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The NFL has rejected sworn affidavits from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers?and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal and has demanded to interview them at training camp, a source told ESPNs Adam Schefter. Custom Montreal Canadiens Jerseys .The players wrote the affidavits in response to an Al-Jazeera America report that mentioned them in performance-enhancing drugs allegations.The league rejected the NFL Players Associations view that affidavits constitute reasonable cooperation by the players and confirmed that they are required to participate in in-person interviews, the source said.The PED policy reflects the NFL and NFLPAs shared commitment to protect the fairness and integrity of the competition on the field, and we owe it to the players, clubs and fans to fully address any claims of this nature, a league source told Schefter.The NFL advised the NFLPA that to move forward to resolve the allegations, the league would first interview Neal and then follow with the other player interviews.The Packers open camp Tuesday, and the Steelers open camp July 29.In his affidavit, Harrison said he has never violated the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs and also has never met the man who alleged to Al-Jazeera America that he supplied him with an illegal substance.The affidavit, dated July 11, 2016, was included with a letter from Heather M. McPhee, the NFLPAs associate general counsel, to Adolpho Birch, the NFLs senior vice president of labor policy.The union included the affidavit, along with a transcript of the only references to Harrison in the Al-Jazeera report, to support its position that there is no need for Harrison to agree to an in-person interview with the NFL as the league lacks evidence to support such an interview.Charlie Sly -- the source for the Al-Jazeera report that implicated the four aforementioned players, as well as retired quarterback Peyton Manning and athletes from other sports -- has since recanted his remarks. The NFLPA has argued that because of that, the players should not have to discuss the matter with the NFL. Birch has previously disputed the relevance of that argument.The Al-Jazeera America documentary The Dark Side aired last December. In the transcript, which was provided by the NFLPA with the letter, Sly tells an undercover reporter that he supplied Harrison with a substance named D2 or Delta-2.Harrison, however, says in the affidavit that to the best of my knowledge and recollection, I have never met the individual who is apparently named Charles Sly, whose remarks appeared in the report. Charles Hudon Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. Dickie Moore Jersey . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. It starts with the obvious: Oregon has a new quarterback this season in Dakota Prukop.But theres lots of newness around the No. 24 Ducks, from a crew of assistant coaches to a redone defense and a high-tech sports performance center.Prukop will be the face of the new-look Oregon on Saturday when the team hosts UC Davis in the season opener. New quarterbacks coach David Yost has likened seeing Prukop in a game at Autzen to Christmas and wanting to open presents.We want to get him in position where hes not too excited and understands theres still 10 other guys on offense that have to do their job, and all he has to do is his job, Yost told reporters in Eugene.A graduate transfer from Montana State, Prukop passed for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns with 10 interceptions last season. He also rushed for 774 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Big Sky team that finished 5-6.Prukop follows in the footsteps of Vernon Adams, a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington who started for the Ducks at the start of last season but was hampered by injuries.Freshman Justin Herbert, a local prospect out of Sheldon High School in Eugene, was listed as Prukops backup for the opener following a competition with Terry Wilson and Travis Jonsen during fall camp.Prukops development in the role has been natural, Helfrich said.I think just efficiency and kind of realizing that he doesnt have to make spectacular plays. We always try to talk about the simple play, the layup, handing the ball to Royce Freeman or throwing a hitch to so-and-and so -- thats a spectacular play when those guys get the ball in their hands, Helfrich said. As camp went along, he was much more patient, but still aggressive. Whereas in the spring he was always trying to win the job with every throw.Some of the other things that are new at Oregon this season:THE D: Its no secret Oregons bend-dont-break defense faltered last year. While the Ducks speedy offense led the Pac-12 with 43 points per game, the defense ranked last in the league in allowing 37.5 points per game. Defensive lapses included a 62-20 loss to Utaah at Autzen, and of course the disastrous Alamo Bowl loss. Karl Alzner Jersey. Don Pellum, who was promoted to defensive coordinator last season after Nick Aliotti retired, returned to his previous post as linebackers coach when Oregon brought in Brady Hoke, the former Michigan head coach.Hoke is installing a new 4-3 defense and trying to bring cohesiveness to a group that lost veteran leader DeForest Buckner to the NFL.But Hoke has said the process isnt coming along as well as hed hoped: Weve got a long way to go to be a defense thats going to be effective in this league, he said.OTHER RECENT HIRES: In addition to Hoke, Yost is also new to the Ducks, having coached receivers the past three seasons under Mike Leach at Washington State.Matt Lubick is taking over for Scott Frost as the Ducks offensive coordinator. Lubick was promoted from receivers coach and passing game coordinator just before last seasons Alamo Bowl. Frost became head coach at Central Florida.NEW DIGS: Oregon recently opened the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center, a $19 million addition to the ever-growing list of facilities for student-athletes at Oregon.The center , on the ground floor of the Cassanova Center adjacent to Autzen, is designed to maximize athletic performance using technology, while also addressing wellness and sports medicine. Oregon director of athletic medicine Dr. Greg Skaggs visited NASA during the centers design process.There are even student sleeping pods, because of course there are.WHAT ABOUT THE UNIFORMS? The question that pops up this time every year is: What will the Ducks be wearing? Nothing has been revealed yet, but its coming. I will not tease you. Yes, there are uniform changes. Yes, theres some that are expansive, some that are not, coach Mark Helfrich said during Pac-12 football media day. 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