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Sports >  NFL

For TV networks missing sports, there’s one unthinkable scenario: Losing the NFL season

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Throughout the spring and into the summer – without the NBA playoffs and baseball’s opening weeks – the sports world has continued to feel the steady drumbeat of the NFL. The league opened free agency as usual, providing news-making moments such as Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then its April draft went off without a hitch, delivering boffo ratings for ESPN.
Sports >  NFL

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is  considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told the Associated Press.
Sports >  NFL

AP Source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press.
Sports >  Pro

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

BOSTON – The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.