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Falcons cut WR Roddy White

Roddy White

The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver. “Roddy is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform, and even more importantly he is a man of tremendous character that I and my entire family have profound personal affection and respect for,” said Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank. “I have developed a special relationship ...

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Peyton Manning jokes about retirement decision

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Peyton Manning took the opportunity to make light of his future during a speech on leadership at the Florida Forum on Wednesday night. As soon as the applause died down from his introduction, Manning said: “Many of you have probably heard that I have a significant announcement to make, so I thought I’d go ahead and make it with all of you here ...

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Tom Coughlin admits he was forced out as Giants head coach

Tom Coughlin

In an interview with the Jay Mohr Show on Fox Sports Radio, Tom Coughlin confirmed what many speculated: the New York Giants pushed Coughlin out the door. “Hey, do I agree with the move? Of course not,” Coughlin said. “It hurts. It hurts. Former is not a good word. I don’t like the word but that’s the way it is.” Coughlin disputed ...

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MLB bans Aroldis Chapman 30 games under domestic violence policy

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New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been suspended 30 games by commissioner Rob Manfred for his involvement in an alleged incident in October. Chapman will not appeal the suspension, the first handed out under a policy that MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly agreed to in August. “I want to be clear, I did not in any way harm my ...

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Broncos place franchise tag on Von Miller

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The Denver Broncos designated outside linebacker Von Miller as the recipient of the team’s exclusive franchise tag just before the NFL’s deadline on Tuesday. “Designating Von as our franchise player gives us the time to continue working toward a long-term agreement,” said John Elway, Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager. “We’ve had productive talks with Von’s representation, and we’ll continue those ...

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Saints release veteran WR Marques Colston

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The New Orleans Saints officially released their all-time-leading receiver and touchdown-scorer, Marques Colston. The move will save the Saints $3.2 million against the salary cap. Colston, 32, was released with a failed physical designation. “To everyone from the Benson family, the front office, coaches, and the training and equipment staff: It has been a pleasure to be part of a family with so many ...

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Jimmie Johnson claims 76th NASCAR victory to match Dale Earnhardt

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Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then remembered it was his 76th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, tying the late Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time wins list. the six-time champion thrust his arm out the driver’s side window with a three-finger salute to the crowd, acknowledging The Intimidator. “It’s such an honor,” Johnson said. “With the chaos at the end ...

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Rangers acquire Hurricanes’ Eric Staal

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The New York Rangers have acquired veteran center Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes. In return, the Hurricanes receive a second-round pick in 2016 and 2017, plus prospect Aleksi Saarela. Staal had to waive his no-trade clause to accept the deal. The Hurricanes captain has spent his entire 12-year career with the club and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The ...

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2016 NFL salary cap set at $155.27 million

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The salary cap for the 2016 NFL season has been set at $155.27 million per team. The number represents a nearly $12 million increase over the 2015 salary cap of $143.28 million, reports several media outlets. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers each will enter the new league year with more than $50 million in cap room. Every NFL team elected ...

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Redskins to tag Kirk Cousins

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The Washington Redskins will use one of their tags on quarterback Kirk Cousins, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Redskins still must decide whether they will use their franchise tag or their transition tag on Cousins. Cousins was named the Redskins’ starting quarterback over Robert Griffin II at the start of last season and led the Redskins to a 9-7 record and the NFC East division ...

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