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The Latest: Tulsa’s football game at Houston postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___No. 24 Tulsa’s football game Saturday at...

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Jets place RB La'Mical Perine, K Sam Ficken on IR

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets placed running back La'Mical Perine and kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve Tuesday.The team...

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A perfect 10, Steelers again rule atop AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perfect 10.And they're also once again No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll.The...

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Seahawks getting healthy with return of Carson, Griffin

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Coming off a long weekend break, the Seattle Seahawks had a welcome sight at practice Tuesday.For the...

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Browns top cornerback Ward to miss time with strained calf

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are down another defensive star.Starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who leads the NFL in passes...

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Injured 49ers CB K'Waun Williams suspended 2 games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Injured San Francisco 49ers cornerback K’Waun Williams has been suspended two games for violating...

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Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a...

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Jaguars place starting defenders Allen, Hayden, Thomas on IR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed defensive end Josh Allen (knee), cornerback D.J. Hayden (hamstring)...

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Titans place pair of starters on IR in Brown, Sambrailo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed a pair of starters on injured reserve in linebacker Jayon Brown and...

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Bills-Broncos, Panthers-Packers set for Dec. 19 doubleheader

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has set its pairings for the league's first Saturday doubleheader this season.The Buffalo Bills will...

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Rams deserve spot among NFC's top contenders down stretch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams celebrated their gritty win Monday night in Tampa Bay with style, going crazy in the...

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Pats' Burkhead confirms he's out for season with knee injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says his recent knee injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of...

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Cowboys cancel practice over medical issue involving staff

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice Tuesday after what the club said was a non-coronavirus medical...

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Manning, Woodson, Megatron are Hall of Fame semifinalists

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Players to add include Edwards, Pittman

With only two weeks remaining before the end of the regular season in most fantasy leagues, the waiver wire still offers...

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Derek Carr is the king of the audacious audibles in 2020

A byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can...

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Sack the stats: Chase Young starring for Washington defense

Chase Young fired up his teammates before Washington’s latest game by telling them they only get 16 days out of 365 in a year...

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AP Sportlight

Nov. 251925 — Red Grange, playing his first game as a professional with the Chicago Bears, is held to 36 yards in a 0-0 tie...

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Jets help empower women with online job mentoring event

Annette Guzman-Torres was feeling discouraged and frustrated, her anxiety fueled by the uncertainty of a bleak job market...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who...

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Packers' Valdes-Scantling ready to bounce back after fumble

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling wants to make sure his costly fumble in an overtime loss to...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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

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Upset of Vikings gives Cowboys jolt: ‘We’re going to go 7-0’

Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith tried to say his team would take this one game, one week at a time. Then the celebration of a...

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Chiefs show calm, cool confidence in 35-31 win over Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs have plenty of it. When the Raiders marched downfield for the go-ahead score late in Sunday's game in...

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NFL Week 11 winners, losers: Is it time for the Philadelphia Eagles to turn to Jalen Hurts at QB?

Week 11 in the NFL brought a devastating injury to one of the top rookies in the league, a reserve passer who stood out and a...

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Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams' 27-24 win vs Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up.“We can be as good as we want to be, honestly,” the...

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Bucs' playoff prospects take a hit with 27-24 loss to Rams

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and remain a good bet to make...

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The Latest: Iowa St women's hoops coach in quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill...

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Darnold's shoulder remains big question mark for 0-10 Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold might be back under center for the winless New York Jets. Well, possibly. Maybe.The quarterback has...

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NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators

The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the...

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Lions stumble into Thanksgiving game after abysmal defeat

DETROIT (AP) — As poorly as the Detroit Lions have played this season, this might have been a new low.That meant some...

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NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles...

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Chargers still learning how to put teams away in second half

The Los Angeles Chargers proved on Sunday that they can finally hang on to a lead. The next step is making sure opponents don't...

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Eagles' troubles can't be pinned on just the coach or QB

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have too many problems to pin the blame on one person.While coach Doug Pederson and...

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Saints exhibiting depth, chemistry, execution in all phases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Taysom Hill produced amply in his triumphant first start, his job was made considerably easier by a...

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Bucs' OL Marpet misses 3rd straight game due to concussion

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without offensive lineman Ali Marpet against the Los Angeles Rams due to a...

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Tunnel vision: Unbeaten Steelers focused on 1-0, not 16-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to get into the comparison game. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn't...

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Judge offers no specifics on firing of O-Line coach Colombo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Joe Judge would not disclose why offensive line coach Marc Colombo was fired...

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Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on...

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Packers' recent performances reveal their inconsistency

The good news for the Green Bay Packers is that they still hold a two-game edge over Chicago Bears in the NFC North heading...

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It's looking like a different kind of December for Patriots

Well, at least the New England Patriots have plenty of experience playing in meaningless December games.The 11-time defending...

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Raiders fall short at end in prime-time showdown vs. Chiefs

Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders went toe to toe in splitting two games with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl...

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Sinking Ravens have Ingram, Dobbins test positive for COVID

The Baltimore Ravens experienced another outbreak of COVID-19 on Monday, providing an additional burden for a team that's...

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Rookies make big impact as Colts stay in playoff contention

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As safety Julian Blackmon studied his new Indianapolis Colts playbook last spring, one thought kept running...

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Fangio's patience with Lock pays off in big win for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Good thing Vic Fangio doesn’t have a quick hook.His patience with his young quarterback paid off in the...

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Seahawks place Olsen on IR, sign Harrison to active roster

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks placed veteran tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve Monday after he suffered a torn...

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Dolphins' Tagovailoa will try to bounce back from benching

MIAMI (AP) — The masked man standing idly on the sideline in the final minutes of the Miami Dolphins' first loss since early...

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Bills tight end Sweeney diagnosed with inflamed heart

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with an...

