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NFL, Players Reach Proposed $765 Million Settlement on Concussion Lawsuit

wsj.com — After years of damaging publicity, the National Football League reached a surprise settlement with a group of 4,500 former players who sued it over concussion-related issues. The settlement represents a major victory for the NFL. Just a week before the 2013 season, the league has largely removed an issue that has dogged it for years and led some to suggest the sport should be banned.

NFL Considers Staging Game in China by 2018

wsj.com — The National Football League, trying to increase its presence outside of the U.S., is fiddling with the idea of playing a game in China as early as 2018. NFL executive Mark Waller, who is heading the league's international effort, said the league wants to stage a contest in a part of the world where they haven't yet played a regular-season game.

How NFL Free Agency Became Cool Again

wsj.com — For a group who are supposed to be levelheaded, deliberate thinkers, no one overreacts to the latest trends quite like NFL general managers. For years, NFL free agency has been treated as a last resort by the league's decision makers.

Training NFL Prospects-and Office Workers

wsj.com — For months now, some of the top prospects for April's NFL draft have been honing their bodies under the guidance of EXOS, a leading training center for pro football players. But even as they train elite NFL prospects, EXOS is keeping one eye on an even more competitive group of people: weekend warriors.

The NFL Combine Has a Usefulness Problem

wsj.com — The NFL is evolving faster than it ever has. The instant nature of information and endless amounts of film, medical reports and even gossip are shifting the way everyone evaluates players entering the league. The NFL Scouting Combine, however, the league's annual carnival of tests being held this week in Indianapolis, has remained essentially unchanged, save for the sometimes awkward form-fitting workout duds the players wear.

Cam Newton to Critics: ‘I Am My Own Person’

wsj.com — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made no apologies on Tuesday for his short postgame comments after his team's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos and gave an explanation for his demeanor in the hours following Sunday's game. "I've been on record to say I'm a sore loser," Newton said.

How the Denver Broncos Defied Newton’s Law

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Von Miller and company used a combination of athleticism, discipline and game plan to stop the unstoppable Cam Newton Santa Clara, Calif. Daring Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to beat you is a bad idea.

Two NFL Blueprints for 30 Teams to Steal

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

How to Talk Football to 100 Million People

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Breaking down Sunday's Super Bowl for a TV audience featuring millions of NFL novices is a tough challenge for broadcasters Everyone has had to come up with a talking point about the Super Bowl.

Manziel’s Ex-Girlfriend Told Police He Hit, Threatened Her

wsj.com — The ex-girlfriend of NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel told police in Fort Worth, Texas, that early Saturday morning he struck her several times and threatened her, according to police documents. Crowley told police that Manziel, who has had several brushes with trouble since entering the league as a first round pick in 2014, struck her left ear hard enough to damage it, according to police documents.
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Apr 26, 2016

Although, this being Philly, Bradford will probably be out of town by tonight, replaced by a Colangelo.Although, this being Philly, Bradford will probably be out of town by tonight, replaced by a Colangelo.

Apr 26, 2016

If Sam Bradford *really* wants out of Philly, he should ask for full personnel control then reschedule the Christmas party to a weekday.If Sam Bradford *really* wants out of Philly, he should ask for full personnel control then reschedule the Christmas party to a weekday.

Apr 26, 2016

Philly hated people that routinely got to the NFC title game. If Bradford is trying to be so unpopular they trade him, he has to try harder.Philly hated people that routinely got to the NFC title game. If Bradford is trying to be so unpopular they trade him, he has to try harder.

Apr 26, 2016

Good news: Luck cited me as an inspiration for his book club. Bad news: he called my description of him "cheesy." pic.twitter.com/yZPShrw2v9

Apr 26, 2016

Their mistake: It is so easy for Philly to viciously hate any quarterback that you don't need to manufacture it. twitter.com/Jeff_McLane/st…

Apr 25, 2016

Deflategate is the "a LinkedIn invitation is awaiting your response" email of sports scandals. Relentless and pointless.Deflategate is the "a LinkedIn invitation is awaiting your response" email of sports scandals. Relentless and pointless.

Apr 23, 2016

The GGG era begins! I am so excited for everyone outside the boxing world to realize how awesome this dude is. twitter.com/mikecoppinger/…

Apr 22, 2016

"Oh perfect I'll move to Los Angeles just in time to see some Kings' second-round playoff games," -me, three weeks ago. Good timing guys."Oh perfect I'll move to Los Angeles just in time to see some Kings' second-round playoff games," -me, three weeks ago. Good timing guys.


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