Football

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields enters Sanford Stadium before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Athens, Ga. New Ohio State quarterback Fields says he is ready for the hype and expectations that come with the job. He transferred from Georgia after being a backup to Jake Fromm last season. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 3:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) puts on his helmet prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 19, 2019 - 2:38 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill, left, throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Anthony Lanier during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
August 18, 2019 - 9:09 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 7:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown talks to reporters in the locker room in Florham Park, N.J. McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL has conditionally reinstated Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the...
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New York Jets inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the nature of the injury says New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson has a torn knee ligament that will sideline him for the season. Williamson injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the team's 22-10 preseason win...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 16, 2019 - 1:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Cody Kessler (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 15, 2019 - 11:21 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cody Kessler's return to Jacksonville lasted seven plays and ended with a slow walk to the visitors' locker room. Philadelphia's third-string quarterback was knocked out of the team's 24-10 preseason victory against the Jaguars on the opening drive Thursday night...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur bump fists during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
August 15, 2019 - 7:10 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of Thursday night's preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter , saying the decision to keep him on the sideline "is precautionary." Rodgers was poised to...
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