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Browns gain strength, confidence in playing amid adversity

CLEVELAND (AP) — Say this for the Cleveland Browns, version 2020: They're a resilient bunch.They've won without their star...

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Panthers DE Brian Burns developing into dominant pass rusher

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow said last week Brian Burns was on the verge of a three-sack...

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Bengals will try to move ahead without injured Burrow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The energy drained out of the Cincinnati Bengals when rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the...

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Injury to rookie Burrow 'kind of tore everybody apart'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If it wasn't bad enough already, 2020 took a terrible turn for the Cincinnati Bengals and their prized...

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Falcons' lopsided loss to Saints was a complete team effort

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris saw the ugly truth behind the season-high eight sacks allowed by the Atlanta Falcons.The interim...

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No. 6 Florida getting TE Pitts back after 2-week absence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 6 Florida will have standout tight end Kyle Pitts back for Saturday’s game against Kentucky.Pitts...

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Alex Smith shows why he's Washington's starting quarterback

Alex Smith is showing why Ron Rivera wanted an experienced quarterback to start for Washington, and has the team in position to...

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Titans remember what they do best before AFC South rematch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans think they got back to what they do best, and that's just finding a way to...

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Texans look to build on momentum after big win over Patriots

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans played their most complete game of the season on Sunday to beat the New England Patriots...

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Jaguars lock up another losing season, their 9th in 10 years

JACKSONVILLE. Fla (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are guaranteed another losing season, their ninth in the past 10 years.The...

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Chiefs show calm, cool confidence in 35-31 win over Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the biggest differences between the merely good and the exceptionally great is confidence.The...

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Browns star Garrett to miss second game with COVID-19 virus

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns not only managed without star Myles Garrett for one game, they won.They'll have to try to...

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McKinney, Ximines to start practicing with Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney and linebacker Oshane Ximines will start practicing with...

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Win gives 3-7 Cowboys suddenly high stakes on Thanksgiving

Andy Dalton’s first win as Dallas quarterback puts the Cowboys in a suddenly high-stakes Thanksgiving game in a season that...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLLANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a...

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On Football: About those rising NFL teams, never mind.

Mediocrity is mediocrity. You can’t hide it, especially in the NFC East, where being mediocre is a compliment.This, however,...

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Carr's superb effort for Raiders not enough to top Mahomes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After Derek Carr led the Raiders to the brink of another victory over the defending Super Bowl champions, Las...

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Mahomes hits Kelce in last minute, Chiefs edge Raiders 35-31

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even after Jason Witten's touchdown put the Las Vegas Raiders ahead with 1:43 to play, the mood on the Kansas...

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Mahomes rallies Chiefs late for 35-31 win over Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds to play, and the Kansas City...

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NFL Today, Week 11

SCOREBOARDMonday, Nov. 23Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN — Jared Goff and the Rams (6-3) are making their...

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Winless Jets trying to stay positive after loss to Chargers

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — At least the New York Jets keep fighting.That might be the best thing they can take away from their...

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Uncharacteristic mistakes result in Packers' collapse

The Green Bay Packers have succeeded this season by protecting leads, taking care of the football and controlling the...

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Early mistakes by uneven Vikings too costly to overcome

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a...

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Defense's strong 2nd half leads Colts past Packers in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis defense may have turned Aaron Rodgers into a true believer Sunday.Others around the league...

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Tagovailoa benched in 1st pro loss but move isn't permanent

DENVER (AP) — The pain from getting pulled in the fourth quarter of Miami’s first loss in seven weeks might sting awhile, but...

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Allen, Herbert propel Chargers to 34-28 victory over Jets

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — It hasn't taken long for Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen to become one of the more lethal...

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Streak stop: Dalton's 3 TDs lift Cowboys past Vikings 31-28

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The refreshed Dallas Cowboys had a steady hand back at quarterback, eager to initiate the same post-bye...

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Denver hands Tagovailoa first loss with 20-13 win over Miami

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos sent rookie Tua Tagovailoa tottering to the sideline, benched early in the fourth quarter...

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'See ya next year' Burrow tweets after scary knee injury

Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury.“Thanks for all...

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Raiders RT Sam Young, Chiefs WR Watkins among inactives

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right tackle Sam Young is inactive for the Las Vegas Raiders in their AFC West showdown with the Kansas City...

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The Latest: Cowboys win, NFC East teams all have 3 wins

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST):___7:35 p.m.Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder.The...

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Falcons QB Ryan again swamped by Saints' pass rush

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan kept taking sacks against the Saints in the Superdome.It was a...

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Latest loss puts Lions coach Patricia back on hot seat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the...

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Patriots complicate playoff path with 27-20 loss to Texans

There can be no more detours for the New England Patriots if they hope to remain on a path to the playoffs.The 11-time...

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Jaguars facing another QB decision after Luton's debacle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have another quarterback decision to make.Coach Doug Marrone acknowledged he...

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Ravens dip into 3rd place after fading in OT loss to Titans

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens were looking for a bit of revenge and seeking to get back on course following a misstep...

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Watson, Watt lead Houston to 27-20 win over New England

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown early on Sunday and J.J. Watt swatted...

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Walker wins first NFL start as Panthers blank Lions 20-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — P.J. Walker was a third-string quarterback battling for a roster spot with the Colts 18 months ago when...

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Browns step up without Garrett, down Eagles in steady rain

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt lifted off just inside the 5-yard line, soared over the head of Philadelphia's Jalen Mills like an...

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Steelers dominate skidding Jaguars 27-3, remain unbeaten

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh's latest victory was picture perfect.The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after...

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Turnovers cost the Eagles again in another loss vs Browns

Turnovers and sloppy mistakes cost the Philadelphia Eagles again.It’s a recurring theme in a season that is spiraling...

