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Broncos’ QB battle was no farce — Trevor Siemian can play
Trevor Siemian is undefeated as an NFL quarterback. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern, whose senior season saw him throw for 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, led the defending Denver Broncos to an impressive 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 Thursday night, opening the 2016 NFL...
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49ers to donate $1 million to charities that focus on racial issues cited by Colin Kaepernick
The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have pledged $1 million to two Bay Area organizations that focus on the type of racial and social inequities that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has discussed in the aftermath of his refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of such...
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Broncos batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
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Pittsburgh Steelers sign G David DeCastro to 6-year extension
The Sports Xchange Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro signed a six-year contract extension through the 2021 season on Thursday.
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Cam Newton on loss to Broncos: “We came in and had opportunities to put them away and we didn’t”
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked nothing like the Super Bowl quarterback who struggled against the Broncos early Thursday evening. At least in the first half, when he led the Panthers to a 17-7 lead, seven more points than Carolina scored in the Super Bowl, and twice as many third-down conversions.
1219 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos Super Bowl Super Bowl XXII American Football League Oakland Raiders
Las Vegas stadium proposal will face its biggest hurdle in Nevada Legislature
For those proposing to build a domed stadium with the aid of $750 million in public funding that could deliver Las Vegasan NFL franchise, it will be anything but an unimpeded jog home.
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Who assumes biggest financial risk of a Las Vegas stadium? Panel tackles issue in latest meeting
What’s the risk each side of the stadium debate is willing to take? That question framed much of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting Thursday afternoon as developers and public leaders tried to inch closer to a proposal that could trigger a recommendation to Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
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Broncos’ Marshall takes knee during anthem, backs Kaepernick
Add Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall to the growing list of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the NFL.
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Expect Broncos defense to once again be a handful — and earful — for Panthers
Chippy, chatty, talented Denver defenders look to pick up where they left off in Super Bowl rematch.         
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Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to reduce carbon pollution
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
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AHN doctors to join UPMC staff in evaluating concussions at Steelers home games
Doctors from Allegheny Health Network will join rival UPMC at all Steelers home games this season to assure compliance with a new concussion program jointly developed by the National Football League and the league’s players’ association.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | National Football League Concussion Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers Pennsylvania Super Bowl Oakland Raiders Terry Bradshaw
Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas
A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is ...
272 points by Las Vegas Sun | Oakland Raiders National Football League Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl American Football League Carolina Panthers Indianapolis Colts
Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB "going to get" rushing record in 2016
Alex ButlerFRISCO, Texas, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Maybe you selected him in the first round of your fantasy football draft. Maybe you just admired his crushing runs in his first NFL preseason.
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As Las Vegas' NFL stadium marches toward reality, burning questions remain
Where did the Las Vegas stadium project come from? Who would get the profits? What development would surround it? Do residents get a say in any of this?
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Fantasy Football: Week 1 Tight End Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tight end is noticeably shallow to begin the 2016 fantasy football season.
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Newton and Miller insist no hard feelings as NFL season opener nears
DENVER – Von Miller’s two sack-strips of Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50 were just the start of his torment of Carolina’s quarterback.Denver’s star linebacker made the NFL MVP the butt of his jokes on Saturday Night Live and trolled him on Instagram, saying it was all in good fun.On SNL six days after...
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 1 NFL picks
Do Rams' Todd Gurley, Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo emerge with 1-0 starts?         
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Kaepernick reacts to Islam conversion rumors
San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he has great respect for religion.         
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Week 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
The Sports Xchange The Pittsburgh Steelers have made the postseason 16 times in 24 seasons, played in four Super Bowls and won two of them since 1992.
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First-and-Orange Podcast: The Broncos’ season kickoff edition
The Broncos open the NFL season with a doozy, a Super Bowl rematch against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. So let's open the season with a kickoff edition of the podcast.
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Goodell on Kaepernick: NFL believes 'strongly in patriotism'
NFL Commissioner says he recognizes San Francisco 49ers QB's right to protest.         
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Goodell: 'We believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL'
NFL Commissioner says he recognizes San Francisco 49ers QB's right to protest.         
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Uncertain future for Vikings stadium after suite dustup
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.
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Oakland Raiders DE Aldon Smith investigated in domestic incident
The Sports Xchange Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith could be in more trouble.
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Raiders Aldon Smith investigated in domestic incident in San Francisco
Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith could be in more trouble after being investigated for a domestic incident over the weekend in San Francisco, according to multiple reports.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders San Francisco Domestic violence Violence Crime San Francisco Chronicle Violence against women
Oakland Raiders expected to ditch Pro Bowl RB Latavius Murray
Alex ButlerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- Despite scoring a career-high 12 touchdowns last season, Latavius Murray could wear a different uniform in 2016.
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Former Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses killed in house fire
Former NFL defensive end Quentin Moses died in a house fire in Monroe, Georgia on Sunday morning.
