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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella stands behind player during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla. Tortorella acknowledged he’s carrying around a chip on his shoulder about the high-profile departures since last season and the predictions of doom. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 12, 2019 - 11:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason drama churned up by the exodus of some of their top stars is now behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now they open training camp with some burning questions. Can veteran Joonas Korpisalo, rookie Elvis Merzlikins or someone else step into the huge skates vacated by...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 12, 2019 - 3:59 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is sick and sidelined — likely for several weeks. New York Jets coach Adam Gase announced Thursday the second-year quarterback has mononucleosis and will miss at least the team's game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Trevor Siemian will start in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Cleveland. 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/David Richard, File)
September 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s going back to New York seeking revenge. Not on the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns' upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured in...
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Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman cheers on his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Bowling Green Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State rolled past Nicholls to begin Chris Klieman's tenure with the Wildcats in style, then trounced Bowling Green last weekend to keep the momentum going. Time for the first big test of the season. The Wildcats head to Mississippi State for a Big 12-SEC showdown on...
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This is a 2019 file photo showing Quincy Enunwa of the New York Jets NFL football team. Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will be sidelined the rest of the season with a neck injury, his second in just over two years. Coach Adam Gase says Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Enunwa is still undergoing tests to determine the severity. He also wouldn’t speculate as to whether the injury could threaten Enunwa’s career. (AP Photo/File)
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quincy Enunwa's season is over after his second neck injury in just over two years. The New York Jets wide receiver was hurt Sunday in the season-opening loss to Buffalo and told the team's medical staff Monday that he wasn't feeling right physically and had several tests...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to 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 11, 2019 - 3:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Before the practice session, coach Bill Belichick declined to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin, of Russia, skates with the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Columbus, Ohio. After the offseason additions of star winger Artemi Panarin and defenseman Jacob Trouba, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist says the New York Rangers have to set their own realistic expectations for themselves this season. That process is one of several things to watch around the NHL when training camps open Thursday. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
September 11, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Henrik Lundqvist wants training camp to begin with an honest conversation. The longtime face of the New York Rangers sees this as an important time to define expectations for this season after watching the team fast-track a rebuild by signing winger Artemi Panarin, trading for defensemen Jacob...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham, left, hands off to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the New England Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 because the teams had not yet announced the trade. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 10, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are getting some roster help from the most unlikely of sources: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Adam Gase's squad acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, according to a person with direct...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is shown during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, in Tampa, Fla. With NHL training camps set to open this week, roughly a dozen prominent restricted free agents still don’t have contracts, including Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point, Toronto’s Mitch Marner, Boston’s Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo and Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen. Those absences could hang over their teams for days, weeks or even months and have raised questions about why it’s taken so long to get them signed. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 10, 2019 - 12:13 pm
P.K. Subban doesn't want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a restricted free agent. Before he signed a short, so-called "bridge" contract, he took some motherly advice. "My mom picked up the phone and called me and said...
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FILE - At left, in a 2015 file photo, is NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr. At right, in a 2018 file photo, is NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. No news getting out seems to be good news as the NHL and NHL Players’ Association discuss a potential extension of the collective bargaining agreement. With the players’ Sept. 15 deadline to decide whether to reopen the CBA fast-approaching, dialogue between the two sides continues to be cordial, professional and constructive _ a drastic change from previous labor talks in a sport that has become known for periodic work stoppages. (AP Photo/File)
September 09, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Representatives from the NHL and NHL Players' Association have met numerous times over the past eight months and not once in a secret underground bunker or a dark parking garage. Unlike previous collective bargaining negotiations that spilled out into the public, few details are emerging from...
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