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Time for Odell Beckham to quit the tantrums and let his talent do the talking

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Ben McAdoo, the first-year head coach of the New York Giants, made a brief statement and took several questions from reporters after his team practised on Wednesday. The first nine questions happened to be about the Green Bay Packers, Sunday’s opponent. McAdoo was a Packers’ assistant for eight seasons, the last two as a coach for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

NFL star DeSean Jackson wears police-tape shoes to protest 'senseless killings'

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

The silent protest Colin Kaepernick started over a month ago has grown into a full movement. On Sunday, Washington’s star wide receiver DeSean Jackson became the latest athlete to make a statement about police killings. He risks a fine from the NFL and perhaps more signifiant punishment by wearing special shoes painted with yellow caution tape for the team’s home game against Cleveland.

Wembley win finally gives Jacksonville Jaguars something to write home about

Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Robinson and Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis in action

Pitchside pyrotechnics, pillars of popcorn and a mascot descending from the roof on a zip line. The National Football League celebrated a decade of regular-season games at Wembley as only it knows how. There was even a first win of this season for London’s ‘home’ team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who survived a wild fourth-quarter rally to beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27.

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NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots

The Jeff Fisher NFL All-Stars represent a level of mediocrity we can all aspire to

My first job out of college, before I became an international man of sports takes, was for a public relations firm. I instantly hated the industry, and because my heart was not in it, I was not all that good at the job. But I did the job. I showed up to work and for meetings on time. I didn’t leave early. I dressed professionally. I met deadlines and didn’t make egregious typos or mistakes. I didn’t cause conflicts with my coworkers or microwave leftover fish in the break room.