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Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Packers’ Andrew Quarless Arrested

Quarless, a 2010 draft pick out of Penn State, was charged with discharging a firearm in public.

Jankovic Sends Kvitova Tumbling Out of Wimbledon

A woman who once fumed she "needed a helicopter" to go on a Wimbledon court she called a "parking lot" could not have been happier with her surroundings on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic sent holder Petra Kvitova spinning out.

Charlie Sanders, Hall of Famer With the Detroit Lions, Dies at 68

Sanders, a tight end for the Lions from 1968 to 1977, helped redefine a position that had been traditionally reserved for stolid blockers.

Effective Concussion Treatment Remains Frustratingly Elusive, Despite a Booming Industry

Start-ups and doctors are in zealous pursuit of new and sometimes controversial ways to prevent, detect and treat concussions.

Longtime Lions Stalwart Charlie Sanders Dies at Age 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots.

Sheldon Richardson of Jets Among Four Suspended for Drugs

Richardson, a stalwart defensive lineman, apologized to teammates and fans after he was barred for four games for violating league’s substance abuse policy and program.

Chargers' Gates Banned Four Games for Positive Test

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games without pay four violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy, the team said on Wednesday.

Cowboys LB Rolando McClain Suspended 1st 4 Games of Season

Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy's 10-game ban.

Sports Briefing | Football: Texans Lineman Brandon Ivory Charged in Burglary

Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory was charged in what the police described as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

California Bill Would Classify Pro Sports Cheerleaders Employees

A bill currently before California Governor Jerry Brown would make clear that cheerleaders for state-based professional sports teams are employees, following high-profile lawsuits alleging labor violations in the state and elsewhere around the country.

Judge Upholds Ex-NFL Star Hernandez' Murder Conviction

A Massachusetts judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez to overturn his conviction for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance.

NFL Player C.J. Spillman Charged With Sexual Assault in Texas

National Football League free agent safety C.J. Spillman has been charged with sexual assault in a September incident at a Dallas-area hotel when he was playing for the Cowboys, officials said on Wednesday.

Paraguay Eye Third Pickup Truck as Prize for Argentina Upset

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz, famous for his motivational methods, revealed on Monday he owes his squad two pickup trucks plus a third if they upset Argentina in their Copa America semi-final.

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Michael Sam Returns to Montreal

Sam, an openly gay defensive lineman, left the Canadian Football League team during training camp without explanation, and the Alouettes placed him on their suspended list after his departure.

Bucs Quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm Moving Forward'

Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston knows he'll never escape scrutiny following multiple off-field incidents in college, but he's trying to "be a better person" as he embarks on his NFL career.

Ex-NFL Star Warren Sapp Charged in Las Vegas With Domestic Abuse

National Football League Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp was charged in Las Vegas on Thursday with three counts of domestic abuse, according to court records, just months after his arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

NFL Players Union Complains About Pats Disciplining Butler

The NFL Players Association has complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts.

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Tom Benson Ruling Appealed

The daughter of the owner Tom Benson, joined by her two adult children, appealed a ruling by a state court judge that Benson was mentally fit to control the New Orleans Saints and his other businesses.

New Orleans Saints Owner's Family Appeals Mental Competency Ruling

Three relatives of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on Wednesday appealed a ruling by a state court judge who declared the 87-year-old billionaire mentally fit to control his major league sports teams and other businesses.

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