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Browns coach Jackson clarifies comments on anthem protests

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Browns coach Hue Jackson clarified some comments he made earlier this week about players protesting during the national anthem. More>>

Goodell: Gordon's return 'not under active consideration'

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Goodell: Suspended Browns receiver Gordon's reinstatement not 'under active consideration'. More>>

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal

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The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city. More>>

ESPN to tell 150-year history of college football during '19

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ESPN has announced a yearlong project to tell the history of college football, starting in January 2019, as part of the 150th anniversary of the sport. More>>

K-State hopes returning secondary can hold up in Big 12

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Kansas State looks to improved secondary for success in pass-happy Big 12. More>>

After hearing, UNC now awaits NCAA ruling in academic case

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North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal. More>>

Tested: Ohio State stacked with quality 5th-year players

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Ohio State has 7 quality 5th-year players, a rarity at high-profile programs. More>>

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

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Two years after first being charged, North Carolina has appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal. More>>

Jets' Bowles: It's players' 'individual right' to protest

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New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem. More>>

Review: Minnesota properly handled football suspensions

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An outside review says the University of Minnesota followed policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault. More>>

Chargers defense turning up the volume after slow start

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After not having much to cheer about in their preseason opener, the Los Angeles Chargers defense was back at full volume. More>>

Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension

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The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. More>>

Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event

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The Detroit Lions say they disavow any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored

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Attorneys for a woman who filed a lawsuit against Baylor University accusing it of ignoring her reported rape by a football player say the case is settled. More>>

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

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J.J. Watt relishes competition as Houston Texans and New England Patriots have first of two joint practices before Saturday's preseason games. More>>

Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24

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Beth Mowins will become the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS. More>>

Carroll supports Bennett while saying Seahawks should stand

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is supporting Michael Bennett's decision to sit during the national anthem while also saying he believes players should stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner". More>>

Jets' Whitehead has broken foot, sidelined indefinitely

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New York Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has a broken foot and will be sidelined indefinitely. More>>

Costly camp: Add CB Lippett to Dolphins' long injury list

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles tendon, the latest injury for the team during a training camp that has taken a heavy toll. More>>

Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year contract extension

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Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year contract extension. More>>

Lynch's teammate says he's 'proud' of RB for anthem protest

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Marshawn Lynch isn't shedding anymore light on his decision to sit during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' first exhibition game. More>>

University: Workout procedures followed before player death

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Kent State's athletic department says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an off-season workout in June when a freshman football player was taken to a hospital and later died. More>>

Goodell: Have to understand other side in anthem protests

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Asked about players who did not stand for the national anthem before preseason games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that while the playing of the anthem is a special moment to him, "we also have to understand the other side". More>>

Pick 6: Transfers outside of QB who could have big impact

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Pick 6: Transfers, outside of quarterbacks, who could make immediate impacts at their new schools. More>>

Seahawks' Bennett plans to sit for anthem, expects backlash

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Seahawks' Michael Bennett plans to sit during anthem this season, and expects a backlash. More>>

Falcons' Devonta Freeman ruled out with concussion symptoms

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ruled out for Sunday's preseason game at Pittsburgh with concussion symptoms. More>>

Hall of Famer Jerry Rice takes part in 49ers practice

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The San Francisco 49ers added a Hall of Famer for practice. More>>

Beckham putting on a show for fans and having fun at camp

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After a miserable end to the 2016 season and the brouhaha about his desire to be the NFL's highest paid player, Odell Beckham Jr. is having a great time at training camp with the New York Giants. More>>

New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

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Buffalo Bills newly acquired receiver Jordan Matthews has been diagnosed with a chip fracture in his sternum and will be listed week to week. More>>

Notre Dame, Wisconsin to meet at Lambeau, Soldier fields

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Notre Dame and Wisconsin will meet at NFL venues in 2020 and 2021. More>>

Former Arkansas coach, AD Broyles dies at 92

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Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, has died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease, according to a statement from his family. More>>

Daily Mail branches into TV with syndicated US show

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The Daily Mail is branching into television, hiring ESPN football analyst Jesse Palmer to host a daily syndicated show starting next month. More>>

Seahawks' Bennett plans to continue national anthem protest

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he will sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice and segregation. More>>

Colts owner insists Luck's slow comeback part of design

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When Andrew Luck returns to the playing field, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay knows this much: His franchise quarterback will be healthy. More>>

Mitchell Trubisky's debut causes stir in Bears training camp

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Mitchell Trubisky's strong debut makes an uncomfortable situation for starting quarterback Mike Glennon even more difficult. More>>

