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Jets latest NFL team to tackle meticulous rebranding process

NEW YORK (AP) — New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players.The New York Jets are the latest NFL...

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Kraft's attorneys attack prostitution investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft on Wednesday attacked a Florida police investigation that led to the...

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Alliance of American Football ends first season prematurely

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Alliance of American Football has ended its first season prematurely and told most employees that they...

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Beckham calls trade to Browns surreal and a blessing

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men's college basketball...

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Former Air Force receiver hoping NFL is a dream delayed

DENVER (AP) — Two years after the U.S. Defense Department thwarted his plans of going straight from the Air Force Academy to...

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AP sources: Cowboys, Lawrence agree on $105 million contract

DALLAS (AP) — DeMarcus Lawrence has the long-term contract he felt he deserved after the star defensive end for the Dallas...

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Former sports radio co-host Carton gets 3½ years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio personality Craig Carton was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday by a longtime fan and listener...

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49ers sign defensive lineman Damontre Moore to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Damontre Moore has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.The...

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Colts stick to plan by re-signing backup offensive lineman

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed backup offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb.The 6-foot-7, 331-pound...

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Raiders sign free agents Jordan Richards, Alex Barrett

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed a pair of free agents, safety Jordan Richards and defensive end Alex...

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Ravens agree to terms with free agent WR Seth Roberts

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with wide receiver Seth Roberts,...

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NCAA Latest: Tech will be rolling with Mahomes

The Latest on the Final Four (all times local):4:15 p.m.Auburn has Sir Charles, Michigan State has Magic and Virginia has Ralph...

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Art of the D: This Final Four, defense wins championships

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A short year ago, it not only felt inevitable, it was already happening.America's favorite spectator sports...

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Vikings CB Hill gets 4-game ban for PED policy violation

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for the first four games of the season for...

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Lions sign Rams playoff standout running back C.J. Anderson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson, who made big plays for the Rams...

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Browns sign former Steelers S Burnett, ex-AAF QB Gilbert

CLEVELAND (AP) — Discarded by Pittsburgh, veteran safety Morgan Burnett has landed in Cleveland.The Browns addressed one of...

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Fans get 1st look at stadium for Final Four team practices

Basketball fans have lined up early for the first entry into U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Final Four teams hold open-to-the-public...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the NBA...

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AP source: Denver lures AAF's Bausby after league's demise

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with cornerback...

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Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams believes this is the dawning of a new era for the New York Jets.There's a new coach in Adam Gase....

OU football: Tanner Schafer trying to follow in Taylor Cornelius' footsteps

SportsApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — Tanner Schafer shrugs a bit at the question. “Did it bother you that you weren’t more highly recruited?” Oklahoma’s redshirt junior walk-on quarterback was asked last week. “I don’t know,” Schafer said. “I guess it’s because I’m from...

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Nelson leads Islanders over Panthers, 2-1 in shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brock Nelson made sure the playoff-bound New York Islanders still control their destiny in the final game...

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Tebow goes 0 for 4 in Triple-A debut for NY Mets farm team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow had no hits in his Triple-A debut and nothing to say about it.The former NFL quarterback and...

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Seahawks sign pass rushers Nate Orchard and Cassius Marsh

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their pass rush by signing free agents Cassius Marsh and Nate...

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Vikings sign ex-Jets guard Dakota Dozier

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed guard Dakota Dozier, adding more depth at a position in flux.The deal was...

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FINAL FOUR: 3 newcomers, one standby arrive in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never...

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Minor leaguers seek investors, donations to make ends meet

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on...

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Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush."I enjoy the process every day, enjoy...

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Charge against NFL player Michael Bennett dropped in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas said Wednesday they are dismissing a felony charge against NFL defensive end Michael...

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Column: Predictably, another gamble lost in AAF failure

Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up...

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Bears re-sign long snapper Scales to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have re-signed long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year contract.Scales played in...

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Raiders sign free agent wide receiver Ryan Grant

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Ryan Grant has signed with the Oakland Raiders.The Raiders announced the move...

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McCarthy: Firing 'couldn't have been handled any worse'

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he was surprised and stunned at the timing of his...

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Light-filled stadium creates complex Final Four conversion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one...

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Browns re-sign tight end/fullback Orson Charles

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have re-signed free agent tight end Orson Charles, who doubles as a fullback.Charles...

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Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain...

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Bills sign Quinton Spain in latest offensive line addition

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign guard Quinton Spain to a one-year contract in their effort to...

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The Latest: Letter says most AAF employees to be terminated

The Latest on the future of the Alliance of American Football (all times EDT):6:45 p.m.The Alliance of American Football has...

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Jaguars sign RB Cunningham, re-sign oft-injured OT Wells

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Free agent running back Benny Cunningham and offensive tackle Josh Wells have signed with the...

