Fangio, Flacco make their on-field debuts with Broncos

Football 04/17/19, 01:49

Vic Fangio looked comfortable in his baggy sweats, and Joe Flacco looked right at home in his spiffy blue and orange No. 5 jersey when the Denver Broncos held their first on-field workouts under their new head coach and their new quarterback.In an unusual twist, Fangio, who's getting his first ...

Michigan unveils license plates for 4 Detroit pro teams

Sports 04/16/19, 20:22

Fans of Detroit's four professional sports teams can now support them — and their charities — while driving the roads.Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, team executives and some of their past legends on Tuesday unveiled four new license plates each featuring a logo of the Lions, Pistons, Red Wings ...

Chargers to wear powder-blue jerseys as primary home uniform

Football 04/16/19, 18:05

The Chargers' Powder Blues are finally here to stay. The Los Angeles Chargers will wear their historic powder-blue jerseys as their primary home uniforms in the upcoming season. The franchise announced the long-anticipated move Tuesday, acquiescing to years of fan demand for the eye-catching change. The franchise has worn variations of the ...

Ex-NFL running back Wood charged in murder of 5-year-old

Football 04/16/19, 17:51

A Las Vegas judge expressed shock at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and child abuse charges against her mother and mother's former NFL player boyfriend. Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson denied bail Tuesday to Amy Taylor and former running back Cierre ...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Football 04/16/19, 16:01

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted on Instagram two days later, thanking everyone for an outpouring of support . Center Graham Glasgow says he ...

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Football 04/16/19, 14:12

Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense.With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week's draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has ...

Safety Jones misses Dolphins’ 1st practice under new coach

Football 04/16/19, 11:46

New coach, same old Dolphins dysfunction.Two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones skipped the first practice Tuesday under new Miami coach Brian Flores, who declined to specify a reason for the absence of the team's highest-paid player.Flores, hired in February after the Dolphins fired Adam Gase, said Jones has been attending ...

Seahawks QB Wilson sticking around: ‘Seattle, we got a deal’

Sports 04/16/19, 05:07

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated ...

LA Stadium reaches milestone with completion of canopy shell

Football 04/15/19, 19:21

The stadium that will house Los Angeles' NFL teams has reached another milestone with its opening less than 16 months away.Officials with LA Stadium at Hollywood Park and representatives from the Rams and Chargers held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the completion last week of the outer shell for the ...

Eager Titans want to take next step, go from good to great

Football 04/15/19, 17:08

The Titans are enjoying their best run since this franchise moved to Tennessee more than two decades ago, stringing together three straight 9-7 seasons.That's good.Coach Mike Vrabel's task in his second season is figuring out how to push the Titans to greatness. That includes changing players' mindsets when asked how ...

LA Rams’ Todd Gurley not saying much about health of knee

Football 04/15/19, 16:53

Todd Gurley still isn't shedding much light on the injured knee that limited him down the stretch with the Los Angeles Rams.Gurley was in camp for the opening of the Rams' offseason program Monday in their first team activities since their Super Bowl loss to New England.Gurley only says he ...

Quarterback Allen welcomes Bills’ numerous new additions

Football 04/15/19, 16:49

Josh Allen took it upon himself to be the Buffalo Bills' one-man welcoming committee in sending a text to each of the team's numerous free agent additions last month."It didn't take a whole lot of effort to do it," Allen said, discussing how many of the newcomers revealed how impressed ...

Giants kept Manning in dark about future and Beckham trade

Football 04/15/19, 14:56

The New York Giants kept two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in the dark until recently about his future with the team, and didn't give him a warning about the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.Speaking as organized team activities started Monday, the 38-year-old quarterback ...

Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL’s storied history

Sports 04/15/19, 13:50

Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL's greatest moments.ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way.Manning, a lock for the Pro Football Hall ...

Texas Tech goes through lot of changes with new coaches

Football 04/13/19, 19:42

Texas Tech players have been through a lot of changes with their new coaching staff."Different way to lift, brand new defense, a little bit different offense, new accountability, new things off the field, all that kind of stuff," head coach Matt Wells said. "I commend our players, I do. I ...

Pass first Pitt? Panthers believe the big play is back

Football 04/13/19, 16:29

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a teammate for a 22-yard touchdown, Pickett and Tipton reunited at the goal line and celebrated with an intricate and deftly executed ...

DC police: Eagles’ Mills, Wiz’s Robinson arrested for fight

Sports 04/13/19, 13:34

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday.Karimah Bilal, program manager for the Metropolitan Police Department's office of communications, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the Mills named in the police report ...

Minnesota United gives MLS another soccer-oriented home

Football 04/12/19, 20:14

There's no clearer way to show the growth of Major League Soccer than with a shiny new stadium, built simply for the sport long dubbed "the beautiful game."The latest soccer-specific venue to join the league has opened in Minnesota, where Allianz Field's striking and futuristic appearance has produced the aesthetics ...

Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

Football 04/12/19, 19:04

The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen have agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension valued at $64 million.The Vikings announced the deal on Friday. Thielen's agency, The Institute for Athletes, posted the terms on Instagram , including the potential through incentives to earn as much as $73 ...

Redskins’ Foster fined, not suspended, after NFL review

Sports 04/12/19, 16:39

Reuben Foster has been fined two game checks and reinstated to the Washington Redskins' active roster after an NFL investigation into an incident of domestic violence found he did not violate the league's personal conduct policy.The league announced Foster's fine for two games this season and his new status Friday. ...

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