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Former Miami Dolphins DE Quentin Moses dies in house fire
The Sports Xchange Former Miami Dolphins and Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Quentin Moses died Sunday morning in a house fire in Monroe, Ga.
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Oakland Raiders reward Jack Del Rio with new contract
The Sports Xchange Jack Del Rio is getting a new contract after leading the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs this past season.
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Washington Redskins OL Kory Lichtensteiger retires after nine seasons
The Sports Xchange Washington Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger announced his retirement Friday, deciding not to return for a 10th NFL season.
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Raiders reward coach Jack Del Rio with new 4-year contract
The Oakland Raiders rewarded coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015.
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Las Vegas likes Patriots, 3 NFC teams for next Super Bowl
Sick of the New England Patriots?Here’s an update that’ll add green to your gills.The Pats are betting-line favorites to return to the Super Bowl next year and pick up a sixth Lombardi Trophy that would tie them with Pittsburgh for NFL honors.New England draws 7-to-1 odds from betting-site Pregame, about double the 17-1 chances accorded the next AFC team, Denver.Pessimistic about the Chargers’ chances of collecting a first Lombardi Trophy, oddsmakers assigned 80-1 odds to the Los Angeles-bound franchise.
1 points by Boston Herald | National Football League Super Bowl American Football League San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Green Bay Packers Oakland Raiders
Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has taken a leave from her position, city officials said Tuesday. Reed has been at the center of questions over why...
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Rams pursuing Falcons' Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator as Atlanta hires Sarkisian
Steve Sarkisian, fired as USC’s coach 16 months ago, continues to affect the Southern California football scene. The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday hired Sarkisian as offensive coordinator, apparently clearing the way for the Rams to hire Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator....
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Washington Redskins National Football League San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams
Falcons tab Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator
He served as the offensive coordinator at Alabama for the championship game.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Oakland Raiders Washington Redskins Nick Saban Lane Kiffin National Football League Alabama Crimson Tide football Mike Shanahan Denver Broncos
Atlanta Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator
The Sports Xchange Atlanta didn't wait long to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
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Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator
The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator.
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Steve Sarkisian reportedly set to be offensive coordinator for Atlanta Falcons
Steve Sarkisian is headed to the Atlanta Falcons. The former USC coach is set to become the offensive coordinator for the defending NFC champions, according to multiple media reports. Sarkisian was recently hired as the offensive coordinator at Alabama, replacing another former Trojans coach, Lane...
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Why the Patriots are the most hated NFL team
It's not just that they win; it's how they win.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League San Francisco 49ers American football Super Bowl New Orleans Saints National Football Conference Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XXXVI
Former Raven Zach Orr joins campaign against opioid abuse
BALTIMORE (AP) — Recently retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is teaming up with Maryland's public health agency in the fight against opioid addiction. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Monday that Orr appears in a series of public service announcements that will be shown...
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49ers officially hire Kyle Shanahan as new head coach
The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month after firing Chip Kelly after just one season. The 49ers settled on Shanahan a couple weeks ago but had to wait until after the Falcons played in the Super Bowl...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos Super Bowl Mike Shanahan Super Bowl XXIX
Rapper The Game sentenced for punching Los Angeles policeman
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Game has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman during a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood.
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San Francisco 49ers officially name Kyle Shanahan head coach
The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers officially named Kyle Shanahan as the 20th coach in franchise history on Monday.
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San Francisco 49ers officially hire Kyle Shanahan as new head coach
The San Francisco 49ers have officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach more than a month after firing Chip Kelly after just one season.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos Super Bowl Mike Shanahan Super Bowl XXIX
Las Vegas Raiders fan trying to offset $650 stadium shortfall through GoFundMe
Former Rancho High football player James Flynn said it was meant as a joke. But when people started contributing to a web account, he decided to give the money to charity.
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LETTER: No one should be surprised at arrogancy on NFL’s Oakland Raiders
Any of you who followed the behavior of Al Davis when he was the owner of that team should not be surprised by the expectations and greed of his son.
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Howie and Chris Long together are ‘kind of immortal’
HOUSTON – Howie Long won a Super Bowl with the Raiders. Now his son Chris has won one with the Patriots. “I think it’s one of those feelings, it feels amazing right now, but it’s going to feel better as a memory,’’ Chris Long said after the Patriots used a historic comeback to beat the...
101 points by New York Post | Super Bowl Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XVIII Howie Long American football Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Bowl game
Falcons take 7-0 lead over Patriots in second quarter of Super Bowl LI
The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 7-0 lead in Super Bowl 51 on Devonta Freeman's 5-yard touchdown run with 12:15 left in the second quarter. The five-play, 71-yard drive was set up when Deion Jones forced a fumble by Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, and the ball was recovered by Richard...
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Super Bowl: Jackie Slater honored with other players from HBCUs
Live updates | Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Feb. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m. The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons play in the final NFL game of the season today at NRG Stadium in Houston. Super Bowl LI coverage on Fox-TV begins at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m....
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One great photo from every Super Bowl in history
        
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