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Report: Chiefs sign free-agent tight end and former Sooner Blake Bell

The Belldozer is coming to Kansas City. The Chiefs have signed free agent tight end Blake Bell, sources confirmed to The Star...

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Prosecutors: Alarms show Houston teen fatally shot parents

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say house alarms and motion detectors indicate a Houston teenager whose father was a standout...

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AP: Most states' sports betting revenue misses estimates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was...

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Chris Harris Jr. skips start of Broncos offseason program

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Vic Fangio Era began in Denver without one of the Broncos' best defenders and a potential contract...

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Cardinals sign cornerback Tramaine Brock to 1-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal...

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Raiders re-sign cornerback Daryl Worley for 2019 season

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback Daryl Worley signed his second-round restricted free agent tender with the Oakland Raiders...

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Patriots sign tackle Cedrick Lang, adding O-line depth

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed tackle Cedrick Lang, adding some depth to their offensive line.The...

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Browns trade DE Ogbah to Chiefs, release Kindred, Louis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' draft class of 2016 is rapidly shrinking.As he continues to revamp Cleveland's roster, general...

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Bears bring back linebacker Aaron Lynch on 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are bringing back linebacker Aaron Lynch on a one-year contract.The 6-foot-6,...

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Chiefs acquire DE Ogbah in trade from Browns for S Murray

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah from Cleveland in a swap for safety...

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NFL referee John Parry retires, joins ESPN as analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — Referee John Parry will trade in his stripes to join ESPN as an officiating analyst.The NFL announced in a...

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Steelers release safety Morgan Burnett after 1 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Burnett's injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over.Pittsburgh released the veteran...

Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

SportsApr 4, 2019

Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools' Day: I'm retiring

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Don't. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that Monday is April Fools' Day might have been...

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Vikings re-sign backup center Brett Jones

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed backup center Brett Jones.The deal was done Monday with Jones, who...

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Report: Former OSU standout Emmanuel Ogbah no-shows, expects trade from Browns

Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah did not report to the Cleveland Browns' offseason program today in anticipation of...

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Nashville organizer apologizes for cherry tree uproar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The leader of a Nashville organizing group for this month's NFL draft has apologized about initial...

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AP Investigation: Florida gets tougher on massage-parlor sex

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex,...

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NFL draft 2019: Scouting OU's Kyler Murray and other top QB prospects

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Height: 5-10 Weight: 207 Hand size: 9 ½ inches 40 time: Did not run 40 at scouting combine or pro day...

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Stanford women outlast Missouri State 55-46 in Sweet 16

CHICAGO (AP) — Even Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer grew concerned while the Cardinal kept missing its shots — over and over...

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Nashville mayor: Trees will be relocated for NFL draft stage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage,...

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Federer, defending champ Isner to meet in Miami Open final

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For an NFL stadium, it will be a different kind of Sunday showdown: Roger Federer against John...

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Raiders sign free agent TE Luke Willson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed unrestricted free agent tight end Luke Willson on Friday.Willson spent last...

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Bears re-sign DB Houston-Carson to 1-year contract

The Chicago Bears have re-signed defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract.A sixth-round draft pick by...

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Heisman winner Joe Bellino, the 'Winchester Rifle,' 81, dies

The New England Patriots say Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino has died.Bellino died on Thursday at the age of 81. Neither the...

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More than muscles: Metcalf works to show NFL all-around game

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Even among NFL prospects, Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf stands out as a physical marvel.He's 6-foot-3,...

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Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the...

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Eagles acquire RB Jordan Howard in trade with Bears

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears for a conditional...

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Kraft's attorneys challenge video taken at massage parlor

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using...

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Raiders sign LB Brandon Marshall, RB Isaiah Crowell

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders filled two more holes on their depth chart Thursday by signing linebacker Brandon...

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Cowboys acquire Dolphins DE Robert Quinn for 6th-round pick

The Cowboys have agreed to acquire defensive end Robert Quinn from the Miami Dolphins for a sixth-round draft pick in a trade...

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Patriots defensive coordinator Schiano steps down

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Greg Schiano has stepped down as defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, less than two...

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Buffalo Bills sign running back/returner Senorise Perry

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills continue stockpiling free agents by signing running back and return specialist...

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Berry Tramel: NFL's death penalty needed an appeals process -- and got it

Adding pass interference to replay review is a good idea, and here's why

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Ex-Utah State football player sentenced for sexual assaults

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player convicted of sexually assaulting six women was...

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Court denies appeal of man convicted ex-Saints star's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will...

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The Latest: Defense lawyer to push for full court hearing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on appeals court decision on Cardell Hayes conviction (all times local):4:50 p.m.A lawyer for the...

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Florida's Taylor, Polite going opposite ways as draft nears

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida teammates Jawaan Taylor and Jachai Polite have been big movers in NFL mock drafts.One up, one...

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QB Blaine Gabbert signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added depth at quarterback, signing former first-round draft pick Blaine...

