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Browns' Manziel: "I've made some rookie mistakes"

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Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first. More>>

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Marshawn Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins

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Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was "all about that action, boss." More>>

Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

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Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band... More>>

Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

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A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart... More>>

Gronk's back: Star tight end practices with Pats

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Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. More>>

Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp

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Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. More>>

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. More>>

Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp

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Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. More>>

AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

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A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. More>>

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts Video included

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Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than... More>>

Cowboys' Romo happy to spend hours nursing back

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Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp. More>>

AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

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The Browns may soon learn whether they'll have Josh Gordon this season. More>>

Pack prez hopeful Favre returns for game this year

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Flush with cash, the Packers have a 112,000 name-long waiting list for season tickets filled with die-hards eager to see a team that figures to be an NFC contender for years to come. More>>

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

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The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday. More>>

2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

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Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. More>>

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

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Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he's starting over again. More>>

Titans agree with NFL's last unsigned draft pick

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The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with left tackle Taylor Lewan on Thursday, making the 11th overall selection out of Michigan the last of this year's draft picks to reach a deal. More>>

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon. More>>

Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

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Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. More>>

Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal

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Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Stonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes

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Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. More>>

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's Video included

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Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training... More>>

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

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Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. More>>

Wayne hoping Colts get off to faster start in 2014

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Reggie Wayne wants the Colts to live this season in the fast lane. More>>

Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust

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Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus can finally start focusing on football again, even though he spent much of Wednesday riding a stationary bike on the sideline. More>>

Jets eliminating paper season tickets

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The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. More>>

TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

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TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!" More>>

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

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The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. More>>

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

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A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. More>>

T.J. Ward hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

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A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. More>>

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. More>>

Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

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Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday. More>>

Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey

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Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. More>>

Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

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A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. More>>

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012.... More>>

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

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The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter... More>>

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process... More>>

5 former NFL players sue union over concussions

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Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries. More>>

NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

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The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. More>>

Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

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Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview. More>>

Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

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Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives... More>>

CBS won't dictate use of Redskins name on the air

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CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season. More>>

49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. More>>

Bama players motivated by sour ending to season

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Alabama receiver Amari Cooper has been through the offseasons filled with talk of repeat national championships, and now he's endured one that began with sour memories not celebratory confetti showers. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

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She hadn't done splits and high kicks in years, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal - to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations. More>>

Ex-NFL player back in Calif. court on rape charges

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Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was set to return to court in California on Wednesday for a pair of hearings as he faces sexual assault allegations in several states. More>>

Chris Kluwe's lawyer threatens to sue Vikings

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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. More>>

Saints confirm multiyear deal with Jimmy Graham

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The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. More>>

Kraft, Belichick interviewed in Hernandez probe

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were interviewed by police investigating a homicide in which former player Aaron Hernandez has been charged. More>>

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain won't be charged

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The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers. More>>

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

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The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts, authorities announced... More>>

SEC's Slive continues push for Big Five autonomy

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Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he's been pushing for years will take a big step toward becoming a reality in August. More>>

Malzahn: Marshall 'embarrassed' after legal run-in

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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says quarterback Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but isn't elaborating on what punishment he'll face after being cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana... More>>

College Football Playoff's trophy is golden

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A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff. More>>

Dawg Pound: Browns getting dog mascot 'Swagger'

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Johnny Manziel's newest teammate with the Browns has four legs and can roll over on command. More>>

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    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:13:38 GMT
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    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

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