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  1. Mark Purdy: NFL follows the money to Vegas, Raider fans in Oakland face long goodbye


    PHOENIX — Is anyone surprised? Maybe that one lone holdout Raider fan was surprised. You know, the guy who has been tailgating in the same parking spot at the Coliseum for 20 years and who wears the face paint and who has Ken Stabler's statistics memorized and who really believes the NFL cares about him and his …

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, right, emerges from the NFL football annual meetings with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, after owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AZRF102
  2. Kaepernick is unemployed. Is it because of his arm, or his knee?


    Mark Sanchez found a job. Mike Glennon found a job. So did Josh McCown and Brock Osweiler and E.J. Manuel.

    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears. Spike Lee said on Instagram Sunday, March 19, 2017, that it was "fishy" that Kaepernick, now a free agent, hadn't been signed." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) PAPM107
  3. Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote


    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team.

    "I used to be," he responded.

    Oakland Raiders fan Ivan Davis gestures while answering questions from a reporter about the move of the team to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017, at Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill in San Leandro, Calif. NFL owners approved the move at the league meetings Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) CABM204
  4. Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies


    MEXICO CITY — 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.

    This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City. Brady???‚??„?s jersey went missing from the locker room after the game, and immediately set off an investigation that stretched from Boston to the border. Working with U.S. investigators, Mexican authorities obtained a search warrant and recovered the jersey March 12, along with another Brady jersey that disappeared after the 2015 Super Bowl. The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Brady???‚??„?s jersey went to the Super Bowl posing 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. (MAGO via AP ) XLAT104
  5. Vahe Gregorian: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia


    WAKARUSA, Ind. — More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the "Kansas Comet," inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka, Kan., by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year.

  6. From the NFL to prison to recovery: Ryan Leaf shares his story with those who need to hear it most


    LOS ANGELES — People might say there was no debate, but don't believe them.

    Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, the second draft pick in the 1998 draft, was considered a bust as a player and ultimately served 32 months in prison before being released in 2014. He now works with people struggling with addiction issues. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/TNS) 1198816
  7. Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws


    Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for years, often in apparent violation of federal drug laws.

    FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) is attended to by head trainer Eric Sugarman duriing the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel distributed powerful painkillers to players. According to a Jan. 17, 2008 e-mail from Sugarman to team doctors and medical personnel, that was unsealed Friday, March 10, 2017, medications like Ambien, a sedative, and Toradol, a post-surgical painkiller, were distributed to players and not accurately tracked by the team???‚??„?s dispensing records. An NFL spokesman said, ???‚??“clubs and their medical staffs are all in compliance with the Controlled Substances Act. ... Any claim or suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong.???‚?? (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NY174
  8. Anatomy of a collapse: How the Falcons blew it


    It was looking good.

    Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's third-down pass on a trick play fell incomplete with 6:04 left in the third quarter Sunday night. The Falcons led by 28-3 at the time and, according to the win probability calculator at Pro Football Reference, there was 99.9 percent chance they'd still …

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is hit by New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Feb. 5, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) XNYT218
  9. Greg Cote: NFL game of dodgeball continues with Patriots as Super Bowl week kicks off


    Hey, did you catch the Pro Bowl game Sunday night? Yeah, me neither. But I heard one of the skills challenges the day before involved dodgeball. No, seriously, because evidently they couldn't think of an idea even dumber. On deck: Twister!

    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 file photo New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, stands on the sidelines with Donald Trump prior to a NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. In the six New England states that voted for Hillary Clinton, some Patriots fans are trying to reconcile their team allegiance with their distaste for Republican President Trump. The New York billionaire has made it no secret he's good friends with team owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. New England faces the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File) BX702
  10. Raiders' $1 rent proposal has 'no meaning,' Vegas official says


    Las Vegas Stadium Authority officials scrambled Friday to explain the significance of a proposed lease agreement in which the Raiders would pay a $1 annual rent fee as part of their relocation to southern Nevada.

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas last year. The Raiders on Thursday filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. [Associated Press]