Football

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) dives for the first down marker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers in Orchard Park, N.Y. Two people familiar with the trade said Friday, March 9, 2018, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Taylor from the Bills for a third-round draft pick this year. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Leading the Bills to their first playoff appearance in 18 years wasn't enough for Tyrod Taylor to secure his long-term future in Buffalo. The Bills are starting over at quarterback after agreeing to trade their three-year starter to the Cleveland Browns on Friday, according to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) runs away from Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Steven Nelson (20) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the deal says the Dolphins have agreed to trade Landry to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks. The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, March 9, 2018, because under NFL rules, no trades can be completed until Wednesday, the start of the league’s new year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 09, 2018 - 6:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one. The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday. The people confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:11 pm
The Seattle Seahawks are cutting ties with star cornerback Richard Sherman after seven seasons. The team has informed him that he will be released, and Sherman confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press on Friday. The move appeared to be building after he met with the team...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, gamers compete during the Athens Online mega-lan gaming expo hosted by eSports at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The NHL is making its first foray into the world of esports that follows the lead of the NBA, NFL and FIFA. The league is launching the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship on Friday, March 9, 2018, a tournament that will crown a champion in June in Las Vegas. League officials and esports experts say it’s a way to attract millennials to hockey and to find new ways to connect with current fans. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:22 am
Rob Simmelkjaer got his introduction to hockey playing "NHL 94" on Sega Genesis. "I got to know the players and the teams, who played what position," the NBC Sports executive recalled. "I think that's something that the NHL can benefit from by putting esports front and center." The NHL did just...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:00 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade star cornerback Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade isn't official until the start of the new league...
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March 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass during a halftime ceremony at an NFL football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers in Indianapolis. The Colts retired Manning's jersey during the ceremony. Manning sold his share in 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday, March 7, that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John's franchisee. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings. File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Miami Gardens, Fla. A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag, easing the path to a potential trade. The person confirmed the signing to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, March 8, 2018, because the Dolphins hadn't announced the move.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is now under contract with the Miami Dolphins, easing the path to a potential trade. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag Thursday, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the signing to The Associated...
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A general, overall view of Ford Center as Florida International University plays Southern Miss on Court A, at left, and University of Texas San Antonio plays University of Texas El Paso on Court B, at right, simultaneously on the first day of the men's and women's Conference USA basketball tournament in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 08, 2018 - 2:32 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Conference USA is playing tournament games two at a time, on opposite sides of a huge black curtain in the facility where the NFL's Dallas Cowboys practice. This is a unique Texas two-step. C-USA is believed to be the first NCAA league ever to play such games simultaneously in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, that the Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because NFL trades can't be announced until March 14...
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