Professional football

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 57 NOT 56 - FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, Don Banks is shown during an NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Banks, who covered pro football for more than three decades, including 16 years for Sports Illustrated, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Banks was 57. Banks passed away on Sunday after covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio. Paramedics were called to his hotel, where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 05, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Don Banks, a longtime NFL writer who worked at Sports Illustrated for 16 years, has died after covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio. He was 57. Paramedics on Sunday were called to his hotel, where he was pronounced dead. No cause was given. Banks covered pro football...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to pass during an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 04, 2019 - 2:06 pm
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is signing a two-year, $70 million contract extension that runs through 2021 and includes a hefty raise this season. The person, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1983, file photo Los Angeles Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, right, catches a pass from quarterback Jim Plunkett for a 64-yard gain during the first quarter of a playoff game with the Cleveland Browns in Los Angeles. Branch, one of the Raiders’ career-leading receivers who won three Super Bowls, has died. He was 71. (AP Photo, File)
August 04, 2019 - 7:17 am
Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders' career-leading receivers who won three Super Bowls, has died. He was 71. Police in Bullhead City, Arizona, say Branch was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. They say an initial investigation revealed no foul play and that Branch died of natural causes. One of the...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) prepares for drills during an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 04, 2019 - 5:03 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue's holdout failed to land him a new contract. The standout pass rusher reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars' training camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and appears ready to play out his rookie deal. Ngakoue is entering the final year of a $3.84 million...
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Former NFL player Ty Law poses with a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed, Ty Law and Champ Bailey. Law and Reed entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and Bailey was set to join them a bit later. "Fitting to be in here with Mr. Johnny Robinson and Champ and Ty," Reed said. "My DBs...
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Johnny Robinson, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, waves to the crowd during the gold jacket dinner in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 5:00 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 8 p.m. Safety Johnny Robinson's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame makes for a half-dozen members of the great Kansas City Chiefs' defense of the 1960s who have been...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is shown on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Williams did not report to training camp Thursday, July 25, 2019, amid a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 03, 2019 - 10:08 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden says he seriously doubts the Washington Redskins will trade holdout Trent Williams. Gruden says he didn't have "any idea what it would take" to get Williams to training camp. Williams didn't participate in offseason workouts and has been a no-show since camp...
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August 03, 2019 - 7:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed. Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be. Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to covering Gonzalez, the game-changing tight end and...
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