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  • Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.…

  • Bears release defensive end Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest in California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bears release defensive end Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest in California.

  • AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won’t be at OTAs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of…

  • Patriots fans rally in support of Tom Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the “Deflategate” scandal. The “Free Tom Brady”…

  • NFL Calendar

    June 21-27 — Rookie symposium, Aurora, Ohio Aug. 8 — Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio Aug. 9 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh Sept. 10 — Regular season begins, Pittsburgh…

  • Teen dies of cancer weeks after prom with NFL player

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hospital officials say a Jacksonville teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an NFL player has died. Wolfson Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Cindy Hamilton tells The Florida…

  • AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of…

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian…

  • Scandrick signs 1-year extension with Cowboys through 2019

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. The eighth-year cornerback agreed on a one-year contract extension that…

  • Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP T.J. House from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Sent RHP Bruce Rondon to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS…

  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as “sexual in nature.” Smith has not been arrested and no…

  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. So,…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP T.J. House from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Sent RHP Bruce Rondon to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS…

  • Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of…