Army combines old-school offense, 21st century analytics

Football 09/27/18, 14:50

Every possession is precious for Army.Every play the Black Knights run is a well-choreographed, hidden-ball trick, designed to flummox and punish opponents who are almost always bigger, faster and stronger. But it's not just defending Army's triple-option that makes the Cadets so hard to handle.The flex-bone offense has been a ...

Update: Stills says Kaepernick ‘deserves to play’ too

Football 09/27/18, 13:27

The Latest on the Eric Reid signing with the Carolina Panthers (all times local):3 p.m.Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills says he's excited to see Eric Reid back in the NFL, and knows his good friend Colin Kaepernick is ready to return, too.Reid has signed with the Panthers and Stills says ...

NFL defends lawsuit alleging Super Bowl ticket violations

Football 09/27/18, 13:11

The National Football League defended itself Thursday against charges that its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl violated New Jersey's consumer fraud law, in arguments before the state Supreme Court that reached a granular level with disputes over words in the statute including "the" and "those."The case was ...

Sale of Wembley to Jaguars owner survives English FA meeting

Football 09/27/18, 12:06

American investor Shahid Khan's 600 million pound ($785 million) offer to buy Wembley Stadium has survived a meeting of the Football Association's board without being rejected.The directors of English soccer's governing body decided to take a presentation to the larger FA Council, which features representatives from across the English game.Khan, ...

Eric Reid signs with Panthers, back in NFL after protests

Football 09/27/18, 11:56

Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL.The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced.Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in May, alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent ...

Jaguars rookie receiver Chark says ‘learning curve is over’

Football 09/26/18, 17:26

DJ Chark's biggest contribution in three games with the Jacksonville Jaguars is a fumble recovery.The rookie receiver, a second-round draft pick from LSU, coughed up the football after his lone reception in Week 2 and had a huge drop in a home loss to Tennessee last week.It's far from the ...

Cousins, McVay back together when Vikings visit LA Rams

Football 09/26/18, 16:55

Kirk Cousins was an eager young quarterback and Sean McVay was a precocious offensive coordinator when they got together in Washington.After they collaborated on two tremendously productive seasons, the partnership led to big things for both men: McVay became the NFL's youngest head coach in Los Angeles, and Cousins got ...

Focus on roughing the passer giving NFL a black eye

Sports 09/26/18, 16:34

The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing-the-passer penalties that has generated head-scratching calls — and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league's mandate not to land fully on the quarterback.In the offseason, NFL owners asked the league's competition committee to ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Targeting Niners-Chargers and Colts-Texans

Football 09/26/18, 16:03

For the third straight week this NFL season, game stacking — playing three or more players from the same game — was an effective way to win daily fantasy tournaments.The logic is that when a matchup turns into a shootout, there's a lot of back and forth from each team, ...

Texans visit Colts desperate for 1st win

Sports 09/26/18, 15:53

A season so promising just a few short weeks ago is on the verge of falling apart for the Houston Texans.One of only three winless teams in the NFL, the Texans are desperate to get a victory on Sunday against the Colts and try to salvage their season."We have to ...

Good week for football, bad week for Pro Picks

Football 09/26/18, 14:04

In what was generally a good week of football, minus those weighty roughing-the-passer calls, it was a bad week for Pro Picks. The quality of play vastly improved compared to the opening two weeks of the schedule. The prognostications were awful.Time to rally, and a good option is presented on ...

Texans safety Andre Hal’s Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission

Sports 09/26/18, 13:55

Houston Texans safety Andre Hal's Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission.Hal was diagnosed with the disease in May and immediately began treatment. He received the news of his remission on Sept. 18. He chose not to undergo chemotherapy, instead opting for a less aggressive form of treatment with hopes of returning ...

Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

Football 09/25/18, 19:46

Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets.At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the ...

Rams are unanimous top team in latest Pro32 poll

Football 09/25/18, 17:36

The Los Angeles Rams continue to be box office gold for the NFL.The Rams are off to a 3-0 start after handling the Chargers 35-23 in an all-LA matchup on Sunday.They also are the unanimous top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll .The Rams received all 12 first-place votes ...

‘America’s Got Talent’ finale gives boost to NBC

Entertainment 09/25/18, 17:26

America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was chosen as the winner. While those ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver pickups for Week 4 as byes start

Football 09/25/18, 16:03

With the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo to a season-ending knee injury and the beginning of bye weeks rendering Cam Newton idle, many fantasy players will be looking for quarterback help this week.If you need a long-term solution at the position, try to make a trade for someone more consistent. Yet ...

Nike’s ‘message’ marketing strikes a chord

Football 09/25/18, 13:51

Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady.The furor seems to have died down as the company reports earnings ...

Is Tiger’s win the greatest comeback ever?

Football 09/25/18, 11:59

Tiger Woods thrilled the golf world by winning for the first time in five years, and immediately the talk on social media was it was the biggest sports comeback ever. PodcastOne Sports Now talks with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson to get some perspective on the win, while co-hosts Tim ...

Marlin Briscoe reflects on days as pioneering quarterback

Football 09/25/18, 11:34

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros.Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United ...

Was There: The first start for a black quarterback in AFL

Football 09/25/18, 11:29

Marlin Briscoe had to demand a tryout to be considered at quarterback when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1968. He ended up becoming the first black quarterback to start in the American Football League.Briscoe says he sees parallels with his experiences in how black athletes are treated ...

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