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AP Top Sports News At 5:22 p.m. EST

An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight....

NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list....

Wilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense....

Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Now that No. 18 is officially coming back for an 18th season, Peyton Manning can focus on learning the West Coast offense....

Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will keep him in the NFC West after playing all of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona....

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday....

Masters buildup begins for Rory McIlroy at Cadillac
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy says he is not thinking about the history that waits at the Masters, even though that's all he seems to be talking about....

NBPA attorney: Union anticipates clash on age limit
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining....

Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home....

Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) -- With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it....

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