Professional football

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Mason Rudolph during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)
September 30, 2019 - 8:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Different quarterback. Same result. Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday night. Rudolph completed 24 of 28 passes,...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 30, 2019 - 4:13 pm
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle that is the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The winless Denver Broncos suffered the worst loss of their anguished season Monday when rising star Bradley Chubb was diagnosed with a torn left ACL that requires surgery and ends his season. The fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft, Chubb was injured in the Broncos' 26-24...
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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)
September 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — 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...
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September 30, 2019 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Sam 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 that Darnold can begin throwing footballs at practice this week but can't yet lift weights as...
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New Orleans Saints strong safety Vonn Bell (24) tries to return a fumble recovery against Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Connor Williams in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
September 29, 2019 - 9:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vonn Bell's forced fumble and two recoveries helped the Saints stifle a Dallas offense that had rolled through its first three games, and Wil Lutz kicked four field goals to lift New Orleans to a 12-10 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday night. Dallas came in with the NFL's third-...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 29, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks. The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a thumb injury. The Panthers' Cam Newton has a...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette reacts towards the crowd after a gain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
September 29, 2019 - 5:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 225 yards and Josh Lambo kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Jacksonville Jaguars past the winless Denver Broncos 26-24 Sunday. The Broncos (0-4) not only were victimized by a last-second field goal for the second time this...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, top, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams free safety Eric Weddle during the first of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 29, 2019 - 5:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jameis Winston passed for 385 yards and threw two of his four touchdown passes to Chris Godwin, and Ndamukong Suh returned Jared Goff's fumble 37 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 to play in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 55-40 victory over the previously unbeaten Los Angeles Rams on...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is pushed out of bounds by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor (48) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
September 29, 2019 - 5:04 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns lived up to the hype. Even better, the brash quarterback and the long suffering franchise celebrated their coming out party with a lopsided victory over a longtime nemesis. Mayfield threw for 342 yards and a touchdown, Nick Chubb ran...
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