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Bills announce rookie QB Allen to start against Bengals

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Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen is getting his chance to secure the starting job in Buffalo's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. More>>

Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

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The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. More>>

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

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Alabama will begin its quest for a repeat national championship ranked No. 1 ahead of Clemson, Georgia. More>>

Wisconsin WR Cephus charged with felony sexual assault

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Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus taking leave of absence from the team, believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for April incident. More>>

Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

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Ohio State trustees have set a private Wednesday meeting to talk about the future of football coach Urban Meyer. More>>

Maryland to wear helmet sticker to honor Jordan McNair

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Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. More>>

That scrutinized bit of Meyer's OSU contract may be new norm

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The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State's sexual misconduct policy. More>>

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

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Blocks and screens: NFL players and coaches protecting skin in different ways on every given sun day. More>>

AP sources: Cowboys' Zack Martin should be OK for opener

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AP sources say Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin has no structural damage in hyperextended left knee, should be ready for opener. More>>

Jets' McCown still leads, competes even as Darnold emerges

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Josh McCown is still competing and leading for the Jets even as Sam Darnold emerges as the likely starting QB. More>>

Titans, Eagles lead NFL with most lowering-head penalties

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The NFL tapped Titans head coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new lowering the head to initiate contact rule. Now his Titans are tied with the Eagles for the most penalties under the rule this preseason with five apiece. More>>

Prescott solid, Dalton sluggish as Bengals top Cowboys 21-13

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Prescott, Cowboys have another efficient preseason showing as Dalton, Bengals bog down before Cincinnati rallies for 21-13 exhibition win. More>>

Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to Browns after health absence

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Browns receiver Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to team after extended absence to deal with health. More>>

Jameis Winston throws 2 TDs as Tampa Bay beats Titans 30-14

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Jameis Winston gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a potent reminder of what they will miss when the quarterback sits out his three-game suspension to start the regular season. More>>

Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

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Philip Rivers looked sharp early in the Los Angeles Chargers' 24-14 preseason victory over the Seattle Seahawks. More>>

2 shot during South Florida high school football game

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A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida. More>>

AP source: Browns, Dez Bryant still talking but no deal

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Person familiar with the negotiations to AP: Browns, Bryant fail to reach deal but still talking. More>>

Investigators to give Ohio St report on Meyer next week

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Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report sometime next week. More>>

QB scramble: McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

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Bills quarterback job up in air as McCarron injures shoulder in win over Browns. More>>

Redshirt freshmen ready for action after year-long wait

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USC's Tufele, Georgia's Wilson among redshirt freshmen eager to make impact this season. More>>

Luck, RG3 following different paths through NFL careers

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Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head. More>>

Maryland Board of Regents takes control of McNair probe

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The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation of the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died. More>>

FAU favored to repeat at C-USA champ after change under Lane

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Lane Kiffin and Butch Davis had immediate impacts at their new schools in Conference USA. More>>

Colorado to allow stadium-wide alcohol sales again

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The University of Colorado Boulder has announced it will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at its Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. More>>

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

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Poses in yoga are actually more beneficial to the body than simple stretches. More>>

Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

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Aaron Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for a touchdown in the quarterback's preseason debut, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34. More>>

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

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Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against penalty-prone Eagles. More>>

Jets' Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

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Sam Darnold threw an interception and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback in his first preseason start for the New York Jets, who lost to the Washington Redskins 15-13 on a last-second field goal. More>>

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

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Michigan's matchup at Notre Dame on Sept. 1 could be one of the biggest games of the 2018 college football season. More>>

Foles leaves preseason game with shoulder strain

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain. More>>

Browns, Bryant meet as sides try to see if there's a future

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Dez Bryant meeting with Browns, who may sign former Pro Bowl wide receiver. More>>

Giants' Beckham: 'Back in love with what I've always loved'

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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. looks fully recovered from ankle surgery. More>>

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

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The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. More>>

Rookie Sam Darnold starts at QB for Jets at Redskins

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Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins. More>>

3 Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before their Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots. More>>

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

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Keeping football players cool during the sweltering days of training camp is critical. The Titans and Saints have new equipment to cool down players during practice, improving both safety and the workouts. More>>

