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FCC considering ban of Redskins name

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

NFL TV ratings on the rise despite domestic violence cases

Americans are tuning into NFL football in greater numbers than last year, according to early season viewership figures, signaling the league’s fumbled handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its overall popularity.

Colorado State sends message to Mountain West

Colorado State’s 24-21 victory at Boston College was the first notable victory for the Mountain West. It also showed the Rams will be a contender in the conference.

Michigan apologizes, admits mistakes in handling of QB injury

Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he’d been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one.

AEG asks for more time to get NFL team back to LA

Developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) asked Los Angeles on Monday to give it more time to lure a pro football team back to the city and start building a $1.2 billion stadium downtown.

Raiders name Tony Sparano as interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team’s interim head coach.

Autopsy shows Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher had CTE damage

An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.

NFL: No penalty for Chiefs player’s prayer after interception

The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

Brady watches end of rout from the bench

Asked about the quarterback situation in New England, coach Bill Belichick replied with a disgusted look. This has been one rough start for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

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