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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:12 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks to his team during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Baltimore. At right, also in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blows bubbles with his gum before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Green Bay, Wis. The Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night, Aug. 15 in their preseason game. (AP Photo/File)
August 14, 2019 - 11:42 am
The Baltimore Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night in their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. They'll probably just shrug: The Ravens have won 14 consecutive exhibition matches. Which doesn't amount to a whole lot, when you think about it. Except to John...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 13, 2019 - 7:59 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the...
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August 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck will likely miss the rest of the preseason with an injury near the front of his left ankle. Colts general manager Chris Ballard says he isn't sure if the injury will keep Luck out of the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Indy's starting...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is shown during an NFL football minicamp in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders and their big personalities like Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito are ready to be stars on HBO's "Hard Knocks." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 13, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Brown has returned to the Oakland Raiders training camp facility after missing time to see a specialist for his frostbitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet. Brown walked on the field surrounded by cameras late in practice Tuesday and...
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FILE- In an April 13, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh walks out with players during the team's annual spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh seems to be set up for success at Michigan in his fifth season, leading a program that is a popular choice to win the Big Ten. "That's where I would pick us," Harbaugh said. Some are predicting the Wolverines will earn a spot in the College Football Playoff to give them a chance to win a national championship for the first time since 1997. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback...
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In this photo from Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake talks to a receiver during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 13, 2019 - 10:06 am
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gathered his team for what he called the "most important film session of the year." It was the team's first football work since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. For a team grappling with the grief over a beloved assistant, the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is shown during an NFL football minicamp in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders and their big personalities like Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito are ready to be stars on HBO's "Hard Knocks." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 13, 2019 - 9:03 am
Antonio Brown has issues from head to toe, and the AP's Josh Dubow talks about how the Oakland Raiders are dealing with them as the team and its new wide receiver try to find common ground in training camp. Dubow joins PodcastOne Sports Now to talk about the Brown saga, and the prospects for the...
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