Football

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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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls signals at the line of scrimmage during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 22, 2018 - 10:07 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is breaking in a new helmet this exhibition season, yet another sign the 41-year-old quarterback is planning to play in 2019. Brady's old helmet is among the models being phased out by the NFL because tests showed it is not as effective at protecting against...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. Trump assailed longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for making a plea deal in an interview that aired Thursday, accusing his former fixer of “flipping” and arguing “it almost ought to be illegal.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 21, 2018 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mentioning the legal troubles of two former close associates during the opening of a campaign rally in West Virginia. Trump spent the first 20 minutes of his rally Tuesday at the...
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Victor Cruz, left, and Karrueche Tran arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 12:27 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired. In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz said he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday. Cruz was a seven-year NFL...
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File-This July 24, 2018, file photo shows Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaking at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football Media Days in Chicago. The Big Ten East has been called the toughest division in college football, and that’s expected to be the case again this season even with the uncertainty surrounding Meyer and his defending conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:55 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Approval for funding an outside firm's two-week investigation of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will wait until after university trustees meet privately Wednesday to discuss the findings. The investigation focuses on how Meyer handled years-old domestic violence...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Stanford running back Bryce Love (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Southern California during the first half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Santa Clara, Calif. Love was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 21, 2018 - 9:31 am
Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V...
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