Professional football

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 23, 2019 - 1:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach...
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FILE - This Nov. 26, 1964, file photo shows a general view of the National Football League draft meeting in New York. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)
April 23, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 23, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex. The New York Daily News reported...
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This June 21, 2018, photo provided by University of Oklahoma Athletics shows Kyler Murray. Murray is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Ty Russell/Oklahoma University Athletics via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 11:03 am
Kyler Murray and then a bunch of defensive linemen. That's how NFL draft expert Ross Tucker sees things going down this week when the picks start coming in Nashville for this year's version of the draft. Tucker says he sees the Arizona Cardinals picking Murray, the quarterback from Oklahoma. After...
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FILE- This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, shows the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, the Jupiter Police Department and the case's lead detective violated their rights to privacy when they were videotaped in January receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. The lawsuit was originally filed Friday, April 19, 2019, with 17 accusers. (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
April 22, 2019 - 4:29 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Georgia's Elijah Holyfield takes questions during a news conference for the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Texas, in New Orleans. Holyfield posted slow 40-yard times at the NFL combine and Georgia's pro day, leaving his NFL draft prospects uncertain. Holyfield, the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, says it wasn't an easy decision to leave Georgia after his junior season.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
April 22, 2019 - 12:10 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL...
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CORRECTS TO THE SECOND DAY OF THE NFL DRAFT, ON APRIL 26 - In this April 18, 2019, photo, country music star Tim McGraw, left, poses with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel in Nashville, Tenn. After the second day of the of the NFL Draft in Nashville on Friday, April 26, McGraw will cap off the evening performing on the draft stage across the Cumberland River from Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 22, 2019 - 10:57 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. "My first thought was, '...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama's Raekwon Davis sacks Georgia's Jake Fromm during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Atlanta. The SEC, a conference that prides itself on producing great defensive linemen and linebackers, must find candidates to replace all the guys heading into the pros. Alabama’s Raekwon Davis and Auburn’s Derrick Brown both enter the summer as legitimate All-America candidates as they attempt to lead their teams. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:46 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC:...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, right, smiles while watching the Detroit Pistons play the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife Kelly, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Kelly Stafford says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday, April 21, 2019, on her Instagram account. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, right, is hit by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman during the second half of an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The Falcons have signed Hageman, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:29 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a...
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