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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield at the Cleveland Sports Awards after winning Athlete of the Year. Picture: Tony Dejak/AP

New AAF is just the start of off-season fun for NFL junkies

It has been just over a week since the Super Bowl – one which many deemed the most boring ever – a game which signifies the end of the official NFL year. But, for fans of the sport, all is not lost. With the closing of the season we have the start of the new Alliance of American Football or AAF – available on YouTube. It is a new affiliate of the NFL aimied at giving players who have fallen out of the league or who weren’t drafted a second chance to shine.

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High jumper Emma Nuttall is on the comeback trial this weekend. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

High jumper Emma Nuttall gets rehab help from Moby

“Green Sally up and Green Sally down. Lift and squat, gotta tear the ground.” The refrain from the song Flowers – a B-side by once-hip DJ Moby – is not well known. For Emma Nuttall, however, it was the theme to the Summer of 2018, not in the clubs of Ibiza but a gym in Birmingham where the former British high jump champion was rehabbing.

Laura Muir on her way to winning the Women's 3000m final. Pic: Martin Rickett/PA

Laura Muir considering double-double bid at European Indoor Championships

Laura Muir’s ambitions are constrained by precious few limitations. Aiming high is the hallmark of a champion and for months, the 25-year-old has insisted that she would restrict herself to a single medal bid at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, rather than attempting to defend the 1,500 and 3,000 metres titles she captured so impressively in Belgrade in 2017.

Callum Skinner visited the Scotland rugby team this week in a bid to freshen up his own training ideas and sharpen his 'edge'. Picture: Jeff Holmes.

Callum Skinner hails Cycling World Championships move to Glasgow

As he enjoys the benefits of his extended break from cycling, it is impossible to say for certain whether Callum Skinner will still be racing competitively aged 30 come 2023. In fact, given his coy teasing about a personal announcement at some point in the next few weeks, you begin to wonder just what might be next for the Olympic gold and silver 

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