Football

September 14, 2017 - 11:39 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of rape as a teen who served nearly a year in a juvenile prison in a highly publicized Ohio case has sued Youngstown State University in federal court after the school allowed him to join the football team and then told him he couldn't play this season after a...
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September 14, 2017 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's lone black Republican urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid inflammatory racial rhetoric such as his statement blaming "many sides" for the violence at a recent white nationalist protest in Virginia. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he met for...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:52 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kenny Stills wants to know why more athletes aren't standing with Colin Kaepernick. The Miami Dolphins receiver has restated his questions from a series of tweets Tuesday questioning the support across sports for Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback currently out of...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:49 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case. The NFL quickly answered a filing from Elliott's attorneys Wednesday, telling U.S...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers gives Jordy Nelson (87) a thumbs up after a touchdown catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 12, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the opening week of the NFL season, it's so easy to overreact, given such a small sample. That's not an issue for the Green Bay Packers. They started the season last week at No. 2 in the first AP Pro32 poll and opened with a 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks. And after the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers take part in the coin toss before an NFL football game, in Tampa, Fla. There will be football in Tampa this weekend, and the Buccaneers will finally get to start a season delayed by Hurricane Irma's wrath. The Bucs announced that they will be able to host the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 12, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Amid the misery in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma, the state still has places to play. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday they will host the Chicago Bears as scheduled Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Across the state, the home of the Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes was declared safe after...
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FILE - This Sept. 16, 2013, file photo shows the ESPN logo prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. ESPN sideline reporter Sergio Dipp became an unlikely star of “Monday Night Football” thanks to an awkward debut on the broadcast during the Denver Broncos-Los Angeles Chargers game on Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
September 12, 2017 - 8:23 am
DENVER (AP) — ESPN sideline reporter Sergio Dipp has become an unlikely star of "Monday Night Football" thanks to an awkward debut. Play-by-play commentator Beth Mowins, who became the first woman to call an NFL regular season game since 1987, went to Dipp for a report on new Denver Broncos coach...
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Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) celebrates after tipping a game-tying field goal attempt by the Los Angeles Chargers causing it to fall short during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Denver. The Broncos won 24-21. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 12, 2017 - 2:36 am
DENVER (AP) — The rookie head coach iced the rookie kicker. Shelby Harris got a hand on Younghoe Koo's 44-yard game-tying field goal try with a second left and the Denver Broncos began the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night. "It was a little too exciting...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2017 - 1:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sam Bradford set the NFL record for completion percentage for Minnesota last season, his accuracy aided by the volume of short passes under heavy pressure. With protection from the rush, he showed Monday night he can throw the ball down the field with the best of them. Bradford...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 11, 2017 - 6:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans quarterback situation remains unsettled with just three days remaining until they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Coach Bill O'Brien benched Tom Savage for rookie Deshaun Watson at halftime of Houston's 29-7 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday. On Monday O'Brien...
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