Football

File-This Sept. 10, 2016, file photo shows Florida State's Brian Burns stripping the ball from Charleston Southern's Robert Mitchell in the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State's defense returns nine starters to a unit that struggled the first half of last season before rounding into form. Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is hoping that the lessons the No. 3 Seminoles learned last season pay off. They will find out quickly since the opener is against top-ranked Alabama. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2017 - 8:41 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts is already accustomed to these kinds of games. The marquee games. The biggest matchups on the largest stage. This one pits top-ranked Alabama against No. 3 Florida State in the first-ever opening matchup of preseason Top-3 teams since the Associated Press started...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks downfield during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
August 29, 2017 - 12:52 am
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford has made a home in the Motor City, leading the Detroit Lions on the field and becoming a first-time father with twin girls earlier this year. "Aggressive start," Stafford recently cracked. The Lions, likewise, made an aggressive move to keep their franchise...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks downfield during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
August 28, 2017 - 10:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Detroit Lions. The team announced Monday night the deal keeps the quarterback under contract through the 2022 season. Stafford was entering the last season of his $53 million, three-year contract. He stood to get...
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Houston Texans quarterbacks Deshaun Watson (4), Tom Savage (3) and Brandon Weeden (5) take a breather from running sprints during a morning practice at the Dallas Cowboys training facility, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. The Texans are working out in the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys because of floods pounding Houston. An exhibition game in the Texans' stadium Thursday might be moved to the home of the Cowboys. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 28, 2017 - 8:14 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tom Savage longs to hold his tiny daughter and spend some quality time with his wife. J.J. Watt wants to do more than raise money via video on social media about 250 miles from Houston with the city swamped by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. While wanting simply to be home...
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Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict, top, celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and scoring a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2017 - 2:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed the first three games last season because of his hit to Antonio Brown's head in the playoffs. He'll miss the first five this season thanks to another rattling hit, this time during a preseason game. The NFL has suspended the Cincinnati Bengals'...
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August 28, 2017 - 12:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid has resumed his kneeling protest for human rights during the national anthem, after joining then-teammate Colin Kaepernick's polarizing demonstration last season. Reid knelt while the Star Spangled Banner was played at U.S. Bank Stadium...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 27, 2017 - 11:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Hoyer had the San Francisco offense humming after sputtering through the first two preseason games, passing for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the first half before the Minnesota Vikings rallied for a 32-31 victory over the 49ers on Sunday night. Sam Bradford and the...
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Miami Dolphins' Jakeem Grant, center, is grabbed by Philadelphia Eagles' Terrence Brooks, left, and Rasul Douglas during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 27, 2017 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have acquired safety Terrence Brooks from the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback Dexter McDougle in a trade of 2014 draft picks. The Eagles announced the deal Sunday. The moves provide depth for both teams' secondaries. The Jets are expected to start rookies Jamal...
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Stanford's running back Bryce Love, left, breaks tackles as he runs against the Rice defence during the opening game of the U.S. college football season in Sydney, Sunday Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 27, 2017 - 9:32 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Running back Bryce Love didn't take long to prove that he's a very competent replacement for Christian McCaffrey at Stanford. Love scored a touchdown and finished with 180 yards rushing to lead the No.14 Cardinal to a 62-7 victory over Rice on Sunday in the Sydney College Football Cup...
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Stanford's running back Bryce Love, left, breaks tackles as he runs against the Rice defence during the opening game of the U.S. college football season in Sydney, Sunday Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 27, 2017 - 2:43 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Bryce Love proved he could fill in quite nicely as Christian McCaffrey's replacement at Stanford, scoring a touchdown and finishing with 180 yard rushing to lead the No.14 Cardinal to a 62-7 victory over Rice on Sunday in the Sydney College Football Cup. Love, installed as the No. 1...
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