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The craziness of NFL free agency
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The craziness of NFL free agency
The official opening of the National Football League free agency period is now upon us with several players getting rich.
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The NFL playoffs: down to the final four
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The NFL playoffs: down to the final four
As the NFL playoffs move toward their ultimate destination — the 58th playing of the Super Bowl contest — the remaining four participants are bracing for upcoming action on Sunday, Jan. 28.
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With Jerod Mayo as new coach, plenty of questions and challenges for the Patriots
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With Jerod Mayo as new coach, plenty of questions and challenges for the Patriots
Jerod Mayo Sr. was named the new head coach of the New England Patriots following the dismissal of Bill Belichick.
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NFL playoff roundup
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NFL playoff roundup
The National Football League labels the first round of postseason competition “Wild Card Weekend.” There are mixed reviews about how pro football fans digested this year’s wild results.
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Dorchester Elite Eagles are national champions, Mattapan Patriots soar
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Dorchester Elite Eagles are national champions, Mattapan Patriots soar
The Dorchester Elite Eagles and Mattapan Patriots football teams have brought national attention to the state of Massachusetts.
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Sign-stealing scandal steals Michigan’s thunder
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Sign-stealing scandal steals Michigan’s thunder
In a traditional college football game that has been played for over 100 years, the Wolverines of the University of Michigan and the Buckeyes of Ohio State University wage a gridiron war. 
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Long road to head coaching for Mitjans brothers
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Long road to head coaching for Mitjans brothers
On September 2, when the Night Hawks of Thomas University take the field for the first game in the school’s history against the Georgia Warhawks, a post-prep team, they will be led by Coach Orlando Mitjans. His younger brother Lazaro “Laz” will be among those in attendance in Thomasville, Georgia.
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The declining valuation of the NFL running back
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The declining valuation of the NFL running back
There was a time, long ago, when the running back was the featured player in all of football. From Pop Warner to the NFL, the boys and men who lugged the pigskin up and down the field were the game’s ultimate stars.
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Opinion
A long road to success for Black quarterbacks
There is a good reason for the euphoria legions of Blacks feel and express about the historic first of two African American quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, facing off in the Superbowl. It’s been a long, agonizing, painful road for them and the NFL to get to that historic point.
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Editorial
NFL fumbles on race-based injury settlements
Management of the NFL finally acknowledged responsibility for permanent damage inflicted on players from head injuries and a fund was established to provide settlements to injured players. But as in most beneficial programs, Black former players are being short changed.
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