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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 09, 2019 - 1:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina. The 27-15 vote Thursday came after contentious debate with several senators questioning whether public...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah stands during pregame of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Detroit. The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the...
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Alex Spiro, right, attorney for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, stands in front of a copy of a search warrant as he questions Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp during a motion hearing in the Kraft prostitution solicitation case, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Kraft's attorneys argue that undercover surveillance videos allegedly showing their client paying for sex at a Jupiter day spa should be ruled inadmissible and the evidence thrown out. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
May 07, 2019 - 6:49 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two of Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile defense attorneys lied during his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution case and falsely alleged a police officer admitted to fabricating a traffic violation to stop another massage parlor customer, prosecutors...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2019 - 10:02 am
The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league...
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New York Giants first round draft pick Daniel Jones, 6th overall, talks to reporters during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 04, 2019 - 4:24 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After two days of rookie minicamp, it's easy to see why the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones of Duke with the No. 6 pick. He reminds them of someone they know: Eli Manning. Jones can throw all the passes. His focus is football. And when he talks about life in the...
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Miami Dolphins NFL football quarterback Josh Rosen smiles as he speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. The Dolphins traded a 2019 second-round draft pick and a 2020 fifth-round selection to Arizona for Rosen. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As he embraced a fresh start Monday, Josh Rosen said all the right things, smiled a lot and even cracked a couple of jokes, such as when he noted the phalanx of photographers nearly drowning out his first news conference with the Miami Dolphins . "These clicks," he said with a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts after kicking a 63-yard field goal against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 of his seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with the Seattle Seahawks after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski’s agent, Paul Healy, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday, April 29, 2019, his client intends to retire. Janikowksi, 41, told ESPN over the weekend he didn’t believe his body could handle kicking in the NFL anymore. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski's agent, Paul Healy, confirmed to The Associated Press on...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 8:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — No arrests have been made in a Kansas shooting that killed a Washburn University football player and wounded a former player who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka, where the university is located, say they have no new information to release...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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