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  • Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in New Orleans to drugging women

    Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges in New Orleans, prosecutors said. Sharper, 39, already had pleaded guilty or no contest to rape or attempted rape in Arizona, California and Nevada as part of a…

  • Atlanta NFL team waives player after alleged dog killing

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons released Prince Shembo on Friday after the football player was charged with aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his girlfriend's dog, the team said. The Yorkie died after Shembo, 23, an outside linebacker drafted by the Falcons in…

  • Byron Maxwell guarantees Super Bowl 50 appearance for Eagles

    “I’ve been there before. Knowing what it’s like if we go that far. Because we’re gonna go that far this year—meaning the playoffs and the Super Bowl.”

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    NFL Media's Marshall Faulk: 'If Adrian Peterson is going to play, he knows it has to be with the Minnesota Vikings'

    NFL Media's Marshall Faulk has the latest on Adrian Peterson and what he needs to do to get back on the field.

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  • Bengals' Devon Still asks for prayers for sick daughter

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, who's had a setback in her fight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May 5 to start the process of getting a stem cell transplant. The 4-to-6-week process involves high doses of…

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  • Gino Gradkowski the anchor of Denver's revamped O-line

    Peyton Manning will have four new offensive linemen working in front of him in 2015. With Ryan Clady (knee) going on IR Friday, right guard Louis Vasquez is Denver's only starter returning to a position he played last season. As it stands now, the anchor of this reconstructed offensive line is a…

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  • 49ers Bowman confident he'll return to top form post-injury

    NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Did it look good?'' a grinning Bowman said Friday. It felt good.'' After spending the entire 2014 season rehabilitating a gruesome injury from the NFC championship…

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  • Falcons drop linebacker after dog killing charge

    The Atlanta Falcons, already burned by animal cruelty from a standout player, released linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged Friday with aggravated animal cruelty in his girlfriend's dog's death. "We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo," the team said in a…

  • Browns waive long snapper Yount

    The Browns waived veteran long snapper Christian Yount. The 26-year-old Yount had been with Cleveland since replacing Ryan Pontbriand in 2011. One of the NFL's steadiest snappers, Yount struggled last season, forcing the Browns to sign Charley Hughlett off Kansas City's practice squad a few days…

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  • Bills shuffle quarterbacks: Claim Matt Simms; cut Jeff Tuel

    The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their depth at quarterback by claiming Matt Simms and waiving Jeff Tuel. The Bills were awarded Simms on Friday, a day after he was cut by the New York Jets. Tuel's two-year tenure is over in Buffalo.

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    Winning pro coaches given the boot (17 photos)

    So much for the cliché, "Winning cures all." Tom Thibodeau is the latest coach to find out that winning – whether in the form of regularly reaching the playoffs or even winning titles – isn't always enough to create a peaceful and lasting existence with a franchise.

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  • Falcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty charge

    The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Police in suburban Gwinnett County said Shembo was charged after his then-girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma last month. The Falcons moved quickly to cut ties with…

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  • Stanford, San Jose St. to host Super Bowl practices

    The two Super Bowl teams will practice for next year's game in the Bay Area on the campuses of Stanford and San Jose State. Stanford said Friday that the NFC champion will practice on its campus, as well as using the field house, weight room and conference rooms to prepare for the game on Feb. 7,…

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  • Broncos LB Brandon Marshall recovering from foot surgery

    Brandon Marshall is putting his foot down - only not the right one, since there are two screws holding it together. Good thing, too, because watching from the sideline this week at voluntary practice has been tough, especially since the Broncos are installing a new defense under defensive…

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  • Titans strength coach returned to work a day after having 3 surgeries

    Football strength coaches often have a reputation for being a little crazy.

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  • Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

    Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs. Brady, who is appealing his four-game suspension, did not speak with reporters after New England's organized team activity or at a charity event Friday…

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  • Sharper pleads guilty in federal sexual assault case

    Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in connection with allegations he drugged and assaulted women in four states, the latest development in the former Pro-Bowler's fall from grace. A plea deal was announced in March to resolve the charges in all…

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