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10 Things to Know for Friday

(AP) – A look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. OBAMA FACES RESISTANCE ON POSSIBLE SYRIA STRIKE The administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing […]

08/29/2013

Oct. 7, 2007 photo of New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia and other brain disorders they blame on the violent, bone-crunching […]

08/29/2013

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks (53) closes in on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback John Skelton during an NFL preseason football game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brian Banks spreading hope even facing long odds

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dripping in sweat after more than two hours on a steamy practice field, Brian Banks joyfully complies with every request for an autograph. After serving time for a crime he […]

08/23/2013

This Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 publicity photo released by PBS shows NFL Hall-of-Famer Harry Carson speaking during the PBS FRONTLINE “League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/PBS, Courtesy Rahoul Ghose)

ESPN drops out of PBS project on NFL head injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN ended its collaboration with PBS on an investigation of the NFL and players’ head injuries as public TV producers expressed surprise over the abrupt collapse of the 15-month partnership. ESPN […]

08/23/2013

GM gets back in the Super Bowl game

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is bringing its ads back to football’s biggest game. The automaker says its Chevrolet brand is returning to next year’s Super Bowl because the game falls in the middle of […]

08/23/2013

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah pauses as he speaks to the media in Washington, July 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NFL: Players have ‘buyer’s remorse’ on HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who oversees the NFL’s drug program says the players’ union has “buyer’s remorse” about HGH testing. A union official says “the only thing” the league cares about “is power.” […]

08/22/2013

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Google and NFL meet; Sunday Ticket up for grabs?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks […]

08/21/2013

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In memo, union tells NFL players HGH testing close

The NFL Players Association “tentatively agreed” to let the league take 40 blood samples for HGH tests each week during the season, with a positive result drawing a four-game suspension, according to a memo the […]

08/13/2013

OJ Simpson appears in court in Las Vegas (AP Photo)

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT’S WITHIN THE NSA’S POWER Congressional testimony reveals that the agency can snoop not just on a […]

08/01/2013

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Ryan Miller is attended to by the team's medical staff after he suffered a concussion during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, john Kuntz)

Severe NFL injuries rose every season from 2009-12

Sure didn’t take long for some significant injuries at NFL training camps — Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen, to name only three. Immediately, some […]

07/31/2013

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