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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, the highest professional level of American football in the world, the wealthiest professional sport league by revenue, and the sport league with the most valuable teams. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, seven teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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NFL star Tom Brady adapting to new life in Tampa Bay in ‘unique times’ [Video]

NFL star Tom Brady adapting to new life in Tampa Bay in ‘unique times’

Tom Brady has admitted the coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for him to adjust to life in Tampa Bay after he brought to an end his 20-year association with the New England Patriots..

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Colin Kaepernick signs deal with Disney [Video]

Colin Kaepernick signs deal with Disney

The former NFL player signed an overall first-look deal with the company to produce projects on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity”.

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Colin Kaepernick Signs Disney Deal [Video]

Colin Kaepernick Signs Disney Deal

New York (CNN Business) Following the huge success of "The Last Dance" and renewed discussions about systemic race in America, Disney is partnering with one of the most notable voices in the country:..

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Cleveland Indians considers changing name [Video]

Cleveland Indians considers changing name

The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team name that has been in place for 105 years. Fred..

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FedEx Calls For Washington Redskins To Change Name [Video]

FedEx Calls For Washington Redskins To Change Name

According to CNN Business, FedEx, a major sponsor of the Washington Redskins, has asked the NFL team to change its name. This comes after mounting pressure from investors who oppose the name's racist..

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Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change [Video]

Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change

Key sponsor FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded.

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Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon [Video]

Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon

Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a blackface impression of NBA star Karl Malone, Chris D’Elia has now been dropped by agency CAA amid sexual misconduct allegations and Spike Lee is calling on NFL to..

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Spike Lee Wants NFL to Put Pressure on  D.C. Team to Change Racist Name | THR News [Video]

Spike Lee Wants NFL to Put Pressure on D.C. Team to Change Racist Name | THR News

Spike Lee wants the National Football League to put pressure on the owner of the Washington, D.C., team to change its controversial name.

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Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel' [Video]

Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel'

During his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night, U.S. President Donald Trump said "we will never kneel" during the National Anthem or the flag.

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British FM criticizes 'taking the knee' protest [Video]

British FM criticizes 'taking the knee' protest

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that "taking the knee" seems to have come from the fantasy TV drama series "Game of Thrones" and felt like a symbol of subjugation and..

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Baker Mayfield Says He’s ‘Absolutely’ Going to Kneel During the National Anthem [Video]

Baker Mayfield Says He’s ‘Absolutely’ Going to Kneel During the National Anthem

The quarterback for the Cleveland Browns confirmed his plan to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming NFL season.

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Pete Carroll Says an NFL Team Is Interested in Colin Kaepernick [Video]

Pete Carroll Says an NFL Team Is Interested in Colin Kaepernick

The Seattle Seahawks head coach says he spoke to either another coach or NFL general manager about the quarterback.

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NFL Pledges $250 Million Donation to Combat Systemic Racism [Video]

NFL Pledges $250 Million Donation to Combat Systemic Racism

In a statement released on Thursday, the NFL announced their plan to donate $250 million over the next 10 years.

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Trump won't watch NFL games or U.S. soccer matches if players kneel [Video]

Trump won't watch NFL games or U.S. soccer matches if players kneel

United States President Donald Trump has said he will not watch National Football League games or U.S. soccer team matches if players do not stand for the national anthem. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral [Video]

Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral

Speaking at the funeral of George Floyd, Reverend Al Sharpton, during his eulogy, called out the National Football League and the handling of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick..

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‘Take a knee’: from a pariah’s protest to global movement [Video]

‘Take a knee’: from a pariah’s protest to global movement

From the fields of the NFL to the streets of Minneapolis, "taking the knee" has evolved into a powerful symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement. Matthew Larotonda charted its origins.

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Trump Tweet Takes Aim at NFL Commissioner After His BLM Statement [Video]

Trump Tweet Takes Aim at NFL Commissioner After His BLM Statement

On Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apology for choosing to ignore players' concerns of US police brutality and racism.

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Trump Responds to NFL's Revised Stance on Players Peacefully Protesting | THR News [Video]

Trump Responds to NFL's Revised Stance on Players Peacefully Protesting | THR News

President Donald Trump on Sunday night reacted to the recent apology from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the league's reaction to players peacefully protesting.

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NFL's Brees posts letter to Trump [Video]

NFL's Brees posts letter to Trump

NFL quarterback Drew Brees posts message in reply to Donald Trump after the U.S. president attacked protesters who kneel during the national anthem and Brees' apology for remarks he made about the..

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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests [Video]

'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests..

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NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism [Video]

NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism. The United States is currently gripped by widespread protests over police..

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NFL commissioner Goodell: 'We were wrong' [Video]

NFL commissioner Goodell: 'We were wrong'

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday (June 5) denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread..

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