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Philadelphia Eagles release LB DeMeco Ryans

The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans on Wednesday. The move saves the Eagles $3.5 million in salary-cap space. Ryans, 31, restructured his contract before last season and got a $2 million signing bonus on his new deal that extended through 2016. Ryans also became expendable with new head coach Doug Pederson and coordinator Jim Schwartz switching to a ...

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NASCAR sets records for fan engagement during Daytona 500

Sunday’s Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner Denny Hamlin edged runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds — roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin’s impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn’t the only record-setting event of the day. On Wednesday, NASCAR released social media numbers generated ...

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Jeff Fisher still getting bearings after Rams' move to LA

INDIANAPOLIS — For Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher, the last month has been a whirlwind since the team was approved for relocation from St. Louis. How much of a whirlwind? “The only thing I’ve adjusted,” Fisher joked Wednesday, “is sleep. I’m not sleeping.” That said, there has been one major change. A member of the NFL’s competition committee, Fisher ...

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Conor McGregor to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 196

Conor McGregor will move up two weight classes to take on Nate Diaz in a welterweight fight at UFC 196 on March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor, the UFC featherweight weight champion, will fight in the 170-pound division after his scheduled bout against 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos was called off when dos Anjos ...

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