Professional football

FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold speaks to reporters after an NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Darnold has been ruled out for New York's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Coach Adam Gase says Friday that Darnold had tests Thursday night, and the results of which were not sufficient enough for doctors to clear him to play. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 05, 2019 - 3:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's return will have to wait at least another week. The New York Jets quarterback was ruled out for the team's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Darnold was originally scheduled to have medical tests Friday, but the doctors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Helsley was disappointed by his first exposure to the Atlanta Braves’ fans use of the Tomahawk Chop for their chants during games. Helsley’s vantage point is different than most players who visit SunTrust Park. He is a member of the Cherokee nation. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta. Helsley is not the only player who dislikes the chant. The 25-year-old rookie's perspective is...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham, center, and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) grab each other during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wants more consistent NFL officiating after wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was choked during Sunday’s game. Beckham got into a skirmish with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who pinned the three-time Pro Bowler and had his hands around his neck before being pulled away. Both players were assessed personal fouls, but neither was ejected. Kitchens said he planned to reach out to the league about that situation in particular and officiating evenness in general. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. would rather not fight. That doesn't mean he won't. Cleveland's star receiver was fined an undisclosed amount by the NFL for his heated skirmish last week with Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who appeared to choke Beckham after throwing him to the ground...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, center, talks with defensive coordinator Todd Wash as he stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 04, 2019 - 1:41 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out star cornerback Jalen Ramsey for Sunday's game at Carolina. Ramsey sat out his seventh consecutive practice Friday and will miss his second straight game because of an apparent back injury. He hadn't missed a game in his four-year...
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Los Angeles Rams' Greg Zuerlein reacts after he missed a field goal in the final seconds of the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 30-29. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 04, 2019 - 12:46 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night...
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October 03, 2019 - 12:01 pm
CHICAGO (3-1) vs. OAKLAND (2-2) in London Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE _ Bears by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Chicago 2-2, Oakland 2-2 SERIES RECORD _ Tied 7-7. LAST MEETING _ Bears beat Raiders 22-20, Oct. 4, 2015 LAST WEEK _ Bears beat Vikings 16-6; Raiders beat Colts 31-24 AP PRO32 RANKING _...
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October 02, 2019 - 2:39 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — William V. Bidwill, who owned the NFL’s Cardinals franchise in three cities, has died. He was 88. The team announced that Bidwill passed away Wednesday. A cause of death wasn’t immediately given. Reviled by fans at times for what they perceived to be his penny-pinching ways,...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Saints won 12-10. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again. The network that dominated prime time in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average evening audience of 7.5 million. NBC won on the back of the NFL,...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Mason Rudolph during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)
September 30, 2019 - 11:18 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday night. Rudolph completed 24 of 28 passes, most of them quick hitters that...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 30, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle that is the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any...
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