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2018 NFL schedule: The biggest game on each team’s schedule this season

Friday, April 20th, 2018

When the NFL schedule was released on Thursday, each team had one game that stood out a little more than the others. It could be an early-season test, an annual showdown against a division rival, a rematch against a team that knocked you out of the playoffs or a visit from one of the NFL’s best teams. With the schedule out, it’s time to identify the biggest game for each of the 32 NFL teams this season.

Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at Oakland. The Eagles also will play at England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 at Wembley Stadium.

Monday Night Football: 2018 Games, Dates, Matchups

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The NFL is back, and here's this season's slate of Monday night games. ESPN will continue to feature primetime matchups each week. The year kicks off with Jets at Lions (7:10 p.m. ET) and Rams at Raiders (10:20 p.m. ET). See the full schedule

Sunday Night Football 2018: Games, Dates, Matchups

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The NFL is back, and here's this season's slate of Sunday night games. NBC will continue to feature primetime matchups each week, with the team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth handling broadcasts and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines. The year

As expected, Le’Veon Bell a no-show at Steelers’ offseason program

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Running back Le'Veon Bell is staying away from the Steelers’ offseason program this week, and no one is expressing surprise. Bell continues working out in Miami as the Steelers begin their voluntary workouts in Pittsburgh, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Bell remains unsigned after the Steelers applied the franchise tag for the second consecutive season.

Monday’s Sports in Brief

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

RUNNING BOSTON (AP) -- Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon, the first victory for an American woman since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

Monday, April 16th, 2018

James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it's likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league. Harrison played nearly his entire career with the Steelers, collecting 80.5 of his 84.5 career sacks while wearing black and gold, a franchise record.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

Monday, April 16th, 2018

James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it's likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league. Harrison played nearly his entire career with the Steelers, collecting 80.5 of his 84.5 career sacks while wearing black and gold, a franchise record.

LB Harrison retires with 40th birthday approaching

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Linebacker James Harrison is retiring from the NFL after 15 seasons. Harrison, 39, was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers last season but joined the New England Patriots on Dec. 26 and helped the team reach the Super Bowl. In an Instagram post on his account focused on fatherhood and features pictures of his children, Harrison wrote: "I've missed way too much for way too long...and I'm done.

James Harrison announces retirement in Instagram post

Monday, April 16th, 2018

James Harrison's short Patriots career -- two regular-season games, three postseason games -- came to an end today, when the soon-to-be 40-year-old linebacker announced his retirement on Instagram: I've missed way too much for way too long...and I'