CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt two months after the star running back was released by Kansas City after a video showed him kicking a woman last year. Hunt was placed on the NFL's commissioner's exempt list hours before the Chiefs released him, a move that drew public support after he was seen in a physical fight with the woman during an argument in the lobby of a downtown hotel where he stayed.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season. Reid said Monday he believes he got "fair market value" after making just $1.69 million last season from the Panthers. Reid still has a collusion case pending against NFL owners, alleging that he wasn't signed last offseason as a direct result of his decision to kneel for the national anthem alongside former teammate Colin Kaepernick.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June's baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66 million signing bonus. The football quarterback is eligible for this year's NFL draft, which starts April 25.
LONDON (AP) — World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. English soccer club Stoke posted a statement from his family on Twitter saying "we are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him."
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi is back in Australia after spending three months in detention in Thailand. Al-Araibi had fled Bahrain because of political repression and he was taken into custody by authorities in Thailand while on his honeymoon in November. Al-Araibi had feared that if he were to be returned to Bahrain, he'd be tortured. But Australia, where he has refugee status, pressured Thailand to release him.