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Vanderbilt rape trial to wrap up with defense arguments

Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.  Vandenburg and Cory Batey, two former Vanderbilt football players,  are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo, Pool)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

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Greg Roman to give Bills quarterback EJ Manuel a clean slate

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills second-year quarterback EJ Manuel is getting a clean slate under Greg Roman.

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Jaguars hire Kelly Skipper as running backs coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper to the same position and parted ways with Terry Richardson.

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Former NFLers appeal dismissal of lawsuit over painkillers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players’ health by routinely — and often illegally — dispensing painkillers.

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Bears move Hurtt from assistant defensive line to OLBs coach

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say Clint Hurtt is moving from assistant defensive line coach to outside linebackers coach.

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