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Radio station to halt broadcasts for ‘sensitivity training’

BOSTON (AP) A Boston sports radio station facing criticism after a host used a stereotyped Asian accent to impersonate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s agent will suspend live programming while employees receive ”sensitivity training.” WEEI announced Wednesday that live programs will halt from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday while the staff participates in the mandatory, all-day training. ...

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49ers extend C Kilgore | FOX Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has his man to snap the ball for the next several seasons after center Daniel Kilgore received a three-year contract extension. The team announced the deal Wednesday that takes Kilgore through the 2020 season. Last week, Garoppolo signed a $137.5 million, five-year contract. Niners general manager John Lynch says it was ...

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Former Steelers OC Haley excited about new start with Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Todd Haley’s dad played for the Steelers, so he grew up in a household where enemy lines were clearly defined. ”I hated the Browns,” Haley said. Not anymore. Article continues below … After six successful seasons guiding one of the NFL’s most high-powered offenses in Pittsburgh, Haley is starting anew in Cleveland with the winless Browns, a ...

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Jets promote former QB coach to OC

The New York Jets promoted quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator Wednesday. The team also hired Rick Dennison as offensive line coach/run game coordinator and Steve Jackson as assistant defensive backs coach. Bates replaces John Morton, who was fired last month after just one season as New York’s offensive coordinator. Bates also will continue his duties as quarterbacks coach. ...

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Ravens-Bears to meet in Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL’s 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2. The Ravens’ first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league’s 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. Lewis, ...

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Reich embraces backup role (again) as Colts’ new head coach

INDIANAPOLIS — Frank Reich did some of his most memorable work in relief. He engineered the biggest comeback in NFL playoff history while pinch-hitting for Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. He orchestrated the second-largest comeback in college football history after spending three years as Boomer Esiason’s understudy. Heck, he even won a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. So ...

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Chiefs’ career tackles leader Johnson to become free agent

Derrick Johnson’s tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs is coming to an end. The franchise’s career tackles leader and a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Johnson will become a free agent when his contract expires at the start of the new league year March 14. He intends to keep playing, it just won’t be in the familiar red, yellow and white ...

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49ers linebacker jailed on suspicion of domestic assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and possessing an assault rifle. Arrest records show Foster was booked at the Santa Clara County jail Sunday with bail set at $75,000. The East Bay Times reports that a woman who has been in a long-term relationship with Foster ...

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Man arrested in death of Colts’ Jackson is charged in second case

LEBANON, Ind. — A Guatemalan living illegally in the U.S. and charged in a drunken crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man has been charged in an unrelated case. Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer filed charges of perjury, forgery, identity deception and misdemeanor false informing Tuesday against 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala. Meyer says Orrego-Savala gave police a ...

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