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Simmons, Sweat among NFL prospects at Mississippi St pro day

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons has the look of a future NFL player after a prolific three-year...

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Demaryius Thomas pleads guilty to careless driving

DENVER (AP) — Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has pleaded guilty to careless driving in...

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Georgia QB Fromm likes learning new tweaks to offense

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's offensive coordinator, top three wide receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher have all departed since...

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Cook makes move to Saints for personal, professional reasons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving from Oakland to New Orleans was as much a personal choice as a professional one for 2018 Pro Bowl...

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NFL looking into high number of lower extremity injuries

PHOENIX (AP) — Next to torn ACLs, the most time lost for injured NFL players is due to hamstring and lower extremity problems,...

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Cowboys choose veteran George Iloka to fill need at safety

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed safety George Iloka, adding experience at a position that was a high...

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On Football: Goodell, with Payton's help, gets it right

PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell got it right.NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should.Many times, perhaps most of the...

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

SportsMar 22, 2019

The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Pass interference now reviewable by officials

PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell laid down the law, and the owners readily changed NFL rules on reviewing pass interference,...

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Cardinals sign receiver Byrd to one-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed receiver Damiere Byrd to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal announced...

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The Latest: Gruden and Antonio Brown quite a match

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT):6:45 p.m.There's nothing on the football field Jon...

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Duke QB Daniel Jones hopes for 1st-round call in NFL draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones didn't stop throwing when Duke's pro day ended.About half an hour after the television cameras...

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NFL awards 2 companies for advancements in helmet safety

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL has awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars to two companies seeking to enhance protection provided by...

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Patriots' Kraft now wants jury trial on prostitution charge

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft now says he wants his misdemeanor solicitation of...

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Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.The move on Tuesday gives the...

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AP source: Buffalo Bills to cut running back Chris Ivory

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the Buffalo Bills' plans confirms to The Associated Press that running...

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Saints GM: Tight end Cook agrees to free-agent contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook has agreed to the terms of a...

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AFL all-time leading rusher Clem Daniels dies at age 83

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders running back and AFL all-time leading rusher Clem Daniels has died at age 83.The...

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Wilf Family donated $1 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOENIX (AP) — Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Bears, Packers to kick off NFL's 100th season

Bears, Packers to play in NFL's season opener The NFL announced Monday that the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers will...

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Honoring rivalries: Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule

PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Jets re-sign Brandon Copeland, Neal Sterling

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed outside linebacker Brandon Copeland and tight end Neal...

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Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard stays on 1-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Darqueze Dennard chose to stay with the Bengals on a one-year deal Monday, keeping Cincinnati's...

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NFL MVP Mahomes to be part of ABC's draft coverage

Kansas City quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes will be a part of ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL...

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Bills hope for happy returns after signing cornerback Gaines

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback E.J. Gaines is counting on a second chance with the Buffalo Bills to kick-start his career...

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Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun

Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished .Yeah, but what about Gronk?Well, the party is about to go bazooka .Look out for...

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started.The New England Patriots'...

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Former Eagles, Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin announces retirement

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has announced he is retiring from playing football after nine NFL...

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Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with 'reluctant approval'

PHOENIX (AP) — For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player....

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Djokovic beats Delbonis in 3rd round at Miami Open

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then...

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Jets owner jokingly envisions self wearing Lombardi Trophy

PHOENIX (AP) — Picture this: New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson parading around next winter with a certain Super Bowl...

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NFL Draft: Mock if you will, but unknown Joel Blumenthal might just get draft weekend call

Joel Blumenthal wanted to block out every distraction. A solid plan on the biggest day of his life. But a couple times when a...

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Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA...

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Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin.The Lions announced the move...

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Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

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After complaining about fans, Wozniacki returns to Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is back at the Miami Open after complaining last year about crowd...

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Florida State grieving after death of Phil Cofer's father

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State will play its second-round NCAA Tournament game with a heavy heart on Saturday after the...

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Bills sign tackle-tight end Jake Fisher to 1-year deal

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent tackle and tight end Jake Fisher and free agent linebacker...

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Raiders sign QB Mike Glennon, S Curtis Riley

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent quarterback Mike Glennon and safety Curtis...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Mike Cofer, Pro Bowl linebacker for Lions, dies at 58

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Cofer, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played a decade with the Detroit Lions and is second on the team's career...

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Guaranteed money at half for 2019 NFL free-agent contracts

NEW YORK (AP) — Guaranteed payments for unrestricted NFL free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total...

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Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they...

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Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal.The Lions announced the move Friday....

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Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a...

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Agent Joe Linta representing QB son as draft approaches

It didn't take long for TJ Linta to select an agent for a potential pro football career."After an exhausting search, I finally...

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NCAA Latest: Day 1 of tournament in the books

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:25 a.m.Time to catch your breath after the NCAA...

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3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the...

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Raiders' lease for Coliseum gets final approval

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more...

