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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 10:14 am
NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love," and those who refuse to...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passes through the defense of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 10, 2018 - 2:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Luck could feel the pressure building as he prepared for his first game action with Indianapolis since the final week of the 2016 season. When he let go of trying to contain his excitement, the pressure was released. "I really enjoyed it. I didn't quite know I'd have this much...
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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley (26) rushes past Cleveland Browns' Denzel Ward (21) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 10, 2018 - 12:04 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If first indications are accurate, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants hit it right in taking Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley with the top two picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling 39-yard run...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, center, gives a pep talk to his team before taking the field prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 09, 2018 - 10:35 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin's feud with former teammate Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued before and during Carolina's preseason-opening 28-23 win against Buffalo on Thursday night. First, the two exchanged words on the field about 90 minutes before kickoff...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 09, 2018 - 9:04 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the national anthem before Thursday's exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn...
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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts signs an autograph for Brody Bankston after the NCAA college football team's practice, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
August 08, 2018 - 6:31 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Jalen Hurts' recent comments on his treatment by the staff aren't an issue for the team. Saban said after Wednesday's practice it was "probably a lot more important to people outside this organization than it is to people inside."...
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August 08, 2018 - 12:18 pm
The most fascinating quarterback competition in the country got off to a rocky start this preseason when Jalen Hurts called out Alabama coaches last week. On the last episode of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview the Southeastern...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, former running back Jim Brown stands on the field during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Brown says he would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his NFL career and became a social activist in retirement, said Tuesday night, Aug. 7. 2018, that he respects players’ rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck spent two straight offseasons contemplating how it would feel to play football again. He'll find out Thursday night. Coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that Luck would start and could play most of the first quarter in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Amherst, N.Y. Quinn has stepped in as an assistant coach of the offensive line at Notre Dame. He was coach Brian Kelly's offensive line coach at Grand Valley, Central Michigan and Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:01 pm
CULVER, Ind. (AP) — This small town in northern Indiana annually produces two things when the calendar turns to August: Corn and Notre Dame offensive linemen. Where sports icons Roger Penske and George Steinbrenner once marched as students, the Culver Academies are where Irish coach Brian Kelly...
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