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Gronk promises he will play Sunday

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Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. More>>

Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs. More>>

No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU

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Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium. More>>

RG3 statue, boats on water at Baylor's new stadium

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RG3 in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor. More>>

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. More>>

AP source: Chiefs' Smith agrees to 4-yr extension

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When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. More>>

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

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Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. More>>

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

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Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers. More>>

Old-school Tide shows glimpse of no-huddle offense

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Looking for a way to calm a jittery first-time starting quarterback, No. 2 Alabama broke out the no-huddle offense for a while against West Virginia. More>>

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. More>>

Winston, FSU hold off Oklahoma St 37-31 in opener

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Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided. More>>

Todd Gurley leads Georgia past Clemson 45-21

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Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy. More>>

Marshall, Johnson, No. 6 Auburn top Arkansas 45-21

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The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game. More>>

Sims starts, No. 2 Alabama beats WVU, 33-23

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Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field. More>>

Jonathan Martin makes 49ers' 53-man roster

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Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday. More>>

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

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Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone. More>>

Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough. More>>

Saints cut Bailey, Meachem, both kickers

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The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday. More>>

No. 5 Ohio State pulls away to beat Navy 34-17

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There might come a time when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer expands his offensive playbook to include various long passes, reverses and bootlegs. More>>

Defense shines as No. 7 UCLA beats Virginia 28-20

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Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. More>>

Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

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St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp. More>>

Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

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Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland. More>>

Michael Sam back at Missouri

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Michael Sam smiled and shook hands on the sideline at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State on Saturday ahead of finding out his NFL future. More>>

Appalachian St, fab frosh & pace of play in Week 1

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Texas A&M's outburst, Boise State's flop and Temple's late-night surprise were just an appetizer. More>>

49ers' Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues. More>>

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

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North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former... More>>

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

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The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. More>>

Green-Ellis, Moorman among early wave of NFL cuts

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By The Associated Press The Law Firm has closed up shop in Cincinnati. More>>

Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash. More>>

Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

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The idea started with a phone call. More>>

'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

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Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition. More>>

Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. More>>

Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M's Hill

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Johnny Manziel's ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it. More>>

Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

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Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm... More>>

No. 18 Ole Miss sloppy in opener but beats Boise

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Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style. More>>

Sumlin ready for more out of No. 21 Texas A&M

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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina. More>>

No. 19 Sun Devils beat Weber State 45-14

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D.J. Foster slid into the featured back role with ease. Taylor Kelly and Jaelen Strong picked up where they left off last season. The young defense held its ground. More>>

No. 18 Ole Miss pulls away from Boise State 35-13

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For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. More>>

Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

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Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence. More>>

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on... More>>

Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

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Marcus Thigpen showed why he might not make the Miami Dolphins. More>>

Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

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Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job. More>>

Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

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Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers... More>>

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. More>>

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad

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Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this. More>>

'Robot march' to protest Iowa's pink locker room

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A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school's famous quirks: the visiting team's pink locker room at Kinnick... More>>

AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't

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Josh Gordon can't run a deep pass route into Canada and play. More>>

Cowboys backup S Jakar Hamilton gets 4-game ban

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Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. More>>

Alabama's Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

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By JOHN RABY and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers Growing up in West Virginia, Nick Saban would peek through the rails at the old WVU Fieldhouse as Jerry West played basketball far below. More>>

Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

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Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world - including a former NFL lineman - arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this... More>>

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. More>>

Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

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The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans. More>>

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

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Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. More>>

FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

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The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in... More>>

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues. More>>

Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

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Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster. More>>

NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

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Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. More>>

Cam Newton says he'll be ready to play in Week 1

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Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay. More>>

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

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Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. More>>

College football begins with low-key opening game

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Welcome back, college football! More>>

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the... More>>

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach

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The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday. More>>

Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves. More>>

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. More>>

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

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North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. More>>

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

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By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history. More>>

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

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Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it. More>>

Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

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Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. More>>

OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

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Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine. More>>

Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

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The foundation of Jimbo Fisher's coaching philosophy began during rides home with his father after Pop Warner games. His dad would pepper him in the car with a single question: Why? More>>

Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

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Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point. More>>

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a... More>>

USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

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Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool. More>>

Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

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Drake Johnson will never forget it. More>>

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official. More>>

Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

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Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good. More>>

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. More>>

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line. More>>

Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

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A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes' opener on Saturday against Navy. More>>

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

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Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain. More>>

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

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Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league. More>>

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head... More>>

Jets' Patterson rejoins team after going AWOL

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Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence is over. More>>

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. More>>

Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

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Quarterback Cam Newton will miss the Carolina Panthers' final preseason game after an MRI on Sunday revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. More>>

Reports: Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports. More>>

Bengals' Mike Brown treated for 'minor' problem

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Bengals owner Mike Brown was treated on Sunday for what the team called a "minor medical situation" and was expected to return to Cincinnati later in the day. More>>

True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

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Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback. More>>

South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

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Steve Spurrier's done with talking season. He's ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations its dealt with since finishing a third-straight 11-win season a year ago. More>>

Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor

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Dan Marino is returning to the Miami Dolphins. More>>

Bradford hurts knee in Rams' 33-14 win over Browns

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Sam Bradford's left knee failed him again. The Rams are once more a little shaky. More>>

Rams QB Sam Bradford reinjures knee in 1st quarter

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St. Louis starting quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured his surgically repaired left knee in the first quarter against the Browns on Saturday night. More>>

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

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An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime... More>>

Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

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Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police. More>>

Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness

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More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson. More>>

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. More>>

Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

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Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday... More>>

Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

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Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. More>>

Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

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This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. More>>

Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

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An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and... More>>

Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

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Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. More>>

Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

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Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him. More>>

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. More>>

Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

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Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already... More>>

Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

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This was more like last year's Eagles. More>>

Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

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Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. More>>

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

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On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched. More>>

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

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Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. More>>

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

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By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the... More>>

Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

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The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. More>>

3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility Video included

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Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

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Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

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Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. More>>

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

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Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

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Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury... More>>

Kent State starting center dies at 21

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. More>>

On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

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When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened. More>>

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

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The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. More>>

Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

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There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. More>>

Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

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Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school. More>>

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

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This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns. More>>

Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

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Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes. More>>

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

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Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of... More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the... More>>

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

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The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for... More>>

Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

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The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. More>>

Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

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If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. More>>

Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

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Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery. More>>

Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

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Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended... More>>

Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

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Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. More>>

Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

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Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault. More>>

Gronk in contact drills for 1st time since surgery

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Go ahead and hit Rob Gronkowski on his right knee. See if he cares. More>>

Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

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Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. More>>

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins... More>>

Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

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Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western. More>>

Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

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A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died. More>>

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