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Jay-Z looks ready to conquer the sports world with Roc Nation A…

Jay-Z looks ready to conquer the sports world with Roc Nation Agency

nydailynews.com Updated Jul 6, 2013
Jay-Z has now been officially approved as an agent in Major League Baseball and the NBA, and eventually the NFL will follow suit. Then you wait to see how many other big names, big young stars from the other sports, want to follow suit.
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  • NFL considers banning academically ineligible players from Scou…

    NFL considers banning academically ineligible players from Scouting Combine

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    In response to the criticism arising from the Aaron Hernandez case, the NFL is considering a change that, in our view, ultimately will have no impact on the decision of teams to take chances on players with questionable backgrounds. According to Bruce F…
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  • Patriots Store Takes Back Unwanted Hernandez Jerseys

    Patriots Store Takes Back Unwanted Hernandez Jerseys

    Hundreds of Patriots fans lined up to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys for jersey replicas featuring other players at the team’s store in Foxborough, Mass.
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  • Giants’ Dan Connor arrested with knife at airport

    Giants’ Dan Connor arrested with knife at airport

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Giants linebacker Dan Connor has reportedly been arrested for carrying a switchblade knife at Philadelphia International Airport. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reports that Connor, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, was arrested at 9 a.m. on Saturday …
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  • Arrests were rampant in Gainesville under Urban Meyer

    Arrests were rampant in Gainesville under Urban Meyer

    Yes, it would have been better if Urban Meyer had left the can of worms closed. Now that Meyer has defended himself and the University of Florida football program in connection with the background and history of Aaron Hernandez, Meyer has invited increa…
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  • Ernest Wallace will be arraigned Monday

    Ernest Wallace will be arraigned Monday

    Authorities in Massachusetts will waste little time to officially file charges against Ernest Wallace. Accused of serving as an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, Wallace recently was transported from Florida to Massac…
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  • Chilo Rachal denies he quit on the Bears

    Chilo Rachal denies he quit on the Bears

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Chilo Rachal started eight games at guard for the Bears last year, but in November he left the team for what were termed “personal reasons” shortly after he was demoted from the first-string offensive line. Now Rachal is speaking out and denying that he…
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  • Ravens cheerleader killed in motorcycle accident

    Ravens cheerleader killed in motorcycle accident

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Dion Bagby, who recently earned a spot on the Ravens’ cheerleading squad, died Friday in a motorcycle accident, according to the Frederick (Va.) News-Post. Bagby was 27. An Oklahoma native who resided in Vienna, Virginia, Bagby was slated to debut this …
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  • Yeremiah Bell’s persistence, effort led him to the NFL

    Yeremiah Bell’s persistence, effort led him to the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Every player has a story about his path to pro football. Plenty of them are similar. Few mirror Yeremiah Bell’s. As explained recently by Josh Weinfuss of the Cardinals’ website, Bell had a Rudy-style journey, working in a steel mill before willing his …
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  • John Harbaugh did indeed buy Lombardi Trophies for his entire s…

    John Harbaugh did indeed buy Lombardi Trophies for his entire staff

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Football is a game of tradition. And Ravens coach John Harbaugh has gone all in, setting a precedent that won’t be cheap for others to match in the future. PFT has confirmed that Harbaugh had replicas of the Vince Lombardi Trophy made for everyone on hi…
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  • Nic Purcell appreciates help, lack of ‘hazing’ from Eagles’ tea…

    Nic Purcell appreciates help, lack of ‘hazing’ from Eagles’ teammates

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    At 27, offensive tackle Nic Purcell is the Philadelphia Eagles’ oldest rookie. That alone would probably make for an interesting backstory. But it gets more intriguing. Purcell, who joined the Eagles as a tryout player in the spring after an eligibility…
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  • Mark Murphy: Packers will retire Favre’s number before 2016

    Mark Murphy: Packers will retire Favre’s number before 2016

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    The Green Bay Packers expect to retire former quarterback Brett Favre’s number before 2016, when Favre will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Answering a fan’s question on the Packers’ website, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said he …
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  • Arizona Cardinals salary cap outlook: Larry Fitzgerald’s cap nu…

    Arizona Cardinals salary cap outlook: Larry Fitzgerald’s cap number jumps in 2014

    yahoo.com Jul 6, 2013
    The "Shutdown Countdown" is underway. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the series with the Ari…
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  • Colin Kaepernick’s Dolphins hat recalls an old Jim Harbaugh spa…

    Colin Kaepernick’s Dolphins hat recalls an old Jim Harbaugh spat

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick thinks it’s no big deal that he likes to wear a Miami Dolphins hat. His coach may disagree. When 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was a player, he made it very clear that he didn’t like seeing anyone wearing an o…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    WR Jeremy Kerley, RB Bilal Powell, and RB Joe McKnight caught the eye of Jets C Nick Mangold during offseason workouts. The Bills’ official website looks at the nickel corner position for 2013. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is loosening up a bit in his sec…
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  • Vereen getting looks outside for Patriots

    Vereen getting looks outside for Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Considering their big-money wide receiver contract this offseason went to the oft-injured Danny Amendola and not Wes Welker, there are reasonable concerns about the Patriots’ first option in the passing game. But with Aaron Hernandez gone and Rob Gronko…
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  • No progress between Bills, Jairus Byrd

    No progress between Bills, Jairus Byrd

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6, 2013
    Bills franchise player Jairus Byrd doesn’t appear to be making any progress toward a long-term contract. All has been quiet on both sides, according to James Walker of ESPN. Byrd, a free safety who started 16 games, intercepted five passes and forced fo…
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  • Video - New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez jersey swap attracts hundreds of fans 00:58

    New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez jersey swap attracts hundreds of fans

    Jul 6
    Omar Ruiz has the latest on the Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange at the New England Patriots team store.
  • Video - Urban Meyer Denies Blame For Hernandez 00:45

    Urban Meyer Denies Blame For Hernandez

    Jul 6
    Urban Meyer broke his silence regarding former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, saying that placing blame on Meyer or the university is irresponsible.
  • Video - Patriots Offer Hernandez Jersey Swap 02:57

    Patriots Offer Hernandez Jersey Swap

    Jul 6
    Michele Steele talks with Patriots fans who exchanged their Aaron Hernandez jerseys for other gear.