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Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head....

Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator....

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history....

Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs
ATLANTA (AP) -- For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability....

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again....

Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) -- European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup....

US Soccer stands by Solo decision
U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges....

Jeter's 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds....

Kicking game: It is called football, after all
In the biggest game of the NFL season so far, the winning coach said the game wasn't decided by superstars Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch or Richard Sherman. The MVP, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, was punter Jon Ryan....

Nebraska's Abdullah: Jameis Winston must grow up
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State needs to clean up his act....

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