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  • Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his…

  • Redskins start anew on Day 1 of OTAs

    ASHBURN, Va. — The Redskins began their first session of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Tuesday without some key pieces. Those missing included linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (knee surgery), offensive tackle Trent Williams and cornerback Tracy Porter (flight issues),…

  • 49ers QB Kaepernick apologizes for Houston storm post

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a post on social media Tuesday that referenced flood-ravaged Houston, where San Francisco opens the preseason Aug. 15. Kaepernick had posted on Twitter…

  • QB Christian Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense. Even if that chance only comes…

  • 911 tapes released about NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. A…

  • Stars missing for various reasons as Seahawks open OTAs

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent. And Marshawn Lynch? Well, no one expected him around anyway, since…

  • Healthy Honey Badger says ‘football is fun again’

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Honey Badger is happy again. Tyrann Mathieu is darting around the practice field at OTAs, no brace on his knee, no cast on his thumb. “Football is fun again,” the…

  • Chargers start OTAs with Philip Rivers firmly in place at QB

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers opened OTAs on Tuesday with Philip Rivers at quarterback. “Just like I thought I would be,” Rivers said. Rivers is entering his 12th season and it comes…

  • All-Pro LB Justin Houston absent from OTAs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs kicked off the third phase of the offseason workout program Tuesday with the first set of voluntary organized team activities, with nine players missing. The biggest name absent…

  • No show: Jaguars’ Clemons skips start of voluntary OTAs

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are without another defensive lineman. The latest one has nothing to do with an injury. Veteran defensive end Chris Clemons skipped the first day of organized team activities…

  • Marcus Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon — he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next. Now with…

  • Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football in nearly five months, even if it was just practice…

  • Ndamukong Suh takes part in 1st OTA with Dolphins

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins attendance is on the rise. Ndamukong Suh showed up for practice Tuesday. The $114 million defensive tackle drew attention for his absence from offseason training sessions in recent weeks,…

  • All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same. He scrambled from defenders and zipped passes. He talked to his coaches after plays,…

  • RG3 looks relaxed as Redskins begin voluntary workouts

    Ashburn, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III was noticeably more relaxed when he reported for the Washington Redskins voluntary workouts. Maybe it has something to do with him being named Washington’s starting quarterback, or that…