Professional football

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2013, file photo, Washington Redskins cheerleaders run out of a tunnel before an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Landover, Md. The Redskins say they're concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times article about a trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot in 2013. Team president Bruce Allen said in a statement Thursday, May 3, 2018, that the organization is immediately looking into the situation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — This is not a rant against cheerleading. That's a legitimate sport, played by elite athletes — men and women — who are worthy of admiration for their daring and skill. There might even come a day when cheerleaders are competing for gold, silver and bronze at the Olympics. None of...
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May 04, 2018 - 6:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie kept telling his son that if his Oakland Raiders were going to draft him last week, it would require making the switch from mammoth defensive tackle to bruising offensive guard. Turns out the general manager's counterparts in Kansas City had the same idea. So...
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May 04, 2018 - 5:56 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are turning off the lights at the team's new practice facility south of Minneapolis after neighbors complained about the glow. The Eagan building's north side is nearly 100 feet (30.5 meters) high and lights up with the team's Norseman logo and the words "...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:54 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four men are charged with murder and kidnapping in a slaying that police in Alabama say is linked to the killing of a former Green Bay Packers player. Former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was shot to death Monday in a killing sheriff's officials believe was linked to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, file photo Leah Still is carried off the field by her grandmother following a ceremony during the first half of an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati. Devon Still retired from football and started his second career, trying to help families cope with childhood cancer. He's using lessons learned through his experience with 7-year-old daughter Leah, who became a national story during her recovery from the disease. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
May 04, 2018 - 2:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. Or about her father, a former NFL defensive lineman who retired after last season and has immersed himself...
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten announces his retirement from football at the NFL team's training facility and headquarters, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Frisco, Texas (AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)
May 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten mostly held it together while announcing he was retiring after 15 years with the Dallas Cowboys to go into TV. One wavering moment came when the tight end turned to owner Jerry Jones on a stage in front of his family, teammates and club employees in what normally...
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FILE - This Aug. 3, 2012, aerial file photo shows the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park, in London. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball intends to announce next week plans have been finalized to have the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play a two-game series at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 3, 2018, because no public comments were authorized. These will be the first regular-season MLB games in Europe. The Red Sox will be the home team for the both games. (AP Photo/Jeff J Mitchell, File)
May 03, 2018 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan celebrates after a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots in Houston. Ryan has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Falcons, the team announced Thursday, May 3, 2018, without revealing terms. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 03, 2018 - 5:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has become the NFL's highest-paid player, agreeing to a five-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $100 million with the Atlanta Falcons. The team announced the deal Thursday. A person familiar with the deal, which begins in 2019, says it is worth a maximum...
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May 03, 2018 - 2:12 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An arrest warrant for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson for skipping a court hearing stemming from an alleged Florida traffic violation has been rescinded. Broward County court records show a judge cancelled the warrant Thursday, two days after it was issued...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon at a news conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills and Sabres president Russ Brandon is leaving his post in a major shake-up made by the teams' owners, Terry and Kim Pegula. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
May 03, 2018 - 12:10 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL plans to contact the Buffalo Bills regarding team president Russ Brandon's abrupt resignation amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female team employee. The league released a statement Thursday saying it will discuss the matter with the...
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