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Tyron Woodley on BLM, Ferguson and his hopes for change via the UFC

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On Saturday, Tyron Woodley steps into the UFC Octagon for one of the biggest fights of his career. The former UFC welterweight champion has lost back-to-back fights for the first time as a professional, and now he takes on Colby Covington, with whom tensions have been building for years. As......
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‘I just want to try it’: How Alex Smith completed his comeback to Washington’s roster

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As word trickled out about Washington quarterback Alex Smith‘s situation near the end of 2018 — the 17 surgeries, the near amputation — the thought of him playing football again was secondary. The big question: Would he live a normal life? Within three months of breaking the tibia and fibula......
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New era: Cam Newton ends Patriots’ QB streak, takes over for Tom Brady

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When Cam Newton takes the first offensive snap for the New England Patriots in Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins, it will end one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL. No longer will the Patriots be the undisputed home of the homegrown quarterback. The......
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‘A whole different world’: How Angela Hill is making UFC history

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In 2014, UFC strawweight Angela Hill became the first Black American woman to sign with the promotion, and on Saturday, she’ll become the first to headline a card when she faces Michelle Waterson in a Fight Night main event. Hill’s fight was originally scheduled to be the co-main event until......
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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott: I will ‘seize the moment’ after difficult offseason

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FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott has always seemed ready for the moment as the Dallas Cowboys‘ quarterback. If there ever has been any uncertainty during his time with the Cowboys, he has not shown it. From his first preseason game on Aug. 13, 2016, in front of 89,140 at the......
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After kicking down doors, Eagles QB Carson Wentz has found his voice

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PHILADELPHIA — How in the world did Carson Wentz, the newly anointed franchise quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, wind up trapped inside a gas station bathroom, anyway? Wentz began cracking up when that memory was raised before practice last week — far enough back in time now that......
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Texans receiver Kenny Stills talks activism, arrest and ‘real change’

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Since joining Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee to protest police brutality and social injustice in 2016, Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills, 28, has remained one of the NFL’s most active participants in the movement to create change for the many Black men and women affected by systemic racism. In......
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Sunday Profile: Olivia Newton-John

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In an emotional interview at her Los Angeles home, actress, author and singer Olivia Newton-John talks with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about battling breast cancer for the third time, and the source of her unshakable spirit. (This......
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Next great 88? Cowboys’ CeeDee Lamb proving all the hype is legit

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FRISCO, Texas — One practice. That’s all it took for wide receiver CeeDee Lamb to make quite the impression with the Dallas Cowboys. As Lamb, the Cowboys’ 2020 first-round pick, sprinted toward the sideline, quarterback Dak Prescott‘s pass was high and a little to the inside. Instinctively, Lamb leaped, twisted......
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The source of Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper’s deception: chess

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7:12 AM ET Tory Z. RoyESPN One of the most enviable traits of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper‘s game is his mastery of deception. “You don’t want to let the person you’re playing against know what moves that you’re going to do next,” Cooper said. “You have to think......
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How Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes are dominating the NHL playoffs

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Scott Niedermayer was 19 years old when he appeared in his first NHL playoff game with the New Jersey Devils in 1993, staring at an arena of rabid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and hockey royalty across the ice. “You’re really naïve at that stage, which is probably a really good thing.......
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Chase Young’s journey to Washington: Mind games, sacrifices, better than the Bosas?

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Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young was different from the start. He was 6 years old, quarterbacking a team of 9- and 10-year-olds, when he made a promise to his parents: They wouldn’t need to pay for college. In hindsight, Young, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020......
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Bills’ Levi Wallace, team chaplain forever changed by justice memorial

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6:28 AM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace paced through the 800 steel columns suspended in midair at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. With each column passed, Wallace looked for what connected him to this museum. Each column represents a different county in......
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T.J. Warren wants to prove his All-Bubble status wasn’t a fluke

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7:10 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN ARTHELIA AND TONY Warren Sr. sat glued to the television inside their Raleigh, North Carolina, home on the night of Aug. 1. “Baby, look here. He got 19 points already,” Tony noted after the opening quarter of Indiana’s first seeding game against the Philadelphia 76ers.......

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