Professional football

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley smiles as he sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Barkley was injured in the first half. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
October 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Saquon Barkley is going to miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Friday that Barkley and linebackers Alex Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion) will not play for the New York Giants (2-2) against the...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, takes part in an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears are taking vastly different approaches to their trip to London. The Raiders spent the entire week here after flying straight from Indianapolis following last week's game. They held three practices just like they would back home, got some...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, cheerleaders line up before an NFL football game between Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London. As the league celebrates its 100th season, it continues to expand its foreign footprint with five international games in 2019. Four are in London, including two at Wembley Stadium, and the league returns to Mexico. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 04, 2019 - 11:02 am
Khalil Mack's first game against his ex-teammates comes not with a Bay Area backdrop but in the land of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. The Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders are playing the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The new $1.22 billion multi-purpose venue features a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1949, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks Bob Waterfield, left, and Norm Van Brocklin warm up at a practice session in Hershey, Pa. Waterfield was the NFL MVP in 1945 as a rookie while leading the Cleveland Rams to the championship. Then the former UCLA player got to go home to California when the franchise moved to Los Angeles following that title season. Waterfield was a three-time All-Pro and led the league in passing twice. (AP Photo/File)
October 04, 2019 - 7:30 am
A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade...
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Fans stand near a logo on the turf at CenturyLink Field honoring former Seattle Seahawks owner Paul G. Allen, who died in 2018, before an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks were scheduled to induct Allen into the team's Ring of Honor during a pregame ceremony. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 03, 2019 - 5:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks inducted late owner Paul Allen into the team’s Ring of Honor prior to Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. The team showed a lengthy tribute video to Allen narrated by former Seahawks fullback Mack Strong. Allen’s sister, Jody, raised the “12 Flag...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rushes during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 26. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he wasn't at liberty to publicly discuss the situation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 03, 2019 - 5:09 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — It looks as if Melvin Gordon has picked the right time to return to the Los Angeles Chargers backfield. The Pro Bowl running back is expected to see his first action on Sunday when the 2-2 Chargers host the winless Denver Broncos in an AFC West matchup. Gordon held out for 64...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) attempts to avoid a tackle during the second half in the NFL game against the Denver Broncos in Denver Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.(Eric Bakke via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minshew Mania meet Anonymous Allen. Two young backup quarterbacks with different looks but similar styles have taken over in Jacksonville and Carolina, energizing their teams with back-to-back victories after 0-2 starts. On Sunday, Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew and Carolina’...
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 03, 2019 - 4:30 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — On the surface, the Minnesota Vikings’ game against the New York Giants is a meeting of old friends. It’s the first time Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is going to face his former offensive coordinator since Pat Shurmur left to become the head coach of the Giants in 2018...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Roman Reigns holds up the championship belt after defeating Triple H during WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. WWE is finally making the move to network television. The long-time cable ratings juggernaut is set to begin a billion-dollar deal with Fox with the premier of “Friday Night Smackdown.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are scheduled to appear for the big debut. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 1:54 pm
The Rock says this: know your role and set the “Smackdown” station to Fox. WWE is ready to lace up its boots for a prime-time move from USA Network to Fox, where the sports entertainment behemoth will nestle in a loaded lineup that includes the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR. Wrestlers,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was uncertain to return this week as he continued to recover from mononucleosis, which sidelined him the past two games. Jets coach Adam Gase said the team could potentially wait until Sunday to decide if Darnold or practice squad QB-turned-starter Luke Falk will be under center against the Eagles. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is eager to play in a game again, but the New York Jets quarterback is focused on his health and safety before returning to the field. Darnold has not played since the season opener because of mononucleosis and has been dealing with an enlarged spleen, a common...
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