Florida suspends Callaway, 6 others for opener vs Michigan

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Florida has suspended troubled receiver Antonio Callaway and six others for the team's season opener against Michigan. More>>

Lynch sits during anthem in Raiders loss in Arizona

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Marshawn Lynch sits during anthem before Oakland's preseason loss in Arizona. More>>

Dolphins' Tannehill out for season, goes on injured reserve

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Person familiar with situation says Tannehill to have knee surgery and miss season. More>>

Goff leads early TD drive, LA Rams hold off Cowboys 13-10

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Jared Goff led the Rams to a touchdown in the opening minutes, and backup kicker Travis Coons made a tiebreaking 36-yard field goal with 6:11 left in Los Angeles' 13-10 preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. More>>

Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after an NFL investigation of his domestic violence case out of Ohio. More>>

Broncos defensive end Wolfe hurts right ankle during drills

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Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe carted off field after injuring his right leg during drills. More>>

Bills trade Watkins to Rams, get Matthews from Eagles

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Eagles trade receiver Jordan Matthews, draft pick to Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby. More>>

Packers ask NFL to review hits by Eagles that hurt 2 players

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team submitted videos to the NFL of hits by Philadelphia Eagles players that knocked out Green Bay's Malachi Dupre and Damarious Randall on separate plays. More>>

Baylor ordered to turn over documents in sex assault lawsuit

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A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over information _including interview recordings and documents _ it provided to a law firm it hired amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. More>>

Former Bengals LB Schaffer gets jail for indecent exposure

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Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Jerome Schaffer has been sentenced to 180 days in jail on misdemeanor assault and indecent exposure charges. More>>

Goodell attends 1st Patriots game since 'Deflategate'

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is watching the Patriots' exhibition opener. More>>

Trubisky shines for Bears in preseason loss to Broncos

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Mitch Trubisky threw for 166 yards and led three scoring drives after Mike Glennon struggled for Chicago, before the Denver Broncos scored two long touchdowns in the closing minutes to beat the Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener. More>>

NCAA adopts sexual violence policy, emphasizing education

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The NCAA board of governors has adopted a policy that requires yearly sexual violence education for all college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators. More>>

Wentz off to perfect start, but Eagles fall 24-9 to Packers

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Quarterback Carson Wentz's preseason is off to a perfect start, leading the Philadelphia Eagles' to their only touchdown in a 24-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. More>>

High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

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A suburban New York high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill has been hit in the head by the log and killed, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes. More>>

Trubisky shines for Bears in preseason loss to Broncos

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Mitch Trubisky threw for 166 yards and led three scoring drives after Mike Glennon struggled for Chicago, before the Denver Broncos scored two long touchdowns in the closing minutes to beat the Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener. More>>

Dynamic debut: Garrett struts stuff as Browns beat Saints

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Browns rookie Garrett has strong debut in 20-14 win over the New Orleans Saints. More>>

Trubisky shines for Bears in preseason loss to Broncos

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Mitch Trubisky threw for 166 yards and led three scoring drives after Mike Glennon struggled for Chicago, before the Denver Broncos scored two long touchdowns in the closing minutes to beat the Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener. More>>

Keenum leads Vikings to 17-10 preseason win over Bills

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater need not rush back from injury after Case Keenum showed glimpses of being a capable backup in the Minnesota Vikings' 17-10 preseason-opening win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. More>>

Darnold's Trojans appear ready to handle lofty expectations

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Sky-high preseason expectations are an annual tradition at Southern California. More>>

Decker focused only on chemistry with Mariota vs. Jets

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Wide receiver Eric Decker insists he has no desire to go out Saturday night and remind the New York Jets of exactly what they're missing after letting him go in June as part of the team's salary cap purge. More>>

Arrested Vikings fan cleared, alleges excessive force

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A Minnesota Vikings fan who was arrested and charged after being escorted out of a December game is suing police for excessive force. More>>

Jack Cichy's injury puts Wisconsin's LB depth to quick test

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Wisconsin's once-enviable depth at inside linebacker will quickly be tested with senior Jack Cichy out for the year with a knee injury. More>>

Veteran Barrett, loaded Buckeyes expect return to playoff

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Fifth-year senior J.T. Barrett is again directing coach Urban Meyer's offense as Ohio State seeks a return to the College Football Playoff. More>>

Harbaugh hopes Michigan motivated from last season's slide

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Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in two years at Michigan, posting 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box ways. More>>

Snyder, Ertz could give K-State another winning combo

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Bill Snyder is back on the sideline and Jesse Ertz is back under center for Kansas State, and that could be a winning combination. More>>

