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49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police....

Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers....

Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown....

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba....

Pelini ripped Neb's AD in last talk with players
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State's new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini's departure from Nebraska was revealed....

Track coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension
DENVER (AP) -- Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics....

Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games....

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter....

Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The star power of the opponent doesn't concern Chattanooga. As long as the Mocs are playing at home, they believe they are going to win....

Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets....

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