Route concepts: When receivers get open, they didn’t do it by themselves

And sometimes, a player's main goal in running a route is to help someone else get open. Part 4 in our series on how to watch football smarter.
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College football kickoff: Midseason awards and the constant threat of coronavirus

Eight weekends of college football are in the rear-view window and eight more Saturdays are (hopefully) still to come prior to the selection of this year’s playoff field.
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Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.

From the mayor to the university president, the athletes to the bar owners, they're ready for football in State College. But they're also worried about what happens next.

Taulia Tagovailoa rallies Maryland past Minnesota in overtime

Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland sophomore quarterback, shines as the Terps rally from 17 down to beat the Golden Gophers in overtime, 45-44.

Chad Dukes is fired from 106.7 the Fan for ‘racist and inappropriate comments’

The longtime D.C. radio host was fired after, according to the station’s parent company, it learned of “racist and other inappropriate comments” he made in episodes of his personal podcast.
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A.J. Hinch is back in MLB as the Tigers’ new manager. He brings with him some massive baggage.

The Tigers are hoping Hinch can do for them what he did for the Astros — minus, of course, the cheating scandal.

After their foundation appeared shaken, the Steelers emerged as one of the NFL’s best

Despite high-profile injuries and high-drama departures in recent years, Pittsburgh is the NFL's last unbeaten team entering Sunday's showdown in Baltimore.
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The strange, one-of-a-kind political campaign that almost landed Walter Johnson in Congress

In one of America's fiercest election years, the Hall of Fame pitcher ran one of its gentlest campaigns.
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Ex-Washington cheerleaders shaken by lewd videos: ‘I don’t think they viewed us as people’

NFL team agrees to lawyers' demand for "forensic investigation" into video files.

The World Series has framed my life. After 44 straight, I’m sitting this one out.

From Carlton Fisk to the Nats, Thomas M. Boswell covered 252 straight World Series games. Now, during a global pandemic, the streak ends.
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Clemson hosts improved Boston College without the nation's top quarterback.
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Russell Wilson has thrown at least two touchdown passes in every game this season, and his current pace sets him up to challenge Peyton Manning’s single-season passing touchdowns record (55) from seven years ago.
D.J. Uiagalelei, a true freshman but a heralded recruit, is likely to make his first career NCAA start for Clemson in place of Trevor Lawrence.
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There is no bigger or more important star, no young sports leader handling every facet of this traumatic year better than Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Yet he is no match for the novel coronavirus.
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Atlanta beat Carolina, 25-17, as Teddy Bridgewater throws a final-minute interception for the Panthers after reentering the game following a third-quarter exit on a play on which two Atlanta defenders were called for illegal hits.
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