Michigan State hopes to bounce back after startling slide

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Michigan State is hoping to bounce back after a startling 3-9 showing in 2016 that was followed by a tumultuous offseason. More>>

Rookie QB Watson shines in Texans' 27-17 loss to Panthers

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Deshaun Watson shined in his NFL preseason debut, completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and running for a score and the Houston Texans lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-17. More>>

Rhule for Baylor Bears is to build program and new culture

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New Baylor coach Matt Rhule is focused on building a program and a new culture for the Bears. More>>

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

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Many states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines for high school athletes. More>>

Falcons agree to $41.25 million deal with RB Devonta Freeman

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The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with running back Devonta Freeman. More>>

NFL plans to hire up to 24 full-time game officials

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The NFL will hire up to 24 full-time game officials from among the current roster of 124 officials. More>>

Bengals' Marvin Lewis back after having knee checked

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Coach Marvin Lewis was back with the Bengals after missing a practice to have a knee problem checked. More>>

Ex-49er Tramaine Brock has domestic violence charges dropped

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Prosecutors say domestic violence charges against former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock were dropped because of insufficient evidence. More>>

Oklahoma would have to face Big 12 rematch for another title

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Oklahoma will have to win a rematch game if the Sooners are going to claim their third straight Big 12 title. More>>

Cutler comeback begins at Dolphins practice: 'It felt right'

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New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has practiced for the first time since December, marking the start of his comeback from a brief retirement. More>>

Who are these guys? Jets' receivers an inexperienced bunch

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The New York Jets' receiving corps is an inexperienced bunch that consists mostly of a mix of rookies, castoffs and players trying to jumpstart their careers. More>>

Vikings owners join group trying to bring MLS to Nashville

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Minnesota Vikings owners join group trying to bring MLS expansion franchise to Nashville. More>>

Spike Lee promotes NYC rally for Colin Kaepernick

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Spike Lee is promoting a planned rally for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Lee tweeted an advertisement for the rally set to take place on Aug. 23 outside the NFL's headquarters in New York City. More>>

Chargers' Gates back from Hall of Fame with season in sight

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Antonio Gates had never been to a Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony before last weekend. More>>

Nielsen: 'America's Got Talent' and America loves 'GOT'

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Sports, talent derbies, news and voyeurism kept unscripted fare high on the Nielsen roster last week. More>>

Jaguars place LT Branden Albert on reserve/retired list

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed left tackle Branden Albert on the reserve/retired list, essentially ending his brief and baffling tenure with the team. More>>

Titans minority owner selling her portion of the NFL team

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Tennessee Titans minority owner Susie Adams Smith selling her portion of the team. More>>

Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson dies at 86

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Dick MacPherson, jocular coach who returned Syracuse football to national stage, dies at 86. More>>

Big Ten champ Penn State is overshadowed by Buckeyes, again

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Defending Big Ten champion Penn State brings back stars in Barkley and McSorley but is still picked behind Ohio State. More>>

Manziel hopes to stay in sports, maybe as college coach

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Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to remain in the sports world and possibly be a college coach. More>>

Gase: Cutler didn't delay retirement to stand on sideline

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New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler won't play in the team's exhibition opener Thursday, but look for him to be starting soon enough. More>>

Bills sign Boldin to provide experience at receiver spot

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The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent Anquan Boldin in a move that adds a veteran presence to a mostly young and untested group of receivers. More>>

APNewsBreak: PGA Championship to move to May in 2019

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PGA Championship to say goodbye to summer and move to May for first time in 70 years. More>>

AP source: Jaguars' Albert reverses course on retirement

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A person familiar with the situation says Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert has changed his mind about retiring and asked to return to the team. More>>

Brock On: Osweiler picked to start Browns exhibition opener

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Browns coach Hue Jackson has picked veteran Brock Osweiler to start Cleveland's exhibition opener on Thursday against New Orleans. More>>

Marcus Mariota will start Titans' preseason opener at Jets

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Marcus Mariota will start Saturday night when the Tennessee Titans open the preseason at the New York Jets. More>>

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa has bulging disk, out for season

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New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has a bulging disk in his neck that will likely require surgery and sideline him for the entire season. More>>

Alabama, SEC trying to climb back to college football summit

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Alabama and the Southeastern Conference are trying to climb back atop the college football mountain. More>>

Siemian gets 1st start but hasn't nailed down Broncos QB job

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Trevor Siemian will start the Denver Broncos' first preseason game Thursday night at Chicago. More>>

