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Adrian Peterson could be back in the NFL sooner than expected after he agreed to a plea deal in his child abuse case.

Rather than facing a December trial date the Minnesota Vikings running back will instead pay $4,000 and perform 80 hours of community service after the charge was reduced from a felony to reckless-assault. He remains on probation.

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So what does this mean for his return to the gridiron?

The Vikings are on a bye this week but, unless the NFL hands Peterson their own punishment, the running back could theoretically be back in action in Week 11 if he was deemed ready to take the field after missing the entire season to date.


Over to the NBA and LeBron James continues to endure a tough start to life back in Cleveland. The home coming parade has well and truly ground to a halt, the Cavaliers loss against the Trail Blazers last night was the teams second in it's opening three games.

LeBron’s old team suffered defeat too on Tuesday as the Houston Rockets ended the Miami Heat’s previously perfect record. The Rockets meanwhile extend their own unbeaten record to five.


And finally Amir Khan’s promoter Oscar De la Hoya has promised the Brit’s next fight will be the biggest of his career, insisting either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao will be lined up should Khan overcome Devon Alexander this December.

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