Professional football

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, right, talks with safety's coach Brian Flores as they walk out to the field before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass. It looked like the Patriots would be replacing both of their coordinators following February's Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. McDaniels walked away from a deal to coach the Colts. But there will be a new look on defense, with Flores taking over play calling duties following defensive coordinator Matt Patricia's departure. AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
May 11, 2018 - 7:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In his first public comments since he declined at the last minute to accept the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching position, Josh McDaniels denied Friday that he'd made any deal to succeed Bill Belichick as coach of the New England Patriots. McDaniels listed several reasons...
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Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, left, looks on as first round draft pick wide receiver Calvin Ridley catches a pass at the team's NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 5:03 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Even with temperatures in the mid-80s for the opening day of the Falcons rookie minicamp, wide receiver Calvin Ridley wore long sleeves under his red No. 18 jersey. He just couldn't resist. It's a freedom that was never allowed for skill position players in Ridley's...
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May 11, 2018 - 4:50 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at the home of New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowsi has waived extradition from Maine, where he's in custody. The Sun Journal reports that Maine prosecutors declined to prosecute 26-year-old Shane Denn on charge...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) passes during NFL football rookie mini camp, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 11, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it during his record-breaking career at Oklahoma State, where he left as the program's all-time winningest quarterback. When the Pittsburgh Steelers let him know No. 2 was...
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May 10, 2018 - 9:45 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was picked without being on the field. Bortles had his wallet stolen from his pickup truck Wednesday night in a bizarre robbery at teammate Brandon Linder's home. Joseph Arthur Horton, 18, was charged with auto theft, auto...
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia addresses the media at the team's football training facility, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Allen Park, Mich. Patricia addressed the 1996 sexual assault allegation against him which surfaced in media reports. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 10, 2018 - 5:57 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was "falsely accused" in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since. Patricia held a brief news...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, fans watch as the China Racing Formula E Team car practices for the 2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix, in Miami. Miami's city commission is scheduled to vote Thursday, May 10, 2018, whether to move forward on a deal with Formula One to stage a Miami Grand Prix in 2019. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Formula One's efforts to expand its reach across the U.S. got a key boost Thursday when Miami city commissioners agreed to enter formal negotiations to host a race as early as next year. The unanimous vote allows city staff to work out a contract with F1 that could be voted on later this summer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Khaseem Greene (44) sits on the sidelines after an interception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Former NFL linebacker Khaseem Green says in a lawsuit that police and prosecutors in New Jersey knew a shooter had lied about getting a weapon from the player, but charged him anyway. A gun charge against Greene was dropped in July after an audio recording surfaced of the other man telling detectives he lied about Greene's involvement in a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth in December 2016. The Kansas City Chiefs released Greene the day charges against him were reported. The suit, filed Tuesday, May 8, 2018, names the Elizabeth Police Department, and the Union County Prosecutors Office. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL linebacker's career was cut short after authorities in New Jersey fabricated evidence linking him to a gun used in a shooting, the player alleged in a lawsuit filed this week. The Elizabeth police department and Union County prosecutor's office "willfully ignored...
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May 10, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A police officer in suburban Atlanta has been fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force during the arrest of a former college football player, the police chief said Thursday. Henry County police officer David Rose faced administrative charges of...
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May 10, 2018 - 2:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a third suspect has been arrested in connection with a burglary at Rob Gronkowsi's house while the New England Patriots star was away at the Super Bowl. Foxborough Police Chief William Baker said Thursday that 26-year-old Shane Denn was arrested by...
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