Professional football

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick isn't concerned about Antonio Brown's past. He's even less concerned about anyone outside the Patriots organization who questions whether Brown can fit into New England's system without being disruptive. That's because he remembers hearing similar sentiments...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is introduced as he runs out on the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch, worth over $250,000, during his debut Sunday. The NFL plans to speak with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch in games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 10, 2019 - 11:44 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.'s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear. Beckham said Tuesday that he intends to keep wearing the expensive watch he had on during Sunday's season opener against the Tennessee Titans. The showy wide receiver believes the league has...
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reacts after running back Josh Jacobs scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
September 09, 2019 - 11:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The night started with Oakland Raiders fans derisively chanting at former disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown and ended with coach Jon Gruden celebrating a victory in the Black Hole. The saga that consumed the football world for days didn't hamper the Raiders a bit. Derek Carr...
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New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz celebrates his game winning 58-yard field goal with holder Thomas Morstead (6) at the end of regulation in the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The Saints won 30-28. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 09, 2019 - 8:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute. "That one's got to be a top-one moment for me," Lutz said, adding that as much as he tries to...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, University of Southern California's new athletic director Lynn Swann pauses during his appointment news conference at the USC campus in Los Angeles. Southern California athletic director Swann has resigned. USC President Carol L. Folt announced the decision in a letter Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 09, 2019 - 2:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) avoids Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 09, 2019 - 8:51 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL plans to speak with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch during Sunday's game. The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch — worth over $250,000 — during his debut Sunday with Cleveland, which was rolled 43-13 by the Tennessee Titans...
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Campaign signs for Republican House candidate Dan Bishop and Democratic House candidate Dan McCready, are shown in in Waxhaw, NC, outside Charlotte, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. McCready faces Bishop in a special election for a vacant house seat Tuesday. National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday’s special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year’s presidential and congressional races. But for the two candidates, the race is less glamour than grind. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)
September 08, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday's special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year's presidential and congressional races. But for the two candidates, the race is less glamour than grind...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers defenders T.J. Watt (90), Cameron Heyward (97) and Bud Dupree (48) in the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 08, 2019 - 8:36 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots trolled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and then blew them out Sunday night. A day after the acquiring former Steelers malcontent Antonio Brown, the defending Super Bowl champions showed they might not even need him, getting 341 yards and three...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reacts with wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Lions and Cardinals played to a 27-27 tie in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 08, 2019 - 7:31 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ball...
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Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) celebrates a touchdown as New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden (44) walks away in the first half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 08, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's workload in the opener didn't matter much after the Dallas Cowboys running back missed the entire preseason in a holdout. Now there are more questions about how soon quarterback Dak Prescott will get the big payday his backfield mate enjoyed just four days...
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