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Advocates want to see NFL act on domestic violence
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, may have triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon....

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday....

Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR
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On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves....

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it....

NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions....

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games....

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line....

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain....

Colts still trying to get running game off ground
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts keep trying to find that perfect offensive mix....

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league....