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Miami is building for the future in Brian Flores’ first year at the helm, and the Dolphins ensured Tuesday night that Jakeem Grant will be a part of his plan. The Dolphins agreed to a four-year extension with the 26-year-old receiver/returner, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Grant is now under contract…

21 Aug From the section Horse Racing Crystal Ocean was narrowly beaten by Enable in last month’s King GeorgeCrystal Ocean, the world’s top-rated horse, heads the runners in the Juddmonte International as four days of top-class racing at Yorkshire Ebor Festival start on Wednesday.The five-year-old trained by Sir Michael Stoute was narrow runner-up to Enable…

Dallas announced one contract on Tuesday, introducing linebacker Jaylon Smith’s five-year extension with a 33-minute press conference. But following the proceedings, the conversation returned to a contract that had not yet been signed and a Cowboys player who had not yet reported to the team’s facility. Ezekiel Elliott, who has been holding out for nearly…

Though often overlooked, punter Ryan Allen was a consistently stellar contributor to the Patriots special teams corps for a half-dozen seasons. Six seasons and three Super Bowl championships later, Allen was released by New England on Tuesday. Allen, who has played with New England since his rookie year of 2013, is coming off a 2018…

The Dallas Cowboys locked down a core young player, but not one of their triplets on offense. The Cowboys reached agreement on a long-term extension with linebacker Jaylon Smith, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. The Cowboys announced the deal later. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday…

Duke Johnson is officially practicing with his new team. The running back participated in his first practice with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Johnson has been dealing with a hamstring injury since before his trade to the Texans. Houston acquired Johnson nearly two weeks ago in a trade…