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  • Receivers Hartline, Gibson released by Dolphins

    MIAMI (AP) — Receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson have been released by the Miami Dolphins after combining for 21 starts last year. Neither move was a surprise. Hartline was due to make $5.9 million…

  • Bengals release defensive end Geathers, receiver Little

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers — one of Cincinnati’s most tenured players — and receiver Greg Little on Friday. Geathers played 11 seasons with Cincinnati, a span of 152 career…

  • NFL hires Nicole Gustafson as lobbyist

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has hired Nicole Gustafson as a lobbyist. The league says in a statement that Gustafson will be based in the NFL office in Washington, where as vice president for…

  • Eagles release lineman Herremans, save $2.8M on salary cap

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released offensive lineman Todd Herremans. The 32-year-old Herremans started 132 games while playing his first 10 seasons in Philadelphia. The move announced Friday saves the Eagles $2.8 million…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Traded INFs Frank Salerno and Jared Schlehuber, RHP Brian Ernst and cash to New Jersey (Can-Am) for OF Joe Dunigan. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed LHP Lars Liguori. WICHITA WINGNUTS…

  • Bears sign TE Zach Miller to 1-year extension

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2015 with tight end Zach Miller. He spent last season on injured reserve with a foot injury after signing…

  • Boston sports stars among those with unclaimed property

    BOSTON (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and one-time World Series MVP David Ortiz are among tens of thousands of Massachusetts taxpayers on the state treasurer’s latest unclaimed property list. Brady, quarterback of the…

  • Colts’ Luck to join NFL players, celebrities on USO trip

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will join his coach, two other football players and a small group of celebrities on a future overseas USO trip. USO officials said Friday that details are…

  • Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo have been working on a new NFL schedule to minimize competitive imbalance. Kyle Cunningham and Niraj Pandy say they’ve developed an algorithm…

  • NFL Calendar

    March 2 — Final day to designate franchise or transition players. March 10 — All teams must be under the 2015 salary cap; all 2014 player contracts expire; free agency begins. March 19 — Trading…

  • Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated. After more…

  • AP sources: Bills, Browns in talks with quarterback McCown

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Free-agent quarterback Josh McCown has at least two suitors in the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. A person familiar with talks told The Associated Press on Thursday that McCown has had…

  • Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

    In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared. The league-union clash over the personal…

  • Oklahoma St adds 5 to coaching staff

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State announced the addition of five new members to the football coaching staff Thursday. Marcus Arroyo, Greg Adkins and Jason McEndoo joined the Cowboys as assistant coaches. Their specific roles…

  • Raiders to release S Tyvon Branch

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month. The team told Branch of the plans Thursday to cut ties with one…