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Rise of the TV rules analysts shows the NFL has a problem

Here is one statistic you won’t find in the official game book from Sunday’s AFC Championship Game: it took 59 minutes in real time to complete the last eight minutes and 39 seconds of the fourth quarter...

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‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game wil...

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Why Kyler Murray is set to forfeit a $4.6m MLB bonus and join the NFL

So this is what a college athlete with real leverage looks like. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray has done a masterful job pitting two sporting giants, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, against each other.

Let’s rewind for a moment to explain what’s happened...

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NFL divisional round playoffs: Los Angeles Chargers v New England Patriots – live!

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

The New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase agreed on Wednesday night to take the Jets job, according to multiple reports.

The hiring ends a 10-day, wide-open search for New York, which met with seven other coaches about their vac...

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The double-doink heard around the world: Cody Parkey becomes the NFL’s loneliest man

It was the double-doink heard around the world. Cody Parkey, for the sixth time this season, hit the upright … and then the crossbar. His failed attempt at a game-winning field goal had cost the Chicago Bears a come-from-behind playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The odds of a kicker hitting...

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NFL wildcard weekend predictions: Cowboys to march on, Luck to upset Texans

Indianapolis Colts (No6 seed) @ Houston Texans (No3 seed). Saturday, 4.35pm ET/9.35pm GMT

What the Colts need to do to win: Andrew Luck needs to change his postseason narrative...

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Eagles soar into playoffs as Steelers chances vanish in a single throw | Hunter Felt

Sometimes, it’s just out of your hands. On Sunday, both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles needed help to make the NFL playoffs...

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Is the NFL targeting anthem protestor Eric Reid with excessive drug testing?

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid has been drug tested seven times in 11 weeks since his return to the NFL. And he has been on the receiving end of a number of what we will politely describe as questionable penalties.

Reid believes something nefarious is at play...

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LeBron James’ ‘slave’ comments highlight the NBA-NFL divide

When LeBron James described NFL team owners as having a “slave mentality” on Friday, it was his bluntest public swipe to date. Sure, James called President Donald Trump a “bum” last year, but that was just a tweet...

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