Professional football

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Baylor acting coach Jim Grobe watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against SMU in Waco, Texas. Grobe, a former Wake Forest coach, came out of retirement to lead Baylor after Art Briles was fired following a sexual abuse scandal at the school. Grobe led the team to a 6-6 regular-season finish and a spot in the Cactus Bowl. The Bears defeated favored Boise State 31-12 to give the Bears a winning season. Grobe steadfastly said he had no interest in returning for another year and he headed back into retirement. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:06 am
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave as the school investigates claims his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will run the team during the investigation. Here...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa (51) runs after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2018 - 12:29 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The goals were to let the backups play and learn, and to be inspired. Missions accomplished. The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Schnatter says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur. John Schnatter told The Associated Press that he believes he can...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, customers line up at a Taco Bell restaurant inside Miami International Airport in Miami. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut reported second-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s view, but a key sales metric failed to meet expectations. Sales at Pizza Hut restaurants open at least a year dipped 1 percent. KFC and Taco Bell reported a 2 percent rise in the metric. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2018 - 11:59 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum reported a key sales figure for the second quarter that fell short of Wall Street expectations, with results mixed for its Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut chains. The Louisville, Kentucky company said sales rose 1 percent at restaurants open at least a year. Analysts...
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, left and head coach Hue Jackson watch during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 01, 2018 - 9:54 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Football's giving Browns coach Hue Jackson refuge to cope with family loss. Jackson, trying to turn around a Cleveland team that didn't win a game in 16 tries last season, plans to remain with the team in training camp while mourning the recent deaths of his 83-year-old mother...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file phtoo, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel throws during practice in Montreal. The Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter Friday night, Aug. 3, 2018, when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July 22 in a five-player deal that also included two first-round draft picks. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 01, 2018 - 10:32 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team on Friday night. The Montreal Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July...
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Teammates clap as Sam Darnold (14) arrives for NFL football training camp practice in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, July 30, 2018. The Jets signed Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback's contract holdout. AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 30, 2018 - 6:57 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is signed, sealed and back under center. The New York Jets inked the rookie quarterback to a fully guaranteed four-year, $30.25 million deal Monday, ending the contract holdout of the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick. Darnold missed the first three days of...
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July 30, 2018 - 12:38 pm
Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career. Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 3:13 am
As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole...
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