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  • Veteran back Williams ready for next act with Steelers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — DeAngelo Williams wants to get something straight. Yes, the longtime running back came to Pittsburgh in the offseason to give the Steelers a much-needed influx of depth behind All-Pro Le’Veon Bell. Just…

  • For Bears chairman, plenty to second guess in McDonald case

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey says he has repeatedly second-guessed his decision to approve the Ray McDonald signing and asked himself what he could have done differently. McCaskey thought the…

  • Zimmer says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed…

  • McClain joins Bryant on offseason missing list for Cowboys

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t been part of the offseason with the Cowboys as expected because of his contract situation. Now linebacker Rolando McClain could miss most of spring workouts recovering from…

  • Antonio Smith absent from Broncos OTAs amid criminal probe

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive end Antonio Smith is absent from the Denver Broncos’ organized team activities while prosecutors in Texas investigate a criminal sexual complaint against him. Smith met with general manager John Elway,…

  • Before arrest, 911 caller says NFL player Ray McDonald drunk

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 911 caller says NFL defensive end Ray McDonald is drunk in a recording that led to his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a woman holding the couple’s baby at his…

  • 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…