Sporting Digest: American football

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Lionel Taylor, the England Monarchs head coach, last night selected the former University of California running back Tyrone Edwards with his first overall pick in the NFL Europe draft. Monarchs selected 26 players overall and now head to their training camp in Atlanta, which begins on 1 March, before starting this season's campaign with a home game against Frankfurt Galaxy at the Crystal Palace Sports Centre on Sunday, 5 April.

The New York Giants have signed Kent Graham as a support quarterback four years after he lost the starting job to Dave Brown, who is expected to be released shortly. Graham, who played for the Giants before working the last two seasons for the Arizona Cardinals, will understudy Danny Kanell, who took the starting job from Brown.

Negotiations to move home games of the Tennessee Oilers from Memphis to Nashville this year have been given the official go-ahead.