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March 12, 2014

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Talib and Ward will play in a secondary that will be without Champ Bailey, who was released last week.

CLEVELAND (AP) — During the furious first few hours of free agency, the Browns agreed to terms with strong safety Donte Whitner, a Cleveland native who can't wait to play in his hometown.

Also, they reportedly struck a deal with inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, who revived his career last season in his second stint with Arizona.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released linebacker LaMarr Woodley, with a post-June 1 designation to save money under the salary cap and signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell from the Carolina Panthers.

HOCKEY

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed a night earlier.

His teammates? They did a fine job concentrating on the business at hand and earned a 3-2 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues.

After an eerily quiet flight and a sleepless night all around, the Stars were back on the ice for a morning skate in St. Louis. They were relieved that Peverley's heart condition had stabilized but were clearly shaken by an event that put their playoff push in perspective.

AUTO RACING

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road — the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season.

The decisions were made during a conference call with crew chiefs. Several people who participated told The Associated Press that NASCAR initially said teams could use external fans on pit road to cool the engines. But after nearly unanimous objection, NASCAR relented on the use of cooling units as long as they are hooked up through a flap on either side of the car. Teams are barred from lifting the hood of the car.

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