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Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>

Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

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There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance. More>>

Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

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With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university. More>>

Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea

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A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. More>>

Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed

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Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job. More>>

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

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Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping... More>>

AP Source: Giants' Hill facing 3rd suspension

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. More>>

Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname. More>>

Chiefs begin offseason workouts after long break

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More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver. More>>

No contest plea expected in football rape case

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A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law... More>>

Manning says he and Gase didn't break NFL rules

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Peyton Manning wants to clear up a couple of things about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., that raised eyebrows at NFL headquarters and the hackles of some Tennessee fans. More>>

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too. More>>

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

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President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. More>>

Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

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For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline. More>>

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. More>>

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

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A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that... More>>

Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state. More>>

Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

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Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. More>>

Montreal team sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

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Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. More>>

Minnesota State players refuse to practice

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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. More>>

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture - an MLS team for Atlanta. More>>

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. More>>

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday. More>>

Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. More>>

Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. More>>

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about... More>>

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato announced Tuesday that he will return to the job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him... More>>

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past... More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship. More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon before their game in November. More>>

Clemson dismisses QB Kelly after sideline argument

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team Monday, two days after he was benched for the second half of the spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down. More>>

Heisman winner Winston shines on busy weekend

Florida State's Jameis Winston racked up frequent flier miles last weekend traveling back and forth between a baseball series at Georgia Tech and the Seminoles' football spring game Saturday. The Heisman winner... More>>

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. More>>

Souvenir cups in high demand at Augusta National

On the course, it's all about going low. Outside the ropes, it's more about stacking high. More>>

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus... More>>

Northwestern players see push as spark for change

No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. More>>

Recently engaged LA couple among bus crash dead

Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were headed together toward a college in the California redwoods where he once was a student and now was taking teens with dreams of doing the same. Also on the horizon: A wedding. More>>

Missouri dismisses WR Green-Beckham from team

Missouri decided enough was enough. More>>

Browns quickly match offer for center Alex Mack

Alex Mack was as good as gone. The Browns pulled back their Pro Bowl center in a snap. More>>

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide. More>>

Center Alex Mack signs offer sheet with Jaguars

The Browns are on the clock with Alex Mack. More>>

Colin Kaepernick defends reputation

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation. More>>

3 NFL players named in police report, not charged

Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday. More>>

UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to... More>>

Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach

An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach... More>>

Giants' Eli Manning has surgery on left ankle

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to start the offseason training program with a surgically repaired left ankle. More>>

Police: no arrest in case involving Missouri WR

A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for... More>>

Lions' Stafford on the spot after coaching change

Matthew Stafford will be on the spot this year for the Detroit Lions, and the 26-year-old quarterback understands that. More>>

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