Football

August 16, 2018 - 5:25 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener. Defensive lineman...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold warms up for the team's NFL football preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 16, 2018 - 5:20 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins. The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Darnold was 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin speaks at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days in Chicago. The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday, Aug. 11, after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:39 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN...
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Tennessee Titans running backs Dion Lewis (33) and Derrick Henry (22) rest on a cooling bench during NFL football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans put a bench on each side of their three practice fields, giving players a chance to recover when the temperature during morning practices can feel like 90 degrees. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 16, 2018 - 12:12 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. While the Sooners are still the preseason favorite again, there are also high expectations for Grier, the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year who threw 34 touchdowns and 3,490 yards in his injury-shortened WVU debut.(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
August 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Stanford running back Bryce Love (20) runs in front of Southern California safety Chris Hawkins (4) during the first half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Love returned to Stanford for his senior season after finishing as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy last year. He leads a crop of solid tailbacks in the Pac-12. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 15, 2018 - 8:40 am
The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce back from a lackluster 2017. On this week's edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury news joins AP's Ralph...
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This is a 2017 photo of Tony Sparano Jr. of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. The son of longtime NFL coach Tony Sparano will return to Minnesota a little more than three weeks after his father’s death and step onto the same practice fields his dad roamed the last three years. It won’t be easy for the younger Sparano, an assistant offensive line coach with Jacksonville. (AP Photo)
August 14, 2018 - 11:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tony Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. He smiled. He laughed. He joked with Jacksonville's offensive linemen during breaks. His emotions might be totally different the rest of the week. The son of...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Carson Wentz (11) and Nick Foles (9) throw passes during NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 14, 2018 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz's goal since having surgery last December to repair...
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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school's football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 14, 2018 - 2:10 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes." Maryland has parted ways with...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio...
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