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  • Former Arizona Wildcats football coach Jim LaRue dies at 89

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona’s football team for eight seasons and guided the Wildcats to an 8-1-1 record in 1961 and a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship in 1964…

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin visit Pirates camp

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was very impressed with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen and Jared Hughes. He even spent some of his visit to the Pirates’ spring training camp Monday jokingly…

  • Demaryius Thomas says he’ll skip offseason workouts

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning will have to do without his top target this offseason unless the Denver Broncos reach an agreement with Demaryius Thomas on a long-term contract. The star receiver said Monday…

  • Ex-Titans LB Gerald McRath resigns at UNC after DWI arrest

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A former Tennessee Titans linebacker recently hired as a graduate assistant at North Carolina has resigned after his arrest on a charge of driving while impaired. Gerald McRath said in…

  • Jameis Winston working to leave off-field problems behind

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he’s learned from mistakes made off the field…

  • Raiders re-sign free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson. The team announced the deal Monday. Wilson joined Oakland last offseason and became a part of the team’s defensive line…

  • Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

    ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise. It’s going to cost them. The NFL announced Monday that it had fined the team $350,000,…

  • Free agent linebacker Lance Briggs visiting with 49ers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers were hosting free agent linebacker Lance Briggs at team headquarters Monday. Briggs’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the visit. The Niners are in need of linebackers following the…

  • NFL suspends Browns GM for texting, team holds onto picks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL sent a tough message to Browns general manager Ray Farmer for texting. However, the league didn’t delete any of Cleveland’s precious draft picks. Farmer has been suspended without pay for…

  • Tom Brady takes a dive that upsets fans (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Patriots fans went into a frenzy Saturday after seeing Tom Brady jump off a cliff into water below. The Super Bowl MVP posted the vacation footage on his Facebook page, complete with Superman…

  • Saints say cornerback Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints said they are aware cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami on Sunday morning and booked with resisting an officer. Nola.com/Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1CzO8ce ) that he posted…

  • NFL Calendar

    April 6 — Teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 20 — Teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 30-May 2 — NFL draft, Chicago.

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson works out with Texas Rangers

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver…

  • Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

    Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a…

  • Pagano planning to remain Colts coach for ‘years to come’

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says in a statement Friday night that he expects to keep his current job for “many years to come.” Pagano is entering the final year of his original…