Johnny Manziel says he had 'delayed onset concussion'

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Johnny Manziel described his condition as a "delayed onset concussion" and said he had headaches. More>>

Oklahoma coach Riley ready to build on success in 2nd year

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Oklahoma coach Riley ready to build on success in 2nd year. More>>

Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes

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Johnny Manziel has been placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol. More>>

Hard Knocks: Bills receiver Coleman can't escape Browns past

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New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman can't escape reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard he's tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past. More>>

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

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It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 win in Minneapolis. More>>

After McNair death, Maryland focuses on safety at practice

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Placing a priority on player safety after the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has taken significant steps to ensure that the Terrapins are poised to deal with the heat of summer. More>>

Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title

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West Virginia will have some significant firsts if quarterback Will Grier can mimic Baker Mayfield. More>>

Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

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The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce back from a lackluster 2017. More>>

Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

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Maryland has parted ways with its football team's strength and conditioning staff Rick Court in the wake of the death of a player. More>>

Jags' Sparano returns to Minnesota weeks after dad's death

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Tony Sparano Jr. is expected to have an emotional return to Minnesota three weeks after his father's death. More>>

Meyer probe costs $500K but still about what Ohio St wants

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The fate of Urban Meyer's coaching job at Ohio State has boiled down to whether university leaders want to fire him or not. More>>

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

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New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted. More>>

Brady sees 'urgency' in preseason game vs Super Bowl foe

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It's just an exhibition game, but you wouldn't know it from talking to Tom Brady. More>>

Carson Wentz's status for Week 1 remains uncertain

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Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. More>>

Bills GM backs McCoy; eviction of ex-girlfriend finalized

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A lawyer for LeSean McCoy says the eviction proceedings against the Buffalo Bills running back's ex-girlfriend have been finalized and she is no longer living in his Atlanta area home. More>>

Roquan Smith signs with Bears, and gets right to work

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Linebacker Roquan Smith, last holdout from entire draft, signs with Bears and gets to work. More>>

Free agent Dez Bryant to visit receiver-thin Browns

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Dez Bryant to visit Browns, who have interest in free-agent receiver. More>>

Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?

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Tiger and Phil in the Ryder Cup and a lot more in PodcastOne Sports Now latest. More>>

Wisconsin gives West hope of challenging B10 East dominance

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Wisconsin leads way as West Division bids to challenge East dominance in Big Ten. More>>

Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasion

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LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month. More>>

Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

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Former Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot at the NFL a month after he was acquitted of rape charges. More>>

Seahawks-Raiders at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn't ready

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The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn't ready to host the NFL this year. More>>

AP Source: Bears, Roquan Smith agree to deal

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The standoff between the Chicago Bears and No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith appears to be over. More>>

Packers' Rodgers expects to make preseason debut this week

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers expects to make his preseason debut this week. More>>

Grandma sees red on foul blue streak by Browns player on HBO

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Browns defensive end Carl Nassib in trouble with grandma after profane TV speech. More>>

The Latest: Ex of fired Ohio St coach talks to investigators

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The Latest: Ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant football coach has talked to university investigators. More>>

Heisman darkhorses: Can Browning repeat Mayfield's path?

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Washington's Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. More>>

McNair lawyer calls for Maryland coach DJ Durkin to be fired

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The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland football player who died on the practice field is calling for head coach DJ Durkin to be fired. More>>

Jaguars suspend Ramsey, Fowler for roles in practice fight

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler had to be separated repeatedly following practice. More>>

Browns 'sticking' with plan to start Taylor over Mayfield

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Browns 'sticking' with QB plan to have Mayfield watch Taylor as rookie. More>>

49ers' 7th-round picks shine in preseason opener

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Jimmy Garoppolo and most of the other high-profile members of the San Francisco 49ers made brief cameos at most in the exhibition opener, giving 7th-round picks chance to shine. More>>

Learn new offense? Titans' Blaine Gabbert on 8th in 8 years

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Titans backup QB Blaine Gabbert learning his 8th different offense in 8 NFL seasons. More>>

