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‘Concern’ about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement

In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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Escobar’s HR in 10th lifts Nationals over Cardinals 2-1

Washington Nationals' Yunel Escobar celebrates the game winning solo home run as he slides into home during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1, in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading toward a throng of excited Washington Nationals teammates after his first game-ending homer in four years, Yunel Escobar jumped head-first toward the plate.

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Redskins LB Robinson expects more ‘fast,’ ‘physical’ defense

In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2014, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Robinson came away expecting good things after his first chance to hear new Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry speak at a team meeting. "I took away just a defense that's going to be fast and physical, more so than we were last year. And just have a different approach to it. We're still going to stress everyone flying around, finishing plays, stripping, tackling, all that," Robinson told reporters on a conference call Monday, the start of offseason workouts in Ashburn, Virginia.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linebacker Keenan Robinson came away expecting good things after his first chance to hear new Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry speak at a team meeting.

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