NFL football

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway looks on during an NFL football training camp with the Broncos and San Francisco 49ers Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office. "John was a tremendous resource," Lynch said Saturday as his team wrapped up two days of...
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In an image provided by ESPN from video, Rocky Bleier stands in Hiep Duc Valley, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Danang in Vietnam, on Aug. 20, 2018. Three months into his deployment to Vietnam, Bleier was shot through the thigh and suffered a grenade blast to his foot. Doctors told him that he’d never play football again. Steelers owner Art Rooney supported Bleier by placing him on injured reserve rather than cutting him from the team. Bleier then defied the odds, returning to football as a star running back on the “Steel Curtain” Steelers teams of the 1970s and becoming the only war veteran to have four Super Bowl rings. (ESPN via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 7:17 pm
Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in...
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Retired NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, center, talks to reporters during a combined NFL training camp at which the Denver Broncos hosted the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 17, 2019 - 6:29 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan patrolled the sideline with his familiar stare as he watched his son's team practice against his former one. No way could the former head coach stay away from the Denver Broncos headquarters this weekend. For a decade, Shanahan avoided the facility where he won...
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New York Giants wide receiver Bennie Fowler (18) and quarterback Daniel Jones (8) celebrate after a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 17, 2019 - 4:01 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don't have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Take a look at the statistics...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL has conditionally reinstated Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws a pass during a combined NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos at the Broncos' headquarters Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 16, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo relished lining up against another team Friday, and not just because his own defense intercepted five consecutive passes off him at their last practice. "I love these crossover practices that we have. It's a change-up to training camp," Garoppolo said after...
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August 16, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area district where the El Paso shooting suspect graduated from high school announced Friday that it has reinstated a September football game with an El Paso school that the district had cancelled for fear that extremists would use it as a platform to get attention. The...
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New York Jets inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets will be without playmaking linebacker Avery Williamson for the season because of a knee injury. A person familiar with the nature of the injury told The Associated Press that Williamson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the team'...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 16, 2019 - 1:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) works in the pocket during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2019 - 12:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season. Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and Darnold led New York on another scoring drive in the Jets' 22-10 victory Thursday night. After sitting out the...
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