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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches' challenges and what can be reviewed by officials.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse.

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BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan.

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When the Packers gave Brett Favre the NFL's first $100 million contract in 2001 — well, first "$100 million contract," because, like so many deals in the league, it wasn't ultimately worth the advertised amount — the team structured it to create extra space under the salary cap for other signings.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that the NFL is adding a second female official, Terri Valenti, to work as an instant replay official next season.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has taken his final handoff for Minnesota, a 10-year run featuring a league MVP award, plenty of off-the-field drama and a franchise-leading 11,747 yards rushing over 123 regular-season games.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge did not adequately explain the terms and consequences of a plea agreement resulting in an 18-year federal prison sentence on drug and sexual assault charges for disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, lawyers for Sharper said in appeal briefs filed Friday.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are making moves to upgrade their struggling offense, agreeing to a two-year deal with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and a four-year contract with Pro Bowl fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Deb Antonelli has been analyzing men's and women's basketball games for years. Now she'll get a chance to bring her knowledge to a bigger audience as the first woman to work a men's NCAA Tournament game as an analyst in over two decades.

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