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NFL's brass to discuss sports betting

The NFL's annual May meetings are typically a chance to clean up any unresolved issues from the more substantial gathering of team owners two months earlier. But this year, there are several significant topics on the table, among them sports gambling, the sale of the Carolina Panthers, the potential modification of kickoffs and the awarding of two future Super Bowl sites.

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NFL won't discipline Matt Patricia, Lions over 1996 arrest

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia will not be disciplined for failing to disclose a 1996 arrest for sexual assault, and the NFL determined that the Lions "engaged in appropriate and thorough hiring practices" even though they did not learn of Patricia's arrest until three months after he was hired.

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Marcus Hayes: Jeffrey Lurie has to take the Eagles to the White House, but anti-Trump players should decline

The Eagles had no choice. Jeffrey Lurie, as the owner of the team that won Super Bowl LII, couldn't reject an invitation to the White House, and he couldn't allow his distaste for Donald Trump to keep the White House from offering an invitation. A man who preaches tolerance could not indulge his politics and deny players the opportunity to visit the place that has best represented democracy for more than 200 years. The invitation arrived Thursday.

David Tepper, who has agreed to buy the Panthers, arrives in Atlanta

David Tepper, who has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers, arrives at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, GA. on Monday, May 21, 2018. Tepper agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers for $2.275 billion, a record price for an NLF franchise.
Jeff Siner