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  • LeBron's right-hand man mentoring Johnny Manziel

    LeBron James gave Cleveland a chance to celebrate last night, leading the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals with a cruise-control win over the Hawks.

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  • Peyton Manning adjusting to new offense in Denver

    Shortly after the Denver Broncos received new orange T-shirts reading ''Keep Your Feet,'' the most expensive ones on the field got tangled. When Peyton Manning took the snap and turned to hand off, the quarterback and the football both hit the turf. Manning is getting used to being under center…

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  • Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

    Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. ''He's not going to play for anybody else and that's just the way it's going to be.'' Hours after Zimmer laid down that edict, Peterson…

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  • Veteran back Williams ready for next act with Steelers

    DeAngelo Williams wants to get something straight. Yes, the longtime running back came to Pittsburgh in the offseason to give the Steelers a much-needed influx of depth behind All-Pro Le'Veon Bell. While he understands his job is to fill in when Bell needs a break, Williams is confident there is…

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  • Russell Wilson misses first day of OTAs to attend funeral with Jimmy Graham

    Wilson accompanied Graham to attend the funeral of Graham’s longtime manager and mentor.

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  • Pugh making biggest transition in Giants' new-look O-line

    Justin Pugh originally had his mind set on moving from his right tackle spot of the last two years to right guard, where he would team with first-round tackle Ereck Flowers to transform the Giants into an efficient power-running team. The first-unit front that lined up in Wednesday's first…

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  • Marshall meshing with Jets, looking to prove himself again

    Brandon Marshall insists he didn't need a fresh start, a departure from a suddenly decaying situation with the Chicago Bears. ''I mean, it's so competitive, and it's tough to create that in the offseason.'' Social media certainly makes it easier these days, as Marshall and cornerback Antonio…

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  • NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

    NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining order was issued after a…

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  • Redskins release veterans Chris Chester, Tracy Porter

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have released guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter.

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  • Jaguars tight end Lewis welcomes new role, accepts pay cut

    Tight end Marcedes Lewis knew his role would change after the Jacksonville Jaguars signed free agent Julius Thomas in March. Lewis' salary ended up getting modified, too. Lewis restructured the final year of his contract, taking a significant pay cut to remain in Jacksonville.

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  • McClain, Bryant on offseason missing list for Dallas Cowboys

    The Cowboys figured they would be without receiver Dez Bryant most of the offseason because of the star receiver's contract situation. Now Dallas is adding linebacker Rolando McClain to the missing list for spring workouts after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Throw in defensive end Greg…

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  • All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

    Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same. Manziel is back on the football field, where he built his Johnny Football reputation and where he must now prove he belongs. For the first time since a highly publicized, 10-week stay at a…

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  • Antonio Smith absent from Broncos OTAs amid criminal probe

    Coach Gary Kubiak says Antonio Smith's absence from the Denver Broncos' voluntary organized team activities should ''absolutely not'' be viewed as a judgment or punishment. Prosecutors in Texas are investigating a criminal sexual complaint against the defensive end who signed with the Broncos two…

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  • The Texans are a great choice for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

    The Texans reportedly edged out Buffalo and Washington for a spot on HBO's acclaimed documentary series.

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  • QB Christian Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

    After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense. Ponder has spent the past two weeks during the offseason program for the Oakland Raiders working with the top offense while starter Derek Carr nurses a…

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  • Bears RB Matt Forte says he won't hold out for extension

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte says he will not hold out for a contract extension.

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  • Marcus Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans

    Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon - he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next. Now with the Tennessee Titans, it's up to Mariota to huddle up his teammates and call a play only he has received from the sideline. Mariota showed his…

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