Professional football

September 15, 2019 - 9:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SoFi Stadium is the name of the palatial new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. The growing personal finance company formally known as Social Finance has reached a 20-year agreement for the naming rights to the multibillion-dollar stadium complex in...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with back judge Greg Steed during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 15, 2019 - 9:21 am
The Seattle Seahawks will be without three defensive starters as they try to win in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1999. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf) are all inactive for Sunday's game. The Seahawks edged...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown pauses while working out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 15, 2019 - 7:40 am
A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the NFL plans to meet Monday with a woman who says she was raped by New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown. Britney Taylor accused Brown of rape and sexual assault in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown...
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Cleveland Browns strong safety Damarious Randall (23) catches a pass during warm-ups prior to an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night's game against the New York Jets with a concussion. Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the team's facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league's protocol for head...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65), of Sweden, scores the winning goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series in St. Louis. A major officiating gaffe occurred in the Stanley Cup playoffs when San Jose’s Karlsson scored a goal set up by a hand pass. While hockey officials have the toughest job _ they must be able to skate like the players _ they do not get a pass for their mistakes, either. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 14, 2019 - 9:21 am
While Saints fans must be feeling picked on as NFL game officials made another error that damaged them in the opener, it must be noted that pro football hardly has a monopoly on officiating problems. Yes, things have gotten murky in that area in the NFL, so much so that pass interference now can be...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks to league referees before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints visit Los Angeles for a rematch of the NFC championship game won by the Rams, but remembered for the no-call that created the opening for Sean McVay's team to storm through. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
September 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown pauses while working out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 13, 2019 - 8:07 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown is said to be eligible to play against Miami. Whether he actually does after just three practices with the Patriots is still not clear. "We're determining that," coach Bill Belichick said Friday. "I'm not gonna hand out a copy of the game plan. We'll do what...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The NFL revealed 70 of the 100 greatest plays in league history on Friday night with a TV special produced by NFL Films that has everything from spectacular offensive performances to defensive gems. In balloting conducted by The Associated Press, 68 media members on a nationwide panel voted for their top 100. Among those disclosed is the play some have dubbed “The Drake Escape.” (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 13, 2019 - 7:03 pm
What a play. Make that 100 of them. The NFL revealed 70 of the 100 greatest plays in league history on Friday night with a TV special produced by NFL Films that has everything from spectacular offensive performances to defensive gems. In balloting conducted by The Associated Press, 68 media members...
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Miami Dolphins free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) tackles Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89), during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 13, 2019 - 1:02 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — One game into the season, the Miami Dolphins' situation is already so dire that their game plan to defend Tom Brady calls for significant help from a player who wants to be traded. Disgruntled defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has requested and received permission to seek a deal...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks on as his players run drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 13, 2019 - 11:35 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is choosing to ignore Odell Beckham Jr. The New York Jets defensive coordinator thinks everyone else should, too. Beckham made headlines Thursday when he accused Williams of getting him injured in a preseason game two years ago when the wide receiver was...
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