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Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved....

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas....

FSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline....

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month....

Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is finished for the season because of last week's beaning....

Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Terry and Kim Pegula are one big step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills....

Umpire West suspended 1 game for grabbing jersey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Umpire Joe West was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon....

Atlanta Falcons host rapidly sinking Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column....

Florida, WVU with chance for breakthrough wins
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days....

Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court
Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out....

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