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  • ESPN apologizes for Michael Sam shower report

    ESPN apologizes for the way it handled a report on Michael Sam.

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  • Judge scraps electronic evidence in ex-NFL star's murder case

    A judge has thrown out some electronic evidence in a murder case against former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez because of a paperwork problem, according to local media reports on Tuesday. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said evidence from two smartphones and three…

  • Zimmer happy he found 'perfect fit' with Vikings

    Mike Zimmer has waited a long time to be an NFL head coach, as a 58-year-old who has spent the past 20 seasons in the league as an assistant. When yet another team picked another candidate instead of him this winter, Zimmer was discouraged enough to consider skipping a second interview with…

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  • Dose: Gordon's Gone

    Chet Gresham brings you the latest training camp news, from Josh Gordon to Lamar Miller to Derek Carr.

  • Keenum, Savage to settle Texans' backup QB duel

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Tom Savage looked like a polished pro leading the Texans to the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion against Denver last week.

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  • FANTASY FEVER: Back to draft board - who's first?

    The tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day. It's the main event - why you pore over niche websites, check trusted experts on Twitter and dissect projections on spreadsheets -…

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  • Report: Steelers won't suspend Bell, Blount

    The Pittsburgh Steelers won't suspend running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for their marijuana possession arrests last week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday. Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette reported that the language of the collective bargaining agreement prohibits teams…

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  • Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon officially suspended for a year

    The report came down in early May that Browns receiver Josh Gordon faced a one-year suspension from the NFL for violating the substance-abuse policy. Almost four months and one appeal hearing later, the NFL's decision never changed. Gordon, the NFL's leader in receiving yardage last year and a NFL…

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  • Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

    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. Season-ticket holders became known as ''season-ticket members.'' Suddenly, the entire paradigm shifted.

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  • Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.

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  • Giants finish long preseason vs Patriots

    In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn't be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. The campaign will wrap up Thursday night against the New England Patriots (2-1) at MetLife Stadium. The Giants have missed the postseason the past two years, and there's been a lot of turnover and changes,…

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    The FUNNIEST Church Signs on the Internet!

  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top…

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  • Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle O-line in finale

    The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years. Brad Meester was Jacksonville's man in the middle every season since 2002, and he was arguably the most consistent and dependable player in franchise history. So it should be no surprise that the Jaguars have had a…

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  • Expectations high again for Rivers, Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers' bandwagon is ready to roll. With baseball's Padres heading toward their eighth straight year of missing the playoffs, the Chargers are set to own San Diego, at least until having to share the spotlight with Steve Fisher's San Diego State men's basketball team starting in…

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  • Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr to start vs. Seahawks

    Oakland Raiders fans will get a close look at their past and future at quarterback in Thursday night's exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie Derek Carr will start and get ample playing time in place of injured Matt Schaub for the Raiders, while last season's opening game starter in…

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  • Titans D-lineman Casey rewarded with four-year extension, $36M

    Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey emerged last season as one of the league's most underrated defenders, but he's now an extremely well-paid one.

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  • Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

    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 weekend. The exhibition will be the first major sports event with marquee…

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