Professional football

May 10, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit filed by former NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene against authorities in New Jersey (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Prosecutors in New Jersey have declined to comment on a lawsuit filed by a former NFL linebacker who says he was wrongfully charged by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Joe Namath, left, visits with Joe Tessitore on the set of SEC Nation in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL season: play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore, analysts Jason Witten and Booger McFarland.(AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt, File)
May 10, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Tessitore calls his new gig at ESPN a "legacy job." Jason Witten notes he's joining "another iconic franchise." Booger McFarland says it's "the pinnacle of what we do." They are the three new voices who will work ESPN's Monday night games this season. Tessitore has been one of...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia introduces first-round draft pick Frank Ragnow at the NFL football team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich. Patricia is maintaining his innocence after a 1996 sexual assault allegation against him resurfaced in reports Wednesday night, May 9. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
May 10, 2018 - 2:55 am
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia maintained his innocence and his new team said it supported him after a 1996 sexual assault allegation resurfaced Wednesday night. The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury...
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May 10, 2018 - 1:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ex-player Joel Wilkinson has accused the Australian Football League of racism and said he plans to lodge a claim with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Wilkinson, who was born in Sydney and is of Nigerian descent, played 26 matches in the top-flight national league...
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In this April 19, 2018, photo provided by Wilson Sporting Goods, quarterback Sam Darnold, left, and his mentor, former quarterback Jordan Palmer, right, look on as Wilson Labs engineer Dan Hare explains data gathered from throwing a football using the Wilson Connected Football System, at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, Calif. Darnold, the New York Jets rookie quarterback, was at his old stomping grounds in California last month tossing "smart" footballs equipped with computer chips with Palmer, that were calculating his every throw. (Wilson Sporting Goods via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold zipped pass after pass down the field, knowing each one of them counted. Literally. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was at his old stomping grounds of San Clemente High School in California last month, just a few weeks before being the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL...
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Hal Steinbrenner, left, and Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal joint owners of the New York Yankees and John Henry owner of the Boston Red Sox pose for a photograph following a press conference in London, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, to announce a two-game series to be played in London. The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will play a MLB two-game series at the London Stadium in London, June 29-30, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 08, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights. "I walked through Trafalgar Square yesterday and saw a lot of Yankees hats," the team owner told The Associated Press. "I don't think it had anything to do with today." Tuesday was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo NFC running back Mark Ingram, of the New Orleans Saints, runs with the ball during Pro Bowl NFL football practice in Kissimmee, Fla. The NFL says Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, file)
May 08, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league's performance enhancing drug policy. The league has not released details about whether Ingram has tested positive for a...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Wyoming's Josh Allen, center, takes a selfie of himself with Buffalo Bills fans after being selected by the team during the first round of the NFL football draft, in Arlington, Texas. It has never been easy being a sports fan in Buffalo, where losing has been customary. A renewed sense of hope has suddenly arisen in this rust-belt city after the Bills selected quarterback Josh Allen in the first round of the draft and the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play. "It's an incredibly disturbing image," Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his hometown team sleepwalk through one loss after...
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May 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A harbor seal that gained some fame by making annual Super Bowl picks usually incorrectly has died at a Connecticut aquarium. The 35-year-old seal was named Orange and had been at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk since 2005. The aquarium said Monday that Orange had been...
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Former Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin speaks at a news conference after signing a one-day contract with the team and then retiring as a Titan Monday, May 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Griffin, a first-round pick by the Titans in 2007, played nine seasons for Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 07, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Griffin says his 10-year NFL career was a blessing that lasted far longer than some of his former teammates at the University of Texas. The two-time Pro Bowl safety officially ended that career Monday by signing a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans and...
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