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John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85. Madden's exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades. The league says he died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning and did not provide a cause. Coaching the renegade Oakland Raiders, Madden compiled a stellar 103-32-7 regular-season record and led his team to victory in the Super Bowl […]

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NFL not planning to issue report on Washington Football Team

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is not going to issue a report on its 10-month investigation into allegations the Washington Football Team engaged in harassment and abuse. Goodell said the league would not make the investigation public because of its promise to protect the identities of those who testified. The commissioner spoke after the first day of meetings for the league's 32 owners. He […]

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Entertainment

Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Former University of Southern California football player Paul Salata has died. He played briefly in the NFL and Canadian Football League and may be best remembered for creating the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft. Nephew Nick Salata says his uncle died Saturday of natural causes at home in Newport Beach, California, a day before his 95th birthday. Salata was a wide receiver at […]

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Entertainment

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

The NFL will nearly double its media revenue to more than $10 billion a season with new rights agreements announced Thursday, including a deal with Amazon Prime Video that gives the streaming service exclusive rights to "Thursday Night Football" beginning in 2022. The league took in $5.9 billion a year in its current contracts. Amazon has partnered with the league to stream Thursday night games since 2017, but it will […]

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Next play: Brees joins NBC Sports after retiring from NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Brees is headed from the Superdome to the Golden Dome. The quarterback great joined NBC Sports on Monday, a day after announcing his retirement from the NFL. He will serve as an analyst for Notre Dame games as well as work from the studio during "Football Night in America" on Sunday nights. Brees will be a part of NBC's coverage of next year's Super Bowl […]

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