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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, file photo New York Jets NFL football owner Woody Johnson speaks at the team's training facility, in Florham Park, N.J. President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 22, 2017 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities. Johnson is chairman and CEO of The Johnson...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid looks over his play card during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City, Mo. Reid, who was entering the final year of a five-year deal, has signed a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The terms of the extension were not announced Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
June 22, 2017 - 6:15 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid and John Dorsey arrived with the Kansas City Chiefs within weeks of each other, the coach and general manager given the massive undertaking of turning around a 2-14 franchise. Reid will head into Year 5 by himself. The Chiefs announced Thursday they had signed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing for a two-point conversion against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game, in Oakland, Calif. Carr tweeted Thursday, June 22, 2017, that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 22, 2017 - 11:21 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's ESPY Awards nominees for best male and female athletes. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't block trademarks on the basis that they're offensive. Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't block trademarks on the basis that they're offensive. Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight...
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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, NFL player Jerome Bettis attends a football game in Ramat Hasharon, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis said Monday that the NFL had taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions. After viewing an innovation expo in Jerusalem that included a presentation from ElMindA, an Israeli neuro-technology company that is helping the NFL diagnose concussions, Bettis said he was encouraged by the progress but still perplexed about how transparent the league has been over the years. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
June 19, 2017 - 3:55 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis says the NFL has taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions. After viewing an innovation expo in Jerusalem that included a presentation from ElMindA, an Israeli neuro-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says the government can’t refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday, June 19, 2017, is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 19, 2017 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in a separate legal fight over the team name...
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