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Clay Matthews comes home to Rams, joins veterans who love LA

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Clay Matthews knew he was leaving the Green Bay Packers, he immediately told his agent he...

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Colts add free agent Justin Houston to defensive line

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard kept insisting he would be judicious in free agency.For...

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Cardinals sign Philon and Seals-Jones

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed defensive lineman Darius Philon to a two-year contract and tight end...

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Jaguars re-sign tight end James O'Shaughnessy for depth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end James O'Shaughnessy has re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team...

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Falcons agree to 1-year deal with WR Justin Hardy

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Justin Hardy.The team made the...

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Griffin gets 2-year deal to return as Ravens backup QB

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who were...

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Cowboys, Rams announce Aug. 17 preseason game in Hawaii

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys will travel to Hawaii for a preseason game on Aug. 17.The...

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Kevin Hogan agrees to 1-year deal with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are bringing back quarterback Kevin Hogan on a one-year deal.Hogan was claimed by...

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LB Mike Hull agrees to 1-year deal to remain with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran linebacker Mike Hull has agreed to terms on a one-year deal to remain with the Miami Dolphins, his team...

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Eagles sign defensive end Vinny Curry to 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have signed defensive end Vinny Curry to a one-year contract.Curry returns to Philadelphia after...

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Raiders sign OL Jordan Devey for depth on interior

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Jordan Devey.Devey spent the...

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Lions sign former Bills tight end Logan Thomas

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Logan Thomas.Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a...

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Patriots owner wants prostitution video blocked from public

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a...

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Raiders sign free agent cornerback Nevin Lawson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Nevin Lawson.Lawson joined the...

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Bucs become 1st NFL team with 2 female coaches on staff

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as assistant coaches, becoming the first...

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Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian as Sam Darnold's backup

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold's backup.The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal...

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Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month's NFL Draft...

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Football's in his blood, but basketball in Caroline's heart

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sometimes Jordan Caroline feels as if he is asked as much about the sport he doesn't play as the one he...

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Vikings sign ex-Titans guard Josh Kline for thin O-line

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Tennessee right guard Josh Kline for their thin offensive...

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Geathers decides to take 1-year deal to stay with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Safety Clayton Geathers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts.The team made the...

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Georgia's Deandre Baker says he's the top CB in NFL draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Deandre Baker proclaimed himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL draft after using Georgia's pro day to...

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Alliance football league moves title game to Frisco, Texas

The Alliance of American Football is moving its championship game from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas.The new eight-team spring...

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Former champ Azarenka wins 1st match at new Miami Open site

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by...

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Bears re-sign punter O'Donnell to 2-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have re-signed veteran punter Pat O'Donnell to a two-year...

OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

SportsMar 23, 2019

OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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Former Denver Broncos backup QB pleads guilty to trespassing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Former Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor second-degree criminal...

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Chargers re-sign WR Geremy Davis to 1-year contract

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed wide receiver Geremy Davis to a one-year contract.Davis, who...

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Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with...

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Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict after release by Bengals

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict.The move Tuesday puts Burfict on a new team...

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Rams sign longtime Packers LB Clay Matthews to 2-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, returning to...

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Detroit Lions sign LA Rams RB Malcolm Brown to offer sheet

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions.The...

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Cowboys agree to terms on 1-year contract with WR Cobb

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent receiver Randall Cobb.Cobb...

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Long snapper Luke Rhodes signs tender, will stay in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes has signed his contract to stay with the team next season.Terms...

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49ers sign punter Justin Vogel to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed punter Justin Vogel to a one-year contract.The 49ers had been...

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Manziel confident as he begins his latest football comeback

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he remains confident in his ability to play football "at any level" as the 2012...

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Jets sign TE Brown, re-sign TE Tomlinson and OL Qvale

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Daniel Brown and re-signed tight end Eric Tomlinson and...

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Still seeking stability at kicker, Vikings bring back Bailey

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a new contract with kicker Dan Bailey, the ninth-year veteran...

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Panthers sign free agent Bruce Irvin to 1-year deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year...

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Steelers sign former Rams LB Mark Barron to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Now it's Mark Barron's turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier.The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a...

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Chiefs sign Breeland in upgrade to beleaguered secondary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a $2 million contract for the...

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Josh Jacobs, other Alabama players participate in pro day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — There was no shortage of NFL executives on hand to watch several Crimson Tide players workout during...

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Isner returns to scene of 1st Masters 1000 title in Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When John Isner first got to town for his Miami Open title defense, he went for a practice session...

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Long-snapper DeOssie returning for 13th season with Giants

EAST RUTHEFORD, N.J. (AP) — Long-snapper Zak DeOssie is returning for a 13th season with the New York Giants.The team announced...

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Lawmakers want NFL's Panthers to practice in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are taking steps to lure the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility...

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Lions sign wide receiver Tommylee Lewis

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.Lewis spent his first three NFL seasons...

