Football

April 19, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los...
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April 19, 2018 - 9:55 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday by chancellor Beverly Davenport. Fulmer will receive $300,000 in annual base compensation plus $600,000...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Chris Borland, a former NFL linebacker and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the University of Wisconsin, testifies before a Illinois House Mental Health Committee hearing in Springfield, Ill., on House Bill 4341, which would ban tackle football for kids under 12 years of age. Borland was illustrating how repetitive sub-concussive hits that begin when children play impact sports can be as dangerous as a single hit that results in a concussion. Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente, third from right, the sponsor of the proposal told The Associated Press Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the measure lacks the votes to pass this session. (Rich Saal//The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 4:18 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposal aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma by banning Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football lacks the votes this spring, its sponsor said Wednesday. Rep. Carol Sente said parents and taxpayers "need more time to absorb...
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April 16, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth in a memorial service at the Rose Bowl. Nearly 400 family and friends gathered Sunday on the field at the historic stadium...
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FILE -In this April 12, 2018 photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster appears for his arraignment at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif. Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges. The 49ers said in a statement Sunday, April 15, 2018 that his future with the team will be "determined by the information revealed during the legal process." (Dai Sugano/San Jose Mercury News via AP, Pool)
April 15, 2018 - 9:37 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges. The 49ers said in a joint statement Sunday from owner Jed York, coach Mike Shanahan and general manager John...
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FILE - This Dec. 17, 2017 file photo shows Carolina Panthers' Daryl Worley (26) celebrating his interception against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Philadelphia Eagles have released Worley hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday, April 15, 2018 near the team’s practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The Eagles traded wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for Worley in March. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
April 15, 2018 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The report also said a gun...
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Kristian Garic
April 13, 2018 - 4:06 pm
Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith won nine games in Chicago with the Bears in two seasons with the team. Meredith spent last season on injured reserve while the Bears finished finished 5-11. The Saints flipped that win loss total in 2017. Sure, getting a nice pay day with the Saints factored...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:17 pm
The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed. Plaintiffs' lawyers contend the league is not awarding settlement funds fast enough. So far, $227 million in claims have been awarded. The league made its...
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FILE -- In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller (3) pushes past Iowa State linebacker Joel Lanning (7) to score a touchdown in the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game in Memphis, Tenn. Miller is trying really hard to follow the advice given to him at the NFL combine. Just slow down, just enough to stay focused and avoid making a mistake simply because the wide receiver is moving too fast. That's easier said than done for the man who had no offers from any FBS college school coming out of high school who chose to walk on at Memphis. Miller is in a hurry to prove he's the best wide receiver available in the 2018 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 13, 2018 - 11:35 am
Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine. Slow down, just enough to stay focused and avoid making a mistake simply because the wide receiver is moving too fast. That's easier said than done for the man who had no offers from any FBS college coming out of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict prepares to take the field before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cincinnati. Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league rejected his appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension on Thursday, Aoril 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
April 12, 2018 - 4:18 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. The NFL rejected Burfict's appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension...
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