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Pick 6: Gary, Evans, Sweat are defenders set to rise in '17

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Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary, Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat or Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans could be college football's breakout defensive players this season. More>>

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NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations

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NFL owners shortened the overtime period to 10 minutes after coaches expressed concern too many players were just trying to hang on for the final minutes of the extra period. More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

3 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy

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A lawyer says three football players at Michigan State University have been found in violation of campus policy in a sexual assault investigation. More>>

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Ford's new CEO promises a fit _ but fun _ company

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Ford's new CEO promises a fit _ but fun _ company with a clear direction for the future. More>>

NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. More>>

Police department names new K-9 after Patriots' Gronkowski

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A Massachusetts police department has named its new K-9 Gronk after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. More>>

Tim Tebow ends a weeklong slump with home run, RBI double

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Tim Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third homer of the season _ and first in six weeks _ for the Columbia Fireflies. More>>

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

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LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory. More>>

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston's backup

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. More>>

Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

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Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett signs rookie contract with Browns. More>>

AP Source: Usmanov bid to buy Arsenal rejected by Kroenke

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A person familiar with the situation says Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has had an offer to buy out owner Stan Kroenke rejected. More>>

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

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The opening date for the $2.6 billion football stadium under construction in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year to 2020. More>>

Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

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The board that's building a new stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas has unanimously approved a lease after months of talks. More>>

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

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Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion last year, a season in which he started all the games he was eligible to play in while quarterbacking the Patriots to another Super Bowl title. More>>

Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes

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A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Who will lead the probe into possible Trump-Russia collusion; Travelers ponder laptop ban on flights from Europe to U.S. More>>

Battery complaint dropped against Browns draftee Brantley

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Prosecutors dismiss battery complaint against Browns rookie defensive lineman Caleb Brantley. More>>

LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract

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The Eagles and running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed on a one-year contract. More>>

Pick 6: Kelly, Rodriguez, Mora in need of improvement in '17

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The hot seat in college football can be defined as a coach who is danger of being fired if his team does not improve upon last season. More>>

Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

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Leonard Marshall and Matt Hasselbeck have pledged their brains to CTE research. More>>

Bon Jovi surprises grads, guests with commencement show

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Rock band Bon Jovi surprises Fairleigh Dickinson grads, guests with impromptu commencement performance. More>>

No problems reported in minute before deadly jet crash

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Federal investigators will be at the site of a deadly jet crash near a small airport outside New York City on Tuesday, working to determine what caused the aircraft to go down. More>>

Fiancee says Aaron Hernandez denied rumors he was gay

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The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is expected to publicly respond to rumors about his sexuality. More>>

Cardinals QB Palmer to ease way up on offseason throwing

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Quarterback Carson Palmer only stood and watched as the Arizona Cardinals went through their first offseason workout. More>>

Cincinnati Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones pleads guilty to 1 charge

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A judge plans a pretrial hearing in the case of Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, over an altercation at a Cincinnati hotel. More>>

Peyton Manning to host ESPY Awards in July

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Peyton Manning will take the stage to host the ESPY Awards. More>>

ESPN's Mowins set to be 1st woman to call NFL game since '87

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ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years. More>>

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

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Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their Eastern Conference final against Ottawa with a 1-0 victory in Game 2. More>>

Conan jokes may have killed, but he stands accused of theft

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An unusual lawsuit accusing Conan O'Brien of stealing jokes is moving forward. More>>

No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes

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An unusual lawsuit accusing Conan O'Brien of stealing jokes is moving forward. More>>

CFP title game adds halftime concert, but bands will play on

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The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime shows to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands. More>>

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: I don't think death was a suicide

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The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is speaking out publicly for the first time. More>>

Sheriff: Chiefs top draft pick Mahomes unharmed in robbery

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Authorities in Texas say rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was unharmed after reportedly being robbed last weekend, and two suspects are in custody. More>>

SEC coaches eager to see impact of early signing period

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Southeastern Conference coaches eager to see the impact an early signing period will have on recruiting. More>>

Former Ravens LB O.J. Brigance hits 10-year mark with ALS

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O.J. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life, when he was diagnosed with ALS. More>>

Tebow Watch: Former NFL QB has 1st RBIs in nearly a month

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Tim Tebow drove in his first runs in nearly a month with two RBIs in a win in Delmarva (Maryland) this week. More>>

Josh Norman's brother Marrio gets Redskins rookie camp cameo

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Josh Norman's brother Marrio makes a cameo appearance at Redskins rookie camp as the latest stop on his nomadic football journey. More>>

Browns' top pick Garrett gets sacked by Hall of Famer

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Browns rookie Myles Garrett had his game dissected by Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, who told the No. 1 overall pick he 'was slow off the ball.'. More>>

Butt out to prove he's the best tight end in '17 draft class

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Jake Butt is out to prove he's the best tight end in the 2017 draft class even though six tight ends were selected ahead of him. More>>

Hall of Famer Yale Lary, won 3 titles with Lions, dies at 86

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Yale Lary, Hall of Fame safety who helped Detroit Lions win 3 NFL titles in 1950s, dies at 86. More>>

AP Explains: Why ex-NFL star's murder conviction was erased

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The ruling this week by a Massachusetts judge vacating Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction has angered the victim's family and roiled prosecutors. More>>

Will Ferrell keeps USC laughing with lighthearted speech

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When Will Ferrell addresses the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 the question is: Will he tell graduates to "stay classy," as his TV anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy surely would. More>>

Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation after diluted test

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Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers defends reputation after landing in NFL drug program. More>>

Undefeated '72 Dolphins player cites concussions in assault

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A player on the Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 team cited mental health issues he says were caused by concussions after pleading guilty to punching a man in the face in New Jersey. More>>

Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

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Patriots QB Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover. More>>

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky makes solid impression as camp opens

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Draft pick Mitch Trubisky promises to make for a good blend with new Bears starting quarterback Mike Glennon. More>>

Rudolph trying to overcame father's death, make Giants team

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Travis Randolph trying to overcame father's death, make Giants team. More>>

Fiancee: Aaron Hernandez thought he was going to be freed

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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez sounded as if he thought he would soon be freed in his last conversation with his fiancee before he killed himself. More>>

AP Source: WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL

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A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been denied reinstatement by the NFL. More>>

Jason Botterill leaves Penguins to take over as Sabres' GM

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The Buffalo Sabres have hired Pittsburgh Penguins associate general manager Jason Botterill to oversee a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline. More>>

NFL owners want to see Vegas stadium lease at May meetings

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The NFL has asked the public entity that oversees the proposed Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas to attempt to approve a lease agreement before league owners meet later this month. More>>

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to speak on 'Dr. Phil' show

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The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she thought his suicide was a hoax. More>>

AP Source: Cardinals, QB Blaine Gabbert agree on 1-year deal

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A person with knowledge of the situation says quarterback Blaine Gabbert has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The person did not want to be identified because the deal had not been officially announced. More>>

Questions remain on Hernandez wealth after conviction erased

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Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder. More>>

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