Jenny<br />Vrentas
•staff writer•

Jenny
Vrentas

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What the CFL Feels Like
What the CFL Feels Like
On the 2014 season-opening night in Winnipeg, an old fanbase found new hope, a fledgling quarterback's star was born and all the quirky charms that make the Canadian Football League what it is were on full display
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NFL 95
The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
Billy Sims tore his ACL and never played again. Adrian Peterson did the same and won league MVP a year later. The difference was the arthroscope, sports medicine’s most important innovation of the past 50 years
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What’s Next, Washington?
What’s Next, Washington?
The U.S. Patent Office has canceled Daniel Snyder’s team trademark, ruling that it is disparaging to a “substantial composite” of Native Americans. But the battle over the word “Redskins” is far from over
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Behind the Face Mask
Why I’m Suing the NFL
Why I’m Suing the NFL
Former Bears tackle Keith Van Horne is battling heart conditions and bouts of extreme dizziness. He blames team doctors for issuing excessive doses of painkillers and no warning about the risks
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‘That is Our Locker Room’
‘That is Our Locker Room’
Carolina’s Ron Rivera says breaking down the invisible wall between players and coaches is an important step toward improving locker room culture—not to mention creating a winning environment
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Rookie Journey
Andre, the Giant
Andre, the Giant
Running back Andre Williams, a Heisman finalist, fell to the fourth round in the NFL draft. But when the phone finally rang, he couldn’t have been happier
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Weekend Notes
Manziel Mania, Now Headed to Cleveland
Manziel Mania, Now Headed to Cleveland
It was a wild ride on Thursday night at Radio City, but to the thrill of practically everyone, Johnny Manziel is a Brown—and neither he nor the beleaguered franchise can wait for the Johnny Football era to begin. Plus, more takes from the first round
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Rookie Journey
The Wait Is Almost Over
The Wait Is Almost Over
The long, arduous draft process is finally wrapping up. After months of uncertainty, Andre Williams is about to find out where his NFL career will begin
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Muscle and Medicine
Always on Call
Always on Call
Everyone has an opinion about NFL draft prospects, but the ones that count the most come from team doctors and athletic trainers who advise behind the scenes about joint damage and concussion history
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Cooking the NFL Draft with a Special Sauce
Cooking the NFL Draft with a Special Sauce
Since compensatory picks were instituted in 1994, the Baltimore Ravens have received a leauge-high 41. No matter how many good players walk in free agency, this is where general manager Ozzie Newsome is willing to gamble
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