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  1. LeSean McCoy wins Wanamaker Award

    Andy Jasner

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was honored with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award Wednesday night. McCoy, who led the NFL in rushing last season, was given the award and honored by the Philadelphia Sports Congress at the Wanamaker B...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Washington Redskins' Twitter campaign in support of keeping nickn...

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins' Twitter campaign in support of keeping the team's nickname draws mixed responses

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  3. Anti-Washington Redskins groups to send letter to every NFL playe...

    John Keim

    The groups targeting the Washington Redskins' nickname want to enlist the help of NFL players, hoping they mimic one of their outspoken colleagues: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  4. Congressman requests hearing on Washington Redskins' team name

    A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins' name, calling it "another example of racial insensitivity in sports" in the wake of Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  5. Senator threatens NFL's tax-exempt status over Washington Redskin...

    John Keim

    Two members of Congress will send a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, telling him to publicly announce support for a name change -- and that the NFL can no longer ignore the issue.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  6. Design and budget for Atlanta Falcons stadium approved

    Officials have approved the design and a preliminary $1.2 billion budget for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  7. Adding a name to USC coaching derby

    Steve Bisheff

    They're only college football opinions, but at least they're all mine: -- What this week's Miami ruling proved is that the only organization in America more dysfunctional than Congress is the NCAA. -- Losing nine scholarships compared to USC's ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. espnW -- Lane Kiffin, Rick Pitino, Atlanta Dream get the boot, Ma...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lane Kiffin dumped at the airport, Rick Pitino embarrassed on the radio, Matt Schaub mocked by a restaurant in his own city. Who says being a sports figure is easy? This week dished up full servings of humiliation.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  9. Congress may 'intervene' on HGH tests in NFL, Rep. Elijah Cumming...

    The man who oversees the NFL's drug program says the players' union has "buyer's remorse" about HGH testing.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  10. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. -- Let's take a swoop through some headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The city of Atlanta and one of the two churches that sit on the proposed South stadium site have agreed to a $19.5 million deal. Mayor Kasim Re...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  11. NFC South quick hits

    Pat Yasinskas

    Things are happening rapidly across the division (except in Tampa Bay where the Buccaneers have the day off), so let's turn to the headlines to stay up to speed. ATLANTA FALCONS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons have inf...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. Links: New Falcons stadium design OK'd

    ESPN.com staff

    Atlanta Falcons The design concept for the new Falcons stadium was approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Board of Governors, Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com reports. "Our discussions and decisions have focused on creating an iconic asset f...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  13. Roger Goodell defends Washington Redskins name

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Washington Redskins' nickname in a letter to 10 members of Congress who had earlier urged team owner Daniel Snyder and the NFL to change the name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  14. Members of Congress urge Washington Redskins to change name

    Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  15. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a fairly quiet news day in the NFC South. But there were a few odds and ends, so let's take a run around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board voted to approve the hiring of a Kansas City-base...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a pretty quiet day in the NFC South. That's understandable because the Atlanta Falcons don't start their offseason program until next week. Of the three teams that already have started their offseason programs, only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    Blog | April 16, 2013