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  • Ex-NFL star Sharper set to change plea in federal rape case

    (Reuters) - Disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape and attempted rape charges in three states, is set to change his not guilty plea in a federal rape case in New Orleans next week, court records show. Sharper, 39, has pleaded guilty or no contest to…

  • Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

    Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face. The…

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  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

    Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. ''It's amazing how time flies,'' Bush said after a practice in which he was easy to spot given his bright orange shoes. Bush said joining the 49ers…

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  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as ''sexual in nature.'' Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against Smith…

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  • Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers

    Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. The…

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  • New Jersey judge dismisses Ray Rice's domestic violence charges

    Rice avoided jail time after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program.

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    Smoothie Tyme with Julian Edelman

    Can you guess Julian Edelman’s secret ingredient to making the ultimate smoothie?

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  • NFL suspends Bills defensive tackle Dareus for 1 game

    Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo's season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NFL announced the one-game suspension on Thursday, meaning the two-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the Bills home…

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  • Mad Dash: Two Dozen Nebraska baseball players get stuck on elevator

    The University of Nebraska gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "squeeze play" on Wednesday. While in Minneapolis for the Big 10 baseball tournament, 24 members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers were trapped in an elevator together. Senior catcher Tanner Lubach captured the scene on his phone, and the…

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  • Broncos defender investigated over child abuse: reports

    Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated for alleged child abuse by authorities in Texas, celebrity website TMZ and the Denver Post reported Thursday. Smith, 33, signed a one-year National Football League contract worth $2 million with the Broncos last month. Smith, who was…

  • Former D-lineman getting shot at starting on Denver's O-line

    Ben Garland spent his offseason fulfilling his 2015 commitment to the Colorado Air National Guard and now he's fighting to serve as one of Peyton Manning's primary protectors. Five years after turning heads by chasing down Tim Tebow and then outracing the quick quarterback in post-practice wind…

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  • Raiders sign linebacker Neiron Ball

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick Neiron Ball.

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  • Former Jets linebacker pleads guilty in 'revenge porn' case

    A former New York Jets linebacker pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges in connection with a domestic dispute that invoked New Jersey's landmark ''revenge porn'' law. Jermaine Cunningham, an NFL free agent, is expected to be sentenced to probation in June. The 26-year-old Cunningham pleaded…

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  • Judge: Convicted killer Aaron Hernandez can't sell Hummer

    A judge has extended a restraining order barring former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who was recently convicted of murder, from selling his 2005 Hummer and keeping the money. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Richard Moses advised attorneys for both sides Thursday to agree within…

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    New York Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey: 'Right now Geno Smith is the starter'

    New York Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey states that Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be the team's starter at the position.

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  • Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers signed third-round pick Ty Montgomery on Thursday.

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  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    The NFL suspended Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus without pay for the first game of the 2015 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The four-year veteran will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices leading up to the season opener on Sept. 13…