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Henry's TD run in OT lifts Titans over skidding Ravens 30-24

BALTIMORE (AP) — For three quarters, the undermanned Ravens put the clamps on Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans.By the...

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Smith rallies Washington after Bengals' Burrow carted off

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Chase Young told college teammate Joe Burrow he loved him and to get well after the top pick's scary knee...

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'See ya next year:' Burrow injury derails Bengals season

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Joe Burrow couldn't put any weight on his left leg as he was helped onto a cart. Cincinnati Bengals...

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Saints win 7th straight, beat Falcons in Hill's first start

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taysom Hill rushed for two touchdowns and passed for 233 yards in his first NFL start at quarterback, and...

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Drew Lock gets start at QB for Broncos vs. Dolphins

Drew Lock will get the start at quarterback when the Denver Broncos host the Miami Dolphins despite missing practice Wednesday...

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Ex-teammate: Hall of Famer Floyd Little enters hospice care

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little has entered hospice care, according to ex-Syracuse teammate Patrick...

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Ronald Jones proving his worth to surging Buccaneers offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ronald Jones may be the least heralded component of the success of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' star-filled...

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Why 2-7 Cowboys still believe in 2020 chances, beginning this week vs. Vikings: 'Don't ever get this twisted'

FRISCO, Texas — DeMarcus Lawrence boarded this train two weeks ago. “Nobody in this league is elite,” the Dallas Cowboys...

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The Latest: Indiana State withdraws from Gulf Coast Showcase

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Indiana State has withdrawn from next...

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W. Kentucky reels off 35-straight points to down FIU, 38-21

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Tyrrell Pigrome ran for two touchdowns and the defense scored two more on back-to-back takeaways as...

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Bengals put RB Mixon on IR ahead of matchup with Washington

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have placed running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve with a foot injury.The...

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Jets place CB Austin on IR, activate OLB Luvu from IR

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets placed cornerback Bless Austin on injured reserve Saturday, another tough blow to...

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Jags activate Hayden from IR, expect him to play vs Steelers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars activated veteran cornerback D.J. Hayden from injured reserve Saturday and...

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Chargers place leading tackler Kyzir White on COVID-19 list

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have placed linebacker Kyzir White on the COVID-19 list and called up three...

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Raiders activate 7 defensive players from COVID-19 list

The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven players off the COVID-19 list after they missed practice this week as “high risk”...

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Bryant, Hand now out for Lions against Panthers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have downgraded defensive linemen Austin Bryant and Da'Shawn Hand, ruling out both for...

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Titans place Clowney on IR, rule Vaccaro out for Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has gone on injured reserve as he deals with a...

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Browns activate Conklin, Parkey from COVID list to play

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will have starting right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey on Sunday against Philadelphia...

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Colts could go from outsider to contender by beating Packers

It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport commands.Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been...

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NFL player looks to shed light on Palestinians' plight

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — NFL players have kneeled during the national anthem and taken stands to protest social injustice across the...

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Cowboys QB Andy Dalton still hasn't fully regained sense of taste, smell after COVID-19 bout

FRISCO, Texas — Sixteen days after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Andy Dalton’s sense of taste and smell still elude...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel...

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The Latest: Pac-12 cancels Washington State-Stanford game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Washington State athletic director Pat Chun...

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Brees to miss at least 3 games after Saints place him on IR

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday, meaning he'll miss at least three games...

Sports

Donald loves seeing Rams defense dominate on weekly basis

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald recognizes this iteration of the Los Angeles Rams defense is special.“It ain’t just...

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Special teams giving Vikings plenty of trouble this season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The low moment of Minnesota's most recent game at Chicago came at the opening of the second half, when...

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Big hit: Browns star Garrett on COVID list, out for Eagles

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett has been slowed down just when the Browns need him most.Cleveland's dynamic star defensive end...

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Stafford, Bridgewater both questionable for Lions-Panthers

Detroit's Matthew Stafford and Carolina's Teddy Bridgewater are both questionable for Sunday's game between the Lions and...

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49ers waive DE Takkarist McKinley after failed physical

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have waived defensive end Takkarist McKinley after he failed a physical.The...

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Better ground game would help settle Broncos QB Drew Lock

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A good ground game could do wonders for scuffling quarterback Drew Lock and his health but the Denver...

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Darnold has 'good shot' at returning as Jets QB next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold might be back leading the New York Jets' huddle as soon as next week.The quarterback will be...

Sports

6 Titans out vs. Ravens including Jadeveon Clowney, Saffold

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be without starting left guard Rodger Saffold and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday...

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Packers' Adams returns to practice, 'good to go' on Sunday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams returned to practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday...

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Cardinals, Murray bruised after frustrating loss to Seattle

Arizona's playoff hopes took a hit during Thursday night's 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe more important for the...

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Defensive boost could be tipping point in Seahawks season

SEATTLE (AP) — On the night before the game that may be a tipping point in their season, the Seattle Seahawks' defense held a...

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NFL prospects getting second chance through Alumni Academy

In normal times, NFL teams sometimes must scramble to find players during the season when a wave of injuries or other issues...

Sports

Surging Falcons to test Saints while Brees is injured

ATLANTA (3-6) at NEW ORLEANS (7-2)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FoxOPENING LINE — Saints by 7 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 4-5; Saints...

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Pats hope to ride recent resurgence into playoff contention

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton was adamant at the trade deadline that the answers to the Patriots turning things around...

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Make no mistake, Judge is the boss of the improving Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are Joe Judge's team, entirely.That's all anyone needs to know as the...

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Browns, running toward playoff spot, welcome Wentz, Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (3-5-1) at CLEVELAND (6-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE - Browns by 2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 3-6;...

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Diggs invokes "Super Freak" and has big game

Add “Super Freak” to the list of adjectives to describe Stefon Diggs’ league-leading receiving numbers.The Bills receiver gave...

