Shaqiri scores but New York RB top the East in MLS

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New York RB momentarily moved to the top of the Eastern Conference in the MLS on Saturday, coming from behind to claim a gritty 2-1 win on the road to the Chicago Fire. A Patryk Klimala brace secured the win for New York, including a penalty in the 91st minute, …

Browns return CB Hill to Rams in draft-day trade

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2:48 PM ET The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams reacquired cornerback Troy Hill from the Cleveland Browns on Saturday for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick. Hill left Los Angeles to sign with Cleveland last offseason and played in 12 games (starting four) for the Browns at nickelback. Before that, …

Lions GM Holmes fulfills promise, drafts HBCU LB

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6:31 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ first NFL draft pick as a college head coach will start his career in the Motor City. Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes drafted HBCU linebacker James Houston IV from Jackson State in the sixth round, 217th overall. Holmes, an …

Pats’ Groh: Good to have new QB ‘coming up’

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10:02 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One year after the New England Patriots selected quarterback Mac Jones in the first round of the draft, they surprised some by tabbing Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe in the fourth round Saturday. First-year director of player personnel Matt Groh explained the team was …

Howell: Slide ‘stressful,’ but glad to land in D.C.

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4:02 PM ET ASHBURN, Va. — Quarterback Sam Howell called the ending a dream come true. Others could call it an unexpected one. The Washington Commanders drafted Howell with the first pick of the fifth round Saturday, ending a slide for a player many projected as a second-round pick. “I …

Steelers pick Heyward’s brother Connor on Day 3

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9:04 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Connor Heyward walked into his mom’s room in their Atlanta home when his phone started ringing. He shielded it from his big brother, Steelers All-Pro defensive tackle Cam Heyward, and answered the call. Curious, Cam stood near him and tried to figure out who was …

Georgia breaks NFL mark with 15 players drafted

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6:57 PM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Georgia Bulldogs won their first national championship since 1980 in January and they now have won the NFL draft. The Bulldogs, powered by the nation’s top-scoring defense, set a record this weekend for players from one school selected in a seven-round draft. Georgia, …

Bears agree to release QB Foles after 2 seasons

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11:36 PM ET The Chicago Bears have agreed to release quarterback Nick Foles, the team confirmed Saturday night. The Bears originally acquired Foles two seasons ago in a trade with Jacksonville for a fourth-round draft pick. After starting seven games in 2020, the Super Bowl LII MVP logged only one …