Ken Belson

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N.F.L. to Drop Race-Based Measures in Concussion Settlement

Black players’ dementia claims were being measured differently from white players’. The change could prompt a reassessment of hundreds of previously denied cases.The N.F.L. said it would scrap the use of a...

N.F.L. Salary Cap to Rise as Much as 14 Percent in 2022 Amid Pandemic Rebound

If fans are in stadiums and games are played as anticipated in 2021, the salary cap for 2022 could be as much as $208.2 million.The N.F.L. and the N.F.L. Players Association on...

After a Workout Push, the N.F.L. Players Union Falls Flat

Union leadership had led a charge for players to workout on their own. But when the Broncos cut a player after a season-ending injury, tensions over the effort were revealed.At the beginning...

A Boxer May Miss the Olympics Because of Her Prepandemic Pregnancy

Olympic organizers changed how boxers from the Americas would qualify for Tokyo because of the pandemic. Now one of the best Canadians is on the outside looking in.The Tokyo Olympics were supposed...

With Zach Wilson, the Jets hope to end their decades-long QB search.

The Jets used the second pick in the draft to select Zach Wilson from Brigham Young, hoping that their long search for a franchise quarterback is over.In a draft class rich at...

Kadarius Toney Drafted by the Giants? Fans Seem Confused

The Giants took receiver Kadarius Toney of Florida with the 20th pick to bolster the league’s second-worst offense. Toney (6 foot, 193 pounds) gives quarterback Daniel Jones an additional target downfield. Toney...

Alex Leatherwood is Surprise Pick for Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders, eager to replenish their offensive line, took Alex Leatherwood of Alabama at No. 17. Last year, Leatherwood (6-foot-5, 312 pounds) won the Outland Trophy, given to the best...

Philadelphia Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman On Team’s Next Steps

Philadelphia’s general manager has come under fire in recent years for Carson Wentz’s contract, the team’s post-Super Bowl slide and reports of dysfunction in the front office.Nick Foles. The Philly Special. The...

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