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Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other...

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The Latest: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' decision to visit the White House (all times local):4:30 p.m.The White...

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QB Fitzpatrick glad to be on move again, this time to Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Experience tells Ryan Fitzpatrick that his job with the Miami Dolphins might not last long.After all, they are his...

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Free-agent linebacker Jake Ryan signs with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Free-agent linebacker Jake Ryan has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ryan agreed to terms over...

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Florida prosecutors offer plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, others charged in prostitution case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors offer plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, others charged in...

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Rams sign former Jags QB Blake Bortles to back up Goff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Blake Bortles has agreed to a one-year deal to become Jared Goff's backup with the Los...

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New NFL rules likely coming, but not replay for penalties

DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game,...

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US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner...

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Jets sign former Vikings OL Compton, re-sign LB Hewitt

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Vikings offensive lineman Tom Compton and re-signed linebacker...

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Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year...

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Cardinals sign defensive back Josh Shaw

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed defensive back Josh Shaw to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal...

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From high atop Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata retires

Haloti Ngata found a unique way to announce his retirement from the NFL: from atop Mount Kilimanjaro.The 35-year-old Ngata, who...

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Vikings re-sign RB Abdullah, for depth behind Cook

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

SportsMar 25, 2019

You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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Former Jaguars guard-center Reed signs with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Guard-center Chris Reed has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who lost three offensive linemen at the start of free...

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Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins' home

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a...

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Bengals release oft-suspended LB Vontaze Burfict

The Bengals stuck with linebacker Vontaze Burfict through all his troubles, including a hit to Antonio Brown's head that led to...

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Eagles bolster secondary with safety Andrew Sendejo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Andrew Sendejo, who earlier this...

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Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville,...

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Robin Roberts hosting first night of NFL draft on ABC

Robin Roberts is returning to sports for one night, hosting ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft on April 25.The...

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Agent: Redskins agree to terms with receiver Brian Quick

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with wide receiver Brian Quick.His agency,...

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49ers re-sign DB Jimmie Ward to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year deal.The team...

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Raiders re-sign return specialist Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent return specialist Dwayne Harris.The team announced Monday...

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Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham...

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Packers re-sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have re-signed veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.A 13-year veteran, Lewis played in...

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Saints, free agent OL Nick Easton agree to 4-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and former Minnesota Vikings interior offensive lineman Nick Easton have agreed on a...

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Fitzpatrick agrees to $11 million, 2-year deal with Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will become the Miami Dolphins' caretaker quarterback.The well-traveled veteran agreed to terms...

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Native Americans say movement to end 'redface' is slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed...

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AP source: Jaguars, free-agent LB Jake Ryan agree to deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent linebacker Jake...

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If police finds Tyreek Hill broke 3-year-old's arm, NFL must consider ban

His name is Zev. He is 3 years old. That means he’s probably learning his ABCs and playing make believe and getting potty...

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Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Garcia

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still,...

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Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

PHOENIX (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity.Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him,...

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Cardinals added offensive line depth by signing Garcia

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals added another piece to their rebuilt offensive line, signing Max Garcia to a one-year...

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Raiders release OL Donald Penn

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders released offensive lineman Donald Penn on Saturday, cutting ties with the...

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Saints Pro Bowl center Unger retiring after 10 seasons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the decision say New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl center and offensive captain Max Unger...

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Lions agree to terms with CB Marcus Cooper on 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper.The Lions made the move...

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Jaguars give Foles help by signing Conley, Ogbuehi

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars gave new quarterback Nick Foles some help Saturday by signing receiver Chris...

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Broncos bring back defensive lineman Zach Kerr

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are bringing back defensive lineman Zach Kerr on a two-year deal.Kerr played in 27...

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Chiefs receiver and former OSU player Tyreek Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic...

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Cornerback Bryce Callahan rejoining Vic Fangio in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Broncos,...

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Harper hit on foot by pitch; Severino out until May

New Phillies star Bryce Harper bruised his right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday, but...

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Ex-officer charged in arrest of former football player

ATLANTA (AP) — A former suburban-Atlanta police officer who was fired last year after an internal investigation found he used...

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Jets bring back K Catanzaro after Myers leaves as free agent

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets solved their kicking question with a familiar foot.Chandler Catanzaro was signed to a one-year deal by...

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Ravens welcome Ingram and Thomas, say farewell to Rosburg

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A whirlwind week for the Baltimore Ravens continued Friday when special teams coach Jerry Rosburg...

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Texans sign CB Boddy-Calhoun

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun as they continue to add to their secondary.His...

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LA Rams' "get-back coach" on leave after arrest, charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Rath, the Los Angeles Rams' director of strength training and performance, is on a leave of absence...

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Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill has a new team. Now the Miami Dolphins need a new quarterback.Miami traded Tannehill on Friday to...

