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Family tradition: Chargers' Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar,...

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Court: NFL's Bucs not entitled to damages from BP spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for...

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Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled...

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Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr

Reaction from the football world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Bart Starr on Sunday at age 85:___"Bart Starr was the...

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Packers say Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers say Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at...

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After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with...

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Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for...

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AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet.The six-time Pro Bowl defensive...

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Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers...

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Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan...

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Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to...

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2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA...

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Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball...

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Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald again trained this offseason by dodging knives.Fake blades, of course. But...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30.The two-time...

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Gerald McCoy to meet with Cleveland Browns

Gerald McCoy to meet with Browns The Cleveland Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come. The free-agent...

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49ers S Jimmie Ward, DE Nick Bosa injured in practice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason...

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Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared.Petrified,...

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Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come.The free-agent defensive tackle, released...

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Saints' Brees eager to try new things in 19th NFL season

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A playful grin widened across Drew Brees' face while he discussed lining up as a receiver for the...

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Foles, 'Flip' reunite, could make Jaguars contenders again

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Foles and John DeFilippo have bonded for life.They've spent countless hours in the same meeting...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development phase...

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Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta...

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Bengals guard Redmond suspended 4 games by league

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals guard Alex Redmond for the first four games of the 2019 regular season...

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USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league...

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Contract extension in hand, Edelman can get down to business

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best:...

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Jaguars rookie Josh Allen out with bruised knee, signs deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen sat out practice Thursday after bruising his...

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Jets' Gase: Had no input on GM firing; excited about Bell

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while...

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Former Bills DT Adolphus Washington signs with Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth team since the start of...

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Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLKEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the...

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Cardinals sign defensive lineman McClain to a 1-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive lineman Terrell McClain to a one-year contract and...

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Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston's title parade

BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting...

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Ex-NFL player faces trial in death of girlfriend's child

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the...

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Bills claim tackle Wesley off waivers; sign tight end Deane

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have claimed offensive tackle De'Ondre Wesley off waivers and also signed tight end...

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Pagano puts stamp on Bears 'D' after year out of coaching

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chuck Pagano made the most of his time away from the sideline. He's also glad to be coaching again.The...

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Vikings TE Rudolph: 'These guys expect to see me out here'

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As a ninth-year veteran on an expiring contract with a team in a tight salary cap situation, tight end Kyle...

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Iowa official who played in NFL faces gun, alcohol charges

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former NFL defensive lineman who is now a county supervisor in Iowa faces misdemeanor charges after...

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NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new...

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Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope.The Raiders released quarterback Landry...

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NFL draft headed to Cleveland in 2021, Kansas City in 2023

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL's draft road show is headed to Cleveland and Kansas City.To celebrate the Browns' 75th...

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Titans agree to terms with top draft pick Jeffery Simmons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their top draft pick Jeffery Simmons, the...

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Falcons lose DE Means for 2019 with Achilles tendon injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means will miss the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles...

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Just JuJu; With Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully.Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between...

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Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder.Panthers...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.David Perron had...

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Buffalo Bills have player wearing OJ Simpson's former No. 32

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson's former No. 32.Running...

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Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins think they've found a way to stay sharp for the Stanley Cup Final while waiting a total of 10...

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Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last...

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First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up...

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Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers' OTAs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them.Not so fast:...

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Wagner present, but not participating in Seahawks OTAs

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks' optional offseason activities.Just don't expect him...

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NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges...

Felton was ready when called down the stretch

SportsMay 9, 2019

Readiness A Through two-thirds of the season, Felton had played in just 15 of 55 games and was shooting just 20 percent from 3-point range. You thought his career might be finished. But Felton played in 18 games the rest of the way, joined the...

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Mariota's approach to final year of contract: 'Let it ride'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn't changed anything about how he...

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AP Source: Pats, Edelman agree to two-year extension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New England Patriots have reached an agreement on a...

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Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a...

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Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor...

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Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband...

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Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him...

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Bills DE Jerry Hughes signs two-year extension

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After adding a haul of players from other teams in free agency, the Buffalo Bills are rewarding one...

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Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue grew tired of watching from the sideline as teammates participated in 11-on-11...

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Buccaneers moving on from 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Gerald McCoy.The team released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive...

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Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening.Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell....

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Bills TE Tyler Kroft out indefinitely with broken foot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely with a broken foot and will need surgery,...

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Retrial set for Texas teen charged with killing his parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas teenager is set to be tried again on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of his mother and his...

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'Instincts just took over': Coach describes stopping gunman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBAPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the...

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Catching on: Langley switches from cornerback to receiver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Here's the catch: Brendan Langley reached a point where he would rather receive passes than pick them...

