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Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star ...

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Next obstacle in Packers' bid to 'run table' is Seahawks

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Two weeks ago, when the Green Bay Packers were scuffling along at 4-6, quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a bold proclamation. “I feel like we can run the table,” Rodgers said on Nov. 23. With victories over ...

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Patriots' Alan Branch has four-game suspension rescinded by NFL

Alan Branch won’t serve a four-game suspension after the New England Patriots defensive tackle had his ban rescinded by the NFL. Branch allegedly had failed a drug test but he appealed, and before he even had his hearing the NFL ...

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Packers back home after ending four-game skid

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Life is good – or at least, better – for the Green Bay Packers, even with a 5-6 record and their star quarterback nursing what he apparently considers a minor left hamstring injury. What a difference ...

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Mahomes 6 TD passes in Texas Tech finale, 54-35 over Baylor

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Patrick Mahomes threw for 586 yards and matched his career high with six touchdown passes, including three on one-play drives before halftime, as Texas Tech finished its season with a 54-35 victory over Baylor on Friday night. ...

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Tommie Smith returns to Mexico City to light Raiders torch

MEXICO CITY (AP) Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith returned to Mexico City to light the torch honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis before Oakland’s game against Houston. Raiders owner Mark Davis invited Smith to make the trip with the team. ...

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Milwaukee Bucks' offense stumbles in 96-73 loss to Miami Heat

MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 17: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks boxes out Dion Waiters #11 of the Miami Heat on November 17, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees ...

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Dak? Zeke? No, the Cowboys' offensive line should win NFL MVP (and yes, it's possible)

The Dallas Cowboys have won eight straight games, the latest a thrilling 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and are the toast of the NFL. This is the team that could win the franchise’s first Super Bowl in 21 years, ...

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Vikings, Redskins try to rebound from brutal losses

One team has seen its surprising early success come to a screeching halt. The other has a tenuous hold on the final NFC playoff spot after an up-and-down first half of the season. When the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington ...

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Lions rule out Reiff for Sunday because of illness

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions will be without offensive lineman Riley Reiff when they play at Minnesota on Sunday. The team announced Saturday that Reiff will miss the game with an illness. Detroit has also ruled out linebacker DeAndre Levy. ...

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