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LA gets first Super Bowl since 1993

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

Three times over.

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.


Concussion group: Bubba Smith had CTE

BOSTON (AP) Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

Smith died in 2011 at 66. He is one of 90 former NFL players diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy since 2008 at a brain bank affiliated with Veteran Affairs, Boston University and the foundation. Out of four stages of the disease, the foundation says Smith had stage 3 CTE.


NFL doctor responds strongly to report

SEATTLE (AP) The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

That study concluded that NFL officials improperly sought to influence the process.


Steelers RB Bell: Bengals targeted me

PITTSBURGH (AP) Le'Veon Bell considers the first injury of his NFL career - a sprained foot in a preseason game three years ago - a freak accident.

The last two? Not so much.


Raiders begin studies on move to Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas.

Davis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that the initial reports have come back "positive" about the feasibility of such a move. Unable to get a suitable stadium deal in Oakland, Davis wants to move the Raiders to the gambling city.


Bills' new media policy too restrictive?

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Don't expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices.

Mentioning what might be said during a post-practice team huddle is also out. And forget about learning who opened practice at quarterback, or any other position for that matter.


Broncos QB Sanchez surprisingly at OTAs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez wasn't about to let a weight room mishap keep him from running the Denver Broncos' offense when the Super Bowl champs began OTAs.

Sanchez donned a black wrap on his surgically repaired left thumb and got in plenty of work Tuesday, defying the odds and enjoying some cachet among his teammates.


Cards' Fitzgerald in final year of deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way.

Now, he enters the final year of a two-year, $22 million contract, and he said Tuesday that he doesn't even think about whether he will play football beyond this season, with the Cardinals or anyone else.


Jaguars rookie CB Ramsey has surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will gladly take the latest injury update regarding rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, had surgery Tuesday to repair torn meniscus in his right knee. But he's expected to return in time for training camp, a welcome relief for a franchise that already is dealing with a rash of injuries.


Titans veteran OL Bell out for season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says offensive lineman Byron Bell will miss the season after dislocating his left ankle on the Titans' first day of organized team activities.

Mularkey said he did not know the full extent of Bell's injury, but the veteran's left ankle was placed into an air cast before he being carted off the field Tuesday.