Johnny Manziel better, but Alouettes stumble at end

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Johnny Manziel eliminated the interceptions but couldn't generate enough offense for the Montreal Alouettes in a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks. More>>

Cousins perfect in Minnesota debut, Vikings beat Broncos

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Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos. More>>

Darnold, Bridgewater make cases to be Jets' starting QB

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Impressive outings by Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater make New York Jets' already intriguing quarterback competition a lot more interesting. More>>

Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation

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Person briefed on matter to AP: Maryland places strength coach on leave while it investigates accusations. More>>

Kirk has big early play, Cardinals beat Chargers 24-17

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Christian Kirk has big early play, Arizona Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 24-17. More>>

Okung raises fist; Marshall, Thomas not on field for anthem

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Two Denver Broncos players weren't on the sideline for the playing of the national anthem. More>>

Guice injury mean opportunity for Redskins' other RBs

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Derrius Guice. More>>

Saints praising Williams' response to unhappy ending

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Marcus Williams isn't talking about his role in the Saints' heartbreaking playoff exit, and the team can only hope that's a good thing. More>>

The Latest: Parent of player says some fully support Durkin

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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans has announced coach DJ Durkin is being placed on leave while the school reviews allegations of "unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff.". More>>

The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

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The third round is underway at the PGA Championship, where Daniel Berger rallied to make the rest of the weekend after a dismal start. More>>

NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrations

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While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. More>>

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: Coaches feeling heat this season

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The 2018 hot-seat watch has already taken a bizarre turn at Ohio State. More>>

Raiders beat Lions 16-10 in Gruden's return to sideline

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Coach Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions. More>>

Maryland says staffers placed on leave after player death

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Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff has been placed on administrative leave, pending the final outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June. More>>

Darnold shines, Bridgewater sharp as Jets top Falcons 17-0

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Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut, Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp and healthy, and the New York Jets earned the franchise's first preseason home shutout by beating the sluggish Atlanta Falcons 17-0. More>>

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem. More>>

Steelers backup QBs all impress in preseason opener

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Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterbacks Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph did something in the preseason opener against Philadelphia that's pretty difficult to do. They all impressed coach Mike Tomlin. More>>

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

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Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games. More>>

NCAA injury debate pits player privacy vs. gambling concerns

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The rise of legalized sports gambling is sparking a debate within college football about injury reporting. More>>

'Deflategate' sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

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No investigation or federal case needed this time. More>>

Ex-girlfriend of Bills' McCoy says injuries are healing

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The woman whose face was bloodied in a home invasion at a home owned by Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says her injuries are healing, though she is still having emotional difficulty dealing with what happened a month ago. More>>

Trump says protesting NFL players should 'be cool!'

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President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality, claiming that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. More>>

Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

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Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. More>>

Andrew Luck makes return as Colts beat Seahawks 19-17

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Andrew Luck returned to game action for the first time since the final week of the 2016 season, leading Indianapolis on a pair of field-goal drives in just over a quarter in the Colts' 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. More>>

Mayfield and Barkley show the goods, Browns beat Giants

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Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to the expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night. More>>

Brady, Smith sit as Patriots beat Redskins 26-17

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Colt McCoy outplayed Brian Hoyer in a scrimmage of backup quarterbacks, and Ralph Webb ran for two New England touchdowns while Tom Brady and Alex Smith stayed on the sidelines counting their money. More>>

Benjamin, Newton renew feud in Panthers 28-23 win over Bills

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Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin's feud with former teammate Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued before and during Carolina's preseason-opening 28-23 win against Buffalo on Thursday. More>>

Stills, 2 other Dolphins protest during national anthem

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Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the national anthem before their exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. More>>

3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

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Three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team's locker room prior to the national anthem. More>>

Jon Gruden returns to sideline for Raiders

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Jon Gruden makes his return for the Oakland Raiders when they host the Detroit Lions in their exhibition debut on Friday night. More>>

The Latest: Rose says back OK after opening round of PGA]

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Tiger Woods has started bogey-double bogey at the PGA Championship, hitting wayward tee shots at his first two holes and dumping an approach shot in the water. More>>

