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

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Robert Mathis and Chuck Pagano like what they've seen so far from Indianapolis' defense. Mathis says the Colts are more comfortable and confident in coach Pagano's 3-4 system. He says they're playing faster and the results have shown up on the game tape.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts safety Delano Howell is seeing another specialist to determine the extent of his neck injury. General manager Ryan Grigson says he hopes to know more before the end of this week. Howell entered training camp as the front runner to start opposite LaRon Landry in the secondary. Howell has missed almost two weeks of practice.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock says the reason he missed the start of training camp is his recovery from prostate cancer surgery. Denbrock said he learned he had cancer while undergoing blood tests in June while applying for life insurance. He said the doctor believes he removed all the cancer.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The contract reworks the final three years of the current eight-year deal that MAC has with the network.

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