Seattle RB Lynch begins expected holdout

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was "all about that action, boss."

His action on Friday was defiance. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened training camp and Lynch chose to stay away because of his current contract situation.

Beast Mode's status: absent and unhappy.

Texans WR Johnson reports to camp

HOUSTON (AP) Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans.

In the end, they weren't serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. (MORE)

Steelers to wait on Big Ben extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger is going to have to wait awhile for his next raise.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Friday the team won't work on a contract extension for the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback until after the 2014 season. Roethlisberger has two years left on his current deal, when the Steelers typically like to renegotiate with Roethlisberger. (MORE)

FIFA: Russia will keep 2018 World Cup

GENEVA (AP) FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. (MORE)

Wizards' Wall added to US World Cup list

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

The 19 players on the list will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament in Spain in late August. (MORE)

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