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Wentz, East-leading Eagles to face playoff-hungry Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he ever soared — or, in the case of this season, sputtered — for the Eagles, quarterback Carson Wentz...

Sports

Murray, Cardinals get shut down in loss to Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyler Murray was crunched on Arizona's second drive of the game. A rude hello from Seattle’s L.J. Collier and...

Sports

Wilson throws for 2 TDs, Seahawks hold off Cardinals 28-21

SEATTLE (AP) — It was a flashback performance for the Seattle Seahawks, and coach Pete Carroll enjoyed the show.A bruising...

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Wilson throws 2 TDs, Seahawks hold off Cardinals 28-21

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle...

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The Latest: Lou Holtz tests positive for coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Lou Holtz has tested positive for the...

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Jake Scott, former Miami safety, Super Bowl MVP, dies at 75

MIAMI (AP) — Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’...

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Rams' first in-season COVID positive leaves McVay frustrated

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay was driving home from work Tuesday night when he got a phone call from Reggie Scott,...

Sports

Cowboys up: Surging Vikes settle in at home for 3 straight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled into their bye with a 1-5 record, their previously fierce home-field...

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Garrett still away, Browns hopeful for sack leader's return

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett remained isolated from his teammates for the second straight day, but the...

Sports

Lions, Stafford hope to take advantage of favorable schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Stafford has earned a reputation for being tough and playing through injuries.The Detroit Lions...

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Saints look to Winston, Hill, as they host improving Falcons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Kamara expresses confidence in the Saints’ ability to quickly coalesce around a fill-in quarterback...

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Seahawks without Carson again, but Tyler Lockett active

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without running back Chris Carson and Travis Homer, but will have wide receiver...

Sports

Buccaneers looking to solve prime-time woes against Rams

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians doesn’t mince words or offer excuses when he talks about Tampa Bay’s struggles in prime-time...

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NFL kickers are making more cross-country field goals, with accuracy

NFL kickers are better than ever at long-distance field goals

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Winless Jets, reeling Chargers searching for any momentum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Bosa remembers the last time the Los Angeles Chargers faced a winless team this far into a season. He's...

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Broncos rookie receivers a bright spot in difficult season

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even with quarterback Drew Lock struggling to stay accurate and available and the Broncos tumbling...

Sports

Bears place punt returner Harris on injured reserve

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve Thursday because of a triceps...

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With only 3 wins, first-place Eagles talking about practice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are talking about practice.Despite leading the NFC East, the Eagles (3-5-1) have a...

Sports

Rodgers matchup creates another challenge for Indy defense

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts embrace these daunting midseason tests.First, they tried to contain reigning MVP...

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Raiders' shorthanded D has 'daunting task' vs. Chiefs

Preparing to play Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs can cause nightmares for opposing defensive...

Sports

Tagovailoa seeks only second 4-0 start by rookie in 40 years

DENVER (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa isn’t putting up the “Star Wars” numbers that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from quarterbacks...

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Jets CB Poole having shoulder surgery, out for season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' suddenly thin and inexperienced secondary took another big hit.Veteran cornerback Brian...

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Raiders may need to repeat aggressive style to beat Chiefs

The Las Vegas Raiders needed to alter their style when they finally broke through last month with their first win in Kansas...

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Big 12 title game could have a familiar look or 1st-timers

With a month to go before the Big 12 championship game, No. 18 Oklahoma and No. 22 Texas both have paths to another Red River...

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Bengals' Burrow vs. Washington's Young: Top two picks meet

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Before the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Burrow to be their franchise quarterback, the owners of the top...

Sports

Seahawks stadium gets new name: Lumen Field

SEATTLE (AP) — The home stadium for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders has been renamed Lumen Field.The Seahawks made...

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Steelers' Smith-Schuster still 'lit' but with a dash of grit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don't get it twisted. Life is still very much “lit” for JuJu Smith-Schuster. A quick scan of the Pittsburgh...

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Jaguars place CB Henderson on IR, create hole vs Steelers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed rookie cornerback CJ Henderson on injured reserve Thursday with a...

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Short-handed Ravens face Henry and Titans in playoff rematch

Embarrassed by the fashion in which Derrick Henry shredded their defense for 195 yards rushing in the playoffs last January,...

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Falcons' Ryan 'very proud' of durability during 13 seasons

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Atlanta Falcons on their bye, Matt Ryan was watching New Orleans' win over San Francisco on TV last...

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Bears seek answers for offense as they stumble into bye

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears switched quarterbacks early in the season and changed who calls plays last week, all in an...

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Jimmy Garoppolo's future remains questionable for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo was one quarter away from possibly winning the Super Bowl MVP before San Francisco’s...

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Bills' Hughes isn't mellowing, but growing wiser with age

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jerry Hughes dismisses any talk of him mellowing.At 32, the Buffalo Bills defensive end might no...

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Chiefs continue to rely on rookies and second-year pros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The biggest downside to success in the NFL may come each April, when the team that wins the Super Bowl...

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Pitt, Virginia Tech hoping to emerge from ACC's messy middle

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's supposed to be Senior Day for Pittsburgh wide receive DJ Turner and the nearly two dozen other Panthers...

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Ravens host Titans in rematch of AFC divisional playoff

TENNESSEE (6-3) at BALTIMORE (6-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Ravens by 6RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 3-6; Ravens...

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Newton and hard-running Patriots to test Houston's defense

HOUSTON (AP) — After failing to stop the run all season, the Houston Texans will face another test on Sunday against the New...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Nov. 261917 — The NHL is formed with five charter members: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa...

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Steelers looking for a perfect 10 against skidding Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have played some real nail-biters.Ten of their past 12 meetings have been...

