On This Day, Oct. 21: Coal slag buries Welsh school, killing 148

On Oct. 21, 1966, an avalanche of coal slag cascaded down a Welsh mountainside, burying a school and killing 148 people, mostly young students.

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Report: Suspended Kendricks to meet with NFL

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks, on indefinite suspension because of his guilty plea to federal insider trading charges, has a meeting scheduled next week with the NFL office, according to NBC Sports reporter Mike Florio.

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Chargers’ Gordon downgraded to questionable vs. Titans

The Los Angeles Chargers downgraded Saturday the injury status of running back Melvin Gordon to questionable with a hamstring injury ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans in London.

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Burfict imperfect once again: Fined $112K by NFL

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was not suspended for two unnecessary roughness calls last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the embattled veteran was fined $112,000 by the NFL on Saturday.

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Patriots travel to Chicago without injured Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not accompany the team Saturday on its trip to Chicago for Sunday’s game against the Bears because of a back injury, according to multiple reports.

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Jaguars place Hyde of 53-man roster

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed newly acquired running back Carlos Hyde on the 53-man roster, the team announced Saturday.

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