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NFL locals photo gallery: Van Noy and Ansah chatting it up at training camp

Training camp provides an opportunity to make an impression — and plenty of photogenic moments.

Amy Donaldson: Sister's subtle racism experience provides convincing case for eschewing ethnic sports mascots

Seeing the subtle racism that dogged my sister convinces me there isn't an appropriate way to embrace sports mascots like the Washington Redskins. Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Paralympic star Josh Sweeney earns 1st Tillman Award

When retired Marine Sgt. Josh Sweeney recounts his inspirational journey following an explosion that took both his legs in Afghanistan, he leaves out an important detail: His gold-medal winning goal. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminates a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur... Read more »

June 25, 2014

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New developmental football league launching in fall

The Fall Experimental Football League plans to launch in October as a developmental league, with no NFL affiliation but with lots of intriguing ideas. Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Jim McMahon honored for work to make sports safer

Jim McMahon got another rousing ovation in Chicago. The "Punky QB" who once helped the Bears win a championship heard the cheers as he was honored Wednesday by the Sports Legacy Institute... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Sports world has long history of changing nicknames

sometimes, but not always — the nicknames of sports teams change along with them. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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U.S. Patent Office: Redskins name 'disparaging,' federal trademark must be canceled

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Steeler greats honor esteemed coach Chuck Noll

The lessons Chuck Noll passed down to his players — maxims that often applied as much to life as to football — are tacked on the wall in Mike Mularkey's office. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Former BYU, Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon opens up about dementia

At his darkest moments a few years ago, when the pain in his head was just about too much to bear, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon thought about killing himself. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Timpview High's Xavier Su'a-Filo signs with Houston Texans

Xavier Su'a-Filo, the former UCLA and Timpview High offensive lineman, has signed his rookie contract with the Houston Texans, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Tony Gwynn remembered as one of baseball's greats

Reaction to the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The former San Diego Padres outfielder died Monday of cancer at 54. "Major League Baseball today mourns the tragic loss of Tony Gwynn, the... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Who's Ezekiel Ansah cheering for in the U.S.-Ghana World Cup matchup?

Detroit Lions defensive end and former BYU star Ezekiel Ansah will have more than a passive interest in today's World Cup matchup between the United States and Ghana. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll dead at 82

Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82. Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans, is recovering from sports hernia surgery. Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Hoyer 'securely ahead' of Manziel for Browns' job

Browns coach Mike Pettine says Brian Hoyer is "securely ahead" in the quarterback competition, but his lead over Johnny Manziel isn't "insurmountable." Read more »

June 12, 2014

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Seattle's Richard Sherman doesn't believe in curses

Richard Sherman does not believe in video game curses. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Manti Te'o back practicing with Chargers teammates

Manti Te'o is back practicing with the San Diego Chargers instead of working on a side field. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and his family adapt to new routines

Suzy Bortles will be in her car most of Friday, making the trek from one son’s football practice to another son’s baseball game. Read more »

June 6, 2014

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Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy signs rookie contract with Detroit Lions

Kyle Van Noy signed his NFL rookie contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, team reporter Tim Twentyman confirmed. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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It's been a 'charmed life' for former BYU football star Vai Sikahema

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently caught up with the former BYU return specialist/running back, who talked about his life, from growing up aspiring to be a boxer, to excelling in football and... Read more »

June 4, 2014

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ESPN analyst among the second wave of former players to join NFL lawsuit

Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley added his name to a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing powerful narcotics and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their... Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Dolphins experiment with Koa Misi at MLB

The Miami Dolphins are seeking ways to improve their defense, which is why Koa Misi finds himself at middle linebacker during the team's offseason practices. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties

With organized team activities in full swing for NFL teams around the league, 66 players with Utah ties are trying to make impressions. Here's a look at all of them, as well as several others who... Read more »

June 1, 2014

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Andy Reid returns to Philly, gives future coaches tips

Reid, who led the Kansas City Chiefs from 2-14 to 11-5 and an AFC wild-card berth in his first season last year, gave advice to prospective head coaches and general managers. There were 70... Read more »

May 31, 2014

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