NCAA Tournament: Now it's time for the Sooners to help themselves

SportsMar 18, 2019

NORMAN – The NCAA Tournament Selection Show didn’t make the Sooners wait. Sixty-eight teams would be announced, but “Oklahoma” popped up on the screen as the 22nd name called. That was good for crimson blood pressure, which ran a little high...

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Chiefs' Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a...

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Chargers re-sign safety Adrian Phillips to 1-year deal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers aren't making major waves in free agency, but they are addressing some key...

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Raiders sign WR J.J. Nelson, DL Josh Mauro

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed receiver J.J. Nelson and defensive lineman Josh Mauro.The Raiders also...

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49ers re-sign LB Mark Nzeocha, release DE Cassius Marsh

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha to a three-year contract and released...

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Bears agree to 1-year deals with WR Hall, DT Williams

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year contracts with receiver Marvin Hall and defensive tackle...

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Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were invited by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis for an event in Las Vegas...

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LB Shaquil Barrett agrees to contract with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent linebacker Shaquil Barrett has agreed to terms on a contract with the Tampa Bay...

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Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

It's probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL's business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor....

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Cardinals sign Hicks, Sweezy and White

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed linebacker Jordan Hicks to a four-year contract, offensive lineman J.R....

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Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime at age 34

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore...

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Saints reach deal to keep quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

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Wilson shocked by Beckham trade to Browns

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Bengals sign former Bills guard John Miller to 3-year deal

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Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Coliseum Authority approved a lease agreement Friday to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one...

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Redskins sign veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has come out of a brief retirement to join the Washington...

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Titans releasing right guard rebuilding middle of O-line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are releasing right guard Josh Kline a year after signing the veteran to a...

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Browns' Kareem Hunt banned 8 games by NFL for 'altercations'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word.The league suspended the Cleveland Browns...

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Steelers re-sign DT Daniel McCullers to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back defensive tackle Daniel McCullers.The Steelers re-signed McCullers...

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Jaguars sign Geoff Swaim to help fill depleted TE position

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Geoff Swaim, giving them another option at...

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NFL suspends Browns' Kareem Hunt for 8 games after caught on video kicking a woman

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL suspends Browns' Kareem Hunt for 8 games after caught on video kicking a woman.

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson made all 13 of his shots, five on high-flying dunks, and scored 29...

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5 games in, here's what we know about Alliance football

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Newly signed Le'Veon Bell feels 'amazing' about joining Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics.The star running back slept soundly after...

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Jets release RB Crowell after agreeing to terms with Bell

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets released running back Isaiah Crowell on Thursday, an expected move after the team signed...

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The Latest: Jets agree to terms with CB Brian Poole

The Latest on NFL free agency Thursday (all times EDT)10 p.m.A person with direct knowledge of the contract tells The...

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Seahawks bring back Fluker, Wright, add Iupati

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are keeping a couple of key pieces from last season's playoff team while adding to...

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Gore looks forward to sharing Bills backfield with McCoy

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hold the AARP jokes.Running back Frank Gore sees nothing funny about teaming up with LeSean McCoy in...

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Relieved Barr remains a Viking after uneasy pledge to Jets

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision...

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Slow down: Browns GM tempers expectations after Beckham deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fans are scrambling to get their hands on tickets, jerseys and make their first Odell Beckham Jr....

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Lions introduce Flowers, Coleman and James, also sign 2 more

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Trey Flowers' 6-year old daughter has already experienced plenty of success during her father's NFL...

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49ers hope new additions address lack of takeaways

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The most glaring need for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason was clear after the defense set...

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Raiders cut WR Jordy Nelson, QB AJ McCarron to save cap room

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After making several big-ticket additions to start free agency, the Oakland Raiders are now making some...

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Rare display: Packers introduce 4 free agents

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — From 2010 through 2016, former Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed two unrestricted free...

Thunder’s success in halfcourt imperative to playoff success

SportsApr 4, 2019

The questions poured in about momentum, a galvanizing moment, an instance of joy that the Thunder could use as a springboard to consistency or a dream run in the playoffs. There were slivers of hope in the Thunder’s 119-103 win against the...

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Chiefs sign Mathieu amid overhaul of much-maligned defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With a bright red hat perched jauntily on his mop-like hairdo, Tyrann Mathieu signed his contract with...

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Foles signs with Jaguars, welcomes being a starter again

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin gushed about Nick Foles for several minutes and then had one request for his new...

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Garcia double-step to face Spence in undefeated title match

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. didn't like four-division champion Mikey Garcia describing him as just another...

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Redskins' Collins glad to put Giants' turmoil behind him

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dave Gettleman's trash seems to be the Washington Redskins' treasure.Three years after the-then Carolina...

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Some of Clemson defensive linemen workout for NFL executives

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before...

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Receiver stuck with Titans' deal even after Patriots' push

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Adam Humphries, Tennessee has been a potential destination for months because of his Tampa Bay...

