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Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family....

Former NFL players union director dies at age 76
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76....

How often have athletes snubbed the White House?
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The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras....

Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon
WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) -- Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off....

Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond....

Uncertainty over Vikings stadium leadership after dustup
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- There's some uncertainty over who will run the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials....

Ex-Cardinal Floyd pleads guilty, gets 24 days in jail
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to second offense extreme drunken driving and been sentenced to 24 days in jail....

AP Source: NFL bars Kelly from combine due to past troubles
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly's past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league's scouting combine....

The Latest: Dayton says he didn't ask for stadium departures
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Latest on departures at the authority overseeing management of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium (all times local):...

Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel....