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Football and academics: tough balancing act at some schools

NEW YORK (AP) Football is complicated. Life is more so. The charge for universities is to prepare students for whatever comes after they graduate. At least that is the mission statement. At places such as Northwestern and Stanford, it certainly rings true. When those students are football players, the challenges are exacerbated. Balancing classroom obligations with the demands of big-time ...

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NFL confirms three regular-season games in London

LONDON (AP) — The NFL has confirmed the times and dates for the three regular-season games to be played in London this year. The Tennessee Titans will take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 21, and the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Jacksonville Jaguars a week later. Both games will be at Wembley Stadium. The first game, between the ...

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Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

DENVER (AP) Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges. See what a little chip on the shoulder can do? Waived by Dallas in October, he was claimed by Colorado soon after and has played an integral role in helping the Avalanche return to the postseason. He’s not alone: These playoffs are ...

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Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing in front of boisterous crowds on the big NFL stage, Borland spends his time now helping other football players and military veterans make that adjustment to their new lives ...

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Kevin Durant Press Conference – Game 3 | Warriors at Spurs

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Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing basketball seemed trivial to the Spurs following the death of Erin Popovich. They competed as best they could Thursday night. It just wasn’t enough against Golden State, again. Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were ...

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Seven-time Pro Bowler Freeney to retire as as a Colt

INDIANAPOLIS — Defensive end Dwight Freeney will retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. Team officials made the announcement Thursday. Freeney was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a three-time first-team All-Pro selection and played in three Super Bowls. He won his only title with the Colts following the 2006 season. The speed rusher was best known for ...

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