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BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield has become the NFL’s unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield’s trying not to take oversights personally. “They just have … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

DALLAS | Neil Armstrong memorabilia fetches $7.5 million at auction

DALLAS — Memorabilia that belonged to the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has fetched more than $7.4 million at auction. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that sold for the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday’s auction was Armstrong’s spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11’s lunar module Eagle. Also sold were … Continue reading DALLAS | Neil Armstrong memorabilia fetches $7.5 million at auction

NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 Florida players ejected on punt return vs. Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn— Officials ejected two Florida players after a Vanderbilt defender’s helmet was knocked off on a punt return and both coaches yelled at each other as their teams spilled onto the field in a near-brawl. No. 14 Florida trailed 21-10 Saturday and was returning a punt late in the first half when officials threw … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 Florida players ejected on punt return vs. Vandy