Denver Broncos' TJ Ward gets community service

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Former Browns safety Ward gets community service

DENVER -- Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward in exchange for community service.

A judge accepted the deal on Monday during a brief hearing in Denver.

Ward previously pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at PT's All Nude Club in May.

Ward told the judge he understood the conditions of the program but said nothing else.

Bengals ink Dalton to new $115M deal

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals are making Andy Dalton one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.

Dalton signed a six-year extension on Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth up to $115 million and will prevent Dalton playing out the final year of his rookie contract.

Dalton says he is relieved to have the deal signed before the season.

Dalton has passed for more than 3,000 yards in each of his three seasons. He led the Bengals to an 11-5 record and AFC North title in 2013. He set career highs with 33 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions.

Despite his regular-season success, Dalton has been criticized for throwing six interceptions with only one touchdown in three postseason losses.

Back injury ends career of Giants RB Wilson, 23

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back David Wilson's NFL career is over because of a back injury.

The 23-year-old Wilson was told by doctors Monday that he risked more serious problems if he kept playing. He underwent fusion surgery to repair vertebrae and a herniated disk in his neck in January. At practice last Tuesday, he caught a pass and ran with his head down into the back of an offensive lineman, a hit that caused numbness in his hands and lower extremities.

He missed the last 11 games last season after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal cord.

Wilson says: "I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream."

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Watson wary of Woods' back injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. captain Tom Watson says Tiger Woods' latest back injury doesn't bode well for him playing in the Ryder Cup.

Watson says he was watching the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational when Woods withdrew after eight holes with another injury to his back. Watson tells SiriusXM PGA Tour radio he knew something was wrong when he saw Woods badly miss on his tee shot at the fifth hole.

Woods had back surgery March 31. Watson says he is concerned about the injury because of Woods' history with it.

Watson had said he would pick Woods if he's healthy and playing well, but "this doesn't bode well right now."

He says he hopes the injury is an isolated problem and Woods can play in the PGA Championship this week.

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