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“But whenever you have a situation like this, you have to listen and recognize some people have different perspectives,” Goodell said of protests by American Indian groups about the nickname.

Also, the NFL:

—Approved $27 million in funding for improvements at FedEx Field. The money will be diverted from Washington’s contributions to revenue sharing.

—Approved $62.5 million in funding for the Cleveland Browns’ stadium.

—Announced an agreement between USA Football and three organizations that will endorse the Heads Up Football initiative that already has been approved by more than 2,800 youth football organizations.

The American College of Sports Medicine, National PTA and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association all said they are partnering with USA Football, which oversees youth football in the country.

—Approved a measure that allows the league to choose which team will be the focus of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” documentary-style show if no club volunteers. Exempt would be teams with new coaches, clubs that reached the playoffs in one of the previous two seasons, or those that appeared on “Hard Knocks” within the preceding 10 years.

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