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  1. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    History is made but Sam's focus is on the game

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in St Louis NFL's first openly gay draft is unveiled by St Louis Rams amid much media clamour but he insists that he just wants to make the team History made but Sam's focus on game The overflow crowd at Rams Park did not intimidate Michael Sam. He seemed almost anxious for the attention and scrutiny. The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    The big issue- what happens to those 300-pound blocks of bone and muscle after retirement?

    Posted May 31st 2014, 10:09pm by WASHPOST

    ... happens when the games end and a man no longer needs to be so big to earn his living? Some former players channel their competitive drives into new activities- former NFL linemen Matt Birk ... or screaming coaches to keep him in check. He ate as he had as a player, caloric amounts meant to feed a raging machine. Only now, with no workouts or games, the machine had ground to a halt. His ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Former players file lawsuit against NFL over painkiller abuse

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:25pm by APSPT

    ... Associated Press Retired athletes accuse league in lawsuit of supplying strong medication and lying about their injuries to keep them in the game Former players sue NFL over painkiller ... painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game, but led to serious complications later in life. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages on behalf of more than 500 former athletes, charges ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    The fall and rise of "Johnny Football" Manziel ends at Cleveland

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:43pm by APSPT

    ... at just under 1.82 metres- scared away some teams, but he believes his playmaking skills translate to the pro game. "I'm used to that by now," he said. "In the two years that I've had in college, I've been scrutinised and nitpicked, as far as my game goes. "For me, the one thing I'd like to say is I improved from my first year to my second. I got ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Jadeveon Clowney already eyes Hall of Fame

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:00pm by AP

    ... whose blocking helped Auburn make the national college championship game last season, went second to St Louis. The Rams owned the pick as the final payment for a 2012 trade with Washington ... Sammy Watkins, of Clemson. "Dynamic playmaker, and that's what this game is all about," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said of Watkins. "He's automatically going ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    I should have been taken earlier, says Rams' pick Michael Sam

    Posted May 11th 2014, 08:38pm by APSPT

    ... Kensil, the NFL's vice president of game operations, walked to the podium at Radio City Music Hall in the draft's final minutes to announce the Rams' second-to-last pick, the crowd ... Jason Collins has come out publicly as gay, and is now playing for the Brooklyn Nets. Collins said before the Nets' playoff game against the Heat that he was watching the draft and texted ...


    A high-stakes NFL draft with a difference

    Posted May 08th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... have the guessing game over their NFL future settled in the first round, but one of the main threads of intrigue will not be resolved later until Friday or Saturday. I just wish you guys ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    NFC title game teams are both led by bargain price quarterbacks

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 09:22pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bowl. It is a similar situation for the Seahawks' opponents in the National Football Conference championship game tomorrow morning (Hong Kong time), as 2.6 per cent of the San Francisco ... starters at other positions." By comparison, quarterback salaries in the American Football Conference title game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots account for between 11 ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Houston Texans coach collapses at game

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Gary Kubiak taken to hospital at half-time Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was taken to hospital after collapsing at halftime during a home National Football League game against the Indianapolis Colts, the team said. “He is conscious and his family is with him,” the Texans said in a statement. There was no word on what caused the 52-year-old Kubiak to collapse as he was leaving ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Former NFL defensive end Warren Sapp has lost none of his appetite for a fight

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 01:18am by Mathew Scott

    ... the game. But, as fast as Sapp's feet would move him in for the kill, it oftentimes seemed his lips still somehow managed to move at a faster rate and that's the skill he's been able ... in the combine in Chris Johnson. Florida fast! But this kid was something else. And that's what you have to love about the game- it's crazy." ...




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