NFL football

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to pass during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Boosting the Ravens to the top in yards gained is an average of 541.5 yards, led by Jackson’s superb passing and running. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 21, 2019 - 11:12 am
Once, the Ravens at Chiefs would have been looked at as one of those old-fashioned strong defense vs. dangerous offense matchups. You know: "Here's what we do, try to stop us" against "Here's what we do, try to move us." The weekend's best game has evolved quite a bit this year. Baltimore has been...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 20, 2019 - 10:51 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers...
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September 20, 2019 - 10:21 pm
Part of the lore emanating from the Immaculate Reception is built around Steelers founder Art Rooney heading down to the locker room and missing the greatest play in NFL history. His grandson and namesake, Art II, got to see it all. "I was on the field, it was the last year I was doing that on the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 1972, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Franco Harris (32) eludes a tackle by Oakland Raiders' Jimmy Warren as he runs 42-yards for a touchdown after catching a deflected pass during an AFC Divisional NFL football playoff game in Pittsburgh. Harris’ scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown _ forever known as the “Immaculate Reception” _ has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media members chose the Immaculate Reception as the top play with 3,270 points and 39 first-place votes. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)
September 20, 2019 - 10:16 pm
Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 20, 2019 - 7:38 pm
So many factors went into Antonio Brown's release by the Patriots on Friday. It would be stunning if he draws interest from any other teams as the league's investigation continues. His time in the NFL might be over. As much as Brown's stellar career has been overshadowed and besmirched by his...
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New York Giants' Sterling Shepard (87) helps clear running room for running back Saquon Barkley (26) as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) defends in the second half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
September 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he knew he had a concussion in the season opener against Dallas but played to try to help the team win. Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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September 20, 2019 - 4:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to help them climb out of an 0-2 hole to start the season. Allen was named Carolina's starter for Sunday's game at Arizona after Cam Newton was ruled out with a mid-foot sprain. It will be the second career...
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Oregon's Justin Herbert drops back to pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Montana Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
September 20, 2019 - 2:01 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw believes he speaks for most of the rest of the Pac-12 coaches when he talks about his lack of excitement over the fact that Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to return to school rather than enter the NFL draft as a probable first-round pick...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, The "Hupmobile" is displayed at the annual NFL football owners meetings in Phoenix. Fifteen men were ready to launch the 10 charter teams of the National Football League in 1920. They gathered in Ralph Hay's car showroom in Canton, Ohio, and got down to business. Except for one problem: There weren't enough chairs for everyone. Instead, a few of the future owners of NFL franchises sat on the running boards of the Hupmobile in Hay's dealership. And when they were ready to sign the papers to establish the league, they leaned on the hood of the car to finish up. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm
A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s: FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago). The Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears), Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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