies during his 11 years as owner of Washington’s NFL team th…

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Dan Snyder: covert video of cheerleaders reportedly made for Washington owner

Washington Post reports on troubling allegations at NFL teamSnyder also alleged to have propositioned cheerleader for friendThe Washington Post has published fresh allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct at Washington’s NFL team, this time dire…

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Washington hire former running back Wright as NFL’s first black team president

Former Browns and Cardinals player will run business operationsAt age of 38, Wright will also be youngest team president in NFLThe Washington Football Team on Monday hired Jason Wright as team president, making him the first black person to hold that p…

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Washington’s NFL team to go by ‘Washington NFL Team’ for 2020 season

Team adopts placeholder name for 2020 pending final decisionWashington will keep colors but abandon problematic logoThe NFL team formerly known as the ‘Redskins’ will go by the Washington Football Team for the 2020 season, giving the organization time …

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Washington owner Dan Snyder vows culture change amid harassment report

Snyder pledges culture change within team after Post reportThree front-office members have left organization in last weekLeague says it will wait for law firm’s review before any actionWashington NFL owner Dan Snyder said Friday he’s committed to impro…