NFL football

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game, in Green Bay, Wis. Matthews was penalized for roughing the passer on the play. The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing the passer penalties that has produced head-scratching, game-changing calls and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league’s mandate not to land on the quarterback. What constitutes a clean hit anymore is anyone's guess. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
September 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback. NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Thursday that the powerful competition committee has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Eric Reid to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 3:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced. Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in May, alleging that team owners and the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, former Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders smiles on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Detroit. Sanders will join the Detroit Lions for their next game in Dallas, on Sunday, Sept. 30, as an ambassador for a team he left behind with a sudden retirement that created a rift between him and the franchise and fans. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
September 25, 2018 - 6:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the stadium's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo palm trees frame a large billboard on top of a Nike store that shows former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square in San Francisco. Nike Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 25, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady. The furor seems to have largely died down and the company...
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Tiger Woods of the US plays from a bunker on the 3rd hole during a practice session at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 25, 2018 - 10:54 am
Tiger Woods thrilled the golf world by winning for the first time in five years, and immediately the talk on social media was it was the biggest sports comeback ever. PodcastOne Sports Now talks with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson to get some perspective on the win, while co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia meet after their teams' NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. The Lions won 26-10. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 23, 2018 - 10:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions defeat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. "I'm sure it meant a lot, his first win as a head coach," Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "Probably no sweeter than...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 23, 2018 - 10:02 pm
The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 11 p.m. For the first time since 2013, the Detroit Lions have a 100-yard rusher. Rookie Kerryon Johnson is at 101 after a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter. Detroit leads New England 23-10. The home crowd, apparently well...
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Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (86) hoists up wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) after Grant scored a touch down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
September 23, 2018 - 7:03 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had just tricked the Oakland Raiders one final time, and as Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant sprinted side by side in the clear the final 30 yards toward the end zone for a clinching touchdown, they didn't wait to celebrate. While still on the run, the...
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Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas bows in the direction of the Dallas Cowboys bench after he intercepted a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Seattle. It was Thomas' second interception of the game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 23, 2018 - 6:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns in the first half, Chris Carson added a 5-yard TD run in early in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks avoided a 0-3 start with a 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Wilson hit Jaron Brown on an 18-yard touchdown early in the...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) prepares to throw during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 23, 2018 - 6:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was flushed from the pocket and scrambled all the way to his left, only to realize that just about everybody wearing a Chiefs helmet was on the opposite side of the field. It was a rookie mistake by the second-year pro, one he turned into more early season...
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