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ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations; Fox, CBS, NBC near deals

ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations; Fox, CBS, NBC near deals

The Big Ten is in the process of finalizing their media rights deals, and sources say the athletic the league expects to make an official announcement early next week. In a surprising development, ESPN has pulled out of the negotiations, sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to the athletic. In addition to Fox, …

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'This isn't a magic pill.' Will foam helmet caps help or hinder NFL player safety?

‘This isn’t a magic pill.’ Will foam helmet caps help or hinder NFL player safety?

Justin Ellis has played defensive tackle in the NFL since 2014 and, for the first time during practice Monday, said he felt no vibrations or ringing in his ears when his helmet collided with an offensive lineman. Sometimes, “you’re going to feel like a contact with your head when you’re on a block or a …

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Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans hated the line. Padres officials hated it, too. So consider this a pre-emptive strike to spare @OldTakesExposed from crashing when members of both constituencies rush to submit the question I posed in a Feb. 2021 column after the Pads signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. How the heck are …

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