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BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos are 2-0 for the fifth consecutive season, but there’s one big area of concern: they’ve had four turnovers in their own territory that led to four touchdowns. Philip Rivers turned two fourth-quarter takeaways into a pair of TD tosses, the latter a 38-yarder to Travis Benjamin on the first …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez’ brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn’t necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied hundreds of brains from football players, college athletes and even …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) James Harrison spent last weekend standing on the sideline waiting for a call that never came. The NFL’s oldest defensive player didn’t take the field for a single snap during Pittsburgh’s 26-9 win over Minnesota in Week 2, the first time in more than a decade the five-time Pro Bowler was healthy enough …

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NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for a helmet hit last week at Oakland. Skrine was called for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders running back DeAndre Washington in the Jets’ 42-20 loss. The NFL also fined Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram …

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DENVER (AP) With his Cardinals preparing to face the Cowboys this weekend, Arizona coach Bruce Arians was asked what he might take away from the Denver Broncos’ bashing of Ezekiel Elliott. ”Well, if I could have Von Miller,” Arians deadpanned, ”I’d be happy.” Wouldn’t anyone. His exceptional blend of pass-rushing and run-stopping skills puts Miller …

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings say quarterback Sam Bradford will not play against Tampa Bay because of his ailing left knee. Bradford was not at practice Friday after taking part in a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday and reporting progress from the week before. ESPN reported that Bradford was traveling to seek a …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray returned to practice, but his status for Sunday’s game against Seattle remains undecided because of a hamstring injury. Murray was listed as questionable after being limited on Friday. He had missed two straight practices with the injury. The running back who led the AFC in …

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Should the Chargers return to San Diego? Colin Cowherd certainly thinks so. Watch the host of ‘The Herd’ give a passionate plea to the club to return to the city where they have a fan base and will be supported. The video can be viewed on the top of this post or here. Source: Fox …

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