Every LI football player to be drafted to pros

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, pictured here as

Every year, hundreds of college football players work towards one goal: get drafted into the NFL.

With the 2014 NFL Draft exactly two weeks away, Newsday has launched its latest interactive -- a map/database of every Long Island high school football player that has been drafted by an NFL or AFL team.

The map highlights each school that has had a player drafted, and the database provides...

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NFL announces draft attendees

Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies

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A record 30 NFL hopefuls will be in the house for this year's draft.

The league announced the list of attendees on Tuesday night. The draft will be May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. Round 1 is on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday and rounds 4-7 are on Saturday.

In the past, the NFL invited only prospects that were considered to be top picks. In recent years, they have opened it...

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Report: Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick waits for the

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault, according to a TMZ report that quoted law enforcement sources in Miami. TMZ reports that alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier in April.

No details of the alleged incident were reported, and the website indicated that the investigation is in its “beginning stages.”

The...

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Drake name drops Johnny Manziel on new song 'Draft Day'

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake

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“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.

Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...

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DeSean Jackson adds more speed to an already speedy lineup

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles

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DeSean Jackson's three-year, $24-million contract with Washington now gives new coach Jay Gruden and third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III a major new weapon on offense, adding more speed to an already fast lineup. 

Good thing the Giants have been loading up on defensive backs in free agency. They're gonna need every single one of them to contend with a Washington lineup that adds...

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