FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tim Tebow was back on the field with an NFL team -- the New England Patriots.
The Patriots announced the signing of the former Jets quarterback on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by New York and just in time for the start of the three-day Patriots minicamp that runs through Thursday.
Tebow practiced with veteran New England starter Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett. The newest Patriot wore No. 5, not his familiar 15 -- which belongs to Mallett -- on his shorts and helmet. The QBs wore red jerseys without numbers.
Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Tebow was signed for two years with no guaranteed money. One person says he will make the veteran's minimum salary, $630,000 in 2013, with incentives.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because terms of the deal had not been announced.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- After showing that he can now do "explosive sprinting," Robert Griffin III held a news conference that referenced LeBron James, Tim Tebow and "Bridezillas."
Next up for Griffin: working his rehab into his honeymoon.
Griffin again worked on the side as the Redskins begin their spring minicamp. Wearing the now-familiar large black brace on his right knee, he ran drills with other rehabbing players -- as he's done all spring -- but the newest element to his routine is the ramped-up sprinting that he hopes keeps him on pace to be full-go when training camp starts in late July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The mother of a Kansas City Chiefs player who killed his girlfriend and himself late last year, leaving his baby daughter an orphan, said in court that relatives from both sides of the family should be involved in the girl's life.
Cheryl Shepherd of West Babylon, N.Y., testified at hearings to decide who will get custody of the 9-month-old child of Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Perkins' cousin, Sophie Perkins Perkins of Pflugerville, Texas, also is seeking custody of the girl.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says marriage has done one thing for him: make him feel much older.
"I feel old, I really do," Cutler said Tuesday in confirming that he and actress Kristin Cavallari had recently married. "It feels good."
He didn't offer any details of the wedding, saying only: "It went off without a hitch, so that's all you can ask for."
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Kept largely off limits since the draft by rookie head coach Mike McCoy, Manti Te'o was allowed to speak with reporters for the first time in more than a month as the Chargers opened minicamp
Te'o says he's just one of the guys and is confident he can be a three-down linebacker in the NFL.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Ahmad Bradshaw, adding a veteran running back to their crowded backfield.
The 27-year-old Bradshaw spent seven seasons with the New York Giants, but left the team in February -- one of a handful of high-salaried players released as part of roster purge intended to clear up salary cap room and bring in younger talent. He ran for 1,015 yards on 221 carries (4.6 yards per carry) and scored six touchdowns last season but missed four games with injuries.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded not guilty to an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub last week, the latest in a string of legal troubles he's had.
An attorney for the 29-year-old Jones entered the plea a day after he was arrested and then released on his own recognizance. He attended the start of the Bengals' training camp and worked out with the team in the afternoon, but declined to comment.
MIAMI (AP) -- The backside pat Chad Johnson gave his lawyer in court was not meant as disrespect to a judge and certainly wasn't something that warrants a 30-day jail sentence, the former NFL star's attorney said in a motion seeking another chance.
Adam Swickle asked Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh to reconsider the sentence she imposed Monday. Johnson had reached a deal with prosecutors for community service and counseling to resolve a probation violation from his no-contest plea last year to battery on his then-wife, TV star Evelyn Lozada.
McHugh, just elected last August to her first term on the bench, seemed poised to approve the plea deal until Johnson's backside pat of Swickle triggered a wave of laughter in the court. The judge then angrily said she wouldn't sign off and tossed the six-time Pro Bowler formerly known as Chad Ochocinco in jail.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jozy Altidore continued his scoring blitz with a goal in his third straight match, Eddie Johnson thrilled his home club fans with a goal in the 53rd minute, and the United States took over first place in its World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Panama.
Altidore scored in the 36th minute on a perfect cross from Fabian Johnson, moments after a potential penalty kick for the Americans was denied.
Eddie Johnson then gave the U.S. some cushion when he collected Geoff Cameron's pass over the top of Panama's defense and slid a left-footed shot past Jaime Penedo less than 10 minutes into the second half.
The U.S. holds a two-point lead over Costa Rica and Mexico in the qualifying group in the 10-game final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. They will host Honduras next Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah.
A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets' coaching decision is down to Jason Kidd and Brian Shaw.
Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the team has just those two candidates.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search are not being made public by the Nets.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is giving old friend Patrick Ewing another shot to continue his NBA coaching career.
The Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Famer to become their new associate head coach, said a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the hire has not yet been made official.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia judge has set bond at $250,000 for an ex-NBA player accused in a fatal suburban Atlanta car crash.
Daron "Mookie" Blaylock appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vehicular homicide, driving on a suspended license, making an improper lane change and crossing the median in the head-on crash from May 31. The crash killed a 43-year-old woman.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Unable to arrange a private meeting, Sergio Garcia left Tiger Woods a note in his locker at the U.S. Open with hopes of moving on from his racially charged comment and getting back to playing golf.
The note presumably was an apology -- Garcia said it would be up to Woods to share the contents.
It was the latest -- and perhaps final -- chapter in a messy feud that ended badly for the Spaniard when he jokingly said at awards dinner in England that he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. "We will serve fried chicken," Garcia said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark created a sinkhole right behind the pitcher's mound that wiped out on-field batting practice for the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians while workers tried to fix the problem before their game.
DENVER (AP) -- Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was given a cortisone injection in his swollen left knee, and he will wear a brace to ensure he rests the joint.
Harper was given the shot after he visited orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Fla. Trainer Lee Kuntz said Harper will stay off the knee for a week.
Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday.
Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in the 2013-14 academic year for teams from 10 schools: Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida A&M, Florida International, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, New Orleans, Norfolk State, Savannah State and Southern. For Southern, its track team is ineligible for the postseason.
That compares to 15 teams ineligible for the 2012-13 postseason.
Most of the penalized schools have significantly more limited resources than top NCAA programs, including 11 historically black schools. Four of those banned are men's basketball squads from the 10-team Southwestern Athletic Conference.
HALLE, Germany (AP) -- Gael Monfils defeated fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany, advanced to the third round of the Aegon Classic with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Serbia's Vesna Dolonc.
LONDON (AP) -- American Sam Querrey earned his 200th career singles victory by edging Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (11), 5-7, 7-6 (5) in a rain-interrupted match at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament.