Professional football

June 03, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Chicago Bears executive Champ Kelly, the fourth candidate to meet with New York for its general manager job. Kelly has been the Bears' assistant director of player personnel for the last two years after joining the organization as its pro scouting director...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Goodell is reiterating his stance in wanting to reduce the four-game preseason schedule at a time the league and player's association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Goodell cites discussions he's had with coaches in saying he doesn't believe four preseason games are necessary to evaluate and develop players for the start of the regular season. He says the NFL should do everything to the highest quality, "and I'm not sure preseason games meet that level right now." Goodell spoke Monday, June 3, 2019, while participating in Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's 33rd charity golf tournament outside of Buffalo. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 03, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. "I feel...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 11:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence. No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in East Rutherford, N.J. Former New York Jets defensive end Wilkerson is charged with driving while intoxicated after his arrest in New York City. A police spokesman says Wilkerson was arraigned Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Manhattan Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
June 01, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was charged with driving while intoxicated after his arrest Saturday in New York City behind the wheel of a late-model Rolls-Royce. A police spokesman told The Associated Press that the 29-year-old, 6-foot-4 player was arraigned...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 11:07 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk lies injured on the ice during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 8:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 9:15 p.m. Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has not returned at the start of the second period after taking a hit to the head from St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:54 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have ended their contract stalemate with the team bumping the cornerback's pay in 2019 from about $8 million to $12 million, which is $1 million more than the team's new cornerback, free agent Kareem Jackson is making. "Done deal!" the...
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FILE - This is a 2017 file photo showing Richie Incognito of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team. The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito. A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the two sides came to agreement after a few weeks of discussion. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced. (AP Photo/File)
May 28, 2019 - 12:45 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito on Tuesday. Incognito's agent, Ken Sarnoff, tweeted confirmation of the deal , congratulating his client for his return to the NFL after sitting out last season in retirement. The team...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 1967, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, right, throws a pass during first quarter action during Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Packers beat the Chiefs 35-10. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times)/Los Angeles Times via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 3:03 am
Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport. The quarterback's graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it's a run...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, file photo, Brett Favre, right, smiles at Bart Starr during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in Green Bay, Wis. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
May 26, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Reaction from the football world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Bart Starr on Sunday at age 85: ___ "Bart Starr was the most kind, thoughtful and classiest person you could ever know. I consider myself extremely lucky to have called him friend and to have been mentioned in the same breath...
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