Professional football

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Helsley was disappointed by his first exposure to the Atlanta Braves’ fans use of the Tomahawk Chop for their chants during games. Helsley’s vantage point is different than most players who visit SunTrust Park. He is a member of the Cherokee nation. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
October 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta. Helsley is not the only player who dislikes the chant. The 25-year-old rookie's perspective is...
Read More
Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews, top, and defensive end Dante Fowler sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the first of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 04, 2019 - 3:25 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams linebacker Clay Matthews will be out for several weeks after breaking his jaw during their loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Rams coach Sean McVay revealed the injury Friday. The Rams think Matthews was hurt late in the game Thursday night when Seattle...
Read More
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham, center, and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) grab each other during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wants more consistent NFL officiating after wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was choked during Sunday’s game. Beckham got into a skirmish with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who pinned the three-time Pro Bowler and had his hands around his neck before being pulled away. Both players were assessed personal fouls, but neither was ejected. Kitchens said he planned to reach out to the league about that situation in particular and officiating evenness in general. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 04, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. would rather not fight. That doesn't mean he won't. Cleveland's star receiver was fined an undisclosed amount by the NFL for his heated skirmish last week with Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who appeared to choke Beckham after throwing him to the ground...
Read More
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, center, talks with defensive coordinator Todd Wash as he stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 04, 2019 - 1:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without cornerback Jalen Ramsey for a second straight week, and now they want their disgruntled star to see a back specialist. Coach Doug Marrone ruled Ramsey out Friday, saying he has been "working extremely hard to get back with this low-...
Read More
FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold speaks to reporters after an NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Darnold has been ruled out for New York's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Coach Adam Gase says Friday that Darnold had tests Thursday night, and the results of which were not sufficient enough for doctors to clear him to play. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 04, 2019 - 8:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been ruled out for New York's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Coach Adam Gase says Friday that Darnold had tests Thursday night and the results were not positive enough for doctors to clear him to play...
Read More
Los Angeles Rams' Greg Zuerlein reacts after he missed a field goal in the final seconds of the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 30-29. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 03, 2019 - 9:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was uncertain to return this week as he continued to recover from mononucleosis, which sidelined him the past two games. Jets coach Adam Gase said the team could potentially wait until Sunday to decide if Darnold or practice squad QB-turned-starter Luke Falk will be under center against the Eagles. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 03, 2019 - 2:55 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold’s swollen spleen has taken center stage for the New York Jets. The 22-year-old quarterback is scheduled to have blood tests and an ultrasound Friday to determine if the enlarged organ has returned to normal size _ or close to it _ and allow Darnold to play in a...
Read More
October 02, 2019 - 2:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, telling The Associated Press he wants to help meet the need of an underserved community. The network...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors for non-contact activities, but his availability for New York's game at Philadelphia remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase says Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that Darnold can begin throwing footballs at practice this week but can't yet lift weights as he continues to recover from a bout with mononucleosis that has sidelined him the last two games. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 02, 2019 - 9:05 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is practicing for the first time since being diagnosed with mononucleosis three weeks ago, although his status for the team's game at Philadelphia remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase says Wednesday that Darnold has still not been...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2000, file photo, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson (87) looks back as he returns a kickoff in the fourth quarter during an AFC wild card football game in Nashville, Tenn. Blocking for Dyson are Perry Phenix (35) and Greg Favors (51). Dyson sped 75 yards down the left sideline with a lateral from Frank Wycheck on a kickoff for the winning touchdown with 3 seconds remaining, lifting the Tennessee Titans to a 22-16 playoff victory over the stunned Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
October 01, 2019 - 9:22 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Bills-Titans game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the...
Read More

Pages