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File - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. The former NFL star was convicted Monday, June 10, 2019, of raping 58-year-old homeless woman in San Diego County. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
June 10, 2019 - 4:45 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year north of San Diego. A jury returned the verdict Monday in San Diego Superior Court in Vista but was continuing to deliberate on two more counts of rape involving a hitchhiker...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:27 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Gale Sayers drew one more thunderous ovation from the Chicago crowd. Six Hall of Famers and 230 past and present players and coaches were on hand as the Bears kicked off their 100th anniversary celebration weekend on Friday. When Sayers was wheeled onto the stage, the roar...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy. The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York's general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability. Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was one...
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June 07, 2019 - 2:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine less than 18 months after he took the job. The team announced the move Friday with a statement from team owner Cal McNair, who said only that "while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best...
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Paradise High School senior Brooke Grosvenor, right, signs a yearbook as she and her friends, Sierra Holt, from left, Tristin Reynolds and Kaylee Zuniga attend a gathering at the school's football field in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Many students of Paradise High lost their homes when the Camp Fire swept through the area and the school was forced to hold classes in Chico. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 06, 2019 - 4:28 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Paradise these days is surrounded by piles of crumpled garage doors and melted ovens. The roads teem with dump trucks and most street corners are clogged with signs advertising debris removal services or pleas to identify unclaimed pets. But Thursday night — six months after...
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June 06, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Court documents allege former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene used a pipe, golf club and broom handle to assault his wife and his sister over allegations he had an extramarital affair while on a trip to Hawaii. Fanene has been charged in the...
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In this undated photo provided by Joanne Atkins-Ingram, is of her and her son Braeden Bradforth. Newly released emails show the chaotic details surrounding the heatstroke death of Braeden Bradforth, a New Jersey football player after the first day of practice last year at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The emails obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request show the assistant coach who arrived at the scene determined Bradforth was in visible distress, but instead called the head coach and athletic trainer rather than 911. (Courtesy Joanne Atkins-Ingram via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:59 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Newly released emails show the chaos surrounding the heatstroke death of a 300-pound football player after practice at a Kansas community college. The emails obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request show the assistant coach who arrived at the scene...
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June 05, 2019 - 7:59 am
There are 76 former major-college football stars eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year, and whittling down the list to a class of about 12 players is almost impossible. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, poll voter Matt Brown of The Athletic joins AP's Ralph Russo...
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Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 04, 2019 - 3:23 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Warren understood the...
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Construction cranes surround the future NFL Raiders football stadium Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Bowl is moving to the new stadium next year, and will feature teams from the SEC or Big Ten conferences against a Pac-12 contender. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 04, 2019 - 1:46 pm
The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020. The Big Ten, Southeastern Conference and Big 12 unveiled bowl lineups for the 2020-25 seasons Tuesday. Other FBS conferences are expected...
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