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Tagovailoa can become 2nd QB in 40 years to start out 4-0

MIAMI (6-3) at DENVER (3-6)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Miami by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 7-2, Denver 5-4SERIES...

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Packers pose another key test for division-leading Colts

GREEN BAY (7-2) at INDIANAPOLIS (6-3)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE - Packers by 2 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Packers 6-3,...

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Raiders host Chiefs in search of 1st season sweep in 8 years

KANSAS CITY (8-1) at LAS VEGAS (6-3)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCOPENING LINE - Chiefs by 6 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 6-3;...

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UCF looking to spoil No. 7 Cincinnati's unbeaten season

The regular season is winding down and UCF finds itself in the unaccustomed role of potential spoiler instead of front-runner...

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Unbeaten Steelers, lowly Jaguars meet with streaks at stake

PITTSBURGH (9-0) at JACKSONVILLE (1-8)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBSOPENING LINE – Steelers by 10RECORD VS. SPREAD – Steelers 7-2;...

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Brady-led Buccaneers aim to end prime-time woes against Rams

LA RAMS (6-3) at TAMPA BAY (7-3)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPNOPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 3½RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 5-4;...

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Texans look to improve run defense in visit from Patriots

NEW ENGLAND (4-5) at HOUSTON (2-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Texans by 2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 4-5; Texans...

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Vikings on 3-game winning streak, face skidding Cowboys

DALLAS (2-7) at MINNESOTA (4-5)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, FoxOPENING LINE — Vikings by 9RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 1-8; Vikings...

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Winless Jets look to snap 3-game losing streak to Chargers

NEW YORK JETS (0-9) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-7)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Chargers by 10 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD -...

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Top pick Burrow, Bengals visit No. 2 pick Young, Washington

CINCINNATI (2-6-1) at WASHINGTON (2-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBSOPENING LINE — EvenRECORD VS. SPREAD — Bengals 6-3; Washington...

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Lions look to build on momentum vs reeling Panthers

DETROIT (4-5) at CAROLINA (3-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE - Panthers by 1 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD - Lions 4-5; Panthers...

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All NFL teams to enter intensive COVID-19 protocol Saturday

The NFL is placing all teams in intensive protocol starting Saturday to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 as the number of cases...

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Former Oklahoma State star Emmanuel Ogbah's breakout season helps Miami Dolphins join playoff race

MIAMI — Emmanuel Ogbah is leading the charge for the Miami Dolphins' disruptive defense, motivated by a desire to stay put....

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Carlson: How Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins went from small-school Oklahoma football to big-time NFL Draft hopeful

To understand how Zaven Collins has gone from a little-recruited, small-school football player into one of the biggest breakout...

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As MVP campaign heats up, Cardinals' Kyler Murray says he misses baseball: 'I wish I could do both'

As his MVP chances rise with each passing week and every dynamic performance, no one is questioning Kyler Murray's decision to...

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Chiefs signing CB DeAndre Baker, per report, but Giants were wise to let him go

DeAndre Baker was granted his freedom Monday morning when the state of Florida opted to drop all charges against the former New...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

NBAAnthony Edwards was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 1 pick Wednesday night in an NBA draft delayed multiple...

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Patriots' Belichick wades into Armenian conflict

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday called on the U.S. government to take action...

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Chargers' Herbert attracts attention for new haircut

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — When Justin Herbert looks back at his rookie season with the Los Angeles Chargers, his biggest...

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Ex-Dolphins safety Reshad Jones arrested on firearm charge

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones was arrested early Wednesday on a charge of carrying a...

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Panthers say McCaffrey not expected to play against Lions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss Sunday's game...

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Lock misses practice, Rypien might get second career start

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock’s bruised ribs prevented him from practicing Wednesday when the Denver Broncos installed...

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Flacco feels confident as he prepares for 4th start for Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco spent most of the hot, humid days of training camp working out, watching practice and wondering when...

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Kamara-Jones a marquee matchup when Saints host Falcons

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Alvin Kamara's next chance to build on his prolific, workhorse of a season comes against a Falcons defense...

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The Latest: Golden Boot winner Diego Rossi in quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___MLS Golden Boot winner Diego Rossi is...

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As injuries mount, Ravens' depth will be tested vs Titans

The Baltimore Ravens enter Sunday’s pivotal game against the Tennessee Titans with 11 players on injured reserve and several...

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49ers claim McKinley off waivers, place Kinlaw on COVID list

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have claimed defensive lineman Takk McKinley off waivers from the Cincinnati...

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Rodgers explains why he's no longer Packers' player rep

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he “wasn’t real, real happy” about the negotiations...

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Browns place 3 more on COVID list, Garrett kept home "sick"

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield joked about sending a care package to Myles Garrett's house."Some soup and maybe some poems he...

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Raiders add 7 more players to COVID-19 list

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed seven more players on the COVID-19 list as “high risk” close contacts with teammate Clelin...

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Revenge Tour: Jags face several former players down stretch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are seeing former teammates nearly every week, so many down the stretch that...

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Cardinals and Seahawks set to clash in key NFC West showdown

SEATTLE (AP) — There was very little time for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to enjoy the wave of celebration after one of...

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Burrow says ankle is OK after injuring it at Steelers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he's not having any trouble with the minor ankle injury he...

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New York Giants fire offensive line coach Marc Colombo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo.Coach Joe Judge announced the...

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Cardinals DL Peters out for season with knee injury

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters is out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.The 32-year-old...

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Lions' Swift, Cardinals' Hopkins among best bets to score

Some unfamiliar names are on the list of players with the best opportunities to score this week, along with a few old...

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Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It takes a lot to get Big Red to turn red.When he's not in the pressure cooker of an NFL sideline,...

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Control of NFC West at stake as Cardinals visit Seahawks

ARIZONA (6-3) at SEATTLE (6-3)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL NetworkOPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals...

