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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster says her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges. Attorney Stephanie Rickard issued a statement on behalf of Elissa Ennis that says her client can prove the injuries that led to the chargers were not caused by Foster.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has found no evidence any of its teams asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inappropriate questions during interviews at the scouting combine. Guice is projected as a first-round selection. He told SiriusXM Satellite Radio that one team asked if he was gay and another club asked if his mother "sells herself."

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints plan to have an empty chair in the draft room at team headquarters in honor of their late owner. Tom Benson was a New Orleans native who bought the Saints in 1985. He died on March 15 at age 90. Loomis says the Saints miss Benson and will be thinking about him on draft night.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That's why he's trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic. Spieth will try to capitalize on momentum he's gained with top-three finishes at the Houston Open and the Masters. This is the second year of the two-player team format at the Zurich, where the field includes defending champions Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.

(AP) - The rest of the Southeastern Conference's football programs are still chasing Alabama and veteran coach Nick Saban. There are five new coaches in the league at Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee. The most recent spring practices were vital for those programs as they try to build a foundation that can compete with the Crimson Tide. Alabama has won five of the past nine national championships.

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