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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial in Knoxville, Tenn. Jurors acquitted Friday, July 27, 2018, the two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 1/2 years ago. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:39 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3 ½ years ago. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for almost 1 ½ hours Friday afternoon before finding A.J. Johnson and...
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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown, left, talks with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as they stretch during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 27, 2018 - 6:56 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There was no sign of Sam Darnold as the New York Jets opened training camp. The No. 3 overall draft pick officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. "He's not here," coach Todd...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, left, takes a handoff during a drill at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley is everything the New York Giants expected, and then some. The running back from Penn State who was the second overall pick in the draft is humble, immensely skilled, inquisitive and quite possibly the most popular guy on the team in terms of fan interest...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump writes: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2018 - 8:46 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy had no doubts he'd be allowed to report for the start of Bills training camp after the running back was accused of bloodying his ex-girlfriend two weeks ago. And McCoy on Thursday also said he's confident he'll be playing in Buffalo's season opener at Baltimore...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs out of the facility during practice at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
July 26, 2018 - 6:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wearing a brace around his surgically repaired left knee, Carson Wentz participated in all of the Philadelphia Eagles' first training camp practice Thursday. About seven months and two weeks removed from tearing two knee ligaments in a December game against the Rams, Wentz took...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:59 am
Clemson is a heavy favorite to win its fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship, and there is a real chance the Tigers could be driving for another playoff spot with a freshman quarterback. On this week's AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , the ACC is previewed with David Hale from...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones waits on the snap during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones will be in training camp for the Falcons. Less than 24 hours before players are required to report, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the two sides reached an agreement to renegotiate Jones’ contract in 2019. That was apparently good enough to get a commitment from the star receiver to be in camp by Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 26, 2018 - 1:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones will report to training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, the team said late Wednesday after reaching an agreement to renegotiate the star receiver's contract next year. General manager Thomas Dimitroff announced the compromise about 16 hours ahead of Thursday's 4 p.m...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon takes a break during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, in Berea, Ohio. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions. Browns general manager John Dorsey does not know when Gordon will return to the Browns and Wednesday, July 25, 2018, he changed his roster designation from the non-football illness list to “did not report.”(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
July 25, 2018 - 2:40 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As they await clarity on Josh Gordon's confusing situation, Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions...
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer autographs a hat at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days in Chicago, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
July 24, 2018 - 6:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a saying he uses with his program: Event + Response = Outcome. The outcome this time was the dismissal of a longtime assistant. Meyer is facing questions about his relationship with former receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired Monday after an Ohio...
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