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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: St. Louis sues NFL over relocation of Rams; Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton reportedly to retire

04.13.17 at 8:48 am ET
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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
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MLB: Texas at LA Angels, 5 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL: Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. (USA)
NHL: Nashville at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Calgary at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The city of St. Louis has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and all 32 teams and their owners claiming they illegally approved the relocation of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016.

The suit was filed on Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court and the city is seeking damages and profit restitution for the past 15 months since the move.

The suit claims St. Louis has lost $1.85 million to $3.5 million per year in ticket tax revenue, plus $7.5 million in property tax and $1.4 million in sales tax revenue and “millions” in earning taxes.

It also claims the league ignored bylaws in the move and is allowing it despite failing to “satisfy the obligations imposed by the League’s relocation rules” and the relocation “was not supported by the required statement of reasons or the adopted relocation standards.”

In addition, the suit claims the Rams and the team’s owner Stan Kroenke “made false statements regarding the team’s intent to engage in good faith negotiations” with the city of St. Louis.

The entire lawsuit document can be found here.

–Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton announced Wednesday he is retiring from football after eight seasons in the NFL.

The 30 year-old defensive tackle was cut by the Patriots last August just months after signing a one-year deal with the team. He did not play during the 2016 season.

Knighton spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars. He then played for the Broncos during the 2013 and 2014 seasons and then played for Washington in the 2015 season. He plans to pursue coaching in his retirement.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I always expected to be the number one team coming out of the East. I always expect for us to be better than what people think we’re going to be. The type of guys we have, the coaches, I know the amount of work we put in, the work our coaching staff puts in. I always have high expectations for this team.” — Avery Bradley, on the Celtics’ win Wednesday night to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference 

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