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Morning Roundup: Another race horse dies at Santa Anita

Another race horse dies at Santa Anita Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a...

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Colorado seniors graduate weeks after fatal attack at school

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two...

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Rams center Allen ready for "full-time gig" as starter

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen started to build a rapport with quarterback Jared Goff last...

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The Latest: Colorado seniors graduate weeks after attack

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the commencement ceremony for a suburban Denver school that was attacked two weeks ago....

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NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 of the league's...

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Prosecutor: Ex-NFL player raped homeless woman, 2 others

VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury...

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Manning not worried about having Jones waiting in the wings

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning hasn't been looking over his shoulder since the New York Giants took heir apparent...

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Broncos to induct cornerback Champ Bailey into Ring of Fame

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the...

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Jags' Fournette fined $303 to resolve recent driving arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was fined a little more than $300 to resolve a...

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Cowboys' Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving...

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Jets sign punter Matt Darr, waive tight end Jordan Leggett

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent punter Matt Darr and waived tight end Jordan Leggett.Darr,...

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Correction: Gunman Tackled story

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a student who brought a gun to a school in Portland, Oregon, The Associated Press...

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South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move...

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Jets' Gase: There was no power struggle with Maccagnan

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase is calling a timeout on the perceptions that he won a power struggle with Mike...

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NFL, union enhance pain management and behavior programs

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union have two new agreements to address player health in the areas of pain...

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Only on AP: Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots,...

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Redskins' Foster carted off field with apparent knee injury

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to injure his left knee during his first snap at an...

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The Latest: Trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the rape trial of Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local):11:30 a.m.A jury in Southern...

Mike Holder puts Power-5 Conference ego aside to get OSU-Tulsa scheduled

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OSU and Tulsa started playing football in 1914, each under a different name. State was Oklahoma A&M in those days; Tulsa was Henry Kendall College. Soon enough, they became annual foes. Played every year, 1926-65, then again 1981-96. But...

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Browns coach Kitchens surprises Kareem Hunt at his baptism

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has been watching Kareem Hunt work toward redemption.On Sunday, he...

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Correction: Cherry Trees Destroyed story

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 19 about vandalism at a California cherry tree farm, The Associated Press reported...

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Indianapolis adds Chad Kelly as 4th quarterback on roster

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent quarterback Chad Kelly after bringing him in for a tryout...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

GOLFFARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.In...

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Only 4 players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate...

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Eagles' Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an...

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Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed...

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Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly...

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Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate...

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Judge: Ex-NFL players must see neurologists close to home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close...

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Ravens sign linebacker Shane Ray, receiver Michael Floyd

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens addressed two needs on Friday by signing free agent linebacker Shane Ray and...

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Ravens sign veteran WR Michael Floyd

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran wide receiver Michael Floyd, who will provide another target...

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Panthers sign free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson to a one-year contract.Financial...

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Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the...

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Cardinals' Peterson suspended 6 games for PED violation

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the...

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Jets WR Robby Anderson signs restricted free agent tender

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender, worth...

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Falcons sign first-round draft choice Lindstrom

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round draft pick Chris Lindstrom to a four-year...

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Versatile Kareem Jackson sees time at safety and in slot

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Over the last few days, versatile Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson has lined up at safety...

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Days after Kraft ruling, judge in Florida nixes spa video

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge is barring prosecutors from using surveillance video taken inside a Florida massage parlor in a...

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Broncos rookie Lock doesn't begrudge Flacco for his comments

DENVER (AP) — Drew Lock doesn't begrudge Joe Flacco for saying that winning games — not mentoring the rookie quarterback — is...

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49ers sign rookie defensive back Alex Brown to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Alex Brown to a three-year deal.The Niners waived...

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Pioli steps down as assistant GM of Atlanta Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Scott Pioli stepped down Thursday after more than five years as assistant general manager of the...

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Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Jalen Tolliver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added another wide receiver, agreeing to terms with Jalen Tolliver.The Titans...

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LB Nate Orchard signs with Dolphins, his 5th NFL team

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Outside linebacker Nate Orchard has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team since he came into the...

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AP sources: Jets, Gase trade Lee to Chiefs for 6th-rounder

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase needed just a few hours as the Jets' acting general manager to pull off a big deal.Two people with...

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M-E-S-S: Jets fire GM Maccagnan; Gase acting GM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets' coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw...

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Missouri lawmakers OK state aid for St. Louis Blues arena

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues could receive $70 million in state subsidies over two decades to...

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Patriots sign 1st-round draft pick N'Keal Harry

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick N'Keal Harry.The receiver from Arizona...

