Professional football

August 12, 2019 - 3:33 pm
A petition reportedly has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs. According to the website Law360, the petition was filed Thursday by the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs and focuses on the shorter careers...
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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 12, 2019 - 2:12 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance with the NFL on Monday over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play. The arbitrator issued the ruling after holding a hearing last Friday with Brown, representatives...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, left, and Tanner Mordecai, right, throw during NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla. Hurts is competing with Mordecai, a redshirt freshman, and Spencer Rattler, a true freshman, to become starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 12, 2019 - 11:37 am
Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen Hurts —...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Chad Thomas walks out to the field during NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio. Browns defensive end Chad Thomas sustained a neck injury in practice Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, and is undergoing further tests at a hospital.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 12, 2019 - 11:20 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Chad Thomas injured his neck in practice Monday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Thomas was immobilized on a backboard and carted off the field. The team says he had feeling and movement in his extremities. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) stands behind center during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 10, 2019 - 10:26 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott got the Dallas Cowboys off to a good start in a brief cameo in the exhibition opener. San Francisco's rookie receivers took over after that to lead the 49ers to the victory. Prescott completed all four of his pass attempts, caught one and led Dallas to a...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brandon Allen, right, evades a tackle by Oakland Raiders' Jason Cabinda (53) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 10, 2019 - 8:16 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Peterman scrambled 50 yards to set up his only touchdown throw and the Oakland Raiders beat the Los Angeles Rams 14-3 in the preseason opener for both teams Saturday night. Peterman entered in the third quarter and completed 9 of 12 passes for 66 yards. He also led...
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Tennessee Titans defensive lineman and top draft pick Jeffery Simmons (98) stretches during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans eagerly welcomed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to training camp, even though he didn't stick around too long past individual drills. No need for the Titans' reigning sack leader to push too hard on his first day back. "Oh, it felt...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, front, directs an NFL football practice, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla., as Tom Coughlin, left, executive vice president of football operations for the Jaguars, looks on. Coughlin and Marrone are pretty much taking it easy on the Jaguars. It's a complete about-face for two old-school coaches who seem to take pleasure in grinding guys into the ground. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 10, 2019 - 1:18 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect left tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be ready for the season opener. Coach Doug Marrone provided an update on the two starters Saturday, saying "we just can't get them over the hump." "We've got to go and start...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Sudfeld is driven off the field after an injury during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 10, 2019 - 11:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles' backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld was back at practice Saturday wearing an arm sling, one day after surgery to repair a broken left wrist. Two other players joined him on the Philadelphia sideline. Two-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and second-year tight end...
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New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur, left, greets New York Jets coach Adam Gase after a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 31-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 09, 2019 - 1:23 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An outstanding debut by heir apparent Daniel Jones doesn't make for a quarterback competition for the New York Giants, at least for now. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Jones' perfect passing performance and touchdown throw on his only series in the 31-22 preseason...
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