Professional football

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, left, meets with Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia after an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
December 07, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL confirmed the Detroit Lions have been fined $75,000 for violating the league's injury reporting policy. Head coach Matt Patricia also was fined $25,000 and general manager Bob Quinn received a $10,000 penalty. The fines were levied for failing to properly update the game...
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Baylor guard MaCio Teague (31) drives past Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji (22) and Arizona guard Nico Mannion (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 07, 2019 - 1:12 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears' football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus. It wasn't hard for the sophomore guard to figure out which squad many of those fans were there to...
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Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Andrew Wylie (77) picks up celebrating running back LeSean McCoy (25) after McCoy scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 07, 2019 - 8:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will head into arguably their biggest game of the season Sunday in New England with the very real possibility that their leading rusher could be a running back that joined the team just a few days ago. Not that it seems to make much difference for them...
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Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) tries to break a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 06, 2019 - 2:06 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Hey rook, get in there. The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the NFL. The days of sitting on the bench or having limited roles while learning from...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 06, 2019 - 12:44 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker. "Nope, that’s not how I hurt it and I’m not the new kicker," the star quarterback said. The 42-year-old Brady actually has kicked in the...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) hugs guard Damien Lewis after the team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. LSU won 50-7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 06, 2019 - 10:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play. Georgia would prefer a defensive quagmire, where every yard in a struggle, the sort of knock-'em-...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, speaks after being given the Bill France Award of Excellence at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) celebrates after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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December 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s disappointing first season with the Browns isn't even over, and the star wide receiver is already making predictions about the next one. “2020’s going to be my year," he said. He didn't say if it would be in Cleveland. Beckham was vague about his future on...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, watches during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Associated Press
December 05, 2019 - 11:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just about as...
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El novato quarterback de los Steelers Devlin Hodges celebra el triunfo de Pittsburgh del domingo ante los Browns de Cleveland. El coach Mike Tomlin anunció el martes dos de diciembre que será titular por segundo juego consecutivo ante los Cardinals. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 05, 2019 - 12:06 am
While Tom Brady and Drew Brees pursue Peyton Manning, Devlin Hodges is chasing Ed Rubbert. Say what? Manning's record of 539 touchdown passes could be broken by both Brady and Brees during the final month of the regular season. Brady has thrown 535 TD passes and Brees has 532. As for Hodges, he...
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