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Practice? Beckham spends 1 day with Browns, leaves again

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s current part-time employment isn't bothering the Browns.Not yet, anyway.The star wide...

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Pelicans going at own pace after hitting NBA lottery jackpot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with "gris-gris," folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact...

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Titans agree to deal with 4th-round draft pick Amani Hooker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with defensive back Amani Hooker, their...

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Hunt tells Browns, 'You can trust me,' after violent past

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and then kicking...

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49ers sign tight end Levine Toilolo to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Levine Toilolo to a one-year deal.The team waived...

Jerami Grant’s season was a surprise, even to Sam Presti

SportsMay 11, 2019

Jerami Grant was supposed to be the second unit power forward this season. That lasted a grand total of three games. This year was a breakout season for Grant from every angle. He had career-high-setting games scattered throughout the season,...

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Griese, Riddick to serve as analysts on ESPN's late opener

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's broadcast crew for the season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader between Denver and...

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Seahawks sign former New York Jets starting QB Geno Smith

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have added former New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith to the competition to...

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Hayne in court again in relation to alleged sexual assault

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has faced court after police laid a second charge in relation to the...

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Jets claim WR Ubosi, OT Anderson off waivers from Patriots

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed wide receiver Xavier Ubosi and offensive tackle Calvin Anderson off...

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Charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped

Charges against Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson stemming from an altercation in December have been dropped.Loudoun...

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Ebersol gets Hall of Fame award for radio, TV contributions

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is...

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Fitzpatrick, Rosen embrace competition for Miami QB job

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As Josh Rosen dropped back to pass during practice Tuesday, Ryan Fitzpatrick slapped and pushed him in the...

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Cap-strapped Vikings sign 1st-round pick Garrett Bradbury

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury, the center from North Carolina...

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Giants sign tackle Mike Remmers to solidify right side

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line.Two months after acquiring right...

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Odell Beckham Jr. practicing with Browns for first time

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s excused, debated absence is over. He's run a comeback route to the Browns.The star wide...

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Police look for connections in Florida hip-hop shootings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fatal shooting outside a crowded South Florida beachfront hotel. Another on a busy Miami Beach...

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Former NFL player says he's innocent of stalking violation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge set bail at $50,000 for a former New England Patriots player accused of violating a protective...

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Invincible II? Vinny Papale long shot to make an NFL roster

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Vinny Papale knows his father's story and has watched the Mark Wahlberg movie "Invincible" about 30...

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Broncos' Flacco: It's not my job to groom Lock

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco says his job description doesn't include grooming his successor, so he suggests rookie Drew...

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Judge: Kraft's prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert...

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Bears sign 3 of 5 draft picks, including 4th-rounder Ridley

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed three of their five draft picks, agreeing to four-year deals with...

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Chiefs backup quarterback EJ Manuel retires from NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback EJ Manuel, who was signed this offseason to compete for a backup job, has decided to...

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Bucks have Milwaukee dreaming of first title since '71

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Trimmel couldn't give away his season tickets to Milwaukee Bucks games five years ago.Losing season...

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Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gunther Cunningham's life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar...

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Titans sign 6 to roster after trying out at rookie minicamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with wide receiver Cody Hollister and five other players who...

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Chargers re-sign defensive lineman Square to 1-year contract

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed defensive lineman Damion Square to a one-year deal Monday.Square...

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Giants sign 5th-round draft picks Connelly, Slayton

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed fifth-round draft picks Ryan Connelly and Darius Slayton, and...

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Tight end Lee Smith back with Bills after time with Raiders

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tight end Lee Smith has rejoined the Buffalo Bills after spending the past four seasons with the...

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Eagles add QB Cody Kessler as another backup to Wentz

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Cody Kessler and brought back offensive lineman Stefen...

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Fox's new schedule for the fall TV season

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's prime-time schedule for fall 2019:Monday8 p.m. — "9-1-1"9 p.m. — "Prodigal Son"Tuesday8 p.m. — "The...

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Stick slowly getting up to speed with Chargers' offense

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Easton Stick has drawn comparisons to Carson Wentz and Taysom Hill since being drafted by the Los...

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Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown...

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Jaguars sign 5 tryout players following 3-day rookie camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed five tryout players, including two tight ends, following a...

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Williams takes Hurd's 154-pound belts by unanimous decision

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jarrett Hurd was welcomed into the ring by the Washington Redskins marching band. He left in a manner...

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Titans rookie shows off catching skills with 1-handed grab

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' top draft pick is busy with meetings out of sight from prying eyes as reporters got their...

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Saints safety draws high praise from coaches at rookie camp

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Former Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson completed all of two rookie minicamp practices when Saints...

