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Lingering Coach Controversy Hangs Over Upcoming 49ers- Lions Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September SportsDetroit LionsNFLSan Francisco 49ers

Jim Harbaugh would love it if his postgame handshake with Detroit coach Jim Schwartz last season were ancient history 11 months later.

     If only. Not this week. Not with two unbeaten NFC powers set to face off in prime time Sunday night, when the Lions visit the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
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Replacement Refs Blow Timeout Call in Seahawks- Cardinals Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September Sportslabor disputeNFLofficials

The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years. In 2009, the Cleveland Browns were mistakenly awarded four timeouts in the second half of a 16-0 home loss to Baltimore.Read More »

Wheaton College Alum To Make First NFL Start

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th September SportsAndy StudebakerNFLWheaton College

The Chiefs' replacement for one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers this Sunday will be an unheralded veteran linebacker out of tiny Wheaton College.
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NFL Commish Says He's Thinking Long Term In Referee Dispute

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th September SportsNFLreferee's lockout

Commissioner Roger Goodell say he wants the best officials on the field for the new NFL season, but he's got to think about what's important for the long-term future of the league.
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NFL Commish Says He's Thinking Long Term In Referee Dispute

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th September SportsNFLreferee's lockout

Commissioner Roger Goodell say he wants the best officials on the field for the new NFL season, but he's got to think about what's important for the long-term future of the league.
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NFL Commish Says He's Thinking Long Term In Referee Dispute

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th September SportsNFLreferee's lockout

Commissioner Roger Goodell say he wants the best officials on the field for the new NFL season, but he's got to think about what's important for the long-term future of the league.
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NFL Youth Movement At QB

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September SportsNFL

Youth and inexperience have taken over the most important position in the NFL. Ten starting quarterbacks will have one year or less of experience this season, with five teams letting rookies run the show. STATS LLC says the league hasn't put the ball in the hands of so many young passers in more than 60 years.
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Former Duck Stewart Should Be Ready For NFL Opener

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September SportsCarolina PanthersJonathan StewartNFL

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's optimistic running back Jonathan Stewart will play Sunday in the season opener at Tampa Bay. Stewart sprained his right ankle in the team's third preseason game Aug, 26 and hasn't practice since.
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Replacement Refs To Work Week 1 of NFL Season

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August Sportslabor disputesNFLofficials

The NFL will open the regular season with replacement officials.  League executive Ray Anderson has told the 32 teams that with negotiations remain at a standstill between the NFL and the officials' union. The replacements will be on the field beginning next Wednesday night when the Cowboys visit the Giants to open the season.
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"Bountygate" LB Optimistic He'll Play

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita says he's "optimistic" he'll play in Cleveland's season opener against Philadelphia despite a three-game suspension hanging over him for his part in New Orleans' bounty scandal.
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