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May 26, 2020

Future NFL star or Shakespeare character?

Last updated on 23 April 202023 April 2020.From the section American Football

The 2020 NFL draft begins on 23 April, which also happens to be William Shakespeare’s birthday.

So we want to test your knowledge of both special occasions…

Whether you’re an American football fan, a Shakespeare buff or both, get your thinking caps on and have a go!

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May 26, 2020

Rookie’s guide to American Football

Are you an NFL rookie? If so, watch our guide to the key rules, the player positions and the ultimate aim of the game.

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May 26, 2020

Get Inspired: How to get into American football

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A rookie’s guide to American Football How do I start?

Visit the British American Football Association (BAFA) website, or to find a club near you check out this interactive map featuring all the BAFA-affiliated clubs in the UK.

What is American football?

American football is a contact sport which is like a chess match with shoulder pads – the strategic element is just as important as the physical skills. The rules and regulations can sound complicated but are easily explained on the ‘how to play the game’ section of the BAFA website. [...]

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May 25, 2020

Concussion in sport: What can be learned from the NFL?

The NFL says it reduced concussions by 29% last year

In 2016, a US appeals court upheld a $1bn (£700m) settlement between the NFL and a group of retired players who had suffered brain damage as a result of concussions.

Since then, says NFL chief medical officer Dr Allen Sills, the organisation has instilled a “very aggressive programme to try and reduce those injuries”.

In fact, Sills says, the league was able to “reduce concussions by 29%” last year.

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