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Johnson earns rare win at rain-delayed Bristol

4:50 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — With a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson has won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career. The seven-time NASCAR champion doesn’t consider Bristol to be his best … Continue reading

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McShay's draft buzz: Everything I'm hearing

4:48 PM ET With the 2017 NFL draft rapidly approaching, I’ve been making some calls to my sources in the league to get a sense for where some of the big-name prospects could come off the board. I’ve compiled a … Continue reading

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Sources: Saints, Peterson negotiating contract

4:43 PM ET The New Orleans Saints and free-agent running back Adrian Peterson are negotiating a contract, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates. Talks between the two sides progressed over the weekend, but no deal is done, sources said. Peterson, who … Continue reading

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Bills decline to match Pats' offer to RB Gillislee

4:45 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Buffalo Bills decided not to match the New England Patriots‘ offer sheet to running back Mike Gillislee on Monday. Gillislee’s deal with the Patriots is for two years and worth $6.4 million, including … Continue reading

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Here's what Jabrill Peppers' positive drug test means

4:33 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Former Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the NFL scouting combine in … Continue reading

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Jabrill Peppers tests positive for dilute sample

4:37 PM ET ESPN.com news services The NFL has notified teams that Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the scouting combine, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Peppers is the second NFL draft prospect to test positive … Continue reading

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Police investigating hammer-throw death

2:36 PM ET Associated Press WHEATON, Ill. — A suburban Chicago police official says the college student who was killed during a hammer-throw event was struck by an errant throw during warm-ups as he stood off to the side of … Continue reading

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Hernandez's fiancee seeking release of notes

2:17 PM ET ESPN.com news services Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was engaged to Aaron Hernandez and is the mother of his daughter, is asking a Massachusetts judge to release copies of the three notes the former NFL tight end left in … Continue reading

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Ex-No. 1 overall pick Long retires from NFL

12:49 PM ET ESPN.com news services Former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins, played only four games with … Continue reading

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Steelers' Roethlisberger laments hometown rift

12:30 PM ET ESPN.com news services FINDLAY, Ohio — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he’s sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as … Continue reading

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