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Quinn: Freeman, Neal, Allen should return by training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says running back Devonta Freeman and safeties Keanu Neal and...

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Cowboys rookies seek roles behind star RB Ezekiel Elliott

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Pollard returned kicks and caught passes while growing up admiring Reggie Bush, making it easy to...

Thunder hinges on Russell Westbrook attacking inefficiencies

SportsMay 12, 2019

Russell Westbrook prides himself on consistency. There’s arguably been no more consistent player in the NBA the last three years, from his accolades to his team’s postseason finish. In each of the last three years since Kevin Durant left...

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Beckham watches as Salford secures promotion at Wembley

LONDON (AP) — David Beckham watched his Salford team secure its Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley...

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Jaguars' Smith questions outrage over decision to step away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith wants everyone to "stop going crazy" because he is...

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Chargers announce signings of 4 of their 7 draft picks

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have four of the seven players they selected in the recent NFL draft under...

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Former NFLer arrested in New Hampshire on stalking charge

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say a former player for the New England Patriots has been arrested in the...

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Cardinals' Murray makes impression in first NFL practice

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' rookies took the practice field for the first time on Friday, and all eyes were on...

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Rookie Trysten Hill building on 1st impression with Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Trysten Hill spent part of his 21st birthday talking football with Dallas defensive coordinator Rod...

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Ex-NFL player, woman settle suits against Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were...

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Texans signs 1st round pick Howard, 5 other picks

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed first-round pick Tytus Howard and five other picks.Howard, an offensive lineman...

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Panthers QBs: Grier starts throwing, Newton still waiting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton...

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Jets sign 16 undrafted FAs, including brother of C.J. Mosley

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Jets signed 16 undrafted free agents, including former Alabama linebacker Jamey Mosley, who joins...

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Patriots sign tight end Ben Watson, 7 of 10 draft picks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed veteran tight end Ben Watson and seven of their 10 draft...

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Williams, Polite eager to be big building blocks for Jets' D

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quinnen Williams stepped through the doors of the New York Jets' training facility for the first time...

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Bucs' 1st-round pick changes numbers, hits practice field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One of Devin White's first orders of business as the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft was...

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Bills give 26-year-old rookie Williams 2nd chance in NFL

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Duke Williams doesn't blink an eye when reminded he's participating in the Buffalo Bills'...

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Rookie WR Johnson paying no heed to Antonio Brown mentions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson understands parallels will be drawn between himself...

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Lindstrom, McGary bring instant chemistry to Falcons line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — No introductions were necessary for Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary on the opening day of the...

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NFL/union helmet test covers potential inconsistency

NEW YORK (AP) — Did some helmet manufacturers design models with the purpose of testing well rather than performing properly on...

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QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals' offense

CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side...

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NFL language: from Hail Mary to Pick-6 on Any Given Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Like most sports, football has its own lexicon. Here's a look at 32 words and phrases — one for each franchise...

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Lessons learned? XFL hoping time to prepare is a benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oliver Luck has noted that there is a graveyard full of tombstones for spring professional football leagues...

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Kyler Murray signs four-year, $35 million contract with Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals sign Kyler Murray The Arizona Cardinals have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray to a four-year contract...

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Jaguars release backup QB Cody Kessler along with 5 others

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Cody Kessler on Thursday, clearing the way for rookie...

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CB Howard agrees to $76.5 million, 5-year deal with Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Xavien Howard will be a cornerstone in the Miami Dolphins' rebuilding effort.Howard agreed to...

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Cardinals sign top pick Murray to four-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed Kyler Murray in time for their rookie minicamp.Arizona signed the No. 1...

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McCarthy shoots 63 for 1st-round lead at Byron Nelson

DALLAS (AP) — Denny McCarthy has some loose connections to Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo, the Trinity Forest members in the local...

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Seahawks release Baldwin, Chancellor after failed physicals

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Of all the characters to make their way through Seattle in the past decade, none seemed to personify what...

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Buffalo Bills sign 7 draft picks; QB Derek Anderson retires

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed seven of their eight draft picks, including first-round selection Ed...

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Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — well, some of them — at the White...

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Redskins sign first-rounder Haskins, 7 other draft picks

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and seven others from their draft...

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Titans agree to terms with 2 draft picks before rookie camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with outside linebacker D'Andre Walker and linebacker David...

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Jaguars' Telvin Smith steps away to 'get my world in order'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, the team's leading tackler the past two seasons and a...

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Conan O'Brien settles joke-theft lawsuit weeks before trial

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Conan O'Brien has made peace with a man who heckled him not from the crowd but the courts.O'Brien and several...

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Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their...