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Expect a shootout in prime time with Seahawks vs. Cardinals

There is a word that has become taboo in NFL circles in the Pacific Northwest and in the Valley of the Sun.Defense.Sure,...

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Ogbah's breakout season helps Dolphins join playoff race

MIAMI (AP) — Emmanuel Ogbah is leading the charge for the Miami Dolphins’ disruptive defense, motivated by a desire to stay...

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Chiefs signing 2019 1st-round pick Baker to practice squad

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are signing safety DeAndre Baker, taking a chance on the 2019 first-round draft...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 11

Week 11 will leave many fantasy owners beginning plans for fantasy baseball after Monday night.With three regular-season games...

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NFL lacking parity through 10 weeks

There has never been more disparity across the NFL than this season.A league built on parity has 15 teams with at least six...

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Washington has virus case, 3 other teams add to COVID list

The New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders put players on the NFL's COVID-19 list Tuesday, while Washington had...

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The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team...

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Seahawks' Wilson feeling the rush since 1st Arizona game

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With all the yards and touchdowns he’s thrown for this season, Seattle’s Russell Wilson has been more...

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Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM

The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to...

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Rice & shine: Son of Jerry Rice carving own path at Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Like any other college freshman, Brenden Rice is determined to carve his own path and make a name for...

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McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team

HOUSTON (AP) — In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just...

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First-world problems: Unbeaten Steelers looking for run game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on...

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After long wait, scripted shows return to network schedules

NEW YORK (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic sidelined creators and led to a delayed start of the traditional fall television...

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Bears QB Nick Foles could be available despite hip injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday indicated a desire to keep his offense’s play-calling in the...

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49ers expect reinforcements after bye week

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are expecting to get back significant reinforcements after their bye...

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Cousins steps back to forefront for Vikings with Cook slowed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With league-leading production from running back Dalvin Cook and clever play-calling by offensive...

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Packers activate WR Allen Lazard from injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard has been activated from injured reserve after missing six...

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Jets release CB Pierre Desir, place CB Brian Poole on IR

NEW YORK (AP) — Ineffectiveness and injuries caused the New York Jets to shake up their secondary.Cornerback Pierre Desir was...

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NFL assembles all-Black officiating crew for first time

The NFL will have an all-Black officiating crew for the first time in league history when the Rams play the Buccaneers on...

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Rams put LT Whitworth, S Rapp, K Forbath on injured reserve

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have placed 38-year-old left tackle Andrew Whitworth on injured reserve with...

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Virtual Pro Bowl: Game will play out on Madden NFL 21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pro Bowl will play out on the EA Sports Madden NFL 21 video game after the real-life version of football’s...

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DE Takk McKinley waived by Bengals after failing physical

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday waived defensive end Takk McKinley less than a week after claiming him off...

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Unbeaten Steelers still on top of AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — After some recent close games, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't need nine lives to get to 9-0.The Steelers...

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Book It: Quarterback makes No. 2 Irish legitimate contenders

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame tends to have its doubters every season. Eight victories in, the Fighting Irish have made...

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Unbeaten Badgers have no margin for error in Big Ten race

No. 10 Wisconsin is walking a fine line on its path to a potential second straight appearance in the Big Ten championship...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Players to add include Swift, Winston

Jameis Winston becomes the focus of Week 11 waiver wires as the injury to Drew Brees puts the former Buccaneers starter in...

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Sports game simulator says press pause on Jets going 0-16

NEW YORK (AP) — First, the good news for some frustrated New York Jets fans: They might not have to endure the embarrassment of...

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NFL player looks to shed light on Palestinians' plight

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — NFL players have kneeled during the national anthem and taken stands to protest social injustice...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLThe NCAA announced it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic...

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Nick Chubb all about the victory, not stats or spreads

It was during the Green Bay Packers’ resurgence under Brett Favre and Reggie White that the late defensive guru Fritz Shurmur...

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NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring

When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Troy Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive...

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Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13

CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins will take a victory any day of the week. That he finally got one on a Monday night didn't seem to...

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Bears hampered by same offensive issues in loss to Vikings

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears changed play-callers, and nothing changed.With offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling the...

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Saints resourcefulness, resilience to be tested sans Brees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the Saints are riding a six-game winning streak and sitting atop the NFC South, their resourcefulness...

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Rams roll into 2nd half with offense showing progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams' schedule is much tougher in the second half of the season, they started down...

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The Latest: No. 15 Marshall postpones game vs Charlotte

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Marshall University’s athletic department...

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Republican Burgess Owens unseats Utah congressman McAdams

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah narrowly lost his bid to win re-election against former NFL...

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Chargers frustrated after third straight loss has them 2-7

When it comes to the different stages of a bad football team, anger and denial have replaced frustration for the Los Angeles...

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Even during shaky season, Prater has been big for Lions

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have won four games this season, and three of those victories came via the foot of Matt...

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Bears activate Whitehair, Miller for game against Vikings

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears activated center Cody Whitehair from the reserve/COVID-19 list and running back Lamar Miller...

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Second straight loss for Seattle rests on Wilson's mistakes

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For a change, the responsibility wasn’t on the Seattle Seahawks' defense.It wasn’t great, but Seattle’s...

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Cowboys QB Dalton returns from concussion, COVID-19 setbacks

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton has been cleared for practice after getting through the protocols for a...

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson not planning big changes yet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson is mad at himself and the way his team played following a bye.Still, the team leads the NFC...

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Injury-riddled 49ers head into bye week after loss to Saints

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Few teams have been more in need of a week off that the beaten-down San Francisco 49ers, who have...

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Heading into bye, Giants back in contention in weak NFC East

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After opening the season with five straight losses, the New York Giants are suddenly the 3-1...

