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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Derrick Morgan says he’s retiring after playing nine NFL seasons for five head coaches. Morgan announced his decision Monday on social media and with a post at The Players’ Tribune. He wrote that he had a strong indication 2018 would be his final season and that he always …

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LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout clothes, not Smith-Schuster — was a …

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April …

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RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas traffic stop involving New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A Texas sheriff says he’s apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy for making the …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jets second-year tight end Chris Herndon was suspended without pay by the NFL on Friday for the first four regular-season games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Herndon pleaded guilty in January to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey in June 2018. The incident occurred about a month after he …

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RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts is condemning his treatment by a Texas sheriff’s deputy heard on dash-cam video referring to Roberts as a “big black male” during a March traffic stop. The Fort Bend County deputy also is heard telling a colleague that Roberts “wouldn’t comply” with an order to …

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RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff said Friday he has apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy who called the linebacker a “big, black male” during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy for making the comment and the stop. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy …

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Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he’s been battling kidney disease for a few years. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his kidneys failed him Sunday and he’s looking …

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The Sharks lost a lot from last season’s roster earlier this month. Wingers Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi and Gustav Nyquist signed with the Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets, respectively, on July 1. On the first day of NHL free agency, three players who combined to score 58 goals and set up 54 …

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Glover Quin has retired after 10 seasons in the NFL. The former Detroit Lions and Houston Texans safety announced his plans Tuesday on Instagram . Quin started every game for nine straight years after starting in 12 games as a rookie in 2009 with the Texans. He had an NFL-high …

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