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  • Jacksonville Jaguars adding in-stadium dog park

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone to the dogs. The NFL team announced during its State of the Franchise address Thursday that it will partner with Pet Paradise to open an in-stadium dog park to the south end zone of their home stadium. The amenity for dog lovers, which will include a swimming pool, artificial turf and palm trees. According to ESPN, the 2,000-square-foot dog park will also feature TV/internet capability so that owners can check in on their dogs during a...

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  • Reports: NFL to kick off 2018 season with Eagles-Falcons

    The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off the 2018 NFL regular season by hosting the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 6, according to multiple media reports. The opening game of the Eagles' defense of their Super Bowl title was first reported by Philly.com on Thursday and confirmed later in the day by ESPN. Philadelphia, which beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII, started their playoff run with a 15-10 victory over Atlanta in the NFC divisional...

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  • Report: Tom Brady hasn't yet committed to playing in 2018

    Tom Brady has not yet committed to playing in 2018, but sources close to him think he will be back for the upcoming NFL season, according to a report Wednesday from ESPN's Adam Schefter. In the past, Brady has said he wants to keep playing well into his 40s. The New England Patriots quarterback turns 41 in August. However, the ESPN report said that sources have said there are those around Brady that would rather see him retire than keep...

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  • Venezuela arrests two Chevron executives amid oil purge

    Chevron Corp said on Tuesday two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy firms still operating in the OPEC nation stricken by hyperinflation, shortages and crime.

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  • Report: Bucs pick up Winston's 5th-year option

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Jameis Winston for 2019, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. The former Heisman Trophy winner will make $20.9922 million in 2019. The 24-year-old is entering his fourth NFL season this year and will make about $8.06 million in salary and bonuses in the final year of his $25.3 million rookie deal. Winston was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in 2015, which meant Tampa Bay had to decide on his fifth-year...

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  • 49ers DB takes girl with Down syndrome to her prom

    San Francisco 49ers defensive back Don Jones made sure a special-needs student from his home county in Alabama had a prom she will always remember. The 27-year-old went to the prom in Moulton, Alabama, on Friday night with 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome, according to a report from The Associated Press. He told Birmingham's WBRC-TV that it was a "blessing" to attend the prom with Preston, who is a family friend who his mother taught in elementary school. Preston's mother,...

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  • James Harrison retires with Instagram post

    Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is walking away from the NFL for a second time. Harrison, 39, announced his retirement with an Instagram post Monday that featured photos of his children. "I've missed way too much for way too long...and I'm done," he said in the post. "Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life." He added the hashtag #2ndAndFinalRetirment to the post in reference to his brief retirement in August 2014...

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  • Dallas Cowboys release Dez Bryant

    The Dallas Cowboys have released wide receiver Dez Bryant, team owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday. "As an organization, we hold Dez Bryant in the highest regard, and we are grateful for his passion, spirit and contributions to this team for the past eight years," Jones said in a statement. "He will always be a valued member of our family." ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer first reported Friday morning that the team was expected to cut their longtime wide...

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  • Report: Seahawks postpone Kaepernick workout over kneeling

    The Seattle Seahawks postponed a planned workout with Colin Kaepernick when the free-agent quarterback declined to commit to not kneeling during the national anthem, according to a report from ESPN. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that league sources told him that the tryout, which had been scheduled for this week, was not completely off and that the team could still bring Kaepernick in for a later visit. The Seahawks reportedly first contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to set up the...

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  • Aaron Rodgers meets with Dalai Lama

    Perhaps Aaron Rodgers is seeking some divine guidance for the Green Bay Packers. The quarterback met with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday in Dharamsala, India, in a meeting captured with a photo posted to the spiritual leader of Tibet's Instagram page. The Dalai Lama is holding a football and wearing a Packers hat in the photo with Rodgers standing alongside him. {"version":"1.0","title":"His Holiness the Dalai Lama wearing a cap and holding a football presented by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron...

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  • Aden Durde joins the Atlanta Falcons to become the NFL's first British coach

    Aden Durde can handle waiting a few more days ahead of the big announcement.

    The Telegraph
  • Packers WR arrested for alleged LAX bomb joke

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly joking about a bomb at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to media reports. Davis' arrest on a misdemeanor charge of making criminal threats was first reported by TMZ Sports and then further confirmed by ESPN through comments from LAX police. The 24-year-old wide receiver was taken into custody and released on his own recognizance pending a May 3 court appearance, Los Angeles Airport Police...

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  • The NFL is not looking good, as its most outspoken liberal players are struggling to get hired

    One wonders if it stands for National Football League or Not For Liberals as Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who both kneeled during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, still find themselves without a team

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  • NFL owners vote to change catch rule

    NFL owners have unanimously approved a proposal to change the league's catch rule, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 32-0 vote during the annual owners meetings in Orlando on Tuesday will eliminate the "going-to-the-ground" element of the league's previous rule. Instead of allowing for slight movement of the ball to disqualify a catch as a player goes to the ground, officials must now see "loss of control" to rule a pass...

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  • Hamilton fastest but Red Bull, Ferrari in hunt

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday but Red Bull's Max Verstappen showed enough pace to give the Silver Arrows pause for thought.

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