Professional football

August 02, 2019 - 4:07 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will expand the number of potential inductees to 20 in 2020 as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. Calling it a centennial class, hall president David Baker said Friday five modern-day players, 10 seniors, three contributors and two...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray takes a snap of a football during an NFL training camp Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 01, 2019 - 10:01 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray doesn't expect to play much next Thursday when the Arizona Cardinals open the preseason at home against the Los Angeles Chargers. And much like first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, the No. 1 overall pick isn't giving away hints on how the offense will look. "...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signs autographs for fans after training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 01, 2019 - 6:34 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he...
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August 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Despite being hospitalized earlier Thursday with a kidney stone attack, Vic Fangio plans to make his head coaching debut in the Hall of Fame game when his Denver Broncos face the Atlanta Falcons. The 60-year-old Fangio was stricken hours before kickoff, but arrived at Tom Benson...
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In this Nov. 4, 2018 photo Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (67) runs onto the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Charlotte, N.C. Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. He will have to pass a physical before signing his contract and making it official. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
August 01, 2019 - 2:18 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal Thursday. He'll need to pass a physical before signing his contract and making it official. Kalil announced...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Englewood, Colo. Denver’s new coach, Vic Fangio, will start three O-linemen in the Hall of Fame game who could be in the opening-day lineup: left tackle Garett Bolles, rookie left guard Dalton Risner and center Connor McGovern. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:04 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it. So if you're looking for any likely regulars on the field Thursday night for the Falcons and Broncos, focus on the offensive lines. Denver...
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FILE - In this June 28, 1989, file photo, Marc Buoniconti, left, and his father, former Miami Dolphins player Nick Buoniconti, speak after Marc received the American Institute for Public Service Jefferson Award at the Supreme Court in Washington. Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season, has died at the age of 78. Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for the Buoniconti family, said he died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 31, 2019 - 11:47 am
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season and became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis, has died at the age of 78. Buoniconti died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, New York...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas warms up before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans. Fans worry that the summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won’t affect their team’s chances for a championship. This year’s crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints’ Michael Thomas; a standout offensive tackle who might be the key to the Redskins’ offense, Trent Williams; and budding stars DEs Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans, Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars, and RB Melvin Gordon of the Chargers.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 31, 2019 - 11:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the Saints, said the contract...
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Construction workers continue work in the bowl of the NFL stadium rising in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The multi-billion-dollar complex is on schedule to open in July 2020. Officials from the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers toured the stadium as part of early preparations for the Super Bowl in February 2022. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
July 30, 2019 - 5:41 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The NFL committed the 2022 Super Bowl to the Los Angeles area back when the 298-acre stadium complex in Inglewood was still mostly a waterlogged hole in the ground. That hole has long since been filled by the skeleton of a massive arena, and thousands of workers are making...
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) leaves practice early with an injury to his left ankle area during NFL football training camp at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green had ankle surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the start of the season, another significant setback for the Cincinnati Bengals' offense. Green hurt his left ankle during the opening practice of camp Saturday in Dayton, landing awkwardly after cornerback Dre...
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