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Brain-injury program working with NFL players

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility...

AP source: Chryst meeting with Wisconsin officials

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the coaching job at Wisconsin. Chryst traveled to Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen, a person with direct knowledge of situation told The...

AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records

Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press...
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Davis slated to return for Pelicans vs Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Davis left the game in the first quarter with an injury to the chest. (AP...

USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games. Which city will it pick? Stay tuned. After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washing...
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Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) celebrates a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) celebrates a touchdown during the first...

FIFA dismisses Garcia’s appeal of World Cup probe

GENEVA (AP) — Ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia’s appeal against the handling of his World Cup bid investigation was dismissed by FIFA on Tuesday. FIFA said Garcia’s case was ruled “not admissible” by the appeals panel. The former U.S. Attorney had...
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Saints lead Bears 7-0 early in 2nd quarter

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL...

Vincent: No regrets about Peterson conversations

Troy Vincent said he visited Adrian Peterson at his Texas home, held one of his sons on his lap and offered guidance to open the door toward getting the former NFL MVP back on track and on the field after resolving child abuse charges. But things spiraled out of control and now...