Nader took good shots but didn't pass much

SportsMay 13, 2019

Nader worked himself into the Thunder rotation, then was replaced

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Buccaneers sign 5 of 8 draft picks on eve of rookie minicamp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed five of the club's eight selections from last month's NFL draft,...

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Auction to feature baseball signed by 11 original HOFers

NEW YORK (AP) — A baseball signed by all 11 members of the inaugural induction class of the Baseball Hall of Fame headlines the...

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Dolphins' Caldwell says QB Rosen starts with 'clean slate'

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell was discussing the team's quarterbacks Thursday when someone...

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Falcons agree to terms with draft picks McGary, Sheffield

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Kaleb McGary, one of their two first-round...

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Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will...

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Analysis: No call in sports is above being picked apart

The replays stream onto our sets in high-definition on a practically endless loop, with no detail too small, or too big, to...

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AP Source: Seahawks bolster pass rush adding Ezekiel Ansah

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel...

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Pitched battle: Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The rivalry between Robert Kraft's New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins appears tame...

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Panthers owner needs tax breaks for SC practice fields move

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a proposal that would offer tax breaks to entice the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields...

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Giants sign former Cowboys running back Rod Smith

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith.The Giants announced...

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Kevin Mawae donates memorabilia to Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A poem that hung in Kevin Mawae's locker is among more than 200 items he's donated to the Pro Football Hall...

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Packers' Ted Thompson says he has autonomic disorder

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers senior football operations adviser and former general manager Ted Thompson says he has been...

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Prosecutors accuse Kraft's lawyers of lying in court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two of Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile defense attorneys lied during his misdemeanor...

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Vote delayed on SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators decided not to hold a key vote Tuesday on whether to give the Carolina Panthers...

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Bucs medical staff evaluating Pierre-Paul after car crash

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The status of Tampa Bay's Jason Pierre-Paul for the upcoming season is uncertain following a single-car...

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49ers sign OL Wesley Johnson to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Wesley Johnson to a one-year deal.The team...

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NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights resume

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers...

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Texas bartender charged with overserving man prior to attack

DALLAS (AP) — A suburban Dallas bartender is accused of continuing to serve drinks to a drunken man who later went to his...

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The Tyreek Hill mess shows that franchises are not to be trusted

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill three years ago, then asked for trust. Coach Andy Reid said it. Then-general manager...

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Jets waive former AAF quarterback Brandon Silvers

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived former Troy University and Alliance of American Football quarterback...

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LA Rams re-sign linebacker Bryce Hager to 1-year deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed linebacker Bryce Hager to a one-year deal.The NFC champions...

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Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt gets 2-year contract extension

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has given athletic director Kirby Hocutt a two-year contract extension into late 2027 that...

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Trump wants to restore waiver for service academy athletes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is looking into offering a waiver that would allow athletes attending...

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XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020.The league...

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Verdugo's bases-loaded walk lifts Dodgers over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored more runs off Kirby Yates in two games than the San Diego Padres closer...

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Doesn't take long for Metcalf to stand out with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There was no chance the phone call intended for D.K. Metcalf was someone pulling a prank.Not when it was a...

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Great scot: Browns rookie punter has Scottish heritage

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jamie Gillan already has the catchy nickname and ready-for-Hollywood back story. He is no ordinary...

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Daniel Jones gets more than passing grade at Giants minicamp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After two days of rookie minicamp, it's easy to see why the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones...

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Seahawks first-rounder Collier embracing Bennett comparisons

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The comparisons began the night L.J. Collier became a first-round draft pick and have persisted since,...

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Eagles sign Zach Brown, claim Blake Countess on waivers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year contract and claimed safety Blake...

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Falcons sign RBs Ollison, Green and 2 more draft picks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with four draft picks, including running backs Qadree...

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3 Clemson stars highlight Raiders rookie class

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what...

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Browns rookie cornerback Williams looks the part

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With a bright smile, easygoing nature and similar facial expressions, rookie cornerback Greedy Williams...

Burton played well when teamed with Thunder's primary players

SportsMay 6, 2019

Burton didn't shoot well from either line -- the 3-point or foul line

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Bears kicking tryout at rookie camp gets off to slow start

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Eight kickers walked onto the practice field at the end of Friday's rookie camp session as the Chicago...

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Vikings rookie long snapper has Air Force duty to fulfill

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Long snappers are the afterthoughts of the NFL draft. Players from the service academies, on track to join...

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Giants coach says draft pick Ballentine shot in buttocks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants want sixth-round draft pick Corey Ballentine to take as long as he needs to...

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Colts sign 5 draft picks, add 9 undrafted rookies to roster

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed five of their 10 draft picks.Linebacker Ben Banogu, one of three...

