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January 5, 2019 4:40 AM Philly Special's tricked-up legacy: 16 QBs catching passes in 2018

Trey Burton's touchdown pass to Nick Foles last February did more than help the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Philly Special seemingly convinced every head coach who flirted with the idea of trick plays that now is the time to be creative. And no coach was more creative with trick plays in 2018 than Matt Nagy, whose Chicago Bears will host Foles 66

December 23, 2018 10:36 PM Larry Fitzgerald throws first TD pass in long career

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Add a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald's Hall of Fame-worthy résumé. The Arizona Cardinals star receiver threw his first career touchdown pass with 9:47 left in the second quarter Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. On a first-and-10 play from the Rams' 32, Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen threw a backward pass to Fitzgerald, who cut inside 78

November 21, 2018 6:10 PM Bears to start Chase Daniel vs. Lions with Mitchell Trubisky inactive

Trubisky, who is inactive Thursday, woke up with soreness and had less movement in his injured right shoulder than the team expected Wednesday morning, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Trubisky has an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder and not a labrum issue, a source told Schefter. Trubisky, 24, needs rest, and the Bears think he could have played 61

November 19, 2018 4:50 PM Disney's Fox deal gets China's approval

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Monday received unconditional approval from China for its deal to buy Twenty-First Century Fox’s (FOXA.O) entertainment assets, clearing one of the last major hurdles for the deal to go through. Disney agreed to purchase Fox’s film and television assets for $71.3 billion and received approval from European Commission 98

November 2, 2018 6:48 PM Italy's Banco BPM says one-off costs weighed on stress test outcome

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Banco BPM (BAMI.MI), one of the banks that fared the worst in Europe-wide stress tests of the sector, said on Friday one-off costs had weighed on the outcome of the health check. Banco BPM, born in 2017 from the merger of Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano, said costs linked to the merger were one-off in nature but the tests 76

November 1, 2018 12:18 AM Brazil's Bolsonaro taps astronaut, courts judge for cabinet

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro set about staffing his new administration on Wednesday, naming an astronaut as science minister while a top anti-corruption judge mulled a job offer. Bolsonaro won the presidential race on Sunday, easily overcoming his leftist opponent with a vow to kneecap violent drug gangs 84

October 31, 2018 11:45 AM Sprint net subscriber additions blow past estimates

(Reuters) - Wireless carrier Sprint Corp dwarfed Wall Street’s estimates for net new subscribers who pay a monthly bill in its quarterly results on Wednesday as it strives to undercut larger competitors on price. Sprint, which is awaiting regulatory approval for a merger with bigger rival T-Mobile US Inc, said it added a net 109,000 subscribers during 130

October 29, 2018 7:28 AM Takeda proposes sale of Shire drug to gain European approval

(Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (4502.T) has proposed to European regulators it could sell a Shire (SHP.L) treatment in development due to concerns of overlap in inflammatory bowel disease treatments and its own drug Entyvio as it seeks clearance for the two companies’ merger. The Japanese drug developer said it had proposed divesting Shire’s 143

October 24, 2018 12:03 AM Union Pacific to cut 475 jobs in first wave of planned reductions

(Reuters) - Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) said on Tuesday it would cut 475 jobs in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020. Union Pacific, which connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States, in April warned it was unlikely to achieve its profitability 120

October 17, 2018 7:59 PM Appeals court to hear U.S. Justice Department objection to AT&T deal on Dec. 6

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 6 in the Justice Department’s fight against AT&T Inc’s (T.N) $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, the court said on Wednesday. The merger, which was announced in October 2016, closed on June 14 after a U.S. district court ruled the deal was legal under antitrust law. The Justice 83