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Brady-led Buccaneers working to establish offensive identity

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — By Tom Brady’s own admission, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still trying to establish an offensive...

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Good news for Panthers: Bridgewater's injury isn't 'serious'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The reeling Carolina Panthers desperately needed some good news coming off their fifth straight loss,...

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No. 1 Alabama preparing for Kentucky after two-week hiatus

Alabama coach Nick Saban finally got to watch his old quarterback Tua Tagovailoa play an NFL game. Tight end Miller Forristall...

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Packers playing better when they're away from Lambeau Field

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are on pace to have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.How much of...

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D-Hop's amazing catch: Part planned, part All-Pro excellence

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — D.J. Humphries' stunned expression — mouth hanging open and arms in the air while slowly walking around...

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Broncos are 3-6 for fourth consecutive year, Drew Lock hurt

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio’s Denver Broncos look a lot like Vance Joseph’s Denver Broncos.Head-scratching decisions....

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Browns place Janovich on COVID list after he played in game

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns fullback Andy Janovich was placed on the COVID-19 list on Monday, a day after he played 26 snaps in a...

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Raiders' defense steps up to challenge during 3-game streak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden challenged the Las Vegas defense a few weeks ago after it was picked apart for 45 points in a...

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Falcons need pass-rush boost with Fowler on COVID-19 list

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are looking for other ways to boost their struggling pass rush as they plan to be without...

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Injured, mistake-prone Ravens reach defining point of season

The Baltimore Ravens already have more regular-season losses than last year, and their chances of repeating as AFC North...

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Darnold out again for Jets, Flacco to start vs. Chargers

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold is sitting out again this week — and he could be sidelined a few more games.The New York Jets...

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Big 12 title game set for Dec. 19 with tickets going on sale

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 plans to play its football championship game Dec. 19 after previously listing that Saturday and...

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AP source: Saints' Brees has rib fractures, collapsed lung

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees has been diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed right lung, a person with...

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'Hail Murray' loss will linger through Bills' bye week off

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It’s bad enough the Buffalo Bills wound up on the losing end of what is one of the NFL’s most...

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Texans struggle again on day Hopkins stars for Cards in win

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans lost their seventh game of the season on Sunday in an all-around bad performance against the...

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Jags on verge of tying another franchise record for futility

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The last time the Jacksonville Jaguars lost nine consecutive games, owner Shad Khan fired coach Gus...

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Losing streak behind them, Pats look to build on progress

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — So many of Cam Newton’s postgame news conferences this season have focused on what hasn’t been right...

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Thrilling win helps Cardinals deal with quick turnaround

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The high the Arizona Cardinals are riding right now comes at a good time considering their next game is...

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DE Zach Sieler plans to stay with Dolphins and remain in RV

MIAMI (AP) — In more ways than one, Zach Sieler is staying put.The Miami Dolphins defensive end says he'll keep living in his...

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Chiefs sign coach Reid, GM Veach to contract extensions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed Andy Reid and Brett Veach to contract extensions Monday that will provide...

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Big Ben for MVP? Steelers star QB making a compelling case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's resume is stacked.Two Super Bowl rings. Six Pro Bowls. Two passing titles. A spot likely...

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Sagging Titans back to work, currently outside playoff spot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Not only have the Tennessee Titans lost three of their past four games, they returned to work Monday...

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Fangio: Drew Lock's bruised ribs might sideline him Sunday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio is adamant about Drew Lock playing through his growing pains — bruised ribs willing.While...

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With Chubb, Hunt leading way, Browns cutting playoff path

CLEVELAND (AP) — The hurricane-like gusts, thunder, lightning, sheets of rain and hail struck first. The Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt...

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Dolphins are in the hunt for first division title since 2008

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' relentless defense keeps coming, and even the Buffalo Bills are feeling the heat.Miami has...

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Drubbing by Steelers shows Bengals still lack consistency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals' renewed confidence was battered early and often by the unbeaten Pittsburgh...

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Ex-Giant Baker cleared of robbery; victims' lawyer arrested

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was cleared of robbery charges in Florida on...

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Falling behind in games continues to haunt Washington

Alex Smith looked up at the scoreboard late in the first half, saw the big “3” next to Washington and started thinking about...

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Light reading: Fleck regaling Gophers with pregame kid books

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting with his trademarked “Row the Boat” motto that touts energy, trust and optimism, University of...

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On Football: The long and the longer of NFL placekicking

There was a time when NFL coaches only trusted their placekickers if all other options were exhausted.From there, things...

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Injuries, mistakes pile up in Ravens' 23-17 loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens entered their matchup with the New England Patriots missing several key...

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Bills baffled, bitter after Hopkins' last-second TD catch

The Buffalo Bills forced Kyler Murray from the pocket, chewing up precious seconds while forcing the Arizona quarterback to...

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Cam Newton helps Patriots beat Ravens in rain and wind

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have had trouble finishing off games at times this season. They got an assist from Mother...

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Hail Murray: Kyler Murray's pass lifts Cardinals past Bills

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hail Murray!Kyler Murray completed a stunning 43-yard desperation pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 seconds...

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Saints overcome Brees injury, beat 49ers 27-13

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees struggled to predict the long-term effects of a crushing hit by San Francisco defensive tackle...

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Russell Wilson struggles as Seahawks lose 23-16 to Rams

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Russell Wilson seems to find ways to turn disastrous plays into remarkable ones.Not so much on Sunday,...

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Shanahan: Niners 'blew an opportunity' vs surging Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An early 10-0 lead was not nearly enough for the mistake-prone, injury-ravaged San Francisco 49ers to hold...

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Whitworth carted off field; Brees sidelined with rib injury

Los Angeles Rams veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth was consoled by several teammates as well as Seattle Seahawks quarterback...

