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NFL, Officials Agree To New Deal; Thursday Sports News And Notes…

Finally, a new agreement between the NFL and its officials, the Ryder Cup is about to start and much more in our Thursday Sports News And Notes…

** Perhaps with the final blow being the Monday Night Football replacement referee debacle, the NFL and its regular officials have agreed tentatively on a new agreement that will have regular officials working starting with tonight’s games.

** More NFL news…New England coach Bill Belichick is hit with a reported $50,000 fine by the NFL for grabbing an official’s arm at the end of the Patriots game Sunday night with Baltimore after a game ending field goal was declared good by replacement officials.

** Tonight’s game in the NFL has the Cleveland Browns facing the Baltimore Ravens.

** The Ryder Cup will soon be underway.   Davis Love III is the U.S. captain while Jose Maria Olazabal is the European captain; the Europeans have won four of the last five Ryder Cup matches.

** Former Gator punter Chas Henry was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

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