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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday.

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from the league said Smith had violated the NFL’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.

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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

In this March 25, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

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Saban: No. 2 Alabama LB DePriest out for opener

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest is suspended for the season opener against West Virginia.

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AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can’t

In this Aug. 20, 2014 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) takes a break during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, the NFL suspended Gordon for one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon can’t run a deep pass route into Canada and play.

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