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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning's never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban's desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that might have violated NFL rules because Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase was in attendance. The league doesn't allow players and their coaches to meet before the start of offseason workouts

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has added Coastal Carolina assistant and former NBA player Mamadou N'Diaye to his coaching staff. N'Diaye spent the past three seasons at Coastal Carolina. He worked under Cliff Ellis, his coach when he starred at Auburn.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Carson Tinker wants to use his story to lift people up, not bring them down. The Jacksonville Jaguars' long snapper was injured and his girlfriend was killed during a 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa while he was playing for Alabama. Tinker has since shared his experience with youth groups and churches and now has written a book.

ATLANTA (AP) - TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager describes the postseason as "my favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights."

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