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January 25, 2016 - 12:39pm
1 week 4 days ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning earned back half of the $4 million pay cut he accepted last winter by leading the Denver Broncos back to the Super Bowl.

He can recoup the rest with a win over Carolina in two weeks.

Manning agreed to GM John Elway's request that he reduce his 2015 salary to $15 million. But he did so with the caveat that he could earn back every penny by getting to and winning Super Bowl 50.

Each member of...

January 25, 2016 - 12:39pm
1 week 4 days ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University says it's settling with woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape.

January 25, 2016 - 12:21pm
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons assistant head coach Raheem Morris is taking a new assignment as the team's wide receivers coach. The Falcons also have named former Dallas Cowboys assistant Jerome Henderson as defensive passing game coordinator

Morris was the Falcons' defensive passing game coordinator this season. He was Tampa Bay's head coach from 2009-11.

The Falcons also have hired former Dallas Cowboys assistant Jerome Henderson as...

January 25, 2016 - 11:49am
1 week 4 days ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors are asking the nation's highest court to reject a bid by Oscar Pistorius' lawyers to appeal the double-amputee runner's murder conviction.

Luvuyo Mfaku, spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, said Monday that prosecutors have filed papers with the Constitutional Court arguing that Pistorius' appeal is not valid.

Lawyers for Pistorius, who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home in 2013,...

January 25, 2016 - 11:44am
1 week 4 days ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Julius Peppers has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, making the team for the first time as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL announced on Monday that Peppers would replace Denver's Von Miller since the Broncos have advanced to the Super Bowl.

The 36-year-old Peppers is making his ninth trip to the Pro Bowl. He led Green Bay with 10 1/2 sacks in a season in which the Packers gave the veteran a little more rest and had...

January 25, 2016 - 11:30am
1 week 4 days ago

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A former football captain for the University of Illinois goes on trial this week in the 2006 death of his first wife.

Forty-seven-year-old Curtis Lovelace has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.

An initial autopsy on Cory Lovelace's body was inconclusive, but subsequent pathology tests sought by police in 2014 determined that the 38-year-old mother of four died from suffocation.

Jury...

January 25, 2016 - 11:15am
1 week 4 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed tight end Zach Ertz to a five-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

Ertz set career highs this season with 75 receptions and 853 yards receiving, finishing second on the team in both categories. Originally a second-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2013, Ertz has 169 catches for 2,024 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. His 75 catches in 2015 marked the third-highest single-season total by a tight end...

January 25, 2016 - 11:14am
1 week 4 days ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials at the University of Texas say they are considering Vince Young's position with the school after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Travis County jail records show that the 32-year-old former Texas Longhorns quarterback star was booked shortly after midnight Monday on a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge. His bond was set at $2,000.

Young has worked with the university promoting diversity and community...

January 25, 2016 - 11:12am
1 week 4 days ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, center Eric Wood and guard Richie Incognito are heading to the Pro Bowl.

The team announced the selections Monday. It's a first for Taylor and Wood and a second trip for Incognito. Taylor and Wood replaced Carolina's Cam Newton and Ryan Kalil because the Panthers are Super Bowl-bound. Incognito is an injury replacement for Arizona's Mike Iupati.

This was Taylor's first season as a...

January 25, 2016 - 10:52am
1 week 4 days ago

PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she is terminating her cooperation with coach David Kotyza.

Kvitova announced the move on Twitter and Facebook on Monday.

During her seven years with the coach, Kvitova won a total of 17 WTA titles, including Wimbledon in 2011 and '14.

The Czech has given no reason for the move. She says: "I would like to thank David for the many things he taught me both on and off the...

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