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Syracuse QB Dungey excited about wildcat role with Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting a chance to watch Taysom Hill do his thing as the New Orleans Saints' multi-faceted...

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Cardinals sign tight end Maxx Williams

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Maxx Williams to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal...

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Cole Madison finds his way back to football with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When the Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round draft pick on Cole Madison last year, there was optimism...

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Cardinals, Dolphins given longest odds to make the NFL playoffs

Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen together again, this time as the quarterbacks of the NFL's least inspiring teams

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Ex-Redskins player found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former Washington Redskins defensive back Curtis Jordan has been found guilty of assaulting his...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

WOMEN'S HOCKEYUnhappy with the status quo, more than 200 of the world's top female hockey players declared they will not...

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Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill denies child abuse allegation in letter to NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing child-abuse claims made by...

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Bucs' Pierre-Paul released from hospital after crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul has been released from the hospital...

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Dwight Freeney to be inducted into Colts' Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor later...

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Jets claim QB Luke Falk off waivers from Dolphins

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed quarterback Luke Falk off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.Falk is...

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Car-sharing apps' rising US popularity fuels tax debate

PHOENIX (AP) — When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker...

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Raiders sign RB Doug Martin, release TE Lee Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are bringing back free agent running back Doug Martin for a second season.The...

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49ers rookie praised for good Samaritan act in college

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie Dre Greenlaw enters the NFL with a little more fanfare than most fifth-round...

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Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018.And even...

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Saints add 5 undrafted rookies

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed five undrafted rookies since the...

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In letter to NFL, lawyer for Chiefs' Hill disputes abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing child-abuse claims made by...

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AP source: Bills decline to pick up Lawson's 5th-year option

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirms to The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have...

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Jaguars sign 3 linebackers for depth, special teams help

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed three veteran linebackers — D.J. Alexander, Najee Goode and...

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Panthers draft pick Grier says his role is to support Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one...

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Hearing winds down as judge orders Kraft to appear in court

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing Wednesday by arguing surveillance video...

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The Latest: Kraft ordered to appear as 3-day hearing ends

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a suppression of evidence hearing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case (all times...

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Chicago Bears exercise 5th-year option on LB Leonard Floyd

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd on Wednesday, locking...

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Bengals keep WR John Ross, give him important role

CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross read the reports that the Bengals were trying to trade him ahead of the draft.Not only did they...

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Most recent first-round draft pick quarterbacks have had to sit for awhile

Murray given the keys to Arizona's offense immediately, which has not been the norm in the NFL in recent years

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Tessitore, McFarland return to ESPN's 'Monday Night' booth

ESPN's "Monday Night Football" will return to a two-man booth when it kicks off its 50th season later this year.The network...

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Coach: Football field was 'piece of heaven' for slain player

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds gathered in Kansas to remember a Washburn University football player who was killed in a shooting...

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Big 12 coaches discuss conference-wide injury report

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Big 12 coaches are discussing the implementation of a standardized conference-wide injury report, but...

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Inspector in Kraft case says she saw evidence of trafficking

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida health inspector testified Tuesday that she saw possible evidence of human trafficking...

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Former Colts Hall of Fame lineman Gino Marchetti dead at 93

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships...

George's value to the Thunder trumped any other player's value to their team

SportsMay 14, 2019

George posted career highs in most statistical categories, all while playing with two bum shoulders

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Tennessee Titans claim linebacker Riley Bullough off waivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have claimed linebacker Riley Bullough off waivers.Bullough collected 13 tackles...

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Andy Dalton not surprised Bengals moved up to get QB

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton isn't surprised that the Bengals moved up in the fourth round to take a quarterback. He doesn't...

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Colts add Spencer Ware to running back stable

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran running back Spencer Ware.He's the third veteran free agent Indy...

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NFL Notebook: Rosen introduced in Miami

Rosen introduced in Miami Josh Rosen is embracing his fresh start with the Miami Dolphins and says he still believes he can be...

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NFL extends partnership with Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Twitter have announced a multiyear extension, including six new live shows for the league's 100th...

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Falcons release Brandon Fusco after bolstering guard spot

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released guard Brandon Fusco after bolstering the position in free agency...

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Giants: Player shot in Topeka will join team this weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one...

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The Latest: Ballentine will attend Giants minicamp

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft...

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Packers release Siragusa, Thompson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released guard Nico Siragusa and safety Jason Thompson.Siragusa was signed...

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Seahawks acquire TE Hollister from Patriots for 2020 pick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have acquired tight end Jacob Hollister from the New England Patriots in exchange for...

