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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with quarterback Brian Hoyer before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Browns hold off on picking between Manziel, Hoyer as starting QB

- Associated Press

Coach Mike Pettine’s decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins’ sideline, an act Pettine called “extremely disappointing” and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.

Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland walks on the field during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bashaud Breeland bounces back with strong showing vs. Browns

- The Washington Times

Little more than a week ago the Redskins rookie cornerback had just been cited for marijuana possession, busted next to a run-down gas station in Richmond, where the Redskins held training camp. Monday night, he was whacking opponents on national television.

FILE - In this July 15, 2014, file photo, former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, right, speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. Kluwe says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him over his activism on gay rights issues. He said Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that the Vikings have agreed to donate to several nonprofits to help raise awareness in professional sports about LGBT issues. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores, File )

Chris Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement, avoid lawsuit

- Associated Press

Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in 2013 over his outspoken support for gay marriage. Financial details of the settlement weren’t released, but Kluwe said he would get no money. Five different charities will benefit over the next five years.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Cleveland Browns in NFL preseason football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, August 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3, Redskins uneven but good enough to beat woeful Browns


The Redskins’ first-team defense fared well. Led by Ryan Kerrigan’s two sacks, the unit also played into the second quarter and kept former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the Browns off the scoreboard. In two exhibition contests, the Redskins’ starters have not allowed a point and have notched a total of three sacks.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) listens to coach Andy Reid during NFL football training camp Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jamaal Charles sidelined by freak foot injury

- Associated Press

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Charles had X-rays and an MRI exam that revealed no significant injury. Still, it is unclear how long Charles will be out.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signals at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Peyton Manning, Broncos rout 49ers to open Levi’s Stadium

- Associated Press

Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.

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FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, people stroll along the river walk across from the new McClane Stadium at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The on-campus facility is set to open this fall amid great fanfare. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

- Associated Press

Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

- Associated Press

Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.

AP source: Bills bids to be submitted in 2 weeks

- Associated Press

The sale of the Buffalo Bills is entering its final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit their formal bids in about two weeks, a person familiar with the sale process told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Bielema says Arkansas ranked between 1st and 76th

- Associated Press

Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema said Tuesday that while his Razorbacks aren't ranked at the top of the polls, they are still rated better than his initial Wisconsin team was when he started coaching in 2006.

Eagles set to have 3 healthy WRs for Thursday

Associated Press

For the first time this preseason, the Philadelphia Eagles will have their preferred trio of wide receivers on the field at the same time along with last season's league rushing leader, LeSean McCoy.

Injured Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan rests in a cart while watching a joint practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Ball practices for first time since appendectomy

Associated Press

Broncos running back Montee Ball returned to practice Tuesday, participating in individual drills in his first on-field workout since undergoing an appendectomy Aug. 4.

5 ex-footballers plead not guilty in assault

Associated Press

Five former Vermont football players have pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from what police say were initiations involving sexual assaults with broom sticks or pool cues in 2011 and 2012.