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‘The Forgotten Four’
‘The Forgotten Four’
A first look at an important upcoming documentary on the men who broke the pro football color barrier for good
By Emily Kaplan
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The Ray Rice Fallout
The Ray Rice Fallout
Ray Rice was suspended two games for his domestic-violence arrest and the immediate reaction was that the Ravens running back got off light. Is this the ‘wake-up call’ some say he needed? Baltimore and the NFL are about to find out
By Peter King
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Only Love Drives Out Hate
Only Love Can Drive Out Hate
I am a gay former NFL player who was deeply hurt by David Tyree’s past comments about homosexuality. Here’s why I am building a friendship with the Giants’ new director of player development, whose views are evolving
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The One That Got Away
The One That Got Away
As recently as two seasons ago, teams were trying to lure Jeff Samardzija back onto the gridiron. Now that the former Notre Dame wide receiver has found stardom on the baseball field, pushing football out of the picture for good, NFL teams—and Samardzija—are left to wonder "What if?"
By Robert Klemko
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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
By Jenny Vrentas
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The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker
The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker
It’s not uncommon for Canadian Football League players to hold offseason jobs, just like their NFL counterparts from decades past. For Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish, it helps prepare him for life after football
By Emily Kaplan
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They’re Ours, We’re Theirs
They’re Ours, We’re Theirs
Small-time? Yes, but also small-town. That charm is what makes the Canadian Football League so great
By Bruce Arthur
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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
By Jenny Vrentas
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Dan Marino: ‘I Am Withdrawing as a Plaintiff Effective Immediately’
Dan Marino: ‘I Am Withdrawing as a Plaintiff Effective Immediately’
The Dolphins Hall-of-Famer says he didn’t intend to be automatically listed as a plaintiff in the recent lawsuit filed against the NFL, and says he is not suffering from memory loss or post-concussion symptoms
By Peter King