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NFL Selects Caesars As First-Ever Casino Sponsor

The NFL is getting into the world of legalized sports gambling. The League announced Thursday it signed a deal with Caesars Entertainment Corp., the official casino sponsor in the NFL. Caesars Entertainment and MGM own a majority of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. The deal will begin immediately with Caesar's expected to use the new NFL brand in playo...

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Antonio Brown Drama Rolls On In Pittsburgh

This season has been a never-ending cycle of drama out of Pittsburgh.  That has continued into 2019 with reports that Antonio Brown is asking for a trade from the Steelers. It started last week when Brown was absent at several practices and didn't play in the Steelers game against the Bengals. The team reported he wasn't playing due to a knee injury...

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NFL Black Monday Watch: Marvin Lewis Out in Cincy After 16 Seasons

UPDATE: We're up to eight coaches out. Mike McCarthy, Hue Jackson, Vance Joseph, Steve Wilks, Adam Gase, Marvin Lewis, Dirk Koetter, Todd Bowles Welcome to one of the strangest few days in sports. One day 32 head coaches are donning the sidelines. The next several of many of those coaches are unemployed, along with assistants and general managers.  ...

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2018 Year-in-Review: The Most Memorable Touchdown Celebrations

All season long I've been tracking the best celebrations of each week. We hope watching grown men joyously revel in their small victories has brought a bevy of smiles.  After studying the celebrations since September I am thrilled to bring you the best celebration in 2018. Note: These are all  in-game time celebrations I did not include postgame ce...

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The Violator: My Emotional Farewell to the Oakland Raiders

Wayne Mabry has been a Raiders season ticket holder since 1987, and was one of the four original members of the The Black Hole, the ubiquitous group of die-hard fans donning spikes, masks and a lifetime supply of black and silver face makeup that have made them fixtures on television broadcasts. When the Raiders ditched Los Angeles for Oakland in 199...

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2018 Year-in-Review: Best Written NFL Pieces

As the year winds down, we are spotlighting the various ways the NFL moved us this year. Today we present our favorite NFL written pieces. These features brought to life compelling players, explored how football intersects with life, politics and society and brought to life stories that were dripping with suspense. This list is, of course, subjective an...

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A Ring, Dancing and Movie Memories: The Best Celebrations of Week 15

The biggest celebrations in football come after impressive wins and big time game moments, but some players use their victories on the field to help them in off the field endeavors. We saw a moment this weekend exactly like that involving a ring! Plus, the Titans came up with a new way to celebrate that everyone loved, the Bears brought back "Club Dub...

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith butchers Chargers-Chiefs matchups to watch

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith gets paid $3 million a year to host ESPN's First Take and generally deliver opinions and analysis with an extreme amount of gusto. But apparently that salary doesn't include basic research. This morning Smith was shockingly off kilter when discussing Thursday Night's Chiefs-Chargers matchup. Smith declared that three players who ...

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