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Dolphins' Josh Rosen says he can be franchise quarterback

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As he embraced a fresh start Monday, Josh Rosen said all the right things, smiled a lot and even cracked a...

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Vikings add QB Jake Browning among undrafted rookies

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Jake Browning, who went undrafted after a...

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Ex-Raiders, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski retiring

Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career.Janikowski...

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Steelers rule LB Ryan Shazier out for 2019 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will miss a second straight season while recovering from...

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AP source: Browns plan to sign Scottish punter as free agent

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns are signing undrafted...

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NFL draft draws record numbers in Nashville and on TV

The NFL draft drew record numbers both on site and on television.The league said Monday that more than 600,000 attended over...

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NFL Notebook: A-plus draft grade for Music City with record attendance

Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too optimistic. Yes, Music City...

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Shooting kills college football player, injures Giants' pick

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after...

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Jaguars agree to terms with 21 undrafted rookie free agents

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 21 undrafted rookie free agents, including seven...

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Titans will need patience as they await Simmons' recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will need to be patient with their first-round pick in the NFL draft. They used...

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A-plus NFL draft grade for Music City with record attendance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too...

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Bears find offensive help with only 5 picks in NFL draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — In an abbreviated draft for the Chicago Bears, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky appears to be the big...

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Saints GM Loomis: Draft trades true to team philosophy

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton left no doubt about their willingness to give...

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With high picks, 49ers add talent, depth in draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Looking to add talent, depth and competition at several positions, the San Francisco 49ers felt they...

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Giants get future QB and start rebuilding defense in draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After making three picks on the opening day of the NFL draft, New York Giants general manager Dave...

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Rams grab nose tackle, Last Chance U grad on 3rd draft day

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams used their first pick Saturday to grab a potential starter up front on their...

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Elway bolsters his offense for a change, including QB

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After entering the offseason scrambling again at quarterback, John Elway emerged from draft weekend set...

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Mayock feels ownership over 1st draft as Raiders GM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Soon after Mike Mayock moved from the role of draft analyst to Oakland Raiders general manager, former...

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Packers use draft to improve versatility on defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst insisted he went into the NFL draft prepared to go for the best...

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Amid safety talk, Cowboys draft pair of RBs behind Elliott

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — For all the offseason talk about safety with the Dallas Cowboys, they ended up spending more resources...

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Chargers able to address defensive tackle, linebacker needs

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco knew that he needed to add depth at defensive tackle...

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Packers add defensive lineman Kingsley Keke in 5th round

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers went back to the defensive side of the ball with their first pick of Day 3 of the NFL draft,...

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Rare move up to draft Devin Bush highlights Steelers draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin increasingly talks about "position-less" football and the ever growing...

College softball: Oklahoma building strong case for greatest Sooner team ever

SportsMay 17, 2019

Kelli Braitsch is planning for her wedding later this year. Saving money for it, too. An officer with the Tulsa Police department, she’s also taking classes for a new assignment and preparing to change units. Life is busy. But that won't keep...

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Seahawks turn lack of picks into avalanche of 11 selections

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks started the week of the NFL draft with the fewest picks of any team in the league...

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Vikings stick with offensive approach on draft's third day

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins' first season in Minnesota was a letdown for a Vikings' team full of Super Bowl aspirations,...

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Bucs bolster defense in hopes of helping Winston

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL draft was all about trying to give Jameis Winston a better chance to...

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Cardinals take Murray No. 1 overall and trade Rosen

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals thought they had their quarterback of the future when they moved up five spots to...

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With 7 picks, Texans address areas of need in the draft

HOUSTON (AP) — Texans second-year general manager Brian Gaine felt the team addressed several areas of need in the draft."That...

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Browns bolster defense in second NFL draft under GM Dorsey

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie.Things had been moving...

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Hockenson, Tavai highlight Detroit's draft haul

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit general manager Bob Quinn was asked if it gives him pause when the Lions seem to be valuing a...

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Bills close draft addressing depth needs with final 4 picks

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills completed the NFL draft by selecting four players, starting with Florida linebacker...

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Eagles draft all about offense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scoring more points matters most to the Philadelphia Eagles.The Eagles took offensive players with four of...

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Elway grabs another overlooked Colorado Buffalo

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After landing running back Phillip Lindsay out of Colorado after last year's draft, Denver Broncos...

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Let's talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup QBs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Let's talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the...

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Ballard continues deep defensive dive on final day of draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard went virtually all in on defense in this year's draft.He...

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Jaguars gamble on Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quincy Williams didn't get an invite to the NFL combine. He didn't have a pro day at Murray State. He...

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New Seahawks WR already has connection with Russell Wilson

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings already has a connection with the quarterback he's about to start...

