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Hill confident he can run Rams offense

In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (14) calls a play in the huddle during a preseason NFL football game against the the New Orleans Saints in St. Louis. Complicating preparations on a short practice field, the Rams also must get used to Shaun Hill calling the signals instead of Sam Bradford. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shaun Hill has been here before.

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Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

In this March 21, 2007, file photo, then-Missouri redshirt freshman Michael Keck, left, listens to a coach during defensive drllls at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Keck, who transferred to Missouri State in 2009, played just two years of college football before he was knocked out and gave the sport up for good. He turned combative, began to struggle in school, and soon was spending most of his time indoors in a darkened room. Keck died in 2013 at age 25 of what doctors believe was an unrelated heart condition. His brain, as he requested, was donated to the Boston University lab researching a degenerative brain condition frequently found in contact-sport athletes. It was found that Keck had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which had advanced to a stage never before seen in someone so young. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good.

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Yankees’ Teixeira, Gardner out of lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup so he can rest a sore left hamstring.

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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

Director Spike Lee takes a picture of a black St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap on top of Michael Brown's casket on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, during the funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several civil rights leaders and celebrities were among thousands of mourners who turned out for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri.

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Chiefs trim 11 ahead of first roster deadline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have waived 11 players and placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve as they pare down their roster before the first deadline.

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