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Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi scores a touchdown during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game early Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 07, 2018 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles could end up playing a new position when Carson Wentz comes back if he keeps this up. Foles caught another pass in a clutch spot to spark a sputtering offense that looked out of sync and the defense picked up right where it left off last time it faced Atlanta. After...
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People walk by a Nike advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick on display, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. Nike this week unveiled the deal with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who's known for starting protests among NFL players over police brutality and racial inequality. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 07, 2018 - 1:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Colin Kaepernick watched from the apparel giant's headquarters in Oregon, Nike aired its highly anticipated ad featuring the quarterback known for his social protests during the NFL season opener Thursday night. The spot highlighting the former 49ers quarterback locked in a...
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FILE - In this Aug 10, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold will make NFL history when he jogs onto the field for the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the Lions in Detroit. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 07, 2018 - 12:56 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold's first snap for the New York Jets on Monday night will be one for the record books. The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era — since the 1966 season — at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the...
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Miss Virginia Emili McPhail, left, won the onstage interview portion and Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway, right, won the talent portion of the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 06, 2018 - 9:08 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday's preliminary winners in the Miss America competition. Miss Virginia Emili McPhail was asked what advice she would give to players about whether to...
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Fans watch fireworks at Lincoln Financial Field before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
September 06, 2018 - 8:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the NFL season (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett were on the sideline when the national anthem was played before the NFL season...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) smiles as he runs off the field after the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Ezekiel Elliott won’t be running off to federal court during preparations for the season opener the way he did last year, when the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys was fighting the NFL’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. This year, there’s no question about Elliott’s availability after Sunday’s trip to Carolina. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:50 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott won't be running off to federal court the week of the season opener the way he did last year, when the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys was fighting the NFL's six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. While the 2016 NFL rushing leader knew...
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September 05, 2018 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (11-7) at PHILADELPHIA (16-3) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Eagles by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 8-10, Philadelphia 13-5-1 SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 19-14-1 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Falcons 15-10, NFC divisional playoff, Jan. 13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 8,...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 9:59 pm
An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football's national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn't...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, former NFL player and now analyst Jason Witten, left, and play-by-play commentator Joe Tessitore pose for a photograph before their ESPN telecast of a preseason NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets in Landover, Md. Witten holds one of the most prominent television jobs in the sport as the lead analyst for Monday Night Football." Witten is approaching his new role in similar fashion as he did his old one when his comprehensive film work made him the second most productive tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 04, 2018 - 1:57 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jason Witten sat in a room with his new teammates going over video of his latest performance. It wasn't much different than what he did for 15 seasons as a tight end with the Dallas Cowboys. But instead of being one of the faces of perhaps the NFL's most high-profile...
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