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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs for a touchdown as New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) chases him during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Copeland is suing a company that sold a supplement he says was contaminated with a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's label. Copeland practiced Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for the first time this season after being suspended by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Copeland says he failed the test on April 15, and the NFL announced his suspension on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2019 - 5:16 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the...
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Graphic shows NFL team matchups and predicts the winners in Week 6 action; 3c x 4 3/8 inches; 146 mm x 111 mm;
October 09, 2019 - 9:34 am
If there's one team and one quarterback that the New England Patriots might worry about, it's Eli Manning. On Thursday night, the two-time Super Bowl MVP — bringing down the Patriots both times — will be in Gillette Stadium with the New York Giants. He'll also be on the sideline. The Giants are...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts to a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
October 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
If there's one team and one quarterback that the New England Patriots might worry about, it's Eli Manning. On Thursday night, the two-time Super Bowl MVP — bringing down the Patriots both times — will be in Gillette Stadium with the New York Giants. He'll also be on the sideline. The Giants are...
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Clemson's Logan Rudolph (34) blocks the pass attempt by Charlotte's Chris Reynolds during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 08, 2019 - 11:45 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — John Simpson is certain of two things about the new starters on the defensive line for No. 2 Clemson: They are tired of the questions and comparisons to last year's All-American group and "them boys are ready." Simpson, the starting left guard for the Tigers, would know. He...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. The Jets announced in a Twitter post that Darnold will start Sunday at home against Dallas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 08, 2019 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's spleen is fully healthy and he'll be back under center as the struggling Jets' starting quarterback. Finally. Darnold was cleared by doctors Tuesday to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. He had medical tests to determine if...
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October 08, 2019 - 9:47 am
Fox Sports has hired Rob Gronkowski as an NFL analyst. The network announced on Tuesday that the former New England Patriots tight end will make his debut during Thursday night's pregame show before the Patriots-New York Giants game. Gronkowski retired at the end of last season after winning his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XLII football game against the New England Patriots, in Glendale, Ariz. It was supposed the culmination of the perfect 2007 season for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and a fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
It was supposedly the culmination of the perfect 2007 season for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and a fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. Few gave the New York Giants much of a chance in the NFL championship game on Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona, except the Men in Black who walked off...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants receiver David Tyree (85) catches a 32-yard pass in the clutches of New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison (37) during the fourth quarter of the NFL football Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. The game was highlighted by Tyree’s miraculous “Helmet Catch" for 32-yards. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)
October 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For Week 6, it is the Thursday night game between the Giants and Patriots. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds his leg after he was tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive ends Kemoko Turay and Justin Houston during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
October 07, 2019 - 11:56 pm
Caught up in the spell of Patrick Mahomes' wizardry , the always enthusiastic Sunday Night Football Crew ended up witnessing an old-fashioned whooping by the Colts instead of more magic by the league's reigning MVP. Before the biggest stunner in a slate of games that included one Gruden brother...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws the ball away as San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa tries to tackle him during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 07, 2019 - 10:47 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns punted on their first series. It was one of the few things that Freddie Kitchens' team did right all night. In a game where Kitchens and offensive coordinator Todd Monken pulled out all the stops, trying gimmick plays and a little trickery, the Browns...
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