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Bengals fall back to reality in blowout loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A victory over the Tennessee Titans provided the Cincinnati Bengals with a glimpse of what they can be.Four...

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Off-target: Lock throws 4 picks, Broncos routed by Raiders

Drew Lock insisted the ribs were just fine. His confidence, too.But this could leave a mark on the psyche: An off-target Lock...

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Special teams mistakes costly as Chargers lose to Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers found a way to shake their habit of losing games decided on the final play.On Sunday,...

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NFL Today, Week 10

SCOREBOARDMonday, Nov. 16Minnesota at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN — The Bears try to stop a three-game losing streak when they...

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Goff's passing, Williams' picks lead Rams past Seattle 23-16

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have been going up against Russell Wilson long enough to know they probably can't...

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Hail Murray: Cardinals stun Bills 32-30 in final seconds

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins knows that football fans might view his final, winning catch on Sunday as some sort of...

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Week of isolation works for Big Ben; Steelers rip Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger spent the week stuck at home, equal parts pre-Kindergarten teacher to his young children...

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Dolphins earn 5th straight win by beating Chargers 29-21

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The battle of young quarterbacks was decided by special teams and the Miami Dolphins’ blitz-happy...

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Raiders run over mistake-prone Broncos 37-12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For most of Derek Carr's career with the Raiders, he's had to carry a heavy load whenever the team had...

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The Latest: Quarterbacks drafted No. 1 shine around NFL

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.From Kyler Murray magic to Alex Smith’s latest milestone, it was...

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Brady, Buccaneers bounce back with 46-23 win over Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Brady said the message this week from coach Bruce Arians was about having “mental toughness.”The...

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Panthers growing frustrated over recurring problems

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frustration is growing in Carolina.Following the team's fifth straight loss, an embarrassing 46-23...

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Packers struggle to put away Jags, get by with 24-20 win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur liked the way his team finished. He just wondered why the Packers didn’t...

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Gilmore out for 3rd straight game as Patriots host Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots won’t have cornerback Stephon Gilmore for the third straight game after he was ruled out with...

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Packers OT David Bakhtiari agrees to contract extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari has agreed to a contract extension that will keep...

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Smith strong in 1st start since '18, but it comes in a loss

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Smith took another big step in his personal comeback.His team, on the other hand, fell just short again...

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Houston Texans struggle offensively in loss at Cleveland

The Houston Texans have struggled to run the ball all season long. Gusty winds during Sunday’s game at Cleveland made it nearly...

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Jaguars' Marrone: 8-game skid has soul feeling 'ripped out'

Coach Doug Marrone doesn’t want to hear about how well his Jacksonville Jaguars have played in losses the last two...

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Bye week didn't solve any of Eagles' problems

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A week off didn’t solve any of Philadelphia’s problems.The Eagles were out of sync on offense,...

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Prater's 59-yard FG lifts Lions to 30-27 win over Washington

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions leaned on their dynamic duo for comebacks and they came through again.Matthew Stafford...

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Chubb, Hunt rush Browns past Texans 10-7 in wild weather

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Chubb stepped out of bounds and on the Texans' necks.With a heady play in the game's closing moments,...

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Giants beat Eagles 27-17, tighten NFC East race

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge isn't looking at the standings yet even though his New York Giants are inching closer to...

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Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence

The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals...

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AP source: Bucs team flight to Charlotte delayed 6 1/2 hours

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' team flight to Charlotte, North...

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Vikings-Bears game stirs college memories for Cousins, Foles

CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins remembers signing to play for Michigan State, then finding out a few weeks later some prospect from...

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10 burning questions for the second half of the NFL regular season

The first half of the NFL’s 2020 season is in the books, and as Week 10 kicks off, the league and its fans should buckle up for...

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Haener, Cropper have career days in Fresno State's 35-16 win

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jake Haener and Jalen Cropper enjoyed career days and Fresno State beat winless Utah State 35-16 on...

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Vikings cut Elflein; former starter had slow injury recovery

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings waived guard Pat Elflein on Saturday, in the middle of another injury-impacted season...

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Packers activate LB Christian Kirksey from injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers activated linebacker Christian Kirksey from injured reserve Saturday and placed...

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Bills' Norman ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be one of four players...

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Browns activate RB Chubb after knee injury, will face Texans

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns can hand off the ball to Nick Chubb again.Cleveland activated the star running back from injured...

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Steelers' Roethlisberger, others removed from COVID-19 list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's unexpected week off won't stop him from starting against the Cincinnati Bengals.The...

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On Football: Halfway through season, who are awards leaders?

Oh, the drama.Each year on Super Bowl Eve, The Associated Press presents its individual awards for the NFL season in a...

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Seahawks-Rams in tough NFC West tops NFL's 10th week

It's pretty much impossible to argue that the NFC West isn't the league's best division, even with the fading 49ers plagued by...

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NFL Hall of Fame running back Paul Hornung dies at 84

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Paul Hornung, the dazzling "Golden Boy" of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to generate points as...

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The Latest: Thai golfing sisters contract COVID-19

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Former world No. 1 and two-time major winner...

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Golladay ruled out for Lions against Washington

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out wide receiver Kenny Golladay for Sunday's game against Washington because of a...

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Browns place Hubbard on COVID list, game against Texans on

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns came back from their bye week healthier than they've been in a month only to have an unexpected...

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Bears' Nagy hands play calls to offensive coordinator Lazor

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is handing off play-calling duties, after all.Nagy said Friday he's giving that...

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Ramsey ready for anticipated showdown with Seahawks' Metcalf

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Count Brandon Staley among those excited to see Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and...

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Few minorities get chance at NFL stepping-stone QB coach job

The scouting report on Justin Herbert when he entered the draft out of Oregon was he had the tools to succeed as an NFL...