Chiefs wide receivers focus of attention in training camp

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The most closely watched position group in Chiefs camp is wide receiver, where the stunning release of Jeremy Maclin during the offseason left them devoid of any experience. More>>

Boxing exercises: Redskins players benefit from punches

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Redskins defensive linemen are seeing an immediate improvement from adding boxing practice to their repertoire. More>>

AP source: Jay Cutler agrees to terms with Dolphins

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Person familiar with situation says Jay Cutler agrees to terms with Dolphins. More>>

Falcons' Jalen Collins handed 10-game suspension for PEDs

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For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancers. More>>

Parseghian remembered as much for kindness as his coaching

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Ara Parseghian was remembered as a championship football coach, mentor, tireless fund-raiser for medical research and gentleman of the first order during his funeral Mass and a memorial celebration that followed. More>>

Tomlinson steals the show at Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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As he so often did on the field, LT stole the show at the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions. More>>

With Ryan Tannehill hurt, Dolphins reach out to Jay Cutler

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Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he has reached out to free agent quarterback Jay Cutler, who showed interest in signing with the team. More>>

Alabama's Daboll thrives under taskmasters Belichick, Saban

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Alabama's Brian Daboll, an ex-Patriot assistant, goes from one demanding coach to another. More>>

Warner's rags-to-riches tale takes him to Hall of Fame.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame has opened a display honoring NBC's "Sunday Night Football" for its record six consecutive seasons as the top-rated show in prime time. More>>

A 2nd LT in the Hall of Fame: RB Tomlinson inducted

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Moments after one of the best running backs in NFL history entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame, another followed: LaDainian Tomlinson. More>>

Members of football Hall of Fame champion their causes

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On the campaign trail: Members of Hall of Fame's class of 2017 champion their causes. More>>

Stephen Curry misses cut with 74, impresses golf's best

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Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour. More>>

Jets' Still draws inspiration from daughter's cancer fight

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Devon Still is focused on playing football again and drawing inspiration from his daughter Leah's battle with cancer. More>>

Brady says he wants to keep any past medical issues private

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Brady aims to keep medical issues private, including whether he had a concussion last season. More>>

Catch Bolt in his final 100 at worlds? Coleman thinks he can

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Christian Coleman has never raced against Usain Bolt, but he wouldn't mind spoiling the Jamaican great's last 100 meters at the world championships. More>>

Dolphins coach: Knee surgery an option for Ryan Tannehill

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Dolphins coach says knee surgery is an option for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. More>>

Stars and starters sit out, Cowboys beat Cardinals 20-18

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With no stars and few starters on the field, the Dallas Cowboys edged the Arizona Cardinals 20-18 in the Hall of Fame game. More>>

Arizona owner sends private jet to help Warner's family

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Kurt Warner's family made it to Canton for his Hall of Fame weekend thanks to help from Arizona Cardinals president, who sent his private jet after Warner's family stranded at Chicago airport. More>>

Who will become deep-ball pass threat for Ohio State?

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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer needs unproven wide receivers to step up as a deep-ball threat. More>>

Colts boot 2 undrafted rookies from practice after scuffle

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Two Indianapolis Colts players were kicked out of practice after getting involved in a scuffle. More>>

NFL commissioner: Kaepernick isn't being blackballed

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn't believe Colin Kaepernick is unemployed because NFL teams are blackballing him. More>>

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill reinjures left knee in practice

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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill leaves practice after left knee appears to buckle on scramble. More>>

Redskins LB Galette back after tearing both Achilles tendons

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Redskins linebacker Junior Galette is back and ready to prove he can play again after tearing both Achilles tendons. More>>

Fan adoration, light practice session highlight Brady's 40th

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Tom Brady was already the oldest player on Patriots roster before he stepped out on the practice field for training camp. More>>

No lie, says Sanders: Trump got praise from Mexico, Scouts

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The White House says President Donald Trump did get compliments from Boy Scout leaders and Mexico's president _ but in person, not on the phone. More>>

Panthers QB Newton doesn't throw for 3rd straight day

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was held out of passing drills for the third straight day while battling soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. More>>

Wax museum seeks Tom Brady's help to improve 'creepy' statue

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A new wax museum is asking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for help to improve a wax replica of him that has been ridiculed online. More>>

Rams DL Dominique Easley to miss season with knee injury

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells the AP that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Dominique Easley is expected to miss the season with a torn knee ligament. More>>

Ravens still pondering options on QB Colin Kaepernick

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The Baltimore Ravens continue to wrestle with the decision of whether to sign free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. More>>

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