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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre gives some passing pointers on June 9, in Lauderdale County, Miss.

Cochran’s Ad Advantage Narrows as Brett Favre Arrives

Brett Favre and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have arrived on Mississippi’s crowded political airwaves to try to boost Sen. Thad Cochran. He needs the help. Cochran has so far been the biggest single broadcast television advertiser during Mississippi’s Republican runoff...

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Ready for NBA-Like Action on Racism: Reid

So long as sports commissioners are taking action: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to put an end to the Washington Redskins — their name at least. Reid took to the floor this afternoon commending NBA...

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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

Redskins Running With Native American Support

Some Native Americans are standing up for their heritage. The Washington Redskins released a statement today showing support from the Native American community regarding the controversial team name. According to the release, the Redskins organization received over 7,000 letters and...

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

If Broncos Wear Red and Seahawks Blue, You’ll Know Why

Super Bowl opponents Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are rivals in the political arena as well. Seattle owner Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft Corp., backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics,...

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Lining Up for a D.C. Vote

Some pre-game warm-up for a Washington vote on the Washington Redskins: DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League’s Players Association, says the issue of the team’s name is personal for him. “I grew up here; you come out...

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Colin Kaepernick #7,  Frank Gore #21, and head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers wait on the field during a power outage that occurred in the third quarter and caused a 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Colin Kaepernick #7, Frank Gore #21, and head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers wait on the field during a power outage that occurred in the third quarter and caused a 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Christie: A Super Bowl Lighting Job New Jersey Can’t Refuse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in New Orleans last year for the Super Bowl to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers when a not-so-funny thing happened: The lights went out. And stayed out for 34 minutes....

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

Christie Closing Campaign in Sandy Tour

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey with an out-sized reputation and possible White House ambitions, has made it clear his re-election campaign was framed by on one thing: Hurricane Sandy. And the one-year anniversary of the super-storm that...

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Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Joselio Hanson #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of a preseason game on August 9, 2013.

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Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Joselio Hanson #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of a preseason game on August 9, 2013.

Christie to N.Y. Giants: Sorry

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s blunt-spoken Republican governor, will be in Texas this weekend raising Republican cash. And watching the Dallas Cowboys play a home game against the New York Giants. Don’t expect him to be pulling for the Giants, who...

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