Professional football

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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May 23, 2018 - 10:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The 2019 NFL draft will be held in Nashville. The home of the Tennessee Titans was selected Wednesday during the league's spring meetings in Atlanta. Nashville will be hosting the draft for the first time. The draft was held in New York City from 1965-2014, but the league has been...
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2006, file photo shows the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The NFL has awarded future Super Bowls to Arizona and New Orleans. The decision was made Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the league's annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni, File)
May 23, 2018 - 10:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL has awarded future Super Bowls to Arizona and New Orleans. The decision was made Wednesday at the league's annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 2023 title game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in...
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May 23, 2018 - 7:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — America has spoken: NFL over "American Idol." For the seventh consecutive year, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" has topped the season's television ratings, as measured by Nielsen. That edges the six straight years for Fox's "American Idol" (2005-06 through 2010-11). The football games...
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Marco Andretti, right, is congratulated by his grandfather Mario Andretti after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 23, 2018 - 1:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marco Andretti had already wagered a few bucks with teammate Alexander Rossi on the Super Bowl and then decided to up the ante. Andretti tweeted that if the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, he'd meet fans at his hometown's downtown circle . The Eagles won and...
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David Tepper, left, speaks as NFL commissioner Roger Goodall looks on during a news conference where he was introduced as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers at the NFL owners spring meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2018 - 9:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. Still to be resolved: a much more contentious issue. What to do, if anything, about players who kneel during the national anthem...
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David Tepper smiles as he speaks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers at the NFL owners spring meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. And Charlotte is clearly his preferred choice. But David Tepper left a bit of wiggle room on his first day as owner of the team. The NFL unanimously approved Tepper's $2.2 billion purchase of...
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New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer flips the visor on his hat while speaking to a reporter following NFL football organized team activities practice at the team's training camp, in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Seven-on-seven drills. Playbook run-throughs. Pretending that everything is normal. It's all part of the New England Patriots getting ready for the regular season. Three months after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots held their second organized...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Atlanta Falcons President, CEO and NFL competition committee member Rich McKay speaks about rule changes during a news conference at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. All calls will be subject to an in-game video review conducted in New York. The new rule can apply to both offensive and defensive players. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmets is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in New York. Al Riveron, the league's head of officiating, said a foul can be called regardless of where...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is shown during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Sports Illustrated reports that Favre says he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during his MVP season of 1995. The former Green Bay Packers star said “that year, when I woke up in the morning, my first thought was, ‘I gotta get more pills.’ “(AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay...
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