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Watt's bruise reminds us what athletes endure

The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.

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Pierce: The significance of Kraft's surrender

The great Patriots soap opera rolls on -- but what on earth is their owner doing surrendering to Roger Goodell? And what does it mean for Tom Brady?

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Importance of OTAs for Jimmy Garoppolo

Mark Schlereth says it's "important and imperative" that the Patriots' QB familiarize himself with New England's offense during organized team activities.

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Roger Staubach: I wouldn't want Hardy

The Cowboys' Hall of Fame QB criticized his former team for signing DE Greg Hardy, who's suspended for the first 10 games of the season. "I don't have any tolerance toward domestic violence," he told KTCK-AM 1310. "If I was making the decision, it probably wouldn't have been good for the Cowboys."

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French Open wild card Louisa Chirico throws a football to warm up shoulder before match. Really. And yes, she says it is properly inflated.

Randy Moss helps a friend graduate

Moss first met Kassi Spier when he was a rookie with the Vikings in 1998 and she was 4 years old. He's been there through her leukemia diagnosis, the death of her father and the diagnosis of a brain tumor. And on Friday night, Moss was there to hand Spier her high school diploma. 'Told her he'd be there'

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NFL investigating L.A. relocation fees

If the Chargers, Raiders or Rams move to Los Angeles, they'd likely have to pay the league a substantial sum, as teams have done in the past. But if the fees are too onerous, teams won't move, so the NFL is looking at solutions. Chargers could pay quarter-billion

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High-schooler makes incredible catch

2017 CB recruit Marco Wilson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage makes a one-handed backflip catch ... on the run. Your move, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Pats' fan obit: Brady is innocent!

Patricia M. Shong was 72 when she died on Monday. Called a "beloved wife" and a "cherished mother," Shong's Auburn, Mass. Daily obituary also included one unique nugget: "She would also like us to set the record straight for her: Brady is innocent!!"

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Pats fans plan 'Free Tom Brady' rally

Patriots fans want to support their embattled QB, who's facing a 4-game suspension for Deflategate, and will hold a rally on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, according to a recently created Facebook page. The event is described as a "peaceful rally to protest the unjust football arrest of half God half man Tom Brady."

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Breaking down the 'Hard Knocks' finalists

Rex Ryan, a potentially toxic QB-coach dynamic and "the best football player in the land." That's what ESPN's Mark Schlereth sees as the appeal to the three rumored finalists for the HBO show.

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What's behind RG III's regression?

If you believe former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, it's the pro system -- not his knee injury: "Robert has a lot of ability. ... But he hasn't done things that the NFL asks you to do, and it does take some growing pains to go through that." (via 106.7 The Fan)

ESPN on Snapchat Discover Live

The Browns are entering the 2015 season with a fresh look, but where do their new uniforms rank among the best ones in the NFL? Check out the Uni Watch NFL Power Rankings in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Browns' goal is to protect Manziel

What are the Browns going to do to help Johnny Manziel this season? Dan Graziano tells SportsCenter: "Everything they can."

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finding feature team a 'hard knock' life

With Cleveland out, four teams are rumored to still be in the running for HBO's "Hard Knocks." We assess the entertainment value of the Texans, Bills, Giants and Redskins. Are you not entertained?

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Mike Shanahan: System affected RG III

The former Redskins coach believes it's the system, not Griffin's knee injury during his rookie season, that has slowed his development: "Robert has a lot of ability. ... But he hasn't done things that the NFL asks you to do, and it does take some growing pains to go through that." (via 106.7 The Fan)

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