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Steelers sign WR Donte Moncrief, bring back WR Eli Rogers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donte Moncrief can do the math in his head. Yet the newest Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has no plans to...

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Colts sign Funchess, but stick to plan of re-signing players

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard reverted to his old free-agent playbook.He re-signed his...

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Players to receive $188.88 million in performance payments

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Ravens center Matt Skura has earned the most in performance-based pay given out Thursday by the...

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NFL contest to award 2 season tickets for 100 years

NEW YORK (AP) — In what the NFL is calling a "Fantennial" celebration, the league will present two season tickets for the next...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBAHOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped...

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Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by...

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The guy behind the guy: Jim Zorn helps prepare Kyler Murray for his Pro Day moment

Jim Zorn, the one-time head coach of the Washington Redskins, has spent much of the last month working with Kyler Murray.

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Beckham's arrival makes Browns instant contenders

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999. They became a real one Tuesday night. It only took 20...

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OU football: Kyler Murray's Pro Day is telling that he should be NFL's No. 1 pick

Not doing the speed drills or the strength tests on Wednesday is yet another sign Murray is in line to be the No. 1 pick in the...

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New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to...

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49ers get off to busy start in free agency

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers opened the new league year Wednesday by acquiring the defensive playmaker...

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Addition of Antonio Brown 'changed everything' for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild...

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AP Source: Redskins re-sign Adrian Peterson to 2-year deal

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian...

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Bridgewater discusses possible hometown return with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater met Wednesday night with the Miami Dolphins to discuss playing for his...

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Beckham gone, Giants' turn of fortunes stunning

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — What a stunner!After their first season under general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat...

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Pats trade for Bennett, lose 2 starters to open free agency

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending champion New England Patriots were looking to a salary cap-friendly veteran addition and...

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The Latest: Source: Adrian Peterson to return to Redskins

The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT):9:15 p.m.A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington...

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AP Sources: Seahawks bring back LB Kendricks, K Jason Myers

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks hope they have found the solution for their recent kicking troubles in Jason Myers...

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Jaguars officially agree to terms with QB Nick Foles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After repeatedly failing to find a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars...

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Broncos begin rebuilding O-line in free agency

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cycles through quarterbacks and head coaches at a dizzying rate. Yet, what's really an...

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Chargers add veterans in LB Thomas Davis, QB Tyrod Taylor

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers didn't have many glaring offseason needs but upgrading the linebacking unit...

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Buccaneers address need for LB, WR, punter in free agency

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency.The team needs...

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Patriots extend tender offer to suspended WR Josh Gordon

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots aren't ready to give up on the possibility of Josh Gordon playing football again in New...

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OMG, OBJ: Beckham's arrival makes Browns instant contenders

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999. They became a real one Tuesday night.It only took...

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Steelers sign CB Steven Nelson, bring back Chickillo, Berry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The "Killer Bs" era is officially over in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider. Le'Veon Bell is a...

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Murray doesn't run, but shines as a passer at Pro Day

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray didn't run the 40-yard dash at Oklahoma's pro day.The people around him figure it's common...

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Bills to meet with Ziggy Ansah after signing 7 free agents

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The free-spending Buffalo Bills aren't yet done attempting to upgrade their young roster with veteran...

OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

SportsMar 31, 2019

STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest...

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Chiefs release erstwhile star Berry as free agency begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs began free agency Wednesday by cutting one of their most popular players in...

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Ravens rebound to secure RB Ingram, FS Thomas as free agents

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens finally made their move during the NFL's free agent frenzy, securing running back Mark...

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Falcons address top need, sign guards Carpenter, Brown

ATLANTA (AP) — After Matt Ryan agreed to restructure his contract to clear salary cap room, the Atlanta Falcons quickly...

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CBS and NBC swap Super Bowl telecast years in 2021 and 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl telecasts by NBC and CBS will swap years in 2021 and 2022.The switch means both networks can pair...

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South Carolina tries to get new Panthers practice facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wants the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility into their state's suburbs....

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The Latest: Lawyers slam restoration of Hernandez conviction

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the reinstatement of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction (all times local):2 p.m.Attorneys for late...

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OU Pro Day recap: Kyler Murray and other Sooners perform in front of NFL scouts

The Oklahoman's OU beat writers and others follow developments at OU Pro Day.

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What happened to Raiders' and Jets' rebuilding plans?

For all those fans of the Raiders and Jets who believed in that rebuilding-program message, their teams have handed them a big...

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AP Source: Browns agree with TE Harris on 2-year deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Browns and free agent tight end Demetrius Harris have...

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Court reinstates late NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction; it was erased after he killed himself in prison

BOSTON (AP) — Court reinstates late NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction; it was erased after he killed himself in prison.

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA Tournament selection show is returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first...

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AP source: Jets agree to sign RB Le'Veon Bell

NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves.Well-rested,...

