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Judge lets new painkillers lawsuit against NFL teams proceed
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 1,500 former players claiming that NFL teams and their training staffs dispensed powerful drugs while misleading them about the health risks will get their day in court....

Ex-NFL player shot by homeowner says he's happy to be alive
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A former Detroit Lions cornerback who was shot by a homeowner when authorities say he tried to break in to a multimillion-dollar home in Portland said at a court hearing that he was happy to be alive....

Goodell's 2015 salary was a little over $31 million for 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $31 million for 2015, the league said on Thursday....

Cowboys' McClain gets 10-game suspension, Lawrence out 4

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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended 10 games Thursday for his second violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy in as many years, leaving the Dallas defense with three banned starters to open the season....

Manziel suspended 4 games in NFL's substance-abuse policy
DALLAS (AP) -- Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy....

Colts give QB Andrew Luck $140M contract extension

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Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021....

Seahawks agree to 4-year deal with WR Doug Baldwin

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SEATTLE (AP) -- After becoming a Super Bowl champion, Doug Baldwin took a risk....

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

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Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls....

Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean
DALLAS (AP) -- An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press....

Still going: Packers report another year of record revenue
The Green Bay Packers have reported another year of record revenue....