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DE Edwards suspended for first 2 games of '21

Bears DE Mario Edwards Jr., who is no longer under contract and will be a free agent in March, has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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MLB hires ex-Cubs' prez Epstein as consultant

Former three-time World Series-winning executive Theo Epstein was hired by Major League Baseball on Thursday as a consultant to "on-field matters" as the sport contemplates rule changes to create more action and pace to the game.

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Theo Epstein's role with MLB is "consultant regarding on-field matters." MLB says he'll "work with baseball analytics experts from the Commissioner's Office to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes." Part of Epstein's statement: "As the game evolves, we all have an interest in ensuring the changes we see on the field makes the game as entertaining and action-packed as possible for the fans, while preserving al that makes baseball so special."