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Cowboys' Spillman faces sexual-assault allegation

A sexual-assault allegation against Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated by police in Grapevine, Texas.

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Bears sign cornerback, waive linebacker

The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Teddy Williams from Arizona's practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.

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Reports: Raiders might court Gruden

With the Oakland Raiders searching for a new head coach, their gaze might turn to a name from their past.

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Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's interim head coach.

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Lions' Fauria injured while potty-training puppy

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria didn't injure his left ankle on the field during a game or practice.

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas.

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except, perhaps, for an NFL end zone.

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Neutral arbitrator will hear Rice's appeal

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard by a neutral arbitrator.

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Raiders confirm Dennis Allen fired

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to multiple reports. An Oakland spokesman confirmed the firing late Monday night to the Oakland Tribune.

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Chiefs demolish Patriots on 'MNF'

Jamaal Charles found the end zone three times and the Kansas City defense stifled the New England offense for most of three quarters as the Chiefs scored a 41-14 victory over the Patriots on Monday night.

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