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BY CHRISTINE VALDEZ
For years the NFL has been a male dominated sport, but heading into the 2012 season things are beginning to change.
Shannon Eastin will be making NFL history as she will be the first female refree in an NFL game. Eastin will be on the field to call the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers preseason opener Thursday night.
Eastin, an Arizona native, has been in the on the field as a Football referee for 16 years, with her last four years working in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference officiating Division I football according to Yahoo.
Eastin spoke to the Arizona Republic back in 1999 about having hopes to be a part of the NFL.
“It may sound crazy to some people, but I think I can be in the NFL some day,” said Eastin to the Arizona Republic. “I told them I would go to referee the NFL in Europe for five years if that’s what it takes.”
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SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews will undergo surgery Friday morning for a broken clavicle/collarbone.
The injury-prone back was hurt on his first pre-season carry during Thursday night’s 21-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
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In many ways, it was a typical first exhibition game for the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packerseven down to one team losing a star player on his first touch of the meaningless pre-season. Running back Ryan Matthews fractured his collarbone, will have surgery Friday and miss 4-6 weeks.
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San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his collarbone in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night.
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That was fun while it lasted. The Ryan Mathews hype-train came to a screeching halt Thursday when the San Diego Chargers running back broke his clavicle on his very first carry of the 2012 preseason. Surgery will be performed Friday and Mathews is expected to be out for the next four to six weeks, putting his status for the regular season in doubt.
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(Sports Network) - San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews suffered a broken clavicle in the opening quarter of his team's first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
Mathews suffered the injury on his only carry of the contest, a five-yard run. He will have surgery Friday and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
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Eastin broke the NFL's on-field gender barrier by serving as the line judge for the seven-man crew of replacement officials.
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