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Newsmakers: Johnny Manziel case headed to grand jury

Referred Dallas police said Thursday they have referred their domestic violence case against Johnny Manziel to a grand jury, which will consider whether to charge the troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend. Police released a statement saying they have asked the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to present a misdemeanor domestic violence case to the local grand jury.

Requested Hours after new head coach Chip Kelly assured reporters that Colin Kaepernick is excited to play for the 49ers this year, his agents requested a trade. That was reported by NFL Network’s Rand Getlin. Kaepernick’s agents, Scott Smith and Jason Bernstein, met with team officials in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.

Hearing Three federal judges will hear the NFL’s appeal of the lifting of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in “Deflategate” next week. Arguments before a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for March 3 in New York City.

Undecided Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who won his second Super Bowl title on Feb. 7, is still undecided about whether he wants to continue playing, according to Broncos general manager John Elway. “We’re going to give him as much time as he needs,” Elway said.

Removed San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain has undergone a procedure to have a cyst removed from his upper right arm. He is expected to resume throwing in 10 days.

Out Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did not participate in the team’s first full workout because he is recovering from surgery to have his wisdom teeth removed. He is expected back Friday.

Finalized The Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Yovani Gallardo have finalized a $22 million, two-year contract with a 2018 team option, a deal revised from the original $35 million, three-year agreement reached Saturday.

Completed The Seattle Sounders have completed the transfer of forward Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League for an undisclosed sum.

Died Former Chicago White Sox minority owner Eddie Einhorn, who helped put college basketball on television 50 years ago, has died in New Jersey following complications from a stroke. He was 80.

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