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Sports Halfway front-runners for NFL awards Halfway front-runners for NFL awards
When every team had reached the halfway mark of its 2014 season, one name stood out in the race for The Associated Press NFL awards: Arizona coach Bruce Arians.
Sports Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment.
Sports More than 200 opt out of NFL concussion settlement
More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday.