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Manziel's troubles mount, police open criminal investigation
Johnny Manziel's troubles - both legal and personal - are worsening....

Louisville men's basketball team coping with postseason ban
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville will be on the outside looking in at March Madness this spring, a view that neither the Cardinals players nor coach Rick Pitino expected....

Inglewood's stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn't much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes' walk in any direction....

Super Bowl champions haven't always been 'super'
They have the gaudy rings and the rest of the swag that comes with being a Super Bowl champion....

APNewsBreak: Arrieta, Cubs agree at $10.7M, AP source says
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals....

Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule....

Thomas' mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Demaryius Thomas' mother will watch the Super Bowl from the stands at Levi's Stadium, decked out in an officially licensed orange No. 88 jersey....

Manning's glove gives him better grip on
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Peyton Manning has always done things few quarterbacks do, including wearing a glove on his passing hand....

Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books
Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning's head for a Seattle safety....

Citigroup blocks fantasy sports transactions in New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- As daily fantasy sports websites face increased legal scrutiny, the world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites....

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