Cardinals challenge fans to eat $75 belly busting burger

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Arizona Cardinals fans can reap a reward while expanding their waistlines watching football this season. More>>

Vikings Nick Easton's neck injury likely ends season

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The Minnesota Vikings put left guard Nick Easton on injured reserve list with bulging disc in neck, likely ending his season. More>>

Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

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Baker Mayfield debuts, Andrew Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear. More>>

Saban: Jalen Hurts' comments don't affect Alabama team

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Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Jalen Hurts' recent comments on his treatment by the staff aren't an issue for the team. More>>

Rodgers frustrated with effort from some younger Packers

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Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers' younger players during a frustrating period at practice. More>>

SEC Preview: Alabama's QB competition and Jimbo in Aggieland

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The most fascinating quarterback competition in the country got off to a rocky start this preseason when Jalen Hurts called out Alabama coaches last week. More>>

Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem

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Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown says 'I'll never kneel' during national anthem. More>>

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with season-long celebration

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The San Francisco 49ers will honor former tight end Dwight Clark with a season-long celebration of his life that will include unveiling a statue of "The Catch." Clark died in June at age 61. More>>

Luck to make start, may play most of 1st quarter at Seattle

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Luck to start in preseason opener at Seattle and expected to play a quarter. More>>

Ohio State opens practice but keeps coaches, players away

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Ohio State opens part of practice for 1st time since Meyer was put on paid leave. More>>

Pederson credits Sherman for advice that led him to coaching

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman encouraged him to pursue a coaching career by starting out at the high school level to find out if he had a passion to teach the sport. More>>

'Charmed' makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversity

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The makers and cast of 'Charmed' told a TV critics meeting the CW reboot is a show for its time, tackling modern issues with ethnically diverse characters. More>>

Nick Foles misses practice again because of muscle spams

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Nick Foles has missed three straight practices because of muscle spasms near his shoulder and neck and Carson Wentz still isn't participating in 11-on-11 drills for the Philadelphia Eagles. More>>

UNC: 13 players suspended for selling school-issued shoes

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Thirteen North Carolina players face early season suspensions for selling team-issued shoes. More>>

New assistant reshapes Irish offensive line, running game

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New assistant coach Jeff Quinn helps reshape Irish offensive line, running game. More>>

Former NFL player behind new CW high school football drama

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Former NFL player Spencer Paysinger is drawing on his high school days living between two worlds for his first major Hollywood project. More>>

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: Key transfers from Big House to Bayou

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This year's class of FBS transfers with the potential to make a major impact with their new teams is headlined by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. More>>

Saquon Barkley looking forward to first NFL preseason action

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Saquon Barkley looking forward to first NFL preseason action; coach puts injury speculation to rest for halfback from Penn State. More>>

Cowboys, Prescott working through rough patches in pass game

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is working through some rough patches in the passing game. More>>

Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

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The Denver Broncos say former executive Tom Heckert has died at 51. More>>

Bills counting on Coleman to leave Browns' baggage behind

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Bills general manager Brandon Beane describes trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as low-risk gamble in bid to address unsettled position in Buffalo. More>>

Chiefs' pinning draft hopes on game-changing speed

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The Kansas City Chiefs hope speedy cornerback Tremon Smith can make big impact on special teams and in the secondary. More>>

Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

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An outside firm has been hired to conduct the investigation into Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's handling of a domestic abuse complaint against a former assistant. More>>

The Latest: UNC's Carney says he made 'a wrong decision'

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North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says he's satisfied that the school has resolved all issues tied to football players committing NCAA violations by selling their team-issued shoes. More>>

UCF seeks to deliver encore performance with new coach

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UCF heads list of Group of Five contenders as new coach Josh Heupel attempts to follow up on Knights' undefeated 2017 season. More>>

Eagles extend Pederson, Roseman contracts through 2022

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman to contract extensions through the 2022 season. More>>

McDermott unhappy with Benjamin criticizing Panthers, Newton

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is not pleased with receiver Kelvin Benjamin questioning why the Carolina Panthers drafted him, and criticizing former teammate Cam Newton's accuracy. More>>

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