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It has been the subject of fevered debate in northern hemisphere rugby for months, providing a subtext to the recent Six Nations and occupying the thoughts of every elite player across Britain and Ireland. Who will make the Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand? The time for speculation is almost over. On Tuesday, …

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I’m writing this week while recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery. I needed to have my rotator cuff re-accommodated, but don’t think about putting me on the IR list . . . In one of my lives outside of The MMQB, I am the executive director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law at …

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STANFORD, Calif. — When Solomon Thomas had his interview with the Seahawks at the combine, they had him put on a Russell Wilson jersey and took his picture. They couldn’t get over the Stanford star’s resemblance to their quarterback. Thomas laughs as he shares this. We’re in a Stanford film room breaking down his Sun …

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In late September, I visited Kalamazoo to meet the big man on campus at Western Michigan: Corey Davis. At the time, WMU was the trendiest team in college football—the Broncos had just knocked off two Big Ten opponents—and Davis was catching everything, including the NFL’s attention. As I wrote in September, “had Davis declared for …

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With a new coaching regime in place for the Los Angeles Rams, is 2017 going to be the last chance for offensive tackle Greg Robinson? The Los Angeles Rams (then St. Louis) owned the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft thanks to the trade with the Washington Redskins that allowed the latter …

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HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson will sign a one-day contract with Houston on Wednesday so he can retire as a Texan. Johnson was released in 2014 after spending his first 12 seasons with the Texans. He spent one season with the Colts before retiring last season after spending the first eight games with the Titans. …

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Derek Carr returned to the field for Oakland Raiders offseason workouts on Monday and his mentality is exactly where it should be. For much of the regular season, expectations for the Oakland Raiders were higher than they’d been in a decade. With an AFC West title in their reach and possible playoff success looming, the …

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A spokesman for Barack Obama said the former president will attend Dan Rooney’s funeral on Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune. Obama is not expected to speak during the service for the former Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis told the Tribune. Rooney was appointed ambassador to Ireland by Obama in 2009, a post …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Tommy Bohanon, giving them a fullback on their roster for the first time in three years. The Jaguars, who are expected to be more committed to the ground game under new coach Doug Marrone, opted not to carry a blocking back the past two seasons. They …

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