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Ex-Dolphins owner Huizenga dies at 80

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MIAMI (AP) H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80.

Huizenga (HY'-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The cause was cancer, said Bob Henninger, executive vice president of Huizenga Holdings.

Starting with a single garbage truck in 1968, Huizenga built Waste Management Inc. into a Fortune 500 company. He purchased independent sanitation engineering companies, and by the time he took the company public in 1972, he had completed the acquisition of 133 small-time haulers. By 1983, Waste Management was the largest waste disposal company in the United States.


Arrest warrant out for Eagles DE Bennett

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who is accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

The Harris County district attorney's office said a grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Bennett, acquired earlier this month by the Philadelphia Eagles, on a felony count of injury to the elderly.


Cowboys add ex-Jags WR Hurns for 2 years

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys added another receiver in free agency Friday when Allen Hurns agreed to a two-year deal.

Hurns' deal with the Cowboys came three days after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Falcons sign special teams star Bethel

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have added depth at cornerback and a three-time Pro Bowl player on special teams by signing Justin Bethel, who played his first six seasons with Arizona.

The 27-year-old Bethel joins guard Brandon Fusco and tight end Logan Paulsen as Atlanta's top free-agent additions. The Falcons have focused on re-signing their own players while hoping to work out an extension for quarterback Matt Ryan, who can be a free agent after the 2018 season.


10 rules proposals on table for owners

NFL owners will be presented 10 rules proposals at their meetings next week, including changes to the catch rule and to the length of defensive pass interference penalties, and allowing personal fouls to be reviewed by instant replay.

The competition committee and several teams are bringing the proposals, which will be reviewed by owners beginning Monday in Orlando.


Dolphins sign QB Osweiler to 1-year deal

MIAMI (AP) Coach Adam Gase's new backup quarterback in Miami is his former backup quarterback in Denver.

Brock Osweiler signed a one-year contract Friday with the Dolphins to provide veteran insurance behind Ryan Tannehill, who is coming back from two knee operations.


Ex-NFL OL Mathis selling Mantle card

After retiring from the NFL a little more than a year ago, Evan Mathis decided to move closer to where he grew up in Alabama.

And to get the kind of house he and his wife wanted, Mathis needed to free up some money. And that meant the avid sports card collector would have to part with his prized possession: a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card.


Chargers DL Liuget suspended 4 games

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming season for a violation of the NFL's doping policy.

The Chargers announced the suspension Friday.


Giants DE Mauro suspended 4 games

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants defensive end Josh Mauro has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers.

Mauro is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.


Seahawks sign DT Johnson, DE Smith back

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks added needed depth on their defensive line by signing veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson and bringing back defensive end Marcus Smith.

The Seahawks are thin up front with the trade of Michael Bennett to Philadelphia and the loss of Sheldon Richardson in free agency. Johnson provides the Seahawks a solid veteran at defensive tackle who played on one of the premier defenses in the NFL last season.

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