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Giants trade Beckham to Browns, Jets get Bell

While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it Tuesday night: a trade of...

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AP Source: New York Jets, free agent running back Le'Veon Bell agree to contract

NEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: New York Jets, free agent running back Le'Veon Bell agree to contract.

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AP Sources: Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey — straight to Cleveland.The superstar wide...

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The Latest: Titans agree with Cameron Wake on 3-year deal

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT):11:15 p.m.A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that...

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Busy Jets fly into free agency with a few big-money moves

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Maccagnan predicted the Jets — with lots of needs and plenty of money — would be very active when free...

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AP source: Vikings keep LB Barr in place on 5-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have kept the heart of their defense intact with a hefty commitment to linebacker...

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AP sources: Free-spending Bills add receivers Brown, Beasley

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The free-spending Buffalo Bills are using their sizeable salary-cap space to provide quarterback Josh...

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AP Source: Cleveland Browns acquire star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in trade with New York Giants

CLEVELAND (AP) — AP Source: Cleveland Browns acquire star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in trade with New York Giants.

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As New York probes business deals, Trump cries 'HARASSERS'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings,...

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Police: Nearly $200k seized from spa Kraft visited for sex

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police seized almost $200,000 in connection with a Florida massage parlor where New England...

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Mitchell, Jazz back Westbrook, say Utah won't condone racism

NBA star Russell Westbrook will play in Utah again one day. When he does, a fan who allegedly made racial taunts against him...

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The Latest: Trump says NY among 'PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York state investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings (all times...

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Top 10 NFL free agents of all time.

A look at the most impactful football free agents of all time:1. DE Reggie White, 1993 Green Bay Packers.White stunned the NFL...

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AP source: Browns beef up line, set to sign DT Richardson

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey has built a fearsome front on defense.One week after acquiring end Olivier...

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Steelers keep injured LB Ryan Shazier on roster in 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier will be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 as he continues his recovery from a spinal...

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NFL At 100: Free agency has been a boon to NFL

DENVER (AP) — The National Football League's annual free agency frenzy officially begins Wednesday, just 39 days after Tom...

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Column: AB gives stars new weapon _ and makes owners nervous

Some of Antonio Brown's antics are impossible to defend.Livestreaming from the locker room after a playoff win. Disappearing...

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WR DeVante Parker gets another chance with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Former first-round pick DeVante Parker will get another chance to show the Miami Dolphins he's not a bust.The...

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Broncos, Falcons to open preseason in Hall of Fame game

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 1 to open the preseason.Each...

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Ravens GM DeCosta saves cap space, loses Mosley and others

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The NFL's top-ranked defense in 2018 will have a decidedly different look next season.With...

The expansion of the NCAA Tournament has diluted March Madness

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In March 1993, Billy Tubbs’ Sooners went to Kansas City with a 19-10 record and lost 69-55 to Iowa State in the Big Eight Tournament quarterfinals. Those Sooners went 7-7 in a loaded Big Eight, tied for fifth. OU played a really good...

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Packers to sign Za'Darius Smith as part of free agent spree

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the...

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Panthers re-sign backup QB Heinicke to 1-year deal

The Panthers have re-signed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a one-year contract to provide depth behind Cam Newton.Terms...

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Raiders deal to stay in Oakland for 2019 set for vote Friday

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season is coming to a vote this...

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Falcons add salary cap space by tweaking Ryan's contract

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons lack the financial flexibility to be big spenders in free agency even after clearing salary...

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AP Source: Raiders agree to deal with safety Lamarcus Joyner

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After making a couple of big splashes to improve their offense, the Oakland Raiders have now turned to...

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Jaguars to sign quarterback Nick Foles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new quarterback, maybe even the franchise passer the team has been missing for nearly two...

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AP Source: Lions agree to $36M, 4-year deal with CB Coleman

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions addressed needs on both sides of the ball while reuniting their coach and general manager with...

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Foles to Jaguars, Collins to Washington, Brown to Oakland

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville, Landon Collins to Washington and Trent Brown to Oakland.The big-money...

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Free Agency-Chiefs Capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (13-5)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OLB Dee Ford (franchise tag), OLB Justin Houston, DT Allen Bailey, TE...

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Joe Auer, who scored on Miami Dolphins' 1st play, has died

MIAMI (AP) — Joe Auer, who returned a kickoff for a Miami Dolphins touchdown on the franchise's first play, has died at age...

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AP sources: DeSean Jackson close to returning to Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay along with a 2020 seventh-round...

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AP Source: Chiefs, Mathieu agree to $42M, 3-yr contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday,...

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AP sources: Busy Bills agree to sign 4, including Gore

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane promised he'd be "judicious" in rebuilding his team in free...

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AP Sources: Suggs not returning to Ravens in 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — Terrell Suggs is leaving the Baltimore Ravens after pursuing opposing quarterbacks and providing boisterous...