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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1968 file photo, Southern California's O.J. Simpson (32) runs against California during a college football game in Los Angeles. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy at Southern California in 1968. Simpson will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017, to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/hf, File)
July 20, 2017 - 12:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2009, file photo, Buffalo Bills' James Hardy catches a pas during NFL football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. The death of Hardy, a former NFL wide receiver has been ruled a suicide. The Allen County Coroner's Office said Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that the 31-year-old died of "asphyxia due to drowning." Hardy's body was found June 7 in a logjam at a dam along the Maumee River in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
July 19, 2017 - 7:13 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The death of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy has been ruled a suicide by Indiana officials. The Allen County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that the 31-year-old Hardy died of "asphyxia due to drowning." Michael Burris, chief investigator for the coroner's office, says...
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July 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The death of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy has been ruled a suicide by Indiana officials. The Allen County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that the 31-year-old Hardy died of "asphyxia due to drowning." Michael Burris, chief investigator for the coroner's office, says...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the club is still gathering details over Elliott's involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 18, 2017 - 10:14 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday the team is still gathering details over Ezekiel Elliott's involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back. Elliott, who was already facing a potential suspension over the NFL's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead (13) prepares before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Arlington, Texas. Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom. Whitehead told NBC 5 in Dallas that he was in Florida last week when Blitz was taken from his Texas home, along with some shoes and bags. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
July 18, 2017 - 2:25 am
DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom. Whitehead told NBC 5 in Dallas ( http://bit.ly/2ta2Qpv ) that he was in Florida last week when Blitz was taken from his Texas home, along with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy, beside others the team previously had won, during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. A Massachusetts farm is honoring Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday, July 16, that its 10th corn maze will feature the Patriots' star quarterback. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 17, 2017 - 8:11 pm
PLYMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots' star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The Panthers have fired general manager Dave Gettleman less than two weeks before the opening of training camp. Team owner Jerry Richardson said Monday, July 17, 2017, in a statement he made the decision after a long evaluation of the team's football operations. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 17, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Just over a week before training camp opens, the Carolina Panthers have no general manager. And no president. The team that faded from a Super Bowl spot to a losing season in 2016 fired Dave Gettleman on Monday, eight days before the Panthers get down to preseason business...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager have fired general manager Dave Gettleman less than two weeks before the opening of training camp. Team owner Jerry Richardson said Monday in a statement he made the decision after a long evaluation of the team's football...
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Player matchups are shown on the screen of a computer laptop in Atlantic City N.J. on Monday July 17, 2017 shortly after Resorts Casino Hotel became the first New Jersey casino to launch a daily fantasy sports site. The casino hopes to attract new customers who otherwise wouldn't patronize a casino. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. Resorts Casino Hotel on Monday launched FastPick, a daily fantasy sports game in which customers choose head-to-head player matchups of real-world...
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