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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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Fans attend the final day of the NFL football draft Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 7:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Let's talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 6 Daniel Jones to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. The team took a chance on cornerback Marcus Peters, who was traded away after getting into trouble with coaches. It drafted running back Kareem Hunt, then quickly cut him when he kicked a woman in a hotel hallway. And it picked wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is currently dealing with a domestic violence case that centers on the 3-year-old child he shares with his fiance.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
April 27, 2019 - 2:09 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was "deeply disturbed" by audio of Tyreek Hill discussing injuries to his 3-year-old son but declined to elaborate on the case citing an ongoing criminal investigation. The most visible face of the Chiefs' ownership family, Hunt spoke briefly...
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San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa answers questions during an NFL football news conference Friday, April 26, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar )
April 27, 2019 - 12:27 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan. President Donald Trump tweeted out congratulations to Bosa on Saturday for being the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trump told Bosa he will be a great player and to "always stay true to yourself."...
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Missouri quarterback Drew Lock poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Denver Broncos selected Lock in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 6:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So you want proof the NFL is an aerial circus? Try the second round of the draft. And some of the third. Of Friday night's first 32 picks, 11 were defensive backs charged with holding down pass catchers, of which seven were chosen. Plus another seven offensive linemen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Cardinals’ quarterback of the future after only one season, has been traded to the Miami Dolphins in a deal that also involved two draft picks. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 26, 2019 - 10:25 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen will reboot by trying to help the Miami Dolphins rebuild. Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of the future after only one season, was traded Friday to become part of Miami's makeover under first-round coach Brian Flores. If Rosen...
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Former Tennessee Titans player Eddie George meets fans after announcing the pick for the Titans as Mississippi wide reciever A.J. Brown during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. Arizona and the Miami Dolphins finally have agreed to the trade expected for weeks with the Cardinals taking quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick overall in the draft. The Cardinals sent quarterback Josh Rosen,...
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A photo showing the interior of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa is shown as Alex Spiro, attorney for Robert Kraft, questions Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp during a motion hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, April 26, 2019. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Most Florida second-degree misdemeanors don't have dayslong pretrial hearings with top-line attorneys and 30 subpoenaed witnesses, including an expert on police procedures — but the State of Florida vs. Robert Kraft is no typical case. The New England Patriots owner's...
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April 26, 2019 - 3:29 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — If you haven't done it already, and you're on social media, mute LeSean McCoy's account. The Buffalo Bills running back proved to be a one-man spoiler in tweeting out a significant occurrence in the newly released movie, "Avengers: End Game," shortly after it premiered...
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April 26, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story April 25 about the latest from the NFL draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christian Wilkins was suspended from Clemson's bowl game after testing positive for a banned substance. Dexter Lawrence was one of three Clemson Tigers suspended from the...
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