Professional football

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal (14) celebrates with quarterback Andrew Luck (12) after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 09, 2018 - 6:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton missed multiple practices with a shoulder injury in the week leading up to Sunday's trip to NRG Stadium for a critical AFC South matchup. The Colts said his status was up in the air. Hilton knew he couldn't possibly miss a game at a place where he's...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) winds up to throw a touchdown pass to Robby Anderson during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
December 09, 2018 - 6:28 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL. On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his frustrations in check after his three...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 09, 2018 - 6:26 pm
The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 6:15 p.m. Pittsburgh is playing the second half at Oakland with Joshua Dobbs at quarterback in place of Ben Roethlisberger, who's been announced as questionable to return to the game because of a rib injury. Roethlisberger went to the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stands on the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Harbaugh says he is staying at Michigan, responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL. The former San Francisco 49ers coach tells ESPN he's not going anywhere. Fox Sports analyst Cris Carter has said Harbaugh is a potential candidate to lead Green Bay and Cleveland. Michigan won 10 games this season for the third time under Harbaugh but dropped to 0-4 against rival Ohio State. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 09, 2018 - 6:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan. Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere . "This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,"...
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The Miami Dolphins celebrate with running back Kenyan Drake after he scored the winning touchdown during fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Dec. 9 2018, in Miami Gardens. The Dolphins won 34-33. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 6:22 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebratory mob scene in the corner of the end zone broke out far from Ryan Tannehill, leaving him in the open field, running and screaming as he waved his arms. Since he couldn't find anyone to hug, he flopped to the grass on his back, the job done and the game won...
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December 09, 2018 - 5:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said the organization was aware of three separate off-field incidents that led to the release of star running back Kareem Hunt, including the alleged assault in a Cleveland hotel that was captured on a security camera. The team's owners also said...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Nick Chubb rushed for a 4-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 09, 2018 - 5:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee as the crowd roared. When the clock hit zeros, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone." The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health. Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton, Jarvis Landry caught a...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs away from Washington Redskins strong safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (20) for a 78-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 09, 2018 - 5:51 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Saquon Barkley was so upset at himself about dropping a pass he apologized to the rest of the New York Giants' offense. "I went to line, quarterback, wide receivers and I said: 'That series is on me. I'm going to make up for it. I promise you guys,'" Barkley said. "And we were...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
December 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An emotional week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and forcing two turnovers. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
December 09, 2018 - 4:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees threw for one touchdown and ran another Sunday to help the New Orleans Saints rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to clinch their second straight NFC South title with a 28-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1...
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