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2014 N.F.L. Team Capsules by BENJAMIN HOFFMAN


By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN

A look at how teams may do this season and at players who may have an outsize effect on their teams’ fortunes. 11 more words

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Seminoles Start Championship Drive in Texas, and Hope to End It There, Too by TOM SPOUSTA


By TOM SPOUSTA

The Seminoles are playing against history and a reconfigured national landscape that now includes a four-team playoff.

Published: August 31, 2014 at 4:00AM… 7 more words

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Yankees, Without Ellsbury, Are Shut Out by DAVID WALDSTEIN


By DAVID WALDSTEIN

The Yankees, missing one of their top hitters in Jacoby Ellsbury, managed only one hit as they were shutout in Toronto.

Published: August 31, 2014 at 4:00AM… 8 more words

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Ohio State’s Streak Continues as Buckeyes Outlast Navy in Opener by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Redshirt freshman J. T. Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut, and No. 5 Ohio State beat Navy, 34-17, on Saturday. 11 more words

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Rams Cut Sam, First Openly Gay N.F.L. Pick by THE NEW YORK TIMES


By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The St. Louis Rams released defensive lineman Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an N.F.L. team.

Published: August 31, 2014 at 4:00AM… 8 more words

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Readers sound off on the latest headlines.

Published: August 31, 2014 at 4:00AM

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Hill’s Time With Jets Ends After 2 Seasons by BEN SHPIGEL


By BEN SHPIGEL

Two years after trading up to draft him in the second round, the Jets released wide receiver Stephen Hill as they worked to trim their roster. 12 more words

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