Helmet manufacturer Xenith ends deal with Patriots WR Antonio Brown

Sept. 13 (UPI) — New England Patriots star wide receiver Antonio Brown and helmet manufacturer Xenith are ending their business relationship. Xenith announced Friday that the company terminated its endorsement deal with Brown. “Xenith has decided to end our relationship with Antonio Brown,” the statement said. “We look forward to seeing the Xenith Shadow worn by football athletes at all ...

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Ex-Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith retires

Sept. 13 (UPI) — Former Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith is retiring from the league after eight seasons in the NFL. One of the best deep threats over the last decade in the league, Smith announced his retirement on social media Friday. “Dear football, I knew this day would come, and to be completely honest, ...

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10 Breeders' Cup qualifiers, first '20 Kentucky Derby trial mark weekend horse racing

Sept. 13 (UPI) — Two-year-olds are on display from Ireland to California in weekend horse racing with Churchill Downs’ brief autumn meeting featuring the first official preps for the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Ten weekend races, including those beneath the legendary Twin Spires, are “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 at ...

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Fantasy football: Week 2 tight end rankings

Sept. 11 (UPI) — Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Travis Kelce, T.J. Hockenson and Hunter Henry top my Week 2 fantasy football tight end rankings for 2019. O.J. Howard, Evan Engram, Delanie Walker, Mark Andrews and Austin Hooper round out my top-10 options for Week 2. If you are in a league that requires starting a tight end, other great options ...

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Fantasy football: Week 2 wide receiver rankings

Sept. 10 (UPI) — Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas top my Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2019. Amari Cooper, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Keenan Allen and Adam Thielen round out my top 10 options for Week 2. I also have a plethora of solid options listed in my top 50 ...

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Hello Youmzain, Circus Maximus score in weekend horse racing

Sept. 9 (UPI) — It was an eventful weekend in international horse racing with Hello Youmzain winning the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park in England, Circus Maximus posting a controversial Group 1 win in France and Korean horses thoroughly whipping the visitors in that country’s two big races. In Hong Kong, former riding champ Joao Moreira booted ...

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