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NFL suspends Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict for rest of season

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Vontaze Burfict By Josh Dubow ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season…

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Eagles too banged-up to fly past Packers

September 27, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Eagles QB Carson Wentz is sacked by opposing Lions last Thursday. (Photo: Webster Riddick) By Barry Wilner associated press A team considered a strong Super Bowl contender will be at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. It’s not — at least right now — the visiting Eagles. Philadelphia was among the early favorites in…

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D’oh!

September 23, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles go into Thursday’s game with the Green Bay Packers with a 1-2 record because of boneheaded mistakes. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun For the third straight week, the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves trailing at the end of the first half and trying to figure out a way to erase…

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In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL?

September 22, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown says he is finished with the NFL. In a Twitter rant on the morning his most recent team was getting ready to play without him, the former New England Patriots receiver says, “Will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” He went on to take shots at other people…

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Jones scores late TD, leads Falcons past Eagles 24-20

September 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) By Paul…

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Patriots’ Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Antonio Brown (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) By Jay Cohen associated press New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the…

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Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

September 11, 2019

Photo: Screengrab YouTube channel Antonio Brown By Jay Cohen Associated Press–New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner,…

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A Tale Of Two Halves

September 9, 2019

The Philadephia Eagles season opener started slow, but when wide receiver DeSean Jackson got going, it picked up steam quickly. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun. For the first 30 minutes of the Philadelphia Eagles season opener against the Washington Redskins, there wasn’t much to cheer about for Birds fans. The Eagles fell…

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Williams needs 44 minutes to reach US Open SF; Federer out

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Serena Williams, of the United States, returns to Petra Martic, of Croatia, during round four of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) associated press NEW YORK — The numbers associated with Serena Williams’ U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Wang Qiang were so stark, they…

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