• June 27, 2016

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Experts: weak launch in Britain for DraftKings

BOSTON (AP) — A bid to grow daily fantasy sports overseas doesn't appear to be gaining much traction as the industry fights for survival on its home front.

Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

DALLAS (AP) — An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.

Still going: Packers report another year of record revenue

The Green Bay Packers have reported another year of record revenue.

NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Ex-NFL player tries to break in to home, gets shot by owner

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A homeowner in Portland shot an intruder this week who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II, authorities said.

Ben Affleck stands by expletive-filled 'Deflategate' rant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck stands by his expletive-filled rant against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell over "Deflategate."

Panel studying stadium plan in Vegas gets changing numbers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after Las Vegas won a bid for an NHL hockey team, a governor's panel studying a proposal for a 65,000-seat stadium to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders was met with a cascade of changing figures.

Ben Affleck launches epic 'Deflategate' rant on new HBO show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck gave former ESPN personality Bill Simmons' new HBO talk show a lively start with a five-minute, expletive-filled rant on "Deflategate."

Chile beats Colombia 2-0 to return to Copa America final

CHICAGO (AP) — Charles Aranguiz and Jose Pedro Feunzalida scored in the first half and defending champion Chile returned to the Copa America championship with a soggy 2-0 victory over Colombia on Wednesday night.

NHL coming to Las Vegas; new team to start play in 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

Massive crowd engulfs Cleveland, champion Cavs at parade

CLEVELAND (AP) — Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch.

Von Miller gets back on the football field _ at his camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Back in his element, Von Miller danced to the delight of his audience, got his hands on plenty of footballs and infused every minute with hearty laughter.

Dallas police: QB Johnny Manziel reports hit-and-run crash

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel reported a hit-and-run accident to Dallas police earlier this week, and a representative of the troubled quarterback says he wasn't seriously injured.

Ex-NFL player Tim Tebow visits friend shot in nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow visited his former high school football teammate who was wounded in the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Von Miller, Wade, Arrieta to appear in ESPN 'Body Issue'

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta will be featured in ESPN The Magazine's eighth annual "Body Issue."

Heat star Dwyane Wade a cover model for ESPN body issue

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has been in the public eye for most of his life.

WNBA undefeated: Lynx host Sparks for 20th anniversary game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Lynx visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, it will be just another regular-season game for two undefeated teams with championship aspirations.

Seahawks give rookies extensive course in NFL transition

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll stood at the front of the auditorium just like he would for any other meeting as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Standout defender Cameron back in Houston for Copa semifinal

HOUSTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Geoff Cameron wasn't quite sure what his role on the U.S. national team would be.

DA declines to prosecute arrested Alabama players

MONROE, La. (AP) — The district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones on drug and weapons charges, with the district attorney saying he didn't want to "ruin the lives" of the two football players.

Off the plane but still sky-high, LeBron brings title home

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history.

All In: Cleveland rocks as title drought ends with NBA crown

CLEVELAND (AP) — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago.

The Latest: LeBron, Cavs beat Warriors 93-89, capture title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers (all times local):