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Andrew Luck announces retirement from NFL at age 29

Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday.Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Tom Brady might be great, but Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver is officially ‘terrific’

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected New England quarterback Tom Brady's application to take control of the nickname "Tom Terrific" on Thursday, ruling that it "points uniquely and unmistakably to Tom Seaver."

Bungled NFL preseason game in Winnipeg creates ‘a lot of disappointment’

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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The premier of Manitoba says "there's a lot of disappointment" in the province after a controversial NFL pre-season game at IG Field on Thursday night. During a campaign stop Friday, Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister was asked about the Oakland Raiders-Green Bay Packers game, which was played on a shortened field because of concerns about the turf in the end zones.

Turf concerns in Winnipeg force shortened 80-yard field for NFL pre-season game

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Concerns over the condition of IG Field in Winnipeg prompted the NFL to shorten the field for Thursday's pre-season game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers expected to play pre-season game in Winnipeg

Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is participating in practice and is expected to play in the Packers' third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, in Canada.

Former NFL RB Cedric Benson, 36, dies in motorcycle accident

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas.

NFL running backs seeking their own union: report

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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A petition reportedly has been filed with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs.

Trump wants Kaepernick back in the NFL, but ‘only if he’s good enough’

Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, President Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House on Friday. With one condition. "Only if he's good enough," Trump said.

Tom Brady finalizes contract, could become free agent in March: reports

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finalized a contract extension on Monday that technically runs through the 2021 season, but he could become a free agent this March.

Canadian woman lands front-office job with NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Canada's Catherine Raiche as their football operations co-ordinator. It's the latest step up the football ladder for the 30-year-old Raiche, who left a law career to start working with the Montreal Alouettes as an intern in 2015.