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Jets bolster defense early, but still have key questions

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Maccagnan resisted the urge to trade down or make his first pick based solely on need to kick...

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Bills show glimmers of luster under McDermott, Beane

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Though exhausted after completing the second day of the NFL draft, Buffalo Bills general manager...

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Dolphins give Rosen another chance to be franchise QB

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Going into the draft, the Miami Dolphins' plan was to win later.Josh Rosen will try to change that.If the...

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Kentucky RB Snell highlights final draft day for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. highlighted a busy final day at the NFL draft for the Pittsburgh...

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Buccaneers draft Utah kicker Matt Gay in 5th round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in four NFL drafts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected one of the best kickers in...

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Patriots find QB prospect among 5 third-day draft picks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have found the next possible successor to Tom Brady in quarterback Jarrett...

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Bengals' draft: Shore up the blocking, toss in a backup QB

CINCINNATI (AP) — With the exception of a fourth-round quarterback, the Bengals' first draft under coach Zac Taylor was more...

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Texans' Griffin charged with drunkenly punching hotel window

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Police say they have arrested Houston Texans player Ryan Griffin for drunkenly punching out a...

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Browns coach not upset with WR Odell Beckham's camp absence

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens got intensely defensive about the Browns new offensive star. Odell Beckham Jr. isn't in any...

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Josh Rosen congratulates Murray on replacing him in Arizona

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Rosen bid a gracious goodbye to Phoenix that included a pitch to his Arizona Cardinals...

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Edge rusher Shareef Miller is Eagles' only defensive pick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles selected their only defensive player of the NFL draft on the final day, choosing...

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Giants use Day 3 of draft to hit needs, especially defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants continued rebuilding their much-maligned defense on the third day of the NFL...

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Panthers checked off boxes in NFL draft, addressed needs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney methodically addressed the Carolina's most pressing needs,...

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Chargers select North Dakota St QB Easton Stick in 5th round

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers is the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback, but the franchise is starting to...

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Saints move up again, snag Florida safety Gardner-Johnson

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have traded up for the second time in this year's NFL draft to select Florida...

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Chiefs plug key holes on offense, defense with 6 picks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs insisted that they fell in love with Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman and...

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DeCosta cements several holes in NFL draft debut with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta entered his first NFL draft with a long list of needs,...

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QB Ryan says thanks after Falcons bolster line in NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff received a text from Matt Ryan during the NFL...

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Browns stay defensive on third day of NFL draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns stayed defensive on the third day of the NFL draft, selecting Miami cornerback...

OU football: Should Sooners' Sunday night opener become an annual tradition?

SportsMay 16, 2019

Joe Castiglione received the news a couple of weeks ago in the Big 12 meetings at Scottsdale, Arizona. Fox, the network that has become a major broadcaster of college football, came clean and confirmed what we already knew. The morning window...

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Panthers add edge rusher Miller, more help on offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers selected another edge rusher in Alabama's Christian Miller in the fourth round of the NFL...

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Jets trade down twice, take WVU tight end Wesco in 4th round

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Maccagnan and the Jets began the final day of the NFL draft by wheeling and dealing.New York...

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Ravens draft speedy RB Hill, Penn St QB McSorley

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens focused on their run-first offense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday,...

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Texans take defensive end Charles Omenihu in 5th round

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans selected defensive end Charles Omenihu in the fifth round Saturday with the 161st pick.The...

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Jaguars draft Temple's Armstead, continue to revamp RB room

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars made another move to revamp their running backs room by selecting Temple's...

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Chiefs owner 'deeply disturbed' by Tyreek Hill allegations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was "deeply disturbed" by audio of Tyreek Hill discussing injuries to...

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Bengals' Zac Taylor gets his QB: Ryan Finley from NC State

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals waited until the fourth round to get coach Zac Taylor a quarterback who reminds him of the one he...

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Redskins take RB Bryce Love, G Wes Martin in 4th round

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and...

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Falcons add speed to secondary with Ohio State's Sheffield

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select...

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Bears select Georgia's Riley Ridley in Round 4 of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added to a crowded wide receiver group in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday...

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Cowboys draft Memphis RB Pollard as possible Elliott backup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have drafted running back Tony Pollard of Memphis as a potential backup for two-time...

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Titans trade up, take Iowa safety Amani Hooker in 4th round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have traded up in the fourth round to take Iowa safety Amani Hooker with the 116th...

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OSU's Justice Hill selected by Baltimore

Former Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill learned his NFL future Saturday morning

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Political football: Trump congratulates draft pick Nick Bosa

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan.President Donald Trump tweeted...