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Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. More>>

Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

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An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and... More>>

Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

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Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday... More>>

Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

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Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. More>>

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

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An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime... More>>

Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

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This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. More>>

Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

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An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and... More>>

Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

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Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. More>>

Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

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Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him. More>>

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. More>>

Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

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Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already... More>>

Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

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This was more like last year's Eagles. More>>

Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

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Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. More>>

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

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On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched. More>>

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

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Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. More>>

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

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By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the... More>>

Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

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The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. More>>

3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

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Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

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Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

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Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. More>>

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

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Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

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Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury... More>>

Kent State starting center dies at 21

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. More>>

On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

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When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened. More>>

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

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The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. More>>

Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

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There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. More>>

Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

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Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school. More>>

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

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This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns. More>>

Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

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Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes. More>>

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

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Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of... More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the... More>>

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

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The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for... More>>

Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

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The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. More>>

Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

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If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. More>>

Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

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Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery. More>>

Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

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Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended... More>>

Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

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Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. More>>

Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

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Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault. More>>

Gronk in contact drills for 1st time since surgery

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Go ahead and hit Rob Gronkowski on his right knee. See if he cares. More>>

Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

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Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. More>>

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins... More>>

Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

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Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western. More>>

Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

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A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died. More>>

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15... More>>

Manziel says he's not ready for opener _ yet

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Johnny Manziel, so full of swagger and cool, understands his limitations. He's only a rookie. More>>

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. More>>

Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

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Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. More>>

Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

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A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as Seattle... More>>

Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

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Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football. More>>

49ers gear up for first game at Levi's Stadium

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Colin Kaepernick understands the legacy left by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young and so many others during a historic four-decade run at Candlestick Park. More>>

Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have... More>>

Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. More>>

ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

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Notre Dame is facing the possibility of losing three starters before the football season has even begun after another embarrassing hit for a university that prides itself on high academic standards. More>>

Romo ready at last when Cowboys face Ravens

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Tony Romo hasn't taken a snap in a game since he played through a back injury to lead a drive that kept Dallas in playoff contention late last season. More>>

Browns hope to name starting QB on Tuesday

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Finally, at long last, the Browns have a date to name their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. More>>

Chiefs WR Bowe suspended for season opener

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee on Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. More>>

Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

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Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most powerful... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners. More>>

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

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San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. More>>

Jags' Henne, Bortles sharp in 20-19 loss to Bears

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Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. More>>

New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

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City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it... More>>

Browns starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Redskins

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Brian Hoyer has held off rookie Johnny Manziel for at least another week. More>>

Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name

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The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a... More>>

New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

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Officials have cleared and cleaned a homeless encampment in New Orleans where about 160 people had been living in tents, on cardboard boxes and other makeshift beds. More>>

Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing Thursday in his Boston double homicide case. More>>

American football heading to China in 2015

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Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? More>>

Bills to Toronto concerns raised by documents

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A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border. More>>

Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

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Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. More>>

Maine governor: Rice's NFL suspension not enough

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Gov. Paul LePage, outraged that National Football League player Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest, pledged to boycott the league and called on its commissioner to take the issue... More>>

Jets all wet, accept Pats' Ice Bucket Challenge

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Rex Ryan and the New York Jets got soaked for a good cause. More>>

Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

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Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again. More>>

Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

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Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst did his part Wednesday to cool any speculation about coach Bo Pelini entering the season on the hot seat. More>>

Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

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A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a... More>>

Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice. More>>

UCLA WR Devin Lucien leaves practice in ambulance

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UCLA receiver Devin Lucien left practice in an ambulance Tuesday after injuring his head. More>>

Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

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The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment. More>>

#Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

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Five law students have sued a Florida software company over a computer submission system that malfunctioned while they and thousands of others across the country were taking the bar exam one day in July - showing that... More>>

QB Brady Quinn signs deal with Dolphins

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For Brady Quinn, this was a long time coming. More>>

Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

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A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. More>>

FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

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Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns. More>>

Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

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By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major... More>>

Browns to give QBs equal reps against Washington

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Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington. More>>

Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

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So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question. More>>

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

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Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. More>>

Pettine plans to name Browns starter later in week

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Brian Hoyer knows Johnny Manziel is gunning for his job, but the Browns' incumbent starting quarterback wants to make one thing clear. More>>

Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'

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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution." More>>

Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

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At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk. More>>

O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

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Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever. More>>

Manziel, Hoyer both to work with Browns 1st team

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The Cleveland Browns' quarterback derby is heading down the homestretch. More>>

San Francisco's Candlestick Park hosts final event

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Candlestick Park, San Francisco's cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after more than a half-century of hosting sports, concerts and other events. Over the years, the park was home field for the Giants and... More>>

Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

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Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances. More>>

Manziel solid in debut, Browns fall to Lions 13-12

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Johnny Manziel took off up the middle, slipping between a couple defensive linemen and racing through the open field. More>>

Ever-elusive Vick an option as Jets' wildcat QB

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Michael Vick and the wildcat package could be the perfect pairing for the New York Jets. More>>

Favre looks forward, no regrets about career

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Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says it's unfortunate the way things ended in Green Bay six years ago, but that he's proud of his 16 years with the Packers and has no regrets. More>>

In Sam's debut, Saints beat Rams 26-24

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Michael Sam got an extended look at defensive end in the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener. More>>

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