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Brain injury expert faults NFL concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A scientist studying the brains of deceased athletes with head trauma criticized the proposed NFL concussion settlement, saying it would not compensate retirees who exhibit mood swings, aggression, depression or other aberrant behavior.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Johansen joins Blue Jackets, says he's ready to go

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of his Columbus Blue Jackets teammates joked that now that Ryan Johansen was worth $12 million he would have to pick up a dinner tab or two for missing most of training camp due to a contract holdout.

That's fine by him. He's just happy to be back in the NHL.

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Cavaliers, Heat take in Rio ahead of exhibition

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have already experienced the best — and a tiny bit of the worst — of Rio de Janeiro as they prepare for Saturday's preseason game against the Miami Heat.

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Bengals defense regroups from worst game in years

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' defense got closer to full strength on Wednesday when Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict went through a full practice. Given how the last game went, it was an encouraging return.

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Haden's injury a blow to Browns shaky secondary

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Already shaky, the Browns' secondary is in shambles.

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