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  1. Storm falls in home opener

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    TAMPA — The Storm gave defending Arena League champion Philadelphia a challenge, but the Soul pulled out a 56-52 victory before 9,071 at Tampa Bay's home opener Saturday at Amalie Arena.

  2. Storm wins season opener

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    CLEVELAND — Randy Hippeard threw for six touchdowns, including on three straight fourth-quarter possessions to keep a two-score advantage, and the Storm won their season opener 46-40 over Cleveland on Saturday night.

  3. New faces dot the Storm roster for opener

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    TAMPA — Storm fans would be wise to locate a program before Tampa Bay kicks off the Arena Football League season tonight at Cleveland. The team will again be in the familiar blue and gold but a roster will come in handy.

    Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard (17) looks to pass against the New Orleans VooDoo during the Tampa Bay Storm's season opener at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  The Storm defeated the VooDoo 62-57.
  4. David Whitley: Hey, Raiders: Orlando could be your temporary home before Vegas

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    ORLANDO — They scoffed at Columbus when he set sail to find the New World. Nobody thought the Wright Brothers would get their idea off the ground.

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

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    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
  6. Kaepernick is unemployed. Is it because of his arm, or his knee?

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    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
  7. Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote

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    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
  8. Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

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    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
  9. Vahe Gregorian: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

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    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.

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

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    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