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Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras, left, and Miss Indiana Lydia Tremaine celebrate after winning preliminary competition awards in the Miss America pageant Friday Sept. 7, 2018 in Atlantic City, N.J. Taveras won the onstage interview and Tremaine won the talent portion. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 08, 2018 - 11:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year's Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in. The next Miss America will be crowned around 11 p.m. Sunday on a nationally televised broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2018, file photo, newly acquired Chicago Bears player Khalil Mack displays his jersey after speaking to the media during an NFL football news conference, in Lake Forest, Ill. The Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night, just in time for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to potentially make his debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers.(Tim Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Although Matt Nagy has yet to coach a game for the Chicago Bears, he is proving as adept as a veteran coach at keeping trade secrets. After a week of avoiding certainties, Nagy all but confirmed new outside linebacker Khalil Mack would play against Green Bay. And even then...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, in Detroit. Browns undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison will start at left tackle in Sunday’s opener, filling the spot once held by future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. An undrafted rookie with a checkered past, Harrison will open the season as Cleveland's starting left tackle — a position held down by Thomas, a...
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September 07, 2018 - 2:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn't worried about hard feelings lingering whenever running back Le'Veon Bell decides to show up. Brown defended Bell on Friday after several teammates expressed frustration that the All-Pro has yet to sign his franchise tender and...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 2:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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This photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, who was arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail early Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, on a suspicion of rape charge. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested in Kansas on suspicion of rape. Records show that Randle was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at around 3:40 a.m. Friday. The prosecutor's office wasn't releasing information, and a police spokesman and Randle's...
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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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