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NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

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With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more. More>>

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Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US

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President Donald Trump is praising a new NFL policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. More>>

NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

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Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall. More>>

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

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Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes. More>>

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

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Veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito was taken into custody for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. More>>

NFL awards Super Bowl to Arizona (2023), New Orleans (2024)

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The NFL has awarded future Super Bowls to Arizona (2023) and New Orleans (2024). More>>

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. More>>

49ers' Foster won't stand trial on domestic violence charges

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A Santa Clara County judge has ruled that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after the accuser recanted her allegations at a preliminary hearing. More>>

The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

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Browns QB Tyrod Taylor surprised nobody consulted players before instituting new anthem policy. More>>

The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

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Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed. More>>

NFL awards 2019 draft to Nashville, home of Tennessee Titans

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The 2019 NFL draft will be held in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. More>>

Chargers' Telesco laments Henry's injury, demurs on Gates

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Chargers GM Tom Telesco isn't saying whether he'll try to re-sign tight end Antonio Gates after losing Hunter Henry to injury. More>>

Dolphins' Tannehill back at practice after missing 2017

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Ryan Tannehill is back on the field with the Miami Dolphins and says he's not thinking about his surgically repaired left knee. More>>

Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

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The fiancée of the late Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby. More>>

AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

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AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan. More>>

Patriots take field for OTA with no Brady, no Gronk

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Three months after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots held their second organized team activity _ without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. More>>

NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests

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The NFL approves a new owner for the Carolina Panthers and passes several rule changes, but the league has yet to agree on what, if anything to do about national anthem protests. More>>

Correction: Primary Rdp story

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

Helmet hits will lead to ejections under new NFL rule

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The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection. More>>

NFL unanimously approves Tepper's $2.2b purchase of Panthers

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The NFL has unanimously approved a $2.2 billion deal to sell the Carolina Panthers to the hedge fund founder David Tepper. More>>

Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he went to rehab three times to fight dependence on painkillers and alcohol. More>>

NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

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The NFL says sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. More>>

Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that allow sports betting. More>>

'Pay the man': Rams back DT Aaron Donald in latest absence

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Aaron Donald is skipping the start of the Los Angeles Rams' voluntary organized team activities while waiting for a new contract. More>>

Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

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Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have resolved a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. More>>

Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

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The University of Kansas has fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, with Chancellor Douglas Girod saying that "progress has been elusive" in some areas of the program. More>>

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons. More>>

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

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Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. More>>

Johnny Manziel watches a lot, throws a little at CFL camp

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Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an observer. More>>

Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel signs with CFL club as he tries to rebuild his football career. More>>

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge

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Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car. More>>

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

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A hospital treating three of the people injured in a mass shooting at a Texas high school says one of them, a minor, is in good condition and the other two are in critical condition. More>>

AP source: Cowboys' Gregory seeks return after yearlong ban

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A person with direct knowledge of the application says Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is set to seek reinstatement after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. More>>

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked Video included

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Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school. More>>

Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

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The Associated Press has learned that the Texas student in custody in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School played football and danced as part of a church group. More>>

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

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The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. More>>

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse

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The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster has testified at a preliminary hearing that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led to a domestic violence case against him. More>>

Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

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Browns to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' this season. More>>

SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

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Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, has died. More>>

Willson with Detroit after growing up across the border

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When you play for the Detroit Lions, you can be from Canada and still be considered local. More>>

The Latest: Pence reports pension plan, football tickets

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President Donald Trump has filed a financial disclosure report that reveals a payment to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. More>>

Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC's Saturday Night Football

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National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC's first Saturday Night Football game; Miami plays LSU on Sunday night of the opening weekend of the season. More>>

Panthers: Signed agreement to sell NFL team to David Tepper

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Carolina Panthers say agreement signed to sell the team to David Tepper. More>>

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

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Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college sports. More>>

AP sources: Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

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People familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. More>>

Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. More>>

Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states

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A decision by the Supreme Court means American sports fans will soon have many more places to place legal bets on the results of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other games. More>>

'I heard angels': Henson details how she fell for her fiance Video included

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A glowing Taraji P. Henson is talking about how she first fell for her new fiance, Super Bowl winner Kelvin Hayden. More>>

Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

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Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in New Jersey in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus 'game-worn' equipment to unsuspecting collectors. More>>

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

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NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

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The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.". More>>

Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity

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Browns coach Hue Jackson making good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie. More>>

It's a Mother's Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson Video included

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Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother's Day. More>>

Chuck Knox, former Rams, Seahawks, Bills coach, dies at 86

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Longtime NFL head coach Chuck Knox has died at 86 years old. More>>

Titans' top draft pick gets personal time with coach Vrabel

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Titans rookie linebacker Rashaan Evans has gotten an up-close view of how first-year coach Mike Vrabel works on the practice field. More>>

Chargers coach Lynn to get college degree 26 years later

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Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has completed his college degree a quarter-century after he left school. More>>

Pats' McDaniels: No promises came with decision to return

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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says his return came with no assurances he'd become next coach. More>>

Ridley enjoys 'more freedom' at Falcons rookie minicamp

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Former Alabama standout Calvin Ridley enjoys 'a little more freedom' on first day of Falcons rookie minicamp. More>>

Rudolph: In Pittsburgh to learn, not 'bother' Roethlisberger

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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph is focusing on adjusting to the NFL; isn't worried about his presence being an issue for Ben Roethlisberger. More>>

Lions' Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' of assault

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week. More>>

Ex-NFL player: Police fabricated evidence for gun charge

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Former NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has filed suit against a New Jersey town's police department and a county prosecutor's office, saying they knew a shooter had lied about Greene giving him a weapon but charged him anyway. More>>

QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars teammates thwart suspected thief

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was picked without being on the field. More>>

Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

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Formula One got a key push toward staging a grand prix in Miami when the city government voted to enter formal negotiations for a race starting in 2019. More>>

Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

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Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL season. More>>

Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is maintaining his innocence after a 1996 sexual assault allegation against him resurfaced in reports Wednesday night. More>>

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