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  • Teammate defends Michael Sam after ESPN's 'shower' report

    Chris Long stands in support of his teammate after a report on Sam's showers.

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  • Patriots trade Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for tight end

    Tuesday's trade between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots probably sent folks scurrying to see if there's anything wrong with Logan Mankins. Or, perhaps, worry there's something wrong with Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots sent Mankins, who has made six of the last seven Pro Bowls, to…

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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…

  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael Sam bails out Twitter fan who pledged to buy everyone drinks if Sam sacked Johnny Manziel

    If you're on Twitter, you might have seen the fan who tweeted out before Saturday night's St. Louis Rams-Cleveland Browns game that he'd buy drinks for, well, everyone if Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel. The aftermath was pretty cool.

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  • Romo won't have much to build on for Dallas opener

    Tony Romo missed practice again Monday. It was hard to tell whether it was rest for his surgically repaired back or the first of a few days off, assuming the Dallas quarterback is finished for the preseason. If Romo has taken his final exhibition snap, he and the Cowboys don't have much to build on…

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    Raiders QB battle

    Marc Sessler breaks down the Raiders quarterback battle between Matt Schaub, Derek Carr and Matt McGloin.

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  • Team Report - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

    Seahawks appear ready to defend their title

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  • Raiders CB Hayden to start season on IR

    The Oakland Raiders placed cornerback D.J. Hayden on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Tuesday.

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  • Browns head into season with hope, Manziel on deck

    The Browns, unspeakably miserable for years, have a major buzz about them. The Dawg Pound is barking - and some of its more rabid members are begging - for Johnny Manziel. With starter Brian Hoyer on the sideline wearing a baseball cap and watching last week, Manziel, the Browns' rookie quarterback…

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  • Two-QBs system possibility for Browns

    There are advantages to playing two quarterbacks in the NFL. Just ask Browns safety Donte Whitner, who saw it work on one of his former teams. With Johnny Manziel serving as Cleveland's backup quarterback to Brian Hoyer, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for the…

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  • Redskins' Cousins deals with life as RG3's backup

    Kirk Cousins is the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. After that, he will once again become Robert Griffin III's understudy, a job he fully understands and one that has involved more work over the past two years than he could have imagined. Since both were drafted in 2012, Cousins…

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  • Packers' Boykin making noise with his play

    Jarrett Boykin was talking about his least favorite topic: Jarrett Boykin. At a position known for its attention-loving players, there's only one reason the Green Bay Packers' third-year wide receiver had even agreed to an interview. It's not that Boykin is anti-social. ''You guys can write the…

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  • Fantasy Watch: AFC West

    Patrick Daugherty breaks down the top targets, players to avoid and late-round fliers in the AFC West.

  • 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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