NFL football

October 09, 2018 - 1:10 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star running back for Indiana who in 1949 became the first black player drafted by an NFL team, has died at 91. Senior associate athletic director Jeremy Gray said Tuesday the Hoosiers had spoken with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason, Ohio...
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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 10:51 am
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) hugs his family after breaking the NFL all-time passing record in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 08, 2018 - 9:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30) is carted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
October 08, 2018 - 10:29 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are placing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Corey Grant on injured reserve. Coach Doug Marrone says Seferian-Jenkins will have core muscle surgery but could return later in the season. Grant will miss the rest of the year with a...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, left, moves in to sack Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as Rams' Michael Brockers, right, looks on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Seattle. The Rams won 33-31. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
October 07, 2018 - 11:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The way the schedule fell for the Los Angeles Rams gave them every opportunity to be perfect through the first quarter of the season. The real test for the Rams started on Sunday. They passed by overcoming more adversity than they could have expected. "The toughness and the resolve...
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El running back James Conner (30), de los Steelers de Pittsburgh, anota al elevarse sobre el linebacker Foye Oluokun (54) y el resto de la defensa de los Falcons de Atlanta en duelo de NFL el domingo 7 de octubre de 2018, en Pittsburgh. (AP Foto/Don Wright)
October 07, 2018 - 11:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner isn't much on talking. Not about the cancer battle that threatened to sidetrack his promising career before he even reached the NFL. Not about his ongoing audition as the new featured running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers while Le'Veon Bell continues his extended...
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Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (7) kicks the winning field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 07, 2018 - 11:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — When DeAndre Hopkins had a chance to make a play in overtime on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, Houston's star receiver was intent on redeeming himself after losing a rare fumble in the third quarter. He did that with a spectacular 49-yard catch and run that got the Texans...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signals a touchdown after passing to wide receiver David Moore (not shown) early in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
October 07, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Whitworth was sitting on the bench with his helmet on the ground. Jared Goff was busy in conversation with referee Clete Blakeman about a previous play. Initially, the Los Angeles Rams believed coach Sean McVay would take the safe play and punt rather than the risk of going...
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Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
October 07, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday "bittersweet," saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been "robbed" of his dream to play again in the NFL. While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free agent...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) makes a catch for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) defends in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
October 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger let the ball go before Antonio Brown broke out of his route and turned toward the pylon. It was throw that required anticipation and trust, the kind the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and All-Pro wide receiver have connected on countless times during their near...
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