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Washington’s NFL Team Drops ‘Redskins’ Name After 87 Years

WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. “The NFL and Dan Snyder, we hav...
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Trade Reunites Gronkowski With Brady in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL, reunited with Tom Brady. Brady's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completed a trade for the retired New England star, sending a fourth-round pick in this week's draft — No. 139 ...
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Trump Pardons Ex-San Francisco 49ers Owner DeBartolo Jr.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. “You know what, we all make mistak...
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Tight Security Promised for Super Bowl in Miami

MIAMI — Florida and federal law enforcement agencies preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens say they are ready for anything, including a detonated bomb or massive food po...
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NFL’s Saints Fight to Shield Emails in Catholic Abuse Crisis

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a ...