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SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 1,500 former players claiming that NFL teams and their training staffs dispensed powerful drugs while misleading them about the health risks will get their day in court.Federal judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California denied a motion Friday to dismiss the players lawsuit, allowing the discovery phase of the trial to begin.Alsup had dismissed a similar lawsuit in December 2014, in which former Chicago Bears great Richard Dent was the lead plaintiff among the dozen named. Alsup wrote that the collective bargaining agreement was the proper forum to resolve the players claims. That case is currently on appeal.The new lawsuit was filed in May 2015 in federal court in Baltimore and eventually transferred back to Alsup because it was closely related. The new class action, however, names each of the NFLs 32 teams individually and a new group of named plaintiffs -- 13 in all -- among them Cowboys Hall of Fame defensive back Mel Renfro and Etopia Evans, the widow of former Vikings and Ravens fullback Chuck Evans, who died of heart failure at age 41.In denying the motion to dismiss, Alsup also noted the new lawsuit claims the teams conduct was intentional, as opposed to negligent, and thus illegal. Players contend they were routinely and indiscriminately given powerful painkillers, often without prescriptions or even a cursory exam, to mask pain and injuries and get them back on the field without regard for their long-term health.When asked about side effects of medications, club doctors and trainers responded, `none, `dont worry about them, `not much, `they are good for you, or, in the case of injections, `maybe some bruising, Alsup wrote, referring to what he called the well-pled facts of the players previous claim.These answers misrepresented the actual health dangers posed by these drugs, the judge added.Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs attorney in both lawsuits, said the court has opened the doors of justice for those players who were illegally drugged, used, abused and discarded by the NFL teams.Plaintiffs will now have the opportunity to put the NFL teams to task as to where these painkillers came from, how they were namelessly purchased in bulk, and why there is no record of examinations and prescriptions as to most players, he added.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Official New York Jets Store . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . 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Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.The all-new Team Haas has scored 18 points in the first two races, two fewer than the long-established Williams team. The former has done it with a staff of 120 people and an annual budget believed to be in the region of £80m. The latter has a staff of over 600 and a budget around three times that of Haas.But while its been a remarkable achievement by Haas, the comparison with Williams is hardly a fair one. Williams is a bona-fide constructor, creating almost everything on its cars from scratch, the design based on data it has generated from its own wind tunnel and staff. By contrast, Haas has plugged into another team - Ferrari - to generate the data and got an outside sub-contractor - Dallara - to build a car based on the general layout of a Ferrari, with aerodynamic research conducted in large part by ex-Ferrari personnel in the Ferrari wind tunnel. The listed parts that cannot be provided by another team are: the monocoque, survival cell, front impact structures, roll-over structures, bodywork, wings, floor and diffuser. However, there is nothing saying these parts cannot be designed and/or built by an outside contractor (in this case, Dallara) that is not another team. Suspensions, brake ducts, rear crash structures, engines, transmissions can be, and are, supplied by Ferrari. The Haas business model - which required a change to the FIA regulation for the listed parts - is an even more vexed question now than when the project was first announced. Because what Romain Grosjean has been able to prove in both Melbourne and Bahrain is that the resultant Haas VF-16 is fully competitive with the cars of Williams and actually more competitive than cars from other bona-fide constructors such as Force India and Sauber.Although much improved since 2015, McLaren, with staff numbers nearing 1,000 and a budget believed to be in excess of £250m, were comfortably out-qualified and out-raced by Haas in Bahrain. There is every prospect of Haas securing a similar points-based income to the big teams, despite needing only a fraction of their outlay. Long term, it threatens to make the business model of teams such as Williams - not factory teams, but genuine constructors - obsolete.Had the new Haas arrived and proved no faster than other recent start-up teams such as Marussia or Caterham - both of which qualified as true constructors, building their own cars, using their own wind tunnel programmes etc - then existing independents would not be getting too upset. Thats clearly not the case and in Bahrain post-race, Grosjean was adamant there was even more performance to come.Well, first there is the normal development that we will have in terms of new parts and aero pieces, but there will be performance also just from getting more familiar with what we have, he said. We are still learning about this car and somme of the settings on it are very basic - the diff maps and so on - and these are things that we can develop as we do more running.dddddddddddd I actually think this is very important for the future of F1, says team principal Guenther Steiner. The cars are so advanced today, so much technology in these things, that if you start from zero with a new team, its impossible. I think unless we show this way is possible, then no-one new comes in future. If it becomes too difficult, thats not good.Initially the long listed parts list included high-price but low performance impact items, says Williams technical director Pat Symonds. But its since been eroded. I think this could be quite a bad development for F1.The Ferrari-Haas development has been a thorny subject, even among other factory teams. Mercedes asked the FIA for clarification at last years Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, not because of concern over the fate of independent teams, but because of the advantages knowledge gained during Haas unrestricted tunnel time (tunnel time restrictions only apply to a team once it has entered the championship and at the time the VF-16 was conceived, Haas was not an existing entrant) could have conferred upon Ferrari.The FIA stewards were able to allay Mercedes concerns with further clarifications on the wind tunnel and shared parts wording. Chinese GP on Sky TV times and full schedule for the Chinese GP on Sky Sports But for teams like Williams, Sauber, Force India and Manor, the concern is that it could lead to the formation of other second-tier factory teams, using something similar to the Ferrari-Haas model to create cut-price but high-performing teams that can comfortably out-perform genuine independents.With long-established independent teams such as Sauber reportedly in financial stress already, might other traditional independents come to find it impossible to perform their way out of difficulty? MHDont miss the F1 Report: Chinese GP preview on Wednesday at 8.30pm on Sky Sports F1. Five-time GP winner John Watson and F1 author Roger Smith join Natalie Pinkham to look ahead to round three of the season. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here Also See: Haas living the American dream When is the Chinese GP on Sky? ' ' '

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