Professional football

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The football seems to be spinning better — and, faster — out of Sam Darnold's right hand this summer. Well, it's no optical illusion or training camp exaggeration. The New York Jets quarterback worked on getting stronger entering his second NFL season. And the results have...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to pass during an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 04, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Tom Brady has never known what it's like to play out the final season of a contract in his 20-year NFL career, and the New England Patriots superstar quarterback isn't about to find out. Brady, who turned 42 on Saturday, is signing a two-year, $70 million extension that runs through 2021 and...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola runs a drill at the Lions NFL football practice facility in Allen Park, Mich. The 33-year-old Amendola is entering his 11th NFL season after signing with the Lions in March. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 04, 2019 - 2:11 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Danny Amendola earned plenty of laughs from the assembled reporters when he was asked after practice what he can learn from his younger teammates. "How to run fast," Amendola said before wrapping up his chat with the media Sunday. The 33-year-old Amendola is entering his...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) prepares for drills during an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 04, 2019 - 6:12 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue's holdout failed to land him a new contract. The standout pass rusher reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars' training camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and appears ready to play out his rookie deal. Coach Doug Marrone said Ngakoue passed his...
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Former NFL player Champ Bailey touches a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2019 - 8:56 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee Tony Gonzalez. All four entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. "Fitting to be in here with Mr...
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Former NFL player Ty Law speaks during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
August 03, 2019 - 7:19 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 10:20 p.m. No less an authority than Ray Lewis once called Ed Reed a "gift" to his career. Now Reed has joined Lewis in the Hall of Fame. Reed, a five-time All-Pro safety and member...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is shown on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Williams did not report to training camp Thursday, July 25, 2019, amid a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:15 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden is doing his part to quiet trade buzz swirling around the Washington Redskins and holdout Trent Williams. Asked if the team would trade its starting left tackle, Washington's coach said Saturday, "I would seriously doubt that, so no." But exactly what it will take to...
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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 7:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2007, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez celebrates his second touchdown catch of the game during the fourth quarter of a football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Kansas City, Mo. Gonzalez will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 3, 2019.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 02, 2019 - 11:42 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed. Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be. Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to covering Gonzalez, the game-changing tight end and...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:07 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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