Football

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during a joint NFL football practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
After all of those years eschewing the Los Angeles area, the NFL now has two teams there. On Saturday, both will host preseason games on what many say is the only August weekend that even slightly matters. The Rams host the Texans in an afternoon game, and four hours later the Chargers entertain...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Cleveland. Taylor said on Twitter that he’s “doing well” after injuring his left hand against Philadelphia. Taylor got hurt when he fell without contact and landed on his hand and wrist in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns escaped a preseason quarterback swap. Tyrod Taylor isn't expected to miss any time — and is still in line to start the Sept. 9 season opener against Pittsburgh — after dislocating his left pinky and bruising his hand in Thursday's 5-0 win over Philadelphia. Taylor's...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. His mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premiere swing state. But when Trump steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he steps into a state _ and a Republican Party _ deeply divided by his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 23, 2018 - 9:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency. The Republican president...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 23, 2018 - 6:06 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a left hand injury in the first quarter against Philadelphia. After throwing an incomplete pass on fourth down, Taylor fell out of bounds and landed on his left side without any contact. His arm was pinned under his body when he hit...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown carries the ball during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia, in Pasadena, Calif. Marquise "Hollywood" Brown made his mark last season as a speedster. Now that he's added tools and size in the offseason, he expects to be even more dangerous. He gained more than 1,000 yards receiving last season, and now, the junior is looking for more. He'll be a marked man when the seventh-ranked Sooners open on Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Marquise "Hollywood" Brown showed up to Oklahoma with an exceptional gift that he relied on a bit too much. Brown was used to blowing by people with his speed, so he kept doing it. The junior college transfer finished with 1,095 yards receiving last season in his first year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers talks to Jordy Nelson before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Green Bay, Wis. The departure of receiver Jordy Nelson has left Rodgers in need of a new partner to take part in one of his pregame routines. In the end zone before a game would be Rodgers and Nelson playing catch and spinning footballs on their fingertips. That won't happen Friday night now that Nelson is a Raider, though they remain good friends. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
August 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
If anyone really looks forward to exhibition football games, this is the week to pay attention. One good place to start is in Oakland. Not because Aaron Rodgers will see plenty of action for Green Bay; he won't, might not play at all. And the Raiders' best player, Khalil Mack, still is holding out...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:43 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges against Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Embattled Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus' attorneys have filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss one of two sexual assault charges against him. Prosecutors charged...
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Ohio State University President Michael Drake offers words to football coach Urban Meyer, who leaves the stage following a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 23, 2018 - 5:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 22, 2018 - 9:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Ohio State released the 23-page Independent Investigation Summary of Findings from an...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) rests during a timeout in the team's NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. Frederick said Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn’t sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick says he has received two treatments for Guillain-Barre Syndrome over the past 48 hours and that the treatments will continue for several days. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
August 22, 2018 - 5:52 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn't sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick said he has received two...
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